Old VHF-Hi receiver question

LEH

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Back in the early 1970's one of my very first police receivers was a mobile unit. I do NOT recall who made it. It was a VHF-Hi band (148-173Mhz) capable with two crystal slots and knob to turn a capacitor tuner. It ran on 12VDC and was roughly the size of a Realistic Pro 77 scanner.

The knob tuner was circular with a small illuminated window showing the frequency you were tuned to. If you had a crystal installed the tuner had to be close to the crystal frequency to receive the crystal signal.

I recall the sensitivity and selectivity were horrible, but it got me started AND I could tune in my base's maintenance net with the tuner (and maybe hear them at the gate). Only thing I cannot remember about the face is the brand name.

Anyone possibly have a recollection of such a beast?

Many thanks

Lynn
 

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Have you waded thru RigPix to see if anything jostles your memory?
I had a couple of years ago and didn't find anything. This time I found a receiver that is almost the exact unit except it is VHF-Lo. It is the Lafayette Micro P50, my unit was VHF-Hi.

I cannot find the VHF-Hi version listed anywhere though, but I've got a start.


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Walking through one of the Lafayette stores near Chicago in 1970 was dangerous. Floor was wet, everyone slobbering looking at all the neat stuff.
Radio Pics has a picture of the scanner.
Ebay has one for sale.

Sorry, they say out of stock. Should have checked before posting. Just gave myself a Gibb's head slap.
 
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