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Old 08-11-2012, 10:01 AM
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Default Pro 106/197 CPU 2.1 Released

New update is ready.

RadioShack PRO-197 39,000-Channel Digital Desktop Scanner : Desktop Scanners | RadioShack.com

It looks like it's not ready yet, tried to download it, and it took me to Radio Shack's start page.

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Old 08-11-2012, 10:11 AM
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There is no download on this link.
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New update is ready.

RadioShack PRO-197 39,000-Channel Digital Desktop Scanner : Desktop Scanners | RadioShack.com

It looks like it's not ready yet, tried to download it, and it took me to Radio Shack's start page.

R.S. link under product support sends me to an ad for cellphones! typical R.S.
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New update is ready.

RadioShack PRO-197 39,000-Channel Digital Desktop Scanner : Desktop Scanners | RadioShack.com

It looks like it's not ready yet, tried to download it, and it took me to Radio Shack's start page.

Clicking on the firmware download link just sends you back to the main RS page.

Notice also the "date added" of the download says June 22 !

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Yep, tried it here too, no luck.
No wonder r/s is in the toilet!!

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Yes but the RS197 works great on the ILL-Digital Starcom 700/800 system even with ver 1.7.....None of these upgrades have anything to do with better decoding.....
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it should be under product support tab on the Pro 197 description . Its does say july 22, not sure if it works or not?
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no luck here in KC...does anyone know what the upgrade is about? did I miss something...
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Yes but the RS197 works great on the ILL-Digital Starcom 700/800 system even with ver 1.7.....None of these upgrades have anything to do with better decoding.....
True. I think the feature which I've noticed the most is the "duplicate entry" upgrade. It's come in handy a few times.

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it should be under product support tab on the Pro 197 description . Its does say july 22, not sure if it works or not?

Yes, the link is under the product support tab for the Pro197 as noted above.

It's dated June 22... not July 22,

but at any rate, at this time, clicking on the link still sends you back to the Radio Shack home page.

You can access another instance of the firmware update link under the product support tab for the Pro106, but the same error happens.

Someone else asked what the new firmware contains....

Just a *guess* that it might be the same or similar to the 2.1 firmware for the GRE PSR500 & PSR600:

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New in version 2.1
Fixed Marine, VHF, and UHF search frequencies

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I could see the marine fixed channels as being useful, even though I'm not near a waterway.

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The link to v2.1 works now, as of 8/15/12.

According to the included PDF:
Fixed Marine, VHF, and UHF search frequencies
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Lets try this again, the links for the download for the new 2.1 firmware is Fixed. ( RadioShack.com )

New in version 2.1
• Fixed Marine, VHF, and UHF search frequencies
What you will need to upgrade your radio
You will need the following items to perform the CPU firmware upgrade:
• The upgrade application file, which is normally supplied in a self-extracting ZIP
archive along with this documentation. To download the file, visit the RadioShack
Support Site, at RadioShack - mobile phones, MP3 players, laptops, and more.
• A RadioShack Catalog #20-047 or #20-546 USB scanner programming cable
• A personal computer running Windows™ 2000, XP, Vista or Windows 7
• A 20-106 or 20-197 scanner in need of a CPU upgrade

Good Luck Everyone on your update.
Worked like a charm here.
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The link to v2.1 works now, as of 8/15/12.

According to the included PDF:
Fixed Marine, VHF, and UHF search frequencies
Thanks for the heads-up.
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Just did mine and it worked fine.
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Worked fine for me thanx for the heads up.
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thanks for the HU and the instructions you provided.
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Ditto for me thanks.
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I like how the date in the pdf file is January 2012. Sit on this update for a bit did we? Geez...

Oh well, easy install to both my Pro-106 & 197.
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Thank you sir for explaining that! upgrade complete!!!! Well done Ron!! Hardest part is figuring out the proper comm port! I suppose this upgrade is good for me searching the amatuer bands!!!
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