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Old 01-02-2010, 11:18 AM
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Hi everyone,

I am brand new to this, but a computer scientist by day.

I am trying to program the 164 to recieve the trunk information from

Ann Arbor-Washtenaw County Trunking System, Ann Arbor, Michigan - Scanner Frequencies

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University of Michigan Trunking System, Ann Arbor, Michigan - Scanner Frequencies

However, after hitting my head on the instruction manual several times today, I am stuck. I have search the internet high and low and am not able to find a good step by step guide.

Can someone poiint me in the right direction?

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Are you using software to program the scanner? It makes it much easier. I believe win97 works with that scanner and has a try it before you buy it guarantee. I've used it before and it very good stuff. I never really understood the manual, but I bet you can glide right through the software.

try www.starrsoft.com
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I agree the manual isnt to much help. I read the manual, do what it says and it fails. I end up playing with it and figure it out myself.

Hit tune. Enter the frequency. Now hit function, and program. It should allow you to choose your channel number then.
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Win97 does work with the Pro-164 and is a easy to use program, and if you subscribe to RR you are able to import all the systems you need right to WIN-97 and then to your scanner. You will be up and scanning in no time.
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:06 AM
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Hi everyone,

I am brand new to this, but a computer scientist by day. ...

I am trying to program the 164 to recieve the trunk information from ...
...Can someone poiint me in the right direction?
I have written step-by-step programming the PRO-163/164 for Motorola Trunking systems.
Send me your e-mail address and I will send you a copy.
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You could also try this: Easier to Read Pro-97/2055 Scanner Manual

the 97 and 164 are programmed pretty much the same way
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry9530/5.0.0.328 Profile/MIDP-2.1 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/105)

WIN 97 & RR's database have worked great for programming my 164. I never opened the manual. Good Luck.
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You could also try this: Easier to Read Pro-97/2055 Scanner Manual

the 97 and 164 are programmed pretty much the same way
I think that is much too complicated for someone who does not know much about scanning and nothing about trunking. What he needs is step-by-step programming.
Like, do this:
1)
2)
3) etc.

After he gets it running, then he might want to learn all the gory details.
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