PSREdit Frequently Asked Questions

Over time, there have been a few questions that have been asked on a regular basis. The following list of frequently asked questions is an attempt to answer these questions.

If you don't find your question here, please feel free to email your question to I will do my best to answer your question as quickly as possible.

Decoding Issues:

Protocol Support:

Radio Reference Web Service Support:

Decoding Issues:

Q) How do I get the PSR-500, PSR-600, PRO-106 or PRO-197 to output control channel data to decode?

A) The PSR-500, PSR-600, PRO-106, and PRO-197 have the capability to send control channel data to the PC/IF port anytime the scanner is monitoring a control channel. While this data may be decoded by Pro96Com, this data stream will be lost by Pro96Com whenever a voice channel becomes active, or conventional, search, or sweeper objects are being scanned. In addition, if you are monitoring a multi-site system, Pro96Com will constantly reload the data each time it finds a new site.

To get a steady stream of data, these radios need to be placed into analyze mode on an active control channel. There are two ways to get into analyze mode.

In manual mode, locate a talkgroup that's a member of the system you want to monitor. Once located, Press the F2 (TSYS) key, then the F3 (Analyz) key. Using the up or down arrows, locate an active control channel. When you see the decoded information on the screen, the scanner is ready to send the control channel data.

In scan mode, you can wait for a talkgroup on the system to become active, at which point you can follow the same procedure (F2/F3) to place the scanner in Analyze mode.

Protocol Support:

Q) What control channel protocols does Pro96Com Support?

A) Pro96Com currently supports only the 9600 bps P-25 standard control channel format.

Q) Will Pro96Com support any other protocols in the future?

A) Unfortunately with current work loads, I don't forsee support for any other trunking control channel protocols anywhere in the near future.

This doesn't mean it will never happen, but it's probably unlikely.

Radio Reference Web Service Support:

Q) What is the Web Service?

A) The new web service uses the .NET SOAP service to allow applications to request the information from the Database. The software applications then take that data and format it to be compatible with the data needed.

Q) Is the web service protocol supported?


The web service is fully supported in all of my software titles. Please note however that a premium subscription to the web site (separate from your registration for the software) is required before importing of any data is possible.

Q) Is the (now discontinued) CD-ROM Supported?

A) Sorry, No.

Support for the CD-ROM was removed from the software. The CD-ROM was discontinued and keeping support for this prevented updating the web service interface to support recent features.

Q) How long has Pro96Com Supported the RadioReference Web Service?

A) Support for the web service was added to Pro96Com starting with version 1.7.1, released around August/September of 2008.