Who remembers the old Regency scanners?

Jwhisperz

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I got this when I was about nine years old in about 1975. I lost it and then I just found one in really good condition there’s only a few out there. Still works in my city. F5993B0E-5C96-4DB8-980B-E2F398D4D982.jpegF5993B0E-5C96-4DB8-980B-E2F398D4D982.jpeg
 

ka3aaa

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i have a whamo 10 from the kate 60' or early 70's boxed up in my basement. Let me tell you it was a workhorse and probably one of the first synthesized scanners made.
 

Engine104

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I had an MX5000. Slow scanning rate, but it had a very sensitive front end, which worked great for mil air monitoring. There weren't too many scanners at that time that included coverage for that.
 

Jwhisperz

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I got the regency act-c-4hlu, crystals installed and nothing? anyone know troubleshooting?
 

wa8pyr

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Apart from bricking not one, but two of those scanners by accidentally reversing the polarity on the plug the HX1500 was a great radio. I've never used many late model scanners, but the user programmable banks on the HX1500 was a unique and useful feature.
Still have my HX-1500 lurking about the house somewhere. Still works, too. One of the best railroad scanners I've ever had; only thing that really tops it is an actual VHF radio (of which I have several, both Motorola and otherwise).
 

georgesharpe

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I actually got the HX-1000 back in the spring of 84, and it was a great radio that was my main portable until 800 Mhz came out in 88. It had 30 channels and was great on all bands. There is a fellow here in Regina, that collects scanners, and he has three or four working Regency radios. He has in his collection about 60 or more working scanners.
 

N1GMV

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no police scanners in my 1969 Lafayette catalog. You guys are too advanced!
79506
 

rja1

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Had an HX-1500, great hand held scanner. Still have an MX-7000 that has a working key pad. Over the years, I've seen several MX-5K's & MX-7K's at hamfests, but they all had defective key pads. I even have two power cords, with the "unobtanium" power plugs.
 

Engine104

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N1GMV... I had three of those Layfayette Guardian IIs when I was in middle school. One for aircraft, one for VHF-Hi and one for VHF- low. In fact, those were the first public safety radios I ever owned.
 
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