Please read before using this equipment.
Owner’s Manual
PRO-93
300 Channel Dual Track-Trunking
Handheld Scanner
ˆ Contents
Features .................................................................... 5
Scanning Legally ................................................. 9
Preparation .............................................................
Power Sources ..................................................
Using Batteries ..........................................
Charging Rechargeable Batteries ..............
Using AC Power .........................................
Using Vehicle Battery Power ......................
Connecting the Antenna ...................................
Connecting an Optional Antenna ...............
Connecting an Earphone/Headphones .............
Listening Safely .........................................
Traffic Safety ..............................................
Connecting an Extension Speaker .............
Using the Belt Clip .....................................
Transferring Data
to and from Another Scanner or a PC ........
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About Your Scanner ...............................................
A Look at the Keypad ........................................
Quick Start ........................................................
Understanding Banks ........................................
Channel Storage Banks .............................
Search Banks ............................................
Understanding Your Scanner's Modes ..............
AM Mode ...................................................
FM Mode ....................................................
Motorola Mode ...........................................
EDACS Mode ............................................
Open and Closed Modes ...........................
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Operation ................................................................
Turning on the Scanner and Setting Squelch ...
Storing Known Frequencies into Channels .......
Storing Trunking Frequencies into Channels ....
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© 2001 RadioShack Corporation.
All Rights Reserved.
RadioShack, RadioShack.com, and Adaptaplug are
registered trademarks used by RadioShack Corporation.
Hypersearch and Hyperscan are trademarks
used by RadioShack Corporation.
Motorola, Smartnet and Privacy Plus
are registered trademarks of Motorola Inc.
EDACS is a registered trademark of GE/Ericsson Inc.
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Storing Text Tags ............................................... 27
Assigning a Text Tag to a Channel ............. 27
Assigning a Text Tag to a Group ID ............ 28
Assigning a Text Tag to a Bank .................. 28
Text Input Chart .......................................... 29
Finding and Storing Active Frequencies ............ 30
Searching a Preprogrammed
Frequency Range ....................................... 30
Searching Active Frequencies
in Your Desired Frequency Range ............. 35
Manually Tuning a Frequency .................... 37
Listening to the Weather Band .......................... 37
Listening to a Weather Channel ................. 37
Displaying Weather Messages ................... 38
WX Alert and Beep Tone Confirmation ....... 38
Using Frequency Copy Function ....................... 39
Copying a Frequency
into a Specified Channel ............................ 39
Copying a Frequency
into a Vacant Channel in a Specified Bank 40
Copying a Frequency
into the Priority Channel ............................. 40
Scanning the Channels ..................................... 40
Turning Channel-Storage Banks Off and On 41
Deleting Frequencies from Channels ......... 41
Special Features .....................................................
Using the Delay Function ..................................
Locking Out Channels or Frequencies ..............
Locking Out Channels ................................
Reviewing the Lock-Out Channels .............
Locking Out Frequencies ...........................
Reviewing Locked-Out Frequencies ..........
Clearing a Locked-Out Frequency .............
Clearing All Locked-Out Frequencies
in a Search Bank ........................................
Priority ...............................................................
Changing the Receive Mode .............................
Using the Attenuator ..........................................
Turning the Key Tone On and Off ......................
Using the Display Backlight ...............................
Using the Keylock ..............................................
Changing the Display Contrast ..........................
Cloning the Programmed Data ..........................
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Trunking Operation ................................................. 50
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Understanding Trunking ....................................
Setting Squelch for the Trunking Mode .............
Programming Trunking Frequencies .................
Programming Motorola
Trunking Systems (UHF-Lo) ......................
Programming Motorola
Trunking System (800 MHz) ......................
Programming Fleet Maps ...........................
Talk Group IDs ...........................................
Storing Talk Group IDs ...............................
Talk Group ID Hold .....................................
Turning an ID Sub-Bank On or Off .............
Locking Out Talk Group IDs .......................
Delay Function in ID Indication Mode ........
Reviewing Locked-Out Talk Group IDs ......
Clearing Talk Group IDs .............................
Clearing All Talk Group IDs in One Bank ...
Open and Closed Modes ..................................
Changing the Open/Closed Mode ..............
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A General Guide to Frequencies ...........................
US Weather Frequencies in MHz ..............
Ham Radio Frequencies ............................
Birdie Frequencies .....................................
Guide to the Action Bands ................................
Typical Band Usage ...................................
Primary Usage ...........................................
Band Allocation .................................................
Frequency Conversion ......................................
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Troubleshooting .....................................................
Resetting/Initializing the Scanner ......................
Resetting the Scanner ...............................
Initializing the Scanner ...............................
Care ..................................................................
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Specifications ......................................................... 81
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ˆ Features
Your RadioShack Handheld Scanner is one of a new
generation of scanners designed to track Motorola
Type I and II (such as Smartnet and Privacy Plus)
and hybrid analog trunking systems, and GE/Ericsson
(EDACS) type systems, which are extensively used in
many communication systems.
Trunking communications systems let a large group of 2way radio users (or even different groups of 2-way radio
users) efficiently use a set of frequencies. Instead of selecting a specific frequency for a transmission, the user
simply selects a talk group. The trunking system automatically transmits the call on the first available frequency, and also sends a code that uniquely identifies that
transmission.
Since the trunking system might send a call and its response on different frequencies, it is difficult to listen to
trunked communications using a regular scanner. The
trunking scanner monitors the data sent with a 2-way radio transmission, so you can hear the call and response
for that user and more easily "follow" the conversation.
The scanner also lets you scan conventional transmissions, and is preprogrammed with service search banks
for convenience. By pressing a single button, you can
quickly search those frequencies most commonly used
by public service and other agencies.
This scanner gives you direct access to over 59,000 frequencies including those used by police and fire departments, ambulance services, government agencies, air,
and amateur radio services.
Your scanner includes these features:
Simultaneous Trunking Operation — tracks two trunking systems (Motorola and EDACS) and conventional
systems at the same time.
Automatic Channel Programming — automatically determines the group trunking frequencies, for Motorola
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trunking systems only, once the control channels are
programmed.
10 Channel-Storage Banks — let you store 30 channels in each bank (300 channels) to group channels so
calls are easier to identify.
10 ID-Storage Banks — let you store 1,000 IDs in 10 ID
banks that have 5 sub-ID banks. 20 IDs are programmed
in each sub-ID bank and let you easily identify the ID
code.
Weather Alert — automatically sounds the alarm tone to
advise of hazardous weather conditions when it detects
the alert signal on the local National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather channel during
priority operation.
Digital Weather Alert — displays the weather event text
with four alert levels so you can see and hear the reason
for the alert.
Data Cloning — lets you transfer the programmed data
to another PRO-93 or a PRO-2053 scanner. You can
also upload or download the programmed data to or
from a PC using an optional PC interface kit.
12-Character, 4-Line, Alphanumeric Display — shows
you detailed operating information clearly.
Triple Conversion Superheterodyne Receiver — virtually eliminates any interference from intermediate frequency (IF) images, so you hear only the frequency you
select.
Preprogrammed Frequency Ranges — lets you
search for transmissions within preset frequency ranges
or within ranges you set, to reduce search time and select interesting frequencies more quickly.
Hyperscan™ and Hypersearch™ — the scanner
scans at up to 60 channels per second and searches up
to 75 frequencies per second, to help you quickly find
transmissions.
Scan Delay — delays scanning for about 2 seconds before moving to another channel in conventional mode, so
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you can hear more replies that are made on the same
channel.
Priority Channel — lets you set the scanner to check
one channel every 2 seconds so you do not miss transmissions.
Attenuate — lets you program your scanner to reduce
the scanner's sensitivity to strong local signals, to reduce
interference or noise caused by these signals.
Text Input — lets you input a text label for each channel, talk group ID, bank, or other memory location so you
can easily identify the transmission.
Lock Out Function — lets you set your scanner to skip
over specified channels or frequencies when scanning
or searching, and skip over IDs when tracking trunked
systems.
Key Lock — lets you lock the scanner's keys to help
prevent accidentally changing the scanner's programming.
Flexible Antenna with BNC Connector — provides excellent reception and is designed to help prevent antenna breakage.
Memory Backup — keeps the frequencies stored in
memory for an extended time even without internal batteries.
Three Power Options — let you power the scanner with
internal batteries (non-rechargeable batteries or rechargeable batteries, not supplied). You can also use an
AC adapter (not supplied) or power the scanner in a vehicle using a DC adapter (not supplied).
Supplied Trunking Guide — provides a quick reference to public safety trunking radio systems in the United States.
Your scanner can receive these frequencies:
• 25–54 MHz
• 108–136.9875 MHz
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• 137–174 MHz
• 216.0025–225 MHz
• 406–512 MHz
• 806–823.9875 MHz
• 849–868.9875 MHz
• 894–960 MHz
• 1240–1300 MHz
Use “A General Guide to Frequencies” on Page 64 to
help you target frequency ranges in your service area so
you can search for a wide variety of transmissions.
ˆ The FCC Wants You to
Know
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.
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• 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.
2. This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Note: Mobile use of this scanner is unlawful or requires
a permit in some areas. Check the laws in your area.
SCANNING LEGALLY
Scanning is a fun and interesting hobby. You can hear
police and fire departments, ambulance services, government agencies, private companies, amateur radio
services, aircraft, and military operations. It is legal to listen to almost every transmission your scanner can receive. However, there are some electronic and wire
communications that are illegal to intentionally intercept.
These include:
• telephone conversations (cellular, cordless, or other
private means of telephone signal transmission)
• pager transmissions
• scrambled or encrypted transmissions
According to the Federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), as amended, you could be fined and
possibly imprisoned for intentionally listening to, using,
or disclosing the contents of such a transmission unless
you have the consent of a party to the communication
(unless such activity is otherwise illegal). These laws
change from time to time and there might be state or local laws that also affect legal scanner usage.
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ˆ Preparation
POWER SOURCES
You can power your scanner from any of three sources:
• internal non-rechargeable batteries or rechargeable
batteries (not supplied — see “Using Batteries” on
Page 10).
• standard AC power (with an optional AC adapter —
see "“Using AC Power” on Page 13)
• vehicle power (with an optional DC adapter — see
“Using Vehicle Battery Power” on Page 13)
Notes:
• Connecting an AC or DC adapter to the scanner disconnects internal batteries when you use the supplied non-rechargeable battery holder, but it does
not disconnect internal batteries when you use the
supplied rechargeable battery holder.
• If you install the rechargeable battery holder, you
can operate the scanner and recharge the
rechargeable batteries at the same time. See "Using
Batteries" and “Charging Rechargeable Batteries”
on Page 12.
• If the scanner stops working properly after connecting it to power, try resetting it. See “Resetting/Initializing the Scanner” on Page 79.
Using Batteries
You can power the scanner with four AA batteries (not
supplied). For the longest operation and best performance, we recommend alkaline batteries, available at
your local RadioShack store.
You can use either the supplied non-rechargeable battery holder (black), or the supplied rechargeable battery
holder (yellow). If you use the rechargeable battery hold-
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er, we recommend RadioShack nickel-metal hydride
(Ni–MH) batteries.
Warning: Never install non-rechargeable batteries in the
rechargeable yellow battery holder. Non-rechargeable
batteries can get hot or explode if you try to recharge
them.
Note: You must charge rechargeable batteries before
you use them the first time. See “Charging Rechargeable Batteries” on Page 12.
Cautions:
• The battery holder fits only one way. Do not force it.
• Use only fresh batteries of the required size and
recommended type.
• Always remove old or weak batteries. Batteries can
leak chemicals that destroy electronic circuits.
• Do not mix old and new batteries, different types of
batteries (alkaline or rechargeable), or rechargeable
batteries of different capacities.
Follow these steps to install the batteries:
1. Press in on the battery compartment cover on the
back of the scanner and slide the cover down to
remove it.
2. Pull the battery holder out of the battery compartment.
3. If you are using non-rechargeable batteries, place
them into the black holder, as indicated by the polarity symbols (+ and –) marked on the holder.
If you are using rechargeable batteries, place them
into the yellow holder as indicated by the polarity
symbols (+ and –) marked on the holder.
4. Place the battery holder into the battery compartment.
5. Replace the cover.
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When battery power is low, (FNý â8KK<IPü appears and
the scanner beeps continuously. When battery power is
depleted, the scanner turns itself off. Replace all four
non-rechargeable batteries, or recharge the rechargeable batteries. See “Charging Rechargeable Batteries”
on Page 12.
Warning: Always dispose of old batteries promptly and
properly. Do not bury or burn them.
Caution: If you do not plan to use the scanner with batteries for a month or longer, remove the batteries. Batteries can leak chemicals that can destroy electronic
parts.
Charging Rechargeable Batteries
Your scanner has a built-in charging circuit that lets you
charge nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) or nickel cadmium
(Ni-CD) rechargeable batteries (not supplied) while they
are in the scanner. To charge rechargeable batteries,
connect an appropriate AC or DC adapter to the PWR DC
9V jack. For best results we recommend RadioShack rechargeable nickel-metal hydride (Ni–MH) 1500mAh batteries.
Notes:
• To charge batteries with a DC adapter from a DC
power source, you must use a 9V, 300 mA DC
adapter such as RadioShack Cat. No. 273-1810 or
273-1815 and a size C Adaptaplug™ (neither supplied). Both are available at your local RadioShack
store. Make sure the adapter's voltage is set to 9V.
• It takes about 15 hours to recharge fully discharged
1500mAh Ni–MH rechargeable batteries. You can
operate the scanner while recharging the rechargeable batteries, but charging takes longer.
• The scanner can also charge Ni-Cd batteries.
600mAh batteries require 6 hours and 850mAh batteries require 8 hours to charge.
• When you charge Ni-Cd batteries, pay attention not
to over charge. Overcharging shortens battery life.
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• Rechargeable batteries last longer and deliver more
power if you let them fully discharge once a month.
To do this, use the scanner until (FNý â8KK<IPü
appears. Then fully charge the rechargeable batteries.
Using AC Power
You can power the scanner using a 9V, 300 mA AC
adapter and a size C Adaptaplug (neither supplied).
Both are available at your local RadioShack store.
Cautions:
You must use a Class 2 power source that
supplies 9V DC and delivers at least 300
mA. Its center tip must be set to positive
and its plug must fit the scanner's PWR DC 9V 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.
To connect the adapter.
1. Connect the Adaptaplug to the adapter's cord with
the tip set to positive.
2. Plug the adapter's barrel plug into the scanner's
PWR DC 9V jack.
3. Plug the adapter's two-prong plug into an AC outlet.
Using Vehicle Battery Power
You can power the scanner from a vehicle’s 12V power
source (such as cigarette-lighter socket) using a 9V, 300
mA DC adapter and a size C Adaptaplug™ adapter (neither supplied). Both are available at your local RadioShack store.
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Cautions:
You must use a power source that supplies 9V DC and delivers at least 300 mA.
Its center tip must be set to positive and
its plug must fit the scanner's PWR DC 9V jack.
Using an adapter that does not meet these specifications could damage the scanner or the adapter.
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• Always connect the DC adapter to the scanner
before you connect it to the power source. When
you finish, disconnect the adapter from the power
source before you disconnect it from the scanner.
To connect the adapter.
1. Connect the Adaptaplug to the adapter's cord with
the tip set to positive.
2. Plug the adapter's barrel plug into the scanner's
PWR DC 9V jack.
3. Plug the adapter's cigarette-lighter plug into your
12V power source.
Note: If the scanner does not operate properly when you
connect a DC adapter, unplug the DC adapter from the
power source and clean the socket, or check the adapter’s internal fuse.
CONNECTING THE ANTENNA
To attach the supplied flexible antenna to the antenna
jack on the top of your scanner, align the slots around
the antenna's connector with the tabs on the antenna
jack. Press the antenna down over the jack and turn the
antenna's base clockwise until it locks into place.
Connecting an Optional Antenna
The antenna connector on your scanner makes it easy
to use the scanner with a variety of antennas, such as an
external mobile antenna or outdoor base station antenna. Your local RadioShack store sells a variety of antennas.
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Always use 50-ohm coaxial cable, such as RG-58 or
RG-8, to connect an outdoor antenna. For lengths over
50 feet, use RG-8 low-loss dielectric coaxial cable. If
your antenna's cable does not have a BNC connector,
you will also need a BNC adapter (not supplied, available at your local RadioShack store).
Follow the installation instructions supplied with the antenna, route the antenna cable to the scanner, then connect it to the antenna jack.
Warning: 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, contact with 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.
CONNECTING AN EARPHONE/
HEADPHONES
For private listening, you can plug an 1/8-inch (3.5 mm)
mini-plug earphone or headphones (not supplied), available at your local RadioShack store, into the
jack on
top of your scanner. This automatically disconnects the
internal speaker.
Listening Safely
To protect your hearing, follow these guidelines when
you use an earphone or headphones.
• Do not listen at extremely high volume levels.
Extended high-volume listening can lead to permanent hearing loss.
• Set the volume to the lowest setting before you
begin listening. After you begin listening, adjust the
volume to a comfortable level.
• 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 cause discomfort might still
damage your hearing.
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Traffic Safety
Do not wear an earphone or headphones while you drive
a vehicle or ride a bicycle. This can create a traffic hazard and can be illegal in some areas. Even though some
earphones and headphones let you hear some outside
sounds when you listen at normal levels, they still can
present a traffic hazard.
Connecting an Extension Speaker
In a noisy area, an amplified speaker (not supplied),
available at your local RadioShack store, might provide
more comfortable listening. Plug the speaker cable's 1/8inch (3.5 mm) mini-plug into your scanner's
jack.
Note: You must use an amplified speaker with this scanner. Non-amplified speakers do not provide sufficient
volume for comfortable listening.
Using the Belt Clip
You can use the belt clip attached to the back of the
scanner for hands-free carrying when you are on the go.
Slide the belt clip over your belt or waistband.
Transferring Data to and from Another
Scanner or a PC
You can transfer the programmed data to and from another PRO-93 or a PRO-2053 using a connecting cable
which has 1/8-inch phone plugs on both ends (not supplied). Connect the cable between each scanner's PC/IF
jacks. See “Cloning the Programmed Data” on Page 49.
You can also upload or download the programmed data
to or from a PC using an optional PC interface kit available through your local RadioShack store.
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ˆ About Your Scanner
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 SEARCH banks, which are preprogrammed frequencies in the scanner's memory (see
“Searching a Preprogrammed Frequency Range” on
Page 30 for the frequency list). You can even change
the frequency range on one of the SEARCH banks
(SR5) to limit the search.
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.
A LOOK AT THE KEYPAD
Here is a brief overview of your scanner's keys and their
functions.
SCAN — scans through the programmed channels.
FUNC (function) — lets you use various functions by
pressing this key in combination with other keys.
MANUAL — stops scanning and lets you directly enter a
channel number.
WX — scans through the seven preprogrammed weather
channels.
TRUNK — stores the trunking ID code or holds the trunking ID while scanning.
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PRI (Priority) — sets and turns the priority function on or
off.
TEXT — lets you input text.
PAUSE — stops search.
MODE — changes the receive mode (AM, FM, MOT,
ED).
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— turns on/off the display's backlight or when
used with FUNC locks/unlocks the keypad to prevent accidental entries.
TUNE — lets you input a frequency and allows you to
fine tune a frequency along with 8 or 9.
ATT (Attenuate) — turns attenuation on to reduce the
scanner's sensitivity and block extremely strong signals,
or turns it off to increase sensitivity.
8 or 9 — selects the scan or search direction.
SEARCH — lets you search the six search banks.
L/OUT (Lock Out) — lets you lock out a selected channel, skip a specified frequency during search, or lock out
a selected ID code.
PGM — programs frequencies into channels.
ENTER — completes the entry of frequencies and text.
1 — enters a 1, or inputs characters 0 through 9 in text
mode.
2/ABC — enters a 2, or inputs characters A, B, or C.
3/DEF — enters a 3, or inputs characters D, E, or F.
4/GHI — enters a 4, or inputs characters G, H, or I.
5/JKL — enters a 5, or inputs characters J, K, or L.
6/MNO — enters a 6, or inputs characters M, N, or O.
7/PQRS — enters a 7, or inputs characters P, Q, R, or S.
8/TUV — enters an 8, or inputs characters T, U, or V.
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9/WXYZ — enters a 9, or inputs characters W, X, Y, or Z.
0 — enters a zero, or inputs characters ., -, #, _, @, +, *,
&, /, ', $, %, !, ^, (, ), ?, ->, ` or <-.
./DELAY — enters a decimal point (necessary when pro-
gramming frequencies), space, or programs delay time
for the selected channel/search bank, or hyphen (in
trunking ID setting).
CL - clears an incorrect entry.
QUICK START
To help familiarize yourself with the scanner’s functions,
keypad, and available frequencies, you can utilize one of
these three features before you begin programming the
scanner.
Preprogrammed Search Banks — allow you to listen to
frequencies and decide which frequencies you want to
store when you are ready to program the scanner. See
“Searching a Preprogrammed Frequency Range” on
Page 30.
Manual Tuning — allows you to manually scan through
the entire range of available frequencies without programming. (See “Specifications” on Page 81 for a list of
the available frequency ranges.) Also, see “Deleting Frequencies from Channels” on Page 41.
Weather Radio — allows you to listen to NOAA weather
broadcasts without programming. See “Listening to the
Weather Band” on Page 37.
UNDERSTANDING BANKS
Channel Storage Banks
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
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10 banks (ò to é) of 30 (òò to ðé) channels each, a total
of 300 channels. You can use each channel-storage
bank to group frequencies, such as those used by Motorola trunking, EDACS trunking, Marine, CB, Police,
Fire, Aircraft and Ham (see “Typical Band Usage” on
Page 67).
For example, a police department might use four frequencies, one for each side of town. You could program
the police frequencies starting with òòò (the first channel
in bank 0) and program the fire department frequencies
starting with ñòò (the first channel in bank 1). The first
digit identifies the bank (ò to é). The second and third
digits identify the channel within the bank (òò to ðé).
Search Banks
Your scanner has five preprogrammed search banks
and one limit search bank. You can set the lower and
higher frequency limit in the limit search bank. (For the
default setting, see “Searching a Preprogrammed Frequency Range” on Page 30).
UNDERSTANDING YOUR SCANNER'S
MODES
You can program each channel with any of four receive
modes (AM, FM, MOT, and ED). However, you can not
program MOT (Motorola), or ED (EDACS) mode in VHF.
Each receive mode affects how your scanner operates
when scanning and receiving transmissions, and also affects what transmissions you receive when you set the
scanner to the closed mode. See “Changing the Receive
Mode” on Page 46.
AM Mode
The AM mode sets the scanner to receive transmissions
using amplitude modulation (AM), primarily used for aircraft, military, some amateur radio, and some government transmissions. (Refer to “Specifications” on
Page 81 for a list of the frequencies covered.) When the
scanner receives a transmission on a channel set to the
AM mode, it always stops on the transmission.
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FM Mode
The FM mode sets the scanner to receive transmissions
using frequency modulation (FM), used for most public
safety transmissions, as well as broadcast, business,
and amateur radio transmissions. When the scanner receives a transmission on a channel set to the FM mode,
it always stops on the transmission.
Motorola Mode
You can set your scanner so it decodes the talk group
IDs used with Motorola trunking systems. This setting is
called the Motorola mode.
Motorola systems are trunking systems used primarily
by business and public safety groups to efficiently allocate a small number of frequencies (as few as five) to
many groups of users (as many as several thousand).
To do this, each group of users in the system is assigned
to a specific talk group. For example, the east side patrol
officers might all be assigned to talk group 2160. One
channel in the system is continuously transmitting data
that identifies which talk groups are active on which
channel. In addition, this talk group information is also
transmitted as subaudible data on each active channel.
When the scanner receives a transmission on a channel
set to the Motorola mode, it first decodes the talk group
ID data included with the transmission. In the open
mode, the scanner stops on the transmission and displays the talk group ID on the bottom line of the display.
In the closed mode, the scanner only stops on the transmission if the talk group ID matches a talk group ID that
you have stored in the bank's talk group ID list and have
not locked out.
Motorola trunking systems come in three categories:
Type I, Type II, and Type I/II Hybrid. Each category displays and uses talk group IDs in slightly different ways.
Motorola Type I IDs are in the form FFF-SS, where:
FFF=Fleet ID
SS=Subfleet ID
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Type I systems are usually organized with different user
groups assigned to different fleets. For example, a valid
fleet-subfleet ID identifying all detectives within a police
department might be òòòVñð, where 000 identifies all police users and 12 identifies the Detective division.
To properly map the raw Type I data to the correct fleetsubfleet format, you must program the correct fleet map
into the scanner. Fleet map information is widely available on the Internet for most Type I systems in use.
Type II system talk groups are identified by a 5-digit
number. Valid talk group IDs are divisible by 16. If you
try to enter an invalid talk group ID, the scanner rounds
the ID down to the next valid ID.
Type I/II hybrid systems use both fleet-subfleet and 5digit formats for talk group IDs.
Note: If the scanner decodes control channel data while
receiving transmissions from a Motorola trunking system, á*0.( appears on the bottom line of the display.
EDACS Mode
You can set your scanner so it decodes the talk group
IDs used with EDACS (GE/Ericsson) trunking systems.
This setting is called the EDACS mode.
EDACS systems are trunking systems used primarily by
business or private communications service providers,
as well as by some public safety organizations. EDACS
systems transmit active talk group information only on a
dedicated control channel.
EDACS frequencies are organized in a specific order.
Each frequency is assigned a Logical Channel Number
(LCN). For the scanner to correctly switch to an active
frequency, you must program the frequencies in LCN order, starting with )<DFIPý òñ. EDACS talk group IDs are
entered as a 4-digit decimal number from 0001 to 2047
or AFS (Agency Fleet Subfleet) number from 00-001 to
15-157.
When there is activity on an EDACS system, that information is sent out on the control channel. The scanner
decodes the ID for the active talk group. In the open
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About Your Scanner
mode, the scanner then goes to the transmission and
displays the talk group ID on the bottom line of the display. In the closed mode, the scanner only goes to transmissions with IDs that match talk group IDs you have
stored in the bank's talk group ID list which are not
locked out.
Because EDACS scanning requires clear reception of
the control channel at all times, EDACS systems tend to
have a smaller usable area. An external antenna can
greatly improve EDACS scanning in a fringe area. If you
are having trouble scanning an EDACS system, try manually selecting the data channel. If you are getting good
reception, the scanner will indicate talk group á0(Vòñ.
Try changing your location or using an outdoor antenna
to improve reception.
Open and Closed Modes
You can set your scanner to change the way it receives
signals. These settings, called open mode and closed
mode, affect how the scanner receives signals from
communications systems that use some type of closed
squelch (such as Motorola and EDACS systems).
You can set each of the scanner's channel storage
banks to open or closed mode.
In open mode, the scanner scans signals transmitted in
all systems. In closed mode, the scanner scans signals
transmitted only under the following conditions:
• When the signals are in the FM mode.
• When the signals are in the MOT, or ED mode and
the signal's ID code matches the programmed ID
code.
You can also select the user or talk groups you want the
scanner to receive in closed mode.
When you set a channel storage bank to open mode, ö
appears under the bank's number while scanning. When
you set a channel storage bank to closed mode, V appears under the channel storage bank's number while
scanning. +,!* or á(+/! appears while the scanner is
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in manual mode or while the scanner is receiving a signal during scanning. See “Changing the Open/Closed
Mode” on Page 64 for more information about setting the
open and closed modes.
ˆ Operation
TURNING ON THE SCANNER AND
SETTING SQUELCH
1. Turn SQUELCH fully counterclockwise until the indicator points to MIN before you turn on the scanner.
2. To turn on the scanner, turn VOLUME clockwise.
3<C:FD<ý 0Fý L8Cý 0ILEB@E> appears. After about 3
seconds, you hear a hissing sound.
3. Turn SQUELCH clockwise until the hissing sound
stops.
4. To turn off the scanner, turn VOLUME counterclockwise to OFF.
Notes:
• The scanner does not scan if there are no frequencies stored in channels. If the scanner does not
scan and you have already stored frequencies in
channels, turn SQUELCH further clockwise.
• If the scanner picks up unwanted, partial, or very
weak transmissions, turn SQUELCH clockwise to
decrease the scanner's sensitivity to these signals.
If you want to listen to a weak or distant station, turn
SQUELCH counterclockwise.
• If SQUELCH is adjusted so you always hear a hissing sound, the scanner will not scan properly.
• To ensure the scanner operates properly while in
the trunking mode, we suggest you set SQUELCH
using the steps listed above.
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Operation
STORING KNOWN FREQUENCIES
INTO CHANNELS
Good references for active frequencies are RadioShack's Police Call, Aeronautical Frequency Directory, and Maritime Frequency Directory. We update these
directories every year, so be sure to get a current copy.
Also see the supplied Trunking Guide.
Note: If you are storing frequencies for an EDACS system, you must store them in logical channel number order, with the first frequency in channel 1 for the current
bank.
Follow these steps to store frequencies into channels.
1. Press MANUAL, enter the bank (0–9) and channel
number (00–29) where you want to store a frequency, then press MANUAL again. ) and the bank
and channel number appear at the upper left corner
of the display (for example: )òòò
òòò).
Note: When ) is on the display, you can also select
your desired bank and channel number with the
FUNC and arrow keys.
• Press FUNC then press 8 or 9. The bank number moves in the direction of the arrow pressed.
• Press FUNC then press and hold 8 or 9. The
bank number moves continuously in the assigned
direction.
• Press 8. The channel number moves upward
one by one. Or, press 9. The channel number
moves downward one by one.
2. Press PGM. ) changes to ,.
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3. Use the number keys and ./DELAY to enter the frequency (including the decimal point) you want to
store.
If you make a mistake, press CL to delete a single
digit or press and hold CL about 2 seconds to delete
all digits.
4. Press ENTER to store the frequency into the channel.
Notes:
• If you made a mistake in Step 3, %EM8C@;ý "I<H
briefly appears and the scanner beeps when you
press ENTER. Start again from Step 3.
• Your scanner automatically rounds the entered frequency to the nearest valid frequency. For example,
if you enter a frequency of 151.553, your scanner
accepts it as ñíñôííò.
• To have the scanner pause for 2 seconds on this
channel after a transmission before proceeding to
the next active transmission, press ./DELAY to turn
the delay function on. See “Using the Delay Function” on Page 42. The scanner stores this setting in
the channel.
5. If necessary, press MODE to change the receiving
mode.
6. If desired, program a text tag for the channel (see
“Assigning a Text Tag to a Channel” on Page 27).
7. The next channel in sequence is ready for programming. Press PGM and then repeat steps 3 through 6.
STORING TRUNKING FREQUENCIES
INTO CHANNELS
1. Press PGM and FUNC then
desired bank to program.
8 or 9 to select the
2. Press TRUNK to enter into trunking mode.
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Operation
3. Repeatedly press MODE to select
! (EDACS).
)+0
(Motorola) or
4. Press PGM and select the channel number using 8
or 9.
5. Enter the UHF trunking frequency and press ENTER.
6. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 to enter the other trunking
group frequencies for EDACS or additional control
channel frequencies for Motorola systems.
7. If necessary, press MODE to change the receiving
mode.
STORING TEXT TAGS
You can customize your scanner by storing text tags (up
to 12 characters) for easy identification of channel transmissions, trunk IDs, or banks.
Assigning a Text Tag to a Channel
1. Press MANUAL, enter the channel number where
you want to enter the text, then press MANUAL
again. ) and the bank and channel number appear
at the upper left corner of the display (for example:
)ñòò).
2. Press PGM. ) changes to ,.
3. Press TEXT. The cursor appears at the third line.
4. Enter the text using the numeral keys (see “Text
Input Chart” on Page 29).
Note: If you make a mistake, press 8 or
move to the character you want to change.
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to
For example, to identify amateur (ham) radio transmissions in the 6 meter range, input "HAM 6m" as
follows:
• "H" is the second letter associated with 4 on the
keypad. Press 4 then 2.
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• "A" is the first letter associated with 2 on the keypad. Press 2 then 1.
• "M" is the first letter associated with 6 on the keypad. Press 6 then 1.
• "Space." Press ./DELAY.
• "6" is the sixth number associated with 1 on the
keypad. Press 1 then 6.
• "m" is the first letter associated with 6 on the keypad. Press 6 and FUNC (for the lower case set),
then press 1.
5. Press ENTER to input the text.
Assigning a Text Tag to a Group ID
1. Press PGM.
2. Press TRUNK.
3. Press FUNC then
bank.
8
or
9
to select the desired
4. Press TRUNK to select the desired sub-bank.
5. Press or hold down
group ID.
8 or 9 to select the desired
6. Press TEXT then enter the tag using the keypad.
(See “Text Input Chart” on Page 29.)
7. Press ENTER to store.
Assigning a Text Tag to a Bank
1. Select a channel within the desired bank by pressing MANUAL and entering the bank number (000 for
bank 0 or 200 for bank 2, for example). Press MANUAL again.
2. Press PGM.
3. Press FUNC then 7. The cursor appears at the third
line of the display. Enter the text using the keypad.
(See “Text Input Chart” on Page 29.)
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Operation
4. Press ENTER to store.
Text Input Chart
Notes:
• To access the numbers, after you press TEXT (when
you assign the text tag to a channel) or you press
FUNC and 7 (when you assign the text tag to a
bank), press 1. Then press the desired number you
want to enter.
• To enter a lowercase character or a character from
the second set for key 0, press FUNC after pressing
the first numeral key.
BUTTONS
PRESSED
CHARACTERS
ENTERED
BUTTONS
PRESSED
CHARACTERS
ENTERED
1
0123456789
2
ABC
2 then
FUNC
abc
3
DEF
3 then
FUNC
def
4
GHI
4 then
FUNC
ghi
5
JKL
5 then
FUNC
jkl
6
MNO
6 then
FUNC
mno
7
PQRS
7 then
FUNC
pqrs
8
TUV
8 then
FUNC
tuv
9
WXYZ
9 then
FUNC
wxyz
0
.-#_@+*&/,
0 then
FUNC
$ % ! ^ ( ) ? -> ` <-
./DELAY
Space
CL
Back Space
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FINDING AND STORING ACTIVE
FREQUENCIES
You can search for transmissions in the scanner’s preprogrammed search bank. The search bank is divided
into six search bands. You can change the search range
of Bank SR5 manually by setting the lower and higher
ends of the search range.
Notes:
• You can use the scanner's delay feature while
searching the search bank. See “Using the Delay
Function” on Page 42.
• The scanner does not search locked-out frequencies while searching ranges. See “Locking Out
Channels or Frequencies” on Page 42.
Searching a Preprogrammed Frequency
Range
The scanner contains these preprogrammed search
ranges, stored in the search bank (SR0 – SR5).
Bank
Band
SR0 ..................................................................... Marine
SR1 ........................................................................... CB
SR2 ............................................................... Police/Fire
SR3 ..................................................................... Aircraft
SR4 ......................................................................... Ham
SR5 ............................... Limit search (User changeable)
To select preprogrammed search bands and search
them for active frequencies:
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Operation
1. Repeatedly press SEARCH to select your desired
search bank (/.ò, /.ñ, /.ð, /.ï, /.î, or /.í).
2. In the marine and CB bands, you can directly select
a channel or search through the band. When )
appears at the left most position of the second line,
you can directly select a channel (refer to the following band charts). Press the desired channel number
while ) appears to select it. You can also change the
channels by pressing 8 or 9.
3. Press FUNC then SEARCH while ) appears. )
changes to / and now you can search through the
band. Press FUNC then SEARCH again to return to
the previous mode.
4. Rotate SQUELCH clockwise and leave it set to a
point just after the hissing sound stops. After 2 seconds (if the delay feature is on), the received frequency appears and the scanner starts searching.
5. When the scanner finds an active frequency, it stops
searching.
Search bank: SR0 Marine band
Receive mode: FM
CHANNEL
FREQUENCY
(MHz)
CHANNEL
FREQUENCY
(MHz)
01
156.050
05
156.250
06
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
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CHANNEL
FREQUENCY
(MHz)
CHANNEL
FREQUENCY
(MHz)
16
156.8000
17
156.8500
18
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
160.825
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
Note: Two frequencies are assigned in one channel in
some Marine frequencies. For example, 157.000 and
161.600 are assigned in Channel 20.
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Operation
Search bank: SR1 CB band
Receive mode: AM
CHANNEL
FREQUENCY
(MHz)
CHANNEL
FREQUENCY
(MHz)
01
26.9650
02
26.9750
03
26.9850
04
27.0050
05
27.0150
06
27.0250
07
27.0350
08
27.0550
09
27.0650
10
27.0750
11
27.0850
12
27.1050
13
27.1150
14
27.1250
15
27.1350
16
27.1550
17
27.1650
18
27.1750
19
27.1850
20
27.2050
21
27.2150
22
27.2250
23
27.2550
24
27.2350
25
27.2450
26
27.2650
27
27.2750
28
27.2850
29
27.2950
30
27.3050
31
27.3150
32
27.3250
33
27.3350
34
27.3450
35
27.3550
36
27.3650
37
27.3750
38
27.3850
39
27.3950
40
27.4050
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Search bank: SR2 Police/Fire band
Receive Mode: FM
GROUP
FREQUENCY (MHz)
STEP (kHz)
0
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
1
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
2
3
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453.0375–453.9625
12.5
458.0375–458.9625
12.5
460.0125–460-6375
12.5
465.0125–465.6375
12.5
856.2125–860.9875
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866.0125–868.9875
12.5
Operation
Search bank: SR3 Aircraft
Receive mode: AM
FREQUENCY (MHz)
STEP (kHz)
108.000–136.9875
12.5
Search bank: SR4 Ham band
Receive mode: FM
GROUP
FREQUENCY (MHz)
STEP (kHz)
0
28.0000–29.7000
5
1
50.0000–54.0000
5
2
144.0000–148.0000
5
3
222.0000–225.0000
5
4
420.0000–450.0000
12.5
5
1240.0000–1300.0000
6.25
Search bank: SR5 Programmable limit search
Receive mode: FM (Default setting)
Searching Active Frequencies in Your
Desired Frequency Range
You can program the desired frequency range for a
search.
1. Repeatedly press SEARCH to select /.í.
2. Press PGM then SEARCH. ,/. (Program Search)
appears in the top line and the cursor blinks ( on the
second line for the lower-end limit frequency.
3. Enter the desired lower-end limit frequency (including the decimal point) with the number keys and
./DELAY.
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4. Press ENTER to set the frequency. The cursor
moves to $. If the entered frequency is incorrect,
%EM8C@;ý"I<H briefly appears.
5. Enter your desired higher-end frequency and press
ENTER.
6. Rotate SQUELCH clockwise and leave it set to a
point just after the hissing sound stops.
7. Press SEARCH to start searching. When the scanner finds an active frequency, it stops searching.
Special Notes:
• You can copy and save a frequency into a specified
bank, channel, or priority channel when the scanner
finds an active frequency. See “Using Frequency
Copy Function” on Page 39 to save the frequency.
The frequency copy functions only in search banks
2, 3, 4 and 5.
• While the scanner is searching, you can use the
seek search by pressing FUNC then 7. The display
indicates /<<Bý +* at the bottom line. The scanner
stops at an active frequency for five seconds and
restarts searching automatically. The scanner
repeats this operation.
• You can set Zeromatic on or off by pressing FUNC
then 0. Press FUNC then 0 again to reverse the Zeromatic setting. Whenever this feature is turned on,
6<IFD
<IFD8K@:ý
8K@:ý +* briefly appears then Q appears at the
first digit of the second line and the scanner stops at
the correct frequency. When you turn this feature
off, Q disappears and the scanner stops when it
detects an active signal. Zeromatic functions only in
search bank 2, 3, 4 and 5.
• There are several group banks in SR2 Police/Fire
and SR4 ham bands. You can turn off or on the
groups by pressing the group numbers. For example to turn off ò, press 0.
• In the Air and the Limit search bands, press FUNC
then 8 to start searching up from the lowest fre-
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Operation
quency and press FUNC then 9 to start searching
down from the highest frequency.
Manually Tuning a Frequency
You can manually set the scanner to move through all
receivable frequencies, or select a specific frequency as
a starting point.
1. Press TUNE. 01*! and the current frequency
appears. The scanner automatically begins tuning
up or down.
2. Use the number keys to enter the frequency where
you want the scanner to start.
3. Press ENTER.
4. Press 8 or 9 to move up or down. When the
scanner finds an active frequency, it stops on the
frequency.
Note: If you press PAUSE while tuning, the scanner
stops tuning andý ÷÷ý
÷÷ý ,ã1/! ý ÷÷ appears. Press PAUSE
again, and the scanner resumes tuning.
LISTENING TO THE WEATHER BAND
The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has
allocated channels for use by the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Regulatory agencies in other countries have also allocated channels for
use by their weather reporting authorities.
NOAA and your local weather reporting authority broadcast your local forecast and regional weather information
on one or more of these channels.
Listening to a Weather Channel
To hear your local forecast and regional weather information, press WX. Your scanner scans through the
weather band then stops within a few seconds on the
strongest weather broadcast.
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Displaying Weather Messages
The weather service precedes each weather alert with a
digitally-encoded SAME (Specific Area Message Encoding) signal, then a 1050 Hz tone. You can set the scanner to decode and display the SAME message when an
alert is broadcast. Then if you are monitoring a weather
channel with a digitally-encoded SAME signal when an
alert is broadcast, the scanner will show the type of alert
being broadcast such as 38IE@E>, 38K:?, /K8K<D<EK,
or 0<JK )<JJ8><. The scanner will also sound alternating alert tones and display 3<8K?<Iý ã(!.0 when the
scanner receives a 1050 Hz tone.
To set the scanner to decode and display SAME messages, press FUNC then WX while you listen to the
weather channel. %#ý34ý/0â5 and á8E:<Cè
á8E:<Cèý"ö34 appear.
To set the scanner out of the SAME standby mode,
press FUNC then WX. %#ý34ý/0â5 disappears.
Notes:
• The scanner does not display the actual area
affected by SAME messages. It uses only the message portion of the SAME signal (38IE@E>, 38K:?,
/K8K<D<EK, or 0<JKý)<JJ8><
0<JKý)<JJ8><).
• Your scanner can also receive weather alert tones
(see “Priority” on Page 44). The scanner sounds an
alert or beep when it receives the SAME code. If
you do not stop the alert, it sounds the alert (or
beep) for five minutes. Then the alert stops and the
scanner beeps every ten seconds. If the scanner
receives a new message after five minutes, it
sounds the alert or beep. To stop the sound and
ready the scanner to receive a new alert signal
before the five minute time out, press any key
except
.
WX Alert and Beep Tone Confirmation
1. To test the WX alert, press WX for more than 2 seconds while the display indicates %#ý34ý/0â5.
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Operation
The display indicates the type of message, and
sounds an alert or series of beeps which automatically changes every 3 seconds.
2. Press any key except
to stop test sound mode.
USING FREQUENCY COPY FUNCTION
You can copy a frequency into a specified channel, a vacant channel in a specified bank, or a priority channel.
However, you cannot copy a frequency from the Marine
and CB search bands.
Copying a Frequency into a Specified
Channel
You can copy a frequency into a specified channel when
the scanner stops on that frequency during search mode
or manual tuning.
1. Press FUNC then PGM when you find a frequency.
á?8Eý/KFI<å appears at the bottom line. After about
1 second, the frequency to be copied flashes on the
indicator.
2. Press the desired bank and the channel number
where you want to store the frequency. The display
indicates the bank and channel number. After about
1 second, the frequency to be copied flashes.
3. Press ENTER. All the conditions such as receiving
mode and delay condition are copied on the channel. á?8Eý/KFI<ü briefly appears. The scanner automatically returns to search mode.
If you try to copy a frequency which is already
stored, the scanner sounds the notice tone 3 times
after you press ENTER. LGCô=ýá?OOO appears at the
bottom line. If you want to copy the duplicate frequency anyway, press ENTER, or if not, press CL to
cancel.
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Copying a Frequency into a Vacant
Channel in a Specified Bank
You can copy a frequency into a vacant channel in a
specified bank when the scanner stops on the frequency
during search or tune mode.
1. Press FUNC then ENTER when you find a frequency
â8EBéý/KFI<å
you want to copy. â8EBéý/K
/KFI<å appears.
2. If you want to copy the frequency into bank 9, press
ENTER. It is stored in the first available vacant channel in the bank. Or, press your desired bank number
to store, then press ENTER. á?8Eý /KFI<ü appears
for 2 seconds. All the conditions such as receiving
mode and delay condition are copied on the channel. After about 2 seconds, the scanner automatically returns to search mode.
3. If you try to copy a frequency which is already
stored, the scanner sounds the notice tone 3 times
after you press ENTER. LGCô=ýá?OOO appears at the
bottom line. If you want to copy the duplicate frequency anyway, press ENTER, or if not, press CL to
cancel.
Copying a Frequency into the Priority
Channel
You can copy a frequency into the priority channel (see
“Priority” on Page 44) when the scanner stops on the frequency during Search, Scan, Manual, Tune, or WX
mode.
Press FUNC then PRI when the frequency is on the display. The display flashes twice and the frequency is copied to the priority channel.
SCANNING THE CHANNELS
To begin scanning channels or to start scanning again
after monitoring a specific channel, press SCAN.
Note: You must store frequencies into channels before
the scanner can scan them. The scanner does not scan
through empty channels.
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Operation
The scanner scans through all channels (except those
you have locked out) in the active banks (see "Turning
Channel-Storage Banks Off and On" and “Locking Out
Channels or Frequencies” on Page 42).
Note: To change the scanning direction, press 8 or 9.
Turning Channel-Storage Banks Off and
On
To turn off banks while scanning, press the bank's number key so the bank's number disappears. For example,
to turn off bank 1, press 1. The scanner does not scan
any of the channels within the banks you turned off.
Notes:
• 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.
To turn on banks while scanning, press the number key
until the bank's number appears. For example to turn
bank 1 on again, press 1.
Deleting Frequencies from Channels
1. Press MANUAL.
2. Use the number keys to enter the channel with the
frequency you want to delete.
3. Press MANUAL again.
4. Press PGM to enter the program mode.
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Operation
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changes
41
5. Press FUNC.
6. Press CL. The frequency number changes and
òôòòòòýappears.
ˆ Special Features
USING THE DELAY FUNCTION
Note: Delay is automatically set as the default for each
channel when you turn on the scanner.
Many conversations might have a pause of several seconds between a query and a reply. To avoid missing a
reply, you can program a 2-second delay into any of
your scanner's channels. Then, when the scanner stops
on the channel, appears and the scanner continues to
monitor the channel for 2 seconds after the transmission
stops before it resumes scanning or searching.
To turn delay on or off, press . /DELAY.
LOCKING OUT CHANNELS OR
FREQUENCIES
You can scan existing channels or search frequencies
faster by locking out channels or frequencies that have a
continuous transmission, such as a weather channel.
Locking Out Channels
To lock out a channel while scanning, press L/OUT when
the scanner stops on the channel. To lock out a channel
manually, select the channel then press L/OUT so ( appears.
Note: You can still manually select locked-out channels.
To remove the lockout from a channel, manually select
the channel and press L/OUT so ( disappears.
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Reviewing the Lock-Out Channels
To review all locked out channels, press MANUAL, then
repeatedly alternate between pressing FUNC then L/OUT
to view each locked-out channel. When you finish reviewing locked-out channels, press MANUAL.
Locking Out Frequencies
To lock out a frequency during a search, press L/OUT
when the scanner stops on that frequency. The scanner
locks out the frequency, then continues searching.
Notes:
• The scanner does not store locked out frequencies
during a search.
• You can lock out as many as 50 frequencies in each
bank. If you try to lock out more, )<DFIPý =LCCü
appears.
• If you lock out all frequencies in one search bank
and only this search bank is activated, ãCCý I8E><J
(F:B<;ý FLKü appears and the scanner does not
search.
Reviewing Locked-Out Frequencies
To review the frequencies within a search bank that you
locked out:
1. Press SEARCH to set search mode.
2. Press FUNC then L/OUT. The locked-out frequency
and (F:BFLKýC@JK appear. Press 8 or 9 to review
the list. The locked-out number and the total lockedout number also appear as (ó+ý44ýF=ý55. (The tenth
of thirty locked out numbers would appear as (ó+ýñò
F=ý ïò.) If the search bank has no locked-out frequencies, !DGKPôý (F:BFLKý C@JK appears. Press
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FUNC then L/OUT again to cancel reviewing locked-
out frequencies.
Clearing a Locked-Out Frequency
To clear a locked-out frequency, select that frequency
(see “Reviewing Locked-Out Frequencies”), then press
CL.
If all locked out frequencies are cleared within a bank,
!DGKPôý(F:BFLKýC@JK appears.
Clearing All Locked-Out Frequencies in a
Search Bank
1. Press SEARCH.
2. Select the search bank in which you want to clear all
locked-out frequencies.
3. Press FUNC then press L/OUT. Lockout list appears.
4. Press FUNC then 6.
áFE=@IDý C@JKý :C<8Iåý ñæ5!/ô
appears. Press 1 to clear
all locked-out frequencies. (@JKý :C<8I<; appears
for about 2 seconds. Press any key other than 1 to
cancel clear.
,I<JJýFK?<IýB<Pý=FIý*+ô
Note: You cannot clear all locked-out frequencies if all
frequencies in the selected bank are locked out.
PRIORITY
In addition to the 300 programmable memory channels,
the scanner has one priority channel.
With the priority feature, you can scan through programmed channels and still not miss an important or in44
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teresting transmission on a specific channel. When
priority is turned on, the scanner checks that channel every 2 seconds, and stays on the channel if there is activity until the activity stops.
Notes:
• The priority feature does not operate while the scanner receives trunking (voice channel) frequencies.
• If you program a weather channel as the priority
channel, the scanner stays in the priority channel
only when the scanner detects the weather alert
tone.
To program a frequency in the priority channel:
1. Press MANUAL.
2. Use the number keys to enter the channel number
which contains the frequency you want to program
as the priority channel. Then press MANUAL again.
3. Press FUNC then PRI.
bottom line.
,I@ý á?8EE<C
á?8EE<C
blinks on the
To program the priority channel directly:
1. Press PGM.
2. Press PRI.
3. Enter the frequency you want to enter into the priority channel, then press ENTER.
Note: This scanner cannot set a channel as the priority
channel if the channel's receive mode is MOT or ED.
To program a weather channel as the priority channel:
1. Press WX.
2. Select the weather channel you want to program as
the priority channel.
3. Press FUNC then PRI.
bottom line two times.
,I@ý á?8EE<C
á?8EE<C
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flashes on the
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To turn on the priority feature, press PRI so , appears at
the top line while scanning. ,.%FE (or ,.%NO if you set the
priority to a weather frequency) appears on the bottom
line. If the scanner detects activity on the priority channel, ,I@ýá?8EE<C
I@ýá?8EE<C appears for 3 seconds. Or if the scanner detects a weather alert tone in Priority WX mode, ,I@
á?8EE<C appears for 3 seconds then changes to
3<8K?<Iýã(!.0 and the scanner sounds an alert tone
(see “Displaying Weather Messages” on Page 38).
Notes:
• Priority WX is only for receiving a weather alert.
• When the scanner detects a 1050 Hz alert tone, priority WX activates and you receive a weather alert.
• If you program a weather frequency into the priority
channel and the scanner detects a weather alert
tone on that frequency, the scanner sounds the alert
tone.
To turn off the priority feature, press PRI.
CHANGING THE RECEIVE MODE
The scanner is preset to the most common AM or FM receive mode for each frequency range. The preset mode
is correct in most cases. However, some amateur radio
transmissions and trunked systems do not operate in the
preset mode. If you try to listen to a transmission when
the scanner is not set to the correct receive mode, the
transmission might sound weak or distorted.
If you want to listen to trunking transmissions in closed
mode, you might have to change the receive mode.
To change the receive mode, repeatedly press MODE.
The receive mode changes as follows:
ã)
— accesses the AM mode
")
— accesses the FM mode
— accesses the FM Mode, Motorola Trunking System
(with a 4- or 5-digit ID code)
)+
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— accesses the FM Mode, EDACS Trunking System
(with 4-digit decimal ID code or 5-digit AFS code)
!
Note: MO (MOT) and ED modes are not available when
the scanner tunes up or down through the frequency
ranges in which the trunking operation is not used.
USING THE ATTENUATOR
To reduce interference or noise caused by strong signals, you can reduce the scanner's sensitivity to these
signals.
There are two attenuator modes in your scanner. One is
normal attenuator mode in which you set the attenuator
in each channel or each band/group in the search and
tune mode. The other is global mode in which you set
the attenuator only once. This setting is applied all the
time in every mode.
Press ATT to turn on or off the attenuator while the channel number is indicated or while the scanner is searching
through bands/groups. When the attenuator is on, ã appears at the seventh digit in the top line.
When you turn it off, ã changes to "ô". You cannot set the
attenuator while the scanner is scanning.
Press FUNC then ATT to set the attenuator to the global
mode. #CF98Cý ã00ô appears for 2 seconds at the bottom
line and W or # appears. W means the attenuator is on and
# means off. Press ATT to turn on or off the attenuator.
ã00FE or ã00Vý
ã00V appears on the bottom line while scanning.
Press FUNC then ATT again to turn off the global attenuation mode. *FID8Cýã00 is indicated at the bottom line for
2 seconds.
Note: If you turn on the attenuator, the scanner might
not receive weak signals.
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TURNING THE KEY TONE ON AND OFF
Each time you press any of the scanner's keys, the
scanner sounds a tone. To turn the scanner's key tone
off or on:
1. If the scanner is on, turn VOLUME OFF/MAX counterclockwise until it clicks to turn the scanner off.
2. Turn VOLUME OFF/MAX clockwise to turn the scanner on. 3<C:FD<ý0Fý L8Cý0ILEB@E> appears.
3. While 3<C:FD<ý 0Fý L8Cý 0ILEB@E> appears, press 1
to turn on the key tone or 2 to turn it off.
USING THE DISPLAY BACKLIGHT
You can turn on the display's backlight for easy viewing
in dimly lit areas. Press
to turn on the display light
for 5 seconds. To turn off the light before it automatically
turns off, press
again.
Press
for more than 1 second to engage the light as
continuously on. Press
while the backlight is on to
turn it off.
You can select the amount of time the light stays on. Follow these steps to change the illuminated time:
1. If the scanner is on, turn it off and back on again.
3<C:FD<ýKFý L8Cý0ILEB@E>ýappears.
2. While
press
3.
3<C:FD<ý KFý
L8Cý 0ILEB@E>ý
is displayed,
.
1J<ý1Gó FNEýB<PJýKFýJ<Ký(@KýF==ýK@D<ýíýJ<:FE;J
appears
4. Press 8 or 9 to select ï, í,
then press ENTER.
ñò
or
ý
ðò J<:FE;J
USING THE KEYLOCK
Once you program your scanner, you can protect it from
accidental program changes by turning on the key lock
feature. When the keypad is locked, the only controls
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that operate are FUNC,
/
, SQUELCH, and VOL-
UME.
Note: You cannot activate the key lock while you are entering a frequency into a channel.
/
. '<P
To turn on the key lock, press FUNC then
appears for about 1 second. '<Pý CF:B<;ô appears when you press any key after locking the keypad.
CF:B<;ô
To turn off the key lock, press FUNC then
/
. The
scanner beeps three times and '<PýLECF:B<; appears.
CHANGING THE DISPLAY CONTRAST
1. Press MANUAL.
2. Press FUNC then 9.
:FEKI8JKô appears.
1J<ý 1Gó FNEý B<PJý KFý J<K
3. Press 8 or 9 to select the contrast.
4. Press ENTER to set the display contrast.
CLONING THE PROGRAMMED DATA
You can transfer the programmed data to and from another RadioShack Pro-93 or a Pro-2053 scanner using
an optional connecting cable with 1/8-inch phone plugs
on both ends, (not included) available at your local RadioShack store.
Follow these steps to clone the data.
1. Turn on both scanners.
2. Connect the connecting cable to each scanner's PC/
IF jack. ÷á(+*!ý)+
÷á(+*!ý)+ !÷ý1
!÷ý1,ýKFýJ<E;õýI<DFM<ý:89C<ýKF
÷ý1,ýKFýJ<E;õýI<DFM<ý:89C<ýKF
<O@Kô
<O@Kôýappears.
3. Press 8. áFE=@IDýJ<E;ý;8K8åýñæ5!/ý,
áFE=@IDýJ<E;ý;8K8åýñæ5!/ý,I<JJýFK?<I
!/ý,I<JJýFK?<I
B<Pý=FIý*+ô
B<Pý=FIý*+ôý
+ôýappears.
4. Press 1 to send the data to the other unit or press
any other key to cancel the operation.
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The scanner sends the data. To exit the clone mode, remove the cable.
ˆ Trunking Operation
The scanner tracks transmissions that use the Motorola
Type I and Type II (such as Smartnet and Privacy Plus)
and hybrid analog trunking systems, plus GE/Ericsson
(EDACS) type systems extensively used in many communication systems.
Trunking systems allocate a few frequencies to many different users. When the mobile unit transmits a signal,
one frequency is chosen from among the allocated frequencies in that trunking system. The user's ID talk
group is sent with the signal.
To receive trunking signals, you must store all the trunking control frequencies for Motorola systems or all the
trunking group frequencies for EDACS in one bank (see
“Storing Known Frequencies into Channels” on Page 25)
and input ID codes in the ID memory (see “Storing Talk
Group IDs” on Page 58).
Your PRO-93 automatically calculates Motorola voice
channel frequencies when it decodes the control channel. This eliminates the need to enter all the Motorola
group frequencies.
The control channels are subject to change depending
on the day. Therefore enter all the control frequencies in
the same bank. If you do not know which is the control
channel, it is better to enter all the system frequencies
into the same bank. (Refer to the supplied Trunking
Guide.)
When the scanner decodes the Motorola control channel
and finds the voice channel, the scanner displays the
control channel memory location on the top line, the received frequency with VC (voice channel) on the second
line, the bank and control channel memory location number on the third line and the Motorola ID number on the
bottom line.
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Important: To listen to the transmission, the mode of the
programmed channel must be the same as that of the
trunking channel (MOT, or ED).
When an ID code is received, the ID list for the bank is
searched, and if found, the text name stored for the ID
appears. If not found, scanning resumes immediately
unless the bank is in open trunking mode.
Note: There might be more than one talk group transmitting at a time in some Motorola trunking systems. If you
set the scanner to manually tune in Motorola trunking
mode, you will hear the talk group on that channel, but
the display will alternate between all active IDs.
Trunking group frequencies are included in the supplied
Trunking Guide. Frequency fleet map and talk group information is also widely available on the Internet, (for example, at www.trunkscanner.com).
UNDERSTANDING TRUNKING
In the past, groups that transmit frequently, such as police departments, could transmit on only a few frequencies. This resulted in heavy traffic and often required 2way radio users to wait for a specific frequency to clear
before transmitting. Trunked systems allow more groups
of 2-way radio users to use fewer frequencies. Instead of
selecting a specific frequency to transmit on, a trunked
system chooses one of several frequencies when the 2way radio user transmits. The system automatically
transmits the call on that frequency, and also sends a
code that identifies that 2-way radio user's transmission
on a control channel.
Your scanner lets you easily hear both the call and response transmissions for that 2-way radio user and
therefore follow the conversation. For EDACS and Motorola (above 406 MHz range), the scanner monitors the
control channel between each transmission to identify
talk groups.
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SETTING SQUELCH FOR THE
TRUNKING MODE
Your scanner automatically mutes the audio during trunk
scanning when it decodes control channel data. However, we recommend you turn SQUELCH clockwise and
leave it set to a point just after the hissing sound stops.
This lets the scanner quickly acquire the data channel.
PROGRAMMING TRUNKING
FREQUENCIES
You program trunking frequencies the same as nontrunked frequencies, except that you must store the appropriate mode (MOT or ED) with each frequency.
Notes:
• You can scan only one type of trunked frequency,
either EDACS or Motorola in a bank at one time.
You can, however, mix conventional channels and
frequencies in a bank.
• If you are programming trunked frequencies for
Motorola Type I and hybrid systems, you must first
program the fleet map (see "“Programming Fleet
Maps” on Page 56).
• If you are programming frequencies for an EDACS
system you must store them in the Logical Channel
Number order (usually listed as LCN#). For example, LCN1 would go into channel 01 for the current
bank, and LCN2 would go into channel 02.
Follow these steps to program trunked frequencies:
1. Press PGM and press (or hold down)
select the bank.
8 or 9 to
,òòòUôô
ôö")
òôòòòòò
â8EBýòý á?ýòò
Note: To move through the bank selection faster,
press PGM then FUNC and hold down 8 or 9. To
move through the banks one at a time, repeat the
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sequence of PGM, FUNC then
reach the desired bank.
8 or 9
until you
2. Press TRUNK to enter the ID program mode.
3. Repeatedly press MODE to select CEJ for Motorola,
or ;: for the EDACS (GE/Ericsson) system to scan.
This sets the talk group ID decoding method to be
used for the bank.
â8EBýòVò
â8EBýòVò +*
% ý*+ôýòò
)+0èýEFE<
Notes:
• If you select *FKý KILEB<; instead of )+0, or ! ,
the scanner does not scan trunked frequencies.
Instead, *FKýKILEB<;ôý,I<JJýDF;< appears.
â8EBýò
*FKýKILEB<;
,I<JJýDF;<ô
• If you programmed a Motorola Type I or Hybrid
system, see “Programming Fleet Maps” on
Page 56.
4. Press PGM to enter the program mode.
,òòòUôô
ôö")
òôòòòòò
â8EBýòý á?ýòò
5. Enter the desired trunking frequency using the keypad and decimal point then press ENTER to store.
,òòòUôô
ôö")
êììôïêëí
Frequency
â8EBýòý á?ýòò
6. To enter additional trunking frequencies as subsequent channels in the same bank, press PGM or
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8 to access the next open channel then enter the
frequencies. (See “Storing Known Frequencies into
Channels” on Page 25).
,òòñUôô
ôö")
òôòòòòò
â8EBýòý á?ýòñ
Next channel
7. Press SCAN to start scanning.
Notes:
• If you make an error in the entry process, press CL
as often as needed to erase the incorrect data.
• If you enter a frequency that has already been
entered, the scanner sounds an error tone and displays LGCôý= and the channel number that has been
duplicated. If the dual entry is an error press CL and
enter the correct frequency. If the dual entry is intentional press ENTER to accept.
• You may replace any frequency by selecting the
bank and channel, pressing PGM and entering the
new frequency.
Programming Motorola Trunking Systems
(UHF-Lo)
You can program the scanner to receive transmissions
in the UHF-Lo band (406-512 MHz) of the Motorola
trunking system. You can receive these transmissions
by checking the trunking system's control channel. You
must program the system's base frequency and offset
frequency to do this.
Notes:
• Base and offset frequencies vary for each type of
trunking system. You can get information about
these frequencies for the trunking system you want
to scan using www.trunkscanner.com, other Internet
sources, or locally-published guidebooks.
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• If you try to program an offset frequency in the UHFHi bands (806-960 MHz), the scanner ignores the
entry.
Follow these steps to program Motorola trunking frequencies in the UHF-Lo band:
1. Press PGM then TRUNK to enter the ID program
mode.
2. Press FUNC and press (or hold)
the bank.
8 or 9 to select
3. Press MODE and select )+0.
4. Press FUNC then 2. The display indicates â8J<
=I<Hôèýon the first line, îòìôòòòò
òìôòòòò on the second line,
E\\i[j0
/K<GèýðíôòB$Q on the
E\\i[j0ý).& on the third line and /K<Gè
bottom line.
5. While â in â8J< blinks, if necessary, press the
desired Base frequency with the number keys and
press ENTER. Confirm the entry. If it is incorrect,
press the number keys again to set the base frequency. After you confirm the input, press ENTER
again.
6. While Eýin E\\i[j blinks, if necessary, enter the offset
number and press ENTER. Confirm the entry. If it is
incorrect, then press the number keys again to set
the frequency. After you confirm the input, press
ENTER again.
7. While / in /K<G blinks, repeatedly press 8 or 9 to
select the step number, ðíôò, íòôò or ñðôíý B$Qõ then
press ENTER.
8. Press PGM to enter the program mode. Store the
trunking IDs into the sub-bank in the same bank.
Programming Motorola Trunking System
(800 MHz)
Notes:
• On the 800 MHz trunking band, you can select a
base frequency (normal or offset).
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• On the 900 MHz trunking band, you do not need to
set the base frequency (base, offset, step).
Follow these steps to program 800 MHz band Motorola
trunking.
1. Press PGM then TRUNK to enter the ID program
mode.
2. Press FUNC then
bank.
8
or
9
to select the desired
3. Press MODE and select Motorola trunking mode.
4. Press FUNC then 3.
êòò)$Qý98J<ôý*FID8C
1J<ý 1Gó FNEý B<PJý KFý J<K
appears.
5. Press 8 or 9 to select
press ENTER.
*FID8C
or
+==J<K
and
• If you are uncertain about the base frequency, use
the default setting. The default setting is *FID8C.
• If you cannot receive with the *FID8C setting,
change to +==J<K. The base frequency in *FID8C is
851.0125 MHz. The base frequency in +==J<K is
851.0000 MHz.
Programming Fleet Maps
You must set the fleet map if you want to receive a Motorola Type I system. Fleet maps are included along with
other information about Motorola Type I systems at
www.trunkscanner.com.
Follow these steps to program a fleet map.
1. Press PGM then TRUNK.
2. For each bank you want to program, repeatedly
press FUNC, then 8 or 9 to select the bank.
3. Press FUNC.
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4. Press 8. âCF:BýòýJ@Q<ý:F;<ôý1J<ýñíý=FIýKPG<ý%%ôý/V
òòýappears.
5. Enter the size code supplied with the Type I system
information, referring to the instruction that appears
on the display. If the information was not supplied,
try the following common fleet maps.
Size Code
Block
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
0
S11
S4
S4
S12
S4
S3
S10
S1
1
S11
S4
S4
—
S4
S10
S10
S1
2
S11
S4
S4
S4
S12
S4
S11
S2
3
S11
S4
S4
S4
—
S4
S4
S2
4
S11
S4
S4
S4
S4
S12
S4
S3
5
S11
S4
S4
S4
S4
—
S4
S3
6
S11
S4
S12
S4
S4
S12
S4
S4
7
S11
S4
—
S4
S4
—
S4
S4
Size Code
Block
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
0
S4
S0
S4
S0
S3
S4
S4
S3
1
S4
S0
S0
S0
S3
S3
S4
S10
2
S0
S0
S0
S0
S11
S10
S4
S10
3
S0
S0
S0
S0
S4
S4
S11
S11
4
S0
S0
S0
S0
S4
S4
S11
S0
5
S0
S0
S0
S0
S0
S4
S0
S0
6
S0
S4
S0
S0
S0
S12
S12
S12
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Size Code
Block
7
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
S0
S4
S0
S4
S0
—
—
—
6. Press ENTER for each entry. If you make a mistake,
press CL and enter the correct size code.
Notes:
• The default setting of the bank is for Motorola
Type II. However, if you set Type I and you want
to return to Type II, enter 15 at Step 5.
• To confirm the input, repeat Steps 1–5 and press
ENTER. Each time you press ENTER, you confirm
the size code. If you find an error, press CL and
begin again at Step 1.
7. Press SCAN to start scanning.
Talk Group IDs
There are 10 talk group ID banks and each ID bank has
5 sub-banks. Each sub-bank has 20 ID locations. You
can program up to 100 talk group IDs in each bank, so
you can program up to 1,000 talk group IDs in 10 banks.
When the scanner stops on a transmission in the Motorola, or EDACS mode, it checks to see if the ID has been
stored. In the closed mode, the scanner only stops on
the transmission and displays its text tag if you have
stored and not locked out the ID. In the open mode, the
scanner always stops on a transmission, but it displays
the ID's text tag if you have stored the ID.
Storing Talk Group IDs
To store a talk group ID, press TRUNK when the scanner
stops on a voice channel transmission or when a talk
group ID is indicated in the manual mode. The bottom
line indicates where the ID was stored as % ý J8M<ý 4V4
4V44
V44
and then changes toý% û4444.
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The first 4 in % ýJ8M<ý4V44ýisýthe sub-bank number (òVî)
òòVñé
in the bank. 44 is the number of IDs from (òòVñ
Vñé) in each
sub-bank.
If the ID has already been stored when you press
TRUNK, the display shows % ýN8JýJ8M<;.
Note: When you try to store more than 100 talk group
IDs in a bank, )<DFIPý =LCCü appears. Clear some talk
group IDs in order to store new ones (see “Clearing Talk
Group IDs” on Page 62).
Follow these steps to manually store talk group IDs or to
edit a stored ID.
1. Press PGM.
2. Press TRUNK.
3. To select the bank where you want to store the ID,
repeatedly press FUNC then 8 or 9until you
reach the desired bank.
First location
8Wdaý&#&
?:ýDe$
?:ýDe$ý&&
e$ý&&
CEJ0ýded[
ED
4. Press MODE to select MOT or ED.
5. Press TRUNK repeatedly to select the sub-bank.
6. Press 8 or 9 to select the location where you
desire to store the ID number.
7. Enter the talk group ID and press ENTER. If necessary, use the decimal point for a hyphen.
Group ID number
8Wdaý&#&
ED
?:ýDe$
?:ýDe$ý&&
e$ý&&
CEJ0ý&(//(
?:ç &((/(
8. If you want to tag the ID, press TEXT, enter the
desired text tag for the ID, then press ENTER. (See
“Text Input Chart” on Page 29.)
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9. To store the next ID memory in sequence, press 8
and repeat Step 4.
Next location
8Wdaý&#&
?:ýDe$
?:ýDe$ý&'
e$ý&'
CEJ0ýded[
ED
10. Press SCAN to start scanning.
Notes:
• If you made a mistake in Step 4, %EM8C@;ý % .
appears and the scanner beeps when you press
ENTER. Start again at Step 3.
• You can enter either decimal or AFS code for ED
(EDACS) ID. The default setting is decimal ID
entry. When you press FUNC then 2, ã"/ý=FID8K
appears for about 2 seconds. Now you can enter
the ID code with AFS format.
• If you entered an ID code that is already stored in
another ID channel, LGCý% appears. If you want
to store the ID code, press ENTER. To cancel the
operation, press CL.
Duplication
8Wdaý&#&
ED
?:ýDe$
?:ýDe$ý&&
e$ý&&
CEJ0ý&(//(
:kfbý?:ý'#'(
Talk Group ID Hold
You can set your scanner to follow a trunking signal that
you want to track during scanning. Hold down TRUNK for
more than 2 seconds. % ý?FC;ý+*ô appears.
When ID hold is activated and the scanner receives a
voice channel, the scan indication / at the first digit in the
top line is changed to $.
To release ID hold, press SCAN or TRUNK.
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Turning an ID Sub-Bank On or Off
Follow these steps to turn the ID sub-bank on or off during the program mode:
1. Press TRUNK repeatedly to select the desired subbank.
2. Press FUNC then 1 to turn the sub-bank on if it is off
or off if it is on.
Follow these steps to turn the ID sub-bank on or off during the scan mode:
1. Press FUNC while the scanner is stopped on a voice
channel transmission.
2. Press TRUNK. The display indicates which sub-bank
is turned on or off, and the active sub-bank number
flashes.
3. Press FUNC and the number of the sub-bank you
desire to turn on or off. For example to turn subbank 4 on or off, press FUNC then 4.
Locking Out Talk Group IDs
Note: You can only lock out talk group IDs when the
scanner is in the closed mode (see “Open and Closed
Modes” on Page 63).
1. Press PGM.
2. Press TRUNK.
3. Press FUNC, 8 or
9 to move to the desired bank.
4. Press 8 or 9 to select the ID memory.
5. Press L/OUT to lock out the ID. Býappears.
6. To remove the lockout from a trunking ID, manually
select the ID memory, and press L/OUT until (ýdisappears.
You can confirm the ID code while the scanner shows
the text when the received signal is a voice channel.
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1. Press TEXT while the scanner is receiving the voice
channel and indicating the text name. The ID code
appears as )+0è444444 or ! è4444.
2. Press TEXT again to cancel.
Delay Function in ID Indication Mode
You can set the ID delay function separate from the
channel delay.
1. Press FUNC then ./DELAY while you are programming the trunked ID. 1J<ý 1Gó FNEý B<PJý KFý J<Ký %
;<C8P.ýðôòýJ<:FE;J appears.
2. Press 8or 9 to select
ïôò, ïôí or îôò J<:FE;J.
*FE<, òôí, ñôò, ñôí, ðôò, ðôí,
3. Press ENTER.
Note: When activated, ID delay watches the control
channel command for the delay time when the signal
disappears from the voice channel.
Reviewing Locked-Out Talk Group IDs
Note: You cannot clear all lockouts from a talk group at
the same time.
1. Press PGM then TRUNK.
2. Press FUNC then L/OUT. The locked out ID appears.
If the ID memory bank has no locked out ID, you
hear the low beep tone.
3. Press FUNC then 8 or 9 to select a search bank.
Or, just press 8 or 9 to search for any locked out
IDs in a bank.
Clearing Talk Group IDs
1. Press PGM then TRUNK.
2. Press FUNC, 8 or 9 to select ID memory.
3. Press FUNC then CL.
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Trunking Operation
Clearing All Talk Group IDs in One Bank
You can clear all talk group IDs within a bank. This lets
you quickly delete all talk group IDs from a bank if you
want to use the bank to store different data (such as a
new set of talk group IDs).
1. Press PGM.
2. Press TRUNK to enter a talk group ID memory
mode.
3. Select a talk group ID bank using FUNC, 8 or 9.
4. Press FUNC then 6.
ý
áFE=@IDý C@JKý :C<8Iå
:C<8Iå ñæ5!/
,I<JJýFK?<IýB<Pý=FIý*+ô
appears.
5. Press 1 to clear the all talk group IDs within a bank.
(@JKý:C
(@JKý:C<8I<;
:C<8I<; appears.
Note: To cancel the deletion, press any key except 1.
The scanner returns to the talk group ID memory mode.
OPEN AND CLOSED MODES
When set to the open mode, the scanner stops on any
ID code and only uses the ID list to look up ID text tags.
When set to the closed mode, the scanner stops only on
signals that have an ID code which is found in the ID list
for the bank.
Note: When you select a channel manually, any transmission opens squelch, regardless of the current mode.
The open or closed mode is set in each channel storage
bank. öý (open)ý or V (closed) appears under the channel
storage bank's number while scanning. Or, the status
display shows the ö or V at the top line while the scanner
is in manual mode or receiving a signal during scanning.
When no ID code is programmed into the scanner, it receives the signal in MOT or ED mode. In open mode the
scanner stops on any transmission. If the ID is stored,
the text tag appears in the display. Otherwise, the talk
group ID appears in the display. In closed mode the
scanner only stops on a transmission if the ID is stored.
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This is very useful when you want to narrow the scan in
areas where numerous entities utilize the same trunking
system. For example, if the police department, sheriff’s
department, fire department and EMS all use the same
system in your area you can program the identical trunking frequencies on 4 separate banks. Then by manually
storing their respective group IDs into corresponding
banks (i.e. police IDs in bank 1, sheriff’s IDs in bank 2,
fire rescue IDs on bank 3 and EMS IDs on bank 4) and
setting the banks to the closed mode, you can choose
which service you want to listen to. (See “Turning Channel-Storage Banks Off and On” on Page 41.)
Changing the Open/Closed Mode
1. Press MANUAL.
2. Press FUNC then
storage bank.
8
or
9
to select the channel
3. Press FUNC then 5. â8EBý +,!*ô
+,!*ô or â8EBý á(+/! ô
appears. After that message disappears, the tenth
digit on the top line of the display changes from ö to
V or vice versa.
4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 for each bank.
ˆ A General Guide to
Frequencies
Reception of the frequencies covered by your scanner is
mainly "line-of-sight." That means you usually cannot
hear stations that are beyond the horizon.
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A General Guide to Frequencies
US Weather Frequencies in MHz
162.400 162.425 162.450 162.475 162.500 162.525
162.550
Ham Radio Frequencies
Ham radio operators often transmit emergency information when other means of communication break down.
The chart below shows the frequencies the scanner receives that ham radio operators normally use:
Wavelength
Frequencies (MHz)
10-Meter
28.000–29.700
6-Meter
50.000–54.000
2-Meter
144.000–148.000
70-cm
420.000–450.000
33-cm
902.000–928.000
25-cm
1240.000–1300.000
Birdie Frequencies
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 omit the birdie.
This scanner's birdie frequencies (in MHz) are:
VHF Low Band (MHz)
25.5000
38.2500
41.8900
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51.000
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VHF High Band (MHz)
114.7500
116.7375
119.8125
121.1250
123.9750
124.2000
125.9500
126.8250
126.9000
126.9750
127.0500
127.5000
129.0250
129.1500
132.1000
134.7625
135.6750
137.7000
140.2500
140.3850
146.0050
168.9800
UHF Low Band (MHz)
408.0000
420.7500
433.5000
446.2500
459.0000
471.7500
482.30625
484.5000
497.2500
510.0000
UHF High Band (MHz)
812.7000
816.0750
852.96875
867.20625
930.64375
1246.1750
1246.2500
1268.7750
To find the birdies in your scanner, begin by disconnecting the antenna and moving it away from the scanner.
Make sure that no other nearby radio or TV sets are
turned on near the scanner. Use the search function and
scan 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. This is a
birdie. Make a list of all the birdies in your scanner for future reference.
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GUIDE TO THE ACTION BANDS
Typical Band Usage
HF Band
HF Range
25.000–26.960 MHz
Citizen’s Band
26.965–27.405 MHz
10-Meter Amateur
28.000–29.700 MHz
VHF Band
Low Range
29.700–50.000 MHz
6-Meter Amateur
50.000–54.000 MHz
U.S. Government
137.000–144.000 MHz
2-Meter Amateur
144.000–148.000 MHz
High Range
148.000–174.000 MHz
New Mobile Narrow Band
220.000–222.000 MHz
11/4-Meter Amateur
222.000–225.000 MHz
UHF Band
U.S. Government
406.000–420.000 MHz
70-cm Amateur
420.000–450.000 MHz
Low Range
450.000–470.000 MHz
FM-TV Audio Broadcast,
Wide Band
470.000–512.000 MHz
800 band Law Enforcement
806.000–824.000 MHz
Conventional Systems
851.000–856.000 MHz
Conventional/Trunked
Systems
856.000–861.000 MHz
Public Safety
866.000–869.000 MHz
Trunked Private/General
894.000–960.000 MHz
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25-cm Amateur
1240.000–1300.000 MHz
Primary Usage
As a general rule, most of the radio activity is concentrated on the following frequencies:
VHF Band
Activities
Frequencies
Government, Police and Fire
153.785–155.980 MHz
Emergency Services
158.730–159.460 MHz
Railroad
160.000–161.900 MHz
Land-Mobile “Paired” Frequencies
220.000–222.000 MHz
UHF Band
Activities
Frequencies
Land-Mobile “Paired” Frequencies
450.000–470.000 MHz
Base Stations
451.025–454.950 MHz
Mobile Units
456.025–459.950 MHz
Repeater Units
460.025–464.975 MHz
Control Stations
465.025–469.975 MHz
Note: Remote control stations and mobile units operate
at 5 MHz higher than their associated base stations and
relay repeater units.
BAND ALLOCATION
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, including Fire and Emergency
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A General Guide to Frequencies
Services, refer to Police Call Radio Guide available at
your local RadioShack store.
Abbreviations
Services
AIR ................................................................................ Aircraft
BIFC .................................... Boise (ID) Interagency Fire Cache
BUS ............................................................................. Business
CAP ..................................................................... Civil Air Patrol
CCA ................................................................. Common Carrier
CB ........................................................................ Citizens Band
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 and Forest Products)
MAR ...................................................... Military Amateur Radio
MARI ..................................................... Maritime Limited Coast
(Coast Guard, Marine Telephone,
Shipboard Radio, and Private Stations)
MARS ......................................... Military Affiliate Radio System
MED ............................................ Emergency/Medical Services
MIL ......................................................................... U.S. Military
MOV ............................................ Motion Picture/Video Industry
NEW ........................................................... New Mobile Narrow
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NEWS .............................. Relay Press (Newspaper Reporters)
OIL ......................................................... Oil/Petroleum Industry
POL .............................................................. Police Department
PUB ................................................................... Public Services
(Public Safety, Local Government,
and Forestry Conservation)
PSB ....................................................................... 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, and Other)
TSB............................................................... Trunked Systems
Ten ...................................................... FM-TV Audio Broadcast
USXX ..................................................... Government Classified
UTIL ...................................................... Power & Water Utilities
WTHR .......................................................................... Weather
HIGH FREQUENCY (HF)
High Band-(25.00–27.63 MHz in 5 or 10 kHz steps)
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Range
Service
25.020–25.320
IND
25.870–26.470
RTV
26.62
CAP
26.965–27.405
CB
27.430–27.630
BUS
A General Guide to Frequencies
10-Meter Amateur Band (in 5 kHz steps)
Frequency Range
Service
28.000–29.700 MHz
HAM
VERY HIGH FREQUENCY (VHF)
VHF Low Band-(29–50 MHz in 5 kHz steps)
Frequency
Range
Service
Frequency
Range
Service
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, IND,
TELM,
PUB
36.000–36.230
GOVT, MIL
36.250
Oil Spill
Cleanup
36.270–36.990
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
42.960–43.180
IND
43.220–43.680
IND, PUB,
TELM
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 in 5 kHz steps)
Frequency Range
Service
50.000–54.000
HAM
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Aircraft Band-(108–137 MHz in 12.5 kHz steps)
Frequency Range
Service
108.000–121.490
AIR
121.500
AIR Emergency
121.510–136.975
AIR
U.S. Government Band (137–144 MHz in 5 kHz steps)
Frequency Range
Service
137.000–144.000
GOVT, MIL
2-Meter Amateur Band (144-148 MHz in 5 kHz steps)
Frequency Range
Service
144.000–148.000
HAM
VHF High Band (148–174 MHz in 5, 6.25 or 7.5 kHz
steps)
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Frequency Range
Service
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
152.0075
MED
152.030–152.240
TELB
152.270–152.480
IND, TAXI, BUS
152.510–152.840
TELB
152.870–153.020
IND, MOV
153.035–153.725
IND, OIL, UTIL
A General Guide to Frequencies
Frequency Range
Service
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
157.770–158.100
TELB
158.130–158.460
BUS, IND, UTIL
158.490–158.700
TELB
158.730–159.465
POL, PUB, ROAD
159.480
OIL
159.495–161.565
TRAN
161.580–162.000
OIL, MARI, RTV
162.0125–162.350
GOVT, MIL, USXX
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
169.550–169.9875
GOVT, MIL, USXX
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Frequency Range
Service
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
173.600–173.9875
GOVT
New Mobile Narrow Band (220–222 MHz in 5 kHz
steps))
Frequency Range
Service
220.000–222.000
NEW
11/4-Meter Amateur band (222.000–225.000 MHz in 5
kHz steps)
Frequency Range
Service
222.000–225.000
HAM
ULTRA HIGH FREQUENCY (UHF)
U. S. Government Band (406–420 MHz in 6.25 kHz
steps)
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Frequency Range
Service
406.125–419.975
GOVT, USXX
A General Guide to Frequencies
70-cm Amateur Band (420–450 MHz in 6.25 kHz steps)
Frequency Range
Service
420.000–450.000
HAM
Low Band (450–470 MHz- in 6.25 kHz steps)
Frequency Range
Service
450.050–450.925
RTV
451.025–452.025
IND, OIL, UTIL
452.0375–453.000
IND, TAXI, TRAN, TOW, NEWS
453.0125–454.000
PUB, OIL
454.025–454.975
TELB
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, UTIL
462.550–462.925
GMR, BUS
462.9375–463.1875
MED
463.200–467.925
BUS
FM-TV Audio Broadcast, UHF Wide Band (470–512
MHz in 6.25 kHz steps) (Channels 14 through 69 in 6
MHz steps)
Frequency
Channel
Frequency
Channel
475.750
14
481.750
15
487.750
16
493.750
17
499.750
18
505.750
19
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Frequency
Channel
511.750
20
Frequency
Channel
Note: Some cities use the 470–512 MHz band for land/
mobile service.
Conventional Systems Band — Locally Assigned (in
6.25 kHz steps)
Frequency Range
Service
851.0125–855.9875 MHz
CSB
Conventional/Trunked Systems Band — Locally Assigned (in 6.25 kHz steps)
Frequency Range
Service
856.0125–860.9875 MHz
CTSB
Trunked Systems Band — Locally Assigned (in 6.25 kHz
steps)
Frequency Range
Service
861.0125–865.9875 MHz
TSB
Public Safety Band — Locally Assigned (in 6.25 kHz
steps)
Frequency Range
Service
866.0125–868.9875 MHz
PSB
33-Centimeter Amateur Band (902-928 MHz in 6.25 kHz
steps)
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Frequency Range
Service
902.000–928.000
HAM
A General Guide to Frequencies
Private Trunked Band (in 6.25 kHz steps)
Frequency Range
Service
935.0125–939.9875 MHz
PTR
General Trunked Band (in 6.25 kHz steps)
Frequency Range
Service
940.0125–940.9875 MHz
GTR
23-Centimeter Amateur Band (in 6.25 kHz steps)
Frequency Range
Service
1240.000–1300.000 MHz
HAM
FREQUENCY CONVERSION
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
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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ˆ Troubleshooting
If you have problems with your scanner, here are some
suggestions that might help you eliminate the problem. If
they do not, take your scanner to your local RadioShack
store for assistance.
Problem
Possible Cause
Remedy
Scanner is on but
will not scan
SQUELCH is not
adjusted correctly
Turn SQUELCH
clockwise. See
“Turning on the
Scanner and Setting Squelch” on
Page 24
Poor or no reception
An antenna is not
connected or is
connected incorrectly
Make sure an
antenna is connected to the
scanner
Programmed frequencies are the
same as birdie frequencies
Avoid programming birdies or
only select them
manually. See
“Birdie Frequencies” on Page 65
In scan mode, the
scanner locks on
frequencies with
an unclear transmission
Stored frequencies are the same
as birdie frequencies
Avoid programming birdies or
only select them
manually
Scanner is totally
inoperative. No
power
Batteries have
failed
Recharge the
rechargeable batteries or replace
the standard batteries
Batteries are
installed improperly
Install the batteries
according to the
polarity markings,
see “Using Batteries” on Page 10
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause
Remedy
Scanner is totally
inoperative. No
power
The AC or DC
adapter is not connected properly
Be sure the
adapter’s barrel
plug is properly
connected to the
PWR DC 9V jack
Keypad does not
work
Keylock is on
Turn keylock off,
see “Using the
Keylock” on
Page 48
Keys do not work
or display changes
Undetermined
error
Turn scanner off
then on again, or
reset the scanner,
see “Resetting/Initializing the Scanner”
RESETTING/INITIALIZING THE
SCANNER
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 it.
Important: If you have problems with the scanner, first
try to reset it to retain all memory. If that does not work,
you can initialize the scanner; however, initializing clears
all information stored in the scanner's memory.
Resetting the Scanner
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 side of the
scanner. Then gently press and release the reset
button inside the opening.
Note: Pressing the reset button does not clear the scanner's memory.
Initializing the Scanner
Important: This procedure clears all information you
stored in the scanner's memory. Initialize the scanner
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only when you are sure the scanner is not working properly.
1. Turn off the scanner, then turn it on again.
0Fý L8Cý0ILEB@E> appears.
3<C:FD<
2. Press 0 then 1 while 3<C:FD<ý 0Fý L8Cý 0ILEB@E>
appears. %E@K@8C@Q@E>ý ,C<8J<ý 38@Kô appears for
about 2 seconds.
Note: Do not turn off the scanner until the initialization is
complete. When the initialization is complete )òòò appears on the top line of the display. â8EBý òý á?ý òò appears on the bottom line.
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.
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. If
your scanner is not performing as it should, take it to
your local RadioShack store for assistance.
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Troubleshooting
ˆ Specifications
Frequency Coverage:
25–54 MHz........................................................ (in 5 kHz steps)
108–136.9875 MHz ...................................... (in 12.5 kHz steps)
137–174 MHz.................................. (in 5, 6.25 or 7.5 kHz steps)
216.0025–221.9975 MHz .................................. (in 5 kHz steps)
220.0000–225.0000 MHz ................................. (in 5 kHz steps)
406–512 MHz .............................................. (in 6.25 kHz steps)
806–823.9875 MHz ..................................... (in 6.25 kHz steps)
849–868.9875 MHz ..................................... (in 6.25 kHz steps)
894–960 MHz .............................................. (in 6.25 kHz steps)
1240–1300 MHz .......................................... (in 6.25 kHz steps)
Memory channels ................................................................. 300
Channel memory banks ........................................................ 10
Number of memory channels per bank .................................. 30
Talk group ID memories ................................................... 1,000
ID memory banks ...................................................................10
Sub-banks per bank ................................................................ 5
Number of memory IDs per sub-bank .................................. 20
Sensitivity (20 dB S/N):
FM:
25–54 MHz....................................................................... 0.3 µV
108 –136.9875 MHz ......................................................... 0.3 µV
137–174 MHz .................................................................. 0.5 µV
216–225 MHz ................................................................... 0.5 µV
406–512 MHz ................................................................... 0.5 µV
806–960 MHz................................................................... 0.7 µV
1240–1300 MHz ............................................................... 0.7 µV
AM:
25–54 MHz ......................................................................... 1 µV
108–136.9875 MHz .............................................................1 µV
137–174 MHz .................................................................. 1.5 µV
216–225 MHz ...................................................................1.5 µV
406–512 MHz ..................................................................... 2 µV
Specifications
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806–960 MHz ..................................................................... 2 µV
1240–1300 MHz ................................................................. 3 µV
Selectivity:
25 – 27.995 MHz at AM mode
-6 dB.............................................................................. +/-5 kHz
-50 dB............................................................................ +/-6 kHz
All frequencies except 25 - 27.995 MHz at AM and FM mode
-6 dB............................................................................ +/-10 kHz
-50 dB.......................................................................... +/-18 kHz
Spurious Rejection (at 154.1 MHz FM) ............................ 40 dB
Scanning Rate .......................... Up to 60 Channels per Second
Search Rate ................................... Up to 75 Steps per Second
Delay Time ................................................................ 2 seconds
Intermediate Frequencies (IF):
1st ............................................................................. 380.8 MHz
2nd ............................................................................. 21.4 MHz
3rd................................................................................. 455 kHz
Priority Sampling ........................................................ 2 seconds
Operating Temperature ..........................................-14 to 140° F
............................................................................. (-10 to 60° C)
IF Rejection
380.8 MHz at 154.1 MHz................................................. 60 dB
21.4 MHz at 154.1 MHz ................................................. 100 dB
Squelch Sensitivity:
Threshold (FM and AM) ................................................... 0.5µV
Tight (FM) ......................................................................... 25 dB
Tight (AM)......................................................................... 20 dB
Antenna Impedance .................................................... 50 Ohms
Audio Output Power (10% THD) .................................. 170 mW
Built-in Speaker ........................................................ 13/8 Inches
(36 mm)
(8-ohm,Dynamic Type)
Power Requirements:
Batteries ................................................ 4 AA Alkaline Batteries
or 4 AA Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries
External Power ................................................................ 9V DC
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Specifications
Current Drain (Squelched) .............................................. 90 mA
Battery Charge Current ................................................. 150 mA
Dimensions (HWD)......................... 6 3/16 × 2 7/16 × 1 3/4 Inches
(157 × 62 × 41 mm)
Weight (without antenna and batteries)........................... 8.5 oz.
(240 g)
Specifications are typical: individual units might vary. Specifications are subject to change and improvement without notice.
Specifications
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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
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