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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 .
EDACS is a registered trademark of MA-COM Inc. LTR is a registered trademark of EF Johnson. ASTRO and Privacy Plus are registered trademarks of Motorla Inc. 6 . Motorola. Smartnet. Hyperscan.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. and Adaptaplug are trademarks used by RadioShack Corporation.
MODE — changes the receive mode (AM.The Basics your scanner’s controls SCAN/ — scans through the programmed channels. FM. MAN — stops scanning and lets you directly enter a channel number. 7 . FUNC (function) — lets you use various functions by pressing this key in combination with other keys. PSE — stops search. WX/ — scans through the seven preprogrammed weather channels. LT). DC. TEXT — lets you input text. ED. / — turns on/off the backlight. MO. or when used with FUNC locks/unlocks the keypad to prevent accidental entries. or jumps to a Skywarn channel you programmed (997-999). CT. TRUNK — stores the trunking ID code or holds the trunking ID while scanning. or activates the Signal Stalker II function. PRI (Priority) — sets and turns the priority function on or off.
skip a speciﬁed frequency during search. or lock out a selected ID code. 8 . SRCH — lets you search the seven search banks. ATT (Attenuate) — turns attenuation on to reduce the scanner’s sensitivity and block extremely strong signals.The Basics TUNE — lets you input a frequency and allows you to ﬁne tune a frequency along with e or d. L/OUT (Lock Out) — lets you lock out a selected channel. e or d — selects the scan or search direction. PGM (Program) — programs frequencies into channels. ENT — completes the entry of frequencies and text. or turns it off to return the sensitivity to normal.
or inputs characters . @. K. or I. E. space. B. 9 . 5/JKL — enters a 5.. $. or O. or Z. H. . 6/MNO — enters a 6.. +. or C. ~. or inputs characters D. _. or inputs characters J. 0 — enters a zero. X. or inputs characters G. or inputs characters M. or inputs characters A. CL (Clear) — clears an incorrect entry. R. or L. *. 3/DEF — enters a 3. 9/WXYZ — enters a 9. U. or V. 4/GHI — enters a 4. (. or inputs characters T. /. ). #. or ∆. 8/TUV — enters an 8. or inputs characters 0 through 9 in text mode. . &. or F. . ^. 2/ABC — enters a 2. N. %. !. 7/PQRS — enters a 7. ?. Y. or inputs characters P Q. or inputs characters W.The Basics 1 — enters a 1. -. or enters a hyphen (in trunking ID setting). or programs delay time for the selected channel/search bank. or S. ‘./DELAY — enters a decimal point (necessary when programming frequencies).
10 .The Basics PWR DC 9V — connect a power source here. PC/IF — connect an optional PC interface cable here to use the scanner with your computer.
11 . OFF VOL/SQ — turn the scanner on or off and adjust the squelch. — connect an earphone or headphone here.The Basics ANT — connect the supplied antenna or an external antenna here.
See “Using Batteries” and “Charging Rechargeable Batteries”. For the longest operation and best performance. You must charge rechargeable batteries before you use them the ﬁrst time. 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”). try resetting it. or the supplied rechargeable battery holder (yellow). If you install the rechargeable battery holder. You can use either the supplied non-rechargeable battery holder (black). See “Initializing the Scanner”. we 12 . Connecting an AC or DC adapter to the scanner disconnects internal batteries when you use the supplied non-rechargeable battery holder. using batteries You can power the scanner with four AA batteries (not supplied). we recommend alkaline batteries. vehicle power (with an optional DC adapter – see “Using Vehicle Battery Power”). available at your local RadioShack store. If you use the rechargeable battery holder. See “Charging Rechargeable Batteries”. standard AC power (with an optional AC adapter – see “Using AC Power”). you can operate the scanner and recharge the rechargeable batteries at the same time. but it does not disconnect internal batteries when you use the supplied rechargeable battery holder.
If you do not plan to use the scanner with batteries for a month or longer. Non-Rechargeable batteries can get hot or explode if you try to recharge them. 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. Do not force it. or rechargeable batteries of different capacities. Do not mix old and new batteries. Notes 4. 1. See “Charging Rechargeable Batteries”. place them into the black holder. Warning! Never install non-rechargeable batteries in the rechargeable yellow battery holder.The Basics recommend RadioShack nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries. The battery holder ﬁts only one way. Pull the battery holder out of the battery compartment. If you are using non-rechargeable batteries. Batteries can leak chemicals that can destroy electronic parts. Follow these steps to install the batteries. 13 . 2. Always remove old or weak batteries. Use only fresh batteries of the required size and recommended type. If you are using rechargeable batteries. remove the batteries. Press in on the battery compartment cover on the back of the scanner and slide the cover down to remove it. Place the battery holder into the battery compartment. different types of batteries (alkaline or rechargeable). Batteries can leak chemicals that destroy electronic circuits. as indicated by the polarity symbols (+ and -) marked on the holder. 3.
To charge rechargeable batteries. RadioShack’s involvement in this program is part of the company’s commitment to preserving our environment and conserving our natural resources. remove the batteries. or recharge the rechargeable batteries. When battery power is low. Do not bury or burn them. when taken out of service in the United States or Canada. The RBRC program provides a convenient alternative to placing used Ni-Cd batteries into the trash or the municipal waste stream. connect an appropriate AC or DC adapter to the PWR DC 9V jack. For best results we recommend RadioShack rechargeable nickelmetal hydride (Ni-MH) 1600 mAh batteries. Replace the cover. See “Charging Rechargeable Batteries”. the scanner turns itself off. which may be illegal in your area.The Basics 5. Notes Always dispose of old batteries promptly and properly. When battery power is depleted. If you do not plan to use the scanner with batteries for a month or longer. 14 . Please call 1-800-THE-SHACK (1-800-843-7422) for information on Ni-Cd battery recycling and disposal bans/restrictions in your area. 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. 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. Low battery! appears and the scanner beeps continuously.
Notes The scanner can also charge Ni-Cd batteries. Plug the adapter’s two-prong plug into an AC outlet. using AC power You can power the scanner using a 9V. You can operate the scanner while recharging the rechargeable batteries. 3. 2. Using an adapter that does not meet these speciﬁcations could damage the scanner or the adapter.The Basics It takes about 16 hours to recharge fully discharged 1600 mAh Ni-MH rechargeable batteries. do not overcharge them. To do this. Its center tip must be set to positive and its plug must ﬁt the scanner’s PWR DC 9V jack. You must use a Class 2 power source that supplies 9V Notes DC and delivers at least 300 mA. Connect the Adaptaplug to the adapter’s cord with the tip set to positive. Rechargeable batteries last longer and deliver more power if you let them fully discharge once a month. Plug the adapter’s barrel plug into the scanner’s PWR DC 9V jack. 1. Overcharging shortens battery life. 600 mAh batteries require 6 hours and 850 mAh batteries require 8 hours to charge. When you charge rechargeable batteries. Then fully charge the rechargeable batteries. 300 mA AC adapter and a size C Adaptaplug (neither supplied). use the scanner until Low battery! appears. 15 . but charging takes longer. Both are available at your local RadioShack store.
or check the adapter’s internal fuse. This automatically disconnects the internal speaker. you can plug an 1/8-inch (3. 300 mA DC adapter and a size C Adaptaplug™ adapter (neither supplied).5 mm) mini-plug earphone or headphones (not supplied). Plug the adapter’s cigarette-lighter plug into your 12V power source. Plug the adapter’s barrel plug into the scanner’s PWR DC 9V jack. available at your local RadioShack store. Connect the Adaptaplug to the adapter’s cord with the tip set to positive. 3.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. connecting an earphone/headphones For private listening. Using an adapter that does not meet these speciﬁcations could damage the scanner or the adapter. 2. Its center tip must be set to positive and its plug must ﬁt the scanner’s PWR DC 9V jack. Both are available at your local RadioShack store. 16 . Notes You must use a power source that supplies 9V DC and delivers at least 300 mA. 1. in the jack on top of your scanner. unplug the DC adapter from the power source and clean the socket. If the scanner does not operate properly when you Notes connect a DC adapter.
Prolonged exposure to high volume levels can cause permanent hearing loss.The Basics listening safely To protect your hearing. available at your local RadioShack store. Plug the speaker cable’s 1/8-inch (3. might provide more comfortable listening. your sensitivity to a volume level decreases. This can create a trafﬁc hazard and can be illegal in some areas. so volume levels that do not cause discomfort might damage your hearing. • Set the volume to zero before putting on headphones. • • trafﬁc safety Do not wear an earphone or headphones while you drive a vehicle or ride a bicycle. Avoid or limit listening at high volume levels.5 mm) mini-plug into your scanner’s jack. follow these guidelines when you use an earphone or headphones. With the headphones on. Avoid increasing the volume once you set it. they still can present a trafﬁc hazard. adjust the volume to a comfortable level. Even though some earphones and headphones let you hear some outside sounds when you listen at normal levels. connecting an extension speaker In a noisy area. an ampliﬁed speaker (not supplied). 17 . Over time.
such as an external mobile antenna or outdoor base station antenna. let it go! It could contact overhead power lines. If the antenna starts to fall. Follow the installation instructions supplied with the antenna. to connect an outdoor antenna. align the slots around the antenna’s connector with the tabs on the antenna jack. or guy wires can cause electrocution and death. 18 . cable. Warning! Use extreme caution when installing or removing an outdoor antenna. route the antenna cable to the scanner. then connect it to the antenna jack. Call the power company to remove the antenna. connecting an optional external antenna The antenna connector on your scanner makes it easy to use the scanner with a variety of antennas. If your antenna’s cable does not have a BNC connector. If the antenna touches a power line. DO NOT attempt to do so yourself. touching the antenna. mast.The Basics connecting the supplied antenna To attach the supplied ﬂexible antenna to the antenna jack on the top of your scanner. available at your local RadioShack store). Press the antenna down over the jack and turn the antenna’s base clockwise until it locks into place. Always use 50-ohm coaxial cable. use RG-8 low-loss dielectric coaxial cable. such as RG-58 or RG-8. you will also need a BNC adapter (not supplied. Your local RadioShack store sells a variety of antennas. For lengths over 50 feet.
To remove the battery clip. See “Cloning the Programmed Data”. Connect the cable between each scanner’s PC/IF jacks. transferring data to or from another scanner or PC You can transfer the programmed data to and from another PRO-97 scanner using a connecting cable which has 1/8 -inch phone plugs on both ends (not supplied).The Basics using the belt clip To make your scanner easier to carry when you are on the go. slide it upward while pulling the tab toward you. 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. use the supplied belt clip by attaching it to the back of the scanner. 19 .
see “Open and Closed Modes”. See “Listening to the Weather Band”. keypad. understanding your scanner’s modes You can program each channel with any of seven receive modes (AM. DC. Notes Trunked modes (MO. CT. 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. primarily used for aircraft. Manual Tuning — allows you to manually move through the entire range of available frequencies. (See “Speciﬁcations” for a list of the available frequency ranges. Your scanner’s closed mode lets you hear only those trunking talkgroups you specify. AM mode The AM mode sets the scanner to receive transmissions using amplitude modulation (AM). See “Signal Stalker II”. you can utilize one of these four features before you begin programming the scanner. Each receive mode affects how your scanner operates when scanning and receiving transmissions. MO. 20 . Signal Stalker II — searches nearby strong signals quickly.) Weather Radio — allows you to listen to NOAA weather broadcasts without programming. ED and LT) can only be selected for frequencies above 137 MHz. and LT). FM. For more information. and available frequencies. See “Searching a Preprogrammed Frequency Range”.The Basics quick start To help familiarize yourself with the scanner’s functions.
When the scanner receives a transmission on a channel set to the FM mode. and some government transmissions. (Refer to “Speciﬁcations” for a list of the frequencies covered. 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. it always stops on the transmission. CTCSS allows multiple users to share a single radio frequency without hearing each other’s transmissions. as well as broadcast. DCS is very similar to CTCSS. used for most public safety transmissions. FM mode The FM mode sets the scanner to receive transmissions using frequency modulation (FM). business. DCS allows multiple users to share a single radio frequency without hearing each other’s 21 . In your PRO-97 scanner. and amateur radio 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. it always stops on the transmission. DCS (DC) mode DCS mode sets the scanner to receive transmissions using frequency modulation (FM) with Digital Coded Squelch (DCS) subaudible data signaling.The Basics military. Like CTCSS. except that a digital code is transmitted instead of an audio tone. CTCSS tones can sometimes be heard as a low “hum” in the background of a voice transmission. some amateur radio.) When the scanner receives a transmission on a channel set to the AM mode.
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. Some DCS systems transmit a special “turn off code” at the end of each transmission. The turn off code causes a properly equipped receiver to mute before the transmission ends. For example. To do this. 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). the scanner only stops on the transmission if the talk group ID matches a talk group ID that you have stored in the 22 . the scanner stops on the transmission and displays the talk group ID on the bottom line of the display. each group of users in the system is assigned to a speciﬁc talk group. In the open mode. DCS data can sometimes be heard as a low “purring” sound in the background of a voice transmission. eliminating the “squelch tail” burst of noise the commonly occurs when the signal is lost. When the scanner receives a transmission on a channel set to the Motorola mode. it ﬁrst decodes the talk group ID data included with the transmission. DCS mode also features a Code Search setting that allows you to instantly display and store unknown codes into the channel memory. In addition. This setting is called the Motorola mode. One channel in the system is continuously transmitting data that identiﬁes which talk groups are active on which channel. the east side patrol ofﬁcers might all be assigned to talk group 2160. In your PRO-97 scanner.The Basics transmissions. In the closed mode. Motorola mode You can set your scanner so it decodes the talk group IDs used with Motorola trunking systems. this talk group information is also transmitted as subaudible data on each active channel.
If you try to enter an invalid talk group ID. Notes If the scanner decodes control channel data while receiving transmissions from a Motorola trunking system. CNTRL appears on the bottom line of the display. Fleet map information is widely available on the Internet for most Type I systems in use. a valid ﬂeet-subﬂeet ID identifying all detectives within a police department might be 000-12. Motorola Type II IDs are in the form FFF-SS. 23 .The Basics bank’s talk group ID list and have not locked out. Type I/II hybrid systems use both ﬂeet-subﬂeet and 5-digit formats for talk group IDs. Valid talk group IDs are divisible by 16. Each category displays and uses talk group IDs in slightly different ways. and Type I/II Hybrid. To properly map the raw Type I data to the correct ﬂeetsubﬂeet format. Tuning the scanner to an active control channel while in Motorola mode will display the Motorola System. ID and the approximate control channel message decode success rate. Type II. Notes For example. Type II system talk groups are identiﬁed by a 5-digit number. This information can help you identify the Motorola trunking system that you are monitoring and the receive quality of the control channel signal. Motorola trunking systems come in three categories: Type I. where. FFF=Fleet ID SS=Subﬂeet ID Type I systems are usually organized with different user groups assigned to different ﬂeets. the scanner rounds the ID down to the next valid ID. you must program the correct ﬂeet map into the scanner. where 000 identiﬁes all police users and 12 identiﬁes the Detective division.
EDACS frequencies are organized in a speciﬁc order. 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. In the open mode. Try changing your location or using an outdoor antenna to improve reception.The Basics EDACS mode You can set your scanner so it decodes the talk group IDs used with EDACS (GE/Ericsson) trunking systems. When there is activity on an EDACS system. the scanner will indicate talk group CTL-01. starting with Memory 01. If you are getting good reception. you must program the frequencies in LCN order. In the closed mode. 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). Because EDACS scanning requires clear reception of the control channel at all times. For the scanner to correctly switch to an active frequency. The scanner decodes the ID for the active talk group. try manually selecting the data channel. If you are having trouble scanning an EDACS system. as well as by some public safety organizations. This setting is called the EDACS mode. that information is sent out on the control channel. 24 . EDACS systems tend to have a smaller usable area. EDACS systems transmit active talk group information only on a dedicated control channel. 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. An external antenna can greatly improve EDACS scanning in a fringe area. EDACS systems are trunking systems used primarily by business or private communications service providers.
To determine the correct Home Repeater programming. you should see the LTR talkgroup information on the bottom line of the display. Each frequency is assigned a Home Repeater Number (HR). When an LTR transmission occurs. Be sure to program the mode for each LTR channel to LT. Users on an 25 . The “R” number is the Home Repeater number that the current transmission is occurring on. For the scanner to correctly switch to an active frequency. be sure that the channel number in the bank is equal to the number that is displayed after the “R”. The scanner’s LTR Repeater Finder displays the current Home Repeater when monitoring LTR transmissions in manual mode. delivery trucks. such as taxicabs. This setting is called the LTR mode. For example.. that frequency needs to be programmed into Channel 12 of the current bank in order to track the LTR system activity properly. and repair services. R12). starting with Memory X01 in the selected bank. These systems encode all trunking information as digital subaudible data that accompanies each transmission. enter the system channels of an LTR system in any order.e. LTR systems are trunking systems used primarily by business or private communications service providers. you must program the frequencies in HR order.The Basics LTR mode You can set your scanner so it decodes the talk group IDs used with LTR systems. To correctly program this Home Repeater number into your scanner. Your PRO-97 scanner features a new tool to help you determine the correct channel mapping for LTR system frequencies. 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. LTR frequencies are organized in a speciﬁc order. if you see R12 displayed on a particular LTR frequency. and a number preceded by “R” in the bottom right hand corner (i.
26 . LTR systems are frequently programmed so that each radio has a unique ID code. the scanner stops on the transmission and displays the talk group ID on the bottom line of the display. In closed mode. In the closed mode. In the open mode. Notes In open mode. When you select a system voice channel manually.The Basics LTR system are assigned to speciﬁc talk groups. 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. regardless of the current mode. affect how the scanner receives signals from communications systems that use some type of closed squelch (such as Motorola. and LTR systems). open and closed modes You can set your scanner to change the way it receives signals. you hear all active talk groups except those you speciﬁcally exclude. 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. it ﬁrst decodes the LTR data included with the transmission. These settings. which are identiﬁed by the radio as six-digit numbers. These numbers are in the form AHHUUU. any transmission opens squelch. This makes it easy to listen only to talk groups you are interested in and exclude others. EDACS. you hear only those talk groups you specify. making it easy to hear everything going on. called open mode and closed mode.
Also. the scanner stops on any transmission. When the signals are in the MO. the text tag appears on the display. CT. ED. the scanner scans signals transmitted in all systems. 27 . See “Changing the Open/Closed Mode” for more information about setting the open and closed modes. 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. ED. the scanner stops only on signals that have an ID code which is found in the ID list for the bank. the scanner only stops on a transmission if the ID is stored. In closed mode. . If the ID is stored. You can set each of the scanner’s channel storage banks to open or closed mode. or LT mode. In open mode.The Basics When no ID code is programmed into the scanner. the scanner scans signals transmitted only under the following conditions: • • When the signals are in the FM. or DC mode.appears under the channel storage bank’s number while scanning. OPEN or CLOSED appears while the scanner is in manual mode or while the scanner is receiving a signal during scanning. Otherwise. When you set a channel storage bank to open mode. In closed mode. In open mode. the talk group ID appears on the display. it receives the signal in MO. The scanner stops on any ID code and only uses the ID list to look up ID text tags. + appears under the bank’s number while scanning.
turn SQ further clockwise. turn SQ clockwise to decrease the scanner’s sensitivity to these signals. 3. To turn off the scanner. then turn SQ clockwise until the hissing sound stops. Then adjust VOL to a comfortable level. To ensure the scanner operates properly while in the trunking mode. the scanner will not scan properly. If SQ is adjusted precisely at the threshold where the hissing sound stops.The Basics setting up your scanner turning on the scanner and setting squelch 1. Most users prefer to position the squelch control a little bit past the point of threshold to avoid receiving noise or signals that are too weak to understand. If you want to listen to a weak or distant station. 2. If SQ is adjusted so you always hear a hissing sound. Multi-system Trunking Scanner appears. If the scanner picks up unwanted. partial. After about 3 seconds. or very weak transmissions. The radio may also receive unwanted noise or signals that are too weak to understand. Turn SQ fully counterclockwise. you might hear a hissing sound. 28 . To turn on the scanner. If the scanner does not scan and you have already stored frequencies in channels. The scanner does not scan if there are no frequencies Notes stored in channels. turn SQ counterclockwise. turn VOL clockwise. the radio will be most sensitive to very weak signals. we suggest you set SQ using the steps listed above. turn VOL counterclockwise to OFF.
enter the bank (0-9) and channel number (0099) where you want to store a frequency. We update these directories every year. 2. 29 . so be sure to get a current copy. Notes Press FUNC. 150. then press MAN again. with the ﬁrst frequency in channel 1 for the current bank.0400 MHz. you must store them in Channels 1.The Basics storing known frequencies into channels Good references for active frequencies are RadioShack’s Police Call. 1. you can use FUNC and the arrow keys to select your desired bank and channel number. Press e. press d. and 150. The bank number moves continuously in the assigned direction. Then press e or d. M and the bank and channel number appear at the upper left corner of the display (for example: M000). if you want to store frequency of 150. and 4 respectively. Notes If you are storing frequencies for an EDACS system. The bank number moves in the direction of the arrow pressed. 3. 150. The channel number moves upward one by one.0100.0200. Press MAN. For example. Then hold down e or d. Follow these steps to store frequencies into channels. Press FUNC. you must store them in order. Or. The channel number moves downward one by one.0300. Aeronautical Frequency Directory. When M appears on the display. and Maritime Frequency Directory.
If desired. If you made a mistake in Step 3. Use the number keys and . Invalid Freq. See “Using Delay”. This scanner will show the actual tuned frequency in the display. any scanner will tune to the next step. the audio quality will not be affected by the offset. program a text tag for the channel (see “Assigning a Text Tag to a Channel”). press MODE to change the receiving mode. If you make a mistake. Press ENT to store the frequency into the channel. brieﬂy Notes appears and the scanner beeps when you press ENT. If you enter a non-valid step frequency. your scanner accepts it as 151. Press PGM. All scanners tune by steps.550. Press PGM then repeat steps 3 through 6. For example. Some scanner designs do this without showing the correct step in the display. 30 . if you enter a frequency of 151. Your scanner automatically rounds the entered frequency to the nearest valid frequency.Beyond the Basics 2. If necessary.553. 3./DELAY to turn the delay function off or on. M changes to P. press CL to delete a single digit or press and hold CL about 2 seconds to delete all digits. The scanner stores this setting in the channel./DELAY to enter the frequency (including the decimal point) you want to store. Your RadioShack scanner uses steps consistent with the latest US or worldwide standards. 7. 5. Because steps are so close together. 4. Press . The next channel in sequence is ready for programming. Start again from Step 3. 6. the scanner automatically pauses for 2 seconds on this channel before proceeding to the next active transmission. After a transmission.
DSP based CTCSS and DCS decoder. or any time afterwards. and DC for DCS. 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. CTCSS and DCS can also help reduce instances where interfering signals cause your scanner to stop on one channel.Beyond the Basics CTCSS and DCS Your PRO-97 scanner features an advanced. Use CT for CTCSS. 31 . For more information on using the CTCSS and DCS feature while scanning. you can manually enter the code when you are programming the scanner. Channels programmed with the search code will receive all trafﬁc on the channel. You can then store the found code in the channel memory with one keystroke. 2. First. If you know the CTCSS or DCS code that is used on a particular frequency. You can also set a special search code up that will instantly decode the CTCSS or DCS code on a received transmission. see “Using CTCSS and DCS”. See “Storing Known Frequencies into Channels”. Once you have entered the frequency. There are two ways you can program your scanner to operate with CTCSS and DCS. enter a conventional frequency. This section of the manual describes the process for conﬁguring a memory channel for CTCSS or DCS operation and manually programming a known code. To program channel memories for CTCSS or DCS operation. and will instantly decode and display any CTCSS or DCS code that is found with the transmission. follow these steps: 1. press MODE until the desired mode appears in the upper left hand corner of the display.
To program a speciﬁc code. Once the desired code is selected.8 Hz 136.1 Hz 32 . Note that the scanner will automatically ﬁll the code ﬁeld as you enter the code. By default. CTCSS Code Table: 67. If a channel is conﬁgured for CTCSS or DCS. Use the FM mode when mixed analog and digital voice reception is desired. You can also use the keypad to enter the code manually.Beyond the Basics 3.8 Hz 177.3 Hz 71.0 Hz 79. CTCSS.4 Hz 77. you can press MODE to cycle through the valid modes for that channel.4 Hz 100. 5. navigate to the channel you wish to change.9 Hz 74. the search code (indicated with Code Search in the bottom of the display) is programmed.5 Hz 210.7 Hz 171.9 Hz 183. DCS and digital voice all operate independently Notes of each other.2 Hz 110. This will reset any stored CT or DC code to the search code. it will not be able to decode digital transmissions. 4.1 Hz 225. and follow the steps above.3 Hz 146.3 Hz 173.8 Hz 97.5 Hz 107.5 Hz 186. press FUNC.2 Hz 203.2 Hz 151.7 Hz 94. and then use the arrow keys to scroll to the desired CTCSS or DCS code.9 Hz 131. press ENT to store the code in the channel memory.0 Hz 69. allowing you to easily check for other CT or DC codes that may be present on the frequency. When stopped on an active conventional channel while scanning.5 Hz 141. MODE.7 Hz 218. It is possible to program memory channels for CTCSS or DCS operation at any time. Simply place the scanner in program mode.3 Hz 179.5 Hz 206. including CTCSS and DCS. 6.7 Hz 229.0 Hz 103.4 Hz 156.
8 Hz 118. 4.4 Hz 88. 5.8 Hz 162.0 Hz 127.Beyond the Basics 82. Press TRUNK to enter into trunking mode.6 Hz 199.5 Hz 114.3 Hz 159.6 Hz 241. 3.5 Hz 167. Press PGM and select the channel number using e or d.5 Hz 85.9 Hz 192.5 Hz 233. or LTR.5 Hz 91. Repeatedly press MODE to select Motorola. Press PGM and FUNC then e or d to select the desired bank to program. EDACS. Enter the UHF trunking frequency and press ENT.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 1.2 Hz 165.8 Hz 196. 2.9 Hz 189.8 Hz 250.3 Hz 254.8 Hz 123. 33 .
Enter the text using the numeral keys (see “Text Input Chart”). Press 4 then 2. • “A” is the ﬁrst letter associated with 2 on the keypad. Press MAN. 4. input “HAM 6m” as follows: • “H” is the second letter associated with 4 on the keypad. • “M” is the ﬁrst letter associated with 6 on the keypad. trunk IDs. 7. to identify amateur (ham) radio transmissions in the 6 meter range. assigning a text tag to a channel 1. press e or d to move to the Notes character you want to change. If you make a mistake. press MODE to change the receiving mode. The cursor appears at the third line. or banks. 2. storing text tags You can customize your scanner by storing text tags (up to 16 characters) for easy identiﬁcation of channel transmissions. 3. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 to enter the other trunking group frequencies for EDACS or additional control channel frequencies for Motorola systems. M and the bank and channel number appear at the upper left corner of the display (for example: M100). Press TEXT. M changes to P. 34 . enter the channel number where you want to enter the text. If necessary. For example.Beyond the Basics 6. Press 2 then 1. Press PGM. then press MAN again.
assigning a text tag to a group ID 1. Press ENT to input the text./DELAY. assigning a text tag to a bank 1. Press TRUNK to select the desired sub-bank.Beyond the Basics Press 6 then 1. 2. TEXT to edit tag appears. • “6” is the sixth number associated with 1 on the keypad. • A space is entered by pressing . 7. Press PGM. Press 1 then 6. Press PGM. 5. 35 . Press TEXT then enter the tag using the keypad. 4. 4. then press 1. • “m” is the ﬁrst letter associated with 6 on the keypad. Press TEXT. Press or hold down e or d to select the desired group ID. 5. 6. Press FUNC then press bank number. Press FUNC then e or d to select the desired bank. Fn+CLR to delete all frequencies. (See “Text Input Chart”). 3. 3. Press ENT to store. Press 6 and FUNC (for the lower case set). 2. Bank X (0 through 9) selected. Press ENT to store. then enter the text using the keypad. Press TRUNK.
-#_@+*&/. press 1.Beyond the Basics text input chart To access the numbers. $%!^()?~‘∆ Space Back Space 36 . 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 . after you press TEXT (when you Notes assign the text tag to a channel) or you press FUNC and bank number (when you assign the text tag to a bank). press FUNC after pressing the ﬁrst numeral key. To enter lowercase character or a character from the second set for the key 0. Then press the desired number you want to enter.
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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
020 – 39.980 37.6000 462.420 39.880 45.080 – 46.980 42.8200 151.5625 467.5700 search bank: SR3 police/ﬁre band Receive Mode: FM Group 0 Frequency (MHz) 33.860 45.6375 462.500 40 20 Step (kHz) 20 20 20 20 40 41 .7125 467.620 – 45.900 45.5750 462.6875 467.5500 462.6375 467.6125 467.940 – 46.7250 151.940 44.6625 467.7000 151.6125 462.6625 462.5875 467.6500 462.8800 154.060 46.7125 462.Beyond the Basics 03 05 07 09 11 13 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 462.6000 04 06 08 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 462.020 – 37.420 – 33.6750 462.6875 462.6250 462.020 – 42.9400 154.
0125 – 460. This scanner will show the actual tuned frequency in the display.9625 458.33 All scanners tune by steps.9625 460.5 12.0125 – 868.370 155.5 60 15 15 60 15 60 60 search bank: SR4 aircraft Receive mode: AM Frequency (MHz) 108.010 – 155.0375 – 458.9875 866.730 – 159.730 – 156.250 170.950 155.130 154.Beyond the Basics 1 153. Some scanner designs do this without showing the correct step in the display.415 – 155.770 – 154. Your RadioShack scanner uses steps consistent with the latest US or worldwide standards.0375 – 453.9875 12.650 – 154.000 – 136.150 2 453.210 166.5 12. any scanner will tune to the next step. Because steps are so close together.445 154. 42 .99166 Notes Step (kHz) 8.210 158. the audio quality will not be affected by the offset.0125 – 860.700 155.6375 465.5 25 12. If you enter a non-valid step frequency.6375 3 851.145 – 154.5 12.0125 – 465.
Invalid Freq. brieﬂy appears.0000 – 54. 2.0000 – 148.25 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. Use the number keys and . Press ENT to set the frequency.0000 – 1300.0000 144./DELAY to enter the desired lower-end limit frequency (including the decimal point).5 6. Repeatedly press SRCH to select SR6. Press PGM then SRCH.7000 50.0000 – 225.0000 – 450.0000 420. 3. 5.0000 1240. The cursor moves to U. If the entered frequency is incorrect. Enter SR6 Search Range Limits: appears and the cursor blinks L on the third line for the lower-end limit frequency. 6. 43 .0000 Step (kHz) 5 5 5 5 12. 4.0000 – 29.Beyond the Basics search bank: SR5 amateur band Receive mode: FM Group 0 1 2 3 4 5 Frequency (MHz) 28.0000 222. 1. Enter your desired upper-end frequency and press ENT. Press SRCH to start searching.
Notes channel. Seek Search ON. While the scanner is searching. There are several group banks in SR3 Police/Fire and SR5 Amateur bands. press 0. Press FUNC then 0 again to reverse the Zeromatic setting. it stops searching. You can set Zeromatic on or off by pressing FUNC then 0. In the Air and Limit search bands. You can copy and save a frequency into a speciﬁed bank. brieﬂy appears then ZM appears at the right of the second line and the scanner stops at the correct frequency.Beyond the Basics 7. See “Using Frequency Copy” to save the frequency. or priority channel when the scanner ﬁnds an active frequency. 5 and 6. ZM changes to small caps (zm) and the scanner stops when it detects an active signal. press FUNC then press e to start searching up from the lowest frequency or press d to start searching down from the highest frequency. Zeromatic ON. The scanner repeats this operation. 4. You can turn off or on the groups by pressing the group numbers. The frequency copy works only in search banks 1 through 6. Zeromatic functions only in search banks 3. Whenever this feature is turned on. Notes If you press PSE while searching. you can use the seek search by pressing FUNC then 7. The scanner stops at an active frequency for ﬁve seconds and restarts searching automatically. When the scanner ﬁnds an active frequency. When you turn this feature off. 44 . For example to turn off 0. the scanner stops searching and *** PAUSED *** appears. Rotate SQ clockwise and leave it set to a point just after the rushing sound stops. and the scanner resumes searching. appears on the bottom line. Press PSE again.
NOAA and your local weather reporting authority broadcast your local forecast and regional weather information on one or more of these channels. Use the number keys to enter the frequency where you want the scanner to start. The scanner starts the tune operation. Press TUNE. When the scanner ﬁnds an active frequency.31000 MHz. Regulatory agencies in other countries have also allocated channels for use by their weather reporting authorities. To change the tune direction. The currently-tuned frequency . Press ENT. press e or d to tune up or down. 5. if the scanner is stopped in MANUAL mode on channel 144 with frequency 145. *** PAUSED ***. pressing FUNC TUNE will enter TUNE mode and automatically set the TUNE frequency for 145. 1. 45 . it stops on the frequency. 2. 3. Press PSE.Beyond the Basics manually tuning a frequency You can manually set the scanner to move through all receivable frequencies. or select a speciﬁc frequency as a starting point. 4. and Fine Tune Mode appear. For example. listening to the weather band The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has allocated channels for use by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). You can press FUNC TUNE while the scanner is stopped on a frequency in MANUAL mode to begin the TUNE function from that frequency.31000 MHz.
Your scanner scans through the weather band then stops within a few seconds on the next available weather broadcast. and then press ENT to store the code. Repeat this process for all the FIPS codes that you wish to store. You can program your scanner with up to 10 FIPS codes for the areas you desire. 2. and then PGM to access the FIPS code entry table. Press WX until you identify the weather station with the strongest signal for your location. 4. Press TEXT to label the code entry with an alphanumeric text table if desired. The SAME signal includes a FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) area code. Press FUNC. 3. Use the numeric keys to enter the desired FIPS code. The National Weather Service maintains a current list of FIPS codes at http://www. You can conﬁgure your scanner to operate in SAME Standby mode. 5. 46 . where it monitors a selected weather radio station for SAME alerts for areas you specify. follow these steps: 1. Use the e or d keys to select the desired FIPS code storage location.Beyond the Basics listening to a weather channel To hear your local forecast and regional weather information. press WX. SAME standby mode The National Weather Service precedes each weather alert with a digitally encoded SAME (Speciﬁc Area Message Encoding) signal. then a 1050 Hz tone. To conﬁgure your scanner for SAME Standby mode.nws. and an event code that corresponds with the type of alert being sent.noaa.gov/nwr/. Press L/OUT to lock out or enable speciﬁc FIPS entries.
Press any key except to stop test sound mode. Press L/OUT to toggle lockout status. To exit SAME standby. WX Alert and beep tone conﬁrmation 1. (see “Priority”). FIPS settings are ignored. it sounds the alert or beep. 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. press FUNC. 7. press any key except . 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. 2. In this mode all alerts are received. Press FUNC. Press WX to exit the FIPS code entry table. The scanner sounds an alert or beep when it receives the SAME code. and the scanner sounds an alert or series of beeps. The beeps automatically change every 3 seconds. and then WX to initiate SAME standby. the alert stops and the scanner beeps every ten seconds. press WX for more than 2 seconds while SAME Standby appears. If the scanner receives a new message after ﬁve minutes.Beyond the Basics 6. To stop the sound and ready the scanner to receive a new alert signal before the ﬁve minute time out. If you do not stop the alert (or beep) for ﬁve minutes. To test the WX alert. The display indicates the type of message. and then WX. Press WX then a number key to quickly review stored FIPS Notes codes. 47 .
a vacant channel in a speciﬁed bank. 1. you cannot copy a frequency from the Marine search band. During times of severe weather. you can easily jump to one of three Skywarn repeater frequencies and monitor these reports. these repeaters are used to relay reports of severe weather directly to meteorologists at a local National Weather Service (NWS) forecast ofﬁce. using frequency copy You can copy a frequency into a speciﬁed channel. in many cases hearing about severe weather in your area instantly as it occurs. Press FUNC then PGM when you ﬁnd a frequency. 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. or a priority channel.Beyond the Basics Skywarn Many areas of the country have amateur radio repeaters that have been designated as “Skywarn” repeaters. you must program your desired Skywarn frequencies into the Skywarn channels. Notes To activate this function. Using the Skywarn feature in your scanner. The scanner has 3 Skywarn channels. The scanner displays Skywarn-1 in the fourth line. After about 1 second. 48 . However. the frequency to be copied ﬂashes. Store in ChXXX ? appears on the bottom line. Press e or d to select different Skywarn channels. copying a frequency into a speciﬁed channel You can copy a frequency into a speciﬁed channel when the scanner stops on that frequency during search mode or manual tuning.
1. Dupl. Dupl. After about 2 seconds. Press ENT. 3. press CL to cancel. or if not. the scanner sounds the notice tone 3 times after you press ENT. copying a frequency into an empty channel within a bank You can copy a frequency into a vacant channel in a speciﬁed bank when the scanner stops on the frequency during search or tune mode. The display indicates the bank and channel number. Bank 9 Store? appears. 49 . Press FUNC then ENT when you ﬁnd a frequency you want to copy. All the conditions such as receiving mode and delay condition are copied on the channel. then press ENT. If you want to copy the frequency into bank 9. All the conditions such as receive mode and delay condition are copied onto the channel. ChXXX appears on the third line. It is stored in the ﬁrst available vacant channel in the bank. Or. 2. The scanner automatically returns to search mode. press ENT. ChXXX appears. After about 1 second.Freq.Freq. If you want to copy the duplicate frequency anyway. If you try to copy a frequency which is already stored. the frequency to be copied ﬂashes. the scanner sounds the notice tone 3 times after you press ENT. 3. the scanner automatically returns to search mode. If you want to copy the duplicate frequency anyway. Press the desired bank and the channel number where you want to store the frequency. or if not. If you try to copy a frequency which is already stored. press your desired bank number to store. press CL to cancel. Channel Stored! brieﬂy appears.Beyond the Basics 2. press ENT. Channel Stored! appears for 2 seconds. press ENT.
Many portable frequency counters will remain locked to a nearby constant signal. Scan. You can activate the Attenuator to reduce the sensitivity if desired. the transmission is played through your scanner’s speaker. 50 . Press FUNC then PRI when the frequency appears. or you can specify those frequency ranges that you wish to sweep and exclude ranges that you do not want to sweep. Tune.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. Once an active frequency is found. Manual. such as those with paging or broadcast transmitters. and will not function properly until you have left the vicinity of the transmitter. but provides many advantages over typical portable frequency counters. or WX mode. The display ﬂashes twice and the frequency is copied to the priority channel. such as a paging or broadcast transmitter. The Signal Stalker II feature is more sensitive than portable frequency counters and will detect transmissions at a greater distance. The Signal Stalker II feature is similar in functionality to portable frequency counters that cost much more than your scanner. This allows you to omit frequency ranges with constant strong frequency activity. Signal Stalker II Your scanner’s Signal Stalker II feature provides a powerful new tool for you to rapidly detect. For example: The Signal Stalker II allows you to sweep the entire range of your scanner’s design frequencies. and you can quickly store it in any of your scanner’s memory locations. monitor and store frequencies for nearby radio transmissions.
Signal Stalker II will sweep through the 1MHz segment in ﬁner steps until the source of the RF signal energy is found. even at great distances 51 . press FUNC then . Sp. If RF signal energy is detected in a 1 MHz segment. You can lock out 150 frequencies while searching all bands and 50 frequencies while searching Police/Fire frequencies. you can change the normal Signal Stalker II operation to the Special Signal Stalker II operation. The Signal Stalker II can detect these transmitters easily. In the Special Stalker operation. Press FUNC L/OUT to review or clear locked out frequencies in the Signal Stalker II. Notes Priority mode is not available while using the Signal Stalker II. The Signal Stalker II function can be set to watch for activity on all band frequencies or Police/Fire frequencies only. You can also turn on/off frequency sub-bands using the corresponding number keys while Signal Stalker II is active. Press L/OUT when the scanner is stopped on an undesired transmission. To change the all bands to police/ﬁre or vice versa. Press FUNC then e or d. See “Using Signal Stalker II with Lockout” below. Certain segments of RF spectrum are used by high power transmitters. the scanner will skip that segment in subsequent sweeps.Beyond the Basics using Signal Stalker II Your scanner’s Signal Stalker II functions when you press and hold for approximately 1 second. such as paging transmitters. using Signal Stalker II with lockout The scanner’s lock out feature can be used to bypass unwanted transmissions while using the Signal Stalker II. Stalker appears and the frequency range is divided by 1 MHz segment. If you lock out 5 frequencies within a 1 MHz segment. Signal Stalker II functions by rapidly sweeping through the RF spectrum in 1 MHz segments.
press e or d. however. To clear a locked-out frequency.Beyond the Basics due to their high transmitter output power. 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. then press CL. Use FUNC L/O to review or clear locked Signal Stalker II frequencies. Notes You must store frequencies into channels before the scanner can scan them. The scanner scans through all channels (except those you have locked out) in the active banks (see “Turning ChannelStorage Banks Off and On”and “Locking Out Channels or Frequencies”). press FUNC e while in the Signal Stalker II mode. Of course. turning channel-storage banks off and on To turn off banks while scanning. if you have locked out the undesired transmissions. To activate this mode. however. If a 1 MHz segment contains 5 or more lockouts it will be skipped entirely while Signal Stalker II is sweeping. This will cause the Signal Stalker II to execute another ﬁne step search of the 1 MHz segment. press SCAN. the Signal Stalker II will still see their RF signal energy when sweeping through the 1 MHz segment. 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. The scanner does not scan through empty channels. select that frequency. the Signal Stalker II will not stop on them again. the overall sweep performance of the Signal Stalker II will be impacted. To change the scanning direction. scanning the channels To begin scanning channels or to start scanning again after monitoring a speciﬁc channel. press the bank’s number 52 .
press 1. For example to turn bank 1 on again. To turn on banks while scanning. 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. CTCSS and DCS can also help reduce instances where interfering signals cause your 53 . There must be at least one active bank. press the number key until the bank’s number appears. The scanner will receive trafﬁc on the selected frequency.Beyond the Basics key so the bank’s number disappears. even if the bank is turned off. The power save mode works by allowing the receiver to “sleep” brieﬂy while waiting for a call on the selected channel. 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. using CTCSS and DCS Your scanner’s advanced. For example. The power save circuit is disabled when the scanner is tuned to a channel in program mode. The scanner does not scan any of the channels within the banks you turned off. You can manually select any channel in a bank. press 1. to turn off bank 1. Your scanner features a power save circuit that is automatically activated any time you manually select a channel. Notes You cannot turn off all banks.
the scanner resumes scan operation. The frequency number changes and 0. Press MAN again. Use the number keys to enter the channel with the frequency you want to delete. If the codes do not match. see “Understanding Your Scanner’s Modes”. the scanner stops on the transmission and allows the audio to pass to the speaker. it checks for a match between the transmitted and stored codes match. or DCS code if programmed for DCS code. 2. For more information on programming memory channels for CTCSS or DCS operation. 6. When your scanner stops on a conventional frequency that is conﬁgured for CTCSS or DCS. the scanner will instantly display any detected CTCSS code if programmed for CTCSS mode. For more information about your scanner’s receive modes.Beyond the Basics scanner to stop on one channel. Press PGM to enter the program mode. You can store the detected code into the channel memory by pressing ENT while the code is displayed. Press PGM. see “CTCSS and DCS”. 3. 4. Press CL. Press FUNC. deleting frequencies from channels 1. M changes to P. If the special “search” code is in use. 54 . 5. deleting all frequencies in a channel bank 1.0000 appears. including CTCSS and DCS. Press MAN.
using delay Many conversations might have a pause of several seconds between a query and a reply. To lock out a channel manually. To avoid missing a reply. TEXT to edit tag appears. Press any other than 1 to cancel clear. appears while the scanner clears all channel memory. Press FUNC then CL.Beyond the Basics 2. To turn delay on or off. 3. locking out channels To lock out a channel while scanning. select the channel then press L/OUT so lo changes to LO on the display. DLY appears and the scanner continues to monitor the channel for 2 seconds after the transmission stops before it resumes scanning. 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./DELAY. Bank X selected. any other key aborts appears. Then. please stand by. 4. The delay feature is also available while searching. when the scanner stops on the channel. press L/OUT when the scanner stops on the channel. Notes Delay is automatically set as the default for each channel when you turn on the scanner. you can program a 2-second delay into any of your scanner’s channels. DLY (delay on) or dly (delay off) appears on the display. press . 55 . Clear entire bank? Press 1 to clear all. Fn+CLR to delete all frequencies. such as a weather channel. Press FUNC then the bank number you want to clear. Press 1 to clear the selected bank’s all channel memory.
To remove the lockout from a channel. You can lock out as many as 50 frequencies in each bank. If you lock out all frequencies in one search bank and only this search bank is activated. press MAN. The scanner locks out the frequency. (The tenth of thirty locked out number would appear as Lockout 10 of 30). Press FUNC then 56 . No Lockout appears. L/O Memory Full! appears.Beyond the Basics Notes You can still manually select locked-out channels. The locked-out frequency and Lockout list appear. then continues searching. Notes The scanner does not store locked out frequencies during a search. Then repeatedly alternate between pressing FUNC and then L/OUT to view each locked-out channel. When you ﬁnish reviewing locked-out channels. reviewing locked-out channels To review all locked out channels. locking out frequencies To lock out a frequency during a search. manually select the channel and press L/OUT so LO changes to lo. press MAN. Press FUNC then L/OUT. reviewing locked-out frequencies To review the frequencies within a search bank that you locked out: 1. The locked-out number and the total locked-out number also appears as Lockout XX of YY. 2. If you try to lock out more. Press e or d to review the list. All ranges Locked out! appears and the scanner does not search. If the search bank has no locked-out frequencies. Press SRCH to set search mode. press L/OUT when the scanner stops on that frequency.
clearing all locked-out frequencies in a search bank 1. 3. 4. Press 1 to clear all locked-out frequencies. Press FUNC then press L/OUT. 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”). any other key aborts appears.000 programmable memory channels. 2. Clear entire list ? Press 1 to clear all. the scanner has one priority channel. Lockout list appears. appears for about 2 seconds. No Lockout appears. Press any key other than 1 to cancel clear.Beyond the Basics L/OUT again to cancel reviewing locked-out frequencies. With the priority feature. When priority is turned 57 . If all locked-out frequencies are cleared within a bank. Press FUNC then 6. then press CL. clearing a locked-out frequency To clear a locked-out frequency. Press SRCH. priority In addition to the 1. List cleared. Select the search bank in which you want to clear all locked-out frequencies.
Press PRI. To program a weather channel as the priority channel: 58 . If you program a weather channel as the priority channel. To program the priority channel directly: 1. 2. 2. Press PGM.Beyond the Basics on. This scanner cannot set a channel as the priority channel if the channel’s receive mode is MOT. The display blinks. Notes The priority feature does not operate while the scanner receives a trunking voice channel or during trunking delay time. the scanner displays *** PAUSED *** and stays on the priority channel even after the transmission ﬁnished. then press ENT. ED. Enter the frequency you want to enter into the priority channel. If you press PSE while the scanner receives the priority channel. Press FUNC then PRI. Then press MAN again. 3. Use the number keys to enter the channel number which contains the frequency you want to program as the priority channel. or LTR. the scanner checks that channel every 2 seconds. Therefore. and stays on the channel if there is activity until the activity stops. the scanner stays in the priority channel only when the scanner detects the weather alert tone. the priority check seems random during peak hours. 3. To program a frequency in the priority channel: 1. Press MAN.
The preset mode is correct in most cases. priority WX activates and you receive a weather alert. the transmission might sound weak or distorted. Notes Priority WX is only for receiving a weather alert. the scanner sounds the alert tone. changing the receive mode The scanner is preset to the most common AM or FM receive mode for each frequency range. 2. If the scanner detects activity on the priority channel. If you program a weather frequency into the priority channel and the scanner detects a weather alert tone on that frequency. To turn off the priority feature. To change the receive mode. some amateur radio transmissions and trunked systems do not operate in the preset mode. If you try to listen to a transmission when the scanner is not set to the correct receive mode. press PRI. The display ﬂashes two times. The receive mode changes as follows: AM – accesses the AM mode FM – accesses the FM mode 59 . 3. Priority Channel! appears for 3 seconds then changes to Weather ALERT and the scanner sounds an alert tone. When the scanner detects a 1050 Hz alert tone. If you want to listen to trunking transmissions in closed mode. Priority Channel appears. Press FUNC then PRI. However. Or if the scanner detects a weather alert tone in Priority WX mode. press PRI so pri changes PRI on the display while scanning. To turn on the priority feature.Beyond the Basics 1. you might have to change the receive mode. Press WX. Select the weather channel you want to program as the priority channel. repeatedly press MODE.
Beyond the Basics CT – accesses the FM mode. EDACS Trunking System (with 4-digit decimal ID code or 5-digit AFS code) LT – accesses the FM mode. CTCSS System DC – accesses the FM mode. This setting is applied all the time in every 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. Motorola Trunking System (with 4. Global ATT. The other is global mode in which you set the attenuator only once. ATG or atg appears on the second line. ED. LTR Trunking System (with 6digit ID code) Notes MO (MOT). DCS System MO – accesses the FM Mode. ATT changes to att. Press ATT to turn on or off the attenuator while the channel number is indicated or while the scanner is searching through bands/groups. you can reduce the scanner’s sensitivity to these signals. using the attenuator To reduce interference or noise caused by strong signals. Press ATT to turn the attenuator on or off. When the attenuator is on. Press FUNC and then ATT again to turn off the global attenuation 60 . There are two attenuator modes in your scanner. You cannot set the attenuator while the scanner is scanning.or 5-digit ID code) ED – accesses the FM Mode. att changes to ATT. Press FUNC and then ATT to set the attenuator to its global mode. appears for 2 seconds at the bottom line and atg appears. 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. When you turn it off.
turn OFF/VOL counterclockwise until it clicks to turn the scanner off. Keypress mode. To turn off the backlight before it automatically turns off. Normal ATT. appears on the bottom line for about 2 seconds. turning the key tone on and off Each time you press any of the scanner’s keys. the backlight will light automatically when you press any key on the keypad. The backlight will activate and remain on for the factory default setting of 5 seconds. the scanner sounds a tone. press again. and function as described above in Normal mode. Normal mode. With Keypress mode.Beyond the Basics mode. 2. the scanner might not receive weak signals. If the scanner is on. simply press to activate the backlight. The backlight continues to remain on while you are operating the keypad. There are three backlight modes you can choose from to control backlight activation. Notes If you turn on the attenuator. press 1 to turn on the key tone or 2 to turn it off. Multi-system Trunking Scanner appears. Turn OFF/VOL clockwise to turn the scanner on. 3. While Multi-system Trunking Scanner appears. This mode is useful if you want the backlight to come on automatically when you perform an operation using the keypad. 61 . With Normal mode. To turn the scanner’s key tone off or on: 1. using the display/key backlight Your PRO-97 features a backlit keypad and display for easy viewing and use in dark environments. and ﬁrst keypress Ignore mode.
The ﬁrst keypress is ignored. 10. or I20 sets the backlight mode for Ignore operation for the selected duration. 62 . K5. or K20 sets the backlight mode for Keypress operation for the selected duration. you can press and hold for about 1 second to force the backlight on full time. Selecting K3. press . 3. While Multi-System Trunking Scanner appears. In any backlight mode. Selecting I3. 2. If the scanner is on. turn it off and back on again. I5. Press while the backlight is on to turn it off. and the scanner sounds the low pitched error beep to remind you that the ﬁrst key pressed to activate the backlight is ignored by the scanner. the backlight functions as described in Keypress mode. Press e or d to select the desired backlight mode and duration. except that the scanner ignores the ﬁrst keypress.Beyond the Basics With Ignore mode. Selecting 3. or 20 sets the backlight mode for normal operation for the selected duration. This mode is useful when you wish to quickly illuminate the display and keypad without having to search for the key. MultiSystem Trunking Scanner appears in the scanner’s display. Follow these steps to change the backlight mode and duration: 1. 5. K10. Press ENT to store your selection. I10.
Press ENT to set the display contrast. you can protect it from accidental program changes by turning on the key lock feature. and VOL. Press e or d to select the contrast. Press MAN. appears when you press any key after locking the keypad. press FUNC then beeps three times and Key unlocked. the only controls that operate are FUNC. 3. press FUNC then appears for about 1 second. Use Up/Down keys to set contrast. Key locked. When the keypad is locked. appears. 4.Beyond the Basics using the keylock Once you program your scanner. To turn on the keylock. 2. / . Key locked. 63 . Press FUNC then 9. You cannot activate the keylock while you are entering a frequency into a channel. / . SQ. ENTER key saves. changing the display contrast 1. appears. / . The scanner To turn off the keylock.
2.5 mm) phone plugs on both ends (not supplied. To exit the clone mode. available at your local RadioShack store). Follow these steps to clone the data. Connect the connecting cable to each scanner’s PC/IF jack. Turn on both scanners. 64 . appears.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. **CLONE MODE** Press UP to send Remove cable to exit. Conﬁrm to send data? 1 -> YES Press other key for NO. appears. 4. Notes “CLONE MODE” Incorrect Model appears if the scanner receives data from another scanner other than a PRO-97. Press 1 to send the data to the other unit or press any other key to cancel the operation. The scanner sends the data. 1. remove the cable. 3. Press e.
Trunking systems allocate a few frequencies to many different users. 65 . This eliminates the need to enter all the Motorola group frequencies. 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”). one frequency is chosen from among the allocated frequencies in that trunking system. Your PRO-97 automatically calculates Motorola voice channel frequencies when it decodes the control channel.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. Therefore enter all the control frequencies in the same bank. it is better to enter all the system frequencies into the same bank. the received frequency with VC (voice channel) on the second line. When the mobile unit transmits a signal. To receive trunking signals. plus GE/ Ericsson (EDACS) and EF Johnson (LTR) type systems extensively used in many communication systems. the scanner displays the control channel memory location on the top line. When the scanner decodes the Motorola control channel and ﬁnds the voice channel. the bank and control channel memory location number on the third line and the Motorola ID number on the bottom line. The user’s ID talk group is sent with the signal. If you do not know which is the control channel. The control channels are subject to change depending on the day.
trunkscanner. and if found. at www. When an ID code is received. Your scanner lets you easily hear both the call and response transmissions for that 2-way radio user and therefore follow the conversation. For some Motorola (under 512 MHz range) and LTR systems. For EDACS and Motorola (above 406 MHz range). a trunked system chooses one of several frequencies when the 2-way radio user transmits. such as police departments. This resulted in heavy trafﬁc and often required 2-way radio users to wait for a speciﬁc frequency to clear before transmitting. Instead of selecting a speciﬁc frequency to transmit on. 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. the text name stored for the ID appears. you will hear the talk group on that channel. 66 . groups that transmit frequently. could transmit on only a few frequencies. scanning resumes immediately unless the bank is in open trunking mode. If you set the scanner to manually tune in Motorola trunking mode. or LT).com). the scanner monitors the control channel between each transmission to identify talk groups. In the past. ED. but the display will alternate between all active IDs. The system automatically transmits the call on that frequency.Beyond the Basics Notes To listen to the transmission. Notes There might be more than one talk group transmitting at a time in some Motorola trunking systems. Frequency ﬂeet map and talk group information are also widely available on the Internet (for example. the mode of the programmed channel must be the same as that of the trunking channel (MO. If not found. the ID list for the bank is searched. the scanner uses the subaudible data sent with each transmission to identify talk groups.
Follow these steps to program trunked frequencies: 1. However. If you are programming trunked frequencies for Motorola Type I and hybrid systems. press PGM then Notes FUNC and hold down e or d. This lets the scanner quickly acquire the data channel. programming trunking frequencies You program trunking frequencies the same as non-trunked frequencies. For example. If you are programming frequencies for an LTR system you must store them in the home repeater order. Notes You can scan only one type of trunked frequency. mix conventional channels and frequencies in a bank. LCN1 would go into channel 01 for the current bank. however. You can. ED.Beyond the Basics setting squelch for trunking mode Your scanner automatically mutes the audio during trunk scanning when it decodes control channel data. or LTR in a bank at one time. and home repeater order 2 would go into channel 02. home repeater order 1 would go into channel 01 for the current bank. either EDACS. To move through the bank selection faster. If you are programming frequencies for an EDACS system you must store them in the Logical Channel Number order (usually listed as LCN#). and LCN2 would go into channel 02. Press PGM and select the bank. or LT) with each frequency. For example. Motorola. we recommend you turn SQ clockwise and leave it set to a point just after the rushing sound stops. To move through the banks 67 . you must ﬁrst program the ﬂeet map (see “Programming Fleet Maps”). except that you must store the appropriate mode (MO.
2. EDACS. FUNC then e or d until you reach the desired bank.Beyond the Basics one at a time. Press PGM to enter the program mode. 3. or LTR (EF Johnson) system to scan. appears. repeat the sequence of PGM. Enter the desired trunking frequency then press ENT to store. Repeatedly press MODE to select Motorola. Notes If you select conventional mode instead of Motorola. 5. This sets the talk group ID decoding method to be used for the bank. Press TRUNK to enter the ID program mode. Trunking mode not selected. the scanner does not scan trunked frequencies. or LTR. EDACS (GE/ Ericsson). press Mode key. 68 . 4.
If you enter a frequency that has already been entered. pressing PGM and entering the new frequency. 7. You must program the system’s base frequency and offset frequency to do this.Beyond the Basics 6. If the dual entry is an error press CL and enter the correct frequency. You can receive these transmissions by checking the trunking system’s control channel. (See “Storing Known Frequencies into Channels”). press PGM or e to access the next open channel then enter the frequencies. If the dual entry is intentional press ENT to accept. If you make an error in the entry process. Notes the scanner sounds an error tone and displays Dupl. 69 . Freq. 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. press CL as often as needed to erase the incorrect data. Press SCAN to start scanning. To enter additional trunking frequencies as subsequent channels in the same bank. and the channel number that has been duplicated. You may replace any frequency by selecting the bank and channel.
5. 3. You can get information about these frequencies for the trunking system you want to scan using www. or 50.0. Press PGM to enter the program mode. 6. 40.0000 on the second line. Press FUNC and press (or hold) e or d to select the bank.75. or locally published guidebooks. Follow these steps to program Motorola trunking frequencies in the UHF-Lo band: 1. While S in Step blinks. other Internet sources.com.0. 25. While O in Offset blinks. 18.0. 20. repeatedly press e or d to select the step number. Base: 406. If it is incorrect.5.0. After you conﬁrm the input.5. then press ENT. the scanner ignores the entry. Store the trunking IDs into the sub-bank in the same bank. Conﬁrm the entry. The display indicates Custom Range 1/3 on ﬁrst line. 37. While B in Base blinks. Press MODE and select MOT.75.0kHz on the bottom line. 15. Press FUNC then 2. 5. enter the offset number and press ENT. Conﬁrm the entry. 7. 31. 10. Offset: 380 on the third line and Step:25.0 kHz.25. Press PGM then TRUNK to enter the ID program mode.0. 6. 70 . press the desired Base frequency with the number keys and press ENT. if necessary. 35. 12. if necessary. After you conﬁrm the input. 4. then press the number keys again to set the frequency. press the number keys again to set the base frequency. press ENT again.0. 30.0.Beyond the Basics Notes Base and offset frequencies vary for each type of trunking system.25. If it is incorrect. press ENT again. If you try to program an offset frequency in the UHF-Hi bands (806-960 MHz).0. 2. 8. trunkscanner. 43.
The default setting is normal.Beyond the Basics programming Motorola trunking systems (800 MHz) Follow these steps to program 800 MHz band Motorola trunking. programming ﬂeet maps You must set the ﬂeet map if you want to receive a Motorola Type I system. Press e or d to select NORMAL or SPLINTER and press ENT. Fleet maps are included along with other information about Motorola Type I systems at www. 5. The base frequency in normal is 851. 3. 2. 4. use the default setting. • • If you are uncertain about the base frequency.0125 MHz. 71 . For each bank you want to program. step). 1. Press MODE and select Motorola trunking mode. Press FUNC then 3. offset. The base frequency in OFFset is 851. 1.0000 MHz. Notes On the 800 MHz trunking band. you can select a base frequency (normal or offset). If you cannot receive with the normal setting. Press PGM then TRUNK to enter the ID program mode. you do not need to set the base frequency (base. Follow these steps to program a ﬂeet map. Press PGM then TRUNK. Then e or d to select the bank. trunkscanner. repeatedly press FUNC. Press FUNC then e or d to select the desired bank.com. Use Up/Down keys to set 800MHz Motorola ch plan NORMAL appears. On the 900 MHz trunking band. 2. change to OFFset.
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 . referring to the instruction that appears on the display. Enter the size code supplied with the Type I system information.Beyond the Basics 3. Then press 8. try the following common ﬂeet maps. Size Code Setting appears. If the information was not supplied. 4. Press FUNC.
The default setting of the bank is for Motorola Type II. press TRUNK when the scanner stops on a voice channel transmission or when a talk group ID is indicated in the manual mode. ID was saved appears. EDACS. 6. If you make a mistake. Each time you press ENT. To conﬁrm the input. Press ENT for each entry. XX is the number of IDs from (00-29) in each sub-bank. If the ID has already been stored when you press TRUNK. Press SCAN to start scanning. The ﬁrst X in ID save X-XX is the sub-bank number (0-4) in the bank. In the closed mode. so you can program up to 1. press CL and begin again at Step 1. When the scanner stops on a transmission in the Motorola. 73 . the scanner always stops on a transmission.500 talk group IDs in 10 banks. press CL and enter the correct size code. the scanner only stops on the transmission and displays its text tag if you have stored and not locked out the ID. talk group IDs There are 10 talk group ID banks and each ID bank has 5 subbanks. or LTR mode. storing talk group IDs To store a talk group ID. repeat Steps 1-5 and press ENT. then it changes to ID#XXXX. You can program up to 150 talk group IDs in each bank. Each sub-bank has 30 ID locations. if you set Type I and you want to return to Type II. Notes However. The bottom line indicates where the ID was stored (as ID save X-XX). but it displays the ID’s text tag if you have stored the ID. enter 15 at Step 4. you conﬁrm the size code. If you ﬁnd an error. In the open mode. it checks to see if the ID has been stored.Beyond the Basics 5.
Press MODE to select MOT. 5. 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. 2. 4. 74 .Beyond the Basics Notes When you try to store more than 150 talk group IDs in a bank. repeatedly press FUNC then e or d until you reach the desired bank. If you want to tag the ID. or LTR. 1. Clear some talk group IDs in order to store new ones (see “Clearing Talk Group IDs”). use the decimal point for a hyphen. Press PGM. If necessary. enter the desired text tag for the ID. press TEXT. Memory Full! appears. Repeatedly press TRUNK to select the sub-bank. 7. Then press ENT (see “Text Input Chart”). ED. Press e or d to select the location where you desire to store the ID number. Enter the talk group ID and press ENT. 8. Press TRUNK. 3. 6.
If you made a mistake in Step 4. press ENT. 10. press CL. To store the next ID memory in sequence. Start again at Step 3. If you entered an ID code that is already stored in another ID channel. AFS Format appears for about 2 seconds. If you want to store the ID code. Now you can enter the ID code with AFS format. press e and repeat Step 7. Press SCAN to start scanning. To cancel the operation.Beyond the Basics 9. 75 . The default setting is decimal ID entry. Invalid ID value appears Notes and the scanner beeps when you press ENT. Dupl. When you press FUNC then 2. ID of X-XX appears. You can enter either a decimal or AFS code for ED (EDACS) IDs.
and the active sub-bank number ﬂashes. Press FUNC while the scanner is stopped on a voice channel transmission.Beyond the Basics talk group ID hold You can set your scanner to follow a trunking signal that you want to track during scanning. 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. appears. hold down TRUNK until ID hold ON. For example to turn sub-bank 4 on or off. Press FUNC and the number of the sub-bank you desire to turn on or off. 3. While the scanner is stopped on a voice channel (VC appears). Press FUNC then 1 to turn the sub-bank on if it is off or off if it is on. press SCAN or TRUNK. 2. The display indicates which sub-bank is turned on or off. the scan indication S at the ﬁrst digit in the top line changes to H. Press TRUNK repeatedly to select the desired sub-bank. When ID hold is activated and the scanner receives a voice channel. 76 . Then press 4. Press TRUNK. To release ID hold. 2. Follow these steps to turn the ID sub-bank on or off during the scan mode: 1.
1.5. or 4./DELAY while you are programming the trunked ID.Beyond the Basics locking out talk group IDs 1. 3. 2. 4.5. lo changes to LO. Press L/OUT to lock out the ID. ENTER key saves. 3. etc. 1. Press TEXT while the scanner is receiving the voice channel and indicating the text name. 2. Press FUNC then .5. Press e or d to select the ID memory. 0. 5. 1. delay function in ID indication mode You can set the ID delay function separate from the channel delay. e or d to move to the desired bank. 6. You can conﬁrm the ID code while the scanner shows the text when the received signal is a voice channel. Press TRUNK. 2. Press PGM. Use Up/Down keys to set ID Delay.5. The ID code appears as MOT: XXXXXX. 1. Press e or d to select None. 2. Press FUNC. 2.0 seconds appears. To remove the lockout from a trunking ID. You can only lock out talk group IDs when the scanner is Notes in the closed mode (see “Open and Closed Modes”).0. manually select the ID memory. Press TEXT again to cancel. 77 . and press L/OUT. 3. LO changes to lo.0.0.0 seconds. 2.
Beyond the Basics 3. Press PGM. e or d. Press 1 to clear all talk group IDs within a bank. 5. 2. Press FUNC then CL. 2. you hear the low beep tone. reviewing locked-out talk group IDs You cannot clear all lockouts from a talk group at the same time. Press ENT. List cleared. Press FUNC. 1. Press PGM then TRUNK. 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). e or d to select ID memory. Select a talk group ID bank using FUNC. If the ID memory bank has no locked-out ID. The locked out ID appears. When activated. ID delay watches the control channel Notes command for the delay time when the signal disappears from the voice channel. any other key aborts appears. 3. clearing all talk group IDs in a single bank You can clear all talk group IDs within a bank. 78 . Press FUNC then 6. 3. clearing talk group IDs 1. Press TRUNK to enter a talk group ID memory mode. Press FUNC. Then L/OUT. 1. 4. Clear entire list ? Press 1 to clear all. 2. Press PGM then TRUNK.
Press FUNC then . the ﬁfteenth digit on the second line of the display changes from + to – or vice versa.Beyond the Basics appears. Press MAN. or Bank CLOSED. The scanner returns to the talk group ID memory mode. Bank OPEN./DELAY. 4. 3. To cancel the deletion. Press FUNC then e or d to select the channel storage bank. After that message disappears. 79 . 2. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 for each bank. changing the open/closed mode 1. press any key except 1. appears.
If the interference is not severe. and wipe it with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking new. To ﬁnd the birdies in your scanner. wipe it dry immediately. Use the search function and scan every frequency range from its lowest frequency to the hghest. Make sure that no other nearby radio or TV sets are turned on near the scanner. the searching will stop as if it had found a signal. If you program one of these frequencies.com). often without any sound. Occasionally. 80 . or call 1-800-The Shack (800-843-7422) and follow the menu options. These operating frequencies might interfere with transmissions on the same frequencies. you might be able to turn SQ clockwise to omit the birdie. do not drop it.Beyond the Basics care Keep the scanner dry. take it to your local RadioShack store for assistance. To locate your nearest RadioShack. you hear only noise on that frequency. Make a list of all the birdies in your scanner for future reference. use the store locator feature on RadioShack’s website (www. if it gets wet. service and repair If your scanner is not performing as it should.radioshack. Modifying or tampering with the scanner’s internal components can cause a malfunction and might invalidate its warranty and void your FCC authorization to operate it. birdie frequencies Every scanner has birdie frequencies. Keep the scanner away from dust and dirt. begin by disconnecting the antenna and moving it away from the scanner. Birdies are signals created inside the scanner’s receiver. Use and store the scanner only in normal temperature environments. Handle the scanner carefully. This is a birdie.
... 5 Number of memory IDs per sub-bank ....................................... (in 25 kHz steps) 406–512 MHz ....................................5 µV 216–225 MHz ............ 30 Sensitivity (20 dB S/N): FM: 25–54 MHz ........... 0................................................................... (in 6.............................................................500 ID memory banks .......................................................5 µV 806–960 MHz ............................................................................................................................. 0...............................................9875 MHz ........................99166 MHz ...................................................... (in 6............. (in 5 kHz steps) 108–136............................. (in 6........(in 6........... or 12.......0000 MHz ............. 7......................................9875 MHz ........................................Beyond the Basics speciﬁcations Frequency Coverage: 25–54 MHz ..................................................................................... 10 Number of memory channels per bank ...................................... (in 5................................25 kHz steps) 806–823..................................0025–225..........7 µV 81 ............ (in 5 kHz steps) 225...................................................5 kHz steps) 216...25 kHz steps) Memory channels ........3 µV 137–174 MHz .........................................................................................99166 MHz ................................................................. (in 6.................... 0................ 6. 1 µV 406–512 MHz . 1000 Channel memory banks .................................................................25 kHz steps) 1240–1300 MHz .........................25. 10 Sub-banks per bank .......5............3 µV 108 –136.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 100 Talk group ID memories ...... 0.................... 1........975 MHz ....25 kHz steps) 894– 960 MHz ..025–405.................25 kHz steps) 849–868.33 kHz steps) 137–174 MHz ............................................ 0.......... (in 8.................................
....................................................................................................................................................................1 MHz FM) ....................................................................Beyond the Basics 1240–1300 MHz ....... ±6 kHz All frequencies at AM and FM mode except 25 – 27........................................................................................ 2 µV 806–960 MHz .................................................. ±5 kHz –50 dB ................................................................. Up to 60 Channels per Second Search Rate ..................................... 1.............................................................................................................................................. 2 µV 1240–1300 MHz .......................................................................................... 1 µV 108–136.. 2 seconds Operating Temperature ............................................................................... –14 to 140° F IF Rejection: 380................... 380.....8 MHz at 154............................. ±18 kHz Spurious Rejection (at 154............................................................................ 2 seconds Intermediate Frequencies (IF): 1st ........ 1 µV 137–174 MHz ................................................................ Up to 75 Steps per Second Delay Time ......................................................................................... 3 µV Selectivity: 25 – 27................. 3 µV 406–512 MHz ...................... ±10 kHz –50 dB ................................. 60 dB 82 ..... 455 kHz Priority Sampling ...................... 40 dB Scanning Rate ...995 MHz at AM –6 dB ............................................................................................................................................................................5 µV 216–225 MHz ................................................... 0......................................99166 MHz ..........................................................................................................................................................................4 MHz 3rd ............................. 21.......................................................................................8 MHz 2nd ...........1 MHz .............................7 µV AM: 25–54 MHz ............................................................995 MHz at AM mode –6 dB ................
............................. 50 Ohms Audio Output Power (10% THD) .....................................................................5 µV Tight (FM) ...................8....... 150 mA Dimensions (HWD) ................ 100 dB Squelch Sensitivity: Threshold (FM and AM) ........................................ (8-ohm..................... 90 mA Battery Charge Current ................. Speciﬁcations and depictions are subject to change and improvement without notice...................................................9V DC Current Drain (Squelched) ......... 25 dB Tight (AM) .......................................................................................................... 170 mW Built-in Speaker .............................................................................................. Dynamic Type) Power Requirements: Batteries ......................... individual units might vary............................Beyond the Basics 21...........5 oz................... 20 dB Antenna Impedance .....................4 MHz at 154.....................................................................................0...........1 MHz .............................................................................................................. 83 ............ (240 g) Speciﬁcations are typical......................... 1 3/8 Inches (36 mm) ........................ 5 3/4 x 2 9/16 x 1 5/8 Inches (145 x 65 x 42 mm) Weight (without antenna and batteries) ........................................................... 4 AA Alkaline Batteries External Power ........................................
Notes This procedure clears all information you stored in the scanner’s memory. appears for about 5 seconds. Press 0 while Multi-system Trunking Scanner appears. Press 1. Multi-system Trunking Scanner appears. Turn off the scanner. Initializing please stand by. Press ENT. 4.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. Do not turn off the scanner until the initalization is Notes complete. When the initialization is complete. Bank 0 Ch 00 appears on the third line. Initialize the scanner only when you are sure the scanner is not working properly. then turn it on again. you might need to initialize it. 2. 3. 1. 84 . M000 appears on the top line of the display.
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. ambulance services. using. the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. private companies. 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). pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. 85 . Check the laws in your area.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. amateur radio services. Doing so could subject you to legal penalties. scanning legally Your scanner covers frequencies used by many different groups including police and ﬁre departments. if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions. uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception. It is legal to listen to almost every transmission your scanner can receive. 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. may cause harmful interference to radio communications. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. government agencies. This equipment generates. pager services. you are subject to ﬁnes and possible imprisonment for intentionally listening to. However. • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on. and wireline (telephone and telegraph) service providers. • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. These include: • Telephone conversations (cellular. This scanner has been designed to prevent reception of illegal transmissions. military operations. In some areas. However. or other private means of telephone signal transmission) • Pager transmissions • Any scrambled or encrypted transmissions According to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). safe and legal scanner use. cordless. We encourage responsible. there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. Do not open your scanner’s case to make any modiﬁcations that could allow it to pick up transmissions that are illegal to monitor. mobile use of this scanner is unlawful or requires a permit.
Talkgroup IDs — each channel storage bank has an associated talkgroup ID list. for a total of 10 talkgroup ID lists. In the Closed Mode. you can use frequency guides available from your local RadioShack store. Channels — programmable memory locations for the frequencies you want to monitor. Channels are storage areas for frequencies. it checks to see if the ID has been stored in the associated ID list. see “Open and Closed Mode Operation”. Each ID list has 5 sub-banks.Beyond the Basics glossary Frequency — the receving signal location (expressed in MHz). it stops and monitors the radio trafﬁc on that channel until the transmission ends. Each sub-bank has 30 ID locations. When the scanner stops on a transmission in the Motorola or EDACS mode. In the Open Mode. then resumes scanning. You can program up to 150 talkgroup IDs in each bank. frequency listings posted on the Internet. the scanner always stops on all transmissions except those you speciﬁcally exclude. so you can program up to 1500 talkgroup IDs in 10 banks. a bank can hold numerous channels. For a detailed description of Open and Closed Mode operation. Each time the scanner ﬁnds an active frequency. To ﬁnd active frequencies. and diplays the ID’s text tag if you have stored the ID. the scanner only stops on the transmission and displays its text tag if you have stored and not locked out the ID. Whereas a channel can only contain one frequency. or the built-in search function. Channel Storage Banks — a storage area for a group of channels. 86 .
While scanning. Avoid programming “Birdie Frequencies” or only listen to them manually. The batteries might be dead or need to be recharged. the scanner lcoks on frequencies that have an unclear transmission. What’s wrong? The scanner might need to be initialized. What’s wrong? Some frequencies programmed into the scanner might be the same as “birdie” frequencies. Turn the scanner off then on again. The scanner is on but does not scan. Recharge the rechargeable batteries or replace the standard batteries. Turn off keylock. Turn SQ clockwise. 87 . or initialize the scanner (see “Initializing the Scaner”). The scanner does not receive any stations or reception is poor. Store frequencies into more than one channel. What’s wrong? The squelch might not be adjusted correctly. The center tip of the adapter’s barrel plug must be set to positive. The keylock might be turned on. Be sure the adapter’s barrel plug is fully inserted into the PWR DC 9V jack.Beyond the Basics FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) The scanner is not working at all. What’s wrong? The AC or DC adapter might not be connected. There might only be one channel or no channels stored in the scanner.
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