I need help with this scanner.. I bought the cable thinking it was also the software and come to find it is just the cable they offer.
Do I need to now download or buy software to program this scanner?
KNow of a good free download if so>?
Thanks you guys....
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The sad thing about this really nice trunking scanner is that the older firmware will not work with later Windows versions. You must have Win97 to program the unit. If you are computer savey and can create a dual boot machine, you can download Win97 here. http://www.starrsoft.com/software/win97/default.asp
You need either the Radio Shack PC interface cable 20-047 or the GRECOM USB cable. Both are, unfortunately, out of production and not available through any outlet that I could find. You might want to check with Radio Shack stores in your area, though, as one or more of them might still have the cable in stock. Another possible source is the PRO-97 owners group on Yahoo.com.
Only a few units can do that, such as the PRO92, PRO96, etc, and you need to buy the software and software interface cable. There is a guy named "Don Starr" who has written some really good programs to do that.
You need police scanner programming software and a cable before your computer will talk to your scanner. Do a google or yahoo search for police scanner software. About $25 and a cable from radioshack for about the same. The disk that comes with the cable will only let your computer recognize the cable not program the scanner. Good luck. Waste of money in my opinion but it may be easier then manual programming the radio.
Rat Shack say they will load your scanner at no charge . The program is called Scan Cat I think .You can get the program on the net .Every Rat Shack has the program on the store computers . The 94 is not a bad scanner .Hope this helps .