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Radio Shack Pro-162 scanning receiver

The Pro-162 was manufactured by Uniden for Radio Shack. The Pro-162 is the handheld version of the Pro-160, simillar to the Pro-528 and uses the same radio control software and cables. Note: This radio can not be computer controlled.

General Specifications


Frequency Range (MHz), Step (kHz)

  25-54         5  
 108-174        5
 216-224.9950   5
 400-512        6.25
 764-775.9875   12.5
 794-956        12.5
1240-1300       12.5


  • Rebanding supported? Yes
  • 1,000 Channels with 20 channel-storage banks, 50 channels per bank
  • Multi-mode trunking (VHF, UHF, 800, 900, Motorola I/II/IIi, EDACS, LTR)
  • Motorola Control Channel Only scanning option in menu with selectable plan for 800/900 mHz systems but only one site or system can be programmed per bank
  • Scan rate 97cps/Search rate 90 sps (260 Hypersearch)
  • Signal stalker I (with 10 autostore channels)
  • Triple-Conversion Circuitry
  • 10 ID lists, 10 IDs, 100 per bank; 4000 IDs total
  • Alpha-tags
  • Weather Search
  • Weather Alert Indicator
  • SAME-FIP Digital Weather Alert
  • 1 programmable Skywarn channel
  • Two Second Scan Delay
  • ID Delay
  • EDACS Partial Talkgroups
  • Lock Out Function
  • 200 Search Lockouts
  • 10 Priority Channels
  • 10 Priority IDs per bank
  • Auto Backlight (light turns on when a signal is received)
  • Four Service Banks - Police, Aircraft, Ham, and Marine
  • Hypersearch/scan
  • 10 search banks
  • Direct Search
  • Key Lock
  • Data Signal Skip (skips no-modulated or data signals)
  • Motorola Disconnect Tone Detect (scanner tunes into data trunk channel when it receives a disconnect transmision)
  • Status Bits
  • Manual Access
  • Liquid Crystal Display
  • Display Backlight
  • Key Backlight
  • BNC Antenna connector
  • Memory Backup
  • Programming from PC/MAC (not controllable)
  • Key tones (for correct entry or different tones for errors)
  • Battery Save ( a mode to preserve power if no signal appears for 5 seconds)
  • 4 AA alkaline/Ni-MH batteries
  • Can be cloned from the Pro-160,Pro-433 or another Pro-162 with a 1/8" to 1/8" mono 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

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