Tuesday, June 26, 2012

National Police Scanner Museum
June 2012 Update

The Bearcat BC-A 
Airband Only Scanner
By Richard Barnett

The National Police Scanner Museum recently received a tremendous donation from Don Edwards of upstate New York. Don sent us a BC-A which is a very rare version of the very early "Bearcat 1" series of scanners. These were the first with the red "scanning" LEDs that Bearcat made famous in the 60's and 70's. The BC-A scanned only the AM air band between 118-136 MHz. You needed to buy crystals of course to receive up to eight channels. What's really fun about this radio is the little red propeller painted by the factory on the speaker grille. Thank you again Don for a great addition to our museum.




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