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==General Specifications==
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[[Image:Ejbq03.gif|right|200px|]] [[Image:Pro97display2.jpg|right|200px|Pro-97 Display Scanning]] [[Image:Pro97Keys.JPG|right|200px|]]  [[Image:Pro-97.jpg|right|200px|Pro-97 Display Hold]]  
GRE manufactured for Radio Shack HH multi system trunkerDOES require proper programming of LCN's on LTR systems. Uses [http://www.starrsoft.com/software/win97/default.asp Win97] to program. Due to firmware limitations, computer control of this radio is not possible.
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The Radio Shack '''Pro-97''' is a high-performance, extended-coverage scanner has the ability to scan both trunked and conventional channels at the same time. Program up to 1,000 frequencies in 10 banks of 100. This allows you to organize frequencies for easier access. For example, race frequencies in Bank 1, police/fire/emergency in Bank 2, etc. '''Triple-trunking''' lets you follow a signal in virtually any market that uses an analog trunking system. Most major metropolitan areas utilize trunked systems. '''Signal Stalker II''' searches for nearby frequency transmissions and lets you hear a nearby radio without knowing its frequency. '''Skywarn''' lets you hear local trained severe weather observers calling in their reports. Hear severe weather 3-4 minutes before it is rebroadcast on NOAA weather radio frequencies and 4-10 minutes before you'd get the same warning on local radio or TV. Built-in '''service search''' for Police/Fire, Air, CB, Ham Radio, FRS, GMRS and more.  
  
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This unit is manufactured for Radio Shack by GRE, and DOES require proper programming of LCN's on LTR systems. Uses [http://www.starrsoft.com/software/win97/default.asp Win97] to program. Due to firmware limitations, computer control of this radio is not possible.
  
http://tinypic.com/ejbq03.gif  [[Image:Pro97display2.jpg|Pro-97 Display Scanning]] [[Image:Pro97Keys.JPG]] [[Image:Pro-97.jpg|Pro-97 Display Hold]] 
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Also see the [[Pro-2055]] page for additional links.
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==Rebanding Support==
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* Can be updated to support [[Rebanding]]? {{color|red|NO}}
  
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==General Specifications==
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===Power Requirements===
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* Three power options: internal non-rechargeable batteries or rechargeable batteries (not supplied),  standard AC power (with an optional AC adapter), vehicle power (with an optional DC adapter)
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** AC adapter #273-1767/C and DC adapter #273-1863/C
  
 
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===Features===
High-performance, extended-coverage scanner has the ability to scan both trunked and conventional channels at the same time. Program up to 100 frequencies in banks of 10. This allows you to organize frequencies for easier access. For example, race frequencies in Bank 1, police/fire/emergency in Bank 2, etc. Triple-trunking lets you follow a signal in virtually any market that uses an analog trunking system. Most major metropolitan areas utilize trunked systems. Signal Stalker II searches for nearby frequency transmissions and lets you hear a nearby radio without knowing its frequency. Skywarn lets you hear local trained severe weather observers calling in their reports. Hear severe weather 3-4 minutes before it is rebroadcast on NOAA weather radio frequencies and 4-10 minutes before you'd get the same warning on local radio or TV. Built-in search for Police/Fire, Air, CB, Ham Radio, FRS, GMRS and more.
 
 
 
'''PRODUCT FEATURES'''
 
* [[Rebanding]] supported? <font color=green> YES </font> '''However:''' it appears that the scanner must be returned to Tandy for a retrofit
 
* See this [http://www.strongsignals.net/access/news/news.cgi?type=single&section=radio&entry=1510 article] on the Strong Signals website for more information
 
 
* [[Discriminator output]] modifiable? <font color=green> YES </font> see this [http://www.idascan.com/radio-shack-pro-97-discriminator-tap-mod/ article] on the IdaScan.com site for instructions
 
* [[Discriminator output]] modifiable? <font color=green> YES </font> see this [http://www.idascan.com/radio-shack-pro-97-discriminator-tap-mod/ article] on the IdaScan.com site for instructions
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* 1000 channels - 10 banks
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* Frequency Coverage: 25-54, 108-136.9875, 137-174, 216.0025-221.9975, 222-225, 225.025-405.975, 406-512, 806-960 (excluding cellular) and 1240-1300MHz
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* Scan rate 60cps
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* AM/FM/CTCSS/DCS mode selector
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* 5, 6.25, 7.5, 12.5kHz steps (8.33 steps in 108-136.9875MHz air band)
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* UHF/800/900MHz Motorola/EDACS/LTR Trunking
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* Triple conversion Superheterodyne receiver virtually eliminates image-type interference
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* [[Signal stalker]] II
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* 5 ID lists, 30 IDs, 150 per bank; 1500 IDs total
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* L/O ID in "Open" mode
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* ID delay
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* Motorola [[Control Channel Only]] trunking
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* 16-Character Alpha-numeric display for ID tagging allows frequencies to be easily identified by the name you assign to them
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* Lighted keypad for use in low light
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* 3 programmable skywarn channels
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* 20dB attenuator
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* Digital weather alert/priority indicates watch, warning, statement or test statement along with seven preprogrammed NOAA WX stations
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* Five service search bands for marine, fire/police, air, CB and Ham bands
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* Search 'Seek' feature
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* Zeromatic search tuning
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* One priority channel
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* PC interface, cloning
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* Key lock for safety
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* Key tone on/off
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* Low battery indication
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* Power save
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* EEPROM memory backup
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* Rotary volume control with switch and rotary squelch control
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* Includes belt clip and 6" flexible rubber antenna
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* Two battery cases—one for (4) alkaline and the other for (4) rechargeable batteries
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* Size: (less antenna) 6-1/2x2-5/8x1-3/4"
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* Jacks: earphone, PC interface/cloning and external power
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* BNC antenna connector 
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* A '''cloning cable''' may be fabricated using 2 1/8 inch mono jacks and shielded cable
  
• 1000 channels
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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
  
• 1500 ID Memories
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*System Voices:
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** Analog
  
• Triple-trunking
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==Programming Software==
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* [http://www.starrsoft.com/software/win97/default.asp Win97]
  
• 16 Character Alpha-numeric display for ID tagging allows frequencies to be easily identified by the name you assign to them
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==Mods/Repair==
 
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* [http://www.mods.dk/index.php?ModelId=871&RadioRec=radio_shack Mods.dk Pro 97 page]
• Lighted keypad for use in low light
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* [http://www.idascan.com/radio-shack-pro-97-discriminator-tap-mod/ IdaScan.com Pro 97 Discriminator Tap Mod page]
 
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* Another page with discriminator tap information can be found [http://www.naturalgfx.com/pro97_discriminator.htm here]
• Signal Stalker II
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* [[Pro-97 Display Replacement‎]]
 
• Skywarn
 
 
 
• AM/FM mode selector
 
 
 
• 20dB attenuator
 
 
 
• Digital weather alert indicates watch, warning, statement or test statement along with seven preprogrammed NOAA WX stations
 
 
 
• Five service search keys for marine, fire/police, air, CB and Ham bands
 
 
 
• One priority channel
 
 
 
• PC interface, cloning
 
 
 
• Key lock for safety
 
 
• Key tone on/off
 
 
 
• Low battery indication
 
 
 
• Frequency lock-out
 
 
 
• Power save
 
 
 
• EEPROM memory backup
 
 
 
• Three power options: 4 "AA" batteries (not included), 150mA rechargeable batteries (not included), 9V AC/DC power adapter (not included)
 
 
 
• Can use AC adapter #273-1767/C and DC adapter #273-1863/C
 
 
 
• Two battery cases—one for alkaline and the other for rechargeable batteries
 
 
 
• Rotary volume control with switch and rotary squelch control
 
 
 
• Jacks: earphone, PC interface/cloning and external power
 
 
 
• BNC antenna connector
 
 
 
• Includes belt clip, 6" flexible rubber antenna and two battery cases
 
 
 
• Triple conversion Superheterodyne receiver virtually eliminates image-type interference
 
 
 
• Frequency Coverage: 25-54, 108-136.9875, 137-174, 216.0025-221.9975, 222-225, 225.025-405.975, 406-512, 806-960 (excluding cellular) and 1240-1300MHz
 
 
 
• Scanner includes: detachable flexible antenna, belt clip, two battery holders
 
 
 
• Size: (less antenna) 6-1/2x2-5/8x1-3/4"
 
 
 
• Includes: VHF Lo/Hi, UHF, VHF-Air, 800MHz, Dual-Trunking, Extended Coverage
 
 
 
*A '''cloning cable''' may be fabricated using 2 1/8 inch mono jacks and shielded cable
 
 
 
Also see the [[Pro-2055]] page for additional links.
 
  
 
==Reviews and User Opinions==
 
==Reviews and User Opinions==
 
* [http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/5082 EHam reviews of the PRO-97]
 
* [http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/5082 EHam reviews of the PRO-97]
* [http://www.scanningarkansas.com/Pro97/ Scanning Arkansas provides  review of the Pro-97]
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* [[Pro-97 Review]]
  
 
==Related Pages==
 
==Related Pages==
* [http://myweb.cableone.net/marksscanners/97/97.html Easier to Read PRO-97/2055 Manual]
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* [http://new.marksscanners.com/97/97.shtml Easier to Read Pro 97/2055 Manual]
* [http://tinyurl.com/92fwn Radio Shack website statement on Rebanding]
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* [[Getting Started with your PRO-97 and PRO-2055]]
* [http://rsproscanners.proboards22.com/index.cgi Radio Shack PRO scanners message board]
 
* [http://strongsignals.net/access/forums/viewforum.php?f=10 Strong Signals GRE Message board]
 
* [http://strongsignals.net/access/forums/viewforum.php?f=12 Strong Signals Radio Shack Message board]
 
* [http://www.radioreference.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=81 RadioReference-Radio Shack forum]
 
* [http://www.idascan.com/radio-shack-pro-97-discriminator-tap-mod/ IdaScan.com Pro 97 Discriminator Tap Mod page]
 
* Another page with discriminator tap information can be found [http://www.naturalgfx.com/pro97_discriminator.htm here]
 
  
==Programming Cables and Other Supporting Software==
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==Message Boards / Forums==
===Programming Cables===
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* {{Forum|radio-shack-scanners.81|RadioReference Radio Shack}}
* [http://www.blackbagsoftware.com Black Bag Software]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/448987651918830 Radio Scanner World]
* [http://www.greamerica.com/scanner.html GRE Scanner Accessories]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/667031203353717 Radio Scanners]
* [http://www.starrsoft.com/software/Win96/Cables/cables.html Programming Cable Information]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/4188584134 Scanner Enthusiasts]
* Radio Shack [http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2102526 20-289] programming cable
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/2889562301118379 Radio Scanner Help and Chat]
* [http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2177609&cp RS 20-047 USB Programming Cable]
 
** [http://www.ftdichip.com/FTDrivers.htm Updated Drivers for RS USB cable]
 
  
===Other Supporting Software===
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==Pro-97 Scanners for Sale==
* [http://www.scancat.com/scancat-lite Scancat Lite Plus]
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*[[Pro-97 eBay Listings]]
* [http://www.scanstar.com/products/trunkstarpro.htm Trunkstar Pro] '''NOTE:'''Future support planned
 
* [http://www.scanstar.com/products/tsxlt.htm Trunkstar XLT] '''NOTE:'''Future support planned
 
  
* [http://www.scanstar.com/products/ts9235.htm Trunkstar 9235]
 
  
==Yahoo Groups and Mailing Lists (software and receiver support)==
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* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PRO-97/ PRO-97 Yahoo group]
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Scancat Scancat Yahoo group]
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/p97/ .p97 File Sharing Yahoo group]
 
 
 
== Finding LTR LCN order ==
 
*The PRO-97 has a feature that will tell you what the proper channel number for an LTR system is. Program a frequency from the system in the first channel (steps 1-6), set the mode for LTR (step 7), put the scanner in manual, and when you hear a transmission, there will be a number in the lower right corner of the display like "R03" or whatever. This is the LCN (Logical Channel Number) of that frequency. If it is "R03", you would re-program that frequency into channel number x03 of whatever bank you are going to use. Continue the above procedure until you have all the numbers for all the frequencies in the system, keeping in mind that some numbers might be skipped over, example, there may be no channel R02 in your particular system.
 
  
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Latest revision as of 10:14, 9 April 2021

Ejbq03.gif
Pro-97 Display Scanning
Pro97Keys.JPG
Pro-97 Display Hold

The Radio Shack Pro-97 is a high-performance, extended-coverage scanner has the ability to scan both trunked and conventional channels at the same time. Program up to 1,000 frequencies in 10 banks of 100. This allows you to organize frequencies for easier access. For example, race frequencies in Bank 1, police/fire/emergency in Bank 2, etc. Triple-trunking lets you follow a signal in virtually any market that uses an analog trunking system. Most major metropolitan areas utilize trunked systems. Signal Stalker II searches for nearby frequency transmissions and lets you hear a nearby radio without knowing its frequency. Skywarn lets you hear local trained severe weather observers calling in their reports. Hear severe weather 3-4 minutes before it is rebroadcast on NOAA weather radio frequencies and 4-10 minutes before you'd get the same warning on local radio or TV. Built-in service search for Police/Fire, Air, CB, Ham Radio, FRS, GMRS and more.

This unit is manufactured for Radio Shack by GRE, and DOES require proper programming of LCN's on LTR systems. Uses Win97 to program. Due to firmware limitations, computer control of this radio is not possible.

Also see the Pro-2055 page for additional links.

Rebanding Support

General Specifications

Power Requirements

  • Three power options: internal non-rechargeable batteries or rechargeable batteries (not supplied), standard AC power (with an optional AC adapter), vehicle power (with an optional DC adapter)
    • AC adapter #273-1767/C and DC adapter #273-1863/C

Features

  • Discriminator output modifiable? YES see this article on the IdaScan.com site for instructions
  • 1000 channels - 10 banks
  • Frequency Coverage: 25-54, 108-136.9875, 137-174, 216.0025-221.9975, 222-225, 225.025-405.975, 406-512, 806-960 (excluding cellular) and 1240-1300MHz
  • Scan rate 60cps
  • AM/FM/CTCSS/DCS mode selector
  • 5, 6.25, 7.5, 12.5kHz steps (8.33 steps in 108-136.9875MHz air band)
  • UHF/800/900MHz Motorola/EDACS/LTR Trunking
  • Triple conversion Superheterodyne receiver virtually eliminates image-type interference
  • Signal stalker II
  • 5 ID lists, 30 IDs, 150 per bank; 1500 IDs total
  • L/O ID in "Open" mode
  • ID delay
  • Motorola Control Channel Only trunking
  • 16-Character Alpha-numeric display for ID tagging allows frequencies to be easily identified by the name you assign to them
  • Lighted keypad for use in low light
  • 3 programmable skywarn channels
  • 20dB attenuator
  • Digital weather alert/priority indicates watch, warning, statement or test statement along with seven preprogrammed NOAA WX stations
  • Five service search bands for marine, fire/police, air, CB and Ham bands
  • Search 'Seek' feature
  • Zeromatic search tuning
  • One priority channel
  • PC interface, cloning
  • Key lock for safety
  • Key tone on/off
  • Low battery indication
  • Power save
  • EEPROM memory backup
  • Rotary volume control with switch and rotary squelch control
  • Includes belt clip and 6" flexible rubber antenna
  • Two battery cases—one for (4) alkaline and the other for (4) rechargeable batteries
  • Size: (less antenna) 6-1/2x2-5/8x1-3/4"
  • Jacks: earphone, PC interface/cloning and external power
  • BNC antenna connector
  • 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
    • LTR Standard
  • System Voices:
    • Analog

Programming Software

Mods/Repair

Reviews and User Opinions

Related Pages

Message Boards / Forums

Pro-97 Scanners for Sale


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