This is the correct answer!I used to have a pro96 and the software mod (checking a box) works. It will receive just fine, but will not trunk a 700 MHz control channel.
Officially, no, it does not cover anything below 806 but using software such as Don Starr's WIN96, you can unlock the radio and enter frequencies above and below of its official ranges. I've never tested to see exactly how far away it will actually tune an unofficial frequency in any band but it did do fine in the upper 700's. I'd guess like most out of band tuning, the PLL probably unlocks at certain points or the sensitivity drops off so bad that you would never receive anything even though you can enter out of range freqs.checking 2 manuals online the radio does not have any 700 coverage.
i will keep looking.