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Radio Shack PRO-82 Owner's Manual

200-channel vhf/air/uhf handheld scanner.
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Tune — lets you tune
for new and unlisted
frequencies starting
from a specified
OWNER'S MANUAL — Please read before using this equipment.
Supplied Flexible Antenna with
BNC Connector — provides good
reception of strong local signals. You can
connect an external antenna with a BNC
connector to the scanner for improved
reception of distant/weaker signals.
RadioShack, and are trademarks
Liquid-Crystal Display —
makes it easy to view and
change programming
information. The display
backlight also makes the
scanner easy to read in low-
light situations.
One-Touch Search Banks
— let you search preset
frequencies in separate
marine, fire/police, aircraft,
ham, and weather banks, to
make it easy to locate
specific types of calls.
Priority Channel — lets
you program a channel as
the priority channel. As
the scanner scans, it
checks the priority
channel every 2 seconds
so you do not miss
transmissions on that
© 2002 RadioShack Corporation.
All Rights Reserved.
Hypersearch, Hyperscan, Adaptaplug,
used by RadioShack Corporation.


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  • Page 1 Supplied Flexible Antenna with BNC Connector — provides good reception of strong local signals. You can connect an external antenna with a BNC connector to the scanner for improved reception of distant/weaker signals. Tune — lets you tune for new and unlisted...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Scanner ... 13 A Look at the Keypad ... 14 A Look at the Display ... 15 +0641&7%6+10 Your new RadioShack PRO-82 200 Channel VHF/Air/UHF Handheld Scanner lets you scan conventional transmissions, and is preprogrammed with search banks for convenience. By...
  • Page 3 Lockout Function — lets you set your scanner to skip over specified channels or frequencies when scanning or searching. Memory Backup — keeps the channel frequencies stored in memory for about an hour in the event of a power loss.
  • Page 4 Allocation ... 44 Frequency Conversion ... 50 Troubleshooting ... 51 Care ... 52 Service and Repair ... 52 Specifications ... 53 Your PRO-82 scanner can receive these bands: ± (TGSWGPE[" 4CPIG"*/*\+ 29 – 54 10-Meter Ham Band, VHF Lo, 6-Meter Ham Band 108 –...
  • Page 5 2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. 5ECPPKPI".GICNN[" Your scanner covers frequencies used by many different groups including police and fire departments, ambulance services, government agencies, private companies, amateur radio services, military operations,...
  • Page 6 Do not open your scanner's case to make any modifications that could allow it to pick up transmissions that it is not legal to listen to. Doing so could subject you to legal penalties.
  • Page 7: Installing Batteries

    24'2#4#6+10 You can power your scanner from any of three sources: ± • internal non-rechargeable batteries or rechargeable batteries (not supplied – see “Installing Batteries”). • standard AC power (with an optional AC adapter - see “Using AC Power” on Page 9).
  • Page 8 If the scanner stops working prop- erly after connecting it to power, try resetting it. See “Resetting the Scanner” on Page 39. ± %JCTIKPI"...
  • Page 9 8 hours to charge. Rechargeable batteries last longer and deliver more power if you let them fully discharge once a month. To do this, use the scanner 8 8 8 8 until appears. Then fully charge the rechargeable batteries.
  • Page 10 This is normal. 7UKPI"8GJKENG"$CVVGT[" " 2QYGT You can power the scanner from a vehicle’s 12V power source (such as a cigarette-lighter socket) using a 9V, 300 mA DC adapter and a size C Adaptaplug™ adapter (neither supplied). Both are available at your local RadioShack .
  • Page 11: Speaker

    BNC adapter (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 Rý jack. %QPPGEVKPI"CP"'CTRJQPG1 *GCFRJQPGU For private listening, you can plug -inch (3.5-mm) mini-plug...
  • Page 12 . ±ý mini-plug into 7UKPI"VJG"$GNV"%NKR You can use the belt clip attached to the back of the scanner for hands-free carrying when you are on the go. Slide the belt clip over your belt or waistband. inch (3.5 mm)
  • Page 13 Once you understand a few simple terms used in this manual and familiarize yourself with your scanner's features, you can put the scanner to work for you. You simply determine the type of communications you want to receive, then set the scanner to scan them.
  • Page 14: Keypad

    HAM Lets you search the scanner's preprogrammed amateur radio band. Lets you search the scanner's preprogrammed weather channels. ENT (enter) Enters frequencies into channels. ´ Number Keys Each key has a single digit (0 to 9) and a range of numbers.
  • Page 15 #".11-"#6"6*'"&+52.#; The display has indicators that show the scanner's current operating status. This quick look at the display will help you understand how your scanner operates. Appears when you lock the keypad. Indicates that the scanner is searching the marine bank (see “Listening to the Marine Bank”...
  • Page 16 I97D I97D I97D I97D Appears when the scanner scans channels. Appears when you program frequencies into the scanner's channels. Appears when the priority feature is turned on. Appears when you program a 2- second delay.
  • Page 17 :#;hheh :#;hheh :#;hheh :#;hheh Appears when the scanner receives a data error during wired programming. Appears when the scanner has finished wired programming. ;hheh ;hheh ;hheh ;hheh Appears when you make an entry error. <Beý7BB#9B <Beý7BB#9B <Beý7BB#9B <Beý7BB#9B Appears when you remove all the...
  • Page 18 Appears when the scanner is tuning frequencies. M_h;Z M_h;Z M_h;Z M_h;Z Appears when you set the scanner to its wired programming mode to program frequencies into it. Appears about 2 seconds after you press <?h; <?h; FeB?9; FeB?9; <?h; <?h;...
  • Page 19 ,ýC ,ýC ,ýC ,ýC Appears when you turn on the 6m sub-bank while searching in the HAM bank. (ýC (ýC (ýC (ýC Appears when you turn on the 2m sub-bank while searching in the HAM bank. -&9ýC -&9ýC -&9ýC -&9ýC Appears when you turn on the 70cm sub-bank while searching in the HAM bank.
  • Page 20 To make it easier to identify and select the channels you want to listen to, your scanner divides the channels into 10 banks (1 to 10) of 20 channels each, a total of 200 channels. You can use each channel-storage bank to group frequencies.
  • Page 21 (TGSWGPE[" %JCPPGN */*\+ 156.6000 156.6500 156.7000 156.7500 156.8000 156.8500 156.9000 156.9500 157.0000/161.6000 157.0500 157.1000 157.1500 157.2000/161.8000 157.2500/161.8500 157.3000/161.9000 157.3500/161.9500 157.4000/162.0000 156.1750 156.2250/160.8250 156.2750 156.3250 156.3750 156.4250 156.4750 156.5250 156.5750 156.6250 156.6750 156.7250 156.8750 156.9250 156.9750 157.0250 157.0750 157.1250 157.1750...
  • Page 22 (TGSWGPE[" %JCPPGN 157.2250/161.8250 157.2750/161.8750 157.3250/161.9250 157.3750/161.9750 Fire/Police "(TGSWGPE["4CPIG" )TQWR */*\+ 33.420 – 33.980 37.020 – 37.420 39.020 – 39.980 42.020 – 42.940 44.620 – 45.860 45.880 45.900 45.940 – 46.060 46.080 – 46.500 153.770 – 154.130 154.145 – 154.445 154.650 – 154.950 155.010 –...
  • Page 23 "(TGSWGPE["4CPIG" */*\+ 108.000-136.9875 Ham Radio "(TGSWGPE["4CPIG" )TQWR */*\+ 29.000 – 29.700 50.000 – 54.000 144.000 – 148.000 420.000 – 450.000 Weather "(TGSWGPE[" %JCPPGN 5VGR" *M*\+ 12.5 5VGR" *M*\+ 12.5 */*\+ 162.400 162.425 162.450 162.475 162.500 162.525 162.550...
  • Page 24 12'4#6+10 6WTPKPI"1P"VJG"5ECPPGT1 5GVVKPI"8QNWOG"CPF" 5SWGNEJ 1. Turn SQUELCH indicator points to you turn on the scanner. 2. To turn on the scanner, turn clockwise until you VOLUME hear a hissing sound. 3. Turn SQUELCH until the hissing sound stops. ± 4. To turn off the scanner when...
  • Page 25 Your scanner automatically rounds the entered frequency down to the closest valid fre- quency. For example, if you enter a frequency of 151.473, your scanner accepts it as 151.470. Press DELAY/ scanner to pause 2 seconds on this channel before it...
  • Page 26 FeB?9; >7C >7C , or After about 2 seconds, the scanner starts searching. When the scanner finds an active frequency, it stops searching and displays the frequency's number. ± 2. To search for another active frequency in the selected band, hold down H or G for about 1 second.
  • Page 27 XýNý#<KBB XýNý#<KBB XýNý#<KBB XýNý#<KBB searching after press TUNE/CLEAR 7UKPI"6WPG You can set the scanner to search through all receivable frequencies from a specified frequency. You can use the scanner's delay feature while using tune. ± 1. Repeatedly press until appears.
  • Page 28 H or G for about 1 second. Once you find interesting frequencies during the search, you can store them in the scanner’s channel-storage banks. Frequen- cies found during tune search are automatically assigned to channel- storage banks 9 and 10.
  • Page 29 If the scanner finds an active frequency, it stops and displays that channel and frequency number, then it automatically begins scanning again when the transmission on that frequency ends. ± 6WTPKPI"%JCPPGN/5VQTCIG" $CPMU"1HH"CPF"1P Channel-storage banks (1-10) are on when they have a bar underneath them and off when no bar appears underneath them.
  • Page 30 &&&$&&&& &&&$&&&& &&&$&&&& &&&$&&&& to indicate the channel is cleared. .KUVGPKPI"VQ"VJG" /CTKPG"$CPM To listen to the marine bank, press appears for about 2 seconds, then the scanner starts searching from marine channel 16. SCAN/MAN again. to stop appears. . The...
  • Page 31 To hear your local forecast and regional weather information, press . Your scanner begins to scan through the weather band. Your scanner should stop within a few seconds on your local weather broadcast. If the broadcast is weak, you can press resume scanning.
  • Page 32 National Weather Service broadcaster in your area broadcasts a weather alert tone. To set the scanner so it sounds an alarm when a weather alert tone is broadcast, press PRI/ALERT you are listening to the WX 7B;hjý...
  • Page 33 You can program a 2-second delay in any of these ways: • If the scanner is scanning and stops on an active channel, quickly press it resumes scanning. • If the desired channel is not...
  • Page 34 1%-'& 4'37'0%+'5 To review the frequencies you locked out, hold down for about 2 seconds during a search, then repeatedly press H or G . The scanner beeps if there are no locked-out frequencies, or when the appears. disappears. "...
  • Page 35 B#h B#h appears and the scanner displays all locked out frequencies as you press H or G . When you reach the highest locked-out frequency, the scanner beeps twice and returns to the lowest locked-out frequency. ". '/18+0) 1%-1765 "# "(...
  • Page 36 You can program one frequency into the priority channel. As the scanner scans, if the priority feature is turned on, the scanner checks the priority channel for activity every 2 seconds. ± 1. Press , then press F9>...
  • Page 37 The scanner is preset to sound a tone each time you press one of its keys (except can turn the key tone off or back 1. If the scanner is on, turn it off by turning VOLUME clockwise until it clicks.
  • Page 38 4GUGVVKPI1+PKVKCNK\KPI"VJG" 5ECPPGT 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 the scanner. "...
  • Page 39 Then gently press the reset button inside the opening. ± " 0+6+#.+<+0) 1. Turn off the scanner, then turn it on again. 2. Hold down TUNE/CLEAR 3. While holding down , insert a pointed object...
  • Page 40 ± ± "016'" " If the scanner did not receive a start or end bit respect-ively from Ij7hj Ij7hj Ij7hj Ij7hj the PC, do not appear. then connect the other end of the cable to scanner. 3. Using the software supplied...
  • Page 41 #")'0'4#.")7+&'" 61"5%#00+0) Reception of the frequencies covered by your scanner is mainly “line-of-sight.” That means you usually cannot hear stations that are beyond the horizon. )WKFG"VQ"(TGSWGPEKGU "9 #6+10#. '#6*'4 4'37'0%+'5 162.400 162.425 162.450 162.475 162.500 162.525 162.550 "( +4&+' 4'37'0%+'5 Every scanner has birdie frequencies.
  • Page 42 504.100 To find the birdies in your individual scanner, begin by disconnecting the antenna and moving it away from the scanner. Make sure that no other nearby radio or TV sets are turned on near the scanner. Use the search...
  • Page 43 )WKFG"VQ"VJG"#EVKQP" $CPFU "$ ;2+%#. #0& < 8*("$CPF Low Range 6-Meter Amateur Aircraft U.S. Government 2-Meter Amateur High Range 7*("$CPF Military Aircraft U.S. Government 70-Centimeter Amateur Low Range FM-TV Audio Broadcast, Wide Band "7 4+/#4; 5#)' As a general rule, most of the radio activity is concentrated on the following frequencies: 8*("$CPF...
  • Page 44 $CPF"#NNQECVKQP To help decide which frequency ranges to scan, use the following listing of the typical services that use the frequencies your scanner receives. These frequencies are subject to change, and might vary from area to area. For a more...
  • Page 45 #DDTGXKCVKQP Conventional/ CTSB Trunked Systems FIRE Fire Department Amateur (Ham) GOVT Federal Government General Mobile General Trunked Industrial Services (Manufacturing, Construction, Farming, Forest Military Amateur MARI Maritime Limited (Coast Guard, Marine Telephone, Shipboard Radio, Private Stations) Military Affiliate MARS Radio System Emergency/Medical Motion Picture/Video New Mobile Narrow...
  • Page 46 #DDTGXKCVKQP Private Trunked Road & Highway ROAD Radio/TV Remote Broadcast Pickup TAXI TELM TRAN (Trucks, Tow Trucks, Buses, Railroad, Trunked Systems USXX Power & Water UTIL WTHR HIGH FREQUENCY (HF) — (3 MHz-30 MHz) 10-Meter Amateur Band (28.0-29.7 MHz) 29.000-29.700 ... HAM VERY HIGH FREQUENCY (VHF) —...
  • Page 47 TELM 36.000-36.230... GOVT, MIL 36.230-36.990... Oil Spill Cleanup, GOVT, MIL 37.020-37.980... PUB, IND 38.000-39.000... GOVT, MIL 39.020-39.980...PUB 40.000-42.000... GOVT, MIL, MARI 42.020-42.940...POL 42.960-43.180...IND 43.220-43.680...TELM, IND, PUB 43.700-44.600... TRAN 44.620-46.580... POL, PUB 46.600-46.990...GOVT 47.020-47.400...PUB 47.420...American Red Cross 47.440-49.580... IND, PUB 49.610-49.990... MIL 6-Meter Amateur Band (50-54 MHz) 50.00-54.00...
  • Page 48 152.870-153.020... IND, MOV 153.035-153.725... IND, OIL, UTIL 153.740-154.445... PUB, FIRE 154.490-154.570... IND, BUS 154.585 ... Oil Spill Cleanup 154.600-154.625... BUS 154.655-156.240... MED, ROAD, 156.255-157.425... OIL, MARI 157.450 ... MED 157.470-157.515... TOW 157.530-157.725... IND, TAXI 157.740 ... BUS 158.130-158.460... BUS, IND, OIL, 158.730-159.465...
  • Page 49 ULTRA HIGH FREQUENCY (UHF) — (300 MHz-3 GHz) U. S. Government Band (406-420 MHz) 406.125-419.975... GOVT, USXX 70-Centimeter Amateur Band (420-450 MHz) 420.000-450.000... HAM Low Band (450-470 MHz) 450.050-450.925... RTV 451.025-452.025... IND, OIL, TELM, 452.0375-453.00... IND, TAXI, TRAN TOW, NEWS 453.0125-454.000...
  • Page 50 (TGSWGPE["%QPXGTUKQP The tuning location of a station can be expressed in frequency (kHz or MHz) or in wavelength (meters). The following information can help you make the necessary conversions. 1 MHz (million) = 1,000 kHz (thousand) To convert MHz to kHz, multiply the number of megahertz by 1,000: 30.62 (MHz) x 1000 =...
  • Page 51 6417$.'5*116+0) 2TQDNGO Scanner is totally inoperative. Poor or no reception. The keypad does not work. The scanner is on but will not scan. During scanning, the scanner locks on frequencies that have an unclear transmission. 2QUUKDNG"%CWUG The AC or DC adapter is not connected.
  • Page 52 %#4' Keep the scanner dry; if it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately. 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.
  • Page 53 52'%+(+%#6+105 Frequency Coverage (MHz): 10 Meter Amateur Radio... 29-30 VHF Lo... 30-50 6 Meter Amateur Radio ... 50-54 Aircraft ... 108–136.9875 Government ... 137–144 2 Meter Amateur Radio...144-148 VHF Hi ...148-174 Amateur Radio/Government .. 380-450 UHF Standard... 450-470 UHF “T” ... 470-512 Channels of Operation ...
  • Page 54: Squelch Sensitivity

    IF Frequencies: 1st IF ... 10.7 MHz 2nd IF...455 kHz IF Interference Ratio (10.7 MHz) ... 70 dB at 154 MHz Squelch Sensitivity: Threshold ... Less than 0.5 µV Tight (FM) ... (S + N)/N 25 dB Tight (AM) ... (S + N)/N 20 dB Antenna Impedance...
  • Page 55 Use to connect your scanner to an external antenna. AC/DC Adapter Use with a size C Adaptaplug™ adapter to power the scanner and recharge its rechargeable batteries. Scanner PC Programming Kit Use with your home computer to program your scanner.
  • Page 56 Limited One-Year Warranty This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing de- fects 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. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRAN- TIES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PUR-...

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