I was wondering the same thing!Thanks for the update! Wonder why RS doesn't put the Pro-197 on sale for the same price at the same time as it's handheld cousin? This is twice in a row that has happened......
Don't forget the RS PRO106 and 197 do not include the USB cable for programming the scanner which is an extra cost unless you have one already.
The GRE PSR 500 and 600 models include the cable. Some prices are pretty low for the GRE scanners right now such as:
Scanner World - The Largest Dealer of Scanning Radios in the World
PSR 500 $429.95+13.99 s&h
PSR 600 $419.95+13.99 s&h (currently out of stock)
I just checked the site, says it is in stock. If I didn't need a scanner for Daytona, this would have been a much better deal. Though I did get the PC cable "open box" from RS for $20, I had to buy the AC adapter elsewhere for more cash. Though with the RS sale, it wasn't too much more.The price is good with only 1 tiny little problem:
"Availability: OUT OF STOCK - UNKNOWN DELIVERY DATE AT THIS TIME"