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Reviews Categories | Receivers: Scanners | Radio Shack Realistic Patrolman PRO-2025 Help

Reviews Summary for Radio Shack Realistic Patrolman PRO-2025
Radio Shack Realistic Patrolman PRO-2025 Reviews: 1 Average rating: 2.0/5 MSRP: $(missing—add MSRP)
Description: 16 Channel Mobile Programmable Scanner VHF-LO VHF-HI UHF
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AK4FP Rating: 2/5 Apr 22, 2015 21:25 Send this review to a friend
Very basic scanner  Time owned: more than 12 months
The previous reviewer seems to be a little confused. The 2025 was in no way the predecessor to the 2026. The 2025 had 16 channels, no air band, no 800 MHz, and no frequency display. It was made by Uniden and had a handheld counterpart, the Pro 38, which I also owned. The only difference was the handheld was 10 channels, but the frequency coverage was identical. The display is a single digit, and it was easy to enter the wrong frequency since you never saw the whole one displayed. You then had to start all over again. If it was any more than 16 channels, a lot of people would have been very upset. The only priority was on channel 1 and checking that channel resulted in a very annoying chunk and interruption to any other channel. To its credit, it did cover both 6 and 2 meters, which wasn't all that common back then. The 1991 retail was $139.99 for either radio. The 2025 will overload with any external antenna. The sensitivity is OK with the back of set antenna if you're in a metro area and you won't have the overload problem. It wasn't even a very good scanner in its day and it's really a poor scanner now. If you have a few frequencies you want to monitor in the garage and can find one at a yard sale for under $10, it's a decent deal. Don't pay any more for it.

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