• 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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KC2GVX

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I picked up a cheap RS PRO 650 off eBay for $20 with a known problem. The seller stated that it wouldn't receive anything. I got it home, and it certainly wouldn't receive- not even the weather channel or a local trunked control channel. 80% of the time the antenna jack needs to be re-soldered and all is well. I opened it up, and it all looks great. Nothing looks tampered with and the antenna jack is perfectly soldered to the board. Anyone have any suggestions as to why this thing is totally deaf? If I am out $20, then so be it- but it would be nice to take a stab at getting it working again.
 

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Let's apply a little logic - can you enter a frequency and it shows up on the display? If yes, it's not the PLL or VFO. Can you enter an aircraft frequency, open the squelch and hear lots of noise? Then the AF section isn't involved.

Possibly the RF or IF section is the culprit here - perhaps a blown RF amp. Mike
 
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