07 Jul

Bearcat 8 Update

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I found an old radio I used as a kid in the attic: an 8 channel crystal controlled Bearcat 8 scanner. It was a museum piece when I got it but I loved how simple it was to use (if you had the requisite crystals).

 

I loved how the LEDs scroll in scan mode & remember how crisp the audio was. I'm curious if there is any interest for a modern day equivalent? 10 channels, slow scan rate, good audio, much smaller, & super simple control.

 

If there is enough interest perhaps I'll build & sell them. Let me know what you think on Twitter (@roteno).