PRO-2044 Programmable 80-Channel Home Scanner
(200-0416)                 Special Features           Faxback Doc. # 38287

Delay

Many agencies use a two-way radio system that might have a pause of several
seconds between a query and a reply.  To avoid missing a reply, you can
program a 2-second delay into any of your scanner's channels or frequencies.
Then, when the scanner stops on the channel or frequency, DLY appears on the
display and the scanner continues to monitor the channel/frequency for 2
seconds after the transmission stops before it resumes scanning.

You can program a 2-second delay in any of the following ways:

  If the scanner is scanning and stops on an active channel, quickly press
  DELAY before it starts to scan again.

  If the desired channel is not selected, manually select the channel then
  press DELAY.

  If the scanner is searching, press DELAY during the search.  DLY appears
  on the display and the scanner automatically adds a 2-second delay to
  every transmission it stops on.

To turn off delay on any channel or frequency, press DELAY when the channel
or frequency appears on the display.  DLY disappears.

Skipping Frequencies/Channels

You can scan channels and search for frequencies faster by skipping ones
that have a continuous transmission, such as a weather channel.  You can
skip up to all 80 channels while scanning or up to 20 frequencies during a
band or direct search.

NOTE:  If you skip all channels, the scanner will not scan.

To skip a channel/frequency while scanning or searching, press S/S when the
scanner stops on it.

NOTES:  If you skip more than 20 frequencies, each new frequency replaces
        earlier ones, starting from the first stored frequency.

        You can manually select skipped frequencies after you press HOLD to
        stop a search.  The scanner displays L/O when you select a skipped
        frequency.

Removing Skip from Frequencies

To remove the skip from a frequency while searching, press HOLD to stop the
search, press /\ or \/ to select the skipped frequency, then press S/S until
L/O disappears from the display.  To remove the skip from all frequencies at
once while searching, press and hold down S/S until the scanner beeps twice.

Removing Skip from Channels

To remove the skip from a channel while scanning, press MANUAL to stop the
scan, use the number keys to enter the channel number, press MANUAL, then
press S/S until L/O disappears from the display.

To remove the skip from all channels at once while scanning, select the
banks containing the skipped channels, press MANUAL, then press and hold
down S/S until the scanner beeps twice.

Priority

The priority feature lets you scan through programmed channels and still not
miss important or interesting calls on specific channels.  You can program
one stored channel in each bank as a priority channel (up to 10 stored
channels).  As the scanner scans each bank, it checks that bank's priority
channel every 2 seconds for activity.

NOTES:  You cannot use the priority and data detection features at the same
        time (see "Detecting Data Signals", below).

        You can skip priority channels.  If you skip all priority channels,
        the display shows P CH LOC Out when you turn on the priority fea-
        ture.  See "Skipping Frequencies/Channels", above.

        The priority feature must be turned off to listen to monitor
        memories.

The scanner automatically designates the first channel in each bank as that
bank's priority channel.

Follow these steps to program a different channel as the priority channel.

1.  Press PROGRAM.

2.  Use the number keys to enter the channel number you want to program as
    the priority channel, then press PRIORITY.  P appears on the display to
    the right of the channel number.

3.  Repeat Steps 1-2 for each channel you want to program as a priority
    channel.

4.  To confirm all priority channel numbers for all banks, press PROGRAM
    then repeatedly press PRIORITY.

To turn on the priority feature, press PRIORITY during scanning. PRI appears
on the display, and the scanner checks the priority channel in each selected
bank every 2 seconds.  It stays on the channel if there is activity , and P
appears on the display.

To turn off the priority feature, press PRIORITY.  PRI disappears from the
display.

NOTE:  If you are scanning more than one bank in which a priority channel
       has been programmed, the scanner stops on the lowest-numbered prior-
       ity channel first while scanning.

Changing The Search Speed

You can adjust your scanner's search speed.  You can set the scanner to
search at either 100 steps per second (normal search speed) or 300 steps per
second (hypersearch speed).

NOTE:  You can use the hypersearch speed only in 5 kHz-step bands.  See
       "Band Mode and Frequency Step", below.

To select the hypersearch speed during a band or direct search, press H/S.
SRCH flashes on the display.

Detecting Data Signals

You can set the scanner to detect un-modulated carriers or data signals
(such as preamble signals for pagers) during scanning, band search, or
direct search.

NOTE:  You cannot detect data signals in the air band (AM Mode).  See "Band
       Mode and Frequency Step", below.

To detect data signals, press DATA until DATA appears on the display.  If
the scanner pauses on a transmission and detects a data signal, it resumes
searching in 2 or 3 seconds.

To stop detecting data signals, press DATA until DATA disappears from the
display.

Listening to The Weather Band

The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has allocated 11 channels for
use by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  NOAA
broadcasts your local forecast and regional weather information.  We have
preprogrammed your scanner with seven of the U.S. frequencies available to
NOAA.

NOTE:  For a list of all 11 national weather frequencies, see "National
       Weather Frequencies" on Faxback Doc. # 38288.

To scan the preprogrammed weather channels, press WX.  WX appears on the
display, and the scanner searches through the weather band and stops on an
active broadcast.  If a broadcast is weak, press WX again to continue to
search through the weather band.

Band Mode and Frequency Step

The scanner scans in the following band modes:

  AM (amplitude modulation) - used in aircraft bands

  NFM (narrowband Frequency modulation)- used in action bands such as
  police,   fire, ambulance, Amateur Radio, etc.

The table below shows the preset band modes and frequency steps your scanner
uses for each frequency range.

   FREQ. RANGE (MHz)    BAND MODE    FREQ. STEP (kHz)

   29.000-54.000          NFM              5
   108.000-136.975         AM             12.5
   137.000-144.000        NFM              5
   144.000-148.000        NFM              5
   148.000-174.000        NFM              5
   406.000-450.000        NFM             12.5
   450.000-470.000        NFM             12.5
   470.000-512.000        NFM             12.5

NOTE:  The band modes and frequency steps are preset.  You cannot change
       them.

Turning The Key Tone On or Off

Each time you press any of the scanner's keys, the scanner sounds a tone.

Follow these steps to turn the scanner's key tone on or off.

1.  If the scanner is on, turn VOLUME counterclockwise until it clicks to
    turn the scanner off.

2.  While you press and hold down S/S, turn on the scanner.  OFF bEEP (if
    the key tone is off) or ON bEEP (if the key tone is on) appears on the
    display for about 3 seconds.


(EB 3/10/97)

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