Ok this is the same scanner as the GRE600 RadioShack 197 if you want software I use win500 If you want to do this by hand you need to visit this site Easier to Read Pro-651/652/106/197 - WS1040/1065 - PSR 500/600 Digital Scanner Manual If you plan to use the software option I would say you need to get a premium subscription for radio reference so you can download from the database here which is the fast option to get you up and running.
ok I am good with computer can you give me some help on where to find the database once I pay for site.
Also can you explain what I need to put into each column in the program. I really appericate the help
The USB cable included should work fine. Just remember to load the drivers BEFORE using the cable
This article from our wiki (links are always blue) has links to everything you need to get started. At the bottom are the links for the Easier to Read manual, as well as user guides for both ARC500 and Win500