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NTRODUCTION Congratulations! You are now the owner of a brand new RCA RP-6150 200-Channel ScanTrak AM/FM Scanning Receiver. Your new scanner will provide for you all the excitement and action of police in pursuit, ambulances en route and fire tracks on the scene.
IRST HINGS OWERING THE There are basically two ways to power your scanner - by batteries or adapters. However, you can use different types of batteries and different kinds of adapters, so pay close attention to the procedures and precautions written below for the method you choose.
IRST HINGS • If you do not intend to use the unit for a month or more, remove the batteries to avoid leakage or subsequent damage. • Dispose of batteries in the proper manner, according to federal, state and local regulations. •...
IRST HINGS Be sure to unplug the adapter from the wall outlet before you remove the barrel from the PWR jack on the scanner. Charging Batteries Should you choose to use nickel-cadmium batteries, it is possible to recharge them while inside the scanner. 1.
IRST HINGS ONNECTING THE Your scanner comes with a flexible antenna for better reception. To attach the antenna: 1. Line up the slots on the antenna with the knobs of the antenna receptor on the scanner. 2. Slip the antenna over the knobs and twist until you feel the antenna lock into place.
IRST HINGS • Do not operate your scanner at high volume. Hearing experts advise against continuous extended play. • If you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce volume or discontinue use. • You should use extreme caution or temporarily discontinue use in potentially hazardous situations.
UTTONS AND The following list is presented in alphabetical order and provides general information about each button and control on your scanner: AM/FM - Allows you to switch between the AM and FM modes. CLEAR - Erases an incorrect entry; helps initialize the scanner. DELAY - Allows you to program a two-second delay for a specific channel.
ISPLAY The display lets you know what your unit is doing. The following is a list of display messages you will encounter and what they mean. BANK 00 000.000 SRCH SCAN MAN PGM PRI DLY L/O AM or FM ---- appears constantly when the scanner selects the mode; blinks when mode is manually selected.
- manual and direct entry. ANUAL NTRY An RCA Frequency Guide has been packed with your scanner to give you some guidance on what frequencies are active in your area that you can manually enter into your scanner’s memory.
SING THE TORING PECIFIC You scanner is capable of storing up to 200 frequen- cies via 20 channels in each of its 10 channel storage banks. To program frequencies: 1. Press MANUAL and wait for MAN to appear in the display.
SING THE 3. Press the LIMIT button. Hi will appear in the display. 4. Key in the highest frequency in the search range and then press the ENTER button. 5. Choose the direction you want to search in ( or ) and press the appropriate button. -L- and SRCH will appear in the display and an indicator will flash beneath the next available monitor memory.
SING THE NOTE: Remember that the monitor memories are not scannable. If you decide you want to store an active frequency, you will have to move it to one of your scanner’s 200 permanent stored channels. (See “Moving a Frequency From Monitor Memory to a Permanent Channel.”) To store a frequency: When the scanner stops on an active frequency and...
SING THE 3. Press ENTER to lock in your choice. CANNING TORED To scan through all the stored, unlocked channels in the selected banks, press the SCAN button. Adjust the SQUELCH knob to resume scan if the scanner stays on a frequency after the transmission has ended.
SING THE ELECTING CHANNELS MANUALLY It is possible to constantly monitor one frequency for an unspecified amount of time without scanning. For example, you might stumble onto an exciting exchange between police officers in a foot pursuit. Because there will be periods of silence between the officers’...
SING THE To use Delay for an active channel found during a scan or frequency search, press DELAY quickly while the frequency is still active. DLY will appear in the display. To turn off the Delay feature, press the DELAY button while the frequency is still active.
Your scanner is preset to the most common receive mode for each frequency range. FREQUENCY BAND (MHz) 30.000 - 54.000 118.000 - 136.975 FREQUENCY RANGE (MHz) 137.000 - 174.000 380.000 - 512.000 806.000 - 960.000 CANNER RECEIVE MODES RECEIVE MODE RECEIVER MODE...
SING THE In most instances, the preset mode is correct. But some military, ham or government organizations do not use the preset mode. If you are able to receive a transmitted communication when the scanner is not set to the correct preset mode, it may sound distorted and weak.
ROUBLESHOOTING RESETTING THE SCANNER In a few instances, it may be necessary to reset your scanner: • the display may lock up after the installation of new batteries or the connection to an external power source, or • the scanner refuses to enter or exit a mode.
ARE AND • This unit is to be kept dry at all times. Should the unit become wet, dry immediately with a soft cloth. Electronic circuits may corrode should they come in contact with liquids containing minerals. • Do not drop the unit. Circuit boards may be damaged and cause the scanner to malfunction if it is dropped.