Win95 Download Page

(For information about "ScanHack" click here)

Copyright 2002, 2003 Don Starr - All Rights Reserved

Questions or comments- email: Win95@starrsoft.com

NOTE: If you downloaded version 00.12 before 08:40 PST on Friday 07 Feb 2003, you'll need to get it again. There was a small bug that killed the Serial Configuration function

Though it is free to use, Win95 is copyrighted software. Please read the License Agreement.

Programming Cable Information

Win95 is a Windows "GUI" application for the Radio Shack Pro-95 trunking scanner. It allows you to read data from the scanner, make changes via the GUI, and write the modified data back. It will read / write the scanner in approximately 80 seconds. You can maintain a "library" of data files to be downloaded or shared. Win95 uses the 'standard' P95 data format for its files, as well as a text file format that can be used for printing or manual editing.

Extended Frequency Ranges!
As of version 00.06, Win95 allows you to enter any frequency between 5 kHz and 1.3 GHz, excluding the cellular ranges. This fills the "gaps" in the PRO-95's coverage (e.g. between 54 MHz and 108 MHz). For ranges below 460 MHz, the step size is 5 kHz; for ranges above 460 MHz, the step size is 6.25 kHz.
This feature can only be used in programmed channels - it does not work in the user-defined Limit Search (SR5). The scanner makes additional checks for "valid" frequencies. It has to, so that it can jump between its valid ranges as it's scanning.
UPDATE! You can search through the Extended Ranges! Using Win95, program an out-of-range frequency into some channel. On the PRO-95, select that channel in "manual mode". Press FUNC TUNE. The scanner will no search up (or down) from that frequency. If you let it enter a "valid" range, it won't go back to the invalid range, so you'll have to select the channel and hit FUNC TUNE again.

NOTE: There has been an item sold on eBay that claims to "unlock" the frequencies in the PRO-92/2067, PRO-93/2053, and PRO-95. I have been informed that this item is merely a set of 151 .P95 files (for use with my Win95 app). Together, these files contain all of the frequencies in all of the "extra ranges" as added by Win93 and Win95. One could create this data himself by using a program like Microsoft Excel to fill columns with incremental frequency data, then copy and paste to Win93 or Win95. Instructions for doing this can be found at this link.

Reception in some ranges may be affected by filtering and other characteristics of the scanner. For example, while the scanner will tune and receive commercial FM broadcasts, reception will be distorted. FM broadcasts are wideband, while the scanner is a narrowband receiver.
NOTE: This does not enable any cellular frequencies. The scanner appears to block any such frequencies.
Revision History

The use of the program should be pretty self-explanatory. You download from the scanner, select Open from the File menu to load an existing P95, P93 or text file, or select New from the File menu to start from scratch. You then set up your frequencies, trunking information, and other scanner settings. Next, upload to the scanner and save the file. I'll post Q & A stuff on this page as people have questions.

Transferring data from Win93: Copy and paste between Win93 and Win95 works pretty well. Select a range of channels in Win93, select Edit->Copy, go to Win95, select the first target channel, and select Edit->Paste. Do the same for Talk Groups. Important: Before pasting Talk Groups, set the bank's Type to either MOT or EDACS, as appropriate; also, make sure you have the Talk Group display format set to the same values in both programs (i.e. DEC, HEX, or AFS).

Or, if you don't like the above method, you can always use my data converter (found at the home page).

I've created a sample Excel spreadsheet that shows how data can be formatted in Excel for copy/paste into Win95. The formulas in cells G3:I15 format source data in cells C3:E15, making sure that Alpha Tags, frequencies, and RxModes are appropriate for pasting into Win95. The cells G3:I15, in this example, will paste into Win95.

Win95 is nearly identical to Win93 (my program for the PRO-93). For more information, see the Win93 page.

Download latest version (this is a ZIP file - you'll need WinZip, PowerArchiver, or an equivalent decompression utility in order to extract files)

The link above is the program only - it doesn't include a couple of system files that are required to run it. If you're using a recent version of any Microsoft product, then you should already have these files. If Win95 complains that it can't find a file or component necessary to run (or something like that), you can get the required files in this ZIP file. Merely extract the DLLs into the same directory/folder where you put the Win95.exe program.

Version 0.13 07 February 2003, 11:49 PST

Revision History