Just be aware that if you go with GRE or Radio Shack scanners, like the Pro-106 & the Pro-197, the future outlook for support is sort of unknown right now. It might be a non-factor, but I have had electronic devices in the past in which I needed support only to find the company is gone, so just FYI.....
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GRE Official Announcement 10/23/2012
October 23, 2012
To our valued Dealers and Customers,
Due to circumstances beyond its control, General Research of Electronics of Japan (GRE)
is temporarily not able to manufacture the GRECOM and Radio Shack branded radio scanners.
The Chinese Government’s plan to redevelop the area where the GRE factory had been in
operation for over ten years finally forced its closure. Anticipating this eventuality,
GRE was in the process of building a new factory but unfortunately the cost of raw materials,
labor and increased taxes created a heavy financial investment burden that could not be
GRE America continues to market, support and service the GRECOM branded scanners and is
contractually committed to keep the Library Database updated and current. GRE America
will continue to market, service and support Alinco’s radio products without any interruption.
We sincerely apologize for this unfortunate turn of events. GRE is proceeding to establish
a contract with a new factory and believes it will be able to restart the manufacturing in
the near future.
For continued sales, service and support, please contact the GRE America office.
Director of sales
GRE America, Inc.