Radio Shack 200CH Owner`s manual

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OWNER’S MANUAL —
Please read before using this equipment.
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Features ...................................... 2
The FCC Wants You to Know ..... 3
Scanning Legally ..................... 4
Preparation ................................. 4
Using AC Power ...................... 4
Using Vehicle Battery Power ... 5
Connecting an Antenna ........... 5
Connecting an Earphone/Headphones ..................................... 6
Connecting an
Extension Speaker .................. 7
About Your Scanner .................... 7
A Look at the Keypad ................. 8
A Look at the Display .................. 9
Understanding Banks ............... 12
Channel Storage Banks ......... 12
One Touch Banks .................. 12
Operation .................................. 15
Turning On the Scanner/Setting
Volume and Squelch .............. 15
Storing Known Frequencies Into
Channels ............................... 15
Searching the
One Touch Banks ..................... 16
Using Tune ............................ 17
Scanning the
Stored Channels .................... 18
Turning Channel-Storage Banks
Off and On ............................. 18
Monitoring a Stored Channel . 18
Clearing a Stored Channel .... 19
Listening to the Marine Bank . 19
Listening to the
Weather Band ........................ 19
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One-Touch Search
Banks — let you search
preset frequencies in
separate ham radio,
police/fire/emergency,
aircraft, weather, and
marine banks, to make it
easy to locate specific
types of calls.
Tune — lets you tune
for new and unlisted
frequencies starting
from a specified
frequency.
Liquid-Crystal Display —
makes it easy to view and
change programming
information. The display
backlight also makes the
scanner easy to read in
low-light situations.
Priority Channel — lets
you program a frequency
into the priority channel. As
the scanner scans, it
checks the priority channel
every 2 seconds so you do
not miss transmissions on
that channel.
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with the corresponding icon for pertinent information.
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All Rights Reserved.
RadioShack and RadioShack.com
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Features
Special Features .......................
Delay .....................................
Locking Out Channels or
Frequencies ...........................
Using Priority .........................
Turning the Key Tone
On and Off .............................
Avoiding
Image Frequencies ................
Resetting/Initializing
the Scanner ...........................
Wired Programming ...............
A General Guide to Scanning ...
Guide to Frequencies ............
Guide to the Action Bands .....
Band Allocation ......................
Frequency Conversion ..........
Troubleshooting ........................
Care ..........................................
Service and Repair ...................
Specifications ............................
Parts and Accessories ..............
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Your RadioShack PRO-2018 200-Channel Desktop
Scanner lets you in on all the action! This scanner gives you
direct access to over 25,000 frequencies, including those
used by police and fire departments, ambulance services,
government agencies, air, and amateur radio services. You
can select up to 200 channels to scan, and you can change
your selection at any time.
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The secret to your scanner's ability to scan so many
frequencies is its built-in microprocessor. Your scanner also
has these special features:
Two-Second Scan Delay — delays scanning for 2 seconds
before moving to another channel, so you can hear more
replies.
Ten Channel-Storage Banks — let you store up to 20
channels in each of 10 different banks, to group channels so
you can more easily identify calls.
Memory Backup — keeps the channel frequencies stored
in memory for about 1 hour during a power loss.
HyperSearch™ and HyperScan™ — let you set the
scanner to search at up to 50 steps per second and to scan
at up to 25 channels per second, to help quickly find
interesting transmissions.
Duplicate Frequency Check — automatically notifies you if
you are about to store a frequency you have already stored,
to help avoid wasting storage space.
Weather Alert — automatically sounds the alarm tone to
advise of hazardous weather conditions when the scanner
detects an alert signal on the local NOAA weather channel.
Lock-Out Function — lets you set your scanner to skip
over specified channels or frequencies when scanning or
searching.
Supplied Telescoping Antenna — lets the scanner
receive strong local signals.
External Antenna Terminal — lets you connect an
external antenna (not supplied) to the scanner.
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10-Meter Ham Band,
VHF Lo,
6-Meter Ham Band
108 – 136.9875
Aircraft
137 – 174
Military Land Mobile,
2-Meter Ham Band,
VHF Hi
380 – 512
UHF Aircraft,
Federal Government,
70-cm Ham Band,
UHF Standard Band,
UHF “T” Band
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See “Specifications” on Page 33
for more information about the
scanner's frequency steps.
The FCC Wants You to Know
Your scanner can receive these bands: ±
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This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a scanning receiver, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
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2. This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
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Your scanner covers frequencies used by many different
groups including police and fire departments, ambulance
services, government agencies, private companies,
amateur radio services, military operations, pager services,
and wireline (telephone and telegraph) service providers. It
is legal to listen to almost every transmission your scanner
can receive. However, there are some transmissions you
should never intentionally listen to. These include:
• Telephone conversations (cellular, cordless, or other
private means of telephone signal transmission)
• Pager transmissions
• Any scrambled or encrypted transmissions
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Preparation
To prevent electric shock, do not
use the AC adapter's polarized
plug with an extension cord,
receptacle, or other outlet unless
you can fully insert the blades to
prevent blade exposure.
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You must use a
Class 2 power
source that supplies
12V DC and delivers
at least 300 mA. Its center tip
must be set to positive and its
plug must fit the scanner's DC
12V jack. Using an adapter that
does not meet these
specifications could damage
the scanner or the adapter.
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Always connect the AC adapter
to the scanner before you
connect it to AC power. When
you finish, disconnect the
adapter from AC power before
you disconnect it from the
scanner.
According to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act
(ECPA), you are subject to fines and possible imprisonment
for intentionally listening to, using, or divulging the contents
of such a transmission unless you have the consent of a
party to the communication (unless such activity is
otherwise illegal).
This scanner has been designed to prevent reception of
illegal transmissions. This is done to comply with the legal
requirement that scanners be manufactured so as to not be
easily modifiable to pick up those transmissions. Do not
open your scanner's case to make any modifications that
could allow it to pick up transmissions that are illegal to
monitor. Doing so could subject you to legal penalties.
We encourage responsible, legal scanner use.
Mobile use of this scanner is unlawful or requires a permit in
some areas. Check the laws in your area.
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You can power the scanner using the supplied 12V, 300 mA
AC adapter. To power the scanner using an AC adapter,
insert the AC adapter’s barrel plug into the scanner's DC 12V
jack. Then connect the other end of the adapter to a
.
standard AC outlet.
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You can power the scanner from a vehicle’s 12V power source
(such as a cigarette-lighter socket) using a 12V, 300 mA DC
adapter and a size D Adaptaplug™ adapter (neither supplied).
Both are available at your local RadioShack store. .
To power the scanner using a DC adapter, attach the
Adaptaplug to the DC adapter so the tip reads positive (+)
and set the adapter's voltage switch to 12V. Next, insert the
Adaptaplug into the scanner's DC 12V jack. Plug the other
end of the DC adapter into your vehicle's cigarette-lighter
socket. ±
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Always connect the DC adapter to
the scanner before you connect it
to a power source. When you
finish, disconnect the adapter from
the power source before you
disconnect it from the scanner.
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If you use a cigarette-lighter
power cable and your vehicle's
engine is running, you might
hear electrical noise from the
engine while scanning. This is
normal.
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Mobile use of this scanner is
unlawful or requires a permit in
some areas. Check the laws in
your area.
You must install an antenna before you can operate the
scanner.
Preparation
The supplied telescoping antenna helps your scanner
receive strong local signals. To install the antenna, thread it
clockwise into the hole on top of the scanner.
The scanner's sensitivity depends on its location and the
antenna's length. For the best reception of the
transmissions you want to hear, adjust the antenna's length
according to the chart below.
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Extend fully
380 – 512
Extend 2 segments
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Instead of the supplied antenna, you can connect an
outdoor base station or mobile antenna (neither supplied) to
your scanner. Your local RadioShack store sells a variety of
antennas. Choose the one that best meets your needs.
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When deciding on an outdoor antenna and its location,
consider these points:
• The antenna should be located as high as possible.
• The antenna and antenna cable should be as far as
possible from sources of electrical noise (appliances,
other radios, and so on).
• The antenna should be vertical for the best
performance.
To connect an optional base-station or mobile antenna, first
remove the supplied antenna from the scanner. Always use
50 Ohm coaxial cable, such as RG-58 or RG-8, to connect
an outdoor antenna. For distances longer than 50 feet, use
RG-8 low-loss dielectric coaxial cable. If the antenna cable's
connector does not have a BNC connector, you will also
need a BNC adapter (not supplied, available at your local
RadioShack store). Your local RadioShack store carries a
wide variety of coaxial cable and connectors.
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Preparation
Use extreme caution when
installing or removing an outdoor
antenna. If the antenna starts to
fall, let it go! It could contact
overhead power lines. If the
antenna touches a power line,
touching the antenna, mast, cable,
or guy wires can cause
electrocution and death. Call the
power company to remove the
antenna. DO NOT attempt to do
so yourself.
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Do not run the cable over sharp
edges or moving parts that might
damage it.
Once you choose an antenna, follow the mounting
instructions supplied with the antenna. Then route the
antenna's cable to the scanner and connect the cable to the
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ANT connector.
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For private listening, you can plug a 1/8-inch (3.5-mm) miniplug earphone or headphones (not supplied), available at
your local RadioShack store, into /PC on the back of the
scanner. This automatically disconnects the internal
speaker.
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To protect your hearing, follow these guidelines when you
use an earphone or headphones.
• Set the volume to the lowest setting before you begin
listening. After you begin listening, adjust the volume to
a comfortable level.
• Do not listen at extremely high volume levels. Extended
high-volume listening can lead to permanent hearing
loss.
• Once you set the volume, do not increase it. Over time,
your ears adapt to the volume level, so a volume level
that does not initially cause discomfort might still
damage your hearing.
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Do not use an earphone or headphones with your scanner
when operating a motor vehicle or riding a bicycle in or near
traffic. Doing so can create a traffic hazard and could be
illegal in some areas.
If you use an earphone or headphones with your scanner
while riding a bicycle, be very careful. Do not listen to a
continuous broadcast. Even though some earphones/
headphones let you hear some outside sounds when
listening at normal volume levels, they still can present a
traffic hazard.
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In a noisy area, an extension speaker (not supplied)
available at your local RadioShack store, might provide
more comfortable listening. Plug the speaker cable's 1/8 inch
(3.5 mm) mini-plug into /PC.
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Once you understand a few simple terms used in this
manual and familiarize yourself with your scanner's
features, you can put the scanner to work for you. You
simply determine the type of communications you want to
receive, then set the scanner to scan them.
A frequency is the receiving signal location (expressed in
kHz or MHz). To find active frequencies, you can use the
search function.
You can also search the One Touch Search Banks, which
are preset groups of frequencies categorized by type of
service.
About Your Scanner
When you find a frequency, you can store it into a
programmable memory location called a channel, which is
grouped with other channels in a channel-storage bank.
You can then scan the channel-storage banks to see if there
is activity on the frequencies stored there. Each time the
scanner finds an active frequency, it stays on that channel
until the transmission ends.
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A Look at the Keypad
MAR Lets you
search the
scanner's
preprogrammed
marine band.
HAM Lets you
search the
scanner's
preprogrammed
amateur radio
band.
FD/PD Lets you
search the scanner's
preprogrammed fire/
police band.
WX
Lets you search
the scanner's
preprogrammed
weather channels.
SCAN/MAN
Scans any
preprogrammed
channels; stops
scanning and
lets you directly
enter a channel
number.
L/O RVW/L/O
Reviews
locked-out
frequencies;
lets you lock
out selected
channels or
frequencies.
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PRI/ALERT Turns the priority feature and WX alert
mode on and off.
AIR Lets you search the
scanner's preprogrammed
aircraft band.
PGM
Programs
frequencies
into
channels.
H or G
Searches up or
down for active
frequencies or
selects the
direction when
scanning
channels.
TUNE/CLEAR
Lets you tune a
frequency along
with H or G;
clears an
incorrect entry.
Number Keys Each
key has a single digit
(0 to 9) and a range
of numbers. Use the
range of numbers
above the key (21-40
for example) to select
the channel in a
channel-storage
bank. See
“Understanding
Banks” on Page 12.
DELAY/´
Programs a
2-second
delay for the
selected
channel;
enters a
decimal point.
ENT (enter) Enters frequencies
into channels.
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The display has indicators that show the scanner's current
operating status. This quick look at the display will help you
understand how your scanner operates.
87DA
Indicates that the
scanner is
searching the
marine bank (see
“Listening to the
Marine Bank” on
Page 19).
MN
Indicates
that the
scanner is
searching
the weather
channels.
Appears with
numbers (1-10)
to indicate the
scan bank.
Bank numbers
with a bar under
them show
which banks are
turned on for
scanning (see
“Understanding
Banks” on
Page 12).
7?H
Indicates that
the scanner is
searching the
aircraft bank.
>7C
Indicates that
the scanner
is searching
the amateur
radio bank.
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C7D
Appears when you
manually select a
channel.
IH9>
Appears during service
bank searches.
Appears with
digits (1-200)
or F to show
which
channel the
scanner is
tuned to.
B%Eý(lockout)
Appears when you manually select
a channel that was previously
locked out during scanning or when
you review a locked-out frequency.
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Indicates that the scanner is searching the fire/police bank.
H or G
Indicates the search or scan direction.
I97D
Appears when the scanner scans channels.
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F=C
Appears when you program frequencies into the scanner's
channels.
FH?
Appears when the priority feature is turned on.
:BO
Appears when you program a 2-second delay.
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Appears when you lock out all frequencies in the marine
bank.
A Look at the Display
XýNý#<KBB
Appears when you try to enter a frequency during a search
when all displayed bank’s channels are full.
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Appears when you try to store a frequency that is already
stored in another channel.
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Appears when you remove all the lock-outs from the FD/PD,
AIR, or HAM bank frequencies.
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Appears when the scanner receives a data error during
wired programming.
;dZ
Appears when the scanner has finished wired programming.
;hheh
Appears when you make an entry error.
<Beý7BB#9B
Appears when you remove all the locked-out frequencies
during a FD/PD, AIR, or HAM bank or tune search.
<Be#<KBB
Appears when you try to lock out a frequency during a tune
or search when 50 frequencies are already locked out.
<ýB#ekj
Appears when you start a tune from a locked-out frequency.
B#h
Appears when you review locked-out frequencies.
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Appears when you turn the key tone off.
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Appears when you turn the key tone on.
F
Appears when the scanner is tuned to the priority channel.
Ij7hj
Appears when the scanner starts wired programming.
#j#
Appears when the scanner is tuning frequencies.
M_h;Z
A Look at the Display
Appears when you set the scanner to its wired programming
mode to program frequencies into it.
C7h
Appears about 2 seconds after you press MAR.
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Appears about 2 seconds after you press FD/PD.
7?h
Appears about 2 seconds after you press AIR.
>7C
Appears about 2 seconds after you press HAM.
M;7j^;h
Appears about 2 seconds after you press WX.
BeýL><
Appears when you turn on the low VHF sub-bank while
searching in the fire/police bank.
>_ýL><
Appears when you turn on the high VHF sub-bank while
searching in the fire/police bank.
K><
Appears when you turn on the UHF sub-bank while
searching in the fire/police bank.
'&ýC
Appears when you turn on the 10m sub-bank while
searching in the ham bank.
,ýC
Appears when you turn on the 6m sub-bank while searching
in the HAM bank.
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(ýC
Appears when you turn on the 2m sub-bank while searching
in the HAM bank.
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Appears when you turn on the 70cm sub-bank while
searching in the HAM bank.
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A bank is a storage area for a group of channels. Channels
are storage areas for frequencies. Whereas a channel can
only contain one frequency, a bank can hold numerous
channels. ±
To make it easier to identify and select the channels you
want to listen to, your scanner divides the channels into 10
banks (1 to 10) of 20 channels each, a total of 200
channels. You can use each channel-storage bank to group
frequencies.
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Understanding Banks
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Channel Storage Banks
The scanner is preset so each
bank is turned on (see “Turning
Channel-Storage Banks Off and
On” on Page 18).
The scanner is preprogrammed with the frequencies
allocated by marine, fire/police, aircraft, ham radio, and
weather services. This is handy for quickly finding active
frequencies instead of searching through an entire band
(see “Searching the One Touch Banks” on Page 16). ±
Marine ±
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One Touch Banks
01
156.0500
The frequencies in the scanner's
one touch banks are preset. You
cannot change them.
05
156.2500
Marine
Both frequencies (transmission and
reception) are shown for marine
channels used for duplex
transmission.
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156.3000
07
156.3500
08
156.4000
09
156.4500
10
156.5000
11
156.5500
12
156.6000
13
156.6500
14
156.7000
15
156.7500
16
156.8000
17
156.8500
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156.9000
19
156.9500
20
157.0000/161.6000
21
157.0500
22
157.1000
23
157.1500
24
157.2000/161.8000
25
157.2500/161.8500
26
157.3000/161.9000
27
157.3500/161.9500
28
157.4000/162.0000
63
156.1750
64
156.2250/160.8250
65
156.2750
66
156.3250
67
156.3750
68
156.4250
69
156.4750
70
156.5250
71
156.5750
72
156.6250
73
156.6750
74
156.7250
77
156.8750
78
156.9250
79
156.9750
80
157.0250
81
157.0750
82
157.1250
83
157.1750
84
157.2250/161.8250
85
157.2750/161.8750
86
157.3250/161.9250
87
157.3750/161.9750
88
157.4250
Understanding Banks
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Fire/Police
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2
Understanding Banks
3
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33.420 – 33.980
20
37.020 – 37.420
20
39.020 – 39.980
20
42.020 – 42.940
20
44.620 – 45.860
40
45.880
–
45.900
–
45.940 – 46.060
40
46.080 – 46.500
20
153.770 – 154.130
60
154.145 – 154.445
15
154.650 – 154.950
15
155.010 – 155.370
60
155.415 – 155.700
15
155.730 – 156.210
60
158.730 – 159.210
60
166.250
–
170.150
–
453.0375 – 453.9625
12.5
458.0375 – 458.9625
12.5
460.0125 – 460.6375
12.5
465.0125 – 465.6375
12.5
Air
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1
29.000 – 29.700
5
2
50.000 – 54.000
5
3
144.000 – 148.000
5
4
420.000 – 450.000
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Weather
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162.400
2
162.425
3
162.450
4
162.475
5
162.500
6
162.525
7
162.550
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Operation
•
To listen to a weak or distant
station, turn SQUELCH
counterclockwise. If reception is
poor, turn SQUELCH clockwise
to cut out weak transmissions.
•
If SQUELCH is adjusted so you
always hear a hissing sound,
the scanner will not scan or
search properly.
1. Turn SQUELCH until the indicator points to MIN before
you turn on the scanner.
2. To turn on the scanner, slide POWER to ON.
3. Turn VOLUME clockwise until you hear a hissing sound.
4. Turn SQUELCH clockwise, just until the hissing sound
stops. ±
5. To turn off the scanner when you finish, slide POWER to OFF.
Storing Known Frequencies
into Channels
•
If you made a mistake in Step 2,
;hheh appears and the scanner
beeps three times when you
press ENT. Simply start again
from Step 2.
•
Your scanner automatically
rounds the entered frequency
down to the closest valid
frequency. For example, if you
enter a frequency of 151.473,
your scanner accepts it as
151.470.
•
If you entered a frequency that
is already stored in another
channel, the scanner beeps
three times while displaying the
lowest channel number and
#ZKFB- where the frequency is
already stored. Then the frequency you entered flashes on
the display. To store the
frequency anyway, press ENT
again. Press TUNE/CLEAR to
clear the frequency.
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Good references for active frequencies are the RadioShack
Police Call Guide including Fire and Emergency Services,
Official Aeronautical Frequency Directory, and Maritime
Frequency Directory. We update these directories every
year, so be sure to purchase a current copy.
Follow these steps to store frequencies into channels.
1. Press PGM. F=C appears. Then enter the channel
number (1-200) where you want to store a frequency,
then press PGM again.
2. Use the number keys and ´ to enter the frequency
(including the decimal point) you want to store.
3. Press ENT to store the frequency into the channel. ±
Press DELAY/´ if you want the scanner to pause 2
seconds on this channel before it proceeds to the next
channel after a transmission ends (see “Delay” on
Page 20). The scanner also stores this setting in the
channel.
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Operation
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Searching the One Touch Banks
To program the next channel in sequence, press PGM and
repeat Steps 2 and 3.
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Searching the One Touch
Banks
•
You can use the scanner's
delay feature while searching
the banks (see “Delay” on
Page 20).
•
To reverse the search direction
at any time, hold down H or G
for about 1 second.
•
•
•
•
To search up or down the band
in small increments, repeatedly
press H or G. (See “One Touch
Banks” on Page 12 for
frequency steps).
To pause the search while
receiving a signal, press H or G.
To resume searching, hold
down H or G.
To quickly move up or down
through the frequencies, hold
down H or G. The scanner
tunes through the frequencies
until you release H or G.
If necessary, you can select
search groups using the number
keys.
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Your scanner contains groups of preset frequencies called
One Touch Banks. Each one touch bank is associated with
a specific activity (see “One Touch Banks” on Page 12).
You can search for marine, fire/police, air, ham, and
weather transmissions even if you do not know the specific
frequencies that are used in your area. ±
The fire/police and ham one touch banks have separate
groups of frequencies called sub-banks. This lets you
search for and select only those frequencies that fall within a
specific range within the fire/police and ham one touch banks.
To listen to the marine bank, see “Listening to the Marine
Bank” on Page 19. To listen to the weather bank, see
“Listening to the Weather Band” on Page 19.
1. Press FD/PD, AIR, or HAM. <?h;ýFeB?9;, 7?h, or >7C
appears. After about 2 seconds, the scanner starts
searching. ±
2. When the scanner finds an active frequency, it stops
searching and displays the frequency's number.
3. To search for another active frequency in the selected
band, hold down H or G for about 1 second. To search
for an active frequency within a sub-band of the fire/
police or ham band, press a number key to select the
sub-band you want. To select a different band and
search for another active frequency, repeat Steps 1 and 2.
Once you find interesting frequencies during the search,
you can store them into the scanner’s channel-storage
banks. Frequencies found in the one touch banks are
automatically assigned to specific channel-storage banks as
shown below. You can quickly scan the channel-storage
banks corresponding to the one touch banks by pressing a
one touch bank key and SCAN/MAN successively.
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Fire/Police
4, 5
Aircraft
6
Ham
7, 8
1. To store the displayed frequency in the lowest available
channel in the assigned channel-storage banks, press
ENT when you find a frequency. The channel number
flashes.
2. Press ENT again to store the frequency. The channel
and frequency flash twice. If you want to cancel the
operation, press TUNE/CLEAR instead of ENT.
To scan the channel-storage banks, press the one touch
bank key, then SCAN/MAN while <?h;%FEb_9;, 7?h, or >7C
appears. ±
If there is no empty channel at an available bank, XýNý#<KBB
(where N is the bank number) appears after you press ENT.
To store more frequencies, you must clear some channels.
See “Clearing a Stored Channel” on Page 19. To continue
searching after XýNý#<KBB appears, press TUNE/CLEAR.
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You can set the scanner to search through all receivable
frequencies from a specified frequency. You can use the
scanner's delay feature while using tune. ±
1. Repeatedly press SCAN/MAN until C7D appears.
2. Enter the desired channel number you want to use as a
starting point for the tune. Then press SCAN/MAN
again.
3. Press TUNE/CLEAR to start tune. #j# appears.
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Searching the One Touch
Banks
If you entered a frequency that is
already stored in another channel,
#ZKFB# (duplicate) and the lowestnumbered channel containing the
duplicate frequency flash for about
3 seconds. If you want to store the
frequency anyway, press ENT
again. You can then delete the
frequency later. See “Clearing a
Stored Channel” on Page 19.
Using Tune
•
To reverse the tuning direction
at any time, hold down H or G
for about 1 second.
•
To tune up or down the selected
band in small increments (5 or
12.5 kHz steps), repeatedly
press H or G.
•
To pause tuning, press H or G.
To resume tuning, hold down H
or G.
•
To quickly move up or down
through the frequencies, hold
down H or G. The scanner
tunes through the frequencies
until you release H or G.
•
If there is no empty channel,
Xý/ý'&ý#<KBB appears after you
press ENT. To store more
frequencies, you must clear
some channels. See “Clearing a
Stored Channel” on Page 19.
To continue tuning after Xý/ý'&ý#
<KBB appears, press TUNE/
CLEAR.
4. Hold down H or G for about 1 second to tune up or
down. H or G appear and the scanner searches the
frequencies. ±
5. When the scanner finds an active frequency, it stops
searching and displays the frequency's number.
6. To search for another active frequency, hold down
H or G for about 1 second.
Once you find interesting frequencies during the search,
you can store them in the scanner’s channel-storage banks.
Frequencies found during tune search are automatically
assigned to channel-storage banks 9 and 10.
1. To store the displayed frequency in the lowest available
channel in the assigned banks, press ENT. The channel
number flashes.
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Searching the One Touch Banks
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Searching the One Touch Banks
2. Press ENT again to store the frequency. The channel
and frequency flash twice. If you want to cancel the
operation, press TUNE/CLEAR instead of ENT. After
storing the frequency, the scanner continues to search
for frequencies. ±
±"016'"±"
Scanning the Stored
Channels
•
To reverse the scanning
direction, press H or G.
•
To set the scanner to remain on
the current channel for 2
seconds after the transmission
ends, see “Delay” on Page 20.
•
To set the scanner to remain on
the current channel, even after
the transmission stops, press
SCAN/MAN at any time during
the transmission. C7D appears
and I97Dýdisappears (see
“Monitoring a Stored Channel”
on Page 18).
•
To lock out channels so the
scanner does not stop for a
transmission on those channels,
see “Locking Out Channels or
Frequencies” on Page 21.
Turning Channel-Storage
Banks Off and On
•
The scanner does not scan any
of the channels within the banks
you have turned off.
•
You cannot turn off all banks.
There must be at least one
active bank.
•
You can manually select any
channel in a bank, even if the
bank is turned off.
•
When you turn on a bank during
scanning, the scanner moves to
the selected bank and scans it.
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To set the scanner to continuously scan through all
channels with stored frequencies, repeatedly press SCAN
until I97D and H appear. The scanner rapidly scans until it
finds an active frequency.
If the scanner finds an active frequency, it stops and
displays that channel and frequency number, then it
automatically begins scanning again when the conversation
on that frequency ends unless delay is set for the channel
(see “Delay” on Page 20). ±
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Channel-storage banks (1-10) are on when they have a bar
underneath them and off when no bar appears underneath
them. To turn off a channel-storage bank, press the bank's
number key during scanning. The bar under the bank's
number disappears.
To turn on a channel-storage bank (1-10) during scanning,
press the bank's number key. A bar appears under the
bank's number. ±
If no transmission is found, the scanner continues to scan
through all selected banks.
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You can continuously monitor a specific channel without
scanning. This is useful if you hear an emergency
transmission on a channel and do not want to miss any
details – even though there might be periods of silence – or
if you simply want to monitor that channel.
Follow these steps to manually select a channel.
1. Repeatedly press SCAN/MAN until C7D appears.
2. Enter the channel number (1-200).
3. Press SCAN/MAN again.
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Searching the One Touch Banks
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If you no longer want a frequency stored in a channel (and
you do not want to replace that frequency with a different
one), follow these steps to clear the stored frequency.
1. Hold down SCAN/MAN until C7D appears to stop
scanning.
2. Use the number keys to enter the channel number
(1-200) you want to clear.
3. Press PGM. F=C appears.
4. Press 0 then ENT. The frequency number changes to
&&&$&&&& to indicate the channel is cleared.
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To listen to the marine bank, press MAR. CHh appears for
about 2 seconds, then the scanner starts searching from
marine channel 16.
To stop searching the channels, hold down H or G for about
2 seconds. IH9> disappears and C7D appears.
To change the channel manually, press H or G.
To search through the marine bank again, hold down H or
G for about 2 seconds. C7Dýdisappears and IH9> appears.
To change the searching direction, press H or G.
You can select a marine channel directly. When the scanner
stops searching the marine bank, use the number keys to
enter the two-digit channel number.
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To hear your local forecast and regional weather
information, press WX. Your scanner begins to scan through
the weather band.
Your scanner should stop within a few seconds on your
local weather broadcast. If the broadcast is weak, you can
press WX again to resume scanning.
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1
162.400
2
162.425
3
162.450
4
162.475
5
162.500
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"(TGSWGPE["*/*\+
6
162.525
7
162.550
9:"#.'46
Your scanner's WX alert warns you of serious weather
conditions by sounding an alarm if a National Weather
Service broadcaster in your area broadcasts a weather
alert tone.
To set the scanner so it sounds an alarm when a weather
alert tone is broadcast, press PRI/ALERT while you are
listening to the WX channel. 7B;hjýappears.
Special Features
±"016'"±"
•
WX alert is only for receiving a
weather alert.
•
When the scanner detects a
1050 Hz alert tone, WX alert
activates and you hear a
weather alert.
If the scanner detects the weather alert, it sounds an alarm.
The scanner sounds the alert for five minutes after it
receives a weather alert signal. After five minutes the alert
stops and the scanner beeps every ten seconds. Press any
key to turn off the alarm. To cancel the weather alert
operation, press PRI/ALERT again. ±
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Many agencies use a two-way radio system that has a
period of several seconds between a query and a reply. To
avoid missing a reply, you can program a 2-second delay
into any channel or frequency. When your scanner stops on
a channel or frequency with a programmed delay, :BOý
appears and the scanner continues to monitor that channel
or frequency for 2 seconds after the transmission stops
before it resumes scanning, searching, or tuning.
You can program a 2-second delay in any of these ways:
• If the scanner is scanning and stops on an active
channel, quickly press DELAY/´ before it resumes
scanning.
• If the desired channel is not selected, manually select
the channel, then press DELAY/´.
• If the scanner is searching or tuning, press DELAY/´.
:BO appears and the scanner automatically adds a 2second delay to every transmission it stops on in that
band.
To turn off the 2-second delay in a channel or for all
frequencies, press DELAY/´ while the scanner is monitoring
that channel or frequency. :BO disappears.
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To lock out a channel while scanning or a frequency during
one-touch search or while tuning, press L/O/L/O RVW when
the scanner stops on the channel or frequency. If you
locked out a frequency, the scanner locks it out then
continues searching.
±"016'"±"
Locking Out Channels or
Frequencies
•
Your scanner automatically
locks out empty channels.
•
You can still manually select
locked-out channels.
•
You can lock out as many as 50
frequencies during a search. If
you try to lock out more, <Beý#
<KBB appears (see “Reviewing
Locked-Out Frequencies” and
“Removing Lockouts From All
Frequencies” on Page 21).
To manually lock out a channel, select the channel then
hold down L/O/L/O RVW until B%E appears.
To remove the lockout from a channel, manually select that
channel again, then press L/O/L/O RVW until B%E disappears.
See “Removing Lockouts From All Frequencies in a One
Touch Search Bank” and “Removing Lockouts From All
Frequencies” for more information about removing lockout
from frequencies. ±
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To review the frequencies you locked out, hold down L/O/L/
O RVW for about 2 seconds during a search, then repeatedly
press H or G. The scanner beeps if there are no locked-out
frequencies, or B#h appears and the scanner displays all
locked out frequencies as you press H or G. When you
reach the highest locked-out frequency, the scanner beeps
twice and returns to the lowest locked-out frequency.
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+0"#"10'"617%*"5'#4%*"$#0-"
Removing Lockouts From All
Frequencies in a One Touch
Search Bank
•
These steps do not clear any
lockouts in the marine and
weather bank.
•
If you locked out frequencies
which are within the range of
any of the one touch search
banks during tune, the scanner
also removes those locked-out
frequencies when you use these
steps. For example, if you
locked out 29.000 MHz while
tuning, the scanner removes it,
since 29.000 MHz is one of the
frequencies in the ham radio
service bank.
1. Hold down L/O/L/O RVW for about 2 seconds during a
search or while tuning. B#h appears. ±
2. While holding down TUNE/CLEAR, press the one-touch
search key where you locked out frequencies. Z;<7KBj
appears.
3. Press ENT. The scanner clears any lockouts from all
frequencies in a one touch bank. Or, if you do not want
to clear the lockouts, press TUNE/CLEAR.
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1. Hold down L/O L/O RVW for about 2 seconds during a
search or tune. B#h appears.
2. While holding down TUNE/CLEAR, press L/O L/O RVW.
<Beý7BB#9B appears.
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Special Features
You can increase the effective scanning or search speed by
locking out individual channels or frequencies that have a
continuous transmission, such as a weather channel (see
“National Weather Frequencies” on Page 24) or a birdie
frequency (see “Birdie Frequencies” on Page 24).
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3. Press ENT. The scanner clears any lockouts from all
frequencies (except in the marine bank). Or, if you do
not want to clear the lockouts, press TUNE/CLEAR.
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±"016'"±"
If you program a weather
frequency into the priority channel
and the scanner detects a WX alert
tone on that frequency (see “WX
Alert” on Page 20), the scanner
sounds the alert tone and 7B;hj
flashes. Press any key to turn off
the alarm.
The priority feature lets you scan through channels and still
not miss important or interesting calls on a frequency you
select. You can program one frequency into the priority
channel. As the scanner scans, if the priority feature is
turned on, the scanner checks the priority channel for
activity every 2 seconds. ±
1. Press PGM, then press PRI/ALERT. F9> and &&&$&&&& or
the previously-stored frequency appear.
Special Features
2. Enter the frequency you want to enter into the priority
channel, then press ENT. The display flashes twice.
To turn on the priority feature, press PRI/ALERT during
scanning or searching. FH? appears. The scanner checks the
priority channel every 2 seconds and stays on the channel if
there is activity. F9> and the frequency appear whenever the
scanner is set to the priority channel.
To turn off the priority feature, press PRI/ALERT. FH?
disappears.
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The scanner is preset to sound a tone each time you press
one of its keys. You can turn the key tone off or back on.
1. If the scanner is on, slide POWER to OFF to turn it off.
2. While you hold down 2 and ENT, turn on the scanner.
3. When e<<ýjed; or edýjed; appear, release 2 and ENT.
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You might hear one of your regular stations on another
frequency that is not listed. For example, you might find a
service that regularly uses a frequency of 453.275 also on
474.675 MHz. Do the following to determine if you are
listening to an image frequency:
22
Note the new frequency
474.675
Double the intermediate frequency of 10.7 MHz
and subtract it from the new frequency
(21.400)
–21.400
If the answer is the regular frequency
then you have tuned to an image.
453.275
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If the scanner's display locks up or does not work properly
after you connect a power source, you might need to reset
or initialize the scanner. #
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1. Turn off the scanner, then turn it on again.
2. Insert a pointed object, such as a straightened paper
clip, into the reset opening on the back of the scanner.
Then gently press the reset button inside the opening.
#"+/2146#06"#
Resetting/Initializing the
Scanner
If you have problems, first try to
reset the scanner (see “Resetting
the Scanner !”). If that does not
work, you can initialize the scanner
(see “Initializing the Scanner”);
however, this clears all information
stored in your scanner's memory.
Resetting the Scanner
If the scanner still does not work
properly, you might need to
initialize the scanner (see
“Initializing the Scanner”).
Special Features
Occasionally, you might get interference on a weak or
distant channel from a strong transmission 21.4 MHz above
or below the tuned frequency. This is rare, and the image
signal is usually cleared whenever there is a transmission
on the actual frequency.
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1. Turn off the scanner, then turn it on again.
2. Hold down TUNE/CLEAR.
3. While holding down TUNE/CLEAR, insert a pointed
object (such as a straightened paper clip) into the reset
opening on the back of the scanner, then gently press
the reset button inside the opening. The display should
turn off.
4. When the display turns on again, release TUNE/CLEAR.
±
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You can transfer programming data to your scanner using
your home computer and an optional scanner PC
programming kit (Cat. No. 20-048, available at your local
RadioShack store). The programming kit includes a CDROM with the software you need and a connecting cable.
±
±"016'"±"
Initializing the Scanner
You must release the reset button
before releasing TUNE/CLEAR;
otherwise the memory might not
clear.
Wired Programming
•
If the scanner receives no data
from the PC for more than 20
seconds or if you press any key,
wired programming stops.
•
If the scanner did not receive a
start bit from the PC, Ij7hj does
not appear.
•
Wired programming stops if the
scanner receives an empty
channel number.
1. Make sure your scanner is turned off.
2. Follow the steps provided with the programming kit to
connect the cable to your computer and load the
software into your computer, then connect the other
end of the cable to /PC on the back of the scanner.
3. Using the software supplied with the programming kit,
configure the software to work with your scanner by
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clicking on Tools, selecting Configuration, then selecting
PRO-79 or PRO-2017.
4. While pressing ENT and 9, turn on the scanner. F=C
and M_h;Zýappear. Then send the data from the PC.
Ij7hj and the data being received by the scanner
appears in the order it is received. ±
5. When the scanner successfully receives all data, the
last channel and frequency number appear. If the
scanner received a checksum error while receiving
data, 9#;hh and a number shown next to 9#;hh indicates
the packet number where the error occurred. ±
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If you use the scanner with its supplied antenna, reception
of the frequencies covered by the scanner is mainly “line-ofsight.” That means you usually cannot hear stations that are
beyond the horizon.
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A General Guide to Scanning
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162.400 162.425 162.450
162.475 162.500 162.525
162.550
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Every scanner has birdie frequencies. Birdies are signals
created inside the scanner's receiver. These operating
frequencies might interfere with transmissions on the same
frequencies. If you program one of these frequencies, you
hear only noise on that frequency. If the interference is not
severe, you might be able to turn SQUELCH clockwise to cut
out the birdie. This scanner's birdie frequencies (in MHz) are:
29.800
30.735
31.985
38.400
39.970
40.980
47.980
51.200
51.225
111.9250
115.2000
119.9500
127.8375 128.0000
128.1125
135.8250
140.800
149.400
151.940
159.940
167.935
384.7500 388.3875 391.7375
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396.9375 399.5125 407.8375
413.7250 416.8125 426.7875
429.2375 431.8375 437.2375
439.7125 448.3750 453.7500
455.7000 460.8625
To find the birdies in your individual scanner, begin by
disconnecting the antenna and moving it away from the
scanner. Make sure that no radio or TV sets are turned on
near the scanner. Use the search function and search every
frequency range from its lowest frequency to the highest.
Occasionally, the searching will stop as if it had found a
signal, often without any sound. That is a birdie. Make a list
of all the birdies in your scanner for future reference.
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29.00 – 50.00
50.00 – 54.00
Aircraft
108.00 – 136.00
U.S. Government
137.00 – 144.00
2-Meter Amateur
144.00 – 148.00
High Range
148.00 – 174.00
A General Guide to Scanning
Low Range
6-Meter Amateur
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Military Aircraft
380.00 – 384.00
U.S. Government
406.00 – 420.00
70-Centimeter Amateur
420.00 – 450.00
Low Range
450.00 – 470.00
FM-TV Audio Broadcast, Wide Band
470.00 – 512.00
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As a general rule, most of the radio activity is concentrated
on the following frequencies:
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2-Meter Amateur Band
144.000 – 148.000
Government, Police, and Fire
153.785 – 155.980
Emergency Services
158.730 – 159.460
Railroad
160.000 – 161.900
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70-Centimeter Amateur Band
420.000 – 450.000
FM Repeaters
Land-Mobile “Paired”
Frequencies
450.000 – 470.000
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Remote control stations and mobile
units operate at 5 MHz higher than
their associated base stations and
relay repeater units.
Base Stations
451.025 – 454.950
Mobile Units
456.025 – 459.950
Repeater Units
460.025 – 464.975
Control Stations ±
465.025– 469.975
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To help decide which frequency ranges to scan, use the
following listing of the typical services that use the
frequencies your scanner receives. These frequencies are
subject to change, and might vary from area to area. For a
more complete listing, refer to the Police Call Radio Guide
including Fire and Emergency Services, available at your
local RadioShack store.
A General Guide to Scanning
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AIR
Aircraft
BIFC
Boise (ID) Interagency Fire Cache
BUS
Business
CAP
Civil Air Patrol
CCA
Common Carrier
CSB
Conventional Systems
CTSB
Conventional/ Trunked Systems
FIRE
Fire Department
HAM
Amateur (Ham) Radio
GOVT
Federal Government
GMR
General Mobile Radio
GTR
General Trunked
IND
Industrial Services
(Manufacturing, Construction, Farming, Forest
Products)
MAR
Military Amateur Radio
MARI
Maritime Limited Coast
(Coast Guard, Marine Telephone,
Shipboard Radio, Private Stations)
MARS
Military Affiliate Radio System
MED
Emergency/Medical Services
MIL
U.S. Military
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MOV
Motion Picture/Video Industry
NEW
New Mobile Narrow
NEWS
Relay Press (Newspaper Reporters)
OIL
Oil/Petroleum Industry
POL
Police Department
PUB
Public Services
(Public Safety, Local Government, Forestry
Conservation)
Public Safety
PTR
Private Trunked
ROAD
Road & Highway Maintenance
RTV
Radio/TV Remote Broadcast Pickup
TAXI
Taxi Services
TELM
Telephone Maintenance
TOW
Tow Trucks
TRAN
Transportation Services
(Trucks, Tow Trucks, Buses, Railroad, Other)
TSB
Trunked Systems
TVn
FM-TV Audio Broadcast
USXX
Government Classified
UTIL
Power & Water Utilities
WTHR
Weather
A General Guide to Scanning
PSB
HIGH FREQUENCY (HF) — (3 MHz-30 MHz)
10-Meter Amateur Band (28.0-29.7 MHz)
29.000-29.700 ......................................................................... HAM
VERY HIGH FREQUENCY (VHF) — (30 MHz-300 MHz)
VHF Low Band (29.7-50 MHz-in 5 kHz steps)
29.700-29.790............................................................................. IND
29.900-30.550................................................................. GOVT, MIL
30.580-31.980................................................................... IND, PUB
32.000-32.990................................................................. GOVT, MIL
33.020-33.980.......................................................... BUS, IND, PUB
34.010-34.990................................................................. GOVT, MIL
35.020-35.980.............................................. BUS, PUB, IND, TELM
36.000-36.230................................................................. GOVT, MIL
36.230-36.990.....................................Oil Spill Cleanup, GOVT, MIL
37.020-37.980................................................................... PUB, IND
38.000-39.000................................................................. GOVT, MIL
39.020-39.980............................................................................PUB
40.000-42.000...................................................... GOVT, MIL, MARI
42.020-42.940............................................................................ POL
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42.960-43.180 ............................................................................ IND
43.220-43.680 ....................................................... TELM, IND, PUB
43.700-44.600 ......................................................................... TRAN
44.620-46.580 .................................................................. POL, PUB
46.600-46.990 ........................................................................ GOVT
47.020-47.400 ........................................................................... PUB
47.420 ............................................................. American Red Cross
47.440-49.580 ................................................................... IND, PUB
49.610-49.990 .............................................................................MIL
6-Meter Amateur Band (50-54 MHz)
50.00-54.00 ...............................................................................HAM
Aircraft Band (108-136 MHz)
108.000-121.490 .........................................................................AIR
121.500 ................................................................... AIR Emergency
121.510-136.000 .........................................................................AIR
U.S. Government Band (137-144 MHz)
137.000-144.000 ............................................................. GOVT, MIL
2-Meter Amateur Band (144-148 MHz)
A General Guide to Scanning
144.000-148.000 .......................................................................HAM
VHF High Band (148-174 MHz)
148.050-150.345 ......................................................CAP, MAR, MIL
150.775-150.790 .......................................................................MED
150.815-150.980 .......................................... TOW, Oil Spill Cleanup
150.995-151.475 ........................................................... ROAD, POL
151.490-151.955 ............................................................... IND, BUS
151.985 ................................................................................... TELM
152.0075 ...................................................................................MED
152.270-152.480 ..................................................... IND, TAXI, BUS
152.870-153.020 .............................................................. IND, MOV
153.035-153.725 ....................................................... IND, OIL, UTIL
153.740-154.445 ............................................................. PUB, FIRE
154.490-154.570 ............................................................... IND, BUS
154.585 .................................................................. Oil Spill Cleanup
154.600-154.625 ....................................................................... BUS
154.655-156.240 ........................................MED, ROAD, POL, PUB
156.255-157.425 .............................................................. OIL, MARI
157.450 .................................................................................... MED
157.470-157.515 ..................................................................... TOW
157.530-157.725 ...............................................................IND, TAXI
157.740 ..................................................................................... BUS
158.130-158.460 .................................. BUS, IND, OIL, TELM, UTIL
158.730-159.465 ..................................................POL, PUB, ROAD
159.480 ....................................................................................... OIL
159.495-161.565 ..................................................................... TRAN
161.580-162.000 .....................................................OIL, MARI, RTV
162.0125-162.35 ................................................. GOVT, MIL, USXX
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162.400-162.550.................................................................... WTHR
162.5625-162.6375............................................. GOVT, MIL, USXX
162.6625................................................................................... MED
162.6875-163.225............................................... GOVT, MIL, USXX
163.250..................................................................................... MED
163.275-166.225................................................. GOVT, MIL, USXX
166.250................................................................ GOVT, RTV, FIRE
166.275-169.400........................................................... GOVT, BIFC
169.445-169.505.......................................... Wireless Mikes, GOVT
169.55-169.9875................................................ GOVT, MIL, USXX
170.000-170.150....................................... BIFC, GOVT, RTV, FIRE
170.175-170.225.................................................................... GOVT
170.245-170.305...................................................... Wireless Mikes
170.350-170.400............................................................ GOVT, MIL
170.425-170.450...................................................................... BIFC
170.475..................................................................................... PUB
170.4875-173.175............................... GOVT, PUB, Wireless Mikes
173.225-173.5375.......................................MOV, NEWS, UTIL, MIL
173.5625-173.5875.................................. MIL Medical/Crash Crews
173.60-173.9875..................................................................... GOVT
ULTRA HIGH FREQUENCY (UHF) — (300 MHz-3 GHz)
U. S. Government Band (406-420 MHz)
A General Guide to Scanning
406.125-419.975........................................................ GOVT, USXX
70-Centimeter Amateur Band (420-450 MHz)
420.000-450.000...................................................................... HAM
Low Band (450-470 MHz)
450.050-450.925....................................................................... RTV
451.025-452.025........................................... IND, OIL, TELM, UTIL
452.0375-453.00............................ IND, TAXI, TRAN TOW, NEWS
453.0125-454.000............................................................. PUB, OIL
455.050-455.925....................................................................... RTV
457.525-457.600....................................................................... BUS
458.025-458.175...................................................................... MED
460.0125-460.6375............................................... FIRE, POL, PUB
460.650-462.175....................................................................... BUS
462.1875-462.450............................................................ BUS, IND
462.4625-462.525......................................... IND, OIL, TELM, UTIL
462.550-462.925............................................................ GMR, BUS
462.9375-463.1875.................................................................. MED
463.200-467.925....................................................................... BUS
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Some cities use the 470-512 MHz
band for land/mobile service.
FM-TV Audio Broadcast, UHF Wide Band (470-512 MHz)
±
(Channels 14 through 20 in 6 MHz steps)
475.750 .........................................................................
481.750 .........................................................................
487.750 .........................................................................
493.750 .........................................................................
499.750 .........................................................................
505.750 .........................................................................
511.750..........................................................................
Channel 14
Channel 15
Channel 16
Channel 17
Channel 18
Channel 19
Channel 20
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The tuning location of a station can be expressed in
frequency (kHz or MHz) or in wavelength (meters). The
following information can help you make the necessary
conversions.
1 MHz (million) = 1,000 kHz (thousand)
To convert MHz to kHz, multiply the number of megahertz
by 1,000:
30.62 (MHz) x 1000 = 30,620 kHz
A General Guide to Scanning
To convert from kHz to MHz, divide the number of kilohertz
by 1,000:
127,800 (kHz) / 1000 = 127.8 MHz
To convert MHz to meters, divide 300 by the number of
megahertz:
300 / 50 MHz = 6 meters
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Scanner is totally
inoperative.
The AC or DC
adapter is not
connected.
Be sure the
adapter's barrel plug
is fully inserted into
the DC 12V jack.
Poor or no reception.
An antenna is not
connected or is
connected
incorrectly.
Be sure an antenna
is properly
connected to the
scanner.
Programmed
frequencies are
the same as
“birdie”
frequencies.
Avoid programming
frequencies listed
under “Birdie
Frequencies” on
Page 24 or only
listen to them
manually.
The keypad does not
work.
The scanner
Turn the scanner off
might need to be then on again, or
reset or initialized. reset/initialize the
scanner (see
“Resetting/Initializing
the Scanner” on
Page 23).
The scanner is on but
will not scan.
SQUELCH is not
correctly
adjusted.
Turn SQUELCH
clockwise.
Only one channel
or no channels
are stored.
Store frequencies
into more than one
channel.
Programmed
frequencies are
the same as
“birdie”
frequencies.
Avoid programming
frequencies listed
under“Birdie
Frequencies” on
Page 24, or only
listen to them
manually.
During scanning, the
scanner locks on
frequencies that have
an unclear
transmission.
Troubleshooting
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Care
Keep the scanner dry; if it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately.
Use and store the scanner only in normal temperature
environments. Handle the scanner carefully; do not drop it.
Keep the scanner away from dust and dirt, and wipe it with a
damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking new.
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If your scanner is not performing as it should, take it to your
local RadioShack store for assistance. Modifying or
tampering with the scanner’s internal components can
cause a malfunction and might invalidate its warranty and
void your FCC authorization to operate it.
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Frequency Coverage (MHz):
10 Meter Amateur Radio............................... 29-30 (in 5 kHz steps)
VHF Lo.......................................................... 30-50 (in 5 kHz steps)
6 Meter Amateur Radio ................................ 50-54 (in 5 kHz steps)
Aircraft ...................................... 108–136.9875 (in 12.5 kHz steps)
Government .............................................. 137–144 (in 5 kHz steps)
2 Meter Amateur Radio.............................. 144-148 (in 5 kHz steps)
VHF Hi ....................................................... 148-174 (in 5 kHz steps)
Amateur Radio/Government ................ 380-450 (in 12.5 kHz steps)
UHF Standard...................................... 450-470 (in 12.5 kHz steps)
Specifications
UHF “T” ................................................ 470-512 (in 12.5 kHz steps)
Channels of Operation ................................................ 200 channels
Sensitivity (20 dB S/N):
29-54 MHz ............................................................................. 0.5 µV
108-136.9875 MHz ................................................................ 1.0 µV
137-174 MHz ......................................................................... 0.5 µV
380-512 MHz ......................................................................... 0.7 µV
Spurious Rejection (FM @154 MHz) ..................................... 50 dB
Selectivity:
±10 kHz................................................................................... –6 dB
±18 kHz................................................................................. –50 dB
Search Speed .................................................... Up to 50 Steps/Sec
Scan Speed ................................................. Up to 25 Channels/Sec
Delay Time....................................................................... 2 Seconds
IF Frequencies:
1st IF..................................................................................10.7 MHz
2nd IF................................................................................... 455 kHz
IF Interference Ratio (10.7 MHz) ....................... 70 dB at 154 MHz
Squelch Sensitivity:
Threshold.............................................................. Less than 0.5 µV
Tight (FM) ............................................................... (S + N)/N 25 dB
Tight (AM) ............................................................... (S + N)/N 20 dB
Antenna Impedance.......................................................... 50 Ohms
Audio Output Power (10% THD) ............................... 0.8W Nominal
Built-In Speaker ......................................3 Inches (77 mm), 8 Ohms
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Operating Temperature .......................... 32° to 110°F (0° to 43°C)
Power Requirements...................................... 120V AC, 60 Hz, 8W
(with supplied AC adapter),
vehicle’s 12V power source
(with optional DC adapter)
Dimensions (HWD) ...................................21/16 × 81/4 × 67/8 Inches
(52 × 210 × 175 mm)
Weight (without antenna): ............................. Approx. 25 oz (700 g)
Supplied Accessories ..................................... Telescoping Antenna,
....................................................................................... AC Adapter
Optional Accessories ...................................................... PC Cable
Specifications are typical; individual units might vary. Specifications
are subject to change and improvement without notice.
Specifications
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Parts and accessories are available at your local
RadioShack store. Accessories are also available online at
www.radioshack.com. Parts and accessories are available
but not limited to the following. Visit your local RadioShack
store or obtain a RadioShack catalog for a more complete
listing of available accessories.
RG-8/RG-58
50-Ohm
Coaxial Cable
External
Antenna
Use to connect
your scanner to an
external antenna.
Connect to your
scanner’s
external antenna
jack for clear,
crisp reception.
Scanner PC
Programming Kit
Parts and Accessories
Use with your home
computer to program
your scanner.
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Limited One-Year Warranty
This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use for one (1) year
from the date of purchase from RadioShack company-owned stores
and authorized RadioShack franchisees and dealers. EXCEPT AS
PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THOSE OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THE
WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTIES CONTAINED HEREIN. EXCEPT
AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY
OR RESPONSIBILITY TO CUSTOMER OR ANY OTHER PERSON
OR ENTITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY LIABILITY, LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH
OF THIS WARRANTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY
DAMAGES RESULTING FROM INCONVENIENCE, LOSS OF TIME,
DATA, PROPERTY, REVENUE, OR PROFIT OR ANY INDIRECT,
SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN
IF RadioShack HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF
SUCH DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty
lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
In the event of a product defect during the warranty period, take the
product and the RadioShack sales receipt as proof of purchase date
to any RadioShack store. RadioShack will, at its option, unless otherwise provided by law: (a) correct the defect by product repair without
charge for parts and labor; (b) replace the product with one of the
same or similar design; or (c) refund the purchase price. All replaced
parts and products, and products on which a refund is made, become
the property of RadioShack. New or reconditioned parts and products
may be used in the performance of warranty service. Repaired or replaced parts and products are warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period. You will be charged for repair or replacement of
the product made after the expiration of the warranty period.
This warranty does not cover: (a) damage or failure caused by or attributable to acts of God, abuse, accident, misuse, improper or abnormal usage, failure to follow instructions, improper installation or
maintenance, alteration, lightning or other incidence of excess voltage
or current; (b) any repairs other than those provided by a RadioShack
Authorized Service Facility; (c) consumables such as fuses or batteries; (d) cosmetic damage; (e) transportation, shipping or insurance
costs; or (f) costs of product removal, installation, set-up service adjustment or reinstallation.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights which vary from state to state.
RadioShack Customer Relations, 200 Taylor Street, 6th Floor,
Fort Worth, TX 76102
12/99
RadioShack Corporation
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
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