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Pro-96 Scanner Not Receiving Philadelphia Fire Department Radio

I use the Win96 software to program my Pro-96 scanner. I have had good success with programing except for the Philadelphia Fire Department. No matter what I do I can't seem to receive their transmissions. I can get all the trunked traffic from the surrounding communities with no problem. Any suggestions? Thanks for your help.

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Well I would check up on their current frequency. They may have changed frequencies overnight. It does happen. Here is a handy website to check out. Look around and hope it helps you.
http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/

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My pro 2096 has no volume



  • You have to uses external software on this scanner.

  • Custom GRE/Radio Shack Frequency Table
  • Table 1 ---

  • With WIN96 software for the PRO 96/2096 scanner:

  1. Prompt "MULTI TABLES"
  2. Prompt "EXTENDED TRUNKING TABLES"
  3. Do not prompt any "STANDARD PLANS"
  4. "CH LOW" 8192 "CH HI" 12287 "BASE FREQ" 453.0250 "OFFSET" 8192 "STEP" 12.5
  5. "CH LOW 12288 "CH HI" 16383 "BASE FREQ" 450.0000 "OFFSET" 12288 "STEP" 6.25
  6. Clear all other trunking tables, and prompt "OK"
  7. Now save your file.

  • Custom Uniden Frequency Tables

  • Table 1 -

  • Base: 452.0000
  • Space: 12.5
  • Offset: 380

  • Table 2 -

  • Base: 460.0000
  • Space: 12.5
  • Offset: 570


  • If you have not done this then you will receive no audio on digital reception.

  • If you have any comments please feel free to leave them here.
  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.


Regards, Tony

Oct 06, 2011 | Radio Shack Pro-2096 Base Scanner

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I have PRO-2033 Radio Shack scanner, where can I get police & fire codes for this in Philadelphia, PA area


For a comprehensive database of active frequencies (they're not codes) in your area, and a lot of other useful scanning information, visit:
www.RadioReference.com

The Philadelphia area has likely moved to trunked radio systems in the 800MHz band, and your scanner is not capable of receiving such signals, so you'll be limited in what you can tune in with your PRO-2033.

Bill B.
Listening in since the 60's

Jan 03, 2011 | Radio Scanners

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How do i program my scanner


Your scanner is capable of receiving conventional, trunked, and digital (APCO-25) signals. As such, programming options are detailed and much too involved to be presented here. I suggest that you review the operating manual for your scanner (which can be downloaded/printed by following the link below), visit www.RadioReference.com for a comprehensive database of active frequencies and systems in your area, and consider joining a users group for the PRO-96. You can find groups on RadioReference, Yahoo, etc.

http://scancat.com/OnLineHelp/OEM_Radio_Owners_Manuals/RadioShack-OlderManuals/Pro-96/pro96.pdf

Bill B

Apr 27, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-96 Scanner

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Can't program


first press manual, then the channel number you wish to program,then press pgm (or program),type in the frequency, press enter and its in there

Feb 03, 2009 | Radio Shack Pro-2096 Base Scanner

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Programming


No..you do not have to delete that programming. You can download the scanner using Win96 and then add or delete talkgroups and frequency data in Win96. Once this is complete, just upload it back to your scanner.

Word to the wise..you may want to save the results of your scanner download BEFORE modifying it. That way you can reload it if you make any mistakes while updating it.

Jul 06, 2008 | Radio Shack Pro-2096 Base Scanner

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Scanner not working


Did you use a software program or have radio shack program the scanner for you? If so, check to make sure the banks were selected in the software to be enabled. I assume the your scanner shows 0123****** Now to manually select banks, simply press the number for the selected bank to both select and de-select as warrented. When you press 4, bank 4 will now be scanned. Also, should you press 1, bank 1 will not be scanned.

Feb 08, 2008 | Radio Shack Pro-96 Scanner

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I have a pro 96 scanner that i just cant seem to program. how can i do it?


Call your local Radio Shack. They can either program it for you or suggest someone who can.

Dec 19, 2007 | Radio Shack Pro-96 Scanner

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Programming


Go to Don Starr software link at:
http://starrsoft.com/software/win96/default.asp

The best $30 you will spend to make the Pro 96 sing for you.

Also use:
http://www.radioreference.com/

This site has all you need to get going and a direct download of frequencies and talk groups for trunked systems...

Cheers,,,Tom M sends

Oct 04, 2007 | Radio Shack Pro-96 Scanner

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