OK, so I live in the bush, but travel metro on a regular basis, and not afraid of PC's, Raspberry Pi's or ARM's.
I'm currently using SDR-Radio and a RTL dongle to broadcast the Northam shire (Bobakine Hill) DFES channel 329 and 5 of the simplex channels. SDR-Radio allows 6 VFO's. (Going to change a simplex for Air Intel one day
So, is there anything that a nice scanner (and I assume that the UBCD396XT is a nice scanner - I have only ever used Uniden, and RTL-SDR) can do that an in-car PC cannot?
Currently I have a UBC355XLT in my car, and can't key frequencies in on demand - this is these scanner I want to upgrade.
I believe that I can build a mini-itx car PC for around the $500 mark, and it will do more than just scan. A mini6410 for less, and a Pi for even less.
Please, any comments, thoughts, pit holes, or "I've done ...."