Help: Regency 1040 scanner

Help: Regency 1040 scanner

Post by Robert B. Nevil » Sun, 18 Sep 1994 12:21:55

I picked up a Regency 1040 scanner recently. It accepts a frequency into the
VFO with no difficulty, but when I attempt to write that frequency into a
memory channel it doesn't take...when I switch from manual to scan, the stored
frequency isn't there.

I suspect the channel RAM is bad...but before I open up the radio (I don't have
a schematic), I thought I'd ask about it here...does the 1040 have a discrete
RAM chip, or is it part of the CPU? My guess is the former, since the radio
(a) allows frequency entry and (b) scans like it's supposed to...it just scans
whatever garbage it finds in channel RAM. If there is a RAM chip, what is it?

Right now the radio is a cheap li'l 1-channel receiver with no frequency backup
on shutdown...but I'd really rather it be a 10-channel scanner with a row of
blinky lights (I've owned many scanners, from a Regency M-400 to a Yupi 7100...
but never one with a row of blinky lights!).