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Re: DMR COLOUR CODES

Postby m0lsx » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:50 am

G4RMT wrote:The Whistler is the worst scanner I have ever owned. It's clever, sure - but is handicapped by an operating system that involves repeated button pushing, display reading and typing. So much so I took mine out of my van because it's simply dangerous to use mobile. Small display, lots of menu navigation and stupid programming system making it the hardest and poorly designed radio I have ever owned. Clunky and un-intuitive. Mine's a year old and hardly ever turned on.


Thanks for that, I had been seriously considering buying one. I do have several SDR dongles, but in general don't bother with them. So I thought maybe buy myself a proper digi scanner & see if that gets more use.
But I don't think I'll bother now. £400 plus on a badly designed scanner is not worth it.
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Re: DMR COLOUR CODES

Postby mhm » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:42 am

G4RMT wrote:The Whistler is the worst scanner I have ever owned. It's clever, sure - but is handicapped by an operating system that involves repeated button pushing, display reading and typing. So much so I took mine out of my van because it's simply dangerous to use mobile. Small display, lots of menu navigation and stupid programming system making it the hardest and poorly designed radio I have ever owned. Clunky and un-intuitive. Mine's a year old and hardly ever turned on.


? Dangerous to use mobile. Please explain
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Re: DMR COLOUR CODES

Postby m0lsx » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:06 am

mhm wrote:
G4RMT wrote:The Whistler is the worst scanner I have ever owned. It's clever, sure - but is handicapped by an operating system that involves repeated button pushing, display reading and typing. So much so I took mine out of my van because it's simply dangerous to use mobile. Small display, lots of menu navigation and stupid programming system making it the hardest and poorly designed radio I have ever owned. Clunky and un-intuitive. Mine's a year old and hardly ever turned on.


? Dangerous to use mobile. Please explain


He did. He said it takes a lot of button pushing, so clearly this combined with a small screen, also mentioned, makes for a radio that involves a lot of attention being diverted from the driving & not just glances at the radio.
So a mobile radio that is dangerous to use mobile.
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Re: DMR COLOUR CODES

Postby mhm » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:47 pm

using any scanner while mobile is dangerous. Its as bad as using a mobile phone while driving. The penalty is the same.
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Re: DMR COLOUR CODES

Postby Metradio » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:25 pm

mhm wrote:using any scanner while mobile is dangerous. Its as bad as using a mobile phone while driving. The penalty is the same.

You get done for the catch it all of due care and attention...

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