Well, I can only speak for the 500, but at the bargain prices on these radios today, this would appear to be a very attractive purchase option. And if (that's a really BIG if) you can get either to work as well as my 500 does, then you will have made the deal of the century, lol.What are the thoughts about choosing one over the other, I already have the RadioShack Pro-197 and software and the programing cable. Thanks KC0WNY
Picked up my PRO-106 on sale for $300. They also had a half off promotion on the USB programming cable if purchased along with the radio. This seems to be an on-going promotion so if it is not offered, ask for it.If price is a big issue, just give it time. It is VERY often on sale in the $300 range.
Radio Shack sells them brand new in the $300 range, and that sale price is in effect many times throughout the year. Usually there is a post on this forum announcing when the sale price returns.I am retired, and yes price does make a difference, but I don't like to buy used electronics. Thanks for all the comments. KCØWNY