The manual that comes with the PRO-97 is horrible. Go to the Wiki section here at RR and search for PRO-97. The things you'll find include an easier to read manual (PDF form), a list of software for the scanner and other general information.mig192837465 said:Ok, i think i've made up my mind on getting a Pro-97 from radio shack in order to monitor the NYPD band but i wanted to know i programming the scanner is e-z and if i need to program it for the NYPD frequency.
Correct. I imagine if you were going to just use it to "browse" or perhaps listen to a few basic channels, it would not take too long to program. The thing that really takes time is entering all the text (alpha) tags. If you plan to label each channel with up to 16 characters of text, plus have 100s of frequencies, then certainly you'll find the WIN97 software worthwhile. Let me rephrase it like this; programming the first time is one thing, but as soon as you want to make a change, the software will make that task sooo much easier. But even with the software, you'll have to enter (or import) the frequencies, talkgroups and text you want programmed; so it is not like it programs itself, even with the software.mig192837465 said:what im trying to get at is that u can program it yourself but the program makes it easier right?