Back in the day when I was first interested in radio, I had no idea what a scanner was. Radio Shack in the US had VHF / UHF receivers for a long time. I only noticed a “scanner” around 1980ish when I started to get more involved into CB radio. Here is a look at some of the crystal controlled radios I only wish I could afford. I recently picked up a Radio Shack Pro-24 that cost more to ship than to buy. A wonderful addition to the shack / collection.