matthoward said:I've had a few requests for pictures of the disc tap on my Uniden SC150Y, so here they are: Let me know if you have any questions.
I pretty much followed these directions for a BC245XLT:madonion said:Could you do a brief description of what you did please ? I have the same scanner.
I'm no electronics expert. It works fine as is. Could you explain why I should not have done it the way I did? I'm not that concerned about damage to the scanner. I was about to trash it because everything in my area is trunked, but then I realized I could still use it for the disc tap.slicerwizard said:It looks like he did a direct connection tap - no isolation resistor, no DC blocking cap. Not a good idea. Kids, don't try this at home.
I'm not sure how else to describe it other than if your looking at the chip (or "IC"?) with it oriented so you can read the markings I taped the top-right pin.madonion said:What pin did he tap on the IC ?
Could someone explain this instead of just poo-pooing it? I'd be interested to know why a cap and resistor is needed.slicerwizard said:It looks like he did a direct connection tap - no isolation resistor, no DC blocking cap. Not a good idea. Kids, don't try this at home.