It is not a special Whistler jack GRE was using it for GRE and RS scanners before Whistler ever even thought about making scanners. It is actually a quite common plug and jack found on many laptop computers. They can be found on eBay, Digakey, and Moseler. It is a standard part.Take the opportunity to fit a standard jack, not that special Whistler thing.
Thank you, I couldn't remember the official nomenclature. I just remembered it was used on laptops.The plug/jack on the desktop scanners is EIAJ-05, also known as JSBP 5, othen referred to as a Sony notebook connector.
This is also Radio Shack adapter size T.
This is also Philmore plug model 265 and PC board jack model 214.
cord end plug - PP-016 CUI Inc. | Connectors, Interconnects | DigiKey
PC board jack - PJ-025 CUI Inc. | Connectors, Interconnects | DigiKey
No, I don't know for certain if that jack will fit the board or the panel hole.
They are also on eBay.
If the jack on the radio is damaged I would certainly consider replacing it with something different. The trouble is these coaxial power connectors have their voltage and current specifications and some are not rated for this use. That being said, most any of the larger sizes would probably work just fine as they can handle far more voltage and a little more current than what they are rated for for intended uses.
I'm not sure exactly what AC adapters you are referring to but Whistler does sell the AC adapters for their scanners separately and they will also work with the equivalent GRE and Radio Shack scanners.Has anyone ever had any luck finding replacement AC adaptors with that correct plug on it?