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how to modify a scanner

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hey, for educational purposes, im just wondering how to modify a scanner to get more frequencies? i have a Radio Shack Pro-79 scanner and want to know how a mod could get me more freqs...

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The PRO-79 is a late 90s basic 200 channel scanner. It covers the basic land mobile frequencies up to 512 MHz. There are no mods available for it. Use it for keeping an ear on the locals who are still running analog conventional systems on VHF and UHF.

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PRO-2011 - 1990s vintage, 20 channel, no 800 MHz.

Bearcat 260 - Another 80s or 90s vintage 16 channel basic scanner.

If you're looking for older scanners that can be modified for "full 800 mhz." coverage or other mods, check out the database at QRZ.com. TICOM Zine Issue #3 had a list of everything that could be modified for full 800 mhz. coverage. The COMINT article is one of those must-reads for anyone into commo monitoring, but here's a rundown of the scanner mod "want list:

R a d i o S h a c k H a n d h e l d S c a n n e r s

PRO-26

PRO-34

PRO-37

PRO-39

PRO-43 (not the 20-0300A model)

PRO-46

R a d i o S h a c k B a s e / M o b i l e S c a n n e r s

PRO-2004

PRO-2005

PRO-2006

PRO-2022

PRO-2026 (not the 20-0148B model)

PRO-2030

PRO-2032

PRO-2035 (virtual downconverter)

PRO-2042 (virtual downconverter)

B e a r c a t H a n d h e l d S c a n n e r s

BC-200/205XLT

BC-2500XLT

B e a r c a t B a s e / M o b i l e S c a n n e r s

BC-760XLT

BC-780XLT (virtual downconverter)

BC-800XLT (factory default)

BC-855XLT

BC-8500 (virtual down-converter)

That is it, so if you're looking for something, use the list.

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