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xx   RADIO

A $5 scanner circuit for the Wilson WE-800.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Mar 1980 (v.36#3) pg. 34

Scanner silencer. This simple carrier-operated switching circuit eliminates the squealing and howling feedback that's caused by scanner-transceiver interaction.

Spectrum monitor watches nine channels and tells which ones are clear. Est. cost: $50.
ELECTRONICS ILLUSTRATED May 1965 (v.8#3) pg. 43

CB band sweeper. Tunes your transceiver automatically and continuously from the low to the high end of the band to monitor every CB channel.
ELECTRONICS ILLUSTRATED Jan 1966 (v.9#1) pg. 95

CB band scanner monitors the entire CB band automatically, one channel at a time, without turning the dial on your receiver. Flashing lamps indicate the channel being received at the moment.
ELECTRONICS ILLUSTRATED Jul 1968 (v.11#4) pg. 64

Electronic VHF ham band scanner.
ELECTRONICS WORLD Dec 1966 (v.76#6) pg. 82

How to convert the Realistic PRO-6 VHF Hi-Lo Pocket Scanner into a 4-channel scanner for CB radio.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Jan-Feb 1977 (v.17#1) pg. 56

Channel changer soups up your scanner. Add twelve more frequencies to an existing 8 or 10 crystal scanner. The additional frequencies must all be from the same frequency band. Unit requires no external power supply.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Jan-Feb 1978 (v.18#1) pg. 49

Convert your AM/FM pocket radio into an aircraft scanner.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Sep-Oct 1980 (v.20#5) pg. 47

Scan-Mate connects between your scanner and a cassette recorder. When a signal is present at the scanner's output, the Scan-Mate starts the recorder and feeds the scanner's signal to the recorder's microphone input. The recorder is turned off when the signal goes off.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Sep-Oct 1986 (v.3#5) pg. 34
Correction HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Aug 1987 (v.4#8) pg. 6

Scanner chatter. Part 1. What is available in modern scanners and tips on their use. Includes a homemade coil for AM broadcast reception.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Jan 1986 (v.3#1) pg. 84

Scanner chatter. Part 2. Practical procedures and important antenna tips.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Mar 1986 (v.3#3) pg. 75

Getting more from your scanner. Some tips.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Aug 1986 (v.3#8) pg. 79

Interfacing the Apple II computer to the Yaesu Model FRG-9600 vhf/uhf communications receiver to increase the number of frequencies which can be scanned. Requires the optional Yaesu Model FIF-65A interface. The program listing is provided.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Jun 1989 (v.6#6) pg. 74

Scanners and scanner antennas. An overview of available programmable scanners, which frequencies to listen on, the use of antennas, and legal aspects of eavesdropping.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Jan 1990 (v.7#1) pg. 65

Scanner converter. This simple device down-converts signals in the 800- 950-MHz band so that an ordinary scanner can hear them. Est. cost: $50 (kit).

Complete scanning with the Realistic PRO-34 scanner. Hardware modification allows tuning 806-960 MHz as a continuous band.
POPULAR COMMUNICATIONS Mar 1989 (v.7#7) pg. 26
Added Info POPULAR COMMUNICATIONS May 1989 (v.7#9) pg. 6

A listing of radio frequencies used by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in South Florida (Dade and Broward Counties).
POPULAR COMMUNICATIONS May 1989 (v.7#9) pg. 14

Scanning the bandido band. Using your scanner to listen in on radio pirates operating in the 30 to 50 MHz frequencies.
POPULAR COMMUNICATIONS Jun 1989 (v.7#10) pg. 14

Tips on modifying the Realistic PRO-2004 and PRO-2021 scanners to receive more bands.
POPULAR COMMUNICATIONS Sep 1989 (v.8#1) pg. 6

Living with the Realistic PRO-2005 scanner. How to adapt this scanner for mobile use.
POPULAR COMMUNICATIONS Oct 1989 (v.8#2) pg. 28

How walls have ears. Using a scanner to eavesdrop on wireless intercoms, baby monitors, and similar low-power FM devices.
POPULAR COMMUNICATIONS Jan 1990 (v.8#5) pg. 29

Scanning tricks of the trade. How to receive radio signals in "impossible" locations. Passive repeaters, radiating coax, and other exotic devices.
POPULAR COMMUNICATIONS Nov 1990 (v.9#3) pg. 34

Adapt a scanner to eliminate the annoying 2kHz pilot tone when listening to mobile phone frequencies (454 MHz).
POPULAR COMMUNICATIONS Apr 1993 (v.11#8) pg. 28

The tape-H trick. Shortcut to recording and logging frequencies. By aiming a camcorder at the frequency readout of your scanner and plugging the earphone output into a VCR's audio input, you can record six hours (or more) worth of scanner audio accompanied by frequency information.
POPULAR COMMUNICATIONS Apr 1994 (v.12#8) pg. 12

Scanner soup-ups. How to upgrade some older scanners to use an AM detector, receive SSB, handle inverted speech, etc.
POPULAR COMMUNICATIONS Sep 1994 (v.13#1) pg. 28

How to get the most out of scanning. Tips on selecting a scanner and antenna.
POPULAR COMMUNICATIONS Feb 1995 (v.13#6) pg. 42

A traveling scanner. Advice on selecting a portable, battery-operated handheld scanner.
POPULAR COMMUNICATIONS Oct 1995 (v.14#2) pg. 42

Using radio scanners while flying on commercial aircraft. Some tips.
POPULAR COMMUNICATIONS Nov 1995 (v.14#3) pg. 42

VHF/UHF scanning monitors. A comprehensive buying guide.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Feb 1974 (v.5#2) pg. 47

Plug-in accessory upgrades a pocket scanner by adding power-supply protection, backup power, trickle charging and other features.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Oct 1982 (v.20#10) pg. 75

Build the auto scan which is connected between a scanner and a cassette recorder. When an audio signal is detected, the recorder is activated.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Aug 1989 (v.6#8) pg. 59

Scanner Companion eliminates the annoying hiss between messages.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jun 1991 (v.8#6) pg. 39

Build the scanner silencer. A carrier-operated switching circuit eliminates the squealing and howling feedback that's caused by scanner-transceiver interaction. Mutes the scanner audio whenever you are transmitting.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Sep 1994 (v.11#9) pg. 73

Build the scanner converter which down-converts signals in the 800- to 950-MHz band so that an ordinary scanner can receive them between 400 and 550 MHz. Est. cost: $50 (kit).
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Nov 1995 (v.12#11) pg. 39

Choosing the right scanner for your needs and budget.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jun 1996 (v.13#6) pg. 42

DTMF computer interface. Decode DTMF tones picked up by your scanner and display that information on your computer screen (or save it to memory) with this simple scanner-to-computer interface circuit.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Apr 1999 (v.16#4) pg. 31

Computer CB scanner. Use your Commodore C64, SX64 or C128 computer to monitor up to 40 CB channels and display a bar graph showing the level of activity. Requires construction of an interface circuit between computer and CB radio.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Sep 1986 (v.57#9) pg. 7 (ComputerDigest)

Scanner converter. Upgrade your scanner to receive signals in the 800-900 or 900-1000 MHz bands. Est. cost: $68 (kit). Part 1. Circuitry.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Feb 1992 (v.63#2) pg. 42

Scanner converter. Part 2. Construction.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Mar 1992 (v.63#3) pg. 41