Your brand-new RadioShack PRO-70 50-Channel Portable Scanner lets you in on every the action. This scanner gives you direct accessibility to over 22,000 exciting frequencies, including police and also fire departments, ambulance services, and amateur radio services. You can select up come 50 networks to scan, and also you can adjust your an option at any type of time.

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The an enig to your scanner’s capacity to scan so countless frequencies is the custom-designed microprocessor — a tiny, built-in computer. Her scanner additionally has these special features:

Ten Preprogrammed search Bands — let you search for transmissions within preset frequency ranges, so girlfriend can find interesting frequencies much more quickly.

Ten Preprogrammed Weather Frequencies — save you informed about current weather conditions.

Two-Second automatically Scan delay — delays scanning because that 2 seconds before moving to another channel, for this reason you deserve to hear an ext replies.

50 channels — let you save up come 50 of her favorite frequencies for basic recall and also scanning.

Monitor memory — allows you temporarily conserve an active frequency girlfriend locate throughout a direct search, until you decision whether or not you want to conserve it into a channel.

Memory backup — keeps the channel frequencies save on computer in storage for around 1 hour during a strength loss.

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Channel Lockout — keeps channels you select from gift scanned.

Key Lock — lets you lock the scanner’s tricks to help prevent accidentally an altering the scanner’s programming.

Flexible Antenna through BNC Connector — offers excellent reception and is design to aid prevent antenna breakage.

Liquid Crystal screen — provides it straightforward to see and readjust programming information.

Display Backlight — provides the scanner basic to read in short light situations.

Three Power choices — permit you power the scanner from interior batteries (non-rechargeable batteries or a rechargeable scanner battery pack) or exterior AC or DC power (using optional adapters).

We recommend you document your scanner’s serial number here. This number is on the scanner’s earlier panel.

Serial Number:

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Your PRO-70 scanner includes the complying with preprogrammed frequencies (divided right into search bands). View “Using tape Search” on page 25.

 

Frequency

 

Band

Search

Description

Range

 

 

 

(in MHz)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

29-30

10-Meter Amateur Radio

 

 

 

1

30-50

VHF Low

 

 

 

2

50-54

6-Meter Amateur Radio

 

 

 

3

137-144

Aircraft/Air Shows,

 

 

Government

 

 

 

4

144-148

2-Meter Amateur Radio

 

 

 

5

148-174

VHF Hi

 

 

 

6

380-420

U.S. Government

 

 

 

7

420-450

70-Centimeter Amateur Radio

 

 

 

8

450-470

UHF Low

 

 

 

9

470-512

UHF “T” Band

 

 

 

In addition, your scanner is preprogrammed through the complying with weather organization frequencies:

161.650

161.775

162.400

162.425

162.525

162.450

162.475

 

162.500

162.550

163.275

 

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This owner’s manual also includes the section “A general Guide to Scanning,” which help you target frequency ranges in your business area therefore you can search because that a wide range of broadcasts.

FCC NOTICE

Your scanner might cause TV or radio interference also when that is operation properly. To identify whether your scanner is bring about the interference, rotate off your scanner. If the interference go away, her scanner is causing the interference. Shot the following methods to eliminate the interference.

•Move her scanner far from the TV or radio

•Connect your scanner to an outlet the is on a various electrical circuit indigenous the TV or radio

•Contact your local RadioShack store for help

If you cannot remove the interference, the FCC needs that you prevent using your scanner.

This device complies with component 15 that the FCC Rules. Operation is topic to the complying with conditions: (1) This machine must not reason harmful interference, and (2) This an equipment must accept any interference received, including interference the may cause undesired operation.

Note: Mobile use of this scanner is unlawful or calls for a permit in part areas. Inspect the legislations in your area.

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SCANNING LEGALLY

Scanning is a fun and interesting hobby. You deserve to hear police and fire departments, ambulance services, government agencies, exclusive companies, amateur radio services, aircraft, and also military operations. That is legitimate to listen to nearly every transmission your scanner have the right to receive. However, there space some electronic and wire interactions that are illegal to deliberately intercept. These include:

•Telephone conversations (cellular, cordless, or various other private way of telephone signal transmission)

•Pager transmissions

•Scrambled or encrypted transmissions

According come the federal Electronic interactions Privacy plot (ECPA), together amended, you can be fined and also possibly imprisoned for deliberately listening to, using, or discover the contents of such a transmission unless you have the consent that a party come the communication (unless such activity is otherwise illegal). These laws adjust from time come time and there might be state or local laws that also affect legal scanner usage.

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CONTENTS

 

Preparation ..................................................................

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Power sources ......................................................

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Using batteries ...............................................

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Using typical AC strength ............................

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Using car Battery strength ........................

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Charging a Rechargeable Battery load .......

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Connecting the Antenna ......................................

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Connecting an Optional Antenna ..................

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Connecting one Earphone/Headphones ................

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Listening for sure ...........................................

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Traffic safety .................................................

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Connecting an expansion Speaker ......................

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Using the Belt Clip ...............................................

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Understanding the PRO-70 ......................................

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A Look at the Keypad ..........................................

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A Look in ~ the display ...........................................

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Operation ...................................................................

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Turning top top the Scanner and setting SQUELCH . 21

Searching For and also Storing energetic Frequencies ...

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Active Frequency referrals ......................

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Storing Frequencies .....................................

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Using Band find .......................................

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Using direct Search ......................................

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Using the Monitor memory ...................................

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Listening come the Monitor memory ..................

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Moving a Frequency from the Monitor

 

Memory come a Channel ...................................

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Scanning the Stored networks ............................

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Monitoring a save on computer Channel ...............................

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Clearing a save Channel ..................................

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Special functions .......................................................

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Using the Keylock ................................................

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Locking Out networks .........................................

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Using a 2-Second hold-up ......................................

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Using the display Backlight .................................

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Listening come a Weather tape ...............................

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A general Scanning overview ......................................

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Guide come Frequencies ..........................................

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National Weather Frequencies .....................

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Ham Radio Frequencies ...............................

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Birdie Frequencies .......................................

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Guide to the activity Bands ...................................

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United claims Broadcast Bands ...................

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Typical Band usage .....................................

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Primary usage ..............................................

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Specified Intervals ........................................

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Band assignment ....................................................

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Avoiding image Frequencies ...............................

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Frequency counter ........................................

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Troubleshooting ........................................................

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Resetting/Initializing the Scanner ........................

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Resetting the Scanner ..................................

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Initializing the Scanner .................................

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Care and also Maintenance ..............................................

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Specifications ...........................................................

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PREPARATION

POWER SOURCES

You deserve to power your scanner from any of three sources:

•Internal battery or a rechargeable scanner battery fill (not gave — view “Using Batteries”)

•Standard AC strength (with an optional AC adapter — see “Using traditional AC Power” on page 11)

•Vehicle battery power (with an optional DC adapter

—see “Using automobile Battery Power” on web page 12)

Notes:

•Connecting one AC or DC adapter come the scanner disconnects any type of internal batteries, yet it does no disconnect a rechargeable battery pack. If you download a rechargeable battery pack, you deserve to operate the scanner and recharge the battery load at the very same time. Check out “Using Batteries” and “Charging a Rechargeable Battery Pack” on page 13.

•If the scanner falls short properly after ~ connecting it to power, try resetting it. Watch “Resetting/Initializing the Scanner” on page 49.

Using Batteries

You have the right to power her scanner from 6 AA batteries. Because that the longest operation and best performance, us recommend alkaline batteries, such as RadioShack Cat. No. 23-552. Girlfriend can likewise power the scanner from a rechargeable scanner battery pack, such together Cat. No. 23-288.

Note: friend can also use six rechargeable nickel-cadmium battery (such as Cat. No. 23-125) to strength the scanner. To charge or recharge nickel-cadmium batteries, however, you should remove them native the scanner and use an external charger (such as Cat. No. 23-134).

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4.Slide the battery holder or battery pack right into the compartment.

Caution: The battery holder or battery fill fits just one way inside the battery compartment. Carry out not force it.

5. Replace the cover.

If BATT flicker on the display, instantly replace all six non-rechargeable batteries, remove and also recharge all 6 rechargeable batteries, or recharge the battery pack. Check out “Charging a Rechargeable Battery Pack” on web page 13.

Caution: constantly dispose the old batteries promptly and properly. Carry out not ask or burn them.

Using traditional AC Power

To power the scanner indigenous AC power, you need an AC adapter such together RadioShack Cat. No. 273-1665. Plug the adapter’s barrel plug into the scanner’s PWR/DC 9V jack. Climate plug the adapter’s power module into a traditional AC outlet.

PWR/DC 9V

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Warning: execute not usage an AC adapter’s polarized plug with an expansion cord, receptacle, or other outlet uneven the chisels can be totally inserted to protect against blade exposure.

Cautions:

•You need to use one AC adapter that gives 9 volts and delivers at least 300 milliamps. Its facility tip should be set to negative, and also its plug have to correctly fit the scanner’s PWR/DC 9V jack. The encourage adapter meets this specifications. Utilizing an adapter that does not accomplish these specifications can damage the scanner or the adapter.

•When you complete using the AC adapter, disconnect that from the AC outlet first. Climate disconnect that from the scanner.

Using vehicle Battery Power

To strength the scanner from your vehicle’s tobacco lighter socket, you need a DC Adapter, such as Cat. No. 2701560.

Cautions:

•You must use a DC adapter that supplies (regulated) 9-volt power and also delivers at least 300 milliamps. Its facility tip must be set to negative, and its plug must correctly fit the scanner’s PWR/DC 9V jack. The recommended adapter meets these specifications. Using an adapter the does not fulfill these specifications might damage the scanner or the adapter.

•To defend your vehicle’s electric system, constantly plug the adapter into the scanner prior to you plug it into your vehicle’s cigarette-lighter socket. Constantly unplug the adapter from the vehicle’s cigarettelighter socket prior to you unplug it from the scanner.

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1.Connect the DC adapter’s orange barrel plug come the adapter’s cable, through the tip set to – (negative).

2.Set the adapter’s voltage move to 9V.

3.Insert the barrel plug right into the scanner’s PWR/DC 9V jack.

4.Plug the other end of the adapter right into your vehicle’s cigarette-lighter socket.

Note: If the scanner go not operate properly once you affix a DC adapter, unplug the adapter indigenous the ciga- rette-lighter socket and also clean the socket to remove ashes and other debris.

Charging a Rechargeable Battery Pack

Your scanner has a integrated charging circuit that allows you charge a rechargeable scanner battery load (Cat. No. 23288, no supplied) while that is in the scanner. To charge a battery pack, simply attach an ideal AC or DC adapter to the PWR/DC 9V jack.

Note: If you desire to take the battery fill out of the scanner to fee it, monitor the instructions noted with the battery pack.

It takes about 14-16 hrs to recharge a battery pack that is completely discharged. You have the right to operate the scanner while recharging the battery pack, however the charging time is lengthened.

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Note: A rechargeable battery fill lasts longer and also delivers more power if you occasionally let it totally discharge. To execute this, just use the scanner till BATT shows up on the display. Then fully charge the battery pack.

Important! at the end of a rechargeable battery pack’s beneficial life, it should be recycled or disposed that properly. Contact your local, county, or state hazardous waste management authorities for details on recycling or disposal programs in your area. Some alternatives that might be accessible are: municipal curb-side collection, drop-off boxes at retailers, recycling repertoire centers, and mail-back programs.

CONNECTING THE ANTENNA

Follow these actions to connect the gave flexible antenna come the ANT jack top top the top of your scanner.

1.Align the slots about the antenna’s connector with the tabs on the ANT jack.

2.Press the antenna under over the jack and also turn the antenna’s base clockwise till it locks into place.

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Connecting one Optional Antenna

The antenna connector on your scanner provides it simple to use the scanner through a selection of antennas. Instead of the gave antenna, you can affix a various one, such together an outside mobile antenna or out base station antenna. Your local RadioShack store sells a range of antennas.

Always use 50-ohm coaxial cable, such as RG-58 or RG- 8, to affix an outdoor antenna. For lengths over 50 feet, use RG-8 low-loss dielectric coaxial cable. If your antenna’s cable does not have actually a BNC connector, you will additionally need a BNC adapter (also easily accessible at your neighborhood RadioShack store).

Follow the surroundings instructions gave with the antenna, path the antenna cable to the scanner, then affix it come the ANT jack.

Warning: Use excessive caution once installing or remove an outdoor antenna. If the antenna starts come fall, let the go! that could contact overhead strength lines. If the antenna touches a strength line, call with the antenna, mast, cable or man wires can reason electrocution and death! speak to the power company to remove the antenna. Execute not attempt to execute so yourself.

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CONNECTING an EARPHONE/ HEADPHONES

For personal listening, you can plug one earphone or mono headphones (such as Cat. No. 33-175 or 20-210) right into the

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jack on height of your scanner. This instantly disconnects the inner speaker.

Listening Safely

To safeguard your hearing, follow this guidelines as soon as you use an earphone or headphones:

•Do no listen at extremely high volume levels. Extended high-volume listening deserve to lead to long-term hearing loss.

•Set the volume come the lowest setting before you begin listening. After you start listening, adjust the volume to a comfortable level.

•Once you set the volume, do not boost it. Over time, your ear adapt come the volume level, so a volume level that does not reason discomfort might still damage your hearing.

Traffic Safety

Do no wear an earphone or headphones while you drive a auto or ride a bicycle. This can produce a web traffic hazard and also can be illegal in some areas.

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Even though some earphones and headphones let friend hear some exterior sounds when you listen at normal levels, they quiet can current a web traffic hazard.

CONNECTING AN extension SPEAKER

In a loud area, an expansion speaker (such together Cat. No. 21-549) or an amplified speaker (such as Cat. No. 21541), positioned in the right place, might provide much more comfortable listening. Plug the speaker cable’s 1/8-inch mini-plug right into your scanner’s

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USING THE BELT CLIP

You can use the belt clip attached come the back of the scanner for hands-free carrying as soon as you space on the go. Merely slide the belt clip over your belt or waistband.