PRO-97 1,000 Channel Triple Trunking Hand Held Scanner
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Thank you for purchasing your Pro-97 1,000 channel tripple trunking hand held scanner from RadioShack. Your hand held scanner is one of a new generation of scanners designed to track Motorola® Type I and II (such as Smartnet® and Privacy Plus®) and hybrid analog trunking systems, GEEricsson (EDACS®) type systems, and EF Johnson (LTR) type systems which are extensively used in many communication systems.
user’s guide • quick start guide • preprogrammed frequency addendum
Nonrechargeable battery holder
Rechargeable battery holder
your scanner’s controls power sources
using batteries charging rechargeable batteries using AC power using vehicle battery power connecting an earphone/headphones listening safely trafﬁc safety connecting an extension speaker connecting the supplied antenna connecting an optional external antenna using the belt clip transferring data to or from another scanner or PC
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understanding your scanner’s modes AM mode FM mode CTCSS (CT) mode DCS (DC) mode Motorola mode EDACS mode LTR mode open and closed modes
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setting up your scanner
turning on the scanner and setting squelch storing known frequencies into channels
CTCSS and DCS
storing trunking frequencies into channels
storing text tags assigning a text tag to a channel assigning a text tag to a group ID assigning a tex tage to a bank text input chart 34 34 35 35 36
ﬁnding and storing active frequencies
searching a preprogrammed frequency range band charts search bank: SR0 marine band search bank: SR1 CB band search bank: SR2 FRS/GMRS/MURS band search bank: SR3 police/ﬁre band search bank: SR4 aircraft search bank: SR5 amateur band search bank: SR6 programmable limit search searching active frequencies in a range manually tuning a frequency listening to the weather band listening to a weather channel SAME standby mode WX Alert and beep tone conﬁrmation Skywarn using frequency copy copying a frequency into a speciﬁed channel copying a frequency into an empty channel within a bank copying a frequency into the priority channel Signal Stalker II using Signal Stalker II using Signal Stalker II with lockout scanning channels turning channel-starage banks off and on monitoring a single channel/power save circuit
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using CTCSS and DCS deleting frequencies from channels deleting all frequencies in a channel bank using dealy locking out channels or frequencies locking out channels reviewing locked-out channels locking out frequencies reviewing locked-out frequencies clearing a locked-out frequency clearing all locked-out frequencies in a search bank priority changing the receive mode using the attenuator turning the key tone on and off using the display/key backlight using the keylock changing the display contrast cloning the programmed data 53 54 54 55 55 55 56 56 56 57 57 57 59 60 61 61 63 63 64
how trunking works setting squelch for trunking mode programming trunking frequencies programming Motorola trunking systems (UHF-Lo) programming Motorola trunking systems (800 MHz) programming ﬂeet maps talk group IDs storing talk group IDs talk group ID hold turning an ID sub-bank on or off locking out talk group IDs delay function in ID indication mode reviewing locked-out talk group IDs
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clearing talk group IDs clearing all talk group IDs in a single bank changing the open/closed mode 78 78 79
service and repair birdie frquencies
initializing your scanner
The FCC wants you to know
glossary FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) warranty
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Hypersearch. Motorola. Hyperscan. ASTRO and Privacy Plus are registered trademarks of Motorla Inc.
. EDACS is a registered trademark of MA-COM Inc. and Adaptaplug are trademarks used by RadioShack Corporation. LTR is a registered trademark of EF Johnson.
FUNC (function) — lets you use various functions by pressing this key in combination with other keys.The Basics
your scanner’s controls
SCAN/ — scans through the programmed channels. ED. or when used with FUNC locks/unlocks the keypad to prevent accidental entries. LT).
. or activates the Signal Stalker II function. MO. DC. FM. or jumps to a Skywarn channel you programmed (997-999). CT.
PRI (Priority) — sets and turns the priority function on or off. MAN — stops scanning and lets you directly enter a channel number. MODE — changes the receive mode (AM. TRUNK — stores the trunking ID code or holds the trunking ID while scanning. / — turns on/off the backlight.
PSE — stops search. WX/ — scans through the seven preprogrammed weather channels.
TEXT — lets you input text.
TUNE — lets you input a frequency and allows you to ﬁne tune a frequency along with e or d.
ATT (Attenuate) — turns attenuation on to reduce the scanner’s sensitivity and block extremely strong signals.
PGM (Program) — programs frequencies into channels.
L/OUT (Lock Out) — lets you lock out a selected channel.
. or lock out a selected ID code. skip a speciﬁed frequency during search.
SRCH — lets you search the seven search banks. ENT — completes the entry of frequencies and text. e or d — selects the scan or search direction. or turns it off to return the sensitivity to normal.
. 8/TUV — enters an 8. ~. space. @. or inputs characters .. N. or inputs characters D. !.. #. . or F. or L. &./DELAY — enters a decimal point (necessary when programming frequencies). U. 4/GHI — enters a 4. %. or inputs characters W.
3/DEF — enters a 3. or enters a hyphen (in trunking ID setting). R. or programs delay time for the selected channel/search bank. ). -. or inputs characters J. ‘.The Basics
1 — enters a 1. . . Y.
9/WXYZ — enters a 9. or inputs characters 0 through 9 in text mode. or S. or inputs characters P Q. or inputs characters G. /. 0 — enters a zero. E. 5/JKL — enters a 5. ^. or C. +. or I. *. (. B. 2/ABC — enters a 2.
6/MNO — enters a 6. 7/PQRS — enters a 7. or inputs characters A. or V. K.
CL (Clear) — clears an incorrect entry. _. ?. or O. X. H. or inputs characters M. or Z. or inputs characters T. or ∆. $.
PC/IF — connect an optional PC interface cable here to use the scanner with your computer.
PWR DC 9V — connect a power source here.
OFF VOL/SQ — turn the scanner on or off and adjust the squelch.The Basics
ANT — connect the supplied antenna or an external antenna here.
— connect an earphone or headphone here.
you can operate the scanner and recharge the rechargeable batteries at the same time. You must charge rechargeable batteries before you use them the ﬁrst time. For the longest operation and best performance. See “Using Batteries” and “Charging Rechargeable Batteries”. You can use either the supplied non-rechargeable battery holder (black). we
. standard AC power (with an optional AC adapter – see “Using AC Power”). Connecting an AC or DC adapter to the scanner disconnects internal batteries when you use the supplied non-rechargeable battery holder. or the supplied rechargeable battery holder (yellow). try resetting it. See “Initializing the Scanner”. See “Charging Rechargeable Batteries”.The Basics
You can power your scanner from any of these sources: • • •
internal non-rechargeable batteries or rechargeable batteries (not supplied – see “Using Batteries”). vehicle power (with an optional DC adapter – see “Using Vehicle Battery Power”). If you install the rechargeable battery holder. we recommend alkaline batteries. If you use the rechargeable battery holder. If the scanner stops working properly after connecting it to power. available at your local RadioShack store. but it does not disconnect internal batteries when you use the supplied rechargeable battery holder.
You can power the scanner with four AA batteries (not supplied).
Do not force it. Place the battery holder into the battery compartment. 2. See “Charging Rechargeable Batteries”. 1.
4. place them into the black holder. remove the batteries. Do not mix old and new batteries. Press in on the battery compartment cover on the back of the scanner and slide the cover down to remove it. Follow these steps to install the batteries.
If you are using rechargeable batteries. Pull the battery holder out of the battery compartment.
Never install non-rechargeable batteries in the rechargeable yellow battery holder.The Basics
recommend RadioShack nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries. You must charge rechargeable batteries before you use them the ﬁrst time. 3. The battery holder ﬁts only one way. If you do not plan to use the scanner with batteries for a month or longer. Use only fresh batteries of the required size and recommended type. Batteries can leak chemicals that destroy electronic circuits. or rechargeable batteries of different capacities. If you are using non-rechargeable batteries. Non-Rechargeable batteries can get hot or explode if you try to recharge them. place them into the yellow holder as indicated by the polarity symbols (+ and -) marked on the holder. Batteries can leak chemicals that can destroy electronic parts. as indicated by the polarity symbols (+ and -) marked on the holder.
. different types of batteries (alkaline or rechargeable). Always remove old or weak batteries.
The RBRC program provides a convenient alternative to placing used Ni-Cd batteries into the trash or the municipal waste stream. Replace all four non-rechargeable batteries.The Basics
5. Do not bury or burn them. If you do not plan to use the scanner with batteries for a month or longer. the scanner turns itself off. or recharge the rechargeable batteries. connect an appropriate AC or DC adapter to the PWR DC 9V jack. Low battery! appears and the scanner beeps continuously.
Always dispose of old batteries promptly and properly.
The EPA certiﬁed RBRC© Battery Recycling Seal on the nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) battery indicates RadioShack is voluntarily participating in an industry program to collect and recycle these batteries at the end of their useful life. Replace the cover. remove the batteries. For best results we recommend RadioShack rechargeable nickelmetal hydride (Ni-MH) 1600 mAh batteries. Batteries can leak chemicals that can destroy electronic parts.
charging rechargeable batteries
Your scanner has a built-in charging circuit that lets you charge nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) or nickel cadmium (NiCD) rechargeable batteries (not supplied) while they are in the scanner. See “Charging Rechargeable Batteries”. RadioShack’s involvement in this program is part of the company’s commitment to preserving our environment and conserving our natural resources. which may be illegal in your area. To charge rechargeable batteries. When battery power is depleted. when taken out of service in the United States or Canada. When battery power is low. Please call 1-800-THE-SHACK (1-800-843-7422) for information on Ni-Cd battery recycling and disposal bans/restrictions in your area.
600 mAh batteries require 6 hours and 850 mAh batteries require 8 hours to charge.The Basics
It takes about 16 hours to recharge fully discharged 1600 mAh Ni-MH rechargeable batteries. Then fully charge the rechargeable batteries. 1.
. Rechargeable batteries last longer and deliver more power if you let them fully discharge once a month. You must use a Class 2 power source that supplies 9V Notes DC and delivers at least 300 mA. do not overcharge them. Overcharging shortens battery life. You can operate the scanner while recharging the rechargeable batteries. Its center tip must be set to positive and its plug must ﬁt the scanner’s PWR DC 9V jack. 2. 300 mA AC adapter and a size C Adaptaplug (neither supplied). Plug the adapter’s barrel plug into the scanner’s PWR DC 9V jack. 3. Connect the Adaptaplug to the adapter’s cord with the tip set to positive.
The scanner can also charge Ni-Cd batteries.
using AC power
You can power the scanner using a 9V. Both are available at your local RadioShack store. use the scanner until Low battery! appears. Using an adapter that does not meet these speciﬁcations could damage the scanner or the adapter. When you charge rechargeable batteries. but charging takes longer. Plug the adapter’s two-prong plug into an AC outlet. To do this.
. Its center tip must be set to positive and its plug must ﬁt the scanner’s PWR DC 9V jack.
You must use a power source that supplies 9V DC and delivers at least 300 mA. Plug the adapter’s barrel plug into the scanner’s PWR DC 9V jack. or check the adapter’s internal fuse.
1.The Basics using vehicle battery power
You can power the scanner from a vehicle’s 12V power source (such as cigarette-lighter socket) using a 9V. Plug the adapter’s cigarette-lighter plug into your 12V power source. Connect the Adaptaplug to the adapter’s cord with the tip set to positive. Both are available at your local RadioShack store. 300 mA DC adapter and a size C Adaptaplug™ adapter (neither supplied). If the scanner does not operate properly when you Notes connect a DC adapter. 2. This automatically disconnects the internal speaker. you can plug an 1/8-inch (3.
connecting an earphone/headphones
For private listening.5 mm) mini-plug earphone or headphones (not supplied). Using an adapter that does not meet these speciﬁcations could damage the scanner or the adapter. available at your local RadioShack store. in the jack on top of your scanner. 3. unplug the DC adapter from the power source and clean the socket.
they still can present a trafﬁc hazard.
connecting an extension speaker
In a noisy area. This can create a trafﬁc hazard and can be illegal in some areas.5 mm) mini-plug into your scanner’s jack. Even though some earphones and headphones let you hear some outside sounds when you listen at normal levels. Prolonged exposure to high volume levels can cause permanent hearing loss. adjust the volume to a comfortable level. an ampliﬁed speaker (not supplied). so volume levels that do not cause discomfort might damage your hearing. Over time. available at your local RadioShack store. • Set the volume to zero before putting on headphones. might provide more comfortable listening. Avoid or limit listening at high volume levels.
trafﬁc safety Do not wear an earphone or headphones while you drive a vehicle or ride a bicycle. Avoid increasing the volume once you set it. follow these guidelines when you use an earphone or headphones.
listening safely To protect your hearing. Plug the speaker cable’s 1/8-inch (3. your sensitivity to a volume level decreases. With the headphones on.
The Basics connecting the supplied antenna
To attach the supplied ﬂexible antenna to the antenna jack on the top of your scanner. Follow the installation instructions supplied with the antenna. If the antenna touches a power line. you will also need a BNC adapter (not supplied. DO NOT attempt to do so yourself. then connect it to the antenna jack. to connect an outdoor antenna. If the antenna starts to fall.
Use extreme caution when installing or removing an outdoor antenna. If your antenna’s cable does not have a BNC connector. or guy wires can cause electrocution and death. such as RG-58 or RG-8. let it go! It could contact overhead power lines. mast. Your local RadioShack store sells a variety of antennas. route the antenna cable to the scanner. align the slots around the antenna’s connector with the tabs on the antenna jack. Press the antenna down over the jack and turn the antenna’s base clockwise until it locks into place. touching the antenna. cable. such as an external mobile antenna or outdoor base station antenna.
. use RG-8 low-loss dielectric coaxial cable. Always use 50-ohm coaxial cable. available at your local RadioShack store). Call the power company to remove the antenna. For lengths over 50 feet. connecting an optional external antenna The antenna connector on your scanner makes it easy to use the scanner with a variety of antennas.
.The Basics using the belt clip
To make your scanner easier to carry when you are on the go. use the supplied belt clip by attaching it to the back of the scanner. Connect the cable between each scanner’s PC/IF jacks.
transferring data to or from another scanner or PC
You can transfer the programmed data to and from another PRO-97 scanner using a connecting cable which has 1/8 -inch phone plugs on both ends (not supplied). slide it upward while pulling the tab toward you. To remove the battery clip. See “Cloning the Programmed Data”. You can also upload or download the programmed data to or from a PC using an optional PC interface kit available through your local RadioShack store.
(See “Speciﬁcations” for a list of the available frequency ranges. primarily used for aircraft. For more information.) Weather Radio — allows you to listen to NOAA weather broadcasts without programming. you can utilize one of these four features before you begin programming the scanner. CT. and LT). Your scanner’s closed mode lets you hear only those trunking talkgroups you specify. Preprogrammed Search Banks — allow you to listen to frequencies and decide which frequencies you want to store when you are ready to program the scanner. DC.
understanding your scanner’s modes
You can program each channel with any of seven receive modes (AM. See “Signal Stalker II”.
AM mode The AM mode sets the scanner to receive transmissions using amplitude modulation (AM). and available frequencies.The Basics
To help familiarize yourself with the scanner’s functions. Signal Stalker II — searches nearby strong signals quickly.
. see “Open and Closed Modes”. ED. FM. See “Listening to the Weather Band”. See “Searching a Preprogrammed Frequency Range”. Manual Tuning — allows you to manually move through the entire range of available frequencies. ED and LT) can only be selected for frequencies above 137 MHz. MO. Each receive mode affects how your scanner operates when scanning and receiving transmissions. keypad.
Trunked modes (MO.
) When the scanner receives a transmission on a channel set to the AM mode. some amateur radio. and some government transmissions. When the scanner receives a transmission on a channel set to the FM mode. DCS is very similar to CTCSS. and amateur radio transmissions.The Basics
military. as well as broadcast. it always stops on the transmission. CTCSS (CT) mode CTCSS mode sets the scanner to receive transmissions using frequency modulation (FM) with Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System (CTCSS) subaudible tone codes. DCS (DC) mode DCS mode sets the scanner to receive transmissions using frequency modulation (FM) with Digital Coded Squelch (DCS) subaudible data signaling. FM mode The FM mode sets the scanner to receive transmissions using frequency modulation (FM). CTCSS tones can sometimes be heard as a low “hum” in the background of a voice transmission. CTCSS allows multiple users to share a single radio frequency without hearing each other’s transmissions. DCS allows multiple users to share a single radio frequency without hearing each other’s
. (Refer to “Speciﬁcations” for a list of the frequencies covered. used for most public safety transmissions. In your PRO-97 scanner. business. Like CTCSS. it always stops on the transmission. the CTCSS feature can be used to block the reception of transmissions on shared channel to only those that use the CTCSS mode also features a Code Search setting that allows you to instantly display and store unknown codes into the channel memory. except that a digital code is transmitted instead of an audio tone.
the DCS feature can be used to block the reception of transmissions on a shared channel to only those that use the DCS tone that you have speciﬁed.The Basics
transmissions. This setting is called the Motorola mode. In addition. Some DCS systems transmit a special “turn off code” at the end of each transmission. the scanner stops on the transmission and displays the talk group ID on the bottom line of the display. each group of users in the system is assigned to a speciﬁc talk group. The turn off code causes a properly equipped receiver to mute before the transmission ends. One channel in the system is continuously transmitting data that identiﬁes which talk groups are active on which channel. Motorola systems are trunking systems used primarily by business and public safety groups to efﬁciently allocate a small number of frequencies (as few as ﬁve) to many groups of users (as many as several thousand). In the closed mode. In the open mode. DCS data can sometimes be heard as a low “purring” sound in the background of a voice transmission. it ﬁrst decodes the talk group ID data included with the transmission. In your PRO-97 scanner. To do this. DCS mode also features a Code Search setting that allows you to instantly display and store unknown codes into the channel memory. the scanner only stops on the transmission if the talk group ID matches a talk group ID that you have stored in the
. Motorola mode You can set your scanner so it decodes the talk group IDs used with Motorola trunking systems. When the scanner receives a transmission on a channel set to the Motorola mode. the east side patrol ofﬁcers might all be assigned to talk group 2160. For example. eliminating the “squelch tail” burst of noise the commonly occurs when the signal is lost. this talk group information is also transmitted as subaudible data on each active channel.
Type II system talk groups are identiﬁed by a 5-digit number.
. CNTRL appears on the bottom line of the display. Valid talk group IDs are divisible by 16. If you try to enter an invalid talk group ID. Each category displays and uses talk group IDs in slightly different ways.
For example. the scanner rounds the ID down to the next valid ID. where. Motorola Type II IDs are in the form FFF-SS. where 000 identiﬁes all police users and 12 identiﬁes the Detective division. Fleet map information is widely available on the Internet for most Type I systems in use. a valid ﬂeet-subﬂeet ID identifying all detectives within a police department might be 000-12. Motorola trunking systems come in three categories: Type I. ID and the approximate control channel message decode success rate. This information can help you identify the Motorola trunking system that you are monitoring and the receive quality of the control channel signal. you must program the correct ﬂeet map into the scanner.The Basics
bank’s talk group ID list and have not locked out. and Type I/II Hybrid.
If the scanner decodes control channel data while receiving transmissions from a Motorola trunking system. FFF=Fleet ID SS=Subﬂeet ID Type I systems are usually organized with different user groups assigned to different ﬂeets. To properly map the raw Type I data to the correct ﬂeetsubﬂeet format. Type I/II hybrid systems use both ﬂeet-subﬂeet and 5-digit formats for talk group IDs. Type II. Tuning the scanner to an active control channel while in Motorola mode will display the Motorola System.
EDACS systems tend to have a smaller usable area. the scanner then goes to the transmission and displays the talk group ID on the bottom line of the display. Each frequency is assigned a Logical Channel Number (LCN). EDACS systems are trunking systems used primarily by business or private communications service providers. that information is sent out on the control channel. An external antenna can greatly improve EDACS scanning in a fringe area. If you are having trouble scanning an EDACS system. you must program the frequencies in LCN order. In the open mode. This setting is called the EDACS mode. When there is activity on an EDACS system. Try changing your location or using an outdoor antenna to improve reception. EDACS talk group IDs are entered as a 4-digit decimal number from 0001 to 2047 or AFS (Agency Fleet Subﬂeet) number from 00-001 to 15-157.
. try manually selecting the data channel. The scanner decodes the ID for the active talk group. the scanner only goes to transmissions with IDs that match talk group IDs you have stored in the bank’s talk group ID list which are not locked out. Because EDACS scanning requires clear reception of the control channel at all times. For the scanner to correctly switch to an active frequency. starting with Memory 01. In the closed mode.The Basics
EDACS mode You can set your scanner so it decodes the talk group IDs used with EDACS (GE/Ericsson) trunking systems. If you are getting good reception. EDACS systems transmit active talk group information only on a dedicated control channel. EDACS frequencies are organized in a speciﬁc order. the scanner will indicate talk group CTL-01. as well as by some public safety organizations.
When an LTR transmission occurs. This setting is called the LTR mode. To correctly program this Home Repeater number into your scanner. if you see R12 displayed on a particular LTR frequency. LTR systems are trunking systems used primarily by business or private communications service providers.e. LTR frequencies are organized in a speciﬁc order. For the scanner to correctly switch to an active frequency. you should see the LTR talkgroup information on the bottom line of the display. Your PRO-97 scanner features a new tool to help you determine the correct channel mapping for LTR system frequencies. starting with Memory X01 in the selected bank.The Basics
LTR mode You can set your scanner so it decodes the talk group IDs used with LTR systems. Each frequency is assigned a Home Repeater Number (HR). To determine the correct Home Repeater programming. These systems encode all trunking information as digital subaudible data that accompanies each transmission. The scanner’s LTR Repeater Finder displays the current Home Repeater when monitoring LTR transmissions in manual mode. Users on an
. you must program the frequencies in HR order. The “R” number is the Home Repeater number that the current transmission is occurring on. such as taxicabs. be sure that the channel number in the bank is equal to the number that is displayed after the “R”. Be sure to program the mode for each LTR channel to LT. R12). and a number preceded by “R” in the bottom right hand corner (i. enter the system channels of an LTR system in any order. delivery trucks. Listen to each channel one at a time in manual mode and watch for the decoded LTR data at the bottom of the scanner’s display. that frequency needs to be programmed into Channel 12 of the current bank in order to track the LTR system activity properly. and repair services.. For example.
any transmission opens squelch. the scanner stops on the transmission and displays the talk group ID on the bottom line of the display.
. In the open mode. the scanner only stops on the transmission if the LTR data matches a talk group ID that you have stored in the bank’s talk group ID list and have not locked out. called open mode and closed mode. making it easy to hear everything going on.The Basics
LTR system are assigned to speciﬁc talk groups. In closed mode. When you select a system voice channel manually. you hear only those talk groups you specify. regardless of the current mode. and LTR systems). where: A = Area code (0 or 1) H = Home repeater (01 through 20) U = User ID (000 through 254) When the scanner receives a transmission on a channel set to the LTR mode. which are identiﬁed by the radio as six-digit numbers. These numbers are in the form AHHUUU. it ﬁrst decodes the LTR data included with the transmission. affect how the scanner receives signals from communications systems that use some type of closed squelch (such as Motorola. open and closed modes You can set your scanner to change the way it receives signals. you hear all active talk groups except those you speciﬁcally exclude. In the closed mode. These settings. EDACS.
In open mode. This makes it easy to listen only to talk groups you are interested in and exclude others. LTR systems are frequently programmed so that each radio has a unique ID code.
the scanner only stops on a transmission if the ID is stored. Also. See “Changing the Open/Closed Mode” for more information about setting the open and closed modes.
When the signals are in the MO. the scanner scans signals transmitted only under the following conditions: • • When the signals are in the FM. OPEN or CLOSED appears while the scanner is in manual mode or while the scanner is receiving a signal during scanning. In closed mode. In open mode. Otherwise. or LT mode. The scanner stops on any ID code and only uses the ID list to look up ID text tags. or DC mode. When you set a channel storage bank to closed mode. ED. . the talk group ID appears on the display.appears under the channel storage bank’s number while scanning. the scanner scans signals transmitted in all systems. the text tag appears on the display. When you set a channel storage bank to open mode. it receives the signal in MO. You can set each of the scanner’s channel storage banks to open or closed mode. + appears under the bank’s number while scanning. In open mode. ED. or LT mode and the signal’s ID code matches the programmed ID code You can also select the user or talk groups you want the scanner to receive in closed mode. the scanner stops on any transmission.The Basics
When no ID code is programmed into the scanner. CT. the scanner stops only on signals that have an ID code which is found in the ID list for the bank. In closed mode. If the ID is stored.
. If the scanner picks up unwanted. the scanner will not scan properly. After about 3 seconds. To turn off the scanner. The scanner does not scan if there are no frequencies Notes stored in channels. If SQ is adjusted precisely at the threshold where the hissing sound stops. you might hear a hissing sound. we suggest you set SQ using the steps listed above.The Basics
setting up your scanner
turning on the scanner and setting squelch
1. turn SQ counterclockwise. To ensure the scanner operates properly while in the trunking mode. 2. the radio will be most sensitive to very weak signals. turn SQ further clockwise. Multi-system Trunking Scanner appears. or very weak transmissions. turn SQ clockwise to decrease the scanner’s sensitivity to these signals. If you want to listen to a weak or distant station. The radio may also receive unwanted noise or signals that are too weak to understand. Then adjust VOL to a comfortable level. partial. Turn SQ fully counterclockwise. To turn on the scanner. If SQ is adjusted so you always hear a hissing sound. turn VOL counterclockwise to OFF. turn VOL clockwise. then turn SQ clockwise until the hissing sound stops. Most users prefer to position the squelch control a little bit past the point of threshold to avoid receiving noise or signals that are too weak to understand. If the scanner does not scan and you have already stored frequencies in channels.
Press MAN. you can use FUNC and the arrow keys to select your desired bank and channel number. with the ﬁrst frequency in channel 1 for the current bank. We update these directories every year. Press e. The channel number moves downward one by one. and Maritime Frequency Directory. Then hold down e or d. M and the bank and channel number appear at the upper left corner of the display (for example: M000).
.0400 MHz. When M appears on the display. 150. The bank number moves continuously in the assigned direction. press d. you must store them in order. Then press e or d.
Press FUNC. if you want to store frequency of 150. 3. Press FUNC. then press MAN again. The channel number moves upward one by one.The Basics storing known frequencies into channels
Good references for active frequencies are RadioShack’s Police Call. you must store them in Channels 1.
If you are storing frequencies for an EDACS system. Follow these steps to store frequencies into channels.0300. The bank number moves in the direction of the arrow pressed.0200. and 4 respectively. 2. Aeronautical Frequency Directory. enter the bank (0-9) and channel number (0099) where you want to store a frequency.
1. so be sure to get a current copy. For example. and 150.0100. 150. Or.
Beyond the Basics
2. If necessary. Press ENT to store the frequency into the channel. 3. Because steps are so close together. 5. Invalid Freq. press CL to delete a single digit or press and hold CL about 2 seconds to delete all digits. Start again from Step 3. For example. brieﬂy Notes appears and the scanner beeps when you press ENT. Your scanner automatically rounds the entered frequency to the nearest valid frequency. if you enter a frequency of 151. M changes to P. Press PGM then repeat steps 3 through 6./DELAY to enter the frequency (including the decimal point) you want to store. All scanners tune by steps.
. This scanner will show the actual tuned frequency in the display. See “Using Delay”.550. any scanner will tune to the next step./DELAY to turn the delay function off or on. press MODE to change the receiving mode. the audio quality will not be affected by the offset. The next channel in sequence is ready for programming. program a text tag for the channel (see “Assigning a Text Tag to a Channel”). Some scanner designs do this without showing the correct step in the display. 6. Use the number keys and . your scanner accepts it as 151. If you enter a non-valid step frequency. 7. If desired. After a transmission. The scanner stores this setting in the channel.553. Your RadioShack scanner uses steps consistent with the latest US or worldwide standards.
If you make a mistake.
4. Press . the scanner automatically pauses for 2 seconds on this channel before proceeding to the next active transmission. Press PGM. If you made a mistake in Step 3.
You can also set a special search code up that will instantly decode the CTCSS or DCS code on a received transmission. 2. If you know the CTCSS or DCS code that is used on a particular frequency. press MODE until the desired mode appears in the upper left hand corner of the display. You can then store the found code in the channel memory with one keystroke. See “Storing Known Frequencies into Channels”. follow these steps: 1. and DC for DCS. There are two ways you can program your scanner to operate with CTCSS and DCS. enter a conventional frequency. This section of the manual describes the process for conﬁguring a memory channel for CTCSS or DCS operation and manually programming a known code. and will instantly decode and display any CTCSS or DCS code that is found with the transmission. First. see “Using CTCSS and DCS”. To program channel memories for CTCSS or DCS operation. Channels programmed with the search code will receive all trafﬁc on the channel. you can manually enter the code when you are programming the scanner. CTCSS and DCS allow you to program frequencies into your scanner that are used by more than one group in your area and listen only to the group that is of interest to you by specifying the group’s speciﬁc CTCSS or DCS code.
. Once you have entered the frequency. For more information on using the CTCSS and DCS feature while scanning. DSP based CTCSS and DCS decoder. or any time afterwards. Use CT for CTCSS.Beyond the Basics
CTCSS and DCS
Your PRO-97 scanner features an advanced. CTCSS and DCS can also help reduce instances where interfering signals cause your scanner to stop on one channel.
By default. 4. Simply place the scanner in program mode. It is possible to program memory channels for CTCSS or DCS operation at any time.5 Hz 210.4 Hz 77. When stopped on an active conventional channel while scanning.Beyond the Basics
3.4 Hz 156. it will not be able to decode digital transmissions.9 Hz 74. press ENT to store the code in the channel memory.7 Hz 94. If a channel is conﬁgured for CTCSS or DCS.0 Hz 103.9 Hz 131. CTCSS Code Table:
.0 Hz 79.5 Hz 107. 5.8 Hz 177.3 Hz 71. navigate to the channel you wish to change. CTCSS. 6.3 Hz 173.9 Hz 183.2 Hz 151. MODE. Note that the scanner will automatically ﬁll the code ﬁeld as you enter the code. press FUNC. and then use the arrow keys to scroll to the desired CTCSS or DCS code. including CTCSS and DCS.8 Hz 136. allowing you to easily check for other CT or DC codes that may be present on the frequency.0 Hz 69.2 Hz 110. and follow the steps above.5 Hz 206. This will reset any stored CT or DC code to the search code.8 Hz 97.2 Hz 203. Use the FM mode when mixed analog and digital voice reception is desired. To program a speciﬁc code.5 Hz 186. you can press MODE to cycle through the valid modes for that channel.7 Hz 218.7 Hz 171.7 Hz 229. the search code (indicated with Code Search in the bottom of the display) is programmed.5 Hz 141.3 Hz 146. DCS and digital voice all operate independently Notes of each other.3 Hz 179. Once the desired code is selected. You can also use the keypad to enter the code manually.4 Hz 100.1 Hz 225.
4.6 Hz 199.
.8 Hz 123. EDACS.8 Hz 162. 2.1 Hz
DCS Code Table:
006 007 015 017 021 023 025 026 031 032 036 043 047 050 051 053 054 065 071 072 073 074 114 115 116 122 125 131 132 134 141 143 145 152 155 156 162 165 172 174 205 212 214 223 225 226 243 244 245 246 251 252 255 261 263 265 266 271 274 306 311 315 325 331 332 343 346 351 356 364 365 371 411 412 413 423 431 432 445 446 452 454 455 462 464 465 466 503 506 516 523 526 532 546 565 606 612 624 627 631 632 654 662 664 703 712 723 731 732 734 743 754
storing trunking frequencies into channels
1.9 Hz 189.8 Hz 196.5 Hz 85. Repeatedly press MODE to select Motorola.5 Hz 91.3 Hz 159.9 Hz 192.5 Hz 233.8 Hz 250. 5. Press TRUNK to enter into trunking mode. Enter the UHF trunking frequency and press ENT.5 Hz 114.0 Hz 127.2 Hz 165.3 Hz 254.4 Hz 88. or LTR.Beyond the Basics
82.6 Hz 241.5 Hz 167. 3. Press PGM and FUNC then e or d to select the desired bank to program. Press PGM and select the channel number using e or d.8 Hz 118.
The cursor appears at the third line. • “A” is the ﬁrst letter associated with 2 on the keypad.Beyond the Basics
6. M and the bank and channel number appear at the upper left corner of the display (for example: M100). input “HAM 6m” as follows: • “H” is the second letter associated with 4 on the keypad. Press 4 then 2. or banks. Press MAN.
storing text tags
You can customize your scanner by storing text tags (up to 16 characters) for easy identiﬁcation of channel transmissions. enter the channel number where you want to enter the text. Enter the text using the numeral keys (see “Text Input Chart”). Press PGM. trunk IDs. Press TEXT. If necessary. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 to enter the other trunking group frequencies for EDACS or additional control channel frequencies for Motorola systems. to identify amateur (ham) radio transmissions in the 6 meter range. M changes to P. then press MAN again. For example. press MODE to change the receiving mode. 4. 2. • “M” is the ﬁrst letter associated with 6 on the keypad. assigning a text tag to a channel 1. Press 2 then 1. 7. If you make a mistake. press e or d to move to the Notes character you want to change. 3.
4. • A space is entered by pressing . 7. Press TEXT then enter the tag using the keypad. Press TRUNK. assigning a text tag to a group ID 1. Bank X (0 through 9) selected. 4. 3. Press 6 and FUNC (for the lower case set)./DELAY. 2. Press PGM. Press ENT to store. • “m” is the ﬁrst letter associated with 6 on the keypad. TEXT to edit tag appears. 5. Press ENT to input the text. Press PGM. 6. Press or hold down e or d to select the desired group ID. Fn+CLR to delete all frequencies. assigning a text tag to a bank 1.
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Press 6 then 1. Press 1 then 6. Press ENT to store. • “6” is the sixth number associated with 1 on the keypad. Press TEXT. Press TRUNK to select the desired sub-bank. then press 1. 3. (See “Text Input Chart”). then enter the text using the keypad. 5. 2.
Then press the desired number you want to enter. after you press TEXT (when you Notes assign the text tag to a channel) or you press FUNC and bank number (when you assign the text tag to a bank). press 1.
PRESSED 1 2 2 then FUNC 3 3 then FUNC 4 4 then FUNC 5 5 then FUNC 6 6 then FUNC 7 7 then FUNC 8 8 then FUNC 9 9 then FUNC 0 0 then FUNC •/DELAY CL CHARACTERS 0123456789 ABC abc DEF def GHI ghI JKL jkl MNO mno PQRS pqrs TUV tuv WXYZ wxyz . To enter lowercase character or a character from the second set for the key 0. $%!^()?~‘∆ Space Back Space
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text input chart To access the numbers.
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ﬁnding and storing active frequencies
You can search for transmissions in the scanner’s preprogrammed search bank. The search bank is divided into seven search bands. You can change the search range of Bank SR6 manually by setting the lower and higher ends of the search range.
You can use the scanner’s delay feature while searching the search bank. See “Using Delay”. The scanner does not search locked-out frequencies while searching ranges. See “Locking Out Channels or Frequencies”.
searching a preprogrammed frequency range
The scanner contains these preprogrammed search ranges, stored in the search bank (SR0-SR6).
Bank SR0 SR1 SR2 SR3 SR4 SR5 SR6 Band Marine CB FRS/GMRS/MURS Police/Fire Aircraft Amateur Bands Limit search (User changeable)
Follow these steps to select preprogrammed search bands and search them for active frequencies: 1. Repeatedly press SRCH to select your desired search bank (SR0, SR1, SR2, SR3, SR4, SR5, or SR6).
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2. In the marine, CB, and FRS/GMRS/MURS bands, you can directly select a channel or search through the band. When MAN appears at the right of the third line, you can directly select a channel (refer to “Band Charts”). Press the desired channel number while MAN appears to select it. You can also change the channels by pressing e or d. 3. Press FUNC then SRCH while MAN appears. MAN changes to SRCH and now you can search through the band. Press FUNC then SRCH again to return to the previous mode. 4. Rotate SQ clockwise and leave it set to a point just after the rushing sound stops. After 2 seconds (if the delay feature is on), the scanner starts searching. 5. When the scanner ﬁnds an active frequency, it stops searching.
search bank: SR0 marine band Two frequencies are assigned in one channel in some Notes Marine frequencies. For example, 157.000 and 161.600 are assigned in Channel 20. Receive mode: FM
Ch. 01 06 Frequency (MHz) 156.0500 156.3000 Ch. 05 07 Frequency (MHz) 156.2500 156.3500
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08 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 64 66 68 70 72 74 78 80 82 84 86 88 156.4000 156.5000 156.6000 156.7000 156.8000 156.9000 157.0000 161.6000 157.1000 157.2000 161.8000 157.3000 161.9000 157.4000 162.0000 156.2250 160.8250 156.3250 156.4250 156.5250 156.6250 156.7250 156.9250 157.0250 157.1250 157.2250 161.8250 157.3250 161.9250 157.4250 09 11 13 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 63 65 67 69 71 73 77 79 81 83 85 87 156.4500 156.5500 156.6500 156.7500 156.8500 156.9500 157.0500 157.1500 157.2500 161.8500 157.3500 161.9500 157.1750 156.2750 156.3750 156.4750 156.5750 156.6750 156.8750 156.9750 157.0750 157.1750 157.2750 161.8750 157.3750 161.9750
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search bank: SR1 CB band Receive mode: AM
Ch. 01 03 05 07 09 11 13 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 Frequency (MHz) 26.9650 26.9850 27.0150 27.0350 27.0650 27.0850 27.1150 27.1350 27.1650 27.1850 27.2150 27.2550 27.2450 27.2750 27.2950 27.3150 27.3350 27.3550 27.3750 27.3950 Ch. 02 04 06 08 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 Frequency (MHz) 26.9750 27.0050 27.0250 27.0550 27.0750 27.1050 27.1250 27.1550 27.1750 27.2050 27.2250 27.2350 27.2650 27.2850 27.3050 27.3250 27.3450 27.3650 27.3850 27.4050
search bank: SR2 FRS/GMRS/MURS band Receive Mode: FM
Ch. 01 Frequency (MHz) 462.5625 Ch. 02 Frequency (MHz) 462.5875
5875 467.6125 462.860 45.060 46.7250 151.880 45.6625 467.6000 04 06 08 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 462.500 40 20 Step (kHz) 20 20 20 20 40
.900 45.420 39.6125 467.080 – 46.5500 462.8200 151.940 44.980 37.620 – 45.020 – 39.8800 154.7125 462.5625 467.6875 462.Beyond the Basics
03 05 07 09 11 13 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 462.420 – 33.020 – 37.6625 462.6500 462.6750 462.6875 467.020 – 42.6000 462.940 – 46.5700
search bank: SR3 police/ﬁre band Receive Mode: FM
Group 0 Frequency (MHz) 33.7125 467.6250 462.6375 467.7000 151.980 42.5750 462.6375 462.9400 154.
150 2 453.33
All scanners tune by steps.000 – 136.5 60 15 15 60 15 60 60
search bank: SR4 aircraft Receive mode: AM
Frequency (MHz) 108.5 25 12.210 158. This scanner will show the actual tuned frequency in the display.0375 – 458.9625 460.730 – 159.5 12.445 154.650 – 154.5 12.5 12.99166
8.0125 – 465.0125 – 868. any scanner will tune to the next step.9875 866.9625 458.0375 – 453.250 170.210 166. Your RadioShack scanner uses steps consistent with the latest US or worldwide standards.950 155.010 – 155.6375 3 851.0125 – 860. Because steps are so close together.
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1 153.0125 – 460.700 155.6375 465. Some scanner designs do this without showing the correct step in the display.415 – 155.370 155.145 – 154.730 – 156.9875 12. the audio quality will not be affected by the offset. If you enter a non-valid step frequency.130 154.770 – 154.
Use the number keys and .0000 Step (kHz) 5 5 5 5 12.0000 – 450. The cursor moves to U./DELAY to enter the desired lower-end limit frequency (including the decimal point). 1.0000 222.0000 – 54. If the entered frequency is incorrect. Enter SR6 Search Range Limits: appears and the cursor blinks L on the third line for the lower-end limit frequency. 2. Enter your desired upper-end frequency and press ENT.25
search bank: SR6 programmable limit search Receive mode: FM (Default setting)
searching active frequencies in a range
You can program the desired frequency range for a search.0000 – 29.0000 1240.Beyond the Basics
search bank: SR5 amateur band Receive mode: FM
Group 0 1 2 3 4 5 Frequency (MHz) 28. Invalid Freq.0000 – 148. brieﬂy appears. Press SRCH to start searching. 4.7000 50. 3. Press PGM then SRCH.
.0000 144.0000 420. Repeatedly press SRCH to select SR6. 5. Press ENT to set the frequency. 6.5 6.0000 – 1300.0000 – 225.
appears on the bottom line. There are several group banks in SR3 Police/Fire and SR5 Amateur bands. or priority channel when the scanner ﬁnds an active frequency. 4. When the scanner ﬁnds an active frequency. You can set Zeromatic on or off by pressing FUNC then 0.
. brieﬂy appears then ZM appears at the right of the second line and the scanner stops at the correct frequency. In the Air and Limit search bands. Seek Search ON. Zeromatic ON. press FUNC then press e to start searching up from the lowest frequency or press d to start searching down from the highest frequency. Whenever this feature is turned on. For example to turn off 0.
If you press PSE while searching. While the scanner is searching. press 0. See “Using Frequency Copy” to save the frequency. and the scanner resumes searching. ZM changes to small caps (zm) and the scanner stops when it detects an active signal. The scanner stops at an active frequency for ﬁve seconds and restarts searching automatically. Press FUNC then 0 again to reverse the Zeromatic setting. the scanner stops searching and *** PAUSED *** appears. The scanner repeats this operation. You can turn off or on the groups by pressing the group numbers. it stops searching. Rotate SQ clockwise and leave it set to a point just after the rushing sound stops. When you turn this feature off. Press PSE again. Notes channel. The frequency copy works only in search banks 1 through 6.Beyond the Basics
7. 5 and 6. You can copy and save a frequency into a speciﬁed bank. you can use the seek search by pressing FUNC then 7. Zeromatic functions only in search banks 3.
When the scanner ﬁnds an active frequency. Press PSE. 4.31000 MHz. 1. if the scanner is stopped in MANUAL mode on channel 144 with frequency 145. *** PAUSED ***.
. The currently-tuned frequency . press e or d to tune up or down. Use the number keys to enter the frequency where you want the scanner to start. 3. NOAA and your local weather reporting authority broadcast your local forecast and regional weather information on one or more of these channels. or select a speciﬁc frequency as a starting point. Regulatory agencies in other countries have also allocated channels for use by their weather reporting authorities. Press ENT.
listening to the weather band
The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has allocated channels for use by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The scanner starts the tune operation.31000 MHz. it stops on the frequency. 5. You can press FUNC TUNE while the scanner is stopped on a frequency in MANUAL mode to begin the TUNE function from that frequency. To change the tune direction. Press TUNE. pressing FUNC TUNE will enter TUNE mode and automatically set the TUNE frequency for 145. For example.Beyond the Basics manually tuning a frequency
You can manually set the scanner to move through all receivable frequencies. and Fine Tune Mode appear. 2.
gov/nwr/. Use the numeric keys to enter the desired FIPS code. Use the e or d keys to select the desired FIPS code storage location. Press TEXT to label the code entry with an alphanumeric text table if desired. and then PGM to access the FIPS code entry table. Press WX until you identify the weather station with the strongest signal for your location. follow these steps: 1.nws. and an event code that corresponds with the type of alert being sent. SAME standby mode The National Weather Service precedes each weather alert with a digitally encoded SAME (Speciﬁc Area Message Encoding) signal. 4. Repeat this process for all the FIPS codes that you wish to store.Beyond the Basics
listening to a weather channel To hear your local forecast and regional weather information. You can program your scanner with up to 10 FIPS codes for the areas you desire.noaa. press WX. The SAME signal includes a FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) area code.
. then a 1050 Hz tone. and then press ENT to store the code. 3. Your scanner scans through the weather band then stops within a few seconds on the next available weather broadcast. You can conﬁgure your scanner to operate in SAME Standby mode. The National Weather Service maintains a current list of FIPS codes at http://www. Press FUNC. where it monitors a selected weather radio station for SAME alerts for areas you specify. 2. Press L/OUT to lock out or enable speciﬁc FIPS entries. 5. To conﬁgure your scanner for SAME Standby mode.
Press WX then a number key to quickly review stored FIPS Notes codes. 7. The scanner sounds an alert or beep when it receives the SAME code. The beeps automatically change every 3 seconds. FIPS settings are ignored. To test the WX alert. press any key except .Beyond the Basics
6. and then WX to initiate SAME standby. Press any key except
to stop test sound mode. Press FUNC. Press WX to exit the FIPS code entry table. WX Alert and beep tone conﬁrmation 1. Your scanner can also detect the 1050 Hz weather alert tone when a weather channel is set as the priority channel and weather priority operation is enabled. it sounds the alert or beep. and then WX. If you do not stop the alert (or beep) for ﬁve minutes. and the scanner sounds an alert or series of beeps. the alert stops and the scanner beeps every ten seconds. To exit SAME standby. In this mode all alerts are received. To stop the sound and ready the scanner to receive a new alert signal before the ﬁve minute time out. If the scanner receives a new message after ﬁve minutes.
The display indicates the type of message. press WX for more than 2 seconds while SAME Standby appears. Press L/OUT to toggle lockout status.
2. (see “Priority”). press FUNC.
. The scanner will monitor the selected weather radio station for alerts with FIPS codes that match the codes you entered in the FIPS entry table.
or a priority channel. The scanner has 3 Skywarn channels. The scanner displays Skywarn-1 in the fourth line. the frequency to be copied ﬂashes.
using frequency copy
You can copy a frequency into a speciﬁed channel.
. During times of severe weather. Using the Skywarn feature in your scanner. However.Beyond the Basics Skywarn
Many areas of the country have amateur radio repeaters that have been designated as “Skywarn” repeaters. This function lets you quickly move to the skywarn channels (channels 997 through 999) from any mode except SAME standby by pressing and holding WX about 1 second. a vacant channel in a speciﬁed bank. you must program your desired Skywarn frequencies into the Skywarn channels. copying a frequency into a speciﬁed channel You can copy a frequency into a speciﬁed channel when the scanner stops on that frequency during search mode or manual tuning. Store in ChXXX ? appears on the bottom line. 1. these repeaters are used to relay reports of severe weather directly to meteorologists at a local National Weather Service (NWS) forecast ofﬁce. After about 1 second. you cannot copy a frequency from the Marine search band. Press FUNC then PGM when you ﬁnd a frequency.
To activate this function. in many cases hearing about severe weather in your area instantly as it occurs. you can easily jump to one of three Skywarn repeater frequencies and monitor these reports. Press e or d to select different Skywarn channels.
press your desired bank number to store. or if not. After about 1 second. or if not. Channel Stored! brieﬂy appears. press ENT. Dupl. the scanner sounds the notice tone 3 times after you press ENT. press CL to cancel. the scanner automatically returns to search mode. the frequency to be copied ﬂashes. 1. press ENT. 3. The scanner automatically returns to search mode. 2. Channel Stored! appears for 2 seconds. the scanner sounds the notice tone 3 times after you press ENT.Beyond the Basics
2. It is stored in the ﬁrst available vacant channel in the bank. If you want to copy the frequency into bank 9.Freq. ChXXX appears. press ENT. The display indicates the bank and channel number. 3. Press FUNC then ENT when you ﬁnd a frequency you want to copy. If you want to copy the duplicate frequency anyway. Press ENT. copying a frequency into an empty channel within a bank You can copy a frequency into a vacant channel in a speciﬁed bank when the scanner stops on the frequency during search or tune mode.
. press CL to cancel. ChXXX appears on the third line. If you want to copy the duplicate frequency anyway. All the conditions such as receive mode and delay condition are copied onto the channel. If you try to copy a frequency which is already stored. Press the desired bank and the channel number where you want to store the frequency. After about 2 seconds. Or. If you try to copy a frequency which is already stored. All the conditions such as receiving mode and delay condition are copied on the channel. then press ENT.Freq. Dupl. Bank 9 Store? appears.
Tune. This allows you to omit frequency ranges with constant strong frequency activity. monitor and store frequencies for nearby radio transmissions.
. The display ﬂashes twice and the frequency is copied to the priority channel. but provides many advantages over typical portable frequency counters. the transmission is played through your scanner’s speaker. The Signal Stalker II feature is more sensitive than portable frequency counters and will detect transmissions at a greater distance. Many portable frequency counters will remain locked to a nearby constant signal. or WX mode.Beyond the Basics
copying a frequency into the priority channel You can copy a frequency into the priority channel (see “Priority”) when the scanner stops on the frequency during Search. or you can specify those frequency ranges that you wish to sweep and exclude ranges that you do not want to sweep. For example: The Signal Stalker II allows you to sweep the entire range of your scanner’s design frequencies. such as a paging or broadcast transmitter.
Signal Stalker II
Your scanner’s Signal Stalker II feature provides a powerful new tool for you to rapidly detect. Once an active frequency is found. Manual. Scan. and you can quickly store it in any of your scanner’s memory locations. such as those with paging or broadcast transmitters. and will not function properly until you have left the vicinity of the transmitter. The Signal Stalker II feature is similar in functionality to portable frequency counters that cost much more than your scanner. You can activate the Attenuator to reduce the sensitivity if desired. Press FUNC then PRI when the frequency appears.
you can change the normal Signal Stalker II operation to the Special Signal Stalker II operation. In the Special Stalker operation. press FUNC then . Signal Stalker II will sweep through the 1MHz segment in ﬁner steps until the source of the RF signal energy is found.Beyond the Basics
using Signal Stalker II Your scanner’s Signal Stalker II functions when you press and hold for approximately 1 second. If RF signal energy is detected in a 1 MHz segment. The Signal Stalker II can detect these transmitters easily. Signal Stalker II functions by rapidly sweeping through the RF spectrum in 1 MHz segments. You can lock out 150 frequencies while searching all bands and 50 frequencies while searching Police/Fire frequencies. the scanner will skip that segment in subsequent sweeps. See “Using Signal Stalker II with Lockout” below. Certain segments of RF spectrum are used by high power transmitters. using Signal Stalker II with lockout The scanner’s lock out feature can be used to bypass unwanted transmissions while using the Signal Stalker II. such as paging transmitters. Press FUNC then e or d. Press FUNC L/OUT to review or clear locked out frequencies in the Signal Stalker II. The Signal Stalker II function can be set to watch for activity on all band frequencies or Police/Fire frequencies only. even at great distances
. To change the all bands to police/ﬁre or vice versa. Sp.
Priority mode is not available while using the Signal Stalker II. Stalker appears and the frequency range is divided by 1 MHz segment. You can also turn on/off frequency sub-bands using the corresponding number keys while Signal Stalker II is active. If you lock out 5 frequencies within a 1 MHz segment. Press L/OUT when the scanner is stopped on an undesired transmission.
press SCAN. Use FUNC L/O to review or clear locked Signal Stalker II frequencies. the overall sweep performance of the Signal Stalker II will be impacted.
You must store frequencies into channels before the scanner can scan them.
The scanner scans through all channels (except those you have locked out) in the active banks (see “Turning ChannelStorage Banks Off and On”and “Locking Out Channels or Frequencies”). If a 1 MHz segment contains 5 or more lockouts it will be skipped entirely while Signal Stalker II is sweeping. if you have locked out the undesired transmissions. the Signal Stalker II will still see their RF signal energy when sweeping through the 1 MHz segment. To activate this mode. The scanner does not scan through empty channels. then press CL. select that frequency.Beyond the Basics
due to their high transmitter output power.
scanning the channels
To begin scanning channels or to start scanning again after monitoring a speciﬁc channel. This will cause the Signal Stalker II to execute another ﬁne step search of the 1 MHz segment. press e or d. press the bank’s number
. You can press L/OUT when the Signal Stalker II stops on these undesired transmissions to prevent the Signal Stalker II from stopping on them in future sweeps. Signal Stalker II features a special lockout mode that causes the scanner to skip a 1 MHz segment if ﬁve or more lockouts exist in that 1 MHz segment. To clear a locked-out frequency. however. Of course. turning channel-storage banks off and on To turn off banks while scanning. the Signal Stalker II will not stop on them again. however. To change the scanning direction. press FUNC e while in the Signal Stalker II mode.
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key so the bank’s number disappears. For example. The power save circuit is disabled when the scanner is tuned to a channel in program mode. even if the bank is turned off. The power save mode works by allowing the receiver to “sleep” brieﬂy while waiting for a call on the selected channel. to turn off bank 1.
You cannot turn off all banks. You can manually select any channel in a bank. press the number key until the bank’s number appears. There must be at least one active bank. press 1.
monitoring a single channel/power save circuit You can monitor a single channel with your scanner by navigating to that channel while in manual mode.
using CTCSS and DCS
Your scanner’s advanced. The scanner does not scan any of the channels within the banks you turned off. For example to turn bank 1 on again. CTCSS and DCS can also help reduce instances where interfering signals cause your
. press 1. The scanner will receive trafﬁc on the selected frequency. DSP-based CTCSS and DCS decoder allows you to listen only to the group that is of interest to you by specifying the group’s speciﬁc CTCSS or DCS code for a certain frequency. Your scanner features a power save circuit that is automatically activated any time you manually select a channel.
To turn on banks while scanning.
Press PGM. the scanner will instantly display any detected CTCSS code if programmed for CTCSS mode. 2. The frequency number changes and 0. the scanner resumes scan operation. see “Understanding Your Scanner’s Modes”.
. it checks for a match between the transmitted and stored codes match. If the special “search” code is in use. Press PGM to enter the program mode. Press MAN again. When your scanner stops on a conventional frequency that is conﬁgured for CTCSS or DCS. Use the number keys to enter the channel with the frequency you want to delete. Press MAN. Press FUNC. 4. 6. If the codes do not match. 3. For more information on programming memory channels for CTCSS or DCS operation.
deleting frequencies from channels
1. M changes to P. For more information about your scanner’s receive modes. 5. the scanner stops on the transmission and allows the audio to pass to the speaker. You can store the detected code into the channel memory by pressing ENT while the code is displayed. see “CTCSS and DCS”.0000 appears. or DCS code if programmed for DCS code. Press CL.
deleting all frequencies in a channel bank
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scanner to stop on one channel. including CTCSS and DCS.
when the scanner stops on the channel. Press any other than 1 to cancel clear. Press FUNC then CL. DLY appears and the scanner continues to monitor the channel for 2 seconds after the transmission stops before it resumes scanning. select the channel then press L/OUT so lo changes to LO on the display.
locking out channels or frequencies
You can scan existing channels or search frequencies faster by locking out channels or frequencies that have a continuous transmission. Bank X selected. you can program a 2-second delay into any of your scanner’s channels. please stand by.
Many conversations might have a pause of several seconds between a query and a reply. Fn+CLR to delete all frequencies.
To turn delay on or off. To avoid missing a reply.
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2. Then. Press FUNC then the bank number you want to clear. To lock out a channel manually. such as a weather channel. 4. any other key aborts appears. locking out channels To lock out a channel while scanning. Press 1 to clear the selected bank’s all channel memory. TEXT to edit tag appears. press . DLY (delay on) or dly (delay off) appears on the display. 3. The delay feature is also available while searching.
Delay is automatically set as the default for each channel when you turn on the scanner. appears while the scanner clears all channel memory. press L/OUT when the scanner stops on the channel.
The scanner does not store locked out frequencies during a search. Press SRCH to set search mode. L/O Memory Full! appears. You can lock out as many as 50 frequencies in each bank. then continues searching. locking out frequencies To lock out a frequency during a search. The scanner locks out the frequency. To remove the lockout from a channel. When you ﬁnish reviewing locked-out channels. The locked-out frequency and Lockout list appear.
reviewing locked-out frequencies To review the frequencies within a search bank that you locked out: 1.Beyond the Basics
You can still manually select locked-out channels. Press FUNC then L/OUT. If you lock out all frequencies in one search bank and only this search bank is activated. If you try to lock out more. The locked-out number and the total locked-out number also appears as Lockout XX of YY. manually select the channel and press L/OUT so LO changes to lo. 2. No Lockout appears. Press e or d to review the list. press L/OUT when the scanner stops on that frequency. If the search bank has no locked-out frequencies. Then repeatedly alternate between pressing FUNC and then L/OUT to view each locked-out channel. reviewing locked-out channels To review all locked out channels. Press FUNC then
. press MAN. (The tenth of thirty locked out number would appear as Lockout 10 of 30). All ranges Locked out! appears and the scanner does not search. press MAN.
Press any key other than 1 to cancel clear. clearing all locked-out frequencies in a search bank 1.Beyond the Basics
L/OUT again to cancel reviewing locked-out frequencies. select that frequency (see “Reviewing Locked-Out Frequencies”). any other key aborts appears. Press SRCH. then press CL. 4. No Lockout appears.
In addition to the 1. the scanner has one priority channel. List cleared. With the priority feature. Press 1 to clear all locked-out frequencies. Select the search bank in which you want to clear all locked-out frequencies. Clear entire list ? Press 1 to clear all. Press FUNC then 6. 3. appears for about 2 seconds. Press FUNC then press L/OUT. If all locked-out frequencies are cleared within a bank.
clearing a locked-out frequency To clear a locked-out frequency. you can scan through programmed channels and still not miss an important or interesting transmission on a speciﬁc channel. Lockout list appears. 2. When priority is turned
.000 programmable memory channels.
If you press PSE while the scanner receives the priority channel.
The priority feature does not operate while the scanner receives a trunking voice channel or during trunking delay time. the scanner checks that channel every 2 seconds. Use the number keys to enter the channel number which contains the frequency you want to program as the priority channel. ED.Beyond the Basics
on. then press ENT. Press PGM. If you program a weather channel as the priority channel. Then press MAN again. The display blinks. the scanner displays *** PAUSED *** and stays on the priority channel even after the transmission ﬁnished. the priority check seems random during peak hours. To program the priority channel directly: 1. or LTR. the scanner stays in the priority channel only when the scanner detects the weather alert tone. Press MAN.
To program a frequency in the priority channel: 1. Enter the frequency you want to enter into the priority channel. Press PRI. 2. Press FUNC then PRI. Therefore. 2. and stays on the channel if there is activity until the activity stops. 3. 3. To program a weather channel as the priority channel:
. This scanner cannot set a channel as the priority channel if the channel’s receive mode is MOT.
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1. Select the weather channel you want to program as the priority channel. However. the scanner sounds the alert tone. When the scanner detects a 1050 Hz alert tone. Priority Channel! appears for 3 seconds then changes to Weather ALERT and the scanner sounds an alert tone. 2. press PRI so pri changes PRI on the display while scanning. Priority Channel appears. To turn on the priority feature. the transmission might sound weak or distorted. 3.
changing the receive mode
The scanner is preset to the most common AM or FM receive mode for each frequency range. repeatedly press MODE. you might have to change the receive mode. If the scanner detects activity on the priority channel. Press FUNC then PRI. If you program a weather frequency into the priority channel and the scanner detects a weather alert tone on that frequency. If you want to listen to trunking transmissions in closed mode. The display ﬂashes two times. If you try to listen to a transmission when the scanner is not set to the correct receive mode. press PRI. To change the receive mode.
To turn off the priority feature.
Priority WX is only for receiving a weather alert. some amateur radio transmissions and trunked systems do not operate in the preset mode. priority WX activates and you receive a weather alert. Or if the scanner detects a weather alert tone in Priority WX mode. The receive mode changes as follows: AM – accesses the AM mode FM – accesses the FM mode
. Press WX. The preset mode is correct in most cases.
att changes to ATT. Press ATT to turn the attenuator on or off. When you turn it off. Motorola Trunking System (with 4. When the attenuator is on. ATG or atg appears on the second line. EDACS Trunking System (with 4-digit decimal ID code or 5-digit AFS code) LT – accesses the FM mode. you can reduce the scanner’s sensitivity to these signals. This setting is applied all the time in every mode. and LT modes are not available when the scanner tunes up or down through the frequency ranges in which the trunking operation is not used.
using the attenuator
To reduce interference or noise caused by strong signals. There are two attenuator modes in your scanner. ED. appears for 2 seconds at the bottom line and atg appears. Press ATT to turn on or off the attenuator while the channel number is indicated or while the scanner is searching through bands/groups. ATT changes to att. Global ATT. Press FUNC and then ATT to set the attenuator to its global mode. DCS System MO – accesses the FM Mode. One is normal attenuator mode in which you set the attenuator in each channel or each band/group in the search and tune mode. CTCSS System DC – accesses the FM mode.Beyond the Basics
CT – accesses the FM mode. Press FUNC and then ATT again to turn off the global attenuation
.or 5-digit ID code) ED – accesses the FM Mode. You cannot set the attenuator while the scanner is scanning. The other is global mode in which you set the attenuator only once. LTR Trunking System (with 6digit ID code)
3. The backlight will activate and remain on for the factory default setting of 5 seconds. press again. Keypress mode. Turn OFF/VOL clockwise to turn the scanner on. There are three backlight modes you can choose from to control backlight activation. appears on the bottom line for about 2 seconds. and function as described above in Normal mode. turn OFF/VOL counterclockwise until it clicks to turn the scanner off. While Multi-system Trunking Scanner appears. To turn off the backlight before it automatically turns off. Multi-system Trunking Scanner appears. The backlight continues to remain on while you are operating the keypad.Beyond the Basics
mode. Normal mode. Normal ATT. the scanner sounds a tone. To turn the scanner’s key tone off or on: 1. 2. press 1 to turn on the key tone or 2 to turn it off.
. This mode is useful if you want the backlight to come on automatically when you perform an operation using the keypad. If the scanner is on.
turning the key tone on and off
Each time you press any of the scanner’s keys. simply press to activate the backlight. the scanner might not receive weak signals. With Keypress mode.
If you turn on the attenuator. the backlight will light automatically when you press any key on the keypad. and ﬁrst keypress Ignore mode.
using the display/key backlight
Your PRO-97 features a backlit keypad and display for easy viewing and use in dark environments. With Normal mode.
5. Selecting K3. If the scanner is on. MultiSystem Trunking Scanner appears in the scanner’s display. The ﬁrst keypress is ignored. Press ENT to store your selection. In any backlight mode.Beyond the Basics
With Ignore mode. I5. I10. K10. Press e or d to select the desired backlight mode and duration.
. or K20 sets the backlight mode for Keypress operation for the selected duration. and the scanner sounds the low pitched error beep to remind you that the ﬁrst key pressed to activate the backlight is ignored by the scanner. the backlight functions as described in Keypress mode. you can press and hold for about 1 second to force the backlight on full time. K5. Press while the backlight is on to turn it off. turn it off and back on again.
3. Selecting 3. 2. or 20 sets the backlight mode for normal operation for the selected duration. press . Follow these steps to change the backlight mode and duration: 1. 10. This mode is useful when you wish to quickly illuminate the display and keypad without having to search for the key. While Multi-System Trunking Scanner appears. except that the scanner ignores the ﬁrst keypress. Selecting I3. or I20 sets the backlight mode for Ignore operation for the selected duration.
SQ. appears. / . and VOL. / . When the keypad is locked. Key locked. press FUNC then appears for about 1 second. You cannot activate the keylock while you are entering a frequency into a channel.
changing the display contrast
1. 3. Press MAN. press FUNC then beeps three times and Key unlocked. To turn on the keylock. you can protect it from accidental program changes by turning on the key lock feature. Use Up/Down keys to set contrast. The scanner To turn off the keylock. appears when you press any key after locking the keypad. Press ENT to set the display contrast.
. the only controls that operate are FUNC. 4. ENTER key saves. appears. Key locked.Beyond the Basics using the keylock
Once you program your scanner. Press e or d to select the contrast. 2. Press FUNC then 9. / .
Press e. **CLONE MODE** Press UP to send Remove cable to exit. 3. appears. appears. 1.
.5 mm) phone plugs on both ends (not supplied.Beyond the Basics cloning the programmed data
You can transfer the programmed data to and from another PRO-97 scanner using an optional connecting cable with 1/8-inch (3. Conﬁrm to send data? 1 -> YES Press other key for NO. 2. The scanner sends the data. Press 1 to send the data to the other unit or press any other key to cancel the operation.
“CLONE MODE” Incorrect Model appears if the scanner receives data from another scanner other than a PRO-97. 4. remove the cable. available at your local RadioShack store).
Follow these steps to clone the data. Turn on both scanners. To exit the clone mode. Connect the connecting cable to each scanner’s PC/IF jack.
plus GE/ Ericsson (EDACS) and EF Johnson (LTR) type systems extensively used in many communication systems. Therefore enter all the control frequencies in the same bank. To receive trunking signals.Beyond the Basics
how trunking works
The scanner tracks transmissions that use the Motorola Type I and Type II (such as Smartnet and Privacy Plus) and hybrid analog trunking systems. Trunking systems allocate a few frequencies to many different users. the scanner displays the control channel memory location on the top line.
. This eliminates the need to enter all the Motorola group frequencies. If you do not know which is the control channel. When the scanner decodes the Motorola control channel and ﬁnds the voice channel. The control channels are subject to change depending on the day. it is better to enter all the system frequencies into the same bank. one frequency is chosen from among the allocated frequencies in that trunking system. you must store all the trunking control frequencies for Motorola systems or all the trunking group frequencies for EDACS and LTR in one bank (see “Storing Known Frequencies into Channels”) and input ID codes in the ID memory (see “Storing Talk Group IDs”). When the mobile unit transmits a signal. the bank and control channel memory location number on the third line and the Motorola ID number on the bottom line. The user’s ID talk group is sent with the signal. Your PRO-97 automatically calculates Motorola voice channel frequencies when it decodes the control channel. the received frequency with VC (voice channel) on the second line.
or LT). Frequency ﬂeet map and talk group information are also widely available on the Internet (for example. Instead of selecting a speciﬁc frequency to transmit on. the scanner monitors the control channel between each transmission to identify talk groups. a trunked system chooses one of several frequencies when the 2-way radio user transmits.com).
There might be more than one talk group transmitting at a time in some Motorola trunking systems. Trunked systems allow more groups of 2-way radio users to use fewer frequencies.
In the past. The system automatically transmits the call on that frequency. the text name stored for the ID appears. and if found. trunkscanner. could transmit on only a few frequencies.
. When an ID code is received. groups that transmit frequently. Your scanner lets you easily hear both the call and response transmissions for that 2-way radio user and therefore follow the conversation. If you set the scanner to manually tune in Motorola trunking mode. the ID list for the bank is searched. you will hear the talk group on that channel. If not found. For EDACS and Motorola (above 406 MHz range).Beyond the Basics
To listen to the transmission. at www. This resulted in heavy trafﬁc and often required 2-way radio users to wait for a speciﬁc frequency to clear before transmitting. and also sends a code that identiﬁes that 2-way radio user’s transmission on a control channel. but the display will alternate between all active IDs. ED. scanning resumes immediately unless the bank is in open trunking mode. the scanner uses the subaudible data sent with each transmission to identify talk groups. the mode of the programmed channel must be the same as that of the trunking channel (MO. such as police departments. For some Motorola (under 512 MHz range) and LTR systems.
If you are programming frequencies for an LTR system you must store them in the home repeater order. Motorola. If you are programming trunked frequencies for Motorola Type I and hybrid systems. However. To move through the banks
. For example. we recommend you turn SQ clockwise and leave it set to a point just after the rushing sound stops. Press PGM and select the bank. For example. you must ﬁrst program the ﬂeet map (see “Programming Fleet Maps”).
Follow these steps to program trunked frequencies: 1.
You can scan only one type of trunked frequency. however. To move through the bank selection faster. or LT) with each frequency. or LTR in a bank at one time. You can.
programming trunking frequencies
You program trunking frequencies the same as non-trunked frequencies.Beyond the Basics setting squelch for trunking mode
Your scanner automatically mutes the audio during trunk scanning when it decodes control channel data. mix conventional channels and frequencies in a bank. ED. either EDACS. press PGM then Notes FUNC and hold down e or d. If you are programming frequencies for an EDACS system you must store them in the Logical Channel Number order (usually listed as LCN#). and home repeater order 2 would go into channel 02. except that you must store the appropriate mode (MO. home repeater order 1 would go into channel 01 for the current bank. LCN1 would go into channel 01 for the current bank. This lets the scanner quickly acquire the data channel. and LCN2 would go into channel 02.
or LTR. press Mode key. appears. EDACS.
. 3. Enter the desired trunking frequency then press ENT to store. EDACS (GE/ Ericsson). This sets the talk group ID decoding method to be used for the bank. Trunking mode not selected. FUNC then e or d until you reach the desired bank.
If you select conventional mode instead of Motorola. Press TRUNK to enter the ID program mode. Press PGM to enter the program mode. 2. Repeatedly press MODE to select Motorola. repeat the sequence of PGM. the scanner does not scan trunked frequencies.Beyond the Basics
one at a time.
4. or LTR (EF Johnson) system to scan.
You can receive these transmissions by checking the trunking system’s control channel. If the dual entry is an error press CL and enter the correct frequency. Notes the scanner sounds an error tone and displays Dupl. Press SCAN to start scanning. press PGM or e to access the next open channel then enter the frequencies. You must program the system’s base frequency and offset frequency to do this. If you enter a frequency that has already been entered. If you make an error in the entry process.
7. To enter additional trunking frequencies as subsequent channels in the same bank. press CL as often as needed to erase the incorrect data. If the dual entry is intentional press ENT to accept. (See “Storing Known Frequencies into Channels”). pressing PGM and entering the new frequency.
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6. You may replace any frequency by selecting the bank and channel. and the channel number that has been duplicated. programming Motorola trunking systems (UHF-Lo) You can program the scanner to receive transmissions in the UHF-Lo band (406-512 MHz) of the Motorola trunking system.
15. 40. if necessary.
If you try to program an offset frequency in the UHF-Hi bands (806-960 MHz).0. 5. 12. Offset: 380 on the third line and Step:25. If it is incorrect. Store the trunking IDs into the sub-bank in the same bank.0. if necessary. 2. or 50.0.0. press the number keys again to set the base frequency. repeatedly press e or d to select the step number. 30.0. Base: 406. press ENT again. You can get information about these frequencies for the trunking system you want to scan using www. While S in Step blinks. After you conﬁrm the input. Press MODE and select MOT.75. If it is incorrect.0 kHz. 37. then press the number keys again to set the frequency. press the desired Base frequency with the number keys and press ENT. enter the offset number and press ENT.5. 25. 35. 6. Conﬁrm the entry.0000 on the second line.
.5. or locally published guidebooks. While O in Offset blinks. then press ENT. Press FUNC and press (or hold) e or d to select the bank. 4. Press FUNC then 2. The display indicates Custom Range 1/3 on ﬁrst line. 18.0. 20.0. trunkscanner.0. 31.75. 3. 43.25. Press PGM then TRUNK to enter the ID program mode. 7. other Internet sources.0kHz on the bottom line. the scanner ignores the entry. 5. 6. While B in Base blinks. Press PGM to enter the program mode. 8. After you conﬁrm the input. Follow these steps to program Motorola trunking frequencies in the UHF-Lo band: 1. 10.25. Conﬁrm the entry.Beyond the Basics
Base and offset frequencies vary for each type of trunking system. press ENT again.com.
Then e or d to select the bank. Press PGM then TRUNK. Use Up/Down keys to set 800MHz Motorola ch plan NORMAL appears. use the default setting. The base frequency in normal is 851. • • If you are uncertain about the base frequency. trunkscanner. 3.
. 4. Press MODE and select Motorola trunking mode. offset. Follow these steps to program a ﬂeet map. repeatedly press FUNC. The default setting is normal. change to OFFset.0000 MHz. you do not need to set the base frequency (base. 2. Press PGM then TRUNK to enter the ID program mode. step). Press FUNC then e or d to select the desired bank. 1. For each bank you want to program.Beyond the Basics
programming Motorola trunking systems (800 MHz) Follow these steps to program 800 MHz band Motorola trunking. Press e or d to select NORMAL or SPLINTER and press ENT. Fleet maps are included along with other information about Motorola Type I systems at www. 5. The base frequency in OFFset is 851.
On the 800 MHz trunking band.com.
1. If you cannot receive with the normal setting. Press FUNC then 3.0125 MHz. On the 900 MHz trunking band. 2.
programming ﬂeet maps You must set the ﬂeet map if you want to receive a Motorola Type I system. you can select a base frequency (normal or offset).
1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 S11 S11 S11 S11 S11 S11 S11 S11 2 S4 S4 S4 S4 S4 S4 S4 S4 3 S4 S4 S4 S4 S4 S4 S12 —
4 S12 — S4 S4 S4 S4 S4 S4 5 S4 S4 S12 — S4 S4 S4 S4 6 S3 S10 S4 S4 S12 — S12 — 7 S10 S10 S11 S4 S4 S4 S4 S4 8 S1 S1 S2 S2 S3 S3 S4 S4
Block 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 S4 S4 S0 S0 S0 S0 S0 S0 10 S0 S0 S0 S0 S0 S0 S4 S4 11 S4 S0 S0 S0 S0 S0 S0 S0
Size Code 12 13 S0 S3 S0 S3 S0 S11 S0 S4 S0 S4 S0 S0 S0 S0 S4 S0
14 S4 S3 S10 S4 S4 S4 S12 —
15 S4 S4 S4 S11 S11 S0 S12 —
16 S3 S10 S10 S11 S0 S0 S12 —
. Enter the size code supplied with the Type I system information. Size Code Setting appears. Press FUNC.Beyond the Basics
3. Then press 8. referring to the instruction that appears on the display. try the following common ﬂeet maps. If the information was not supplied.
Press ENT for each entry. If the ID has already been stored when you press TRUNK. Press SCAN to start scanning. XX is the number of IDs from (00-29) in each sub-bank. Each time you press ENT. but it displays the ID’s text tag if you have stored the ID. if you set Type I and you want to return to Type II. the scanner only stops on the transmission and displays its text tag if you have stored and not locked out the ID. If you ﬁnd an error. In the closed mode. The default setting of the bank is for Motorola Type II. the scanner always stops on a transmission. repeat Steps 1-5 and press ENT.
. If you make a mistake. enter 15 at Step 4. so you can program up to 1.500 talk group IDs in 10 banks. press TRUNK when the scanner stops on a voice channel transmission or when a talk group ID is indicated in the manual mode. EDACS. When the scanner stops on a transmission in the Motorola. storing talk group IDs To store a talk group ID. or LTR mode. press CL and begin again at Step 1. The ﬁrst X in ID save X-XX is the sub-bank number (0-4) in the bank. you conﬁrm the size code. To conﬁrm the input.Beyond the Basics
5. Notes However. The bottom line indicates where the ID was stored (as ID save X-XX). Each sub-bank has 30 ID locations. then it changes to ID#XXXX. In the open mode. You can program up to 150 talk group IDs in each bank. ID was saved appears. 6. press CL and enter the correct size code. talk group IDs There are 10 talk group ID banks and each ID bank has 5 subbanks. it checks to see if the ID has been stored.
Press MODE to select MOT. 5. 6.Beyond the Basics
When you try to store more than 150 talk group IDs in a bank. Clear some talk group IDs in order to store new ones (see “Clearing Talk Group IDs”). 1. Then press ENT (see “Text Input Chart”). Enter the talk group ID and press ENT.
8. Press PGM.
. To select the bank where you want to store the ID. Press TRUNK.
4. 3. or LTR. repeatedly press FUNC then e or d until you reach the desired bank. 2. ED. Press e or d to select the location where you desire to store the ID number. press TEXT. Repeatedly press TRUNK to select the sub-bank. Memory Full! appears. use the decimal point for a hyphen. 7. If you want to tag the ID. Follow these steps to manually store talk group IDs or to edit a stored ID. If necessary. enter the desired text tag for the ID.
If you entered an ID code that is already stored in another ID channel. To store the next ID memory in sequence. Now you can enter the ID code with AFS format. The default setting is decimal ID entry. Press SCAN to start scanning. If you made a mistake in Step 4. press CL.
10. ID of X-XX appears. AFS Format appears for about 2 seconds. If you want to store the ID code. When you press FUNC then 2.Beyond the Basics
9. Invalid ID value appears Notes and the scanner beeps when you press ENT. press e and repeat Step 7. press ENT. To cancel the operation. You can enter either a decimal or AFS code for ED (EDACS) IDs. Start again at Step 3.
Follow these steps to turn the ID sub-bank on or off during the scan mode: 1. appears. press FUNC. Press TRUNK repeatedly to select the desired sub-bank. and the active sub-bank number ﬂashes. the scan indication S at the ﬁrst digit in the top line changes to H. 3. hold down TRUNK until ID hold ON. Press FUNC while the scanner is stopped on a voice channel transmission. The display indicates which sub-bank is turned on or off.Beyond the Basics
talk group ID hold You can set your scanner to follow a trunking signal that you want to track during scanning. 2. Press FUNC and the number of the sub-bank you desire to turn on or off. While the scanner is stopped on a voice channel (VC appears).
. 2. When ID hold is activated and the scanner receives a voice channel. turning an ID sub-bank on or off Follow these steps to turn the ID sub-bank on or off during the program mode: 1. press SCAN or TRUNK. Press TRUNK. To release ID hold. For example to turn sub-bank 4 on or off. Then press 4. Press FUNC then 1 to turn the sub-bank on if it is off or off if it is on.
0 seconds appears. Press L/OUT to lock out the ID. Press TEXT again to cancel. 1. 3.5.0 seconds. Press FUNC. 1. 2. ENTER key saves.5. 2. 1. delay function in ID indication mode You can set the ID delay function separate from the channel delay. 1. 2. Press FUNC then . 3. Press TEXT while the scanner is receiving the voice channel and indicating the text name. lo changes to LO. To remove the lockout from a trunking ID. 5. etc. or 4.0. 4. You can conﬁrm the ID code while the scanner shows the text when the received signal is a voice channel.
. 0. 2. manually select the ID memory. Press e or d to select None. Press e or d to select the ID memory.5. 3. You can only lock out talk group IDs when the scanner is Notes in the closed mode (see “Open and Closed Modes”). Press PGM.Beyond the Basics
locking out talk group IDs 1. and press L/OUT. Use Up/Down keys to set ID Delay.0. 6./DELAY while you are programming the trunked ID. LO changes to lo. The ID code appears as MOT: XXXXXX.5.0. e or d to move to the desired bank. 2. 2. Press TRUNK.
Press FUNC. Press PGM. 1. Press ENT. Press FUNC. 4. 2. 5. Select a talk group ID bank using FUNC.
. reviewing locked-out talk group IDs You cannot clear all lockouts from a talk group at the same time. Press TRUNK to enter a talk group ID memory mode. ID delay watches the control channel Notes command for the delay time when the signal disappears from the voice channel. you hear the low beep tone. 2. If the ID memory bank has no locked-out ID. 3. Press FUNC then CL. 1.Beyond the Basics
3. List cleared. any other key aborts appears. Clear entire list ? Press 1 to clear all. e or d to select ID memory. 2. Press PGM then TRUNK. Then L/OUT. e or d. clearing all talk group IDs in a single bank You can clear all talk group IDs within a bank. Press FUNC then 6. This lets you quickly delete all talk group IDs from a bank if you want to use the bank to store different data (such as a new set of talk group IDs). clearing talk group IDs 1. When activated. 3. Press 1 to clear all talk group IDs within a bank. The locked out ID appears. Press PGM then TRUNK.
appears. Bank OPEN. changing the open/closed mode 1. 2.
4. Press FUNC then e or d to select the channel storage bank. To cancel the deletion. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 for each bank. The scanner returns to the talk group ID memory mode. Press MAN. press any key except 1. After that message disappears. Press FUNC then ./DELAY.
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appears. 3. the ﬁfteenth digit on the second line of the display changes from + to – or vice versa.
Make a list of all the birdies in your scanner for future reference. Make sure that no other nearby radio or TV sets are turned on near the scanner. If you program one of these frequencies.
Every scanner has birdie frequencies. you hear only noise on that frequency. Occasionally. you might be able to turn SQ clockwise to omit the birdie. the searching will stop as if it had found a signal.com). To locate your nearest RadioShack. do not drop it.radioshack. Use the search function and scan every frequency range from its lowest frequency to the hghest.
service and repair
If your scanner is not performing as it should. Birdies are signals created inside the scanner’s receiver. These operating frequencies might interfere with transmissions on the same frequencies.
. use the store locator feature on RadioShack’s website (www. To ﬁnd the birdies in your scanner. This is a birdie. if it gets wet. begin by disconnecting the antenna and moving it away from the scanner. or call 1-800-The Shack (800-843-7422) and follow the menu options. Use and store the scanner only in normal temperature environments. wipe it dry immediately. If the interference is not severe. 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. and wipe it with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking new.Beyond the Basics
Keep the scanner dry. Keep the scanner away from dust and dirt. often without any sound. Handle the scanner carefully. take it to your local RadioShack store for assistance.
7............... 5 Number of memory IDs per sub-bank ..0025–225............................... 1000 Channel memory banks ...25 kHz steps) 806–823......5.......................................................................................................................99166 MHz ...........................25 kHz steps) 1240–1300 MHz .............500 ID memory banks .............................. (in 5 kHz steps) 225....(in 6...7 µV
.......................................................................25 kHz steps) Memory channels ..3 µV 108 –136...... 10 Sub-banks per bank .................................25 kHz steps) 849–868................................................................................................... (in 5 kHz steps) 108–136.......... or 12.... 0... 0.........................9875 MHz .................................................................... (in 25 kHz steps) 406–512 MHz .................... 0......................................... 1 µV 406–512 MHz ............................... (in 6....25 kHz steps) 894– 960 MHz ......................................................975 MHz ......................................................................................0000 MHz .Beyond the Basics
Frequency Coverage: 25–54 MHz .......... (in 6................................................................................................................................................ (in 5....................................................................................................9875 MHz ......................................................33 kHz steps) 137–174 MHz .....................................5 µV 216–225 MHz .................................................. (in 6................... 0..... 10 Number of memory channels per bank ............................5 kHz steps) 216...................... (in 8.................5 µV 806–960 MHz .........3 µV 137–174 MHz ..................25... 30 Sensitivity (20 dB S/N): FM: 25–54 MHz .........................99166 MHz ........................................... 6......................................... 0...............................................025–405................... 100 Talk group ID memories ........................................................... (in 6...................................... 1........................................................
........................................................................................................................................................ Up to 60 Channels per Second Search Rate .................................................................................................................................995 MHz at AM –6 dB ................................................................................................... 3 µV 406–512 MHz .............. 3 µV Selectivity: 25 – 27......................................................................................................................................................................... 380...........................................7 µV AM: 25–54 MHz ............................ 1..... 40 dB Scanning Rate ..... 1 µV 137–174 MHz .................................................................................................................................. ±10 kHz –50 dB ......... 2 µV 806–960 MHz ............................5 µV 216–225 MHz .......................................................................................................... 0......................................................................................................................................... 2 seconds Operating Temperature .........4 MHz 3rd ..8 MHz at 154.............. 60 dB
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1240–1300 MHz ..................................................................................................................... Up to 75 Steps per Second Delay Time .........1 MHz FM) .............................................99166 MHz ...........................................................8 MHz 2nd ...................................................... –14 to 140° F IF Rejection: 380...................... 21.................... 455 kHz Priority Sampling ..... ±18 kHz Spurious Rejection (at 154........................................1 MHz .......................... 2 seconds Intermediate Frequencies (IF): 1st ............. ±5 kHz –50 dB .................... ±6 kHz All frequencies at AM and FM mode except 25 – 27.................................................................................................................................................................................995 MHz at AM mode –6 dB ............. 2 µV 1240–1300 MHz .. 1 µV 108–136................................................................................................................................................
.............9V DC Current Drain (Squelched) .... 150 mA Dimensions (HWD) .........................................................................................................8..............................................5 oz.................................................. individual units might vary............................. 1 3/8 Inches (36 mm) ............................................................................................................................................................. 20 dB Antenna Impedance ........ 4 AA Alkaline Batteries External Power .....................................................0.............. 100 dB Squelch Sensitivity: Threshold (FM and AM) ...... 170 mW Built-in Speaker ................... Speciﬁcations and depictions are subject to change and improvement without notice..... (240 g) Speciﬁcations are typical.............. (8-ohm.... 5 3/4 x 2 9/16 x 1 5/8 Inches (145 x 65 x 42 mm) Weight (without antenna and batteries) .................................. 90 mA Battery Charge Current .........................1 MHz ... 25 dB Tight (AM) ..........4 MHz at 154......... Dynamic Type) Power Requirements: Batteries ............................................Beyond the Basics
21.....5 µV Tight (FM) .. 50 Ohms Audio Output Power (10% THD) ....................................................................................
Initializing please stand by. Bank 0 Ch 00 appears on the third line.
This procedure clears all information you stored in the scanner’s memory. then turn it on again. 3. M000 appears on the top line of the display.
1. Press 1. you might need to initialize it. Press 0 while Multi-system Trunking Scanner appears. Initialize the scanner only when you are sure the scanner is not working properly. Do not turn off the scanner until the initalization is Notes complete. Turn off the scanner.Beyond the Basics initializing your scanner
If the scanner’s display locks up or does not work properly after you connect a power source or install batteries. When the initialization is complete. Press ENT. 2.
. 4. appears for about 5 seconds. Multi-system Trunking Scanner appears.
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions. pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. or other private means of telephone signal transmission) • Pager transmissions • Any scrambled or encrypted transmissions According to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). However. This scanner has been designed to prevent reception of illegal transmissions. We encourage responsible. military operations. government agencies. 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). 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. there are some transmissions you should never intentionally listen to. It is legal to listen to almost every transmission your scanner can receive. cordless. private companies. pager services. Doing so could subject you to legal penalties. which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on. This is done to comply with the legal requirement that scanners be manufactured so as to not be easily modiﬁable to pick up those transmissions. This equipment generates. amateur radio services. However. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception. In some areas.Beyond the Basics
The FCC wants you to know
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a scanning receiver. Do not open your scanner’s case to make any modiﬁcations that could allow it to pick up transmissions that are illegal to monitor. you are subject to ﬁnes and possible imprisonment for intentionally listening to. using. safe and legal scanner use. and wireline (telephone and telegraph) service providers. These include:
• Telephone conversations (cellular. mobile use of this scanner is unlawful or requires a permit. • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. ambulance services. Check the laws in your area. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and.
Your scanner covers frequencies used by many different groups including police and ﬁre departments.
. there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. 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.
Whereas a channel can only contain one frequency. When the scanner stops on a transmission in the Motorola or EDACS mode. the scanner only stops on the transmission and displays its text tag if you have stored and not locked out the ID. a bank can hold numerous channels. it checks to see if the ID has been stored in the associated ID list. for a total of 10 talkgroup ID lists. Channels are storage areas for frequencies. and diplays the ID’s text tag if you have stored the ID. Channels — programmable memory locations for the frequencies you want to monitor.Beyond the Basics
Frequency — the receving signal location (expressed in MHz).
. In the Open Mode. You can program up to 150 talkgroup IDs in each bank. Each sub-bank has 30 ID locations. For a detailed description of Open and Closed Mode operation. see “Open and Closed Mode Operation”. Channel Storage Banks — a storage area for a group of channels. To ﬁnd active frequencies. the scanner always stops on all transmissions except those you speciﬁcally exclude. Talkgroup IDs — each channel storage bank has an associated talkgroup ID list. you can use frequency guides available from your local RadioShack store. then resumes scanning. In the Closed Mode. or the built-in search function. it stops and monitors the radio trafﬁc on that channel until the transmission ends. Each time the scanner ﬁnds an active frequency. so you can program up to 1500 talkgroup IDs in 10 banks. Each ID list has 5 sub-banks. frequency listings posted on the Internet.
Avoid programming “Birdie Frequencies” or only listen to them manually. the scanner lcoks on frequencies that have an unclear transmission. Be sure the adapter’s barrel plug is fully inserted into the PWR DC 9V jack. While scanning. Turn SQ clockwise. or initialize the scanner (see “Initializing the Scaner”). What’s wrong? The squelch might not be adjusted correctly. The keylock might be turned on. The batteries might be dead or need to be recharged. What’s wrong? Some frequencies programmed into the scanner might be the same as “birdie” frequencies. There might only be one channel or no channels stored in the scanner. Store frequencies into more than one channel. The scanner does not receive any stations or reception is poor. Turn off keylock. What’s wrong? The scanner might need to be initialized.Beyond the Basics
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
The scanner is not working at all. The scanner is on but does not scan. Recharge the rechargeable batteries or replace the standard batteries. Turn the scanner off then on again.
. The center tip of the adapter’s barrel plug must be set to positive. What’s wrong? The AC or DC adapter might not be connected.
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