Originally Posted by wirelesscop
(1) Radio Shack PRO-2026
I haven't a clue what I can do with the units I mentioned above.
The PRO-2026 is a nice small unit and some versions can be modified to receive the entire 800 band. I use that feature as a signal generator. Since the I.F. is 10.8MHz it's easy to calculate where to tune the scanner so you can to hear the oscillator on any particular freq.
For example, if you want to generate a signal on 859.4375, tune a modified PRO-2026 to 870.2375. That is beyond the range an un-modified PRO-2026 can tune.
To generate a signal on other freqqs., tune the PRO-2026 10.8MHz higher than the one you want.
It puts out a rather strong signal, so if you want a weak signal to try various antennas, for example, move the PRO-2026 across the room, or even to another room.
Here are the 3 versions of the PRO-2026.:
200-0148 YES, it can be modified to tune the entire 800 band.
200-0148A YES, it can be modified to tune the entire 800 band.
200-0148B NO. It can NOT be modifies to tune the entire 800 band.
Another use for a PRO-2026 and other older scanners is to add a discriminator tap to allow it to be the input for various programs that can read the data channel of trunked systems.