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- Radio Shack PRO-106 Handheld Scanner
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Summary: Fully functional and has many features to make use of, and could even be considered overkill depending on what you’re looking for.
- 22 Scan Lists – 20 lists to program, use, and select like traditional banks allowing you to arrange, group and scan objects according to your preference with an additional ‘Favorites’ list to create a scan list tailored to your favorite objects and a ‘Skywarn’ list
- Multi-Site Trunking – allows you to scan systems covering a very large geographic area that use multiple antenna sites and operate on different frequencies but use the same Talk Group IDs
- Multi-Site option to look for the site with the best received CC decode rate. (Not the same as RSSI on the Motorola rigs, but similar in operation)
- 21 Virtual Scanner Memories; one copy of working memory can hold up to 1800 objects, meaning any combination of talkgroups, conventional channels, and trunking systems. Each V-Scanner folder holds one copy of working memory. So, 21 * 1800 = about 37,800 objects altogether can be stored in the V-Scanner storage system
- 700MHz and 380MHz Trunk Scanning
- Object programmable LED; eight factory default colors to any color / brilliance you want by having direct access to the R-G-B drive values (including flash) to assign to talkgroups, frequencies, agencies, etc.
- LATCH option; the color of the last received object stays on until reset
- Audible Alarms – programmable audible alerts can be configured to sound when certain scannable objects are active
- Many more.
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Radio Shack PRO-106 Digital Trunking Handheld Scanner Review
When it comes to radio scanners you’ll want something fully functional and easy to use. There’s no doubting that Radioshack are a leader in providing devices with these features.
The Pro-106 is a favorite among Radioshack fans and for good reason. Though with this model users do report it not being of great value to professional use so be wary of this.
Firstly it is fully functional and has many features to make use of, and could even be considered overkill depending on what you’re looking for.
The features are what you’d want for a high end scanner and for a handheld device to have these features you’re onto something good.
It is able to track a vast array of frequencies including the APCO 25 digital trunking systems, Motorola type I/II systems LTR and the EDACS trunking systems helping you to cover a vast array of possible channels.
A downfall on the channels and frequencies is that the frequency range 796.9975 to 805.9975 MHz is blocked. Another downfall is the durability of the device which users have complained isn’t so great.
It comes with a belt clip for clipping it onto yourself for easy transport. It is rechargeable and comes with rechargable battery and charger which are both able to be purchased as replacements if anything goes wrong.
Overall the Radioshack Pro-106 is a good buy and has the features required for just less than professional use but if you are a novice it’s a perfect high end handheld scanner.
You can’t go too far wrong with this option if you want plenty of features and usability.
- Easy to use features and menu on device
- Programming software compatible
- Handles vast array of trunking systems
- Great audio
- Steep learning curve
- Durability not highly rated among users
- Difficult to program