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Old 01-12-2013, 5:01 PM
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I am posting this because I am purchasing a RadioShack Pro-97 1000 Channel scanner and I just wanted to know if anyone has it and what their opinion is about it, I also want to know if anyone has any knowledge of it. This is my first scanner, I am new to the scanning world, and I am only using it to listen to my Cities Police/Fire/EMS channels. I am not that sure, but I think my City is not digital, but analog, anyways to make sure does anyone know if this scanner is digital?

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It is a good radio that is NOT digital, but it does trunk. Where are you located? That will help determine if it is a good radio - and also how much are you paying??

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I am in New Jersey, central to be exact, and I am paying $75 for the scanner.

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Before you buy, check the Database for your area to see what your needs are. Also, research "rebanding" and "narrowbanding" and see if your area's systems might require a newer radio. It's a good radio, but may have limitations depending on what you want to monitor.
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You may want to review this page - Pro-97 - The RadioReference Wiki

The Pro-97 Does Not Support Rebanding.
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I am purchasing a RadioShack Pro-97 1000 Channel scanner and I just wanted to know if anyone has it and what their opinion is about it
It is a great scanner, except:
- Does not trunk track most rebanded MOT 800 MHz systems
- Is not digital, if you need P25 unencrypted
- Is not truly narrowband (it will receive narrowband channels at a lower volume and with some possible interference if an adjacent frequency is used)

However, I love mine for scanning VHF and conventional frequencies. I especially love it for CHP because I use CT decoding which the '97 supports.
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