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Pro-2096 Front
Pro-2096 Keypad Closeup
Pro-2096 Back Panel

The Pro-2096 is discontinued and was manufactured for Radio Shack by GRE America Inc

The PRO-2096 follows both digital and analog systems, including 9600bps control channel and C-QPSK modulation.

As of Jan 2009, this scanner was on clearance by RS. Also see the Pro-96 page. All utilities and links listed there also apply to the PRO-2096.

NOTE Computer Control of GRE/RS radios is not possible due to firmware limitations.


Frequency Coverage

Frequency (MHz)        Step Size Value
25-54                  5 kHz
108-136.9875           12.5 kHz
137-174                5, 6.25, or 7.5 kHz
216.0025-221.9975      5 kHz
222.000-225.000        5 kHz
406-512                6.25 kHz
806-823.9875           6.25 kHz
849-868.9875           6.25 kHz
894-960                6.25 kHz
1248 -1300              6.25 kHz


  • Can be updated to support Rebanding? YES via a custom table
    • See Section 7.2 of the Rebanding article for the software links
  • APCO25 Digital Audio decoding
  • Trunktracks Motorola and EDACS systems
  • Virtual Scanner Memory Management system stores 11 memory configurations, each with 500 channels and 1500 talkgroups for a total of 5500 channels and 16,500 talkgroups
  • Preprogrammed for most major metropolitan areas
  • 25-54, 108-174, 216-225, 406-512, 806-960, 1240-1300MHz range
  • 5 ID lists, 30 IDs per list, 150 IDs per bank
  • Scan rate 60 cps
  • 5, 6.25, 7.5, 12.5kHz steps
  • TCXO for frequency stability (?)
  • Digital AGC
  • Adaptive digital tracking (ADT)
  • Digital signal processing (DSP)
  • CTCSS/DCS abilities
  • 12-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 backlit control and display with backlit 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 and more
  • 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
  • Computer interface and Programming (not computer control)
  • Function key to access special modes and programming options
  • Mobile/base design with DIN-E in-dash mounting (requires separate installation kit for your vehicle)
  • A cloning cable may be fabricated using 2 1/8 inch 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
    • Project 25 Standard
  • System Voices:
    • Analog
    • Analog and APCO-25 Common Air Interface
    • APCO-25 Common Air Interface Exclusive

Reviews and User Opinions

Related Pages

Wiki articles

Firmware version 1.4

Radio Shack Data
  • Check the Getting Started article above for a downloadable link for the user's guide

Programming Software

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