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Whistler TRX-2e Scanner User Guide
USER GUIDE
DIGITAL TRUNKING
EZ DIGITAL SCANNER
DESKTOP/MOBILE
TRX-2E
CONTENTS
Introduction....................................................4
Features..........................................................5
Package Contents..........................................5
Scanning Legally.............................................6
Setup..............................................................7
Connecting Earphones, Headphones or
Speakers.........................................................8
Getting Familiar with your Scanner..............10
Attaching Remote Head and Base Unit........11
Understanding the Keypad..........................13
Rotary Encoder.............................................15
Desktop Operation.......................................16
Mobile Operation.........................................18
Turning On TRX-2E.......................................20
Setting Bandplan and Clock.........................21
Power-On Password.....................................22
Quick Function Access Key..........................22
Understanding the Display...........................23
psDr Indicators.............................................25
Display Icons................................................25
EZ Scan.........................................................26
Maximum Card Size......................................28
Installing EZ Scan Software..........................29
Backup into the First V-Scanner Folder........30
Manual Programming Enter Conventional
Frequency.....................................................31
Standard Text Entry Method........................31
Creating Your First New Objects..................34
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CONTENTS
Adding a New Trunking System...................36
Adding the First Talkgroup...........................37
Talkgroup Object (TGRP)..............................40
Manually Creating/Adding DMR/NXDN......40
Editing Objects Manually.............................42
Alert LED Setting..........................................44
Recording and Playback...............................51
Using IF Output............................................53
Internal Clock/Calendar................................54
Monitoring and Scanning.............................55
Scanlists and Scan Sets.................................57
Searching......................................................58
Search Settings.............................................61
Saving Found CTCSS, DCS or NAC Codes..........62
Using V-Scanner Storage..............................62
Configuring Settings....................................63
Using EZ Scan Software to Update Scanner.66
DSP Firmware Updates.................................66
Maintenance.................................................67
Birdie Frequencies........................................67
Troubleshooting/Error Messages.................68
Specifications...............................................72
Frequency Coverage....................................73
Consumer Warranty......................................78
Service Under Warranty................................79
Service Out of Warranty...............................80
Customer Service.........................................81
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INTRODUCTIONS
Scanning technology has changed
dramatically over the years. A scanner with
Object Oriented User Interface is designed
to help the hobbyist build a collection of
objects to scan:
• Start small and expand
• Organize conventional frequencies and
talkgroups
• Remove unwanted channels and
talkgroups
What is Object Oriented Scanning?
Programming scanning receivers
was challenging, but object-oriented
programming simplifies the process by using
common conventions for scanning concepts.
A Scannable Object is any defined item that
can be scanned or monitored, including:
• Conventional, non-trunked radio
frequencies
• Talkgroups used on a trunked radio system
• Radio services
• Defined searches
Because scannable objects are defined
by the same basic elements, the Object
Oriented User Interface (OOUI) is designed
to simplify scanning by managing all
scannable objects similarly. When you learn
how to program one type of object, you can
program other types of scannable objects as
well.
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FEATURES
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Functional keypad and backlit LCD display
Detects and masks encrypted voice audio
Decodes Radio ID/Talkgroup ID data
Upgradeable CPU/DSP Firmware
USB Interface 2.0 or earlier
DMR/MotoTRBO™ Tier II
NXDN
Improved P25 Functionality (Phase II, X2TDMA)
PC Software to customize your settings
Detachable Remote Control Head w/
Magnet Mount
Signal Strength Meter
200 Scanlists
Multi–system Trunking
Spectrum Sweeper
Headphone/Speaker Jacks
Programmable Alert LED
Programmable Audio Alarms
V-Scanner II Storage System
Audio Recording
Built-in Clock / Calendar
Built-in Services Searches
Built-in Discriminator output
PACKAGE CONTENTS
• Desktop/Mobile Scanner with Remote
Head
• Pull up BNC Antenna
• USB Cable
• SD Card (Installed in the Scanner)
• PC Software included on SD Card
• Special 6½ ft. LAN Cable for Remote Head
• Remote Head Mounting Bracket and
Screws
• Mounting Bracket and Hardware Kit
• DC Power Cable
• AC Adapter
• User Guide
• Quick Start Guide
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SCANNING LEGALLY
PLEASE NOTE: It is illegal to listen to some
transmission your scanner can receive. Please
consult your local licensing conditions.
Do not open your scanner’s case to make
any modifications that could allow it to
pick up transmissions that are illegal to
monitor. Doing so could subject you to legal
penalties. We encourage responsible, legal
scanner use.
In some areas, mobile use of this scanner
is unlawful or requires a permit. Check the
laws in your area. It is also illegal in many
areas to interfere with the duties of public
safety officials by traveling to the scene of an
incident without authorization.
WARNING: Changes or modifications to
this unit not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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SETUP
To connect the included antenna:
1. Align the slots around the antenna’s
connector with the tabs on the antenna
jack.
2. Press the antenna down over the jack and
turn the antenna’s base clockwise until it
locks into place.
3. Mobile use requires an external antenna.
To connect an external antenna, follow the
installation instructions supplied with the
antenna. Always use 50-ohm coaxial cable,
such as RG-58 or RG-213 low-loss dielectric
coaxial cable. You may also need a BNC
adapter.
WARNING:
Use extreme
caution when
installing or
removing
an outdoor
antenna.
If the antenna starts to fall, let it go! It
could contact overhead power lines. If the
antenna touches a power line, touching the
antenna, mast, cable, or guy wires can cause
electrocution and death. Call the power
company to remove the antenna. DO NOT
attempt to do so yourself.
COAXIAL CABLE
GROUND
CLAMP
LIGHTNING ARRESTOR
METER PANEL AND
SERVICE ENTRANCE
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250. PART H)
NEC · NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
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SETUP
WARNING: Outdoor antennas must be
properly grounded to prevent static buildup
and lightning damage. Article 810 of the
National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA
70, provides information about proper
grounding of the antenna mast, connection
of coaxial cable to an lightning arrestor,
size of grounding conductors, location
of the lightning arrestor and connection
of grounding conductors to grounding
electrodes.
Disconnect your radio from the outdoor
antenna during electrical storm activity to
prevent damage.
CONNECTING EARPHONE,
HEADPHONES OR SPEAKERS
For private listening, you can plug an
1/8-inch (3.5 mm) mini-plug earphone or
headphones (not supplied) in the headphone
jack on the front. This automatically
disconnects the internal speaker.
Connecting Extension Speaker
In noisy areas, or if you install the scanner in
a vehicle, an extension speaker (not supplied)
may provide more comfortable listening.
Plug the speaker cable 1/8 inch (3.5mm)
mini-plug into your scanner’s EXT. SP jack,
located on the rear panel of the radio.
Listening Safely
To protect your hearing, follow these
guidelines when you use headphones:
1. Do not connect headphones to the
external speaker jack located on the rear
panel of the radio.
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CONNECTING EARPHONE,
HEADPHONES OR SPEAKERS
2. Set the volume to zero before putting on
headphones. With the headphones on,
adjust the volume to a comfortable level.
3. Avoid increasing the volume once you set
it. Over time, your sensitivity to a volume
level decreases, so volume levels that do
not cause discomfort might damage your
hearing.
4. Avoid or limit listening at high volume
levels. Prolonged exposure to high volume
levels can cause permanent hearing loss.
Traffic Safety
Wearing headphones while operating a
motor vehicle can create a traffic hazard and
is illegal in most areas. Even though some
headphones let you hear some outside
sounds when listening at normal volume
levels, they still can present a traffic hazard.
Exercise extreme caution!
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GETTING FAMILIAR WITH
YOUR SCANNER
Headphone
Jack
USB
Connector
Remote
Head Latch
Alert LED
LCD
Display
Keypad
Magnet
Sockets
Rotary
Encoder
Power
Button
LAN Cable
Jack
SD Card Remote Head Remote Head
Slot
Connector
Attachment
Slots
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ATTACHING REMOTE HEAD
AND BASE UNIT
To detach the (Remote Head Unit) from the
(Base Unit), Press and hold the release button
on the left side of the base unit. A gap
will appear between the base unit and the
remote head unit. Grasp the remote head
and carefully remove it from the base unit.
If the scanner was on, it will continue to scan,
but you will not be able to make changes
until you reconnect the head or cable to the
head unit.
To link the base unit and remote head unit,
connect them using the supplied 8P8C Type
B Straight Cable.
To reattach the remote head to the base,
unplug the LAN cable from both units and
align the guide pins on the right side of the
remote head with the slots on the base unit.
Then, carefully press the remote head into
the base unit, keeping your fingers out of the
gap between the remote head and the base.
The magnets will “grab”, holding the remote
head in place. The remote head unit can be
attached to an AMPS or Lido mount (not
included) if desired.
Base Unit
Press Here
Remote Head
WARNING: Always install the remote
head with care, keeping your fingers clear;
the magnets are very powerful. Always
keep the magnets well away from persons
wearing electrical medical devices such as
pacemakers, as the magnets may cause the
devices to malfunction, endangering the
wearer’s life.
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ATTACHING REMOTE HEAD
AND BASE UNIT
Always keep the magnets well away from
magnetic media such as discs and tapes, and
from magnetically sensitive equipment such
as computer monitors and watches to avoid
deleting data or damaging the equipment.
The rare earth magnets can be damaged by
heat; avoid temperatures greater than 175
degrees Fahrenheit (80 degrees Celsius),
such as in parked cars. Hotter temperatures
will permanently weaken the magnets.
LAN Cable Specification:
Interface: RS-485 compatible
Interface cable: 8P8C modular plug, Type B,
Straight cable 6½ feet
WARNING: Use only the supplied 8P8C
Type B straight cable (CAT 5 or CAT 6) to
connect the remote head to the base unit up
to 100 feet in length. Other types of cable
including crossover cables may damage both
the remote head and base unit.
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UNDERSTANDING
THE KEYPAD
Your scanner features a back-lit keypad as
shown below in addition to the power button
located at the front of the remote control
head.
POWER/BACKLIGHT –
is located to the
bottom right of the remote head. Press and
hold until the display reads “release button”
to turn the scanner on and off. Press briefly
to confirm the backlight level. When the
backlight level appears, rotate rotary encoder
to increase/ decrease the backlight level.
MENU – provides access to additional
functions related to the current operating
mode of the scanner, and provides access to
the Main Menu, where the main functions are
controlled.
WX – provides instant access to user
selection from SERVICE SEARCH.
ATT – controls the attenuator function and
cycles between per object attenuation
mode, Global attenuation mode, and Global
attenuation on.
PRI – toggles the Priority setting for selected
or active object, Fn PRI toggles Priority Mode
on or off while scanning.
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UNDERSTANDING
THE KEYPAD
SKIP – if pressed while monitoring or paused
on an Object, will temporarily disable
reception on the Object. Pressing SKIP again
while the Object is selected will resume
normal monitoring. The SKIP key can also
be programmed to permanently lockout
an object if selected in the Global Settings
menu. When editing text, pressing the SKIP
key clears all text at and to the right of the
cursor. When in Playback mode, the SKIP key
stops playback of the current recording, and
when playing multiple recordings, advances
to the next recording. When in Weather
mode, the SKIP key toggles between Normal
weather radio mode and SAME Standby
mode. In many Menu functions, the SKIP key
is used to cancel or abort a pending change.
Fn – Activates alternate key functions.
/II/SEL – controls Scan, Pause and Playback
modes, and is used in menus to select,
enable or disable options.
Four Way Push button Pad –,  
keys are used for navigation while browsing
objects and menus.
Alphanumeric Keypad – quick data entry of
frequencies, talkgroup IDs and labels. While
scanning, pressing 1 thru 200 will toggle the
selected scanlist on or off. Each button must
be pressed within 2 seconds of the last. If
more than 1 scanlist will be toggled on or
off, press the decimal once as a separator.
Pressing the decimal twice will end the
sequence.
Example: If you wish to toggle scanlist 9 you
press 9 If you wish to toggle scanlist 9, 11,
and 22 simply press the following 9 . 11 . 22
or 9 . 11 . 22 . or 9 . 11 . 22 ..
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ROTARY ENCODER
Your scanner is equipped with a multifunction control knob mounted on the topright of the remote head.
You can turn the knob right and left, and
press it to click. The rotary encoder functions
are “context sensitive”. You can select the
desired rotary encoder operating mode
(volume or squelch) in the Global Settings
menu under Knob Dflt.
Set the desired rotary encoder timeout time
in seconds in the Global Settings menu
under Knob T/Out.
Factory default function is volume control
during scanning. Pressing the knob once
temporarily changes to squelch control. After
5 seconds (settable) of inactivity the knob
reverts to its default function.
In squelch mode the default function is to
scroll through squelch levels while scanning.
Pressing the knob once temporarily changes
to volume control. After 5 seconds (settable)
of inactivity the knob reverts to its default
function.
Use the squelch function to optimize
reception. When the squelch level is high,
only stronger signals will pass through the
squelch gate, and weaker signals may not
be received. When the squelch level is low,
the squelch gate will be open even when no
signal is present, causing the scanner to scan
slowly or to stop on Objects even when no
transmission is present, playing noise only.
The scanner works best when the squelch
gate is set so that it is closed when no
transmissions are present, but able to open
when a desired transmission occurs. The
ideal setting for the squelch level is between
9 and 11.
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ROTARY ENCODER
If you find that the scanner seems to
be scanning very slowly or stopping on
frequencies with noise only, increase the
squelch level until normal scanning resumes.
In menus, the rotary encoder scrolls up and
down through the menu items and a single
press selects the indicated menu option.
When entering alphanumeric data such as
Scan List names the rotary encoder scrolls up
and down the character list (letters, numbers,
punctuation); a single press selects the
indicated character.
The rotary encoder can be used to adjust
the backlight level. Press POWER briefly
with backlight illuminated, then rotate the
encoder to increase or decrease brightness.
DESKTOP OPERATION
The supplied mounting bracket can serve
as a desktop stand when it is installed
beneath the radio. You may also use the
mounting bracket indoors to attach the radio
underneath a table or shelf by installing the
mounting bracket above the radio.
Attach the three self-adhesive rubber feet
to the bottom of the mounting bracket in
the spaces provided. The rubber feet help
prevent sliding on smooth surfaces, and
will help prevent scratching of your desk or
tabletop. Do not use the rubber feet if you
plan to attach the mounting bracket to a
fixed surface with screws.
Attach the two self-adhesive rubber washers
to the inside of the mounting bracket sides,
over the holes that are used when attaching
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DESKTOP OPERATION
the bracket to the scanner’s side holes. Be
sure to align the holes in the washer carefully
with the holes in the mounting bracket. The
rubber washers help protect the scanner’s
case from scratches.
Slide the scanner carefully into the mounting
bracket assembly, and use the two provided
knurled knobs to secure the scanner within
the mounting bracket.
Connect the supplied AC power supply to
your wall outlet. Connect the coaxial power
plug to the radio.
NOTE: Plug the adapter into an easily
accessible power outlet location near the
equipment.
WARNING: The correct orientation for
the adapter is in a vertical or floor mount
position. To prevent electric shock, do not
use the AC adapter’s polarized plug with an
extension cord, receptacle, or other outlet
unless you can fully insert the blades to
prevent blade exposure.
Connect the supplied telescoping antenna
to the base unit’s antenna jack. For best
reception, adjust the antenna’s length as
follows:
Frequency
Antenna Length
25-54 MHz
Extend fully
108-174 MHz
Extend 4 segments
216-225 MHz
Extend 3 segments
25-406 MHz
Extend 2 segments
406-1300 MHz
Collapse Fully
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DESKTOP OPERATION
NOTE: If desired, you may also connect
an external base station antenna equipped
with a BNC male connector to the antenna
connector. Please refer to the section
entitled “Connecting Antenna” for important
instructions and warnings.
NOTE: An external antenna is required for
mobile operation.
MOBILE OPERATION
NOTE: If desired, you may also connect
an external base station antenna equipped
with a BNC male connector to the antenna
connector. Please refer to the section
entitled “Connecting Antenna” for important
instructions and warnings.
NOTE: An external antenna is required for
mobile operation.
By attaching the mounting bracket above the
radio, you can mount the radio underneath
your vehicle’s dashboard, or in any other
mounting location where the radio will be
suspended from above. You may also use the
mounting bracket beneath the radio, which
makes it possible to mount the radio on top
of any flat surface in your vehicle.
Select a mounting location that does not
interfere with visibility while driving. Use
caution to select a location that will not
interfere with the deployment of your
vehicle’s air bags. It is extremely important
not to mount this or any other equipment
in locations where deployment of the air
bags may cause the equipment to be
propelled towards the vehicle’s passengers. If
necessary, seek advice from your automotive
dealer or service shop.
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MOBILE OPERATION
Use the mounting bracket as a template to
mark the locations for the two mounting
screws. At the marked locations, drill holes
that are slightly smaller than the screws. Use
caution not to damage wiring or components
that are located behind the mounting
surface. Using the provided screws and lock
washers, attach the mounting bracket to your
vehicle.
Attach the two self-adhesive rubber washers
to the inside of the mounting bracket sides,
over the holes that are used when attaching
the bracket to the scanner’s side holes.
The rubber washers help protect the
scanner’s case from scratches.
Slide the scanner into the mounting bracket
assembly, and use the two provided knurled
knobs to secure the scanner within the
mounting bracket.
Connect the supplied DC power cable to a
power source in your vehicles as follows:
Disconnect the cable from the negative (-)
terminal of your vehicle’s battery prior to
attempting any connections to your vehicle’s
electrical system.
NOTE: Disconnecting your battery may
reset certain devices in your vehicle, such
as automotive audio systems, navigation
systems, alarm systems, keyless entry
systems, etc.
Route the supplied DC power cord between
a power source and the mounting location
for your scanner. Ground the black wire of the
supplied DC power cable to your vehicle’s
chassis, drilling a small hole in a metal frame
member underneath your dashboard and
using a small sheet metal screw to secure the
black wire to the frame.
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MOBILE OPERATION
NOTE: Be sure the grounding screw makes
complete contact with the metal frame of
your vehicle.
Connect the red wire of the supplied DC
power cable to a voltage source that turns on
and off with ignition switch.
Insert the coaxial power plug into the
DC 13.8V jack on the rear of the radio.
Reconnect the cable to the negative (-)
terminal of your vehicle’s battery.
The DC power cord is equipped with an
in-line fuse. This fuse protects your scanner
and your vehicle from damage in case of an
equipment malfunction or a short circuit. Do
not remove the in-line fuse holder from the
DC power cord. If the fuse blows, replace it
with a 3A slow blow fuse and apply power
again. If the fuse blows again, check all
wiring for short circuits, and check the radio
for a malfunction.
WARNING: You must use a power source
that supplies 12-14.4V DC and is rated for
600mA. The power plug’s center tip must be
set to positive and must fit the scanner’s DC
13.8V jack. Using a DC adapter that does not
meet these specifications could damage the
scanner.
TURNING ON TRX-2E
Press the
button and hold down until the
display reads “release button” to turn the
scanner on.
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SETTING BANDPLAN
AND CLOCK
When you first power up your scanner it will
prompt you to set the bandplan, date and
time.
Press the  or  key to select the United
Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South
Africa, or France bandplan, then press /II/
SEL.
-Bandplan UK 
Press SEL to Set
-Bandplan AUS 
Press SEL to Set
-Bandplan NZL 
Press SEL to Set
-Bandplan FRA 
Press SEL to Set
-Bandplan ZAF 
Press SEL to Set
The scanner will then prompt you to enter
the current date and time. Press the  or 
key to select the desired digit, then press
the  key. Press the  or  key to change
the value, then press /II/SEL. You can skip
this process by pressing the SKIP key. You
can set the clock at any time using the PC
application.
-Set Clock2017-04-03 Wed 11:00:00
Press SEL to Set or SKIP to Exit
The Bandplan and Date/Time prompts
appear only once on initial power-up. You
can change the Date and Time from the Main
Menu and the Bandplan from the Global
Setting menu.
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POWER-ON PASSWORD
Set a user defined power-on password to
restrict access to the radio.
1. Press MENU.
2. Scroll to Set Password and press .
3. Use the arrows or numeric keypad to set
the password.
4. Use the /II/SEL key to accept the
updated settings, or the MENU key to exit
without saving changes.
NOTE: Power-on password can be reset by
anyone using the EZ Scan software. Password
provides only limited protection from
immediate unauthorized use.
QUICK FUNCTION
ACCESS KEYS
Fn + Up Arrow = Top of menu list
Fn + Down Arrow = Bottom of menu list
Fn + 0 = Tune Mode
Fn + 1 = Scan mode
Fn + 2 = Program Menu
Fn + 3 = Sweeper Menu
Fn + 4 = Service Search Menu
Fn + 5 = Limit Search
Fn + 6 = Playback mode
Fn + 9 = Object search
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UNDERSTANDING THE
DISPLAY
Your scanner features a high contrast, backlit
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) to provide you
with information about the status of the
scanner while you are using it. A menu-driven
user interface provides access to the settings
that control what the scanner monitors.
Below are examples of the scanners menu.
-Main MenuScan 
Scanlists
Set Location
Browse Library
Browse Objects
A “Scan” display shows a scrolling list
of enabled Scanlists while scanning, and
displays attenuator and trunking control
channel status. Below provides an example
of the Scanning display.
Scan T G 
U/VHF AM
VHF Mar
CB Radio
Amateur Repeaters
PMR446
Individual Object displays are shown when
the scanner is monitoring activity on an
enabled Object. The LCD includes a row of
icons at the top that provides information
about the status of the scanner while
monitoring an Object. The amount of
information displayed is configured using the
Simple Display option in the Global Settings
menu. For example, with Simple Display set
to “on”, the following data is displayed for
trunking talkgroups:
• Icons
• Scanlist
• Object type and “psDr” status
• Trunking system
• Scanlist
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UNDERSTANDING THE
DISPLAY
Below is an example of an individual
Object display with Simple Display set to
“on”.
S
T G 
Digital Repeater GB7CT
AIR Heathrow Tower
PMR446 ch1
Display showing reception of a trunking
talkgroup with Simple Display set to “on”.
With Simple Display set to “off ”, additional
data is displayed on the screen. The
amount and type of data displayed can be
customized using the Show options in the
Global Settings menu. For example, below
is the same Object displayed with Simple
Display set to “off” and Show Radio ID set to
“on”:
• Icons
• Scanlist
• Object type and “psDr” status
• Object name
• Trunking system
• Radio ID
S
T G
GB7CTDMR
TGRP 840
Amateur DMR
VHF Mar
Radio ID: 235999
Display showing reception of a trunking
talkgroup with Simple Display set to “on”
and Show Radio ID enabled.
There are many combinations of data that
can be shown on the Object display using
the Show options in the Global Settings
menu. You can learn more about these
options in the Configuration Settings section
of the guide.
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"psDr" INDICATORS
In the Individual Object displays there are
four characters on the right-hand side of the
display that indicate the status of priority,
skip/lockout, delay and recording for the
selected or active object. The following
indicators are possible:
p= priority off, P= priority on
s= skip off, S= skip on, L=lockout on
d= delay off, D=delay on
r= recording off, R=recording on
DISPLAY ICONS
A row of icons at the top of the display
provides status information about the
scanner. These icons are defined as follows:
S Squelch circuit (or “gate”) is open
S Squelch circuit (or “gate”) is open DMR
G When present, the attenuator is set for
Global mode
A When present, the attenuator is active
GA When present, Global attenuator is on,
and the attenuator is active
AM AM mode is active
FM FM mode is active
NF Narrow FM mode is active
DG The radio is receiving P25/DMR digital
audio with AGC
Dg The radio is receiving P25 digital audio
without AGC
D2 The radio is receiving P25 Phase II digital
audio, with or without AGC
Fn Function key is active
u Scan mode (scanning)
Pause mode (monitoring a single Object)
Being recorded on the active or selected
Object
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DISPLAY ICONS
F Recording is enabled but recording is
suspended. The SD card is almost out of
space.
Signal meter indicating strength
T Currently receiving trunking control
channel data
E Encrypted digital traffic detected
IF The radio’s IF (discriminator) output mode
is active
P/p Priority On/Priority Off
S/s Skip On/Skip Off
D/d Delay On/Delay Off
L/- Lock Out On/Lock Out Off
EZ SCAN
Your scanner comes with an installed SD card
that contains the EZ Scan software.
NOTE: Make a copy of the EZ Scan software
files in case the SD card is lost or damaged.
To remove the SD card from the scanner:
WARNING: To prevent corrupted data on
the SD Card, always turn the scanner off
using the front panel power button.
1. Turn off scanner; remove the control head
to locate the SD Card slot with SD card
installed.
2. Press and release the SD card to eject it
from the scanner.
3. To reinsert the SD card, with the label
facing up, press it in until it clicks in place.
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EZ SCAN
NOTE: Always use the EZ Scan software
“Prepare Scanner Memory/SD Card For
Use” option under the “Scanner/ SD Card”
menu to format the SD Card if the card is
not performing as expected or if the scanner
does not power up with the SD Card.
The SD card comes formatted for the
standard FAT32 file system with a cluster size
of 32k.
To format additional cards (2GB or
smaller), use only the EZ Scan software to
format the SD card.
• Format using the FAT file system with 32k
clusters.
• If you use SD cards larger than 2GB, format
using FAT32 with 32k clusters.
• Formatting the SD card for other file
system types may cause EZ Scan to
malfunction.
Connecting the scanner to a computer with
the supplied USB cable allows you to access
the card with the EZ Scan software and
update the Library, edit the configuration
and stored objects, optimize the card, and
reformat the card if necessary. You can also
connect the SD Card to an external reader,
which may provide faster data transfer rates
when compared to accessing the card while
it is in the radio.
For reference, below is the directory structure
for the SD Card. You may wish to make a
copy of the CDAT folder on your computer
as a backup. The CDAT folder contains your
EZ Scan programming. Modifying these
directories or their contents outside of
the scanner or the EZ Scan software is not
recommended, and may cause the scanner
to malfunction.
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EZ SCAN
BTMP Contains various temporary files used
by the scanner
CDAT Contains your programming
CDAT_VS.nnn Contains programming for
V-Scanner folder number nnn,where nnn may
range from 001 to 200
DB Contains the Library
MTMP Contains various temporary files used
by the scanner
STMP Contains various temporary files used
by the scanner
CURVS.DAT Configuration information
CONFIG _.BIN Configuration information
REC Audio recordings
SOFTWARE EZ Scan Software
WARNING: Modifying these files,
directories or contents of directories is not
recommended, and may cause the scanner
to malfunction, and may result in loss of
programming data.
MAXIMUM CARD SIZE
You can purchase additional cards to store
different configurations or backups for your
EZ Scan data. Up to a 32GB SD card may be
used. We recommend SanDisk SD cards.
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INSTALLING EZ
SCAN SOFTWARE
A method for programming a new scanner
is using the supplied USB cable and the
included software.
Also www.RadioReference.com provides
a range of resources to help improve your
overall scanning experience.
EZ Scan easy-to-use software helps you:
• Make changes to EZ Scan’s programming
and configuration
• Update EZ Scan’s firmware for
enhancements and bug fixes
• Format and maintain the SD card
For complete instructions on how to use the
EZ Scan Software refer to the Help Menu in
the PC Application.
To install, connect the scanner to your
computer's USB port. Using windows
explorer, open the SD Card to view files,
select software, then select setup.exe and
follow the on-screen instructions.
Accept all prompts when asked. User's can
also insert the SD Card into your computer
via a card reader, open the SD Card, find
and open the "Software" folder and click
on "setup.exe", then follow the on-screen
instructions.
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BACKUP INTO THE FIRST
V-SCANNER FOLDER
PC Objects can be backed up to the first
available V-Scanner folder from the Set
Location menu (See V-Scanner II section for a
discussion of Folders).
We recommend you back up your data
to guard against accidental changes or
deletions.
From the Set Location menu scroll to Backup
Data and press the  key.
-Set LocationBy City
By County
By ZIP Code
Backup Data
Clear Channels
Press the /II/SEL key to back up your data,
or press the SKIP key to return to the Set
Location menu without backing up.
-ConfirmationReally backup to first available V-Scanner
folder?
SEL=Yes, SKIP=No
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MANUAL PROGRAMMING
CONVENTIONAL FREQUENCY
1. Press MENU to access Main Menu.
2. Scroll to and select “Program Menu” then
“Add Conv Freq”.
3. Simply write over the existing frequency
or press “SKIP” to clear. Using the
alphanumeric keypad or the ,  
buttons, enter the desired conventional
frequency. Press SEL when finished.
4. Scroll to “Save Changes” then press SEL.
5. Press MENU returns to Main Menu.
STANDARD TEXT ENTRY
METHOD
Your scanner features a high-contrast,
backlit alphanumeric display that provides
constant feedback about what the radio is
doing while scanning and monitoring your
“Scannable Objects”. To get the most out of
your scanner and this display, you will want to
name your objects as you program them into
the radio.
This allows for easy identification of active
objects while the radio is scanning.
Your scanner uses a simple text entry method
that allows entry of all uppercase and
lowercase letters of the alphabet, numbers,
and punctuation symbols.
Entering and Editing Alphanumeric
Information
A Standard Text Entry Method is used for
entering alphanumeric information into the
radio. This method allows easy access to
each letter in the alphabet by pressing two
keys that represent the letter.
Take a moment to study the numeric keys on
the keypad and you will notice that keys 2-9
each have three or four letters printed on the
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STANDARD TEXT ENTRY
METHOD
front panel just above each key. To enter a
letter in an alphanumeric text field, simply
press the number key below the letter you
wish to type first, then press the number key
that corresponds with the position of the
letter in the silk screen group. For example,
the number 2 is used to access the letters
A, B and C. To type the letter A, press 2 to
select the ABC group, then 1 to select the
first letter in the group, A. Likewise, to type
the letter B, press 2 to select the ABC group,
then press 2 again to select the second
letter in the group. And, to type the letter
C, simply press 2, then 3 to select the third
letter in the “ABC” group.
To enter numbers in alphanumeric text fields,
press 1 first, then the number you wish to
type.
To enter punctuation, press 0 first to see
the first set of punctuation, then press the
number key that corresponds with the
position of the desired punctuation mark in
the set.
Press the . (period key) to enter a SPACE.
While using Standard Text Entry, the Fn key
serves as a shift key. For letters, uppercase
text is typed by default, and you can shift
to lowercase by pressing the Fn key before
entering a character. For punctuation, the
Fn key accesses a second set of punctuation
marks. The shift action of the Fn key remains
active until it is pressed again.
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STANDARD TEXT ENTRY
METHOD
Use the  keys to move the cursor to the desired
location in edit fields. Press Fn  or Fn  to move
the cursor to the beginning or end of an edit field,
respectively.
The character set and corresponding entry codes
are provided below for reference. Pressing Fn
to toggle the shift lock status will produce lower
case characters for letters, and a second set of
punctuation marks for special characters. For
brevity, lower case letters are not shown in the
table below.
Char
Code
Char
Code
Char
Code
Char
Code
A
21
O
63
3
13
&
07
B
22
P
71
4
14
*
08
C
23
Q
72
5
15
(
09
D
31
R
73
6
16
)
00
E
32
S
74
7
17
-
(F)01
F
33
T
81
8
18
_
(F)02
G
41
U
82
9
19
+
(F)03
H
42
V
83
0
10
/
(F)04
I
43
W
91
!
01
?
(F)05
J
51
X
92
@
02
'
(F)06
K
52
Y
93
#
03
<
(F)07
L
53
Z
94
$
04
>
(F)08
M
61
1
11
%
05
.
(F)09
N
62
2
12
^
06
,
(F)00
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CREATING YOUR FIRST
NEW OBJECTS
When you enter Program Menu, the scanner
will provide the following Programming Menu
options and is ready for you to enter the first
Objects into the memory:
Global Settings
Edit System
Add System
Add Conv Freq
When an Object is displayed, press SEL or
MENU to customize your Object and Set
Scanlist.
Essential Conventional Channel parameters
By default, your new CONV object will be
tagged “Channel”. If you'd like to change this,
just scroll the screen down one click until the
flashing cursor highlights the Tag: field, then
press SEL to edit the tag. You can move the
cursor around using the  keys on the 4-way
push button pad, use the (.) key to clear the old
character, or press SKIP to erase the entire field.
To enter text, use the   or find the letter
you want to enter on the front panel of the
radio, press the numeric key beneath it, then
press 1, 2, 3, or 4 depending on the position of
the letter in the group for that number.
For example, to enter AIR, press:
21A
43I
73R
Press the SEL key to store the new tag
information for your CONV object.
Now you are ready to store your first CONV
object. There are other parameters that you can
change, and we invite you to scroll through the
CONV menu to see the other settings that are
available.
When you're ready, scroll to save changes, press
the SEL key to save your new conventional
object. Once the object is saved, you can
continue to enter other new objects, or press
SEL to start scanning!
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CREATING YOUR FIRST
NEW OBJECTS
Essential Trunking Talkgroup parameters
As a standalone object, a TRGP object is really
no more complicated than a CONV object.
The trunking system (TSYS) that the TGRP is a
member of must be specified. Each talkgroup
has a digital “address” on the trunking system,
which is called the talkgroup ID, and this must
be provided. We also recommend that you
label your TGRP object by giving it a name in
the TAG field. This will make it easier for you to
find the TGRP object later, and identify it when
the scanner stops to monitor activity.
Setting up and using a Trunking System
(TSYS) object
We just mentioned that the TSYS is an essential
parameter needed in order for a TGRP object
to function properly and receive radio traffic.
The TSYS object has its own set of essential
parameters, and these parameters vary
depending on the type of trunked radio system
you plan to monitor. If you are a reasonably
experienced user you probably already know
what the essential parameters are for the
system you wish to monitor. For example, each
TSYS must correctly specify the type of system
being monitored, the control channel or LCN
frequencies used by the system, and so on.
A detailed description of each type of system
supported by this radio and the essential
parameters required to make the different
types of trunked radio systems work properly
is provided in the help section of the EZ Scan
software.
IMPORTANT: The first time you make a TGRP
for a particular trunked radio system, you must
also create a TSYS that contains the system
parameters associated with that trunked radio
system. Once you create a TSYS object for the
trunked radio system, you can use the TSYS
object over and over again without having to reenter all of the system data.
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ADDING A NEW TRUNK
SYSTEM
From the Program Menu, Select Add
System, Select System type.
< Motorola > < EDACS > < LTR > <P25> <DMR>
<NXDN>
Press SEL will enter the -Add System- menu.
Scroll to Edit Sites, Press SEL to enter –Edit
Sites- menu.
Scroll to 0001: New site, press SEL to enter
-Edit Site- menu.
Edit Frequencies and Alpha Tag using text
method described earlier.
Press SEL after making your edits, scroll to
Save Changes, press SEL returns to –Edit
Sites-.
From here you can select Add New, Delete
Current, or Back to system. Selecting Back
to system will take you to the –Add Systemmenu where you can Cancel Changes, Save
Changes, Edit Sites, Add Talkgroup, and
Alpha Tag.
When done, scroll to Save Changes, press
SEL returns to the –Program Menu-. Press
MENU returns you to the –Main Menu-.
Next you need to enter control channel
frequencies for Motorola and P25 systems or
all system frequencies for other system types.
Select the 01: position and using the number
keys, and   enter the first frequency and
press SEL. Continue entering frequencies
until done. Press Menu and SEL to save.
If the system is narrow band FM, select NFM.
Normally, no other input is needed. Scroll
up proceed to Save Changes. Press Menu to
return to the Add System menu.
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ADDING THE FIRST
TALKGROUP
Under Main Menu, Program Menu, Edit
System:
Scroll the display   if necessary to select
the system where you will add the new
talkgroup. Press Select.
Scroll the display by pressing the down arrow
until you get to Add Talkgroup and press
Select.
Your radio's display should appear as
follows:
-Add TGRPCancel Changes
Save Changes
TGID Wildcard
Radio ID
Alpha Tag
In the following step you will store a Wildcard
talkgroup with the number 65535. If you
would rather store a TGRP object for a
specific talkgroup ID, just press the number
keys to enter the talkgroup ID of the desired
talkgroup, then press the SEL key to store
the ID.
HINT: TGRP objects are also used to receive
Private/Individual Calls on trunking systems
that support these call types. Simply check
the Radio ID check box. A Wildcard TGRP
object with Radio ID box checked will
monitor all Private/Individual Calls seen on
the system, or you can specify a radio ID to
watch for in the ID: field.
Scroll down to Save Changes and perform
the save.
The Wildcard talkgroup allows you to hear
everything on the system.
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ADDING THE FIRST
TALKGROUP
If you entered an actual talk group, be sure
to name this TID by changing Wildcard to the
talkgroup’s actual name. You'll want to scroll
down two more clicks to the Tag: field and
enter an easy to remember name for your
talkgroup that corresponds with its purpose
on the trunked radio system.
For this example, lets assume that this is
an AMATEUR RADIO REPEATER we would
like to use the name “TG840” for the tag.
Scroll to the Tag: field and press the SEL key.
Using the text entry methods that you have
previously employed for naming your CONV
and TSYS objects, name your new talkgroup
“TG840”.
21A
61M
21A
81T
32E
82U
73R
1773R
21A
31D
43I
63O
Press SEL to store the name, then press SEL
to store the TGRP as a new object. As with
the other object types, there are many other
parameters you can edit for the TGRP, but
for now, that's all you have to do to start
monitoring traffic on that TGRP! To add more
TGRPs on the same system, follow the same
steps above, this time specifying the TSYS
that you just created. To create TGRPs on
a different system, follow the steps above,
specify a NEW system, and provide the
correct parameters for that system, as shown
above.
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ADDING THE FIRST
TALKGROUP
As a reminder, here are a few important
points to remember about monitoring
trunked radio systems, and about TGRP
objects in particular:
With regard to trunked radio systems, it is
important to note that a "system" cannot be
scanned. If one wishes to monitor radio traffic
on a trunked radio system, one must create
a TGRP object. A TGRP object includes
the parameters for a trunked radio system
so that it will operate properly. Trunking
system(TSYS) parameters are stored as a
separate "configuration object", and can be
used over and over again in other talkgroup
objects on the same trunked radio system.
Also with regard to trunked radio systems, itis
important to note that a talkgroup objectmay
be configured in one of four differentways
to monitor traffic on a trunked radiosystem.
They are as follows:
• Wildcard Talkgroup: will monitor all
talkgroup call radio traffic on the desired
trunked radio system
• Talkgroup with TGID: will only monitor
talkgroup call radio traffic on the specified
TGID (enter the desired talkgroup in the
ID: field of the TGRP object to scan a
specified ID)
• Wildcard Private Call: will monitor all
private call radio traffic on the desired
trunked radio system (in the TGID field,
and set the Type field to Private)
• Private Call with ID: will only monitor
private call radio traffic on the specified
TGID (enter the desired Radio ID in the
TGID field, and set the Type field to
Private)
NOTE: For now, just let your new objects go
to the default Scan List. Later in this section
we will show you how you can group your
objects into Scan Lists.
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TALKGROUP OBJECT
(TRGP)
A Trunking Talkgroup Object (TGRP) is a
record that stores the parameters for a
trunked talkgroup on a trunked radio system.
When you create a TGRP object, you are
creating an object that will allow you to
scan and monitor a talkgroup on a particular
trunked radio system.
MANUALLY CREATING/
ADDING DMR OR NXDN
If you learn of a new DMR or NXDN system that
you want to configure for your scanner or if the
DMR and NXDN system listed on the Radio
Reference Database has no talkgroups listed,
you may need to manually create a new DMR or
NXDN system in the EZ Scan PC Application.
To manually create/add a new DMR or NXDN
system
1. Click on the Trunked Radio Systems tab
at the top of the EZ Scan PC Application.
2. Click on the New button to on the right
side of the Trunked Radio Systems screen.
A new row will appear in the Trunked
Radio Systems section.
3. Click on the Alpha Tag column field of the
newly created system and enter the name
of the system.
4. Click on the Type column of the new
system row and select DMR or NXDN
depending on the system type you are
entering
5. Click on the Country column and set the
country.
6. Click on the AGC column and set it to On.
7. With the new system row highlighted at
the top of the display, you will see the
Trunked System Site Information section
on the bottom half of the screen.
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MANUALLY CREATING/
ADDING DMR OR NXDN
8.
If not already selected/displayed, click on
the Site Details tab.
9. Click on the “Site 001” label in the Alpha
Tag column to select and enable editing of
the site frequencies.
10. Enter the site frequencies in the Frequency
column of the Site Frequencies tab.
a. NOTE: For best performance enter
all of the frequencies for the site (control,
alternate, or otherwise). Do not enter
duplicate frequencies.
11. Click on the Talkgroup Details tab of the
Trunked System Site Information panel
to see talkgroups currently loaded into
your configuration.
12. If a wildcard object does not already
exist for this system, click the Add
Wildcard button on the right side of the
screen. When the scanlist pop-up panel
appears, select the scanlist that you want
to assign the wildcard object to.
13. To add a Radio ID wildcard object, click
on the Radio ID Details tab and click on
the Add Wildcard button to the right.
When the scanlist pop-up panel appears,
select the scanlist that you want to
assign the wildcard object to.
Don’t forget to write your configuration to
the SD card of your radio using the Scanner/
SD Card menu option at the top of the EZ
Scan PC Application.
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EDITING OBJECTS
MANUALLY
From the main menu, select Browse Objects,
browse to an object and press Menu.
NOTES: Not all options are available on all
objects.
Cancel
Changes
Cancels changes you have just
made.
Save Changes
Saves changes you have just made.
Edit System
Edits system parameters.
Frequency
Edit object frequency.
Alpha Tag
The object name. Press  or  to
move the cursor; press  or to
change the value.
Set Scanlists
Changes the objects Scanlists.
DG Mode
Toggles between analog, digital
and auto.
RX Mode
Changes object’s receive mode:
FM, NFM (Narrow FM), Auto, AM.
SQ Mode
Changes object’s Squelch mode:
None, CTCSS, DCS, NAC, SRCH
(Search).
SQ Search
Turns Squelch Search on or off.
Store SQ Code
Only appears when MENU is pressed
while monitoring a conventional
channel that is set for CTCSS or
DCS search mode. Select
to store the value of the found
CTCSS or DCS code. Subsequent
transmissions must have matching
CTCSS or DCS squelch codes to be
monitored.
Store SQ
code
SQ Exclude
Turns Squelch Exclude on or off. Allows
certain CTCSS/DCS codes to be
excluded.
Locked Out
Locked objects (indicated by an L)
are not scanned.
Skipped
Skipped objects are not scanned.
Priority
EZ Scan frequently checks priority
channels for activity. Priority status
is indicated by an upper case P.
Delay
The scanner waits for a reply for
two seconds after a transmission
ends before resuming a scan.
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EDITING OBJECTS
MANUALLY
Attenuate
Applies attenuation to the
channel.
AGC
Reduces interference from
strong local transmitters.
(Only available for
conventional frequencies.)
Audio Boost
Increases audio level when
channel becomes active.
Alarm
An alarm sounds when
activity is found for a
frequency or talkgroup.
Press  or  to select an
alarm sound.
Light
Press  or  to select the
desired light options:
Leave – use default
backlight settings
On – turn the backlight on
Flash – flash according to
the set flash pattern
Flash Pattern
A light pattern used to
identify the channel.
On Time/Off Time
The backlight duration for
each flash pattern step. (10
millisecond increments. 50
= 500 milliseconds = .5
seconds).
LED Enable
Turns on/off the Alert LED
for this object.
LED Flash
Alert LED will flash when
enabled.
Colour Count
Select 1 to 4 colours to be
displayed when Object is
Active. Option 0= off
Record
Set Recording when Object
is active.
Delete Object
Removes the channel from
EZ Scan’s working memory.
The channel remains in the
library data.
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ALERT LED SETTINGS
NOTE: The EZ Scan PC application allows you
to group objects such as amateur repeaters and
edit the colour to red. Even add an alert tone
to differentiate VHF from UHF. The following
instructions show you how to edit colour of an
individual object from the keypad.
The Alert LED has been enhanced. These
enhancements provide powerful new
capabilities for customizing the Alert LED,
giving you even more flexibility to show unique
colours and flash patterns when transmissions
are received on important talkgroups and
channels. The following program charts
are examples of how the Alert LED can be
configured to produce unique and noticeable
effects and colours.
1. Press MENU.
2. Select Browse Objects.
3. Use the  or  to select a Scanlist.
4. Use the or  to select an object within the
selected Scanlist.
5. Press MENU to enter object options. (options
are shown in the following examples) Scroll
till “Flash Pattern” is shown and press the .
6. A list of 8 characters are displayed
(55555555). Adjust each one to obtain the
flash pattern desired. Options are 0-9 and
A-F. See Flash pattern chart for how each
number/letter will control the Alert LED.
7. Once set press SEL to accept the flash rate.
Press  to import the items. (This may take
several minutes.)
EXAMPLE: Using the above chart with pattern
3B3B3B3B, the LED pattern for "3" is "off/off/
on/on" and the LED pattern for "B" is "on/ off/
on/on." With this selection the Alert LED will
flash back and forth between "off/off/on/on"
and "on/off/on/on." The flash pattern goes in
order from left to right.
NOTE: Both the flash rate and colour options
are in hexadecimal format.
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ON SOLID - SINGLE
COLOUR
These settings will illuminate the LED with
a single colour, solid, no flashing when the
Object is receiving traffic.
Flash Pattern
n/a
On Time
n/a
Off Time
n/a
LED Enable
Checked
LED Flash
Unchecked
Colour Count
1
Colour 1
FF0000 (red)
Colour 2
n/a
Colour 3
n/a
Colour 4
n/a
SLOW FLASH-SINGLE
COLOUR
These settings will illuminate the LED with a
single colour, flashing on and off at the rate
of one cycle per second.
Flash Pattern
55555555
On Time
50
Off Time
50
LED Enable
Checked
LED Flash
Checked
Colour Count
1
Colour 1
FF0000 (red)
Colour 2
n/a
Colour 3
n/a
Colour 4
n/a
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SLOW FLASH-TWO
COLOUR
The settings shown above will illuminate the
LED with a two colours, flashing on and off
at the rate of one cycle per second. The LED
will be illuminated for 1/2 second and off for
1/2 second each period and will alternate
colours each flash.
Flash Pattern
55555555
On Time
50
Off Time
50
LED Enable
Checked
LED Flash
Checked
Colour Count
2
Colour 1
FF0000 (red)
Colour 2
0000FF (blue)
Colour 3
n/a
Colour 4
n/a
HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 1STOBE EFFECT
These settings produce a rapid yellow
pulsing strobe effect.
Flash Pattern
A8A8A8A8
On Time
5
Off Time
9
LED Enable
Checked
LED Flash
Checked
Colour Count
1
Colour 1
FFFF00 (yellow)
Colour 2
n/a
Colour 3
n/a
Colour 4
n/a
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HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 2STOBE EFFECT
These settings produce a rapid yellow and
white strobe effect.
Flash Pattern
A8A8A8A8
On Time
5
Off Time
9
LED Enable
Checked
LED Flash
Checked
Colour Count
2
Colour 1
FFFF00 (yellow)
Colour 2
FFFFFF (white)
Colour 3
n/a
Colour 4
n/a
POLICE DEPARTMENT 1STOBE EFFECT
These settings produce a rapid blue pulsing
strobe effect.
Flash Pattern
A8A8A8A8
On Time
5
Off Time
9
LED Enable
Checked
LED Flash
Checked
Colour Count
1
Colour 1
FFFF00 (yellow)
Colour 2
n/a
Colour 3
n/a
Colour 4
n/a
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POLICE DEPARTMENT 2STOBE EFFECT
These settings produce a rapid blue
continuous strobe effect.
Flash Pattern
AAAAAAAA
On Time
5
Off Time
9
LED Enable
Checked
LED Flash
Checked
Colour Count
1
Colour 1
0000FF (blue)
Colour 2
n/a
Colour 3
n/a
Colour 4
n/a
POLICE DEPARTMENT 3STOBE EFFECT
These settings produce an alternating
blue/red strobe effect.
Flash Pattern
AAAAAAAA
On Time
5
Off Time
9
LED Enable
Checked
LED Flash
Checked
Colour Count
2
Colour 1
0000FF (blue)
Colour 2
FF0000 (red)
Colour 3
n/a
Colour 4
n/a
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FIRE/EMS 1-STROBE
EFFECT
These settings produce an intense red/white
strobe effect.
Flash Pattern
AFAFAFAF
On Time
5
Off Time
1
LED Enable
Checked
LED Flash
Checked
Colour Count
2
Colour 1
FF0000 (red)
Colour 2
FFFFFF (white)
Colour 3
n/a
Colour 4
n/a
FIRE/EMS 2-STROBE
EFFECT
The settings produce an intense red/white
strobe effect.
Flash Pattern
AAAAAAAA
On Time
5
Off Time
9
LED Enable
Checked
LED Flash
Checked
Colour Count
2
Colour 1
0000FF (blue)
Colour 2
FF0000 (red)
Colour 3
n/a
Colour 4
n/a
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CHRISTMAS TREE FLASHER EFFECT
Just for fun.
Flash Pattern
FFFFFFFF
On Time
50
Off Time
1
LED Enable
Checked
LED Flash
Checked
Colour Count
4
Colour 1
FF0000 (red)
Colour 2
FFFFFF (white)
Colour 3
00FF00 (green)
Colour 4
FFFFFF (white)
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RECORDING
AND PLAYBACK
Your scanner features a powerful audio
recording system that captures transmissions
that occur on selected Objects to the
SD card using the high quality, industry
standard. AU audio file format.
For example, a 4GB SD card with a very
large scanning configuration (e.g., 500
MB) still leaves room for over 100 hours of
recording time and thousands of recorded
transmissions! Here are just a few of the
things you can do with the audio recording
system:
• Record all transmissions that occur on
talkgroups or channels that are of interest
to you for later review.
• Perform attended or unattended searches
for new frequencies, automatically storing
audio with frequency information for all
transmissions found while searching.
• Record all transmissions that occur on
ALL talkgroups or channels, providing
an instant recall function to replay a
prior transmission that was missed or
unintelligible.
Audio recording is not enabled by default. To
enable audio recording, make sure that the
Enable Record option in the Global Settings
menu is checked, and set the Record flag
in any Objects that you wish to record. You
may wish to record audio for all of your
programmed Objects, which provides the
ability to instantly replay any transmission
that the radio receives in cases where the
traffic may be difficult to copy.
When recording is enabled radio wide and
for selected Objects, you will see the icon
flash in the display when the audio recorder
is actively recording audio information.
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RECORDING
AND PLAYBACK
When the SD card is almost full, the F icon
will appear in the display to indicate that
recording is suspended. Delete or archive old
audio files to make room for new recordings.
To playback recorded audio files:
1. From the Main Menu, select Playback to
enter the Playback System.
2. The Playback System will place you at the
last audio file that was recorded by the
radio. Press the /II/SEL key to play the
file, or use the  and  keys to scroll to
another file for playback.
3. While playing a file, the  and  keys set
the playback volume, and the  or  keys
move backward and forward in the file
being played in five second increments.
The SKIP key ends playback of the current
file.
4. After scrolling to a file, you can press the
MENU key for a list of playback options.
Main Menu jumps to the Main Menu.
• Back jumps back to the list of recorded
files.
• Play From Here plays the current recording
and all recordings afterwards.
• Delete All deletes all recorded audio files.
• Delete Earlier deletes recorded audio files
prior to the selected audio file.
• Delete Later deletes the selected audio
file and all recorded audio files after the
selected file.
The EZ Scan Software includes advanced
audio file playback and management features
in addition to the audio playback and
management features in the radio.
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USING IF OUTPUT
Your scanner can provide its IF/discriminator
output signal to the headphone jack. The
IF/discriminator output is unsquelched and
unfiltered, making it ideal for third party
signal analysis and decoding software and
hardware.
To activate IF Output mode:
1. Press MENU.
2. Scroll to the Program Menu, Press SEL,
Global Settings, Press SEL to continue.
3. Scroll past the Expert section to the IF Out
setting.
4. Press the  to scroll through the available
options:
5. Off = disables the IF output function.
6. HP = routes the IF/discriminator to the
headphone jack.
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INTERNAL
CLOCK/CALENDAR
Your scanner includes a real-time clock/
calendar that is used to correctly date and
time stamp recorded audio files. The first
time you power on your scanner, you will be
prompted to set the time and date.
Time Display
The scanner can display a clock when the
scanner is off; by default this feature is
disabled.
To enable or disable the time display:
1. From the Main Menu, select Settings to
enter the Setting.
2. Scroll to Clock Display then press the
/II/SEL key to turn on or off. (Check mark
will be displayed, indicating the clock will
be on.
3. Press the Menu key and then the /II/SEL
key to confirm your choice.
NOTE: If you mount the scanner in your
vehicle and time display setting is enabled,
the scanner will draw power from the
vehicle’s battery even when turned off. We
recommend that you disable the time display
function if you mount the scanner on your
vehicle.
If the internal clock battery is allowed to fully
discharge, the date and time will need to be
set again. If this occurs, recharge the internal
battery using one of the following methods.
• Plug in the AC power adapter, then power
on the scanner for several hours.
• Or connect the scanner’s USB jack to your
PC’s USB port; leave the scanner power
off. Charging Backup Battery appears on
the display. After several hours, disconnect
both USB connectors.
NOTE: The scanner does not function on
USB bus power only.
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MONITORING
AND SCANNING
When programmed, your scanner provides
two basic functions for scanning radio
transmissions:
• Monitoring – Listening to a single object.
• Scanning – Checking multiple saved
objects, stopping when a transmission is
detected.
To scan more quickly, you can skip or lock
out frequencies that you do not wish to
scan. A skipped frequency is ignored during
the current scan; a locked out frequency is
ignored for all scans unless it is unlocked.
To monitor a frequency or talkgroup:
1. From the main menu, select Browse
Objects, then press .
2. Use the direction keys to browse Scanlists
and objects.
3. Press /II/SEL to monitor the displayed
frequency.
4. Press  or  to select another object or
press /II/SEL to begin scanning.
To scan your active Scanlists:
1. Press Menu.
2. Select Scan from the main menu and press
 or /II/ SEL.
3. To pause the scan, press /II/SEL when
scanner stops on a transmission. To resume
scanning, press /II/SEL again.
To enable or disable Scanlists:
While scanning, pressing 1 thru 200 will
toggle the selected scanlist on or off. Each
button must be pressed within 2 second
of the last. If more than 1 scanlist will be
toggled on or off, press the decimal once as
a separator. Pressing the decimal twice will
end the sequence.
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MONITORING
AND SCANNING
Example: If you wish to toggle scanlist 9 you
press 9 If you wish to toggle scanlist 9, 11,
and 22 simply press the following 9 . 11 . 22
or 9 . 11 . 22 . or 9 . 11 . 22..
To lock out objects:
1. From main menu, select Browse Objects,
then press .
2. Use the  keys to browse objects then
press MENU.
3. Select Locked Out and press . A check
mark ( ) indicates Lockout is selected. A
square () indicates Lockout is disabled.
An uppercase L in the display indicates a
locked out frequency.
NOTE: The SKIP button can be programmed
in the Global Settings Menu to perform the
Lockout function.
To skip transmissions while scanning:
1. Wait for scanner to stop on the
transmission and press SKIP. An uppercase
S in the display indicates a skipped object.
2. To skip a specific object, you can browse to
the object and press SKIP.
3. To restore a skipped object, browse to it
and press SKIP.
4. To restore all skipped objects, in the main
menu, select Restore Skipped and press .
NOTE: If the specific object is locked out
vs. skipped the SKIP button may have been
programmed as Lockout function. Can hold a
maximum of 250 entries.
TIP: Consider how you plan to organize your
objects for scanning. You can organize your
scan lists geographically, assigning objects
for your location in one list and objects for
other locations in different lists. You can
organize your scan lists by trunking system,
assigning TGRP objects associated with
specific trunked radio systems to separate
lists.
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MONITORING
AND SCANNING
To rename a Scanlist:
1. Select Scanlist from the main menu, then
press .
2. Select a Scanlist and press . The Scanlist
name appears.
3. Press  or  to move the cursor; press 
or  to change the character. Press SKIP to
delete a character.
To set priority objects. Priority is used only
when you want regular scanner operation
interrupted to hear something on your
priority object(s):
1. Browse to the object and press Menu.
2. Select Priority and press . A check mark
( ) indicates a Priority is selected. A square
(  ) indicates Priority is disabled.
NOTE: To set priority, Priority Mode must be
enabled in the Configuration menu. Setting
any object as a priority can cause normal
scanner interruption.
SCANLIST AND SCAN SETS
There are 20 Scan Sets that work in
conjunction with Scanlists to provide
additional scan object selection capability
and flexibility. Each Scan Set contains a list of
all 200 normal Scanlists.
With Scan Sets you can quickly select large
groups of Scanlists to enable or disable,
just by enabling or disabling the Scan Sets
that contain the desired groups of Scanlists,
instead of individually editing the list of
enabled Scanlists every time you want to
change the group of Scanlists you wish to
monitor.
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SCANLIST AND SCAN SETS
For example:
On Scanlists 01 through 30 you decide to
put all of City1. On Scanlists 31 through 50
you decided to put all of City 2, on Scanlists
51 through 62 you decided to put all of City
3. When you move from city to city, it would
take some time to individually toggle off the
unwanted scanlists and toggle on the new
ones. This is where Scan sets come in.
NOTE: When you start a scan, the first thing
the scanner does is check to see what Scan
set(s) is (are) enabled. It finds Scan set 01
on by default. Next it checks to see what
Scanlists are permitted in Scan set 01 and
it finds that every scanlist is checked (all are
allowed). This means the scanner will use
the checked Scanlist boxes to control what
Scanlists are scanned. If you have objects
stored and the scanner reports, “Nothing
to Scan!” Check to see if you accidentally
unchecked the box for Scan set 01.
SEARCHING
You can locate active frequencies quickly
and easily using one of the Scanner’s three
convenient frequency search modes:
• Spectrum Sweeper – sweeps rapidly through
frequency ranges in 1MHz blocks. Unlike
the frequency counter method used in other
scanners, Spectrum Sweeper is far more
sensitive, arguably just as fast and the only
technology that lets you lock out and keep
searching in the same band.
• Service Search – searches through
frequencies used by the following radio
services: Public Safety, VHF/UHF (AM),
[Mosque, CB UHF (country specific)],
Amateur, [CB 26MHz, CB 27MHz (country
specific)], VHF Mar, and FRS/ GMRS/MURS.
This is a good way to find activity on local
frequencies.
• Limit Search – searches within a range of
frequencies that you define.
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SEARCHING
To use Spectrum Sweeper:
1. In the main menu, select Search, and press
 to enter the search menu.
2. Select Spectrum Sweeper and press .
3. Select All Bands or Public Safety and press
right () to start the search. Spectrum
Sweeper sweeps through frequency ranges
in 1 MHz blocks.
4. Press MENU to stop search which enters
Sweeper menu where you can select fewer
bands to search.
To perform a Service Search:
1. In the main menu, select Search, and press
 to enter to the search menu.
2. Select Service Search and press .
3. Scroll through the available services, select
a service, and press  to start the search.
4. Press MENU to stop search which enters
service menu.
Assign Service Search to WX key:
1. In the main menu, select Program Menu
then select Global Settings.
2. Press  three times to show WxK.
3. Use  or  to assign Country specific
Service Search to WX key.
4. Press MENU then SEL to save your
changes.
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SEARCHING
To perform a Limit Search:
1. In the main menu, select Search, and
press  to enter to the search menu
2. Select Limit Search, and press .
The search begins immediately.
3. To change the search range, press
MENU.
4. Scroll to Lo and press .
5. Press  or  to move the cursor; press 
or  to change the value.
6. Press SEL to save the new value and
return to the search menu.
7. Scroll to Hi and press .
8. Press  or  to move the cursor; press 
or  to change the value.
9. Press SEL to save the new value and
return to the search menu.
10. Press  to continue the search.
11. Press MENU to stop search when enters
Limit Menu.
To save found frequencies:
1. Press MENU.
2. Then select Store Channel and press SEL.
EZ Scan adds the frequency to the default
Scanlist and names it based on the search
type.
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SEARCH SETTINGS
To save found frequencies:
1. Press MENU.
2. Then select Store Channel and press SEL.
EZ Scan adds the frequency to the default
Scanlist and names it based on the search
type.
To change search settings, press MENU
while the search is active.
Spectrum Sweeper Settings
• Atten – Attenuation. On or Off.
• Zeromatic – On or off.
• Delay –How long scanner waits after a
transmission before resuming.
• Special Mode – Skips 1MHz block where
you have skipped five or more frequencies.
Special Mode is useful when you are close
to many high-power transmitters that are
close together in frequency.
• Frequency Ranges – Defines a frequency
range to focus a search.
Service Search Settings
• Atten – Attenuation. On or Off.
• Zeromatic – On or off.
• Delay –How long scanner waits after a
transmission before resuming.
• Frequency Ranges – Defines a frequency
range to focus a search.
• Rx Mode – Set the RX modulation mode
to automatic, or forces AM mode or FM
mode. RX Mode functions in VHF/UHF
(AM) and Amateur bands, Press  or  to
change.
Limit Search Settings
• Atten – Attenuation. On or Off.
• Zeromatic – On or off.
• Delay –How long scanner waits after a
transmission before resuming.
• Lo – Lowest frequency in the search range.
• Hi – Highest frequency in the search range.
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SAVING FOUND
CTCSS, DCS OR NAC CODES
When importing objects from the Library,
squelch codes are automatically imported. If
this information is missing, your scanner can
quickly identify these codes during a search,
if present. When a channel includes a CTCSS,
DCS or NAC code, the code appears on the
bottom line of the display, followed by an
“ ”, which indicates a valid CTCSS, DCS or
NAC code:
CTCSS 127.3
To save the found code with the channel:
1. When a CTCSS or DCS code is found by
the search feature, press MENU. Store SQ
code appears.
2. Press SEL.
After the code is saved, the scanner will only
stop on transmissions that have a matching
CTCSS, DCS or NAC squelch code present.
NOTE: In the Global Settings menu, Simple
Display must be unchecked to display and
save found CTCSS, DCS or NAC codes.
USING V-SCANNER
STORAGE
V-Scanner II Storage System -Scanner II (VSII) system provides you with a way to store
multiple configurations on your scanner. VS-II
configurations are created, managed and
copied to the SD Card using the EZ Scan
software.
You can load stored VS-II configurations by
selecting the V-Scanner option from the Main
Menu, then scrolling to the desired VS-II
configuration using the  or  keys. Press
the SEL key to activate the selected VS-II
configuration. Any changes that you
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USING V-SCANNER
STORAGE
have made to the current VS-II or default
configuration will be automatically saved
to the SD Card before the selected VS-II
configuration is loaded.
All V-Scanner folder creation and
management is performed using the EZ
Scan software. Data in your VS-II folders is
updated automatically in the field as you
use them. Unlike previous versions of the
V-Scanner feature, it is not necessary to
“save” and “load” the VS-II folders you
are working with - just select the desired
VS-II folder and the radio handles the rest
automatically.
NOTE: It is not possible to create or delete
VS-II folders while in the field. All VS-II folder
management is accomplished using the EZ
Scan software.
CONFIGURATION
SETTINGS
To access configuration settings, select Program
Menu then Global Settings from the menu, and
press .
• Cancel Changes – Cancels changes you have
just made.
• Save Changes – Saves changes you have just
made.
• Default Vals – Restores default settings.
• Simple Display – Limits displayed information.
• Default SL – Sets the default Scanlist.
• Priority Mode – Enables Priority mode.
• Priority Time – Time between priority scans.
• Enable Record – Turns on the record feature.
• Search Record – when active unit records
transmissions found while searching.
• G Atten Mode – Enables Global Attenuation.
• G Atten On – Activates Global Attenuation
• Search Dg AGC – Applies Digital AGC to
found digital transmissions.
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CONFIGURATION
SETTINGS
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G AGC Mode – Enables Global AGC.
G AGC On – Activates Global AGC.
Scan Sets Opt - Turns on Scan Set Feature.
Sounds – Sets EZ Scan beeps and alert
sounds.
Alerts –Controls audio alerts.
Key Beeps – Enables or disables key tones.
Beep Volume – Sets key tone volume.
Alert Volume –Object volume.
Contrast – Sets the LCD contrast.
Lite Mode - Sets the backlight mode to On,
Normal, Key, Ignore or Stealth.
Lite Area – adjust backlight and keypad light
settings.
Lite Time – Backlight duration.
Lite Level –Controls backlight brightness.
Knob Dflt - Selects SQ or VOL.
Knob T/out - Selects time from levels 1-10
sec.
Welcome Text 1-5 – Sets the text displayed
on five lines of the display when the scanner
is first turned on.
 Expert 
• Skip - Programmed to “lockout” will
permanently locks out an object when the
SKIP button is pressed.
• Blink Time 1-2 – Controls the amount of time
each item is displayed.
• Show Radio ID – Displays the Radio ID for
trunked systems, if available. Tag Only.
• Use RID Alert –Controls alert for Radio ID
transmissions.
• Show VC/CC – Displays voice and control
channel. Simple Display must be unchecked.
Show Radio ID will override if available.
• Show TGID – Displays talkgroup ID. Simple
Display must be unchecked.
• Show Site Name – Displays trunking site
name, only if two or more trunking system
sites are ........
programmed. Simple Display
must be unchecked.
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CONFIGURATION
SETTINGS
• CONV TGID – Displays the talkgroup ID
for P25/DMR conventional talkgroup calls.
Simple Display must be unchecked.
• CONV Radio ID – Displays the Radio ID
for P25 conventional calls. Simple Display
must be unchecked.
• PC/IF CCDump – Streams ASCII Control
Channel Dump data over the USB interface
for trunking control channels.
• To file – Stores ASCII Control Channel Dump
data to the SD card.
Limit 100
Trim Logs
Clear Logs
• TG Disp – Display format for talkgroup IDs.
• M36 Stat Bits – Uses status bits to track
Motorola 3600 baud trunking talkgroup calls.
• M36 ENC
• EDACS Dig
• BandPlan – Selects Country bandplan.
• FlexStep - Permits using Split channel
frequency.
• EncMode – For encrypted voice calls: Noise,
Silent, or Tone.
• EncLevel – Sets the encrypted call tone level.
• IF Out –Routes the IF Discriminator signal to
the headphone jack.
• DSP Level Adapt –Controls how fast the DSP
adjusts to varying P25 levels (default: 64).
Higher values = faster rates.
• ADC Gain – Controls input signal to CODEC
(default: +0dB).
• DAC Gain – Sets output signal from CODEC,
varying the audio level of decoded digital
signals (default: +0dB).
• ZM Delay
• ZM Threshold
• ZM Slope
• WxK - Choose localized service search
function for WX key.
• Clock Display
• Firmware Ver
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USING EZ SCAN SOFTWARE
TO UPDATE THE SCANNER
1. Turn off the Scanner.
2. Connect the scanner to your computer
using the USB cable supplied. The
computer should recognize the scanner’s
SD card as a new drive. If an auto run
screen appears, close it.
3. Select Check for CPU Firmware Update
in the update menu.
4. Click Check for Updates on the update
screen.
5. If there are available updates, click Update
My Scanner.
6. Please be patient, this can take several
minutes. When complete, click Done.
DSP FIRMWARE
UPDATE
1. Turn off the Scanner.
2. Connect the scanner to your computer
using the USB cable supplied. The
computer should recognize the scanner’s
SD card as a new drive. If an auto run
screen appears, close it.
3. Select Check for DSP Firmware Update
in the update menu.
4. Click Check for Updates.
5. If there are available updates, click Update
My Scanner.
6. Please be patient, this can take several
minutes. When complete, click Done.
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MAINTENANCE
Keep the scanner dry; if it gets wet, wipe it
dry immediately. Use and store the scanner
only in normal temperature environments.
Handle the scanner carefully; do not drop it.
Keep the scanner away from dust and dirt,
and wipe it with a damp cloth occasionally to
keep it looking new.
Modifying or tampering with the scanner’s
internal components can cause a malfunction
and might invalidate its warranty and void
your FCC authorization to operate it.
BIRDIE FREQUENCIES
Birdies are operating frequencies, which all
scanners have, that are created inside the
scanner’s receiver and can cause interference.
If the interference is not severe, you adjusting
the squelch might omit the birdie, but if
you program one of these frequencies after
a search, you will hear only noise on that
frequency. If you suspect that a frequency
you have programmed is being affected by a
birdie, try removing the antenna.
Removing the antenna will help determine if
the interfering signal is a birdie signal being
generated inside of the scanner, or the result
of an external interference source. If the
noise on a frequency is not affected when
the antenna is removed, it is almost certainly
the result of a birdie. If the noise disappears
when the antenna is removed, the noise is
most likely coming from an external source.
Moving the scanner may reduce or solve the
issue.
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TROUBLESHOOTING/
ERROR MESSAGES
For detailed troubleshooting/error
messages, please visit the FAQ section
of our website at www.whistlergroup.
com or call 1.479.273.6012 or in the UK at
www.moonraker.eu or call +441908281705
for assistance.
Should you experience difficulty, please refer
to the following troubleshooting guide for
assistance.
Poor or no reception
• Weak signals from distant stations.
Reposition for best reception. 2-Way
radio reception is line-of- sight. Consider
an outdoor antenna; the first 30 feet of
elevation makes the most difference.
• Attenuator in use on weak signals. Check
performance with and without attenuator
activated, use setting with best reception.
• Strong signal overload from nearby
transmitter. Check performance with and
without attenuator activated, use setting
with best reception.
• Loose or defective antenna. Inspect
antenna and connectors and correct any
problems found.
• Incorrect modulation mode selected.
Ensure that proper modulation mode is
selected for the type of system being
monitored. If necessary, use the PC
Application to change modulation mode.
“Scanning not available” shown in display
• If using the mobile wiring harness, check
battery voltage. If the voltage is too low
all functions that write data to the SD
card (including scanning) are disabled to
prevent data corruption.
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TROUBLESHOOTING/
ERROR MESSAGES
The scanner is on but does not scan
• The squelch may not be adjusted correctly.
Turn the squelch control clockwise.
The scanner does not recognize the SD
Card
• The SD Card is not properly formatted.
Use the PC Application to reformat the
card. If using Windows to format the card,
the card format must be FAT or FAT32 with
32kB clusters. Check all three boxes.
• The SD Card may not be inserted fully.
Press the SD Card into the slot until a click
is heard and the card is fully inserted in the
slot.
• The SD Card may be defective. Replace
with a new SD Card.
“Init SD Card” appears when the scanner
is turned on
• The SD Card is not properly formatted. Use
the PC Application to reformat the card.
• The SD Card may not be inserted fully.
Press the SD Card into the slot until a click
is heard and the card is fully inserted in the
slot.
The scanner does not function
• Ensure that the scanner is receiving
power from an appropriate power source.
Remove power, hold power button in for 1
minute, then release and reconnect to an
appropriate power source.
SD Card error messages
The scanners SD Card must be formatted
correctly for proper operation. If the SD Card
is corrupted, defective, improperly formatted
or missing or if essential files or directories
are not present on the card, the scanner
displays an error message. If you experience
an error message while using your scanner in
the field, take a moment to ensure that the
SD card is fully inserted in the slot.
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TROUBLESHOOTING/
ERROR MESSAGES
If this does not correct the problem, refer to
the following table for the meanings of the
various error codes and steps you can take to
correct the problem:
Code
Meaning
01-00
General help
error
Contact Support and provide error code
information
Corrective Action
01-01
Unable to
allocate from
help
Contact Support and provide error code
information
02-00
Unknown
object type
in data
Use PC Application to delete any corrupted
objects or create a new configuration
02-01
Unknown
TSYS type in
data
Use PC Application to delete any corrupted
TSYS objects or create a new configuration
03-00
No SD card
inserted
Ensure that a properly formatted SD card is
fully inserted and locked in the SD card slot
03-01
General
error
initializing
file system
Reinsert the SD card to ensure it is fully
inserted in locked in the SD card slot. If
necessary, reformat the SD card using the
PC Application "Prepare SD Card for use"
option. Replace the SD card if the problem
persists
03-02
Cluster size
bad
Reinsert the SD card to ensure it is fully
inserted in locked in the SD card slot. If
necessary, reformat the SD card using the
PC Application "Prepare SD Card for use"
option. Replace the SD card if the problem
persists
03-03
Error
reading SD
card
Reinsert the SD card to ensure it is
fully inserted in locked in the SD slot. If
necessary, reformat the SD card using the
PC Application "Prepare SD card for use"
option. Replace the SD card if the problem
persists
03-04
Error writing
SD card
Reinsert the SD card to ensure it is
fully inserted in locked in the SD slot. If
necessary, reformat the SD card using the
PC Application "Prepare SD card for use"
option. Replace the SD card if the problem
persists
03-05
SD card
is full
Reduce size of configuration, remove
unnecessary audio recordings or switch to a
SD card with more capacity
03-06
SD card
write
protected
Reinsert the SD card to ensure it is
fully inserted in locked in the SD slot. If
necessary, reformat the SD card using the
PC Application "Prepare SD card for use"
option. Replace the SD card if the problem
persists
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TROUBLESHOOTING/
ERROR MESSAGES
03-07
Mass
storage
is write
protected
Under normal conditions this error should
not appear. Mass storage device mode is
disabled when the scanner is connected to
a computer and scanning
03-08
Unknown SD
card read/
write error
Reinsert the SD card to ensure it is fully
inserted in locked in the SD card slot. If
necessary, reformat the SD card using the
PC Application "Prepare SD Card for use"
option. Replace the SD card if the problem
persists
04-00
Initialization
error
Contact Support and provide error code
information
04-01
Initialization
error
Contact Support and provide error code
information.
04-02
Firmware
load error
Contact Support and provide error code
information.
05-00
Unable
to load
CONFIG_.
BIN
Reformat the SD card using the PC
Application "Prepare SD Card for use"
option. Replace the SD card if the problem
persists.
05-01
CONFIG_.
BIN file
error
Reformat the SD card using the PC
Application "Prepare SD Card for use"
option. Replace the SD card if the problem
persists.
05-02
CONFIG_.
BIN file
error
Reformat the SD card using the PC
Application "Prepare SD Card for use"
option. Replace the SD card if the problem
persists.
05-03
CONFIG_.
BIN file
error
Reformat the SD card using the PC
Application "Prepare SD Card for use"
option. Replace the SD card if the problem
persists.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Receiving modes AM, FM, FM-MOT (Motorola),
LTR (EF Johnson), CTCSS, DCS, NAC on P25,
EDACS wide/narrow (GE/Ericsson/HARRIS),
P25-Phase I, X2-TDMA, P25-Phase II, DMR,
MotoTRBO™ Tier II, NXDN
Receiving system...Triple conversion PLL superhet
Display....Full dot matrix bitmap LCD (132x65 dots)
Sensitivity.......(FM 12 dB SINAD unless otherwise
noted)
VHF Low..........................................................0.2 μV
VHF (AM).........................................................0.4 μV
VHF High 137-174 MHz...................................0.3 μV
VHF High 216-300 MHz...................................0.4 μV
UHF Low 300-406MHz....................................0.8 μV
UHF/UHF-T 406-512 MHz...............................0.4 μV
UHF High 764-960 MHz..................................0.5 μV
1240 - 1300 MHz.............................................0.5 μV
Squelch sensitivity (band center)
Threshold........................................... AM/FM 0.5 μV
Tight.........................(S+N)/N: AM 20 dB, FM 25 dB
Spurious rejection.... VHF High at 154.1 MHz: 40 dB
(Except Primary image)
Signal to noise ratio.........................35-40 dB typical
(100 μV input signal)
Scanning rate without trunking..............................
138-147.9MHz:70ch/sec
(in 100 kHz Intervals)
Search rate........ 162.25-167.25 MHz: 80 steps/sec.
Scan and Search delay time....................2 seconds
Audio max. power RF input :100 μV at 154.1 MHz
(DEV:3kHz at 1kHz)
8 Ohms Resistor Load at speaker terminal
(BTL): 500 m Watts
Intermediate frequency
1st............................................................ 380.8 MHz
2nd............................................................ 21.4 MHz
3rd.............................................................. ..455 kHz
Antenna impedance................................. 50 Ohms
Temperature range (optimal)............ -10°C to 60°C
Speaker....Built-in 77 mm 8 Ohms dynamic speaker
Operating voltage.............12-14.4 VDC, 13.8 VDC
nominal,
...................................................(16 VDC maximum)
Dimensions (HWD)....... .75 x 7.125 x 5.31 inch (45 x
180 x 135 mm)
Weight............................................ 33.5 oz. (9500g)
Without antenna
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UK FREQUENCY
COVERAGE
*Excludes frequencies utilized by the Cellular
MobileRadiotelephone Service: 824-848.9875
MHz and 869-893.9875 MHz
Frequency Range:
25-88, 108-512, 806-960, 1240-1300 MHz
25.000 - 26.960 MHz................... (10 kHz steps/FM)
26.965 - 27.405 MHz................... (10 kHz steps/FM)
27.60125 - 27.99125 MHz........... (10 kHz steps/FM)
29.510 - 29.700 MHz..................... (5 kHz steps/FM)
29.710 - 47.000 MHz................... (10 kHz steps/FM)
47.000 - 50.000 MHz..................... (5 kHz steps/FM)
50.000 - 52.000 MHz................... (10 kHz steps/FM)
52.000 - 88.000 MHz................ (12.5 kHz steps/FM)
108.000 - 136.9916 MHz..........(8.33 kHz steps/AM)
137.000 - 137.995 MHz................. (5 kHz steps/FM)
138.000 - 219.99375 MHz........ (6.25 kHz steps/FM)
220.000 - 224.995 MHz................. (5 kHz steps/FM)
225.000 - 399.9875 MHz..........(12.5 kHz steps/AM)
400.000 - 512.000 MHz............ (6.25 kHz steps/FM)
806.000 - 960.000 MHz............ (12.5 kHz steps/FM)
1240.000 - 1300.000 MHz........ (6.25 kHz steps/FM)
Service Search Menu
Public Safety
U/VHF AM
Mosque
Amateur
CB UK
VHF Mar
PMR446
Bandplan is subject to change as
needed. Please check our online user
guides for the most recent bandplan
73
AUS FREQUENCY
COVERAGE
*Excludes frequencies utilized by the Cellular
MobileRadiotelephone Service: 824-848.9875
MHz and 869-893.9875 MHz
Frequency Range:
25-54, 70-87.5, 108-174, 216-520, 758-960, 12401300 MHz
25.000 - 26.960 MHz...................(10 kHz steps/AM)
26.965 - 27.405 MHz...................(10 kHz steps/AM)
27.410 - 29.505 MHz.....................(5 kHz steps/AM)
29.510 - 29.700 MHz..................... (5 kHz steps/FM)
29.710 - 49.830 MHz................... (10 kHz steps/FM)
49.835 - 54.000 MHz..................... (5 kHz steps/FM)
70.000 - 87.500 MHz................ (12.5 kHz steps/FM)
108.000 - 136.9916 MHz..........(8.33 kHz steps/AM)
137.000 - 174.0000 MHz.......... (12.5 kHz steps/FM)
216.000 - 224.980 MHz............... (20 kHz steps/FM)
225.000 - 379.975 MHz...............(25 kHz steps/AM)
403.000 - 520.000 MHz............ (12.5 kHz steps/FM)
758.000 - 781.9875 MHz.......... (12.5 kHz steps/FM)
791.000 - 796.9875 MHz.......... (12.5 kHz steps/FM)
806.000 - 960.000 MHz............ (12.5 kHz steps/FM)
1240.000 - 1300.000 MHz........ (12.5 kHz steps/FM)
Service Search Menu
Public Safety
U/VHF AM
CB UHF
Amateur
CB 27MHz
VHF Mar AU
FRS/GMRS/MURS
Bandplan is subject to change as
needed. Please check our online user
guides for the most recent bandplan
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NZL FREQUENCY
COVERAGE
*Excludes frequencies utilized by the Cellular
MobileRadiotelephone Service: 824-848.9875
MHz and 869-893.9875 MHz
Frequency Range:
25-54, 70-87.5, 108-174, 216-520, 758-960, 12401300 MHz
25.000 - 26.960 MHz...................(10 kHz steps/AM)
26.965 - 27.405 MHz...................(10 kHz steps/AM)
27.410 - 29.505 MHz.....................(5 kHz steps/AM)
29.510 - 29.700 MHz..................... (5 kHz steps/FM)
29.710 - 49.830 MHz................... (10 kHz steps/FM)
49.835 - 54.000 MHz..................... (5 kHz steps/FM)
70.000 - 87.500 MHz................ (12.5 kHz steps/FM)
108.000 - 136.9916 MHz..........(8.33 kHz steps/AM)
137.000 - 174.0000 MHz.......... (12.5 kHz steps/FM)
216.000 - 224.980 MHz............... (20 kHz steps/FM)
225.000 - 379.975 MHz...............(25 kHz steps/AM)
403.000 - 520.000 MHz............ (12.5 kHz steps/FM)
758.000 - 781.9875 MHz.......... (12.5 kHz steps/FM)
791.000 - 796.9875 MHz.......... (12.5 kHz steps/FM)
806.000 - 960.000 MHz............ (12.5 kHz steps/FM)
1240.000 - 1300.000 MHz........ (12.5 kHz steps/FM)
Service Search Menu
Public Safety
U/VHF AM
CB UHF
Amateur
CB 26MHz
VHF Mar AU
FRS/GMRS/MURS
Bandplan is subject to change as
needed. Please check our online user
guides for the most recent bandplan
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FRA FREQUENCY
COVERAGE
*Excludes frequencies utilized by the Cellular
MobileRadiotelephone Service: 824-848.9875 MHz and
869-893.9875 MHz
Frequency Range:
25-54, 108-174, 216-512, 764-960, 1240-1300 MHz
25.000-27.405 MHz.................................(5 kHz steps/AM)
27.410-29.695 MHz................................. (5 kHz steps/FM)
29.700-49.99375 MHz........................ (6.25 kHz steps/FM)
50.000-54.000 MHz................................. (5 kHz steps/FM)
108.000-136.9916 MHz......................(8.33 kHz steps/AM)
137.000-137.995 MHz............................. (5 kHz steps/FM)
138.000-143.975 MHz...........................(25 kHz steps/AM)
143.9875-145.9875 MHz.................... (12.5 kHz steps/FM)
146.000-174.000MHz......................... (6.25 kHz steps/FM)
216.0025-219.9975 MHz......................... (5 kHz steps/FM)
220.000-224.995 MHz............................. (5 kHz steps/FM)
225.000-379.975 MHz...........................(25 kHz steps/AM)
380.005-384.495 MHz........................... (10 kHz steps/FM)
384.500-390.000 MHz...........................(25 kHz steps/AM)
390.005-394.495 MHz........................... (10 kHz steps/FM)
394.500-399.975 MHz...........................(25 kHz steps/AM)
400.000-429.99375 MHz.................... (6.25 kHz steps/FM)
430.000-439.9875 MHz...................... (12.5 kHz steps/FM)
440.000-512.000 MHz........................ (6.25 kHz steps/FM)
764.000-781.996875 MHz................ (3.125 kHz steps/FM)
791.000-796.996875 MHz................ (3.125 kHz steps/FM)
806.000-823.9875 MHz...................... (12.5 kHz steps/FM)
849.000-868.9875 MHz...................... (12.5 kHz steps/FM)
894.000-939.9875 MHz...................... (12.5 kHz steps/FM)
940.000-960.000 MHz........................ (6.25 kHz steps/FM)
1240.000-1300.000 MHz.................... (6.25 kHz steps/FM)
Service Search Menu
Public Safety
U/VHF AM
Mosque
Amateur
CB
VHF Mar
PMR446
Bandplan is subject to change as needed. Please
check our online user guides for the most recent
bandplan
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ZAF FREQUENCY
COVERAGE
*Excludes frequencies utilized by the Cellular
MobileRadiotelephone Service: 824-848.9875
MHz and 869-893.9875 MHz
Frequency Range:
25-54, 108-174, 216-512, 764-960, 1240-1300
MHz
25.000 -27.9950 MHz....................(5 kHz steps/AM)
28.000 - 29.7000 MHz................. (10 kHz steps/FM)
29.700 - 29.9850 MHz..............(12.5 kHz steps/AM)
30.000 - 49.9850 MHz................... (5 kHz steps/FM)
50.000 - 54.0000 MHz................... (5 kHz steps/FM)
108.000 - 118.000 MHz............(8.33 kHz steps/AM)
118.100 - 136.995 MHz.................(5 kHz steps/AM)
137.000 - 137.995 MHz................. (5 kHz steps/FM)
138.000 - 143.9875 MHz.......... (12.5 kHz steps/FM)
144.000 - 174.000 MHz............ (12.5 kHz steps/FM)
216.0025 - 219.9975 MHz............. (5 kHz steps/FM)
220.000 - 224.995 MHz................. (5 kHz steps/FM)
225.000 - 429.9875 MHz.......... (6.25 kHz steps/FM)
430.000 - 445.9875 MHz.......... (12.5 kHz steps/FM)
446.000 - 446.200 MHz............ (6.25 kHz steps/FM)
446.200 - 512.000 MHz............ (12.5 kHz steps/FM)
764.000 - 781.996875 MHz.... (3.125 kHz steps/FM)
791.000 - 796.996875 MHz.... (3.125 kHz steps/FM)
806.000 - 939.9875 MHz.......... (12.5 kHz steps/FM)
940.000 - 960.000 MHz............ (6.25 kHz steps/FM)
1240.000 - 1300.000 MHz........ (6.25 kHz steps/FM)
Service Search Menu
Public Safety
U/VHF AM
Mosque
Amateur
CB 27MHz
VHF Mar
PMR446
Bandplan is subject to change as needed.
Please check our online user guides for the
most recent bandplan
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CONSUMER WARRANTY
This Whistler product is warranted to the
original purchaser for a period of one (1) year
from the date of original purchase against
all defects in materials and workmanship,
when purchased from an authorized Whistler
retailer. This limited warranty is void if the
unit is abused, misused, modified, installed
improperly, or if the housing and/or serial
numbers have been removed. There are no
express warranties covering this product
other than those set forth in this warranty.
All express or implied warranties for this
product are limited to one (1) year. Whistler
is not liable for damages arising from the
use, misuse, or operation of this product
including but not limited to loss of time,
inconvenience, loss of use of your product or
property damage caused by your product or
its failure to work, or any other incidental or
consequential damages including personal
injury.
RETURN ITEM TO STORE WHERE
PURCHASED.
FOR WARRANTY INFORMATION,
CONTACT WHISTLER CUSTOMER
SERVICE AT MOONRAKER UK LIMITED
+441908 281705
Or email
________sales@moonraker.eu______
Representatives are available to answer your
questions
Monday – Friday
from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (GMT)
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SERVICE UNDER WARRANTY
During the warranty period, defective
units will be repaired or replaced (with the
same or a comparable model), at Whistler’s
option, without charge to the purchaser
when returned prepaid, with dated proof
of purchase to the address below. Units
returned without dated proof of purchase will
be considered out of warranty and therefore
are not covered by the described Limited
Warranty.
(Refer to Service Out-of-Warranty section.)
Due to the specialized equipment necessary
for testing Whistler products, there are
no authorized service centers other than
Whistler. When returning a unit for service
under warranty, please follow these
instructions:
1. Ship the unit in the original carton or in a
suitable sturdy equivalent, fully insured,
with return receipt requested to:
Whistler Repair Dept.
1412 South 1st St.
Rogers, AR. 72756
Please allow 3 weeks turnaround time
IMPORTANT: Whistler will not assume
responsibility for loss or damage incurred in
shipping. Therefore, please ship your unit
insured with return receipt requested. CODs
will not be accepted!
2. Include with your unit the following
information, clearly printed:
• Your name and physical street address
for shipping (no PO Boxes), a daytime
telephone number, and an email address (if
applicable).
• A detailed description of the problem
(e.g.,“device will not Power ON”).
• A copy of your dated proof of purchase or
bill of sale.
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SERVICE UNDER WARRANTY
3. Be certain your unit is returned with its
serial number. Units without serial numbers
are not covered under warranty.
IMPORTANT: To validate that your unit is
within the warranty period, make sure you
keep a copy of your dated proof of purchase.
For warranty verification purposes, a copy
of your dated store receipt must accompany
any Whistler product sent in for warranty
work.
PLEASE NOTE: It is advisable to check
with your retailer to find out specific returns
procedures
SERVICE OUT-of- WARRANTY
Units will be repaired at “out-of-warranty”
service rates when:
• The unit’s original warranty has expired.
• A dated proof of purchase is not supplied.
• The unit has been returned without its
serial number.
• The unit has been misused, abused,
modified, installed improperly, or had its
housing removed.
The minimum out-of-warranty service fee
for your Whistler Scanner is £100.00 (UK
Sterling). If you require out-of-warranty
service, please return your unit as outlined in
the section “Service Under Warranty” along
with a cashier’s check or money order in the
amount of £100.00. Payment may also be
made by VISA or MasterCard.
In the event repairs cannot be covered by the
minimum service fee, you will be contacted
by a Whistler technical service specialist who
will outline options available to you.
IMPORTANT: When returning your unit
for service, be certain to include a daytime
telephone number and an email address (if
applicable).
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CUSTOMER SERVICE
If you have questions concerning the
operation of your Whistler product, or require
service during or after the warranty period,
please call Customer Service at
+441908281705
Representatives are available to answer your
questions Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. (GMT) or visit the FAQ at
www.whistlergroup.com.
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CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
1716 SW Commerce Dr. Ste. 8
PO Box 1760
Bentonville, AR 72712
U.S.A.
TEL 1+479-273-6012
www.whistlergroup.com
EUROPEAN HEADQUARTERS
C/O Moonraker UK Limited
Deethe Farm Estate
Cranfield Road
Woburn Sands
Bucks MK17 8UR
UK
TEL +44 1908 281705
FAX +44 1908 281706
www.moonraker.eu
For US Patent info visit: www.whistlergroup.com/pat
P/N 581009a-TRX2E
09C19 ©2019 The Whistler Group, Inc.
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