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S PRO II
Professional Sports Radar
Owner’s Manual
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the user’s authority to operate the S PRO II.
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Table of Contents
Introduction ..................................................................................................................... - 1 - What's Included............................................................................................................... - 2 - PRO II Package ........................................................................................................... - 2 - 4-RADARS in ONE........................................................................................................ - 3 - Partial Option Menu.................................................................................................... - 3 - Quick Start Instructions .................................................................................................. - 4 - Basic Operation ........................................................................................................... - 4 - Important Settings ....................................................................................................... - 4 - Turning the Transmitter ON and OFF ........................................................................ - 4 - The Target Types ............................................................................................................ - 5 - Baseball ....................................................................................................................... - 5 - Baseball mode for Cricket .......................................................................................... - 5 - Carnival ....................................................................................................................... - 5 - Car ............................................................................................................................... - 5 - Tennis .......................................................................................................................... - 6 - Controls and Indicators ................................................................................................... - 7 - LCD Display Windows ............................................................................................... - 7 - LCD Display Icons ..................................................................................................... - 8 - LCD Backlight ............................................................................................................ - 8 - Keypad ........................................................................................................................ - 8 - 8-Pin Interface Connector ........................................................................................... - 9 - Radar Configuration...................................................................................................... - 10 - Diagnostic Mode ....................................................................................................... - 10 - Operator Menu .......................................................................................................... - 11 - Option Menu ............................................................................................................. - 13 - Recommended Settings ............................................................................................. - 19 - Settings for Baseball Scouts.................................................................................. - 19 - Settings for Cricket ............................................................................................... - 19 - Settings for Carnival Use ...................................................................................... - 20 - Settings for Vehicle Racing .................................................................................. - 20 - Settings for Tennis ................................................................................................ - 20 - Detailed Operating Instructions .................................................................................... - 21 - Providing Power to the PRO II ................................................................................. - 21 - Turning the Transmitter ON and OFF ...................................................................... - 21 - Displaying Peak Speeds ............................................................................................ - 22 - Displaying Highest Peak Speed ................................................................................ - 22 - Displaying Hit Speeds............................................................................................... - 23 - Locking Speeds with the Trigger .............................................................................. - 23 - Recalling Stored Speeds (10 maximum)................................................................... - 24 - Transmitting Speed Data from the Serial Port .......................................................... - 24 - A Format ............................................................................................................... - 25 - A1 Format ............................................................................................................. - 25 - bE Format.............................................................................................................. - 26 - Col Format ............................................................................................................ - 28 - iii
Battery Information ....................................................................................................... - 29 - Operational Time using the Battery Handle ............................................................. - 29 - Low Battery Warning ............................................................................................... - 29 - Charging the Battery Handle .................................................................................... - 29 - Auto-Shutdown Feature ............................................................................................ - 31 - How to Save Battery Life ......................................................................................... - 31 - Angle Errors .................................................................................................................. - 32 - Calculating Angle Errors .......................................................................................... - 33 - Compensating for Angle Errors ................................................................................ - 33 - Interference Problems ................................................................................................... - 34 - Interference Frequencies ........................................................................................... - 34 - What Does Interference Do? ..................................................................................... - 34 - Sources of Interference ............................................................................................. - 34 - Ways to Eliminate Interference ................................................................................ - 35 - FCC Requirements .................................................................................................... - 35 - PRO II Accessories ....................................................................................................... - 36 - Service Information ...................................................................................................... - 37 - A Check List Before Servicing the PRO II Radar .................................................... - 37 - Warranty Information ............................................................................................... - 37 - Specifications ................................................................................................................ - 38 - iv
S PRO II
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Introduction
Congratulations! You have purchased the finest sports radar system available.
The S PRO II Ka-band sports radar was designed to measure the speed
of a wide variety of objects such as baseballs, vehicles, tennis balls and just about
anything that moves.
The S PRO II radar sends out very high frequency radio waves and
measures the change in the frequency after it bounces off a moving object. This
is commonly referred to as Doppler Radar. This invisible radio wave is
extremely low power (about 1/100th of a watt) and is completely safe for close
and continuous operation.
The S PRO II is a true digital radar system. The PRO II converts the
reflected microwave signals into a digital stream of data. The gun’s own
computer then processes this data stream using sophisticated programming, to
interpret, filter, and measure the speeds. This technology is closely related to the
compact digital disc and modern personal computers. This type of radar system
has the potential to provide substantially superior performance and accuracy over
conventional radar systems.
The S PRO II is a directional radar. It can tell the difference between
targets moving toward it and targets moving away from it. Using this feature, it
can track and report pitch speeds and hit speeds at the same time or filter out
vehicles moving opposite from the direction of interest.
While the technology in the S PRO II is extremely advanced, its
operation is quite simple. You need only to press the ON/OFF key and pull the
trigger to begin measuring target speeds.
If you want to be a power user and try other features and settings, reading
through this manual will help you to take full advantage of the other features and
capabilities of the S PRO II.
Have fun!
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What's Included
The components included with your radar are listed below. If you are missing
any parts or if you would like to upgrade your package, contact Stalker Radar at
1-877-782-5537.
PRO II Package
Ka-Band Radar Gun
Removable Battery Handle (rechargeable)
Wall Charger
Radar Manual
Hard Case
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4-RADARS in ONE
The S PRO II is actually four different radars in one – depending on its
target type setting:
1. A Baseball radar
2. A Carnival radar
3. A Car radar
4. A Tennis radar
Page 5 has a definition of the target types.
Unless you were allowed to order your S PRO II already set to a
different mode of operation, the radar will come with the factory default setting
of baseball mode.
If you want to select another mode, follow the instructions below.
Change:
Option Menu Item 5 to either an Item Setting of bALL, CArn, CAr, or tEnn.
Partial Option Menu
The full Option Menu is on page 12.
Enter the Operator Menu from radar mode by briefly pressing the MENU key.
Then proceed to the Option Menu by pressing and holding the MENU key for
longer than ½ second. Press the SELECT key to change the setting of a menu
item. A section describing each menu item starts on page 13. Pull the trigger at
any time to save new settings and exit the menu.
Option Menu
(only the top portion of the Option Menu is shown here)
Menu Item
(press MENU
key to step
down)
Item Description
Item Legend
(in Message
Window)
Item Settings
(in Main Window)
(bold indicates
factory default)
0 – 900 (MPH)
0 – 1448 (km/h)
0 – 782 (knots)
0 – 402 (m/s)
0 – 900 (MPH)
0 – 1448 (km/h)
0 – 782 (knots)
0 – 402 (m/s)
1
Low Speed
LOW
2
High Speed
HIGH
3
Units
MPH, KM/H,
KNOTS, M/S
Unit
4
Resolution
RES
onES, tnth
5
Target Type
TARGT
bALL, CArn, CAr,
tEnn
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Quick Start Instructions
The S PRO II has several features that allow the gun to work well in a
wide variety of applications. With some basic understanding, the gun is very
simple to operate.
Basic Operation
Power is supplied from the rechargeable battery handle. If it is not already
attached to the radar body, do so by inserting the front tip of the handle into the
mating lip on the body, rotating the handle up until it is firmly seated and rotating
the thumb latch to engage in the slot in the back of the handle.
The battery handle is not shipped fully charged. Charge it for four hours before
initial use to ensure a good charge.
Turn the gun ON by pressing the ON/OFF key.
Squeeze the trigger to begin operating (transmitting).
Important Settings
The factory default settings configure the gun for baseball operation to measure
the release (peak) and roll-down speeds of a pitched ball. If other modes of
operation are desired, use the two blue keys on the keypad to configure the radar.
The MENU key navigates through the menu structure to choose a menu item, and
the SELECT key changes the setting for the chosen item. Refer to the Radar
Configuration section (page 9) for details.
The silver PEAK key enables or disables display of the peak speed.
Turning the Transmitter ON and OFF
There are two ways to turn on the radar transmitter to begin operating:
Trigger Transmit: Pull the trigger to transmit.
Transmit Key: Press the silver TRANSMIT key to toggle the transmitter ON or
OFF.
NOTE:
* When the gun IS NOT transmitting, the
XMIT icon is off and the target type displays
in the message (upper left) window.
BALL
PEAK
* When the gun IS transmitting, the XMIT
icon is on and the unit of measure displays
in the message window.
MPH
PEAK
XMIT
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The Target Types
The S PRO II can be configured for four different target types as listed
below. The gun processes and displays targets differently depending on the
selected target type. Processing for short-lived targets like thrown or hit balls
must quickly pick a small target out of the surrounding environment. Processing
for vehicles assumes that the target will be present for a longer duration and
displays its changing speed over a longer period of time.
Baseball
When configured for baseball mode, the factory default, the PRO II measures the
peak (release) speed and the live (roll-down) speed of a baseball pitch. It
analyzes not only the ball but also the pitcher’s motion to report the most
accurate release speed. It also measures the speed of a hit ball and can display all
three speeds (release, roll-down and hit) at the same time. The ideal location for
monitoring baseball speeds is on the straight line beginning at the pitcher, going
through the catcher, and continuing to the radar with a clear view of the pitched
ball’s path.
Baseball mode for Cricket
Baseball mode can also be used to measure the bowled speed of cricket balls.
Some differences between baseball and cricket present speed measuring
challenges and require modified settings and operation:
the bowling pitch is in the middle of the playing field so the targeted ball is
further from the radar unit;
the bowler runs toward the batsman before releasing the ball so there is extra
motion to be filtered out before the ball is in flight; and
the bowled ball has a wider range of possible flight paths from lobs to direct
throws to bounces, so the radar beam is not always aligned with the ball’s path.
Refer to the Recommended Settings section for more details.
Carnival
The PRO II can be operated in carnival mode to report the speed of balls thrown
only a few feet at a backdrop target in a carnival booth setting. In this
application the radar is usually mounted on a side support for the booth, so there
is a large angle between the ball’s trajectory and the radar’s aim. The PRO II
can automatically adjust for the angle error to display true ball speed.
Carnival mode can also be used for other targets with very short flight durations
like bullets or BBs.
Car
Car mode is used to measure the speed of cars, planes, racers, snowmobiles,
people, or any other moving object. The most accurate readings are acquired
when the object being measured is traveling directly toward or directly away
from the radar. Any angle between the vehicle’s path and the radar’s aim results
in lower readings, but the PRO II can be set in the OPTION MENU to
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automatically compensate for the Cosine Angle error to display true object speed
(see Option Menu item 10 in the Radar Configuration section starting on page 9).
Tennis
Tennis mode is much like baseball mode in that the PRO II measures the peak
(serve) speed and the decelerating live speed of a served tennis ball. Since tennis
balls are served at a wide range of angles, a good compromise location to mount
and run the radar is at the middle of each end of the court. From this spot, many
serves travel directly toward or away from the radar down the center of the court,
and the most accurate speeds are reported. Speeds for those serves traveling at a
large Cosine Angle to the radar’s aim will be reported low because of the angle
error.
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Controls and Indicators
LCD Display Windows
MESSAGE
MAIN
UPPER
The five alpha-numeric characters in the upper left corner
make up the Message Window. Messages showing
configuration or status such as MPH, KM/H, BALL, CAR,
LOCK… display here.
The four large digits in the lower right corner display the
main speed of interest. The arrows to the right of the speed
indicate the direction of the target’s motion. The up arrow
signifies an outbound target moving away from the radar,
and the down arrow signifies an inbound target moving
toward the radar.
The four smaller digits and arrows in the upper right corner
show a secondary speed and direction.
Different types of speeds display in these windows depending on the type of
target being monitored.
The Ball, Carnival and Tennis target types are for targets that appear only for a
short time. Since the peak speed of these targets is most important, it shows up
in the Main Window. The “live” speed of the target slowing down shows up in
the Upper Window. And, if enabled, the hit speed of the target moving in the
opposite direction displays in the Message Window.
The Car target type is for vehicles that may be tracked for long periods of time.
In this case, the “live” speed of the vehicle is most important, so it shows in the
Main Window. When peak speed is enabled, the highest speed of the tracked
vehicle is captured in the Upper Window.
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LCD Display Icons
STORE
LO BAT
XMIT
PEAK
Is on when recalling the highest peak speed or speeds from
the RECALL queue.
Indicates the batteries are low and need recharging or
replacement. LO BAT blinks when batteries are
approaching exhaustion.
Indicates the gun is transmitting and is able to take readings.
Indicates the Peak Mode is “ON” allowing peak speed
display.
LCD Backlight
The PRO II display has a backlight that may be used in low light conditions. It
is turned on or off in the Operator Menu (refer to the Radar Configuration section
page 11 for details).
Keypad
The six keys on the rear panel control the radar gun functions and configuration.
TRANSMIT
RECALL
PEAK
MENU
SELECT
ON/OFF
Toggles the transmitter on and off (instead of the normal
trigger activation).
In Radar Mode, displays the highest peak speed or the last
10 speeds recorded and stored.
In Menu Mode, decreases the setting for a chosen menu
item.
Turns ON or OFF the display of the peak speed.
Navigates the MENU system to choose a menu item to be
changed.
Increases the setting for a chosen menu item.
Turns the PRO II power on or off.
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8-Pin Interface Connector
The 8-Pin Interface Connector has the following pin-out:
1
Ground
2
Voltage Input
3
7V Out
4
RS-485-A
5
RS-485-B
6
Aux Input
7
RS-232 RX
8
RS-232 TX
Ground
External voltage input, 6 VDC to 16 VDC
Output (limited to 50 ma)
Transmit data stream
Transmit data stream
Stopwatch trigger input or remote radar trigger input
Receive (not used at this time)
Transmit data stream
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Radar Configuration
The PRO II has a diagnostic mode in which the user can determine internal unit
status and test basic target acquisition capabilities. There are also two separate
menus used to configure the unit’s operation. The Operator Menu is short and
contains items that a user may want to change while operating the gun. The
Option Menu is longer and contains items that are not likely to be changed during
a user session. Use the MENU key to navigate the diagnostic features and
configuration menus in the PRO II.
After the unit powers up and enters radar mode, press the MENU key for longer
than ½ second (press & hold) to enter the Diagnostic Mode where the unit
displays its version of software. This version screen will timeout after two
seconds and the unit will automatically return to radar mode. Briefly press the
MENU key before the two-second timeout to step through the other diagnostic
screens described in detail below. Pull the trigger at any time while in
Diagnostic Mode to return to Radar Mode.
While in radar mode, briefly press the MENU key to enter the Operator Menu
where the first Operator Menu item and its setting are displayed. While in the
Operator Menu, press and hold the MENU key to enter the Option Menu where
its first item and setting are displayed after all display segments briefly flash to
indicate the change of menu. Change back and forth between menus using a
press and hold of the MENU key.
Once in the desired menu, briefly press the MENU key to step through the menu
items and display their settings. Change the setting for an item while it is
displayed by pressing the SELECT or RECALL key.
Pull the trigger at any time while in Menu Mode to return to Radar Mode. Any
changed menu settings are stored in non-volatile memory when the trigger is
pulled so that they are remembered the next time the PRO II is turned on. If the
PRO II is turned off while in Menu Mode, the settings will not be remembered –
always remember to “trigger out” of the menus to save the settings.
The factory default for each menu setting is indicated in the Operator Menu and
Option Menu tables below by the bold underlined value.
Diagnostic Mode
Enter the Diagnostic Mode while in Radar Mode as described above by pressing
and holding the MENU key. An alternate method of entry into the Diagnostic
Mode is to briefly press the MENU key immediately after powering up the unit
while all of the display segments are on.
The first display screen in Diagnostic
Mode is the Version Screen where the
version of the operating code is displayed.
In the figure at right, the unit is loaded
with PRO II Version 1.0.0.
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Briefly press the MENU key while the version is displayed to enter the Fork
Diagnostic. The transmitter is turned on
automatically and all directionality,
filtering and special target processing is
turned off so that any target moving in the
range of 25-100 MPH will be displayed.
XMIT
A ringing tuning fork held in front of the
radar should produce a steady speed display.
FORK
40
Briefly press the MENU key while in the Fork Diagnostic to enter the Voltage
Monitor Diagnostic. The radar gun can be powered from the battery handle
voltage or from external voltage, and the Voltage Monitor Diagnostic displays
whichever of these two voltages is higher as in the following examples:
BATTV
7.2
EXTV
12.0
Briefly pressing the MENU key cycles the unit through the diagnostics. Pull the
trigger at any time to exit Diagnostic Mode and return to Radar Mode.
Operator Menu
Enter the Operator Menu from Radar Mode by briefly pressing the MENU key.
Change an item’s setting using the SELECT key to advance to the next setting or
the RECALL key to revert to the previous setting. A section describing each
menu item follows the table below. Pull the trigger at any time to save any
changes and exit the menu.
Menu Item
(press MENU
key to step
down)
Item Description
Item Legend
(in Message
Window)
Item Settings
(in Main Window)
(bold indicates
factory default)
1
Range
RANGE
1, 2, 3, 4
2
Target Direction
DIR
Outb, Inb, both
3
Hit Speed Enable
HIT
OFF, On
4
Backlight On/Off
LIGHT
OFF, On
5
Battery Charge
Monitor
BATT
blank, Chgg, Chgd
Range: The range setting affects the sensitivity (clocking distance and target
size) of the radar.
 4 - Setting the range to 4 increases the gun’s sensitivity and
lengthens the clocking distance. It “looks” as far away as possible for
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

targets and gives the gun the highest level of performance. It is also
able to “see” smaller targets. This is the default setting.
3, 2 - Setting the range to 2 or 3 sets the gun to a medium range in
its clocking distance.
1 - Setting the range to 1 decreases the gun’s sensitivity and shortens
its clocking distance. The range 1 setting is handy for clocking
objects close to the gun and when you want to restrict the gun from
“seeing” smaller objects or objects farther out in the background.
Target Direction: The PRO II can be configured to monitor outbound targets
(Outb), inbound targets (Inb), or targets moving in either direction (both). The
default setting is Inb.
For Baseball, Carnival or Tennis target types; the target direction corresponds to
the direction of the pitch or serve. Hit speed is measured in the opposite
direction. Hit speeds are not reported if the target direction is set for both.
Hit Speed Enable: This menu item is only displayed in the Operator Menu if
the Target Type is set for Ball, Carnival or Tennis.
It enables or disables the display of hit speeds in the Message Window. The
default setting is OFF.
Backlight On/Off: This menu item turns on or off the display’s backlight.
Independent of this setting, the backlight always turns off while the unit is in the
power saving sleep mode. This is usually the only indication that the PRO II has
gone to sleep. The default setting is OFF.
Battery Charge Monitor: The last Operator Menu item is a monitor only. It
does not actually configure a feature setting; it shows the status of a charging
battery.
 If the PRO II is operating on battery only (with no external voltage
supplied to the side connector), BATT displays in the Message
Window and the main window is blank.
 If external voltage is supplied and a battery handle is attached, the
main window shows the charging status: Chgg (charging) or Chgd
(charged).
 If external voltage is supplied but no battery handle is attached, the
main window shows Chgd even though there is no battery. This just
signifies that no charging is taking place.
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Option Menu
Enter the Option Menu from the Operator Menu by pressing and holding the
MENU key for longer than ½ second. Change an item’s setting using the
SELECT key to advance to the next setting or the RECALL key to revert to the
previous setting. A section describing each menu item follows the table below.
Pull the trigger at any time to save any changes and exit the menu.
Menu Item
(press MENU
key to step
down)
Item Description
Item Legend
(in Message
Window)
Item Settings
(in Main Window)
(bold indicates
factory default)
0 – 900 (MPH)
0 – 1448 (km/h)
0 – 782 (knots)
0 – 402 (m/s)
0 – 900 (MPH)
0 – 1448 (km/h)
0 – 782 (knots)
0 – 402 (m/s)
1
Low Speed
LOW
2
High Speed
HIGH
3
Units
MPH, KM/H,
KNOTS, M/S
Unit
4
Resolution
RES
onES, tnth
5
Target Type
TARGT
6
Auto-Clear Delay
CLEAR
7
Trigger Function
TRIG
Con, SS, Loc
8
Aux Trigger Function
AUX
OFF, StoP, trig
9
Stopwatch Mode
STOP
Std, LAP, SPLt
10
Cosine Angle
ANGLE
0 - 45
11
Serial Port Speed
BAUD
12, 24, 48, 96,192,
384
12
Serial Port Format
FOR
-, A, A1, bE, CoI
13
Format A Speed
A SPD
LASt, PEA, Hit
14
Peak Message Type
PKMSG
Cont, Sing
15
Leading Zero
LEAD0
2Ero, SPAC, nonE
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bALL, CArn, CAr,
tEnn
0SEC,1SEC, 2SEC,
3SEC, 4SEC, 5SEC,
6SEC, 7SEC, 8SEC,
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Menu Item
(press MENU
key to step
down)
Item Description
Item Legend
(in Message
Window)
Item Settings
(in Main Window)
(bold indicates
factory default)
16
Message Termination
TERM
Cr, CrLF, u Cr,
u CL
17
Reset
RESET
yES, no
18
Reset Confirmation
SURE?
yES, no
Low Speed and High Speed: The Low Speed setting is a speed value under
which the radar will not report targets. Likewise the radar will not report speeds
higher than the High Speed setting. These settings can be used together to define
a speed range to filter out undesired targets. Due to conversions and processing
methods, speeds 1 or 2 units (2 or 3 km/h) from the setting values may be
reported.
The range of both settings is 0 to 900 MPH (or the equivalent speed in alternate
units: 1448 km/h, 782 knots, 402 m/s). Selecting a value in such a large range
would be tedious if forced to press the SELECT key (increment) or RECALL
key (decrement) for each step. Get around this by pressing and holding down
either key to change the setting value at an escalating rate.
When monitoring in a high speed range indoors, don’t be surprised to see
“speeds” generated by fluorescent lights, other electrical sources,
moving/rotating objects, or vibrating objects. Because of the great sensitivity of
the PRO II, indoor use will usually require a lower Range setting of 3 or 2.
Setting values for these two menu items are retained separately for each target
type. Be sure to select the Target Type prior to setting the Low Speed and High
Speed settings, to ensure you are setting up the correct Low and High Speed
cutoffs. The default settings for each target type are defined in the
Recommended Settings section.
Units: The available units of measure are:
 MPH – Miles per hour. This is the default setting.
 KM/H – Kilometers per hour
 KNOTS – Knots
 M/S – Meters per second
Resolution: Select onES to display speed in whole units, as 25 MPH. This is the
default setting.
Select tnth to display speed in tenths, as 25.4 MPH.
Target Type: The target types available on the PRO II are Baseball (bALL is the
default setting), Carnival (CArn), Car (CAr) and Tennis (tEnn).
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Auto-Clear Delay: The time the speed reading is held after the target is lost and
before the display screen clears. The default is 2 seconds to filter out any speed
dropouts. If set for OFF, the last speed displayed stays on the screen until the next
speed is acquired. This delay also applies to speeds reported in messages sent
out to the serial port.
Trigger Function:
 Con – Continuous trigger operation: Pull the trigger to turn on the
transmitter and release it to turn off the transmitter. This is the
default setting.
 SS – Start-Stop trigger operation: Pull and release the trigger to turn
the transmitter on. Pull and release it again to turn off the
transmitter.
 Loc – When the transmitter is turned on using the TRANSMIT key
on the rear panel, the Trigger Function setting is automatically set to
Loc and the trigger becomes a lock/release key. Likewise, if the
Trigger Function menu setting is changed from Con or SS to Loc, the
transmitter is automatically turned on as if the TRANSMIT key had
been pressed. Refer to the Locking Speeds with the Trigger section
for details of locking operation.
Aux Trigger Function: The AUX Input pin on the 8-Pin Interface Connector
can be used for stopwatch or radar trigger functions. The optional Stopwatch
Cable (#155-2272-00) is available for these purposes.
 OFF – The AUX Input pin is ignored. This is the default setting.
 StoP – The AUX Input pin is used to start and stop a stopwatch
which displays in the Message Window. Refer to the Stopwatch
Mode setting description below for more details.
 trig – The AUX Input is used as an alternate trigger input and
duplicates the functions of the trigger on the gun body.
Stopwatch Mode: This menu item is only displayed in the Option Menu if the
Aux Trigger Function is set to StoP.
The optional Stopwatch Cable (#155-2272-00) is used to control the stopwatch in
any of the three modes listed here. When running, the timer takes over the
Message Window during standard radar operation as shown below. Press and
hold the stopwatch trigger for a full second to stop the timer and clear it from the
Message Window.
 Std – Standard Timer: Successive presses of the stopwatch trigger
start the stopwatch at 0.00.00 or stop the stopwatch. This is the
default setting.
 LAP – Lap Timer: The first press of the stopwatch trigger starts the
stopwatch at 0.00.00. Each subsequent press displays the time since
the last trigger press and resets the timer, which is running in the
background, to zero.
 SPLt – Split Timer: The first press of the stopwatch trigger starts the
stopwatch at 0.00.00. Each subsequent press of the stopwatch trigger
displays the current cumulative time while the timer continues to run
in the background.
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When the timer display is under 10 minutes,
resolution is in hundredths of seconds.
9.59.99
When the timer display is over 10 minutes,
resolution is in tenths of seconds.
888.8
888.8
99.59.9 888.8
888.8
PEAK
XMIT
PEAK
XMIT
Cosine Angle: This setting is used to automatically correct speed readings for
angle errors. It can be set in one degree increments in the range from 0 through
45 degrees. The default setting is 0 degrees. Refer to the Angle Errors section
for more details.
Serial Port Speed: This setting configures the baud rate for data transmitted
from the serial port. The available settings are 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200
and 38400. The default is 9600. Refer to the Transmitting Speed Data from the
Serial Port section for more details.
Serial Port Format: The PRO II can transmit speed and status information out
the serial port in different formats for different applications. Refer to the
Transmitting Speed Data from the Serial Port section for more details on the
message contents.
 “-“ – The “dash” setting turns the serial port off. No data is
transmitted.
 A – The “A” format is a simple ASCII format which reports a single
speed in each message packet. A PRO II configured to stream data
in this format can connect directly to any serial printer, PC or display
sign, such as the S LED Speed Sign, that receives ASCII
data. This is the default setting.
 A1 – The “A1” format is exactly like the “A” format except that a
character for the thousands digit is added.
 bE – The “bE” format can report multiple speeds in each message
(last, peak, hit) as well as configuration and status information. A
PRO II configured to stream data in this format can connect directly
to a S LED Speed Sign which is configurable and intelligent
enough to choose one of the speeds (last, peak or hit) to display. It is
also possible to daisy-chain the serial output of the radar gun to three
S LED Speed Signs which can each be configured to display
a different type of speed.
 CoI – The “Col” (or colon) format is an alternate ASCII format that
reports a single speed. It matches the format of messages from
legacy S sport guns.
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Format A Speed: This menu item is only displayed in the Option Menu if the
Serial Port Format is set for the A or A1 Format.
It is used to select the speed to be transmitted in the data message: the last live
speed (LASt), the peak speed (PEA) or the hit speed (Hit). LASt is the default
setting.
Peak Message Type: This menu item is only displayed in the Option Menu if
the Serial Port Format is set for A or A1 Format and the Format A Speed is set
for Peak.
 Cont – Continuous: the radar continually streams out A Format
messages containing the peak speed at the rate of over 46 messages
per second. This is the default setting.
 Sing – Single: the radar sends only one A Format message
containing the peak speed for each acquired target. This setting
could be used if the radar is connected to a printer so that each
pitch’s release speed is printed once.
Leading Zero: This menu item is only displayed in the Option Menu if the
Serial Port Format is set for A, A1 or bE Format.
It defines the character used for leading zeros when speed values are transmitted
out the serial port. Examples below show how one-digit, two-digit and threedigit speeds would appear on a speed sign or printout.
 2Ero – ASCII zeros are used for leading zero characters.
“500”
“050”
“005”
 SPAC – ASCII spaces are used for leading zero characters. This is
the default setting.
“500”
“ 50”
“ 5”
 nonE – For the A or A1 Format, leading zero characters are not
transmitted, and the message length is reduced by the number of
skipped zeros.
“500”
“50”
“5”
For the bE format, ASCII spaces are used for leading zeros (as
above for the SPAC setting) because the bE format uses fixed
length fields.
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Message Termination: This menu item is only displayed in the Option Menu if
the Serial Port Format is set for the A or A1 Format.
It defines the way each A/A1 Format message is terminated. Examples below
show the ASCII string that would be sent with each setting for a 100 mile per
hour speed message. The 0x0D and 0x0A nomenclature used below represents
the hexadecimal values used in serial data transmission to control a printer or
display cursor position. The 0x0D character represents a “carriage return” which
moves the cursor back to the first character in the current line. The 0x0A
character represents a “line feed” which moves the cursor down to the next line.
 Cr – Each message is terminated with only a carriage return. This is
the default setting.
“100(0x0D)”
 CrLF – Each message is terminated with a carriage return followed
by a line feed.
“100(0x0D,0x0A)”
 u Cr – Each message is terminated with the speed’s unit of measure
followed by a carriage return.
“100MPH(0x0D)”
 u CL – Each message is terminated with the speed’s unit of measure
followed by a carriage return and then a line feed.
“100MPH(0x0D,0x0A)”
Reset and Reset Confirmation: Use the following steps to reset the radar to
factory default settings.
 Set RESET to yES. Now, the only two Option Menu items are
RESET and SURE?.
 Set SURE? To yES also, and pull the trigger to exit all menus and
change all settings to factory defaults. After pulling the trigger, the
display doesn’t change for 3-4 seconds while the internal settings are
being erased. Then the unit resets with product defaults.
 To exit without forcing factory defaults, set RESET and SURE? To
no and pull the trigger.
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Recommended Settings
Settings for Baseball Scouts
It is important that the gun is set correctly when measuring baseballs. Check
these settings:
Target Type
Low Speed
High Speed
Range
Peak ON/OFF
Auto-Clear Delay
Ball
50 MPH (80 km/h, 43 knots, 22 m/s)
150 MPH (241 km/h, 130 knots, 67 m/s)
4 – For maximum sensitivity
ON - This shows ball release speeds.
2 seconds – After loss of target tracking, the
radar holds the speeds on the display before
clearing them.
Settings for Cricket
One of the biggest challenges with cricket is making sure the radar can “see” the
bowled ball as the pitch is in the middle of the field far from the radar. The best
results are acquired when the radar is positioned to capture as much of the ball’s
flight path as possible.
Target Type
Target Direction
Hit Speed Enable
Low Speed
High Speed
Resolution
Range
Peak ON/OFF
Auto-Clear Delay
Trigger Function
Ball
Inbound when behind the batter.
OFF
30 MPH (48 km/h, 26 knots, 13 m/s) – High
enough to mask the speed of the running bowler
but low enough to register slow bowls.
150 MPH (241 km/h, 130 knots, 67 m/s)
Tenths – to get the best resolution.
4 – High setting to give the radar the best
opportunity to pick up the ball in the middle of
the field from outside the field boundary.
ON - This shows ball release speeds.
2 seconds – After loss of target tracking, the
radar holds the speeds on the display before
clearing them. The bowler likes to see the speed
after the ball is returned to him/her prior to
bowling again, so delays can be up to 10, 20 or
even 30 seconds for practice purposes.
Con – Release the trigger (XMIT off) after every
pitch to hold the last speed seen without any
chance of a later target’s speed taking over the
display.
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Settings for Carnival Use
Experiment with the Range setting depending on what motion and what rides are
around the gun.
Carnival
30 MPH (48 km/h, 26 knots, 13 m/s)
150 MPH (241 km/h, 130 knots, 67 m/s)
1 – To mask other nearby moving objects.
ON - To capture the highest speed of the target.
2 seconds – After loss of target tracking, the
radar holds the speeds on the display before
clearing them.
Target Type
Low Speed
High Speed
Range
Peak ON/OFF
Auto-Clear Delay
Settings for Vehicle Racing
Using a Low Speed cutoff of 0 allows the radar to report the instantaneous speed
of a vehicle from before it begins moving for an acceleration run and until it
stops completely for a braking test.
Target Type
Low Speed
High Speed
Range
Auto-Clear Delay
Car
0 MPH
300 MPH (483 km/h, 261 knots, 134 m/s)
4 – Use maximum sensitivity for greater
distances
2 seconds – After loss of target tracking, the
radar holds the speed on the display before
clearing it to filter out dropouts.
Settings for Tennis
Using a Low Speed cutoff of 50 MPH helps to ignore targets around the court
other than tennis balls.
Target Type
Low Speed
High Speed
Range
Peak ON/OFF
Auto-Clear Delay
Tennis
50 MPH (80 km/h, 43 knots, 22 m/s)
150 MPH (241 km/h, 130 knots, 67 m/s)
4 – Change to a lower setting if you track
outside motion
ON - This is for serve speed numbers
2 seconds – After loss of target tracking, the
radar holds the speeds on the display before
clearing them
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Detailed Operating Instructions
Providing Power to the PRO II
Battery Handle - The PRO II handle is a removable, rechargeable lithium ion
battery. Attach the battery handle to the radar body by inserting the front
tip of the handle into its mating lip on the radar body and rotating the back
of the handle toward the body until seated. Next, rotate the thumb latch to
engage the ramping slot in the back of the handle. When operating on
battery power, the gun enters a low-power “sleep” mode when the
transmitter is off and no keys or trigger have been pressed for 10 seconds.
If the display backlight is on while operating the radar, you can tell when
the unit goes to sleep because the backlight will turn off.
External - To power the PRO II from an external 12VDC (nominal) source, use
the optional 12VDC CIG Cable attached to the 8-Pin Interface Connector
on the side of the gun. The battery handle does not need to be attached to
the gun body when running under external power. If it is attached, the
12VDC CIG Cable also charges the battery handle while it is supplying
power to the radar. The unit does not enter sleep mode as long as external
power is connected.
Turning the Transmitter ON and OFF
The radar transmitter must be turned ON to measure speed. There are two ways
to transmit: 1) Press the trigger, or 2) press the TRANSMIT key.
Trigger Transmit - Squeeze and hold the trigger in to transmit. In the
Continuous trigger mode (default) when the trigger is released, the
transmitter turns off and any current readings are left on the screen. Since
the transmitter draws most of the power, trigger operation helps to save
battery life. Other trigger modes are explained in the Option Menu section.
TRANSMIT Key - The silver TRANSMIT key on the rear panel toggles the
transmitter ON and OFF. Each time you press this key, it switches between
transmit and hold. Pressing this key to turn on the transmitter allows the
gun to transmit continuously, without the need to press the trigger.
NOTE:
BALL
PEAK
MPH
PEAK
* When the gun IS NOT transmitting, the
XMIT icon is off and the target type displays
in the message window. If speeds are
present when the transmitter is turned off,
they will remain on the screen showing the last speeds registered. Turn the
transmitter on again to clear the speed windows and acquire a new target.
* When the gun IS transmitting, the XMIT
icon is on and the unit of measure displays
in the message window.
XMIT
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Displaying Peak Speeds
Use the PEAK key to turn on and off the display of the peak speed of targets.
For example, when tracking a baseball pitch, the peak speed is the same as the
release speed since a ball only slows down after it is thrown.
When Peak mode is OFF, the PEAK icon is
off. The live, changing ball speed shows in
the upper right window, and the main
window is blank.
When Peak mode is ON, the PEAK icon
appears on the display and the highest speed
for each ball displays in the main window.
The ball’s roll-down speed displays in the
upper right window.
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XMIT
MPH
XMIT
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Screens for Ball, Carnival, Tennis modes
When tracking a vehicle in Car mode, the peak speed is the highest speed
attained as the vehicle speeds up and slows down.
When Peak mode is OFF, the PEAK icon is
off. The live, changing vehicle speed shows
in the main window, and the upper right
window is blank.
MPH
When Peak mode is ON, the PEAK icon
appears on the display and the highest speed
attained displays in the upper right window.
The live vehicle speed displays in the main
window.
MPH
XMIT
XMIT
65
72
65
PEAK
Sample screens for Car mode
Displaying Highest Peak Speed
Not only can you monitor the peak speed for each target, the PRO II also
remembers the highest peak speed it has seen since it was turned on. Press and
hold the RECALL key for longer than ½ second to display the Highest Peak
Speed. The STORE icon turns on, and MAX flashes in the message window
during this time.
To clear the highest peak speed from the display, press and hold the RECALL
key again or simply pull and release the trigger.
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Displaying Hit Speeds
With its direction sensing capabilities, the PRO II can tell the difference between
approaching (pitch) and receding (hit) targets. When enabled in the Operator
Menu, any acquired hit speed is displayed in the upper left message window.
When measuring hit balls, testing has shown that placing the radar approximately
30 feet behind the plate yields the best results. Remember that hit balls will fly
away from the radar in a wide range of angles. The speed of a line drive to
center field will display more accurately then a hit toward first or third base
which will have a large angle error.
Locking Speeds with the Trigger
The trigger serves two functions. It can control the transmitter, or it can be used
to lock displayed speeds.
When the gun is placed into continuous transmit mode using the silver
TRANSMIT key or if the Trigger Option is set for Loc (lock), the trigger does
not affect the transmitter. Instead, press the trigger to lock the currently
displayed speed(s). LOCK flashes in the left message window. Press the trigger a
second time to release the locked speed. This function is useful if the operator
needs to manually lock a speed at an exact moment in time such as when a
vehicle crosses the finish line.
LOCK
When the target type is set for Car and Peak
mode is off, the main window displays the
live vehicle speed, and the locked speed will
appear in the upper right window. After
locking a speed, the live speed continues to
update in real time while the locked speed is
XMIT
frozen (Track-Through-Lock). In the
example shown, the target was traveling at
124.8 MPH when the trigger was pressed to lock its speed. After the lock, the
target has slowed to 119.4 MPH.
If Peak mode is on, the live speed and the peak speed just freeze in their
respective windows. Live speed cannot be tracked after locking when Peak
mode is on.
MPH
124.8
119.4
When the target type is set for Baseball, Carnival or Tennis and Peak mode is off,
the locked live speed will move to and freeze in the main window while the live
speed can continue to be tracked in the upper right speed window.
If Peak mode is on, the live speed and the peak speed just freeze in their
respective windows. Live speed cannot be tracked after locking when Peak
mode is on.
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Recalling Stored Speeds (10 maximum)
The silver RECALL key redisplays the last ten speed readings that were
measured. Speeds are added to the recall queue:
 when the trigger is released (the last speeds displayed will also be saved
on the display until the next trigger pull),
 when they are locked,
 when they are cleared from the display after the Auto-Clear Delay has
expired,
 or two seconds after the target is lost if the Auto-Clear Delay is set to
OFF.
The last ten groups of stored peak, live, hit
and/or locked speeds display in a sequential
manner with successive brief presses of the
RECALL key. The message window
display cycles through the Recall Number,
speed units, LOCK (if recalling a locked
speed) and hit speed. The STORE icon is
on while recalled speeds are displayed.
MPH
LOCK
REC 2
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STORE
The most recently saved speed group shows
first. Pressing the RECALL key briefly once more while the last speed group in
the queue is displayed exits Recall Mode. Exit the recall queue at any time by
pulling the trigger.
The recall queue is cleared whenever the unit is powered down.
Transmitting Speed Data from the Serial Port
The radar measures speed data at a rate of just over 46 readings per second, and it
sends speed data messages out its serial port at that same rate. The messages are
streamed out when the radar transmitter is on; no data is sent when the radar is in
hold. Refer to the following Option Menu settings which are available to
configure the data streaming features: Serial Port Speed, Serial Port Format,
Format A Speed, Leading Zero, Message Termination and Peak Message Type.
The messages are sent out both the RS-232 and the RS-485 data streams.
The optional RS-232 Serial Cable (#155-2284-00) or Y Cable (#155-2278-00) is
required for data communications between the 8-Pin Interface Connector on the
side of the gun body and speed signs, computers, printers and other electronic
devices. If a 9-pin D serial extender cable is required, use a standard (straightthrough) computer cable, NOT a null-modem cable which crosses the transmit
and receive signals.
The serial port configuration on the radar is fixed at 8 data bits, no parity and 1
stop bit; so the user must ensure that his receiving device is also configured for
those values. The serial port baud rate on the radar is configurable in the range
from 1200 through 38400 with a default setting of 9600 baud.
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The message contents of the available Serial Port Formats are defined below. An
A or A1 Format message is very simple and contains only a single speed value:
either last speed, peak speed or hit speed. To ensure that each message in this
format is sent out before time to start the next one, the Serial Port Speed should
be set for 9600 or higher.
A bE Format message can contain from one to three speed values as well as
configuration and status information. If the bE Format message is reporting one
speed, the Serial Port Speed should be set for 19200 or higher. For a bE Format
message reporting two or three speeds, the Serial Port Speed should be increased
to 38400.
A Col Format message also contains only a single speed value: the peak speed if
peak speeds are enabled or the last/live speed if not. New messages are sent
whenever the speed changes (up to 25 messages per second) and/or every 1/3
second if the speed remains the same.
A Format
When Resolution = ones:
Byte #
Content
1
Speed hundreds digit (ASCII)
2
Speed tens digit (ASCII)
3
Speed ones digit (ASCII)
4(+)
Carriage Return (0x0D) or alternate termination string determined by the
Message Termination setting
When Resolution = tenths:
Byte #
Content
1
Speed hundreds digit (ASCII)
2
Speed tens digit (ASCII)
3
Speed ones digit (ASCII)
4
Decimal Point (0x2E)
5
Speed tenths digit (ASCII)
6(+)
Carriage Return (0x0D) or alternate termination string determined by the
Message Termination setting
A1 Format
When Resolution = ones:
Byte #
Content
1
Speed thousands digit (ASCII)
2
Speed hundreds digit (ASCII)
3
Speed tens digit (ASCII)
4
Speed ones digit (ASCII)
5(+)
Carriage Return (0x0D) or alternate termination string determined by the
Message Termination setting
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When Resolution = tenths:
Byte #
Content
1
Speed thousands digit (ASCII)
2
Speed hundreds digit (ASCII)
3
Speed tens digit (ASCII)
4
Speed ones digit (ASCII)
5
Decimal Point (0x2E)
6
Speed tenths digit (ASCII)
7(+)
Carriage Return (0x0D) or alternate termination string determined by the
Message Termination setting
bE Format
Byte #
1
2
Content
Message type = 0x88
Unit Config: Bit 7 = 0 (to force ASCII character)
Bit 6 = 1 (to force ASCII character)
Bit 5 = unused
Bit 4 = Resolution: ones = 0, tenths = 1
Bit 3 = always 0 for directional radar
Bit 2 = always 0 for stationary radar
Bit 1 = Peak Speed not enabled = 0; Peak Speed
enabled = 1
Bit 0 = always 0
3
Unit Status:
Bit 7 = 0 (to force ASCII character)
Bit 6 = 1 (to force ASCII character)
Bit 5 = unused
Bit 4 = unused
Bit 3 = always 0
Bit 2 = always 1
Bit 1 = always 0
Bit 0 = always 0
4
ASCII 0 or space - disregard
5
ASCII 0 or space - disregard
6
ASCII 0 or space - disregard
7
Number of Speeds Reported (ASCII 1, 2 or 3) = One for Last
Speed + One for Peak Speed if enabled + One for Hit Speed if
enabled
For each Speed ID reported (when speeds are <= 999.9) – 15 ASCII bytes:
1
Speed ID:
ASCII 4: Primary – Last/Live Target Speed
Secondary – Locked Speed
ASCII 5: Primary – Peak Speed
Secondary – Highest Peak Speed
ASCII 6: Primary – Hit Speed
Secondary - none
2
Zone Status:
Bit 7 = 0 (to force ASCII character)
Bit 6 = 1 (to force ASCII character)
Bit 5 = always 0
Bit 4 = always 0
Bit 3 = always 0
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Bit 2 = always 0
Bit 1 = Target Speed Direction (1 = inbound, 0 =
outbound)
Bit 0 = Transmit = 1, Hold = 0
3
Primary speed hundreds digit (ASCII)
4
Primary speed tens digit (ASCII)
5
Primary speed ones digit (ASCII)
6
Primary speed tenths digit (ASCII)
7
Secondary speed hundreds digit (ASCII space)
8
Secondary speed tens digit (ASCII space)
9
Secondary speed ones digit (ASCII space)
10
Secondary speed tenths digit (ASCII space)
11
Reserved (ASCII space)
12
Reserved (ASCII space)
13
Reserved (ASCII space)
14
Reserved (ASCII space)
15
Reserved (ASCII space)
For each Speed ID reported (when speeds are > 999.9) – 15 ASCII bytes:
1
Speed ID:
ASCII 7: Primary – Last/Live Target Speed
Secondary – Locked Speed
ASCII 8: Primary – Peak Speed
Secondary – Highest Peak Speed
ASCII 9: Primary – Hit Speed
Secondary - none
2
Zone Status:
Bit 7 = 0 (to force ASCII character)
Bit 6 = 1 (to force ASCII character)
Bit 5 = always 0
Bit 4 = always 0
Bit 3 = always 0
Bit 2 = always 0
Bit 1 = Target Speed Direction (1 = inbound, 0 =
outbound)
Bit 0 = Transmit = 1, Hold = 0
3
Primary speed thousands digit (ASCII)
4
Primary speed hundreds digit (ASCII)
5
Primary speed tens digit (ASCII)
6
Primary speed ones digit (ASCII)
7
Primary speed tenths digit (ASCII)
8
Secondary speed thousands digit (ASCII space)
9
Secondary speed hundreds digit (ASCII space)
10
Secondary speed tens digit (ASCII space)
11
Secondary speed ones digit (ASCII space)
12
Secondary speed tenths digit (ASCII space)
13
Reserved (ASCII space)
14
Reserved (ASCII space)
15
Reserved (ASCII space)
Last Byte
ASCII Carriage Return = 0x0D
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Col Format
When Resolution = ones:
Byte #
Content
1
Speed hundreds digit (ASCII)
2
Speed tens digit (ASCII)
3
Speed ones digit (ASCII)
4
ASCII Colon = 0x3A
5
Carriage Return (0x0D)
When Resolution = tenths:
Byte #
Content
1
Speed hundreds digit (ASCII)
2
Speed tens digit (ASCII)
3
Speed ones digit (ASCII)
4
Speed tenths digit (ASCII)
5
Carriage Return (0x0D)
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Battery Information
The PRO II uses a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery handle. Attach the battery
handle to the radar body by inserting the front tip of the handle into its mating lip
on the radar body and rotating the back of the handle toward the body until
seated. Next, rotate the thumb latch to engage the ramping slot in the back of the
handle.
The battery handle is not shipped fully charged. Charge it for three hours before
initial use to ensure a good charge.
Operational Time using the Battery Handle
The PRO II draws the most current when it is transmitting, so the run time
depends upon how often the radar transmitter is on. The PRO II also has a sleep
mode to conserve battery life when it is not being operated. When operating on
battery power, the sleep mode is automatically initiated after 10 seconds of
inactivity when the transmitter is off. Squeezing the trigger or pressing any key
immediately “wakes” the gun and brings it back into operation.
Type of Operation
High Capacity 3700 mAh Battery
Part Number 200-0819-00
4.5 Hours
11-13 Hours
Continuous Transmitting
Typical Trigger Operation
Low Battery Warning
The LO BAT icon blinks when the battery runs low. The PRO II operates for a
short time after this. Operation is disabled when the battery voltage falls to an
extremely low level. LoV displays in the large main window in this case. Now is
the time to recharge or change the battery handle.
MPH
LOBAT
LoV
Charging the Battery Handle
The battery handle may be charged while attached to the gun body or when it is
removed.
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While attached to the gun, it may be charged from 90-250VAC house current or
from 12VDC (nominal) power using a CIG plug. The battery handle charges
whether the gun is turned on or not.
Charge with the 200-0842-00 Battery Wall Charger Cable set:
+
+
Or charge from a 12VDC (nominal) source with the 155-2232-00 12VDC CIG
Cable:
+
A battery charge monitor is available as the last item in the Operator Menu and
indicates status: charging (Chgg), charged (Chgd) or no external voltage present
(blank). If external voltage is supplied but no battery handle is attached, the main
window shows Chgd even though there is no battery. This just signifies that no
charging is taking place.
When the battery handle is removed from the PRO II body, use the optional
Battery Handle Charger (200-0839-00) to charge it. Power the charger from 90250VAC house current:
+
Or power it from a (nominal) 12 VDC electrical system using the 015-0182-00
12VDC Power Cable:
+
Since the charger monitors the battery temperature to prevent damage to the
battery, the battery must not be hot or cold while charging. Install a battery on
the charger by inserting it into the mating battery connector in a manner similar
to attaching it to the radar body. The charging cycle will automatically start
when the battery is connected, and the green indicator should glow indicating
that the battery is being quick charged. Quick charging should take about 3
hours to complete. After quick charging is complete, the green indicator will
extinguish. For longest battery life and best service, batteries should only be
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charged in an environment where the temperature is between 0°C and 40°C
(32°F and 104°F).
NOTE: The charger senses battery temperature to prevent damage to the battery.
As a result, it may refuse to charge a battery that is too hot or cold. If this occurs,
allowing the battery to stabilize in a room temperature environment for a few
minutes should correct the problem.
NOTE: Battery performance and longevity will be greatly reduced if it is
exposed to temperatures over 125°F.
NOTE: Batteries do NOT need to be fully discharged prior to charging. The
battery will last longer if recharged frequently.
Auto-Shutdown Feature
The PRO II has a 30 minute timeout auto-shutdown feature. After 30 minutes in
sleep mode, the PRO II automatically shuts off.
How to Save Battery Life
Since the transmitter has the highest current draw, turn it off whenever you are
not taking readings.
If you use the trigger to start and stop transmitting, it’s easy to save battery life.
If you tripod mount the gun, (and use the silver TRANSMIT key to transmit)
then turn the transmitter off between sessions.
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Angle Errors
The most common mistake made with radar guns is trying to clock targets at
angles.
All radar guns work on the Doppler principle and return the most accurate
readings when clocking objects moving directly toward or away from the gun.
Clocking at an angle results in angle error, and the gun displays a speed that is
LOWER than the actual speed.
Radar Gun Placement
At slight angles the error is very small; however at larger angles, the error
becomes substantial as the table below shows.
Cosine Angle Error Chart
0
Degrees
5
Degrees
10
Degrees
15
Degrees
30
Degrees
45
Degrees
90
Degrees
True
Speed
0%
Error
0.4%
Error
1.5%
Error
3.4%
Error
13.4%
Error
29.3%
Error
100% Error
25.0 mph
25.0 mph
24.9 mph
24.6 mph
24.1 mph
21.7 mph
17.7 mph
0 mph
50.0 mph
50.0 mph
49.8 mph
49.2 mph
48.3 mph
43.3 mph
35.4 mph
0 mph
75.0 mph
75.0 mph
74.7 mph
73.9 mph
72.4 mph
65.0 mph
53.0 mph
0 mph
100.0 mph
100.0 mph
99.6 mph
98.5 mph
96.6 mph
86.6 mph
70.7 mph
0 mph
125.0 mph
125.0 mph
124.5 mph
123.1 mph
120.7 mph
108.3 mph
88.4 mph
0 mph
150.0 mph
150.0 mph
149.4 mph
147.7 mph
144.9 mph
129.9 mph
106.1 mph
0 mph
200.0 mph
200.0 mph
199.2 mph
197.0 mph
193.2 mph
173.2 mph
141.4 mph
0 mph
250.0 mph
250.0 mph
249.0 mph
246.2 mph
241.4 mph
216.5 mph
176.8 mph
0 mph
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Calculating Angle Errors
If you know the angle at which you are clocking, you can manually calculate the
actual speed by taking the radar reading and dividing by the cosine of the angle.
For example: if you are clocking at 30 degrees and the gun displays 129.9 MPH,
divide 129.9 by the cosine of 30 degrees (0.866) to get a true speed of 150.0
MPH.
Compensating for Angle Errors
You can configure the PRO II to compensate for angle error by changing the
Cosine Angle setting in the Option Menu. In the above example, if the Cosine
Angle setting is 30, the gun will display 150.0 MPH, and no manual calculations
are necessary. The accuracy of the corrected speed is directly dependent on the
accuracy of the estimated angle error that you have set using the Option Menu.
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S PRO II
Owner’s Manual
Interference Problems
Interference Frequencies
The S PRO II radar transmits at a frequency of 34.7 GHz
(34,700,000,000 Hz) using a Ka-Band Transmitter. The receiver is designed to
read the Doppler frequency (the change in frequency) which is much lower and
lies between 100 Hz and 83,000 Hz. There are very few devices other than
another radar gun that could cause interference in a radar gun’s transmission
frequency range. However, there are a number of devices that could interfere
with a radar gun in the receiver’s frequency range.
What Does Interference Do?
Interference can cause a radar gun to read random readings, or make it harder for
the radar gun to “see” the intended target.
Random readings are an obvious sign that there is interference. However, a loss
of sensitivity can be subtle. A common situation occurs when a large number of
professional baseball scouts operate many radar guns in close proximity.
A loss of sensitivity can cause the radar gun to be unable to “see” far enough
away to get the ball speed right when it leaves the pitchers hand. Then, as the ball
gets closer to the plate, the radar is able to get a reading, but only after the ball
has slowed down. The result: the peak speed registers lower than the actual
release speed.
Sources of Interference
There are two main sources that can cause ghost (random) readings in radar guns:
electrical devices and objects that move or vibrate.
Electrical sources include television monitors, fluorescent lights, cellular
phones, computers, some radio transmitters, and power transformers.
Moving or vibrating objects include ventilation fans, motors, and blowing
debris that can produce a nearly constant speed reading.
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Owner’s Manual
Ways to Eliminate Interference
If you are experiencing erroneous readings, try these solutions:
Change your position to affect where the gun is aimed.
Lower the sensitivity by changing the Range in the Operator Menu to a lower
setting.
If the erroneous readings are at low speeds (often interference from nearby
motors) change the Low Speed setting in the Option Menu to a setting with a
higher cutoff to completely eliminate all readings below the set speed. Likewise
if the erroneous readings are at high speeds, change the High Speed setting to a
lower cutoff.
FCC Requirements
The Federal Communications Commission requires that all transmitting
equipment carry a Grant of Type Acceptance. The S PRO II is Type
Accepted by the FCC under Type Acceptance number IBQACMI002. The FCC
also requires that an operating license be obtained by the user of the equipment.
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S PRO II
Owner’s Manual
PRO II Accessories
The S PRO II radar gun has a host of optional accessories. For current
pricing and availability, contact sales at 1-888-STALKER.
 200-0819-00 High Capacity Li-Ion (3700 mAh) Battery Handle
 155-2232-00 12VDC CIG Cable – Connects to the 8-Pin Interface
Connector on the PRO II and plugs into a cigarette lighter receptacle.
Provides external power to the gun for operation and/or battery charging.
 200-0842-00 Battery Wall Charger Cable – Allows charging of a
battery handle (from 90-250VAC Power) while it is attached to the gun.
 200-0839-00 High Capacity Battery Handle Charger – Allows
charging of a battery handle (from 90-250VAC Power) while it is not
attached to the gun.
 015-0182-00 12VDC Power Cable – Used with 200-0839-00 Battery
Handle Charger to allow charging of a battery handle (from a 12V CIG
receptacle) while it is not attached to the gun.
 155-2272-00 Stopwatch Cable – A 4 foot cable with a momentary
switch that connects to the 8-Pin Interface Connector.
 155-2284-00 RS-232 Serial Cable – Connects to the 8-Pin Interface
Connector and plugs into a standard 9-Pin D Connector on a PC or other
electronic device for RS-232 data output.
 155-2278-00 Y Cable – Combines the functions of the 12VDC CIG
Cable and the RS-232 Serial Cable. One end connects to the 8-Pin
Interface Connector. The other is split into a “Y” with two connectors:
one ends in a Cig Plug for power, and the other ends in a 9-Pin D
connector for communications with an electronic device.
 200-0778-00 or 200-0779-00 LED Speed Sign – Displays speeds
streamed out of the PRO II serial port. The RS-232 Serial Cable or the
Y Cable connects the radar gun directly to the speed sign.
 200-0804-00 Tripod Mount – Attaches to the radar gun body and
mounts to any tripod that uses a standard 1/4-20 mounting screw.
Standard cables listed above are available to connect the gun to external power,
to a speed display sign or for other interfaces.
If a user desires to make a custom cable, a mating connector for the gun’s 8-pin
interface connector is available from S Radar or the connector
manufacturer as follows:
S part number
030-2507-00
030-2501-00
030-2546-00
030-2530-00
Bulgin part number
PX0410-08S-6065
SA3347/1
PX0482
PX0483
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Description
8-Pos Conn. with 6.0-6.5mm Glands
22-26ga. Solder Contacts
Gland Pack for 5-7mm Diameter Cable
Gland Pack for 3-5mm Diameter Cable
S PRO II
Owner’s Manual
Service Information
A Check List Before Servicing the PRO II Radar
Check the Settings - If you are having a problem with your PRO II, first make
sure that the settings are correct for your application. Read the Radar
Configuration section. Call Customer Service at 1-877-STALKER if you need
help with this.
Check the Battery - If the PRO II does not turn on, the problem is usually with
the battery handle. Try charging the battery handle. If it still does not turn on, you
could use the Battery Voltage Monitor Diagnostic described in the Diagnostic
Mode section to see if the batteries are producing at least 7.2 volts. You may
need to order new batteries.
Call Customer Service - If the problem is not rectified with these steps, call
Customer Service at 1- 877-STALKER for help. A service representative will
determine if the gun needs to be sent to the factory.
Factory Service Center Address
Applied Concepts, Inc.
Attn. Repair Department
2609 Technology Drive
Plano, TX 75074
1-877-STALKER Toll Free
Phone: (972) 801-4807
Fax: (972) 398-3781
Warranty Information
The PRO II radar is covered for One (1) Full Year, Parts and Labor, against
defects in workmanship, parts, or materials, and is guaranteed to operate within
specifications for that period.
S Radar will repair or replace, at their option, any component or system
found to be defective. The customer is responsible for shipping the defective
product to the factory (freight prepaid), and S Radar will pay for the
return shipping via UPS ground service back to the customer. Any expedited air
shipping charges are to be paid by the customer.
This full warranty does not cover damage due to dropping, water, salt, improper
voltage, fire, attempted repairs or modifications by an unauthorized service
agent, or any other unusual treatment.
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S PRO II
Owner’s Manual
S PRO II
Specifications
PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS
Speed Range
Accuracy
Max. Clocking Distances
1 – 800 MPH
± 3% of reading
In onES resolution, round to the nearest integer;
In tnth resolution, round to nearest tenth.
500 Feet for balls
1 ¾ Miles for an average auto
MICROWAVE SPECIFICATIONS
Operating Frequency
Polarization
3 db Beam width
Microwave Source
Receive Type
Power Output
34.7 GHz (Ka-Band) ± 50 MHz
Circular Polarization
12 Degrees Nominal (± 1°)
Gunn-Effect Diode
Schottky Barrier Mixer Diode
10 Milliwatts Minimum
15 Milliwatts Nominal
25 Milliwatts Maximum
The STALKER PRO II Complies with Part 90 of the FCC rules.
FCC ID #IBQACMI002.
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
Product Type
Computer Processor
Display Type
Operating Temperatures
Storage Temperatures
Stationary Doppler Radar
Digital Signal Processor
Liquid Crystal
-30°C to +70°C (-22°F to +158°F)
-40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F)
ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Battery Capacity
Current Requirements
(At 7.4 Volts DC)
7.4 VDC, 3.7 Ah, Li-Ion
Transmitting - 0.81 Amps
Standby - 0.30 Amps
Sleep Mode - 0.07 Amps
PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Weight (with battery handle)
Dimensions
Housing Material
2.15 Pounds
7.35” H x 2.83” W x 7.9” L
Aluminum and Magnesium
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The S PRO II Radar
is Manufactured by Applied Concepts, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 by Applied Concepts, Inc.
STALKER RADAR
2609 Technology Drive
Plano, TX 75074
1-888-STALKER
(972) 398-3780 Sales
(972) 398-3781 Fax
www.stalkerradar.com
Made in U.S.A.
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