Pro 197 Ongoing Issues

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rw12704

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Several Years ago I received a Radio Shack Pro 197 Digital Trunking Scanner as a gift. I live in Southwest Michigan and have always been a scanner enthusiast and this was my first upgrade to digital. Ive always had issues with it unable to receive the digital MPSCS trunked systems. I have lived in four different areas since thinking maybe the location would change the reception but not the case.. Im now living very close to the area where I first received the scanner and Ive recently dusted off the old scanner determined to solve this ongoing problem but I need help from those with more expertise. I use the Starsoft Winn500 programming software. Im thinking maybe its just something in the extended settings but like someone with more knowledge to give advice. Thanks Randy
 

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So what is exactly is wrong with it. Are you programming the Control Channels in? Are you programing the correct talk groups in that are in use? Try reseting the scanner and programming it with downloading the data from the RR database (I see you are a premium member). Hope you get it working.
 

rw12704

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Yes I use the RR database to program. I also upgraded the firmware. Conventional frequencies work fine. The encrypted frequencies have never been able to be picked up.
 

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Yes I use the RR database to program. I also upgraded the firmware. Conventional frequencies work fine. The encrypted frequencies have never been able to be picked up.
Encrypted frequencies can not be monitored by any scanner.
 

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Several Years ago I received a Radio Shack Pro 197 Digital Trunking Scanner as a gift. I live in Southwest Michigan and have always been a scanner enthusiast and this was my first upgrade to digital. Ive always had issues with it unable to receive the digital MPSCS trunked systems. I have lived in four different areas since thinking maybe the location would change the reception but not the case.. Im now living very close to the area where I first received the scanner and Ive recently dusted off the old scanner determined to solve this ongoing problem but I need help from those with more expertise. I use the Starsoft Winn500 programming software. Im thinking maybe its just something in the extended settings but like someone with more knowledge to give advice. Thanks Randy
How far are you from the towers you are trying to listen to?

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