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The Pro-92 was manufactured for RadioShack by GRE and was the first handheld LTR trunking scanner.
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There are 3 firmware versions of the Pro-92. The first, 1.00, introduced in 1999 as the Pro-92, has sub-audible tone Motorola trunking that had the tendency to lose active Motorola transmissions. The second, 3.25, introduced in mid 2000 as the 92A, fixed that with control-channel trunking. And the third, 3.28, introduced in late 2000 as the 92B, is essentially the same as the 92A with minor SAME weather alert improvements.
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==General Specifications==
==General Specifications==
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The Pro-92 was manufactured for RadioShack by GRE
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===Features===
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* [[Rebanding]] supported?
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** Original Version: <span style="color: green"> YES </span> 
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** Versions PRO-92A or B? <span style="color: red">NO-Rebanded frequency dependant</span> 
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** The difference between the 3 versions:
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** The A and B versions use control-channel trunking, which tells the radio which voice channel to go to, based on the band plan coded into the firmware. The PRO-92 (no A or B) uses sub-audible tone Motorola trunking where you need to enter all the voice channels in the system. The sub-audible tone directs the radio to one of those voice channels. In this case, the frequency that has the control channel would need to be locked out in "OPEN" mode.
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** How to tell the difference;
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#Turn the radio over and look on the back for the information sticker. In the upper right-hand corner, it will list the catalog number. If there is no A or B next to it, you have an original PRO-92.
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#During power up, press 3. This shows the firmware's version number. If you have version 1.00, this is the original version.
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* 10 banks of 50 channel each, total 500 channels
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* 29-54, 108-174, 380-512, 806-960MHz range
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* Scan rate 25cps
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* 5, 12.5kHz steps
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* Multi-mode trunking (Motorola I/II/IIi, EDACS, LTR)
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* 1 list, 100 IDs per bank; 1000 total
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* Auto LTR LCN programming
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* AM, FM
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* PL/DPL capability
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* Attenuator
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* 12-character alpha tag capability
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* 60 Re-programmable custom searches (100 w/Win92 freeware)
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* 1 priority channel
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* Weather alert/priority
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* Computer interface
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* No digital audio capability
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* 6 AA alkaline/NiCad batteries
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* A '''cloning cable''' may be fabricated using 2 1/8inch mono jacks and shielded cable
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===RR System Compatibility===
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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:
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* System Types:
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** Motorola Type I
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** Motorola Type II
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** Motorola Type IIi Hybrid
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** Motorola Type II Smartnet
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** Motorola Type II Smartzone
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** Motorola Type II Smartzone Omnilink
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** EDACS Standard (Wide)
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** EDACS Standard Networked
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** LTR Standard
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*Multi-mode trunking (Motorola I/II/IIi, EDACS, LTR)
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*System Voices:
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*PL/DPL capability
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** Analog
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*12-character alpha tag capability
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*10 banks of 50 channel each, total 500 channels
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*60 Re-programmable custom searches (100 w/Win92 freeware)
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*Auto LTR LCN programming
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*No digital audio capability
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*A '''cloning cable''' may be fabricated using 2 1/8inch mono jacks and shielded cable
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* [[Rebanding]] supported? <font color=green> YES </font> '''NOTE:''' PRO-92 original version only
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* Rebanding supported for PRO-92A or B? <font color=red> NO </font>
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[[Programming Shortcut Pro-92]]
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==Modifications==
==Modifications==
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* [http://home.hvc.rr.com/bpetrow/Squelch_Backlight.gif Squelch Controlled Backlight for PRO-92]
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* [http://wiki.radioreference.com/images/3/3f/Pro-92_Squelch_Backlight.gif Squelch Controlled Backlight for PRO-92]
* [http://www.mods.dk/view.php?ModelId=599 Mods.DK listing for PRO-92]
* [http://www.mods.dk/view.php?ModelId=599 Mods.DK listing for PRO-92]
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* [http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Image:Pro92TapPt.jpg The Tap Point for a PRO-92 (TP301)]
==Reviews and User Opinions==
==Reviews and User Opinions==
* [http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/1206 EHam Reviews of the PRO-92]
* [http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/1206 EHam Reviews of the PRO-92]
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* [http://www.strongsignals.net/access/reviews/reviews.cgi?type=display&rtype=fi&class=recv&num=018 Strong Signals Review of the PRO-92 (original version)]
 
* [http://www.ukmidlandscanner.co.uk/pro92rev.htm PRO-92 review at ukmidlandscanner]
* [http://www.ukmidlandscanner.co.uk/pro92rev.htm PRO-92 review at ukmidlandscanner]
==Related Pages==
==Related Pages==
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* [http://marksscanners.bravehost.com/92/92.html Easier to Read PRO-92/A/B/2067 Manual]
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* [[Programming Your Radio Shack Scanner]]
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* [http://www.radioreference.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=81 RadioReference Radio Shack forum]
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* [http://tinyurl.com/92fwn Radio Shack website statement on Rebanding]
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* [http://www.strongsignals.net/access/forums/viewforum.php?f=10&sid=a008fecb4f59406385d1ff0cbe328c9c Strong Signals GRE forum]
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* [http://strongsignals.net/access/forums/viewforum.php?f=12 Strong Signals Radio Shack Message board]
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* [http://strongsignals.net/access/content/mods.html Strong Signals Mods page]
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* '''NOTE:''' See item 5 for Audio and Discriminator information
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* [http://66.206.7.210/index.htm PRO-92.Com]  
* [http://66.206.7.210/index.htm PRO-92.Com]  
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* [http://strongsignals.net/access/feature/guide_001.html Programming the PRO-92 for Trunked Systems]
 
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* [http://rsproscanners.proboards22.com/index.cgi Radio Shack PRO scanners message board]
 
* [http://support.radioshack.com/support_electronics/68388.htm RS PRO 92 A/B Tutorials]
* [http://support.radioshack.com/support_electronics/68388.htm RS PRO 92 A/B Tutorials]
* [http://support.radioshack.com/support_electronics/56346.htm RS PRO 92 Owner's Guide and Links]  
* [http://support.radioshack.com/support_electronics/56346.htm RS PRO 92 Owner's Guide and Links]  
* [http://support.radioshack.com/support_tutorials/communications/hand-scanners.pdf Tandy handheld scanners comparison chart(PDF)]
* [http://support.radioshack.com/support_tutorials/communications/hand-scanners.pdf Tandy handheld scanners comparison chart(PDF)]
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* The [[media:Pro92tap.jpg|Discriminator Tap Point for a PRO-92]]
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* [[media:Pro-92 Squelch Backlight.gif|Image for squelch backlight mod]]
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==Programming Cables and Supporting Software==
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==Supporting Software==  
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===Programming Cables===
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; Starrsoft Products
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* [http://www.pro92.com/ Black Bag Software]
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* [http://www.greamerica.com/scanner.html GRE Scanner Accessories]
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* [http://www.starrsoft.com/software/Win96/Cables/cables.html Programming Cable Information]
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* Radio Shack [http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2102526 20-289] programming cable
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* [http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2177609&cp RS 20-047 USB Programming Cable]
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** [http://www.ftdichip.com/FTDrivers.htm Updated Drivers for RS USB cable]
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===Supporting Software===
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* [http://www.scanstar.com/products/commander.htm Spectrum Commander]
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* [http://www.scanstar.com/products/manager.htm Spectrum Manager]
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* [http://www.monteriallc.com/spectrum/dominator_feat.htm Spectrum Dominator]
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* [http://parnass.com/tk92/ tk92]
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* [http://www.scanstar.com/products/trunkstarpro.htm Trunkstar Pro]
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* [http://www.scanstar.com/products/tsxlt.htm Trunkstar XLT]
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* [http://www.scanstar.com/products/ts9235.htm Trunkstar 9235]
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* [http://www.starrsoft.com/freeware/win92/ Win92]
* [http://www.starrsoft.com/freeware/win92/ Win92]
* [http://www.starrsoft.com/freeware/WinXXDataConverter/default.asp WinXX Data Converter]
* [http://www.starrsoft.com/freeware/WinXXDataConverter/default.asp WinXX Data Converter]
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; Other Distributors
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* [http://parnass.com/tk92/ tk92]
* Ken Plotkin's webpage has the following software;
* Ken Plotkin's webpage has the following software;
** [http://members.cox.net/kplotkin/scanner.htm 92Linux]
** [http://members.cox.net/kplotkin/scanner.htm 92Linux]
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* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pro92/ PRO92 Yahoo group]
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pro92/ PRO92 Yahoo group]
* [http://groups.msn.com/pro92 PRO-92 group at MSN.com]  
* [http://groups.msn.com/pro92 PRO-92 group at MSN.com]  
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* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spgtrunk/ spgtrunk Yahoo group]
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* [http://www.radioreference.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=81 RadioReference Radio Shack forum]
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* [http://rsproscanners.proboards22.com/index.cgi?board=PRO92 Radio Shack PRO scanners Pro-92 message board]
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==eBay Listings== 
<ebay>Radio Shack ("PRO-92","PRO92")</ebay>
<ebay>Radio Shack ("PRO-92","PRO92")</ebay>
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Latest revision as of 20:28, 1 July 2012

RS/GRE PRO-92 Handheld Scanner

The Pro-92 was manufactured for RadioShack by GRE and was the first handheld LTR trunking scanner.

There are 3 firmware versions of the Pro-92. The first, 1.00, introduced in 1999 as the Pro-92, has sub-audible tone Motorola trunking that had the tendency to lose active Motorola transmissions. The second, 3.25, introduced in mid 2000 as the 92A, fixed that with control-channel trunking. And the third, 3.28, introduced in late 2000 as the 92B, is essentially the same as the 92A with minor SAME weather alert improvements.


Contents

General Specifications

Features

  • Rebanding supported?
    • Original Version: YES
    • Versions PRO-92A or B? NO-Rebanded frequency dependant
    • The difference between the 3 versions:
    • The A and B versions use control-channel trunking, which tells the radio which voice channel to go to, based on the band plan coded into the firmware. The PRO-92 (no A or B) uses sub-audible tone Motorola trunking where you need to enter all the voice channels in the system. The sub-audible tone directs the radio to one of those voice channels. In this case, the frequency that has the control channel would need to be locked out in "OPEN" mode.
    • How to tell the difference;
  1. Turn the radio over and look on the back for the information sticker. In the upper right-hand corner, it will list the catalog number. If there is no A or B next to it, you have an original PRO-92.
  2. During power up, press 3. This shows the firmware's version number. If you have version 1.00, this is the original version.
  • 10 banks of 50 channel each, total 500 channels
  • 29-54, 108-174, 380-512, 806-960MHz range
  • Scan rate 25cps
  • 5, 12.5kHz steps
  • Multi-mode trunking (Motorola I/II/IIi, EDACS, LTR)
  • 1 list, 100 IDs per bank; 1000 total
  • Auto LTR LCN programming
  • AM, FM
  • PL/DPL capability
  • Attenuator
  • 12-character alpha tag capability
  • 60 Re-programmable custom searches (100 w/Win92 freeware)
  • 1 priority channel
  • Weather alert/priority
  • Computer interface
  • No digital audio capability
  • 6 AA alkaline/NiCad batteries
  • A cloning cable may be fabricated using 2 1/8inch mono jacks and shielded cable

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

Modifications

Reviews and User Opinions

Related Pages

Supporting Software

Starrsoft Products
Other Distributors

Yahoo Groups and Mailing Lists (software and receiver support)

eBay Listings


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