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Pro 94 Scanner Manual
How do you know if you have a Pro 94, Pro 94A, or Pro 94B?
Last Updated August 03, 2013

Contents
Introduction Scanning Conventional Channels
Main Features   Priority Scanning
Scanning Terminology Trunking Trunked Banks
Understanding Trunking   Trunkscanning IDs
Understanding IDs   Locking Out Talk Group IDs
Understanding Banks   Trunking Delay
Keypad and Knob Controls   Monitoring a Single Talk Group ID
Setting the Squelch   Monitoring All Talk Group IDs
A Look at the Display   Priority Trunkscanning
Searching for Frequencies   Selecting EDACS Talk Group ID Format
  Service Band Search   EDACS Talk Group ID Range Search
  Direct Search   Moving a Talk Group ID to a ID List
  Limit Search   Setting the Status Bit Ignore Function
  Search Skip Memory   Motorola Type II Special Size Bits
  Listening to Monitor Memories   Setting the Motorola Disconnect Tone Detect
  Moving Monitor Memory Frequencies   Matching IDs with Trunked Frequencies
  Changing Search Speeds Special Features
Programming Conventional Frequencies   Scan/Search Delay
  Deleting Frequencies   Locking Out Channels
Programming a Motorola Type II System   Keylock
Programming a Motorola Type IIi or Type I System   Backlight
  Preset Fleet Maps   Turning the Keytone Off and On
  Programming Offset and Base Frequency   Using the Battery Saver
Programming an EDACS System   Skipping Data Signals
  Determining LCN Order   Receiving SAME Weather Alerts
Programming Talk Group IDs   Scanner Reset
  Deleting IDs from the Scan Lists Related Links/Info

Introduction Contents
This is an excellent radio that has many fine features for scanning and trunking. However, anyone who has tried to read the manual that comes with the radio knows it can be a little hard to find, read, and figure out some of the steps, especially in the trunking section.
 
Even as a veteran user I can’t remember everything and find myself referring back to the manual for explanations of procedures and find it frustrating trying to figure out the wording every time. 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, this radio isn't simple so you will have to spend some time on it but this manual will make it easier. If you follow the red highlighted text in the programming sections, you should find what you need to know. If you want to find out what's really going on with the radio, read everything else.
 
Some of the better features of the radio are that it has 20 banks-but you can only scan 10 at a time (group A or B). Priority ID scanning-1 ID per scan list, 5 lists per bank and then you can tweak it to scan just the priority IDs. Unlike some of the newer scanners, you can see the ID and channel information in the display. You can program just the fleet or sub-fleet for an EDACS system to save space in the ID lists.

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

There are better antennas out there to use than the one that comes with the scanner. RS has the Center-Loaded Telescoping Whip for $19 - better for VHF/UHF. The 800MHz Scanner Antenna for $20 - 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.
 
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, finding specs, etc. and concentrate on the 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.
 
Check back often as this document will be updated and revised from time to time. I have tried the best I can to make sure everything is accurate here but if I missed a step or you see something that's obviously wrong, please email me.

Main Features Contents
The Pro-94 will scan conventional or trunked transmissions but not trunked and conventional transmissions at the same.
 
Duel-System Trunking - you can track Motorola and EDACS (GE/Ericsson) trunking systems.
Triple-Conversion Circuitry - virtually eliminates (depending on your location and antenna) any interference from IF (intermediate frequency) images, so you hear only the selected frequency.
(20) 50-Channel Storage Banks - you can store up to 50 channels in each of 20 different banks, in two separate groups, A or B (500 per group), for a total of 1000 channels.
5 Talk Group ID Lists per Bank - you can store up to 50 trunking talk group IDs (10 in each list) for each trunking bank for a total of 1000 IDs).
EDACS Partial Talk Groups - If you are viewing IDs in AFS mode, you can trunk the talk groups for an entire agency or fleet as 1 ID.
Priority Talk Group ID Scanning - lets you program 1 talk group ID in each scan list (5 per bank) and have the scanner check those IDs more frequently. Also lets you scan just the priority IDs in a bank.
20 Priority Channels - lets you program one channel in each bank and then have the scanner check that channel every 2 seconds while it scans the bank, so you don't miss transmissions on those channels.
Trunking Scan Delay - delays trunking for about 5 seconds before searching for another talk group ID, so you can hear more replies that are made on the same talk group ID.
Status Bit Ignore - you can set how your scanner works with status bits (also called S-bits), letting you control how the scanner interprets and displays talkgroup IDs.
Motorola Disconnect Tone Detect - the scanner automatically tunes to the trunking data channel when it receives a disconnected transmission. You can turn this off, so you can continuously monitor a channel with a weak transmission where conversations are often disconnected.
5 Service Banks and 1 Limit Search - frequencies that are pre-programmed in separate public safety, aircraft, ham, marine, and weather banks, to make it easy to locate frequencies in these bands and 1 programmable limit search.
Three Power Options - lets you power the scanner using internal batteries; alkaline, (switch to ‘ALKALINE’ in battery compartment), Ni-Cad, or Ni-MH (switch to ‘NI-CD’ in battery compartment); external AC power using an optional 9 volt 300-mA AC adapter/charger (and RS ‘type H’ adaptaplug); or DC power using an optional 9 volt DC cigarette-lighter power cable.
Data Signal Skip - lets you set the scanner to skip non modulated or data signals (such as fax or modem transmissions) during searches. This lets the scanner avoid non-voice signals, making searching or scanning faster.
Monitor Memories - lets you temporarily store up to 10 frequencies and 1 talk group ID.
Lock-Out Function - lets you set your scanner to skip over specified channels or frequencies when scanning or searching, and skip over talk group IDs when trunking.
Weather Alert Indicator - lets you listen to coded weather emergency information using Specific Area Message Encoding (NWR-SAME Circuitry).
Scan/Search Delay - delays scanning or searching for about 2 seconds before moving to another channel or frequency, so you can hear more replies that are made on the same channel or frequency.
Manual Access - lets you directly access any channel.
Display Backlight - makes the scanner easier to read in low-light situations.
Hypersearch - lets you set the scanner to search at up to 300 steps per second in frequency bands with 5 kHz steps, compared to the normal search speed of 100 steps per second.
Key Lock - lets you lock the scanner's keys to help prevent accidental changes to the scanner's programming.
Battery Save - saves battery power when the scanner does not detect any transmissions for more than 5 seconds while a single channel is being monitored. Can be turned off.
Battery Low Alert - warns you when battery power gets low by beeping about every 10 seconds.
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.
Your scanner can receive these bands:
 
Frequency Range Step Size (kHz)

Mode

Band Frequency Range Step Size (kHz) Mode Band
29-29.7 5 FM 10-Meter Ham Band 406-420 12.5 FM Federal Government
29.7-50 5 FM VHF Lo Band 420-450 12.5 FM 70-cm Ham Band
50-54 5 FM 6-Meter Ham Band 450-470 12.5 FM UHF Standard Band
108-136.975 12.5 AM Aircraft Band 470-512 12.5 FM UHF "T" Band
137-144 5 FM Military Land Mobile 806-823.9875 12.5 FM Public Service "800" Band
144-148 5 FM 2-Meter Ham Band 851-868.9875 12.5 FM Public Service "800" Band
148-174 5 FM VHF Hi Band 896.1125-956 12.5 FM UHF Hi, 33-cm Ham Band
216-224.995 5 FM 1.25-Meter Ham Band 1240-1300 12.5 FM 25-cm Ham Band

Scanning Terminology Contents
Scanning- the process of stepping through conventional channels in scan banks.
Trunktracking (or Trunking)- the process of searching for all active talkgroup IDs in trunked systems, in scan banks.
Trunkscanning- the process of stepping through programmed talkgroup IDs in ID lists, in trunked systems, in scan banks.
Searching- the process of searching for active frequencies in pre-programmed service searches or the limit search.
Manual Mode- used for browsing, monitoring, and programming conventional frequencies.
Trunk Mode- used for trunking and programming trunking frequencies and functions.
Monitor Mode- used for manually stepping through and moving monitor memories.
Remote Mode- the mode the radio is in while being controlled by the computer.

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.

This scanner trunktracks 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
  • EDACS Standard (Wide)
  • EDACS Networked (Wide)
When you program Motorola 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. 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). This scanner can't monitor digital systems.

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

Understanding IDs Contents
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 FFF-SS where FFF 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. 
 
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.

Understanding Banks Contents
Service Banks
The scanner is preprogrammed with all the frequencies allocated to the weather, ham, marine, aircraft, and public safety services. This helps you quickly find active or unknown frequencies instead of doing a limit search. Also, they are good for finding frequencies when traveling. The scanner also has 1 programmable limit search and a direct search witch allows you to start searching at a specific frequency.
 
Channel Storage Banks
All the channels are divided into 2 main bank groups, A and B. Channel numbers start at 1 in bank 1 and go up to 500 in bank 10. Each main bank group has 10 banks of 50 channels. You can only use either A or B, not both. Use each channel-storage bank to group frequencies, such as those for police, fire, ambulance, aircraft, or trunking systems.
 
You can also program your trunking frequencies and conventional frequencies into the same banks as well to utilize channel space better. By simply locking out the trunked frequencies, you can then either trunk a bank or scan a bank. The scanner will still trunk the locked out frequencies.
 
Tip: Theoretically, you can also program more than one trunking system into a bank as long as you can only monitor one at a time, in different locations, far enough apart, so the system you are monitoring won’t interfere with any other system (which would confuse the radio). They would also have to be the same system type (Motorola or EDACS) and be in the same valid trunking frequency range (800 MHz band or 900Mhz band etc.) for the radio to allow you to program the trunking systems.
Monitor Memories
The scanner also has 10 temporary memory locations called monitor memory channels (for both bank groups). You can use these channels to temporarily store frequencies when you search through frequency bands. You can then move these to a bank channel to scan. You can also use 1 monitor memory channel to temporarily store 1 talk group ID.

Keypad and Knob Controls Contents
Your scanner's keys might seem confusing at first, but this information should help you understand each key's function.
Key Function(s)
HOLD(A/B) Switches the bank groups (A or B) in manual or program mode; holds the frequency search in search mode; holds the current talk group ID in trunking mode.
SCAN Scans the stored channels in scan mode (up only), and puts the scanner in trunkscanning mode while trunking to scan talk group ID lists.
MAN Stops scanning; lets you directly enter a channel number or frequency; steps to next channel in manual mode; steps through talk group IDs in trunk mode.
PROG Puts scanner in program mode; steps to next channel in program mode.
TRUNK Puts scanner in and takes scanner out of trunk mode.
SRC(LIMIT) Sets the scanner to enter lower and upper limits of a limit search in program mode; starts or resumes trunking in trunk mode; searches for another active ID in the trunking bank or moves to the next trunking bank during trunking; starts searching programmed EDACS talk group ID ranges.
ALT(DATA) Turns the data signal skip feature on or off in while scanning or searching; turns the NWR-SAME weather alert on or off, clears SAME alerts, tests alert tones, enters/exits test mode; allows you to turn on/off trunking banks during trunking; moves through menu settings in trunk mode.
H/S(PRIORITY) Turns priority on and off while scanning or trunkscanning; stores priority channel and steps through priority channels in program mode; turns Hypersearch on and off during a limit or direct search.
S/S(L-OUT) Locks/unlocks selected channels while scanning; locks/unlocks specified frequencies during a limit, direct, or service search; locks out a selected talk group ID while trunking.
(KEYLOCK) Locks the keypad to prevent accidental program changes; turns on the display backlight for 15 seconds (and off).
DELAY Sets/unsets a 2-second delay for any selected channel in manual, program, or scan mode; sets/unsets a 2-second delay for a limit, direct, or service search in search mode; sets/unsets a 5-second delay while trunking.
Searches up through a limit, direct, or service search; steps up through options during programming; steps up through the talk group ID locations.
Searches down through a limit, direct, or service search; steps down through options during programming; steps down through the talk group ID locations.
Number Keys Enters a channel or a frequency; note the range of channels in each bank (bank 2 has channels 51-100, for example); select which banks to scan in scan mode; select which banks to program or trunk in trunk mode.
.(MON/CLR) Puts scanner in monitor mode; stores frequencies into monitor memories during a limit, direct, or service search; steps through the monitor channels in monitor mode; enters a decimal point; clears the ERROR message and display; stores talk group ID into monitor memory and displays active talk group IDs in trunking mode.
E(SVC) Stores frequencies into channels in program mode; stores upper and lower limit search values; starts a service bank search and selects the next service bank; enters S-bit status (on or off); toggles between ID formats while trunking EDACS systems; unlocks all talk group IDs in trunk mode; stores programming functions in trunk mode; turns the Motorola disconnect tone detect function on or off in trunk mode.

Turning On The Scanner And Setting the Squelch  
1. Turn SQUELCH fully counterclockwise.
2. Turn VOLUME/OFF clockwise until it clicks and you hear a hissing sound.
3. Turn SQUELCH clockwise until the hissing stops.
 
If you are using the scanner for the first time, straight out of the box, you should see all zeros in the frequency display. The scanner will not scan or trunk until you program frequencies into the banks. However, you can do a search.
 
If you are turning the radio on after you have programmed frequencies into it, the scanner will start scanning the last select banks if you turned the radio off in scan mode or, start trunking the last selected banks if you turned the radio off in trunk mode.

A Look at the Display Contents
The display has indicators that show the scanner's current operating status. The display information helps you understand how your scanner operates.
LIST appears when trunkscanning or programming talk group ID lists.
BANK A or B indicates the bank group being used.
1-10 (Small numbers at the top of the display).
  Manual Mode: shows which bank the displayed channel is in.
  Scanning Mode: show which channel-storage banks are being scanned. The bank number that is currently being scanned will blink.
  Monitor Mode: indicates the monitor memory channel (1-10).
  Search Mode: shows the next monitor memory channel ready to be programmed and will blink until you store a frequency into it.
  Trunking Mode: shows which trunking bank is currently being trunked; when ALT(DATA) is pressed will blink showing all banks being trunked for 5 seconds; blink when selecting banks to trunk or program.
  Trunkscanning Mode: shows which talk group ID lists (1-5) are being scanned in the current trunking bank; show the list number containing the displayed ID and will blink; show the ID number being held by the hold button.
TRUNK   appears while you are trunking; while you are monitoring talk group IDs; while programming a trunking system, talk group ID list, or fleet map.
MON   appears during a limit, direct or service search; in monitor mode; after you have stored a monitor ID into a monitor ID memory; while you are monitoring a talk group ID.
Channel activity bars (20 total).
  Trunking mode: Each frequency you store in a trunking bank has a corresponding activity bar. However, there are only 20 bars for a possible maximum of 50 frequencies. If the trunking system contains more than 20 frequencies, some bars will represent more than one frequency.
  One will stay on indicating the data channel frequency. Others will appear and disappear as active
  or locked out frequencies come (appear) and go (disappear). The one that blinks is the frequency being heard.
  If bars appear without any talk group IDs locked out and no audio is heard, then they are probably
  telephone interconnect or private calls which the scanner does not receive.
  If the scanner is holding on an ID which is not being used, the other activity bars turn on and off as
  other frequencies use the system.
  In the Service Band search mode: will appear above the service band being searched.
M or E   indicates either a Motorola (M) trunking system or EDACS (E) system in trunking mode.
HYPER   appears when scanning; while Hypersearch is active during a direct or limit search.
WX HAM   MRN AIR POL appears during a service bank search with an activity bar above the current service bank being searched.
ALERT   appears when the SAME weather alert is turned on, or flashes when the scanner detects an alert coded signal.
BATT. Lo blinks when the scanner's battery is low.
K/L appears when you lock the keypad.
888 - displays the channel numbers in manual and program modes;
  displays alert levels when SAME alert is received;
  blinks channel activity bar number of data frequency when trunking and waiting for ID;
  shows channel activity bar number associated with displayed talk group ID;
  shows the talk group ID number in the talk group ID list when trunkscanning.
- appears when you select a priority channel or talk group ID; when priority is turned on during scanning or trunkscanning.
CH - appears with a number to its left to indicate to which channel the scanner is tuned to.
1888.888 5 MHz – shows frequencies in scan and manual modes; shows ERROR and other text messages; shows monitored talk group IDs while trunking; shows -- --- when trunking.
SCAN - appears when you scan channels in scan mode and when trunkscanning talk group IDs.
MAN - appears in manual mode; in trunkscanning mode while a talk group ID is being held with hold button.
PGM - appears in program mode when you program frequencies, priority channels, limit searches, trunking systems, fleet maps, talk group IDs or move monitor memories or IDs.
PRI - appears when the priority feature is turned on.
L/O - appears when a locked out channel or frequency is displayed.
DLY - appears when you turn the delay feature on.
HOLD - appears during limit, direct, and service searches after hold button has been pressed; when a talk group ID is held while trunking; blinks when talk group ID has been entered in trunking mode.
DATA - appears when the data skip function is active in scanning mode; appears when the Motorola disconnect Tone Detect function is off in the trunking mode.
- appears when the battery save function is active.
or - appear during a limit, direct, or service search, indicating the search direction.
SEARCH - appears during limit, direct, and service searches; while trunking; and blinks when searching for the data (control) channel in trunk mode.

Searching for Frequencies  

Service Band Search Contents
With a service band search, You can search for weather, ham, marine, aircraft, or police (and fire/emergency) transmissions without knowing the specific frequencies used in your area. The scanner is preprogrammed with all the frequencies allocated to these services. The scanner starts searching with the last selected service band.
 
In manual mode, press E(SVC). The scanner automatically starts searching. SEARCH, WX HAM MRN AIR POL, and or appear in the display and the current monitor memory will blink at the top of the display. To change the current monitor memory see Listening to Monitor Memories. You will also see a channel activity bar above the selected service band.
 
  To select a different service band, press E(SVC) to move to the next service band.
  To turn on the delay for the band, press DELAY to set the scanner to pause 2 seconds before searching resumes after the transmission ends. See Scan/Search Delay.
  To skip data signals, press ALT(DATA) to skip pagers, modems, MDTs, etc. so they won’t be monitored. See Skipping Data Signals.
  To continue searching press the or button.
  To skip a frequency, press S/S(L-OUT) to lock out a frequency if it is a noisy or unwanted frequency. See Search Skip Memory.
  Note: If you selected all frequencies to be skipped within the search range, the scanner beeps 3 times when you try to search.
  To change search directions, press the or button.
  To monitor to a frequency, quickly press HOLD to stop searching and listen to the transmission. HOLD appears in the display. To continue searching, press HOLD again, or press and hold the or button.
  To step through the frequencies one at a time, quickly press HOLD to stop searching. Press the or to step through the frequencies. To continue searching, press HOLD again, or press and hold the or button.
  To store a frequency into a monitor memory, quickly press MON/CLR to store the frequency into the current monitor memory or, press MON/CLR when the channel is being held by the HOLD button. See Listening to Monitor Memories.
To exit searching, press MAN.

Direct Search  
You can search up or down from the currently displayed frequency using a direct search.
 
1. In manual mode, enter the frequency you want to start from using the number keys and decimal key. To start the search from a frequency already stored in one of your scanner's channels, use the number keys to enter the channel number and then press MAN again to advance to the channel and display the frequency.
 
2. Press or to search up or down from the selected frequency. -d-, SEARCH, and or appear in the display and the current monitor memory will blink at the top of the display. To change the current monitor memory see Listening to Monitor Memories. The scanner will start over at 29.000 when searching up, or 1300.000 when searching down.
 
  To search faster, press H/S(PRIORITY). HYPER appears in the display. See Changing Search Speeds.
  To turn on the delay for the band, press DELAY to set the scanner to pause 2 seconds before searching resumes after the transmission ends. See Scan/Search Delay.
  To skip data signals, press ALT(DATA) to skip pagers, modems, MDTs, etc. so they won’t be scanned See Skipping Data Signals.
  To continue searching press the or button.
  To skip a frequency, press S/S(L-OUT) to lock out a frequency if it is a noisy or unwanted frequency. See Search Skip Memory.
  To change search directions, press the or button.
  To monitor to a frequency, quickly press HOLD to stop searching and listen to the transmission. HOLD appears in the display. To continue searching, press HOLD again, or press and hold the or button.
  To step through the frequencies one at a time, quickly press HOLD to stop searching. Press the or to step through the frequencies. To continue searching, press HOLD again, or press and hold the or button.
  To store a frequency into a monitor memory, quickly press MON/CLR to store the frequency into the current monitor memory or, press MON/CLR when the channel is being held by the HOLD button. See Listening to Monitor Memories.
To exit searching, press MAN.

Limit Search Contents
A limit search lets you search within a specific range of frequencies. (between 150.000 and 160.000 for example). The radio will start at the lower frequency, go up to the upper frequency, and start over again. Or, you can search backwards. The radio will also retain the programmed range until you re-program it.
 
1. In manual mode press PROG then LIMIT(SRC). Lo and the last programmed low frequency appears in the display which is the current low end of the limit range.
2. Enter the new lower limit then press E(SVC).
3. Press LIMIT. Hi and the last programmed high frequency appears in the display which is the current upper limit of the limit range.
4. Enter the new upper limit then press E(SVC) again.
5. Press to search from the upper to the lower limit or to search from the lower to the upper limit. -L-, SEARCH, and or appear in the display and the current monitor memory will blink at the top of the display. To change the current monitor memory see Listening to Monitor Memories.
  To search faster, press H/S(PRIORITY). HYPER appears in the display. See Changing Search Speeds.
  To turn on the delay for the band, press DELAY to set the scanner to pause 2 seconds before searching resumes after the transmission ends. See Scan/Search Delay.
  To skip data signals, press ALT(DATA) to skip pagers, modems, MDTs, etc. so they won’t be scanned See Skipping Data Signals.
  To continue searching press the or button.
  To skip a frequency, press S/S(L-OUT) to lock out a frequency if it is a noisy or unwanted frequency. See Search Skip Memory.
  Note: If you selected all frequencies to be skipped within the search range, the scanner beeps 3 times when you try to search.
  To change search directions, press the or button.
  To monitor to a frequency, quickly press HOLD to stop searching and listen to the transmission. HOLD appears in the display. To continue searching, press HOLD again, or press and hold the or button.
  To step through the frequencies one at a time, quickly press HOLD to stop searching. Press the or to step through the frequencies. To continue searching, press HOLD again, or press and hold the or button.
  To store a frequency into a monitor memory, quickly press MON/CLR to store the frequency into the current monitor memory or, press MON/CLR when the channel is being held by the HOLD button. See Listening to Monitor Memories.
To exit searching, press MAN. The scanner will remember the last programmed search range so you can come back later and search the same range again.

Search Skip Memory  
You can skip up to 20 frequencies during a limit or direct search and up to 20 frequencies during a service bank search. This lets you avoid unwanted frequencies or those already stored in a channel. If you try to lock out more than 20 frequencies, each new frequency replaces a frequency previously stored, beginning with the first stored frequency.
  Note: If you try to lock out more then the maximum frequencies, each new frequency replaces a frequency previously stored, beginning with the first stored frequency.
 
To skip a frequency, while searching, press S/S(L-OUT) when the scanner stops on the frequency. The scanner stores the frequency in skip memory and automatically resumes the search.
To clear a single frequency from skip memory so the scanner stops on it again:
  1. While searching, press HOLD near the frequency to stop the search.
  2. Press or to select the frequency you locked out.
  3. Press S/S(L-OUT). L/O disappears from the display.
  4. Press HOLD again, or press and hold the or button to continue searching.
To clear all the skip frequencies at once:
  1. While searching, press HOLD.
  2. Press and hold S/S(L-OUT) until the scanner beeps twice.
  3. Press HOLD again, or press and hold the or button to continue searching.

Listening To The Monitor Memories Contents
Note: To listen to the frequencies stored in the monitor memories, the priority channel feature must be turned off.
 
The scanner also has 10 temporary memory locations called monitor memory channels (for both bank groups). You can use these channels to temporarily store frequencies when you search through frequency bands. You can then move these to a bank channel to scan. You can also use 1 monitor memory channel to temporarily store 1 talk group ID.
 
1. In manual mode press .(MON/CLR). The monitor memory channel number will blink at the top of the display and the monitor memory frequency will appear in the display.
2. Press .(MON/CLR) to step through the monitor memory channels or enter the number of the monitor memory channel, 0-9 (0 for channel 10).
Press MAN to exit monitor mode.

Moving a Frequency From a Monitor Memory To a Channel  
1. In manual mode press PROG to put the radio into program mode.
2. Enter the channel number that you want to move the frequency to.
3. Press PROG again to advance to the channel. The channel number and PROG will appear in the display.
4. Press .(MON/CLR) to step through the monitor memory channels to find the frequency you want to move, or enter the number of the monitor memory channel, 0-9 (0 for channel 10).
5. Press E(SVC). The frequency transfers from the monitor memory into the selected channel.
  Note: You can’t clear the monitor memories, you can only re-program over them.

Changing Search Speeds  
The scanner has two search speeds when doing a Limit Search. Normal search, 100 steps/second, and Hypersearch, 300 steps/second.
To switch between the Normal and Hypersearch speeds during limit search or direct search, press H/S(PRIORITY). HYPER appears during Hypersearch.
  Note: Hypersearch applies only to the 5 kHz step bands (29-54 MHz,137-174 MHz, and 216-224.9950 MHz) and doesn't work with the service band search.

Programming Conventional Frequencies Contents
You can program trunking frequencies and conventional frequencies into the same bank to utilize channel space better. That way, you don’t have to waste a whole bank on a trunking system that has only 5 channels. I typically put my trunking frequencies in starting at the beginning of the banks (1,51,101, 151,etc.) because you’ll rarely have more than 25 of those (for each trunking system) and usually more conventional frequencies. This will help you to organize your frequencies better for programming. See the individual sections on programming trunked systems to enter trunked frequencies.

1. In manual mode, press PROG to put the scanner in program mode. PROG and BANK A or B will appear in the display. If you want to switch to another bank group, hold down A/B(HOLD) for about 2 seconds.
2. Enter the channel number where you want to store a frequency. If you make a mistake press the .(MON/CLR) button to clear the display.
3. Press PROG to advance to the channel. The channel number and PROG will appear in the display.
4. Use the number keys and decimal point key to enter the frequency you want to store. If you make a mistake press the .(MON/CLR) button to clear the display. To delete a frequency, program 0 as the frequency.
5. Press E (SVC) to store the frequency into the channel.
  Note: If you entered an invalid frequency (not in the receiver's range), Error appears and the scanner beeps three times. Press .(MON/CLR) button to clear the error message.
  Note: The scanner automatically rounds the entered number to the nearest valid frequency. For example, if you enter 151.473 (MHz), your scanner accepts it as 151.475.
  Note: You may press DELAY if you want to at this time to set the scanner to pause the channel 2 seconds before scanning resumes after the transmission ends. Each channel can have its own delay setting. See Scan/Search Delay.
6. To program the next channel in sequence, press PROG, which advances to the next channel. To program any other channel, enter the channel number then press PROG to advance to the channel.
Press MANUAL to exit programming.

Programming a Motorola Type II System Contents
Valid Trunking Frequencies  
Motorola Type II systems:
851.0000-868.9875 MHz (except cellular) 137.0000-174.0000 MHz
935.0125-939.9875 MHz 406.0000-512.0000 MHz
 
The radio also includes a trunking ‘Frequency and Talk Group Guide’ to help you get started programming your scanner. However, some of this information may be outdated or changed by now so you should re-check the information before using it. See Radio Reference.com for more information on obtaining current frequency and talk group ID information.

You can program trunking frequencies and conventional frequencies into the same bank to utilize channel space better if you have a lot of channels and/or trunking systems. That way, you don’t have to waste a whole bank on a trunking system that has only 5 channels. I typically put my trunking frequencies in starting at the beginning of the banks (1,51,101, 151,etc.) because you’ll rarely have more than 25 of those (for each trunking system) and then fill up the banks with conventional frequencies. This will help you to utilize your banks better for programming.

If you lock out the trunking frequencies, you won't have to listen to the annoying control channels when you scan the banks. The scanner will still trunk the locked out frequencies when you trunk the banks.

You should also turn off the
Status Bit Ignore Function to properly receive Type II IDs. See Setting the Status Bit Ignore Function.
 
1. In manual mode, press PROG then TRUNK to put the scanner in program and trunk modes. PROG, TRUNK, and BANK A or B will appear in the display. If you want to switch to another bank group, hold down A/B(HOLD) for about 2 seconds.
2. Press the number key 0-9 (0 for bank 10) to select the bank to program.
3. Press or until you find one of the following 4 Motorola II systems you want to program:
  Display Trunk System
  E2 - 800 Motorola Type II, 800 MHz frequencies
  E2 - 900 Motorola Type II, 900 MHz frequencies
  E2 - UHF Motorola Type II, UHF frequencies
  E2 - Hi Motorola Type II, VHF frequencies
4. Press E(SVC) to select the system. The scanner automatically selects the first channel in the selected bank.
5. Use the number keys and decimal point key to enter the frequency you want to store. If you make a mistake press the .(MON/CLR) button to clear the display. To delete a frequency, program 0 as the frequency.
6. Press E (SVC) to store the frequency into the channel.
  Note: If you entered an invalid frequency (not a valid trunking frequency), Error appears and the scanner beeps three times. Press the .(MON/CLR) button to clear the error message.
  Note: If you enter a duplicate frequency, the scanner will beep twice and show you the channel number of the first frequency. Press .(MON/CLR) to clear the display.
7. Press PROG to advance to the next channel and repeat steps 5, 6, and 7 until you have entered all the trunking frequencies.
Press MANUAL to exit programming.
If you programmed a VHF or UHF system, see Programming Offset and Base Frequency.

Programming a Motorola Type IIi or Type I System Contents
Valid Trunking Frequencies
Motorola Type IIi systems: Motorola Type I systems:
851.0000-868.9875 MHz (except cellular) 806.0000-899.9875 MHz (except cellular)
935.0125-939.9875 MHz  
137.0000-174.0000 MHz  
406.0000-512.0000 MHz}  
 
The scanner also includes a trunking ‘Frequency and Talk Group Guide’ to help you get started programming your scanner. However, some of this information may be outdated or changed by now so you should re-check the information before using it. See Radio Reference.com for more information on obtaining current frequency and talk group ID information.
 
For a Type I or Type IIi system, you have to select a Pre-Programmed Fleet Map or program a fleetmap if the one you need isn't pre-programmed. If you know the preset fleet map or have the size codes, that's great. If you don't, you need to determined the size codes so you can select (or program) the fleet map.

If you don't know the size codes, you can try a method I found at
Radio Reference.com. Since it is rather lengthy, I will just give you the link. Determining Type I Motorola Fleet Maps. By Dave Goodson.
 
You can program trunking frequencies and conventional frequencies into the same bank to utilize channel space better if you have a lot of channels and/or trunking systems. That way, you don’t have to waste a whole bank on a trunking system that has only 5 channels. I typically put my trunking frequencies in starting at the beginning of the banks (1,51,101, 151,etc.) because you’ll rarely have more than 25 of those (for each trunking system) and then fill up the banks with conventional frequencies. This will help you to utilize your banks better for programming.

If you lock out the trunking frequencies, you won't have to listen to the annoying control channels when you scan the banks. The scanner will still trunk the locked out frequencies when you trunk the banks.
 
You should also turn off the Status Bit Ignore Function to properly receive Type IIi IDs. See Setting the Status Bit Ignore Function.
 
1. In manual mode, press PROG then TRUNK to put the scanner in program and trunk modes. PROG, TRUNK, and BANK A or B will appear in the display. If you want to switch to another bank group, hold down A/B(HOLD) for about 2 seconds.
2. Press the number key 0-9 (0 for bank 10) to select the bank to program.
3. Press or to select E1, then press E(SVC). The scanner automatically selects the first channel in the selected bank.
4. Use the number keys and decimal point key to enter the frequency you want to store. If you make a mistake press the .(MON/CLR) button to clear the display. To delete a frequency, program 0 as the frequency.
5. Press E (SVC) to store the frequency into the channel.
  Note: If you entered an invalid frequency (not a valid trunking frequency), Error appears and the scanner beeps three times. Press the .(MON/CLR) button to clear the Error message.
  Note: If you enter a duplicate frequency, the scanner will beep twice and show you the channel number of the first frequency. Press .(MON/CLR) to clear the display.
6. Press PROG to advance to the next channel and repeat steps 4-6 until you have entered all the trunked channels.
7. Press ALT(DATA). A pre-programmed fleet map (example E1P7) or Usr appears in the display .
8. If you are going to use a preset fleet map, press or to select the desired preset fleet map. You are done. Press MAN to exit programming.
If you need to program a fleetmap that doesn't have the size codes in any of the preset fleet maps, press or to until Usr appears.
9. Press ALT(DATA) to display the size code list. You will see b0 (block 0) in the left of the display.
10. Press or to select the size code for the first block, then press E(SVC). The next available block appears.
  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.
11. Repeat Step 10 until you have selected a size code for each desired block. You will see b0 return in the display when you are done.
Press MANUAL to exit programming.
If you programmed a VHF or UHF system, see Programming Offset and Base Frequency.

Pre-set Fleet Maps Contents
There are 16 preset fleet maps programmed into your scanner to choose from. In Motorola II systems, all the blocks have size code S0. 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.

Programming the Offset and Base Frequency Contents
To properly track Motorola VHF (137.0000-174.0000 MHz) and UHF (406.0000-512.0000 MHz) trunked systems, you must program the applicable offset and base frequency for each system. This can be done after you program the trunking frequencies and system.
 
I have found an explanation at the Trunked Radio Systems User’s Page that describes how to find these if you don't have the information. Look for 'Determining Base and Offset Frequencies for the BC245xlt' by John C. There is another explanation at Radio Reference.com.
 
1. In manual mode, press PROG then TRUNK to put the scanner in program and trunk modes. PROG, TRUNK, and BANK A or B will appear in the display. If you want to switch to another bank group, hold down A/B(HOLD) for about 2 seconds.
2. Press the number key 0-9 (0 for bank 10) of the bank where you want to store the base frequency.
3. Press or to select E2-VHi (for VHF) or E2-UHF (for UHF), then press E(SVC). The scanner automatically selects the first channel in the selected bank.
4. Press ALT(DATA). The preset base frequency and bAS appear in the display.
5. Enter a new base frequency then press E(SVC) to store it.
6. Press ALT(DATA) again. The preset offset and OFS appear in the display.
Use the following guide:
  For Motorola Type II VHF, (E2-VHF Hi band) use 5 kHz steps between 5 kHz -100 kHz. Ex: 5,10,15,25.
  For Motorola Type II UHF, (E2-UHF band) use 12.5 kHz steps between 12.5 kHz -100 kHz. Ex: 12.5,25.
7. Enter the new offset then press E(SVC) to store it.
Press MANUAL to exit programming.

Programming an EDACS System Contents
Valid Trunking Frequencies
Ericsson EDACS systems:
806.0000-899.9875 MHz (except cellular) 137.0000-174.0000 MHz
900.0000-956.0000 MHz 406.0000-512.0000 MHz
 
You can program trunking frequencies and conventional frequencies into the same bank to utilize channel space better if you have a lot of channels and/or trunking systems. That way, you don’t have to waste a whole bank on a trunking system that has only 5 channels. I typically put my trunking frequencies in starting at the beginning of the banks (1,51,101, 151,etc.) because you’ll rarely have more than 25 of those (for each trunking system) and then fill up the banks with conventional frequencies. This will help you to utilize your banks better for programming.

If you lock out the trunking frequencies, you won't have to listen to the annoying control channels when you scan the banks. The scanner will still trunk the locked out frequencies when you trunk the banks.
 
1. In manual mode, press PROG then TRUNK to put the scanner in program and trunk modes. PROG, TRUNK, and BANK A or B will appear in the display. If you want to switch to another bank group, hold down A/B(HOLD) for about 2 seconds.
2. Press the number key 0-9 (0 for bank 10) to select the bank to program.
3. Press or until Ed appears in the display. Press E(SVC). The scanner automatically selects the first channel in the selected bank.
4. Use the number keys and decimal point key to enter the frequency you want to store. If you make a mistake press the .(MON/CLR) button twice to clear the display. To delete a frequency, program 0 as the frequency.
  Note: EDACS frequencies have to be programmed in LCN (Logical Channel Number) order. See Finding LCN Order.
5. Press E (SVC) to store the frequency into the channel.
  Note: The scanner automatically rounds the entered number to the nearest valid frequency. For example, if you enter 855.122 (MHz), your scanner accepts it as 855.125.
  Note: If you entered an invalid frequency (not a valid trunking frequency), Error appears and the scanner beeps three times. You only have to press the .(MON/CLR) button once to clear the Error message.
  Note: If you enter a duplicate frequency, the scanner will beep twice and show you the channel number of the first frequency. Press .(MON/CLR) to clear the display.
6. Press PROG to advance to the next channel and repeat steps 4, 5, and 6 until you have entered all the trunked channels.
Press MANUAL to exit programming.

Programming Talk Group IDs Contents
You have to program the trunking frequencies first to be able to program the IDs. Your scanner has 5 scan lists for each bank where you can store IDs. Each list can contain up to 10 IDs, for a total of 50 IDs for each bank. If you use all the banks as trunking banks, you can store up to 1000 IDs. If you are programming EDACS IDs in AFS format, you can also program a whole fleet or whole agency as one ID and lock out that ID as you would a single ID.

Talk group ID lists help you to organize talk group IDs into categories. For example, you might use List 1 for police IDs, List 2 for fire department IDs, List 3 for emergency medical service IDs, and so on. Once you store all the IDs in the lists, you can trunkscan them (almost) the same way the scanner scans conventional channels.

Note: When you trunkscan IDs with the Status Bit Ignore function set to off, you may miss transmissions with special status bits. See
Setting the Status Bit Ignore Function.
 
1. In manual mode, press TRUNK. The numbers of the banks which have stored frequencies and (properly) stored trunked systems blink and TRUNK appears in the display. Select the one and only bank that you want to program the IDs in and turn the rest of the banks off by pressing the corresponding numbers on the keypad.
2. Press SRC(LIMIT) to start trunking the bank.
3. Press PROG. A number showing the current ID list (1-5) appears at the top of the display, and the ID location in that list (1-10) appears in the display on the left. (Should be list 1, location 1). Pressing (H/S)PRIORITY will select the lists. Pressing or will select a different talk group ID location in the list.
4. Enter IDs according the system you are trunking. To clear a mistake while entering an ID, press .(MON/CLR).
  To enter a Motorola Type I ID, (Ex: 600-14) use the number keys to enter the block number (6) and the fleet number (00), then press .(MON/CLR), then enter the subfleet number (14) and press SVC(E) to store the ID.
  To enter a Motorola Type II ID, use the number keys to enter the ID and press SVC(E) to store the ID.
  To enter a EDACS ID in AFS format (the default), (Ex: 04-070) use the number keys to enter the agency number (04), then press .(MON/CLR), then enter the fleet number (07) and the subfleet number (0), then press SVC(E) to store the ID.
  To enter a EDACS ID in Decimal format, (Ex: 568) press SVC(E) to change the format. The E in the display will blink. Use the number keys to enter the ID (Ex: 568), then press SVC(E) to store the ID.
To delete an ID, select an ID in the scan list, then press 0 then SVC(E) to clear the ID location.
5. Press to advance to the next location and enter the rest of the IDs the same way (step 4).
To stop trunking and return to manual mode, press TRUNK.

Scanning Conventional Channels Contents
To begin scanning channels, in manual mode press SCAN.
 
Select any combination of banks to scan by pushing the number keys that correspond to the banks. If you want to switch to another bank group, hold down A/B(HOLD) for about 2 seconds to select a different bank group and press SCAN again. Numbers appear at the top of the display, showing the currently selected banks. The scanner scans (up only) through all the channels (that aren’t locked out) in the selected banks and starts over again. The bank number blinks when the scanner scans the channels in that bank. If the scanner finds an active frequency, it stops on it. When the transmission ends, the scanner resumes scanning. If it is a long transmission, (such as a Ham rag chewing) and you want to move on, press SCAN again to resume scanning.
 
  If the scanner picks up an unwanted partial station, turn SQUELCH clockwise to decrease the scanner's sensitivity and mute the scanner so it will continue scanning.
  To listen to a weak or distant station, turn SQUELCH counterclockwise.
  To turn banks on or off while scanning, press the number key, 0-9 (0 for bank 10) that corresponds to the bank you want to turn on or off. You cannot turn off all banks. One bank must always be active.
  To pause on a channel, quickly press MAN while the channel is displayed. Press SCAN to resume.
  To lock out a channel, quickly press S/S(L-OUT) while the channel is displayed to lock out any channel so it won’t be scanned if it is a noisy or unwanted frequency. Each channel can have its own lock out setting. See Locking Out Channels.
  To turn on the delay for the channel, quickly press DELAY while the channel is displayed to pause 2 seconds before searching resumes after the transmission ends. Each channel can have its own delay setting. See Scan/Search Delay.
  To skip data signals, press ALT(DATA) to skip pagers, modems, MDTs, etc. so they won’t be scanned See Skipping Data Signals.
To stop scanning, press MAN.

Priority Scanning  
The priority feature lets you scan through the channels and still not miss important or interesting calls on specific channels. You can program one stored (conventional) channel in each bank as a priority channel (10 for the banks in group A and 10 for the banks in group B). If the priority feature is turned on, as the scanner scans the bank, it checks that bank's priority channel for activity every 2 seconds.
  Note: The priority feature must be turned off to listen to the monitor memories or to use the data skip feature.
  Note: The scanner automatically designates each bank's first channel as its priority channel.
 
To select a different channel in a bank as the priority channel, in manual mode, press PROG. Enter the channel number you want to select as the priority channel, then press H/S(PRIORITY). appears to the right of the selected channel number.
To turn on the priority feature, press H/S(PRIORITY) during scanning. PRI appears. Then the scanner checks the designated priority channel every 2 seconds in each bank.
To review all priority channels, in manual mode, press PROG. Pressing H/S(PRIORITY) (each time) steps through the priority channels.
To turn off the priority feature, press H/S(PRIORITY) during scanning. PRI disappears.
  Note: If you have locked out all priority channels, LOC Out appears in the display when you activate the priority feature. This may happen if you have programmed trunking frequencies into all of the first channels (default priority channels) of the banks and locked them out without changing the priority channels. Simply change the priority channels to empty ones or channels that have conventional frequencies.

Trunking Trunked Banks Contents
You can trunk a selected bank only after you have programmed the trunking system for that bank. You can scan a bank or trunk a bank but you can't do both. See the individual sections on programming trunked systems.
 
Your scanner's squelch setting is automatically adjusted during trunking, which means it is not necessary to manually adjust squelch while scanning trunked transmissions. However, the squelch setting can affect how fast your scanner acquires the data channel, and in some instances, can prevent your scanner from acquiring the data channel at all. It is recommended that you set SQUELCH about half way before selecting a trunked bank. You can change this setting as needed for the best performance in your area.
 
1. In manual mode, press TRUNK. The numbers of the banks which have stored frequencies and (properly) stored trunked systems blink and TRUNK appears in the display. If you want to switch to another bank group, hold down A/B(HOLD) for about 2 seconds.
2. Press the number keys 0-9 (0 for bank 10) of the trunked banks you want to trunk. An activity bar will blink below the selected banks.
  Note: Pressing or toggles through E (EDACS) banks, M (Motorola) banks, and all banks.
3. Press SRC(LIMIT). As the scanner looks through the frequencies, you see them on the display. When the scanner finds the controlling data channel, the scanner begins trunking. You will then see -- --- in the display. If you are relatively close to the system, this may all happen so quickly that you just see -- ---. The closer you are to the transmitting signal, the faster the data channel will be found. The radio may also lose data channels from time to time, that are farther away, and have to find them again.
If a trunking system is inactive for 5 seconds, the scanner starts trunking the next selected trunk bank. This can be a problem if, say you are scanning 3 banks and one is real busy. It may take a while for the scanner to move on to the next bank if there isn't a 5 second delay in transmissions. One solution is to trunkscan the banks. See Trunkscanning the Talk Group ID Lists.
 
  To trunkscan the ID lists, press SCAN. SCAN Id will move across the display. To turn lists on or off, press the list number on the top of the display (1-5). To resume trunking (all IDs), press SRC(LIMIT). See Trunkscanning the Talk Group ID Lists.
  To turn banks on or off, press ALT(DATA). The banks selected for scan appear and blink in the top of the display for about 5 seconds. Press the bank number 0-9 (0 for bank 10) to turn the desired bank on or off.
  To move to the next active ID in the bank, (while receiving an ID) quickly press SRC(LIMIT).
  To skip to the next trunked bank, press and hold SRC(LIMIT).
  To pause on an ID, press HOLD(A/B) while the ID is displayed. HOLD appears in the display and the scanner stays on the selected ID. If you want to listen to (and hold) a different ID, use the number keys to enter the ID and press HOLD to advance to the ID. To resume trunking, press HOLD(A/B) again.
  To store an ID into a monitor memory, quickly press .(MON/CLR) while the ID is displayed to store the ID. Press SRC(LIMIT) to resume trunking. You can only store one ID at a time to move to a talk group ID list. If you store another one before moving it, the newest one replaces the old one. See Moving a Talk Group ID to an ID List.
  To lock out an ID, quickly press L/OUT while the ID is displayed. See Locking Out Talk Group IDs.
  To turn the delay on or off for all trunking IDs, press DELAY. See Trunking Delay.
  To use the EDACS agency or agency/fleet search feature, see EDACS Talk Group ID Range Search.
  To turn the Motorola Status Bit Ignore function on or off, while trunking a Motorola bank, press and hold SCAN until the current status bit ignore setting (ON or OFF) appears. Press or to select to select ON or OFF, then press E(SVC) to save the setting. See Setting the Status Bit Ignore Function.
  To activate the Motorola disconnect tone detect function, while trunking a Motorola bank, press SVC(E). DATA blinks for about 5 seconds then remains in the display when trunking a Motorola bank. See Setting the Disconnect Tone Detect.
  Note: If you consistently miss responses when trunking a Motorola Type I system, try changing the fleet map being used.
  See Programming a Type IIi or Type I System.
To stop trunking, press TRUNK.
While trunking, you may not know which agency, fleet, or talk group the talk group IDs are assigned to until you listen awhile. You can determine the type of agency you are listening to after a short while by matching the IDs with the transmission you hear. You can then program them into lists to trunkscan. Determining the service associated with a talk group ID might take awhile, but discovering the ID owner of each signal is half the fun.

Trunkscanning the Talk Group ID Lists  
Trunkscanning allows you to scan just the talk group IDs programmed in the talk group ID lists. The scanner will scan IDs in all the selected trunking banks. You cannot just trunk some banks and trunkscan others.
Note: When you trunkscan IDs with the Status Bit Ignore function set to off, you may miss transmissions with special status bits. See Setting the Status Bit Ignore Function.
While trunking any bank, press SCAN to begin scanning the lists you have stored. SCAN will appear in the display and SCAN Id will move across the display.
  Note: If you don’t have any talk group IDs stored, the scanner will beep twice, Error will briefly appear in the display, then -- --- will stay in the display. Because there are no IDs programmed, the scanner will not receive any IDs. Press SRC(LIMIT) to return to trunking.
  Note: If one or more of the IDs you stored are incorrect, Error flashes twice and the scanner beeps several times, then the scan list numbers appear at the top of the display. To correct this, delete at least one of the incorrect IDs. See Programming Talk Group IDs.
To turn scan lists on or off, while trunkscanning the bank, use the number keys to turn the scan list's number on or off. Only the IDs in lists that are turned on will be scanned.
  Note: One of the five scan lists will always be active. You cannot turn off all of them.
Press SRC(LIMIT) to return to trunking (all IDs).

Locking Out Talk Group IDs Contents
Many municipal and commercial services use trunking systems to transmit signals from such devices as water meter transmitters, door alarms, and traffic signals. Some signals are encrypted, as well, and most are not voice signals. Since all these are assigned IDs just like other users, you may want to lock out reception of these ID signals. You can lock out up to 100 IDs at one time.
With the EDACS partial ID feature, you can program agencies and fleets (in AFS format) as 1 ID and lock them out.
 
To lock out an ID, while trunking a bank, press S/S(L-OUT) when the ID appears in the display. The ID is locked out, and the scanner resumes trunking.
  Note: If you lock out an ID while trunking, it is also locked out of the scan list(s).
To unlock a single ID, while trunking the bank that has the ID:
  1. Press and hold S/S(L-OUT) until you hear two short beeps.
  2. Press or to select the ID you want to unlock.
  3. Press S/S(L-OUT). The ID is unlocked, and the next locked ID appears. If you have unlocked all the IDs, the scan list will appear.
  4. Press SCAN to return to trunkscanning or SRC(LIMIT) to return to trunking.
To unlock all IDs in a bank, while trunking the bank:
  1. Press and hold S/S(L-OUT) until you hear two short beeps. If there are no IDs locked out, you will just hear 3 short beeps.
  2. Press SVC(E) to unlock all the IDs at once in the bank. When you unlock all the IDs, the scan list appears.
  3. Press SCAN to return to trunkscanning or SRC(LIMIT) to return to trunking.

Trunking Delay  
Sometimes a user might pause before replying to a transmission. You can set the scanner to hold on an ID for 5 seconds to wait for a reply. That way, the scanner continues to monitor the ID for 5 seconds after the transmission stops before resuming scanning.
To turn trunking delay on or off for all IDs, press DELAY while trunking. DLY will appear or disappear in the display.
  Note: If you consistently miss responses even with scan delay turned on when trunking a Motorola Type I system, try changing the fleet map being used. See Programming a Motorola Type IIi or Type I System.

Monitoring a Single Talk Group ID  
To monitor a single ID in a bank, while trunking, press HOLD(A/B) while any ID is displayed. HOLD appears in the display and the scanner stays on the selected ID. To listen to (and hold) a different ID, use the number keys to enter an ID and press HOLD to advance to the new ID.
To stop monitoring the ID, Press SCAN to return to trunkscanning or SRC(LIMIT) to return to trunking.

Monitoring Talk All Group IDs  
You can use your scanner's display to monitor the talk group IDs of a trunked system for activity. While you cannot hear conversations in this mode, it is an excellent way to determine which talk group IDs are the most active.
To monitor IDs, press and hold .(MON/CLR) until SEARCH and the channel number flash. All activate group IDs appear in quick succession. When you monitor IDs, any IDs you have locked out also appear.
To stop monitoring IDs, press SRC(LIMIT) again.

Priority Talk Group ID Scanning Contents
You can set 1 ID in each talk group ID list (1-5) as priority so during trunkscanning the scanner checks that ID more frequently than the others in the list. The ID set in List 1 has the highest priority of all.
To set an ID, while trunkscanning the ID lists, press PROG. A number showing the current ID list (1-5) appears at the top of the display, and the ID location in that list (1-10) appears in the display on the left. Pressing (H/S)PRIORITY will select the lists. Pressing or will select a different talk group ID location in the list. Press (H/S)PRIORITY to set the ID as a priority ID. Press SCAN again to continue trunkscanning.
To turn priority ID scanning on or off, while trunkscanning, press (H/S)PRIORITY. PRI appears or disappears in the display.
To trunkscan just the priority channels in a bank, while trunkscanning with priority on, press HOLD to monitoring any ID. The scanner will monitor the selected ID and trunkscan all the priority IDs in the 5 scan lists. MAN and the selected ID appear in the display until a priority ID becomes active. Pressing HOLD again returns to normal trunkscanning.
  Note: Priority ID scanning does not operate when priority IDs are locked out.

Selecting the EDACS Talk Group ID Format  
The EDACS system uses two group ID formats. Decimal, and Agency-Fleet Subfleet (AFS). Decimal IDs appear as 3 or 4 digit numbers, 577 (for example). AFS format IDs appear as 10- 047 (for example). If you use a list of IDs shown in one format and the ID you want to receive is in the other format, you can switch.
While trunking an EDACS system, or storing IDs into ID lists in an EDACS system,
Press SVC(E) to switch formats. E flashes on the display when the decimal format is selected.

EDACS Talk Group ID Range Search  
EDACS talk group IDs are displayed (in AFS format) as: Agency 01, Fleet -01, then Sub-fleet 1. Ex: 01-011. You can trunk certain agencies or fleets without having to program them into the scan lists by programming a search while trunking.
To search EDACS talk group IDs, program a range for the Agency or Fleet listings.
  Example 1, searching within the 01 agency:
  While trunking the bank you want to search, press 0 1 then .(MON/CLR) then SRC(LIMIT). 01- --- appears during search.
  Example 2, searching within the 01 agency and 01 fleet:
  While trunking the bank you want to search, press 0 1 then .(MON/CLR) then 0 1 then SRC(LIMIT). 01- 01- appears during search.
To cancel an ID range search, press SRC(LIMIT).

Moving a Talk Group ID to a Talk Group ID List  
To move the talk group ID from the monitor memory to a talk group ID list:
1. In manual mode, press SCAN. Select the one and only bank that you want to move the ID to and turn the rest of the banks off by pressing the corresponding numbers on the keypad. If you need to switch to another bank group, hold down A/B(HOLD) for about 2 seconds.
2. Press PROG. A number showing the current ID list (1-5) appears at the top of the display, and the ID location in that list (1-10) appears in the display on the left. Pressing (H/S)PRIORITY will select the lists. Pressing or will select a different talk group ID location in the list.
3. Press .(MON/CLR). The monitor ID appears in the list location. Press SVC(E) to store the ID into the selected ID scan list location.
Press SRC(LIMIT) to resume trunking.

Turning the Status Bit Ignore (S-bit) On or Off Contents
You can set how your scanner works with status bits (also called S-bits), letting you control how the scanner interprets and displays talkgroup IDs.
 
The last four bits of a Motorola Type II talkgroup ID (a binary 16-bit code) are the status bits. Your scanner is preset to assume that the status bits in a talkgroup ID are set to 0 and ignores them. For example, when the scanner receives the talkgroup ID 010111001110 0011, it reads the ID as 010111001110 0000 and converts the first 12 bits of the ID to 23776 (the talkgroup ID). However, since the status bit value is 3 (0011 converted to decimal equals 3), the ID is actually 23779.
 
Follow these steps to turn status bit ignore on or off.
 
1. While trunking a Motorola bank, press and hold SCAN until the current status bit ignore setting (ON or OFF) appears.
2. Press or to select to select ON or OFF, then press E(SVC) to save the setting.

Type II Special Status Bits  
Type II Motorola Smartnet systems use these status bits for special transmissions such as emergency, patches, DES/DVP scrambled transmissions, and multiselects. Motorola trunking radios directly interpret them for their special functions, thus no difference is noticed by the person with the radio. The scanner however interpret these special talkgroup status bits as different talkgroups entirely. Below is the conversion chart for these special status bits.
TT ID + # Usage TT ID + # Usage
ID+0 Normal Talkgroup ID+8 DES/DVP Encryption talkgroup
ID+1 All Talkgroup ID+9 DES All Talkgroup
ID+2 Emergency ID+10 DES Emergency
ID+3 Talkgroup patch to another ID+11 DES Talkgroup patch
ID+4 Emergency Patch ID+12 DES Emergency Patch
ID+5 Emergency multi-group ID+13 DES Emergency multi-group
ID+6 ? ID+14 ?
ID+7 Multi-select (initiated by dispatcher) ID+15 Multi-select DES TG
 
Therefore, if a user was transmitting a multi-select call on talkgroup 1808, the scanner would actually receive those transmissions on 1815. Some common uses of these status bits are as follows:
 
- When a user hits their emergency button, all conversations on the talkgroup revert to the emergency status talkgroup (ID+2) until the dispatch clears the emergency status. Therefore, if someone hit their emergency button and their radio was on talkgroup 16, all communications would switch to talkgroup 18.
 
- A lot of Fire and EMS departments dispatch tone-outs and alarms as Multi-select communications (ID+7). Therefore, if your fire department dispatch talkgroup is 1616, and they do dispatch tone-outs and alarms as Multi-selects, then those communications will be on talkgroup 1623.
 
Thanks to the Radio Reference.com for this information.

Turning On/Off the Motorola Disconnect Tone Detect Function  
While trunking a Motorola system, your scanner automatically tunes to the data channel when it detects a disconnect tone (a code that tells the trunking system that the transmitter has finished sending) on the voice channel. You cannot use the disconnect tone detect function if you are programming a trunking frequency or a fleet map.
 
You can manually turn off the function so the scanner does not tune to the data channel under those conditions. You might use this feature to listen to weak transmissions when conversations are generally disconnected.
 
To turn the Motorola disconnect tone detect function off, while trunking a Motorola bank, press E(SVC). The scanner beeps and DATA flashes for about 5 seconds and appears in the display.
To turn the Motorola disconnect tone detect function on, while trunking a Motorola bank, press E(SVC). DATA disappears from the display.
  Note: To set the scanner so it remains on the voice channel (even when a disconnect tone is transmitted or there is no signal at all) set SQUELCH so you hear a hissing.

Matching IDs with Trunked Frequencies Contents
You can see the trunking frequencies that the IDs are using while trunking.
To see the current trunked frequency using the displayed ID, while trunking, or performing an EDACS ID search, press . The frequency flashes twice.
To match all the trunking frequencies with their respective IDs, hold down until a confirmation tone sounds and the ID and the frequency alternately appear. On a busy system, this could happen very fast and may be confusing. Turning on the trunking delay function will give you a better chance of seeing the frequency and ID alternate. See Trunking Delay.
To return to trunking, press again.

Special Features  

Scan/Search Delay Contents
Sometimes a user might pause before replying to a transmission. To help missing a reply on a specific channel or frequency, you can program a 2-second delay into any channel or any search (limit, direct, or service). The scanner continues to monitor the channel or frequency for an additional 2 seconds after the transmission stops before resuming scanning or searching when the delay feature is turned on.
Setting the delay for a trunking frequency has no effect on trunking or IDs. See
Trunking Delay.
 
To turn the delay on or off for a conventional channel:
If the desired channel is not selected, in manual or program mode, select the channel then press DELAY to turn the delay on or off for the selected channel. DLY will appear or disappear in the display.
If the scanner is scanning and stops on an active channel, quickly press DELAY before it continues scanning again. DLY will appear or disappear in the display when the channel is scanned.
To turn the delay on or off for a search band:
Press DELAY while searching to turn the delay on or off for the band. DLY appears or disappears from the display.

Locking Out Channels  
You can keep the scanner scanning by locking out channels that have a continuous transmission, such as a weather channel.
To lock out a channel, select the channel in manual or program mode then press S/S(L-OUT). L/O appears in the display.
If the scanner is scanning and stops on an active channel, quickly press S/S(L-OUT) before it continues scanning again. The scanner will lock out the channel and automatically resume scanning.
To remove the lock out from a channel, in manual or program mode, select the channel then press S/S(L-OUT). L/O disappears from the display.
To unlock all channels in the banks that are turned on, press MAN to stop scanning, then hold down S/S(L-OUT) until the scanner beeps twice.
  Note: You can still select locked-out channels in manual or program mode.

Using The Keylock  
To protect the scanner from accidental program changes, turn on the keylock feature. When the scanner is locked, the only controls that operate are SCAN, MAN, KEYLOCK, VOLUME/OFF, and SQUELCH.
To turn on the keylock, hold down (KEYLOCK) until K/L appears.
To turn it off, hold down (KEYLOCK) until K/L disappears.

Using The Display Backlight  
To turn on the display light for easy viewing at night, press (KEYLOCK). The display stays lit for 15 seconds. Also, the light will stay on as long as you don’t wait more than 15 seconds to press another key so you can program in the dark.
To turn off the light sooner, press (KEYLOCK) again.

Turning The Keytone Off/On Contents
You have the option of turning the key conformation tone off or on (to confirm that the keys have been pressed). The keypad area is kind of small so some of us with big fingers, afraid that they have pressed more than one key at a time, might appreciate this.
To turn the keytone on, turn off the scanner, then hold down S/S(L-OUT), and turn on the scanner. ON bEEP appears briefly in the display.
To turn the keytone off, turn off the scanner, then hold down S/S(L-OUT), and turn on the scanner. OFF bEEP appears briefly in the display.

Turning The Battery Save Function Off/On  
When the scanner is set to receive (monitor) a manually selected channel, and it is not actively scanning, using the battery save feature conserves energy. When the battery save feature is active, the scanner repeatedly turns off the internal power for 1 second, then turns it back on for about 1/2 second to check for a transmission.
To turn the battery save function on, turn off the scanner, then hold down H/S(PRIORITY) and turn on the scanner. on SAVE briefly appears and appears in the display.
To turn the battery save function off, turn off the scanner, then hold down H/S(PRIORITY) and turn on the scanner. OFF SAVE briefly appears and disappears from the display.

Skipping Data Signals  
To prevent the scanner from stopping on channels that consist of non modulated or data signals (such as fax or modem transmissions) during a search or scan, turn on the data skip feature. When the radio receives a data signal and data skip is selected, the signal is ignored. (Although I have yet to see this work on any RS scanner).
To turn the data skip feature on, in scan or search mode, turn off the priority feature if it is on, then press ALT(DATA). DATA appears in the display with a line over it.
To turn the data skip feature off, in scan or search mode, press ALT(DATA). DATA disappears.
  Note: This feature does not apply to the air or weather service band.

Receiving NWR-SAME Weather Alert Signals  
In 1994, the National Oceanic and Aerospace Administration (NOAA) began broadcasting alerts that include digitally encoded data. Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) includes information which identifies the severity of the alert. The scanner displays this data as codes corresponding to the levels of severity (L1, L2, and L3). When the scanner receives a SAME-coded signal, it retains information about the most recent alert until you turn off the power.
 
The National Weather Service also sends out daily, weekly, and monthly test (and sometimes demonstration) signals, which lets anyone with a capable receiver verify that the equipment is working properly. To find out the specific test schedule in your area, contact your local NOAA or NWS office. Those offices are usually listed in the telephone book under US Government, Department of Commerce.
 
To use the SAME Weather Alert Feature:
1. In manual mode, press E(SVC) and select the weather service search.
2. Press ALT(DATA). This mutes the audio until the scanner receives a SAME coded signal. You will see ALERT in the display.
  To test the display, press and hold down ALT(DATA) for about 1 second. The frequency and TESt appear alternately. To cancel the test, press and hold down ALT(DATA) again for about 1 second.
  If the scanner receives a test coded signal, TESt appears in the display. To exit the test mode, press ALT(DATA) for about 1 second.
  Note: If an actual alert is sent, the scanner sounds the appropriate tone and displays the corresponding alert level.
  If the scanner receives a real SAME coded signal, ALERT flashes in the display and an associated "L" code appears in the display which indicates the severity of the alert. The scanner remains on the weather channel and the audio turns on so you can hear the weather broadcast. The scanner displays one of the following codes to indicate the alert level:
  L1: Warning
  L2: Watch
  L3: Statement
  -----: Non-emergency
  To verify and clear a specific alert level (L1, L2, or L3) press E(SVC) to select the weather search mode then press ALT(DATA).
3. Press ALT(DATA) again to turn off the alert feature.
To hear and test the tones for the three alert levels, press E(SVC) to select the weather service, then hold down ALT(DATA) for about 1 second. The tones sound in the order L3, L2, then L1, and TESt flashes. Each alert code appears as its tone sounds. Press any key to end the test sequence.

Scanner Reset Contents
If the scanner's display locks up or stops operating properly, you might need to reset the scanner.
  Note: This procedure clears all the information you have stored in the scanner. Before you reset the scanner, try turning it off and on to see if it begins working properly. Reset the scanner only when you are sure it is not working properly
 
To reset the scanner, turn off the scanner. While holding down the 2 and 9 keys, turn on the scanner. CLEAR flashes for about 5 seconds as the scanner clears its memory.
  Note: Do not turn off the scanner again until CLEAR stops flashing. Otherwise, the scanner might not clear its memory properly.

Related Links/Info Contents

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.

How to tell if you have a 94, 94A, or 94B model
On the back of the scanner is the model number, 20-524 (probably under the belt clip). If there is an "A" in a box next to the number, it's a 94A. If there is a "B" in a box next to the number, it's a 94B. The basic differences are that the 94 will trunktrack or scan conventional frequencies, not both at the same time while the 94A will. The 94B is essentially the same as a 94A with the ability to be computer programmed and controlled. If you have the 94A or 94B, see my manual for those here.
 
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 (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).
 
Determining Type I Motorola Fleetmaps  
If you don’t know which fleet map to use, you could try selecting the preset fleet maps that are pre-programmed into your scanner, one at a time, or 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.
 
Decimal/AFS Conversion Chart
Here is a Conversion Chart to help convert your IDs.
 
Finding and reading the date code
The date code or date of manufacture is located on the back of the scanner (probably under the belt clip). 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: 04A00 is April of 2000.
 
Newsgroups and Forums
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Yahoo Groups-pro94owners Radio Reference Forums
Yahoo Groups-pro-alphanumerics Radio Shack Pro Series Scanners
Radio Reference Radio Shack Scanners Forum  
 
Links
Radio Reference.com Radio Reference Data Base
Radio Reference Pro 94 Wiki eHam.net-reviews
 
Software
12C Eeprom Programmer PonyProg

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