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Re: Speaker Cable

Rick
 

Just open it up and install a cigarette plug and a 3.5 mono hack and all will be ok. REMEMBER that volume control is inside unit. 

Rick
312.450.2485

On Sep 22, 2021, at 12:13 PM, Kurt WA3TOY via groups.io <arswa3toy@...> wrote:

I am pretty sure it will work. I have not used one myself. I modified my speaker.


On Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 12:52, Dewey
<Dewey3@...> wrote:

Found a NIB (new-in-box) Motorola Amplified speaker (HSN1006A) for $40 that I just couldn’t turn down, it will do well with the 436 & SDS100 when mobile.  I really hate making “permanent” alterations to my things, so rather than cutting off the plug and wiring the speaker for 12v and a 1/8” phone plug, I would much rather get a mating/matching cable that I can alter.  Does anyone know for sure if the Motorola NKN6455A speaker cable connector is a physical match for the molar plug on the HSN1006A’s short cable?  I’m not worried about what wire goes where since I will be altering the much cheaper cable, I just want to make sure that the plug itself is a fit for the HSN1006A’s plug, and that pins for all six wires are present.

 

Thanks,

Dewey


Re: Speaker Cable

Kurt WA3TOY
 

I am pretty sure it will work. I have not used one myself. I modified my speaker.


On Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 12:52, Dewey
<Dewey3@...> wrote:

Found a NIB (new-in-box) Motorola Amplified speaker (HSN1006A) for $40 that I just couldn’t turn down, it will do well with the 436 & SDS100 when mobile.  I really hate making “permanent” alterations to my things, so rather than cutting off the plug and wiring the speaker for 12v and a 1/8” phone plug, I would much rather get a mating/matching cable that I can alter.  Does anyone know for sure if the Motorola NKN6455A speaker cable connector is a physical match for the molar plug on the HSN1006A’s short cable?  I’m not worried about what wire goes where since I will be altering the much cheaper cable, I just want to make sure that the plug itself is a fit for the HSN1006A’s plug, and that pins for all six wires are present.

 

Thanks,

Dewey


Speaker Cable

Dewey
 

Found a NIB (new-in-box) Motorola Amplified speaker (HSN1006A) for $40 that I just couldn’t turn down, it will do well with the 436 & SDS100 when mobile.  I really hate making “permanent” alterations to my things, so rather than cutting off the plug and wiring the speaker for 12v and a 1/8” phone plug, I would much rather get a mating/matching cable that I can alter.  Does anyone know for sure if the Motorola NKN6455A speaker cable connector is a physical match for the molar plug on the HSN1006A’s short cable?  I’m not worried about what wire goes where since I will be altering the much cheaper cable, I just want to make sure that the plug itself is a fit for the HSN1006A’s plug, and that pins for all six wires are present.

 

Thanks,

Dewey


Re: Pro 96 question

chuck uphold <dlohpu@...>
 

G&G COMMUNICATION IN NEW YORK DOES REPAIR ON SOME MODELS IF THEY CAN GET PARTS.I HAVE TWO PRO 96s IN GOING TO SEND IN,

On Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 08:57:44 PM EDT, don robinson via groups.io <don_551@...> wrote:


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!

 

Gig.

 

Cheers

 

From: main@Uniden.groups.io <main@Uniden.groups.io> On Behalf Of Keith McCready
Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 03:54 PM
To: main@uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Pro 96 question

 

Eddie,

 

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
900 Terminal Rd #244
Fort Worth, TX 76106 USA
1-800-THE-SHACK

 

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.

 

Keith

 

On Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 1:50 PM Bill Seward <w4ext@...> wrote:

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.

 

 


 

--

keith

 

ALLY

Pronouns:  he/him/his


Re: Pro 96 question

don robinson
 

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!

 

Gig.

 

Cheers

 

From: main@Uniden.groups.io <main@Uniden.groups.io> On Behalf Of Keith McCready
Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 03:54 PM
To: main@uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Pro 96 question

 

Eddie,

 

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
900 Terminal Rd #244
Fort Worth, TX 76106 USA
1-800-THE-SHACK

 

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.

 

Keith

 

On Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 1:50 PM Bill Seward <w4ext@...> wrote:

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.

 

 


 

--

keith

 

ALLY

Pronouns:  he/him/his


Re: SDS 100 and Nags Head

George Marinoff <Gmarinoff@...>
 

The local system you entered was Dare County Public Safety Project 25 Phase I, yes? 

Earlier this year, I was visiting Pawleys Island, SC in Georgetown County.  Using my 436HP with GPS, I would get the Palmetto 800 P-25 Phase I system with plenty of SCHP traffic and other traffic but no Georgetown County Talkgroup user traffic. 

I entered a Pawleys Island zip code, again plenty of SCHP traffic, but no luck for Georgetown County TG's

I had programed my 396XT with Georgetown County Conventional freqs but had not programed the Palmetto 800 System since the 436HP would do that via GPS/Zip Code. 

I manually programed the Palmetto 800 System with SCHP and Georgetown County TG's in my 396XL and began getting traffic on the Georgetown Local TG's.  I then did the same, manually programmed my 436HP and began to receive Georgetown County TG's.

Programing manually worked fine.  Using the GPS and/or Zip Code function, I wasn't receiving Georgetown County TG's.

Manually programing both systems might have been the solution, it worked for me in Pawleys Island, SC. 



 






-----Original Message-----
From: John Harris <jharris58@...>
To: main@Uniden.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Sep 21, 2021 9:18 am
Subject: [Uniden] SDS 100 and Nags Head

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

mikkut kut
 

I have 2 Pro-96's still going strong ... and a Pro-94 & Pro-26 (my Pro-34 finally died a while back)....

Look at post #25 on this thread, it describes some internal adjustments you can make to improve reception:
https://forums.radioreference.com/threads/modifying-a-rs-pro96.178696/page-2

And look here for info on repairing the antenna connector.
https://forums.radioreference.com/threads/pro-96-loose-bnc-connector.177979/

Good Luck!


Re: Pro 96 question

Gigu chan
 

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!

 

Gig.

 

Cheers

 

From: main@Uniden.groups.io <main@Uniden.groups.io> On Behalf Of Keith McCready
Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 03:54 PM
To: main@uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Pro 96 question

 

Eddie,

 

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
900 Terminal Rd #244
Fort Worth, TX 76106 USA
1-800-THE-SHACK

 

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.

 

Keith

 

On Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 1:50 PM Bill Seward <w4ext@...> wrote:

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.

 

 


 

--

keith

 

ALLY

Pronouns:  he/him/his


Re: Sentinel Error

Byron Myers
 

On Sep 21, 2021, at 14:49, Eddie Oliver via groups.io <kd4bww@...> wrote:

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: SDS 100 and Nags Head

John Harris
 

Service types were checked


Re: Pro 96 question

Keith McCready
 

Eddie,

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
900 Terminal Rd #244
Fort Worth, TX 76106 USA
1-800-THE-SHACK

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.

Keith

On Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 1:50 PM Bill Seward <w4ext@...> wrote:

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.

 

 



--
keith

ALLY

Pronouns:  he/him/his


Re: Pro 96 question

Joe M.
 

Someone recently posted they got their Whistler scanners repaired there.

Joe M.

On 9/21/2021 11:55 AM, Jeff Kenyon wrote:
The Pro-96 is Radio Shack, but I did hear a few years ago that Uniden
will repair Radio Shack scanners, but don’t know if that is still the case.


On Sep 21, 2021, at 11:49 AM, Randy Michael <ke4crc@...> wrote:


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: SDS 100 and Nags Head

Jeff Kenyon
 

Did you check all of the service types you are interested in?  You can either do that in Sentinel or on the unit itself.


On Sep 21, 2021, at 12:02 PM, John Harris <jharris58@...> wrote:

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

Jeff Kenyon
 

The Pro-96 is Radio Shack, but I did hear a few years ago that Uniden will repair Radio Shack scanners, but don’t know if that is still the case.


On Sep 21, 2021, at 11:49 AM, Randy Michael <ke4crc@...> wrote:


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

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.

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