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|Power Cords and Connectors used on Police Scanners|
|(stock number) 4 pin Jones connector||$?.??|
|SCAN-AC two pin AC power cord fits many old scanners||$?.??|
|Popular Battery Paks for portable Police Scanners|
|3AA Ni-Cad pak of (3)AA cells side-by-side||$10,50|
|SBP-70 Ni-Cad pak of (4)AA cells with plug||$19,90|
|SBP-120 Sportcat Ni-Cad (4)AA cells 2on2 with plug||$21,59|
|SBP200 Slide-on battery pak for BC100/200XLT||$39.94|
|IBP205 Rebuild Insert battery (6)AA cells 3on3||$24.92|
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Free Technical Repair Tip: Police Scanner Bands Much confusion and mis-information exists about "how many bands" a police scanner has. The VHF-Low Band was originally considered to be 30 to 50Mhz, however some police scanners extend the edges a little to cover 29 to 54Mhz & advertise this as "3 bands" because 29 to 29.7Mhz is the FM portion of the 10 Meter Ham Radio band & 50 to 54Mhz is the 6 Meter Ham Radio Band!
Aircraft communications in the 118 to 136Mhz range use AM rather than Narrow Band FM so a different receiver/detector circuit is necessary to listen to these frequencies; some scanners extend the range of this band to include 108 to 142Mhz. In any case the Aircraft Band should be considered as a separate band from any other "High Band" coverage adjacent to (above) these frequencies because it requires different circuitry than other frequencies that you may be able to listen to with a police scanner; most older police scanners do not cover this frequency range.
Police Scanners made for use in Europe have "Mid-Band" coverage at 66 to 88Mhz instead of the VHF-Low Band that US scanners have. These frequencies are Television broadcast channels 4 thru 6 in the USA so these frequencies are generally of no interest to police scanner listeners in the US!
VHF-High Band coverage originally was the 150 to 170Mhz range; many programmable scanners extend this range downward to 144Mhz to include the 144-148Mhz 2 Meter Ham Radio band, & upward to 174Mhz. The frequencies from 162.400 to 162.550Mhz are used for Weather broadcasts. Scanner manufacturers add to the confusion by advertising these frequencies as "3 bands" by calling the "2 Meter Ham" the "public service" (police, fire & business radio) and WX (weather) frequencies as different bands even though these adjacent frequencies all utilize the exact same circuitry of the scanner!
UHF Band coverage was originally considered to be 450 to 470Mhz however many recent programmable scanners extend these ranges down to 420Mhz to include the "70 cm Ham Radio" band & upward to 512Mhz to include TV channels 14 to 20 because many large cities have used these TV frequencies for police instead of TV broadcasts. Many scanner manufacturers advertise this frequency range as 3 bands!
The "800Mhz" (also called the "900Mhz") band is featured on some recent "high end" (expensive) scanners which may cover 806 to 956Mhz (excluding cellular frequencies 824-849Mhz & 869-894Mhz). Again, some scanner manufacturers advertise this frequency range as being another 2 or 3 bands. That is why many scanners that honestly have 5 bands (1=Low-VHF, 2=Air, 3=High-VHF, 4=UHF, 5=800Mhz) are advertised as being "12 bands" or some other extravagent number!