Here is step-by-step programming summarizeded from the manual.I am a smart guy (at least I think so), I never have trouble programing radios/electronics BUT this thing is driving me CRAZY. I need help programing the trunking in my pro 164 I got from radio shack.
Being that the 163/164 are not object oriented, and are 'normal' entry scanners, getting the USB programming cable is a good idea. The best program for the 163/164 is Win97. It has a thirty day free trial. It's the only way I program my 163. Your fingers will get tired trying to do all 1K channelsAll of these new "object oriented" scanners are fairly complicated... so join the crowd and don't feel bad. You'll get the hang of it.
You might also look into buying the $35 data cable
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Thank you VERY much for the advice!!!