• 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

A OLD SCANNER'S Website?

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CZ

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Is there a website with pictures/descriptions of Scanner's from mid-1970's to late 1980's - early 1990's?

Been trying to recall which Scanners I've had (first programmable was a Bearcat 101A) over the years, & haven't had much luck :)

One of the Brands I recall was JIL (or: J.I.L.) -- think it was 10-channel LED but not positive at all.
 

mcema699

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Old Scanners

there is .. or used to be a yahoo group called Vintage Scanners. There may or may not be pics there. Cant remember.
 

ka3jjz

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Also check the models FAQ on Strong Signals. Loads of older scanner listed there, too 73s Mike
 

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The BC101 was billed as the FIRST programmable scanner. I have one sitting right here, and found the other day for $15!!! Gave it to a buddy of mine!!! I like the way it sounds and the row of 16 LED's is very cool.

Remember the OPTISCAN with the card. You punched out holes for the freq. you wanted and then slide it into a slot!!!

Wow, we have come a long way...
 

dangitdoug

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Google it. Type the name of the scanner and click in Images. Play with the name and numbers for each model. you should have good luck there.

Doug K
 

AVL

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i loved the old radio shack crystal 5 channel scanner i forget the model number but they were protable
 
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