I tried using Don Starr's scanner utility to upload some new frequencies and when I tried using the scanner after the process it would not scan. I even tried resetting it but with no luck. Can someone please help me? Thanks
It could also be that something might have fried inside. If you are unsuccessful trying to program new frequencies, I recommend you take the scanner back to Radio Shack and get it sorted out by a pro.
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You will probably have to use a '3rd party' SOFTWARE package. Mr. Donn Starr has written software for most of the GRE / Radio Shack scanners, and using his software will usually allow you to enter 700MHz frequencies. You will need the USB Scanner programming cable and software from Radio Shack, then search online for a link to get Don Starr's software. You might be able to try it out for free for a little while, but it is really worth the $30 for how easy it makes it to program your scanner once you get the doggone Radio Shack USB scanner programming cable configured to work with your computer. Let me know if you have more questions.
This scanner only monitors 2 of the 3 types of trunking systems. There is no digital voice inversion. There is an AGC control for the digital voice to try either way DG (on) or Dg (off) There is software you can buy to program the PRO96 from Don Starr. There are two Yahoo GrOUPS you can join to discuss this radio, in addition to forums on RadioReference DOT com.
You are pressing the "scan" button in the upper left hand position and getting all channels locked out? Correct? If
you haven't programmed any frequencies the channels will stay locked
out. Get your local frequencies by doing a search for police scanner
frequencies. Once you have gotten the information for your area press
the "PGM" button on the lower right hand side of the key pad. Input
your 1st frequency ###.#### then press "ENTER". Press "PGM"key again
and enter your 2nd frequency then "ENTER" again. Repeat as often as you
wish to enter more frequencies. Make sure you are entering your frequencies in empty channels unless you want to over write one that you don't want to use any longer. Press "PGM" until you get to an empty channel. When you are done, (you can stop
any time) press the "SCAN" button in the upper left hand position and
you are in business. You are supposed to be able to choose which memory
position you wish to use but I haven't tried to figure that one out. If you need the manual for the radio go to radioshack site and do a search for PRO95 and it will come up in PDF format. Hope
this helps. I have owned the pro 95 for maybe 6 or 7 years and after
doing a little programming yesterday the thing is much more to my
liking. It scanns quicker and scans the channels I wish to listen to.
Did you use a software program or have radio shack program the scanner for you? If so, check to make sure the banks were selected in the software to be enabled. I assume the your scanner shows 0123****** Now to manually select banks, simply press the number for the selected bank to both select and de-select as warrented. When you press 4, bank 4 will now be scanned. Also, should you press 1, bank 1 will not be scanned.