I was deep into scanners about 20 years ago, but with all the encryption of trunked systems I lost interest. Then last week I picked up an old (1985?) Realistic Pro - 32 scanner with 200 channels. It's working, but will not hold it's memory after being turned off for an hour or so. I replaced the 3 1.5v watch batteries that are supposed to be what hold the memory, but it didn't work. So, I'm guessing a bad capacitor??? Anyways, I really feel a need to know what is going on around me, with whatever freq's I have to work with now as compared to yesteryear, and thought this old scanner would make a good beater. Anybody have any clue as to what repair I could attempt? I may just bail on this one and look for another beater 200+ channels. I was surprised at what is still out there to be heard while fooling around with this old unit. This thing has the best audio I ever heard on a scanner, darn!!!