Realistic Scanner Crystals

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I am looking at buying an old radio shack crystal control portable scanner. This scanner will only be used to receive the local fire tone channel. Would anybody know where I can order a crystal for an old Reaslistic Scanner? I need 453.325 MHz.

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Gary Shuford
 

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Double or triple conversion

Since you're looking for a UHF crystal, which scanner model do you have? The PRO-5 (handheld) was double conversion, while others like the PRO-10 were triple conversion. This is a significant factor in determining the correct crystal you'll need.
 

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Pro-10 & Pro-77

gpswx4cster said:
But I sure would like to have a Pro-10 (like you have)! I found a Pro-77 but it only does VHF
I actually have 2 PRO-10s and 2 PRO-77s but they are not stock. I pretty much use the '77s for CHP on low band VHF and the '10s for fire on VHF high. Not too much around here I want to hear on UHF now as they went to 800. That's why I have the PRO-9x scanners.
 

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Wow...I have NEVER seen a Realistic scanner like that before! What do all the switches do??

Would you have any idea as to where I could locate the crystal I need?


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Pro-10 & Pro-77

gpswx4cster said:
Wow...I have NEVER seen a Realistic scanner like that before! What do all the switches do??
The first 3 switches are auto/scan, manual advance, a special functions. The next 20 switches are for each of the 20 channels. No need to "go to manual" then "advance" to the channel you want. Just press the switch of the channel up and you are there. Or press it down to lock it out from scanning. Note that the last switch is up, so the scanner is on channel 20. The switches are color coded (closely anyway) to the resistor color code for easy finding.

The two extra knobs are for variable delay. The "2 second delay" in RS scanners was never 2 seconds anyway. In addition I want to be able to adjust the delay. And inside there are lots of DIP switches for additional configuration (depending on what crystals you install/etc).

Would you have any idea as to where I could locate the crystal I need?
I just checked my supply of crystals (I've never counted them, but I have them all listed in a DB) and I don't have any at that frequency regardless of conversion. Someone else was asking this question not all that long ago and I believe someone posted a link to where they could be purchased. Try doing a basic search for crystals and see what comes up. If not here, search on google for "scanner crystals".

Good luck.
 

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Radio shack should be able to get you a xtal. A local scanner shop also. The last time I bought a xtal Igave them the freq &the radio type paid for the xtal and was giver a certificate. The xtal was mailed directly to me. Don't hold me to it but I think it came from MONITORADIO, Wateseca , Ill.?
 

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I have Radio Shack crystals for sale for $5.00 per crystal.Please advise what frequency you need and I will check to see if I have it.I have VHF low, high, and UHF Crystals available.If you are intrestred please send me a pm and I will advise,Thanks Best Requards,Tim DeLong W9NES Indianapolis,Indiana
 

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Still have crystals to sell?

I have Radio Shack crystals for sale for $5.00 per crystal.Please advise what frequency you need and I will check to see if I have it.I have VHF low, high, and UHF Crystals available.If you are intrestred please send me a pm and I will advise,Thanks Best Requards,Tim DeLong W9NES Indianapolis,Indiana
I recently purchased a factory fresh (no kidding, it was literally sealed in its original factory plastic!) Realistic PRO-21A dual-conversion VHF/VHF scanner. I would like to purchase 4 crystals for it, including 155.190 MHz, 154.830 MHz, 153.9275 MHz, and 147.000 MHz if you have such as these still available.

Thanks in any case!

James Prine ( in Ponchatoula, Louisiana thanks to Hurricane Katrina! LOL)
 

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Does anyone know what crystals will work in a Realistic Pro 52 Patrolman?
10.5, 10.7 or 10.8?
 

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Does anyone know what crystals will work in a Realistic Pro 52 Patrolman?
10.5, 10.7 or 10.8?
You may want to ask this in a new thread. Asking questions in an old thread is considered hijacking and is frowned upon.
 

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