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Handheld Scanner

 

 

(200-0564)

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.

(br/km-03/06/1997)

 

 

Handheld Scanner

 

 

(200-0564)

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.