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I have a radioshack pro 162 that I want to mount into my toyota corolla. I am thinking of putting in a new stereo head unit and was wondering if there is any way to get it so I can listen to my scanner through the car stereo speakers? Possibly a stereo that supports a headphone jack in or one of those devices that you hook an ipod up to the transmits a signal on an FM frequency that the stereo picks up>?
 

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Absolutely the iPod transmitter or a model that has a line in for iPod type players would work fine. iRiver sells one of the transmitters. Or sometimes some models have an aux input on the rear for external devices. Either way, you would just need the right patch cord.

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It used to be, you could use one of those cassette deck adapters. It was in the form of a tape with a stereo cord on it.
 

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i myself use the aux. line in that is on my car radio sounds great, but no radio.
 

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what model car radio has and aux in?

There are a bunch that have that option now, thanks to the various MP3 players on the market. I used to have the same model awia CD player in my car and truck, worked fine and was less than $100 even four years ago. I don't see them around that often (the awia brand), but they were a low budget sony as the paperwork that came with it was all marked as sony.

There are more and more factory stereos that have 1/8' inputs as well.
 

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I prefer cassette adapters because the FM transmitters tend to amplify static AND bring in outside interference. If you're buying a new stereo go for one with an input so you can hook up direct. Don't go cheap just so you can band-aid it with a transmitter.

Even the cheapest scanner with a direct hook-up to the stereo will sound perfect. It's not stereo sound, but with equalizer properly adjusted and front and back speakers going you won't miss a single word.
 

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I have a kenwood (don't remember the model off the top of my head) got it from crutchfield It has an aux input right in the front of the unit, you can listen to an ipod or scanner or whatever through the car speakers. I have a picture I think posted on here from last year of the unit, if not I can send it to you if you are interested
 

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Thanks. Wow I haven't been on Crutchfield's websight in a long time! It looks like a lot of the new car stereos have Aux inputs in the front.
 

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I prefer cassette adapters because the FM transmitters tend to amplify static AND bring in outside interference. If you're buying a new stereo go for one with an input so you can hook up direct. Don't go cheap just so you can band-aid it with a transmitter.

Even the cheapest scanner with a direct hook-up to the stereo will sound perfect. It's not stereo sound, but with equalizer properly adjusted and front and back speakers going you won't miss a single word.
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I used one of those cassette adapters with my Alinco dual band handheld. The radio had a speaker jack that split the audio so I had VHF from one set of speakers and UHF out of the other. As pointed out, the drawback was you can't listen to music at the same time.

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I have a radioshack pro 162 that I want to mount into my toyota corolla. I am thinking of putting in a new stereo head unit and was wondering if there is any way to get it so I can listen to my scanner through the car stereo speakers? Possibly a stereo that supports a headphone jack in or one of those devices that you hook an ipod up to the transmits a signal on an FM frequency that the stereo picks up>?
I use an FM wireless transmitter with my factory Ford Escape radio. Fast and easy hook-up. I got this one on clearance for 20 bucks recently at R/S : http://www.radioshack.com/product/i...ansmitter&kw=fm+transmitter&parentPage=search
 

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I have a SCOSCHE transmitter that works fine it will transmit from my basement on the east side of the house to my car in the street on the west side no static at all.
 

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I use a gadget that plugs into the cigarette light and the scanner. You set it to a FM station that has static. Then the sound will come out the speakers.
Also I have an old phonograph speaker I would like to hook up to my scanner (PRO-95). Is there a way I can "AMP" it up? I got it were I can plug a mono plug into the headphone jack. I turn the scanner all the way up and I can still bearly hear the scanner.
 
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I use a gadget that plugs into the cigarette light and the scanner. You set it to a FM station that has static. Then the sound will come out the speakers.
Also I have an old phonograph speaker I would like to hook up to my scanner (PRO-95). Is there a way I can "AMP" it up? I got it were I can plug a mono plug into the headphone jack. I turn the scanner all the way up and I can still bearly hear the scanner.
Cheaper than an amp these days are the small bookshelf computer speakers that use mini plug instead of usb input.
 
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