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PRO-2003 Operating Instructions


About Those Banks...

You might be wondering what the 'bank indicators' on the Fluorescent Display stand for. When you hear the word bank, you think of a place where money is kept . . . in your Pro-2003, banks are where frequencies are kept!

The fifity channels of your Pro-2003 are stored in five banks of ten channels each. They're stored in the following way:

Bank Channels Key

1 1 - 10 [10]
2 11 - 20 [20]
3 21 - 30 [30]
4 31 - 40 [40]
5 41 - 50 [50]

You can have your Pro-2003 scan any or all five banks. If you want a bank to be scanned, press the key for that bank; the indicator for that bank will light on the display. If you don't want that bank to be scanned, press the key again; the indicator will go off.

Let's take an example. Suppose you only want to monitor channels 1 through 10 and 21 through 30. Press the keys for Banks 1 and 3. You'll see the bank indicators light up on the display. Your Pro-2003 will now scan channels 1 to 10 and 21 to 30. If you want to change the channels scanned, press the keys for banks 1 and 3 (to turn them 'off') and press the keys for the new ranges you want to scan.

Channel Selection

1. Press [MANUAL] to select the Manual mode.

2. Press [MANUAL] to shift the channels. Each press shifts one channel -repeat pressing [MANUAL] until you reach the desired channel, or

3. Press [1][5][MANUAL] to select channel 15. If [MANUAL] is not pressed after pressing [1] and [5] the scanner automatically reverts to previous channel after 10 seconds.

FM Broadcast Band selection:

1. Press [FM] to select FM mode; F 1 will be displayed.

2. Press [FM] to shift the channel. Each press shifts one channel - repeat pressing [FM] until you reach the desired channel, or

3. Press [1][0][FM] to select F 10. If [FM] is not pressed after pressing [1] and [0] the scanner automatically reverts to previous channel after 10 seconds.

Programming Your Scanner

Public Service Frequencies

Before programming frequencies, make sure your Pro-2003 is turned on and the SQUELCH is adjusted counterclockwise.

Suppose you want to program channel 1 to receive 162.55 MHz. Here's how you would do it:

1. Press [MANUAL] and select channel 1. You can do this in two ways: press [MANUAL] continuously until the display indicates channel 1 or press [1] [MANUAL].

2. Press [PROGRAM].

3. Press [1][6][2][.][5][5], Check the display to make sure the frequency it shows is the one you meant to program. If it is, press [ENTER].

4. To add more frequencies, press [PROGRAM] to advance to the next channel and follow the steps above.

5. If you ever want to change the frequency entered for a specific channel, enter the new frequency 'over' the old frequency, using steps 1, 2, and 3.

FM Broadcast Frequencies

Suppose you want to program F 1 to receive 88.100 MHz. Here's how you would do it:

1. Press [FM] and select channel F 1: press [FM] continuously until the display indicates F 1 or press [1] [FM].

2. Press [PROGRAM].

3. Press [8][8][.][1], Check the display to make sure the frequency it shows is the one you meant to program. If it is, press [ENTER].

4. To add more frequencies, press [PROGRAM] to advance to the next channel and follow the steps above.

5. If you ever want to change the frequency entered for a specific channel, enter the new frequency 'over' the old frequency, using steps 1, 2, and 3.

If [ENTER] is not pressed after pressing the numeric keys, it reverts to previous mode after 10 seconds.

Make a mistake while entering a frequency? Simply press [CLEAR], enter the correct frequency and press [ENTER]. If you're entering a new frequency in place of an old one, the old frequency won't be 'erased' when you press [CLEAR]. It will remain stored on that channel until you correctly enter a new frequency and press [ENTER].

You'll hear a 'beep' sound as you press the various keys. This lets you know the key has been properly entered into your Pro-2003.

NOTE: Set the SQUELCH control fully counter clockwise when listening to FM broadcasts. When listening to FM broadcasts, the Priority feature might not be usable because the SQUELCH setting necessary for channel 1 will not allow the FM channel to be heard. Also, the chopping sound caused by the priority check can be annoying when listening to music. In either case, simply cancel the

Using the Scanning Function

Your Pro-2003 will automatically scan all the channels you've programmed and stop whenever it finds a signal. To scan channels, press the [SCAN] key.

Important! Your Pro-2003 won't scan unless SQUELCH is set to the point where no sound is heard if a signal isn't being received.

You can select which of the five banks your Pro-2003 will scan by pressing the appropriate bank keys as we mentioned earlier. You can scan any combination of banks, from one to all five.

You can't 'turn off' all the banks - pressing the last key out of the 5 bank keys will not turn off that bank. One bank will always remain on.

SCANNING FUNCTION OVER FM BROADCAST CHANNELS (F 1 TO F 10) IS NOT POSSIBLE - YOU MUST SELECT THE DESIRED CHANNEL MANUALLY.

Lockout Function

You can't 'lockout' all the channels. All channels in a bank can't be locked out - try locking out all the channels in one bank. When you reach the last channel, pressing [LOCKOUT] will have no effect. One channel in each bank always remains. This is to maintain the scanning function; if all channels are locked out, scanning will not be possible.

However, if you don't want to hear any channels in a given bank, lockout the entire bank by pressing its [BANK] button so that the Bank indicator goes off.

1. Press [MANUAL] to stop scanning. Continue to press [MANUAL] to advance to the channel you want to lock out. Or, press the numbers of the desired Channel and [MANUAL].

2. When you reach the channel, press [LOCK OUT]. This display will show 'L' to indicate this channel will be skipped over during scanning.

LOCKOUT DOES NOT WORK ON FM BROADCAST CHANNELS.

3. To release lockout, press [MANUAL] to stop scanning. Advance to the channel that is locked out and press [LOCK OUT] again. 'L' will disappear from the display.

Speed Selection

Your Pro-2003 will normally scan channels at a rate of 4 channels per second. If you press [SPEED], channels will be scanned at a rate of 8 per second. Press [SPEED] again to return to a rate of 4 per second.

Certain programmed frequencies could be miseed at the high-speed scanning - select the speed carefully.

Priority Function

You might want to scan other channels yet not miss a call on a channel of particular interest to you (police, fire, ambulance, etc.). The Priority function will let you scan other channels - but if a call is received on the Priority channel, your Pro-2003 will automatically switch to the Priority channel! Here's how to use the Priority function:

1. Only channel 1 can be used as the Priority Channel: key the desired frequency into channel 1. It will be checked every 2 seconds.

2. Priority works only when the unit is in Scan, Manual or FM Broadcast Band mode.

3. Press [PRIORITY] to start Priority function. A "P" will appear on the display.

4. Press [MANUAL], [SCAN], or [FM] to listen to other channels. Your Pro-2003 will check the Priority Channel and switch to it if a signal is received.

5. To cancel Priority, press [PRIORITY] again. The "P" will disappear from the display.

IMPORTANT! Your Pro-2003 won't function unless SQUELCH is set to the point where no sound is heard if a signal isn't being received.

 

Searching with your Pro-2003

Public Service Frequencies

Tne great feature of your Pro-2003 is its ability to search for frequencies being used. This means you can hear all the action on the airwaves in your area! To use this great feature, follow these steps:

1. Press [PROGRAM] key.

2. Press [LIMIT]. Enter the lower limit of the frequency range to be searched (such as 45.00 MHz). Press [ENTER].

3. Press [LIMIT] again. Enter the upper limit of the frequency range to be searched (such as 46.00 MHz). Press [ENTER].

4. Press either [UP-ARROW] or [DOWN-ARROW] to start Search. [DOWN-ARROW] will start Search from highest frequency and go down, while [UP-ARROW] will start from the lowest frequency and go up. 

5. You can control the speed of the Search by using the [SPEED] Key the same way you use it during scanning.

6. Search will stop when a frequency is found with a signal. To restart Search, press [UP-ARROW] or [DOWN-ARROW]. While [UP-ARROW] or [DOWN-ARROW] is being held, searching will not stop.

In the PROGRAM mode, the search range will be displayed each time [LIMIT] is pressed. It is impossible to change the lower frequency only: to change the lower frequency you must change the higher frequency. The higher frequency can be changed any time.

FM Broadcast Frequencies

FM Broadcasting Band, which spans 88.100 - 107.900 MHz is programmed at 200 kHz step. To "search" for the FM Broadcast Band:

1. Press either [UP-ARROW] or [DOWN-ARROW] to start Search. [DOWN-ARROW] will start Search from the highest frequency and go down while [UP-ARROW] will start from the lowest frequency and go up.

2. You can control the speed of the Search by using [SPEED].

3. Search will stop when a frequency is found with a signal. To restart Search, press [UP-ARROW] or [DOWN-ARROW]. While [UP-ARROW] or [DOWN-ARROW] is held, searching will not stop.

You can step through every possible FM frequency by setting the SQUELCH control fully counter-clockwise and then pressing either the [UP-ARROW] or the [DOWN-ARROW] button. Move the SQUELCH control clockwise for automatic searching for stronger stations.

Storing Frequencies

If you want to enter some of the frequencies found during Search, do this:

1. Press [MONITOR] when your Pro-2003 finds a frequency you want to store.

2. Use the [MANUAL] key to select a channel for the frequency currently stored on the channel, but don't worry - the old frequency will be erased when you start to enter the new one. For FM Broadcast Band, use [FM] instead of [MANUAL].

3. Press [PROGRAM].

4. Press [MONITOR] again. The new frequency found during the search will be displayed.

5. Press [ENTER] to put the new frequency into the channel in place of the old frequency.

6. Press either [UP-ARROW] or [DOWN-ARROW] to resume the search. To return to Manual or Program operation, press [MANUAL] or [PROGRAM]. To resume the Search from one of the limit frequencies, press [LIMIT[ and then [UP-ARROW] or [DOWN-ARROW].

Delay Function

When your Pro-2003 is scanning, it will stop whenever it finds a signal on a channel. As soon as the signal ends, the scanning function will resume. Most communications heard will be two-way. To make sure you don't miss any replies, press [DELAY]. This will cause your Pro-2003 to stay on a channel for two seconds after the end of a transmission, giving you time to hear any reply. To release the Delay function, press [DELAY] again. The delay indicator will show on the display when the Delay function is used.

Error Indications

Sometimes when you try to enter a frequency for a channel or as a search range limit, you will see 'ERROR' on the display. This means that the frequency is in error and you won't be able to enter it into your Pro-2003.

Such frequency errors usually mean you've entered a frequency outside the ranges your Pro-2003 operates on (such as 225.00 MHz) or you've put a decimal point in the wrong place (14.682 MHz instead of 146.82 MHz). Check carefully to find your mistake and then press [CLEAR]. You can now enter the correct frequency.

All Clear Function

Your Pro-2003 provides an All Clear function. If you ever want to clear all programmed memory (initialize the CPU in technical jargon) do this:

Press [1] and [CLEAR] simultaneously, and turn the Power Switch on. All memory will be cleared and frequency will show 000.000.

Thank you,

TANDY PRODUCT SUPPORT CENTER

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