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Reviews Categories | Receivers: Scanners | Regency K500 Help

Reviews Summary for Regency K500
Regency K500 Reviews: 1 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $(missing—add MSRP)
Description: The Regency K500 is a completely synthesized, automatic, 585 channel VHF/UHF FM scanning receiver. No crystals required. The K500 has 40 channels available for conventional touch entry programming (RAM) plus 545 pre-programmed frequencies (ROM). The K500 also looks for unknown frequencies in the search mode. Other K500 features include: priority, wx alert, count, delay, hold, store, time, and alarm. The K500 can be operated from 117 VAC or 12 VDC.
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KF7FOW Rating: 5/5 Apr 26, 2010 09:09 Send this review to a friend
solid built, dependable scanner  Time owned: more than 12 months
A solid, steady scanner with lots of features. Intended as a desktop unit. I like the ability to group my scanner frequencies in five banks of eight and then choose which banks I want to scan and which to ignore. I also really like the ability to enter an upper and lower freq limits and then search for any signal within the range (Yeah, I know modern scanners do that commonly, but hey, this is pre-computerized era here). The LED display is fun to look at and doesn't burn out like more modern digital LED displays.
Negatives are that the power switch can get flaky and need to be fiddled with to get the radio to start, and watch out for battery compartment corrosion because someone left the batts in there for years while it was in storage. I also wish it had a little bit wider coverage to do the 6m HAM band and the complete 70cm HAM band.
It's a lot of fun (at least while the FM police and fire broadcasts are still around) and you can find them at yard sales for cheap $.
Band coverage: 30-50 MHz, 144-174 MHz, 440-512 MHz. Internal speaker.

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