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Pro-106/197/651/652 - PSR 500/600 - WS1040/65
Digital Scanner Manual
Last Updated September 22, 2014

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Contents
Intro/Review Scanning the Scan Lists
Main Features   Turning Scan Lists Off and On
Scanning Terminology   Storing...
Understanding Object Oriented Memory   Using Pause and Manual
  Object Numbering   Temporary/Permanent Lockout
Understanding Scan Lists   Unlocking Objects
Understanding Trunking   Priority Scanning
  Understanding Multi-Site Trunking   Using the Attenuator
Understanding IDs   Using the Favorites/Skywarn Lists
Understanding Receive Modes   Optimizing Scanning Parameters
Understanding CTCSS/DCS/NAC Tune Search/Analyze Mode
Turning on the Scanner and Setting the Squelch Dedicated Searches
A Look at the Keypad   Public Safety/Air/Ham Search
A Look at the Display   Public Safety, Air, and Ham Group Charts
Basic Settings for Navigation   Marine/CB/FRS Search
  Navigating the Menus   Marine, CB, and FRS/GRMS/MURS Search Channels
  Using Menu Help   Rail Search
Text Tagging and Qtext   Limit Search
  Customizing Qtext   Zeromatic Tuning
  Using Qtext   Signal Stalker/Spectrum Sweeper Search
Global Settings (GLOB) Menu   Unlocking Search Frequencies
Planning Systems and Scan Lists Using Weather Modes
Creating (Programming) Objects   Weather Radio
  CONV (Conventional) Object Menu   Weather Priority
  Programming CTCSS/DCS/NAC Tones   SAME Standby
  TSYS (Trunked System) Object Menu   Event Codes
  Programming a Motorola Fleet Map Using V-Scanner Folders
  Fleet Maps   Preprogrammed V-Scanner Folders
  Programming Offset and Base Frequency for UHF/VHF Expert Settings Menu
  Selecting EDACS ID Format Cloning/Uploading/Downloading
  TGRP (Talkgroup) Object Menu Firmware Version/Updates and Power-On Menus
  SRCH/STLK/SWPR (Search/Stalker/Sweeper) Object Menus Memory Used
  Duplicating Objects Scanner Reset
  Finding Objects Default Step Chart
  Deleting Objects Menu Outline
    Footnotes/Related Links

Intro/Review Contents
The radios, all made by GRE (the newer Pro-651/652 and WS1040/65 by Whistler), are identical in operation. The newer Whistler models don't have the pre-loaded V-Scanner folders. The PSR-C (Canadian) models are no different from the US models except that the bandplan setting defaults to Canada, the V-Scanner folders include Canadian provinces, and firmware updates are separate. Programming isn't too hard once you figure out how to navigate the new menus. These are another excellent set of radios that have many fine features for scanning, searching, and trunking. However, the manuals that come with the radios are still a mess. The PSR manuals (only on CD but still PDF) aren't too bad but don't include descriptions for the 'Expert Settings'(?). The RS manuals are the worst I've ever seen with an additional 3 page pamphlet vaguely describing  the 'Expert Settings' for the radio. Pro-106/197 and PSR500/600 have the V-Scanner Programmed Data in another booklet. If you've owned a trunktracker before you pretty much know how to set the settings. You just have to figure out where they all are in the midst of all the new features and additional settings.

I decided to write and print this for myself to make it easier to use the radio and am happy to share it with you. This should also make it easier for most people to use some of the more advanced features of the radio (and get their money’s worth if you paid full-price for the radio new) as I will try to explain procedures a little more clearly and in a more logical order. Granted, these radios aren't simple so you will have to spend some time on them but this manual will make it easier.
And, thanks to the many people who have posted their valuable insight on the Radio Reference forums and Yahoo groups.

Pros:
These radios are packed with new features for scanning, searching, and especially for digital trunking. The 'Multi-Site' feature allows you to monitor only the strongest, consecutive, or all control channel frequencies in the system. The audio is great and setting up a digital system is fairly easy right out of the box. 'Object Oriented Memory' also allows you to add service, limit, and stalker/sweeper objects to your scan lists. Squelch 'Search' for conventional objects will search for CTCSS, DCS, and NAC codes. The radios include an 'Expert Settings' menu for fine tuning many other parameters. Multi-site trunking, P25 NAC functionality, 21 V-Scanner Folders, 'multiple' priority channels, hit counters, 'Qtext' can be programmed then used for alpha-tagging, adjustable scan/search delay, the 'Automove' feature arranges LTR freqs in correct LCN order, and the 'Duplication' feature saves programming parameters for similar objects. 'FlexStep' is great for entering channels down to 1.25 kHz steps but the search ranges and limit search are still fixed steps. SAME programming now allows you to enter 'wildcard' location codes and specific event codes that can also be locked out. The display is as bright and big as my Pro-97. There is a configurable LED for visual alerts as well as audible alerts for most objects. The high speed interface is a nice upgrade too.

Cons:
The number buttons on the keypad are very tiny, too close together, and relatively hard to press compared to my older RS/GRE scanners. The clear lens designed over the display on the Pro 106/651 bulges up just begging for scratches. The displays for the base models are the same small display as the hand-helds (even has the low-battery icon when you turn the radio on!). The VHF air service search still has the same 8.33 MHz fixed steps which we still do not use here in the US making it ridiculously slow. You can view the frequency of a conventional channel with the alpha tag but not the ID of a trunked system with the tag unless it's a 'Private' (or 'Radio') ID (?). No status bit control for Motorola IDs.

I think they went overboard on some of the features like possible light intensities for each color of the LED (about 576), and most people won't be programming their IDs in HEX format. There are a lot of settings in these radios the average Joe (or Mary) won't understand and need just to scan or trunktrack their local systems. Luckily, the defaults for most (not all) of the settings work pretty well. The descriptions of some of the settings in the 'Expert Settings' menu are truly vague and, as of this writing, there are limited or no instructions on how change the parameters for improvement. When there is no documentation in the manual for certain features, I have provided links to other resources that have tried to explain how to use and tweak them.


An overview of the features can also be viewed at my
Trunking Radio Comparison Chart page.

If you have a big database of channels to program you will definitely need the
programming software ($35) and the programming cable (if you bought the Pro 106/651/197/652- another $35). Qtext is great but still, much easier with the software. With all the features and setting it will save you hours of programming and frustration.

There are better antennas out there to use than the one that comes with the scanner. RS has the Center-Loaded Telescoping Whip for $15 - better for VHF/UHF. The 800MHz Scanner Antenna for $25 - 100% better for 700+ MHz but keep your stock rubber duck/whip handy for areas with a lot of 800MHz overload, especially with digital. You may be able to find others on the web but RS is convenient so you can buy it and take it back in the same day if you don't like it. Read the reviews for each at the site. They also have the right-angle adapter for the base models ($6).

For those of you who are new to trunking or haven't had a scanner in the last 10 years it is a good idea to read the respective sections on those topics. You really have to know how trunking works in order to program a trunking system. It won't do you any good to try to program a trunking system unless you know what the radio needs and is going to do with the data (control channel, IDs, LCN order, etc.).

I will assume you know how to obtain the basic information from the original manual such as following safety procedures, putting the batteries in, connecting the antenna, etc. as I will concentrate on the operation and main functions of the scanner.

I hereby absolve myself from anything that happens to anyone or the scanner as a result of the information you will be reading. You are welcome to copy and/or print these pages and use them in the scanning hobby as long as you don't change, redistribute, or charge/accept money for them. I have tried the best I can to make sure everything is accurate here but if I missed a step, you see something that's obviously wrong, or have any other information you would like to contribute to make this manual better for everyone, please email me.

Check back often as this document will be updated and revised from time to time.

Main Features Contents
Object Oriented Memory - You can have about 1800 'objects' for each of the 21 V-Scanner Folders (plus the main memory loaded in the scanner). Like Dynamic Memory, you use only the amount of memory you need. Total memory capacity is over 37,800 objects.
Multi-System Trunking - you can track Digital Motorola, Motorola, GE/Ericsson (EDACS), and LTR trunking systems including VHF, UHF, 380, and 700MHz systems.
P25 NAC Functionality - P25 Network Access Code (NAC) is used to provide selective squelch operation on conventional digital channels. The scanner will detect the NAC that is being used on a P25 conventional digital channel, and allow you to program NAC codes to block transmissions that do not have a matching NAC, including analog traffic on the same frequency.
Automatic Adaptive Digital Tracking (ADT) - when monitoring P25 digital systems, instantly adapts the digital decoder to the digital modulation format of the transmitted signal, then analyzes the signal over 50 times each second and adapts to any subtle changes caused by multipath or fading. No cumbersome manual adjustments are required.
Multi-Site Trunking - allows you to scan systems covering a very large geographic area that use multiple antenna sites and operate on different frequencies but use the same Talk Group IDs.
Menu Driven Programming with Context Sensitive Help - each menu item provides a few lines of help text that provide assistance with programming and using the scanner.
V-Scanner Technology - allows you to save complete radio configurations within the radio for recall into main memory as needed. 21 V-Scanner Folders are provided (plus the main memory loaded in the scanner), each capable of storing over 1,800 objects.
Alert LED - programmable LED can be configured to illuminate or flash when certain objects are active. User-defined colors and brightness levels can be specified.
Audible Alarms - programmable audible alerts can be configured to sound when certain objects are active.
Signal Stalker/Spectrum Sweeper - quickly sweeps the scanner's frequency ranges for transmissions from nearby sources.
Simultaneous Trunktrack, Scan, Search, and Stalk/Sweep - scans conventional and trunked frequencies together at the same time along with any search objects (including any Stalker/Sweeper objects) programmed.
Digital AGC - instantly compensates for low user audio levels that are common on digital systems.
22 Scan Lists - 20 lists to program, use, and select like traditional banks allowing you to arrange, group and scan objects according to your preference with an additional 'Favorites' list and a 'Skywarn' list.
High Speed PC Interface - use a USB Scanner programming cable for full duplex mode at 6 times the speed of previous scanner models for PC transfer and 8 times the speed of previous models for radio to radio cloning.
Priority Scan - the scanner will sample conventional objects for activity periodically while scanning and monitoring other objects. The scanner will also give IDs priority over other IDs while checking a particular trunking system for activity.
Object 'Find' - lets you search by lockout status or by text.
Hit Counters - keep track of how many transmissions are received for each object type.
Built-In Discriminator Data Output - in simple ASCII output using the PC/IF port.
CTCSS/DCS/NAC Tone Decode - CTCSS and DCS subaudible squelch coding is processed by the same powerful DSP chip that is used for P25 digital decoding. Provides fast and reliable decoding of subaudible squelch signaling with squelch tail elimination.
Preprogrammed - systems for most major metropolitan areas.

SAME and All Hazards Weather Alerting - can be set to automatically sound the alarm tone to advise of hazardous weather conditions when it detects the alert signal on the local NOAA weather channel (SAME standby mode) or you can scan and set the weather channel as a priority channel.

Control Channel Only Scanning - automatically determines the trunking frequencies for Motorola trunking systems once the control channels are programmed.
LTR Home Repeater AutoMove - enter the LTR system frequencies in any order, and the scanner will automatically move the frequencies to the proper home repeater slots as transmissions are received on the system.
Object Duplication- useful when entering multiple ID objects that are in the same trunked radio system, or multiple conventional objects that have similar parameters or tag names.
FlexStep - allows you to enter a frequency in any 1.25 kHz step.
Backlit Keypad and Display - you select one or the other or both to light (or not), when you press the light button, on any key press (function ignore), or on any key press with that key's function.
Real-time Signal Strength Indicator - shows relative strength of received signals with customizable thresholds.
Temporary/Permanent Lockouts - lets you temporary or permanently lockout any programmed object and permanently lockout up to 250 search frequencies.
Scan/Search/Trunking Delay - variable delay (0 to 25 seconds) before searching for another object so you can hear more replies that are made on the same object.
Data Cloning - lets you transfer the programmed data from one scanner to another. You can also download the programmed data from a PC to the scanner or upload the programmed data to the scanner (using an optional two-way PC cable) with optional software.
16 Character, 4-line, Dot Matrix Text Display - lets you program a text label for each object so you can easily identify the transmission.
7 Service Search Bands - Marine, CB, FRS/GMRS/MURS, Police/Fire, Air, Ham, and Railroad ranges to reduce search setup and monitor interesting frequencies more quickly.
250 Search Lockouts - allow you lockout up to 250 frequencies from the service, limit, and Spectrum Sweeper/Signal Stalker dedicated searches.
Tune Search - The scanner will allow you to start searching up or down from a specific frequency.
Attenuation - lets you program your scanner (per object or globally) to reduce the scanner's sensitivity to strong local signals or noise caused by these signals to reduce interference.
HyperScan and HyperSearch - scans up to 55 channels per second and searches up to 90 steps per second.
Low Battery Alert (HH models) - with customizable battery icon threshold values for NiMH, alkaline, and NiCad batteries.
Three Power Options (HH models) - lets you power the scanner using internal batteries; alkaline, NiCad, or NiMH; external AC power using an optional 9 volt 500-mA AC adapter (and RS ‘type C’ adaptaplug); or DC power using an optional 9 volt DC cigarette-lighter power cable adaptor.
Key Lock (HH models) - lets you lock the scanner's keys to help prevent accidental changes to the scanner's programming.
Key Confirmation Tones - the scanner sounds a tone when you press a key, perform an operation correctly, and an error tone if you make an error. Can be turned off.
Memory Backup - keeps the frequencies stored in memory for an extended time if the radio loses power.

Scanning Terminology Contents
Scanning- the process of stepping through programmed conventional objects in scan lists.
You can also program a limit, service, and/or Stalker/Sweeper search as an object into a scan list and include the search during scan
.
Searching- the process of searching for active frequencies in pre-programmed service searches, Spectrum Sweeper bands, and the limit search.
Pause Mode- used for monitor single talkgroup objects or frequencies.
Manual Mode- used for browsing objects and monitoring conventional objects. Monitoring active IDs in a trunked system parked on a wildcard ID.
Program Mode- used for programming objects in scan lists, programming/duplicating/finding objects, and accessing the radio settings menus.
Search Mode- the mode the radio is in while performing a dedicated (one at a time) Stalker/Sweeper, service, limit, or tune searches.
Clone Mode- used for cloning scanners and uploading/downloading to/from scanners using a computer.

Understanding Object Orientated Memory Contents
First we had 'Dynamic Memory' to get used to and now we have 'Object Oriented Memory' to figure out. Memory organization is nothing more than a large collection of scannable objects assigned to Scan Lists. A scannable 'object' is any frequency, ID, Stalker/Sweeper search, limit search, or service search. Trunking systems and sites are configuration objects that are used to scan ID objects. Trunking systems/sites are not assigned to Scan Lists because you don't scan a trunking system/site; you monitor the IDs it generates. You only have to program any object once, then it can be scanned from any list(s) it is assigned to. The searches can be used the same old (dedicated) way and/or be treated as 'objects' (except the 'Tune' search).

Each scannable object can be assigned to one or more of the 20 main lists, the '
Favorites List' (#21), or the 'Skywarn List' (#22). Each list is scanned like a traditional bank. You can put any type of scannable object in any list with any other scannable object. Conventional, Search, and Talk Group objects can all go in the same list. The main lists, 1-20, can be scanned with any other list but the 'Favorites List' and the 'Skywarn List' will only scan objects in each respective list and no other lists. The only disadvantage here is there are only 22 lists to put everything in. But, you can put as many objects in each of these 22 locations that memory allows.

The V-Scanner Folders allow you to save complete radio configurations. Twenty-one V-Scanner Folders are provided (plus the main memory in the scanner), each capable of storing over 1,800 objects. Total memory capacity of main memory combined with V-Scanners is 39,600 objects.

Like Dynamic Memory, you use only the amount of memory you need. Unlike Dynamic Memory, you don't have to 'build' systems or groups first to program them. They are 'created as you go'. Also, there is no limit (except total memory) to the number of conventional systems, IDs, or conventional channels for each list.

Object Numbering Objects do have numbers associated with them but are assigned by the scanner in 'blocks'. Motorola systems use 10 blocks each, EDACs and LTR systems 4 blocks, Search/Stalker/Sweeper objects 2 blocks, and Talk Group or conventional objects 1 block. For example if you program a Motorola system first, the object number would be (start at) 0. The next object number would be 10. The
Win500 software will allow you to re-assign the objects in the order you prefer and re-number them too.

Understanding Trunking Contents
Trunking systems let a large group of 2-way radio users (or even different groups of 2-way radio users) efficiently use a set of frequencies. Instead of selecting a specific frequency for a transmission, the userís radio selects a programmed trunking bank in the system when that user presses their PTT (push to talk) button. The trunking system automatically transmits the call on the first available frequency, and also sends (on a different frequency called a Data or Control channel) a code that uniquely identifies that transmission as a talkgroup ID (or just ID.) So when you are trunktracking a system, you are listening to active IDs transmitting in the system (each using the first available frequency in the system.) Trunking systems in general allocate and use fewer frequencies among many different users.

Since the trunking system might send a call and its response on different frequencies, it is difficult to listen to trunked communications using a conventional scanner. These scanners let you monitor the control channel frequency so you can hear calls and responses for users and more easily "follow" conversations than with a conventional scanner.

These trunking scanners trunktrack the following types of systems:
  • Motorola Type I
  • Motorola Type II
  • Motorola Type IIi Hybrid
  • Motorola Type II Smartnet
  • Motorola Type II Smartzone
  • Motorola Type II Smartzone Omnilink
  • Project 25 Standard
  • EDACS Standard (Wide)
  • EDACS Narrowband (Narrow)
  • EDACS Networked (Wide/Narrow)
  • EDACS SCAT
  • EDACS ESK
  • LTR Standard
When you program Motorola/P25 and EDACS system frequencies into the scanner, one frequency is the control (or data) channel, and the rest are voice frequencies shared by all the users. There may be 3 or 4 frequencies assigned as (primary or alternate) control channels but only one control channel will be active at a time. These scanners will allow you to program just Motorola/P25 control channels into the trunking system and the voice channels will automatically be found (but not programmed). EDACS systems need all the frequencies for the system programmed and in the correct LCN (Logical Channel Number) order.

The control channel is continually transmitted to the field units and has a sound similar to listening to a boat engine over the phone (in manual mode; you won't hear this when you are trunking the system.) This control channel is also a good check to see if you can trunktrack the system. If you can't hear a control channel when you step through the trunking frequencies (in manual mode), you either don't have all the frequencies or are too far away to receive the control channel and the system.
Motorola systems are limited to a maximum of 28 frequencies per system or site. Ericsson EDACS systems are limited to 25 frequencies per system or site. Motorola and EDACS systems can be either analog, digital, or mixed (digital and analog talkgroups). Mixed Motorola systems should be programmed as Motorola systems and not P25 digital systems. That way the talkgroup options will allow you to select if it is a digital or analog.

LTR systems work a little differently. LTR systems typically do not have a dedicated control channel.
This type of system encodes all trunking information as digital subaudible data that accompanies each transmission. The frequencies also have to be in LCN (Logical Channel Number) order or the correct 'slot' for the system to trunktrack properly. The Auto-Move feature will accomplish this for you. Each repeater has its own controller, and all of these controllers are synchronized together. Even though each controller monitors its own channel, one of the channel controllers is assigned to be a master that all controllers report to. Each of these controllers sends out a data burst approximately every 10 seconds so that the subscriber units know that the system is there. This data burst is not sent at the same time by all the channels, but happens randomly throughout all the system channels. If you listen to the frequencies of an LTR system in manual mode (not trunking), on every channel in the system you will hear this data burst that will sound like a short blip of static like someone keyed up and unkeyed a radio within about 500 msec. LTR systems are limited to 20 frequencies per system.

Trunkscanning is basically scanning IDs that are programmed into ID locations (same concept as frequencies into channels). You can then trunkscan just the programmed IDs. Trunktracking is searching for all IDs in a system (same concept as searching for frequencies in a band).

Understanding Multi-Site Trunking
Some Motorola and EDACS systems covering a very large geographic area use multiple antenna sites that each operate on different frequencies and use the same talkgroup IDs for traffic. You can program up to 32 frequencies for each trunking system (all you need are the control channel frequencies) but if you have more than 32 frequencies for a system (such as large multi-site system), you will have to split it into separate sites (or groups of sites) and duplicate the IDs for each site (or group of sites). Each talkgroup object can be assigned to one or more scan lists but only assigned to one trunking system or site.

 
Radio Reference.com has an excellent page explaining the various types of trunking systems in more detail here.

Understanding IDs Contents
ID Formats  
Motorola IDs come in two formats: Type I and Type II. Each format displays and uses Talk Group IDs in slightly different ways. Type I/II hybrid systems use both Type I and Type II formats for Talk Group IDs.
 
Type I IDs are in the format BFF-SS where B is the block, FF is the fleet, and SS is the sub-fleet. Type I systems are usually organized with different IDs assigned to different fleets. For example, a valid fleet/subfleet ID identifying all detectives within a police department might be 000-12, where 000 identifies all police IDs and 12 identifies the Detective division. To properly trunk a Type I system, you have to program the fleet map for the system.
Type II IDs are identified by a 5-digit number. Valid (programmable) Talk Group IDs are divisible by 16.
 
EDACS IDs come in two formats: AFS (Agency-Fleet-Subfleet) and Decimal.
 
AFS IDs are in the form AA-FFS where AA is the agency, FF is the fleet, and S is the sub-fleet. EDACS systems are organized with different IDs assigned to different fleets and agencies. For example, a valid agency/fleet/subfleet ID identifying all detectives within a police department in an agency might be 06-101, where 06 identifies the agency (Police), 10 identifies the Police division (East side), and 1 identifies the Detective division.
Decimal IDs are shown as a decimal number from 0 to 2047.
You can find a chart showing Decimal and AFS equivalents here: Conversion Chart.
 
LTR IDs are in the format A-HH-UUU where A is the area code (0 or 1), HH is the home repeater (01-20), and UUU is the user ID (000-254).
 
ID Types  
Group Wildcard IDs will monitor all talkgroup IDs on the trunked radio system. A wildcard TGRP object allows you to receive IDs that are not already stored as objects in the radio's memory.
Group IDs will only monitor talkgroup radio traffic on that specified TGID.
Private Wildcard IDs will monitor all private IDs on the trunked radio system.
Private IDs will only monitor private radio traffic on that specified private TGID.
Radio IDs are group or private IDs associated with individual radios.

Understanding Receive Modes Contents
Each conventional channel can have its own receive mode: Auto, AM, FM, or NFM.
Auto - Receives transmissions in the modulation sent. AM - Receives transmissions in AM modulation.
FM - Receives transmissions in FM modulation. NFM - Receives transmissions in NFM modulation.

Understanding CTCSS/DCS/NAC  
Each conventional channel can have its own squelch mode: None, CTCSS, DCS, P25, or Search.
None no codes will be searched.
CTCSS - PL codes appear (if received) in the format xxx.x, where xxx.x is a frequency in Hz.
DCS - DPL codes appear (if received) in the format xxx, where xxx is an octal code.
P25 - NAC codes appear (if received) as a 3-digit hexadecimal number.
Search - the scanner will search and display any codes (if received).
 
Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System (CTCSS), Digital Coded Squelch (DCS), Network Access Code (NAC), are three methods used to prevent interference by other radio communications. Your scanner can receive transmissions that use these codes (or sometimes referred to as tones).

Coded squelch techniques involve the transmission of a special 'code' signal along with the audio of a radio transmission. A receiver with coded squelch only activates when the received signal has the correct 'code'. This lets many users share a single frequency, and decreases interference caused by distant transmitters on the same channel. In all major metropolitan areas of the United States, every available radio channel is assigned to more than one user. Public safety radio systems on the same frequency are usually set up at a distance of 40 miles apart, or more. This means that you may hear transmissions from a distant system when your local system is not transmitting. By programming the code (or tone) for a local channel the scanner will not stop on transmissions from the distant system.

With few exceptions, such as the VHF Aircraft and Marine bands, almost every other VHF or UHF radio system uses some form of coded squelch. By far, CTCSS is the most popular mode among non-trunked systems. Usually, but not always, VHF channels will use CTCSS and UHF channels will use DCS. P25 (digital) conventional channels will use only NAC. NAC, similar to CTCSS/DCS, has a 3 digit hexadecimal code that can be broadcast along with the digital signal being transmitted.

For more information visit Radio Reference's respective pages on
CTCSS, DCS, and NAC.

Turning On The Scanner And Setting the Squelch  
Make sure the scanner's antenna is connected before you turn it on.

1. Turn the VOL and SQ knobs clockwise to about the 9:00 o'clock position.
2. Press TUNE
3. Turn SQ down (counterclockwise) until you hear noise.
4. Turn SQ up (clockwise) a little past where the noise stops. The higher the squelch is set, the stronger the signal required to break the squelch.
5. If noise starts breaking the squelch, turn SQ up to decrease the scanner's sensitivity. To hear weaker signals, turn SQ down to increase its sensitivity.
6. Press SCAN to scan or PGM to begin programming.

A Look at the Keypad Contents
Your scanner's keys might seem confusing at first, but this information should help you understand each key's function.
Key Function(s)
F1,F2,F3 Soft keys that select the function in the display directly above each key.
FUNC-F1 Used to access the F1 key during transmissions in search modes (overrides FrL/O for Band and Lmts).
, Used to navigate menus and scan lists.
, Used to navigate menus and objects in scan lists.
SEL (Select) Enters sub-menus for objects.
Selects/de-selects scan lists in object menus; same as ENT (enter).
Exits help menu.
FUNC-SEL Brings up help menu for selected menu item.
FUNC In text mode toggles capital/small letters; 1st and 2nd set of characters.
(HH) Turns the backlight off/on in normal mode.
FUNC- (HH) Locks/unlocks the keypad.
DIM (Base) Toggles the display brightness.
MAN (Manual) Allows you to navigate to and monitor single objects including search objects. Recalls last tuned object.
SCAN// Scans the enabled scan lists.
FUNC-SCAN Starts dedicated Signal Stalker/Spectrum Sweeper search.
TUNE Starts a 'Tune' search.
FUNC-TUNE Starts a 'Tune' search at the current or most recently tuned frequency.
SRCH (Search) Selects dedicated service searches and the dedicated limit search.
ATT (Attenuator) Toggles the attenuator on/off for a specific object in manual or pause modes.
Toggles the global attenuator mode on/off in scan and search modes.
FUNC-ATT Toggles the global attenuator on/off in scan and search modes.
PRI (Priority) Toggles priority setting on/off for a specific object or weather channel.
FUNC-PRI Toggles priority mode on/off.
FAV (Favorites) Scans the Favorites (only) scan list.
FUNC-FAV Adds the displayed object to the Favorites  scan list.
WX/ Enters weather scan mode.
FUNC-WX/ Scans the Skywarn (only) scan list.
PGM (Program) Enters program mode for editing radio-wide options, adding new objects or editing existing objects.
FUNC-PGM(VS) Enters V-Scanner mode.
L/OUT Locks or temporarily locks out an object (depending on the setting of the button).
FUNC-L/OUT Locks or temporarily locks out an object (depending on the setting of the button).
ENT (Enter) Enters sub-menus for objects. Saves text and numbers when programming.
Selects/de-selects scan lists in object menus; same as SEL (select).
PSE (Pause) Pauses scan or search mode.
1-0/A-Z Used to turn scan lists 1-10 on/off. Inputs numbers or characters.
FUNC- 1-0 Used to turn scan lists 11-20 on/off.
FUNC-0
toggles zeromatic tuning on/off in dedicated search mode.
CL (Clear) Clears an incorrect character in text mode.
FUNC-CL Clears an entire entry field in text mode or deletes objects.
.(DELAY) Inputs decimal point for frequency, space for text, or hyphen for TGID.
FUNC-.(DELAY) Toggles delay on/off for an object or for searches.

Pro 106/651 Keypad


PSR 600 Keypad


Function Soft Keys
on the base models

A Look at the Display  

Scan Mode
Scan List 1
System Name


Program Mode Object #582
ID Number, System Name


Receiving Object #576
Voice Channel, ID Tag, Radio ID


Receiving Object #571
Control Channel, System Name, Radio ID


Receiving Conventional Channel


Receiving Talkgroup ID

Scan Mode Contents

Top Line

appears when you press FUNC to select Function Mode.

 appears when the scanner is receiving a trunking control channel frequency.

 appears when global attenuation is off for all objects/searches.
 appears when global attenuation is on for all objects/searches.
 appears when the squelch circuit is open for a trunking system.
 appears to show the signal strength of a control channel frequency.
 (HH only) warning appears solid when the batteries are weak.
 critical warning flashes two times each second when battery failure is soon.
 flashes empty each second when the charging circuit is active.

2nd Line

>>>Scanning<<< appears.

3rd Line

Scan Lists 1-10 that are enabled for scan will appear. A . (dot) indicates the Scan List is disabled. Blinking numbers indicate empty Scan Lists.
pri appears if priority is off.
PRI appears if priority is on.
Wx# shows the weather channel number in Weather Scan Mode. Wx#-P indicates weather priority is on

4th Line

Scan Lists 11-20 (1-20) that are enabled for scan will appear. A . (dot) indicates the Scan List is disabled. Blinking numbers indicate empty enabled Scan Lists.

5th Line

shows the System Name when monitoring a trunking system..
shows the Conventional Channels being scanned.
shows the Limit, Service, or Stalker/Sweeper Object Name being searched.

WX PRI Check appears briefly when weather priority is on.

Scan Receiving Mode Contents

Top Line

appears when you press FUNC to select Function Mode.

 appears when global attenuation is off for all objects/searches.
 appears when global attenuation is on for all objects/searches.
 appears when attenuation is on for the displayed object.
 appears when the squelch circuit is open.
 appears to show the signal strength of the voice channel in Manual/Pause Modes.
 (HH only) warning appears solid when the batteries are weak.
 critical warning flashes two times each second when battery failure is soon.
 flashes empty each second when the charging circuit is active.

2nd Line

Scn then the 4-digit object number appear.
The Object Type appears as TGRP (Talkgroup), CONV (Conventional), LMIT (Limit search), SWPR/STLK (Sweeper/Stalker search), SR-P (Public Safety service search), SR-A (Air service search), SR-H (Ham service search), SR-C (CB service search), SR-M (Marine service search), SR-F (FRS/GMRS/MURS service search), or SR-R (Railroad service search).
p (not set for priority) or P (set for priority) appears to show the Priority Status of the TGRP or CONV object.
z (lowercase) shows zeromatic off or Z (uppercase) shows zeromatic on for a PubSafty, Aircraft, Ham, or Railroad Service Search SRCH object.
l (unlocked) or L (locked out) or a blinking l (temporary locked out) appears to show the Lock Out Status of the object.
d (delay off) or D (delay on) appears to show the Delay Status of the object.

3rd Line

VC and the Analog Voice Channel Frequency appear for a TGRP object.
DG (uppercase G) shows Digital AGC is on for the trunked system and the Digital Voice Channel Frequency appear for a TGRP object.
Dg (lowercase g) shows Digital AGC is off for the trunked system.
  CC## (control channel number in the system frequencies list) and the Control Channel Frequency alternates (if enabled) for a Motorola System.
FM, AM, or NFM appears to show the received Modulation then the Frequency for a CONV object.

FM, AM, or NFM appears to show the received Modulation then the Frequency and alternates with any CTCSS/DCS/NAC tone/code received for a SRCH object.

Ch## appears to show the CB, Marine, or FRS/GMRS/MURS Channel Number and the Frequency alternates with any CTCSS/DCS/NAC tone/code received for a SRCH object.

4th Line

*ID: and the ID Number (or ID Name if tagged) appear for a TGRP object.
*PC: and the Private ID Number (or ID Name if tagged) appear for a TGRP object.
*AC: and the ID Number appear for a TGRP object that has been 'auto-created' from a Wildcard hit with the WIN500 software.
ARID: and the Radio ID (or Radio ID Name if tagged) appear for a TGRP object that has been 'auto-created' with the WIN500 software.
  The System Name will alternate with the ID number (or ID Name if tagged) for a TGRP object.
the Scan List Name and Object Name alternate for a CONV object.
the Limit, Service, or Stalker/Sweeper Object Name appears for a SRCH object.

5th Line

TGL/O appears above F1 to lockout a talkgroup received with a Wildcard ID in Receiving/Pause Modes for a TGRP object.
TSYS appears above F2 to go to Analyze Mode for the system in Receiving/Pause Modes for a TGRP object.
LCN## appears above F2 to show the LCN for an EDACS System.
R## appears above F2 to show the Home Repeater for an LTR System.
the Trunking Channel Number appears above F2 (if enabled) for a Motorola System.
Stor (store) appears above F3 to store the ID for a TGRP object.
RadioID: and the radio ID appears (if enabled and if received) in Receiving/Pause Modes for a TGRP object.
CT#:,DC#:,P25#: displays any CTCSS/DCS/NAC tone/code received/programmed (if enabled) for a CONV object.
  A will appear on the right when the channel is receiving any CTCSS/DCS/NAC tone/code. An 'S' will appear before with squelch mode set to search to show a 'found' tone/code.
Stor (store) appears above F3 to store any CTCSS/DCS/NAC tone/code received for a CONV object.
FrL/O (frequency lockout) appears above F1 for a SRCH object.
Stor (store) appears above F3 to store the frequency for a SRCH object.
Manual/Program/Pause Modes Contents

Top Line

appears when you press FUNC to select Function Mode.

 appears when the scanner is receiving a trunking control channel frequency in Manual/Pause Modes.
 appears when global attenuation is off for all objects/searches.
 appears when global attenuation is on for all objects/searches.
 appears when attenuation is on for the displayed object.
 appears when the squelch circuit is open in Manual/Pause Modes.
 appears to show the signal strength of the voice channel in Manual/Pause Modes.
 (HH only) warning appears solid when the batteries are weak.
 critical warning flashes two times each second when battery failure is soon.
 flashes empty each second when the charging circuit is active.

2nd Line

Scn then the 4-digit object number alternates with >PAUSED< in Pause Mode.
the Scan List Number (01-20), FV (Favorites), SW (Skywarn), or ns (no scan list) shows the Scan List the object is assigned to in Manual Mode and PGM alternates in Program Mode.
The Object Type appears as TGRP (Talkgroup), CONV (Conventional), LMIT (Limit search), SWPR/STLK (Sweeper/Stalker search), SR-P (Public Safety service search), SR-A (Air service search), SR-H (Ham service search), SR-C (CB service search), SR-M (Marine service search), SR-F (FRS/GMRS/MURS service search), or SR-R (Railroad service search).
p (not set for priority) or P (set for priority) appears to show the Priority Status of the TGRP or CONV object.
z (lowercase) shows zeromatic off or Z (uppercase) shows zeromatic on for a PubSafty, Aircraft, Ham, or Railroad Service Search SRCH object.
l (unlocked) or L (locked out) or a blinking l (temporary locked out) appears to show the Lock Out Status of the object.
d (delay off) or D (delay on) appears to show the Delay Status of the object.

3rd Line

ID: and the ID Number (or Wildcard) appear for a TGRP object.
PC: and the Private ID Number (or Wildcard) appear for a TGRP object.
au (auto), FM, AM, or NFM appears to show the programmed Modulation then the Frequency for a CONV object.

au (auto), FM, AM, or NFM and the Frequency alternates with any CTCSS/DCS/NAC tone/code received for a SRCH object.

Ch## appears to show the CB, Marine, or FRS/GMRS/MURS Channel Number and the Frequency alternates with any CTCSS/DCS/NAC tone/code received for a SRCH object.

4th Line

*ID: and the ID Number (or ID Name if tagged) appear for a TGRP object.
*PC: and the Private ID Number (or Private ID Name if tagged) appear for a TGRP object.
*AC: and the ID Number (or ID Name if tagged) appear in for a TGRP object that has been 'auto-created' from a Wildcard hit with the WIN500 software.
ARID: and the Radio ID (or Radio ID Name if tagged) appear in for a TGRP object that has been 'auto-created' with the WIN500 software.
  The System Name will alternate with the ID number (or ID Name if tagged) for a TGRP object.
the Scan List Name and Object Name alternate for a CONV object.
the Limit, Service, or Stalker/Sweeper Object Name appears for a SRCH object.

5th Line

RadioID: and the radio ID appears (if enabled and if received) in Receiving/Pause Modes for a TGRP object.
CT#:,DC#:,P25#: displays any CTCSS/DCS/NAC tone/code received/programmed for a CONV object.
 A will appear on the right when the channel is receiving any CTCSS/DCS/NAC tone/code. An 'S' will appear before with squelch mode set to search to show a 'found' tone/code.
Stor (store) appears above F3 to store any CTCSS/DCS/NAC tone/code received for a CONV object.
FrL/O (frequency lockout) appears above F1 for a SRCH object.
Stor (store) appears above F3 to store the frequency for a SRCH object.
Dedicated Search/Pause Mode Contents

Top Line

appears when you press FUNC to select Function Mode.

 appears when global attenuation is off for all objects/searches.
 appears when global attenuation is on for all objects/searches.
 appears when attenuation is on for the dedicated search.
 appears when the squelch circuit is open.
 appears to show the signal strength.
 (HH only) warning appears solid when the batteries are weak.
 critical warning flashes two times each second when battery failure is soon.
 flashes empty each second when the charging circuit is active.

2nd Line

Srch Limit, Railroad, PubSafty, Aircraft, Ham, CB, Marine, F/G/MURS, appears to show each Dedicated Search Name.
Sweeper/Stalker appears to show a Sweeper/Stalker search.
z (lowercase) shows zeromatic off or Z (uppercase) shows zeromatic on for a Sweeper/Stalker Search or PubSafty, Aircraft, Ham, or Railroad Service Search.
d (lowercase) shows the delay off or D (uppercase) shows the delay on for the search.

3rd Line

au (auto), FM, AM, or NFM appears to show the Modulation then the Frequencies being searched.
Ch## appears to show the CB, Marine, or FRS/GMRS/MURS Channel Number and the Frequency alternates with any CTCSS/DCS/NAC tone/code received.

4th Line

Pub Safety and the enable sub-bands (0-4) appear to toggle on or off for a Public Safety Service or Sweeper/Stalker Search. Disabled sub-bands show a . (dot).
All: and the enable sub-bands (0-9) appear to toggle on or off for a Sweeper/Stalker Search. Disabled sub-bands show a . (dot).
shows the lower and upper search limits for a Limit Search.

5th Line

Lmts (limits) appears above F1 to reset the search limits for a Limit Search.
Band appears above F1 to toggle All Bands or Public Safety Bands for a Sweeper/Stalker Search.
Mode appears above F2 to change the modulation for a Limit, Aircraft, or Amateur Service Search.
spcl (special) appears above F2 to toggle Special Sweeper/Stalker on or off for a Sweeper/Stalker Search.
Stor (store) appears above F3 to store the frequency (to the default Scan List).
Dedicated Search Receiving Mode Contents

Top Line

appears when you press FUNC to select Function Mode.

 appears when global attenuation is off for all objects/searches.
 appears when global attenuation is on for all objects/searches.
 appears when attenuation is on for the displayed or search object.
 appears when the squelch circuit is open.
 appears to show the signal strength.
 (HH only) warning appears solid when the batteries are weak.
 critical warning flashes two times each second when battery failure is soon.
 flashes each second when the charging circuit is active.

2nd Line

Sweeper/Stalker, Srch Limit, Railroad, PubSafty, Aircraft, Ham, CB, Marine, F/G/MURS, appears to show each Dedicated Search Name.
z (lowercase) shows zeromatic off or Z (uppercase) shows zeromatic on for the search.
d (lowercase) shows the delay off or D (uppercase) shows the delay on for the search.

3rd Line

FM, AM, or NFM appears to show the Modulation and Frequency.
 any CTCSS/DCS/NAC tone/code received alternates with a Conventional frequency.
 the System Type and NAC alternates with a Motorola P25 Trunked frequency.

4th Line

The Dedicated Search Sub-bands Name and the enable sub-bands (0-4)(0-6 for amateur) appear to toggle on or off for a Public Safety, Aircraft, or Amateur Service Search. Disabled sub-bands show a . (dot).
shows the Lower and Upper Search Limits for a Limit Search.

5th Line

FrL/O (frequency lockout) appears above F1 to lockout a transmitting frequency.
Mode appears above F2 to change the modulation for a Limit, Aircraft, or Ham search.
all (all channels not locked out) or ALL (all channels) appears above F2 to select the channels to scan for a CB, Marine, or FRS/GMRS/MURS search.
Stor (store) appears above F3 to store the frequency.

Basic Settings for Navigation Contents
You may want to change some settings right away to help you program your scanner a little easier. At least it helped me.

Press and hold 
until the scanner beeps on the HH models to keep the backlight on.
Press PGM to enter program mode.
Press F3 (GLOB) to bring you to the 'Radio Settings' menu.
Press until the cursor is blinking in front of LCD BlinkOFF.
For alternating text displays, this sets the display time for the secondary display. Enter a value that is comfortable to view. 150 (1.5 seconds) is the default setting. I prefer something around 1 second (100).
Press until the cursor is blinking in front of LCD BlinkOn.
For alternating text displays, this sets the display time for the primary display. Enter a value that is comfortable to view. 50 (.5 seconds) is the default setting. I prefer something around 1 second (100).
Press F1 (Save) to save the settings and exit the GLOB menu.

Navigating the Menus  
If you just bought the radio new, right out of the box (or reset it), when you turn it on you will (should) see "Press NEW to create objects" in the display, otherwise press PGM to enter program mode.
The 3 'soft keys', F1, F2, and F3
activate the function shown in the LCD display above each softkey.

In Program Mode:
NEW (F1) will create a new object.
EDIT (F2) will edit, duplicate, or find an object.
GLOB (F3) will bring you to the 'Radio Settings' menu.
FUNC then GLOB (F3) will bring you to the 'Expert Settings' menu.

In Manual or Program Mode:
or will scroll through the scan lists that have objects in them. Empty Scan Lists will not be displayed. (ex: 01-222 is in scan list 1, object number 222)
or
will scroll through objects in each scan list.

After you have programmed at least 2 scannable objects (not trunked systems) , pressing
or in manual or program mode will select each object in the current Scan List.
After you have programmed in at least 2 Scan Lists, pressing
or in manual or program mode will select each Scan List.
The top left of the display will show the Scan List number then the object number; ex: 01-0010.

When you enter a menu, press the or keys to navigate to the parameter you wish to change.
Pressing and holding the or keys will scroll faster.
Pressing FUNC then will bring you to the top of the menu (or any sub menu) and FUNC then will bring you to the bottom.
The active parameter is always the middle parameter and is indicated by a flashing colon.
Pressing FUNC then SEL will enable the 'help' menu for the selected item. Press SEL again to exit the 'help' menu.
Pressing
SEL or ENT activates entry fields.

For most numeric entries (except Contrast) simply enter the new value and press F1 (Done).
For most selectable entries (like Yes, No, On, Off, etc. and Contrast) use the or keys to select the new parameter.
For entries with SEL after them, press SEL/ENT to bring you to another menu to change the parameter.
Pressing , , , or will allow you to navigate inside the sub-menus and place the blinking cursor on what you want to edit.

Use the 'soft keys' (F1, F2, and F3) in the sub menus to Save, Undo, Exit, Stop, Reset, Del, Cancl or for Done, Qtxt, Yes, No, Dflt, and OK.

Main menu changes do not take effect until the menu is saved-F1 (Save). If you forget to save any changes, you will see 'Unsaved Changes! Go Back?'. Press F1 (Yes) to go back or F3 (No) to exit without saving.
If you later find out that you don't like your new setting(s), you can always go back to the parameter, press F3 (Dflt), and restore the
default setting. See also Finding Objects.

You can restore all 'Global Settings' to their defaults without affecting your programmed objects or V-Scanners. Turn the radio off then back on and press 0 then 2 during the welcome screen. Press ENT to confirm the global parameter reset then ENT again to reboot.

Text Tagging and Qtext Contents
You can program text tags (up to 16 characters) for the welcome screen, any Stalker/Sweeper, limit, or service search, each scan list, conventional channel, trunking system, group ID, private ID or radio ID.

Entering Text Manually:
1. Navigate to the Tag: option (or Owner: for the welcome screen) in the menu of the object you wish to tag and press SEL/ENT.
2. Press FUNC then CL to clear the existing tag if desired.
3. Move the cursor to the position where you want to insert the text.
4. Select each letter by pressing the corresponding number key below each letter (2 for A,B,or C). The display will then show the available letters.
5. Select 1 for the first letter, 2 for the second letter, 3 for the third letter, or 4 for the fourth letter.

To toggle between capital and small letters, at any time, press FUNC.
To insert a number, press 1 first, then enter the desired number.
To insert a special character, press 0 first, (then FUNC if you want to see the second set of characters) then the number of the desired character.
To insert a space, press . (period).
If you want to clear the existing character, place the cursor to the right of the character (??) and press CL.
If you want to clear the whole text field press FUNC then CL.
If you want to move the cursor to the beginning of the text field, press FUNC then
.
If you want to move the cursor to the end of the text field, press FUNC then
.

6. Press F1 (Done) to save the tag and exit.
QuickText allows you to store up to 10 of your commonly used entries to select when tagging object.

Customizing Qtext:
1.
Press PGM then GLOB to enter the 'Radio Settings' menu.
2. Press to scroll to Qtxt1 and press SEL/ENT.
3. Enter the text you wish to assign to Qtxt1.
  Note: When you use the Qtext entry in a text field, any unused spaces will be filled with space characters. If you want to leave room for adding more text after the Qtext entry, enter a space and a dollar sign ($) (or just a dollar sign [$]). When you use the Qtext in a text field, the edit cursor will be placed where the dollar sign is positioned so you can continue adding text.
4. Press F1 (Done) to save the Qtext and exit.
5. Press to scroll to the next Qtxt entry and repeat for each of the 9 remaining entries.
6. Press F1 (Save) to save the settings and exit the GLOB menu.

You can, at anytime, press F2 (Undo) to exit. You will see 'Unsaved Changes! Go Back?'.
Press F1 (Yes) to go back or F3 (No) to exit, cancel any changes, and return to the 'Radio Settings' menu.
You can, at anytime, press F3 (Qtext) to use existing Qtext for any new Qtext buy selecting the number assigned to any existing Qtext.
You can also press F3 multiple times to add more than one Qtext. For example, if you want to change Qtext1 (Fire $) to 'Police Sheriff $', press F3 (Qtxt), and 2 to select 'Police $', then F3 (Qtxt), and 3 to select 'Sheriff $'.
 
Using Qtext:
1.
Navigate to the Tag: option (or Owner: to change the welcome screen) in the menu of the object you wish to tag and press SEL/ENT.
2. Press FUNC then CL to clear the existing tag if desired. Move the cursor to the position where you want to insert the text.
3. Press F3 (Qtxt) then to scroll to the Qtxt item (1-10) you want to insert and press ENT. Or, press the number key (1-10) corresponding to the Qtxt you want to insert and press ENT.
You may then continue
adding text or another Qtext entry (press F3 [Qtxt] again).
4. Press F1 (Done) to save the tag and exit.

You can, at anytime, press F2 (Undo) to exit. You will see 'Unsaved Changes! Go Back?'. Press F1 (Yes) to go back or F3 (No) to exit, cancel any changes, and return to the previous menu.

Global Settings Menu  
The GLOB ('Radio Settings') menu allows you to change the radio-wide settings used by the scanner. The default settings will work fine for most users but you will probably want to personalize the radio to suit your individual needs.

Press PGM then F3 (GLOB). Use or to select each option.

Main menu changes do not take effect until the menu is saved-F1 (Save).
If you forget to save any changes, you will see 'Unsaved Changes! Go Back?'.
Press F1 (Yes) to go back or F3 (No) to exit without saving.
 
Contrast Dim LED (Base only) Priority Key Repeat Search Delay
Owner Battery (HH only) WxPri LCD BlinkOff SRCH Dig AGC
Clone Send Lo Batt Alert (HH only) Scan Lists LCD BlinkOn SRCH SuprTrk
Alert Mode Battery Info (HH only) SRCH L/Outs LED BlinkOff TLO=FUNC L/O
Sound Mode Charge Time (HH only) Clear FAV LED BlinkOn DupChecksSQ
Key Beeps AttenMode Memory Info Pri Channels TGID Format
Light Mode Global Atten Tune LED Pri Interval TGRP Ignore
Light Area (HH only) Clear Hits Color 0-7 TGRP Pri Int ShowCCInfo
Light Secs (HH only) Hit Counts Qtxt 1-10 QuickPriRtn Set password
Light Level (Base only) Dflt ScanList      
 
Contrast Press or to select the best contrast.
Contents
Owner Allows you to edit the welcome screen seen when you turn on the radio.
  Press SEL/ENT to edit.
You are allowed 4 lines of (16 character) text. Press
or to select each line.
Enter text or Qtext for the selected line.
Press or to select another line and enter more text or Qtext.
Press F1 (Done) to save and exit.
 
Clone Send You can transfer data to and from any Pro 106/197/651/652/PSR 500/600 using a cable which has a 1/8-inch stereo phone plug on both ends. Both working memory and 'Global Settings' are transferred.
  Turn on both radios.
Connect the cable to each scanner's PC/IF jack.
On the sending radio press PGM then GLOB.
Scroll to 'Clone Send:' and press
SEL/ENT when you are ready to send to the target radio.
Press F1 (Done) on the sending radio to exit.
The target radio should reboot when finished.
 
Alert Mode Controls the alert LED and audible alarm behavior. Default is Both.
  Press or to select:
Off - no alerts.
Both - uses the Alert LED and Tone.
Tone - uses the audible alarm only.
Light - uses the Alert LED only.
 
Sound Mode When set to 'On', allows all radio beeps including Key Beeps. Must be 'On' for Alert Mode. Default is On.
  Press or to select On, or Stlth (stealth=off).
 
Key Beeps Press or to select On, or Off. Default is On.
 
Light Mode Controls how the backlight operates. Default is Norml.
  Press or to select On, Stlth (stealth=off), Norml, Key, or Ignre.
On(HH only) - backlight is on and stays on when you turn on the radio.
Stlth -
disables backlight.
Norml -
uses the backlight button on the keypad. Press to turn on for the amount of time set in Light Secs.
Key(HH only) -
backlight turns on when any key is pressed for the amount of time set in Light Secs.
Ignre(HH only) -
backlight turns on when any key is pressed for the amount of time set in Light Secs and the key's normal function is ignored for the first press.
Pressing any key again (when the light is on) will activate its function.
  Note: (HH only) You can still press and hold the backlight button in any mode (except Stlth) to keep it on and then press it to turn it off.
When you power off the radio it will revert to its set mode in the GLOB menu.
 
Light Area (HH only) Controls what is lighted. Default is Both.
  Press or to select Both, LCD, or Keybd.
Both - lights the display and keyboard.
LCD -
lights the display only.
Keybd -
lights the keyboard only.
 
Light Secs (HH only) Controls how long the backlight stays on. Default is 5.
  Enter the amount of time, 1- 99 seconds, the backlight will stay when Light Mode is set to Norml, Key, or Ignre.
Contents
Light Level (Base only) Controls backlight intensity. When Dim LED is set to Yes, it also controls the Alert LED intensity. Accessed from the front panel using the DIM key. Default is Brit.
  Press or to select:
Brit - lights the display bright.
Dim -
lights the display dim.
Off -
display light is off.
 
Dim LED (Base only) When set to Yes, DIM key and Light Level setting also control intensity of alert LED. Default is Yes.
  Press or to select Yes or No.
 
Battery (HH only) Allows you to select which type of batteries you are using. Default is Alkaline.
  Press or to select NiMH, Alkaline, or NiCad.
  Note: You must use the yellow battery holder to charge NiMH and NiCad batteries. (External charger is strongly recommended). Do not use the yellow battery holder with alkaline batteries!
 
Lo Batt Alert (HH only) Controls the critical battery audible alert. Default is 30.
  Enter the amount of time, (0=off) - 60 seconds between alert beeps.
 
Battery Info (HH only) Allows you to view the charging status, battery voltage, and DAC value.
  Press SEL/ENT to view.
When the scanner is plugged in and charging, will show 'Charge: (and time left)' if charging.
To reset the timer press F3 (Reset).
To stop charging press F2 (Stop). Will show 'Charger is off'. To restart press F3 (charge).
Press F1 (Done)
to exit.
 
Charge Time (HH only) Allows you to set the battery charge time in hours. 0 = off. The battery charger charges at a current rate of 150 mA. The charger is disabled when Battery option is set to Alkaline. The default charge time (99) will charge 9 hours for Ni-Cd batteries and 16 hours for Ni-MH batteries. Warning: The scanner will charge continuously with the scanner turned off and plugged into external power. (External smart charger is strongly recommended).
  Enter the number of hours, 0 - 16 the charger will charge.
 
AttenMode Sets the global attenuator mode. Global applies attenuation (on or off) to all objects. Normal uses object attenuation settings. 'G' will appear in the middle of the display when set to Global. See chart below. Default is Global. See also System Attenuation and (conventional) Object Attenuation.
  Press or to select Normal or Global.
Normal -
the attenuator follows the individual object attenuator setting.
Global -
applies attenuation radio-wide regardless of object settings only when Global Atten is set to On. 'G' will appear in the display when scanning or searching.
  Note: You can also toggle this setting by pressing FUNC then ATT in Scan or Search mode.
 
Global Atten Sets global attenuation (on or off) to every object regardless of the object attenuation setting. Indicators will appear in the middle of the display to indicate attenuation status. Default is Off. See chart below.
  Press or to select On or Off.
  Note: You can also toggle this setting by pressing ATT in Scan or Search mode.
  Attenuation Settings    
  Object Attenuation AttenMode Global Atten Display

Results

 
  Off Normal Off No G or A Object/system/search attenuation Off  
  On Normal Off A Object/system/search attenuation On  
  On or Off Global Off G Attenuation Off- all objects/systems/searches  
  On or Off Global On GA Attenuation On- all objects/systems/searches  
 
Clear Hits Clears all the hit counters for all objects if Hit Counts (see next entry) has previously been set to On. You can clear each object's hit count by going to each object's menu.
  Press SEL/ENT. 'Really clear all object hit count data?' will appear. Press F1 (Yes) to clear or F3 (No) to exit.
 
Hit Counts When set to 'On', keeps track of how many transmissions are received (or not received) for each object. Default is No.
  Press or to select Yes or No.
 
Dflt ScanList Sets the default Scan List destination for programming new objects and the Stor (F3) location for conventional objects found with Stalker/Sweeper, Limit, Service, and Tune searches. Use 1-20 for the normal Scan Lists. Use 21 for the Favorite List. Use 22 for the Skywarn List. Use 0 (no scan list) if you want to (will have to) select a different Scan List each time. Default is Scan List 1.
  Enter 0 - 22 and press ENT.
  Note: Any object assigned to 0 (no scan list) will not be scanned. You can't select this list to scan.
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Priority Turns priority scan on or off. The display will show 'PRI' (uppercase) when priority is on and 'pri' (lowercase) when priority is off. Default is Off.
  Press or to select On or Off. See also Priority Scanning.
  Notes: You can also do this by pressing FUNC then PRI in scan mode. You can enabled priority scan even with no objects set for priority.(?)
 
WxPriority Allows you to check the specified weather frequency periodically while scanning to see if the All Hazards 1050 Hz Warning Alert Tone (WAT) is present. If the WAT is present, the scanner will sound an alarm and tune to the programmed weather frequency to monitor the nature of the alert. WX PRI Check appears briefly on the bottom line of the display in scan mode. Default is Off.
See also
Weather Settings (in the 'Expert Settings' menu).
  Press or to select Off or one of the preprogrammed weather channels.
  Notes: You can also do this by pressing WX then PRI in Scan mode. Does not work in Search or Stalker/Sweeper Modes.
 
Scan Lists Allows you to enable (turn on) and disable (turn off) the (normal; 1-20) Scan Lists to scan.
  Press SEL/ENT to edit.
Press or to select the Scan List and press SEL/ENT to enable or disable the list. An asterisk (*) appears next to all enabled scan lists.
  Note: You can also do this by pressing the number keys on the keypad for single digit scan lists or FUNC then the number keys for double-digit scan lists (FUNC then 1 for 11) in Scan mode.
 
SRCH L/Outs Allows you to enter a sub menu for reviewing, editing or deleting search lockout frequencies.
  Press SEL/ENT to edit. Press or to select the locked out frequency.
To unlock the frequency press F3 (Del).
To add a frequency
press or to select an empty slot and enter the frequency.
Press F1 (Save) to save and exit.
 
Clear FAV Clears the 'Favorites' Scan List.
  Press SEL/ENT. 'Really remove all objects from FAV scan list?' will appear. Press F1 (Yes) to clear or F3 (No) to exit.
 
Memory Info This will show you total number of objects, free space percentage, number of conventional channels, talkgroups, trunked systems, and search objects.
  Press SEL/ENT. Press F1 (Done) to exit.
 
Tune LED When set to 'On', activates the signal strength driven LED when in 'Tune' mode. The color of the LED will change as the signal increases (from 'color 0' to 'color 7' ?). Default is Off.
  Press or to select On or Off.
 
Color 0-7 Here is where you customize the colors used to illuminate or flash the LED when certain objects are active. They set the intensity of red, green, and blue for each of the 8 selectable colors. By default, Color 0=Off, Color 1=Red, Color 2=Yellow, Color 3=Green, Color 4=Cyan, Color 5=Blue, Color 6=Magenta, and Color 7=White.
  For each color, (0-7), press SEL/ENT to edit.
Press or to select R (red), G (green), or B (blue).
Use the number keys (0-9) to set preset intensities or press or to select your own custom intensity.
Press or to select the next color and repeat.
Press F1 (Done) to save and exit.
 
Qtxt 0-9 See Customizing Qtext.
 
Key Repeat When set to 'On', allows you to press and hold keys like or to navigate through the menu faster. Default is On.
  Press or to select On or Off.
 
LCD BlinkOff For alternating text displays, sets the display time for the secondary display element. (object number, channel name, ID name/number, search name, scan list number)
  Enter the amount of time, 1 - 250 (10 - 2500 ms). Enter 1 for 'off'. Default is 150 (1.5 secs).
 
LCD BlinkOn For alternating text displays, sets the display time for the primary display element. (system name, scan status, scan list name, program mode, >PAUSED<)
  Enter the amount of time, 1 - 250 (10 - 2500 ms). Enter 1 for 'off'. Default is 50 (.5 secs).
 
LED BlinkOff When the Alert LED setting for an object is set to 'Flash', this is the amount of time the LED stays turned off.
  Enter the amount of time, 1 - 250 (10 - 2500 ms). Enter 1 for 'off'. Default is 50 (.5 secs).
  Note: Alert Mode must be set to Both or Light for the LED to function.
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LED BlinkOn When the Alert LED setting for an object is set to 'Flash', this is the amount of time the LED stays turned on.
  Enter the amount of time, 1 - 250 (10 - 2500 ms). Enter 1 for 'off'. Default is 5 (50 msecs).
  Note: Alert Mode must be set to Both or Light for the LED to function.
 
Pri Channels Sets the number of conventional priority channels to check during a priority scan. 0 checks all conventional priority channels. Default is 0.
See also
Priority Scanning.
  Enter the number of priority channels, 0 - 250, the scanner will check.
 
Pri Interval Sets how often the scanner checks conventional priority channels. See also Priority Scanning.
  Enter the amount of time, 2 - 100 (.2 - 10 seconds), the scanner will do a priority check. Default is 20 (2 secs).
 
TGRP Pri Int When set to 'On', the scanner interrupts trunked activity to check for conventional priority channels according to the Pri Interval setting when priority is turned on. Default is On.
See also
Priority Scanning.
  Press or to select On or Off.
 
QuickPriRtn When set to 'On', does not wait for verification of correct CTCSS, DCS or NAC when returning to an active conventional channel after priority sampling. Default is Off.
  Press or to select On or Off.
 
Search Delay Sets the delay for all dedicated (Tune, Stalker/Sweeper, Service, Limit) search modes.
  Enter the amount of time, 1 - 250 (.1 - 25 seconds), for the delay. Default is 20 (2 secs).
 
SRCH Dig AGC When set to 'On', sets AGC for digital audio in all search modes. Useful to compensate for low or high digital audio levels on the system. Default is On.
  Press or to select On or Off.
 
SRCH SuprTrk Alternative DSP decoding algorithm is applied to all search types. When set to 'On', may help reception on some systems. Default is On.
  Press or to select On or Off.
 
TLO=FUNC L/O Controls the operation of the L/OUT key. Temporary lockouts reset when the scanner is turned off.
When set to 'No', pressing L/OUT performs a Temporary lockout of the object and pressing FUNC then L/OUT performs a Permanent lockout. (solid uppercase L in display)
When set to 'Yes', pressing L/OUT performs a Permanent lockout of the object and pressing FUNC then L/OUT performs a Temporary lockout. (blinking lowercase l in display)
Default is No.
  Press or to select Yes or No.
 
DupeCheckSQ If set to 'Yes', the scanner will check the stored frequency and any squelch settings when checking for duplicate conventional objects. Default is Yes.
  Press or to select Yes or No.
 
TGID Format Sets Talk Group ID format display. Default is Norm. See also Understanding IDs.
  Press or to select:
Norm - for EDACS AFS format, Motorola, and LTR systems.
Dec - for EDACS Decimal format, Motorola, and LTR systems.
Hex - for EDACs and Motorola - shows IDs in Hexadecimal format.
 
TGRP Ignore If set to 'Yes', TGRP wildcards will not receive IDs (in the same system) that are assigned to disabled Scan Lists. If set to 'No', TGRP wildcards will receive IDs mapped to all disabled Scan Lists containing IDs for that system. Default is Yes.
  Press or to select Yes or No.
 
ShowCCInfo If set to 'Yes', shows current control channel frequency alternating with the voice frequency for Motorola and P25 systems. Default is No.
  Press or to select Yes or No.
 
Set password Sets power-on password. (default 0000 is no password).
  Press SEL/ENT.
To set new password then press F1 (Yes).
Enter text (or numbers) for new password and press F1 (OK).

Planning Systems and Scan Lists Contents
Scan Lists
Each scannable object (not trunking systems) can be assigned to one or more of the 20 main lists, the '
Favorites List' (#21), or the 'Skywarn List' (#22). Each list is scanned like a traditional bank. You can put any type of scannable object in any list with any other type of scannable object. Conventional, Search, and Talk Group objects can all go in the same list. The main lists, 1-20, can be scanned with any other list but the 'Favorites List' and the 'Skywarn List' will only scan objects in each respective list and no other lists. The only disadvantage here is there are only 22 lists to put everything in. But, you can put as many objects in each of these 22 locations that memory allows.

The scanner is designed to be programmed by 'Scan List'. Once you set the Default Scan List, (in the GLOB menu) you can simply start programming your objects. When you create an object, it is by default, assigned to the default Scan List.

Object Order
If you don't have the software (yet) you should program your objects in some kind of order you can remember in case you want to find them. Every object you program (by hand) is assigned an object number by the scanner, not you. See Object Numbering for more detail on how that happens. You may want to put your trunking systems in first. Remember, you can also program searches and Sweeper/Stalker searches as objects too.

Multi-Site Systems
Some Motorola and EDACS systems covering a very large geographic area use multiple antenna sites that each operate on different frequencies and use the same talkgroup IDs for traffic. You can program up to 32 frequencies for each trunking system (all you need are the control channel frequencies) but if you have more than 32 frequencies for a system (such as large multi-site system), you will have to split it into separate sites (or groups of sites) and duplicate the IDs for each site (or group of sites). Each talkgroup object can be assigned to one or more scan lists but only assigned to one trunking system or site. That's when the software comes in handy. This method fixes the 32 control channel limit per system but also defeats the Multi-site 'Roaming' functionality. Each TGRP object can be assigned to multiple Scan Lists but only to one trunking system. But, you are really only able to monitor sites within about a 30 mile radius and that usually wouldn't be more than 15-20 sites or 32 control channels anyway. Splitting your big system up will also allow you to tag the smaller groups (or sites) as the scanner only displays tags for systems and not sites.

Using Menu Help
For each menu item there is a few lines of help text to explain the setting or options accessible by pressing FUNC then SEL when the item is highlighted (has the blinking : [colon] after it). To exit the help menu press SEL again.

Creating (Programming) Objects Contents
Programming Object Orientated Memory is relatively easy and straight forward compared to Dynamic memory. The only real confusing twist is that you have to go into the 'Talkgroup' menu to get to the 'Trunked System' menu to create a trunking system. I believe that is so you won't forget to program at least a 'Wildcard' ID which allows you to monitor all talkgroups.
 
To Create a New Conventional Object press PGM then F1 (NEW) then F2 (CONV).
A new conventional object is created in the Default Scan List and you are taken to the CONV Channel Menu.
See the
CONV Channel Menu to edit the conventional channel.
 
To Create a New Trunked System Object press PGM then F1 (NEW) then F1 (TGRP).
You are now in the Talkgroup Menu.

A new Group 'Wildcard' ID is created in the Default Scan List that will receive all (not private) talkgroups.
Press until TSYS: is selected.
Press or to select NEW then press SEL/ENT.
You are now in the Trunked System Menu.
See the
Trunked System Menu options.
 
To Create a New Talkgroup Object press PGM then F1 (NEW) then F1 (TGRP).
A new Group 'Wildcard' ID is created in the Default Scan List that will receive all (not private) talkgroups.
See the Talkgroup Menu options.
 
To Create a New Limit Search Object press PGM then F1 (NEW) then F3 (SRCH) then F1 (LMIT).
To Create a New Service Search Object press PGM then F1 (NEW) then F3 (SRCH) then F2 (SRVC).
To Create a New Stalker/Sweeper Search Object press PGM then F1 (NEW) then F3 (SRCH) then F3 (STLK/SWPR).
A new search object is created in the Default Scan List. See the
Search/Stalker/Sweeper Object Menu options.

There is a 'Duplication' feature that allows you make a copy of an object and all of its parameters and tweak any parameters for the new object.
Good for agencies that have multiple frequencies with the same name, tone code, alert settings, etc. See also
Finding Objects to change anything after programming.
 
To Use a regular Stalker/Sweeper, Limit, or Service Search go to Dedicated Searches.

CONV (Conventional) Channel Menu Contents
The CONV menu is used when editing Conventional objects. To create a Conventional object see Creating Objects.

To Edit an existing conventional object press PGM then press F2 (EDIT).
Press until CONV is over F3 then press F3.
Press or to select the Scan List where the object is located. Press or to locate the object in the list.
Press F2 (EDIT) then F2 (CURR). See also Finding Objects.

Use or to select each option below.

Menu changes do not take effect until the menu is saved-F1 (Save).
If you forget to save any changes, you will see 'Unsaved Changes! Go Back?'.
Press F1 (Yes) to go back or F3 (No) to exit without saving.

 
Scan Lists DCS Code LED Color SkyWarn Digital AGC
Freq P25 NAC Latch LED Modulation SuperTrack
Tag L/OUT Backlight Atten AudioBoost
Sq Mode Priority Alarm Delay Hit Count
CTCSS Hz LED Mode Fav Delay Time  
 
Scan Lists: This is where you select which Scan List(s) you want the object to be in for scanning.
  Press or to select the list (01-22) then press SEL/ENT to select any/every list you want the conventional object to be in. A * (asterisk) will appear in front of each list the object will be assigned to.
  Note: The * will always be in front of the Default Scan List. If you want to select a different list, don't forget to deselect the default Scan List.
 
Freq: Enter the frequency and press SEL/ENT. See also BandPlan and FlexStep settings (in the 'Expert Settings' menu) for step size defaults.
 
Tag: Press SEL/ENT to change the default object name-'Channel' to something different.
  See Enter Text or Enter Qtext.
 
Sq Mode: Press or to select the squelch mode for the object. Default is Search.
  Search - automatically analyzes signals to determine squelch mode and code to display if received.
None
- ignores all squelch codes.
CTCSS
- to receive and display tone squelch if received.
See also CTCSS Hz.
DCS
- to receive and display digital coded squelch if received.
See also DCS Code.
P25
- to receive and display Project 25 conventional digital squelch (NAC-Network Access Code) if received.
See also P25 NAC.

The minimum unmute delay for analog conventional channels is when Sq Mode is set to CTCSS or DCS and CTCSS Hz or DCS Code is set to Search:
Sq Mode = None or Search: scanner first tries for digital (default time 600ms), then decides it's analog and unmutes audio. See
DG Int Prime.
Sq Mode = CTCSS or DCS, with a tone/code programmed: scanner presumes it's analog (doesn't try for digital), but must decode the programmed tone/code before unmuting audio.
Sq Mode = CTCSS or DCS, with no tone/code programmed ('search'): scanner presumes it's analog (doesn't try for digital), unmutes audio immediately, then displays any decoded tone/code.
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CTCSS Hz: Allows you to program a specific tone when SQ Mode is set to CTCSS. Press or to select the tone or Search for any tone.
 
DCS Code: Allows you to program a specific digital code when SQ Mode is set to DCS. Press or to select the digital code or Search for any code.
 
P25 NAC: Allows you to program a specific NAC code when SQ Mode is set to P25. Press or to enter the NAC code or press F3 (Dflt) to select 'NAC Search'.
  See Entering text to enter the (decimal) number code or Hex code.
 
L/Out: Sets the lockout status of the object. Default is Off.
  Press or to select On or Off.
 
Priority: When set to 'On', the object will be included in priority scan when Priority (in the GLOB menu) is also set to On. Default is Off. See also Priority Scanning.
  Press or to select On or Off.
  Note: You can also do this by pressing PRI when the object is in the display in manual, program, or scan modes.
 
LED Mode: Controls whether the Alert LED flashes or remains on solid at the beginning of each transmission or anytime the scanner stops on the object while scanning. Default is Solid.
  Press or to select Flash or Solid.
  Notes: Alert Mode (in the GLOB menu) must be set to Light or Both for the LED to function.
(Base only) Dim LED (in the GLOB menu) must be set to No if Light Level (in the GLOB menu) is set to Off for the LED to function.
 
LED Color: Sets the LED color for the object (as defined in the GLOB menu). Default is 0.
  Press or to select the color 0-7.
 
Latch LED: When set to 'On', the Alert LED will remain in the LED Mode after the transmission is complete or until it is overridden by the next object that is also using an Alert LED. Default is Off.
  Press or to select On or Off.
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Backlight: Sets how the backlight will function while the object is active. Default is Off.
  Press or to select Off, On, or Flash.
  Note: Does not function when Light Mode (in the GLOB menu) is set to Stlth.
 
Alarm: Sets the selected audio alarm to play at the beginning of each transmission or anytime the scanner stops on the object while scanning. Default is None.
  Press or to select None, Chirp, Hi-Lo, Alert, Ring, 2-Chirp, Fast Hi-Lo, or DTMF #.
  Note: Alert Mode (in the GLOB menu) must be set to Tone or Both for the audio alarm to function.
 
Fav: When set to 'Yes', the object is also assigned to the 'Favorites List' (list #21). Default is No.
  Press or to select Yes or No.
 
SkyWarn: When set to 'Yes', the object is also assigned to the 'Skywarn List' (list #22). Default is No.
  Press or to select Yes or No.
 
Modulation: Selects the receive mode for the object. Auto will work fine unless you want to force a mode. Default is Auto.
  Press or to select:
Auto - automatically detects the receive mode.
AM
- forces AM mode.
FM
- forces FM mode.
NFM
- forces NFM mode.
 
Atten: When set to 'On', applies 20 dB of attenuation to the object. Useful in areas where interference from nearby strong signals is present. Default is Off.
  Press or to select On or Off.
  Note: AttenMode must be set to Normal for this setting to apply.
You can also toggle this setting by pressing ATT when the object is in the display in Scan mode.
 
Delay: When set to 'On', a delay is used to wait for reply traffic after a transmission according to the Delay Time setting for the object. Default is On.
  Press or to select On or Off.
  Note: You can also do this by pressing FUNC then .(DELAY) when the object is in the display in manual, program, or scan modes.
 
Delay Time: Sets the delay time used when Delay is set to On.
 
  Enter the amount of time, 1-250 (.1 - 25 seconds), to set the delay. Default is 20 (2 secs).
 
Digital AGC: When set to 'On', instantly compensates for low user audio levels that are common on digital systems. 'G' (On) or 'g' (Off) will appear in the right of the display when a channel is active to indicate AGC status. Default is On.
  Press or to select On or Off.
 
SuperTrack: Alternative DSP decoding algorithm. When set to 'On', may help reception on some systems. Default is On.
  Press or to select On or Off.
 
AudioBoost: When set to 'On', sets a 6 dB boost to audio levels when the object is active. Default is Off.
  Press or to select On or Off.
 
Hit Count: When Hit Counts (in the GLOB menu) is set to 'On', will increment each time a transmission is received on the object.
  Enter a number (0-9999) to change the count if you wish or press F3 (Dflt) to reset to 0.

TSYS (Trunked System) Menu Contents
The Trunked System menu is used when editing trunking system objects. To create a Trunked System object see Creating Objects. Trunked system objects are assigned object numbers automatically but are not assigned to scan lists; just the talkgroups associated with the system are assigned to the scan lists. There is a 32 control channel limit for a trunking system. Large Multi-site systems with more than 32 control channels will have to broken up into smaller systems. 'Duplication' will copy a system but each ID can only be associated with one system. You will have to have to re-enter (or duplicate) all the IDs for the new system. That's when the software comes in handy.

To Edit an existing Trunked System object press PGM then F2 (EDIT).
Press
until TSYS is over F3 then press F3.
Press or to scroll to the trunked system and press F2 (EDIT). See also Finding Objects.

Use or to select each option.

Menu changes do not take effect until the menu is saved-F1 (Save).
If you forget to save any changes, you will see 'Unsaved Changes! Go Back?'.
Press F1 (Yes) to go back or F3 (No) to exit without saving.

If you are creating a new trunked system, you will be returned to the Talkgroup Menu when you save the Trunking System Menu.
Then go to the Talkgroup Menu to finish editing the Group Wildcard ID that was automatically created
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Type Narrow FM SuperTrack Threshold Hi (Motorola/P25 only)
Tag AudioBoost AutoMove HRs (LTR only) Threshold Lo (Motorola/P25 only)
Frequencies Dwell Invert Data (EDACS Narrow only) T Tables (Motorola/P25 only)
L/Out DIG AGC Multi-Site (Motorola/P25 only) Fleet Map (Motorola Type I/IIi only)
Atten   Check All CC (Motorola/P25 only)  
 
Type: Selects the type of trunking system. Note for Motorola/P25 systems: If you are not sure if the system is Motorola or P25, look at the system voice in the RR database for your system. Those entries that say System Voice: Analog and APCO-25 Common Air Interface are not true Project 25 systems as they have one or more analog talkgroups. Program these systems as a MOT system and let the scanner detect the digital. If the System Voice says System Voice: APCO-25 Common Air Interface Exclusive then the system is a true Project 25 system and program it as a P25 system.
  Press or to select:
MOT 800/900 - for Motorola 700/800/900 MHz analog or mixed (analog and digital) trunked radio systems that use the 3600 baud control channel.
MOT VHF/UHF
- for Motorola VHF/UHF analog
or mixed (analog and digital) trunked radio systems.
P25 MANUAL
- for Motorola 700/800/900/VHF/UHF Project 25 systems where it is necessary to manually set the channel table information or if you wish to use the default table data (for 700/800/900 MHz systems).
P25 AUTO
- for most Motorola 700/800/900/VHF/UHF Project 25 systems that send channel table information over the system control channel.
EDACS STD - for most 800 MHz EDACS systems using a 9600 BPS control channel.
EDACS NARROW - for most 900 MHz and some VHF/UHF EDACS systems using a 4800 BPS control channel.
LTR - for Logic Trunked Radio (LTR) systems.
 
Tag: Press SEL/ENT to change the default object name-'System' to something different.
  See Enter text or Enter Qtext.
 
Frequencies: Press SEL/ENT to enter the frequencies for the trunking system. For Motorola systems you only need to enter the control channel frequencies.
Note:
EDACSs frequencies also have to be entered in LCN order. See
Finding EDACS LCN Order.
See also BandPlan and FlexStep settings (in the 'Expert Settings' menu) for step size defaults.
  Enter the frequency and press SEL/ENT.
Press to move to the next channel number and repeat for all the frequencies.
Press F1 (Save) to exit.
 
L/Out: Sets the lockout status of the system. Default is Off.
  Press or to select On or Off.
 
Atten: When set to 'On', applies 20 dB of attenuation to all transmissions in the system. Useful in areas where interference from nearby strong signals is present. Default is Off.
  Press or to select On or Off.
  Note: AttenMode must be set to Normal for this setting to apply.
You can also toggle this setting by pressing ATT while monitoring any talkgroup in the system.
 
Narrow FM: Use Yes when the system is known to use Narrow FM modulation. Most 900 MHz analog trunked radio systems utilize NFM modulation. Default is No.
  Press or to select Yes or No.
 
AudioBoost: When set to 'On', sets a 6 dB boost for all activity on the system. Default is Off.
  Press or to select On or Off.
 
Dwell: Sets the amount of time the scanner dwells on a Motorola, P25, or EDACS system control channel for activity on programmed talkgroups. Use (default) 0 for automatic mode, which uses control channel information to determine when all current talkgroup information has been broadcast by the system.
  Enter the amount of time, 0-200 (0 - 20 seconds), for the delay. Default is 0.
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DIG AGC: When set to 'On', instantly compensates for low user audio levels that are common on digital systems. 'G' (On) or 'g' (Off) will appear in the right of the display when a channel is active to indicate AGC status. Default is On. Note: If you program a channel as NFM that is transmitting in FM mode, the audio will sound too loud. Similarly, if you program a channel as FM that is transmitting in NFM mode, the audio will sound too quiet. Incorrectly matching the modulation setting to the actual modulation used is the biggest reason for unbalanced audio between channels.
  Press or to select On or Off.
 
SuperTrack: Alternative DSP decoding algorithm. When set to 'On', may help reception on some systems. Default is On.
  Press or to select On or Off.
 
AutoMove HRs (LTR only): When set to 'On', allows you to enter the LTR system frequencies in any order and the scanner will automatically move the frequencies to the proper home repeater slots as transmissions are received on the system. Default is Off.
  Press or to select On or Off.
 
Invert Data (EDACS Narrow only): For some EDACS Narrow systems, the control channel data may need to be inverted if you can't receive (hear) the control channel. Default is No.
  Press or to select Yes to invert or No.
 
Multi-Site (Motorola/P25 only): Used with Motorola Networked and P25 trunked radio systems. The multi-site feature mainly concerns how the scanner "looks" at the control channels you have programmed into a particular system object. Default is Off. [8] See also [15].
  Press or to select:
Off - the scanner will find the first usable control channel in the control channel list and use it to track the system.
Roam
- while (you are) moving, the scanner will attempt to lock on the best site it can find. The scanner will always attempt to lock on to control channels where the decoding quality is greater than 'Threshold Hi', and will search for new control channels when the decoding quality of a control channel drops below 'Threshold Lo' (see next entries below). If no control channels are available that meet the Threshold Hi criteria, the scanner will seek the best control channel to use, and continue checking periodically for a new control channel that meets the Threshold Hi criteria.
Stat
- intended to allow you to scan through all decent quality control channels while stationary (say, at home or work) so that you can hear all of the available traffic on all of the available receivable decent quality control channels depending on the
Check All CC setting below. [8]
 
Threshold Hi (Motorola/P25 only): When Multi-Site is set to Roam, sets the control channel decode % threshold for a site to be considered good when looking for a new site.
  Enter the percentage (1-99) and press SEL/ENT. Default setting is 95(%).
 
Threshold Lo (Motorola/P25 only): When Multi-Site is set to Roam, sets the control channel decode % threshold for a site to be considered out of range, which will begin the process of looking for a new site.
  Enter the percentage (1-99) and press SEL/ENT. Default setting is 75(%).
 
Check All CC (Motorola/P25 only): When Multi-Site is set to Stat (stationary) This setting determines how the scanner scans the control channels. Default is Off.
  Press or to select Off or On.
Off - the scanner will check a new control channel on each pass, starting with the next frequency in line after the previous pass. It will check only one control channel per pass. [2]
The scanner will park on a different decent quality control channel each time it scans that system. [
8]
On - the scanner will park on each decent control channel in the list successively looking for programmed talk groups BEFORE leaving that system and moving on to other system's or conventional channels. [
8]
 
T Tables (Motorola/P25 only): Allows you to select the default trunking table or to customize the tables for each type of system. Trunking tables are required so the scanner can correctly determine the voice channel frequencies. Trunking table information can usually be found in the Radio Reference Database for implicit and VHF/UHF systems. The Win500 and PSREdit500 software will also allow you to select the tables needed for each type of system.
For Splinter Systems (analog 800Mhz  systems with frequencies between 866-869 MHz [or rebanded 851-854 MHz] ending with 0 instead of 5 e.g. 852.1250, not 852.1375) select Splintr.
For Motorola/P25 Systems there are two types of systems: Explicit mode and Implicit mode channel assignment. Explicit mode systems include all information needed to determine voice frequencies on the control channel. For Explicit mode systems, leave this setting at Default. The system will automatically detect the band plan and populate the table for the system. You must supply the system's band plan for Implicit systems for the scanner to correctly determine voice frequencies.
For Rebanded Motorola Systems you must select Custom and create a custom band plan. For Motorola 800 MHz rebanded table entries see this post.
For VHF and UHF Systems Custom will be the only option. You must program the applicable lo channel, hi channel, offset, base frequency, and step for the system. I have found an explanation at the Trunked Radio Systems User’s Page  that describes how to find some of this information. Look for 'Determining Base and Offset Frequencies for the BC245xlt' by John C. See also this post for UHF systems. Radio Reference.com also has an explanation. Inquire at Radio Reference.com Forums to find more information about specific systems.
  Press or to select Default, Splintr, or Custom. VHF/UHF systems will only have Custom for an option.
If Custom is selected, press SEL/ENT to edit the tables.
  Press or to select Table 1-16 and press SEL/ENT.
Enter the Lo Channel
and press SEL/ENT.
Enter the Hi Channel
and press SEL/ENT.
Enter the Offset
and press SEL/ENT.
Enter the Base Frequency
and press SEL/ENT.
Enter the Step
and press SEL/ENT.
Press F1 (Save) to save the table and exit.
Press to move to the next table number (as needed) and repeat.
Press F1 (Save) to save all trunking tables and exit.
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Fleet Map (Motorola Type I/IIi only): Motorola Type I and Type IIi systems require you to program a fleet map. This allows you to receive the talkgroup IDs correctly. If you don’t know which fleet map to use, you can try a method I found at Radio Reference.com., Determining Type I Motorola Fleet Maps by Dave Goodson. If you know the fleet map by name, E1P1, E1P2, etc., I have listed 16 pre-set fleet maps so you can see the size codes.
  Press or to select one of the pre-set fleet maps, or Custom.
If Custom is selected, press SEL/ENT to edit the size codes for the blocks.
  Press to select the Block (0-7) then press or to select the size code S(0-14).
Press to move to the next Block and repeat for all the blocks (as needed).
Press F1 (Save) to save the fleet map and exit.
  Note: If you select size code S-12, S-13, or S-14, these restrictions apply:
S-12 can only be assigned to blocks 0, 2, 4 or 6.
S-13 can only be assigned to blocks 0 and 4.
S-14 can only be assigned to block 0.
Since these size codes require multiple blocks, you will be prompted for the next available block. For example, if you assign Block 0 as S-12, the scanner prompts you for block 2, the next block available, instead of block 1. If you assign Block 0 as S-14, you would not see another prompt because S-14 uses all available blocks.

TalkGroup Menu Contents
Here is where you edit talkgroup IDs. To create a Talkgroup object see Creating Objects. If you have a lot of IDs to program and don't have the software, 'Duplication' will be your best friend. This will allow you to set all the parameters for an ID, i.e. delay, LED color, etc., duplicate it, and just change the ID number.

To Edit an existing Talkgroup object press PGM then press F2 (EDIT).
Press
until TGRP is over F3 then press F3.
Press or to select the Scan List where the object is located. Press or to locate the object in the list.
Press F2 (EDIT) then F2 (CURR). See also Finding Objects.

Use or to select each option.

Menu changes do not take effect until the menu is saved-F1 (Save).
If you forget to save any changes, you will see 'Unsaved Changes! Go Back?'.
Press F1 (Yes) to go back or F3 (No) to exit without saving.
 
Scan Lists Tag LED Color Fav Delay Time
TSYS L/Out Latch LED SkyWarn AudioBoost
ID Priority Backlight Delay Hit Count
Type LED Mode Alarm    
 
Scan Lists: This is where you select which Scan List(s) you want the ID to be in for scanning.
  Press or to select the list (01-22) then press SEL/ENT to select any/every list you want the talkgroup object to be in. A * (asterisk) will appear in front of each list the object will be assigned to.
  Note: The * will always be in front of the Default Scan List. If you want to select a different list, don't forget to deselect the default Scan List.
 
TSYS: This is where you select a (1) trunking system or create a new trunking system to be associated with the ID.
  Press or to select the trunking system you want the ID to be in.
 
ID: This is where you enter the talkgroup ID (or private/radio ID) number. A 'Wildcard' is a special type of ID object that allows you to monitor all Talk Group traffic on the trunked system and is created by default. IDs can be classified as 'Group' or 'Private'. Wildcard IDs monitor all Talk Group traffic on the system and you have the option to store (F3) or lock out (F1) new Talk Groups as they appear. See also ID Formats.
  Press F3 (Dflt) for a Wildcard ID.
Enter a Motorola Type II ID - a 1-5-digit ID number. Valid Talk Group IDs are divisible by 16.
Enter a Motorola Type I ID - fff-ss where fff is the fleet and ss is the sub-fleet.
Enter a EDACS ID (AFS) - aa-ffs where aa is the agency, ff is the fleet, and s is the sub-fleet.
Enter a EDACS ID (Decimal) - the default EDACS format is AFS. If you want to enter in Decimal format you will have to change
TGID Format (in the GLOB menu) to 'Decimal' first, then enter the 1-4 digit ID number.
Enter a LTR ID - a-hh-uuu where a is the area code (0 or 1), hh is the home repeater (01-20), and uuu is the user ID (000-254).
Enter a Radio ID - a 1-8 digit Radio number.
 
Type: Selects the ID Type. Default is Group.
  Press or to select:
Group - will only monitor Talk Group radio traffic on the specified Talk Group ID.
Private - will only monitor private radio traffic on the specified Private ID (or Radio ID).
IDs designated as 'Private' can also be tagged and viewed on line 5 of the display when '
Show RadioID' (in the 'Expert Settings' menu) is set to Yes.
 
Tag: Press SEL/ENT to change the default ID name-'*ID ' to something different.
  See Entering text or Using Quick Text.
 
L/Out: Sets the lockout status of the ID. Default is Off.
  Press or to select On or Off.
  Note: locking out Talk Group IDs that have private Radio IDs associated with them will also lock out those private Radio IDs.
 
Priority: When set to 'On', the ID will be given priority over other IDs when Priority (in the GLOB menu) is also set to On. Default is Off. See also Priority Scanning.
  Press or to select On or Off.
  Note: You can also do this by pressing PRI when the ID is in the display in manual, program, or scan modes.
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LED Mode: Controls whether the Alert LED flashes or remains on solid at the beginning of each transmission or anytime the scanner stops on the ID while scanning. Default is Solid.
  Press or to select Flash or Solid.
  Notes: Alert Mode (in the GLOB menu) must be set to Light or Both for the LED to function.
(Base only) Dim LED (in the GLOB menu) must be set to No if Light Level (in the GLOB menu) is set to Off for the LED to function.
 
LED Color: Sets the LED color for the object as defined (in the GLOB menu). Default is 0.
  Press or to select the color 0-7.
 
Latch LED: When set to 'On', the Alert LED will remain in the LED Mode after the transmission is complete or until it is overridden by the next object that is also using an Alert LED. Default is Off.
  Press or to select On or Off.
 
Backlight: Sets how the backlight will function while the ID is active. Default is Off.
  Press or to select Off, On, or Flash.
  Note: Does not function when Light Mode (in the GLOB menu) is set to Stlth.
 
Alarm: Sets the selected audio alarm to play at the beginning of each transmission or anytime the scanner stops on the ID while scanning. Default is None.
  Press or to select None, Chirp, Hi-Lo, Alert, Ring, 2-Chirp, Fast Hi-Lo, or DTMF #.
  Note: Alert Mode (in the GLOB menu) must be set to Tone or Both for the alarm to function.
 
Fav: When set to 'On', the ID is also included in the 'Favorites List' (list #21). Default is No.
  Press or to select Yes or No.
 
SkyWarn: When set to 'On', the ID is also included in the 'Skywarn List' (list #22). Default is No.
  Press or to select Yes or No.
 
Delay: When set to 'On', a delay is used to wait for reply traffic after a transmission according to the Delay Time setting for the object. Default is On.
  Press or to select On or Off.
  Note: You can also do this by pressing FUNC then .(DELAY) when the object is in the display in manual, program, or scan modes.
 
Delay Time: Sets the delay time used when Delay is set to On.
  Enter the amount of time, 1-250 (.1 - 25 seconds), to set the delay. Default is 20 (2 secs).
 
AudioBoost: When set to 'On', sets a 6 dB boost to audio levels when the ID is active. Default is Off.
  Press or to select On or Off.
 
Hit Count: When Hit Counts (in the GLOB menu) is set to 'On', will increment each time a transmission is received on the object.
  Enter a number (0-9999) to change the count if you wish or press F3 (Dflt) to reset to 0.

Search/Signal Stalker/Spectrum Sweeper Object Menus Contents
These menus are used when editing Stalker/Sweeper, Service, and Limit Search objects.
To create a Stalker/Sweeper, Service, or Limit Search object see Creating Objects.
Go here to use the
Dedicated Searches that are not used when scanning objects.
See also BandPlan and FlexStep settings (in the 'Expert Settings' menu) for step size defaults.

To Edit an existing Search objec
t press PGM then press F2 (EDIT).
Press
until SRCH or STLK/SWPR is over F3 then press F3.
Press or to select the Scan List where the object is located. Press or to locate the object in the list.
Press F2 (EDIT) then F2 (CURR). See also Finding Objects.

Use or to select each option.

Menu changes do not take effect until the menu is saved-F1 (Save).
If you forget to save any changes, you will see 'Unsaved Changes! Go Back?'.
Press F1 (Yes) to go back or F3 (No) to exit without saving.

 
Options for All Search Objects: See also SearchTunes (in the 'Expert Settings' menu) to set the maximum number of frequencies to check in each search object while scanning.
Scan Lists LED Mode Backlight Atten Search Dir
Tag LED Color Alarm Delay Hit Count
L/Out Latch LED Fav Delay Time  
 
Options for Stalker/Sweeper Search Objects:
Type Sub-bands Special Zeromatic  
 
Options for Service Search Objects:
Srvc Groups (PubSafty,Aircraft,Amateur only) Channels (CB,Marine,F/G/MURS only) Modulation Zeromatic (not w/ CB,Marine,F/G/MURS)
 
Options for Limit Search Objects:
FrLo FrHi Modulation Zeromatic  
 
Options for All Search Object Options
 
Scan Lists: This is where you select which Scan List(s) you want the object to be in for scanning.
  Press or to select the list (01-22) then press SEL/ENT to select any/every list you want the object to be in. A * (asterisk) will appear in front of each list the object will be assigned to.
  Note: The * will always be in front of the Default Scan List. If you want to select a different list, don't forget to deselect the default Scan List.
 
Tag: Press SEL/ENT to change the default object name to something different.
  See Enter text or Enter Qtext.
 
L/Out: Sets the lockout status of the object. Default is Off.
  Press or to select On or Off.
 
LED Mode: Controls whether the Alert LED flashes or remains on solid at the beginning of each transmission or anytime the scanner stops on the object while scanning. Default is Solid.
  Press or to select Flash or Solid.
  Notes: Alert Mode (in the GLOB menu) must be set to Light or Both for the LED to function.
(Base only) Dim LED (in the GLOB menu) must be set to No if Light Level (in the GLOB menu) is set to Off for the LED to function.
 
LED Color: Sets the LED color for the object (as defined in the GLOB menu). Default is 0.
  Press or to select the color 0-7.
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Latch LED: When set to 'On', the Alert LED will remain in the LED Mode after the transmission is complete or until it is overridden by the next object that is also using an Alert LED. Default is Off.
  Press or to select On or Off.
 
Backlight: Sets how the backlight will function while the object is active. Default is Off.
  Press or to select Off, On, or Flash.
  Note: Does not function when Light Mode (in the GLOB menu) is set to Stlth.
 
Alarm: Sets the selected audio alarm to play at the beginning of each transmission or anytime the scanner stops on the object while scanning. Default is None.
  Press or to select None, Chirp, Hi-Lo, Alert, Ring, 2-Chirp, Fast Hi-Lo, or DTMF #.
  Note: Alert Mode (in the GLOB menu) must be set to Tone, or Both for the alarm to function.
 
Fav: When set to 'Yes', the object is also included in the 'Favorites List' (list #21). Default is No.
  Press or to select Yes or No.
 
Atten: When set to 'On', applies 20 dB of attenuation to the object. Useful in areas where interference from nearby strong signals is present. Default is Off.
  Press or to select On or Off.
  You can also toggle this setting by pressing ATT when the object is in the display in Scan mode.
 
Delay: When set to 'On', a delay is used to wait for reply traffic after a transmission according to the Delay Time setting for the object. Default is On.
  Press or to select On or Off.
  Note: You can also do this by pressing FUNC then .(DELAY) when the object is in the display in manual, program, or scan modes.
 
Delay Time: Sets the delay time used when Delay is set to On.
  Enter the amount of time, 1-250 (.1 - 25 seconds), to set the delay. Default is 20 (2 secs).
 
Zeromatic: (not with CB,Marine,F/G/MURS) When set to 'On', enhances the scanner's ability to lock on to the actual center frequency of a search hit instead of an adjacent frequency. Default is On.
  Press or to select On or Off.
  Note: You can also do this by pressing FUNC then 0 when the object is in the display in search or scan modes.
 
Search Dir: Press or to select the search direction, Up or Down. Default is Up.
 
Hit Count: When Hit Counts (in the GLOB menu) is set to On, this will increment each time a transmission is received on the object.
  Enter a number (0-9999) to change the count if you wish or press F3 (Dflt) to reset to 0.
 
Stalker/Sweeper Search Options
 
Type: Allows you to search from All bands or just Public Safety Bands. Default is All Bands.
  Press or to select:
All Bands - will allow you to search from all the sub-bands the scanner can receive.
Pub Safety - will allow you to search from just the Public Safety sub-bands.
 
Sub-bands: Allows you to select which Stalker/Sweeper Bands that will be searched.
  If you selected All Bands press or to select each band 0-9 then press SEL/ENT to turn it on or off for search. Default is 0,2,5,7,8.
If you selected Public Safety Bands press
or to select each band 0-4 then press SEL/ENT to turn it on or off for search. Default is 0,1,2,3,4.
A * (asterisk) will appear in front of each selected band to be searched.
 
Special: Turns Special Signal Stalker/Spectrum Sweeper on or off. Default is Off.
  Press or to select On or Off.
 
Services Search Options
 
Srvc: Allows you to select the type of service search. Default is Pub Safety.
  Press or to select Pub Safety, Aircraft, Amateur, CB, Marine, FRS/GMRS/MURS, or Railroad.
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Groups (PubSafty,Aircraft,Amateur only): Allows you to select which groups that will be searched for Pub Safety, Aircraft, and Amateur service searches. Default is All Groups On.
  Press or to select each group then press SEL/ENT to enable the group. A * (asterisk) will appear in front of each selected group to be searched.
 
Channels (CB,Marine,F/G/MURS only): Allows you to select which channels will be searched for CB, Marine, and FRS/GMRS/MURS service searches. Default is All Channels.
  Press SEL/ENT. Press or to locate the channels you want to scan. Press SEL/ENT to disable or enable each channel. A * (asterisk) will appear in front of each selected channel to be searched.
 
Modulation: Selects the receive mode for the Service Search object. Auto will work fine unless you want to force a mode. Default is Auto.
  Press or to select:
Auto - automatically detects the receive mode.
AM
- forces AM mode.
FM
- forces FM mode.
NFM
-forces NFM mode.
 
Limit Search Options
 
FrLo: Enter the lower frequency of the limit search and press SEL/ENT. See also BandPlan and FlexStep settings (in the 'Expert Settings' menu) for step size defaults.
 
FrHi: Enter the upper frequency of the limit search and press SEL/ENT.
 
Modulation: Selects the receive mode for the Limit Search object. Auto will work fine unless you want to force a mode. Default is Auto.
  Press or to select:
Auto - automatically detects the receive mode.
AM
- forces AM mode.
FM
- forces FM mode.
NFM
-forces NFM mode.

Duplicating Objects Contents

Duplication is especially useful when entering multiple TGRP objects in the same trunked system or multiple CONV objects that have similar parameters or tag names.

 
To Duplicate an Object:
  Press MAN. Press or to select the Scan List where the object is located.
Press
or to locate the object in the scan list.
Press PGM then F2 (EDIT) then F1 (DUPE).

An exact copy of the object you selected is created and assigned to the Scan List you copied the object from. The scanner then displays the newly created object menu so you can change the parameters that need to be changed. Edit any parameters you wish and press F1 (Save) when you are finished.

  Note: as soon as you press DUPE an object is created and stored. Pressing F1 (Save) will only save changed parameters.
 

Find Menu

Find by Lockout Status

Find by Text
Finding Objects  
There are many different ways to locate objects:
 
1. By Object Number:
  Press MAN, the object number, then SEL/ENT.
To edit the object, press PGM then
F2 (EDIT) then F2 (CURR).
 
2. By Browsing:
  Press MAN. Press or to select the Scan List where the object is located.
Press
or to locate the object in the scan list.
To edit the object, press PGM then F2 (EDIT) then F2 (CURR).

Note: Trunking Systems are not assigned to Scan Lists and cannot be found using the , , , or keys in Manual or Program Modes. See next entry
to use the Edit Method.
 
3. By Object Type:
  Press PGM then F2 (EDIT) then until CONV, TGRP, TSYS, SRCH, or STLK/SWPR is over any softkey (F1, F2, or F3)
Press the softkey under the object type you wish to locate.
Press or to select the Scan List where the object is located.
Press or to locate the object in the list.
To edit the object, press F2 (EDIT).
 
4. By Text:
  Press PGM then F2 (EDIT) then F3 (FIND) then F2 (Text).
Enter the string of text to find or press F3 (Qtxt) to insert any
Programmed Quicktext.
Press F1 (OK) to search. Press F3 (NEXT) to search again.

To edit the object, press F2 (EDIT).
 
5. By L/Out Status: Note: Temporary lockout are not shown.
  Press PGM then F2 (EDIT) then F3 (FIND) then F1 (L/Out). Press (or press and hold) F3 (Next) to locate the object in the list.
Press L/OUT to unlock.
To edit the object, press F2 (EDIT) then F2 (CURR).
 
Deleting Objects  
Locate the object using one of the first three methods (not FIND) above then press PGM.
Press FUNC then CL.

Scanning the Scan Lists Contents
Turning Scan List On and Off
Press the number key assigned to the Scan List. For double-digit Scan Lists, press FUNC then the second digit of the Scan List. Example: FUNC then 8 for list 18.
To use the Favorites List press FAV. Press SCAN to exit.
To use the Skywarn List press FUNC then WX. Press SCAN to exit.
 
Storing...
To store an ID found with a Wildcard ID press F3 (Stor). The ID will be assigned to the current Scan List. Then see the TGRP Menu to customize the ID.
To store any search frequency (Limit, Service, Tune, or Stalker/Sweeper) press F3 (Stor).
The frequency will be assigned to the default Scan List. Any tone/code/NAC will also be stored (if enabled) with the frequency. Then see the CONV Menu to customize the channel.
To store a CTCSS/DCS/NAC tone/code (if enabled) press F3 (Stor).
 
Using Pause and Manual
Pause (PSE) will pause any scan or search and monitor that single object or frequency. Press PSE again to resume.
PAUSE pauses the scanner but keeps the scanner in scan or search mode.
If you press PSE while viewing a Wildcard ID, the scanner will monitor only the talkgroup the scanner is paused on.

Manual (MAN) will pause Scan Mode and allow you to monitor that object.
MAN stops scan mode and allows you to select other objects to monitor including search objects.
If you press MAN while viewing a Wildcard ID, the scanner will monitor all active IDs in that system.
MAN will also recall the last object or frequency stored or received in Scan or Search Modes. If that object is in multiple lists, the scanner
displays the lowest number Scan List that the object is in.
 
Temporary/Permanent Object Lockout
To Lockout an ID found with a Wildcard ID press F1 (TGL/O). This will create an object for the ID and then permanently lock it out.
To Lockout a Search Frequency within a search object or in a dedicated search press F1 (FrL/O). This will permanently lockout the frequency.

The F1 softkey (FrL/O) permanently locks out search frequencies when searching, and (TGL/O) permanently locks out talkgroups found with the Wildcard IDs and both will not perform temporary lockouts.

Note:
By default, pressing the L/OUT button toggles a temporary lockout (on or off) and FUNC then L/OUT toggles a permanent lockout for an object. To change the L/OUT button to toggle a permanent lockout when pressed and FUNC then L/OUT to toggle a temporary lockout see
Setting the Function of the L/OUT Button (in the GLOB menu). I will use the default setting to explain the following.

Anything that has (TGL/O) in the display above F1 (ID found with a wildcard ID) has to be (can only be)
permanently locked out with the F1 softkey.
Anything that has (FrL/O) in the display above F1 (search/stalker/sweeper frequency) has to be (can only be)
permanently locked out with the F1 softkey.
Anything that has the lowercase 'l' in the upper right of the display (CONV, TSYS, TGRP, or wildcard ID object) can be temporarily locked out (L/OUT button) or
permanently locked out (FUNC then L/OUT button).

Temporary Lockout
(L/OUT button) locks out conventional objects, programmed talkgroup objects (not IDs found with Wildcard IDs), and programmed search objects (not frequencies within search objects) only until the scanner is turned off. When the scanner is powered on again, all objects that have been temporarily locked out are unlocked.
To Temporarily Lockout a Programmed Object:
When the scanner stops on an object, press the L/OUT button.
Or, In Manual or Program Mode,
Press
or to select the Scan List where the object is located.
Press or to locate the object in the list.
Press the L/OUT button.

The lowercase 'l' flashes in the display to show the object is temporarily locked out.

Permanent Lockout (FUNC then L/OUT button) locks out conventional objects and programmed talkgroup objects (not IDs found with Wildcard IDs), and programmed search objects (not frequencies within search objects) permanently until they are unlocked.
To Permanently Lockout a Programmed Object:
When the scanner stops on an object, press FUNC then the L/OUT button.
Or, In Manual or Program Mode,
Press
or to select the Scan List where the object is located.
Press or to locate the object in the list.
Press FUNC then the L/OUT button.

The uppercase 'L' appears in the display to show the object is permanently locked out.

To Lockout or Unlock a Trunked System:
Press PGM then F2 (EDIT). Press until TSYS is over F3 then press F3 (TSYS).
Press or to scroll to the trunked system and press FUNC then L/OUT to toggle temporary lockout or L/OUT to toggle permanently lockout for the system.
 
Unlocking Objects See also Find by L/O Status. Contents
To Unlock a Conventional, Talkgroup, or Search Object: (to unlock search frequencies within search objects see Unlocking Search Frequencies).
In Manual or Program Mode, press
or to select the Scan List where the object is located.
Press or to locate the object in the list.
To unlock a temporary lockout press the L/OUT button.
The flashing lowercase 'l' in the display turns solid to show the object is unlocked.
To unlock a permanent lockout press FUNC then the L/OUT button. The uppercase 'L' in the display changes to the lowercase 'l' to show the object is unlocked.
 
To Unlock a Trunked System:
Press PGM then F2 (EDIT). Press until TSYS is over F3 then press F3 (TSYS).
Press or to scroll to the trunked system and press FUNC then L/OUT to toggle temporary lockout or L/OUT to toggle permanently lockout for the system.
 
Priority Scanning  
To Turn Priority Scanning On press FUNC then PRI while scanning. All objects with their priority mode set to 'On' are given equal priority status. No object has higher priority over any another.

Conventional
Priority Scanning will give priority to conventional objects that have their priority mode set to 'On'. The scanner will sample the conventional objects for activity periodically while scanning and monitoring other objects. This sampling will cause a brief muting of received audio when it occurs while another object is active. The more conventional objects that are set for priority, the longer this audio muting will be, since it takes a certain amount of time to sample each priority conventional object for activity. It will not check for conventional objects when scanning search or Stalker/Sweeper objects.

Talk Group Priority Scanning will give priority to IDs that have their priority mode set to 'On'. IDs with priority on are checked for activity before any other IDs and during the delay time after non-priority ID calls. On some trunked systems (e.g. Mot 3600 if the system is programmed for it, and LTR for some talkgroups), it will look at low-speed data on the voice frequency checking for any priority Talk Group information.
It will not check for IDs when receiving any other talkgroup.
It will not check for IDs when scanning conventional, search, or Stalker/Sweeper objects.
Priority does work for Radio IDs associated with 'Private' IDs.
Priority does not work for Radio IDs associated with 'Group' IDs, the scanner will only check the 'Group' IDs.

See also these Priority settings in the GLOB Menu:
The
Priority Channels setting sets the number of conventional priority channels to check during priority scan (default=0).
The
Pri Interval sets how often the scanner checks the priority channels (default 2 secs).
The
QuickPriRtn setting when set to 'On', (default 'Off') will not wait for verification of correct CTCSS, DCS, or NAC when returning to an active conventional channel after priority sampling.
The
TGRP Pri Int setting will interrupt trunked activity to check for conventional priority channels when set to (default) 'On'.

Weather Priority Scanning will give priority to a weather channel that has its priority mode set to 'On'. Weather Priority mode samples the specified weather frequency periodically while scanning to see if the 'All Hazards 1050 Hz Warning Alert Tone' (WAT) is present. If the WAT is present, the scanner will sound an alarm and tune to the specified weather frequency to monitor the nature of the alert.
The
WX Check Int setting (in the 'Expert Settings' menu) allows you to set the interval of time to check for a weather alarm signal on a channel while scanning.
 
Using the Attenuator
The attenuator reduces the amount of signal at the receiver input (20 dB) and may help reduce interference from strong nearby transmitters. There are two attenuation modes, Normal and Global. Normal attenuation uses the attenuation settings for each object or search. Global attenuation forces attenuation for all objects, on or off
To Attenuate a Conventional Object press ATT anytime a conventional object is in the display.
To Attenuate a Tunking System press ATT anytime a talkgroup object is in the display.

To Attenuate a Search Object or Dedicated Search press ATT during the search.

To Turn Global Attenuation Mode On press FUNC then ATT (G in the display).
To Turn Global Attenuation On press ATT (GA in the display).
To Turn Global Attenuation Off press ATT (G in the display).
 
Using the Favorites List and Skywarn List Contents
The Favorites List and Skywarn List are 2 list that can be scanned independently from the regular 20 lists. They scan the objects in their list only and no other lists. The Skywarn list is really just another Favorites list. The Favorites List is scan list #21 and the Skywarn List #22 when selecting lists in the menus. Objects in the Skywarn and Favorites lists can also be assigned to one or more of the other 20 lists.

The Favorites List is an easy way to scan one or just a few objects at a time without reprogramming anything as it is easy to add objects or clear the list.

To Add an object to the Favorites List press FUNC then FAV when the object is in the display. Or, when programming an object, select '21' in the 'Scan Lists:' option of the menu or 'Yes' in the 'FAV:' option of the menus.
To Scan the Favorites List press FAV. Press SCAN to exit.
To Clear the Favorites List press PGM then GLOB, scroll down to 'Clear FAV' and press SEL/ENT. At 'Really remove all objects from FAV scan list?', press F1 (YES).

The Skywarn list is meant to be a more permanent list. Although the manual states "
Instant access to frequencies used by storm spotter networks", you still have to program the frequencies yourself.

To Add an object to the Skywarn List when programming an object, select '22' in the 'Scan Lists:' option of the menu or 'Yes' in the 'SkyWarn:' option of the object menu.
To Scan the Skywarn List press FUNC then WX. Press SCAN to exit.

Optimizing Scanning Parameters Contents
Move your scanner/antenna to a different location. Sometimes just 12" helps. Digital is especially real fussy.
Get a better antenna. The stock rubber duck/whip antennas are just average quality.
 
Conventional Scanning  
Setting the squelch properly is the easiest and quickest way to receive channels better.
Set the
SQ Wait 1 (in the 'Expert Settings' menu) down to 7 or 5.
The minimum unmute delay for analog conventional channels is when Sq Mode is set to CTCSS or DCS and CTCSS Hz or DCS Code is set to Search.
 
Analog/Digital Trunking  
The one thing that frustrated me most with the default settings is the constant blinking of an ID in the display while the scanner was trying to lock on to it.
Here's what I did.

Move your scanner/antenna to a different location. Sometimes just 12" helps. You want that
in the upper left of the display to stay there as much as possible.
For Motorola systems/sites, only enter the known control channels/alternate control channels to speed up scanning. You don't need to program the voice channels.
There also are articles on Simulcast Digital Distortion and
Object Oriented Scanners Overload Issues at RR.

Turning the squelch down a little will help pull in fringe sites especially for P25 decoding. It will scan multiple sites slower but gives the scanner time to lock onto the control channels.
Turning the squelch up a little will scan the stronger sites faster and therefore move to the next site/system quicker.

In the 'Global Settings' menu:
Turn the
TGRP Pri Int setting 'Off' so it will not interrupt trunked activity to check for conventional priority channels (set to default 'On').

In the 'Expert Settings' menu:
Set the
SQ Wait 1 (In-band SQ Timeout/Squelch Time Same Band in the software) down to around 5 (scan rate).
Set the
EndtoneMot (Endtone Threshold in the software) down to around 80 for a Motorola system.
Set the
DG Int Prime (Digital Detect Timeout/Digital Detect Time in the software) down to around 20-40.

For Multi-site systems, program each site into its own Scan List first to see how well the site receives in different locations or conditions. See also Analyzing Trunking Systems.

I would only use the Multi-Site Roam setting if there was only one control channel available at a time to monitor. This may be the case if you are located on the fringe of several weak sites. Set
Threshold Hi to around 85 and Threshold Lo to about 55 for a wider threshold range than the default 95 Hi and 75 Lo. You don't need 95% signal quality to lock on to a site. This will monitor the strongest control channel and look for another only when the signal strength falls below the 'Threshold Lo' setting.

I don't like the Roam setting because it only monitors 1 strong control channel (site) which defeats the whole 'multi-site' concept IMHO. Yes, there may be different traffic on any other receivable control channels you have in the system that aren't being monitored. The Multi-Site Stat setting with
Check All CC set to On will receive more different traffic whether you are roaming or stationary. It will monitor all receivable sites. My personal experience has given me the best results by programming each site as one system and putting it in its own Scan List and setting Multi-Site to Off for each system. You are usually in range of only 5-10 sites at any given location anyway so that's only 5-10 Scan Lists. This way you can see which sites are receivable by monitoring one Scan List at a time and looking for that little in the upper left of the display.

If you don't want to waste that many Scan Lists on one multi-site system, put all the known good receivable sites for each location into one system assigned to one Scan List, set the Multi-Site setting to Stat and set
Check All CC to On. This will monitor all control channels and sites. Or, a combination of both methods; put all the strong sites in one Scan List and the intermittent or fussy sites in their own list so you can enable those when conditions/locations are favorable. The ultimate goal is to make your scanner monitor only strong (receivable) control channels.

These are just my suggestions. You will have to experiment with different ways to find what works best for you. Factors like how busy the multi-site system is, how much traffic you want to listen to on that system, and how many other systems you want to listen to will determine the best way for you to setup each multi-site system.

Tune Search/Analyze Mode Contents
The scanner's TUNE mode allows you to quickly enter any frequency and monitor that frequency for transmissions, or search up or down from that frequency for activity. TUNE mode also displays information about trunking control channels and trunked voice channels it finds while tuning and other information for conventional frequencies depending on the ADC Cal setting in the 'Expert Settings' menu.

TUNE search will always check for and display any CTCSS/DCS/NAC squelch, control channel information, and digital modulation each time it finds an active frequency.
 

Tune Search:
See also BandPlan and FlexStep settings (in the 'Expert Settings' menu) for step size defaults.
Using FUNC then TUNE will load the last active frequency from the last mode.

To monitor any conventional frequency press TUNE. Enter the frequency and press ENT.
To monitor the currently displayed frequency press FUNC then TUNE.
By default, TUNE search is PAUSED when first started.
To start searching press PSE to release pause mode.
To change direction press
or .
To pause on a frequency press PSE.
To lockout a frequency press F1 (FrL/O).
To unlock a frequency see Unlocking Search Frequencies.
To toggle the receive mode press F2 (Mode).
To store a frequency into the Default Scan List press F3 (Stor).
To toggle the search delay on or off press FUNC then . (DELAY).
To toggle attenuation for the search on or off press ATT.
To toggle Zeromatic tuning on or off press FUNC then 0.
 

Tune Mode for Analyzing Trunked System Frequencies:
Pressing FUNC TUNE while scanning or paused on a trunked radio system will load the control channel frequency into TUNE mode if the control channel frequency is the last frequency that the scanner checked while scanning.
Pressing FUNC TUNE while receiving a trunked radio TGRP will load the voice channel frequency into TUNE mode.

Or, you can manually enter a control or voice channel by pressing TUNE then enter the frequency and press SEL/ENT.

Changing the
ADC Cal (analog to digital conversion calibration?) setting (in the 'Expert Settings' menu) will show different information.
OFF (the default setting) will show the receive mode and CTCSS/DCS/NAC code for conventional frequencies and the information in the charts below for trunking frequencies.
RSSI will show digital received signal strength indication and analog voltage(?).
ZM will show zeromatic tune
thresholds(?).
DSP will show
IMBE detect (XF), P25 control channel detection (HD2), and NAC detection (HD5) for digital frequencies and CTCSS/DCS/NAC detect (HD5) for conventional frequencies.
 
Motorola P25 9600 baud Control Channel

Primary Display (LCD BlinkOn)

Secondary Display (LCD BlinkOff)

system type
 P25

system type
P25:

NAC
nnn

system type
 P25

control channel
ccc.cccc

system ID
 Sy:
sss

RFSS ID (Zone)
R
rrr

site number
S
ttt

decoding quality
 qq%

NAC
N
nnn

WACN Address
W:
wwwww

NAC=Network Access Code RFSS=Radio Frequency Sub System

WACN=Wide Area Communication Network

 
Motorola 3600 baud Control Channel

Primary Display (LCD BlinkOn)

Secondary Display (LCD BlinkOff)

system type
 M36

control channel
ccc.cccc

system type
 M36

control channel
ccc.cccc

tone?
 CT:
cc.ccc
decoding quality
 qq%

system ID
SID:
ssss

site number
S
ttt

 
EDACS (Wideband) 9600 baud Control Channel

Display

 system type
 EDW (wideband) or EDN ( narrowband)

control channel
ccc.cccc

 decoding quality
 qq%

?
C
nn

site number
S:
nn

site type
h/H/s/S/a/A

h=not home site H=is home site
s=not SCAT site S=is SCAT site
a=not aux site A=is aux site
 
LTR Home Repeater

Display

 LCN number
 Ch:nn

tuned frequency
ccc.cccc

 home repeater #
 HR:hh

area-home repeater-ID
A-HH-GGG

site number
S:
nn/MoveHR

 
 
Motorola Analog Voice Channel

Display

 VC:lsTGID
 nnnnn

voice channel
ccc.cccc

lsTGID is the decoded talkgroup ID data from the lowspeed data stream.
Note that the analog lowspeed data protocol does not provide error correction and some false "VC: lsTGID" readings should be expected.

 

Analyze Option

Analyze Mode
Motorola P25 System
Analyze Mode is very similar to Tune Mode for trunking frequencies. The information is much the same as TUNE mode. There are two ways to get to analyze mode:
To analyze the trunked system for a talkgroup in the display, press F2 (TSYS) then F3 (Analyz).
Or, press PGM then F2 (EDIT). Press until TSYS is above softkey F3 then press F3. Press or to select the system you want to analyze and press MAN. Press F3 (Analyz).
Then p
ress or until you here an active control channel and see information on the bottom line of the display.
Here is some fun and free software for analyzing trunked systems: Pro96COM, Unitrunker, TrunkMON.

Dedicated Searches Contents
Public Safety, Air, or Ham Search Marine, CB, or FRS/GRMS/MURS Search Rail Search Signal Stalker/Spectrum Sweeper Search
Public Safety, Air, and Ham Search Group Charts Marine, CB, and FRS/GRMS/MURS Search Channels Limit Search Unlocking Search Frequencies
    Zeromatic Tuning  

Public Safety, Air, or Ham Search

 

The scanner's dedicated Service search allows you to search commonly used public safety frequencies, civilian and military air frequencies, and amateur radio frequencies. Programming your Service Search as an object gives you more options for the search (delay time, LED mode/color/latch, alarm, etc.). You could then use the search in Manual mode. This will also allow you to program and search more than one service search at a time by assigning them to one (or more) of the 22 Scan Lists.

To Start a Dedicated Public Safety, Air, or Ham Search
press SRCH until Srch PubSafty, Aircraft, or Ham appears on the top line.
To change direction or resume searching press or .
To toggle groups on or off press the number key assigned to the group.
To pause on a frequency press PSE.
To lockout a frequency press F1 (FrL/O).
To unlock a frequency see Unlocking Search Frequencies.
To toggle the receive mode press F2 (Mode).
To store a frequency into the Default Scan List press F3 (Stor).
To toggle the search delay on or off press FUNC then . (DELAY).
To toggle attenuation for the search on or off press ATT.
To toggle Zeromatic tuning on or off press FUNC then 0.

Public Safety, Air, and Ham Search Group Charts (*=Canada Bandplan)

Contents

Public Safety Groups

Group

Band

Frequencies

Step (kHz)

Mode (fixed)

0

Public Safety

33.420-33.980
37.020-37.420
39.020-39.980
42.020-42.940
44.620-46.500

10
 

FM
 

1

Public Safety

151.820-151.940
153.770-154.950
155.010-156.210
158.730-159.210
166.250, 170.150

7.5 (*5)

FM
 

2

Public Safety

453.0375-453.9625
458.0375-458.9625
460.0125-460.6375
462.550-462.725
465.0125-465.6375
467.5625-467.7125

6.25 (*12.5)
 

FM
 

3

Trunked Public Safety

764-766.996875
769-775.996875
794-796.996875

3.125
 

FM
 

4

Trunked Public Safety

851.0125-860.9875
866.0125-868.9875

12.5

FM
 

Aircraft Groups

Group

Band

Frequencies

Step (kHz)

Mode (default)

0

Navigation

108-118

8.33

AM

1

Civilian Air

118-137

8.33

AM

2

Military, Government

138-143.9875 (143.985)

12.5 (*5)

AM

148-150.7875 (150.785) 12.5 (*5) FM

3

Commercial/Military Air

225-380

25

AM

Military Trunked 380-400

12.5

FM


Amateur
Groups

Group

Band

Frequencies

Step (kHz)

Mode (default)

0

10m

28-29.700

5

AM

1

6m

50-54

5

FM

2

2m

144-148

5

FM

3

1.25m

222-225

5

FM

4

70cm

420-450

5 (*12.5)

FM

5

33cm

902-928

12.5

FM

6

23cm

1240-1300

6.25

FM

Marine, CB, or FRS/GRMS/MURS Search Contents
The CB, Marine, and FRS/GMRS/MURS bands are actually frequencies pre-programmed into special channels. You are not searching from a lower frequency to a higher frequency. There are 40 CB channels, 60 Marine channels, and 34 FRS/GMRS/MURS channels. Programming your CB, Marine, or FRS/GMRS/MURS search as an object gives you more options for the search (delay time, LED mode/color/latch, alarm, etc.). You could then use the search in Manual mode. This will also allow you to program and search more than one service search at a time by assigning them to one (or more) of the 22 Scan Lists.
 
To Start a Dedicated CB, Marine, or FRS/GMRS/MURS Search press SRCH until Srch CB, Marine, or F/G/MURS appears on the top line.
To change direction or resume searching press or .
To pause on a channel press PSE.
To view all channels press F2 until (ALL-[uppercase]) appears.
To view just unlocked channels press F2 until (all-[lowercase]) appears.
To lockout a channel press F1 (FrL/O).
To unlock a channel press F2 until (ALL)(uppercase) appears. Press or to locate the locked out channel ('L' in front of channel) and press L/OUT to unlock.
To store a channel into the Default Scan List press F3 (Stor).
To toggle the search delay on or off press FUNC then . (DELAY).
To toggle attenuation for the search on or off press ATT.
 

CB Search With
Locked Out Channels Invisible

CB Search With
All Channels Visible

Marine, CB, and FRS/GRMS/MURS Search Channel Charts

Contents

 
Marine band Receive mode: FM
Ch. Frequency Ch. Frequency Ch. Frequency Ch. Frequency
1 156.050 19 156.950 28 162.000 78 156.925
5 156.250 20 157.000 63 156.175 79 156.975
6 156.300 20 161.600 64 156.225 80 157.025
7 156.350 21 157.050 64 160.825 81 157.075
8 156.400 22 157.100 65 156.275 82 157.125
9 156.450 23 157.150 66 156.325 83 157.175
10 156.500 24 157.200 67 156.375 84 157.225
11 156.550 24 161.800 68 156.425 84 161.825
12 156.600 25 157.250 69 156.475 85 157.275
13 156.650 25 161.850 70 156.525 85 161.875
14 156.700 26 157.300 71 156.575 86 157.325
15 156.750 26 161.900 72 156.625 86 161.925
16 156.800 27 157.350 73 156.675 87 157.375
17 156.850 27 161.950 74 156.725 87 161.975
18 156.900 28 157.400 77 156.875 88 157.425
CB band Receive mode: AM
Ch. Frequency Ch. Frequency
1 26.965 21 27.215
2 26.975 22 27.225
3 26.985 23 27.255
4 27.005 24 27.235
5 27.015 25 27.245
6 27.025 26 27.265
7 27.035 27 27.275
8 27.055 28 27.285
9 27.065 29 27.295
10 27.075 30 27.305
11 27.085 31 27.315
12 27.105 32 27.325
13 27.115 33 27.335
14 27.125 34 27.345
15 27.135 35 27.355
16 27.155 36 27.365
17 27.165 37 27.375
18 27.175 38 27.385
19 27.185 39 27.395
20 27.205 40 27.405
FRS/GMRS/MURS  Receive mode: FM
Ch. Frequency Ch. Frequency
1 462.5625 18 462.625
2 462.5875 19 462.650
3 462.6125 20 462.675
4 462.6375 21 462.700
5 462.6625 22 462.725
6 462.6875 23 151.820
7 462.7125 24 151.880
8 467.5625 25 151.940
9 467.5875 26 154.570
10 467.6125 27 154.600
11 467.6375 28 151.625
12 467.6625 29 464.500
13 467.6875 30 464.550
14 467.7125 31 467.850
15 462.550 32 467.875
16 462.575 33 467.900
17 462.600 34 467.925

Rail Search Contents
The Railroad band searches all frequencies between 159.810 and 161.565. Most rail VHF frequencies still use the 15 kHz spacing between designated rail channels. Programming your Rail Search as an object gives you more options for the search (delay time, LED mode/color/latch, alarm, etc.). You could then use the search in Manual mode. This will also allow you to program and search more than one service search at a time by assigning them to one (or more) of the 22 Scan Lists.
 
To Start a Dedicated Rail Search press SRCH until Srch Railroad appears on the top line.
To change direction or resume searching press or .
To pause on a frequency press PSE.
To lockout a frequency press F1 (FrL/O).
To unlock a frequency see Unlocking Search Frequencies.
To store a channel into the Default Scan List press F3 (Stor).
To toggle the search delay on or off press FUNC then . (DELAY).
To toggle attenuation for the search on or off press ATT.
To toggle Zeromatic tuning on or off press FUNC then 0.

Railroad Receive mode: FM (*=Canada Bandplan)

Frequency Step (kHz)
159.810-161.565 7.5 (*5)

Limit Search Contents
The scanner's dedicated limit search mode allows you to program one limit search of upper and lower frequencies. Programming your Limit Search as an object gives you more options for the search (delay time, LED mode/color/latch, alarm, etc.). You could then use the search in Manual mode. This will also allow you to program and search more than one range at a time by assigning them to one (or more) of the 22 Scan Lists.
 
See also BandPlan and FlexStep settings (in the 'Expert Settings' menu) for step size defaults.

To Start a Dedicated Limit Search press SRCH until Srch Limit appears on the top line.
Press F1 (Lmts)
to set the lower and upper frequencies.
(Press FUNC then F1 during transmissions to override FrL/O).

Enter the lower frequency and press ENT.
Enter the upper frequency and press ENT.
Press F1 (Save).
To change direction or resume searching press or .
To pause on a frequency press PSE.
To lockout a frequency press F1 (FrL/O).
To unlock a frequency see Unlocking Search Frequencies.
To toggle the receive mode press F2 (Mode).
To store a frequency into the Default Scan List press F3 (Stor).
To toggle the search delay on or off press FUNC then . (DELAY).
To toggle attenuation for the search on or off press ATT.
To toggle Zeromatic tuning on or off press FUNC then 0.

Zeromatic Tuning  
Zeromatic tuning is a feature that enhances the scanner's ability to lock on to the actual center frequency of a search hit instead of an adjacent frequency. This option is available for all Limit, Service, and Stalker/Sweeper search objects and dedicated searches except CB, Marine, and F/G/MURS.
Press FUNC then 0 to toggle On (uppercase Z in display) or Off (lowercase z in display) while searching.

Signal Stalker/Spectrum Sweeper Search Contents
Your scanner's Stalker/Sweeper feature provides a powerful new tool for you to rapidly detect, monitor, and store frequencies from nearby radio transmissions. The Stalker/Sweeper feature is more sensitive than portable frequency counters and will detect transmissions at a greater distance. Stalker/Sweeper functions by rapidly searching through the RF spectrum in 1 MHz segments. If RF signal energy is detected in a 1 MHz segment, the scanner will search through the 1MHz segment in finer steps until the source of the RF signal energy is found. The Stalker/Sweeper feature is similar in functionality to portable frequency counters that cost much more than your scanner, but provides many advantages over typical portable frequency counters. For example: The Stalker/Sweeper allows you to search the entire range of your scanner's design frequencies, or you can specify just those frequency ranges that you wish to search.

Stalker/Sweeper Search

Special Stalker/Sweeper Search
Special Stalker/Sweeper
If a 1 MHz sweep indicates that activity is present, when set to 'On' (F2-SPCL), Special Stalker/Sweeper searches the whole 1 MHz range to find the source. If you lockout 5 frequencies within a 1 MHz segment, the scanner will skip that entire segment in subsequent searches. See SpclStalk(Sweep)Lmt (in the 'Expert Settings' menu) to change the (default 5) number of frequencies within a 1 MHz segment.

You can press F1 (FrL/O) when the Stalker/Sweeper stops on these undesired transmissions to prevent the Stalker/Sweeper from stopping on them in future searches, however, the Stalker/Sweeper will still see their signal energy when searching through the 1 MHz segment. This will cause the Stalker/Sweeper to execute another fine step search of the 1 MHz segment. If you have locked out the undesired transmissions, the Stalker/Sweeper will not stop on them again but the overall search performance of the Stalker/Sweeper will be slowed accordingly.
Programming your Stalker/Sweeper Search as an object gives you more options for the search (delay time, LED mode/color/latch, alarm, etc.). This will also allow you to program different Stalker/Sweeper objects with different settings and assign them to one (or more) of the 22 Scan Lists.

To Start a Dedicated Sweeper/Stalker Search
press FUNC then SCAN//.
To switch between All bands or just Public Safety Bands.
Press F1 (Band).
(Press FUNC then F1 during transmissions to override FrL/O).
To toggle bands on or off press the number key assigned to the band.
To change direction or resume searching press
or .
To pause on a frequency press PSE.
To lockout a frequency press F1 (FrL/O).
To unlock a frequency see Unlocking Search Frequencies.
To turn 'Special Stalker/Sweeper on or off press F2 (spcl). SPCL (uppercase) indicates 'Special' is active.

To store a frequency into the Default Scan List press F3 (Stor).
To toggle the search delay on or off press FUNC then . (DELAY).
To toggle attenuation for all search bands on or off press ATT.
To toggle Zeromatic tuning on or off press FUNC then 0.
To exit press SCAN.
Notes:
See also BandPlan and FlexStep settings (in the 'Expert Settings' menu) for step size defaults.
Priority mode is not available while using Signal Stalker/Spectrum Sweeper.
All Stalker/Sweeper Bands
Key Band Frequencies Mode
0 CB, 10m/6m Ham 25-54 Auto
1 VHF Air 108-137 Auto
2 2m Ham, PS, Rail 137-174 Auto
3 Commercial Air,1.25m Amateur 216-300 Auto
4 Military Air 300-406 Auto
5 70cm Ham, PS 406-470 Auto
6 UHF TV 470-512 Auto
7 Trunked Public Safety 764-797 Auto
8 Trunked Public Safety 806-869 Auto
9 33/23cm Ham 894-960,1240-1300 Auto
Public Safety Bands
Key Band Frequencies Mode
0 Public Safety 33.400-46.500 Auto
1 Public Safety 151-170 Auto
2 Public Safety 453-467 Auto
3 Trunked Public Safety 764-797 Auto
4 Trunked Public Safety 806-869 Auto

Unlocking Search Frequencies
To unlock a frequency press PGM then F3 (GLOB) to enter the 'Global Settings' Menu.
Press to locate SRCH L/Outs then press SEL/ENT to view the lockout list.
Press
to locate the frequency and press F3 (Del) to unlock (or press and hold to delete multiple frequencies).
To unlock all frequencies press FUNC then F3 (Del) while in the lockout menu.
Press F1 (Save) to exit.

Using Weather Modes Contents
There are three weather modes you can use with these scanners; Weather Radio, Weather Priority, and SAME Standby.  
 
Weather Radio
Weather radio mode allows you to receive weather broadcasts from your local weather service. While in Weather Radio Mode, your scanner will alert on SAME messages that match the SAME location codes you have entered or all SAME messages if you have not entered any SAME location codes.
To hear your local weather channel press WX
. If it is a weak signal, press or to find a stronger channel. Press SCAN to exit.

Weather Priority
Weather Priority mode monitors the current weather frequency periodically (see Weather settings in the 'Expert Settings' menu) while scanning to see if the All Hazards 1050 Hz Warning Alert Tone (WAT) is present. If so, the scanner will sound an alarm and tune to the specified weather frequency to monitor the alert.
To toggle Weather Priority Mode press WX then PRI. You will see -P next to the weather channel number. Press SCAN to exit.


Weather Scan Mode

 

SAME Standby Mode

SAME Program Menu
SAME Standby  
SAME Standby Mode monitors the specified weather frequency silently, waiting to receive a Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) alert that corresponds with up to 10 SAME location code(s) and event code(s) that you have programmed. If there is a match between a sent SAME location code/event code and one that you have programmed, the scanner will sound an alarm, display the alert type, and monitor the alert. To activate SAME Standby Mode for your area, you should provide at least one SAME location code for your city, county or state. You may wish to enter additional codes for surrounding areas so that you can receive advance warning of adverse or dangerous weather that may be headed in your direction. By default, SAME mode will alert on any SAME message received if no SAME location codes are programmed.

The NWS has divided the United States into regions by state and county (or parish, where applicable) then assigned a 6-digit FIPS code to identify each county or parish. For example, the code for Tarrant County, Texas, is 048439. The first digit in a FIPS code identifies the county subdivision, the next two digits identify the state, and the last three digits identify the county or parish. Most FIPS codes begin with 0, which means the code represents an entire county. The NWS, however, plans to eventually subdivide some large counties. When that happens, each subdivision will be assigned a digit from 1-9, resulting in codes such as 148439, 248439, and so on.

FIPS (SAME) codes are in the format nSSCCC:
n: A special subcounty designator. For an entire county, use 0.
SS: The state code.
CCC: The county code.

These scanners also feature a SAME wildcard feature that allows you to set the radio to alarm on partial matches of the location code or all codes. Using the wildcard feature you can enter a SAME area code such as *48***. This tells the radio to alert on any SAME message with a location code that matches 48 for any county in Texas. Each SAME location and event code can be set to 'ON' (enabled) or 'OFF' and Lockout set to 'ON' or 'OFF'. The Lockout feature allows you to enter and lockout certain event codes like the weekly test event code and still here other event codes with one or more location codes. Warning: In case of a conflict (i.e., two identical codes and events are entered), and one is locked out, the locked out entry will take precedence. To obtain the FIPS (SAME) codes call the NWS toll free at 1-888-697-7263 (follow the instructions you hear) or see FIP codes for the United States and its Possessions.
 
Event Codes  
Event codes are just different types of warnings. These scanners will allow to program specific alert event codes or a wildcard code (that will receive any event) and/or lock them out so you can monitor just the events you want to hear. A list of event codes can be found here.
Contents
To Program SAME Codes and Event Codes press WX. Make sure you are receiving a strong weather channel.
Press F3 (SAME)
then or to select a SAME location (1-10) and press SEL/ENT.
For the Entry field press
or to select On or Off to enable or disable the location.
For the Code field enter the SAME code for
the location or F3 (Dflt) for all locations or a wildcard location.
For the Event field enter the event code for
the location or F3 (Dflt) for all events.
For the Tag field
give the location a name. See Enter text or Enter Qtext.
For the Alarm field press 
or to select the alarm type.
For the Lockout field press 
or to select On or Off
Press F1 (Save) to exit
Press or to select another SAME location (1-10) and repeat for each.
Press F1 (Save) again to exit back to weather mode.
To Toggle SAME Standby Mode On or Off press F2 (stby). STBY (uppercase) indicates SAME Standby is active.

Using V-Scanner Folders  

V-Scanner Menu

V-Scanner Selection
Contents
These scanners have two types of memory storage. Main memory and V-Scanner memory. Main memory is what you see and use when you turn on the scanner. V-Scanner memory is used to store complete copies of your scanner's main memory including objects, 'Global Settings' and dedicated search configurations. The V-Scanner menu will allow you to store, load, and name up to 21 'Main Memories'. Handy if you have a lot of systems for several different areas. This can also be useful if you want to store or 'backup' your current memory 'as is', then try different settings for improvement. If the settings don't work, you can reload your previous memory.

There is a program on the CD that comes the PSR models to re-install your V-Scanner folders if you happen to delete them and updated V-Scanner folders
here at GRE. You can download and install updated V-Scanner folders for the Pro-106/651/197/652 here.

Note: The scanner won't let you load/store V-Folders when the low battery icon is in the display.
To Store the Main Memory press FUNC then PGM. At 'Select Operation', press F2 (Stor). Use to select the V-Folder (00-20) you want to store the main memory into.
Press F3 (Stor).
If the selected V-Scanner folder already contains a 'main memory' 'Really overwrite V-Folder data?' appears then press F1 (Yes) to store.
The scanner then allows you to name the selected folder (see Enter text
or Qtext) or to keep the existing folder name. Press F1 (OK) to finish the operation.
Press F1 (Cancl) to exit. Press SCAN to start scanning.

To Load a V-Scanner Folder press FUNC then PGM. At 'Select Operation', press F1 (Load). Use to select the V-Folder (00-20) you want to load into the main memory.
Press F3 (Load). 'Really overwrite main memory?' appears then press F1 (Yes) to load. Press SCAN to reboot the scanner and start scanning.

To Erase a V-Scanner Folder press FUNC then PGM. At 'Select Operation', press F3 (Eras). Use to select the V-Folder (00-20) you want to erase.
Press F3 (Eras). 'Really erase V-Folder data?' appears then press F1 (Yes) to erase.
Press F1 (Cancl) to exit. Press SCAN to start scanning.
 
Preprogrammed V-Scanner Folders (not with the Pro-651/652)  
See the V-Scanner guide included with each scanner for more detailed system information.
VS-0 -empty- VS-7 Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Utah VS-14 Michigan, Indiana
VS-1 Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia VS-8 Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma VS-15 North Ohio, Pennsylvania
VS-2 North Florida VS-9 North Texas VS-16 South Ohio
VS-3 South Florida VS-10 South Texas, Louisiana VS-17 Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey Shores
VS-4 Virginia VS-11 Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas VS-18 North New Jersey, New York
VS-5 California Desert VS-12 Tennessee, Georgia, Missouri VS-19 Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina
VS-6 California VS-13 Wisconsin, Illinois VS-20 Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine

Expert Settings Menu  
The 'Expert Settings' menu allows you to adjust some of the more advanced features of these scanners. The default settings will work fine in most cases but you will probably want to fine tune the radio to suit your individual needs.

Press PGM then FUNC then F3 (GLOB). Use or to select each option.
See
Navigating Menus if you are new to the radio.

Main menu changes do not take effect until the menu is saved-F1 (Save).
If you forget to save any changes, you will see 'Unsaved Changes! Go Back?'.
Press F1 (Yes) to go back or F3 (No) to exit without saving.

All settings in menu order

Contents
Max Tunes WX Lstn Time ADC Cal HD2 Holdoff EDACS UnMute
SQ Wait 1 Stalk(Sweep)ScanSQ2 RSSI Sig Cal 96CC HD2 TO EDACS ET HO
SQ Wait 2 Stalk(Sweep)SrchSQ2 Bat Icon Cal 96VC SQ TO Trunking Ch#
RF SQ Fade Stalk(Sweep)SrchSQ1 Zeromatc Cal 96VC XF TO Show RadioID
DG Int Prime Stalk(Sweep)AMDelay ZM Delay HD2 Qual DG RadioIDAlert
Noise Thresh Stalk(Sweep)FMDelay ACSQ SrcInt SubaudDelay Bandplan
WX Check Int SpclStalk(Sweep)Lmt ACSQ PolInt M36 ET Patt CCDump
WX 1050Hz Th SearchTunes HD5 Fade EndtoneMot DSPDump
WX Alrm Time FlexStep HD2 Qualify EndtoneEDACS  
 

Settings by Type

General Tuning P25 Trunking Motorola Trunking Stalker/Sweeper Settings Weather Settings
Digital Tuning CTCSS/DCS/NAC EDACS Trunking Zeromatic Settings Misc Settings
 
General Tuning

SQ Wait 1 The amount of time to wait for a signal on a frequency while scanning (scan speed) in the same band. The lower the value the faster the scan speed, the higher the value, the slower the scan speed. There is probably a possibility of setting the value too low and the scanner would not stop on active frequencies. These values also impact searching and tuning ('Tune' search). [1]

Default Value: 10 (10 ms). Values: Enter 1-200 (1 - 200 ms). Suggested value 5-7.

Menu Help Text: Squelch wait time, same band

Win500 Name - Extended Settings>General Tuning>
In-band SQ Timeout

PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>Expert Settings>
Squelch Time Same Band
 

SQ Wait 2 The amount of time to wait for a signal on a frequency while scanning (scan speed) in a different band. The lower the value the faster the scan speed, the higher the value, the slower the scan speed. There is probably a possibility of setting the value too low and the scanner would not stop on active frequencies. These values also impact searching and tuning. [1]

Default Value: 15 (15 ms). Values: Enter 1-200 (1 - 200 ms). Suggested value 10-12.

Menu Help Text: Squelch wait time, new band

Win500 Name - Extended Settings>General Tuning>
Out-of-band SQ Timeout

PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>Expert Settings>
Squelch Time Different Band
 

RF SQ Fade Length of time to wait before closing the squelch after lost signal (squelch tail).

Default Value: 10 (100 ms). Values: Enter 0-99 (0 - 990 ms).

Menu Help Text: RF SQ fade delay

Win500 Name - Extended Settings>General Tuning>
RF SQ Fade Timeout

PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>Expert Settings>
RF Fade Time
 

SearchTunes Maximum number of frequencies to check in each limit, service, or stalker/sweeper search object while scanning.

Default Value: 0 (entire range). Values: Enter 0-9999 tunes (frequencies).

Menu Help Text: Max search tunes per scan loop 0=entire range

Win500 Name - Extended Settings>General Tuning>
SRCH tunes in SCAN

PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>Sweeper/Search Options>
Max Search Tunes per Scan Cycle
Digital Tuning
DG Int Prime Controls how long the scanner waits to automatically detect digital (P25 CAI) transmissions, when the type of transmission isn't known/expected ahead of time. [2]
Default Value: 60 (600 ms). Values: Enter 1-100 (10 - 1000 ms). Suggested value 30. Menu Help Text: Preselect DG audio
Win500 Name - Extended Settings>Digital>
Digital detect timeout
PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>Expert Settings>
Digital Detect Time
 
Noise Thresh Sounds like the number of noisy 'bits' that the scanner will allow prior to retuning or adjusting with the DSP. External noise appearing at the front end of a receiver, plus the noise added by the receiver itself; determines a noise threshold that has to be exceeded by the minimum discernible signal. [9].
Default Value: 20. Values: Enter 1-128. Suggested value 45-50. Menu Help Text: Noise threshold value for DSP
Win500 Name - Extended Settings>Digital>
Noise threshold
PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>Expert Settings>
Noise Threshold

P25 Trunking

Contents
96CC HD2 TO Length of time to wait for P25 control channel detection timeout.
Default Value: 30 (300 ms). Values: Enter 10-250 (100 - 2500 ms). Menu Help Text: 9600CC SQ to HD2 timeout
Win500 Name - Extended Settings>P25 Trunking>
CC detect timeout
PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>P25 Settings>
CC HD2 Timeout

 

 
96VC SQ TO Length of time to wait for P25 voice channel RF squelch timeout. Go lower to release squelch sooner, go up to extend squelch longer. [11]
Default Value: 50 (500 ms). Values: Enter 10-250 (100 - 2500 ms). Menu Help Text: 9600VC RF SQ timeout
Win500 Name - Extended Settings>P25 Trunking>
VC RF SQ timeout
PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>P25 Settings>
VC SQ Timeout

 

 
96VC XF TO Length of time to wait for P25 voice channel digital IMBE timeout.
Default Value: 100 (1000 ms). Values: Enter 10-250 (100 - 2500 ms). Menu Help Text: 9600VC SQ to XF timeout
Win500 Name - Extended Settings>P25 Trunking>
VC Digital timeout
PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>P25 Settings>
VC XF Timeout

 

 
HD2 Qual DG Length of time to check for a P25 control channel before unmuting in 'Analyze'.
Default Value: 100 (1000 ms). Values: Enter 10-250 (100 - 2500 ms). Menu Help Text: HD2 qual time to unmute 96CC
Win500 Name - Extended Settings>P25 Trunking>
Qualify CC in analyze
PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>HD2 Settings>
Qualify Time (Digital)
CTCSS/DCS/NAC
ACSQ SrcInt Length of time to wait for a CTCSS/DCS/NAC signal in auto squelch search.
Default Value 500 (500 ms). Values: Enter 10-2000 (10 - 2000 ms). Menu Help Text: Wait for HD5 sig in auto CSQ srch
Win500 Name - Extended Settings>CTCSS/DCS/NAC>
Search Interval
PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>HD5 Settings>
Search Delay
 
ACSQ PolInt The interval of time to check for a CTCSS/DCS/NAC signal.
Default Value 100 (100 ms). Values: Enter 10-1000 (10 - 1000 ms). Menu Help Text: Interval to poll for CSQ value
Win500 Name - Extended Settings>CTCSS/DCS/NAC>
Query Interval
PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>HD5 Settings>
Query Interval
 
HD5 Fade Length of time to wait after losing a CTCSS/DCS/NAC signal. If the scanner loses programmed CTCSS, DCS, or NAC for the time specified in that parameter, it will mute audio. Increasing the time may help with the above-described behavior under weak signal or overload conditions. [12]. See also [13].
Default Value 2000 (2000 ms). Values: Enter 10-2500 (10 - 2500 ms). Menu Help Text: CSQ fade delay
Win500 Name - Extended Settings>CTCSS/DCS/NAC>
Fade Timeout
PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>HD5 Settings>
Fade Delay
 
HD2 Qualify Length of time to check to detect an end of signal turn off code command. See also [13].
Default Value 75 (75 ms). Values: Enter 1-1000 (1 - 1000 ms). Menu Help Text: CSQ end detect threshold
Win500 Name - Extended Settings>CTCSS/DCS/NAC>
End detect qualify
PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>HD2 Settings>
Qualify Time (Analog)
 
HD2 Holdoff Length of time to mute a signal after an end of signal turn off code command.
Default Value 500 (500 ms). Values: Enter 10-1000 (10 - 1000 ms). Menu Help Text: CSQ post-end wait time
Win500 Name - Extended Settings>CTCSS/DCS/NAC>
Delay after end
PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>HD2 Settings>
Mute Time

Motorola Trunking

Contents
SubaudDelay Length of time to wait to check for Motorola subaudible data to decode.
Default Value 150 (150 ms). Values: Enter 0-65535 (0 - 65535 ms). Menu Help Text: Delay before we start subaudible decode
Win500 Name - Extended Settings>Motorola Trunking>
Subaudible start delay
PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>Motorola Sub-Audible Settings>
Delay Time
 
M36 ET Patt The Motorola 3600 end tone 16-bit pattern to detect an end of signal command.
Default Value 2B2B. Values: Enter 0x0000-0xFFFF. Menu Help Text: Mot3600 Endtone 16-bit pattern to detect
Win500 Name - Extended Settings>Motorola Trunking>
Endtone pattern
PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>Motorola Sub-Audible Settings>
End Tone Pattern
 
EndtoneMot The Motorola 3600 end tone number of bits required to mute at end of signal.
Default Value 80. Values: Enter 0-250. Menu Help Text: # of >baud bits to trig 3600CC analog end
Win500 Name - Extended Settings>Motorola Trunking>
Endtone threshold
PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>Motorola Sub-Audible Settings>
End Tone Threshold
EDACS Trunking - these settings control how the scanner behaves after it has already recognized a "call grant" message. [2]
EndtoneEDACS While on a "voice frequency", qualifying time in bits for the "endtone" to indicate end of transmission. [2]
Default Value 10. Values: Enter 0-250. Menu Help Text: # of >baud bits to trig 4800CC analog end
Win500 Name - Extended Settings>EDACS Trunking>
Endtone threshold
PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>EDACS Settings>
End Tone Threshold
 
EDACS UnMute After tuning to a 'voice frequency', a delay before unmuting audio. [2]
Default Value 18 (180 ms). Values: Enter 0-100 (0 - 1000 ms). Menu Help Text: EDACS unmute delay
Win500 Name - Extended Settings>EDACS Trunking>
GCG unmute delay
PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>EDACS Settings>
GCG Unmute Delay
 
EDACS ET HO After returning to the CC from a "voice frequency", how long to ignore any calls on the same "voice frequency". [2]
Default Value 35 (350 ms). Values: Enter 0-100 (0 - 1000 ms). Menu Help Text: EDACS post end-tone holdoff
Win500 Name - Extended Settings>EDACS Trunking>
Endtone holdoff
PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>EDACS Settings>
End Tone Holdoff

Signal Stalker/Spectrum Sweeper Settings

Contents

Max Tunes This setting value appears to set the number of tunes (frequencies) prior to restart of new Stalker/Sweeper group. [3]

Default Value: 20 (frequencies). Values: Enter 1 to 1000 tunes (frequencies).

Menu Help Text: Max search tunes per scan loop

Win500 Name - Extended Settings> General Tuning>
Max cached tunes

PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>Sweeper/Search Options>
Resume Delay Time
 
Stalk(Sweep)ScanSQ2 Length of time to wait for a signal on a frequency during Stalker/Sweeper while scanning.
Default Value 5 (5 ms). Values: Enter 1-100 (1 - 100 ms). Menu Help Text: Stalker/Sweeper scan large sig qual
Win500 Name Extended Settings>Spectrum Sweeper>
Wide SQ timeout
PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>Sweeper/Search Options>
Squelch Delay in Scan Mode
 
Stalk(Sweep)SrchSQ2 Length of time to wait for a signal on a frequency during Stalker/Sweeper while searching.
Default Value 5 (5 ms). Values: Enter 1-100 (1 - 100 ms). Menu Help Text: Stalker/Sweeper search large sig qual
Win500 Name Extended Settings>Spectrum Sweeper>
Narrow SQ timeout 2
PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>Sweeper/Search Options>
Squelch Delay #2 in Search Mode
 
Stalk(Sweep)SrchSQ1 Length of time to wait for a signal on a frequency during Stalker/Sweeper while searching.
Default Value 10 (10 ms). Values: Enter 1-100 (1 - 100 ms). Menu Help Text: Stalker/Sweeper search small sig qual
Win500 Name Extended Settings>Spectrum Sweeper>
Narrow SQ timeout 1
PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>Sweeper/Search Options>
Squelch Delay #1 in Search Mode
 
Stalk(Sweep)AMDelay Length of time to wait to unmute in AM mode during Stalker/Sweeper.
Default Value 150 (150 ms). Values: Enter 1-255 (1 - 255 ms). Menu Help Text: Stalker/Sweeper unmute delay - AM mode
Win500 Name Extended Settings>Spectrum Sweeper>
AM unmute delay
PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>Sweeper/Search Options>
Unmute Delay (AM Mode)
 
Stalk(Sweep)FMDelay Length of time to wait to unmute in FM mode during Stalker/Sweeper.
Default Value 50 (50 ms). Values: Enter 1-255 (1 - 255 ms). Menu Help Text: Stalker/Sweeper unmute delay - FM mode
Win500 Name Extended Settings>Spectrum Sweeper>
FM unmute delay
PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>Sweeper/Search Options>
Unmute Delay (FM Mode)
 
SpclStalk(Sweep)Lmt The maximum number of Special Stalker/Sweeper lockouts per range before skipping that range.
Default Value 5 (lockouts). Values: Enter 1-20 (lockouts). Menu Help Text: Special Stalker/Sweeper lockout count before skip
Win500 Name Extended Settings>Spectrum Sweeper>
'Special' lockout limit
PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>Sweeper/Search Options>
Max Lockouts Per Range in SPCL

Zeromatic Settings

Contents
Zeromatc Cal Customize the zeromatic tune threshold values for 5kHz ranges and non-5kHz ranges (entrance low value and high value, exit low value and high value). See also [4].

Default Values:

Suggested Values: [17]

Menu Help Text: Zeromatic tune thresholds
5kHz In Lo-252
5kHz In Hi-552
5kHz Out Lo-210
5kHz Out Hi-594
In Lo-210
In Hi-594
Out Lo-174
Out Hi-633
5kHz In Lo-170
5kHz In Hi-480
5kHz Out Lo-150
5kHz Out Hi-530
In Lo-170
In Hi-480
Out Lo-150
Out Hi-530
Values:1-1023
Win500 Name - Extended Settings>
Zeromatic Thresholds
PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>
ZeroMatic Settings
 
ZM Delay Zeromatic check delay.
Default Value 5 (5 ms). Values: Enter 0-1000 (0 - 1000 ms).
Actually only able to enter values up to 100. [
1]
Menu Help Text: Zeromatic check delay
Win500 Name - Extended Settings>
ZM Check delay
PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>ZeroMatic Setting>
Check Delay
Weather Settings
WX Check Int Interval of time to check for a weather alarm signal on a channel while scanning (WX Priority). See also Priority Scanning.
Default Value 60 (6 seconds). Values: Enter 5-250 (.5 - 25 seconds). Menu Help Text: Weather 1050 chk interval in SCAN and MAN modes
Win500 Name - Weather Settings>Weather Priority Settings>
Check interval
PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>Timer Settings>
1050 Hz Tone Detect Threshold
 
WX 1050Hz Th Length of time to wait on the weather frequency to check for the alarm signal.
Default Value 20 (200 ms). Values: Enter 7-250 (70 - 2500 ms). Menu Help Text: Weather 1050Hz qualify time
Win500 Name - Weather Settings>Weather Priority Settings>
1050Hz qualifier
PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>Timer Settings>
Timeout
 
WX Alrm Time Length of time to wait before unmuting the weather frequency after an alarm.
Default Value 0 (0 seconds). Values: Enter 0-600 (0 - 600 seconds). Menu Help Text: WX SAME alert time to unmute 0=unmute @1050
Win500 Name - Weather Settings>Weather Priority Settings>
Alarm timeout
PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>Timer Settings>
Alarm Settings: Length
 
WX Lstn Time Length of time to listen to the weather frequency after an alarm unmuted the radio.
Default Value 90 (90 seconds). Values: Enter 30-999 (30 - 999 seconds). Menu Help Text: WX Listen Time Auto-remute time after unmute
Win500 Name - Weather Settings>Weather Priority Settings>
Listen time
PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>Timer Settings>
Listen

Misc Settings

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FlexStep When set to 'On' allows you to enter a frequency down to any 1250 Hz (1.25 kHz - .00125) step (except in the civil air band 108-136 where the step size is fixed at 8.333 kHz), otherwise the scanner will use the default steps.
Default Value Off. Values: or to Off/On. Menu Help Text: On= Allow any 1250Hz freq Off=Enforce fixed steps
Win500 Name - Extended Settings>
Enable FlexStep
PSREdit Name - General Configuration>Other Options>
Enable FlexStep
 
ADC Cal Allows you to customize the information shown in the display while in 'Tune' mode. See also Analyzing Trunking Systems.
Default Value Off. Values: or to OFF, RSSI, ZM, DSP. Menu Help Text: Show various data within Tune Mode on LCD line 3
Win500 Name - Extended Settings>
TUNE mode display
PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>
Tune Mode Text
 
RSSI Sig Cal Allows you to customize the signal strength meter bar threshold values for the bars 1-5. Settings of 470 540 610 680 750 provide a wider range indication of signal strength than the default settings. [2]
Default Values: Suggested Values: Values: 1-750 Menu Help Text: Signal strength meter thresholds
Bar 1: 370
Bar 2: 450
Bar 3: 520
Bar 4: 610
Bar 5: 680
Bar 1: 470
Bar 2: 540
Bar 3: 610
Bar 4: 680
Bar 5: 750
Win500 Name - Extended Settings>
RSSI Bar Thresholds
PSREdit Name - Weather/Advanced Configuration>
Signal Strength Values
 
Bat Icon Cal (HH only) Allows you to customize when the low battery icon shows solid in the display (and hear the audio alert if enabled) and when it blinks. You can set how long you wish to see each based on the voltage of the batteries. My radio will die at about 3.4 volts when it's left alone scanning or searching but be careful; if you set the thresholds too low the radio will die instantly if you put a load on it (navigate menus, switch operations, etc.)  - and probably not a good idea for a $500 scanner.

(Icon)OFF: Once the low battery icon has been turned on, the voltage must rise above this level to turn it back off (hysteresis).
(Icon)ON: If the voltage falls below this level, the (solid) low battery icon is turned on.
BlinkH(Blink OFF): Once the blinking battery icon has been turned on, the voltage must rise above this level to turn the blinking icon and audible alert back off.
BlinkL(Blink ON): If the voltage falls below this level, the blinking (i.e. critical) low battery icon is turned on with the audible alert. Time to change/recharge the batteries. [19]


My opinion on how to best use this feature, which is shown in my suggested settings, would be to just have the icon blink (and also
enable the audio alarm
if I'm not real close to the radio) when it's time to replace/recharge the batteries at about 4.0 volts. The radio could start acting strange if you let it drop any lower. I don't need a 1 hour notice to change the batteries which is what the defaults will give you with healthy batteries.

Setting Names Default Values: Default Voltages: Suggested Values: Suggested Voltages: Values: 1-1023 Menu Help Text: Battery icon thresholds
NiMH OFF
NiMH ON
NiMH BlinkH
NiMH BlinkL
Alk OFF
Alk ON
Alk BlinkH
Alk BlinkL

NiCd OFF
NiCd ON
NiCd BlinkH
NiCd BlinkL
511
502
498
484
471
462
444
430
502
493
480
466
4.55
4.47
4.44
4.31
4.20
4.12
3.96
3.83
4.47
4.39
4.28
4.15
452
451
450
449
452
451
450
449
452
451
450
449
4.03
4.02
4.01
4.00
4.03
4.02
4.01
4.00
4.03
4.02
4.01
4.00
Win500 Name - General Settings>Battery Settings>
Icon Thresholds
PSREdit Name - General Configuration>PSR-500/Pro-106 Settings>Battery Settings>
Voltage Thresholds
Contents
Trunking Ch# When set to 'On' shows the Motorola trunking channel number in the middle of line 5 of the display. F2 (TSYS) still functions. 3600 baud systems will use the standard trunking channel assignments. Systems with custom trunking tables will not use the standard trunking channel assignments.
Default Value Off. Values: or to Off/On. Menu Help Text: Show CC Chan # while showing VC
Win500 Name - Extended Settings>
Show trunked chan w/VC
PSREdit Name - General Configuration>Other Options>
Show Trunking Channel
 
Show RadioID When set to 'Yes' shows the radio ID (not tgrp ID), if available, on line 5 of the display. F1 (TGL/O), F2 (TSYS), and F3 (Stor) still function. On some trunked systems (e.g. Mot 3600 if the system is programmed for it, and LTR for some talkgroups), will look at low-speed data on the voice frequency, checking for any priority Talk Group information [2].
Notes: If you enter (program) private TGRP objects with the various Radio IDs and alpha tag them, the scanner will show the tag instead of the numeric ID (on line 5). Radio IDs only show in SCAN mode, not PAUSE or MANUAL. Radio IDs are only available on group calls for certain types of trunked systems (i.e. not LTR), and then only if the scanner receives the initial "grant" message on the control channel. If you are scanning more than just a single TSYS, the scanner will likely miss that initial "grant" message and won't be able to show any Radio ID or (if programmed) alpha tag. [
5
]
Default Value No. Values: or to No/Yes. Menu Help Text: Show RadioID in group calls, if available, on line 4
Win500 Name - Extended Settings>
Show Radio IDs for group calls
PSREdit Name - General Configuration>Other Options>
Enable RadioID Display
 
RadioIDAlert The scanner will use any LED/backlight/tone alert settings from programmed Private TGRP objects instead of the Group TGRP object's alert settings. For example, you could have a dispatch console's radio ID programmed as a Private TGRP object with alert settings different from the normal "Police Dispatch" Group TGRP object's settings. When the console initiates the call, the scanner will use the alert settings from the Private TGRP object instead of from the Group TGRP object. [5] [6]
Default Value No. Values: or to No/Yes. Menu Help Text: Use RadioID's alert setting if showing tag on line 4
Win500 Name - Extended Settings>
Use RadioID Alert
PSREdit Name - General Configuration>Other Options>
Use RadioID Alert Values
 
Bandplan If turned on (Yes/Canada), 5 kHz steps are used in ALL receive modes between 138 and 174 MHz. If not turned on (No/USA), will use the 'Default' steps. CONV objects created in one "mode" will tune based on the "active mode" - that is, if you create a CONV object 138.005 MHz with the feature enabled, the radio will tune to 138.000 MHz if the feature is not enabled (although 138.005 will be displayed). [7] The Canadian band plan also uses 12.5 kHz steps between 406 and 470 MHz.
Default Value USA. Values: or to USA/Canada. Menu Help Text: Controls steps in 138-174 MHz and 406-470 MHz ranges
Win500 Name - Extended Settings>
Allow 5kHz steps 138-174 MHz
PSREdit Name - General Configuration>Other Options>
Use 5khz steps from 138-174 MHz
 
CCDump Enables the Control Channel Dump feature.
Default Value No. Values: or to No/Yes. Menu Help Text: Dump CC msgs to PC/IF
Win500 Name - Extended Settings>
Dump trunking data to PC/IF
PSREdit Name - General Configuration>Other Options>
Enable CC Dump
 
DSPDump Enables the DSP Dump feature.
Default Value No. Values: or to No/Yes Menu Help Text: Dump CPU< - >DSP msgs to PC/IF
Win500 Name - Extended Settings>
Echo DSP comms to PC/IF
PSREdit Name - General Configuration>Other Options>
Enable DSP Dump

Abbreviations:

 
ADC = Analog to Digital Conversion? HD2 in CTCSS/DCS mode = reverse burst/turn off code detect RSSI = Received Signal Strength Indication
CAI = Common Air Interface HD2 in DG mode = P25 CC detect SQ = Squelch
CC = Control Channel HD5 = CTCSS/DCS/NAC detect VC = Voice Channel
CSQ = Carrier Squelch IMBE = Improved Multi-Band Excitation WX = Weather
DG = Digital NAC = Network Access Code XF = IMBE detect
DSP = Digital Signal Processor RF = Radio Frequency ZM = Zeromatic
ET = End Tone    

Cloning/Uploading/Downloading Contents

You can clone your PSR 500/600 or Pro-106/651/197/652 to any other PSR 500/600 or Pro-106651//197/652 using just a 1/8" stereo audio patch cord. You will need the high speed USB data cable to upload/download to/from your computer and to use for monitoring your scanner with the software. You will also have to install drivers for the cable (that come with it before you plug it in) to use the cable. The PSR 500/600 includes the high speed USB data cable. If you bought the Pro-106/651/197/652 then you will have to purchase the GRE USB data cable ($29.99) separately. The GRE cable that came with my PSR 600 is only 3 feet long. The old (20-047 grey and orange) RS cable I bought for my Pro-106 is about 5-1/2 feet. The new (20-546 black) RS cable says 4-6 feet on their web page ($34.99).
Note: 
Under certain circumstances (?) the CCDump output setting may interfere with the cloning process. If you experience problems with cloning set CCDump to Off.

 

To Clone from one scanner to another, connect the stereo patch cord to the PC/IF jack on each scanner.
For the 'send' radio press FUNC then GLOB. Press until Clone Send: is highlighted then press SEL.

 

To Upload or Download Data, connect the (installed) USB cable to the computer and the 1/8' stereo end to the PC/IF jack on the scanner.
Follow the directions in the software to transfer your data.

Firmware Version/Updates and Power-On Menus Contents

The scanners have power-on keypress sequences that are used as shortcuts to configuration items, like attenuator settings, backlight settings and memory information. They will also allow you to reset the whole scanner or just the 'Global Settings'. The resets do not affect the V-Scanner Folders. Power-on key sequences are also used to place your scanner into firmware upgrade mode for CPU and DSP firmware upgrades.

The first key must be pressed while the Welcome/Owner screen is being displayed.

1 shortcut to PGM>GLOB>Sound Mode.
2
shortcut to PGM>GLOB>Key Beeps.
3
displays CPU and DSP versions.
shortcut to PGM>GLOB>Light Mode (HH only).
DIM
shortcut to PGM>GLOB>Light Mode (Base only).
ATT
shortcut to PGM>GLOB>AttenMode.
0, 0
shortcut to PGM>GLOB>Memory Info. Press
F1 (Done) to exit.
0, 1
clears all working memory and resets all 'Global Settings' to factory defaults. Press ENT to continue within 6 seconds.
0, 2
resets all 'Global Settings' to factory defaults. Does not affect working memory. Press ENT to continue within 6 seconds.
0, 5
(and 0,6) executes EEPROM memory test, then clears working memory and resets all 'Global Settings' to factory defaults. Press ENT to continue within 6 seconds.

The firmware in the is divided into three portions; a boot loader, the o/s (CPU) firmware and the DSP (Digital Signal Processor) code. The boot loader is the code which will perform the physical programming of the ICs with new (o/s or DSP) firmware. A user can not update the boot version. The DSP performs specific tasks (such as digital decoding).
[16]. Although the 106/651/197/652 and 500/600 are operationally identical, you can not use the firmware for one model in another.

Updates and instructions for the RS models can be found here (Product Support tab). Updates and instructions for the PSR models can be found here. See also this post at RR to determine PSR "C" (Canadian) models.

The first key must be pressed while the Welcome/Owner screen is being displayed when you turn on the radio.
0, CLR to erase DSP firmware version. Restores factory DSP firmware version. Press ENT to continue within 6 seconds.
0, PGM
to upgrade DSP firmware version. Press ENT to continue within 6 seconds. Waits for DSP update program from computer.
Hold PGM while turning the radio on to show the Boot version and to upgrade the CPU firmware version. Waits for CPU update program from computer.

Default Step Chart (*=Canada Bandplan) Contents
Frequency Range *Default
Step (kHz)
Mode Band Frequency Range *Default
Step (kHz)
Mode Band
25-26.960 10 AM VHF Lo Band 156.275-157.450 25 (*5) FM Maritime
26.965-27.405 10 AM CB 157.470-161.5725 7.5 FM Police-Business-Rail
27.410-29.505 5 AM VHF Lo 157.455-161.595 *5 FM Police-Business-Rail
29.510-29.700 5 FM 10m Ham 161.600-161.975 5 FM Remote Broadcast-Maritime
29.710-49.830 10 FM VHF Lo Band 162-174 12.5 (*5) FM Government Band
49.835-54 5 FM 6m Ham 216.0025-219.9975 5 FM Maritime
108-136.9916 8.33 AM Civilian Air 220-224.995 5 FM 1.25m Ham-General Trunked
137-137.995 5 FM Satellite 225-379.99375 6.25 AM Military Air
138-143.9875 12.5 FM Government 380-419.9875 12.5 FM Military Trunked
138-143.995 *5 FM Government 420-450 5 (*12.5) FM 70cm Ham
144-147.995 5 FM 2m Ham 450.00625-469.99375 6.25 FM Public Safety-Business
148-150.7875 12.5 FM Government-Satellite 450.0125-512 *12.5 FM Public Safety-Business
148-150.795 *5 FM Government-Satellite 470-512 6.25 FM UHF TV
150.800-150.845 5 FM Auto Emergency 764-781.996875 3.125 FM Trunked Public Safety
150.8525-154.4975 7.5 FM Fire-Business 791-796.996875 3.125 FM Trunked Public Safety
150.850-154.495 *5 FM Fire-Business 806-823.9875 12.5 FM Mobile Trunked Public Safety
154.515-154.640 5 FM Industry 849-868.9875 12.5 FM Base Trunked Public Safety
154.500-154.640 *5 FM Industry 894-939.9875 12.5 FM 33cm Ham-Business Trunked
154.650-156.255 7.5 FM Police 940-960 6.25 FM Government-Broadcast
154.645-156.270 *5 FM Police 1240-1300 6.25 FM 23cm Ham-Government
Notes: the 700MHz and first part of 800MHz ranges here are different than the original owner's manual.
This is what I got with a TUNE search, FlexStep 'Off', BandPlan set to 'USA' then 'Canada'.
*FlexStep (in the 'Expert Settings' menu) will allow step increments of 1.25 kHz.

Footnotes/Related Links Contents
[1] From Jeffrey Pryor - PSR-500 Expert Settings : Information - Google Docs.
[2] PSR500 Operating Hints (PDF). Expert settings based on a spreadsheet by Jeffrey Pryor. Firmware release notes from GRE. Operating hints from Radio Reference Wiki, GRE website, and forum posts, especially those of Don Starr and Mike Vander Veer.
[3] RR thread Explain the PSR500 Expert Settings please. [11] RR thread PRO106 P25 [4 settings] question.
[4] RR thread Psr-500 Spectrum Sweeper disappointment. [12] RR thread Breaks During Transmission.
[5] RR thread pro 106 radio ids. [13] RR thread Problems with DCS Decode and scanning.
[6] RR thread Pro-197 Radio ID & Alerts. [14] GRE Support Desk - PSR-500/600 "CPU F1.2" and "DSP U1.2" Firmware has been released.
[7] RR thread PSR-500/600 1.5 firmware released. [15] GRE Support Desk - PSR-500/600 Getting the most out of Multisite.
[8] RR thread Big system/Multi-Site mode. [16] RR thread Pro-106 Firmware?
[9] RR thread Advanced Settings. [17] RR thread Object Oriented Scanner Issues.
[10] RR thread PSR-500, beginning conversation clipped. [18] RR thread Programming the PRO-96 and 2096 for Rebanded Motorola Trunked Systems.
RR thread Simulcast Digital Distortion. [19] RR thread  GRE 500 Battery Questions.
RR thread Object Oriented Scanners Overload Issues.  
 
Finding EDACS LCN order - EDACS frequencies have to be programmed in LCN (Logical Channel Number) order. I have found a procedure at the Trunked Radio Systems User’s Page which explains how to find the LCN order for an EDACS system if you don't know the order. Look for 'Finding EDACS Logical Channel Numbers' by Todd Hartzel near the bottom of the page.
 
Determining Type I Motorola Fleetmaps - You can try a method I found at Radio Reference.com. Determining Type I Motorola Fleet Maps. by Dave Goodson.
 
Determining Base/Step/Offset for VHF/UHF Motorola Systems - I have found an explanation at Radio Reference.com that describes how to do this if you don't have the information. The Trunked Radio Systems User’s Page also has an explanation. Look for 'Determining Base and Offset Frequencies for the BC245xlt' by John C.
 
GRE Support Desk - PSR-500/600 How to add Custom Table when entering a Motorola UHF trunking system.
 
Decimal/AFS Conversion Chart - Here is a Conversion Chart to help convert your IDs.
 
How to view these pages in your browsers
I have formatted these pages so that you can view them with any monitor, in any browser (Foxfire, Opera, I.E., or Netscape), at any zoom level, and in any screen area size (ex: 600x800)-small or large fonts. So if the print is too small, go to the 'view' menu in your browser and adjust it to a bigger level (or smaller if you want to see more on the screen).
 
Finding and reading the date code
The date code or date of manufacture for RS models is located inside the battery compartment of the 106/651 or on the bottom of the 197/652 (Don't rely on the date code on the box). You will see two numbers then a "A" then two more numbers. The first two numbers are the month and the last two are the year. Ex: 01A05 is January of 2005.
 
Newsgroups and Forums
Yahoo Groups-PSR-500 Yahoo Groups-PRO-197
Yahoo Groups-PSR-600 Yahoo Groups-pro197
Yahoo Groups-PRO-651 Yahoo Groups-PRO-652
Yahoo Groups-PSR500600 Yahoo Groups-Win500
Yahoo Groups-RSPro-106 Yahoo Groups-ARC500
Yahoo Groups-RadioShackPRO-106 Yahoo Groups-PSREdit
Radio Reference Radio Shack Scanners Forum Radio Reference Forums
Radio Reference Radio GRE Scanners Forum Radio Shack Pro Series Scanners
 
Links
Radio Reference Pro 106 Wiki Radio Reference PSR500 Wiki
Radio Reference Pro 197 Wiki Radio Reference PSR600 Wiki
USB Scanner Programming Cable-RS #20-546 eHam.net-reviews
Radio Reference Data Base Radio Reference.com
 
Software
Win500- recommended! Scan Control
PSREdit500 Pro96COM
ARC500 Unitrunker
ID Tracker II/III TrunkMON
ScanBuddy-monitors/logs Stalker/Sweeper "hits"  

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Preset Fleet Maps Contents
In Motorola II systems (no programming the fleet map required), all the blocks have size code, S0, which has a size limitation of 512 radios. In Type I systems, size codes are used in different blocks to denote the maximum number of users in that block. Notice that size code S-12 uses 2 blocks. A Motorola Hybrid system (Type IIi) has 'blocks' of the system that are Type I Fleets/Subfleets and Type II talkgroups. The maps that are Hybrid systems are in bold.
E1P1 E1P2 E1P3 E1P4 E1P5 E1P6 E1P7 E1P8
Block Size Code Block Size Code Block Size Code Block Size Code Block Size Code Block Size Code Block Size Code Block Size Code
0 S-11 0 S-4 0 S-4 0 S-12 0 S-4 0 S-3 0 S-10 0 S-1
1 S-11 1 S-4 1 S-4 1 (S-12) 1 S-4 1 S-4 1 S-10 1 S-1
2 S-11 2 S-4 2 S-4 2 S-4 2 S-12 2 S-4 2 S-11 2 S-2
3 S-11 3 S-4 3 S-4 3 S-4 3 (S-12) 3 S-4 3 S-4 3 S-2
4 S-11 4 S-4 4 S-4 4 S-4 4 S-4 4 S-12 4 S-4 4 S-3
5 S-11 5 S-4 5 S-4 5 S-4 5 S-4 5 (S-12) 5 S-4 5 S-3
6 S-11 6 S-4 6 S-12 6 S-4 6 S-4 6 S-12 6 S-4 6 S-4
7 S-11 7 S-4 7 (S-12) 7 S-4 7 S-4 7 (S-12) 7 S-4 7 S-4
 
E1P9 E1P10 E1P11 E1P12 E1P13 E1P14 E1P15 E1P16
Block Size Code Block Size Code Block Size Code Block Size Code Block Size Code Block Size Code Block Size Code Block Size Code
0 S-4 0 S-0 0 S-4 0 S-0 0 S-3 0 S-4 0 S-4 0 S-3
1 S-4 1 S-0 1 S-0 1 S-0 1 S-3 1 S-3 1 S-4 1 S-10
2 S-0 2 S-0 2 S-0 2 S-0 2 S-11 2 S-10 2 S-4 2 S-10
3 S-0 3 S-0 3 S-0 3 S-0 3 S-4 3 S-4 3 S-11 3 S-11
4 S-0 4 S-0 4 S-0 4 S-0 4 S-4 4 S-4 4 S-11 4 S-0
5 S-0 5 S-0 5 S-0 5 S-0 5 S-0 5 S-4 5 S-0 5 S-0
6 S-0 6 S-4 6 S-0 6 S-0 6 S-0 6 S-12 6 S-12 6 S-12
7 S-0 7 S-4 7 S-0 7 S-4 7 S-0 7 (S-12) 7 (S-12) 7 (S-12)
 
Size Code Fleets Sub Fleets Number of Blocks Number of Talkgroups per Block Max IDs per Talkgroup Max Radios per Block
S0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 512?
S1 128 4 1 512 16 16
S2 16 8 1 128 64 64
S3 8 8 1 64 128 128
S4 1 16 1 16 512 512
S5 64 4 1 256 32 32
S6 32 8 1 256 32 32
S7 32 4 1 128 64 64
S8 16 4 1 64 128 128
S9 8 4 1 32 256 256
S10 4 8 1 32 256 256
S11 2 16 1 32 256 256
S12 1 16 2 8 1024 512
S13 1 16 4 4 2048 512
S14 1 16 8 2 4096 512
 
You can tell which block a Motorola ID is in by its number.
Block Lower ID# Upper ID#
0 0000 8191
1 8192 16383
2 16384 24575
3 24576 32767
4 32768 40959
5 40960 49151
6 49152 57343
7 57344 65535

Thanks to
Radio Reference.com for most of this information.

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