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    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:


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    Pro-164: Programing Trunked System using Win97

    Thanks in advance to anyone who helps me. Ok so basically I have a pro-164 and also have the software Win97. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to program a trunked motorola II system into Win97, I have searched the internet, forums and I just cant find anything. Somebody please help me...
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    *New to Scanners* NEED HELP!!!! PRO-164

    I just bought a used RadioShack Pro164 off of ebay, got a decent deal and listing said it worked like new. I work for a towing company here in Iowa and we have our local P.D., our counties Sheriffs Dept, and also Iowa State Patrol all on contract for accident and impound tows so having a scanner...
  3. 25259250

    PRO-164 trunking frequencies help !!!

    I have 851.2750 that always has a shhhh sound and when the scanner is in manual can hear part of the conversation, 852.2875 shirps every ~10 sec and when the other frequency 851.2750 stop to hear the conversation this 852.2875 completed well, dont know how to program the scanner (MOT,ED,LTR) if...
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    New to Illinois scanning

    Hello everyone. Man radio reference is awesome. I'm gonna have to get a full account. Anyway I'm fairly new to scanning and I'm seeking experienced and educated advice. I just got a PRO 164 for Christmas. I live in Clinton County, IL. I'm looking to scan fire, ems, police, and state police as...
  5. andrewyb

    Louisville Scanning

    Dear Friends, I just recently bought a new Radio Shack Pro-164 thinking that it would allow me to hear the new metrosafe system. I just finished programming using the recommended software and I'm not hearing a thing. Will this scanner work?
  6. J

    Setting Up EDACS Trunking

    I'm trying to set up EDACS to listen to trunked traffic. Working from this table: State of Alabama Trunking System, Statewide, Alabama - Scanner Frequencies Want to listen to Huntsville, so I programmed the 5 frequencies into my Pro 164, beginning with channel 01 in an empty bank. I'm using ARC...
  7. sheriff205

    Milwaukee County pro 164 HELP ME!!!!

    hi all i live in Milwaukee County and i need help with programing my pro 164 with Milwaukee County 800 freq. and i have tryed reading the Easier to Read Pro-97/2055 Scanner Manual. and that made ir HARDER to understand how to program the trunked freq for Milwaukee County, jail ,and other...
  8. telxonmaster

    Pinout for Pro164 PC/IF cable

    I need help on building a usb cable for my pro 164 scanner. if someone can send me a pinout of the stereo plug corresponding to the USB data pins (+5v, data+, data-, -5v) i would greatly appreciate it. I refuse to pay $30 for something that should cost only $10 because radioshack is greedy...
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    Neophyte help (brand new PRO-163)

    I'm absolutely new to this; while I grasp theory, the practice seems to be eluding me. The manual for the PRO-163 reads as if there is an assumed base level of knowledge, which means I am grasping at straws. I've tried to set up the scanner using the data on RadioReference for Fairfax County...
  10. J

    BC246T vs PSR300 vs PRO164

    I have my General ham license, but I'm new to scanning. Can't afford digital and I figure these are next best. Not sure which one to buy. Mostly listening in to Spartanburg, SC. Confused on which one is best for the $. I want to use software to program. Any advicewould be apreciated...