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I have a PRO 97 Scanner from Radio Shack and purchased the cable and software to program it but can't get it to work.

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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

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