Originally Posted by kb0rpj
you only need this if you have a radio shack scanner, if you do, then you need to use programming software such as win96 to program the scanner, select "extended tables" under the mot tables.
Did you mean just the Radio Shack Pro-96 or 2096? The newer RadioShack 106 or 197 do not always need the custom tables. The new models load the tables for you via most programming software.
Also, was there a GRE version of the PRO-96 or 2096? I don't recall one as I think the 96 was made before GRE decided to get into direct scanner sales in this country. They have made most of Radio Shack's scanners though and for many years. Radio Shack did have some models that Uniden made but were still labeled as a PRO series scanners and possibly some of the old Patrolman series scanners. The majority were made by GRE though. Even the ancient dial tuned Patrolman 1's were made by GRE.
I'd purchased an old Patrolman One a while back for a restoration project for my collection and was surprised to see the GRE name printed on the circuit board.
EDIT: I may be wrong on that and the 106 and 197 (PSR500 and 600) may need custom tables for VHF MOSWIN but most software will set them for you. I know my PSR-600 gets the MOSWIN sites just fine without me having ever entered any custom tables. I assume the software did it for me but I need to look and see what they say.
I also see from the Wiki that Uniden made more of Radio Shack's scanners than I was aware of. GRE still leads the pack but Uniden did also make quite a few that Radio Shack sold under the Radio Shack Pro or Patrolman line.