• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

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  1. baj76

    using SDS 100 without battery

    I was wanting to use my SDS 100 to host a feed, is it a bad idea to use my SDS 100 without a battery? Thanks and sorry for the dumb question..
  2. KE5MC

    SDS100: Is this going to...

    ... make my butt look big? Just delivered. :D
  3. firemantom26

    SDS100: HOORAY" New battery has been shipped

    Your order number BATXXXXX has shipped. When a tracking number has been provided, please note that we have assigned this tracking number before giving the package to the carrier. If your package does not show up on the carriers website immediately, we may still be in the process of sending...
  4. eaf1956

    SDS100: Battery

    Well, If I am not mistaken August is over. Anyone at all get the larger battery for the SDS 100? Other than the ones who bought the scanner with the new battery!
  5. R

    SDS100: Battery Life

    I pre ordered my SDS100 from Scanner Master,I received it yesterday included with the package was a "Important Notice ! After final design,we found that the battery life with the included battery did not meet our expectations for run time. So we are changing our design to a bigger battery that...
  6. MedicDavid78

    Brand new XTS5000 battery charging?

    Hey guys & gals, just a quick question. I just received a brand new Impres Li-ion high-capacity 4500-mAh battery for my XTS5000. I just put it in the charger for the first time and it’s conditioning Itself! Now I can’t recall any of my other batteries ever doing this but it’s been a while...
  7. T

    Battery Life (UBC125XLT)

    Hello all, I purchased a UBC125XLT some time ago now, probably last year. It was a replacement for another that I had misplaced. I try to use the scanner for ATC when I am at the airport or generally at home if I want to hear general chat. The issue is the battery life. Barely lasts 5 minutes...
  8. T

    Ham Radio with common battery

    Hi I feel kinda stupid asking this. But during an emergency where one would depends on Ham radio for information, specially during a power outage, you would need your ham radio battery to last days if not weeks before you can charge it. Unless it uses more common batteries found everywhere...
  9. W

    Motorola P1225 LS issue

    I just bought this Radius P1225 LS. I'm not sure if the radio is broken or if this is something that it does when the battery is dead. Gave it 8 hours to charge, which should be enough to test basic functionality. Turning on after charging results in this funny symbol on the screen. See...
  10. V

    A warning about LifeP04 cells (before someone blows up their scanner)

    I see rechargeable LifeP04 (Lithium Iron Phosphate) AA cells are starting to show up at some stores. DO NOT use these in your scanner! These cells are 3.2V and will not work (for long) in consumer scanners designed for 1.2V AA cells.
  11. R

    LPE-200 battery contacts

    I have an LPE 200 and one of the battery contacts appears to be broken. It is only about 10% of the length of the other 2 pins. It is the +ve battery contact on the radio itself. Anyone got some tips for how to fix? Thanks, Rob
  12. K

    Motorola XTS 3000 P25 Programming

    Hi everyone, I may not be posting this in the correct threat (I apologize if so), but I am looking for some advice. I just recently purchased a Motorola XTS 3000 off of eBay. I am trying to program it and I am running into a few problems. My first problem is, there is a local P25 repeater...
  13. A

    KSC-17 with TK-250 question

    Recently, I acquired a couple TK-250 radios with the KSC-17 normal-rate chargers. I put them on the chargers today, but was wondering, when the TK250s are finished charging, does the red light turn off on the charger? Or, should they only be left on the charger for a certain amount of hours...
  14. L

    Battery Backup

    With so many types of batteries on the market now (AGM, LIo, lead acid, etc.) I'm at a loss as to what is best to use as a battery backup for my ham radio transceivers. I want to set up a battery back-up, maybe a small bank of batteries, that will be outdoors with the power lines run through...
  15. BlueDevil

    Charge Controllers

    Does anyone know of a charge controller or battery charger that accepts multiple types of inputs? For example a charger that can handle 12-18v input from say a solar panel or if 120v generator or grid electricity to charge a 12v Deep Cycle SLA Battery?
  16. V

    BCD396XT: Is This Normal (Battery Issue - I Think)

    I have a new BCD396XT (a few weeks old) which during the first use cycle, seemed to receive 8-10 hours then of course "low battery" alert worked. Then, the past few days, I noticed all my P25 banks were scanning but no reception. When I checked the control channels, all I would see on the...
  17. S

    New Motorola Mag One A8 on fire

    Hello, I am new here and appreciate any help or advice that anyone has to offer. A few weeks ago we bought a number of brand new Motorola Mag One A8 two way radios. We are a security company and some of our accounts don't have a place for us to keep our radios so the site Supervisor will...
  18. T

    MTS 2000 Belt Clip Broke

    Hey, Yesterday I had the Belt Clip part snapped off the battery and broke the plastic that holds the belt clip. what are my options.
  19. T

    Yaesu: Considering the VX-8DR

    All, Background: I just recently have started looking into Ham radios, but as I haven't completed my exam yet I'm only in 'lurk mode'. I'm looking to use the radio primarily as a backup for when camping or traveling in areas of no cell phone reception (emergencies or just for fun). Over the...
  20. W

    Wiring Problems

    Hello. I've had a CB in my truck for almost a year now. I originally had it wired in to the fuse box which worked great until I started to get alternator whine. I then wired it directly to the battery, which got rid of the whine but brought on some other problems. My radio works fine when I'm...