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Old Scanner Repair ??

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Does anybody know of a reliable scanner repair person for an old Bearcat 4 crystal scanner.
I realize it doesn't have any value. But it had been working for my local analog VHF fire department until recently. I guess I just want to get it fixed more for nostalgia purposes than anything else. Thanks in advance for any help.
 
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Does anybody know of a reliable scanner repair person for an old Bearcat 4 crystal scanner.
I realize it doesn't have any value. But it had been working for my local analog VHF fire department until recently. I guess I just want to get it fixed more for nostalgia purposes than anything else. Thanks in advance for any help.
Are you using another receiver/receivers to monitor the same frequencies to verify that the crystal scanner doesn't work anymore? Depending on how long you've had the 4 channel scanner, the crystals may have gone bad.
Just a thought.
Larry
 

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+1 for division200 Their vintage crystal scanner repairs start at $30.00 so you really must be into the nostalgia thing, I strongly suggest you call them at 585-768-8151 first with your particular make & model number to see if they even have the parts It may require, Gerry is a self made man, not easy to get along with but possesses genius when it comes to communications so maintain respect above all, sorta like Pete at Stuart Electronics. good luck.

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I've used Gerry at G&G several times. I've found him to be both friendly and reliable. A couple of times I've called him and chatted on the phone with him about working on old crystal scanners and some of the modifications I was doing as a hobby. I found him to be very patient, helpful and knowledgeable.
 
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yip ill second G&G. i sent a scanner off to him and as usual when he got it it was working just fine ughhhhhh. so instead of charging me the full $50 to look at it he only charged me $25
 
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