How do I program my (insert model number) scanner?
The method of programming is confusing. Are there any shortcuts to make this task easier?
The manual is very hard to read/confusing/worthless. Are there any better ones?
Welcome to the Programming Your Radio Shack Scanner article. At some point, we all end up scratching our heads, and wishing there were an easier way
to program our scanners, particularly when there is a new memory management method involved. Those that were involved with banked scanning for years
often find the new Object Oriented scanners particularly difficult.
The links below will be a big help in getting over the hurdle. The Easier to Read manuals for the various RS scanners are linked below. In addition we have
a number of programming shortcuts for older RS radios, as well as user's guides for some of the more popular programming packages.
Most newer PCs have no serial ports, so you need to make the connection between the scanner and PC via an USB device.Please see our
Connecting scanners via USB article for more information and tips on how to set this up properly.