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Re: PRO-97 Problem?

Mark Mitchell
 

Just a thought I dropped my BCD 396 XT and it broke the little wire pin inside of my SMA connection and it wasn't receding crap either so it's possible that you're connector could be broken inside and not visible so yeah taking break out that ohm meter and check continuity


On Thu, Mar 4, 2021, 10:03 AM Joe M. <mch@...> wrote:
Do you have any squelch if you are holding on a CSQ channel?

If not, the issue is probably the squelch control that is open.
(open as in no connection, not open as in open squelch)

Joe M.

On 3/4/2021 8:14 AM, Gary wrote:
> I did open the radio and checked the antenna and earphone / headphone
> connectors and mountings.  They appeared to be okay.  I had also
> re-initialized the scanner and reloaded the program twice.  Once from
> the PRO-2055's program and once from the PRO-97's program.  That didn't
> affect the problem.  Thanks for your input.
>
> 73,
> Gary - W6GVS
>
> At 09:28 AM 3/3/2021, you wrote:
>> Hi Guys
>> maybe a loose connection on the antenna lead that would knock out the
>> connection for reception for radio traffic, but not the audio,try and
>> delete the program totally and reload it.
>>
>>
>>
>>                              RTQ
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Re: Best adjunct scanner....

Forrest
 

Thanks….I’m going to make sure I check all the local sources first.

Forrest


On Mar 4, 2021, at 2:30 PM, jd buller <jd@...> wrote:

The 996p2 will be great!
Several reasons that fit your needs.

Please email or call me anytime, later j d
p. 630.768.3154
e. jd@...


From: main@Scanner.groups.io <main@Scanner.groups.io> on behalf of Forrest via groups.io <fj@...>
Sent: Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:37:04 PM
To: main@Scanner.groups.io <main@Scanner.groups.io>
Subject: [Scanner] Best adjunct scanner....
 
Group's thoughts on best for the buck scanner given some criteria:  Prefer Uniden, P25 not needed, so this will be #4 scanner for specialty tasks, non-trunking, analog, air (commercial and general aviation) and I want it to 'fit in' the rack with other Uniden's DIN form factor.  I'm thinking 996P2 (even though I said trunking was covered), another 536 or one of the 15's, though I'm not familiar with those models other than what they look like.

My #4 is currently a PRO-197 that I'm looking to retire.  I'd buy a 536, but hate to spend that much if I don't really need it.  I'd love to find something gently used, but no luck in my area and I'd prefer it be a local deal this time.

I know this is a 1st world problem, but who else would understand??


Re: Best adjunct scanner....

Mark Mitchell
 

Steve how does that work? And cost?

Mark


On Thu, Mar 4, 2021, 4:27 PM Forrest <fj@...> wrote:
I agree on the 996P2, Joe, just was thinking it would be fine and a backup to the others if I found a used one at a good price.  I was just spitballing the other models that I was familiar with.

Forrest


> On Mar 4, 2021, at 2:17 PM, Joe M. <mch@...> wrote:
>
> Either BCD996P2 or BCT15X if you do not need P25.
> For non-digital no reason to go with the 996P2.
>
> Joe M.
>
> On 3/4/2021 2:37 PM, Forrest wrote:
>> Group's thoughts on best for the buck scanner given some criteria:
>>  Prefer Uniden, P25 not needed, so this will be #4 scanner for
>> specialty tasks, non-trunking, analog, air (commercial and general
>> aviation) and I want it to 'fit in' the rack with other Uniden's DIN
>> form factor.  I'm thinking 996P2 (even though I said trunking was
>> covered), another 536 or one of the 15's, though I'm not familiar with
>> those models other than what they look like.
>>
>> My #4 is currently a PRO-197 that I'm looking to retire.  I'd buy a 536,
>> but hate to spend that much if I don't really need it.  I'd love to find
>> something gently used, but no luck in my area and I'd prefer it be a
>> local deal this time.
>>
>> I know this is a 1st world problem, but who else would understand??
>
>
>
>
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Re: Best adjunct scanner....

Forrest
 

I agree on the 996P2, Joe, just was thinking it would be fine and a backup to the others if I found a used one at a good price. I was just spitballing the other models that I was familiar with.

Forrest

On Mar 4, 2021, at 2:17 PM, Joe M. <mch@nb.net> wrote:

Either BCD996P2 or BCT15X if you do not need P25.
For non-digital no reason to go with the 996P2.

Joe M.

On 3/4/2021 2:37 PM, Forrest wrote:
Group's thoughts on best for the buck scanner given some criteria:
Prefer Uniden, P25 not needed, so this will be #4 scanner for
specialty tasks, non-trunking, analog, air (commercial and general
aviation) and I want it to 'fit in' the rack with other Uniden's DIN
form factor. I'm thinking 996P2 (even though I said trunking was
covered), another 536 or one of the 15's, though I'm not familiar with
those models other than what they look like.

My #4 is currently a PRO-197 that I'm looking to retire. I'd buy a 536,
but hate to spend that much if I don't really need it. I'd love to find
something gently used, but no luck in my area and I'd prefer it be a
local deal this time.

I know this is a 1st world problem, but who else would understand??




Re: Best adjunct scanner....

Forrest
 

That fits a DIN space exactly and the other criteria…. :)

Yeah, I know...


On Mar 4, 2021, at 3:13 PM, SDJ via groups.io <stevejefferies@...> wrote:

The best scanner is a RDS that you build using a hacker rf adapter.


On Thu, Mar 4, 2021 at 3:32 PM, jd buller
<jd@...> wrote:
The 996p2 will be great!
Several reasons that fit your needs.

Please email or call me anytime, later j d
p. 630.768.3154
e. jd@...


From: main@Scanner.groups.io <main@Scanner.groups.io> on behalf of Forrest via groups.io <fj@...>
Sent: Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:37:04 PM
To: main@Scanner.groups.io <main@Scanner.groups.io>
Subject: [Scanner] Best adjunct scanner....
 
Group's thoughts on best for the buck scanner given some criteria:  Prefer Uniden, P25 not needed, so this will be #4 scanner for specialty tasks, non-trunking, analog, air (commercial and general aviation) and I want it to 'fit in' the rack with other Uniden's DIN form factor.  I'm thinking 996P2 (even though I said trunking was covered), another 536 or one of the 15's, though I'm not familiar with those models other than what they look like.

My #4 is currently a PRO-197 that I'm looking to retire.  I'd buy a 536, but hate to spend that much if I don't really need it.  I'd love to find something gently used, but no luck in my area and I'd prefer it be a local deal this time.

I know this is a 1st world problem, but who else would understand??


Re: Best adjunct scanner....

SDJ
 

The best scanner is a RDS that you build using a hacker rf adapter.


On Thu, Mar 4, 2021 at 3:32 PM, jd buller
<jd@...> wrote:
The 996p2 will be great!
Several reasons that fit your needs.

Please email or call me anytime, later j d
p. 630.768.3154
e. jd@...


From: main@Scanner.groups.io <main@Scanner.groups.io> on behalf of Forrest via groups.io <fj@...>
Sent: Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:37:04 PM
To: main@Scanner.groups.io <main@Scanner.groups.io>
Subject: [Scanner] Best adjunct scanner....
 
Group's thoughts on best for the buck scanner given some criteria:  Prefer Uniden, P25 not needed, so this will be #4 scanner for specialty tasks, non-trunking, analog, air (commercial and general aviation) and I want it to 'fit in' the rack with other Uniden's DIN form factor.  I'm thinking 996P2 (even though I said trunking was covered), another 536 or one of the 15's, though I'm not familiar with those models other than what they look like.

My #4 is currently a PRO-197 that I'm looking to retire.  I'd buy a 536, but hate to spend that much if I don't really need it.  I'd love to find something gently used, but no luck in my area and I'd prefer it be a local deal this time.

I know this is a 1st world problem, but who else would understand??


Re: Best adjunct scanner....

jd buller
 

The 996p2 will be great!
Several reasons that fit your needs.

Please email or call me anytime, later j d
p. 630.768.3154
e. jd@...


From: main@Scanner.groups.io <main@Scanner.groups.io> on behalf of Forrest via groups.io <fj@...>
Sent: Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:37:04 PM
To: main@Scanner.groups.io <main@Scanner.groups.io>
Subject: [Scanner] Best adjunct scanner....
 
Group's thoughts on best for the buck scanner given some criteria:  Prefer Uniden, P25 not needed, so this will be #4 scanner for specialty tasks, non-trunking, analog, air (commercial and general aviation) and I want it to 'fit in' the rack with other Uniden's DIN form factor.  I'm thinking 996P2 (even though I said trunking was covered), another 536 or one of the 15's, though I'm not familiar with those models other than what they look like.

My #4 is currently a PRO-197 that I'm looking to retire.  I'd buy a 536, but hate to spend that much if I don't really need it.  I'd love to find something gently used, but no luck in my area and I'd prefer it be a local deal this time.

I know this is a 1st world problem, but who else would understand??


Re: Best adjunct scanner....

Joe M.
 

Either BCD996P2 or BCT15X if you do not need P25.
For non-digital no reason to go with the 996P2.

Joe M.

On 3/4/2021 2:37 PM, Forrest wrote:
Group's thoughts on best for the buck scanner given some criteria:
Prefer Uniden, P25 not needed, so this will be #4 scanner for
specialty tasks, non-trunking, analog, air (commercial and general
aviation) and I want it to 'fit in' the rack with other Uniden's DIN
form factor. I'm thinking 996P2 (even though I said trunking was
covered), another 536 or one of the 15's, though I'm not familiar with
those models other than what they look like.

My #4 is currently a PRO-197 that I'm looking to retire. I'd buy a 536,
but hate to spend that much if I don't really need it. I'd love to find
something gently used, but no luck in my area and I'd prefer it be a
local deal this time.

I know this is a 1st world problem, but who else would understand??


Best adjunct scanner....

Forrest
 

Group's thoughts on best for the buck scanner given some criteria:  Prefer Uniden, P25 not needed, so this will be #4 scanner for specialty tasks, non-trunking, analog, air (commercial and general aviation) and I want it to 'fit in' the rack with other Uniden's DIN form factor.  I'm thinking 996P2 (even though I said trunking was covered), another 536 or one of the 15's, though I'm not familiar with those models other than what they look like.

My #4 is currently a PRO-197 that I'm looking to retire.  I'd buy a 536, but hate to spend that much if I don't really need it.  I'd love to find something gently used, but no luck in my area and I'd prefer it be a local deal this time.

I know this is a 1st world problem, but who else would understand??


Re: PRO-97 Problem?

Joe M.
 

Do you have any squelch if you are holding on a CSQ channel?

If not, the issue is probably the squelch control that is open.
(open as in no connection, not open as in open squelch)

Joe M.

On 3/4/2021 8:14 AM, Gary wrote:
I did open the radio and checked the antenna and earphone / headphone
connectors and mountings. They appeared to be okay. I had also
re-initialized the scanner and reloaded the program twice. Once from
the PRO-2055's program and once from the PRO-97's program. That didn't
affect the problem. Thanks for your input.

73,
Gary - W6GVS

At 09:28 AM 3/3/2021, you wrote:
Hi Guys
maybe a loose connection on the antenna lead that would knock out the
connection for reception for radio traffic, but not the audio,try and
delete the program totally and reload it.



RTQ





Re: PRO-97 Problem?

Gary
 

I did open up the radio and checked the connections to the antenna and earphone / headphone audio output. Physically they appear to be okay. I think it's time I got out a VOM and make some checks. Thanks.

73,
Gary - W6GVS

At 07:24 PM 3/3/2021, you wrote:
It is also possible your "Audio Jack" and/or it's wired connections are bad? Part of it's function is to mute the speaker (when earphones or other items are plugged in),

Anthony
WA6IGJ


Re: PRO-97 Problem?

Gary
 

Hi Rich,

Yep, I'm at the point where I must bring test equipment in to the picture..hi..hi.  I've just purchased a TinySA (spectrum analyzer) that I'm learning to use and have a NanoVNA on the way.  Thanks.

73,
Gary - W6GVS
Dowagiac, MI


At 10:01 PM 3/3/2021, you wrote:
Don't over look bad IF filters either

Rich
N9GPY



On Mar 3, 2021, at 7:24 PM, ANTHONY CARDENAS via groups.io < wa6igj@...> wrote:

It is also possible your "Audio Jack" and/or it's wired connections are bad?  Part of it's function is to mute the speaker (when earphones or other items are plugged in),

Anthony
WA6IGJ




Re: PRO-97 Problem?

Gary
 

Da nada! Con mucho gusto!

73,
Gary - W6GVS

At 10:17 PM 3/3/2021, you wrote:
Thanks!


On Mar 3, 2021, at 18:52, ANTHONY CARDENAS via groups.io <wa6igj=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

It is also possible your "Audio Jack" and/or it's wired connections are bad? Part of it's function is to mute the speaker (when earphones or other items are plugged in),

Anthony
WA6IGJ


Re: PRO-97 Problem?

Gary
 

No, it doesn't stop anywhere even though it scans merrily along.  Even on the weather channels with volume and squelch all the way open.

73,
Gary - W6GVS


At 03:38 PM 3/3/2021, you wrote:
When you have it programmed does it stop anywhere on a frequency?
I'm really just kind of grabbing at straws I have a pro 97 but I haven't used it in years because my area went digital for the most part except for the city and county.
However it still works except for the volume control is a little scratchy from being dirty. and I assume that these radios are so obsolete that I haven't been able to obtain another control switch.
Have you tried the NOAA weather channel frequencies as suggested in a blank bank?

On Wed, Mar 3, 2021, 10:35 AM ROBERT QUINLAN < robertquinlan@...> wrote:
Hi Guys
maybe a loose connection on the antenna lead that would knock out the connection for reception for radio traffic, but not the audio,try and delete the program totally and reload it.



  RTQ


Re: PRO-97 Problem?

Gary
 

I did open the radio and checked the antenna and earphone / headphone connectors and mountings. They appeared to be okay. I had also re-initialized the scanner and reloaded the program twice. Once from the PRO-2055's program and once from the PRO-97's program. That didn't affect the problem. Thanks for your input.

73,
Gary - W6GVS

At 09:28 AM 3/3/2021, you wrote:
Hi Guys
maybe a loose connection on the antenna lead that would knock out the connection for reception for radio traffic, but not the audio,try and delete the program totally and reload it.



RTQ


Re: PRO-97 Problem?

Rich Sytsma
 

Don’t over look bad IF filters either

Rich
N9GPY



On Mar 3, 2021, at 7:24 PM, ANTHONY CARDENAS via groups.io <wa6igj@...> wrote:

It is also possible your "Audio Jack" and/or it's wired connections are bad?  Part of it's function is to mute the speaker (when earphones or other items are plugged in),

Anthony
WA6IGJ


Re: PRO-97 Problem?

Herbert Rosen
 

Thanks!


On Mar 3, 2021, at 18:52, ANTHONY CARDENAS via groups.io <wa6igj@...> wrote:

It is also possible your "Audio Jack" and/or it's wired connections are bad?  Part of it's function is to mute the speaker (when earphones or other items are plugged in),

Anthony
WA6IGJ


Re: PRO-97 Problem?

ANTHONY CARDENAS
 

It is also possible your "Audio Jack" and/or it's wired connections are bad?  Part of it's function is to mute the speaker (when earphones or other items are plugged in),

Anthony
WA6IGJ


Re: PRO-97 Problem?

Mark Mitchell
 

When you have it programmed does it stop anywhere on a frequency?
I'm really just kind of grabbing at straws I have a pro 97 but I haven't used it in years because my area went digital for the most part except for the city and county.
However it still works except for the volume  control is a little scratchy from being dirty. and I assume that these radios are so obsolete that I haven't been able to obtain another control switch.
Have you tried the NOAA weather channel frequencies as suggested in a blank bank?

On Wed, Mar 3, 2021, 10:35 AM ROBERT QUINLAN <robertquinlan@...> wrote:
Hi Guys
maybe a loose connection on the antenna lead that would knock out the connection for reception for radio traffic, but not the audio,try and delete the program totally and reload it.



                             RTQ


Re: PRO-97 Problem?

ROBERT QUINLAN
 

Hi Guys
maybe a loose connection on the antenna lead that would knock out the connection for reception for radio traffic, but not the audio,try and delete the program totally and reload it.



                             RTQ

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