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The Pro-2055 was manufactured for Radio Shack by GRE America Inc
The same scanner as the Pro-97 but as a base/mobile. Trunk tracker three technology. Can use Win97 to program with your computer. Note that due to firmware limitations, computer control is not possible.
This unit can be used as a desktop scanner or mounted in a vehicle.* Alphanumeric display shows ID code or can be programmed with service name. Backlit display and keypad for low-light use. Clones with the popular PRO-97 handheld scanner (#20-527).
Also see the Pro-97 page. All utilities and links listed there also apply to the PRO-2055.
- 1 General Specifications
- 2 Programming and Keyboard Tricks
- 3 Reviews and User Opinions
- 4 Related Pages
- 5 Software
- 6 Yahoo Groups and Mailing Lists (software and receiver support)
- 7 eBay Listings
- Rebanding supported? NOT KNOWN It appears that the scanner must be returned to Radio Shack for a logic and display board retrofit 'if' it is to be supported.
- See this article on the Strong Signals website for more information, or 800Reband - WPAScanner Radio Shack Scanner Rebanding Chart that has contradictory information as reported by Monitoring Times, Radio Rumors. The fist link information pertains to the Pro-97; however it is assumed that the support will be applied in a similar manner. More information is required.
- A cloning cable may be fabricated using 2 1/8 inch mono jacks and shielded cable
- 1000-channel memory divided into ten banks lets you store up to 1000 frequencies
- 5 ID lists, 30 IDs per list, 150 IDs per bank
- Adjustable ID delay
- Lock out IDs in 'open' mode
- 150+ most popular national frequencies preprogrammed
- Covers most popular 800MHz triple-trunking police/fire/emergency systems in most metropolitan areas
- UHF, 800, 900, Motorola, LTR, EDACS (GE/Ericsson) capability
- Use as a desktop scanner or mount in, under or on dash of vehicle* with included DIN-E hardware
- Signal stalker II—searches for nearby frequency transmissions within approximately 1000 feet of the radio. Scanner will automatically jump to nearby transmission and display frequency
- Skywarn button—hear storm reports from spotters near your location minutes before they are broadcast on TV or radio. (requires one-time programming of one frequency into memory)
- Weather priority
- Motorola Control Channel Only trunking
- 16 character alphanumeric display can display ID code or service name
- Backlit display and keypad
- Clones to another 2055 or the popular PRO-97 handheld scanner—download information on the handheld to the desktop scanner, no need to program separately
- CTCSS/DCS (Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System/Digital Coded Squelch) receive and detect
- 1 priority channel
- Frequencies: 25-54, 108-136.99166, 137-174, 216.0025-225, 225-406, 406-512, 800-960 (except cellular), 1240-1300MHz
- FM/AM/PL/DPL mode, user selectable
- Triple conversion
- 60-channel scan per second, 75-step search per second
- 5, 6.26, 7.5, 8.333, 12.5, 25KHz step (preset by band - not user selectable)
- 50-frequency search skip
- Air, police-fire, Ham, Marine, WX, FRS/GMRS/MURS and CB service search
- WX and SAME alert with FIPS operation—get alerts for only your county (will not alert in SAME mode unless you have entered the FIPS code for your county)
- PC interface
- 20dB attenuator (global or by-channel)
- Lock out, lock out review, delay and reset
- EPPROM memory backup—will not lose programming if power is lost
- Dimensions (LWH): 7.2x5.3x2.2" (18.29x13.46x5.59cm)
- Includes AC and DC adapters for desktop or vehicle* use
- Takes ADAPTAPLUG type "T" for power supply - now discontinued at Radio Shack.
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
- EDACS SCAT
- LTR Standard
- System Voices:
Programming and Keyboard Tricks
Restoring The 155 Preset Frequencies
- Turn the scanner OFF and then turn ON again.
- When the Multi-system Trunking Scanner appears, press PGM.
- Press 1
More than 1 Trunk System in a bank
- You may program more than 1 trunk system in a bank provided you seperate them with 1 conventional channel
Manually Changing the Welcome Message
To change the startup message on the PRO-2055 scanner:
1. Turn on the scanner.
2. Change to any standard FM channel.
3. Press [PGM] to enter program mode.
4. Press [FUNC] + [TEXT]. The display will read:
Edit 1st line:
5. Enter the text you wish and press [ENT] to move to the second line, then the third, and so on.
Thanks to Matthew on rec.radio.scanner for the procedure
Reviews and User Opinions
- Easier to Read PRO-97/2055 Manual
- Radio Shack website statement on Rebanding
- Programming Shortcut pro-2055
- ARC300 as of V1.05
- Scancat Lite Plus
- PSREdit300 with support for the Pro-2055
- Scanner cables
- GRE USB Programming cable
Yahoo Groups and Mailing Lists (software and receiver support)
- PRO-2055 Yahoo group
- PRO-2055-scanner Yahoo group
- p97 Yahoo group (.p97 files)
- Strong Signals GRE Message board
- Strong Signals Radio Shack Message board
- Radio Shack PRO scanners message board
- RadioReference Radio Shack forum
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