Re: Pro 96 question
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You're asking for alignment, but I'm guessing that the antenna connection to the circuit board has broken. Give it a look before you spend $100 to have it resoldered back to the antenna socket. I had the same problem with several different scanners, from a PRO23 to a 396xt. Good luck.
On Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 02:57:10 PM PDT, Gigu chan <rudebwai@...> wrote:
All… Lurker here
The Pro-96 scanner was a pretty good unit in it day.. Best of luck in getting it repaired. Regarding getting a scanner repaired. I think Keith is probably right-Uniden I’ll wager does the same thing.
I did have a look at the Radio Repair site at the bottom of the last email. There were a lot of old Memories in their list of “no longer repaired units” at the top of the list was the BC780XLT
That was a kick in the pants!
From: main@Uniden.groups.io <main@Uniden.groups.io> On Behalf Of Keith McCready
I managed a Radio Shack in the early nineties, so this info may be out of date. RS did have their own repair facilities in various locations around the country.
If you don't have a local RS any longer to take it in, try calling their customer service:
RadioShack Customer Care
If the scanner doesn't need parts, they may yet have techs that can tune up the scanner. A caveat, however... Typically, the techs were not capable of these types of repairs. We had a term for the techs back then: Board Swappin' Idiots. It was faster, cheaper, and required less technical savvy to simply swap the boards and ship back the products. Honestly, I presume that Uniden does exactly the same. As Bill said above, if the boards are no longer available, doubtful the support centers can do much of anything.
The schematics are likely available online and a good TV repair shop should be able to tune up the radio/resolder the antenna connector for you... if you can find one.
On Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 1:50 PM Bill Seward <w4ext@...> wrote: