rs pro 97 problem

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1979lee

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Hi all , today i sent in my 97 for service because the antenna connector solder was lose causeing poor reception, is this a common problem for the 97?:confused:
 

mcema699

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Antenna Connection

It can happen on most anything with that type connection from the board to the antenna.
It hasn't been anymore of a problem with the 97 than on any other scanner that I know your milage may vary).

I have an old Wilson UHF mobile and a commercial Icom handheld that I have resoldered the antenna connections from the board to the connector, very early in their lives and have been good ever since.
 
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i've found another common problem on all scanners to be, the scanners bnc connector will spread open due to the design causing center pin of antenna to have a very loose fit. this makes a lot of scanners appear to loose a lot of sensitivity all at once. i usually just take a pointed tool and gently, pry each half of center pin female connector on scanner inward slightly and the recieve is back again. i make it a habbit any more when i insert a bnc type connector, to feel for center pin tension.
 

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crippledchicken said:
i've found another common problem on all scanners to be, the scanners bnc connector will spread open due to the design causing center pin of antenna to have a very loose fit. this makes a lot of scanners appear to loose a lot of sensitivity all at once. i usually just take a pointed tool and gently, pry each half of center pin female connector on scanner inward slightly and the recieve is back again. i make it a habbit any more when i insert a bnc type connector, to feel for center pin tension.
yeah ive had the same troubles over the years with the same connectors
 

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Could this problem be caused by people who inadvertently, and without much thought,
pick up the handheld scanners by the antenna a few too many times?
David D.
 
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sure enough lol! i have seen people pick them up that way. i also at one time had an extra handheld antenna which, for some reason the center pin was bent,bigger, or distorted in some manner because every time i plugged it into a scanner, no other antenna would pick up worth a crap in that scanner after using that antenna lol! and i would have to bend the contacts back again for a tight fit. needless to say, that antenna got a quick toss into the woods hehe!.
 

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davidd2957 said:
Could this problem be caused by people who inadvertently, and without much thought,
pick up the handheld scanners by the antenna a few too many times?
David D.
:roll: :evil: Ha ha funny
I claim the right of bullshot!!!
 
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