• 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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    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
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    How to replace glass on Yaesu VX7R

    Hi, I bought a replacement glass for my broken display glass window on a Yaesu VX7R, including the double sided tape. When trying to remove the old glass with the crack, I found it is very tightly stuck with the old tape. (Of course I removed the plastic cover with the screws first). I can...
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    ICOM R1, Internal 300mA battery, how long should it run?

    Hello, I just replaced the internal battery on my ICOM R1 and was wondering how long it should last before it needs recharging. The battery is a 300mA 7.2 nicad pack. After I got it I charged it for 14 to 16 hours using the ICOM charger and then set it on a FM station and let it run until the...
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    Uniden 396T Rotary Knob Replacement question

    I just ordered a new rotary knob for my 396T which was skipping and not sticking to the channels I selected. Anyone know exactly how to replace it at home? I don't want to pay Uniden $60 to repair it, the part was only $10. I'm not sure how to remove the old one.