Re: Amplified Speaker
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Someone made a comment We do not need an Amplified Speaker a regular external one will work .Yes but the reason I did it on my SDS-100 The audio on VHF/UHF Analog if I turned just the scanner up to hear it better it had a loud hiss in it .I am Old and have some hearing loss from being young dumb and stupid it the US Navy on Air Craft Carriers and Law Enforcement ranges and not wearing hearing protection .
So with the amplified Motorola speaker I can barely turn the audio up and it is loud and clear no hiss and the battery last longer too, It does not have to be a Motorola But that’s what I like , Uniden and others make Amplified speaker for scanners and CB and Ham Radios , Here is a PDF info on the Motorola http://www.mmccs.com/mmarc/n0ss/motorola_amp_spkr_mods_04jul2009.pdf
Only problem I have had over the years was sometimes I would get Alternator whine , I will not say generator that was a long time ago and tube type Scanners would not be to bad and I will give my age away LOL
PS If you do not feel comfortable in wiring something your expensive to you scanner Buy something ready to go ..My reason was more about removing the annoying hiss noise out ..
From: main@Uniden.groups.io [mailto:main@Uniden.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joe Burns
How is it wired to your scanner?
Is it powered by a separate power source?
I have a Motorola speaker that is not powered. No model number, looks like yours, but only has 2 wires coming from it.. When connected to my SDS100, the battery (even plugged into the charger) last less than an hour. I need to find a way to add a small amplifier to the speaker.
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