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July 16, 2011

Radio Shack Pro-46 Factory Unlock

Filed under: Random — Tony @ 7:21 pm

This mod will give you access to several frequencies not in the Pro-46’s normal scanning range. It will require you to erase all currently entered frequencies, so I suggest that you write them down on paper *before* you begin this process.

Turn off the power.

While holding down the 2, 9, and L/Out keys, turn the power back on.

This will erase the currently entered frequencies, and input freq.s into the first 25 memories. Of particular interest are the freq.s in the following memories:

#14: 66.450
#15: 76.825
#16: 87.425
#23: 888.96

Each of these freq.s is outside of the normal scanning range of the unit. #14 and #16 are in the TV range, #15 is in the land mobile range, and #23 is in the cellular range.

To use any of these freq.s, first store them in a monitor memory,* then once you have reprogrammed your scanner you can place them into a regular memory. You can then use the manual scan feature to search through the ranges these frequencies give you access to. You still cannot enter frequencies in these ranges manually, but any freq. stored in a monitor memory can be transferred to a regular memory. Best of luck.

*To place into a monitor memory, open the squelch all the way (so you hear static) and push one of the arrow keys. This will start the manual scan feature, but the frequency should not change because the squelch is open. You can then press the Monitor button to store the freq.

January 20, 2009

Upgrade Cisco 186 ATA to SIP Firmware

Filed under: VoIP — Tony @ 11:21 am

When I got my Cisco 186 ATA it had the H.323 firmware on it, but I needed the SIP firmware. I found out that you have to pay Cisco a licensing fee to get the SIP firmware. It took me too many searches to find out how to get the firmware without paying the licensing fee. Follow the directions below to upgrade the Cisco 186 ATA firmware to SIP:
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June 30, 2007

The Woodchuck Man

Filed under: The Swamp — Tony @ 12:21 pm

I find myself displaced once again; I find myself in a redneck bar all alone. The music is good, Chuck Berry, Tom Petty, Supertramp, oldies and classic rock are the majority in this bar. I may be able to enjoy the night with this music. The bar is packed, 6 cougars sit across the bar from me facing my direction, all of them with white hair. An older couple sits on the end enjoying a large meal of fish and fries, and later a man and 2 women come in from the patio and sit next to me, but for now I sit alone. Read the rest of this entry »

June 9, 2007

Mixed Up Confusion

Filed under: The Swamp — Tony @ 12:43 pm

I got a tattoo last week, “l’homme est libre au moment qu’il veut l’etre” across my belly in black ink. It didn’t cost me anything, my brother’s girlfriend was kind enough to do it for free. I must say, she did a good job, as I like it.

My brother invited me over to his place to drink. He picked me up around 11 or 12, I don’t remember. We’ve talked of fighting some big talking whisperers, but after witnessing his sleeping, drinking, and working habits I’m inclined to believe he would fight like a girl. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27, 2007

Comfortably Numb

Filed under: The Swamp — Tony @ 10:22 pm

Escape, it has become a necessity. I’ve been using the bottle to escape for so long and now it’s the bottle from which I must escape. The end of June when I have a vacation I must get away; back to the road, something unknown. This I have realized, but I must keep it up for 4 more weeks, or it’s extremely likely that I will go completely mad. Read the rest of this entry »

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