Home How to view these pages in your browsers
Easier to Read
Pro-93/2053/95 Scanner Manual
Last Updated July 01, 2014

Contents
Introduction Searching for Frequencies
Main Features   Marine or CB Search
Scanning Terminology   Police/Fire, Air, or Ham Search
Understanding Trunking   Service Search Band Charts
Understanding Banks   Limit Search
Understanding IDs   Tune Search
Receive Modes   Seek Function
Open and Closed Modes   Frequency Copy
Keypad and Knob Controls   Zeromatic Tuning
Setting the Squelch   Search Skip Memory
A Look at the Display Special Features
  In Scan Mode   Text Tagging
  In Receive Mode   Scan/Search Delay
  In Search Mode   Locking Out Channels
Programming Conventional Frequencies   Changing Receive Modes
  Deleting Frequencies   Using the Attenuator
Programming Trunking Systems   Turning the Keytone Off and On
  Programming a Fleet Map   Backlight
  Fleet Maps   Changing the Display Contrast
  Programming Offset and Base Frequency   Keylock
Programming Talk Group IDs   Cloning/Uploading/Downloading
  Clearing IDs   Listening to the Weather Band
Scanning Conventional Banks   Receiving SAME Weather Alerts
  Priority Scanning   Scanner Reset
Scanning and Trunking Banks Related Links/Info
Turning ID Scan Lists On and Off    
  Changing Open and Closed Modes    
  Changing ID Delay    
  Locking/Unlocking IDs    
  Switching Text and ID Code Display  
  Switching EDACS Format Display    

Introduction Contents
These are another excellent batch of radios that have many fine features for scanning and trunking. However, anyone who has tried to read the manuals that come with the radios know it can be a little hard (if you're lucky) to find, read, and figure out some of the steps, especially in the searching and trunking sections. IMHO they are a mess.
 
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, these radios aren't simple so you will have to spend some time on them but this manual will at least 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.
 
There are 2 firmware versions of the Pro-93. The first version 1.00 has a problem of showing the bank names of banks 0-1 in banks 8-9, fixed with the new 1.03 version (Feb 2002?).
 
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.
 
Some of the better features of these radios are the seek feature in search mode that resumes searching after 5 seconds and the adjustable ID delay. The best one, in my opinion, is the ability to configure everything in the freeware, on the computer, and then just shoot it to the radio (with a one-way cable) or back to the computer (with a two-way cable). Much easier to work with the keyboard and see the monitor. You can set the attenuator globally or per channel. With a couple of keystrokes, you can view the IDs as text or code. There are 5 ID lists (20 IDs per list) to store 100 IDs for each bank. With the freeware, you can program any frequency from 5 kHz to 1.3 GHz, excluding cell.
 
Now, on the flip side, there are some pretty annoying things about these radios too. IDs can't be locked out in open mode. Any IDs that are locked out (in the ID lists) will still be heard in open mode. They really won't be locked out until you close the bank. But when you close the bank, the scanner only receives IDs that are programmed into the ID lists (and not locked out). They will not tune to many of the splinter frequencies in the VHF range (except the 108-137 air band) like 151.0125 (it accepts it as 151.01).

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

You will also need a better antenna. The stock rubber duck isn't fabulous. RS has the Center-Loaded Telescoping Whip for $16 - better for VHF/UHF. The 800MHz Scanner Antenna  for $20 - 100% better for 700+ MHz. 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.
 
These radios also have freeware that will enhance and/or enable other features not possible with just the keypad and have been noted when known. My opinion is get the Win95 freeware if you have a lot of frequencies. With all the features and setting in these new fangled devices it will save you hours of programming and frustration. It may also be easier to figure out the freeware than the keypad sequences. Alpha tagging is great but much easier with the freeware. Because of the limited amount of keys on the radios, programming a 3 letter word takes about 20 keystrokes on my Pro-95, if you can remember the sequence and don't make a mistake, after you program the bank name. See what I mean? Get the freeware. You have to dish out $20 bucks or so for a cable and there are plenty of newsgroups on the Net about these radios to help you hook up to the computer and work the freeware. You can find it here: Win95 or Win93.
 
All in all, they will compliment your scanner collection (provided you have one).
 
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
Duel-System Trunking - you can track Motorola and EDACS (GE/Ericsson) trunking systems.
Control Channel Only Scanning - automatically determines the trunking frequencies for Motorola trunking systems only, once the control channels are programmed.
Data Cloning - lets you transfer the programmed data from one PRO-93 or PRO-2053 to another, (or from one PRO-95 to another). You can also download the programmed data from a PC to the scanner (using an optional one-way PC cable), or upload the programmed data to the scanner (using a two-way PC cable) with the optional freeware.
Simultaneous Trunk and Scan - scans conventional and trunked frequencies together at the same time.
12 Character, 4-line, Dot Matrix Text Display - lets you program a text label for each channel, bank, search bank, or talkgroup ID so you can easily identify the transmission.
Trunking ID Delay - variable delay before searching for another talkgroup ID so you can hear more replies that are made on the same talkgroup ID.
6 Service Banks - Marine, CB, Police/Fire, Air, and Ham pre-programmed search ranges and 1 programmable limit search to reduce search time and monitor interesting frequencies more quickly.
Tune Search - The scanner will allow you to start searching up or down from a specific frequency.
Search Lockouts- for each channel in the CB and Marine bands and 50 per band for each of the Ham, Air, Police/Fire, or limit search bands.
Attenuation - lets you program your scanner (per channel or globally) to reduce the scanner's sensitivity to strong local signals or noise caused by these signals to reduce interference.
10 Channel Storage Banks - you can store up to 30 channels in each bank in the Pro-93/2053 and 100 channels in each bank in the Pro-95.
HyperSearch and HyperScan - searches up to 100 steps per second and scans up to 50 channels per second.
10 ID-Storage Banks - lets you store and/or lock out (locked out scanning in closed mode only) 1000 IDs in 10 ID banks that have 5 sub-ID banks of 20 each. Each sub-bank can be turned on or off so you can monitor ID's you prefer.
Channel Lockouts - lets you lock out up to 30 channels (Pro 93/2053) and 100 channels (Pro 95) in each bank.
Weather Alert - can be set to automatically sound the alarm tone to advise of hazardous weather conditions when it detects the alert signal on the local National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather channel (SAME standby mode) or you can also scan and set the weather channel as a priority channel. Displays the weather event text with four alert levels so you can see and hear the reason for the alert.
Triple-Conversion Circuitry - virtually eliminates (depending on your location) any interference from IF (intermediate frequency) images, so you hear only the selected frequency.
Display Backlight - select the time the light stays on or set to constant.
Three Power Options (Pro 93/95) - lets you power the scanner using internal batteries; alkaline, Ni-Cad, or Ni-MH; external AC power using an optional 9 volt 300-mA AC adapter/charger (and RS ‘type B’ adaptaplug); or DC power using an optional 9 volt DC cigarette-lighter power cable.
Scan/Search Delay - 2 second (adjustable with optional freeware and cable) scan and search delay before moving to another channel, frequency, or trunking system so you can hear more replies that are made on the same transmission.
1 Priority Channel - lets you program an additional frequency, one of the conventional channels, or a weather channel and then have the scanner check that channel every 2 seconds while it scans the bank, so you don't miss transmissions on that frequency or channel.
Manual Access - lets you directly access any channel or frequency.
Key Lock - lets you lock the scanner's keys to help prevent accidental changes to the scanner's programming.
Battery Low Alert (Pro 93/95) - 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 (Default)

Band

Frequency Range

Step Size (kHz) Mode (Default)

Band

25-29 5 AM CB-Ham 406-420 6.25 FM Federal Government
29-50 5 FM VHF Lo Band 420-450 6.25 FM 70-cm Ham Band
50-54 5 FM 6-Meter Ham Band 450-470 6.25 FM UHF Standard Band
108-137 12.5 AM Aircraft Band 470-512 6.25 FM UHF "T" Band
137-144 12.5 FM Military Land Mobile 806-824 6.25 FM Public Service "800" Band
144-148 12.5 FM 2-Meter Ham Band 849-869 6.25 FM Public Service "800" Band
148-174 variable FM VHF Hi Band 894-960 6.25 FM UHF Hi, 33-cm Ham Band
216-225 5 FM 1.25-Meter Ham Band 1240-1300 6.25 FM 25-cm Ham Band
 
Note: Don Starr has claimed that these scanners also have an extended frequency range. For more info visit his site here: Win95.

Scanning Terminology Contents
 
Note: To avoid confusion, and to also correct RS, I will be referring to the pre-programmed search ranges as bands and not banks. A band is something you search; a bank is where you store things (like channels). The RS manual will refer to search bands as 'bands'; (correct), 'banks', 'frequency ranges' or 'search ranges' to really confuse people.
Scanning- the process of stepping through conventional channels in scan banks.
Trunktracking (open mode)- the process of searching for all active talkgroup IDs in trunked systems, in scan banks.
Trunkscanning (closed mode)- the process of stepping through programmed talkgroup IDs in ID lists, in trunked systems, in scan banks.
Open and Closed Modes- You search all IDs in Open mode or just programmed IDs in Closed mode.
Pause Mode- the mode the radio is in while paused on a scan; service, limit, or tune search.
Searching- the process of searching for active frequencies in pre-programmed service searches, programmed frequency bands, or the limit search.
Manual Mode- used for browsing and monitoring a channels.
Program Mode- used for storing frequencies, limit searches, priority channels, trunking frequencies/systems/fleet maps, and talkgroup ID lists.
Trunk Mode- used for trunking and programming trunking frequencies and functions.
Clone Mode- used for cloning scanners and uploading/downloading to/from scanners using a computer.
 
At certain times, the radio can be in more than one mode at a time such as program and trunk mode to program trunked functions.

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 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
  • 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). These scanners 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 Banks Contents
Channel Storage Banks
The radios have 10 banks of 30 (Pro 93/2053) or 100 (Pro 95) channels. Channel numbering starts with 000 and goes to 029 (Pro 93-2053) or 099 (Pro 95) in the first bank. Banks number 0-9. You can also program your trunking frequencies and conventional frequencies into the same bank as well to utilize channel space better.
 
Use each channel-storage bank to group frequencies, such as those for police, fire, ambulance, aircraft, and/or trunking systems. For example, your police department might use 20 frequencies while the fire department uses 15 and a trunked EMS systems uses 5 trunked frequencies. You could program the EMS frequencies starting with channel 000, (the first channel in bank 0), the police frequencies starting with channel 005, and the fire department frequencies starting with channel 025. EDACS systems have to start at channels 001, 101, 201, etc. and follow a LCN order but you can still use 000, 100, 200, etc. for a conventional frequency.
 
For each trunking bank, the scanner will allow you to program only one EDACS system (with conventional frequencies), or only one Motorola system (with conventional frequencies).
 
Tip: Theoretically, you could also program more than one trunking system into a bank as long as you could only monitor one at a time, in different locations, far enough apart, so the system you are monitoring wouldn't interfere with the other system (which would confuse the radio). But remember, the scanner can be set to decode only one type of ID (MO or ED) per bank.

Service Bands
The scanners also have 5 service bands pre-programmed with frequencies and 1 limit search to allow you to create your own search band. Search bands SR2 (Police/Fire), and SR4 (Ham) are divided into groups or sub-bands of frequencies that can be turned on or off within the bands.

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. 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.

Receive Modes Contents
Each channel can have its own receive mode: AM, FM (NFM), ED (EDACS), or MO (Motorola).

Open and Closed Modes  
Each channel bank can be set to open or closed mode.
 
In open mode the scanner will receive:

(1) all channels in AM and FM modes, that are not locked out.
(2) all IDs in MO and ED modes, even if they are locked out in the ID list.

 
In closed mode the scanner will receive:

(1) all channels in AM and FM modes, that are not locked out.
(2) only IDs in MO and ED modes that are programmed into the ID list, and not locked out in the list.

In other words,
If you want to hear all IDs, scan in open mode. If you want to hear specific IDs, program them into the scan lists and scan in closed mode. If you want to hear specific IDs and not hear other IDs, program them into the scan lists, lock out the ones you don't want to hear, then scan in closed mode.

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)
SCAN Scans the stored channels in scanning mode.
FUNC (Function) - Lets you use various functions by pressing this key in combination with other keys.
MANUAL Stops scanning; lets you directly enter a channel number or frequency; steps to next channel in manual mode.
WX (Weather) - Selects one of the pre-programmed weather channels.
TRUNK Automatically stores the trunking ID or holds the trunking ID while scanning.
PRI (Priority) - turns the priority function on or off.
TUNE Allows you to tune to a frequency along with or .
TEXT Lets you input text.
ATT (Attenuate) - turns attenuation on to reduce the scanner's sensitivity and block extremely strong signals, or turns it off to increase sensitivity.
PAUSE Stops searching.
or Selects the scan or search direction; steps up or down through options during programming.
MODE Changes the receive mode (AM, FM, MOT, ED).
Locks the keypad to prevent accidental program changes; turns on/off the display backlight.
SEARCH Selects the 5 search banks or limit search.
L/OUT Locks/unlocks selected channels while scanning; locks/unlocks specified frequencies during a limit or service search.
PGM (Program) - Puts scanner in program mode; steps to next channel in program mode.
ENTER Completes the entry of frequencies, IDs, and text.
(.) DELAY Enters a decimal point or space; programs delay time for the selected channel/search bank; hyphen in trunking ID programming.
CL (Clear) - Clears an incorrect entry.
Number Keys Enter a channel or a frequency; turn groups on and off in search mode; select which banks to scan in scanning mode; enter numbers or characters for programming text.

Turning On The Scanner And Setting the Squelch  
1. Turn SQUELCH fully counter-clockwise to min.
2. Turn VOLUME/OFF clockwise until it clicks and you hear a hissing sound.
3. Turn SQUELCH clockwise until the hissing stops and then just a little more.
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 trunktrack until you program frequencies into the banks. However, you can do a search.

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.

In Scan Mode  
  1st Line
The banks that are selected for scanning will appear and the cursor will be seen over the bank being scanned. If there is a dot instead of the bank number, then the bank is not on for scanning.
  2nd Line
The + or - under the bank number will denote if the bank is open or closed.
  3rd Line
Scan up or down... appears.
  4th Line
PRIon will appear if the priority feature is on. PRIwx will appear if the weather channel is set as the priority channel. BATT. Lo - blinks when the scanner's battery is low.

In Receive Mode  
  1st Line
M, P, S, or H appears in the top left showing manual, program, or scan modes. H appears when the scanner is receiving while holding on an ID. Pch appears in the top left when the priority channel is receiving.
000 appear as bank (0--) and channel number (-00) to the right of M, P, or S.
A will appear to the right of the channel if the channel is receiving.
(-) will appear to the right of the symbol if the global frequency attenuate feature is on and set to off. a will appear to the right of the if the global frequency attenuate feature is on and set to on.
P will appear to the right of the channel if the priority feature is on.
A will appear to the right of the channel if the channel is attenuated.
D will appear to the right of the channel if the delay is set for the channel.
L will appear to the right of the channel if the channel is locked out.
or will appear to show the search direction.
- or + appears just to the left of the receive mode to show if the bank is closed (-) or open (+).
MO, ED, FM, or AM will appear in the top right to show the receive mode of the channel.
  2nd Line
0000.00000 shows the frequency on the second line. VC will appear to the left of the frequency while scanning if it is a trunked voice channel.
  3rd Line
Bank 0 Ch 00 appears to show the bank and channel or just the channel name if programmed.
  4th Line
If the receive mode of the channel is AM or FM, the bank name appears (if programmed).
If the receive mode of the channel is MO, in scan mode the ID # (or tag if programmed) appears. In manual mode, MOT: none appears until an ID is received. If it is the control channel, MOT: CNTRL, (or active IDs) appears. In program mode, the bank tag will appear if (if programmed). A will appear to the right of the ID if the channel is receiving.
If the receive mode of the channel is ED, in scan mode the ID # (or tag if programmed) appears. In manual mode, ED: none appears. If it is the control channel, ED: CTL-xx (LCN of the control channel), will appear until there is activity, then IDs appear and will 'flicker' if multiple IDs are received. In program mode, the bank tag will appear if (if programmed). A will appear to the right of the ID if the channel is receiving.
Displays the bank name or Priority Channel if the priority channel is receiving.
BATT. Lo blinks when the scanner's battery is low. Pri Channel - will appear if the priority channel is receiving.

In Search Mode Contents
  1st Line
SR0-SR5, or TUNE will appear to show the current search band or tune search.
P will appear to the right of the if the priority feature is on.
A will appear to the right of the search band if the frequency is attenuated (SR0 or SR1) or if the band is attenuated (SR2-5).
(-) will appear to the right of the search bank if the global frequency attenuate feature is on and set to off.
a will appear to the right of the search band if the global frequency attenuate feature is on and set to on.
D will appear to the right of the search band if the delay is turned on for the channel (SR0 or SR1) or if the delay for the band is turned on (SR2-5).
L will appear to the right of the search band if the frequency is locked out in manual mode in search bands SR0 and SR1.
or will appear to show the search direction.
MO, ED, FM, or AM will appear in the top right to show the receive mode.
  2nd Line
M appears on the left when search band SR0 or SR1 is in manual mode.
S appears on the left in search band SR0 or SR1 when searching and receiving and the line will blink while receiving in seek mode.
z appears on the left in search bands SR2-SR5 if zeromatic tuning is on and the line will blink while receiving in seek mode.
0000.00000 appears to the right to display the frequency and will blink while receiving in seek mode.
  3rd Line
Channel -- appears while searching in search band SR0 or SR1.
Group 012345 will appear while searching search bands SR2 and SR4 and the cursor will blink under the current search group. A . (dot) will replace the number if the group is turned off.
** PAUSED ** appears on the third line when a search is paused.
  4th Line
The Band Name will appear on the fourth line.
BATT. Lo blinks when the scanner's battery is low.

Programming Conventional Frequencies Contents
You can program trunking frequencies (1 trunking system per bank) 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 because you probably won't have more than 25 of those, and then fill up the banks with conventional frequencies.

Channels start at 000 for bank 0, 100 for bank 1, 200 for bank 2 etc.

If you are going to be programming text tags for the frequencies, I find it easier to program all the frequencies first, then go back and program all the text tags.
See also
Programming Trunking Systems.
 
1. In Manual mode select the channel by entering the bank number and channel number (Ex: 000 for the first channel) then press MANUAL to advance to the channel.
  Note: You may also change banks by pressing FUNC then pressing and holding or and then change channels by pressing and holding or .
2. Press PGM to put the scanner in program mode. You will see a P before the channel number to show program mode. To delete a frequency, press FUNC then CL.
3. Use the number keys and decimal point key to enter the frequency you want to store. If you make a mistake press CL to delete the last digit or press and hold CL to clear all the digits. Press ENTER to store the frequency. The scanner will store the frequency in the default mode, AM or FM. If you want to change the receive mode, press MODE to change. See Receive Modes.
  Note: If you entered an invalid frequency (not in the receiver's range), Invalid Freq appears and the scanner beeps.
  Note: The scanner automatically rounds (down) the entered number to the nearest valid frequency. For example, if you key in 154.5175 (MHz), your scanner displays 154.515 when you press enter.
  Note: If you enter a duplicate frequency, Dupl. f and the channel number of the previous frequency appear and the scanner beeps three times. Press ENTER to accept or CL to clear.
  To set the Delay for the channel, press DELAY to toggle the delay feature on or off. See Scan/Search Delay.
  To set the Attenuation for the channel, press ATT to toggle the attenuator on or off. See Using the Attenuator.
  To Program Text for the Bank, see Text Tagging a Bank.
  To Program Text for the Channel, see Text Tagging a Channel.
4. Press PGM which advances to the next channel. The receive mode changes to the default mode (FM) while programming the channel but will store the correct mode after you hit enter to store it. Program the remaining channels the same way (step 3).
5. To Program any other channel, return to step 1.
To exit programming, press MANUAL.
Mode Frequency Range Step
AM 25-27.995 5.0
FM 28-54 5.0
AM 108-136.9875 12.5
FM 137-150.775 5.0
FM 150.7825-150.8125 7.5
FM 150.815-154.4525 7.5
FM 154.45625-154.47875 7.5
FM 154.4825-154.505 7.5
FM 154.510-154.525 5.0
FM 154.5275-154.54625 6.25
FM 154.5475-154.6075 7.5
FM 154.610-154.655 5.0
FM 154.6575-156.2475 7.5
FM 156.250-157.475 5.0
FM 157.4775-161.565 7.5
FM 161.570-173.200 5.0
FM 173.20375-173.2225 6.25
FM 173.225-173.3875 6.25
FM 173.390-173.415 6.25
FM 173.420-174 5.0
FM 216.0025-221.9975 5.0
FM 222-225 5.0
FM 406-512 6.25
FM 806-823.9875 6.25
FM 849-868.9875 6.25
FM 894-960 6.25
FM 1240-1300 6.25

Programming Trunking Systems 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 (1 system per bank) starting at the beginning of the banks (000,100, 200, etc.) because you probably won't have more than 25 of those, and then fill up the banks with conventional frequencies. EDACS frequencies have to start at 001, 101, 201, etc., you can still use 000, 100, etc. for a conventional frequency. See Programming Conventional Frequencies.
Valid Trunking Frequencies:
Motorola Type II-IIi Systems: Motorola Type I Systems: Ericsson EDACS Systems:
406-512 MHz 806-900 MHz (except cell freqs) 406-512 MHz
851-869 MHz (except cell freqs)   806-900 MHz (except cell freqs)
935-940 MHz   900-956 MHz
  Note: These scanners will not trunktrack VHF systems.
 
1. In Manual mode select the channel by entering the bank number and channel number (Ex: 000 for the first channel) then press MANUAL to advance to the channel.
  Note: You may also change banks by pressing FUNC then pressing and holding or and then change channels by pressing and holding or .
  Note: EDACS frequencies have to start in the second channel of the bank (channels 001,101, 201, etc.), and have to be programmed in LCN (Logical Channel Number) order. See Finding LCN Order. Motorola frequencies can be programmed in any order. You can still use 000, 100, etc. for a conventional frequency.
2. Press PGM then TRUNK to put the scanner in program and trunk modes. You will see the ID list.
3. Press MODE until the desired mode, MOT: none or ED: none (for EDACS systems) appears in the display. This sets the talk group ID decoding method for the bank. This will also stay as default while you are programming.
4. (Motorola 800 systems only) Press FUNC then 3 to select the base frequency. Press or to select NORMAL or SPLINTER then press ENT to save and return.
  Note: Apparently, the default setting of 'Normal' works for most systems. 'Offset is for systems with splinter channels (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). If, after programming, the system won't receive properly, try changing the setting.
5. Press PGM. You should see the channel number in the top of the display and a P before the channel number to show program mode.
6. Use the number keys and decimal point key to enter the frequency you want to store. If you make a mistake press CL to delete the last digit or press and hold CL to clear all the digits. Press ENTER to store the frequency.
  Note: If you entered an invalid frequency (not in the receiver's range), Invalid Freq appears and the scanner beeps.
  Note: The scanner automatically rounds (down) the entered number to the nearest valid frequency. For example, if you key in 154.5175 (MHz), your scanner displays 154.515 when you press enter.
  Note: If you enter a duplicate frequency, Dupl. f and the channel number of the previous frequency appear and the scanner beeps three times. Press CL to clear or ENTER to accept.
  To set the Attenuation for the channel, press ATT to toggle the attenuator on or off. See Using the Attenuator.
  To Program Text for the Bank, see Text Tagging a Bank.
  To Program Text for the Channel, see Text Tagging a Channel.
7. Press PGM to advance to the next channel. Program the remaining channels the same way (step 6).
Press MANUAL exit programming.
To Program IDs into the scan lists see Programming Talk Group IDs.
If you Programmed a Motorola Type I or Type IIi system see Programming a Fleet Map.
If you Programmed a Motorola UHF system see Programming Offset and Base Frequency.

Programming a Fleet Map Contents
Motorola Type I or 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. Since it is rather lengthy, I will just give you the link. 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.
 
1. In Manual mode select any channel in the bank you want to program the fleet map in (Ex: 001) then press MANUAL to advance to the channel.
2. Press PGM then TRUNK to put the scanner in program and trunk modes. You will see the ID list.
3. Press MODE. MOT: none should appear in the display.
4. Press FUNC then 8. Block 0 size code. Use 15 for type II. S-00 will appear.
5. Enter the size code for block 0 (ex:8 for S-8). If you make a mistake, press CL to clear the entry.
6. Press ENTER to store the size code for the first block and move to the next block. Program the rest of the block codes the same way. The ID list will re-appear after you program the last block.
  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.
Press MANUAL to exit programming.

Fleet Maps  
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.

Programming the Offset and Base Frequency Contents
To properly track Motorola UHF-lo (406-512 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. If you don't know the offset and base frequency, I have found an explanation at the Trunked Radio Systems Userís Page. Look for 'Determining Base and Offset Frequencies for the BC245xlt' by John C. There is a similar explanation at Radio Reference.
 
1. In Manual mode select any channel in the bank containing the UHF system by entering the bank number and channel number (Ex: 001) then press MANUAL to advance to the channel.
2. Press PGM then TRUNK to put the scanner in program and trunk modes. You will see the ID list.
3. Press MODE. MOT: none should appear in the display.
4. Press FUNC then 2. You will see the current settings for the base frequency, offset, and step size. While B in Base is blinking, enter the base frequency then ENTER. Press ENTER again to confirm and move down to the Offset setting. Or, if the entry is correct, press ENTER to move down.
5. While O in Offset is blinking, enter the offset then ENTER. Press ENTER again to confirm and move down to the Step setting. Or, if the entry is correct, press ENTER to move down.
6. While S in Step is blinking, press or to select the step then ENTER to confirm and exit. Or, if the entry is correct, press ENTER to exit.
Press MANUAL to exit programming or SCAN to start scanning.

Programming Talk Group IDs Contents
When you program trunked frequencies into a bank, your scanner has 5 scan lists for each bank where you can store IDs. Each list can contain up to 20 IDs, for a total of 100 IDs for each trunk scanning bank. Each of the 5 lists can be turned on or off. If you use all the banks as trunking banks, you can store up to 1000 IDs. If you have more than 100 IDs for a system, or want another list and have an extra bank in your scanner, program the trunked system into 2 banks. You could then have 10 lists to store IDs and turn on or off for that system.
 
This is also where they need a firmware upgrade. You can lock out an ID only after you have programmed it into a list. This can be a pain if you are trying to search for IDs in open mode. If you have a pesky telemetry ID popping in every 5 seconds, the only way to get rid of it is to first program it into the ID list, lock it out there, then scan the bank in closed mode. But, the scanner only receives programmed IDs in closed mode.

To Automatically Store an ID into the first available ID location while trunking, quickly press TRUNK. ID saved briefly appears at the bottom of the display. The ID list (0-4) and ID# (0-19) will briefly be displayed on the bottom line. ID was saved briefly appears at the bottom of the display if the ID has previously been stored (or programmed). If you try to enter more than 100 IDs in a bank, Memory Full! appears.

To Select an ID Location to program:
  1. In manual mode select any channel in the bank containing the ID by entering the bank number and channel number (Ex: 001) then press MANUAL to advance to the channel.
  2. Press PGM then TRUNK to put the scanner in program and trunk modes. You will see the bank number (0-9), list number (0-4), and the list status (ON or OFF) on the top line.
  3. Press TRUNK (each time) to select one of the 5 ID lists (0-4).
  4. Select the ID# (0-19) by pressing or (or press and hold; faster, just like channels)
  To Manually Store an ID:
  To enter a Motorola Type II ID, enter the ID then press ENTER to store the ID.
  To enter a Motorola Type I ID, enter the fleet# then press the decimal point to enter a hyphen, then enter the sub-fleet#. Press ENTER to store the ID.
  To enter an EDACS ID in decimal (the default) format, enter the ID then press ENTER to store the ID. (You don't have to enter leading zeros).
  To enter an EDACS ID in AFS format, press FUNC then 2 to change to AFS format. AFS format will briefly appear on the bottom line. Enter the agency number (xx), use the decimal key for a hyphen, enter the fleet and sub-fleet (xxx), then press ENTER to store the ID. See Switching EDACS ID Display.
  Note: If you enter a duplicate ID, Dupl ID and the list number and location of the ID will appear. Press CL to clear or ENTER to accept.
  Note: If you enter the ID in the wrong format (ex: an EDACS ID into a Motorola bank), the scanner will beep 3 times and Invalid ID will appear briefly on the bottom line.
  To Text Tag An ID, press TEXT. Move the cursor to the position you want using to move right, or to move left, then skip to Entering Characters.
  To Set the ID Delay for the Bank, Press FUNC then DELAY. Press or to select the delay then press ENTER to store the setting. You can't set ID delays per ID like channels. See Changing ID Delay.
  To Lock or Unlock an ID, press L/OUT. L will appear in the display to the right of the ID# if it is locked out.
  Press to move to the next ID location and enter the rest of the IDs the same way.
Press MANUAL to exit programming or SCAN to start scanning.

Clearing IDs  
To clear a single ID:
  1. In Manual mode select any channel of the bank that has the ID you want to clear by entering the bank number and channel number (Ex: 001) then press MAN to advance to the channel.
  2. Press PGM the TRUNK. You will see the bank number (0-9), list number (0-4), and the list status (ON or OFF) on the top line.
  3. Press TRUNK (each time) to select the list (0-4). Select the ID# (0-29) by pressing or (or press and hold; faster, just like channels).
  4. Press FUNC then CL. Press MAN to exit programming or SCAN to start scanning.
To clear all IDs in a bank:
  1. In Manual mode select any channel of the bank you want clear the IDs in by entering the bank number and channel number (Ex: 001) then press MANUAL to advance to the channel.
  2. Press PGM the TRUNK. You will see the bank number (0-9), list number (0-4), and the list status (ON or OFF) on the top line.
  3. Press FUNC then 6. Confirm list clear ?1=YES Press other key for NO. appears. Press 1 and Please wait (if there are a lot of IDs) then List cleared will appear. Then the ID list will re-appear. Press MANUAL to exit programming or SCAN to start scanning.

Scanning Conventional Banks Contents
Press SCAN to start scanning.
Select any combination of banks to scan by pushing the number keys that correspond to the banks. Numbers appear at the top of the display showing the currently selected banks. Banks that show . (dots), are turned off. The scanner scans through all the channels in the bank and moves to the next bank. The cursor blinks under the bank number when the scanner scans the channels in that bank. If the scanner finds an active channel, 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. The scanner won't scan channels that are locked out or have 0 as the frequency.
 
  If the scanner picks up an unwanted partial frequency, 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 frequency, turn SQUELCH counter-clockwise to increase the scanner's sensitivity.
  To change the scan direction, press or .
  To turn banks on or off while scanning, press the number key, 0-9 that corresponds with 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 MANUAL while the channel is displayed. Press SCAN to resume.
  To Lock out a channel, quickly press L/OUT while the channel is displayed. See Locking-out Channels.
  To turn the Delay on or off for a channel, quickly press DELAY while the channel is displayed. See Scan/Search Delay.
  To Attenuate a channel, quickly press ATT while the channel is displayed. See Using the Attenuator.
  To change the Receive Mode of a channel, quickly press MODE while the channel is displayed. See Changing Receive Modes.
  To set a channel as the Priority Channel, quickly press FUNC then PRI while the channel is displayed. See Priority Scanning.
To exit scanning, press MANUAL.

Priority Scanning  
You can program one additional conventional frequency, a stored conventional channel, or a weather channel as a priority channel. The priority feature lets you scan through the channels and still not miss important or interesting calls on a specific frequency. When a channel is selected as the priority channel and priority is turned on, the scanner checks that channel or frequency every 2 seconds, and stays on the channel if there is activity until the activity stops even if the bank for the channel is turned off. The priority feature also works in Search and Manual modes.

The priority feature does not work properly while trunking an EDACS or Motorola system. (It may seem to work at first but will jump off IDs when the feature checks the priority channel while receiving certain trunked transmissions, especially EDACS, if you can tolerate that. Or, it will not check the priority channel at all during some trunked transmissions).

 
To Program a channel as the priority channel in manual mode, enter the bank number and channel number then press MANUAL to advance to the channel. Press FUNC then PRI. You will see Pri Channel blink twice on the bottom line.
  Note: You cannot program a channel which has a receive mode of MO or ED as the priority channel.
To Program a channel when the scanner is scanning and stops on an active channel, quickly press FUNC then PRI before it continues scanning again. You will see Pri Channel blink twice on the bottom line.
To Program a frequency as the priority channel, in manual mode, press PGM then PRI. Enter the frequency you want to use as the priority channel then press ENTER.
To Program a Weather Channel as the priority channel, press WX. Select the weather channel you want to use as the priority channel then press FUNC and PRI. You will see Pri Channel blink twice on the bottom line. Press MANUAL or SCAN to exit. If you program a weather channel as the priority channel, the scanner goes to the priority channel only when the scanner detects the weather alert tone. See Receiving SAME Weather Alerts.
To turn on the Priority Feature, press PRI. P appears in the top line while receiving (any channel) and PRIon in the bottom line while scanning. When the priority channel is active, Pri Channel will appear on the bottom line.
To turn off the Priority Feature, press PRI.

Scanning and Trunking Banks Contents
You can trunktrack a selected bank only after you have programmed the frequencies and trunking system for that bank. See Programming Trunked Systems.
 
Your scanner automatically mutes the audio during trunking when it decodes control channel data. However, it is recommended that (in manual mode) you turn SQUELCH clockwise and leave it set to a point just after the hissing sound stops. This lets the scanner quickly acquire the data channel.
 
If you have a trunk system programmed (correctly) into a bank with conventional frequencies, the scanner will scan and trunktrack. You can't make it only scan or only trunktrack the bank (unless you lock out those frequencies you don't want scanned or trunktracked).
 
Press SCAN to start scanning.
Select any combination of banks to scan by pushing the number keys that correspond to the banks. Numbers appear at the top of the display showing the currently selected banks. The cursor blinks under the bank number when the scanner scans the channels in that bank. If the scanner finds an active channel or ID, 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. The scanner won't scan channels that are locked out or have 0 as the frequency.
 
  If the scanner picks up an unwanted partial frequency, 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 frequency, turn SQUELCH counter-clockwise.
  To change the scan direction, press or .
  To turn banks on or off, press the number key, 0-9 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 Open or Close a bank, quickly press FUNC then 5 while any channel in the bank is displayed or when the cursor blinks under the bank number. See Changing Open and Closed Modes.
  To Pause on a Conventional channel, quickly press MANUAL while the channel is displayed. Press SCAN to resume.
  To Pause on a Trunked ID, quickly press and hold TRUNK while the channel is displayed. ID hold mode appears in the display and an H will appear to the left of the channel number while receiving. To resume scanning press SCAN.
  To Store an ID into the first available ID location, quickly press TRUNK while the ID is displayed. The ID list (0-4) and location in the bank (0-19) will briefly be displayed on the bottom line. If the ID has previously been stored (or programmed), ID was saved will briefly appear. See Programming Talk Group IDs.
  To Lock out a conventional channel, quickly press L/OUT while the channel is displayed. If you lock out a trunking channel, the trunking system may not trunktrack properly. See Locking-out Channels.
  To Lock out an ID, (in closed mode only) quickly press L/OUT while the ID is displayed. See Locking/Unlocking IDs.
  To turn the Delay on or off for a conventional channel, quickly press DELAY while the channel is displayed. See Scan/Search Delay.
  To turn the Delay on or off for a trunking system, see Changing ID Delay.
  To Attenuate a channel, quickly press ATT while the channel is displayed. See Using the Attenuator.
  To change the Receive Mode of a channel, quickly press MODE while the channel is displayed. If you change the mode of a trunking channel, the trunking system may not trunktrack properly. See Changing Receive Modes.
  To set a conventional channel as the Priority Channel, quickly press FUNC then PRI while the channel is displayed. See Priority Scanning.
  To View the ID instead of the Text Tag for the ID, quickly press TEXT while any ID in the bank is displayed. Press TEXT again while any ID in the bank is displayed to view the text tags again.
  To turn ID lists on or off, quickly press FUNC then TRUNK while an ID is displayed. T IDbk and the lists that are turned on will appear as numbers on the 3rd line when transmissions are received. The cursor will blink under the list number that has the receiving ID. If the list is turned off a . (dot) will replace the number. Quickly press FUNC then the list number while receiving to turn the list on or off. (Yeah, right, real simple). Quickly press FUNC then TRUNK while an ID is displayed to get rid of the list selection line.
Or, See Turning ID List Off and On to do it in Manual mode.
To exit trunking and scanning, press MANUAL.
While trunking, you may not know which agency, fleet, or talk group the talk group IDs are assigned to until you listen a while. 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 ID lists. See Programming Talk Group IDs. Determining the service associated with a talk group ID might take awhile, finding IDs is half the fun.

Turning ID Lists Off and ON Contents
1. In Manual mode select any channel of the bank you want to turn a list on or off in by entering the bank number and channel number (Ex: 001) then press MANUAL to advance to the channel.
2. Press PGM then TRUNK to put the scanner in program and trunk modes. You will see the bank number (0-9), list number (0-4), and the list status (ON or OFF) on the 1st line, the ID# in the list (0-19) on the 2nd line, the ID on the 3rd line, and bank tag on the 4th line (if programmed).
3. Press TRUNK (each time) to select one of the ID lists (0-4) to turn on or off.
4. Press FUNC then 1 to turn the list on or off. Press SCAN or MANUAL to exit.
Or, while scanning, quickly press FUNC then TRUNK while an ID is displayed. T IDbk and the lists that are turned on will appear as numbers on the 3rd line when transmissions are received. The cursor will blink under the list number that has the receiving ID. If the list is turned off a . (dot) will replace the number. Quickly press FUNC then the list number while receiving to turn a list on or off. Quickly press FUNC then TRUNK while an ID is displayed to get rid of the list selection line.

Changing Open and Closed Modes  
You can set each bank to open or closed mode.
 
In open mode the scanner will receive:
(1)
all channels in AM and FM modes, that are not locked out.
(2) all IDs in MO and ED modes, even if they are locked out in the ID list.
In closed mode the scanner will receive:
(1)
all channels in AM and FM modes, that are not locked out.
(2) only IDs in MO and ED modes that are programmed into the ID list, and not locked out in the ID list
 
In Manual mode select any channel of the bank you want to open or close by entering the bank number and channel number (Ex: 001) then press MANUAL to advance to the channel.
Press FUNC then 5 to toggle between open and closed modes.
Or, while scanning, quickly press FUNC then 5 while any channel in the bank is displayed or when the cursor blinks under the bank number.

Changing ID Delay  
You have to set the ID delay for the bank to pause on an ID before scanning resumes. Setting the scan delay for the channel has no effect on an ID. The delay can only be set for the whole bank, not an individual ID. When activated, the ID delay watches the control channel command for the delay time when the signal disappears from the voice channel. With the Win95 freeware, you can set the ID delay in milliseconds (1000=1 sec.) up to about 65 seconds.
 
1. In Manual mode select any channel of the bank you want to turn a list on or off in by entering the bank number and channel number (Ex: 001) then press MANUAL to advance to the channel.
2. Press PGM then TRUNK to put the scanner in program and trunk modes. You will see the ID list.
3. Press FUNC then DELAY. Use Up/Down keys to set ID delay appears in the display.
4. Press or to change the delay then press ENTER to store the setting.
Press MANUAL to exit programming.

Locking/Unlocking IDs  
You can lock out IDs you don't want to hear such as telemetry, MDT's, dog catcher, etc.
 
To Lock out an ID while scanning (in closed mode only), quickly press L/OUT while the ID is displayed.
To lock or unlock an ID manually:
  1. In Manual mode select any channel of the bank you want to lock or unlock an ID in by entering the bank number and channel number (Ex: 001) then press MANUAL to advance to the channel.
  2. Press PGM then TRUNK to put the scanner in program and trunk modes. You will see the bank number (0-9), list number (0-4), and the list status (ON or OFF) on the 1st line, the ID# in the list (0-19) on the 2nd line, the ID on the 3rd line, and bank tag on the 4th line (if programmed).
  3. Press TRUNK (each time) to select the ID list (0-4).
  4. Select the ID# (0-19) by pressing or (or press and hold; faster, just like channels) then press L/OUT to lock or unlock the ID. An L will appear to the right of the ID# if the ID is locked out.
  5. Press MANUAL to exit programming.
To view just the locked out IDs in a bank:
  1. In Manual mode select any channel of the bank you want to view the locked out IDs in by entering the bank number and channel number (Ex: 001) then press MANUAL to advance to the channel.
  2. Press PGM then TRUNK to put the scanner in program and trunk modes. You will see the ID list.
  3. Press FUNC then L/OUT (each time) to view the locked IDs. Press L/OUT to unlock the ID. An the next locked out ID will appear.
  4. Press MANUAL to exit programming.
  Note: You cannot unlock all IDs at one time.

Switching Text and ID Code Display Contents
You can switch between displaying the ID code or the text you have programmed for the IDs.
 
To View the ID or the Text Tag for the IDs, while scanning, quickly press TEXT while any ID is displayed. Press TEXT again while any ID is displayed to change back.

Switching EDACS Format Display  
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). Decimal is the default format. If you have your list of IDs shown in one format and the ID you want to receive in the bank is in the other format, you can switch.
 
1. In Manual mode select any channel of the bank you want to change the format in by entering the bank number and channel number (Ex: 001) then press MANUAL to advance to the channel.
2. Press PGM then TRUNK to put the scanner in program and trunk modes. You will see the ID list.
3. Press FUNC then 2. AFS format will briefly appear on the bottom line (if the default decimal display is on). To switch back, press FUNC then 2 again. Decimal form will appear in the display.
Press MANUAL to exit programming

Searching for Frequencies Contents
With a service bank search, You can search for CB, Marine, Police/Fire, Aircraft, or Ham transmissions without knowing the specific frequencies used in your area. The scanner is pre-programmed with all the frequencies allocated to these services.
Or, you can program the Limit search to search within any lower and upper frequency.
Or, you can search up or down from a specific frequency using the Tune feature.

Marine or CB Search  
The CB and Marine bands are actually frequencies pre-programmed into special channels. You are not searching from a lower frequency to a higher frequency.
 
To start a Marine(SR0) or CB(SR1) Search, press search until SR0 (for Marine) or SR1 (for CB) appears in the display. M will appear in the upper left. Press FUNC then SEARCH to start searching. S will appear in the upper left while searching. The channel numbers and search band name will appear in the display. Pressing FUNC and SEARCH again will stop the search.
  Note: if you exit the SR1 (CB) search without stopping the search, the scanner will start searching automatically the next time you return to the band until you press FUNC then SEARCH while in the band to stop searching. You must press FUNC then SEARCH each time you enter the SR0 (Marine) to start searching.
  To change search directions or continue searching, press the or button.
  To turn the Seek function on or off, press FUNC then 7 while searching. Seek ON or OFF will briefly appear on the bottom line. The frequency will blink while receiving when the Seek function is turned on. See Seek Function.
  To Pause on a channel, quickly press PAUSE to stop searching. **PAUSED** appears in the display. To resume searching, press PAUSE again.
  To Step through the channels one at a time, press PAUSE. Press the or button to step through the channels. To resume searching, press PAUSE again.
Or, to See the channel numbers,
press FUNC then SEARCH to stop the search. Press the or button to step through the channels. To resume searching, press FUNC then SEARCH again.
  Note: You may also directly enter the channel number when **PAUSED** appears in the display.
  To Lock out a channel, quickly press L/OUT while the channel is displayed.
  To Unlock a channel, See Search Skip Memory.
  To turn the Delay on or off for a channel, quickly press DELAY while the channel is displayed. See Scan/Search Delay.
  To Attenuate a channel, quickly press ATT while the channel is displayed. See Using the Attenuator.
To exit searching, press MANUAL.

Police/Fire, Air, or Ham Search  
To start a Police/Fire (SR2), Air (SR3), or Ham (SR4) Search, press SEARCH until you find the desired band and the scanner should start searching automatically. In the Air band only, pressing FUNC then will restart searching up from the lowest frequency. Pressing FUNC then will restart searching down from the highest frequency.
 
  To change search directions or continue searching, press the or button.
  To turn the Seek feature on or off, press FUNC then 7 while searching. Seek ON or OFF will briefly appear on the bottom line. The frequency will blink while receiving when the Seek function is turned on. See Seek Function.
  To Pause on a frequency, quickly press PAUSE to stop searching. **PAUSED** appears in the display. To resume searching, press PAUSE again.
  To Step through the frequencies one at a time, press PAUSE. Press the or button to step through the frequencies. To resume searching, press PAUSE again.
 
To Lock out a frequency, quickly press L/OUT when the scanner stops on the frequency.
  To Unlock a frequency, See Search Skip Memory.
  To turn band groups on or off, in the Police/Fire (SR2) and Ham (SR4) bands press the number keys (0-3 or 0-5) to select the group. See Service Bands and Search Band Charts.
  To Attenuate a band group, in the Police/Fire (SR2) or Ham (SR4) bands, press ATT while the group is being searched. See Using the Attenuator.
  To turn the Delay on for the band, press DELAY to pause before searching resumes after the transmission ends. See Scan/Search Delay.
  To turn Zeromatic Tuning on or off for the band, press FUNC then 0. See Zeromatic Tuning.
  To Copy a frequency into a channel, See Frequency Copy.
  To Copy a frequency into the priority channel, quickly press FUNC then PRI while the channel is displayed. The display will flash twice and the frequency will be copied into the priority channel. See Priority Scanning.
To exit searching, press MANUAL.

Search Band Charts Contents
SR2 Police/Fire band
Receive mode: FM
Grp Frequency Step
0 33.420-33.980 20
37.020-37.420 20
39.020-39.980 20
42.020-42.940 20
44.620-45.860 40
45.880  
45.900
45.940-46.060 40
46.080-46.500 20
1 153.770-154.130 60
154.145-154.445 15
155.010-155.370 60
155.415-155.700 15
155.730-156.210 60
158.730-159.210 60
166.250  
170.150
2 453.0375-453.9625 12.5
458.0375-458.9625 12.5
460.0125-460.6375 12.5
465.0125-465.6375 12.5
3 851.0125-860.9875 25
866.0125-868.9875 12.5
SR3 Aircraft
Receive modes: AM
Frequency Step
108-136.9875 12.5
SR4 Amateur Bands
Receive mode: FM
Grp Frequency Step
0 28.0-29.7 5
1 50-54 5
2 144-148 5
3 222-225 5
4 420-450 12.5
5 1240-1300 6.25
SR0 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
SR1 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

Limit Search Contents
To Program a Limit Search, press PGM then SEARCH. PSR appears at the top and the previous lower and upper search limits are shown. Enter the lower limit frequency then press ENTER. Enter the upper limit frequency then press ENTER. Press SEARCH to start searching.
 
To Start a Limit Search, press SEARCH until SR5 appears in the display. The scanner should start searching the last programmed search range. Pressing FUNC then will restart searching up from the lowest frequency. Pressing FUNC then will restart searching down from the highest frequency.
 
  To Text Tag a Limit Search, See Text Tagging a Limit Search.
  To change search directions, press the or button.
  To turn the Seek feature on or off, press FUNC then 7 while searching. Seek ON or OFF will briefly appear on the bottom line. The frequency will blink while receiving when the Seek function is turned on. See Seek Function.
  To Pause on a frequency, quickly press PAUSE to stop searching and listen to the transmission. **PAUSED** appears in the display. To continue searching, press PAUSE again.
  To Step through the frequencies one at a time, press PAUSE. Press the or button to step through the frequencies. To resume searching, press PAUSE again.
  To Lock out a frequency, quickly press L/OUT while the frequency is displayed.
  To Unlock a frequency, See Search Skip Memory.
  To Attenuate the search, press ATT while searching. See Using the Attenuator.
  To turn the Delay on for the search, press DELAY to pause before searching resumes after the transmission ends. See Scan/Search Delay.
  To change the Receive Mode, press MODE to select a different mode. The receive mode will blink until you press FUNC then MODE to reset the scanner to receive the default mode for the band. See Changing Receive Modes.
  To turn Zeromatic Tuning on or off, press FUNC then 0. See Zeromatic Tuning.
  To Copy a frequency into a channel, See Frequency Copy.
  To Copy a frequency into the priority channel, quickly press FUNC then PRI while the channel is displayed. The display will flash twice and the frequency will be copied into the priority channel. See Priority Scanning.
To exit searching, press MANUAL.

Tune Search Contents
To start a searching at a specific frequency, press TUNE. TUNE and the previous frequency appear in the display and the scanner will automatically start searching. Enter the frequency where you want the scanner to start searching then press ENTER to start a new search.

To start a searching at a displayed channel, in manual mode press FUNC then TUNE.
 
  To change search directions or resume searching, press the or button.
  To Pause on a frequency, quickly press PAUSE to stop searching and listen to the transmission. **PAUSED** appears in the display. To continue searching, press PAUSE again.
  To Step through the frequencies one at a time, press PAUSE. Press the or button to step through the frequencies. To resume searching, press PAUSE again.
  To Attenuate the search, press ATT while searching. See Using the Attenuator.
  To turn the Delay on for the search, press DELAY to pause before searching resumes after the transmission ends. See Scan/Search Delay.
  To change the Receive Mode, press MODE to select a different mode. The receive mode will blink until you press FUNC then MODE to reset the scanner to receive the default mode for the band. See Changing Receive Modes.
  To Copy a frequency into a channel, See Frequency Copy.
  To Copy a frequency into the priority channel, quickly press FUNC then PRI while the channel is displayed. The display will flash twice and the frequency will be copied into the priority channel. See Priority Scanning.
To exit searching, press MANUAL.

Seek Function  
When the seek function is on, the scanner will stay on a frequency for 5 seconds then automatically continue searching. The frequency will blink while receiving when seek is on.
  To turn the Seek feature on or off, press FUNC then 7 while searching. Seek ON or OFF will briefly appear on the bottom line.
  Note: The seek feature does not work during a Tune search.

Frequency Copy  
To Copy a frequency into a specific channel, quickly press FUNC then PGM while searching. Chan Store? appears and the frequency will blink. Press the bank number and channel number (ex:002) then ENTER to store the channel. It will also store the receive, attenuate, and delay settings. Chan Store! will appear and the scanner will resume searching.
  Note: You cannot copy a CB or Marine search channel.
  Note: If you try to copy a frequency that is already stored, the scanner beeps 3 times and Dupl.f Chxxx appears. To copy anyway press ENTER otherwise press CL to cancel.
To Copy a frequency into the first available channel in bank 9, quickly press FUNC then ENTER. Bank9 Stor? appears and the frequency will blink. Press ENTER to copy the frequency into the first available vacant channel in bank 9 or, press the desired bank number then ENTER to store into the first available vacant channel of the desired bank.
To Copy a frequency into the priority channel, quickly press FUNC then PRI. The display will flash twice and the frequency will be copied into the priority channel.

Zeromatic Tuning Contents
Whenever this feature is turned on, Zeromatic ON briefly appears then z appears at the first digit of the second line and the scanner will automatically tune to the correct center frequency (or the step increment closest to the correct center frequency). When searching with Zeromatic off, z disappears and the scanner will unmute faster on a detected signal but the frequency may not be the correct center frequency. Zeromatic works only in search bands SR2, SR3, SR4 and SR5.
  To turn Zeromatic Tuning on or off, press FUNC then 0 when searching.

Search Skip Memory  
You can skip (lock out) any frequency in search bands SR0 and SR1, and up to 50 frequencies in each of the other search bands SR2-5. This lets you avoid unwanted frequencies or those already stored in a channel.
 
To Lock out a frequency, while searching, press L/OUT when the scanner stops on the frequency. The scanner locks out the frequency and automatically resumes the search.
To Unlock a single frequency in search bands SR0-1 (Marine or CB), press SEARCH until you find the search band that has the frequency you want to unlock. If the scanner starts to search, press FUNC then SEARCH to stop searching. Press FUNC then L/OUT (each time) to step through the locked out frequencies then press L/OUT to unlock the desired frequency. Press FUNC then SEARCH again to resume searching or MANUAL to exit.
  Note: If there are no locked out frequencies, the scanner will just beep.
To Unlock a single frequency in search bands SR2-5 (Air, Pol, Ham, Limit), press SEARCH until you find the search band that has the frequency you want to unlock. Press FUNC then L/OUT. A locked out frequency and Lockout list appear in the display. If no channels are locked out then Empty. Lockout list appears. Press or to find the frequency then press CL to unlock the frequency. Press FUNC then L/OUT to exit the lock out review list.
To Unlock all the locked out frequencies in each search band SR2-5 (Air, Pol, Ham, Limit), in manual mode press SEARCH until you find the search band you want to clear. Press FUNC then L/OUT. A locked out frequency and Lockout list appear in the display. Press FUNC then 6. Confirm list clear? 1=YES. Press other key for NO. appears. Press 1 to clear all the locked out frequencies or any other key to cancel. List cleared briefly appear in the display.
  Note: If you try to skip more than 50 frequencies, Memory full! appears in the display.
  Note: If you happen to lock out all the frequencies in the search bank and are searching just that bank All ranges Locked out! appears.
  Note: If all the frequencies in a search bank are locked out you can't clear all the frequencies at the same time.

Special Features  

Text Tagging Contents
You can program text tags (up to 12 characters) for a limit search and each channel, bank, or ID. Each character is associated with one of the number keys on the keypad.

To Text Tag a Limit Search:
1. In manual mode press PGM then SEARCH. PSR appears at the top and the previous lower and upper search limits are shown.
2. Press TEXT. Move the cursor to the position you want using to move right, or to move left, then skip to Entering Characters.

To Text Tag a Bank or Channel:
1. In manual mode, select the channel (or any channel if you are tagging a bank) by entering the bank number and channel number (Ex: 001) then press MANUAL to advance to the channel.
2. Press PGM.
  To Tag a Bank, press FUNC then 7. Move the cursor to the position you want using to move right, or to move left, then skip to Entering Characters.
  To Tag a Channel, press TEXT. Move the cursor to the position you want using to move right, or to move left, then skip to Entering Characters.

To Text Tag an ID:
1. In Manual mode select any channel of the bank you want to text tag an ID in by entering the bank number and channel number (Ex: 001) then press MANUAL to advance to the channel. You will see the bank number (0-9), list number (0-4), and the list status (ON or OFF) on the top line, (the ID on the second line, and the ID tag on the third line if programmed).
2. Press TRUNK (each time) to select the ID list (0-4).
3. Select the ID# (0-19) by pressing or (or press and hold; faster, just like channels).
4. Press TEXT. Move the cursor to the position you want using to move right, or to move left.

Entering Characters:
 
To input text or special characters only, using the chart, press the number key associated with the first character (ex: 4 for H). You will see G, H, and I on the lower line. Pressing FUNC will toggle between upper and lower case letters, (or 1st and 2nd set of special characters if you pressed 0). Because H is the second character on key 4, then press 2. If you made a mistake, press CL. Enter the next characters the same way. If you need a blank space just press to move the cursor over.
To input numbers, press 1. The numbers will appear on the lower line. You may now press the number you want.
Press ENTER when finished to store the tag. Press MANUAL to exit programming.

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 scan bank channel, channels in service bands SR0 and SR1, service bands SR2-5, or a Tune search. 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.
To turn the Delay on or off for a Channel (Storage Banks 1-10, Search Bands SR0-2):
  If the scanner is scanning or searching, and stops on an active channel, quickly press DELAY before it continues scanning again to turn the delay on or off for the channel. D will appear in the display when the delay is on for the channel.
Or, in Manual mode,
select the scan channel by entering the bank number and channel number (Ex: 001) then press MANUAL to advance to the channel. Press DELAY to turn the delay on or off for the channel.
Or, in Search mode, press FUNC then SRCH to stop the search if the scanner is searching. Press or to find the channel and press L/OUT to turn the delay on or off for the channel.
To turn the Delay on or off for a Service Band (SR3-6) or Tune Search:
  While the scanner is searching, press DELAY. D appears in the display when the delay is on.

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 or Unlock a channel, select the channel by entering the bank number and channel number (Ex: 001) then press MANUAL to advance to the channel. Press L/OUT. L appears or disappears in the display.
To Lock out a Channel if the scanner is scanning and stops on the channel, quickly press L/OUT before it continues scanning again. The scanner will lock out the channel and automatically resume scanning.
To View all locked out channels, in manual or program mode, press FUNC then L/OUT (each time) to step through the locked out channels. Press L/OUT to unlock a channel. If there are no locked out channels, then the scanner will just beep.
  Note: You can still monitor locked out channels in manual and program modes.

Changing Receive Modes  
The scanner is preset to the most common AM or FM receive mode for each frequency range. The preset mode is correct in most cases. However, some amateur radio transmissions and trunked systems do not operate in the preset mode. If you try to listen to a transmission when the scanner is not set to the correct receive mode, the transmission might sound weak or distorted.
 
To change the Receive Mode of a channel, select the channel in manual mode by entering the bank number and channel number (Ex: 001) then press MANUAL to advance to the channel. Press MODE until the desired mode is found.
  Note: You cannot change the receive mode of a non-trunked channel to MO or ED.
Or, if the scanner is scanning and stops on an active channel, quickly press MODE to change the mode.
To change the Receive Mode of a limit search, press MODE while searching. FM or AM will blink and the scanner will stay in the selected mode even if the search moves into a different band. For example, if you search from 53.000 to 110.000 and change the receive mode to AM, the scanner will stay in AM mode while searching 53-54 also. To set the scanner to use the default mode in the band, press FUNC then MODE. The receive mode will stop blinking and the scanner will switch to the proper mode when searching the band.
  Note: You cannot change the receive mode of search banks SR0-SR4.

Using the Attenuator  
To reduce interference or noise caused by strong signals, you can reduce the scanner's sensitivity to these signals. There are two attenuator modes in your scanner. One is normal attenuator mode in which you set the attenuator for each channel (and channels in search bands SR0 and SR1), each search group (in search banks SR2 and SR4), each search band (SR3 and SR5), or in Tune search. The other is global mode in which you set the attenuator only once. This setting is applied all the time in every mode.
 
To turn the Attenuator on or off for a single channel, select the channel in manual mode by entering the bank number and channel number (Ex: 001) then press MANUAL to advance to the channel. Press ATT. An A will appear on the top line when the channel is attenuated.
If the scanner is scanning and stops on an active channel, quickly press ATT to attenuate the channel.
To Attenuate any search band (SR3 or SR5), press ATT while searching the band. An A will appear on the top line when the band is attenuated.
To Attenuate any search group in a band (SR2 or SR4), press ATT while searching the group. An A will appear on the top line when the group is attenuated.
To turn the Global Attenuator toggle feature on, while searching or scanning, press FUNC then ATT. Global ATT. will briefly appear on the bottom line and a - will appear in the top line to the right of the channel. ATT- will appear on the bottom line while receiving.
  To turn Global Attenuator on, press ATT. The - in the top line will turn into a lower-case a and ATT+ will appear on the bottom line while receiving.
  To turn Global Attenuator off, press ATT again. The lower-case a will turn back into a -.
To turn the Global Attenuator toggle feature off, while searching or scanning, press FUNC then ATT. Normal ATT. will briefly appear on the bottom line.

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 off, turn off the scanner. Turn on the scanner and press 2 while the welcome screen is displayed. Key-tone ON will briefly appear.
To turn the Keytone on, turn off the scanner. Turn on the scanner and press 1 while the welcome screen is displayed. Key-tone OFF will briefly appear.

Using The Display Backlight  
You can turn on the display's backlight for easy viewing in dimly lit areas. You can also select the amount of time the light stays on or keep it on.
 
To turn on the display light for easier viewing, press . The display stays lit for 5 seconds.
To turn off the light sooner, press again.
To set the light to stay on, press and hold the until the scanner beeps. To turn off the light, press again.
To change the time the backlight stays on, turn off the scanner. Turn on the scanner and press while the welcome screen is displayed. Use Up/Down keys to set Lit off time 5 seconds appears. Press or to select the time then press ENTER.

Changing the Display Contrast  
In Manual mode, press FUNC then 9. Use Up/Down keys to set contrast appears. Press or to select the contrast then press ENTER.

Using The Keylock  
Once you program your scanner, you can protect it from accidental program changes by turning on the key lock feature. When the keypad is locked, the only keys that operate are FUNC, SQUELCH, VOLUME, and .
 
To turn on the Keylock, press FUNC then . Key locked appears for about 1 second. Key locked appears when you press any key.
To turn off the Keylock, press FUNC then . The scanner beeps 3 times and Key unlocked appears.

Cloning/Uploading/Downloading  
You can transfer the programmed data to and from another Pro-95 or to and from a Pro-93/2053 scanner using an optional connecting cable with a 1/8 -inch mono plug on both ends. You can also upload data from your computer to the scanner with an (optional) one-way cable, or upload/down data to/from your computer with an (optional) two-way cable (or optional USB cable) and the Win95 or Win93 freeware.
 
To Clone one scanner to another, turn on both scanners. Connect the interface cable to the PC/IF jack on each scanner. *CLONE MODE* UP to send, remove cable to exit appears. Press on the sending scanner. Confirm send data? 1= YES Press other key for NO appears. Press 1 to send or any other key to cancel. *CLONE MODE* Receiving... and a progress bar will appear while transferring. When the transfer is complete, *CLONE MODE* UP to send, remove cable to exit will re-appear and you can disconnect the cables.
To Upload/Download to/from your computer, turn on the scanner. Connect the interface cable to the PC/IF jack on the scanner. Click on 'Scanner' in the menu bar of the freeware then 'Upload to Scanner' or 'Download from Scanner'. *CLONE MODE* Receiving... and a progress bar will appear while transferring. When the transfer is complete, *CLONE MODE* UP to send, remove cable to exit will re-appear and you can disconnect the cable.

Listening to the Weather Band  
To hear your local forecast and regional weather information, press WX. The scanner will scan through the weather channels and stop within a few seconds. If it is a weak signal, press WX again to find a stronger channel.

Receiving SAME Weather Alerts Contents
The weather service precedes each weather alert with a digitally-encoded SAME (Specific Area Message Encoding) signal, then a 1050 Hz tone. You can set the scanner to decode and display the SAME message when an alert is broadcast. Then if you are monitoring a weather channel with a digitally-encoded SAME signal when an alert is broadcast, the scanner will show the type of alert being broadcast such as Warning, Watch, Statement, or Test Message. The scanner will also sound alternating alert tones and display Weather ALERT when the scanner receives a 1050 Hz tone. The scanner does not display the actual messages. It uses only the alert portion of the SAME signal (Warning, Watch, Statement, or Test Message). To scan and receive alerts, set the weather channel as the priority channel.
 
To turn on the weather alert, while listening to a weather channel, press FUNC then WX. DIG WX STBY and CANCEL: F+WX appear. The scanners sound will mute and wait for a tone. When the scanner receives an alert, it will beep for 5 minutes or until you press any key (except lit light/key symbol). If, after 5 minutes no key has been pressed, the scanner will beep every ten seconds. If the scanner receives a new alert after 5 minutes, the scanner will again beep for 5 minutes or until you press any key. Pressing any key will ready the scanner for another tone.
To test the alert tones, with the alert on, press and hold WX. The scanner will cycle through the different beeps every 3 seconds showing the corresponding alerts on the display. Press any key to cancel.
To turn off the weather alert, press FUNC then WX. DIG WX STBY and CANCEL: F+WX disappear. The scanner will resume receiving the weather channel.
To program a weather channel as the priority channel, press WX. Select the weather channel you want to use as the priority channel then press FUNC and PRI. You will see Pri Channel blink twice on the bottom line. If you program a weather channel as the priority channel, the scanner stays in the priority channel only when the scanner detects the weather alert tone.

Scanner Reset  
If the scanner's display locks up or does not work properly after you connect a power source, you might need to reset or initialize it. If you have problems with the scanner, first try to reset it to retain the memory.
 
To Reset the scanner, turn off the scanner then turn it back on. Insert a pointed object, such as a straightened paper clip, into the reset opening above and to the right of the power jack on the side of the scanner. Then gently press and release the reset button inside the opening.
  Warning: Initializing the scanner will clear all channel memories and reverts it the state it was in right out of the box.
To Initialize the scanner, turn off the scanner then turn it back on. Press 0 then 1 when the welcome screen appears. Initializing Please Wait appears for about 2 seconds. Do not turn off the scanner while it is initializing. The display should then show M000 on the top line and Bank 0 CH 00.

Related Links/Info Contents

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).

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.
 
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 inside the battery compartment or on the bottom of the 2053. 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: 04A02 is April of 2002.
 
Newsgroups and Forums
You will have to register for the groups.
Yahoo Groups-Pro2053and93 Radio Reference Radio Shack Scanners Forum
Yahoo Groups-pro93 95 Radio Reference Forums
Yahoo Groups-PRO95 Yahoo Groups-p95-p95 files
Yahoo Groups-PRO-95owners Radio Shack Pro Series Scanners
Yahoo Groups-pro95scannerowners
 
 
Links
Radio Reference Radio Reference Data Base
Radio Reference Pro 95 Wiki Scanner Cables
Radio Reference Pro 93 Wiki eHam.net-reviews
Radio Reference Pro 2053 Wiki
 
 
Software
Starrsoft.com-Win95 Starrsoft.com-Win93-for the Pro 2053 also

Click here to visit Scanner Master
 

Contents
Last updated July 01, 2014
Home