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Author Topic: Scanners  (Read 397 times)
WD4PNJ
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« on: September 21, 2009, 07:09:12 PM »

Do some analog scanners still have value? I have 4:
2 Regency Turro Scanners and
2Radio Shack scanners
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AC5UP
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2009, 07:42:26 PM »

Let's put it this way... Clean, working, 16 and 20 channel programmable Bearcats with LCD displays typically go for $5.00 - $7.00 at the local thrift shops.

Translation: Bide your time and it's possible to buy a newer scanner for less than the cost of one crystal, singular.
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K1CJS
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2009, 04:32:20 AM »

Even though some departments and agencies are going digital, there are still many that are using analog.  The scanners aren't worth as much as you paid for them, but they're still useful.
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AD4U
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2009, 05:26:20 AM »

They are ideal for monitoring HAM repeaters etc.  And as already posted, there are many, many, many public service agencies that still use analog and non-trunked radio systems.

Dick  AD4U
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WD4CHP
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2009, 05:31:16 AM »

I have a Regency R1080 programmable 10 channel scanner.

I use it to monitor 6 meter, 2 meter and 70 cm local frequencies. I also have the local weather programed although it is locked out for scanning.

One of the advantages of this one is that it holds the programing even when the power fails.

I also use it to monitor my audio when working on vhf and uhf radios.

It is not worth much if I wanted to sell it, but it does the job for me.

BTW someone gave it to me.
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KD8ERE
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2009, 11:19:53 AM »

If you have a use for them, then I'd say they are worth something. Like other posts say, not all departments have switched to a digital system yet. I have a Radio Shack Pro-79. It's served me well in the nine years that I've had it.
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