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** 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
 
** 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
* 1000 channels  
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* 1000 channels - 10 banks
* 1500 ID Memories
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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
* Triple-trunking  
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* Scan rate 60cps
* 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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* 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  
 
* Lighted keypad for use in low light  
 
* Lighted keypad for use in low light  
* Signal Stalker II
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* 3 programmable skywarn channels
* Skywarn
 
* AM/FM mode selector
 
 
* 20dB attenuator  
 
* 20dB attenuator  
* Digital weather alert indicates watch, warning, statement or test statement along with seven preprogrammed NOAA WX stations  
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* Digital weather alert/priority 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  
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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
 
* One priority channel  
 
* One priority channel  
 
* PC interface, cloning  
 
* PC interface, cloning  
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* Key tone on/off  
 
* Key tone on/off  
 
* Low battery indication  
 
* Low battery indication  
* Frequency lock-out
 
 
* Power save  
 
* Power save  
 
* EEPROM memory backup  
 
* 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  
 
* Rotary volume control with switch and rotary squelch control  
* Jacks: earphone, PC interface/cloning and external power  
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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)
* BNC antenna connector
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** AC adapter #273-1767/C and DC adapter #273-1863/C
* Includes belt clip, 6" flexible rubber antenna and two battery cases
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* Includes belt clip and 6" flexible rubber antenna  
* Triple conversion Superheterodyne receiver virtually eliminates image-type interference
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* Two battery cases—one for (4) alkaline and the other for (4) rechargeable batteries
* 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"  
 
* Size: (less antenna) 6-1/2x2-5/8x1-3/4"  
* Includes: VHF Lo/Hi, UHF, VHF-Air, 800MHz, Dual-Trunking, Extended Coverage
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* Jacks: earphone, PC interface/cloning and external power
*A '''cloning cable''' may be fabricated using 2 1/8 inch mono jacks and shielded cable
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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
  
 
==Mods==
 
==Mods==
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* [http://myweb.cableone.net/marksscanners/97/97.html Easier to Read PRO-97/2055 Manual]
 
* [http://myweb.cableone.net/marksscanners/97/97.html Easier to Read PRO-97/2055 Manual]
 
* [http://tinyurl.com/92fwn Radio Shack website statement on Rebanding]
 
* [http://tinyurl.com/92fwn Radio Shack website statement on Rebanding]
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* [http://support.radioshack.com/support_electronics/2849.htm  Radio Shack Manuals]
  
 
==Programming Cables and Other Supporting Software==
 
==Programming Cables and Other Supporting Software==
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* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/p97/ .p97 File Sharing Yahoo group]
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/p97/ .p97 File Sharing Yahoo group]
 
* [http://www.radioreference.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=81 Radio Reference Radio Shack Forum]
 
* [http://www.radioreference.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=81 Radio Reference Radio Shack Forum]
* [http://rsproscanners.proboards22.com/index.cgi Radio Shack PRO scanners message board]
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* [http://rsproscanners.proboards22.com/index.cgi?board=pro97 Radio Shack PRO scanners Pro-97 message board]
 
* [http://strongsignals.net/access/forums/viewforum.php?f=10 Strong Signals GRE 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://strongsignals.net/access/forums/viewforum.php?f=12 Strong Signals Radio Shack Message board]  

Revision as of 13:38, 12 December 2006

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Pro-97 Display Scanning
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Pro-97 Display Hold

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 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.

GRE manufactured for Radio Shack HH multi system trunker. 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.

General Specifications

  • Rebanding supported? YES However: it appears that the scanner must be returned to a Radio Shack service center for a retrofit logic and display board.
    • See this article on the Strong Signals website for more information
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Mods

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Programming Cables and Other Supporting Software

Programming Cables

Other Supporting Software

Yahoo Groups and Message Boards (software and receiver support)

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.
  • Note - The LTR repeater number identifer does not work when the repeater ID burst is turned off by the system administrator.

Restoring The 155 Preset Frequencies

  • 1. Turn the scanner OFF and then turn ON again.
  • 2. When the Multi-system Trunking Scanner appears, press PGM.
  • 3. Press 1

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