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I just bought my first scanner of any sort. It's a "Realistic Patrolman Scanner Receiver", Pro-47. I'm looking for any information I can get about it.

Especially about...
----Antennas
----Crystals
----Where to get crystals and antennas

Thanks!
Jonathan
 

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Old crystal scanners can be fun (love the lights going across the bottom when they're scanning), I've got a couple, but not that particular one. I found crystals on ebay. Best to email the seller first with the frequencies you want to see if they actually have them. I found one seller who had them for $5 but only had a couple of the frequencies I wanted. Another seller had a wide selection (all the ones I wanted) but at $10 each. So filling out all 10 channels could cost you between $50 and $100!.

As far as antennas go, do you want indoor or outdoor? What's the connection type on the back of the scanner? Mine have the Motorola/phono-type jack. I was able to find adapters on ebay (again) to adapt the socket to a BNC type connection to attach a telescoping scanner antenna to the back of the rig. I also have and adapter to use standard UHF type connector for an outside antenna.

I found a picture of your scanner online and it looks like it has two Motorola jacks on the back. One for VHF and one for UHF.
 
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Old crystal scanners can be fun (love the lights going across the bottom when they're scanning), I've got a couple, but not that particular one. I found crystals on ebay. Best to email the seller first with the frequencies you want to see if they actually have them. I found one seller who had them for $5 but only had a couple of the frequencies I wanted. Another seller had a wide selection (all the ones I wanted) but at $10 each. So filling out all 10 channels could cost you between $50 and $100!.

As far as antennas go, do you want indoor or outdoor? What's the connection type on the back of the scanner? Mine have the Motorola/phono-type jack. I was able to find adapters on ebay (again) to adapt the socket to a BNC type connection to attach a telescoping scanner antenna to the back of the rig. I also have and adapter to use standard UHF type connector for an outside antenna.

I found a picture of your scanner online and it looks like it has two Motorola jacks on the back. One for VHF and one for UHF.
I need to do an indoor setup, it does indeed have one connection for uhf and one for vhf. They both use a motorola connector.
 

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A telescoping antenna can be used on either UHF or VHF. Just adjust the length for best reception. So maybe get one of those first along with a crystal or two and see how it works.
 
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I apologize, it does not use a motorola connector. I am not sure of the name, which is giving me some difficulty in finding what I need. It uses the connector that is common for car stereos, especially older stereos. do you have a recommendation for where to buy?

thanks for all the help!
 

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I apologize, it does not use a motorola connector. I am not sure of the name, which is giving me some difficulty in finding what I need. It uses the connector that is common for car stereos, especially older stereos. do you have a recommendation for where to buy?

thanks for all the help!
It is indeed called a Motorola connector.

You can buy a telescopic antenna with that type of plug/connector at most of the online Ham Radio or Scanner shops. Radio Shack may have them as well if you have a store nearby.

This one will work:
http://www.scannerworld.com/ant32-u...c-scanner-antenna-plugs-into-back-of-scanner/
 
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If I recall correctly from the old crystal scanners I have, that connection IS called a Motorola style jack & plug. The plug will be about 5/16-3/8" diameter and maybe 3/4" long, with a middle pin about 1/8" diameter sticking out another half inch or so.

ALSO.. when ordering crystals, you'll want to specify they are for a radio shack scanner and not for a Bearcat, as I believe they used to have different I.F. frequencies and they are NOT interchangeable between brands. (RS used to be 10.7mhz, and Bearcats used to be 10.8 for the I.F. frequencies) I think crystals for Regency scanners would work OK too, since the IFs were the same, but don't quote me on that.
 
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