Cat 20-527 PRO-97 1,000 Channel Triple Trunking Hand Held Scanner Please read this user’s guide before installing, setting up and using your new product www.radioshack.com...
Contents Thank you for purchasing your Pro-97 1,000 channel tripple trunking hand held scanner from RadioShack. Your hand held scanner is one of a new generation of scanners designed to track Motorola® Type I and II (such as Smartnet® and Privacy Plus®) and hybrid analog trunking systems, GE-...
PC quick start understanding your scanner’s modes AM mode FM mode CTCSS (CT) mode...
The Basics storing text tags assigning a text tag to a channel assigning a text tag to a group ID assigning a tex tage to a bank text input chart ﬁ nding and storing active frequencies searching a preprogrammed frequency range band charts search bank: SR0 marine band search bank: SR1 CB band...
The Basics using CTCSS and DCS deleting frequencies from channels deleting all frequencies in a channel bank using dealy locking out channels or frequencies locking out channels reviewing locked-out channels locking out frequencies reviewing locked-out frequencies clearing a locked-out frequency clearing all locked-out frequencies in a search bank priority changing the receive mode...
IDs in a single bank changing the open/closed mode care service and repair birdie frquencies speciﬁ cations initializing your scanner The FCC wants you to know scanning legally glossary FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) warranty Hypersearch, Hyperscan, and Adaptaplug are trademarks used by RadioShack Corporation.
The Basics your scanner’s controls SCAN/ — scans through the programmed channels, or activates the Signal Stalker II function. FUNC (function) — lets you use various functions by pressing this key in combination with other keys. MAN — stops scanning and lets you directly enter a channel number.
ﬁ ne tune a frequency along with e or d. ATT (Attenuate) — turns attenuation on to reduce the scanner’s sensitivity and block extremely strong signals, or turns it off to return the sensitivity to normal.
The Basics 1 — enters a 1, or inputs characters 0 through 9 in text mode. 2/ABC — enters a 2, or inputs characters A, B, or C. 3/DEF — enters a 3, or inputs characters D, E, or F. 4/GHI —...
The Basics PWR DC 9V — connect a power source here. PC/IF — connect an optional PC interface cable here to use the scanner with your computer.
The Basics ANT — connect the supplied antenna or an external antenna here. — connect an earphone or headphone here. OFF VOL/SQ — turn the scanner on or off and adjust the squelch.
The Basics power sources You can power your scanner from any of these sources: • internal non-rechargeable batteries or rechargeable batteries (not supplied – see “Using Batteries”). • standard AC power (with an optional AC adapter – see “Using AC Power”).
Do not mix old and new batteries, different types of batteries (alkaline or rechargeable), or rechargeable batteries of different capacities. If you do not plan to use the scanner with batteries for a month or longer, remove the batteries. Batteries can leak chemicals that can destroy electronic parts.
Always dispose of old batteries promptly and properly. Notes Notes Do not bury or burn them. If you do not plan to use the scanner with batteries for a month or longer, remove the batteries. Batteries can leak chemicals that can destroy electronic parts. charging rechargeable batteries...
Low battery! appears. Then fully charge the rechargeable batteries. using AC power You can power the scanner using a 9V, 300 mA AC adapter and a size C Adaptaplug (neither supplied). Both are available at your local RadioShack store.
Notes delivers at least 300 mA. Its center tip must be set to positive and its plug must ﬁ t the scanner’s PWR DC 9V jack. Using an adapter that does not meet these speciﬁ cations could damage the scanner or the adapter.
In a noisy area, an ampliﬁ ed speaker (not supplied), available at your local RadioShack store, might provide more comfortable listening. Plug the speaker cable’s 1/8-inch (3.5 mm) mini-plug into your scanner’s jack.
(not supplied, available at your local RadioShack store). Follow the installation instructions supplied with the antenna, route the antenna cable to the scanner, then connect it to the antenna jack. Use extreme caution when installing or removing an Warning! Warning! outdoor antenna.
You can transfer the programmed data to and from another PRO-97 scanner using a connecting cable which has 1/8 -inch phone plugs on both ends (not supplied). Connect the cable between each scanner’s PC/IF jacks. See “Cloning the Programmed Data”.
Preprogrammed Search Banks — allow you to listen to frequencies and decide which frequencies you want to store when you are ready to program the scanner. See “Searching a Preprogrammed Frequency Range”. Manual Tuning — allows you to manually move through the entire range of available frequencies.
CTCSS allows multiple users to share a single radio frequency without hearing each other’s transmissions. In your PRO-97 scanner, the CTCSS feature can be used to block the reception of transmissions on shared channel to only those that use the CTCSS mode also features a Code Search setting that allows you to instantly display and store unknown codes into the channel memory.
The Basics transmissions. In your PRO-97 scanner, the DCS feature can be used to block the reception of transmissions on a shared channel to only those that use the DCS tone that you have speciﬁ ed. DCS mode also features a Code Search setting that allows you to instantly display and store unknown codes into the channel memory.
Type II system talk groups are identiﬁ ed by a 5-digit number. Valid talk group IDs are divisible by 16. If you try to enter an invalid talk group ID, the scanner rounds the ID down to the next valid ID.
The Basics EDACS mode You can set your scanner so it decodes the talk group IDs used with EDACS (GE/Ericsson) trunking systems. This setting is called the EDACS mode. EDACS systems are trunking systems used primarily by business or private communications service providers, as well as by some public safety organizations.
HR order, starting with Memory X01 in the selected bank. Your PRO-97 scanner features a new tool to help you determine the correct channel mapping for LTR system frequencies. The scanner’s LTR Repeater Finder displays the current Home Repeater when monitoring LTR transmissions in manual mode.
In the open mode, the scanner stops on the transmission and displays the talk group ID on the bottom line of the display. In the closed mode, the scanner only stops on the transmission if the LTR data matches a talk group ID that you have stored in the bank’s talk group ID list and have not...
When no ID code is programmed into the scanner, it receives the signal in MO, ED, or LT mode. In open mode, the scanner stops on any transmission. If the ID is stored, the text tag appears on the display. Otherwise, the talk group ID appears on the display.
Then adjust VOL to a comfortable level. 2. Turn SQ fully counterclockwise, then turn SQ clockwise until the hissing sound stops. 3. To turn off the scanner, turn VOL counterclockwise to OFF. The scanner does not scan if there are no frequencies Notes Notes stored in channels.
The Basics storing known frequencies into channels Good references for active frequencies are RadioShack’s Police Call, Aeronautical Frequency Directory, and Maritime Frequency Directory. We update these directories every year, so be sure to get a current copy. Follow these steps to store frequencies into channels. If you are storing frequencies for an EDACS system, Notes Notes...
If you made a mistake in Step 3, Invalid Freq. brieﬂ y Notes Notes appears and the scanner beeps when you press ENT. Start again from Step 3. Your scanner automatically rounds the entered frequency to the nearest valid frequency. For example, if you enter a frequency of 151.553, your scanner accepts it as 151.550.
Beyond the Basics CTCSS and DCS Your PRO-97 scanner features an advanced, DSP based CTCSS and DCS decoder. CTCSS and DCS allow you to program frequencies into your scanner that are used by more than one group in your area and listen only to the group that is of interest to you by specifying the group’s speciﬁ...
CTCSS or DCS code. You can also use the keypad to enter the code manually. Note that the scanner will automatically ﬁ ll the code ﬁ eld as you enter the code. 4. Once the desired code is selected, press ENT to store the code in the channel memory.
Beyond the Basics 82.5 Hz 85.4 Hz 88.5 Hz 91.5 Hz DCS Code Table: storing trunking frequencies into channels 1. Press PGM and FUNC then to program. 2. Press TRUNK to enter into trunking mode. 3. Repeatedly press MODE to select Motorola, EDACS, or LTR. 4.
Motorola systems. 7. If necessary, press MODE to change the receiving mode. storing text tags You can customize your scanner by storing text tags (up to 16 characters) for easy identiﬁ cation of channel transmissions, trunk IDs, or banks.
Beyond the Basics Press 6 then 1. • A space is entered by pressing ./DELAY. • “6” is the sixth number associated with 1 on the keypad. Press 1 then 6. • “m” is the ﬁ rst letter associated with 6 on the keypad. Press 6 and FUNC (for the lower case set), then press 1.
Beyond the Basics text input chart To access the numbers, after you press TEXT (when you Notes Notes assign the text tag to a channel) or you press FUNC and bank number (when you assign the text tag to a bank), press 1.
You can change the search range of Bank SR6 manually by setting the lower and higher ends of the search range. You can use the scanner’s delay feature while searching Notes Notes the search bank. See “Using Delay”.
4. Rotate SQ clockwise and leave it set to a point just after the rushing sound stops. After 2 seconds (if the delay feature is on), the scanner starts searching. 5. When the scanner ﬁ nds an active frequency, it stops searching. band charts...
Beyond the Basics 156.4000 156.5000 156.6000 156.7000 156.8000 156.9000 157.0000 161.6000 157.1000 157.2000 161.8000 157.3000 161.9000 157.4000 162.0000 156.2250 160.8250 156.3250 156.4250 156.5250 156.6250 156.7250 156.9250 157.0250 157.1250 157.2250 161.8250 157.3250 161.9250 157.4250 156.4500 156.5500 156.6500 156.7500 156.8500 156.9500 157.0500 157.1500 157.2500 161.8500...
Beyond the Basics search bank: SR1 CB band Receive mode: AM search bank: SR2 FRS/GMRS/MURS band Receive Mode: FM Frequency (MHz) 26.9650 26.9850 27.0150 27.0350 27.0650 27.0850 27.1150 27.1350 27.1650 27.1850 27.2150 27.2550 27.2450 27.2750 27.2950 27.3150 27.3350 27.3550 27.3750 27.3950 Frequency (MHz)
Beyond the Basics 462.6125 462.6625 462.7125 467.5875 467.6375 467.6875 462.5500 462.6000 462.6500 462.7000 151.8200 151.9400 154.6000 search bank: SR3 police/ﬁ re band Receive Mode: FM Group Frequency (MHz) 33.420 – 33.980 37.020 – 37.420 39.020 – 39.980 42.020 – 42.940 44.620 –...
US or worldwide standards. If you enter a non-valid step frequency, any scanner will tune to the next step. Some scanner designs do this without showing the correct step in the display. This scanner will show the actual tuned frequency in the display.
Beyond the Basics search bank: SR5 amateur band Receive mode: FM Group search bank: SR6 programmable limit search Receive mode: FM (Default setting) searching active frequencies in a range You can program the desired frequency range for a search. 1. Repeatedly press SRCH to select SR6. 2.
FUNC then 0 again to reverse the Zeromatic setting. Whenever this feature is turned on, Zeromatic ON. brieﬂ y appears then ZM appears at the right of the second line and the scanner stops at the correct frequency. When you turn this feature off, ZM changes to small caps (zm) and the scanner stops when it detects an active signal.
When the scanner ﬁ nds an active frequency, it stops on the frequency. 5. You can press FUNC TUNE while the scanner is stopped on a frequency in MANUAL mode to begin the TUNE function from that frequency. For example, if the scanner is stopped in MANUAL mode on channel 144 with frequency 145.31000 MHz, pressing FUNC TUNE will enter...
FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) area code, and an event code that corresponds with the type of alert being sent. You can conﬁ gure your scanner to operate in SAME Standby mode, where it monitors a selected weather radio station for SAME alerts for areas you specify.
“Priority”). In this mode all alerts are received. FIPS settings are ignored. The scanner sounds an alert or beep when it receives the SAME code. If you do not stop the alert (or beep) for ﬁ ve minutes, the alert stops and the scanner beeps every ten seconds.
National Weather Service (NWS) forecast ofﬁ ce. Using the Skywarn feature in your scanner, you can easily jump to one of three Skywarn repeater frequencies and monitor these reports, in many cases hearing about severe weather in your area instantly as it occurs.
If you try to copy a frequency which is already stored, the scanner sounds the notice tone 3 times after you press ENT. Dupl.Freq. ChXXX appears. If you want to copy the duplicate frequency anyway, press ENT, or if not, press CL to cancel.
You can activate the Attenuator to reduce the sensitivity if desired. Once an active frequency is found, the transmission is played through your scanner’s speaker, and you can quickly store it in any of your scanner’s memory locations.
In the Special Stalker operation, Sp. Stalker appears and the frequency range is divided by 1 MHz segment. If you lock out 5 frequencies within a 1 MHz segment, the scanner will skip that segment in subsequent sweeps. See “Using Signal Stalker II with Lockout”...
Signal Stalker II will be impacted. Signal Stalker II features a special lockout mode that causes the scanner to skip a 1 MHz segment if ﬁ ve or more lockouts exist in that 1 MHz segment. To activate this mode, press FUNC while in the Signal Stalker II mode.
Beyond the Basics key so the bank’s number disappears. For example, to turn off bank 1, press 1. The scanner does not scan any of the channels within the banks you turned off. To turn on banks while scanning, press the number key until the bank’s number appears.
Beyond the Basics scanner to stop on one channel. When your scanner stops on a conventional frequency that is conﬁ gured for CTCSS or DCS, it checks for a match between the transmitted and stored codes match, the scanner stops on the transmission and allows the audio to pass to the speaker.
To lock out a channel while scanning, press L/OUT when the scanner stops on the channel. To lock out a channel manually, select the channel then press L/OUT so lo changes to LO on the display.
MAN. locking out frequencies To lock out a frequency during a search, press L/OUT when the scanner stops on that frequency. The scanner locks out the frequency, then continues searching. The scanner does not store locked out frequencies during...
Press any key other than 1 to cancel clear. priority In addition to the 1,000 programmable memory channels, the scanner has one priority channel. With the priority feature, you can scan through programmed channels and still not miss an important or interesting...
Beyond the Basics on, the scanner checks that channel every 2 seconds, and stays on the channel if there is activity until the activity stops. The priority feature does not operate while the scanner Notes Notes receives a trunking voice channel or during trunking delay time.
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 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 in each channel or each band/group in the search and tune mode.
2 to turn it off. using the display/key backlight Your PRO-97 features a backlit keypad and display for easy viewing and use in dark environments. There are three backlight modes you can choose from to control backlight activation, Normal mode, Keypress mode, and ﬁ...
Follow these steps to change the backlight mode and duration: 1. If the scanner is on, turn it off and back on again. Multi- System Trunking Scanner appears in the scanner’s display. 2. While Multi-System Trunking Scanner appears, press 3.
Beyond the Basics 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 controls that operate are FUNC, / , SQ, and VOL.
“CLONE MODE” Incorrect Model appears if the scanner Notes Notes receives data from another scanner other than a PRO-97. Follow these steps to clone the data. 1. Turn on both scanners. 2. Connect the connecting cable to each scanner’s PC/IF jack.
“Storing Known Frequencies into Channels”) and input ID codes in the ID memory (see “Storing Talk Group IDs”). Your PRO-97 automatically calculates Motorola voice channel frequencies when it decodes the control channel. This eliminates the need to enter all the Motorola group frequencies.
2-way radio user’s transmission on a control channel. Your scanner lets you easily hear both the call and response transmissions for that 2-way radio user and therefore follow the conversation. For EDACS and Motorola (above 406 MHz range), the scanner monitors the control channel between each transmission to identify talk groups.
Your scanner automatically mutes the audio during trunk scanning when it decodes control channel data. However, we recommend you turn SQ clockwise and leave it set to a point just after the rushing sound stops. This lets the scanner quickly acquire the data channel. programming trunking frequencies...
If you select conventional mode instead of Motorola, Notes Notes EDACS, or LTR, the scanner does not scan trunked frequencies. Trunking mode not selected, press Mode key. appears. 4. Press PGM to enter the program mode. 5. Enter the desired trunking frequency then press ENT to...
If you enter a frequency that has already been entered, Notes Notes the scanner sounds an error tone and displays Dupl. Freq. and the channel number that has been duplicated. If the dual entry is an error press CL and enter the correct frequency.
If you try to program an offset frequency in the UHF-Hi bands (806-960 MHz), the scanner ignores the entry. Follow these steps to program Motorola trunking frequencies in the UHF-Lo band: 1. Press PGM then TRUNK to enter the ID program mode.
Beyond the Basics programming Motorola trunking systems (800 MHz) Follow these steps to program 800 MHz band Motorola trunking. On the 800 MHz trunking band, you can select a base Notes Notes frequency (normal or offset). On the 900 MHz trunking band, you do not need to set the base frequency (base, offset, step).
Beyond the Basics 3. Press FUNC. Then press 8. Size Code Setting appears. 4. Enter the size code supplied with the Type I system information, referring to the instruction that appears on the display. If the information was not supplied, try the following common ﬂ...
Each sub-bank has 30 ID locations. You can program up to 150 talk group IDs in each bank, so you can program up to 1,500 talk group IDs in 10 banks. When the scanner stops on a transmission in the Motorola, EDACS, or LTR mode, it checks to see if the ID has been stored.
Beyond the Basics When you try to store more than 150 talk group IDs in a Notes Notes bank, Memory Full! appears. Clear some talk group IDs in order to store new ones (see “Clearing Talk Group IDs”). Follow these steps to manually store talk group IDs or to edit a stored ID.
If you made a mistake in Step 4, Invalid ID value appears Notes Notes and the scanner beeps when you press ENT. Start again at Step 3. You can enter either a decimal or AFS code for ED (EDACS) IDs. The default setting is decimal ID entry.
Beyond the Basics talk group ID hold You can set your scanner to follow a trunking signal that you want to track during scanning. While the scanner is stopped on a voice channel (VC appears), hold down TRUNK until ID hold ON.
Beyond the Basics locking out talk group IDs 1. Press PGM. You can only lock out talk group IDs when the scanner is Notes Notes in the closed mode (see “Open and Closed Modes”). 2. Press TRUNK. 3. Press FUNC, 4.
Beyond the Basics 3. Press ENT. When activated, ID delay watches the control channel Notes Notes command for the delay time when the signal disappears from the voice channel. reviewing locked-out talk group IDs You cannot clear all lockouts from a talk group at the same time.
Beyond the Basics appears. To cancel the deletion, press any key except 1. The scanner returns to the talk group ID memory mode. changing the open/closed mode 1. Press MAN. 2. Press FUNC then 3. Press FUNC then ./DELAY. Bank OPEN. or Bank CLOSED.
Use and store the scanner only in normal temperature environments. Handle the scanner carefully; do not drop it. Keep the scanner away from dust and dirt, and wipe it with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking new. service and repair If your scanner is not performing as it should, take it to your local RadioShack store for assistance.
Beyond the Basics speciﬁ cations Frequency Coverage: 25–54 MHz ... (in 5 kHz steps) 108–136.99166 MHz ... (in 8.33 kHz steps) 137–174 MHz ... (in 5, 6.25, 7.5, or 12.5 kHz steps) 216.0025–225.0000 MHz ... (in 5 kHz steps) 225.025–405.975 MHz ... (in 25 kHz steps) 406–512 MHz ...(in 6.25 kHz steps) 806–823.9875 MHz ...
Beyond the Basics 1240–1300 MHz ... 0.7 µV 25–54 MHz ... 1 µV 108–136.99166 MHz ... 1 µV 137–174 MHz ... 1.5 µV 216–225 MHz ... 3 µV 406–512 MHz ... 2 µV 806–960 MHz ... 2 µV 1240–1300 MHz ... 3 µV Selectivity: 25 –...
Beyond the Basics 21.4 MHz at 154.1 MHz ... 100 dB Squelch Sensitivity: Threshold (FM and AM) ...0.5 µV Tight (FM) ... 25 dB Tight (AM) ... 20 dB Antenna Impedance ... 50 Ohms Audio Output Power (10% THD) ... 170 mW Built-in Speaker ...
Beyond the Basics initializing your scanner If the scanner’s display locks up or does not work properly after you connect a power source or install batteries, you might need to initialize it. This procedure clears all information you stored in the...
Doing so could subject you to legal penalties. In some areas, mobile use of this scanner is unlawful or requires a permit. Check the laws in your area. It is also illegal in many areas to interfere with the duties of public safety ofﬁ...
Internet, or the built-in search function. Channels — programmable memory locations for the frequencies you want to monitor. Each time the scanner ﬁ nds an active frequency, it stops and monitors the radio trafﬁ c on that channel until the transmission ends, then resumes scanning.
The scanner does not receive any stations or reception is poor. What’s wrong? The scanner might need to be initialized. Turn the scanner off then on again, or initialize the scanner (see “Initializing the Scaner”). The scanner is on but does not scan. What’s wrong? The squelch might not be adjusted correctly.
This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use for one (1) year from the date of purchase from RadioShack company-owned stores and authorized RadioShack franchisees and dealers. For complete warranty details and exclusions, check with your local RadioShack store.