• 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.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:


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    Crystal options for old ham gear like Regency HR-2B?

    Have most people dropped their old gear like the Regency HR-2Bs? I got this radio fairly cheap and is my only 2m radio. I was wondering if I can get it working with the local club repeater. Unluckily, don't have the right crystals. I'm wondering what I can do to deal with not having crystals...
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    Realistic Scanner Pro-53 Patrolman scanning Receiver

    I want to start out to thank for everyone that will end up taking time to read this and give any kind of helpful input on my question. I have a family friend that has a Realistic Scanner Pro-53 Patrolmen Scanning Receiver from Radio Shack. The Model # is 20-122 She was at my house the other...
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    Interchanging Crystals

    I have a Bearcat III H/U which uses 10.8 IF crystals. I have a crystal marked "460.425MHz MRU-1" which I interpret as being a 10.7 IF crystal used to receive on a frequency of 460.425MHz. Can I put this crystal into the Bearcat III and if I can what frequency should I receive in the Bearcat...