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Brand New to Trunking

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May 18, 2012
Hey guys, I appologize in advance if this has already been covered in another thread, but to my best ability, I havent been able to find it anywhere.

I just bought a Shack PRO-197. I dont have any software, or the programming cable, because I dont own a PC. I have a macbook, but it appears that is not compatible.

My question is if anyone can give me a walkthrough on how to set my scanner up on Wyolink specificaly for Fremont County. I am a Firefighter, so I'm pretty good with radios, and programming, this stuff is just too confusing and frustrating.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Jul 9, 2005
Fort Collins, CO
Programming the 197

I have the 197 and the best solution is to find someone in your area that has the computer and cable to do the programming. The 197 is a popular scanner and it is likely that someone in the local fire services already has a 197 set up for your area.

I tried manual programming on this as well as the older Pro-96 and it is a very time comsuming process to enter a significant amount of trunking systems and talk groups.

Best regards,

The Spud
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