And Now For a Bit of Indy Scanning Nostalgia

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Anon6083

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Oh wow, my face lit up when I saw this. Before my time, but so cool. Thanks for sharing that!
 

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The first scanner I bought was a Uniden BC100XL (16 channel handheld) sometime in the early 1980's. I don't remember buying it at American Electronics, but I remember visiting that store a couple of times and picking up their scanner frequency sheet which I still have filed away somewhere. Richard, your list goes back further than that.

Scanning was a lot simpler back then.
 

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My first "scanner" was a tube type tunable VHF receiver. IPD was on VHF (155~ MHz). The receiver was so broad that I could hear the dispatch frequency and if the car was close enough I could hear them on the mobile frequency (no repeater at that time). I remember when Marion County Sheriff went to a repeater. I thought that was the greatest thing. When IPD went to UHF I purchased a RS Pro 16-A and a RS Pro-40.
 

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Just found my 1985 Bearcat Indy freq. list will post as soon as I can get it in to the compurter.

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And yet some of those are still valid frequencies...
 

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Old Freq.Lists

Here is my Indy Freq Lists.It's had hard use over the yrs LOL.


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Does anybody remember the old CRB Research frequency guides? They were just three or four paper pages usually tri-folded. You could buy them for certain geographic areas. They were the first frequency guides i remember. Sold by mail for about $2.00 a piece !
 

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I have a Regency Whamo 10 and the tuner that is in the picture of the frequency guide that was posted by K9WG. As far as CRB Research I do have those books here in the Communications Center.
 

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Great stuff. Any idea what year this is from? Looking at the map, it appears it was before Marion County was annexed into Indy.
 

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The Maps that were posted from K9WG were from the 1980's.Those were available from American Electronics in Greenwood and other locations. I also have those same maps in a file in the communications center.Thanks for sharing your post with others K9WG.
 

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I believe IPD went UHF around 1977 - 1978. I remember touring the dispatch center at the CCB shortly after the change. The map refers to the "new" frequencies.

eta: It had to be late '77 early 78. that is when I purchased my scanners to listen to the new frequencies. I was working at RS at that time and used my discount.
 
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In addition to having to have those lists, I used to have a box of extra crystals that I'd swap when I wanted to hear something different, like adding the highway department for the winter months. After all, I only had 8 available channels.... :)
 

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I have a small tool box full of both Regency and Bearcat cystals.No one uses crystals anymore.When the need arises when I need to test a Regency or Bearcat crystal scanner it is nice to have a 162.550 crystal for National Weather Service,Indianapolis to make sure the scanner is working the way it should.
 

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GT: Yup, that's what the old CRB Directories looked like. I remember ordering the ones for New York City and Los Angeles just to read about the radio systems. They were very concise, yet informative directories.
 
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