• 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:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

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  1. D

    Uniden BCD436HP won't turn on, no repairs from Canada?

    I have in my possession two Uniden BCD436HP model scanners, one is mine and the other is a friends. They have had their share of run time over the past year since we purchased them, but now they don't "run" at all...…….:( I can not get them to boot up and I have tried everything I can think of...
  2. KK4JUG

    SDS-100 Color Power consumption

    The customizable color display is nice but it's not a necessity for me. I'm wondering if the color display consumes more power than the black and white and, if so, is it enough to matter?
  3. stantorres

    Scanners/ham radios that power on with ignition?

    What scanners and ham radio's (mobiles) can be vehicle mounted and will turn on when I start the car without me having to manually press the power button?
  4. S

    CDM1250 audio & 1550 power questions

    I have googled and search this forum till my eyes are dry. 1.) I have a CDM 1250 that I bought used knowing that the seller told me there was no speaker audio. Besides RX/speaker audio it works and transmits fine. Seller stated it was originally used as a paging radio and he used it for a APRS...
  5. fdnyfish

    RF Power adjustment CDM750

    I have purchased a few used CDM750's over the last 6 months for small projects. I run into the same problem on Low Power models as well as High power models. I'm not getting the correct RF power when I test the power out on a meter, I have tried a few different meters and antennas. Using a...
  6. B

    Hytera MD-652 Question

    How do i get this mobile to turn off and on whenever i turn my vehicle off and on? I know this sounds lazy but i do get tired of turning this radio on and off everytime i get in and out of the vehicle. I know i would have to wire the radio into a 12 volt hot wire that would be controlled by...
  7. R

    AC or DC Power Supply?

    Hello all. New to the forum, not new to radios. For years i've been running an external DC supply (Astron, homebrew, etc.) to power my scanners and Ham rigs. I'm not a fan of switching supplies, as they're over-prone to rf hash. What's the consensus on here - use a small wall-wart (like...
  8. K

    CP200 Loose Battery Causing Radio to Turn OFf

    Hello all, We have several CP200 VHF radios currently in use at my organization. We are going through and doing inventory of these radios and just about all of them have a loose battery causing the radio to shut off and on. Many of the users have resorted to methods of keeping the battery from...
  9. Z

    TK-2170 Problems

    I have a TK-2170 VHF that will not power on. I have tried multiple batteries and I can't get anything. I was programming it and I wrote the code plug and it cut off and now it is dead. Anybody know what could've happened? I really need this radio back in service.
  10. N

    TRX-2: Mobile installation

    I purchased a TRX-2 specifically for the remote control head feature to install it in my daily driver but in testing it became clear that you run the risk of corrupting the SD card if you just drop the power when you turn the car off. For those of you that have installed the TRX-2 in your...
  11. DylanMadigan

    Can I auto power on the CDM1550-LS+?

    I see the option in CPS but it is grayed out. I know it's possible for these to turn on with vehicle power, as our FD uses them, but mine seem to not let me do that. I got mine used on ebay through some police department.
  12. W8HDU

    RS Pro-106 Power Connector

    Does anyone know for certain the specications for the power plug which goes into the side of the radio? It appears that it's a 4mm barrel, but I'm unsure of the center pin. Manual doesn't say. I'm trying to make a custom power cable for my radio.
  13. 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...
  14. 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?
  15. D

    Johnson Messenger 4145 power hook up

    I don't know much about CB Radios but I just got my hand on the Johnson Messenger 4145 and don't have any power cables for it. What would I need to connect it to a car and possibly home power? Any and all help would be appreciated. Thank you!
  16. K

    Earthmate GPS

    Rather than paying $80 to 100 for a new GPS receiver, I am going to try using my Earthmate GPS. My question is this....The Earthmate has a USB connection, but the BCD996XT has a serial port. I am thinking of building a cable to connect the two, with a female serial port and a female USB. Looking...
  17. W

    BCD436HP: Power/Charging

    If I am reading the manual correctly you cannot listen to the scanner and charge it at the same time. How do I get around that? If this is correct are they just trying to make you buy two units, one for home and one to carry?
  18. J

    CDM 1250

    Hello, I have a Motorola CDM 1250 mobile radio mounted in a fire apparatus. Upon powering up the radio works properly, however once you activate the mic to transmit, the radio powers off. Any ideas what might be causing this?
  19. S

    PPL in Lincoln County Area

    Does anyone have the frequency for Pacific Power and Light in the Lincoln County area? yesterday we had a logging truck run into a power lines nearby here in Otis and we lost power, luckily it lasted an hour, could have been worse. I checked the two frequencies I had from before we moved into...
  20. J

    Power

    These budget radios seem to be all over the place when it comes to transmit power. In other words, they rarely live up to their specs, at least not from the reviews that I've seen. Has anyone had a problem where this had become a major issue? I really don't want to waste money on something that...
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