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Radio Shack Pro 508

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jbunnyb54

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This is about 25 years old. It works except I can't understand the words. I have tried turning the squelch knob...no luck. Any suggestions? TKS
 

bkantor

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What specific frequencies are you trying to listen to? Do you hear voices and it is garbled - maybe a problem with the speaker - unfortunately I don't think this model has a headphone jack.

Type: VHF/UHF Receiver/Scanner
Frequency Range: 30-54 / 137-174 / 380-512 MHz
Modes: FM
Memory Channels: 20
Search Banks: N/A
Priority Channels: N/A
Scan Rate: 16 ch/s
Search Rate: 16 steps/s
Frequency Steps (kHz) : 5, 12.5
Scan Delay: 2 Seconds
Voltage: ? VDC
Current Drain: Max ? mA
Aerial Input: 50 ohms
Dimensions (W*H*D): 210 x 52 x 175mm
Weight: Approx 0.65 kg Without Antenna
Manufactured: 19xx-19xx
Other: Memory Standby Time...1 hour
 

ka2wey

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Pro-508

!st open the squelch and listen to static .Is the static audio loud or too low? If the static is barely audible you have an audio output problem. Next set the scanner to receive NWS weather channel. If you receive the weather channel distorted, the scanner may need a coil aligned. Tell me the results.
 
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