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WHAAAAAT?

James F. Boehner, MD
 

OK, I can't hold back anymore.

Radar Detectors are legal in all states for passenger cars with the exception of Virginia and D.C.

10.5 G is actually the "X" band (shared with amateur radio). 24 G is the "K" band and 36G is the "Ka" band.

And as you impress the officer with your knowledge of radio theory, you may be rewarded with "Step out of the car please, and keep your hands where I can see them". "Remember, I'm handcuffing you for your protection!"

Just 'sayin'

'73 de JIM N2ZZ

-----Original Message-----
From: main@Uniden.groups.io [mailto:main@Uniden.groups.io] On Behalf Of KA9QJG
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:48 AM
To: main@Uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] SDS 100 Charging light.

John, You and others are a Ham Next time they use the K Band and your detector goes Off ask the Officer why is He transmitting to your 10.5 G Lic Amateur Radio Freq Radar ham receiver Amateur Radio lic and calibration

The amateur radio band is between 10.00 GHz and 10.50 GHz, and the amateur satellite band is between 10.45 GHz and 10.50 GHz. The allocations are the same in all three ITU regions

Stay Safe and Healthy Don KA9QJG

-----Original Message-----
From: main@Uniden.groups.io [mailto:main@Uniden.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Etling
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:18 PM
To: main@Uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] SDS 100 Charging light.

Radar detectors are illegal in most states... in any type of vehicle.

--John K3JAE

-----Original Message-----
From: main@Uniden.groups.io <main@Uniden.groups.io> On Behalf Of KA9QJG
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 19:28
To: main@Uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] SDS 100 Charging light.

Not your California answer but Il an Indiana it is illegal to have Radar detectors in Commercial vehicles like trucks

Stay Safe and Healthy Don KA9QJG

-----Original Message-----
From: main@Uniden.groups.io [mailto:main@Uniden.groups.io] On Behalf Of Evan Platt
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7:16 PM
To: main@uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] SDS 100 Charging light.

What in your trucks are illegal in California?

On Wed, Jun 10, 2020 at 4:20 PM John Etling <@K3JAE> wrote:

I can attest to your LAST few comments of your statement. This is why I no longer permit ANY of my trucks (over the road) to enter into California any longer. It simply is not worth the hassle of complying with assinine rules that were pulled out of someone's ear.

Lloyd Mitchell
 

A ham I knew would use a well available ramsey kit to "practice" cw  when in the road. He said he could tell who had radar detectors by the brake lights ahead of him..lol

73  Lloyd KO4L 

On Thu, Jun 11, 2020, 12:54 PM James F. Boehner, MD via groups.io <jboehner01=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
OK, I can't hold back anymore.

Radar Detectors are legal in all states for passenger cars with the exception of Virginia and D.C.

10.5 G is actually the "X" band (shared with amateur radio).  24 G is the "K" band and 36G is the "Ka" band.

And as you impress the officer with your knowledge of radio theory, you may be rewarded with "Step out of the car please, and keep your hands where I can see them".  "Remember, I'm handcuffing you for your protection!"

Just 'sayin'

'73 de JIM N2ZZ

-----Original Message-----
From: main@Uniden.groups.io [mailto:main@Uniden.groups.io] On Behalf Of KA9QJG
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:48 AM
To: main@Uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] SDS 100 Charging light.

John,   You and others  are a Ham Next time  they  use the K Band and your detector goes Off ask the Officer why is He transmitting  to your 10.5 G Lic Amateur Radio Freq   Radar ham receiver   Amateur Radio lic and calibration

The amateur radio band is between 10.00 GHz and 10.50 GHz, and the amateur satellite band is between 10.45 GHz and 10.50 GHz. The allocations are the same in all three ITU regions

Stay Safe and Healthy  Don KA9QJG

-----Original Message-----
From: main@Uniden.groups.io [mailto:main@Uniden.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Etling
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:18 PM
To: main@Uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] SDS 100 Charging light.

Radar detectors are illegal in most states... in any type of vehicle.

--John K3JAE

-----Original Message-----
From: main@Uniden.groups.io <main@Uniden.groups.io> On Behalf Of KA9QJG
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 19:28
To: main@Uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] SDS 100 Charging light.

Not  your California answer  but   Il an Indiana  it is illegal to have Radar detectors in  Commercial vehicles  like  trucks

Stay Safe and Healthy Don KA9QJG

-----Original Message-----
From: main@Uniden.groups.io [mailto:main@Uniden.groups.io] On Behalf Of Evan Platt
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7:16 PM
To: main@uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] SDS 100 Charging light.

What in your trucks are illegal in California?

On Wed, Jun 10, 2020 at 4:20 PM John Etling <john@...> wrote:
>
> I can attest to your LAST few comments of your statement. This is why I no longer permit ANY of my trucks (over the road) to enter into California any longer. It simply is not worth the hassle of complying with assinine rules that were pulled out of someone's ear.
















Jim Walls
 

On 06/11/2020 10:12, Lloyd Mitchell wrote:
A ham I knew would use a well available ramsey kit to "practice" cw  when in the road. He said he could tell who had radar detectors by the brake lights ahead of him..lol
A friend of mine years ago had a 10GHz Gunnplexor on his rear deck pointed backwards.  When a big rig truck would follow just a few feet back (as they so often do), he would flip on the Gunnplexor which would trigger the radar detector that most of the trucks had and they would back right off.

--
73
-------------------------------------
Jim Walls - K6CCC
jim@...
Ofc: 818-548-4804
http://members.dslextreme.com/users/k6ccc/
AMSAT Member 32537 - WSWSS Member 395

Shawn Benoit
 

Not illegal in CT



On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 12:54 James F. Boehner, MD via groups.io <jboehner01=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
OK, I can't hold back anymore.

Radar Detectors are legal in all states for passenger cars with the exception of Virginia and D.C.

10.5 G is actually the "X" band (shared with amateur radio).  24 G is the "K" band and 36G is the "Ka" band.

And as you impress the officer with your knowledge of radio theory, you may be rewarded with "Step out of the car please, and keep your hands where I can see them".  "Remember, I'm handcuffing you for your protection!"

Just 'sayin'

'73 de JIM N2ZZ

-----Original Message-----
From: main@Uniden.groups.io [mailto:main@Uniden.groups.io] On Behalf Of KA9QJG
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:48 AM
To: main@Uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] SDS 100 Charging light.

John,   You and others  are a Ham Next time  they  use the K Band and your detector goes Off ask the Officer why is He transmitting  to your 10.5 G Lic Amateur Radio Freq   Radar ham receiver   Amateur Radio lic and calibration

The amateur radio band is between 10.00 GHz and 10.50 GHz, and the amateur satellite band is between 10.45 GHz and 10.50 GHz. The allocations are the same in all three ITU regions

Stay Safe and Healthy  Don KA9QJG

-----Original Message-----
From: main@Uniden.groups.io [mailto:main@Uniden.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Etling
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:18 PM
To: main@Uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] SDS 100 Charging light.

Radar detectors are illegal in most states... in any type of vehicle.

--John K3JAE

-----Original Message-----
From: main@Uniden.groups.io <main@Uniden.groups.io> On Behalf Of KA9QJG
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 19:28
To: main@Uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] SDS 100 Charging light.

Not  your California answer  but   Il an Indiana  it is illegal to have Radar detectors in  Commercial vehicles  like  trucks

Stay Safe and Healthy Don KA9QJG

-----Original Message-----
From: main@Uniden.groups.io [mailto:main@Uniden.groups.io] On Behalf Of Evan Platt
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7:16 PM
To: main@uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] SDS 100 Charging light.

What in your trucks are illegal in California?

On Wed, Jun 10, 2020 at 4:20 PM John Etling <john@...> wrote:
>
> I can attest to your LAST few comments of your statement. This is why I no longer permit ANY of my trucks (over the road) to enter into California any longer. It simply is not worth the hassle of complying with assinine rules that were pulled out of someone's ear.
















Phil Aziz
 

Both radar detectors and scanners are Legal in Michigan

Phil

Christopher Nelsen
 

Back in the 60’s I ran 150 watts mobile on 2 meters in to a Collinear  antenna on the roof of my truck. Going to work I always caught up to a guy that was using a cruse control while on the highway. I could get up close to him, key the transmitter and cause his cruse control to floor the accelerator. 
The first couple of times it happened I wondered why he all of a sudden took off so fast. After I figured out what was going on I had to play with it a few more times. I bet he had a story to tell his mechanic. 
Back then not much EMI testing was done on automobiles. 
Chris
WD9HIK



On Thursday, June 11, 2020, 5:13 PM, Phil Aziz via groups.io <flippus1@...> wrote:

Both radar detectors and scanners are Legal in Michigan

Phil



Michael Martin
 

This Is something I have told people for DECADES about the legality of a
mobile scanner:

Rule 1: Do not make it obvious you have a scanner in your vehicle
Rule 2: Do not look like a porcupine on your car (Multiple Antennas) - See
Rule 1.
Rule 3: Do not FLAUNT your scanner equipment to anyone and everyone - See
Rule 1.
Rule 4: Do not show up at ANY crime scene and have your scanner blaring -
See Rule 1.
Rule 5: Do not do ANYTHING that will get you noticed by law enforcement -
See Rule 1.
Rule 6: Do not SPOUT OFF anything to a law enforcement officer about the
legality of/your rights - See Rule 1.
Rule 7: If you are pulled over/stopped by a law enforcement officer, PLEASE
turn OFF your scanner - See Rule 1.

Make sense?

/\/\|k.e

-----Original Message-----
From: main@Uniden.groups.io <main@Uniden.groups.io> On Behalf Of Phil Aziz
via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 18:13
To: main@uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] WHAAAAAT?

Both radar detectors and scanners are Legal in Michigan

Phil

robertwichert
 

Oh yeah.



Robert Wichert
PEng LEED AP
HERS I/II 2016/2019 #CC2006186
Office: +1 916 966 9060
Mobile: +1 916 712 4481

On 6/11/2020 5:49 PM, Michael Martin via groups.io wrote:
This Is something I have told people for DECADES about the legality of a
mobile scanner:

Rule 1: Do not make it obvious you have a scanner in your vehicle
Rule 2: Do not look like a porcupine on your car (Multiple Antennas) - See
Rule 1.
Rule 3: Do not FLAUNT your scanner equipment to anyone and everyone - See
Rule 1.
Rule 4: Do not show up at ANY crime scene and have your scanner blaring -
See Rule 1.
Rule 5: Do not do ANYTHING that will get you noticed by law enforcement -
See Rule 1.
Rule 6: Do not SPOUT OFF anything to a law enforcement officer about the
legality of/your rights - See Rule 1.
Rule 7: If you are pulled over/stopped by a law enforcement officer, PLEASE
turn OFF your scanner - See Rule 1.

Make sense?

/\/\|k.e

-----Original Message-----
From: main@Uniden.groups.io <main@Uniden.groups.io> On Behalf Of Phil Aziz
via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 18:13
To: main@uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] WHAAAAAT?

Both radar detectors and scanners are Legal in Michigan

Phil





KA9QJG
 

Aman

-----Original Message-----
From: main@Uniden.groups.io [mailto:main@Uniden.groups.io] On Behalf Of robertwichert
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:04 PM
To: main@Uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] WHAAAAAT?

Oh yeah.



Robert Wichert
PEng LEED AP
HERS I/II 2016/2019 #CC2006186
Office: +1 916 966 9060
Mobile: +1 916 712 4481

On 6/11/2020 5:49 PM, Michael Martin via groups.io wrote:
This Is something I have told people for DECADES about the legality of a
mobile scanner:

Rule 1: Do not make it obvious you have a scanner in your vehicle
Rule 2: Do not look like a porcupine on your car (Multiple Antennas) - See
Rule 1.
Rule 3: Do not FLAUNT your scanner equipment to anyone and everyone - See
Rule 1.
Rule 4: Do not show up at ANY crime scene and have your scanner blaring -
See Rule 1.
Rule 5: Do not do ANYTHING that will get you noticed by law enforcement -
See Rule 1.
Rule 6: Do not SPOUT OFF anything to a law enforcement officer about the
legality of/your rights - See Rule 1.
Rule 7: If you are pulled over/stopped by a law enforcement officer, PLEASE
turn OFF your scanner - See Rule 1.

Make sense?

/\/\|k.e

-----Original Message-----
From: main@Uniden.groups.io <main@Uniden.groups.io> On Behalf Of Phil Aziz
via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 18:13
To: main@uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] WHAAAAAT?

Both radar detectors and scanners are Legal in Michigan

Phil






Gigu chan
 

I'm with mike.


Cheers

-----Original Message-----
From: main@Uniden.groups.io <main@Uniden.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael
Martin via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 20:50
To: main@Uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] WHAAAAAT?

This Is something I have told people for DECADES about the legality of a
mobile scanner:

Rule 1: Do not make it obvious you have a scanner in your vehicle Rule 2:
Do not look like a porcupine on your car (Multiple Antennas) - See Rule 1.
Rule 3: Do not FLAUNT your scanner equipment to anyone and everyone - See
Rule 1.
Rule 4: Do not show up at ANY crime scene and have your scanner blaring -
See Rule 1.
Rule 5: Do not do ANYTHING that will get you noticed by law enforcement -
See Rule 1.
Rule 6: Do not SPOUT OFF anything to a law enforcement officer about the
legality of/your rights - See Rule 1.
Rule 7: If you are pulled over/stopped by a law enforcement officer, PLEASE
turn OFF your scanner - See Rule 1.

Make sense?

/\/\|k.e

-----Original Message-----
From: main@Uniden.groups.io <main@Uniden.groups.io> On Behalf Of Phil Aziz
via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 18:13
To: main@uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] WHAAAAAT?

Both radar detectors and scanners are Legal in Michigan

Phil

Mark Lassman
 

Rule 1: Do not make it obvious you have a scanner in your vehicle
Unless you are using a handheld with the stock rubber antenna, you’ll need at least ONE antenna somewhere on your vehicle.

Rule 2: Do not look like a porcupine on your car (Multiple Antennas)
If you DO have multiple antennas, at least don’t use mag mounts with exposed coax. Nothing says “wanker” more than a car with six antennas, all on mag mounts with the coax all over the place.

Rule 4: Do not show up at ANY crime scene and have your scanner blaring -
Generally a good idea not to show up at ANY crime scenes, anyway.


Rule 5: Do not do ANYTHING that will get you noticed by law enforcement.
Good advice.


Rule 6: Do not SPOUT OFF anything to a law enforcement officer about the
legality of/your rights.
Cops LOVE it when you tell them about your “rights”.

And don’t forget to remind them who’s paying their salary. Make sure you get their badge numbers.


Rule 7: If you are pulled over/stopped.
Broken THIS rule many times. About two years ago, was pulled over by California Highway Patrol. Was going 75 (in a 65 posted zone), crossed into a carpool lane but just past the double yellow lines. When he stopped me, he asked what all the radios were for (one scanner, one dual-band (ham) radio, and three handhelds in the glove compartment). Maybe he liked my explanation and that I had my daughter in the car with me, but he returned my license and registration and said, “Just drive a little slower and be more careful.”

Oh, I didn’t mention, not only was the scanner ON, but it was locked on that particular area’s channel.

Thank you, Officer. Have a nice day, Officer.

Joe M.
 

That cannot be stressed enough.

When crimes happen, photos are taken. The LAST thing you want is to be photographed at multiple crime scenes because it fast-tracks you on the suspect list. Not only can this result in you being questioned, it interferes with their ability to spot the REAL perp.

Joe M.

On 6/12/2020 1:07 AM, Mark Lassman via groups.io wrote:

Rule 4: Do not show up at ANY crime scene and have your scanner blaring -
Generally a good idea not to show up at ANY crime scenes, anyway.

KA9QJG
 

Wow   As describe I Must  be  a Whacker,,,, NO Just a Scanner Listener over 50 yrs and tracking  down idiots who use  cheap BO-thng type radios  and Interfere with PD/FD  Communications and more

 

Stay Safe and Healthy

 

Also worked  Law Enforcement,  Yes I had problems  with the Indiana Scanner Law  until I made copies of the Law and met with Chiefs of PD and others the copies were passed out and put in the squads  and  I explained   how responsible scanner  listeners   are their friends and have helped many times being the eyes and the ears of the community ..

 

Don KA9QJG

 

Ps ..Please do not  mount  equipment like I did it is dangerous if you get in wreck have it installed professional I do not drive fast and most of my listening is parked  getting signals and directions ..to follow up on investigations of illegal dangerous  interference ...I told  them to contact the FCC  They were told they did not have the money or manpower to have someone set at 3 in the morning waiting on someone who may or may not transmit.. As a scanner listener you hear stuff like this document the time  date and if possible record  and try to  help out ..

 

 

 

James F. Boehner, MD
 

Picture without comment:

 

 

From: main@Uniden.groups.io [mailto:main@Uniden.groups.io] On Behalf Of KA9QJG
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 3:10 AM
To: main@Uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] WHAAAAAT?

 

Wow   As describe I Must  be  a Whacker,,,, NO Just a Scanner Listener over 50 yrs and tracking  down idiots who use  cheap BO-thng type radios  and Interfere with PD/FD  Communications and more

 

Stay Safe and Healthy

 

Also worked  Law Enforcement,  Yes I had problems  with the Indiana Scanner Law  until I made copies of the Law and met with Chiefs of PD and others the copies were passed out and put in the squads  and  I explained   how responsible scanner  listeners   are their friends and have helped many times being the eyes and the ears of the community ..

 

Don KA9QJG

 

Ps ..Please do not  mount  equipment like I did it is dangerous if you get in wreck have it installed professional I do not drive fast and most of my listening is parked  getting signals and directions ..to follow up on investigations of illegal dangerous  interference ...I told  them to contact the FCC  They were told they did not have the money or manpower to have someone set at 3 in the morning waiting on someone who may or may not transmit.. As a scanner listener you hear stuff like this document the time  date and if possible record  and try to  help out ..

 

 

 

mikkut kut
 


Michael Martin, Well Said!  The prime directives of scanning!  This is the exact advice I give to new listeners.

Thanks!
Rule 1: Do not make it obvious you have a scanner in your vehicle
Rule 2: Do not look like a porcupine on your car (Multiple Antennas) - See
Rule 1.
Rule 3: Do not FLAUNT your scanner equipment to anyone and everyone - See
Rule 1.
Rule 4: Do not show up at ANY crime scene and have your scanner blaring -
See Rule 1.
Rule 5: Do not do ANYTHING that will get you noticed by law enforcement -
See Rule 1.
Rule 6: Do not SPOUT OFF anything to a law enforcement officer about the
legality of/your rights - See Rule 1.
Rule 7: If you are pulled over/stopped by a law enforcement officer, PLEASE
turn OFF your scanner - See Rule 1.

Glenn "Butch" Kanvick
 

OH, NO, those dreaded Mag mounts. I used a couple until I decided to pull the headliner and permanently mount the six antennas on the truck.


On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 12:50 PM mikkut kut <mikekut@...> wrote:

Michael Martin, Well Said!  The prime directives of scanning!  This is the exact advice I give to new listeners.

Thanks!
Rule 1: Do not make it obvious you have a scanner in your vehicle
Rule 2: Do not look like a porcupine on your car (Multiple Antennas) - See
Rule 1.
Rule 3: Do not FLAUNT your scanner equipment to anyone and everyone - See
Rule 1.
Rule 4: Do not show up at ANY crime scene and have your scanner blaring -
See Rule 1.
Rule 5: Do not do ANYTHING that will get you noticed by law enforcement -
See Rule 1.
Rule 6: Do not SPOUT OFF anything to a law enforcement officer about the
legality of/your rights - See Rule 1.
Rule 7: If you are pulled over/stopped by a law enforcement officer, PLEASE
turn OFF your scanner - See Rule 1.



--
Glenn (Butch) Kanvick
KE7FEL/R
1-406-655-1232
 

KA9QJG
 

Real Men drill holes and do the job right   LOL...make  sure  it’s  your vehicle and not the Wife’s  they do not understand ,,,   But  a mounted one done properly  will work much better  not only  for a Scanner  but also if you us a Transmitter . And a reminder  if you have your expensive scanner antenna on a Vehicle  and  you use a transmitter you can blow  the front end on the  scanner ..Especially   on the same  band or close call.. I have  done it a few times.. The biggest problem I have had with the Mag mounts is the coax  under the molding and Water  coming down   into the vehicle  .Also it is a pain to remove all at the vehicle wash

 

Stay Safe  and Healthy

 

Don KA9QJG

 

From: main@Uniden.groups.io [mailto:main@Uniden.groups.io] On Behalf Of Glenn &quot;Butch&quot; Kanvick
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 2:19 PM
To: main@uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] WHAAAAAT?

 

OH, NO, those dreaded Mag mounts. I used a couple until I decided to pull the headliner and permanently mount the six antennas on the truck.

 

On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 12:50 PM mikkut kut <mikekut@...> wrote:


Michael Martin, Well Said!  The prime directives of scanning!  This is the exact advice I give to new listeners.

Thanks!
Rule 1: Do not make it obvious you have a scanner in your vehicle
Rule 2: Do not look like a porcupine on your car (Multiple Antennas) - See
Rule 1.
Rule 3: Do not FLAUNT your scanner equipment to anyone and everyone - See
Rule 1.
Rule 4: Do not show up at ANY crime scene and have your scanner blaring -
See Rule 1.
Rule 5: Do not do ANYTHING that will get you noticed by law enforcement -
See Rule 1.
Rule 6: Do not SPOUT OFF anything to a law enforcement officer about the
legality of/your rights - See Rule 1.
Rule 7: If you are pulled over/stopped by a law enforcement officer, PLEASE
turn OFF your scanner - See Rule 1.


 

--

Glenn (Butch) Kanvick

KE7FEL/R

1-406-655-1232

 

petvetredgtivr6@...
 

I've blown out the front end of a couple scanners by transmitting too close to them. It costs about $80 at Uniden to get it back up and running again.

KA9QJG
 

Me too  and the bad thing if its local  we listen to It may not be noticed until we get out in a distance

 

Don KA9QJG

 

PS . Many yrs ago  had a small  Scanner  business Communications Research  if you are old you may of seen My adds in Monitoring  Times and Pop Com ..I would  have scanners on display and an Officer or  Ham would come in  and transmit  to hear  themselves  and blew the front end. also  if they  walked  across the carpet  static build up would occur and I had  metal telescopic ants on them they would also get zapped and blow the front end.. I cured both problems by putting to diodes   back to back on the  ant input it takes  the static and strong RF  to ground .. Not easy to do with  the new scanners .. Also if  you have a scanner  with a  metal  ant  inside the house and walk across  the carpet  to adjust or touch the ant the static discharge  can take out the front End ,,always   ground  your hand to something ..

 

I watched a  guy selling a scanner at a Hamfest  AKA  Flea Market  I guy  ask to see it and programmed  his Two Way transmit Freq ..keyed it up and said testing 123  of course the Scanner  heard him But he just blew the front end , He bought it took it home and it would not  receive very well He got on his ham radio  and bad mouthed  the person he bought the scanner from WOW

 

From: main@Uniden.groups.io [mailto:main@Uniden.groups.io] On Behalf Of petvetredgtivr6 via groups.io
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 5:01 PM
To: main@uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] WHAAAAAT?

 

I've blown out the front end of a couple scanners by transmitting too close to them. It costs about $80 at Uniden to get it back up and running again.

Mark Lassman
 

If you’re going to run 50 watts or more, yes. I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times I had to go higher than 5 watts, and I’d still have a couple of fingers left over. At 5 or even 10 watts, probably no damage to your scanners. At 50 watts? Sure, that could be a problem. Probably best to turn the scanner off if you’re going to do that.

On Jun 12, 2020, at 3:00 PM, petvetredgtivr6 via groups.io <petvetredgtivr6@...> wrote:

I've blown out the front end of a couple scanners by transmitting too close to them. It costs about $80 at Uniden to get it back up and running again.