(200-0145)                 Operation                  Faxback Doc. # 31350


1.  Select a channel to program by pressing [MANUAL], and entering the
    channel number you want to program.  Then, press [PROGRAM].  "PROGRAM"
    appears in the display to indicate that your scanner is in the
    programming mode.

2.  Enter a frequency.  Good references for active frequencies are Radio
    Shack's "Police Call Guide Including Fire and Emergency
    Services,""Official Aeronautical Frequency Directory", and "Maritime
    Frequency Directory".  We update these directories every year, so be
    sure to get a current copy.

3.  Press [ENTER] to store the frequency.  If you make a mistake in Step 2,
    ERROR appears on the display and three beeps sound.  Press [CLEAR] and
    repeat Step 2.

4.  Press [DELAY].  If you want your scanner to pause after each
    transmission before scanning to the next channel, press [DELAY].
    "DELAY" appears in the display.  If you do not want your scanner to
    pause, press [DELAY] again.  "DELAY" disappears from the display.

5.  To program more channels, repeat Steps 1-4.  If you want to program
    the next channel in sequence, just press [PROGRAM} and proceed to Step


If you do not have a reference to frequencies in your area, use these
procedures to search for a transmission.  See also "A Guide to the
Action Bands".


The limit search procedure allows you to search within a range of
frequencies.  You can store up to ten limit search ranges in the search

1.  Press [PROGRAM], and the search bank number in which you wish to store
    the limit search range.  Press [0] for bank number 10.

2.  Press [LIMIT].  "L" and the search bank number appears in the display.

3.  Enter the lower limit of the frequency range.  Press [ENTER].

4.  Press [LIMIT].  "L" changes to "H" in the display.

5.  Enter the upper limit of the frequency range.  Then, press [ENTER].

6.  Repeat steps 1-5 to store the limit search  range into the search
    banks.  You can store up to 10 limit-search ranges.

7.  To recall a limit-search range, press the appropriate bank number.

8.  Press [UP-ARROW] to search from the upper limit down to the lower
    limit.  Or, press [UP-ARROW] to search upward starting from the lower

9.  When the scanner stops on a transmission, press [MONITOR] to store the
    frequency in the current monitor memory.  The memory number flashing on
    the display indicates the current monitor memory.

10.  Press [UP-ARROW] or [DOWN-ARROW] to continue the search.

NOTES:  Press [SPEED] to speed up or slow down the search.

        Press [DELAY] to make the scanner pause 2 seconds after a
        transmission, before proceeding to the next frequency.


When you change your scanner's mode from limit search to manual, program,
scan, direct search, and so on, your scanner retains the last frequency
before you change the mode.  Your scanner resumes the search from that
frequency when you change the mode to limit search again.

NOTE:  You can change the upper or lower limit frequency without afecting
       the memorized frequency if the frequency is within the new limit
       range.  If the frequency is out of the new limit range, the search
       starts from the new upper or lower limit frequency.


1.  Select a currently programmed channel by pressing [MANUAL], and the
    channel number.  Then, press either [MANUAL] or [PROGRAM].

2.  Press [DIRECT].  The step frequency appears in the display.

3.  Press [UP-ARROW] to search through higher frequencies or press [DOWN-
    ARROW] to search through lower frequencies.

4.  When the search stops on a transmission, press [MONITOR] to store
    that frequency in the current monitor memory.  The memory number
    flashing on the display indicates the current memory number.  To
    continue the search, press [DOWN-ARROW] or [UP-ARROW].

NOTES:  When you press [DIRECT] during limit, your scanner enters direct
        search mode.

        When you press a numeric key during a direct search, your scanner
        changes to limit search mode.  The key you press corresponds with
        the limit-search bank number.


As you store frequencies in monitor memories, the memory number flashing on
the display shows the current monitor memory.  You can listen to monitor
memories by press [MANUAL], [MONITOR], then the number of the monitor
memory you wish to listen to.

If there is a frequency you wish to transfer to a channel, follow these
steps to move it from a monitor memory

1.  Press [MANUAL].  Enter the channel number you want to store the
    monitor frequency in; then press [PROGRAM].

2.  Press [MONITOR] and enter the monitor memory number that has the
    frequency you want to move.

3.  Press [ENTER].  The scanner stores the monitor frequency in the

If you want to return to a limit search after this procedure, press
[LIMIT], and the search bank number.  Then, press either [UP-ARROW] or
[DOWN-ARROW] to continue searching.


The scanner's display might lock up the first time you plug in and turn on
your scanner, or if the battery is left out for an extended period of time.
If the display locks, use a pointed object, like a paper clip, to press and
release the restart switch while power is on.

To clear all the memories, be sure the scanner is turned on and:

1.  Press and hold [CLEAR].

2.  Using a pointed object, press and release the restart switch.

3.  After confirming that the display goes blank, release [CLEAR].


Follow these steps to set the volume and squelch.

1.  Turn VOLUME clockwise and SQUELCH counterclockwise until you hear a
    hissing sound.

2.  Adjust VOLUME to a comfortable sound level.

3.  Slowly rotate SQUELCH clockwise until the hissing stops.

NOTE:  If the scanner picks up unwanted, partial, or very weak
       transmissions, rotate SQUELCH clockwise to decrease the scanner's
       sensitivity to these signals.


If the scanner stops at a transmission during scan, search, or priority
modes, the [SOUND SQUELCH] switch lets the scanner start scanning again if
the transmission contains no sound (carrier only without modulated

If you scanner stops at a frequency that has no sound, press [SOUND
SQUELCH].  The indicator lights.  If the scanner detects no sound within
0.5 seconds, it goes to the next transmission.

When the scanner receives a frequency that contains sound, it halts at the
frequency.  If the sound ceases, the scanner stays on the frequency for 5
seconds, and then resumes scanning.  If the carrier stops, the scanner
begins to scan immediately if the delay function is off, or after 2 seconds
if the delay function is on.

To cancel sound squelch, press [SOUND SQUELCH] again.  The indicator goes

NOTE:  If a frequency contains a transmission with low modulation, the
       sound squelch circuit might not work properly.


To begin scanning the channels, just press [SCAN].  Your scanner scans
through all the channels that you have not locked out of the banks that are
turned on.  Set SQUELCH so that you do not hear hissing sounds between

Be sure to read the following sections to get the full benefits from
all of your scanner's special features.


Many agencies use a two-way radio system that might have a pause of
several seconds between a query and a reply.  To program a delay into
that channel to keep from missing a reply, select the channel and press
[DELAY] so DELAY appears on the display.

When your scanner pauses at an active channel which has been programmed
with a delay, while scanning, it waits for 2 seconds after the completion
of each transmission on that channel before it resumes scanning.

Some radio systems, especially those above 800 MHz, use a special "trunked"
system.  In these systems, the transmitter selects an available frequency
each time the operator keys the radio.  Therefore, it is possible for the
query to be on one frequency and the reply on another.  To ensure the best
possibility of hearing the full reply, you want the scanner to begin
scanning immediately when the first transmission ends.  In this case,
select the channel manually and ensure that "DELAY" is not in the display.
If "DELAY" is indicated, press [DELAY] to turn off this feature for that


While you are in scan or search mode, you can press [SPEED] to select
the scanning speed.

The scanner has 2 different scanning speeds:

    13 channels per second
    26 channels per second


You can increase the effective scanning speed by locking out specfic
channels that you have not yet programmed.  Manually select the empty
channel and press [L/OUT] so that "LOCK OUT" appears on the display.  This
is also handy for locking out channels you have programmed that have a
continuous transmission.  You can still manually select locked-out

To unlock a channel, manually select the channel and press [L/OUT],  Or,
press [L/OUT RVW] in manual or program mode to call out locked-out channels
one by one.  Then, press [L/OUT] again.

NOTE:  There must be at least one active channel in each bank.  You cannot
       lock out all channels.


As explained in "Understanding Channel Storage Banks and Search Banks" your
scanner splits the 400 channels into ten banks of forty channels each.  The
small bars under the numbers at the top of the display are the bank
indicators.  You can turn each bank on and off, so that all the channels in
a bank are either scanned or locked out.  In scan mode, press the number
key for the bank you want to turn on or off.  If the bank indicator is on,
you have turned on the bank and the scanner scans all the channels within
that bank that you have not locked out.  If the indicator is off, the
scanner does not scan any of the channels within that bank.  You can still
manually select any channel in a bank, even if you have turned off the
bank.  You cannot turn off all banks - one must be turned on.


You can scan through the programmed channels, and still not miss an
important or interesting call on a specific channel.  To program a stored
channel as the priority channel, press [PRI] during scanning.  The scanner
now checks the priority channel every two seconds, and stays on the channel
if there is any activity.

To turn on the priority feature, press [PROGRAM] and the desired channel
number.  Then press [PRI]. "P" appears on the display whenever the scanner
is set to the priority channel.  You can only program one channel as the
priority channel.  If you program a new channel as the priority channel,
the previous channel you chose is automatically cleared.

To turn off the priority feature, press [PRI] until "P" disappears from the

NOTE:  Channel 1 is automatically designated as the priority channel the
       first time you turn on your scanner.


You can continuously monitor a specific channel without scanning.  This is
useful if you hear an emergency broadcast on a channel and do not want to
miss any details-even though there might be periods of silence-or if you
want to monitor only a locked-out channel.

Follow these steps to manually select a channel.

1.  Press MANUAL.

2.  Enter the channel number.

3.  Press MANUAL again.

Or, if the scanner is scanning and stops at the desired channel, press
MANUAL one time.  (Pressing MANUAL additional times causes the scanner to
step through the channels.)


Press [DIMMER] to turn the display's backlight down or up.


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