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Alias    Posted 08-10-2004 at 13:10:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
I stopped at a yard sale a couple of Saterdays back. Found several interesting things there. One of which was a Radio Shack model Pro2053dual Trumping 300 channel base station type scanner. So, I bought it for the asking price of one dollar. Actually, what happened was, I asked the man what he wanted for it and he replied, a dollar. Well, I paid for it and some other stuff and went on my way.

The next day I asked my neighbor, (who is with the local volunteer fire dept), if he had a scanner antenna. He did and we put it on my newly acquired 2053 and lo and behold, we got the weather channel, loud and clear. But, that was all. when ever we'd try to get it to pick-up on police or fire dept, a message flashed on the screen informing us all channels were locked out.

Not to be discouraged, I went on the webb and found a site where you can download frequencies for the St. Louis area. Next, I went to ebay and found an exact same scanner for sale at $147.00 but the reserve price had not been met. Another lady nearby told me she could get, for me, the local police and fire deptartment frequencies. maybe, I'll have them soon.

In the meantime, I really need all the information I can collect on this model. what would really be nice would be an owner's manual. Anybody out there got one? If so, I'd pay a reasonable price for a photocopied version. Any help along this line is needed and would be appreciated. .......gfp

BTW: This is the busy time of the year for us here at the Alias spread. Been doing a lot of canning. In a couple more weeks and I'll have more time on my hands. Right now, the dog and I are having trouble keeping up with all that's going on. Course, she has it a little better than me. she can streach out on the lawn anytime she gets tired. Ah....for the life of a dog.

Salmoneye    Posted 08-10-2004 at 13:25:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Danged if I can find it yet...

Here is the RS site with the manuals...

Here is the one for the Model 2052...Maybe it is similar enough to yours?

I'll keep looking...

Found it...    Posted 08-10-2004 at 13:31:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Had to DL it and then upload to my own FTP...

Found it at this site:

I will leave it on my site for a while...

Alias    Posted 08-10-2004 at 18:56:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Salmoneye, I haven't yet looked it over, but, I down loaded the manual to my computer. Now, I'm nowhere near as accomplished with computers as you. So, leave it at your site until I have a chance to review it. That's just in case I run into a snag. I'll let you soon know how I'm making out.

Of course, my objective here is to find out how to free up or load the various frequencies. Since I've never worked with scanners, for me, it's as hard to understand as radical muslems.

I am much indebted to you for your kind assistance.......gfp

Nah...    Posted 08-10-2004 at 19:10:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is easy...

Now splain to me how I can find that dang RPN HP that I put away so safely ;-(


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