Whistler, the makers behind numerous radar detectors and other electronic products, has acquired GRE’s technical assets and plans to produce scanners for Radio Shack.
The following models will be manufactured for Radio Shack by Whistler:
- PRO-652 – identical to the previous PRO-197 model. Digital trunking full coverage base scanner
- PRO-651 – identical to the previous PRO-106 model. Digital trunking full coverage handheld scanner
- PRO-650 – identical to the previous PRO-405 model. Analog base scanner, 25-512 MHz only
- PRO-649 – identical to the previous PRO-404 model. Analog handheld scanner, 25-512 MHz only
No words yet on backwards compatibility with the previous models with regards to programming, software, etc.
Also, we’ve received no details on the status of the PSR-800/PSR-900 series radios that came pre-programmed with the RR database and support for Project 25 Phase II systems.
Whistler’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/WhistlerGroup