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Will using a 400 mw charger adapter instead of a 300 mw hurt the

Will using a 400 mw charger instead of a 300mw hurt unit

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  • blonsky Jan 06, 2009

    hi yes they are both 6v,i should have stated that.tom

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    VERY QUICK RESPONSE VERY HELPFUL

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    Is The Voltage The Same?

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My pro 39 scanner loses memory after unplugged for 24 hrs..Question: is there a memory storage battery inside unit..


Here's a link to your radio's manual. Make sure the rechargeable batteries are able to accept a full charge. If they have been recharged more than a couple of hundred times, they may need to be replaced.

Pay attention to which jacks your are powering the radio through. The PWR and CHG jacks perform some similar, but very different functions.

The AC or DC adapter can be connected to the CHG jack when you wish listen to the radio (and recharge at the same time) ONLY when NiCad batteries are installed (or to simply recharge the NiCad batteries with the radio off). Recharging with the radio off will allow the batteries to recharge fastest (10 - 18 hrs).

As per the manual, you should not connect a power source to the CHG jack if using anything other than NiCad batteries in the radio, as they will heat up and could explode, instead connect to the PWR jack whenever using regular, non-rechargeable batteries.

Jul 26, 2012 | Radio Communications

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Hi, I have two IC-R10's in very nice condition. Previous owner passed away several years ago and left the rechargeble batteries inside the units(The contacts had very little corrosion left from the...


  • Hi, I can help.

  • It is very possible that the corrosion could be a little worse than initially thought. Look for unnoticed corrosion and clean the contacts real real well with a pencil eraser.

  • Under the third battery is a switch marked (Charge) OFF/ON. When using the power supplies to power the scanner the switch should be off (pushed to the left). When using batteries the switch should be turned to on (pushed to the right)

  • The internal charger is meant to charge Ni-Cad batteries not Alkaline batteries. If you have Alkaline batteries in the unit then you should never have that switch to on with the power cord plugged in or a charge will be attempted on the Alkaline batteries and they will explode/leak.

  • The problem will be that switch, unnoticed corrosion or the batteries you are using are not good.


  • If you have any comments please feel free to leave them here.
  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.


Regards, Tony

Aug 29, 2011 | Icom IC-R10 Handheld Scanner

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I was curious, if i put my 2055 scanner on 12 volts, instead of the required 13 volts, will it hurt it?


You won't damage anything with 12 volts. Equipment built for use in automobiles will often have a DC input marked 13.8 volts because it's the voltage delivered by a fully-charged battery. But any supply around 12 volts will work. Just be sure the supply has enough current available (around an amp should be fine for a scanner), and that you get the polarity right when connecting it.

Jun 19, 2011 | Radio Shack Pro-2055 Base Scanner

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Need adapter/charger


Radio Shack no longer markets a charger/adapter made specifically for the PRO-82, but the 6-volt Enercell AC adapter with a size C Adaptaplug will work with your scanner. Radio Shack total retail for the pair is $30, and you can probably find them on line for even less. You might even luck out and find a compatible 6v wall wart on eBay.

Bill B

Mar 08, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-82 Scanner

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Not getting any power


Ok, are the batteries fresh? Did you make sure they are installed correctly? Have you tried an AC adapter plugged into the side of the unit? This bypasses the battery compartment and may work, indicating the problem area is within the battery compartment and or its wiring. I'd take it to radio shack and see if they will give a quick opinion, mabye letting you try a charger before you buy. Also, if nothing works, Radio Shack repairs Their scanners, often for a very reasonable price. been there, done that. Bst of luck!

Jan 30, 2010 | Uniden BC60XLT-1 Handheld Scanner

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Dont no how 2 get police chanel or others thank u


try to scan frequency range bet 140 - 160 mhz in VHF range and 300 - 400 in UHF range for police frequencies..... ;-)

May 24, 2009 | Uniden BC92XLT Handheld Scanner

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Programming an Icom IC R5 scanner


This is a problem with any scanner which has no keypad..

First set the squelch (gets rid of the hissing noise and allows the radio to scan)
to do this....

On the side are 2 buttons, the bottom one is monitor.
press and hold then look at the display,
turn the top dial until "AUTO" appears,

The squelch should now keep the radio quiet.

Now the tuning step..
You need to set this because if your radio was on 450.000 and you wanted to listen to 450.012.5 you would miss it if your radio was making 000.025 "steps". IE you would need 12.5 steps. This is the most common step used by ambulance etc in the UK, you will need to check local band plans.
Stick with 12.5 and you should get most stuff on VHF / UHF.
For airband 12.5 will get most stuff, but some is now changing to 8.33.
For HF (below) 136 Mhz I'd use 5

To set the step....

On the front there are 4 big buttons.
press [V/M.S.MW.SKIP] to select VFO mode,
then press [BAND.LOCK] to select the band you want to listen to,
then press [TS.SET] to enter the step
turn the dial to select your step (stick with 12.5 for now)
press [TS.SET] to exit back to VFO mode



To scan...

First set the scan type...
On the front there are 4 big buttons.
Press and hold the one that says [MODE.SCAN] for 2 seconds and look at the display,
turn the top dial until the screen reads ALL,
press [MODE.SCAN] again and the radio should start to scan with the 12.5 steps you set earlier.
If you want to change scan direction, just turn the top dial.
If you want to stop the scan, just press [MODE.SCAN].

When you hear something interesting, make a note of the frequency on the display.

To set memories (store frequencies).....

On the front there are 4 big buttons.
press [V/M.S.MW.SKIP] to select VFO mode,

to get close to the frequency you made a note of, press [BAND.LOCK]
Then set the actual frequency with the top dial,
press and hold [V/M.S.MW.SKIP] for 2 seconds to select memory write mode (1 short and 1 long beep)
turn the top dial to select which channel you would like to overwrite. Start with 01.
press [V/M.S.MW.SKIP] for 2 seconds. ( 3 beeps )

Thats it!

Any more problems just post on here and either me or someone else will help.

M3ODQ

Dec 22, 2008 | Icom IC-R5 Handheld Scanner

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Only works when adapter's plugged in.


try plugging and unplugging the charger/ac adapter several times to see if the switch that is built into the jack might be stuck from dirt or corrosion.sometimes you can take a toothpick and get them unstuck too.

Sep 25, 2008 | Icom IC-R5 Handheld Scanner

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Icom r5


A quick "get you started" guide.....

First set the squelch (gets rid of the hissing noise and allows the radio to scan)
to do this....

On the side are 2 buttons, the bottom one is monitor.
press and hold then look at the display,
turn the top dial until "AUTO" appears,

The squelch should now keep the radio quiet.

Now the tuning step..
You need to set this because if your radio was on 450.000 and you wanted to listen to 450.012.5 you would miss it if your radio was making 000.025 "steps". IE you would need 12.5 steps. This is the most common step used by ambulance etc in the UK, you will need to check local band plans.
Stick with 12.5 and you should get most stuff on VHF / UHF.
For airband 12.5 will get most stuff, but some is now changing to 8.33.
For HF (below) 136 Mhz I'd use 5

To set the step....

On the front there are 4 big buttons.
press [V/M.S.MW.SKIP] to select VFO mode,
then press [BAND.LOCK] to select the band you want to listen to,
then press [TS.SET] to enter the step
turn the dial to select your step (stick with 12.5 for now)
press [TS.SET] to exit back to VFO mode



To scan...

First set the scan type...
On the front there are 4 big buttons.
Press and hold the one that says [MODE.SCAN] for 2 seconds and look at the display,
turn the top dial until the screen reads ALL,
press [MODE.SCAN] again and the radio should start to scan with the 12.5 steps you set earlier.
If you want to change scan direction, just turn the top dial.
If you want to stop the scan, just press [MODE.SCAN].

When you hear something interesting, make a note of the frequency on the display.

To set memories (store frequencies).....

On the front there are 4 big buttons.
press [V/M.S.MW.SKIP] to select VFO mode,

to get close to the frequency you made a note of, press [BAND.LOCK]
Then set the actual frequency with the top dial,
press and hold [V/M.S.MW.SKIP] for 2 seconds to select memory write mode (1 short and 1 long beep)
turn the top dial to select which channel you would like to overwrite. Start with 01.
press [V/M.S.MW.SKIP] for 2 seconds. ( 3 beeps )

Thats it!

Any more problems just post on here and either me or someone else will help.

M3ODQ

Jun 24, 2008 | Icom IC-R5 Handheld Scanner

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AC Adaptor


If there isn't a switch to select 110 or 220 it should be ok , i had a charger like this and it worked well on 220 altrought I had to plug it with crocodiles clips

Oct 13, 2007 | Uniden BC92XLT Handheld Scanner

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