Pro 32 Mods

Pro 32 Mods

Post by John D. MacNe » Thu, 08 Dec 1994 06:20:20


I am interested in any simple (I can clip a diode but am weak with the soldering
tools) modifications for the Realistic Pro 32. By the way, what's the story with
this model- it doesn't seem that common but had good coverage and features for
it's time?

If there is a FAQ regarding this subject I would appreciate knowing it's location
as I am a newcomer to the newsgroup

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Pro 32 Mods

Post by Vince J. MacKenz » Fri, 09 Dec 1994 09:35:31



: I am interested in any simple (I can clip a diode but am weak with the soldering
: tools) modifications for the Realistic Pro 32. By the way, what's the story with
: this model- it doesn't seem that common but had good coverage and features for
: it's time?

: If there is a FAQ regarding this subject I would appreciate knowing it's location
: as I am a newcomer to the newsgroup

:                                                               JMN

:                                                               (e-mail that works)

I too share your views on the Pro-32 I've dragged mine through hell and
back.  I've been looking for a mod as well now for some time and my post
is unanswered as well. I would be happy enough just knowing if the mod
exists. If I come across anything I will surely let you know.

Does anyone else out there own a Pro-32 ?

Regards,
Vince Mackenzie, Firefighter III
Grand Falls - Windsor, Newfoundland, Canada
1994 NFPA Learn Not To Burn Champion

 
 
 

Pro 32 Mods

Post by Peter Pe » Sat, 10 Dec 1994 10:11:06




> : I am interested in any simple (I can clip a diode but am weak with the

soldering

Quote:> I too share your views on the Pro-32 I've dragged mine through hell and
> back.  I've been looking for a mod as well now for some time and my post
> is unanswered as well. I would be happy enough just knowing if the mod
> exists. If I come across anything I will surely let you know.

> Does anyone else out there own a Pro-32 ?

Hi is a Pro2032 the same as a Pro-32.  I just got a Pro 2032 ($199) and am
very happy with it.Good Luck - Peter

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Peter Peck     "Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained"

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Pro 32 Mods

Post by Warren Lea » Sat, 10 Dec 1994 15:35:17




> : I am interested in any simple (I can clip a diode but am weak with the soldering
> : tools) modifications for the Realistic Pro 32. By the way, what's the story with
> : this model- it doesn't seem that common but had good coverage and features for
> : it's time?

> : If there is a FAQ regarding this subject I would appreciate knowing it's location
> : as I am a newcomer to the newsgroup

> :                                                               JMN

> :                                                               (e-mail that works)

> I too share your views on the Pro-32 I've dragged mine through hell and
> back.  I've been looking for a mod as well now for some time and my post
> is unanswered as well. I would be happy enough just knowing if the mod
> exists. If I come across anything I will surely let you know.

> Does anyone else out there own a Pro-32 ?

> Regards,
> Vince Mackenzie, Firefighter III
> Grand Falls - Windsor, Newfoundland, Canada
> 1994 NFPA Learn Not To Burn Champion

I had a Pro-32.  Great radio.

The Pro-32 only scans up to 512 mhz.  So the radio doesn't reach the
cellular bands up at 800 mhz.  No need for Tandy to include blocking,
so there's no diode to bypass the block.  But there is hope.

I gave mine to my dad and included a GRE SuperConverter ($90 from the
usual suppliers, but going fast since their import and manufacture has
been prohibited).   It converts the 800 mhz band down to 400 mhz,
within the reach of the Pro-32.

The radio scans in 12.5 mhz steps in this range, but it is still quite
workable for listening.  Cell frequencies are spaced 30 mhz apart and
snipping the diode on cell-capable scanners (Pro-37, Pro-43,
Bearcats...) often scan with the correct increment (thanks guys!).

The converter takes its own 9v battery, but I ran wires from the radio
up to the it (same voltage, fortunately) and it powered on when I
turned on the radio.  This way I only needed to plug one dingus in the
wall for recharging.

Warren Leach

 
 
 

Pro 32 Mods

Post by Vince J. MacKenz » Sun, 11 Dec 1994 12:23:06




: >
: > : I am interested in any simple (I can clip a diode but am weak with the
: soldering

: > I too share your views on the Pro-32 I've dragged mine through hell and
: > back.  I've been looking for a mod as well now for some time and my post
: > is unanswered as well. I would be happy enough just knowing if the mod
: > exists. If I come across anything I will surely let you know.
: >
: > Does anyone else out there own a Pro-32 ?

: Hi is a Pro2032 the same as a Pro-32.  I just got a Pro 2032 ($199) and am
: very happy with it.Good Luck - Peter

: .

: .

: --
: Peter Peck     "Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained"

: (508) 475-8188   Fax(508) 682-2677

--
Vince Mackenzie, Firefighter III
Grand Falls - Windsor, Newfoundland, Canada
1994 NFPA Learn Not To Burn Champion

 
 
 

Pro 32 Mods

Post by Jim Gillesp » Tue, 13 Dec 1994 11:25:02

Quote:

>I too share your views on the Pro-32 I've dragged mine through hell and
>back.  I've been looking for a mod as well now for some time and my post
>is unanswered as well. I would be happy enough just knowing if the mod
>exists. If I come across anything I will surely let you know.

>Does anyone else out there own a Pro-32 ?

>Regards,
>Vince Mackenzie, Firefighter III
>Grand Falls - Windsor, Newfoundland, Canada
>1994 NFPA Learn Not To Burn Champion

I've had one for about 7 years and it too has been to hell and back and it keeps
on ticking.

I'm a newbie to this group and would be interested in knowing what kinds of mods
your looking for  a Pro-32. i.e. what types of communications would you like to
pick up that the Pro-32 cannot already pick-up ? cellular ? other ?

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