The following are the most recommended for the Pro-106:What is the best and easiest software to use with the Radioshack Pro-106 scanner. I am running Windows Vista 64 bit.
I don't know about the PRO-106, but the PSR-500 did not have the MPSCS in the pre-programmed data, so you would need to either program the system in by hand, or use one of the software programs and the RR web service to load it into your scanner quickly and easily.Read the "V-scanner programmed data" manual that came with your scanner. (The smaller of the two manuals.)
On page(s) 40 & 41 you will see all the agencies that are on the "Michigan Public Safety Communications System (MPSCS) System". (Including Wayne County.)
You don't need to use other programming programs as your PRO-106 has over 36,000 channels already included in it.
Simply transfer those Michigan groups into your scanner memory (page 7 of that same manual) and you can have all you want.
All that data comes from right here, Radio Reference Database.
Have fun, the PRO-106 is a fantastic experience!
And I answered your point about the V-Scanner pre-programmed data, which does not include the MPSCS if the data is close to the same of the PSR-500. (The PRO-106 and the PSR-500 are virtually identical as far as programming is concerned).He said:
"What is the best and easiest software to use with the --->Radioshack Pro-106<--- scanner."
First, do not use the short 3" adapter cable that comes with the Radio Shack cable. It will not work with that adapter in place.I downloaded the trial Win500 software, unzipped and I was able to bring it up on my computer. I bought the USB cable from Radioshack and installed the driver. How do I connect the scanner to the computer after pluging in the cable. Do I have to put the scanner in some kind of program mode. I want to upload my freq from the scanner to the computer. I would like to be able to see what Radioshack has programed on my scanner.