OLD POLICE SCANNER

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QUESTION .... WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE OLD POLICE SCANNER BACK IN AROUND 1960'S THAT TO PUT ONE FREQUENCY IN YOU HAD TO PROGRAM SOME SERIERIES OF 1'S AND 0,S
LIKE "this For 460.200 would be 001 1011 1110 0001 10110 10110
4 6 0 . 2 0 0
thank you for your help

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QUESTION .... WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE OLD POLICE SCANNER BACK IN AROUND 1960'S THAT TO PUT ONE FREQUENCY IN YOU HAD TO PROGRAM SOME SERIERIES OF 1'S AND 0,S
LIKE "this For 460.200 would be 001 1011 1110 0001 10110 10110
4 6 0 . 2 0 0
thank you for your help

charlie
That sounds like the old Bearcat 101, where you flipped the chanel switches up or down to enter the information.
 

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QUESTION .... WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE OLD POLICE SCANNER BACK IN AROUND 1960'S THAT TO PUT ONE FREQUENCY IN YOU HAD TO PROGRAM SOME SERIERIES OF 1'S AND 0,S
LIKE "this For 460.200 would be 001 1011 1110 0001 10110 10110
4 6 0 . 2 0 0
thank you for your help

charlie
The first one I had like that was the Radio Shack Realistic Comp-100. That was I believe in the late 70's or early 80's. I don't know which came first, the RS Comp-100 or the Bearcat 101, but I think back as far as the 60's scanners were all still crystal based. The Comp-100 was an OK scanner, not great. Not very sensitive as I recall. By 1981 or '82 I had a Pro-2001, which was a better radio and could be programmed through the keypad. Seems like an ancient concept now, but it was revolutionary at the time. So was the Comp-100.

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The first one I had like that was the Radio Shack Realistic Comp-100. That was I believe in the late 70's or early 80's. I don't know which came first, the RS Comp-100 or the Bearcat 101, but I think back as far as the 60's scanners were all still crystal based. The Comp-100 was an OK scanner, not great. Not very sensitive as I recall. By 1981 or '82 I had a Pro-2001, which was a better radio and could be programmed through the keypad. Seems like an ancient concept now, but it was revolutionary at the time. So was the Comp-100.

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Don't forget the old Whamo-10, by Regency, programmed by breaking off specified teeth on a metal 'comb' card.
 
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