Here are some of the features and the operating instructions, lifted directly off the scanner's support website -- no changes to spelling, capitalisation, grammar, formatting, or syntax were made.
Band Search - lets your scanner search the frequencies allocated to
the air traffic, fire, marine or weather services, so
you can listen to the services you prefer, even if you
do not know the frequencies.
2-Second Scan Delay - delays the scanning mode for 2 seconds before moving
to another channel, so you can hear more replies.
Memory Backup - keeps the channel frequencies stored in memory for up
to 3 days during power loss.
Lock-Out Function - keeps channels you select from being scanned.
Priority Channel - checks your most important channel every 2 seconds so
you don't miss important calls on the channel you
Ten Channel-Storage - lets you store 20 channels in each of 10 banks to group
Banks frequencies so you can easily identify calls.
Monitor Memories - lets you store up to 10 channels you locate during a
frequency search which you can then transfer to per-
Frequency Search - scans through every available frequency at up to 100
steps per second to find interesting broadcasts.
This scanner can receive all of these bands:
29 - 29.7 MHz (ham radio 10m)
29.7 -50 MHz (VHF Lo)
50 - 54 MHz (ham radio 6m)
108 -136.975 MHz (aircraft)
137 - 144 MHz (government)
144 - 148 MHz (ham radio 2m)
148 - 174 MHz (VHF Hi)
406 - 450 MHz (ham radio and government)
450 - 470 MHz (UHF standard)
470 - 512 MHz (UHF "T" band)
806 - 823.9375 MHz (public service)
851 - 868.9375 MHz (UHF Hi)
896 - 1125.956 MHz (UHF Hi)
Setting Volume and Squelch
Follow these steps to set VOLUME and SQUELCH.
1. Rotate VOLUME 1/4 turn clockwise and SQUELCH fully clockwise.
2. Slowly turn SQUELCH counterclockwise until you hear a hissing sound.
3. Slowly turn SQUELCH clockwise until the hissing stops.
NOTE: If you want to listen to a weak or distant station, turn SQUELCH
counterclockwise. You might hear hissing between transmissions.
Using The KEYLOCK
Once you program your scanner, you can protect it from accidental program
changes by turning on the key lock feature. In this mode, the only controls
that operate are SCAN, MANUAL, LIGHT, K/L, VOLUME and SQUELCH.
To turn on the KEYLOCK feature, press K/L until KEYLOCK appears on the
To turn it off, press K/L until KEYLOCK disappears.
You can store up to 200 frequencies into your scanner's channels. Follow
these steps to store frequencies.
1. Press MANUAL. Enter the channel number you want to program.
2. Press PROG. PGM appears on the display to indicate the scanner is in
the programming mode.
3. Enter a frequency.
4. Press ENTER to store the frequency.
If you made a mistake in Step 3, Error appears on the display and the
scanner sounds three beeps. To clear the display, press CLEAR. Then proceed
again from Step 3.
NOTE: If you want to program the next channel in sequence, repeat Steps
2 - 4.
5. Repeat Steps 1 - 4 to program more channels.
Searching For and Temporarily Storing Active Frequencies
Good references for active frequencies are Radio Shack's "Police Call Guide
including Fire and Emergency Services," "Official Aeronautical Frequency
Directory" and "Maritime Frequency Directory". We update these directories
every year, so be sure to get a current copy.
If you do not have a reference to frequencies in your area, use a limit or
direct search to find a transmission. Also see "A Guide to the Action
NOTE: Press DELAY if you want to make the scanner pause 2 seconds after a
transmission ends before it proceeds to the next frequency.
Limit search lets you search within a specific range of frequencies. -L-
appears on the display during a limit search.
1. Press PROG, then LIMIT. Lo appears on the display.
2. Enter the lower limit of the frequency range you want to search.
3. Press ENTER, then LIMIT. Hi appears on the display.
4. Enter the upper limit of the frequency range.
5. Press ENTER.
6. Press \/ to search from the upper to the lower limit or press /\ to
search from the lower to the upper limit.
7. When the scanner stops on a transmission, press MONI to store the freq-
uency into the current monitor memory, or press /\ or \/ to continue the
Direct Search lets you search up or down from the currently displayed frequency. -d- appears on the display during a direct search.
1. Press MANUAL, the channel number and MANUAL in sequence to select a
frequency stored in a channel.
2. Press /\ or \/ to search up or down from the selected frequency.
3. When the scanner stops on a transmission, press MONI to store that
frequency in the current monitor memory. Or, press /\ or \/ to con-
tinue the search.
Using the Band Search Keys
You can search for air, fire, marine, or weather transmissions even if you
do not know the frequencies being used in your area. The scanner is pro-
grammed with all frequency ranges allocated to these services. To use this
feature, press BAND. Then press the desired service band key (AIR, FIRE,
MARINE or WX). The scanner starts searching the band.
When the scanner stops on a transmission, you can store that frequency into
the monitor memory by pressing MONI.
To continue scanning, press /\ or \/.
NOTES: To make the scanner pause 2 seconds after a transmission before
proceeding to the next frequency, press ./DELAY until DLY appears.
See "Delay." The delay feature is programmed band by band in this
The 800 and 900 MHz bands are allocated to Trunked services. This
means that the police and fire departments share the frequencies
with other services. The scanner might stop on transmissions by
other services in these bands.
Because there are many different frequency ranges allocated to fire
and police departments, it takes several minutes to search all
frequencies when you scan for these services.
Listening To Monitor Memories
You can listen to a monitor memory by pressing MANUAL, MONI, and then the
number of the monitor memory you want to listen to.
NOTE: Turning off the scanner clears the frequencies stored in the monitor
Moving a Frequency From A Monitor Memory To A Channel
To begin scanning the channels, press SCAN. The scanner scans through all
non-locked channels in the activated banks. Set SQUELCH so you do not hear
the hissing sound between transmissions. (See "Locking Out Channels" and
"Turning Channel-Storage Banks On and Off.)"
To change the batteries in your scanner when they poop out, turn the unit over (so that all of the little buttons face the floor). At the bottom, you'll see a ridged area. Press in on it, and use the same ribbed area to push the battery door up. Buy an airplane ticket to Juneau AK. USA, rent a car at the airport, drive south on Egan Drive untl you reach downtown Juneau. Stop at Marine Park, walk the very short distance to the Steamship Dock, and huck it at a bouy in Gastineau Channel where it might hit a flounder on the way down to the sea bottom...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL REALLY NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.
In the battery door itself (which is the last place you'd typically look), remove and dispose of or recycle the two used AA cells as you see fit. In the scanner's battery compartment, you'll see two more AA cells; do the same with those.
Install two new AA cells in the battery door, orienting each cell so that its flat-end (-) negative faces the spring for it in each chamber. Do the same with the battery compartment in the scanner itself.
Place the battery door on so that its upper edge is fitted first, and then swing it down until it latches shut.
Aren't you glad that you didn't fly to Juneau and chuck that battery door into Gastineau Channel now?