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Pro 96 not picking up APCo 25 transmissions. Had it in the store - they cant figure it out.

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  • mriley7212 May 08, 2009

    Albany county in New York

  • mriley7212 May 09, 2009

    I have the scanner all programmed. It just will not pick up Colonie. Even Radio shack store managers can't figure it out.

  • Robert McClure May 11, 2010

    what state and county are you in



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Posted on May 08, 2009

  • Robert McClure May 09, 2009

    what more do you want then



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Is this APCO-25 capable,the APCO-25 is the digital

No. The PRO-97 can receive both standard and trunked analog signals, but it is not digital capable. Also, there are no add-on boards or circuit modifications that can enable digital operation.

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How can i get my pro 164 to pick up digital broadcast frequencies

Sorry, but your PRO-164 is an analog-only scanner. There's nothing you can do to or with it to receive and listen to digital transmissions. If digital systems are in use in your area you'll need a digital (APCO-25) equipped scanner to listen in to them.

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Jan 11, 2011 | Radio Shack Pro-97 Handheld Scanner

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I have a uniden bearcat scanner and cant pick up my local police dept. I put the frequency in and still dont hear anything. I have a bc145xl 16 channel scanning radio and want to know if its compatible...

If you programmed the correct frequency, you should be getting reception. Check to verify the frequency. Otherwise, you may be too far from the transmitter to receive signals. Try your scanner in other locations, check your antenna, and try receiving the PD on another scanner.

The MARCS - Ohio Multi-Agency Radio Communications system - is a Motorola Type II SmartZone Omnilink Trunking system that utilizes APCO-25 digital transmissions. Your BC145XL is not compatible with trunking or digital systems. In order to follow the MARCS you will need one of the following scanners:
GRE PSR-500, PSR-600
Radio Shack PRO-106, PRO-197, PRO-96, PRO-2096
Uniden BC250D, BC785D, BC296D, BC796D, BCD396T, BCD396T, BCD996T, BCD996XT, or the brand new HomePatrol-1

Bill B.
Listening in since the 60's

Nov 11, 2010 | Radio Communications

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Is the pro 2055 digital ?

The PRO-2055 is a versatile conventional/trunking scanner, but it does not have the capability to monitor APCO-25 digital transmissions. For an operating manual that is "Easier To Read" than the factory operating instructions, follow this link:

Bill B

Sep 09, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-2055 Base Scanner

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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 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.

Bill B

Apr 27, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-96 Scanner

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Can the pro-94 receive digital signals

Unfortunately, no. The PRO-94 can monitor conventional or trunked analog systems, but it cannot process digital signals. To do that you'll need a scanner that specifies DIGITAL, APCO, APCO-25, or P25.

Need the manual for your PRO-94? You can download/print it here:

For a comprehensive database of active frequencies and systems in your area, visit:


Jan 19, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-94 Scanner

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Some frequncies come in with tone not voice ,lower channels come in but higher one started this morning

find out if what you are listening to has gone to digital... in particular apco 25. if so you'll need at the minimum a scanner that will work on apco 25. look at the specs on a pro-96 to see what you will need.

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Radio Shack PRO-96 What mode do I use for scanning==866.600 to 868.450 range and 44.82 to 155.175. The choices are== AM Mode (AM) FM/Digital (FM) CTCSS Mode (CT) DCS Mode (Dc) Motorola/APCO-25 Trunking...

You more than likely want the FM mode. If you are listening to a trunked agency then you will have to know if they are on the MOT, or EDACS system and choose the correct one.

Mar 24, 2009 | Radio Shack Pro-96 Scanner

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Just wondering???

LA probably uses a trunked system or APCO 25, you can find out more at go to the data base and click on california, then click on the county and it should tell you the frequencies and which systems they use.

Jun 25, 2008 | Radio Shack Pro-96 Scanner

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