michael watson from Franklin, NC United States
The BCD996P2 scanner is truly outstanding and by far the most user friendly of the scanners I've owned - and I've owned 98% of the scanners sold by Bearcat, Regency, Realistic/Radio Shack. My only exception is your statement that the DMR upgrade "...must be purchased with the scanner." That is simply not true. I owned my 996P2 several years before the DMR option was made available and I easily loaded it myself, with the aid of my laptop, and it works like a charm. I do HiGHLY recommend obtaining the DMR upgrade. As for the ProVoice, that depends on whether you live within range of a ProVoice system - or frequently travel to a location where there is one you are interested in.
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Uniden BCD996P2 DMR review
February 10, 2017
Alan from NJ United States
First, it's a great, sensitive radio. Getting strong signals with outdoor discone. Large, clear, easy to read display. Lots of options. Audio is more than adequate, even w/out ext. spkr. I like the click-stop vol. and sq. w/numerical readout.
But-- trying to program EDACS next to impossible. Even using RadioRef., Mark's easy-read site, Uniden .pdf., etc. Will keep trying. Maybe it's 'just me.' (Haven't yet tried conventional or others.) Hence only 4 stars. Have only listened to search services and those work very well.
Otherwise, very highly recommended. Hope this is helpful.