Desktop Scanner
WS1025
200 Channel VHF/Air/UHF
Desktop Scanner
OWNER’S MANUAL
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Package Contents...................................................... 3
Scanning Legally......................................................... 3
Features...................................................................... 4
Scanner Basics............................................................ 5
Setup.......................................................................... 6
Connecting the Antenna...................................................6
Connecting a Speaker or Headphones.............................7
Powering Your Scanner......................................................7
Turning on the Scanner.....................................................7
Turning Off the Key Tone...................................................8
Understanding the Display................................................8
Understanding the Keypad.............................................10
Configuring Your Scanner......................................... 12
Preprogrammed Frequencies..........................................12
Programming Channels...................................................12
Programming with a Computer.......................................13
Cloning Programmed Data..............................................13
Searching for Frequencies........................................ 14
Service Bank Search........................................................14
Storing Found Frequencies.............................................14
Birdie Frequencies...........................................................15
Scanning Stored Channels...............................................15
Monitoring a Channel......................................................17
Locking Out Channels.....................................................18
Clearing a Stored Channel..............................................18
Weather Features..................................................... 19
Receiving All Weather Alerts..........................................
Receiving Alerts for Specific Areas.................................
SAME Standby Mode.....................................................
Skywarn™.......................................................................
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Additional Information............................................. 22
Care................................................................................
Initializing the Scanner....................................................
Preprogrammed Frequency List.....................................
Service Banks .................................................................
Specifications..................................................................
FCC Notice.....................................................................
Limited Warranty............................................................
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INTRODUCTION
WELCOME
Thank you for choosing a Whistler product. We are
dedicated to providing products that represent
both quality and value. Please read the user manual
carefully before using this product. If you have
additional questions, please visit the FAQ page
on our website at www.whistlergroup.com or call
toll free 800-531-0004, 8am to 5pm CT, Monday
through Friday to speak to a Customer Service
Representative.
Package Contents
• Scanner
• Antenna
• AC Adapter
• User’s Guide
• Quick Start Guide
Scanning Legally
Your scanner covers frequencies used by many
different groups including police and fire departments,
ambulance services, government agencies, private
companies, amateur radio services, military
operations, pager services, and wireline (telephone
and telegraph) service providers. It is legal to listen to
almost every transmission your scanner can receive.
However, there are some transmissions you should
never intentionally listen to.
These include:
• Telephone conversations (cellular, cordless,
or other private means of telephone signal
transmission)
• Pager transmissions
• Any scrambled or encrypted transmissions
According to the Electronic Communications Privacy
Act (ECPA), as amended, you are subject to fines and
possible imprisonment for intentionally listening to,
using, or divulging the contents of such a transmission
unless you have the consent of a party to the
communication (unless such activity is otherwise illegal).
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FEATURES
This scanner is designed to prevent reception of
illegal transmissions, in compliance with the law
which requires that scanners be manufactured in such
a way as to not be easily modifiable to pick up those
transmissions. Do not open your scanner’s case to
make any modifications that could allow it to pick up
transmissions that are not legal to listen to. Doing so
could subject you to legal penalties.
In some areas, mobile use of this scanner is unlawful
or requires a permit. Check the laws in your area. We
encourage responsible, legal scanner use.
Features
Your new WS1025 Desktop Scanner lets you scan
conventional transmissions, and is preprogrammed
with search banks for convenience. By pressing a
one touch search key, you can quickly search those
frequencies most commonly used by public service
and other agencies without tedious and complicated
programming.
This scanner gives you direct access to over 26,000
exciting frequencies, including those used by
ambulance services, aircraft, and amateur radio
services, marine, civil air patrol, VHF and UHF
business bands, government frequencies and some
police and fire departments.
Your scanner also has these special features:
One-Touch Service Search Banks – Lets you search
preset frequencies in separate marine, fire/police,
aircraft, ham, FM Radio and weather bands.
Display Backlight – Easy to read in low-light
situations.
Lockout Function – Lets you skip specified channels
or frequencies when scanning or searching.
Ten Channel-Storage Banks – You can store 20
channels in each bank (200 total channels), letting you
group channels so you can more easily identify calls.
SAME/FIPS Weather Alert – Displays weather
events for the county or counties that you choose.
Memory Backup – Keeps the frequencies stored in
memory for an extended time.
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SCANNER BASICS
Scan Delay – Delays scanning for about 2 seconds,
so that you can hear replies on the same channel.
Priority Channel – Lets you set the scanner to check
one channel every 2 seconds so that you do not miss
transmissions on that channel.
Data Cloning – Lets you transfer the programmed
data to another WS1025 scanner.
External Antenna Connector – Lets you connect an
external antenna (not supplied) with a BNC connector
for improved reception of distant/weaker signals.
Scanner Basics
After you familiarize yourself with your scanner’s
features you can then set up your scanner.
Frequencies
A frequency is the waveband of the transmitting signal
(expressed in kHz or MHz). Your WS1025 receives a
range of analog frequencies; the best resource for
your local frequencies is www.radioreference.com.
Also, you can use your scanner’s search functions to
find active frequencies in your area.
Your WS1025 scanner can receive these bands:
Frequency Range
Types of Transmissions
29–54 MHz
10-Meter Ham, VHF Lo, 6-Meter
Ham
87.3–107.9 MHz
FM Broadcast
108–136.99166
MHz
Aircraft
137–174 MHz
Military Land Mobile, 2-Meter Ham,
VHF Hi
380–512 MHz
UHF Aircraft, Federal Government,
70-cm Ham, UHF Standard, UHF
“T”
n Note: See “Specifications” on page 29 for more
information about frequency steps.
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CONNECTING ANTENNA
Channels
Channels are storage areas for frequencies saved
in your scanner’s memory. Each saved frequency is
assigned a channel.
Banks
A bank is a storage area for a group of channels. Your
scanner provides 10 banks (1 to 10) that can each
store up to 20 channels, for a total of 200 channels.
You can use the banks to group and organize
frequencies.
For example, you could program the frequencies
used by your local police department starting with
Channel 1 (the first channel in bank 1) and program
the fire department frequencies starting with Channel
21 (the first channel in bank 2).
Setup
Connecting the Antenna
To attach the supplied telescopic antenna, insert the
antenna in the hole on the top of the scanner and
turn the antenna clockwise to tighten.
Connecting an Outdoor Antenna
To connect an external antenna, follow the installation
instructions supplied with the antenna. Use 50 Ohm
coaxial cable, such as RG-58 or RG-8. For lengths over
50 feet, use RG-8 low-loss dielectric coaxial cable. If
the antenna cable’s connector does not have a BNC
connector, you will also need a BNC adapter.
w 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.
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CONNECTING ACCESSORIES
Connecting a Speaker or Headphones
You can plug an amplified speaker or headphones
(not supplied) with Çinch (3.5 mm) mini-plug into the
HEADPHONE jack on the back of the scanner. This
automatically disconnects the internal speaker.
Note: Use an amplified speaker with this scanner.
Non-amplified speakers do not provide sufficient
volume for comfortable listening.
Listening Safely
To protect your hearing, follow these guidelines:
• Do not listen at high volume levels. Extended
high-volume listening can lead to permanent
hearing loss.
• Set the volume to the lowest setting. Then turn
on your audio device and adjust the volume to a
comfortable level.
• Avoid increasing the volume. Your ears will adapt
to the volume level, so a level that does not cause
discomfort could still damage your hearing.
Powering Your Scanner
1. Connect the supplied adapter to the scanner’s
DC 9V jack and a standard power outlet.
2. To disconnect, unplug the adapter from the
power source first.
Caution: You must use a Class 2 power source that
supplies 9V DC and delivers at least 400mA. Its
center tip must be set to positive and its plug must
fit the scanner’s DC 9V jack. Using an adapter that
does not meet these specifications could damage the
scanner or the adapter.
Turning on the Scanner
1. Turn the SQUELCH all the way down before you
turn on the scanner.
2. Slide POWER to ON. A welcome message
appears. After about 3 seconds, adjust VOLUME
to a comfortable level.
3. Turn SQUELCH clockwise, just until the hissing
sound stops. If you always hear a hissing sound,
the scanner will not scan or search properly.
• To listen to a weak or distant station, turn
SQUELCH counterclockwise.
• If reception is poor, turn SQUELCH clockwise to
cut out weak transmissions.
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DISPLAY
Turning Off the Key Tone
The scanner is preset to sound a tone each time you
press one of its keys.
To turn the key tone on and off:
1. Turn on the scanner. WELCOME SCAnnInG rECEIVEr
appears.
2. While the welcome message is on the screen,
press 1 to turn on the key tone or press 2 to turn
it off.
Row 1
Row 2
Row 3
Understanding the Display
Row 1
– Skywarn channel active.
FD/PD – Searching the fire/police bank.
BANK – Indicates the scan bank(s). A bar appears
under the numbers for banks that are turned on.
AIR – Searching the aircraft bank.
HAM – Searching the amateur radio bank.
Row 2
WX – Searching weather channels.
FM radio – Searching for FM radio stations.
000 – Channel number the scanner is tuned to.
CH – Appears with channel number (1–200 ) or P
(priority channel).
000.000 0 – Frequency the scanner is tuned to.
MAR – Searching the marine bank.
L/0 – A locked out channel/frequency is manually
selected or reviewed.
Row 3
ed (Up/Down) – Search or scan direction.
PRI – Priority feature is active.
S – Signal meter; bars indicate strength of signal.
MAN – Manual mode.
SCAN – Scan mode.
SRCH – Searching a service bank.
PGM – Program mode.
DLY – Two-second delay is active.
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DISPLAY
Display Messages
ALL CH L-out – All channels locked out during scan
or marine band search.
b X Ch-FULL – All displayed bank channels are full.
b X StorE – Frequency programmed into displayed
bank’s channel.
CLOnE – Clone mode.
-dUPL- – Frequency is already stored in another
channel.
Error – Entry error.
FLo ALL- CL – All the locked-out frequencies
removed during a FD/PD, AIRCRAFT, or HAM bank
search.
L-r – Review the locked-out frequencies.
L-O Fr-FULL – Maximum of 50 frequencies already
locked out.
oFF tonE – Key tone deactivated.
On tonE – Key tone activated.
P – Scanner is tuned to the priority channel.
-t- – Tune mode.
Sub Bank Messages
Lo VHF – Sub-bank 1 of the fire/police bank.
Hi VHF – Sub-bank 2 of the fire/police bank.
UHF – Sub-bank 3 of the fire/police bank.
10 M – Sub-bank 1 of the HAM bank.
6 M – Sub-bank 2 of the HAM bank.
2 M – Sub-bank 3 of the HAM bank.
70CM – Sub-bank 4 of the HAM bank.
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KEYPAD
Understanding the Keypad
MAR – Search the preprogrammed marine bank.
FD/PD – Search the preprogrammed fire/police bank.
– Search the preprogrammed weather bank, or
press and hold to jump to the Skywarn channel. You
must first program your local Skywarn frequency into
channel 200 (see page 22).
HAM – Search the preprogrammed amateur radio bank.
AIR – Search the preprogrammed aircraft bank.
FM – Search FM radio stations.
SCAN / MAN (Manual) – Enter Scan mode to scan
programmed channels. Enter Manual mode to stop
scanning, directly enter a channel number, or monitor
a single channel.
  – Select the direction for searching and scanning.
PRI / ALERT – Enable and disable the priority feature.
Enable and disable SAME standby mode when
monitoring a weather channel.
PSE (Pause) – Stop and restart a search or tune.
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KEYPAD
0–9 – Input numbers when entering frequencies and
selecting banks (0 selects bank 10). The number
range above the keys (1–20, 21–40, 41-60, etc.)
indicates the channels stored in that bank.
• / DELAY – Input a decimal point when entering
frequencies. Set a two-second delay for a selected
channel.
ENT (Enter) – Complete the entry of a frequency.
L/O / L/O RV W – Lock-out selected channels or
frequencies. Review locked-out frequencies.
TUNE / CLEAR – Enter Tune search. Clear an
incorrect entry.
PGM – Program frequencies into channels.
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CONFIGURING SCANNER
Configuring Your Scanner
Preprogrammed Frequencies
Your scanner includes 153 preprogrammed
frequencies, which you can load into Channels
1 to 153. For a list of these frequencies, see
“Preprogrammed Frequency List” on page 23.
To load the pregprogrammed frequencies:
1. Turn off the scanner and then turn it on again.
2. While WELCOME message appears, press PGM.
3. Load –Fr– appears, then YES––Ent and No ––
CLEAr appear alternately.
4. Press ENT to load frequencies or CLEAR to
cancel.
Programming Channels
If you do not have a list of frequencies in your area,
refer to www.radioreference.com.
1. Press PGM. PGM appears.
2. Enter the channel number (1–200) where you
want to store a frequency, then press PGM again.
3. Use the number keys and • to enter the frequency
(including the decimal point), then press ENT.
4. To program the next channel in sequence, press
PGM and repeat Step 3. To program a specific
channel repeat Steps 2 and 3..
• Your scanner automatically rounds down to
the closest valid frequency. For example, if
you enter 151.473, your scanner rounds it to
151.470.
• If Error appears and the scanner beeps three
times when you press ENT, start again from
Step 2.
• If the frequency is already stored in another
channel, the scanner beeps three times and
displays -dUPL- (duplicate) and the lowest
channel number where the frequency is already
stored. Press TUNE/CLEAR to cancel. Press
ENT if you still want to store the frequency.
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PROGRAMMING
Programming with a Computer
You can upload or download programmed data to or
from a PC using a PC/IF cable.
The application software is available online at
www.PSRedit.com or www.Starrsoft.com. Find model
WS1025 and follow instructions in the software package
to upload and download data.
Cloning Programmed Data
You can transfer the programmed data to and from a
WS1025 scanner using an optional connecting cable
with Ç-inch (3.5mm) stereo phone plugs on both ends.
1. Turn on both scanners.
2. Connect the connecting cable to each scanner’s
PC/IF jack. CLOnE and UP to SEnd appears.
3. Press e on the host scanner.
4. SEndInG appears at the host scanner.
To exit clone mode after the data transfer is
complete, remove the cable.
No ConnEct appears if you try to connect to another
model scanner. The WS1025 does not clone with
other scanner models.
Searching for Frequencies
During a tune search, the scanner tunes up or down
starting from a frequency you specify.
1. Press TUNE. The display alternates between PSE
and –t–.
2. If you want to change the starting frequency,
enter a new frequency and press ENT.
3. Press PSE to start tune search. –t– appears on the
display.
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SERVICE SEARCH
Service Bank Search
Your scanner contains groups of preset frequencies
called Service Banks. You can search for marine, fire/
police, aircraft, ham, FM, and weather transmissions
even if you do not know the specific frequencies that
are used in your area.
Then you can store the frequencies you find into the
scanner’s channels (except for weather and marine
banks, which are already stored as channels). To start
a search, press the button of the Service Bank you
would like to search ( Marine, Fire/Police, Aircraft,
Ham, FM, or Weather).
Storing Found Frequencies
Once you find interesting frequencies during a Tune
or Service Bank search, you can store them in the
scanner’s channel-storage banks.
1. Press ENT when you find a frequency. The bank
number and StorE appear.
2. To change banks, enter the new bank number.
3. Press ENT to store the frequency. The channel
and frequency flash twice. To cancel the
operation, press TUNE/CLEAR.
• The frequency is automatically stored in the first
empty channel of the selected bank.
Search Commands
• Press PSE to pause searching. Press PSE
again to resume.
• Press •/Delay to turn the two-second delay
feature on and off.
• Press L/O to lock-out a frequency (except
Weather band).
• To reverse the search direction at any time,
press  or .
• If necessary, you can select search groups
using the number keys.
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SCANNING STORED CHANNELS
• If the scanner displays -dUPL-, the frequency is
already stored in another channel. Press ENT if
you want to continue storing the frequency. Press
TUNE/CLEAR to cancel.
• If there are no empty channels in the bank,
Ch-FULL appears. You can select another bank
or clear some channels in the current bank (see
“Clearing a Stored Channel” on page 18).
• If the scanner displays -dUPL- or CH-FULL, you can
store another channel location by pressing PGM.
The channel number flashes and 000.0000 (or
previous frequency) appears. Press the desired
channel number then press ENT. Repeat if
needed. Press ENT again when an empty channel
is found.
Scanning Stored Channels
Press SCAN/MAN until SCAN appears to
continuously scan through all channels with stored
frequencies.
If the scanner finds an active frequency, it stops and
displays that channel and frequency number, then
it automatically begins scanning again when the
transmission on that frequency ends.
• Press  or  to reverse the scanning direction.
• To monitor a channel, press SCAN/MAN at any
time during the transmission so MAN appears.
The scanner does not scan channels in banks that are
turned off.
Birdie Frequencies
All scanners have birdie frequencies, which are
signals created inside a scanner that can cause
interference.
To find the birdies in your scanner:
1. Disconnect the antenna, and make sure that no
other nearby radio or TV sets are turned on near
the scanner.
2. Search every frequency range from its lowest
frequency to the highest. Occasionally, the
searching will stop as if it has found a signal,
often without any sound. This is a birdie.
3. Make a list of all the birdies in your scanner for
future reference.
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PRIORITY CHANNEL
To turn a channel-storage bank on or off, press the
bank’s number key (1–0, using 0 for bank 10) during
scanning. The channel-storage banks are on when
they have a bar underneath them and off when no
bar appears underneath them.
• You cannot turn off all banks; there must be at
least one active bank.
• You can manually select any channel in a bank,
even if the bank is turned off.
Setting Delay
To avoid missing a reply in conversations, a
two-second delay is automatically set for each
channel. The scanner stops for two seconds after
a transmission ends before it resumes scanning or
searching. DLY appears on the display when the delay
function is active.
To turn delay on:
• If the scanner is scanning and stops on an active
channel, quickly press •/DELAY before it resumes.
• If the desired channel is not selected, manually
select the channel, then press •/DELAY.
• If the scanner is searching, press •/DELAY. DLY
appears and the scanner adds a two-second delay
to every transmission it stops on in that bank.
To turn delay off:
Press •/DELAY while the scanner is monitoring a
channel or frequency. DLY disappears.
Using the Priority Channel
The priority feature sets the scanner to check one
specific channel every two seconds while scanning.
You can only program one frequency into the priority
channel.
1. Press PGM, then press PRI/ALERT. PCH and
000.000 0 (or the previously stored frequency)
appear.
2. Enter the frequency you want stored in the priority
channel, then press ENT.
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MONITORING CHANNEL
3. To turn on the priority feature, press PRI/ALERT
during scanning or searching. PRI appears. The
scanner checks the priority channel every two
seconds and stays on the channel if there is activity.
To turn off the priority feature, press PRI/ALERT.
PRI disappears.
Monitoring a Channel
You can continuously monitor a specific channel
without scanning.
1. Press SCAN/MAN until MAN appears.
2. Enter the channel number (1–200).
3. Press SCAN/MAN again.
Locking Out Channels
You can increase the scanning or search speed by
locking out channels or frequencies that have a
continuous transmission, such as control channels,
weather channels, or birdie frequencies.
Press L/O when the scanner stops on a channel or
frequency while scanning or searching. The scanner
locks out the channel/frequency then continues
scanning/searching.
To manually lock-out a channel, select the channel
then press L/O. L/0 appears in the display.
• Your scanner automatically locks out empty
channels.
• You can still manually select locked-out channels.
• You can lock-out a maximum of 50 frequencies
during a search. If you try to lock-out more, L-O
Fr-FULL appears.
Managing Lock-outs
1.Set the scanner to Manual by pressing the SCAN/
MAN button until MAN appears.
2. Hold down L/O/L/O RV W for about two seconds.
The scanner pulls up a locked out channel.
3. Press and hold L/O/L/O RV W to show the next
locked out channel. If an error beep sounds, there
are no locked out channels.
4. To remove the lock-out, press L/O/L/O RV W until
L/0 disappears.
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MANAGING SERVICE BANK
Managing Service Bank Lock-outs
1. Hold down L/O/L/O RV W for about two seconds
during a Service Bank search.
2.Press  or  repeatedly to scroll through the list
of locked-out frequencies. L-r and L/0 appear in
the display.
3.Press L/O/L/O RV W to remove the lock-out. The
list scrolls to the next locked-out frequency.
• When you reach the highest locked-out
frequency, the scanner beeps twice and rolls to
the lowest locked-out frequency.
• If the Service Bank has no locked-out frequencies,
EMPty appears.
Unlocking All Service Bank Frequencies
1. Hold down L/O/L/O RV W for about two seconds
during a Service Bank search. L-r appears.
2. While holding down TUNE/CLEAR, press
L/O/L/O RV W. FLo ALL–CL appears for about
two seconds. Then the display alternates with YES
­­- -- Ent and No -- CLEAr.
3. Press ENT. L-r EMPty appears. The scanner clears
lock-outs from all frequencies in the Service Bank.
Clearing a Stored Channel
To remove a frequency stored in a channel.
1. Press SCAN/MAN to stop scanning.
2. Press the number keys to enter the channel
number (1–200).
3. Press PGM. PGM appears.
4. Press 0 then ENT. The frequency number
changes to 000.000 0 to indicate the channel is
cleared.
5. To clear another channel, use the number keys
to enter that channel number then press PGM
again. Or, repeatedly press PGM until the desired
channel number appears. Repeat Step 4.
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WEATHER
Weather Features
The NOAA and your local weather reporting agency
broadcast local forecast and regional weather
information on one or more channels allocated for
use by weather reporting agencies.
Your scanner is an extremely sensitive high-quality
receiver on the weather frequencies. However, the
included antenna is optimized for general purpose
scanning. To receive weather alerts, please make
sure you are receiving a clear signal or switch to an
external antenna.
Press
to hear your local forecast and regional
weather information. WEAthEr appears for about
two seconds, then the scanner starts searching the
weather bank.
Press PSE to stop searching the channels. SRCH
disappears and MAN appears. To change the channel
manually, press  or .
Receiving All Weather Alerts
To program the scanner to search for weather alerts
every two seconds, set a weather channel as the
priority channel. See “Using the Priority Channel“
on page 16.
If the scanner detects a 1050 Hz weather alert tone
on the programmed channel, the scanner sounds the
alert tone and ALErt flashes. Press any key to turn off
the alarm.
Receiving Alerts for Specific Areas
The National Weather Service precedes each weather
alert with a digitally encoded SAME (Specific Area
Message Encoding) signal, then a 1050 Hz tone. The
SAME signal includes a FIPS (Federal Information
Processing Standard) code and an event code.
A current list of FIPS codes is located at
www.NWS.NOAA.gov/NWR.
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WEATHER
SAME Standby Mode
In SAME Standby mode, your scanner monitors
weather channels for SAME alerts for up to seven
areas you specify by entering the FIPS codes.
To program your scanner for SAME Standby mode:
1. Press
.
2. Press PGM to access the FIPS code entry mode.
3. Use  or  to select the desired FIPS code
storage location.
4. Use the number keys to enter the FIPS code, then
press ENT to store the code.
5. Repeat steps 3-4 for all the FIPS codes that you
wish to store.
6. Press
to exit FIPS code entry mode. The
scanner displays F showing that FIPS codes are
enabled.
7. Press PRI/ALERT to initiate SAME Standby mode.
The scanner displays F [1-7] CH StAndby.
The scanner will monitor weather channels for alerts
with matching FIPS codes. To exit SAME Standby
mode, press PRI/ALERT again.
• Press L/O during step 4 to lock-out FIPS entries;
L/0 appears in the display. Press L/O again to
enable FIPS entries; L/0 disappears.
• If you do not enter any FIPS codes, or if your FIPS
codes are locked out, when you enter SAME
Standby mode the scanner receives alerts and
warning messages for all receivable areas.
• The scanner sounds an alert when it receives
the SAME code. To stop the alert and ready the
scanner to receive a new alert signal, press any
key.
• If you do not stop the alert within five minutes,
the alert stops and the scanner beeps every ten
seconds. If the scanner receives a new weather
alert after five minutes, it sounds the new alert.
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SKYWARN
Testing the Weather Alert and Beep Tone
1. To test the weather alert, press and hold ENT
for more than 2 seconds while F [1-7] CH StAndby
appears on the display.
The display indicates the type of message, and
the scanner sounds an alert or series of beeps.
The beeps automatically change every 3 seconds.
2. Press any key to stop testing.
Skywarn™
Many areas of the country have amateur radio
repeaters that have been designated as “Skywarn”
repeaters. During times of severe weather, these
repeaters relay reports of severe weather directly to
the local National Weather Service forecast office.
Your scanner can easily jump to your local Skywarn
frequency and monitor these reports.
Before using this feature, you must program the
Skywarn frequency into channel 200. Refer to
www.radioreference.com to find Skywarn frequencies
in your area.
To activate Skywarn, press and hold
for about
two seconds. The scanner jumps to channel
200 to monitor the Skywarn frequency. If no
frequency is programmed in the Skywarn channel,
No ProG appears.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMAITON
Additional Information
Care
Your scanner is not waterproof. Do not expose it
to rain, moisture, or extremely high humidity. If
the scanner 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.
Initializing the Scanner
If the scanner’s display locks up or does not work
properly after you connect a power source, you might
need to initialize the scanner.
Important: This procedure clears all information you
stored in the scanner’s memory. Only initialize the
scanner when you are sure the scanner is not working
properly.
Important: Do not turn off the scanner until the
initialization is complete. When the initialization is
complete, 1CH 000.000 0 appears on the display.
1. Turn off the scanner, then turn it on again.
WELCOME SCAnnInG rECEIVEr appears.
2. Press 0, then press 1 while the welcome message
is on the screen. InItIAL appears for about two
seconds, then YES — Ent and No — CLEAr appear
alternately.
3. Press ENT. WAIt appears for about two seconds.
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PREPROGRAMMED FREQUENCY LIST
Preprogrammed Frequency List
BANK 1
BANK 2
Ch.
Freq.
(MHz)
1
40.5000
21
151.6250
41
154.3250
2
52.5250
22
151.8200
42
154.3400
3
121.5000
23
151.8800
43
154.3550
4
122.0000
24
151.9400
44
154.3700
5
122.2000
25
151.9550
45
154.3850
6
122.7000
26
154.0100
46
154.4000
7
122.7500
27
154.0700
47
154.4150
8
122.8000
28
154.1300
48
154.4300
9
122.9000
29
154.1450
49
154.4450
10
122.9500
30
154.1600
50
154.5700
11
123.0000
31
154.1750
51
154.6000
Ch.
Freq.
(MHz)
BANK 3
Ch.
Freq.
(MHz)
12
123.1000
32
154.1900
52
155.1600
13
123.4500
33
154.2050
53
155.1750
14
131.4500
34
154.2200
54
155.2050
15
131.6750
35
154.2350
55
155.2200
16
146.5200
36
154.2500
56
155.2350
17
146.7600
37
154.2650
57
155.2650
18
146.8800
38
154.2800
58
155.2800
19
146.9400
39
154.2950
59
155.2950
20
148.1500
40
154.3100
60
155.3250
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PREPROGRAMMED FREQUENCY LIST
BANK 4
Ch.
Freq.
(MHz)
61
155.3400
62
63
BANK 5
BANK 6
Ch.
Freq.
(MHz)
Ch.
Freq.
(MHz)
81
415.7000
101
460.4250
155.3550
82
446.0000
102
460.4500
155.3700
83
450.8000
103
460.4750
64
155.3850
84
454.0000
104
460.5000
65
155.4000
85
460.0250
105
460.5250
66
155.4750
86
460.0500
106
460.5500
67
156.4250
87
460.0750
107
460.5750
68
156.4500
88
460.1000
108
460.6000
69
156.4750
89
460.1250
109
460.6250
70
156.5750
90
460.1500
110
460.6500
71
156.6250
91
460.1750
111
460.7000
72
156.8000
92
460.2000
112
460.7500
73
156.9250
93
460.2250
113
460.8000
74
157.0500
94
460.2500
114
460.8500
75
157.1000
95
460.2750
115
460.9000
76
157.1250
96
460.3000
116
460.9250
77
157.4250
97
460.3250
117
460.9500
78
162.3000
98
460.3500
118
460.9750
79
163.2000
99
460.3750
119
462.5500
80
415.2000
100
460.4000
120
462.5625
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PREPROGRAMMED FREQUENCY LIST
BANK 7
Ch.
Freq.
(MHz)
121
462.5750
BANK 8
Ch.
Freq.
(MHz)
Ch.
Freq.
(MHz)
134
462.9500
141
467.5875
122
462.5875
135
462.9750
142
467.6125
123
462.6000
136
464.5000
143
467.6375
124
462.6125
137
464.5500
144
467.6625
125
462.6250
138
464.8750
145
467.6875
126
462.6375
139
467.0625
146
467.7125
127
462.6500
140
467.5625
147
467.7625
128
462.6625
148
467.8125
129
462.6750
149
467.8500
130
462.6875
150
467.8750
131
462.7000
151
467.9000
132
462.7125
152
469.5000
133
462.7250
153
469.5500
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SERVICE BANKS
Service Banks
The scanner is preprogrammed with the frequencies
allocated to marine, fire/police, aircraft, ham radio,
FM broadcast and weather services. This is handy
for quickly finding active frequencies instead of
searching through an entire bank (see “Service Bank
Search” on page 14).
NOTE: The frequencies in the scanner’s one-touch
service bands are preset. You cannot change them.
Fire/Police
GROUP 1
Frequency
Range
(MHz).
GROUP 2
Step
(kHz)
Frequency
Range
(MHz).
GROUP 3
Step
(kHz)
Frequency
Range
(MHz).
Step
(kHz)
33.42033.980
20
153.770154.130
60
453.0375453.9625
12.5
37.02037.420
20
154.145154.445
15
458.0375458.9625
12.5
39.02039.980
20
154.650154.950
15
460.0125460.6375
12.5
42.02042.940
20
155.010155.370
60
465.0125465.6375
12.5
44.62045.860
40
155.415155.700
15
45.880
-
155.730156.210
60
45.90046.060
40
158.730159.210
60
46.08046.500
20
166.250
-
170.150
-
Aircraft
GROUP 1
GROUP 2
Frequency Range
(MHz).
Step
(kHz)
Frequency Range
(MHz).
Step
(kHz)
108.000-118.000
8.33
118.00833-136.99166
8.33
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SERVICE BANKS
Ham Amateur Radio
Group
Frequency Range (MHz)
Step (kHz)
1
29.000-29.700
5
2
50.000-54.000
5
3
144.000-148.000
5
4
420.000-450.000
12.5
FM Broadcast
Frequency Range (MHz)
Step (kHz)
87.3–107.9
100
Weather Channels
Channel
Frequency (MHz)
1
162.400
2
162.425
3
162.450
4
162.475
5
162.500
6
162.525
7
162.550
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SERVICE BANKS
Marine
Ch.
Frequency (MHz)
Ch.
Frequency (MHz)
01
156.0500
63
156.1750
05
156.2500
64
156.2250 / 160.8250
06
156.3000
65
156.2750
07
156.3500
66
156.3250
08
156.4000
67
156.3750
09
156.4500
68
156.4250
10
156.5000
69
156.4750
11
156.5500
70
156.5250
12
156.6000
71
156.5750
13
156.6500
72
156.6250
14
156.7000
73
156.6750
15
156.7500
74
156.7250
16
156.8000
77
156.8750
17
156.8500
78
156.9250
18
156.9000
79
156.9750
19
156.9500
80
157.0250
20
157.0000 / 161.6000
81
157.0750
21
157.0500
82
157.1250
22
157.1000
83
157.1750
23
157.1500
84
157.2250 / 161.8250
24
157.2000 / 161.8000
85
157.2750 / 161.8750
25
157.2500 / 161.8500
86
157.3250 / 161.9250
26
157.3000 / 161.9000
87
157.3750 / 161.9750
27
157.3500 / 161.9500
88
157.4250
28
157.4000 / 162.0000
Note: Both frequencies (transmission and reception)
are shown for marine channels used for duplex
transmission.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Specifications
Frequency Coverage
29-54 MHz...................................................(5 kHz steps)/FM
87.3-107.9 MHz ................................... (100 kHz steps)/WFM
108-136.99166 MHz............................... (8.33 kHz steps)/AM
137-143.9875 MHz.................................. (12.5 kHz steps)/FM
144-148 MHz...............................................(5 kHz steps)/FM
148.0125-150.7875 MHz......................... (12.5 kHz steps)/FM
150.8-161.995 MHz......................................(5 kHz steps)/FM
162-174 MHz........................................... (12.5 kHz steps)/FM
380-512 MHz.......................................... (12.5 kHz steps)/FM
Sensitivity (S+N)/N 20 dB
29-54 MHz....................................................................0.5 uV
87.3-107.9 MHz ((S+N)/N 30 dB)................................... 1.0 uV
108-136.99166 MHz...................................................... 1.0 uV
137-174 MHz.................................................................0.5 uV
380-512 MHz................................................................0.7 uV
Spurious Rejection (FM @154 MHz)............................. 50 dB
Selectivity
±8 kHz/±17kHz (FM/AM).....................................-6dB/-50dB
±80kHz/±180kHz (WFM).....................................-6dB/-50dB
Search Speed......................................... Up to 80 Steps/Sec
Scan Speed...................................... Up to 40 Channels/Sec
Delay Time............................................................ 2 Seconds
IF Frequencies
1st IF........................................................................10.7 MHz
2nd IF........................................................................ 455 kHz
IF Interference Ratio (10.7 MHz)............... 70 dB at 154 MHz
Squelch Sensitivity
Threshold (FM/AM)......................................Less than 0.5 uV
Threshold (WFM).........................................Less than 1.0 uV
Tight (FM)..................................................... (S + N)/N 25 dB
Tight (WFM)................................................... (S+N)/N 60 dB
Tight (AM)...................................................... (S+N)/N 20 dB
Antenna Impedance............................................... 50 Ohms
Audio Output Power (10% THD)....................0.7 W Nominal
Built-In Speaker............................3 Inches (77 mm), 8 Ohms
Operating Temperature................. 32° to 110°F (0° to 43°C)
Power Requirements.................... 9V AC Adapter (supplied)
...............................................9V DC Adapter (not supplied)
Dimensions (HWD)................................ 8.25 x 6.87 x 2.37 In
...............................................................(210 x 175 x 60 mm)
Weight (without antenna)............................... 24.7 oz (700 g)
Specifications and depictions are subject to change and
improvement without notice. Actual product may vary from
the images found in this document.
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FCC INFORMATION
FCC Notice
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a scanning receiver,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment
and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
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WARRANTY
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.
DO NOT RETURN ITEM TO STORE WHERE PURCHASED.
FOR WARRANTY INFORMATION, CONTACT WHISTLER
CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-866-923-8719.
Representatives are available to answer your questions
Monday – Friday
from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT
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.
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WARRANTY
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.
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.
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 $50.00 (U.S.). 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 $50.00. Payment may also
be made by MasterCard, VISA or American Express.
Personal checks are not accepted.
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WARRANTY
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).
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
1-866-923-8719.
Representatives are available to answer your questions
Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CT) or visit
the F.A.Q.’s at www.whistlergroup.com.
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CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
1716 SW Commerce Dr. Ste. 8
PO Box 1760
Bentonville, AR 72712
Toll Free (800) 531-0004
TEL (479) 273-6012
FX (479) 273-2927
www.whistlergroup.com
CUSTOMER RETURN CENTER
1412 South 1st St.
Rogers, AR 72756
Customer Service Tel (866) 923-8719
Email: [email protected]
P/N 581001a
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