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Handheld Scanner

 

 

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Features

Faxback Doc. # 38252

Your new Radio Shack PRO-64400-ChannelPortable Scanner gives you direct access to over 32,000 exciting frequencies, including police and fire departments, ambulance services, and amateur radio services. You can

select up to 400 channels to scan, and you can change your selection at any time.

The secret to your scanner's ability to scan so many frequencies is its custom-designedmicroprocessor - a tiny,built-incomputer.

Your scanner has these special features:

Hyperscan - lets you scan up to 25 channels per second and search up to

50 steps per second.

Triple Conversion - virtually eliminates any Superheterodyne Receiver interference from intermediate

frequency (IF) images, so you hear only the frequency you select.

17 Preprogrammed Search Bands - let you search for transmissions within preset frequency ranges,

so you can find interesting frequencies more quickly.

40 Monitor Memories - let you search for new and unlisted frequencies starting

from a specified frequency.

Limit Frequency Search - lets you search for new and unlisted frequencies within the

preset frequency ranges or your own programmed frequency ranges in the 10 search banks.

Eleven Preprogrammed - keep you informed about current

Weather Frequencies weather conditions.

Ten Channel-StorageBanks - let you store 40 channels in each bank to group channels so

calls are easier to identify.

Sort - lets you move frequencies you stored in a bank into consecutive order. This makes it easy for you to identify the frequencies you have stored.

Auto Store - quickly finds and automatically stores active frequencies in

each channel.

Duplicate Frequency Check - automatically notifies you if you are about to store a

frequency you have already stored, to help avoid wasting storage space.

Liquid Crystal Display - makes it easy to view and change programming information.

Ten Priority Channels - let you set the scanner so it checks the next priority

channel, in order, every

2 seconds, so you do not miss important calls.

Two-SecondScan Delay - delays scanning for about 2 seconds before moving to

another channel or frequency, so you can hear more replies.

Lock-OutFunction - lets you set your scanner to skip over specified channels or frequencies when scanning or searching.

Key Lock - lets you lock the keys to help prevent accidentally changing the scanner's programming.

Display Backlight - makes the scanner easy to read in low light situations.

Flexible Antenna with BNC Connector - provides excellent reception. The BNC connector is designed so

you can easily attach and remove the antenna.

Memory Backup - keeps the frequencies stored in memory for about 1 hour during a power loss.

Three Power Options - let you power the scanner from internal batteries

(non-rechargeablebatteries or a rechargeable scanner battery pack) or external AC or DC power (using an optional adapter).

Frequency Data Loading - lets you program the scanner with frequencies stored in a

personal computer. You need a personal computer and a data interface kit (available through your local Radio Shack store) to use this feature.

We recommend you record your scanner's serial number here. This number is on the scanner's back panel.

Serial Number:__________________________________________

Your PRO-64scanner can receive all of these frequencies:

29-54MHz(10-MeterAmateur Radio, VHF Lo,6-MeterAmateur Radio)

108-136.975MHz (Aircraft)

137-174MHz (Government,2-MeterAmateur Radio, VHF Hi)

380-512MHz (Military Aircraft, UHF Lo,70-CentimeterAmateur Radio, UHF "T" Band, Government)

806-824MHz (UHF Public Service)

849-869MHz (UHF Hi)

894-960MHz (UHF Hi,33-CentimeterAmateur Radio)

For a breakdown of the frequency ranges in the 17 preprogrammed search bands, see "Preparation," Faxback Doc. # 38253.

In addition, your scanner is preprogrammed with the following weather service frequencies:

161.6500 MHz

161.7750 MHz

162.4000 MHz

162.4250 MHz

162.4400 MHz

162.4500 MHz

162.4750 MHz

162.5000 MHz

162.5250 MHz

162.5500 MHz

163.2750 MHz

SCANNING LEGALLY

Your scanner covers frequencies used by may different groups including police and fire departments, ambulance services, government agencies, private companies, amateur radio services, military operations, pager

services, and wireline (telephone and telegraph) service providers. It is legal to listen to almost every transmission your scanner can receive. However there are some transmissions you should never intentionally listen to.

These include:

Telephone conversations (either cellular, cordless, or other private means of telephone signal transmission)

Pager transmissions

Any scrambled or encrypted transmissions

According to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), you are subject to fines and possible imprisonment for intentionally listening to, using, or divulging the contents of such a transmission unless you have the consent of a party to the communication (unless such activity is otherwise illegal). Radio Shack encourages responsible, legal scanner use.

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Preparation

Faxback Doc. # 38253

POWER SOURCES

You can power your scanner from any of three sources:

Internal batteries or a rechargeable scanner battery pack

Standard AC power

Vehicle battery power using an optional DC cigarette lighter adapter

Notes:

Connecting an AC or DC adapter to the scanner disconnects any internal batteries, but it does not disconnect a rechargeable battery pack. If

you install a rechargeable battery pack, you can operate the scanner and recharge the battery pack at the same time. See "Using Batteries" and "Charging a Rechargeable Battery Pack" below.

If the scanner stops working properly after you connect it to power, try resetting it. See "Troubleshooting," Faxback Doc. # 38258.

Using Batteries

You can power your scanner from six AA batteries. For the longest operation and best performance, we recommend alkaline batteries, such as Radio Shack Cat. No. 23-552.You can also power the scanner using a rechargeable scanner battery pack, such as Cat. No.23-288.

You can also use six rechargeable nickel-cadmiumbatteries

(such as Cat. No. 23-125)to power the scanner. To charge or rechargenickel-cadmiumbatteries, however, you must remove them from the scanner and use an external charger (such as Cat. No.23-134).

Note:

If you are using a rechargeable scanner battery pack, you must charge it first (see "Charging a Rechargeable Battery Pack" below).

Caution:

Do not mix old and new batteries, different types of batteries (standard, alkaline, or rechargeable), or rechargeable batteries of different capacities.

Follow these steps to install batteries or a battery pack.

1.Press down on the battery compartment cover on the bottom of the scanner and slide the cover in the direction of the arrow to remove it.

2.Slide the battery holder or battery pack out of the battery compartment.

3.If you are installing individual batteries, insert six AA batteries in the battery holder as indicated by the polarity symbols (+ and -)marked on the battery holder.

4.Slide the battery holder or battery pack into the compartment as shown.

Caution:

The battery holder or battery pack fits only one way inside the battery compartment. Do not force it.

5. When battery power is low, the display flashes and the scanner beeps continuously. When battery power is exhausted, the scanner turns itself off. Replace all six non-rechargeablebatteries or recharge

the battery pack.

Caution:

Always dispose of old batteries promptly and properly. Do not bury or burn them.

Using Standard AC Power

To power the scanner from AC power, you need an AC adapter (Cat. No. 273-1665).

Cautions:

You must use an AC adapter that supplies 9 volts and delivers at least 200 milliamps. Its center tip must be set to negative, and its plug must correctly fit the scanner's PWR/DC 9V jack. The recommended

adapter meets these specifications. Using an adapter that does not meet these specifications could damage the scanner or the adapter.

When you finish using the AC adapter, disconnect it from the AC outlet first. Then disconnect it from the scanner.

Plug the adapter's supplied 1.3 mm inner diameter/3.4 mm outer diameter barrel plug into the scanner's PWR/DC 9V jack. Then plug the adapter's power module into a standard AC outlet.

Warning:

Do not use an AC adapter's polarized plug with an extension cord, receptacle, or other outlet unless the blades can be fully inserted to prevent blade exposure.

Using Vehicle Battery Power

To power the scanner from your vehicle's cigarette-lightersocket, you need a DC adapter (Cat. No.270-1560).

Cautions:

You must use a DC adapter that supplies 9 volts and delivers at least 200 milliamps. Its center tip must be set to negative, and its plug must correctly fit the scanner's PWR/DC 9V jack. The recommended adapter meets these specifications. Using an adapter that does not meet these specifications could damage the scanner or the adapter.

To protect your vehicle's electrical system, always plug the adapter into the scanner before you plug it into your vehicle's cigarettelighter socket. Always unplug the adapter from the vehicle's cigarette-lightersocket before you unplug it from the scanner.

1.Connect the DC adapter's supplied 1.3 mm inner diameter/3.4 mm outer diameter battery plug to the cable, with the tip set to - (negative).

2.Set the adapter's voltage switch to 9V.

3.Insert the barrel plug into these scanner's PWR/DC 9V jack.

4.Plug the other end of the adapter into your vehicle's

cigarette-lightersocket.

Notes:

Mobile use of this scanner is unlawful or requires a permit in some areas. Check the laws in your area.

If the scanner does not operate properly when you connect a

DC adapter, unplug the adapter from the cigarette-lightersocket and clean the socket to remove ashes and other debris.

Charging a Rechargeable Battery Pack

Your scanner has a built-incharging circuit that lets you charge a

rechargeable battery pack (Cat. No. 23-288)while it is in the scanner. To charge the battery pack, simply connect an AC or DC adapter to the scanner's PWR/DC 9V jack.

It takes about 14-16hours to recharge a battery pack that is fully discharged. You can operate the scanner while recharging the battery pack, but the charging time is lengthened.

Notes:

If you want to take the battery pack out of the scanner to charge it, follow the instructions provided with the battery pack.

A rechargeable battery pack lasts longer and delivers more power if you let it fully discharge once a month. To do this, simply use the scanner until the display flashes then the scanner turns itself off. Then fully charge the battery pack.

Important! At the end of a rechargeable battery pack's useful life, it must be recycled or disposed of properly. Contact your local, county, or

state hazardous waste management authorities for information on recycling or disposal programs in your area. Some options that might be available are: municipal curb-sidecollection,drop-offboxes at retailers such as

your local Radio Shack store, recycling collection centers, and mailback programs.

CONNECTING THE ANTENNA

Follow these steps to attach the supplied flexible antenna to your scanner.

1.Align the slots around the antenna's connector with the tabs on the ANT jack.

2.Press the antenna down over the jack and turn the antenna's base clockwise until it locks into place.

Connecting an Optional Antenna

The ANT jack on the top of the scanner makes it easy to use the scanner with a variety of antennas. Instead of the supplied antenna, you can attach a different one, such as an external mobile antenna or outdoor base station antenna. Your local Radio Shack store sells a variety of

antennas.

Always use 50-ohmcoaxial cable, such asRG-58orRG-8,to connect an outdoor antenna. For lengths over 50 feet, useRG-8low-lossdielectric coaxial cable. If your antenna's cable does not have a BNC connector, you will also need a BNC adapter (also available at your local Radio Shack store.)

Follow the installation instructions supplied with the antenna, route the antenna cable to the scanner, then connect it to the ANT jack.

Warning:

Use extreme caution when installing or removing an outdoor antenna. If the antenna starts to fall, let it go! It could contact overhead

power lines. If the antenna touches a power line, contact with the antenna, mast, cable or guy wires can caused electrocution and death! Call the power company to remove the antenna. Do not attempt to do so yourself.

CONNECTING AN EARPHONE/HEADPHONES

For private listening, you can plug an earphone or mono headphones

(such as Cat. No. 33-175or20-210)into the HEADPHONE jack on top of your scanner. This automatically disconnects the internal speaker.

Listening Safely

To protect your hearing, follow these guidelines when you use an earphone or headphones:

Do not listen at extremely high volume levels. Extended high-volumelistening can lead to permanent hearing loss.

Set the volume to the lowest setting before you begin listening. After you begin listening, adjust the volume to a comfortable level.

Once you set the volume, do not increase it. Over time, your ears adapt to the volume level, so a volume level that does not cause discomfort might still damage your hearing.

Traffic Safety

Do not use an earphone or headphones with your scanner when operating a motor vehicle or riding a bicycle in or near traffic. Doing so can create

a traffic hazard and could be illegal in some areas.

If you use an earphone or headphones with your scanner while riding a bicycle, be very careful. Do not listen to a continuous broadcast. Even though some earphones/headphones let you hear some outside sounds when listening at normal volume levels, they still can present a traffic

hazard.

CONNECTING AN EXTENSION SPEAKER

In a noisy area, an extension speaker, (Cat. No. 21-549)or an amplified speaker (Cat. No.21-541)might provide more comfortable listening.

Plug the speaker cable's 1/8-inchmini-pluginto your scanner's MICROPHONE jack.

USING THE BELT CLIP

You can use the belt clip attached to the back of the scanner for hands-freecarrying when you are on the go. Simply side the belt clip over your belt or waistband.

YOUR SCANNER

Once you understand a few simple terms we use in this manual and familiarize yourself with your scanner's features, you can put the scanner to work for you. You simply determine the communications you want to receive, then set the scanner to scan those frequencies.

A frequency is the tuning location of a station (expressed in kHz or MHz). To find active frequencies, you can use the search function to search bands, which are preset ranges of frequencies.

When you find a frequency, you can store it into a permanent memory location called a channel, which is grouped with your other channels in a channel-storagebank. You can then scan thechannel-storagebanks to see if there is activity on the frequencies stored there. Each time the

scanner finds an active frequency, it stays on that channel until the transmission ends.

Another option is to store the frequency into a temporary memory location called a monitor memory until you decide to move it to a channel.

Just keep in mind - you search frequencies an scan channels.

A LOOK AT THE KEYPAD

Your scanner's keys might seem confusing at first, but this information should help you understand each key's function.

SCAN - scans through the programmed channels.

AUTO - automatically programs frequencies into channels.

L/O RVW - lets you review locked-outchannels or frequencies.

LIGHT - turns the displays backlight on or off.

KEY (SYMBOL) - locks/unlocks the keypad to prevent accidental entries.

MANUAL - stops scanning to let you directly enter a channel number.

DELAY - programs a 2-seconddelay for the selected channel.

LIMIT - sets the frequency range you want to search.

Up Arrow and Down Arrow - searches up or down from the currently displayed frequency.

MON - accesses the 40 monitor memories.

BAND - selects a preprogrammed search band.

WX - scans through the preprogrammed weather channels.

PRI - sets and turns on and off priority for 10 priority channels.

Number Keys - each key has a single-digitlabel and a range of numbers. Use the digits on the keys to enter the numbers for a channel or a frequency. Use the range

of numbers above the key (41-80,for example) to select the channels in a channelstorage bank.

DIRECT/. - starts a direct frequency search or enters a decimal point (necessary when programming frequencies).

CLEAR - clears an incorrect entry.

AM/FM - changes the receive mode.

PGM - lets you program frequencies into channels.

ENTER - enters frequencies into channels.

A LOOK AT THE DISPLAY

The display has indicators that show the scanner's current operation.

A quick look at the display will help you understand how to operate your scanner.

SRCH BANK - appears with numbers (1-10)when you program limit search ranges.

A bank number with a bar under shows it is selected for a limit search.

BANK - appears with numbers (1-10).Bank numbers with a bar under them show which ones are turned on for scanning.

P- appears with numbers (1-10).Numbers with a bar under them show which priority channels are turned on.

Up or Down Arrow - indicates the search or scan direction.

WX - appears when you scan the preprogrammed weather channels.

Key SYMBOL - appears when you lock the keypad.

AUTO - appears while the scanner automatically stores frequencies into channels.

M - flashes with a number (1-40)to show which monitor memory you are listening to.

CH - appears with digits (1-400)to show which channel the scanner is tuned to.

AM/FM - shows which preset mode (AM or FM) the scanner is set to while scanning and flashes when you change a frequency to the other mode.

SRCH - appears during a band, limit, or direct frequency search.

SCAN - appears when you scan channels.

MAN - appears when you manually select a channel.

PGM - appears while you program frequencies into the scanner's channels, or while you program a limit search range.

PRI - appears when the priority feature is turned on.

DLY - appears when you program a 2-seconddelay for a channel.

L/O - appears when you manually select a channel or frequency you

locked out while scanning or searching.

Error - appears when you make an entry error.

CH-FULL- appears when 40 channels are

stored in a bank, or when you try to enter a frequency during a search when all channels are full.

L-FULL- appears when 200 frequencies are locked out during a band, limit,

or direct search.

A-FULL- appears when you select a full bank while auto storing or when you finish sorting a full bank.

AC-XXCH- appears with a number to show how many empty channels are in a bank.

Sor. - appears while the scanner sorts frequencies.

Pri-On-- appears when you turn on the priority feature.

-dUPL-(duplicate) - appears when you try to store a frequency that is already stored

in another channel.

PCH ALL-OFF- appears when you press PRI and all of the scanner's priority

channels are empty or locked-out.

PC - appears with PGM when you set the scanner to the data transfer mode.

ConnECt - appears while you transfer frequencies from a personal computer to the scanner

FiniSH - appears when all frequencies have been successfully transferred from a personal computer to the scanner

1-Error- appears instead of ConnECt when a check sum error occurred while transferring frequencies

Data transfer stops.

2-Error- appears instead of FiniSh whenout-of-rangedata on either a channel or a frequency was encountered while transferring frequencies.

3-Error- appears instead of ConnECt when a communications error occurred while transferring frequencies

Data transfer stops.

UNDERSTANDING BANDS/BANKS/MEMORIES

Search Bands

Your scanner can tune over 32,000 different frequencies. Many of these frequencies are grouped within permanent memory locations called search bands (1-17).

Band

Search Range (MHz) Description

01

29-30

10-MeterAmateur Radio

02

30-50

VHF Lo

03

50-54

6-MeterAmateur Radio

04

108-136

Aircraft

05

144-148

2-MeterAmateur Radio

06

148-174

VHF Hi

07

380-384

Military Aircraft

08

406-420

Government

09

420-450

70-CentimeterAmateur Radio

10

450-470

UHF Lo

11

851-856

UHF Hi

12

856-866

UHF Hi

13

866-869

UHF Hi

14

935-940

UHF Hi

15

940-941

UHF Hi

16

941-952

UHF Hi

17

952-960

33-CentimeterAmateur Radio

Note:

The actual search range of Band 04 is 108-136.975MHz.

You can search these bands to quickly find active frequencies you might want to store into the scanner's channels.

For example, if you wanted to search for transmissions between pilots and the control tower at an air show, you could search only the search bands where you are most likely to hear the transmissions (4 and 7).

Notes:

The scanner can search for transmissions on frequencies that are not stored in any of the search bands. For more information, see "Operation," Faxback Doc. # 38254.

The frequencies in the scanner's search bands are preset. You cannot change them.

See "Guide to Action Bands," Faxback Doc. # 38257, for lists of other frequency ranges and the broadcasters you are likely to hear on those frequencies.

Channel-StorageBanks

To make it easier to identify and select the channels you want to listen to, channels are divided into 10 channel-storagebanks(1-10)of 40 channels each. You can use eachchannel-storagebank to group

frequencies, such as those used by the police department, fire department, ambulance services, and aircraft.

For example, there might be three or four police departments in your area, each using several different frequencies. Additionally, there might be other law enforcement agencies such as state police, county sheriffs, or SWAT teams that use their own frequencies. You could program all law enforcement frequencies starting with Channel 1 (the first channel in Bank 1), then program the fire department, paramedic, and other public safety frequencies starting with Channel 41 (the first channel Bank 2).

Monitor Memories

The scanner also has 40 monitor memories that you can use to temporarily store frequencies while you decide whether to save them into channels. This is handy for quickly storing an active frequency when you are searching through an entire band.

You can only store a frequency into a monitor memory during a band, limit, or direct search.

You can select monitor memories manually, but you cannot scan them. See "Operation," Faxback Doc. # 38254.

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Operation

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TURNING ON THE SCANNER/SETTING VOLUME AND SQUELCH

Note:

Make sure the scanner's antenna is connected before you turn it on.

1.Turn SQUELCH MIN/MAX fully counterclockwise.

2.Turn VOLUME OFF/MAX clockwise until it clicks and you hear a hissing sound.

3.Turn SQUELCH MIN/MAX clockwise, then leave it set to a point just after the hissing sound stops.

If the scanner automatically starts scanning channels, press MANUAL to stop scanning.

Notes:

If you hear not stored frequencies into any channels, the scanner does not scan.

If the scanner picks up unwanted, partial, or very weak transmissions, turn SQUELCH MIN/MAX clockwise to decrease the scanner's sensitivity to these signals. If you want to listen to a weak or distant station,

turn SQUELCH MIN/MAX counterclockwise.

If SQUELCH MIN/MAX is adjusted so you always hear a hissing sound, the scanner does not scan properly.

STORING ACTIVE FREQUENCIES

You can store frequencies into channels using any of these methods:

Manual storage

Auto storage

Band, limit, or direct search

Good references for active frequencies are Radio Shack's "Police Call Radio guide Including Fire and Emergency Services," "Aeronautical

Frequency Directory," and "Maritime Frequency Directory." We update these directories every year, so be sure to get a current copy.

See also "Guide to Action Bands," Faxback Doc. # 38257.

If you do not have a reference to frequencies in your area, follow the steps in "Automatically Storing Frequencies," "Band Search," "Limit

Search," or "Direct Search from the Displayed Frequency," below to search for transmissions.

Manually Storing Frequencies

If you know a frequency you want to store, you can store it manually.

1.Press PGM. PGM appears.

2.Use the number keys to enter the channel number where you want to store the frequency, then press PGM again.

3.Use the number keys to enter the frequency you want to store into that channel (including the decimal point).

4.Press ENTER to store the frequency.

Notes:

If you entered an invalid frequency in Step 3, the scanner beeps and displays the channel number and Error. Simply repeat Steps 3 and 4.

Your scanner automatically rounds the entered frequency down to the closest valid frequency. For example, if you try to enter a frequency of 151.4730, your scanner accepts it as 151.4700.

If you entered a frequency that is already stored in another channel, the scanner beeps three times and displays the lowest channel number where the frequency is already stored, and -dUPL-then the frequency flashes. If you want to store the frequency anyway, press ENTER again.

If you find that you entered a wrong frequency after you press ENTER, you can change it to the correct frequency by following these steps.

a.Press ENTER. One of the frequency's digits flashes.

b.Repeatedly press Up or Down Arrow until the digit you want to change flashes.

c.Use the number keys to enter the correct digit.

d.Press ENTER.

5.Repeat Steps 2-4to store more frequencies into channels.

Automatically Storing Frequencies

Your scanner can automatically store active frequencies from a particular frequency range into empty channels in the channel-storagebanks you specify.

Notes:

The scanner does not store duplicate frequencies during auto store.

The scanner does not store locked-outfrequencies during auto store.

1. Press AUTO. BANK and all channel-storagebank numbers appear, and the bar under the currently selected bank number flashes. AUTO andAC-XXCHalso appear, where XX is the number of empty channels in the active bank.

To view the number of empty channels in other banks, repeatedly press AUTO.

2. Press the number key for each bank where you do not want to store frequencies. The bar under each bank number you selected disappears.

Notes:

To turn off bank 10, press 0.

To turn a bank back on, press its number key again. The bar under the bank number appears.

If you select a bank that does not contain any empty channels, A-FULLappears instead ofAC-XXCH.To enter new frequencies into this bank, you must delete one or more frequencies stored in it.

3.Press LIMIT. L appears.

4.Use the number keys to enter the lower limit of the frequency range where you want to find frequencies to store, then press ENTER.

5.Press LIMIT. H appears.

6.Use the number keys to enter the upper limit of the frequency range where you want to find frequencies to store, then press ENTER.

Note:

If you enter an invalid frequency in Step 4 or 6, the scanner displays Error. Simply repeat the step.

7. Press Up Arrow to go from the lower to the upper limit, or Down Arrow to go from the upper to the lower limit. AUTO and the bar under the currently selected bank number flash on the display.

When the scanner finds an active frequency, it stores the frequency in the channel number displayed to the left of CH, then continues searching for more active frequencies and storing them in any subsequent empty channels. When the scanner fills all channels within the selected bank(s), it beeps rapidly and displays the last frequency stored and the number of the channel where it was stored.

Notes:

During auto store, you can manually change the receive mode.

To pause auto store, press AUTO. The scanner displays the last channel number where a frequency was stored, or ------ifno frequencies are stored. To continue auto store, press Up Arrow or Down Arrow.

During auto store, the scanner beeps when it reaches the upper limit frequency, then continues searching from the lower limit frequency, or vice versa.

8. To stop auto store, press MANUAL. MAN appears.

Band Search

If you do not know of a frequency to store, you can search your scanner's

preprogrammed search bands for active frequencies, then store any that you find into your scanner's channels or monitor memories.

Notes:

You can use the scanner's delay feature while using band search.

During band search, you can manually change the receive mode.

Follow these steps to search for and store active frequencies using band search.

1.Press BAND. The last selected band number (b followed by a number, such as b02), SRCH, and the frequency search range appear on the display.

2.To select a different band, enter the band's number (01-17),or repeatedly press BAND until the desired band number appears on the display.

3.Hold down Up Arrow for about 1 second to search up from the bottom of the band, or Down Arrow for about 1 second to search from the top of the band. Up or Down Arrow appears on the display.

Notes:

To reverse the search direction at any time, hold down Up or Down Arrow for about 1 second.

To search the band upward or downward in small increments

(in steps of 5, 12.5, or 25 kHz, depending on the band), repeatedly press and release Up or Down Arrow.

When the scanner finds an active frequency, it stops searching and displays the frequency's number.

To store the displayed frequency in the lowest available channel,

press ENTER. Up or Down Arrow and the channel and frequency flash twice, and the scanner stores the displayed frequency. Then the scanner continues to search for frequencies.

Note:

If there is no empty channel, CH-FULLappears. To store more frequencies, you must clear some channels. To continue searching afterCH-FULLappears, press CLEAR then press and hold Up or Down Arrow for about 1 second.

To store the displayed frequency in the lowest available monitor

memory, press MON. The frequency flashes twice, and M and the monitor memory number flash. To search for another active frequency in the selected band, press and hold Up or Down Arrow for about 1 second.

To store the displayed frequency in the lowest available monitor

memory, press MON. The frequency flashes twice, and M and the monitor memory number flash. To search for another active frequency in the

selected band, press and hold Up or Down Arrow for about 1 second.

Note:

If you try to store a frequency in a monitor memory that is already stored in a channel, - dUPL - flashes then M, the channel number, CH, and the frequency flash. If you want to store the frequency anyway, press MON again.

4. To select a different band and search for another active frequency, repeat Steps 2-3.

Limit Search

You can search for transmissions within a range of frequencies you select, or you can use one of the scanner's 10 preprogrammed limit search ranges.

Notes:

You can use the scanner's delay feature while using limit search. During the limit search, you can manually change the receive mode.

The scanner contains these preprogrammed limit search ranges, stored in search banks 1-10.

Search Bank Limit Search Range (MHz) Description

129.0000-54.000010-MeterAmateur Radio, VHF Lo,

6-MeterAmateur Radio

2108.0000-136.9750Aircraft

3137.0000-174.0000Government,2-MeterAmateur

 

Radio, VHF Hi

4

380.0000-512.0000

Military Aircraft, UHF Lo

 

70-CentimeterAmateur Radio,

 

UHF "T" Band, Government

5

806.0000-815.2875

UHF Public Service

6

815.3000-820.7375

UHF Public Service

7

820.7500-824.0000

UHF Public Service

8

849.0000-869.0000

UHF Hi

9

894.0000-960.0000

UHF Hi, 33-Centimeter

 

Amateur Radio

10

29.0000-960.0000

All frequencies

Follow these steps to select the preprogrammed limit search ranges and search them for active frequencies.

1. Press LIMIT. L and the last selected search bank number appear, and

the bar under the selected bank number flashes.

2. Using the number keys, enter the search bank number for each limit search range you want to remove or select. When a bank is selected, a bar appears under it.

Note:

To select bank 10, press 1 then 0.

3. Hold down Up Arrow for about 1 second to search from the lower to the upper limit, or Down Arrow to search from the upper to the lower

limit. As the scanner searches, it displays SRCH, and the bar under the selected search bank number flashes.

Notes:

To reverse the rapid search direction at any time, hold down Up Arrow or Down Arrow for about 1 second.

To search the selected band upward or downward in small increments (in steps of 5, 12.5, or 25 kHz, depending on the band), press and release Up or Down Arrow.

When the scanner finds an active frequency, it stops searching.

To store that frequency in the lowest available channel, simply press ENTER. The scanner stores the frequency, and Up or Down Arrow, the channel number and CH, and the frequency flash for about 2 seconds. Then the scanner continues to search.

Notes:

If there is no empty channel, CH-FULLappears. To store more frequencies, you must clear some channels.

If you entered a frequency that is already stored in another channel, the scanner beeps three times and displays the lowest channel number where the frequency is already stored, and -dUPL-then the frequency flashes at the channel where you tried to store it. If you want

to store the frequency anyway, press ENTER again.

To store that frequency in a monitor memory, simply press MON. To search for another active frequency, hold down Up or Down Arrow for about

1 second.

Changing a Preprogrammed Range

You can replace any of the preprogrammed limit search ranges with your own frequency ranges. This is useful if there is a range of frequencies you

search often that is not within any of the preprogrammed ranges.

Notes:

You cannot set a frequency limit outside the scanner's range of 29.0000 MHz to 960.0000 MHz.