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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.

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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.


  • Rebanding supported? YES However: it appears that the scanner must be returned to Tandy for a retrofit
  • See this article on the Strong Signals website for more information
  • Discriminator output modifiable? YES see this article on the site for instructions

• 1000 channels

• 1500 ID Memories

• Triple-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

• Signal Stalker II

• 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.

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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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