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Pro 97 radio shack

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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Hi if its not digital you cant prgrame it in sorry mick

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