Radio Shack 6300509 Owner`s manual

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OWNER’S MANUAL — Please read before using this equipment.
Supplied Flexible Antenna with
BNC Connector — provides good
reception of strong local signals. You can
connect an external antenna with a BNC
connector to the scanner for improved
reception of distant/weaker signals.
Liquid-Crystal Display —
makes it easy to view and
change programming
information. The display
backlight also makes the
scanner easy to read in lowlight situations.
One-Touch Search Banks
— let you search preset
frequencies in separate
marine, fire/police, aircraft,
ham, and weather banks, to
make it easy to locate
specific types of calls.
Tune — lets you tune
for new and unlisted
frequencies starting
from a specified
frequency.
Priority Channel — lets
you program a channel as
the priority channel. As
the scanner scans, it
checks the priority
channel every 2 seconds
so you do not miss
transmissions on that
channel.
© 2002 RadioShack Corporation.
All Rights Reserved.
Hypersearch, Hyperscan, Adaptaplug,
RadioShack, and RadioShack.com are trademarks
used by RadioShack Corporation.
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Introduction
If an icon appears at
the end of a
paragraph, go to the
box on that page with
the corresponding
icon for pertinent
information.
— Warning
# — Important
. — Caution
° — Hint
± — Note
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Introduction ............ 2
The FCC Wants You
to Know ................. 4
Scanning
Legally .............. 5
Preparation ............ 7
Installing
Batteries ........... 7
Charging
Rechargeable
Batteries ........... 8
Using
AC Power ......... 9
Using Vehicle
Battery
Power ............. 10
Connecting the
Supplied
Antenna .......... 10
Connecting an
Earphone/
Headphones ... 11
Connecting an
Extension
Speaker .......... 12
Using the
Belt Clip .......... 12
About Your
Scanner ............... 13
A Look at the
Keypad ................ 14
A Look at the
Display ................. 15
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Your new RadioShack PRO-82
200 Channel VHF/Air/UHF
Handheld Scanner lets you scan
conventional transmissions, and is
preprogrammed with search
banks for convenience. By
pressing a one touch search key,
you can quickly search those
frequencies most commonly used
by public service and other
agencies without tedious and
complicated programming.
This scanner gives you direct
access to over 25,000 exciting
frequencies, including those used
by police and fire departments,
ambulance services, aircraft, and
amateur radio services, and you can
change your selection at any time.
Your scanner also has these
special features:
Ten Channel-Storage Banks —
you can store 20 channels in each
bank (200 total channels), letting
you group channels so you can
more easily identify calls.
Weather Alert — the scanner
automatically sounds an alert
when it receives a weather
emergency signal, providing more
complete information about
weather conditions in your
immediate area.
HyperSearch™and
HyperScan™ — let you set the
scanner to search at up to 50
steps per second (in frequency
bands with 5 kHz steps) and scan
at up to 25 channels per second,
to help you quickly find interesting
broadcasts.
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Memory Backup — keeps the
channel frequencies stored in
memory for about an hour in the
event of a power loss.
Wired Programming — you can
connect your scanner to a
personal computer and program
frequencies into it using an
optional cable and software. ±
Scan Delay — delays scanning
for about 2 seconds before moving
to another channel, so you can
hear more replies that are
transmitted on the same channel.
Duplicate Channel Alert —
warns you when the frequency
you are storing already exists in
memory.
Manual Access — you can
directly access any stored channel
by entering that channel's number.
Key Lock — lets you lock the
scanner's keys to prevent
accidentally changing the
scanner's programming.
Key Confirmation Tones — the
scanner sounds a confirmation
tone when you perform an
operation correctly, and an error
tone if you make an error.
Three Power Options — you can
power the scanner from internal
(rechargeable or nonrechargeable batteries) or external
AC or DC power (using an optional
AC or DC adapter).
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You can get the
cable, software, and
additional information
about using your
personal computer to
program your scanner
from your local
RadioShack store.
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(Continued)
Understanding
Banks .................. 20
Channel Storage
Banks .............. 20
One Touch
Banks .............. 20
Operation ............. 24
Turning On the
Scanner/Setting
Volume and
Squelch ........... 24
Storing Known
Frequencies Into
Channels ........ 24
Searching the
One Touch
Banks .................. 25
Using Tune ..... 27
Scanning the
Stored
Channels ........ 28
Turning ChannelStorage Banks Off
and On ............ 29
Monitoring a
Stored
Channel .......... 29
Clearing a Stored
Channel .......... 30
Listening to the
Marine Bank ... 30
Listening to the
Weather
Band ............... 31
(Continued)
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Introduction
Lockout Function — lets you set
your scanner to skip over specified
channels or frequencies when
scanning or searching.
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See “Specifications”
on Page 53 for more
information about the
scanner's frequency
steps.
Your PRO-82 scanner can receive
these bands: ±
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The FCC Wants You to Know
(Continued)
Special
Features .............. 33
Delay .............. 33
Locking Out
Channels or
Frequencies .... 34
Using
Priority ............ 36
Using the Display
Backlight ......... 36
Turning the
Key Tone
On and Off ...... 37
Using the
Key Lock ......... 37
Avoiding Image
Frequencies .... 38
Resetting/
Initializing the
Scanner .......... 38
Wired
Programming .. 39
A General Guide to
Scanning ............. 41
Guide to
Frequencies .... 41
Guide to the
Action Bands .. 43
Band
Allocation ........ 44
Frequency
Conversion ..... 50
Troubleshooting ... 51
Care ..................... 52
Service and
Repair .................. 52
Specifications ...... 53
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10-Meter
Ham Band,
VHF Lo,
6-Meter
Ham Band
108 – 136.9875
Aircraft
137 – 174
Military Land
Mobile,
2-Meter
Ham Band,
VHF Hi
380 – 512
UHF Aircraft,
Federal
Government,
70-cm
Ham Band,
UHF
Standard Band,
UHF “T” Band
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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
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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.
The FCC Wants You to Know
• Increase the separation
between the equipment and
receiver.
• Connect the equipment into
an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver
is connected.
This device complies with Part 15
of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two
conditions:
1. This device may not cause
harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any
interference received,
including interference that
may cause undesired
operation.
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Your scanner covers frequencies
used by many different groups
including police and fire
departments, ambulance services,
government agencies, private
companies, amateur radio
services, military operations,
pager services, and wireline
(telephone and telegraph) service
providers. It is legal to listen to
almost every transmission your
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scanner can receive. However,
there are some transmissions you
should never intentionally listen to.
These include:
• Telephone conversations
(cellular, cordless, or other
private means of telephone
signal transmission)
• Pager transmissions
• Any scrambled or encrypted
transmissions
The FCC Wants You to Know
According to the Electronic
Communications Privacy Act
(ECPA), you are subject to fines
and possible imprisonment for
intentionally listening to, using, or
divulging the contents of such a
transmission unless you have the
consent of a party to the
communication (unless such
activity is otherwise illegal).
This scanner has been designed
to prevent reception of illegal
transmissions. This is done to
comply with the legal requirement
that scanners be manufactured so
as to not be easily modifiable to
pick up those transmissions. Do
not open your scanner's case to
make any modifications that could
allow it to pick up transmissions
that it is not legal to listen to. Doing
so could subject you to legal
penalties.
We encourage responsible, legal
scanner use.
Mobile use of this scanner is
unlawful or requires a permit in
some areas. Check the laws in
your area.
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• internal non-rechargeable
batteries or rechargeable
batteries (not supplied – see
“Installing Batteries”).
• standard AC power (with an
optional AC adapter - see
“Using AC Power” on
Page 9).
• vehicle power (with an
optional DC adapter – see
“Using Vehicle Battery Power”
on Page 10).
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If you install the rechargeable
battery holder, you can operate
the scanner and recharge the rechargeable batteries at the same
time. See “Charging
Rechargeable Batteries” on
Page 8.
For the best performance and
longest life, we recommend
RadioShack batteries. .
Follow these steps to install
batteries.
1. Press in on the battery
compartment cover on the
back of the scanner and slide
the cover down to remove it.
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The battery holder
fits only one way.
Do not force it.
•
Use only fresh
batteries of the
required size and
recommended
type.
•
Do not mix old
and new batteries,
different types of
batteries
(standard,
alkaline, or
rechargeable), or
rechargeable
batteries of
different
capacities.
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Your scanner uses four AA
batteries (not supplied) for power.
You can use either the supplied
non-rechargeable battery holder
(black), or the supplied
rechargeable battery holder
(yellow) to install the batteries.
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Never install nonrechargeable
batteries in the
rechargeable yellow
battery holder. Nonrechargeable
batteries can get hot
or explode if you try
to recharge them.
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Connecting an AC or
DC adapter to the
scanner disconnects
internal batteries
when you use the
supplied nonrechargeable battery
holder, but it does not
disconnect internal
batteries when you
use the supplied
rechargeable battery
holder.
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Preparation
You can power your scanner from
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batteries promptly
and properly. Do not
burn or bury them.
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If you do not plan to
use the scanner with
batteries for a month
or more, remove the
batteries. Batteries
can leak chemicals
that can destroy
electronic parts.
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Installing
Batteries
You must charge
rechargeable
batteries before you
use them the first
time. See “Charging
Rechargeable
Batteries”.
Preparation
Charging
Rechargeable
Batteries
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.
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2. Pull the battery holder out of
the battery compartment.
3. If you are using nonrechargeable batteries, place
them into the black holder, as
indicated by the polarity
symbols (+ and –) marked on
the holder. Or, 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.
When 8 appears and the scanner
beeps or the scanner stops
operating properly, replace or
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If the scanner stops working properly after connecting it to power,
try resetting it. See “Resetting the
Scanner” on Page 39. ±
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Your scanner has a built-in
charging circuit that lets you
charge nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) or nickel cadmium (Ni-CD)
rechargeable batteries (not
supplied) while they are in the
scanner. To charge rechargeable
batteries, you need to use a 9V
AC adapter (RadioShack Cat. No.
273-1767) or 10V DC adapter
(Cat. No. 273-1830) and a size C
Adaptaplug™ adapter (neither
supplied). Both are available at
your local RadioShack store.
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Connect a size C Adaptaplug to
the adapter's cable with the tip set
to positive then insert the
Adaptaplug into the scanner’s
PWR DC 9V jack. For best results,
we recommend RadioShack
rechargeable nickel-metal hydride
(Ni-MH) 1500mAh batteries. ±
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.
The scanner can also charge NiCd batteries. 600mAh batteries
require 6 hours and 850mAh
batteries require 8 hours to
charge.
Rechargeable batteries last longer
and deliver more power if you let
them fully discharge once a
month. To do this, use the scanner
until 8 appears. Then fully charge
the rechargeable batteries.
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You can power the scanner using
a 9V, 300 mA AC adapter (Cat.
No. 273-1767) and a size C
Adaptaplug™ adapter (neither
supplied). Both are available at
your local RadioShack store. .
To power the scanner using an AC
adapter, attach the Adaptaplug to
the AC adapter so the tip reads
positive (+), then insert the
Adaptaplug into the scanner's
PWR DC 9V jack. Then connect the
other end of the adapter to a
standard AC outlet.
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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.
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When you charge NiCd batteries, pay
attention not to over
charge. Overcharging
shortens battery life.
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Preparation
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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.
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You can power the scanner from a
vehicle’s 12V power source (such
as a 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. .
To power the scanner using a DC
adapter, attach the Adaptaplug to
the DC adapter so the tip reads
positive (+) and set the adapter's
voltage switch to 9V. Next, insert
the Adaptaplug into the scanner's
PWR DC 9V jack. Plug the other
end of the DC adapter into your
vehicle's cigarette-lighter socket.
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Preparation
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If you use a cigarettelighter power cable
and your vehicle's
engine is running, you
might hear electrical
noise from the engine
while scanning. This
is normal.
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To attach the supplied flexible
antenna to the antenna jack on 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.
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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
the antenna cable's connector
does not have a BNC connector,
you will also need a BNC adapter
(not supplied, available at your
local RadioShack store).
Follow the installation instructions
supplied with the antenna, route
the antenna cable to the scanner,
then connect it to the antenna
jack.
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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.
Preparation
For private listening, you can plug
a 1/8-inch (3.5-mm) mini-plug
earphone or headphones (not
supplied), available at your local
RadioShack store, into
on the
top of the scanner. This automatically disconnects the internal
speaker.
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To protect your hearing, follow
these guidelines when you use an
earphone or headphones.
• Set the volume to the lowest
setting before you begin
listening. After you begin
listening, adjust the volume to
a comfortable level.
• Do not listen at extremely
high volume levels. Extended
high-volume listening can
lead to permanent hearing
loss.
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• 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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Do not use an earphone or
headphones with your scanner
when operating a motor vehicle or
riding a bicycle in or near traffic.
Doing so can create a traffic
hazard and could be illegal in
some areas.
If you use an earphone or
headphones with your scanner
while riding a bicycle, be very
careful. Do not listen to a
continuous broadcast. Even
though some earphones/
headphones let you hear some
outside sounds when listening at
normal volume levels, they still
can present a traffic hazard.
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In a noisy area, an amplified
extension speaker (not supplied)
available at your local RadioShack
store, might provide more
comfortable listening. Plug the
speaker cable's 1/8 inch (3.5 mm)
mini-plug into . ±ý
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You must use an
amplified speaker with
this scanner. Nonamplified speakers do
not provide sufficient
volume for
comfortable listening.
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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.
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Once you understand a few simple
terms used in this manual and
familiarize yourself with your
scanner's features, you can put
the scanner to work for you. You
simply determine the type of
communications you want to
receive, then set the scanner to
scan them.
A frequency is the receiving signal
location (expressed in kHz or
MHz). To find active frequencies,
you can use the search function.
You can also search the One
Touch Search Banks, which are
preset groups of frequencies
categorized by type of service.
About Your Scanner
When you find a frequency, you
can store it into a programmable
memory location called a channel,
which is grouped with other
channels in a channel-storage
bank. You can then scan the
channel-storage banks to see if
there is activity on the frequencies
stored there. Each time the
scanner finds an active frequency,
it stays on that channel until the
transmission ends.
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A Look at the Keypad
PRI/ALERT Turns the priority feature
and WX alert mode on and off.
MAR Lets you
search the
scanner's
preprogrammed
marine band.
FD/PD Lets you
search the
scanner's
preprogrammed
fire/police band.
SCAN/MAN
Scans any
preprogrammed
channels; stops
scanning and
lets you directly
enter a channel
number.
TUNE/CLEAR
Lets you tune
a frequency
along with H
or G; clears
an incorrect
entry.
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Locks (and
unlocks)
the keypad
to prevent
accidental
entries;
turns the
backlight
on and off.
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AIR Lets you
search the
scanner's
preprogrammed
aircraft band.
HAM Lets you
search the
scanner's
preprogrammed
amateur radio
band.
WX
Lets you search
the scanner's
preprogrammed
weather
channels.
ENT (enter)
Enters
frequencies
into channels.
PGM
Programs
frequencies
into
channels.
L/O RVW/L/O
Reviews
locked-out
frequencies;
lets you lock
out selected
channels or
frequencies.
DELAY/´
Programs a 2second delay
for the
selected
channel;
enters a
decimal point.
Number Keys
Each key has a
single digit (0 to
9) and a range
of numbers.
Use the range
of numbers
above the key
(21-40 for
H or G
example) to
Searches up or
select the
down for active
channel in a
frequencies or
channelselects the
storage bank.
direction when
See
scanning
“Understanding
channels.
Banks” on
Page 20.
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The display has indicators that show the scanner's
current operating status. This quick look at the display will
help you understand how your scanner operates.
Appears when you lock the keypad.
C7H
Indicates that the scanner is searching
the marine bank (see “Listening to the
Marine Bank” on Page 30).
MN
Indicates that the scanner is
searching the weather channels.
Appears with
numbers (1-10)
to indicate the
scan bank.
Bank numbers
with a bar under
them show
which banks are
turned on for
scanning (see
“Understanding
Banks” on
Page 20).
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H or G
Indicates the search
or scan direction.
Indicates that the
scanner is searching
the fire/police bank.
C7D
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Appears when you
manually select a
channel.
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Appears during service
bank searches.
Appears with
digits (1-200)
or F to show
which
channel the
scanner is
tuned to.
Indicates that
the scanner is
searching the
aircraft bank.
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Indicates that the
scanner is
searching the
amateur radio
bank.
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A Look at the Display
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Appears when the batteries are
low.
B%E (lockout)
Appears when you manually
select a channel that was
previously locked out during
scanning or when you review a
locked-out frequency.
I97D
Appears when the scanner scans
channels.
A Look at the Display
F=C
Appears when you program
frequencies into the scanner's
channels.
FH?
Appears when the priority feature
is turned on.
:BO
Appears when you program a 2second delay.
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Appears when you lock out the all
marine channel.
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Appears when you try to enter a
frequency during a search when
all displayed banks channels are
full.
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Appears when you try to store a
frequency that is already stored in
another channel.
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Appears when you remove all the
lock-outs from the FD/PD, AIR, or
HAM bank frequencies.
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Appears when the scanner
receives a data error during wired
programming.
;dZ
Appears when the scanner has
finished wired programming.
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Appears when you make an entry
error.
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A Look at the Display
Appears when you remove all the
locked-out frequencies during a
FD/PD, AIR, or HAM bank or tune
search.
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Appears when you try to lock out a
frequency during a tune when 50
frequencies are already locked
out.
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Appears when you start a tune
from a locked-out frequency.
B#h
Appears when you review lockedout frequencies.
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Appears when you turn the key
tone off.
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Appears when you turn the key
tone on.
F
Appears when the scanner is
tuned to the priority channel.
Ij7hj
Appears when the scanner starts
wired programming.
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Appears when the scanner is
tuning frequencies.
M_h;Z
Appears when you set the scanner
to its wired programming mode to
program frequencies into it.
C7h
Appears about 2 seconds after
you press MAR.
A Look at the Display
<?h; / FeB?9;
Appears about 2 seconds after
you press FD/PD.
7?h
Appears about 2 seconds after
you press AIR.
>7C
Appears about 2 seconds after
you press HAM.
M;7j^;h
Appears about 2 seconds after
you press WX.
BeýL><
Appears when you turn on the low
VHF sub-bank while searching in
the fire/police bank.
>_ýL><
Appears when you turn on the
high VHF sub-bank while
searching in the fire/police bank.
K><
Appears when you turn on the
UHF sub-bank while searching in
the fire/police bank.
'&ýC
Appears when you turn on the
10m sub-bank while searching in
the ham bank.
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,ýC
Appears when you turn on the 6m
sub-bank while searching in the
HAM bank.
(ýC
Appears when you turn on the 2m
sub-bank while searching in the
HAM bank.
-&9ýC
A Look at the Display
Appears when you turn on the
70cm sub-bank while searching in
the HAM bank.
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70&'456#0&+0)"
$#0-5
%JCPPGN"5VQTCIG"$CPMU
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.
±"016'"±"
Channel Storage
Banks
The scanner is preset
so each bank is
turned on (see
“Turning ChannelStorage Banks Off
and On” on Page 29).
One-Touch Banks
The frequencies in the
scanner's one touch
banks are preset. You
cannot change them.
To make it easier to identify and
select the channels you want to
listen to, your scanner divides the
channels into 10 banks (1 to 10) of
20 channels each, a total of 200
channels. You can use each
channel-storage bank to group
frequencies. ±
1PG"6QWEJ"$CPMU
Understanding Banks
The scanner is preprogrammed
with the frequencies allocated by
marine, fire/police, aircraft, ham
radio, and weather services. This
is handy for quickly finding active
frequencies instead of searching
through an entire band (see
“Searching the One Touch Banks”
on Page 25). ±
Marine
±"016'"±"
Both frequencies
(transmission and
reception) are shown
for marine channels
used for duplex
transmission.
20
%JCPPGN
(TGSWGPE["
*/*\+
01
156.0500
05
156.2500
06
156.3000
07
156.3500
08
156.4000
09
156.4500
10
156.5000
11
156.5500
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(TGSWGPE["
*/*\+
12
156.6000
13
156.6500
14
156.7000
15
156.7500
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
156.2250/160.8250
65
156.2750
66
156.3250
67
156.3750
68
156.4250
69
156.4750
70
156.5250
71
156.5750
72
156.6250
73
156.6750
74
156.7250
77
156.8750
78
156.9250
79
156.9750
80
157.0250
81
157.0750
82
157.1250
83
157.1750
Understanding Banks
%JCPPGN
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(TGSWGPE["
*/*\+
%JCPPGN
84
157.2250/161.8250
85
157.2750/161.8750
86
157.3250/161.9250
87
157.3750/161.9750
88
157.4250
Fire/Police
)TQWR
1
Understanding Banks
2
3
22
"(TGSWGPE["4CPIG" 5VGR"
*/*\+
*M*\+
33.420 – 33.980
20
37.020 – 37.420
20
39.020 – 39.980
20
42.020 – 42.940
20
44.620 – 45.860
40
45.880
–
45.900
–
45.940 – 46.060
40
46.080 – 46.500
20
153.770 – 154.130
60
154.145 – 154.445
15
154.650 – 154.950
15
155.010 – 155.370
60
155.415 – 155.700
15
155.730 – 156.210
60
158.730 – 159.210
60
166.250
–
170.150
–
453.0375 – 453.9625
12.5
458.0375 – 458.9625
12.5
460.0125 – 460.6375
12.5
465.0125 – 465.6375
12.5
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Air
"(TGSWGPE["4CPIG" 5VGR"
*/*\+
*M*\+
108.000-136.9875
12.5
Ham Radio
"(TGSWGPE["4CPIG" 5VGR"
*/*\+
*M*\+
)TQWR
1
29.000 – 29.700
5
2
50.000 – 54.000
5
3
144.000 – 148.000
5
4
420.000 – 450.000
12.5
%JCPPGN
"(TGSWGPE["
*/*\+
1
162.400
2
162.425
3
162.450
4
162.475
5
162.500
6
162.525
7
162.550
Understanding Banks
Weather
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±"016'"±"
Turning On the
Scanner/Setting
Volume and
Squelch
•
•
To listen to a weak
or distant station,
turn SQUELCH
counterclockwise.
If reception is poor,
turn SQUELCH
clockwise to cut
out weak
transmissions.
If SQUELCH is
adjusted so you
always hear a
hissing sound, the
scanner will not
scan or search
properly.
Storing Known
Frequencies Into
Channels
•
If you made a
mistake in Step 2,
;hheh appears and
the scanner beeps
three times when
you press ENT.
Simply start again
from Step 2.
12'4#6+10
6WTPKPI"1P"VJG"5ECPPGT1
5GVVKPI"8QNWOG"CPF"
5SWGNEJ
1. Turn SQUELCH until the
indicator points to MIN before
you turn on the scanner.
2. To turn on the scanner, turn
VOLUME clockwise until you
hear a hissing sound.
3. Turn SQUELCH clockwise, just
until the hissing sound stops.
±
4. To turn off the scanner when
you finish, turn VOLUME
counterclockwise to OFF.
5VQTKPI"-PQYP"
(TGSWGPEKGU"+PVQ"%JCPPGNU
Good references for active frequencies are the RadioShack Police
Call Guide including Fire and Emergency Services, Official Aeronautical Frequency Directory, and Maritime Frequency Directory. We update these directories every year,
so be sure to get a current copy.
1. Press PGM. F=C appears.
Then enter the channel
number (1-200) where you
want to store a frequency,
then press PGM again.
Operation
2. Use the number keys and
DELAY/´ to enter the frequency (including the decimal
point) you want to store.
3. Press ENT to store the
frequency into the channel. ±
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20-315.fm Page 25 Wednesday, July 24, 2002 2:27 PM
±"016'"±"
Storing Known
Frequencies Into
Channels
•
Press DELAY/´ if you want the
scanner to pause 2 seconds
on this channel before it
proceeds to the next channel
after a transmission ends (see
“Delay” on Page 33). The
scanner also stores this
setting in the channel.
To program the next channel in
sequence, press PGM and repeat
Steps 2 and 3.
5'#4%*+0)"6*'"
10'"617%*"$#0-5
Your scanner contains groups of
preset frequencies called One
Touch Banks. Each one touch
bank is associated with a specific
activity (see “One Touch Banks”
on Page 20). You can search for
marine, fire/police, air, ham, and
weather transmissions even if you
do not know the specific frequencies that are used in your area. ±
The fire/police and ham one touch
banks have separate groups of
frequencies called sub-banks.
This lets you search for and select
only those frequencies that fall
within a specific range within the
fire/police and ham one-touch
banks. ±
If you entered a
frequency that is
already stored in
another channel,
the scanner beeps
three times while
displaying the
lowest channel
number where the
frequency is already
stored, then #ZKFBthen the frequency
you entered flash
on the display. To
store the frequency anyway, press
ENT again. Press
TUNE/CLEAR to
clear the
frequency.
Searching the
One Touch Banks
•
You can use the
scanner's delay
feature while
searching the
banks (see “Delay”
on Page 33).
•
The fire/police
one-touch bank
contains low VHF,
high VHF, and
UHF sub-banks.
The ham onetouch bank
contains 10m, 6m,
2m, and 70cm
sub-banks.
To listen to the marine bank, see
“Listening to the Marine Bank” on
25
Searching the One Touch Banks
Your scanner automatically
rounds the entered frequency
down to the closest valid frequency. For example, if you
enter a frequency of 151.473,
your scanner accepts it as
151.470.
20-315.fm Page 26 Wednesday, July 24, 2002 2:27 PM
±"016'"±"
•
•
To reverse the
search direction at
any time, hold
down H or G for
about 1 second.
To search up or
down the band in
small increments,
repeatedly press H
or G. (See “One
Touch Banks” on
Page 20 for
frequency steps).
•
To pause the
search while
receiving a signal,
press H or G. To
resume searching,
hold down H or G.
•
To quickly move
up or down
through the
frequencies, hold
down H or G. The
scanner tunes
through the frequencies until you
release H or G.
•
If necessary, you
can select search
groups using the
number keys.
Searching the One Touch Banks
26
Page 30. To listen to the weather
bank, see “Listening to the
Weather Band” on Page 31.
1. Press FD/PD, AIR, or HAM. <?h;ý
FeB?9;, 7?h, or >7C appears.
After about 2 seconds, the
scanner starts searching.
When the scanner finds an
active frequency, it stops
searching and displays the
frequency's number. ±
2. To search for another active
frequency in the selected
band, hold down H or G for
about 1 second. To search for
an active frequency within a
sub-band of the fire/police or
ham band, press a number
key to select the sub-band
you want. To select a different
band and search for another
active fre-quency, repeat Step
1.
Once you find interesting frequencies during the search, you can
store them into the scanner’s
channel-storage banks. Frequencies found in the one touch banks
are automatically assigned to
specific channel-storage banks as
shown below. You can quickly scan
the channel-storage banks corresponding to the one touch banks by
pressing a one touch bank key
and SCAN/MAN successively.
5GCTEJ"$CPMU
%JCPPGN"5VQTCIG"
$CPMU
Fire/Police
4, 5
Aircraft
6
Ham
7, 8
20-315.fm Page 27 Wednesday, July 24, 2002 2:27 PM
2. Press ENT again to store the
frequency. The channel and
frequency flash twice. If you
want to cancel the operation,
press TUNE/CLEAR instead of
ENT.
To scan the channel-storage
banks, press the one touch bank
key, then SCAN/MAN while <?h;%
FEb_9;, 7?h, or >7C appears. ±
If there is no empty channel at an
available bank, XýNý#<KBB (where N
is the bank number) appears after
you press ENT. To store more
frequencies, you must clear some
channels. See “Clearing a Stored
Channel” on Page 30. To continue
searching after XýNý#<KBB appears,
press TUNE/CLEAR.
±"016'"±"
Searching the
One Touch Banks
If you entered a
frequency that is
already stored in
another channel,
#ZKFB# (duplicate)
and the lowestnumbered channel
containing the
duplicate frequency
flash for about 3
seconds. If you want
to store the frequency
anyway, press ENT
again. You can then
delete the frequency
later. See “Clearing a
Stored Channel” on
Page 30.
Using Tune
•
To reverse the
tuning direction at
any time, hold
down H or G for
about 1 second.
•
To tune up or down
the selected band
in small increments
(5 or 12.5 kHz
steps), repeatedly
press H or G.
•
To pause tuning,
press H or G. To
resume tuning,
hold down H or G.
•
To quickly move
up or down
through the
frequencies, hold
down H or G. The
scanner tunes
through the
frequencies until
you release
H or G.
7UKPI"6WPG
You can set the scanner to search
through all receivable frequencies
from a specified frequency. You
can use the scanner's delay
feature while using tune. ±
1. Repeatedly press SCAN/MAN
until C7D appears.
2. Enter the desired channel
number you want to use as a
starting point for the tune.
Then press SCAN/MAN again.
27
Searching the One Touch Banks
1. To store the displayed
frequency in the lowest
available channel in the
assigned channel-storage
banks, press ENT when you
find a frequency. The channel
number flashes.
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3. Press TUNE/CLEAR to start
tune. #j# appears.
4. Hold down H or G for about 1
second to tune up or down. H
or G appear and the scanner
searches the frequencies.
When the scanner finds an
active frequency, it stops
searching and displays the
frequency's number. ±
±"016'"±"
•
•
If there is no empty
channel, Xý/ý'&ý
#<KBB appears
after you press
ENT. To store
more frequencies,
you must clear
some channels.
See “Clearing a
Stored Channel”
on Page 30. To
continue tuning
after Xý/ý'&ý#<KBB
appears, press
TUNE/CLEAR.
Searching the One Touch Banks
If you entered a
frequency that is
already stored in
another channel,
#ZKFB# (duplicate)
and the lowestnumbered channel
containing the
duplicate
frequency flash for
about 3 seconds. If
you want to store
the frequency
anyway, press
ENT again. You
can then delete the
frequency later.
See “Clearing a
Stored Channel”
on Page 30.
28
5. To search for another active
frequency, hold down H or G
for about 1 second.
Once you find interesting
frequencies during the search, you
can store them in the scanner’s
channel-storage banks. Frequencies found during tune search are
automatically assigned to channelstorage banks 9 and 10.
1. To store the displayed frequency in the lowest available
channel in the assigned
banks, press ENT. The
channel number flashes.
2. Press ENT again to store the
frequency. The channel and
frequency flash twice. If you
want to cancel the operation,
press TUNE/CLEAR instead of
ENT. After storing the frequency, the scanner continues to
search for frequencies. ±
5ECPPKPI"VJG"5VQTGF"
%JCPPGNU
To set the scanner to continuously
scan through all channels with
stored frequencies, repeatedly
press SCAN until I97D and H
appear. The scanner rapidly scans
until it finds an active frequency.
20-315.fm Page 29 Wednesday, July 24, 2002 2:27 PM
6WTPKPI"%JCPPGN/5VQTCIG"
$CPMU"1HH"CPF"1P
Channel-storage banks (1-10) are
on when they have a bar
underneath them and off when no
bar appears underneath them. To
turn off a channel-storage bank,
press the bank's number key
during scanning. The bar under
the bank's number disappears.
±"016'"±"
Scanning the
Stored Channels
•
To reverse the
scanning direction,
press H or G.
•
To set the scanner
to remain on the
current channel for
2 seconds after the
transmission ends,
see “Delay” on
Page 33.
•
To set the scanner
to remain on the
current channel,
even after the
transmission
stops, press
SCAN/MAN at any
time during the
transmission. C7D
appears and I97Dý
disappears (see
“Monitoring a
Stored Channel”
on Page 29).
•
To lock out
channels so the
scanner does not
stop for a
transmission on
those channels,
see “Locking Out
Channels or
Frequencies” on
Page 34.
To turn on a channel-storage bank
(1-10) during scanning, press the
bank's number key. A bar appears
under the bank's number. ±
You cannot turn off all banks.
There must be at least one active
bank.
You can manually select any
channel in a bank, even if the bank
is turned off.
When you turn on a bank during
scanning, the scanner moves to
the selected bank and scan it.
If no transmission is found, the
scanner continues scanning to
scan through all selected banks.
/QPKVQTKPI"C"
5VQTGF"%JCPPGN
You can continuously monitor a
specific channel without scanning.
This is useful if you hear an
emergency transmission on a
Turning ChannelStorage Banks Off
and On
The scanner does not
scan any of the
channels within the
banks you have
turned off.
29
Searching the One Touch Banks
If the scanner finds an active
frequency, it stops and displays
that channel and frequency
number, then it automatically
begins scanning again when the
transmission on that frequency
ends. ±
20-315.fm Page 30 Wednesday, July 24, 2002 2:27 PM
channel and do not want to miss
any details – even though there
might be periods of silence – or if
you simply want to monitor that
channel.
Follow these steps to manually
select a channel.
1. Repeatedly press SCAN/MAN
until C7D appears.
2. Enter the channel number
(1-200).
3. Press SCAN/MAN again.
%NGCTKPI"C"5VQTGF"%JCPPGN
If you no longer want a frequency
stored in a channel (and you do
not want to replace that frequency
with a different one), follow these
steps to clear the stored
frequency.
1. Press SCAN/MAN to stop
scanning.
2. Use the number keys to enter
the channel number (1-200)
you want to clear.
3. Press PGM. F=C appears.
Searching the One Touch Banks
4. Press 0 then ENT. The
frequency number changes to
&&&$&&&& to indicate the
channel is cleared.
.KUVGPKPI"VQ"VJG"
/CTKPG"$CPM
To listen to the marine bank, press
MAR. C7h appears for about 2
seconds, then the scanner starts
searching from marine channel 16.
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20-315.fm Page 31 Wednesday, July 24, 2002 2:27 PM
To stop searching the channels,
hold down H or G for about 2
seconds. IH9> disappears and
C7D appears.
To change the channel manually,
press H or G.
To search through the marine
bank again, hold down H or G for
about 2 seconds. C7D disappears
and IH9> appears. To change the
searching direction, press H or G.
You can select a marine channel
directly. When the scanner stops
searching the marine bank, use
the number keys to enter the twodigit channel number.
.KUVGPKPI"VQ"VJG"
9GCVJGT"$CPF
To hear your local forecast and
regional weather information,
press WX. Your scanner begins to
scan through the weather band.
%JCPPGN
"(TGSWGPE["
*/*\+
1
162.400
2
162.425
3
162.450
4
162.475
5
162.500
6
162.525
7
162.550
Searching the One Touch Banks
Your scanner should stop within a
few seconds on your local weather
broadcast. If the broadcast is
weak, you can press WX again to
resume scanning.
31
20-315.fm Page 32 Wednesday, July 24, 2002 2:27 PM
±"016'"±"
•
WX alert is only for
receiving a
weather alert.
•
When the scanner
detects a 1050 Hz
alert tone, WX alert
activates and you
hear a weather
alert.
9:"#.'46
Your scanner's WX alert warns
you of serious weather conditions
by sounding an alarm if a National
Weather Service broadcaster in
your area broadcasts a weather
alert tone.
To set the scanner so it sounds an
alarm when a weather alert tone is
broadcast, press PRI/ALERT while
you are listening to the WX
channel. 7B;hjýappears.
If the scanner detects the weather
alert, it sounds an alarm. The
scanner sounds the alert for five
minutes when it receives the
weather alert signal. After five
minutes the alert stops and the
scanner beeps every ten seconds.
/
to
Press any key except
turn off the alarm. To cancel the
weather alert operation, press PRI/
ALERT again. ±
Searching the One Touch Banks
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52'%+#."('#674'5
&GNC[
Special Features
Many agencies use a two-way
radio system that has a period of
several seconds between a query
and a reply. To avoid missing a
reply, you can program a 2second delay into any channel or
frequency. When your scanner
stops on a channel or frequency
with a programmed delay, :BOý
appears and the scanner
continues to monitor that channel
or frequency for 2 seconds after
the transmission stops before
resuming scanning, searching, or
tuning.
You can program a 2-second
delay in any of these ways:
• If the scanner is scanning and
stops on an active channel,
quickly press DELAY/´ before
it resumes scanning.
• If the desired channel is not
selected, manually select the
channel, then press DELAY/´.
• If the scanner is searching or
tuning, press DELAY/´. :BO
appears and the scanner
automatically adds a 2second delay to every
transmission it stops on in
that band.
To turn off the 2-second delay in a
channel or for all frequencies,
press DELAY/´ while the scanner is
monitoring that channel or
frequency. :BO disappears.
33
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.QEMKPI"1WV"%JCPPGNU"QT"
(TGSWGPEKGU
Special Features
You can increase the effective
scanning or search speed by
locking out individual channels or
frequencies that have a
continuous transmission, such as
a weather channel (see “National
Weather Frequencies” on
Page 41) or a birdie frequency
(see “Birdie Frequencies” on
Page 41).
To lock out a channel while
scanning or a frequency during
one-touch search or while tuning,
press L/O/L/O RVW when the
scanner stops on the channel or
frequency. If you locked out a
frequency, the scanner locks it out
then continues searching.
±"016'"±"
•
Your scanner
automatically locks
out empty
channels.
•
You can still
manually select
locked-out
channels.
•
You can lock out
as many as 50
frequencies during
a search. If you try
to lock out more,
<Beý#<KBB appears
(see “Reviewing
Locked-Out
Frequencies” and
“Removing
Lockouts From All
Frequencies” on
Page 35).
34
To manually lock out a channel,
select the channel then hold down
L/O/L/O RVW until B%E appears.
To remove the lockout from a
channel, manually select that
channel again, then press
L/O/L/O RVW until B%E disappears.
See “Removing Lockouts From All
Frequencies in a One Touch
Search Bank” on Page 35 and
“Removing Lockouts From All
Frequencies” on Page 35 for more
information about removing
lockout from frequencies. ±
4'8+'9+0)".1%-'&/176"
(4'37'0%+'5
To review the frequencies you
locked out, hold down L/O/L/O
RVW for about 2 seconds during a
search, then repeatedly press H
or G. The scanner beeps if there
are no locked-out frequencies, or
20-315.fm Page 35 Wednesday, July 24, 2002 2:27 PM
displays all locked out frequencies
as you press H or G. When you
reach the highest locked-out
frequency, the scanner beeps
twice and returns to the lowest
locked-out frequency.
4'/18+0)".1%-1765"
(41/"#.."(4'37'0%+'5"+0"
#"10'"617%*"5'#4%*"
$#0-"
1. Hold down L/O/L/O RVW for
about 2 seconds during a
search or while tuning. B#h
appears. ±
2. While holding down TUNE/
CLEAR, press the one-touch
search key where you locked
out frequencies. Z;<7KBj
appears.
3. Press ENT. The scanner
clears any lockouts from all
frequencies in a one touch
bank. Or, if you do not want to
clear the lockouts, press
TUNE/CLEAR.
4'/18+0)".1%-1765"
(41/"#.."(4'37'0%+'5
±"016'"±"
•
These steps do not
clear any lockouts
in the marine and
weather bank.
•
If you locked out
frequencies which
are within the
range of any of the
one touch search
banks during tune,
the scanner also
removes those
locked-out
frequencies when
you use these
steps. For
example, if you
locked out 29.000
MHz while tuning,
the scanner
removes it since
29.000 MHz is one
of the frequencies
in the ham radio
service bank.
1. Hold down L/O L/O RVW for
about 2 seconds during a
search or tune. B#h appears.
2. While holding down TUNE/
CLEAR, press L/O L/O RVW.
<Beý7BB#9B appears.
3. Press ENT. The scanner
clears any lockouts from all
frequencies (except in the
marine bank). Or, if you do not
want to clear the lockouts,
press TUNE/CLEAR.
35
Special Features
B#h appears and the scanner
20-315.fm Page 36 Wednesday, July 24, 2002 2:27 PM
7UKPI"2TKQTKV[
Special Features
The priority feature lets you scan
through channels and still not miss
important or interesting calls on a
frequency you select. You can
program one frequency into the
priority channel. As the scanner
scans, if the priority feature is
turned on, the scanner checks the
priority channel for activity every 2
seconds. ±
1. Press PGM, then press PRI/
ALERT. F9> and &&&$&&&& or
the previously-stored
frequency appear.
±"016'"±"
If you program a
weather frequency
into the priority
channel and the
scanner detects a WX
alert tone on that
frequency (see “WX
Alert” on Page 32),
the scanner sounds
the alert tone and
7B;hj flashes. Press
any key to turn off the
alarm.
2. Enter the frequency you want
to enter into the priority
channel, then press ENT. The
display flashes twice.
To turn on the priority feature,
press PRI/ALERT during scanning
or searching. FH? appears. The
scanner checks the priority
channel every 2 seconds and
stays on the channel if there is
activity. F9> and the frequency
appear whenever the scanner is
set to the priority channel.
To turn off the priority feature,
press PRI/ALERT. FH? disappears.
7UKPI"VJG"&KURNC["
$CEMNKIJV
You can turn on the display's
backlight for easy viewing in the
dark. Press
/
to turn on
the light for 5 seconds. To turn off
the light sooner, press
/
again.
/
to
Press both PGM and
turn on the display's backlight for
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an extended period of time. To
turn it off, press both PGM and
/
, or press
/
.
6WTPKPI"VJG"-G["6QPG"1P"
CPF"1HH
The scanner is preset to sound a
tone each time you press one of
its keys (except
/
). You
can turn the key tone off or back
on.
1. If the scanner is on, turn it off
by turning VOLUME counterclockwise until it clicks.
2. While you hold down 2 and
ENT, turn on the scanner.
3. When e<<ýjed; or edýjed;
appear, release 2 and ENT.
7UKPI"VJG"-G[".QEM
Once you program your scanner,
you can protect it from accidental
program changes by turning on
the keylock feature. When the
keypad is locked, the only controls
that operate are LIGHT, VOLUME,
and SQUELCH. ±
±"016'"±"
The keylock does not
prevent the scanner
from scanning
channels or
monitoring a single
channel, whichever
feature you last
selected.
To turn on the keylock, hold down
for about 3 seconds until the
scanner beeps three times and
appears. To turn it off, hold
down
for about 3 seconds
until the scanner beeps three
times and
disappears.
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(TGSWGPEKGU
Special Features
You might hear one of your regular
stations on another frequency that
is not listed. For example, you
might find a service that regularly
uses a frequency of 453.275 also
on 474.675 MHz. Do the following
to determine if you are listening to
an image frequency:
Note the new frequency
474.675
Double the intermediate frequency
of 10.7 MHz
(21.400)
and subtract it from the new
frequency
–21.400
If the answer is the regular
frequency
453.275
then you have tuned to an image.
#"+/2146#06"#
If you have
problems, first try to
reset the scanner
(see “Resetting the
Scanner” on
Page 38). If that
does not work, you
can initialize the
scanner (see
“Initializing the
Scanner !” on
Page 39); however,
this clears all
information stored in
your scanner's
memory.
38
Occasionally, you might get
interference on a weak or distant
channel from a strong
transmission 21.4 MHz above or
below the tuned frequency. This is
rare, and the image signal is
usually cleared whenever there is
a transmission on the actual
frequency.
4GUGVVKPI1+PKVKCNK\KPI"VJG"
5ECPPGT
If the scanner's display locks up or
does not work properly after you
connect a power source, you
might need to reset or initialize the
scanner. #
4'5'66+0)"6*'"5%#00'4
1. Turn off the scanner, then turn
it on again.
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#
#"+/2146#06"#
This procedure
clears all information
you stored in the
scanner's memory.
Initialize the scanner
only when you are
sure the scanner is
not working properly.
1. Turn off the scanner, then turn
it on again.
2. Hold down TUNE/CLEAR.
3. While holding down TUNE/
CLEAR, insert a pointed object
(such as a straightened paper
clip) into the reset opening on
the side of the scanner, then
gently press the reset button
inside the opening. The
display should turn off.
4. When the display turns on
again, release TUNE/CLEAR.
±
9KTGF"2TQITCOOKPI
You can transfer programming
data to your scanner using your
home computer and an optional
scanner PC programming kit (Cat.
No. 20-048, available at your local
RadioShack store). The
programming kit includes a CDROM with the software you need
and a connecting cable. ±
1. Make sure your scanner is
turned off.
±"016'"±"
Resetting the
Scanner
If the scanner still does
not work properly, you
might need to initialize
the scanner (see
“Initializing the
Scanner”).
Initializing the
Scanner
You must release the
reset button before
releasing TUNE/
CLEAR; otherwise
the memory might not
clear.
Wired
Programming
•
If the scanner
receives no data
from the PC for
more than 20
seconds or if you
press any key,
wired programming stops.
•
Wired programming stops if the
scanner receives
an empty channel
number.
2. Follow the steps provided with
the programming kit to
connect the cable to your
computer and load the
software into your computer,
39
Special Features
2. Insert a pointed object, such
as a straightened paper clip,
into the reset opening on the
side of the scanner. Then
gently press the reset button
inside the opening. ±
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±"016'"±"
Special Features
If the scanner did not
receive a start or end
bit respect-ively from
the PC, Ij7hj and ;dZ
do not appear.
then connect the other end of
the cable to
on top of the
scanner.
3. Using the software supplied
with the programming kit,
configure the software to work
with your scanner by clicking
on Tools, selecting
Configuration, then selecting
PRO-89.
4. While pressing ENT and 9,
turn on the scanner. F=C and
M_h;Zýappear. Then send the
data from the PC. Ij7hj and
the data being received by the
scanner appears in the order
it is received. ±
5. When the scanner
successfully receives all data,
;dZ and <_d_I^ýappear. If the
scanner received an error
while receiving data, ;dZ and
Z#;hh appear. If the scanner
received a checksum error
while receiving data, 9#;hh and
a number shown next to 9#;hh
indicates the packet number
where the error occurred. ±
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61"5%#00+0)
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.
)WKFG"VQ"(TGSWGPEKGU
A General Guide to Scanning
0#6+10#."9'#6*'4"
(4'37'0%+'5
162.400 162.425 162.450
162.475 162.500 162.525
162.550
$+4&+'"(4'37'0%+'5
Every scanner has birdie
frequencies. Birdies are signals
created inside the scanner's
receiver. These operating
frequencies might interfere with
transmissions on the same
frequencies. If you program one of
these frequencies, you hear only
noise on that frequency. If the
interference is not severe, you
might be able to turn SQUELCH
clockwise to cut out the birdie.
This scanner's birdie frequencies
(in MHz) are:
30.735
32.020
38.400
40.025
40.980
48.025
51.200
112.0625
120.025
139.995
128.025
136.025
140.800
144.030
152.090
160.100
165.430
168.035
173.485
392.250
400.0875
424.250
432.0125
440.250
445.6375 448.0875
453.650
456.0875
464.100
461.650
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472.0125
480.100
485.400
488.0125 493.3875 496.0125
501.400
504.100
A General Guide to Scanning
To find the birdies in your
individual scanner, begin by
disconnecting the antenna and
moving it away from the scanner.
Make sure that no other nearby
radio or TV sets are turned on
near the scanner. Use the search
function and search every
frequency range from its lowest
frequency to the highest.
Occasionally, the searching will
stop as if it had found a signal,
often without any sound. That is a
birdie. Make a list of all the birdies
in your scanner for future
reference.
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29.00 – 50.00
50.00 – 54.00
Aircraft
108.00 – 136.00
U.S. Government
137.00 – 144.00
2-Meter Amateur
144.00 – 148.00
High Range
148.00 – 174.00
A General Guide to Scanning
Low Range
6-Meter Amateur
7*("$CPF
Military Aircraft
380.00 – 384.00
U.S. Government
406.00 – 420.00
70-Centimeter
Amateur
420.00 – 450.00
Low Range
450.00 – 470.00
FM-TV Audio
Broadcast,
Wide Band
470.00 – 512.00
24+/#4;"75#)'
As a general rule, most of the
radio activity is concentrated on
the following frequencies:
8*("$CPF
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2-Meter Amateur
Band
144.000 –
148.000
Government, Police,
and Fire
153.785 –
155.980
Emergency Services
158.730 –
159.460
Railroad
160.000 –
161.900
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A General Guide to Scanning
±"016'"±"
Remote control
stations and mobile
units operate at 5
MHz higher than their
associated base
stations and relay
repeater units.
#EVKXKVKGU
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70-Centimeter
Amateur Band
420.000 –
450.000
FM Repeaters
Land-Mobile
“Paired” Frequencies
450.000 –
470.000
Base Stations
451.025 –
454.950
Mobile Units
456.025 –
459.950
Repeater Units
460.025 –
464.975
Control Stations ±
465.025–
469.975
$CPF"#NNQECVKQP
To help decide which frequency
ranges to scan, use the following
listing of the typical services that
use the frequencies your scanner
receives. These frequencies are
subject to change, and might vary
from area to area. For a more
complete listing, refer to the Police
Call Radio Guide including Fire
and Emergency Services,
available at your local RadioShack
store.
#DDTGXKCVKQP
44
5GTXKEG
AIR
Aircraft
BIFC
Boise (ID)
Interagency
Fire Cache
BUS
Business
CAP
Civil Air Patrol
CCA
Common Carrier
CSB
Conventional
Systems
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5GTXKEG
CTSB
Conventional/
Trunked Systems
FIRE
Fire Department
HAM
Amateur (Ham)
Radio
GOVT
Federal Government
GMR
General Mobile
Radio
GTR
General Trunked
IND
Industrial Services
(Manufacturing,
Construction,
Farming, Forest
Products)
MAR
MARI
A General Guide to Scanning
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Military Amateur
Radio
Maritime Limited
Coast
(Coast Guard,
Marine Telephone,
Shipboard Radio,
Private Stations)
MARS
Military Affiliate
Radio System
MED
Emergency/Medical
Services
MIL
U.S. Military
MOV
Motion Picture/Video
Industry
NEW
New Mobile Narrow
NEWS
Relay Press
(Newspaper
Reporters)
OIL
Oil/Petroleum
Industry
POL
Police Department
PUB
Public Services
(Public Safety, Local
Government,
Forestry
Conservation)
PSB
Public Safety
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#DDTGXKCVKQP
5GTXKEG
A General Guide to Scanning
PTR
Private Trunked
ROAD
Road & Highway
Maintenance
RTV
Radio/TV Remote
Broadcast Pickup
TAXI
Taxi Services
TELM
Telephone
Maintenance
TOW
Tow Trucks
TRAN
Transportation
Services
(Trucks, Tow Trucks,
Buses, Railroad,
Other)
TSB
Trunked Systems
TVn
FM-TV Audio
Broadcast
USXX
Government
Classified
UTIL
Power & Water
Utilities
WTHR
Weather
HIGH FREQUENCY (HF) —
(3 MHz-30 MHz)
10-Meter Amateur Band
(28.0-29.7 MHz)
29.000-29.700 ............................ HAM
VERY HIGH FREQUENCY
(VHF) — (30 MHz-300 MHz)
VHF Low Band
(29.7-50 MHz-in 5 kHz steps)
29.700-29.790................................IND
29.900-30.550.................... GOVT, MIL
30.580-31.980...................... IND, PUB
32.000-32.990.................... GOVT, MIL
33.020-33.980.............BUS, IND, PUB
34.010-34.990.................... GOVT, MIL
35.020-35.980........... BUS, PUB, IND,
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A General Guide to Scanning
TELM
36.000-36.230.................... GOVT, MIL
36.230-36.990.......... Oil Spill Cleanup,
GOVT, MIL
37.020-37.980...................... PUB, IND
38.000-39.000.................... GOVT, MIL
39.020-39.980...............................PUB
40.000-42.000......... GOVT, MIL, MARI
42.020-42.940...............................POL
42.960-43.180................................IND
43.220-43.680...........TELM, IND, PUB
43.700-44.600............................ TRAN
44.620-46.580..................... POL, PUB
46.600-46.990............................GOVT
47.020-47.400...............................PUB
47.420.................American Red Cross
47.440-49.580...................... IND, PUB
49.610-49.990................................ MIL
6-Meter Amateur Band
(50-54 MHz)
50.00-54.00.................................. HAM
Aircraft Band (108-136 MHz)
108.000-121.490............................ AIR
121.500.......................AIR Emergency
121.510-136.000............................ AIR
U.S. Government Band (137-144
MHz)
137.000-144.000................ GOVT, MIL
2-Meter Amateur Band (144-148
MHz)
144.000-148.000.......................... HAM
VHF High Band (148-174 MHz)
148.050-150.345......... CAP, MAR, MIL
150.775-150.790.......................... MED
150.815-150.980......................... TOW,
Oil Spill Cleanup
150.995-151.475.............. ROAD, POL
151.490-151.955.................. IND, BUS
151.985...................................... TELM
152.0075...................................... MED
152.270-152.480.........IND, TAXI, BUS
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A General Guide to Scanning
152.870-153.020................. IND, MOV
153.035-153.725.......... IND, OIL, UTIL
153.740-154.445................ PUB, FIRE
154.490-154.570.................. IND, BUS
154.585 ..................... Oil Spill Cleanup
154.600-154.625.......................... BUS
154.655-156.240............ MED, ROAD,
POL, PUB
156.255-157.425................. OIL, MARI
157.450 ....................................... MED
157.470-157.515......................... TOW
157.530-157.725.................. IND, TAXI
157.740 ........................................ BUS
158.130-158.460......... BUS, IND, OIL,
TELM, UTIL
158.730-159.465..... POL, PUB, ROAD
159.480 .......................................... OIL
159.495-161.565........................ TRAN
161.580-162.000........ OIL, MARI, RTV
162.0125-162.35.... GOVT, MIL, USXX
162.400-162.550....................... WTHR
162.5625-162.6375........... GOVT, MIL,
USXX
162.6625 ...................................... MED
162.6875-163.225............. GOVT, MIL,
USXX
163.250 ........................................ MED
163.275-166.225............... GOVT, MIL,
USXX
166.250 ................... GOVT, RTV, FIRE
166.275-169.400.............. GOVT, BIFC
169.445-169.505........ Wireless Mikes,
GOVT
169.55-169.9875... GOVT, MIL, USXX
170.000-170.150... BIFC, GOVT, RTV,
FIRE
170.175-170.225....................... GOVT
170.245-170.305......... Wireless Mikes
170.350-170.400............... GOVT, MIL
170.425-170.450......................... BIFC
170.475 ....................................... PUB
170.4875-173.175........... GOVT, PUB,
Wireless Mikes
173.225-173.5375.......... MOV, NEWS,
UTIL, MIL
173.5625-173.5875........................ MIL
Medical/Crash Crews
173.60-173.9875........................GOVT
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ULTRA HIGH FREQUENCY
(UHF) — (300 MHz-3 GHz)
U. S. Government Band
(406-420 MHz)
406.125-419.975........... GOVT, USXX
70-Centimeter Amateur Band
(420-450 MHz)
420.000-450.000......................... HAM
A General Guide to Scanning
Low Band (450-470 MHz)
450.050-450.925.......................... RTV
451.025-452.025...... IND, OIL, TELM,
UTIL
452.0375-453.00................ IND, TAXI,
TRAN TOW, NEWS
453.0125-454.000................ PUB, OIL
455.050-455.925.......................... RTV
457.525-457.600.......................... BUS
458.025-458.175......................... MED
460.0125-460.6375.. FIRE, POL, PUB
460.650-462.175.......................... BUS
462.1875-462.450............... BUS, IND
462.4625-462.525.... IND, OIL, TELM,
UTIL
462.550-462.925............... GMR, BUS
462.9375-463.1875..................... MED
463.200-467.925.......................... BUS
FM-TV Audio Broadcast, UHF
Wide Band (470-512 MHz) ±
(Channels 14 through 20 in 6 MHz
steps)
±"016'"±"
Some cities use the
470-512 MHz band
for land/mobile
service.
475.750............................. Channel 14
481.750............................. Channel 15
487.750............................. Channel 16
493.750............................. Channel 17
499.750............................. Channel 18
505.750............................. Channel 19
511.750 ............................. Channel 20
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(TGSWGPE["%QPXGTUKQP
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
A General Guide to Scanning
To convert MHz to meters, divide
300 by the number of megahertz:
300 / 50 MHz =
6 meters
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6417$.'5*116+0)
2TQDNGO
Scanner is totally
inoperative.
Poor or no
reception.
The keypad does
not work.
The scanner is on
but will not scan.
2QUUKDNG"%CWUG
4GOGF[
The AC or DC
adapter is not
connected.
Be sure the
adapter's barrel plug
is fully inserted into
the PWR jack.
The batteries are
dead.
Replace nonrechargeable
batteries with fresh
ones, or recharge
the rechargeable
batteries.
An antenna is not
connected or is
connected
incorrectly.
Be sure an antenna
is properly
connected to the
scanner.
Programmed
frequencies are the
same as “birdie”
frequencies.
Avoid programming
frequencies listed
under “Birdie
Frequencies” on
Page 41 or only
listen to them
manually.
Keylock is turned
on.
Turn off keylock.
The scanner might
need to be reset or
initialized.
Turn the scanner off
then on again, or
reset/initialize the
scanner (see
“Resetting/Initializing
the Scanner” on
Page 38).
SQUELCH is not
correctly adjusted.
Turn SQUELCH
clockwise.
During scanning,
the scanner locks
on frequencies
that have an
unclear
transmission.
Programmed
frequencies are the
same as “birdie”
frequencies.
Avoid programming
frequencies listed
under “Birdie
Frequencies” on
Page 41, or only
listen to them
manually.
51
Troubleshooting
Only one channel or Store frequencies
no channels are
into more than one
stored.
channel.
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%#4'
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.
5'48+%'"#0&"
4'2#+4
If your scanner is not performing
as it should, take it to your local
RadioShack store for assistance.
Modifying or tampering with the
scanner’s internal components
can cause a malfunction and
might invalidate its warranty and
void your FCC authorization to
operate it.
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Frequency Coverage (MHz):
10 Meter Amateur Radio............ 29-30
(in 5 kHz steps)
VHF Lo....................................... 30-50
(in 5 kHz steps)
6 Meter Amateur Radio ............. 50-54
(in 5 kHz steps)
Aircraft .......................... 108–136.9875
(in 12.5 kHz steps)
Government ........................... 137–144
(in 5 kHz steps)
Specifications
2 Meter Amateur Radio...........144-148
(in 5 kHz steps)
VHF Hi ....................................148-174
(in 5 kHz steps)
Amateur Radio/Government .. 380-450
(in 12.5 kHz steps)
UHF Standard........................ 450-470
(in 12.5 kHz steps)
UHF “T” .................................. 470-512
(in 12.5 kHz steps)
Channels of Operation ... 200 channels
Sensitivity (20 dB S/N):
29-54 MHz ............................... 0.5 µV
108-136.9875 MHz .................. 1.0 µV
137-174 MHz ........................... 0.5 µV
380-512 MHz ........................... 0.7 µV
Spurious Rejection (FM @154 MHz)
................................................... 50 dB
Selectivity:
±10 kHz...................................... –6 dB
±18 kHz.................................... –50 dB
Search Speed ....... Up to 50 Steps/Sec
Scan Speed .... Up to 25 Channels/Sec
Delay Time.......................... 2 Seconds
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IF Frequencies:
1st IF .................................... 10.7 MHz
2nd IF......................................455 kHz
IF Interference Ratio (10.7 MHz)
............................... 70 dB at 154 MHz
Squelch Sensitivity:
Threshold ................. Less than 0.5 µV
Tight (FM) ................. (S + N)/N 25 dB
Tight (AM) ................. (S + N)/N 20 dB
Antenna Impedance............. 50 Ohms
Audio Output Power (10% THD)
................................. 180 mW Nominal
Specifications
Built-In Speaker .. 13/8 Inches (36 mm),
8 Ohms
Operating Temperature . 14° to 140°F
(-10° to 60°C)
Power Requirements ........ 6 Volts DC,
4 AA Batteries
AC Adapter (Optional)
DC Adapter (Optional)
Current Drain (Squelched) ...... 45 mA
Dimensions (HWD)
................... 511/16 × 23/8 × 19/16 Inches
(145 × 63 × 40 mm)
Weight (without antenna):
Approx. 7.8 oz (220 g)
Supplied Accessories............ Antenna,
Battery Holder,
Rechargeable Battery Holder
Optional Accessories
PC Cable,
Ni-MH Batteries
Specifications are typical; individual
units might vary. Specifications are
subject to change and improvement
without notice.
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RG-8/RG-58
50-Ohm
Coaxial Cable
Use to connect
your scanner to an
external antenna.
External Antenna
Connect to your scanner’s
external antenna jack for clear,
crisp reception.
AC/DC Adapter
Use with a size C Adaptaplug™
adapter to power the scanner
and recharge its rechargeable
batteries.
Scanner PC Programming Kit
Use with your home computer to
program your scanner.
55
Parts and Accessories
Parts and accessories are
available at your local RadioShack
store. Accessories are also
available online at
www.radioshack.com. Parts and
accessories are available but not
limited to the following. Visit your
local RadioShack store or obtain a
RadioShack catalog for a more
complete listing of available
accessories.
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Limited One-Year Warranty
This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use for one (1) year
from the date of purchase from RadioShack company-owned stores
and authorized RadioShack franchisees and dealers. EXCEPT AS
PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THOSE OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THE
WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTIES CONTAINED HEREIN. EXCEPT
AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY
OR RESPONSIBILITY TO CUSTOMER OR ANY OTHER PERSON
OR ENTITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY LIABILITY, LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH
OF THIS WARRANTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY
DAMAGES RESULTING FROM INCONVENIENCE, LOSS OF TIME,
DATA, PROPERTY, REVENUE, OR PROFIT OR ANY INDIRECT,
SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN
IF RadioShack HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF
SUCH DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty
lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
In the event of a product defect during the warranty period, take the
product and the RadioShack sales receipt as proof of purchase date
to any RadioShack store. RadioShack will, at its option, unless otherwise provided by law: (a) correct the defect by product repair without
charge for parts and labor; (b) replace the product with one of the
same or similar design; or (c) refund the purchase price. All replaced
parts and products, and products on which a refund is made, become
the property of RadioShack. New or reconditioned parts and products
may be used in the performance of warranty service. Repaired or replaced parts and products are warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period. You will be charged for repair or replacement of
the product made after the expiration of the warranty period.
This warranty does not cover: (a) damage or failure caused by or attributable to acts of God, abuse, accident, misuse, improper or abnormal usage, failure to follow instructions, improper installation or
maintenance, alteration, lightning or other incidence of excess voltage
or current; (b) any repairs other than those provided by a RadioShack
Authorized Service Facility; (c) consumables such as fuses or batteries; (d) cosmetic damage; (e) transportation, shipping or insurance
costs; or (f) costs of product removal, installation, set-up service adjustment or reinstallation.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights which vary from state to state.
RadioShack Customer Relations, 200 Taylor Street, 6th Floor,
Fort Worth, TX 76102
12/99
RadioShack Corporation
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
20-315
GE-02D-7520
07A02
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