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Old 07-06-2010, 7:48 PM
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Because some of us do not like to download unknown files. Had you actually followed the link the only option was to download "something".
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In post 12 in this tread it takes us to inside RR. But where is is this? Is it a Forum or a Wiki or WHAT?

How would anyone find it and know about it if its not a FORUM or in a tread. Its got to indexed some where!

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If you would take a deep breath and click on the provided link, you will find it's a new page within this site.

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Ok sorry I posted the link. All it is, is a site for RS customers to go to so they can setup their trial membership to RR and get a trail version of Butel for their scanner.
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Nice idea.

Also, for those "in-the-know" about RS pricing on discontinued items, at what point will they mark the 20-047's down to a lower price?
its a good time to make some visits to local stores,,
they will often go -rouge- when marking down items
,ive noticed anyway,,
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The past couple of days the scanner programming cable for the Pro-106 and Pro-197 (and many others) is missing from the RS website following the $19.99 sale.

The part number was 20-047.

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Edit: I called the local RS store and they said it's in the computer as "discontinued" at a current price of $29.99.
New cable being released. Stock number 200-0546 though not available yet.
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Just a quick addition to this thread, I just tried the cable that I use for my Yaesu HT's, no part number and had it to long to remember, but it works fine on the MFJ 8322 rebranded version of the GRE PSR-300. May be able to use others as well......I use the same cable for FT-60 and VX7R, with adapters.
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I do not own an RS scanner, but have looked at my old Texas Instruments TI-83 calculator programming cable several times wondering if it would work on these scanners. Anyone tried it?
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I have a PRO-164 (20-164) Radio Shack Scanner. I was wondering if the Stereo to Serial Port adapter would work with the PRO-164 if you purchased a Stereo to Mono adapter? Scanner/PC Interface Cable - eBay (item 370373695651 end time Jul-29-10 16:36:19 PDT)
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I have a PRO-164 (20-164) Radio Shack Scanner. I was wondering if the Stereo to Serial Port adapter would work with the PRO-164 if you purchased a Stereo to Mono adapter? Scanner/PC Interface Cable - eBay (item 370373695651 end time Jul-29-10 16:36:19 PDT)
GRE cable sold with Scanner Data Manager software used with PRO-92 around 1999. Later GRE/RS scanners (thru 97/2055) also worked with this cable. If 164 will remote this cable may not work. BTW, the term is Stereo to Mono adapter and Ebay cable is already mono.
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I have a PRO-164 (20-164) Radio Shack Scanner. I was wondering if the Stereo to Serial Port adapter would work with the PRO-164 if you purchased a Stereo to Mono adapter?
No. The "stereo to mono" adapter is so that GRE cables can be used on Uniden-made scanners. The old COM version (RS/GRE) cable does not work on the PRO-164/PSR-300 because they switched the connection one of the signals is on. The USB cable works on the '164 because it transmits on both connections.
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Old 08-20-2010, 9:27 PM
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Talking 200-0546 programming cable

New cable released. Stock number 200-0546. Picked one up today for 34.99$.Comes with trial software,plus 2 free downloads from radio reference.It's Butel. I'm a first time user of the programmer.it was easy to download on vista but to save the 2 free files was a pain.It puts them in a .bin file.Not much instructions but I was able to load the 2 free files.They had plenty of the old ones for $19.95.You get a 7 day free trail.
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The old COM version (RS/GRE) cable does not work on the PRO-164/PSR-300 because they switched the connection one of the signals is on. The USB cable works on the '164 because it transmits on both connections.
Not quite.

Previous GRE-made scanners (e.g. PRO-92 through PRO-97) had two conductors on a mono jack: a single bi-directional data line and a ground. The PC/IF port on the PSR-500 and PSR-300 families has three conductors on a stereo jack: Tx, Rx, and ground. Those newer scanners expect a cable that supports separate Tx and Rx.
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My local radio shack still has three of the old programing cables for $19.99 in San Francisco
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The past couple of days the scanner programming cable for the Pro-106 and Pro-197 (and many others) is missing from the RS website following the $19.99 sale.

The part number was 20-047.

Hmmm...

Edit: I called the local RS store and they said it's in the computer as "discontinued" at a current price of $29.99.
The new item replacing 20-047 is 20-546. this cable now comes with ARC500 software and is on the r/s website for $34.99
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Previous GRE-made scanners (e.g. PRO-92 through PRO-97) had two conductors on a mono jack: a single bi-directional data line and a ground. The PC/IF port on the PSR-500 and PSR-300 families has three conductors on a stereo jack: Tx, Rx, and ground. Those newer scanners expect a cable that supports separate Tx and Rx.
Thank you for setting me straight about the connections in the scanner. But I stand on two points:
1. The mono adapter is NOT needed on GRE-made scanners.
2. The USB cable transmits on both connections (and receives on one).
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Just to add some fun confusion to the discussion...the Uniden Japan manufactured PRO-433, 528, 160 and 162 scanners do NOT use the pigtail adapter. They will also all work with the adapter-less GRE cable right out of the box.
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