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Re: Pro 96 question

Bill Seward
 

Eddie, out of curiosity I did a bit of Internet searching. I’m assuming that by “PRO-96”, you mean the old Radio Shack PRO-96. Nice scanner in its day.

 

As with anything with chips in it, parts are in short supply and that’s aggravated by the age of the unit. Still, there is an option available for repair. G&G Communications in LeRoy, NY will work on a digital scanner for $60 + parts + shipping. https://www.gcomradio.com/repinfo.html

 

The question is, will it be worth it? An eBay search shows a bunch of hand-held trunking scanners available in or below the repair cost. Caveats about buying electronics on eBay apply. A seller with a lot of sales and a 99.something% plus rating is usually safe enough. There is also the option of buying one at a ham fest or a local flea market. You are hands-on there and the prices are usually pretty low.

 

Good luck, no matter which direction you choose.

 

 


Sentinel Error

Eddie Oliver
 

I am getting the following error when attempting updates for either my HP1 or BCD536 and I have also tried from different computers with the same result.  Suggestions for resolving would be appreciated.

Updating full database failed.  The remote server returned an error: 229 Extended Passive Mode Entered (|||2468|).


Re: Pro 96 question

Jan Fine
 

Get the Uniden BCD325 scanner. only $325 or so.

On 9/21/2021 6:25 AM, chuck uphold via groups.io wrote:
yes there is a radio shop the workks on them.ill get the adress & post it.i think i got it from joe or someone onhere

On Monday, September 20, 2021, 10:55:45 PM EDT, Eddie Carroll <kd4bas@...> wrote:


Just a quick question. I have still functioning Pro-96, but I need to get it re-aligned as it has drifted off frequency and doesn't receive as well as it did years ago and I also believe the BNC connector has become loose from the board. Years ago I would attempt the repair, but with my bad eyes and shaky nerves I would not even try.  Do you think Uniden would still service this dinosaur, the cost of such repair, or is it even worth it? A new scanner is WAY out of my range and so far most of my area is still monitorable on the 96.


Re: Pro 96 question

Fred Luft
 

Go on the Internet and look for a used one. That’s what I would do.  


On Sep 20, 2021, at 9:55 PM, Eddie Carroll <kd4bas@...> wrote:

Just a quick question. I have still functioning Pro-96, but I need to get it re-aligned as it has drifted off frequency and doesn't receive as well as it did years ago and I also believe the BNC connector has become loose from the board. Years ago I would attempt the repair, but with my bad eyes and shaky nerves I would not even try.  Do you think Uniden would still service this dinosaur, the cost of such repair, or is it even worth it? A new scanner is WAY out of my range and so far most of my area is still monitorable on the 96.


SDS 100 and Nags Head

John Harris
 

I was in Nags Head, NC last week and tried to listen to their police and fire channels. Radio Reference and Sentinel shows them in VIPER and a local system. I tried both of them and neither would work. Neither data base shows any encryption. Any suggestions would be appreciated. 


Re: Pro 96 question

Joe M.
 

G&G in New York?

Joe M.

On 9/21/2021 6:25 AM, chuck uphold via groups.io wrote:
yes there is a radio shop the workks on them.ill get the adress & post
it.i think i got it from joe or someone onhere

On Monday, September 20, 2021, 10:55:45 PM EDT, Eddie Carroll
<kd4bas@...> wrote:


Just a quick question. I have still functioning Pro-96, but I need to
get it re-aligned as it has drifted off frequency and doesn't receive as
well as it did years ago and I also believe the BNC connector has become
loose from the board. Years ago I would attempt the repair, but with my
bad eyes and shaky nerves I would not even try. Do you think Uniden
would still service this dinosaur, the cost of such repair, or is it
even worth it? A new scanner is WAY out of my range and so far most of
my area is still monitorable on the 96.


Re: Pro 96 question

David O'Banion
 

The Pro-96 was not made by Uniden; it was made by GRE.    
Neither Radio Shack nor Whistler, the company that bought what was left of GRE some years ago, will service it.   

I have a Pro-95 with the same problems your Pro-96 exhibits.  
If you find someone who can repair it, I want contact information for that person.  

In pactical terms, I believe both of us are TSOL.     

David   
KJ6QKV    



On Monday, September 20, 2021, 07:55:44 PM PDT, Eddie Carroll <kd4bas@...> wrote:


Just a quick question. I have still functioning Pro-96, but I need to get it re-aligned as it has drifted off frequency and doesn't receive as well as it did years ago and I also believe the BNC connector has become loose from the board. Years ago I would attempt the repair, but with my bad eyes and shaky nerves I would not even try.  Do you think Uniden would still service this dinosaur, the cost of such repair, or is it even worth it? A new scanner is WAY out of my range and so far most of my area is still monitorable on the 96.


Re: Pro 96 question

Randy Michael
 

Last time I knew uniden will repair to Factory condition any uniden radio for $100 no matter what is wrong with it
OR send you a discount coupon for a new radio
Depending on how much work it needs

On radio reference I read uniden is extreamly backed up on repairs because of covid shutting  them down  for so many months 

Randy
KE4CRC
   
 Eddie Carroll :

Just a quick question. I have still functioning Pro-96


Re: Pro 96 question

Jeff Kenyon
 

Hi Eddie, not sure on how much it will cost, but I believe that Uniden will repair some Radio Shack stuff.


On Sep 20, 2021, at 10:55 PM, Eddie Carroll <kd4bas@...> wrote:

Just a quick question. I have still functioning Pro-96, but I need to get it re-aligned as it has drifted off frequency and doesn't receive as well as it did years ago and I also believe the BNC connector has become loose from the board. Years ago I would attempt the repair, but with my bad eyes and shaky nerves I would not even try.  Do you think Uniden would still service this dinosaur, the cost of such repair, or is it even worth it? A new scanner is WAY out of my range and so far most of my area is still monitorable on the 96.


Re: Pro 96 question

chuck uphold
 

yes there is a radio shop the workks on them.ill get the adress & post it.i think i got it from joe or someone onhere

On Monday, September 20, 2021, 10:55:45 PM EDT, Eddie Carroll <kd4bas@...> wrote:


Just a quick question. I have still functioning Pro-96, but I need to get it re-aligned as it has drifted off frequency and doesn't receive as well as it did years ago and I also believe the BNC connector has become loose from the board. Years ago I would attempt the repair, but with my bad eyes and shaky nerves I would not even try.  Do you think Uniden would still service this dinosaur, the cost of such repair, or is it even worth it? A new scanner is WAY out of my range and so far most of my area is still monitorable on the 96.


Pro 96 question

Eddie Carroll
 

Just a quick question. I have still functioning Pro-96, but I need to get it re-aligned as it has drifted off frequency and doesn't receive as well as it did years ago and I also believe the BNC connector has become loose from the board. Years ago I would attempt the repair, but with my bad eyes and shaky nerves I would not even try.  Do you think Uniden would still service this dinosaur, the cost of such repair, or is it even worth it? A new scanner is WAY out of my range and so far most of my area is still monitorable on the 96.


Re: sds100

Evan Platt
 

Well, to help the OP solve his problem, yeah, it does. May mean the
difference between "They went encrypted, you won't be able to hear
them" and "Oh, they just changed the talkgroup ID numbers. You need to
reprogram your radio."

On Sat, Sep 18, 2021 at 5:37 PM Dale <dale5671@...> wrote:

Doesn't really matter 🤷.


Re: sds100

Dale
 

Doesn't really matter 🤷.


On Sat, Sep 18, 2021, 10:34 AM Evan Platt <evan@...> wrote:
Have we identified yet WHICH KCPD the OP means?

On Sat, Sep 18, 2021 at 8:20 AM Dale <dale5671@...> wrote:
>
> They went to encryption a week or so ago. So you're not going to be able to hear anything more from kcpd. I have seen them pop up a couple of times since i think was East patrol.
>
> On Fri, Sep 17, 2021 at 1:48 PM <frh562004@...> wrote:
>>
>> i have talk group of kcpd and all of sudden get nothing maybe flash on screen, no audio.  any ideas?
>
>






Re: sds100

frank henderson <frh562004@...>
 

thanks all for help.

On Sep 18, 2021, at 10:34 AM, Evan Platt <evan@...> wrote:

Have we identified yet WHICH KCPD the OP means?

On Sat, Sep 18, 2021 at 8:20 AM Dale <dale5671@...> wrote:

They went to encryption a week or so ago. So you're not going to be able to hear anything more from kcpd. I have seen them pop up a couple of times since i think was East patrol.

On Fri, Sep 17, 2021 at 1:48 PM <frh562004@...> wrote:

i have talk group of kcpd and all of sudden get nothing maybe flash on screen, no audio. any ideas?




Re: sds100

Evan Platt
 

Have we identified yet WHICH KCPD the OP means?

On Sat, Sep 18, 2021 at 8:20 AM Dale <dale5671@...> wrote:

They went to encryption a week or so ago. So you're not going to be able to hear anything more from kcpd. I have seen them pop up a couple of times since i think was East patrol.

On Fri, Sep 17, 2021 at 1:48 PM <frh562004@...> wrote:

i have talk group of kcpd and all of sudden get nothing maybe flash on screen, no audio. any ideas?


Re: sds100

Dale
 

They went to encryption a week or so ago. So you're not going to be able to hear anything more from kcpd. I have seen them pop up a couple of times since i think was East patrol. 


On Fri, Sep 17, 2021 at 1:48 PM <frh562004@...> wrote:
i have talk group of kcpd and all of sudden get nothing maybe flash on screen, no audio.  any ideas?


Re: sds100

Joe M.
 

Nearly all (if not all) the Unidens mute P25 encryption.

Joe M.

On 9/17/2021 5:34 PM, Jim Walls wrote:
Depends on the scanner or in some cases, settings.
Since this is the SDS100 group, I assume we are talking about the SDS100. To be honest, I don't remember for sure, but I recall it goes silent. Mine is at home, so I can't test.

Jim Walls
K6CCC




-----Original Message-----
From: "frank henderson" <frh562004@...>
Sent: Friday, September 17, 2021 14:26
To: main@uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] sds100

used hear all, all sudden no audio. does encryptions make noise or silent?
On Sep 17, 2021, at 2:38 PM, R. Keske via groups.io <my80z28f41@...> wrote:

Have you ever heard anything on this ID? If it shows up but no audio it probably went encrypted.

-------- Original message --------
From: frh562004@...
Date: 9/17/21 13:48 (GMT-06:00)
To: main@Uniden.groups.io
Subject: [Uniden] sds100

i have talk group of kcpd and all of sudden get nothing maybe flash on screen, no audio. any ideas?











Re: sds100

Jim Walls
 

Depends on the scanner or in some cases, settings.
Since this is the SDS100 group, I assume we are talking about the SDS100. To be honest, I don't remember for sure, but I recall it goes silent. Mine is at home, so I can't test.

Jim Walls
K6CCC

-----Original Message-----
From: "frank henderson" <frh562004@...>
Sent: Friday, September 17, 2021 14:26
To: main@uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] sds100

used hear all, all sudden no audio. does encryptions make noise or silent?
On Sep 17, 2021, at 2:38 PM, R. Keske via groups.io <my80z28f41@...> wrote:

Have you ever heard anything on this ID? If it shows up but no audio it probably went encrypted.

-------- Original message --------
From: frh562004@...
Date: 9/17/21 13:48 (GMT-06:00)
To: main@Uniden.groups.io
Subject: [Uniden] sds100

i have talk group of kcpd and all of sudden get nothing maybe flash on screen, no audio. any ideas?


Re: sds100

Evan Platt
 

Like the radioreference page?

On Fri, Sep 17, 2021 at 2:29 PM frank henderson <frh562004@...> wrote:

what is link to system?


Re: sds100

frank henderson <frh562004@...>
 

what is link to system?

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