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That radio is the same as a whisler WS1080. The good news is that whisler still makes it and you can contact them for the SD card:

Radio Shack... | Answered on Apr 23, 2020

As the squelch control is rotary it could be an ordinary potentiometer or it could have a mechanical linkage repeatedly pressing buttons as it is rotated - the latter type tends to feel as though there are "bumps" as it is turned.
The latter type does tend to wear. The former type suffers from wear or a dirty track but does tend to work sometimes with persistence.

Whether the problem is mechanical or an electronic fault, your need to ask the question indicates it is a problem best sorted by the repair shop...

Radio Shack... | Answered on Apr 13, 2020

The scanner has a squelch knob, so it sounds like the squelch switch is broken or full of dirt. To do anything, you must the scanner apart. Put a box out for the parts and you should have a rag to catch the nasty cleaner. One apart, check the easy things, are the wires (two) attached to the squelch switch? Then take the switch out of the housing. There should be a retainer under the knob, unscrew and remove from housing. You will use contact cleaner (BEST!) The contact cleaner is under pressure. Squirt the cleaner in, let it drip out, repeat 3-7x. Wait a couple of minutes or until you know the switch to be dry and plug it all in and test. Still not working? Unplug and repeat. Still not working? I doubt you can buy the part, but try anyway. They are easy to replace and you have it all apart, right?

Radio Shack... | Answered on Oct 04, 2019

you press the on/off button. Also the batteries maybe dead I think they use a few CR2016 Li-Ion button batteries?

Radio Shack... | Answered on Oct 03, 2019

Goggle (radioshack)(21-1914)(manual) without parens.

Radio Shack... | Answered on Jun 30, 2019

step through each channel and press unlock

Radio Shack... | Answered on Mar 28, 2019

Try this link to find the manual that you are looking for.

Radio Shack... | Answered on Mar 26, 2019

You can actually go to the Radio Shack website and download the user, and sometimes the service manuals. They have manuals on just about all the products they have ever sold.

Radio Shack... | Answered on Jan 15, 2019

I checked the manual and there is nothing that says that the scanning speed can be changed. It is locked at 90 channels per second. There are a number of delays that can be set on channels when scanning. Putting delays on channels can slow down the scanning, as can having your squelch too loose.

Radio Shack... | Answered on Jan 14, 2019

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