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RadioShack Pro 106 Review

Radioshack Pro 106RadioShack PRO 106 Digital Radio Scanner - Review.

We had heard a lot about the RadioShack PRO-106 Handheld Digital Radio Scanner before we managed to get our hands on one. We found that it lived up to expectations it is light, well made and has good audio quality.

The PRO 106, as you would expect, covers the usual range of frequencies:
• 25 - 54, 108 - 174, 216 - 512, 764 - 960 and 1240 - 1300 MHz.

As is the norm with hand-held radio scanners, the cellular telephone frequencies are blocked but there are plenty of other frequencies to choose from. Modulation formats available are AM, FM NFM and P25.
This RadioShack digital radio scanner has 1800 memory storage locations and also has the ability to search for local or close-by transmissions then jump to them when the scan comes across a modulated RF signal, so you won’t miss any of the local action from the police, fire department, ambulance or any other nearby transmitting devices.

The PRO 106's weather alert feature uses S.A.M.E. (Specific Area Message Encoding) technology which is ideal for those following weather information particularly imminent storm warnings.
Squelch and volume are adjusted by two concentric rotary controls on the top edge of the scanner. One thing we particularly like about the PRO 106 is the ability to charge the batteries while in the radio.
With an optional USB cable and the, included, CD ROM the PRO-106 can be programmed via your computer which does make life much easier when it comes to programming any hand-held device.
Overall, we found, the RadioShack PRO 106 hand-held digital radio scanner to be amongst the best of the units we have tested so far and would recommend it to any budding radio scanning enthusiast and it is available with a reasonable price tag.

In the box you have the Pro 106 digital radio scanner, flexible BNC antenna, 2 x battery connectors (1 for alkaline and 1 for rechargeable batteries), CD ROM and owner’s manual. The radio is powered by 4xAA batteries (not supplied).

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