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Pro-163


Radio Shack Pro-163 scanning receiver

The Pro-163 is manufactured by GRE in China. The Pro-163 is very similar to the GRECOM PSR-300 and Radio Shack Pro-164 and uses the same software and cables. Note: This radio can not be computer controlled.


Contents

General Specifications

Frequency Coverage

Frequency (MHz)        Step Size Value
---------------------------------------------
25-27.405              10 kHz
27.41-29.7             5 kHZ
29.71-49.83            10 kHz
49.835-54              5 kHz
108-136.9916           8.33 kHz
137-137.995            5 kHz
138-143.9875           12.5 kHz
144-147.995            5 kHz
148-150.7875           12.5 kHz
150.8-150.845          5 kHz
150.8525-150.845       5 kHz
150.8525-154.4975      7.5 kHz
154.515-154.64         5 kHz
154.65-156.255         7.5 kHz
156.275-157.45         25 kHz
154.47-161.5725        7.5 kHz
161.6-161.975          5 kHz
162-174                12.5
216.0025-219.9975      5 kHz
220-224.995            5 kHz
225.000-379.975        25 kHz
380-419.9875           12.5 kHz
420-450                5 kHz
450.00625-469.99375    6.25 kHz
470-512                12.5 kHz (6.25 kHz with CPU Firmware 1.6 or later)
764-766.996875         3.125 kHz
773-775.996875         3.125 kHz
803-805.996875         3.125 kHz
806-823.9875           12.5 kHz
849-868.9875           12.5 kHz
894-901.9875           12.5 kHz
902-928                5 kHz
928.0125-939.9875     12.5 kHz
940-960                6.25 kHz
1240-1300              6.25 kHz

  • Can be updated to support Rebanding? YES
    • See Sections 7.1 and 7.2 of the Rebanding article for the firmware and software links
  • 1000 channels and 1500 talkgroups in 10 banks
  • 155 Preprogrammed frequencies
  • Scan rate 60 cps, search rate 75 cps
  • CTCSS/DCS abilities
  • Signal stalker II (with 10 autostore channels)
  • 16-character alpha-tagging with text entry can show ID code or service name
  • L/O ID in "open" mode
  • ID delay
  • Motorola Control Channel Only trunking
  • Easy-to-read back lit control and display with back lit keypad
  • 6 search ranges/ 1 user definable search range
  • Search "seek" feature
  • Tunes virtually all important bands—local marine, fire/police, Ham, CB, VHF-air, racing, weather, Railroad, and more
  • 7 search ranges/ 1 user definable search range
* The scanner contains these preprogrammed search ranges, stored in the search bank (SR0-SR7)
* Bank Band
* SR0 Marine
* SR1 CB
* SR2 FRS/GMRS/MURS
* SR3 Public Safety
* SR4 Aircraft (Civil and Mil-Air segments can be selected)
* SR5 Amateur Bands
* SR6 Railroad
* SR7 Limit search (User changeable)
  • Weather band with SAME Weather Alert and weather priority—access weather channels and alerts with the push of a button
  • 1 Priority channel
  • Zeromatic search tuning
  • Per channel or global attenuator
  • Function key to access special modes and programming options
  • A cloning cable may be fabricated using 2 - 1/8 inch stereo jacks and shielded cable
  • Please see the Connecting scanners via USB article for USB cables to connect your PC to the scanner

Verifying the firmware version

You can verify the version of firmware currently active in the Pro-163 by pressing the 3 key during the “Welcome” screen.

Firmware upgrades can be installed by downloading and running an upgrade program. See the support page of the RS website or the files ares of the PRO-163 Yahoo group (see the link below) for further information.

Notes: Turn the scanner off, Press and Hold the PGM button while turning the scanner on.

You should see a screen with the top line saying either:

Boot Ver:GF1.00 or Boot Ver:GF1.01

For GF1.00, use the 20-163_164_v106_BOOT100.EXE File
For GF1.01, use the 20-163_164_v106_BOOT101.EXE File

RR System Compatibility

This scanner is compatible with the following Trunking System Types and System Voices used in the RadioReference Database, of course you must verify that the scanner will cover the appropriate frequency range:

  • System Types:
    • Motorola Type I
    • Motorola Type II
    • Motorola Type IIi Hybrid
    • Motorola Type II Smartnet
    • Motorola Type II Smartzone
    • Motorola Type II Smartzone Omnilink
    • EDACS Standard (Wide)
    • EDACS Standard Networked
    • LTR Standard
  • System Voices:
    • Analog

Included Accessories

  • Mobile bracket and DIN-E sleeve
  • Owners Manual, and Preprogrammed Frequency addendum
  • AC adapter
  • DC wire harness
  • Stock pull-up antenna

Owner's Manuals

Related Pages

Yahoo Groups and Message Boards

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