• 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

My small Home shack

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ngreed

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My small shack with a Radioshack Pro-96 Scanner, and a Vertex Standard VX-160 Radio.


A close up shot of my Pro-96 Scanner.


A close up shot of my VX-160 Radio.


A overview shot of my shack desk area.


I hope to get a few more scanners in the near future, as well as get a nice mobile shack in my PT Cruiser.
 

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On the Pro 96 have you noticed any reduction in the audio level when you plug in the external speaker ? I have one and when i plug in the speaker it makes the volume real low and I have to turn volume to full blast to hear it. Thanks
 

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On the Pro 96 have you noticed any reduction in the audio level when you plug in the external speaker ? I have one and when i plug in the speaker it makes the volume real low and I have to turn volume to full blast to hear it. Thanks
Powered speaker?
 

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On the Pro 96 have you noticed any reduction in the audio level when you plug in the external speaker ? I have one and when i plug in the speaker it makes the volume real low and I have to turn volume to full blast to hear it. Thanks
The scanner's headphone jack has a resistor wired in series to limit the volume (for hearing protection.) As the previous poster suggested, a powered speaker will help. It is possible to bypass the resistor. A discussion about it is in this thread...
http://forums.radioreference.com/radio-shack-scanners/123721-pro-96-106-headphone-jack.html
 

ngreed

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On the Pro 96 have you noticed any reduction in the audio level when you plug in the external speaker ? I have one and when i plug in the speaker it makes the volume real low and I have to turn volume to full blast to hear it. Thanks
It is plugged into a powered speaker and sub woofer set that I have used on one of my old computers. There is no reduction in audio quality, in fact it is way better then the internal speaker on the Pro-96, I have the Pro-96 about 1/4 of the way up, and it is more then loud enough to hear clearly.
 
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