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Win96 is a software program for the Radio Shack Pro-96 Digital Trunking Scanner and the Pro-2096 "mobile" version. It allows you to read data from the scanner, make changes via the GUI, and write the modified data back. Win96 can also manage the PRO-96's "Virtual Scanner Folders". You can maintain a "library" of data files to be downloaded or shared. Alternatively, you can import and export comma-delimited (CSV) text files.
During Win96's design and creation, its author worked closely with the PRO-96's development team. Due in part to this relationship, Win96 allows full control of all known PRO-96 features, including several that are not documented in the scanner's manual. These "extra" features include, (but are not necessarily limited to):
- Virtual Scanner Management
- Extended Trunking Tables
- "Battery Low" level control
- Changing the scanner's power-on display text
- Open up extended frequency ranges (minus cellular)
Downloads and Links
See the Win96 Homepage
Integration with the RadioReference.com Web service
Win96 has the native ability to access the RadioReference.com database directly using the RadioReference.com Web Service. It is done thru a simple Win96 Web import:
In the screen below, you can see a sample Type IIi Hybrid Motorola system ready for import directly from the RadioReference.com database into a Win96 bank:
In the screen below, you can see a sample of a Conventional (Country>State>County) system for import directly from the RadioReference.com database into a Win96 bank:
In the screen below, you can see a sample of a Conventional (Country>State>Agency) system for import directly from the RadioReference.com database into a Win96 bank:
- Other Methods of Importing data
- Data can also be copy/pasted via Excel. See the Excel Copy/Paste Special to Software article for the procedures on how to accomplish this.
- Win96 can also import CSV formatted data, but it requires extensive reformatting for it to recognize this file type. See the file specification for more information.
Setting VHF/UHF Offsets and Base Frequencies
VHF/UHF systems require at least 1 table including base frequency, offset and step to trunk correctly. The example below shows the Washington DC system, which requires 2 (multi) tables.
Win96 Version 1.53 is required to set the correct 2.50kHz Step for the three table Virginia STARS VHF P25 system Note: Step 2.50kHz cannot be set with scanner keyboard.
Reband tables for Motorola 800MHz trunking systems
These tables were provided by Wayne at this RR Web page http://www.radioreference.com/forums/showthread.php?t=100208.
These tables will work in PSR-500/600 scanners and may be set using ARC500, PSREdit or Win500 software or by using scanner keyboard.