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Pro-97 Display Scanning
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


  • Discriminator output modifiable? YES see this article on the 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

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