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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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The Basics 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 trunking 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 65 65 67 67 69 71 71 73 73 76 76 77 77 78 5 .
Motorola. Smartnet. ASTRO and Privacy Plus are registered trademarks of Motorla Inc.The Basics clearing talk group IDs clearing all talk group IDs in a single bank changing the open/closed mode 78 78 79 care service and repair birdie frquencies 80 80 80 speciﬁcations initializing your scanner 81 84 The FCC wants you to know scanning legally 85 85 glossary FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) warranty 86 87 88 Hypersearch. LTR is a registered trademark of EF Johnson. Hyperscan. and Adaptaplug are trademarks used by RadioShack Corporation. 6 . EDACS is a registered trademark of MA-COM Inc.
DC. CT. FM. TEXT — lets you input text. PSE — stops search. ED. MO. PRI (Priority) — sets and turns the priority function on or off. or jumps to a Skywarn channel you programmed (997-999). or activates the Signal Stalker II function. 7 . TRUNK — stores the trunking ID code or holds the trunking ID while scanning. MAN — stops scanning and lets you directly enter a channel number. MODE — changes the receive mode (AM. WX/ — scans through the seven preprogrammed weather channels. / — turns on/off the backlight. or when used with FUNC locks/unlocks the keypad to prevent accidental entries.The Basics your scanner’s controls SCAN/ — scans through the programmed channels. FUNC (function) — lets you use various functions by pressing this key in combination with other keys. LT).
SRCH — lets you search the seven search banks. or turns it off to return the sensitivity to normal.The Basics TUNE — lets you input a frequency and allows you to ﬁne tune a frequency along with e or d. ENT — completes the entry of frequencies and text. or lock out a selected ID code. PGM (Program) — programs frequencies into channels. 8 . L/OUT (Lock Out) — lets you lock out a selected channel. skip a speciﬁed frequency during search. e or d — selects the scan or search direction. ATT (Attenuate) — turns attenuation on to reduce the scanner’s sensitivity and block extremely strong signals.
&. or Z. or programs delay time for the selected channel/search bank. Y. H. or L. or inputs characters W. or inputs characters A. ^. (. R. 2/ABC — enters a 2. . !. $. /. or C.. 0 — enters a zero. . ?./DELAY — enters a decimal point (necessary when programming frequencies). or inputs characters J. 5/JKL — enters a 5.The Basics 1 — enters a 1. space. 8/TUV — enters an 8. or V. or ∆. ‘. or inputs characters 0 through 9 in text mode. ~. %. or inputs characters P Q. 9/WXYZ — enters a 9. 3/DEF — enters a 3. N. 7/PQRS — enters a 7. or inputs characters . -. or enters a hyphen (in trunking ID setting). #. or inputs characters M. X. or S. or inputs characters D. or inputs characters G. or F.. 6/MNO — enters a 6. CL (Clear) — clears an incorrect entry. or I. U. or inputs characters T. 9 . _. E. +. @. B. or O. ). *. . 4/GHI — enters a 4. K.
PC/IF — connect an optional PC interface cable here to use the scanner with your computer. 10 .The Basics PWR DC 9V — connect a power source here.
11 .The Basics ANT — connect the supplied antenna or an external antenna here. — connect an earphone or headphone here. OFF VOL/SQ — turn the scanner on or off and adjust the squelch.
If you install the rechargeable battery holder. If you use the rechargeable battery holder. try resetting it. If the scanner stops working properly after connecting it to power.The Basics power sources You can power your scanner from any of these sources: • • • Notes internal non-rechargeable batteries or rechargeable batteries (not supplied – see “Using Batteries”). vehicle power (with an optional DC adapter – see “Using Vehicle Battery Power”). Connecting an AC or DC adapter to the scanner disconnects internal batteries when you use the supplied non-rechargeable battery holder. See “Using Batteries” and “Charging Rechargeable Batteries”. we 12 . but it does not disconnect internal batteries when you use the supplied rechargeable battery holder. See “Initializing the Scanner”. you can operate the scanner and recharge the rechargeable batteries at the same time. using batteries You can power the scanner with four AA batteries (not supplied). or the supplied rechargeable battery holder (yellow). You can use either the supplied non-rechargeable battery holder (black). available at your local RadioShack store. You must charge rechargeable batteries before you use them the ﬁrst time. For the longest operation and best performance. we recommend alkaline batteries. See “Charging Rechargeable Batteries”. standard AC power (with an optional AC adapter – see “Using AC Power”).
If you are using non-rechargeable batteries. Do not mix old and new batteries. The battery holder ﬁts only one way. You must charge rechargeable batteries before you use them the ﬁrst time. place them into the yellow holder as indicated by the polarity symbols (+ and -) marked on the holder. See “Charging Rechargeable Batteries”. Follow these steps to install the batteries. Place the battery holder into the battery compartment. Do not force it. different types of batteries (alkaline or rechargeable). Notes 4. Batteries can leak chemicals that can destroy electronic parts. Press in on the battery compartment cover on the back of the scanner and slide the cover down to remove it.The Basics recommend RadioShack nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries. as indicated by the polarity symbols (+ and -) marked on the holder. 13 . remove the batteries. If you do not plan to use the scanner with batteries for a month or longer. place them into the black holder. Warning! Never install non-rechargeable batteries in the rechargeable yellow battery holder. Always remove old or weak batteries. Batteries can leak chemicals that destroy electronic circuits. or rechargeable batteries of different capacities. Non-Rechargeable batteries can get hot or explode if you try to recharge them. If you are using rechargeable batteries. 1. 2. Pull the battery holder out of the battery compartment. 3. Use only fresh batteries of the required size and recommended type.
For best results we recommend RadioShack rechargeable nickelmetal hydride (Ni-MH) 1600 mAh batteries. When battery power is low. Notes Always dispose of old batteries promptly and properly. 14 . when taken out of service in the United States or Canada. RadioShack’s involvement in this program is part of the company’s commitment to preserving our environment and conserving our natural resources. Replace the cover. or recharge the rechargeable batteries. which may be illegal in your area. The RBRC program provides a convenient alternative to placing used Ni-Cd batteries into the trash or the municipal waste stream. To charge rechargeable batteries. connect an appropriate AC or DC adapter to the PWR DC 9V jack. Please call 1-800-THE-SHACK (1-800-843-7422) for information on Ni-Cd battery recycling and disposal bans/restrictions in your area. the scanner turns itself off. 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. Batteries can leak chemicals that can destroy electronic parts. Replace all four non-rechargeable batteries. When battery power is depleted. See “Charging Rechargeable Batteries”. Notes 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. If you do not plan to use the scanner with batteries for a month or longer.The Basics 5. remove the batteries. Do not bury or burn them. Low battery! appears and the scanner beeps continuously.
Rechargeable batteries last longer and deliver more power if you let them fully discharge once a month. Plug the adapter’s two-prong plug into an AC outlet. Connect the Adaptaplug to the adapter’s cord with the tip set to positive. Then fully charge the rechargeable batteries. To do this. You can operate the scanner while recharging the rechargeable batteries. use the scanner until Low battery! appears. 1. 300 mA AC adapter and a size C Adaptaplug (neither supplied). do not overcharge them.The Basics It takes about 16 hours to recharge fully discharged 1600 mAh Ni-MH rechargeable batteries. Plug the adapter’s barrel plug into the scanner’s PWR DC 9V jack. Using an adapter that does not meet these speciﬁcations could damage the scanner or the adapter. Notes The scanner can also charge Ni-Cd batteries. 2. but charging takes longer. using AC power You can power the scanner using a 9V. Both are available at your local RadioShack store. Overcharging shortens battery life. 3. You must use a Class 2 power source that supplies 9V Notes DC and delivers at least 300 mA. 15 . When you charge rechargeable batteries. Its center tip must be set to positive and its plug must ﬁt the scanner’s PWR DC 9V jack. 600 mAh batteries require 6 hours and 850 mAh batteries require 8 hours to charge.
1. Plug the adapter’s cigarette-lighter plug into your 12V power source. connecting an earphone/headphones For private listening. 300 mA DC adapter and a size C Adaptaplug™ adapter (neither supplied).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. or check the adapter’s internal fuse. Its center tip must be set to positive and its plug must ﬁt the scanner’s PWR DC 9V jack. 3. you can plug an 1/8-inch (3. This automatically disconnects the internal speaker. 2. Connect the Adaptaplug to the adapter’s cord with the tip set to positive. Notes You must use a power source that supplies 9V DC and delivers at least 300 mA. in the jack on top of your scanner. Using an adapter that does not meet these speciﬁcations could damage the scanner or the adapter. Plug the adapter’s barrel plug into the scanner’s PWR DC 9V jack. available at your local RadioShack store.5 mm) mini-plug earphone or headphones (not supplied). unplug the DC adapter from the power source and clean the socket. 16 . Both are available at your local RadioShack store. If the scanner does not operate properly when you Notes connect a DC adapter.
they still can present a trafﬁc hazard. connecting an extension speaker In a noisy area.The Basics listening safely To protect your hearing. Avoid or limit listening at high volume levels. Avoid increasing the volume once you set it.5 mm) mini-plug into your scanner’s jack. available at your local RadioShack store. an ampliﬁed speaker (not supplied). might provide more comfortable listening. • • trafﬁc safety Do not wear an earphone or headphones while you drive a vehicle or ride a bicycle. so volume levels that do not cause discomfort might damage your hearing. Prolonged exposure to high volume levels can cause permanent hearing loss. With the headphones on. 17 . Even though some earphones and headphones let you hear some outside sounds when you listen at normal levels. • Set the volume to zero before putting on headphones. This can create a trafﬁc hazard and can be illegal in some areas. Plug the speaker cable’s 1/8-inch (3. Over time. adjust the volume to a comfortable level. your sensitivity to a volume level decreases. follow these guidelines when you use an earphone or headphones.
DO NOT attempt to do so yourself. use RG-8 low-loss dielectric coaxial cable. such as an external mobile antenna or outdoor base station antenna. If your antenna’s cable does not have a BNC connector. Press the antenna down over the jack and turn the antenna’s base clockwise until it locks into place. connecting an optional external antenna The antenna connector on your scanner makes it easy to use the scanner with a variety of antennas. Call the power company to remove the antenna. route the antenna cable to the scanner. you will also need a BNC adapter (not supplied. cable. Follow the installation instructions supplied with the antenna. align the slots around the antenna’s connector with the tabs on the antenna jack. Always use 50-ohm coaxial cable. If the antenna starts to fall. touching the antenna. or guy wires can cause electrocution and death. For lengths over 50 feet. 18 . If the antenna touches a power line. such as RG-58 or RG-8.The Basics connecting the supplied antenna To attach the supplied ﬂexible antenna to the antenna jack on the top of your scanner. let it go! It could contact overhead power lines. then connect it to the antenna jack. to connect an outdoor antenna. available at your local RadioShack store). Warning! Use extreme caution when installing or removing an outdoor antenna. Your local RadioShack store sells a variety of antennas. mast.
Connect the cable between each scanner’s PC/IF jacks. slide it upward while pulling the tab toward you. 19 . See “Cloning the Programmed Data”. use the supplied belt clip by attaching it to the back of the scanner. 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). To remove the battery clip. 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.The Basics using the belt clip To make your scanner easier to carry when you are on the go.
ED. DC. understanding your scanner’s modes You can program each channel with any of seven receive modes (AM. Manual Tuning — allows you to manually move through the entire range of available frequencies. (See “Speciﬁcations” for a list of the available frequency ranges. AM mode The AM mode sets the scanner to receive transmissions using amplitude modulation (AM). MO. For more information. See “Signal Stalker II”. See “Listening to the Weather Band”. 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. ED and LT) can only be selected for frequencies above 137 MHz. CT. Notes Trunked modes (MO. Each receive mode affects how your scanner operates when scanning and receiving transmissions. you can utilize one of these four features before you begin programming the scanner. keypad. see “Open and Closed Modes”. and LT). primarily used for aircraft.The Basics quick start To help familiarize yourself with the scanner’s functions.) Weather Radio — allows you to listen to NOAA weather broadcasts without programming. 20 . and available frequencies. Signal Stalker II — searches nearby strong signals quickly. See “Searching a Preprogrammed Frequency Range”. FM.
) When the scanner receives a transmission on a channel set to the AM mode. (Refer to “Speciﬁcations” for a list of the frequencies covered.The Basics military. In your PRO-97 scanner. it always stops on the transmission. as well as broadcast. business. it always stops on the transmission. Like CTCSS. DCS allows multiple users to share a single radio frequency without hearing each other’s 21 . DCS (DC) mode DCS mode sets the scanner to receive transmissions using frequency modulation (FM) with Digital Coded Squelch (DCS) subaudible data signaling. DCS is very similar to CTCSS. used for most public safety transmissions. 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. When the scanner receives a transmission on a channel set to the FM mode. CTCSS allows multiple users to share a single radio frequency without hearing each other’s transmissions. and some government transmissions. except that a digital code is transmitted instead of an audio tone. FM mode The FM mode sets the scanner to receive transmissions using frequency modulation (FM). and amateur radio transmissions. some amateur radio. 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. CTCSS tones can sometimes be heard as a low “hum” in the background of a voice transmission.
each group of users in the system is assigned to a speciﬁc talk group. Some DCS systems transmit a special “turn off code” at the end of each transmission. DCS data can sometimes be heard as a low “purring” sound in the background of a voice transmission. 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. the scanner only stops on the transmission if the talk group ID matches a talk group ID that you have stored in the 22 . When the scanner receives a transmission on a channel set to the Motorola mode. In addition. DCS mode also features a Code Search setting that allows you to instantly display and store unknown codes into the channel memory. To do this. this talk group information is also transmitted as subaudible data on each active channel. In the open mode. In the closed mode.The Basics transmissions. Motorola mode You can set your scanner so it decodes the talk group IDs used with Motorola trunking systems. This setting is called the Motorola mode. eliminating the “squelch tail” burst of noise the commonly occurs when the signal is lost. the east side patrol ofﬁcers might all be assigned to talk group 2160. In your PRO-97 scanner. it ﬁrst decodes the talk group ID data included with the transmission. the scanner stops on the transmission and displays the talk group ID on the bottom line of the display. 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. For example. 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).
Motorola trunking systems come in three categories: Type I. Tuning the scanner to an active control channel while in Motorola mode will display the Motorola System. This information can help you identify the Motorola trunking system that you are monitoring and the receive quality of the control channel signal. CNTRL appears on the bottom line of the display. and Type I/II Hybrid. To properly map the raw Type I data to the correct ﬂeetsubﬂeet format. where 000 identiﬁes all police users and 12 identiﬁes the Detective division. Type II system talk groups are identiﬁed by a 5-digit number. Type I/II hybrid systems use both ﬂeet-subﬂeet and 5-digit formats for talk group IDs. Notes For example. FFF=Fleet ID SS=Subﬂeet ID Type I systems are usually organized with different user groups assigned to different ﬂeets.The Basics bank’s talk group ID list and have not locked out. the scanner rounds the ID down to the next valid ID. a valid ﬂeet-subﬂeet ID identifying all detectives within a police department might be 000-12. Notes If the scanner decodes control channel data while receiving transmissions from a Motorola trunking system. Type II. Fleet map information is widely available on the Internet for most Type I systems in use. you must program the correct ﬂeet map into the scanner. Each category displays and uses talk group IDs in slightly different ways. where. Valid talk group IDs are divisible by 16. 23 . Motorola Type II IDs are in the form FFF-SS. If you try to enter an invalid talk group ID. ID and the approximate control channel message decode success rate.
In the open mode. 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. EDACS frequencies are organized in a speciﬁc order. you must program the frequencies in LCN order. For the scanner to correctly switch to an active frequency. 24 . the scanner will indicate talk group CTL-01. When there is activity on an EDACS system. Try changing your location or using an outdoor antenna to improve reception. EDACS systems transmit active talk group information only on a dedicated control channel. The scanner decodes the ID for the active talk group. This setting is called the EDACS mode. Because EDACS scanning requires clear reception of the control channel at all times. EDACS systems tend to have a smaller usable area. If you are having trouble scanning an EDACS system. EDACS systems are trunking systems used primarily by business or private communications service providers. that information is sent out on the control channel.The Basics EDACS mode You can set your scanner so it decodes the talk group IDs used with EDACS (GE/Ericsson) trunking systems. starting with Memory 01. 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. as well as by some public safety organizations. If you are getting good reception. An external antenna can greatly improve EDACS scanning in a fringe area. try manually selecting the data channel. 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). In the closed mode.
LTR systems are trunking systems used primarily by business or private communications service providers. R12). and a number preceded by “R” in the bottom right hand corner (i. delivery trucks. To determine the correct Home Repeater programming. you must program the frequencies in HR order. Your PRO-97 scanner features a new tool to help you determine the correct channel mapping for LTR system frequencies.The Basics LTR mode You can set your scanner so it decodes the talk group IDs used with LTR systems. such as taxicabs. LTR frequencies are organized in a speciﬁc order. you should see the LTR talkgroup information on the bottom line of the display. enter the system channels of an LTR system in any order. When an LTR transmission occurs. Be sure to program the mode for each LTR channel to LT. The “R” number is the Home Repeater number that the current transmission is occurring on. if you see R12 displayed on a particular LTR frequency. and repair services. be sure that the channel number in the bank is equal to the number that is displayed after the “R”. starting with Memory X01 in the selected bank.e. 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.. For the scanner to correctly switch to an active frequency. that frequency needs to be programmed into Channel 12 of the current bank in order to track the LTR system activity properly. These systems encode all trunking information as digital subaudible data that accompanies each transmission. For example. This setting is called the LTR mode. Users on an 25 . To correctly program this Home Repeater number into your scanner. The scanner’s LTR Repeater Finder displays the current Home Repeater when monitoring LTR transmissions in manual mode. Each frequency is assigned a Home Repeater Number (HR).
In the open mode. In the closed mode. the scanner stops on the transmission and displays the talk group ID on the bottom line of the display. LTR systems are frequently programmed so that each radio has a unique ID code. making it easy to hear everything going on. which are identiﬁed by the radio as six-digit numbers. This makes it easy to listen only to talk groups you are interested in and exclude others. you hear only those talk groups you specify. These settings. you hear all active talk groups except those you speciﬁcally exclude. When you select a system voice channel manually. it ﬁrst decodes the LTR data included with the transmission. called open mode and closed 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.The Basics LTR system are assigned to speciﬁc talk groups. In closed mode. and LTR systems). These numbers are in the form AHHUUU. 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. EDACS. Notes In open mode. 26 . any transmission opens squelch. 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. regardless of the current mode.
When you set a channel storage bank to open mode. When the signals are in the MO. ED. ED. the scanner scans signals transmitted only under the following conditions: • • When the signals are in the FM. the scanner stops only on signals that have an ID code which is found in the ID list for the bank. + appears under the bank’s number while scanning.The Basics When no ID code is programmed into the scanner. See “Changing the Open/Closed Mode” for more information about setting the open and closed modes. In open mode. In open mode. In closed mode.appears under the channel storage bank’s number while scanning. . the scanner stops on any transmission. OPEN or CLOSED appears while the scanner is in manual mode or while the scanner is receiving a signal during scanning. it receives the signal in MO. Also. When you set a channel storage bank to closed mode. 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 scans signals transmitted in all systems. or DC mode. the scanner only stops on a transmission if the ID is stored. You can set each of the scanner’s channel storage banks to open or closed mode. or LT mode. CT. Otherwise. the talk group ID appears on the display. In closed mode. the text tag appears on the display. 27 . If the ID is stored. The scanner stops on any ID code and only uses the ID list to look up ID text tags.
To turn off the scanner. then turn SQ clockwise until the hissing sound stops. we suggest you set SQ using the steps listed above. If the scanner does not scan and you have already stored frequencies in channels. the scanner will not scan properly. After about 3 seconds. you might hear a hissing sound. If SQ is adjusted precisely at the threshold where the hissing sound stops. 3. or very weak transmissions. turn VOL counterclockwise to OFF. 28 .The Basics setting up your scanner turning on the scanner and setting squelch 1. turn SQ counterclockwise. Turn SQ fully counterclockwise. To turn on the scanner. The scanner does not scan if there are no frequencies Notes stored in channels. turn VOL clockwise. Then adjust VOL to a comfortable level. If the scanner picks up unwanted. partial. If SQ is adjusted so you always hear a hissing sound. The radio may also receive unwanted noise or signals that are too weak to understand. If you want to listen to a weak or distant station. Multi-system Trunking Scanner appears. To ensure the scanner operates properly while in the trunking mode. the radio will be most sensitive to very weak signals. turn SQ clockwise to decrease the scanner’s sensitivity to these signals. 2. turn SQ further clockwise. 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.
29 .0400 MHz.The Basics storing known frequencies into channels Good references for active frequencies are RadioShack’s Police Call. The bank number moves in the direction of the arrow pressed. 150. press d. and 4 respectively. if you want to store frequency of 150. Press e. 2. We update these directories every year. Notes Press FUNC. you can use FUNC and the arrow keys to select your desired bank and channel number. When M appears on the display. 3.0200. Press MAN. 150. 1. then press MAN again. Or. Follow these steps to store frequencies into channels.0300. The bank number moves continuously in the assigned direction. and 150. Press FUNC. Then press e or d. enter the bank (0-9) and channel number (0099) where you want to store a frequency. you must store them in Channels 1. so be sure to get a current copy. Notes If you are storing frequencies for an EDACS system. you must store them in order. and Maritime Frequency Directory. Then hold down e or d. with the ﬁrst frequency in channel 1 for the current bank. For example. Aeronautical Frequency Directory.0100. The channel number moves upward one by one. The channel number moves downward one by one. M and the bank and channel number appear at the upper left corner of the display (for example: M000).
If you made a mistake in Step 3. M changes to P. Press PGM then repeat steps 3 through 6. The next channel in sequence is ready for programming./DELAY to turn the delay function off or on. if you enter a frequency of 151. Start again from Step 3. brieﬂy Notes appears and the scanner beeps when you press ENT. This scanner will show the actual tuned frequency in the display. 7. Use the number keys and .Beyond the Basics 2. press CL to delete a single digit or press and hold CL about 2 seconds to delete all digits. Because steps are so close together. If you enter a non-valid step frequency. Invalid Freq. 4. your scanner accepts it as 151. press MODE to change the receiving mode. The scanner stores this setting in the channel. If you make a mistake. the audio quality will not be affected by the offset. After a transmission./DELAY to enter the frequency (including the decimal point) you want to store.550. any scanner will tune to the next step. 30 . Press .553. 5. the scanner automatically pauses for 2 seconds on this channel before proceeding to the next active transmission. Press PGM. All scanners tune by steps. Your scanner automatically rounds the entered frequency to the nearest valid frequency. See “Using Delay”. 3. Your RadioShack scanner uses steps consistent with the latest US or worldwide standards. For example. If necessary. If desired. 6. Some scanner designs do this without showing the correct step in the display. program a text tag for the channel (see “Assigning a Text Tag to a Channel”). Press ENT to store the frequency into the channel.
If you know the CTCSS or DCS code that is used on a particular frequency. 31 . 2.Beyond the Basics CTCSS and DCS Your PRO-97 scanner features an advanced. Use CT for CTCSS. and will instantly decode and display any CTCSS or DCS code that is found with the transmission. press MODE until the desired mode appears in the upper left hand corner of the display. you can manually enter the code when you are programming the scanner. There are two ways you can program your scanner to operate with CTCSS and DCS. and DC for DCS. First. CTCSS and DCS can also help reduce instances where interfering signals cause your scanner to stop on one channel. For more information on using the CTCSS and DCS feature while scanning. 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. You can then store the found code in the channel memory with one keystroke. You can also set a special search code up that will instantly decode the CTCSS or DCS code on a received transmission. Channels programmed with the search code will receive all trafﬁc on the channel. To program channel memories for CTCSS or DCS operation. or any time afterwards. 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. DSP based CTCSS and DCS decoder. follow these steps: 1. See “Storing Known Frequencies into Channels”. see “Using CTCSS and DCS”. Once you have entered the frequency.
3 Hz 146. allowing you to easily check for other CT or DC codes that may be present on the frequency. it will not be able to decode digital transmissions. including CTCSS and DCS. You can also use the keypad to enter the code manually.3 Hz 173. press FUNC.Beyond the Basics 3.5 Hz 186.4 Hz 156.5 Hz 206.9 Hz 74.3 Hz 179. 6. the search code (indicated with Code Search in the bottom of the display) is programmed.8 Hz 177. CTCSS.4 Hz 77.5 Hz 107.4 Hz 100. CTCSS Code Table: 67.3 Hz 71. DCS and digital voice all operate independently Notes of each other.0 Hz 69. press ENT to store the code in the channel memory.0 Hz 103.9 Hz 183. MODE. 5. It is possible to program memory channels for CTCSS or DCS operation at any time. By default. When stopped on an active conventional channel while scanning. Once the desired code is selected. and then use the arrow keys to scroll to the desired CTCSS or DCS code.9 Hz 131. and follow the steps above.8 Hz 97. 4.1 Hz 32 .2 Hz 110.5 Hz 141.0 Hz 79. If a channel is conﬁgured for CTCSS or DCS.2 Hz 151. This will reset any stored CT or DC code to the search code.8 Hz 136.2 Hz 203.1 Hz 225.7 Hz 171. Use the FM mode when mixed analog and digital voice reception is desired.5 Hz 210. navigate to the channel you wish to change. Note that the scanner will automatically ﬁll the code ﬁeld as you enter the code.7 Hz 218.7 Hz 94. To program a speciﬁc code. Simply place the scanner in program mode.7 Hz 229. you can press MODE to cycle through the valid modes for that channel.
Press PGM and select the channel number using e or d. 2. 3.5 Hz 233.1 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 1.5 Hz 167. Press TRUNK to enter into trunking mode.9 Hz 189. Press PGM and FUNC then e or d to select the desired bank to program.6 Hz 199.2 Hz 165.8 Hz 123.9 Hz 192.5 Hz 114. Enter the UHF trunking frequency and press ENT.3 Hz 254.5 Hz 85.0 Hz 127.8 Hz 162.6 Hz 241.Beyond the Basics 82. 33 .4 Hz 88.8 Hz 196. or LTR. 5.5 Hz 91. 4. EDACS.3 Hz 159.8 Hz 118.8 Hz 250. Repeatedly press MODE to select Motorola.
storing text tags You can customize your scanner by storing text tags (up to 16 characters) for easy identiﬁcation of channel transmissions. 4. input “HAM 6m” as follows: • “H” is the second letter associated with 4 on the keypad. assigning a text tag to a channel 1. If necessary. 34 . press MODE to change the receiving mode. trunk IDs. • “A” is the ﬁrst letter associated with 2 on the keypad. Press PGM. For example. 3.Beyond the Basics 6. 2. to identify amateur (ham) radio transmissions in the 6 meter range. press e or d to move to the Notes character you want to change. If you make a mistake. or banks. Enter the text using the numeral keys (see “Text Input Chart”). Press TEXT. The cursor appears at the third line. M and the bank and channel number appear at the upper left corner of the display (for example: M100). Press 4 then 2. Press 2 then 1. M changes to P. enter the channel number where you want to enter the text. 7. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 to enter the other trunking group frequencies for EDACS or additional control channel frequencies for Motorola systems. then press MAN again. • “M” is the ﬁrst letter associated with 6 on the keypad. Press MAN.
6. Press TRUNK. Press ENT to input the text. then enter the text using the keypad. 4. Press 1 then 6.Beyond the Basics Press 6 then 1. 7. Press FUNC then e or d to select the desired bank. 3. Press PGM. Press TEXT then enter the tag using the keypad. Fn+CLR to delete all frequencies. Press FUNC then press bank number. 5. Press TRUNK to select the desired sub-bank. TEXT to edit tag appears. assigning a text tag to a bank 1. Press or hold down e or d to select the desired group ID. Press 6 and FUNC (for the lower case set). 2./DELAY. then press 1. 3. 5. • “m” is the ﬁrst letter associated with 6 on the keypad. assigning a text tag to a group ID 1. Press ENT to store. Press PGM. 4. 35 . Bank X (0 through 9) selected. 2. • “6” is the sixth number associated with 1 on the keypad. • A space is entered by pressing . (See “Text Input Chart”). Press TEXT. Press ENT to store.
To enter lowercase character or a character from the second set for the key 0. 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 . press FUNC after pressing the ﬁrst numeral key. 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). $%!^()?~‘∆ Space Back Space 36 .Beyond the Basics text input chart To access the numbers. Then press the desired number you want to enter. press 1.-#_@+*&/.
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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
420 39.900 45.060 46.940 44.8200 151.020 – 37.620 – 45.6875 462.6500 462.6000 04 06 08 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 462.7125 462.8800 154.420 – 33.020 – 39.Beyond the Basics 03 05 07 09 11 13 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 462.860 45.7125 467.6375 467.7250 151.9400 154.5500 462.5875 467.5750 462.6625 467.6750 462.6250 462.6000 462.080 – 46.6625 462.980 42.6875 467.940 – 46.6375 462.500 40 20 Step (kHz) 20 20 20 20 40 41 .880 45.7000 151.980 37.020 – 42.5700 search bank: SR3 police/ﬁre band Receive Mode: FM Group 0 Frequency (MHz) 33.6125 467.5625 467.6125 462.
730 – 159.730 – 156.210 166. the audio quality will not be affected by the offset.9875 12.445 154.0125 – 460.5 12. any scanner will tune to the next step. This scanner will show the actual tuned frequency in the display.000 – 136.650 – 154.0125 – 465.5 60 15 15 60 15 60 60 search bank: SR4 aircraft Receive mode: AM Frequency (MHz) 108.130 154.145 – 154. 42 .5 25 12.0375 – 458.150 2 453.6375 3 851.5 12.5 12.9625 458.99166 Notes Step (kHz) 8.370 155.6375 465.415 – 155.33 All scanners tune by steps.0125 – 860. Because steps are so close together.0375 – 453.9875 866.210 158.010 – 155.950 155.9625 460.Beyond the Basics 1 153.700 155. Some scanner designs do this without showing the correct step in the display. Your RadioShack scanner uses steps consistent with the latest US or worldwide standards.0125 – 868. If you enter a non-valid step frequency.770 – 154.250 170.
0000 – 450. 5. If the entered frequency is incorrect.5 6.0000 – 54.7000 50.0000 420. 6. Repeatedly press SRCH to select SR6.0000 Step (kHz) 5 5 5 5 12. Press ENT to set the frequency.0000 – 1300. 43 . Invalid Freq./DELAY to enter the desired lower-end limit frequency (including the decimal point).0000 144. Press PGM then SRCH. Enter SR6 Search Range Limits: appears and the cursor blinks L on the third line for the lower-end limit frequency. Press SRCH to start searching. brieﬂy appears. 4.0000 – 148. The cursor moves to U. Use the number keys and .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.Beyond the Basics search bank: SR5 amateur band Receive mode: FM Group 0 1 2 3 4 5 Frequency (MHz) 28.0000 – 29. 1.0000 – 225. 3. 2.0000 222. Enter your desired upper-end frequency and press ENT.0000 1240.
The frequency copy works only in search banks 1 through 6. Whenever this feature is turned on. For example to turn off 0. Zeromatic functions only in search banks 3. press 0. 5 and 6. When the scanner ﬁnds an active frequency. Zeromatic ON. Seek Search 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. it stops searching. appears on the bottom line. you can use the seek search by pressing FUNC then 7. When you turn this feature off. Notes If you press PSE while searching. In the Air and Limit search bands. or priority channel when the scanner ﬁnds an active frequency. Notes channel. You can copy and save a frequency into a speciﬁed bank. ZM changes to small caps (zm) and the scanner stops when it detects an active signal. 44 . The scanner repeats this operation. While the scanner is searching. You can turn off or on the groups by pressing the group numbers. See “Using Frequency Copy” to save the frequency. 4. Rotate SQ clockwise and leave it set to a point just after the rushing sound stops. the scanner stops searching and *** PAUSED *** appears. Press PSE again. Press FUNC then 0 again to reverse the Zeromatic setting. brieﬂy appears then ZM appears at the right of the second line and the scanner stops at the correct frequency. The scanner stops at an active frequency for ﬁve seconds and restarts searching automatically. You can set Zeromatic on or off by pressing FUNC then 0. There are several group banks in SR3 Police/Fire and SR5 Amateur bands.Beyond the Basics 7. and the scanner resumes searching.
NOAA and your local weather reporting authority broadcast your local forecast and regional weather information on one or more of these channels. Press PSE. 45 . 2. For example. Use the number keys to enter the frequency where you want the scanner to start. it stops on the frequency.Beyond the Basics manually tuning a frequency You can manually set the scanner to move through all receivable frequencies. *** PAUSED ***. Press ENT. or select a speciﬁc frequency as a starting point. Press TUNE. The scanner starts the tune operation. 1. 5. The currently-tuned frequency .31000 MHz. 4. and Fine Tune Mode appear. pressing FUNC TUNE will enter TUNE mode and automatically set the TUNE frequency for 145. 3. listening to the weather band The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has allocated channels for use by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).31000 MHz. To change the tune direction. if the scanner is stopped in MANUAL mode on channel 144 with frequency 145. Regulatory agencies in other countries have also allocated channels for use by their weather reporting authorities. press e or d to tune up or down. When the scanner ﬁnds an active frequency. You can press FUNC TUNE while the scanner is stopped on a frequency in MANUAL mode to begin the TUNE function from that frequency.
Repeat this process for all the FIPS codes that you wish to store. The SAME signal includes a FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) area code. The National Weather Service maintains a current list of FIPS codes at http://www. 3. You can program your scanner with up to 10 FIPS codes for the areas you desire. Press WX until you identify the weather station with the strongest signal for your location. Press TEXT to label the code entry with an alphanumeric text table if desired.gov/nwr/. press WX.nws. Use the numeric keys to enter the desired FIPS code. where it monitors a selected weather radio station for SAME alerts for areas you specify. and an event code that corresponds with the type of alert being sent.noaa. Press FUNC.Beyond the Basics listening to a weather channel To hear your local forecast and regional weather information. 5. Use the e or d keys to select the desired FIPS code storage location. To conﬁgure your scanner for SAME Standby mode. SAME standby mode The National Weather Service precedes each weather alert with a digitally encoded SAME (Speciﬁc Area Message Encoding) signal. and then PGM to access the FIPS code entry table. You can conﬁgure your scanner to operate in SAME Standby mode. Your scanner scans through the weather band then stops within a few seconds on the next available weather broadcast. 4. Press L/OUT to lock out or enable speciﬁc FIPS entries. 2. and then press ENT to store the code. follow these steps: 1. then a 1050 Hz tone. 46 .
To test the WX alert. 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. Press WX then a number key to quickly review stored FIPS Notes codes. WX Alert and beep tone conﬁrmation 1. The display indicates the type of message. Press WX to exit the FIPS code entry table. To stop the sound and ready the scanner to receive a new alert signal before the ﬁve minute time out. the alert stops and the scanner beeps every ten seconds. press any key except . If the scanner receives a new message after ﬁve minutes. and then WX. Press L/OUT to toggle lockout status. 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.Beyond the Basics 6. The beeps automatically change every 3 seconds. and then WX to initiate SAME standby. (see “Priority”). 7. Press any key except to stop test sound mode. Press FUNC. and the scanner sounds an alert or series of beeps. FIPS settings are ignored. press WX for more than 2 seconds while SAME Standby appears. In this mode all alerts are received. 47 . it sounds the alert or beep. press FUNC. The scanner sounds an alert or beep when it receives the SAME code. 2. To exit SAME standby. If you do not stop the alert (or beep) for ﬁve minutes.
you can easily jump to one of three Skywarn repeater frequencies and monitor these reports. you cannot copy a frequency from the Marine search band. using frequency copy You can copy a frequency into a speciﬁed channel. 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. in many cases hearing about severe weather in your area instantly as it occurs. you must program your desired Skywarn frequencies into the Skywarn channels. The scanner has 3 Skywarn channels. these repeaters are used to relay reports of severe weather directly to meteorologists at a local National Weather Service (NWS) forecast ofﬁce. Store in ChXXX ? appears on the bottom line. 48 . However. The scanner displays Skywarn-1 in the fourth line. Press FUNC then PGM when you ﬁnd a frequency. or a priority channel. Press e or d to select different Skywarn channels. Using the Skywarn feature in your scanner. Notes To activate this function.Beyond the Basics Skywarn Many areas of the country have amateur radio repeaters that have been designated as “Skywarn” repeaters. During times of severe weather. 1. a vacant channel in a speciﬁed bank. 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. the frequency to be copied ﬂashes. After about 1 second.
After about 2 seconds. then press ENT. or if not. press ENT. Press the desired bank and the channel number where you want to store the frequency. Dupl.Beyond the Basics 2. press ENT. 1. 3. After about 1 second. If you want to copy the duplicate frequency anyway. press CL to cancel. Or. Press ENT. Press FUNC then ENT when you ﬁnd a frequency you want to copy. 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 want to copy the frequency into bank 9. the scanner sounds the notice tone 3 times after you press ENT.Freq. If you try to copy a frequency which is already stored. Bank 9 Store? appears. ChXXX appears on the third line. the scanner sounds the notice tone 3 times after you press ENT. Channel Stored! appears for 2 seconds. 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. The scanner automatically returns to search mode. press your desired bank number to store. or if not. 2. press CL to cancel. Dupl. 49 . the scanner automatically returns to search mode. the frequency to be copied ﬂashes. It is stored in the ﬁrst available vacant channel in the bank. ChXXX appears. press ENT. If you try to copy a frequency which is already stored. 3. The display indicates the bank and channel number.Freq. All the conditions such as receiving mode and delay condition are copied on the channel. Channel Stored! brieﬂy appears.
but provides many advantages over typical portable frequency counters. Scan. or WX mode. Many portable frequency counters will remain locked to a nearby constant signal. For example: The Signal Stalker II allows you to sweep the entire range of your scanner’s design frequencies. monitor and store frequencies for nearby radio transmissions. This allows you to omit frequency ranges with constant strong frequency activity. and will not function properly until you have left the vicinity of the transmitter. Tune. the transmission is played through your scanner’s speaker. and you can quickly store it in any of your scanner’s memory locations. Manual. Signal Stalker II Your scanner’s Signal Stalker II feature provides a powerful new tool for you to rapidly detect. The Signal Stalker II feature is similar in functionality to portable frequency counters that cost much more than your scanner. 50 .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. such as those with paging or broadcast transmitters. or you can specify those frequency ranges that you wish to sweep and exclude ranges that you do not want to sweep. Once an active frequency is found. The display ﬂashes twice and the frequency is copied to the priority channel. You can activate the Attenuator to reduce the sensitivity if desired. The Signal Stalker II feature is more sensitive than portable frequency counters and will detect transmissions at a greater distance. such as a paging or broadcast transmitter. Press FUNC then PRI when the frequency appears.
Press FUNC L/OUT to review or clear locked out frequencies in the Signal Stalker II.Beyond the Basics using Signal Stalker II Your scanner’s Signal Stalker II functions when you press and hold for approximately 1 second. The Signal Stalker II can detect these transmitters easily. Stalker appears and the frequency range is divided by 1 MHz segment. press FUNC then . Sp. In the Special Stalker operation. the scanner will skip that segment in subsequent sweeps. To change the all bands to police/ﬁre or vice versa. Press L/OUT when the scanner is stopped on an undesired transmission. If RF signal energy is detected in a 1 MHz segment. you can change the normal Signal Stalker II operation to the Special Signal Stalker II operation. Signal Stalker II functions by rapidly sweeping through the RF spectrum in 1 MHz segments. Signal Stalker II will sweep through the 1MHz segment in ﬁner steps until the source of the RF signal energy is found. such as paging transmitters. Press FUNC then e or d. You can lock out 150 frequencies while searching all bands and 50 frequencies while searching Police/Fire frequencies. If you lock out 5 frequencies within a 1 MHz segment. Notes Priority mode is not available while using the Signal Stalker II. 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. See “Using Signal Stalker II with Lockout” below. even at great distances 51 . The Signal Stalker II function can be set to watch for activity on all band frequencies or Police/Fire frequencies only. You can also turn on/off frequency sub-bands using the corresponding number keys while Signal Stalker II is active. Certain segments of RF spectrum are used by high power transmitters.
To clear a locked-out frequency. This will cause the Signal Stalker II to execute another ﬁne step search of the 1 MHz segment. press SCAN. the overall sweep performance of the Signal Stalker II will be impacted. To change the scanning direction. select that frequency. The scanner does not scan through empty channels. however. 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.Beyond the Basics due to their high transmitter output power. the Signal Stalker II will still see their RF signal energy when sweeping through the 1 MHz segment. press e or d. Of course. 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. however. Notes You must store frequencies into channels before the scanner can scan them. press FUNC e while in the Signal Stalker II mode. To activate this mode. the Signal Stalker II will not stop on them again. if you have locked out the undesired transmissions. press the bank’s number 52 . If a 1 MHz segment contains 5 or more lockouts it will be skipped entirely while Signal Stalker II is sweeping. scanning the channels To begin scanning channels or to start scanning again after monitoring a speciﬁc channel. 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”). Use FUNC L/O to review or clear locked Signal Stalker II frequencies. then press CL. turning channel-storage banks off and on To turn off banks while scanning.
There must be at least one active bank. press 1.Beyond the Basics key so the bank’s number disappears. Notes You cannot turn off all banks. For example. CTCSS and DCS can also help reduce instances where interfering signals cause your 53 . The power save mode works by allowing the receiver to “sleep” brieﬂy while waiting for a call on the selected channel. To turn on banks while scanning. press the number key until the bank’s number appears. You can manually select any channel in a bank. Your scanner features a power save circuit that is automatically activated any time you manually select a channel. using CTCSS and DCS Your scanner’s advanced. 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. The scanner will receive trafﬁc on the selected frequency. The scanner does not scan any of the channels within the banks you turned off. 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. For example to turn bank 1 on again. The power save circuit is disabled when the scanner is tuned to a channel in program mode. to turn off bank 1. even if the bank is turned off. press 1.
0000 appears. 4. the scanner will instantly display any detected CTCSS code if programmed for CTCSS mode. For more information about your scanner’s receive modes. M changes to P. If the special “search” code is in use. it checks for a match between the transmitted and stored codes match. Press MAN. When your scanner stops on a conventional frequency that is conﬁgured for CTCSS or DCS. Press CL. You can store the detected code into the channel memory by pressing ENT while the code is displayed. The frequency number changes and 0. the scanner resumes scan operation. 6.Beyond the Basics scanner to stop on one channel. Use the number keys to enter the channel with the frequency you want to delete. 54 . Press MAN again. deleting frequencies from channels 1. see “Understanding Your Scanner’s Modes”. If the codes do not match. For more information on programming memory channels for CTCSS or DCS operation. 3. Press PGM. Press PGM to enter the program mode. see “CTCSS and DCS”. 2. Press FUNC. or DCS code if programmed for DCS code. including CTCSS and DCS. deleting all frequencies in a channel bank 1. the scanner stops on the transmission and allows the audio to pass to the speaker. 5.
Press FUNC then CL.Beyond the Basics 2. DLY appears and the scanner continues to monitor the channel for 2 seconds after the transmission stops before it resumes scanning. Then. locking out channels To lock out a channel while scanning. To turn delay on or off. Bank X selected. 3./DELAY. 55 . Press FUNC then the bank number you want to clear. To lock out a channel manually. such as a weather channel. 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. please stand by. when the scanner stops on the channel. Notes Delay is automatically set as the default for each channel when you turn on the scanner. Press any other than 1 to cancel clear. any other key aborts appears. DLY (delay on) or dly (delay off) appears on the display. you can program a 2-second delay into any of your scanner’s channels. TEXT to edit tag appears. To avoid missing a reply. The delay feature is also available while searching. Press 1 to clear the selected bank’s all channel memory. 4. Clear entire bank? Press 1 to clear all. select the channel then press L/OUT so lo changes to LO on the display. Fn+CLR to delete all frequencies. press L/OUT when the scanner stops on the channel. press . appears while the scanner clears all channel memory. using delay Many conversations might have a pause of several seconds between a query and a reply.
press MAN. 2.Beyond the Basics Notes You can still manually select locked-out channels. Press FUNC then 56 . press MAN. Press SRCH to set search mode. The locked-out frequency and Lockout list appear. All ranges Locked out! appears and the scanner does not search. The scanner locks out the frequency. No Lockout appears. If the search bank has no locked-out frequencies. locking out frequencies To lock out a frequency during a search. press L/OUT when the scanner stops on that frequency. When you ﬁnish reviewing locked-out channels. Press FUNC then L/OUT. The locked-out number and the total locked-out number also appears as Lockout XX of YY. To remove the lockout from a channel. If you try to lock out more. Press e or d to review the list. then continues searching. If you lock out all frequencies in one search bank and only this search bank is activated. manually select the channel and press L/OUT so LO changes to lo. Notes The scanner does not store locked out frequencies during a search. reviewing locked-out channels To review all locked out channels. reviewing locked-out frequencies To review the frequencies within a search bank that you locked out: 1. L/O Memory Full! appears. Then repeatedly alternate between pressing FUNC and then L/OUT to view each locked-out channel. (The tenth of thirty locked out number would appear as Lockout 10 of 30). You can lock out as many as 50 frequencies in each bank.
Select the search bank in which you want to clear all locked-out frequencies.000 programmable memory channels. Lockout list appears. then press CL. the scanner has one priority channel. Press FUNC then 6. Press FUNC then press L/OUT. When priority is turned 57 . appears for about 2 seconds.Beyond the Basics L/OUT again to cancel reviewing locked-out frequencies. Press SRCH. Press 1 to clear all locked-out frequencies. 2. Press any key other than 1 to cancel clear. No Lockout appears. With the priority feature. you can scan through programmed channels and still not miss an important or interesting transmission on a speciﬁc channel. select that frequency (see “Reviewing Locked-Out Frequencies”). 3. clearing all locked-out frequencies in a search bank 1. If all locked-out frequencies are cleared within a bank. Clear entire list ? Press 1 to clear all. List cleared. priority In addition to the 1. any other key aborts appears. clearing a locked-out frequency To clear a locked-out frequency. 4.
3. 2. Notes The priority feature does not operate while the scanner receives a trunking voice channel or during trunking delay time. the priority check seems random during peak hours. the scanner checks that channel every 2 seconds. If you press PSE while the scanner receives the priority channel. Enter the frequency you want to enter into the priority channel. the scanner displays *** PAUSED *** and stays on the priority channel even after the transmission ﬁnished. Press MAN. the scanner stays in the priority channel only when the scanner detects the weather alert tone. If you program a weather channel as the priority channel. Press FUNC then PRI. and stays on the channel if there is activity until the activity stops. The display blinks. 3.Beyond the Basics on. ED. To program the priority channel directly: 1. Then press MAN again. Press PGM. or LTR. Therefore. then press ENT. Use the number keys to enter the channel number which contains the frequency you want to program as the priority channel. To program a frequency in the priority channel: 1. To program a weather channel as the priority channel: 58 . 2. This scanner cannot set a channel as the priority channel if the channel’s receive mode is MOT. Press PRI.
Press FUNC then PRI. The display ﬂashes two times. you might have to change the receive mode. To change the receive mode. Or if the scanner detects a weather alert tone in Priority WX mode. If you want to listen to trunking transmissions in closed mode.Beyond the Basics 1. priority WX activates and you receive a weather alert. press PRI so pri changes PRI on the display while scanning. Notes Priority WX is only for receiving a weather alert. If you program a weather frequency into the priority channel and the scanner detects a weather alert tone on that frequency. The preset mode is correct in most cases. the scanner sounds the alert tone. some amateur radio transmissions and trunked systems do not operate in the preset mode. To turn on the priority feature. To turn off the priority feature. When the scanner detects a 1050 Hz alert tone. 3. changing the receive mode The scanner is preset to the most common AM or FM receive mode for each frequency range. If the scanner detects activity on the priority channel. Press WX. If you try to listen to a transmission when the scanner is not set to the correct receive mode. Select the weather channel you want to program as the priority channel. However. the transmission might sound weak or distorted. The receive mode changes as follows: AM – accesses the AM mode FM – accesses the FM mode 59 . press PRI. 2. repeatedly press MODE. Priority Channel! appears for 3 seconds then changes to Weather ALERT and the scanner sounds an alert tone. Priority Channel appears.
Global ATT. DCS System MO – accesses the FM Mode. There are two attenuator modes in your scanner. CTCSS System DC – accesses the FM mode. The other is global mode in which you set the attenuator only once.or 5-digit ID code) ED – accesses the FM Mode. Motorola Trunking System (with 4. 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. LTR Trunking System (with 6digit ID code) Notes MO (MOT). att changes to ATT. When you turn it off. When the attenuator is on. Press FUNC and then ATT to set the attenuator to its global mode. you can reduce the scanner’s sensitivity to these signals. Press FUNC and then ATT again to turn off the global attenuation 60 . using the attenuator To reduce interference or noise caused by strong signals. Press ATT to turn on or off the attenuator while the channel number is indicated or while the scanner is searching through bands/groups. ATG or atg appears on the second line. appears for 2 seconds at the bottom line and atg appears. ED. You cannot set the attenuator while the scanner is scanning. ATT changes to att. Press ATT to turn the attenuator on or off. EDACS Trunking System (with 4-digit decimal ID code or 5-digit AFS code) LT – 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.Beyond the Basics CT – accesses the FM mode.
With Keypress mode. The backlight will activate and remain on for the factory default setting of 5 seconds. Turn OFF/VOL clockwise to turn the scanner on. 3. Keypress mode. simply press to activate the backlight. turning the key tone on and off Each time you press any of the scanner’s keys. the scanner sounds a tone. appears on the bottom line for about 2 seconds. the scanner might not receive weak signals. using the display/key backlight Your PRO-97 features a backlit keypad and display for easy viewing and use in dark environments. press again. Normal ATT. and ﬁrst keypress Ignore mode. While Multi-system Trunking Scanner appears. press 1 to turn on the key tone or 2 to turn it off. the backlight will light automatically when you press any key on the keypad. This mode is useful if you want the backlight to come on automatically when you perform an operation using the keypad. turn OFF/VOL counterclockwise until it clicks to turn the scanner off. To turn the scanner’s key tone off or on: 1. To turn off the backlight before it automatically turns off. If the scanner is on. Notes If you turn on the attenuator.Beyond the Basics mode. There are three backlight modes you can choose from to control backlight activation. Normal mode. 2. With Normal mode. Multi-system Trunking Scanner appears. 61 . The backlight continues to remain on while you are operating the keypad. and function as described above in Normal mode.
Selecting 3. If the scanner is on. The ﬁrst keypress is ignored. In any backlight mode. 5. the backlight functions as described in Keypress mode. or K20 sets the backlight mode for Keypress operation for the selected duration. 10. or 20 sets the backlight mode for normal operation for the selected duration. Press ENT to store your selection. This mode is useful when you wish to quickly illuminate the display and keypad without having to search for the key. 2. 3. I10. press . K5. Selecting I3. Press while the backlight is on to turn it off. you can press and hold for about 1 second to force the backlight on full time. Selecting K3. 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. Follow these steps to change the backlight mode and duration: 1.Beyond the Basics With Ignore mode. turn it off and back on again. MultiSystem Trunking Scanner appears in the scanner’s display. except that the scanner ignores the ﬁrst keypress. K10. While Multi-System Trunking Scanner appears. or I20 sets the backlight mode for Ignore operation for the selected duration. I5. Press e or d to select the desired backlight mode and duration. 62 .
press FUNC then beeps three times and Key unlocked.Beyond the Basics using the keylock Once you program your scanner. The scanner To turn off the keylock. / . press FUNC then appears for about 1 second. Press ENT to set the display contrast. 3. Key locked. To turn on the keylock. / . 63 . Use Up/Down keys to set contrast. appears. appears. 2. 4. appears when you press any key after locking the keypad. Press FUNC then 9. SQ. and VOL. When the keypad is locked. Press MAN. you can protect it from accidental program changes by turning on the key lock feature. You cannot activate the keylock while you are entering a frequency into a channel. Press e or d to select the contrast. ENTER key saves. / . Key locked. the only controls that operate are FUNC. changing the display contrast 1.
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. appears. available at your local RadioShack store). appears. remove the cable. 4. Notes “CLONE MODE” Incorrect Model appears if the scanner receives data from another scanner other than a PRO-97. Turn on both scanners.5 mm) phone plugs on both ends (not supplied. To exit the clone mode. **CLONE MODE** Press UP to send Remove cable to exit. Follow these steps to clone the data. Press 1 to send the data to the other unit or press any other key to cancel the operation. 64 . Connect the connecting cable to each scanner’s PC/IF jack. 2. Conﬁrm to send data? 1 -> YES Press other key for NO. 1. Press e. The scanner sends the data. 3.
it is better to enter all the system frequencies into the same bank. To receive trunking signals.Beyond the Basics trunking 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. 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. 65 . The user’s ID talk group is sent with the signal. Trunking systems allocate a few frequencies to many different users. When the scanner decodes the Motorola control channel and ﬁnds the voice channel. 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 scanner displays the control channel memory location on the top line. If you do not know which is the control channel. plus GE/ Ericsson (EDACS) and EF Johnson (LTR) type systems extensively used in many communication systems. 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”). This eliminates the need to enter all the Motorola group frequencies. Therefore enter all the control frequencies in the same bank. The control channels are subject to change depending on the day. one frequency is chosen from among the allocated frequencies in that trunking system.
When an ID code is received. ED. groups that transmit frequently. the mode of the programmed channel must be the same as that of the trunking channel (MO.com). For EDACS and Motorola (above 406 MHz range). but the display will alternate between all active IDs. could transmit on only a few frequencies. Your scanner lets you easily hear both the call and response transmissions for that 2-way radio user and therefore follow the conversation. the scanner uses the subaudible data sent with each transmission to identify talk groups. If you set the scanner to manually tune in Motorola trunking mode. or LT). Frequency ﬂeet map and talk group information are also widely available on the Internet (for example. trunkscanner. a trunked system chooses one of several frequencies when the 2-way radio user transmits. the ID list for the bank is searched. Instead of selecting a speciﬁc frequency to transmit on.Beyond the Basics Notes To listen to the transmission. the text name stored for the ID appears. Notes There might be more than one talk group transmitting at a time in some Motorola trunking systems. For some Motorola (under 512 MHz range) and LTR systems. at www. The system automatically transmits the call on that frequency. and if found. 66 . scanning resumes immediately unless the bank is in open trunking mode. such as police departments. In the past. 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. Trunked systems allow more groups of 2-way radio users to use fewer frequencies. If not found. you will hear the talk group on that channel. the scanner monitors the control channel between each transmission to identify talk groups.
or LTR in a bank at one time. press PGM then Notes FUNC and hold down e or d. If you are programming trunked frequencies for Motorola Type I and hybrid systems. and LCN2 would go into channel 02. If you are programming frequencies for an LTR system you must store them in the home repeater order. Follow these steps to program trunked frequencies: 1. Motorola. However. To move through the banks 67 .Beyond the Basics setting squelch for trunking mode Your scanner automatically mutes the audio during trunk scanning when it decodes control channel data. however. LCN1 would go into channel 01 for the current bank. Notes You can scan only one type of trunked frequency. either EDACS. For example. or LT) with each frequency. mix conventional channels and frequencies in a bank. For example. ED. To move through the bank selection faster. except that you must store the appropriate mode (MO. we recommend you turn SQ clockwise and leave it set to a point just after the rushing sound stops. and home repeater order 2 would go into channel 02. If you are programming frequencies for an EDACS system you must store them in the Logical Channel Number order (usually listed as LCN#). This lets the scanner quickly acquire the data channel. programming trunking frequencies You program trunking frequencies the same as non-trunked frequencies. You can. you must ﬁrst program the ﬂeet map (see “Programming Fleet Maps”). home repeater order 1 would go into channel 01 for the current bank. Press PGM and select the bank.
4. EDACS.Beyond the Basics one at a time. repeat the sequence of PGM. FUNC then e or d until you reach the desired bank. Repeatedly press MODE to select Motorola. or LTR. This sets the talk group ID decoding method to be used for the bank. appears. 5. the scanner does not scan trunked frequencies. Press PGM to enter the program mode. Enter the desired trunking frequency then press ENT to store. Press TRUNK to enter the ID program mode. Notes If you select conventional mode instead of Motorola. 68 . press Mode key. or LTR (EF Johnson) system to scan. 2. Trunking mode not selected. 3. EDACS (GE/ Ericsson).
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. You can receive these transmissions by checking the trunking system’s control channel. You may replace any frequency by selecting the bank and channel. If the dual entry is an error press CL and enter the correct frequency. If the dual entry is intentional press ENT to accept. 69 . Notes the scanner sounds an error tone and displays Dupl. You must program the system’s base frequency and offset frequency to do this. (See “Storing Known Frequencies into Channels”).Beyond the Basics 6. Press SCAN to start scanning. and the channel number that has been duplicated. Freq. If you make an error in the entry process. If you enter a frequency that has already been entered. press CL as often as needed to erase the incorrect data. pressing PGM and entering the new frequency. To enter additional trunking frequencies as subsequent channels in the same bank. press PGM or e to access the next open channel then enter the frequencies. 7.
Offset: 380 on the third line and Step:25.0. 43. While S in Step blinks. 3. then press ENT. 30. if necessary. Press PGM then TRUNK to enter the ID program mode. 20. Store the trunking IDs into the sub-bank in the same bank. You can get information about these frequencies for the trunking system you want to scan using www. 18. press the desired Base frequency with the number keys and press ENT.0kHz on the bottom line. 8. press the number keys again to set the base frequency.5. After you conﬁrm the input.0. press ENT again. 40.0 kHz. repeatedly press e or d to select the step number.com. press ENT again.Beyond the Basics Notes Base and offset frequencies vary for each type of trunking system.0. the scanner ignores the entry. Press PGM to enter the program mode.0. Conﬁrm the entry. 4. 31.0. Follow these steps to program Motorola trunking frequencies in the UHF-Lo band: 1. 2. 37. The display indicates Custom Range 1/3 on ﬁrst line.25. 6. 5.0. Press FUNC and press (or hold) e or d to select the bank.5. Press MODE and select MOT. Base: 406. if necessary. 5. 7. 70 . After you conﬁrm the input.0000 on the second line.25. or 50. 6. 15. then press the number keys again to set the frequency.0.0. trunkscanner. If you try to program an offset frequency in the UHF-Hi bands (806-960 MHz). 35. Conﬁrm the entry. enter the offset number and press ENT.75. If it is incorrect. 25. 10. While B in Base blinks. If it is incorrect. Press FUNC then 2. While O in Offset blinks.75. other Internet sources. or locally published guidebooks. 12.
Press e or d to select NORMAL or SPLINTER and press ENT.0125 MHz. 71 . Then e or d to select the bank. For each bank you want to program. 5. 4. step). 1. The base frequency in normal is 851. 2. Press FUNC then 3.0000 MHz. repeatedly press FUNC. trunkscanner. you can select a base frequency (normal or offset).Beyond the Basics programming Motorola trunking systems (800 MHz) Follow these steps to program 800 MHz band Motorola trunking.com. Notes On the 800 MHz trunking band. change to OFFset. you do not need to set the base frequency (base. On the 900 MHz trunking band. use the default setting. The base frequency in OFFset is 851. The default setting is normal. Press MODE and select Motorola trunking mode. • • If you are uncertain about the base frequency. Press PGM then TRUNK to enter the ID program mode. Fleet maps are included along with other information about Motorola Type I systems at www. 3. Use Up/Down keys to set 800MHz Motorola ch plan NORMAL appears. Press PGM then TRUNK. Follow these steps to program a ﬂeet map. programming ﬂeet maps You must set the ﬂeet map if you want to receive a Motorola Type I system. 1. 2. offset. Press FUNC then e or d to select the desired bank. If you cannot receive with the normal setting.
Block 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 — Size Code 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 — 72 .Beyond the Basics 3. If the information was not supplied. try the following common ﬂeet maps. 4. Size Code Setting appears. Press FUNC. referring to the instruction that appears on the display. Then press 8. Enter the size code supplied with the Type I system information.
Press ENT for each entry. Each sub-bank has 30 ID locations. the scanner only stops on the transmission and displays its text tag if you have stored and not locked out the ID. In the closed mode. if you set Type I and you want to return to Type II. Each time you press ENT. You can program up to 150 talk group IDs in each bank. When the scanner stops on a transmission in the Motorola. you conﬁrm the size code. press TRUNK when the scanner stops on a voice channel transmission or when a talk group ID is indicated in the manual mode. storing talk group IDs To store a talk group ID. The default setting of the bank is for Motorola Type II.500 talk group IDs in 10 banks. Notes However.Beyond the Basics 5. To conﬁrm the input. talk group IDs There are 10 talk group ID banks and each ID bank has 5 subbanks. If you ﬁnd an error. press CL and begin again at Step 1. then it changes to ID#XXXX. it checks to see if the ID has been stored. 73 . or LTR mode. If you make a mistake. Press SCAN to start scanning. In the open mode. XX is the number of IDs from (00-29) in each sub-bank. press CL and enter the correct size code. If the ID has already been stored when you press TRUNK. so you can program up to 1. but it displays the ID’s text tag if you have stored the ID. The ﬁrst X in ID save X-XX is the sub-bank number (0-4) in the bank. enter 15 at Step 4. the scanner always stops on a transmission. EDACS. The bottom line indicates where the ID was stored (as ID save X-XX). ID was saved appears. 6. repeat Steps 1-5 and press ENT.
enter the desired text tag for the ID. use the decimal point for a hyphen. To select the bank where you want to store the ID. Follow these steps to manually store talk group IDs or to edit a stored ID. 8. 6. 1. press TEXT. 7. or LTR. Enter the talk group ID and press ENT. Memory Full! appears. ED. If you want to tag the ID. 5.Beyond the Basics Notes When you try to store more than 150 talk group IDs in a bank. Press PGM. 74 . Then press ENT (see “Text Input Chart”). 4. If necessary. 3. Repeatedly press TRUNK to select the sub-bank. repeatedly press FUNC then e or d until you reach the desired bank. Press e or d to select the location where you desire to store the ID number. 2. Press MODE to select MOT. Clear some talk group IDs in order to store new ones (see “Clearing Talk Group IDs”). Press TRUNK.
Start again at Step 3. To cancel the operation. Now you can enter the ID code with AFS format. If you made a mistake in Step 4. AFS Format appears for about 2 seconds. The default setting is decimal ID entry. press CL. 10. ID of X-XX appears. Dupl. If you entered an ID code that is already stored in another ID channel. You can enter either a decimal or AFS code for ED (EDACS) IDs. press e and repeat Step 7. Invalid ID value appears Notes and the scanner beeps when you press ENT.Beyond the Basics 9. If you want to store the ID code. Press SCAN to start scanning. 75 . To store the next ID memory in sequence. press ENT. When you press FUNC then 2.
appears. the scan indication S at the ﬁrst digit in the top line changes to H. 2. 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 FUNC and the number of the sub-bank you desire to turn on or off. Press TRUNK. 76 .Beyond the Basics talk group ID hold You can set your scanner to follow a trunking signal that you want to track during scanning. press SCAN or TRUNK. When ID hold is activated and the scanner receives a voice channel. To release ID hold. The display indicates which sub-bank is turned on or off. Press FUNC then 1 to turn the sub-bank on if it is off or off if it is on. hold down TRUNK until ID hold ON. Then press 4. Follow these steps to turn the ID sub-bank on or off during the scan mode: 1. Press TRUNK repeatedly to select the desired sub-bank. 3. For example to turn sub-bank 4 on or off. 2. and the active sub-bank number ﬂashes. While the scanner is stopped on a voice channel (VC appears). press FUNC. Press FUNC while the scanner is stopped on a voice channel transmission.
5. Press PGM. LO changes to lo.0 seconds appears. Press e or d to select None. 0. ENTER key saves. 2. 6. Use Up/Down keys to set ID Delay. delay function in ID indication mode You can set the ID delay function separate from the channel delay. 1. 3.Beyond the Basics locking out talk group IDs 1. To remove the lockout from a trunking ID. 2.5. or 4. 1. 3. Press TEXT again to cancel. Press TRUNK. 4. 2.5. e or d to move to the desired bank.5. and press L/OUT. 2. manually select the ID memory.0. 1. Press FUNC.0 seconds. Press FUNC then . 1./DELAY while you are programming the trunked ID. You can only lock out talk group IDs when the scanner is Notes in the closed mode (see “Open and Closed Modes”). You can conﬁrm the ID code while the scanner shows the text when the received signal is a voice channel.5. Press L/OUT to lock out the ID.0. Press TEXT while the scanner is receiving the voice channel and indicating the text name. 2. The ID code appears as MOT: XXXXXX. etc. lo changes to LO. 3. 77 . Press e or d to select the ID memory. 2.0.
2. Press PGM then TRUNK. Select a talk group ID bank using FUNC. 4. 2. The locked out ID appears. Press ENT. clearing talk group IDs 1. reviewing locked-out talk group IDs You cannot clear all lockouts from a talk group at the same time. e or d to select ID memory. Press TRUNK to enter a talk group ID memory mode. 3. 2. When activated. Press FUNC. Clear entire list ? Press 1 to clear all. 1. e or d. 1. 78 . clearing all talk group IDs in a single bank You can clear all talk group IDs within a bank. Press FUNC. you hear the low beep tone. 3. If the ID memory bank has no locked-out ID. Press PGM. ID delay watches the control channel Notes command for the delay time when the signal disappears from the voice channel.Beyond the Basics 3. 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). 5. any other key aborts appears. Press 1 to clear all talk group IDs within a bank. Press FUNC then 6. Press PGM then TRUNK. List cleared. Press FUNC then CL. Then L/OUT.
the ﬁfteenth digit on the second line of the display changes from + to – or vice versa. changing the open/closed mode 1. Press MAN.Beyond the Basics appears. Press FUNC then e or d to select the channel storage bank. or Bank CLOSED. To cancel the deletion. 3. appears. Bank OPEN. 4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 for each bank. After that message disappears. Press FUNC then . press any key except 1. 79 . The scanner returns to the talk group ID memory mode. 2./DELAY.
begin by disconnecting the antenna and moving it away from the scanner. the searching will stop as if it had found a signal. Occasionally. take it to your local RadioShack store for assistance. you might be able to turn SQ clockwise to omit the birdie. Handle the scanner carefully. and wipe it with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking new.Beyond the Basics care Keep the scanner dry. or call 1-800-The Shack (800-843-7422) and follow the menu options. If you program one of these frequencies.com). If the interference is not severe. These operating frequencies might interfere with transmissions on the same frequencies. To locate your nearest RadioShack. you hear only noise on that frequency. To ﬁnd the birdies in your scanner. often without any sound. birdie frequencies Every scanner has birdie frequencies. This is a birdie. 80 . Use the search function and scan every frequency range from its lowest frequency to the hghest. Keep the scanner away from dust and dirt. use the store locator feature on RadioShack’s website (www. 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.radioshack. Birdies are signals created inside the scanner’s receiver. service and repair If your scanner is not performing as it should. do not drop it. Use and store the scanner only in normal temperature environments. if it gets wet. 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. wipe it dry immediately.
.................................................................... 7................... 0..................................................................................................... 6.............25 kHz steps) 1240–1300 MHz ....... 10 Number of memory channels per bank .......................... 10 Sub-banks per bank .................. (in 6.................................................................................................. 0.....................................................25 kHz steps) 894– 960 MHz ....... (in 5 kHz steps) 108–136....25 kHz steps) 806–823.................................................(in 6....25................. (in 25 kHz steps) 406–512 MHz . (in 5 kHz steps) 225...... 5 Number of memory IDs per sub-bank ...................975 MHz .......................................................................................................................7 µV 81 .......................... 1....... (in 6............... 0................9875 MHz ..........................9875 MHz ....................Beyond the Basics speciﬁcations Frequency Coverage: 25–54 MHz .. 0....................................................99166 MHz ...........................................5 µV 806–960 MHz ......3 µV 108 –136....5...................................... 1 µV 406–512 MHz ................ (in 6........................... (in 6................... 0...................0000 MHz .............025–405..................................................... (in 5..........................................33 kHz steps) 137–174 MHz .......................500 ID memory banks .......0025–225.5 kHz steps) 216..........................................................................................................3 µV 137–174 MHz .................................5 µV 216–225 MHz .................................99166 MHz .......................................................................... or 12..............................................................................25 kHz steps) Memory channels ...........................25 kHz steps) 849–868.................................... 100 Talk group ID memories ..................................... 30 Sensitivity (20 dB S/N): FM: 25–54 MHz ................................................... (in 8.... 1000 Channel memory banks ........................................................................
......................... 380........................................................................................................8 MHz at 154..................................................................... 1...... 40 dB Scanning Rate ...... ±18 kHz Spurious Rejection (at 154................................. 21.................................................... 2 seconds Operating Temperature ............................................................................................................... 60 dB 82 .....................Beyond the Basics 1240–1300 MHz .......................................................... Up to 60 Channels per Second Search Rate ................................................ ±6 kHz All frequencies at AM and FM mode except 25 – 27...............................................................................................5 µV 216–225 MHz ... 2 seconds Intermediate Frequencies (IF): 1st ................. 0.......................................................................... 1 µV 137–174 MHz .................................................................................................................. ±10 kHz –50 dB ............................................................................................1 MHz FM) ....................................................................................... Up to 75 Steps per Second Delay Time .............. 3 µV Selectivity: 25 – 27................. 2 µV 806–960 MHz .......................99166 MHz ......... 3 µV 406–512 MHz ......7 µV AM: 25–54 MHz ................995 MHz at AM –6 dB ...........................................1 MHz ......................................................8 MHz 2nd .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 2 µV 1240–1300 MHz ......................4 MHz 3rd ............................... 455 kHz Priority Sampling . 1 µV 108–136............................................................................995 MHz at AM mode –6 dB .. –14 to 140° F IF Rejection: 380........................ ±5 kHz –50 dB ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
. 50 Ohms Audio Output Power (10% THD) .....................5 oz.................................................................. Speciﬁcations and depictions are subject to change and improvement without notice..........................9V DC Current Drain (Squelched) .................................................. 170 mW Built-in Speaker .................... 83 .....................8..... (8-ohm.......................................................................... individual units might vary........1 MHz ........................................................................................... 20 dB Antenna Impedance .............................................................................................................. 1 3/8 Inches (36 mm) ............................................... 90 mA Battery Charge Current ..... 100 dB Squelch Sensitivity: Threshold (FM and AM) ...................................0.....................................................................Beyond the Basics 21...........5 µV Tight (FM) ...................................................... 5 3/4 x 2 9/16 x 1 5/8 Inches (145 x 65 x 42 mm) Weight (without antenna and batteries) ................................................................... (240 g) Speciﬁcations are typical.................. Dynamic Type) Power Requirements: Batteries ................ 150 mA Dimensions (HWD) ..... 4 AA Alkaline Batteries External Power ....................................................................4 MHz at 154....... 25 dB Tight (AM) .....................................................
Press 0 while Multi-system Trunking Scanner appears. 4. Initialize the scanner only when you are sure the scanner is not working properly. 2. Press 1. Multi-system Trunking Scanner appears. When the initialization is complete. you might need to initialize it. Press ENT.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. 1. 84 . 3. then turn it on again. Do not turn off the scanner until the initalization is Notes complete. Initializing please stand by. Turn off the scanner. appears for about 5 seconds. Notes This procedure clears all information you stored in the scanner’s memory. Bank 0 Ch 00 appears on the third line. M000 appears on the top line of the display.
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on. 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. However. amateur radio services. uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and. This scanner has been designed to prevent reception of illegal transmissions. mobile use of this scanner is unlawful or requires a permit. may cause harmful interference to radio communications. It is legal to listen to almost every transmission your scanner can receive. ambulance services. 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). We encourage responsible. However. using. private companies. there are some transmissions you should never intentionally listen to. 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. Doing so could subject you to legal penalties. This equipment generates. • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception. pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. and wireline (telephone and telegraph) service providers. safe and legal scanner use. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. or other private means of telephone signal transmission) • Pager transmissions • Any scrambled or encrypted transmissions According to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). military operations. scanning legally Your scanner covers frequencies used by many different groups including police and ﬁre departments. cordless. Do not open your scanner’s case to make any modiﬁcations that could allow it to pick up transmissions that are illegal to monitor. if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions. you are subject to ﬁnes and possible imprisonment for intentionally listening to. These include: • Telephone conversations (cellular. Check the laws in your area. 85 . the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.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. In some areas. pager services. government agencies.
or the built-in search function. it stops and monitors the radio trafﬁc on that channel until the transmission ends. In the Closed Mode. so you can program up to 1500 talkgroup IDs in 10 banks.Beyond the Basics glossary Frequency — the receving signal location (expressed in MHz). To ﬁnd active frequencies. Channels are storage areas for frequencies. Channels — programmable memory locations for the frequencies you want to monitor. 86 . frequency listings posted on the Internet. you can use frequency guides available from your local RadioShack store. Each time the scanner ﬁnds an active frequency. for a total of 10 talkgroup ID lists. the scanner only stops on the transmission and displays its text tag if you have stored and not locked out the ID. Each ID list has 5 sub-banks. Talkgroup IDs — each channel storage bank has an associated talkgroup ID list. a bank can hold numerous channels. and diplays the ID’s text tag if you have stored the ID. In the Open Mode. Whereas a channel can only contain one frequency. then resumes scanning. see “Open and Closed Mode Operation”. it checks to see if the ID has been stored in the associated ID list. You can program up to 150 talkgroup IDs in each bank. When the scanner stops on a transmission in the Motorola or EDACS mode. For a detailed description of Open and Closed Mode operation. the scanner always stops on all transmissions except those you speciﬁcally exclude. Channel Storage Banks — a storage area for a group of channels. Each sub-bank has 30 ID locations.
What’s wrong? Some frequencies programmed into the scanner might be the same as “birdie” frequencies. Turn SQ clockwise. The batteries might be dead or need to be recharged. There might only be one channel or no channels stored in the scanner.Beyond the Basics FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) The scanner is not working at all. Turn off keylock. The center tip of the adapter’s barrel plug must be set to positive. What’s wrong? The squelch might not be adjusted correctly. or initialize the scanner (see “Initializing the Scaner”). Turn the scanner off then on again. 87 . The scanner does not receive any stations or reception is poor. While scanning. Be sure the adapter’s barrel plug is fully inserted into the PWR DC 9V jack. What’s wrong? The AC or DC adapter might not be connected. The keylock might be turned on. Recharge the rechargeable batteries or replace the standard batteries. What’s wrong? The scanner might need to be initialized. The scanner is on but does not scan. Avoid programming “Birdie Frequencies” or only listen to them manually. the scanner lcoks on frequencies that have an unclear transmission. Store frequencies into more than one channel.
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