By Jonathan Higgins
Suffolk County, NY Re-bands
The Suffolk County, NY, trunking radio system is currently under-going re-banding. This means that scanners will need to be re-programmed and scanners which are a year or two old or older will need a firmware (scanner operating system) upgrade as well. Older scanners, such as the Bearcat 895, 780 and 235, and most older RadioShack scanners, are not re-bandable and will need to be replaced. Scanner Master offers a firmware upgrade and a programming service if you’re interested.
RI State Police have made the move to the Rhode Island Statewide Communications Network (RISCON). Left there old analog VHF conventional system.
Uniden HomePatrol-1 Available Early October
Uniden newest scanner HomePatrol-1 will be available early October from Scanner Master for $495.