Question about Radio Shack Pro-97 Handheld Scanner
The 163 is a trunking scanner, so programming instructions are long and detailed, and they vary for each type of trunking system. Programming instructions are best explained in the factory operating manual. If you don't already have it, you can download/print the manual here:
You may also want to join a users group for the 163. Check Yahoo or just Google PRO-163.
For a comprehensive database of active frequencies and systems in your area, visit:
The site also has information that explains the workings of trunking systems, links to users groups, and a lot of other useful scanning information.
Posted on Jul 05, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Here's a link to the manual for your scanner. It will take you step by step through the programming process.
For a database of active frequencies in your area, visit
Posted on Dec 05, 2009
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