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237Re: [BC346XT] Re: Discriminator Tap

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  • dmccorm@charter.net
    Dec 9, 2009
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      While I would most likely purchase or trade a used radio with a discriminator tap from Rich, other may not fair as well with a soldering iron. Keep that in mind if you want to trade or sell later on, especially if a cheaper radio with the same frequency coverage is readily available for discriminator modification, IMHO.

      I take that in consideration on radios still in warranty and potential used equipment.

      ---- Rich Carlson <rich.n9jig@...> wrote:
      > The resistor or capacitor (I use tantalum capacitors) protects against
      > shorts and stray voltages. While I have never had a problem on the
      > radios I modded without these components, your mileage may vary.
      > On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 7:43 AM, pc4610 <nh370@...> wrote:
      > > Is there more to the connection than just a pair of wires?
      > >
      > > I looked at the discriminator tap mod listed on the BCD396T group,
      > > and it appears to be just that, while on other scanners, there is a
      > > small capacitor and resistor added to the circuit.
      > >
      > > One person shows how he added a mini USB port next to the BCD396T's
      > > existing data port. This is a very clean looking solution and leaves
      > > the rubber cover flap in place.
      > >
      > > Gene
      > --
      > Rich Carlson, N9JIG
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