Easier to Read Whistler WS1095/1098/TRX-2 Base/Mobile
Digital Scanner and Programming Software Manual

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Contents

 
Intro/Review Scanning
Main Features   Turning Scan Lists On/Off
Understanding Object Oriented Memory   Turning Scan Sets On/Off
  Understanding Scan Lists and Scan Sets   Using Pause
Understanding Receive Modes/CTCSS/DCS/NAC   Skipping/Locking Out Objects
Understanding Trunking and Types   Storing IDs
Turning on the Scanner and Setting the Squelch   Storing CTCSS/DCS/NAC Codes
  Using the Rotary Control   Priority Scanning
Navigating the Scanner Menus   Changing V-Scanner Folders
A Look at the Keypad   Using the Attenuator
A Look at the Display   Monitoring Objects
Installing the Programming Software   Optimizing Scanning Parameters
  Software Menus   Restore Skipped Objects
Updating...   Unlocking Objects
  Software Recording/Replaying Transmissions
  Firmware   Playback Menu
  Library   Audio Tab
  Existing Channels in Software

Searching

 

Scanner from Library

 

Search Menu

Importing/Copying Objects...

 

Search Tab

 

Using Set Location

 

Search Options

 

Service Types

 

Global Settings Options

 

Using Browse Library

 

Zeromatic Tuning

  Using the Library Import Tab   Spectrum Sweeper Search
  Using a Text File or the Clipboard   Special Spectrum Sweeper
  Import From WS1040/1065   Public Safety, Air, or Ham Search
  Copy Programming To/From Scanner   Marine, CB, Rail, or FRS/GMRS/MURS Search
Planning Systems and Scan Lists   Limit Search
Entering Text   Tune Mode
Managing/Selecting V-Scanner Folders   Unlocking Search Frequencies
  Naming Scan Lists Weather Modes
 

Assigning Scan Lists to Scan Sets

 

Weather Radio

Program Menu

 

Weather Priority

 

Global Settings Menu

 

Check Interval

 

General Settings Tab

 

SAME Standby Mode

 

Advanced Features Tab

 

Programming SAME Codes

 

Programming Trunked Systems

 

Programming Event Codes

 

Add/Edit System

 

Alert Timers

 

Trunked Radio Systems Tab

 

Using the Skywarn List

 

Programming Sites

Related Links

 

Add/Edit Site

LED Flash Pattern Programming

 

Site Details Tab

Firmware/CPU/DSP/Library/Software Version

 

Program/Edit Frequencies and Talkgroup IDs

Reformatting the SD Card

 

Add Conv Freq

Default Bands

 

Add TGID

SAME Event Codes

 

Edit Freq/TGID

Pre-set Fleet Maps

 

Conventional Frequencies Tab Motorola Type II Special Status Bits

 

Trunked System Talkgroup/Radio ID Details

 

 

Scanlists Tab

 

Intro/Review Contents

WS1098/TRX-2

WS1095
The Whistler WS1095 is the long awaited base/mobile version of the SD card memory scanners made by the (now) Whistler Group, maker of radar detectors and other electronics. Essentially the same radio as the WS1080 but the WS1095 features rotary control for navigating menus and volume/squelch, a removable faceplate/remote head (with a 6 1/2' LAN cable), and remote head mounting bracket and screws.

The Whistler WS1098 the same radio as the WS1095 with a different detachable faceplate, a "Fn" (function) button to toggle the PRI button, shift text characters, and use with numbers on the keypad as shortcuts to menus and searches. The full keypad allows easier manual programming and toggling scan lists on the fly.

The Whistler TRX-2 is the same radio as the WS1098 with, according to Whistler, "improvements in the front end for improved FM radio suppression and extra firmware space for future improvements" (upgradeable firmware for newer protocols like NXDN).

There are free DMR firmware upgrades for the WS1095/98 but they will have no NXDN capability. The TRX-2 includes DMR and NXDN trunking capabilities.

Now we have a scanner for everyone. You can just punch in your zip code and go, or completely program and edit anything you want. While Whistler added a lot of new functionality and cleaned up the menus, the display is still all PSR800. The menus are fairly simple but not all self explanatory. We now have unlimited memory available on a SD card along with the
RadioReference Data Base for the US and Canada. Like the PSR600/410, they use Object Oriented Memory for storing channels but now have 201 scan lists. The scanners also have 20 scan sets that allow you to group your scan lists into sets to make it easier to select them. 200 V-Scanner folders to store systems. Features include adding channels to scan lists based on your zip code/city/county, the nicer 'Bold' font the 310/410 use, and programmable flash patterns for the alert LED and/or the backlight. There are options for dealing with encrypted talkgroups that include silence, an adjustable tone, or hearing the garbled transmission as is. You can also record specific channels then save and playback the audio later.
It comes with free software required for uploading/downloading and for updating the firmware or database.

The advanced features (notably beta Motorola X2-TDMA and Phase II TDMA support, more memory, and the scan sets) make it prized by advanced users but the incomplete menus, lack of a full keypad (older 1095), and the absence of many key features from the PSR600/410 models turn a lot of people away.
The firmware and PC Application have been lavishly maintained with additions for functionality and minor bug fixes. Updates now allow you to manually program everything but here are some things you can't do with the scanner and have to do with the software including toggle LED latch and update the scanner firmware/DSP.
Then there are a few setting you can only do with the scanner.

What happens when you plug the scanner into the computer has become quite strange if you are used to older scanners. Turn off the scanner and connect the USB cable to upload or download. Depending on what you are updating or transferring, it could take up to 10 minutes to complete. Gone is the high-speed interface we had with the 106/197/310/410 models. An optional card reader may be faster if you are going to be transferring a lot of scan lists.


I think they went overboard on some of the features like light colors and flash patterns and most people won't be programming their IDs in HEX format. There are quite a few settings that are dependent on other settings and make it confusing for even experienced users. Example: one setting for alerts on, another for the alert volume, and then another for the object to use an alert, all in different places in the menus. Attenuation is another setting that is in multiple menus (global, system, site, object) that has to be carefully checked along with the AGC settings.


There are quite a few things that just don't make sense. Unless you are in a very bright room, the display is hard to see without the backlight on. Anytime you want to do a quick edit for a channel, i.e. attenuate, lockout, set priority, the scanner spends too much time re-writing to the SD card. The ATT key won't attenuate a channel; it just toggles global attenuation. While it boasts a clock, it only works when the scanner is off.
Bandplan has to be set to USA to view 'LocationSelect' in the main menu (no location database for Canada), but I still prefer to use the Canada bandplan for searching in the US.

This manual will also explain how to use the Programming Software which can be used
for any custom programming. Purple text will refer to the Scanner instructions, and Green text will refer to Software instructions and Red will be for both to make it easier to find steps with the scanner or software. Blue will pertain to both in the table of contents. The manual that comes with the scanner is still poorly organized IMHO. This manual should make it easier for most people to use the features of the radio as I will try to explain procedures a little more clearly and in a more logical order. And, thanks to the many people who have posted their valuable insight on the Radio Reference forums and Yahoo groups.

An overview of the features can also be viewed at my
Trunking Radio Comparison Chart page.

There are better antennas out there to use than the one that comes with the scanner. RS has the Center-Loaded Telescoping Whip for $15 - better for VHF/UHF. The 800MHz Scanner Antenna for $25 - 100% better for 700+ MHz but keep your stock rubber duck handy for areas with a lot of 800MHz overload, especially with digital.

For those of you who are new to trunking or haven't had a scanner in the last 10 years it is a good idea to read the respective sections on those topics. You really have to know how trunking works in order to program a trunking system. It won't do you any good to try to program a trunking system unless you know what the radio needs and is going to do with the data (control channel, IDs, LCN order, etc.).

I will assume you know how to obtain the basic information from the original manual such as following safety procedures, connecting the antenna, etc. as I will concentrate on the operation and main functions of the scanner.

I hereby absolve myself from anything that happens to anyone or the scanner as a result of the information you will be reading. You are welcome to copy and/or print these pages and use them in the scanning hobby as long as you don't change, redistribute, or charge/accept money for them. I have tried the best I can to make sure everything is accurate here but if I missed a step, you see something that's obviously wrong, or have any other information you would like to contribute to make this manual better for everyone, please email me.

Check back often as this document will be updated and revised from time to time.

Main Features Contents
PC Programming Software Application Included - Modify or add your own scan lists with the easy to use software application.
DMR Programming Capabilities - Allows you to receive DMR trunking systems.
NXDN (TRX-2 only) Programming Capabilities - Allows you to receive NXDN trunking systems.
APCO 25 Phase II/X2-TDMA support - allows you to receive transmissions with these decoding protocols.
P25 NAC Functionality - P25 Network Access Code (NAC) is used to provide selective squelch operation on conventional digital channels. The scanner will detect the NAC that is being used on a P25 conventional digital channel, and allow you to program NAC codes to block (lockout) transmissions that do not have a matching NAC, including analog traffic on the same frequency.

Full Keypad (WS1098/TRX-2) - allows complete manual programming as well as toggling scan lists.

Rotary Control - allows you to scroll through the menus, toggle scan lists, adjust the backlight, and adjust the squelch or volume.

Detachable Remote Head - allows you to remove the faceplate and relocate it with a supplied 6 1/2' cable for convenience or security.

Audio Recording - record audio from selected objects and searches to the micro SD card. Replay recorded audio using built-in playback system and/or transfer to PC for playback and archiving.
201 Scan/Lists - 200 to program, use, and select like traditional banks allowing you to arrange, group and scan objects according to your preference with an additional 'Skywarn' list.
20 Scan Sets - allow you to group and select multiple scan lists at once.

V-Scanner II Technology - allows you to save complete radio configurations within the radio for recall into main memory as needed. 200 V-Scanner Folders are provided (plus the main memory loaded in the scanner) with memory for roughly 10 million objects.

Object Oriented Memory - Each frequency or talkgroup is programmed as an object. Like Dynamic Memory, you use only the amount of memory you need. Total memory is limited only by the SD card.

Location-based Scanning - allows you to enter your zip code or select your city or county to select channels to scan in the US (only).

Complete Radio Reference Database - for the US and Canada included on the SD card to import selected agencies, trunked systems, and local municipalities.

Built-In Discriminator Data Output - provides raw discriminator signal to third party signal decoding software without hardware modifications.
Spectrum Sweeper - quickly sweeps the scanner's frequency ranges for transmissions from nearby sources.
FlexStep - allows you to enter a frequency in any 1.250 kHz step.

Programmable Alert LED Flash Patterns - programmable tri-color LED displays thousands of colors that can be used to indicate different types of activity or activity on special channels. Program flash patterns with multiple colors for special alerts.

Programmable Backlight Flash Patterns - the backlight can be programmed to flash with custom flash patterns when certain objects are active, providing another way alerting the operator when important radio traffic is present.

Multi-Site Trunking - allows you to scan systems covering a very large geographic area that use multiple antenna sites and operate on different frequencies but use the same Talk Group IDs.

Clock  - date and time stamp recorded audio files. Displays when scanner is off.

Programmable Radio/Private IDs - allows you to program radio (unit) IDs and private IDs for digital conventional and trunked objects.

Audible Alarms - programmable audible alerts can be configured when certain objects are active.
Simultaneous Trunktrack and Scan  - scans conventional and trunked frequencies together at the same time.
Digital AGC - instantly compensates for low user audio levels that are common on digital systems.
AudioBoost  - available for conventional frequencies, IDs, and trunked systems, boosts the audio levels slightly louder.
Priority Scan - the scanner will sample conventional objects for activity periodically while scanning and monitoring other objects. The scanner will also give IDs priority over other IDs while checking a particular trunking system for activity.
LTR Home Repeater AutoMove - enter the LTR system frequencies in any order, and the scanner will automatically move the frequencies to the proper home repeater slots as transmissions are received on the system.

CTCSS/DCS/NAC Tone Decode - CTCSS and DCS sub audible squelch coding is processed by the same powerful DSP chip that is used for P25 digital decoding. Provides fast and reliable decoding of sub audible squelch signaling with squelch tail elimination.

SAME and All Hazards Weather Alerting - can be set to automatically sound the alarm tone to advise of hazardous weather conditions when it detects the alert signal on the local NOAA weather channel (SAME standby mode) or you can scan and set the weather channel as a priority channel.

Control Channel Only Scanning - automatically determines the trunking frequencies for Motorola trunking systems once the control channels are programmed.

Backlit Keypad and Display - you select one or the other or both to light (or not), when you press the light button, on any key press (function ignore), or on any key press with that key's function.
Signal Strength Meter - shows relative strength of received signals with customizable thresholds.
Skip or Lockout - lets you skip or permanently lockout any programmed object. All skipped objects can be restored (unskipped). Also has the ability to lock out up to 250 Search/Sweeper frequencies.
Scan/Search/Trunking Delay - variable delay (software only; 0 to 60 seconds) before searching for another object so you can hear more replies that are made on the same object.
16 Character, 4-line, Dot Matrix Text Display - lets you program a text label for each object so you can easily identify the transmission.
7 Service Search Bands - Marine, CB, FRS/GMRS/MURS, Police/Fire, Air, Ham, and Railroad bands to monitor interesting frequencies more quickly.
250 Search Lockouts - allow you lockout up to 250 frequencies (total) from the service, limit, and Spectrum Sweeper searches.
Attenuation - lets you program your scanner (per object or globally) to reduce the scanner's sensitivity to strong local signals or noise caused by these signals to reduce interference.
Scan, Search Speed - scans up to 70 channels per second and searches up to 80 steps per second.
Key Confirmation Tones - the scanner sounds a tone when you press a key, perform an operation correctly, and an error tone if you make an error with adjustable volume level.
Power-On Password - allows you to set a password to turn on the scanner.
Includes - Antenna, USB cable, Remote head mounting bracket and screws, mounting bracket and hardware kit, AC/DC power cables, User Guide, and Quick Start guide.

Understanding Object Orientated Memory Contents
First we had 'Dynamic Memory' to get used to and now we have 'Object Oriented Memory' to figure out. Memory organization is nothing more than a large collection of scannable objects assigned to various scan lists.
You only have to program any object once, then it can be scanned from any list(s) it is assigned to. A scannable 'object' is any Frequency, ID, Sweeper Search, Limit Search, or Service Search.

Trunking systems and sites are configuration objects that are used to scan ID objects. Trunking systems/sites are not assigned to scan lists because you don't scan a trunking system/site; you monitor the IDs it generates.
There are no 'Conventional Systems' for conventional frequencies anymore, just conventional objects assigned to a scan list.

Like Dynamic Memory, you use only the amount of memory you need. Unlike Dynamic Memory, you don't have to 'build' systems or groups first to program them. They are 'created as you go'.
Also, there is no limit (except total memory) to the number of conventional systems, IDs, or conventional channels for each list.

Each scannable object can be assigned to one or more of the main lists (1-200), or the '
Skywarn List' (201). Each list is scanned like a traditional bank.
The main lists can be scanned with any other list but when the 'Skywarn' list is selected, only objects in that list will be scanned and no other lists.

20 Scan Sets Scan Sets you let you quickly select large groups of scan lists to enable or disable just by enabling or disabling the scan sets that contain the scan lists instead of individually selecting each group of scan lists.
If enabled (checked), Scan Sets alone govern whether a scan list is scanned and the master scan list enable array is ignored.

The V-Scanner Folders allow you to save complete radio configurations. 200 V-Scanner folders are provided (plus the main memory in the scanner). There are enough for most people to use as just scratch pads, backups, and even edits you can copy to other folders. Total memory capacity of main memory combined with V-Scanner folders is limited only by the amount of memory on the SD card.


V-Scanner II folders are a new feature that update automatically in the scanner as you change/use them. Any changes that you make to the current
V-Scanner folder in the scanner will be automatically saved to the SD card.
Any changes that you make to the current
V-Scanner folder in the software will be automatically saved to your computer. Unlike the V-Scanner folders in the Pro-106/197, it is not necessary to “save” and “load” them each time.

Understanding Receive Modes/CTCSS/DCS/NAC Contents
Receive Modes
Each conventional channel can have its own receive mode: Auto, AM, FM, or NFM.
Auto - Receives transmissions in the modulation sent. AM - Receives transmissions in AM modulation.
FM - Receives transmissions in FM modulation. NFM - Receives transmissions in NFM modulation.
 
CTCSS/DCS/NAC
Each conventional channel can have its own squelch mode: None, CTCSS, DCS, NAC, or Search.
None no codes will be searched.
CTCSS - PL codes appear (if received) in the format xxx.x, where xxx.x is a frequency in Hz.
DCS - DPL codes appear (if received) in the format xxx, where xxx is an octal code.
NAC - NAC codes appear (if received) as a 3-digit hexadecimal number.
Search - the scanner will search and display any codes (if received).
 
Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System (CTCSS), Digital Coded Squelch (DCS), Network Access Code (NAC), are three methods used to prevent interference by other radio communications. Your scanner can receive transmissions that use these codes (or sometimes referred to as tones).

Coded squelch techniques involve the transmission of a special 'code' signal along with the audio of a radio transmission. A receiver with coded squelch only activates when the received signal has the correct 'code'. This lets many users share a single frequency, and decreases interference caused by distant transmitters on the same channel. In all major metropolitan areas of the United States, every available radio channel is assigned to more than one user. Public safety radio systems on the same frequency are usually set up at a distance of 40 miles apart, or more. This means that you may hear transmissions from a distant system when your local system is not transmitting. By programming the code (or tone) for a local channel the scanner will not stop on transmissions from the distant system.

With few exceptions, such as the VHF Aircraft and Marine bands, almost every other VHF or UHF radio system uses some form of coded squelch. By far, CTCSS is the most popular mode among non-trunked systems. Usually, but not always, VHF channels will use CTCSS and UHF channels will use DCS.

P25 (digital) conventional channels will use only NAC. NAC, similar to CTCSS/DCS, has a 3 digit hexadecimal code that can be broadcast along with the digital signal being transmitted.

For more information visit Radio Reference's respective pages on
CTCSS, DCS, and NAC.

Understanding Trunking Contents
Trunking systems let a large group of 2-way radio users (or even different groups of 2-way radio users) efficiently use a set of frequencies. Instead of selecting a specific frequency for a transmission, the user’s radio selects a programmed trunking bank in the system when that user presses their PTT (push to talk) button. The trunking system automatically transmits the call on the first available frequency, and also sends (on a different frequency called a Data or Control channel) a code that uniquely identifies that transmission as a talkgroup ID (or just ID). So when you are trunktracking a system, you are listening to active IDs transmitting in the system (each using the first available frequency in the system). Trunking systems in general allocate and use fewer frequencies among many different users.

Since the trunking system might send a call and its response on different frequencies, it is difficult to listen to trunked communications using a conventional scanner.
These scanners let you monitor the control channel frequency so you can hear calls and responses for users and more easily "follow" conversations than with a conventional scanner.
RadioReference.com has an excellent page explaining the various types of trunking systems in more detail here.

Some systems covering a very large geographic area use multiple antenna sites that each operate on different frequencies and use the same talkgroup IDs for traffic. Each site will have its own set of trunking frequencies and is monitored like a single system. Each site can have its own quick key, so you can turn each individual site on or off (only) while you scan. Program your talkgroups into departments within that system and all talkgroups in the system are available to every site so they don't have to be reprogrammed for each site. Since all sites share all the talkgroups within the system, multi-site trunking is much more efficient than programming each site as a separate system.

These trunking scanners trunktrack the following types of systems:

DMR - Digital Mobile Radio
MotoTRBO Capacity Plus
MotoTRBO Connect Plus
Hytera XPT
Motorola Type I
Motorola Type II
Motorola Type IIi Hybrid
Motorola Type II Smartnet
Motorola Type II Smartzone
Motorola Type II Smartzone Omnilink Motorola Type II VOC

P25 Standard
P25 X2-TDMA
P25 Phase I and Phase II
EDACS ESK
EDACS Standard (Wide)
EDACS Narrowband (Narrow)
EDACS Networked (Wide/Narrow)
LTR Standard
NXDN-Nexedge
NXDN-IDAS

 
Motorola Systems/EDACS Systems NXDN Systems
LTR Systems Understanding Multi-Site Trunking
DMR/Hytera Systems ID Formats/Types
 

Motorola/P25 and EDACS use a control (or data) channel, and voice channels shared by all the users. There may be 3 or 4 frequencies assigned as (primary or alternate) control channels but only one control channel will be active at a time. These scanners will allow you to program just Motorola/P25 control channels into the trunking system and the voice channels will automatically be found.
EDACS systems need all the frequencies for the system programmed and in the correct LCN (Logical Channel Number) order.

Motorola and EDACS systems can be either analog, digital, or mixed (digital and analog talkgroups).
Mixed Motorola systems should be programmed as Motorola systems and not P25 digital systems.
That way the channel options will allow you to select if it is digital or analog.

Motorola systems are limited to a maximum of 28 frequencies per system or site.
Ericsson EDACS systems are limited to 25 frequencies per system or site.

LTR systems work a little differently. LTR systems typically do not have a dedicated control channel. This type of system encodes all trunking information as digital sub-audible data that accompanies each transmission. The frequencies also have to be in LCN (Logical Channel Number) order or the correct 'slot' for the system to trunktrack properly. Each repeater has its own controller, and all of these controllers are synchronized together. Even though each controller monitors its own channel, one of the channel controllers is assigned to be a master that all controllers report to. Each of these controllers sends out a data burst approximately every 10 seconds so that the subscriber units know that the system is there. This data burst is not sent at the same time by all the channels, but happens randomly throughout all the system channels. LTR systems are limited to 20 frequencies per system. 

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Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) is a TDMA mode that has two voice (or data) paths per frequency. Each frequency has slot 1 and slot 2, and each can be used by different users. All DMR frequencies use Color Codes from 0 to 15 that are similar to CTCSS. All the frequencies for a site will have the same color. Each transmitter can have only one color code. Con+ and Cap+ systems can use different color codes on different frequencies. TGIDs are used with all DMR flavors. Encryption or scrambling may also be used. RadioReference has a more detailed page on DMR.

DMR has 3 Tiers of operation: Tier I for non-licensed conventional, Tier II for licensed conventional, and Tier III for trunking.
Each frequency in a site can be tied to a specific color code (i.e. if that frequency is used by two or more transmitters "in range").
Digital Mobile Radio basically has 6 different flavors.

 

Conventional Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) single site digital conventional frequency with low traffic. The number of time slots used will determine if it is simplex or duplex.
Adding repeaters can increase coverage and expand capacity to up to 200 users per repeater.

Internet Protocol
Site Connect (DMR) still conventional, but uses the Internet to extend system coverage. They may have up to 15 low traffic sites with up to 200 users per site.
They operate exactly like Repeated Conventional except that there is a 2-second burst that is transmitted every 30 seconds.


Capacity Plus
single-site MotoTRBO digital trunking may have as many as 1200 radio users. There is a data burst that occurs every 3 to 10 seconds.
The color code is assigned per LCN and need not be the same for all frequencies.


Linked Capacity Plus is a trunked multi-site multi-channel configuration of MotoTRBO, which combines both the Capacity Plus and IP Site Connect configurations.
MotoTRBO trunks the logical channels of multiple MotoTRBO repeaters at multiple locations and combines the logical channels into one logical channel.
This allows radios to share the logical channels and increase the RF coverage area of a MOTOTRBO system.
LCP allows up to 15 sites in a system.
Each site can have up to
6 trunked repeaters (12 logical channels) and 3 Data Revert repeaters (6 logical channels) per site.
They can handle up to
1200 users per site across 3 sites or up to 600 users per site across 15 sites.

Capacity Max Is like Linked Capacity Plus with enhanced features like priority and call queuing. Each site can support up to 15 repeaters with up to 3,000 users per site.
Capacity Max offers a very smooth migration path from Linked Capacity Plus via software upgrades to repeaters and radios.
It also offers a good migration path for existing MPT1327 analogue trunked systems.

Connect Plus uses a dedicated control channel that transmits continuously and sends LCN and time slot information for channel.
They can support up to 250 sites, 420 repeaters, and up to15 repeaters with 2000 users per site.
There can be many linked sites in this system type and there are many multi-dozen site systems.

 

NXDN trunking is divided into Type-C and Type-D systems. Kenwood's brand for NXDN equipment is "NEXEDGE", while Icom's brand for NXDN equipment is "IDAS", or Icom Digital Advanced System.

Type-C (centralized control) systems work like Motorola system whereas they have a control channel and use decimal IDs.
A Radio Access Numbers (RAN) is used to identify sites.
See also Understanding NexEdge Trunking on
RadioReference.com.
Type-D (decentralized control) systems work a little like LTR systems and do not have a dedicated control channel.
See also Understanding IDAS Trunking.
 
Understanding Multi-Site Trunking

Some systems covering a very large geographic area use multiple antenna sites that each operate on different frequencies and use the same talkgroup IDs for traffic. Each site will have its own set of trunking frequencies and is monitored like a single system within a system. Since all sites share all the talkgroups within the system, multi-site trunking is much more efficient than programming each site as a separate system.

Each site can be programmed into its own scanlist if preferred so you can turn each individual site on or off while you scan but you will have to duplicate the IDs in the system into each scanlist.
This way you don't have to worry about Threshold settings or the scanner sitting on one control channel in only one site and missing traffic on other sites.

 
ID Formats
Motorola IDs come in two formats: Type I and Type II. Each format displays and uses Talk Group IDs in slightly different ways. Type I/II hybrid systems use both Type I and Type II formats for Talk Group IDs.
Type I IDs are in the format BFF-SS where B is the block, FF is the fleet, and SS is the sub-fleet. Type I systems are usually organized with different IDs assigned to different fleets. For example, a valid fleet/sub-fleet ID identifying all detectives within a police department might be 000-12, where 000 identifies all police IDs and 12 identifies the Detective division. To properly trunk a Type I system, you have to program the fleet map for the system.
Type II IDs are identified by a 5-digit number.
 
EDACS IDs come in two formats: AFS (Agency-Fleet-Sub-fleet) and Decimal.
AFS IDs are in the form AA-FFS where AA is the agency, FF is the fleet, and S is the sub-fleet. EDACS systems are organized with different IDs assigned to different fleets and agencies. For example, a valid agency/fleet/sub-fleet ID identifying all detectives within a police department in an agency might be 06-101, where 06 identifies the agency (Police), 10 identifies the Police division (East side), and 1 identifies the Detective division.
Decimal IDs are shown as a decimal number from 0 to 2047.
You can find a chart showing Decimal and AFS equivalents here: Conversion Chart.
 
LTR IDs are in the format A-HH-UUU where A is the area code (0 or 1), HH is the home repeater (01-20), and UUU is the user ID (000-254).
 
DMR IDs are shown as 5 to (usually) 7 digit decimal numbers.
 
The first three digits designating the country, the fourth digit designates the province/state/region and the last three digits designate the user.
 
NXDN IDs come in two formats: NexEdge and IDAS.
 
Type-C IDs (NexEdge) are shown as a decimal number from 1 to 65519.
Type-D IDs (IDAS)  are in the format HH-UUU where HH is the home repeater (01-30), and UUU is the user ID (0001-2000).
 

ID Types

Group IDs will only monitor talkgroup radio traffic on a specified TGID.

Group Wildcard IDs will monitor all talkgroup IDs on the trunked radio system. A Wildcard TGRP object allows you to receive IDs that are not already stored as objects in the radio's memory.

Radio IDs are private IDs associated with individual radios on a specified TGID.

Radio ID Wildcards will monitor all private IDs on the trunked radio system.

Turning On The Scanner And Setting the Squelch

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Make sure the scanner's antenna is connected before you turn it on.
Press on hold the power button
for about 2 seconds until Power On appears.

The bandplan and date/time prompts appear only once, on initial power-up.
Select the bandplan if prompted by pressing or ► or turning the scroll control then press SEL/ to be presented with the Main Menu.
The scanner will then prompt you to enter the current date and time.
The scanners include a real time clock/calendar that is used to time stamp recorded audio files.
You can skip this process by pressing the Skip key.

Press the or key to select the desired field.
Scroll (
) to change the value then press SEL/ to save

Set the squelch to between 9 and 11 for best resulsts. See also Using the Rotary Control.

The Internal Clock Battery
If the internal clock battery is allowed to fully discharge, the date and time will need to be set again. If this occurs, recharge the internal battery the following method.
Plug in the AC power adapter, then power on the scanner for several hours, or connect the scanner’s USB jack to a USB port leaving the scanner powered
Off.
USB Power
and Charging Backup Battery appear in the display. After a few hours, disconnect the USB cable.
See also Clock Display.

Notes: It is recommended that 'Clock Display' be disabled If you mount the scanner in your vehicle because the scanner will draw power from the vehicle’s battery even when turned off.
The scanner does not function on USB bus power only.


 

To Detach the Remote Head from the Base Unit, turn the scanner off then press and hold the release button on the left side of the base unit. Carefully remove it from the base unit.

To link the base unit and remote head unit, connect them using the supplied cable.

WARNING: Use only the supplied 8P8C Type B LAN cable to connect the remote head to the base unit. Other types of cable including crossover cables may damage both the remote head and base unit.

To reattach the remote head to the base, unplug the cable from both units and align the guide pins on the right side of the remote head with the slots on the base unit and carefully press the remote head into the base unit.

Using the Rotary Control

Contents

In the Menus the rotary control () scrolls up and down through the menu items and a single press selects the indicated menu option.
When naming items, the rotary control scrolls up and down the character list then a single press selects the character.

In Scan Mode the default function is volume control.
Pressing the rotary control once in scan mode temporarily changes it to squelch control.
The ideal setting for squelch level is between 9 and 11.
After 5 (default) seconds of inactivity the rotary control reverts back to volume control.

To Change the Default Function to squelch control, from the Main Menu scroll to and select Settings then press
SEL/ to enter the Global Settings Menu.
Select SQ under Knob Dflt. Pressing the rotary control once in scan mode now temporarily changes it to volume control.

Set the timeout time in seconds under Knob T/Out. This is how long the scroll control is active when pressed.

To Adjust the Backlight Level press the Power button briefly with the backlight on, then rotate the rotary control to increase or decrease the brightness.

Navigating the Scanner Menus

Contents
  Use the scroll control () to select each Main Menu item.
Press SEL or
to view a menu item.
Use
to scroll through the menus.
To exit most menus (with no SEL, Skip, or Menu options) press 
(or Menu if doesn't work first).
If you try to exit the menu without saving your changes, the scanner will prompt you to save changes?
Press SEL/(Yes), or Skip(No).
 
Basic Settings
  You may want to change some settings right away to help you program your scanner a little easier. At least it helped me.
Press Menu and use
to select Settings (1095) or Program Menu>Global Settings (1098/TRX-2) then press SEL/.
Turn
to select Simply Display then press SEL/ to to uncheck and see all information in the display.
Turn
to select Beep Vol then turn to adjust a comfortable beep volume.
Turn
to select Contrast then turn to adjust a comfortable contrast level.
Turn
to select LiteLevel then turn to select a comfortable light level.
Press Menu to exit and SEL/
to save the changes.
 
Sub Menus
  For each mode, scan, spectrum sweeper, service search, limit search, playback, and weather, there is a sub menu accessed by pressing the Menu button in each mode.
Pressing Menu in scan mode will return to the Main Menu.
Pressing Menu in scan receive mode will show the object menu for the object being received.
Pressing Menu in any search mode will show the search menu.
Pressing Menu in weather mode will show the weather menu.
Pressing Menu in playback mode will show the playback menu.

The first few lines of each sub-menu will show:
Main Menu
Back
Save Changes
Default Values

If you are receiving a frequency or ID and press Menu you may also see:
Store Channel- in any search mode.

Store Wildcard in scan mode if a Wildcard ID is found in a trunked system.

Store sq code
-
in scan mode if a CTCSS/DCS/NAC tone/code is found for a conventional object.
 
To Browse Objects:
  Press Menu then use to select 'Browse Objects' and press SEL/.
Pressing or will scroll through the scan lists. Press and hold or to scroll faster.
Turning the scroll control  will scroll through objects in each scan list.
Pressing or will also scroll through objects in each scan list. Press and hold or to scroll faster.
You can also press
in Scan Mode to enter Browse Objects at the last object received.

When you enter a menu, use and scroll to the setting you wish to change.
The scanner will double beep at the beginning of each menu list.
The active setting has next to it.

A Look at the Keypad Contents


WS1095


WS1098/TRX-2

Key Function
(Power/Backlight) press and hold to turn on/off scanner.
press to toggle the backlight on (default 5 seconds), also when scanner is off with external power to see the (enabled) clock (no 1095).
press to see brightness setting then turn Rotary control to change display.
Rotary Control
(Volume/Squelch)
turn to adjust (default) volume.
turn to select menu items.
press then turn to adjust (default) squelch.
press to 'select' menu item.
turn after pressing
button to adjust display brightness.
MENU selects the Main menu in Scan mode.
selects the object menu in Scan Receive, or Pause modes, or 'Browse Objects' menu.
selects the Service/Sweeper/Limit menu in Service/Sweeper/Limit/Tune search modes.
selects the scan list menu in Scan Sets mode.
selects the Library Import menu in Browse Library menu.
selects the playback menu in Playback mode.
selects the weather menu in Weather Scan mode.
exits top-level sub-menus to the Main menu.
WX (Weather)
(Weather 1095)
Enters Weather Scan mode from Any mode.
selects SkyWarn List in Weather Scan or SAME Standby modes.
ATT (Attenuator) toggles the Global Attenuator Mode on/off in Scan and Search modes.
toggles Global Attenuation on or off.
toggles attenuation for object/search in object edit/search menus.
PRI (Priority) no 1095 Fn + PRI toggles priority mode.
toggles priority On or Off for current object.
Skip toggles skip (default) or lock out in Receiving, Browse Object, and Pause modes.
key clears all text at and to the right of the cursor when editing text.
stops playback of the current recording, and when playing multiple recordings, advances to the next recording.
toggles Weather Scan and SAME Standby modes.
Number Keys (1-0, .) no 1095 used for entering frequencies/ID and selecting scan lists in Scan mode.
Fn (Function) no 1095 Fn + 0 = Tune Mode
Fn + 1 = Scan Mode
Fn + 2 = Program Menu
Fn + 3 = Sweeper Menu
Fn + 4 = Service Search Menu
Fn + 5 = Limit Search
Fn + 6 = Playback Mode
Fn + PRI toggles Priority mode
shifts between special characters and text when tagging object, etc.
//SEL
(Scan,Pause,Select)
starts Scan mode.
pauses/resumes on object in Scan mode.
select/execute options in menus.
plays a recording in Playback mode.
pauses/resumes a recording in Playback mode.
pauses/resumes on search frequency in Search mode.
(Left) enters 'Browse Objects' in Scan mode.
resumes/changes to searching down in Search modes.
steps backward through frequencies in Search Pause mode.
navigates out of a menu or selection.
scrolls down scan lists when browsing objects.
advances five seconds backward in Playback mode.
(Right)

resumes scanning in Receiving or Pause modes.
resumes/changes to searching up in Search modes.
steps forward through frequencies in Search Pause mode.
navigates into a menu or selection.
scrolls up scan lists when browsing objects.
toggles (right) check boxes in menus.
allows you to rename scan lists and scan sets in the scan list or scan sets menus.
advances five seconds forward in Playback mode.

(Scroll Up)
(Volume Up 1095)
scrolls up through a menu.
scrolls up through objects in a scan list when browsing.
increases the volume when scanning or monitoring objects.
(Scroll Down Dn)
(Volume Dn 1095)
scrolls down through a menu.
scrolls down through objects in a scan list when browsing.
decreases the volume when scanning or monitoring objects.

A Look at the Display Contents
Scan Mode

SCAN appears with the scan lists scrolling (if more than 5) below.

 appears when the scanner is receiving a trunking control channel frequency.
G appears when global attenuation is off for all objects/searches.
GA appears when global attenuation is on for all objects/searches.
A appears when attenuation is on for the scanned object/system/search.
PRI  appears to show Priority Mode is active.
 scrolls to show scan mode.
Fn (WS1098) appears to show Function Mode is active.
VO appears when the volume is changed.

SQ appears when the squelch is changed.

Scan Receiving/Pause/Browse Modes

Top Row

S appears when the squelch circuit is open.

 appears to show the signal strength of the voice channel.
appears when discriminator output mode is active.
 blinks when the scanner is receiving a trunking control channel frequency.
G appears when global attenuation is off for all objects/systems/searches.
GA appears when global attenuation is on for all objects/systems/searches.
A appears when attenuation is on for the displayed object/search.
DG shows digital AGC is on for the digital object/frequency.
D2 shows a Phase 2 talkgroup is active (digital AGC on or off).
Dg (lowercase g) shows digital AGC is off for the object/frequency.
FM, AM, or NF appears to show the received Modulation for a conventional or search object.
 appears when encrypted digital audio is being received.
PRI appears to show Priority Mode is active.
 appears to show scan mode.
 appears to show pause mode.
alternates with ► or to show recording (if enabled) the talkgroup/frequency/search.
alternates with ► or to show recording is full and disabled.
Fn appears to show Function Mode is active.
VO appears when the volume is changed.
SQ appears when the squelch is changed.
1st Line

Contents

shows the Scan List Name.

2nd Line

the Object Type appears as TGRP (Talkgroup), or CONV (Conventional). (simple display off).
shows Channel: for a conventional object or Group: for a talkgroup object. (simply display on).
p (not set for priority) or P (set for priority) appears to show the Priority Status of the talkgroup or conventional object.
s (not skipped) or S (skipped) appears to show the Skip Status of the object/search frequency.
L (locked out) appears if the object/search frequency is locked out.
d (delay off) or D (delay on) appears to show the Delay Status of the object/search.

r (record off) or R (record on) appears to show the Record Status of the object/search.

3rd Line

shows the Text Tag for a conventional or talkgroup object and (with simple display off) will alternate with TGID if enabled.

4th Line

shows the Receive Mode for a conventional object. (simple display off).
shows the Frequency for a conventional object. (simple display off).

shows the System Name for a trunked system and (with simple display off) will alternate with Site Name if enabled.

5th Line

shows the Squelch Type for a conventional object. (simple display off).
shows the Tone/Code received for a conventional object. shows SRCH if no code/tone received. (simple display off).
S appears if the tone/code is found in search mode. (simple display off).
shows the Radio ID for a talkgroup object if received and enabled. (simple display off).
shows the Radio ID Text Tag (only if enabled) for a talkgroup object. (simple display off).
shows the VC/CC for a talkgroup object if enabled. (simple display off).
shows the volume level when the volume is changed.

shows the squelch level when the squelch is changed.

Clock Mode (Off)

Top Line

the time, the day, date, month, and year appear. Press (power) to use the backlight.

Installing the Programming Software Contents
Connect the USB cable to the scanner when off. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the 'Software' folder in the WS1095 or WS1098 drive on the SD card and double-click the setup.exe file.
Follow the prompts to finish the installation.
 
Programming Software Menus (2.44 versions)  
File Menu
 

New Configuration opens a new, empty default configuration.
Open V-Scanner Folder
opens a window to select and open an existing V-Scanner Folder. You can also select the default V-Scanner folder to power up with the scanner.
Delete V-Scanner Folder
opens a window to select and delete an existing V-Scanner Folder.
Copy current data to V-Scanner Folder
opens a window to select and copy an existing V-Scanner Folder to another folder with an option to switch to it after the copy.
Set V-Scanner Descriptions
allows you to type a description for the current V-Scanner Folder.
Import from WS-1040/WS-1065
will allow you to import configurations from the WS1040 and WS1065. (or RS106/197/651/652/PSR500/600 models).
Restore Factory Defaults
will restore the factory defaults for the current V-Scanner folder except the welcome text.
Restore Alpha Tags
will reset all scan list alpha tags to the factory default name (i.e. Scanlist001).
Clear Search Lockouts will clear all search (service, limit, and sweeper) lockouts. See also Unlocking Search Frequencies.
Save Current Configuration to Archive
allows you to backup your configuration to a different location.
Restore Configuration from Archive
allows you to restore your configuration from a location.
Exit
saves all configurations and exits the program.

Scanner/SD Card Menu
 

Copy Configuration To Scanner Memory/SD Card allows you to copy V-Scanner folders to the scanner.
Copy Configuration From Scanner Memory/SD Card
allows you to copy V-Scanner folders from the scanner.
Copy Library To Scanner Memory/SD Card
allows you to copy the database to the scanner.
Prepare Scanner Memory/SD Card for use
allows you to format the SD card.
Optimize Scanner Memory/SD Card
will copy files from the scanner to the computer, optimize the data, then copy the files back to the scanner.
Set Real Time Clock to Computer Time
sets the scanner clock to the computer clock.
Clear Scanner Password
clears the power-on password. Note: this is the only way to do this.
(not with the scanner).

Updates Menu
 

Check for CPU Firmware Update
Check for DSP Firmware Update
Check for Library Update
Check for PC Application Update
Configure Auto Update Check allows you to configure and apply updates to the software, firmware, and database.
Check for All Updates allows you to manually check for all updates.
Configure Proxy Server
If you need to configure a proxy server to access the internet.

Advanced Menu
 

Allows you to show/hide the programming tabs and start the software in full-screen mode.
Show Conventional Frequencies Tab
Show Trunked Radio Systems Tab
Show Advanced (Features) Tab
Start Full Screen
Remember Position and Size on Exit Will remember window size if Start Full Screen is unchecked.
Set Import Options allows you to configure how things will be imported from the Database.

Help Menu
 

Allows you to access the help file, various support links, and the software version (select About).

Right-click Menu Options
 

For the Scanlists Tab and Conventional Frequencies Tab if you right-click in the channel list area you can:

  Center All Alpha Tags Center Selected Alpha Tags  
  Left Justify All Alpha Tags Left Justify Selected Alpha Tags  
  Convert All Alpha Tags to UPPERCASE Convert Selected Alpha Tags to UPPERCASE  
 

Clear Selections

   
 

For the Trunked Radio Systems Tab - Site Details if you right-click in the site list area you can:

  Export Sites (as .csv)  
  Import Sites From Text File (from .txt/.csv)  
 

Import Sites From Clipboard

 
 

For the Audio Tab if you right-click in the recordings list area you can:

  Export All Records (as .csv)  
  Export Selected Records  

Updating...   Contents
Updates can be done for all components or just the following below. There is an option in the Update menu to update everything and also to schedule automatic updates. You will need an internet connection to perform updates.
 
Update the Software
  In the software, click the Updates menu then Check for PC Application Update. Follow the prompts to finish the update.
 
Update the CPU/DSP Firmware
  In the software, click the Updates menu then Check for CPU/DSP Firmware Update. Follow the prompts to finish the update.
 
Update the Library in the Software
  The database is updated every week. That doesn't mean you have to download it every week.
In the software, click the Updates menu then Check for Library Update. Follow the prompts to finish the update.
You will also have the options to copy the database to the scanner (follow the prompts) and/or update objects in the software.

 

Update Existing Channels in the Software This will allow you to update all objects in the current V-Scanner folder imported using an older version of the database to the current database in the software. You will have the options to replace the object names with updated object names (replacing all custom object names) and to import primary and alternate control channels (replacing all existing channels) for Motorola and P25 systems.
This import option in the software is basically the same function as '
Update from Lib' in the scanner.

 

Select the Standard import type from the Library Import tab and click the Update Channels button.
Click to select replace channel name checkbox if desired.
Click to select import primary and alternate control channels for Motorola and P25 systems checkbox if desired.
Press the
Update Channels button then Done when finished.

 
Copy the Library to the Scanner
  If you have updated your existing channels or did not use the 'copy database to scanner' option when you updated the library, you can do it with this step.
In the software, click the Scanner/SD Card menu then Copy Library to Scanner Memory/SD Card. Follow the prompts to finish the update.
 
Updating the Scanner from the Library
  After you have copied the database to the scanner, this feature automatically updates all objects in the current V-Scanner folder that you already have programmed in the scanner to the latest version of the Library database. This should be done after all of your programming and only if you want to update anything from the current database in the scanner.
The software is not needed. This option in the scanner is basically the same function as '
Update Existing Channels' in the software.
  From the Main Menu use to select Update from Lib then press SEL/.
To use the alpha tags from the database press SEL/
.
To retain the alpha tags you have programmed press Skip.
When the update is finished, you will be presented with the results showing you the channels, systems, sites, and talkgroups that have been updated.

Importing/Copying Objects                      

Contents
Import Using Set Location Import Using the Library Import Tab
  Backup Data Import from WS1040/1065
  Clear All Channels Import from Text File/Clipboard
  Service Types Copy Programming To/From Scanner
Import Using Browse Library  

Import Using Set Location (US only)
This is probably the easiest way to add objects to scan with the scanner. It can come in handy when you are traveling and don't know what is available to monitor in the area. You can select a location by zip code, city, or county. You can then choose to select the default service types or select custom service types. You can also clear all existing objects and start over.

Notes: Some agencies/categories/systems in the Library will have a very large programmed range which means you may hear stuff from another state.
Some channels will have service types that (according to you) are not correct and you won't want to hear them.

Services selected with 'Set Location' are automatically assigned to scan lists beginning at number 151. Each selected service is assigned to a separate scan list, which is given the name of the service. These scan lists are automatically enabled for scanning. You can then unselect any scan lists as desired through the Scanlists selection in the Main Menu and/or even assign them to a scan set. You can also save your data to the first available V-Scanner folder using Backup Data from the 'Set Location' menu.

You can clear these objects at any time by using Clear Channels but this will clear all objects in all scan lists in the
current V-Scanner folder so it is recommended to use a separate V-Scanner folder (the folder used to Backup Data) for 'Set Location'.

 

 

To Set Your Location 'Bandplan' in the Global Settings menu has to be set to 'USA' and 'Location Select' also has to be checked.
From the Main Menu
and scroll to 'Set Location' then press SEL/. Scroll to 'By City', 'By County', or 'By Zip Code' then press SEL/.

 

By City or County: At 'Select State' scroll to the first letter of your state/province then press SEL/ (or just press SEL/ for all).
Scroll to your state and press SEL
/. At 'Select City' scroll to the first letter of your city/county then press SEL/ (or just press SEL/ for all).
Scroll to your city/county and press SEL
/.
At 'Select Service Types' scroll to 'Default Types' (see chart below) or 'Custom Types' and press SEL
/.

 

Default Types: At 'Confirmation' press SEL(Yes) or Skip(No).
Custom
Types: At 'Services' scroll to each service type then press SEL/ to select or unselect.
Press ►when done selecting types. At 'Confirmation' press SEL(Yes) or Skip(No).

 

By Zip Code: Enter the zip code (WS1095 scroll to select then  to move the cursor) and press SEL/.
At 'Select Service Types' scroll to 'Default Types' (see chart below) or 'Custom Types' and press SEL
/.

 

Default Types: At 'Confirmation' press SEL(Yes) or Skip(No).
Custom
Types: At 'Services' scroll to each service type then press SEL/ to select or unselect.
Press ►
when done selecting types. At 'Confirmation' press SEL(Yes) or Skip(No).

 

To Backup Data, from the Main Menu scroll to 'Set Location' then press SEL/.
Scroll to 'Backup Data' then press SEL
/.
At 'Confirmation' press SEL(Yes)
to save the configuration to the first empty V-Scanner folder, or Skip(No) to cancel.

 

To Clear all Channels, from the Main Menu scroll to 'Set Location' and press SEL/.
At 'Confirmation' press SEL(Yes)
to delete all objects in all scan lists in the current V-Scanner folder, or Skip(No) to cancel.
To clear all objects from a different V-Scanner folder select a different folder.

 

Service Types

Contents

Not all service types are enabled automatically when you set your location in the scanner. Red types below are enabled by default.
Service Type Description
Aircraft For civilian aircraft and air traffic control operations most typically in the 118-136 MHz and 225-380 MHz bands in AM mode.
Business Most business related entities not covered by other categories.
Corrections Jail/prison operations and other corrections activities, including federal prisons.
Data Although they are listed because they are in the database the scanner will not receive data channels.
Deprecated Older channels that are probably not use anymore.
Emergency Ops Emergency Operation Centers and similar emergency management or disaster related operations.
EMS Dispatch Ambulance dispatch, including rescue squads.
EMS Tac Ambulance on-scene communications, tactical operations and secondary channels.
EMS Talk Ambulance talk-around, car-to-car and supervisor operations.
Federal All federal government operations (except corrections, traditional law enforcement patrol and fire/EMS operations).
Fire Dispatch Fire dispatch, including combined fire/ambulance dispatch.
Fire Tac Fireground, tactical and on-scene communications, including combined fire/ambulance operations.
Fire Talk Fire talk-around and car-to-car operations, chiefs, supervisors, etc., including combined fire/ambulance operations.
Ham Any amateur radio frequency.
Hospital Ambulance-to-Hospital communications and patient reports.
Interop Interoperability communications, cross-agency communications, mutual aid, etc.
Law Dispatch Law enforcement dispatch.
Law Tac Law enforcement tactical, SWAT, on-scene, surveillance and specific sub-agency communications.
Law Talk Law enforcement talk-around, car-to-car and supervisor operations.
Media Newspapers, television and broadcast radio operations.
Military Military operations, range control, air-to-air combat, etc.
Multi Dispatch Combined law enforcement and fire/ambulance dispatch.
Multi Tac Combined law enforcement and fire/ambulance tactical and on-scene communications.
Multi Talk Combined law enforcement and fire/ambulance tactical talk-around and car-to-car operations.
Other Channels that do not fit into any other category.
Public Works Public agency non-public safety communications. This includes any non-public safety government services, such as trash, streets, roads, sewer, zoos, administration, maintenance, animal control, community initiatives, code compliance, etc.
Railroad All common carrier railroad communications.
Schools School-related communications (schools, school buses, football games, etc.).
Security Non-law enforcement security operations, including private security companies, noncommissioned government agency security, school security, etc.
Transportation Public and private bus, taxi, and public passenger rail communications.
Utilities Private electric, water, natural gas, phone, cable TV, etc.

Import Using Browse Library

Contents

This is another way to add objects to the scanner by state/province and then by Agencies, Counties, and Systems. And the only way to add objects with just the scanner for Canadian objects. At least one site must be selected for a trunked system along with any individual talkgroup objects. If you don't know which site to select, you can select all sites, or even the entire system, and the scanner will automatically find and use the best available site.

As you browse the library and pick objects for importing, all selected objects will be imported into the scan list or group of scan lists that you select when you execute the import operation.

These scan lists are not automatically enabled for scanning. You will have to enable them with the Scanlists selection in the Main Menu after the import operation.

As with using Set Location, it is advisable to use a separate V-Scanner folder for importing with 'Browse Library'. Creating a V-Scanner folder with the software is easy enough but there is no direct way to create one with just the scanner. However, there is an ad-hoc method where you can use 'Set Location' to import objects, use 'Backup Data' to save your import the first empty V-Scanner folder, then select the new V-Scanner folder and use 'Clear Channels'. This will leave you with an empty V-Scanner folder to use. You can then rename it and use it for importing with 'Browse Library".

For counties and independent cities, there will typically be three options to choose from: Agencies, Categories, and Systems. The association of objects with each of these groups depends a lot on how the RadioReference volunteers decide to group the information they submitted to the RadioReference database. You can look up your county in the RadioReference Data Base to see what is available and match headings in the database with the headings in the scanner (i.e. municipalities and districts, agencies, etc.).

Agencies will usually have businesses, airports, railroads, utilities, Military, recreation and attractions, retail, media, authorities, and other state-wide government or non-governmental agencies.
Categories will usually have colleges, schools, amateur radio, transportation, government and public safety agencies for municipalities and districts.
Systems will usually have state, county, or city trunked radio systems.


Picking an entire Agency, Category, or System may result in a very large number of objects being imported to the scan lists.
It is suggest that you drill into each grouping that you want to import to see the objects that are beneath it, and only select the entire grouping if you know that you want to monitor everything that it contains.

Checkbox codes are displayed instead of a checkbox to indicate when systems or frequencies are not compatible with the scanner.
When one of these codes is shown instead of a checkbox, you cannot to select that checkbox.
A “D” in place of a checkbox indicates that the object or system uses an unsupported digital modulation mode and cannot be scanned by the scanner.
An “S” in place of a checkbox indicates that the system type is not supported.
An “F” in place of a checkbox indicates that there are no sites or frequencies in the RadioReference database for the system or category.

 

Contents

 

To Import Using Browse Library, basically drill down through the menus to check items. Note: Some menus may be empty with no selections available.
Menus that have a lot of objects in them will load and import slower. You can navigate back (
) at any time to change/add to you selections before you press Menu to import all selections.
Note: Importing objects into scan lists this way will not automatically enabled them for scanning. See also Selecting Scan Lists.


From the Main Menu
scroll to 'Browse Library' and press SEL/.
Scroll to 'United States' or 'Canada' and press SEL
/.
At 'Select State' scroll to the first letter of your state/province then press SEL/ (or just press SEL/ for all).
Scroll to your state/province and press SEL
/.
At 'data types' scroll to 'Agencies', 'Counties/Cities', or 'Systems' and press SEL
/.

 

Agencies: At 'Select Agency in State' scroll to the agency type and press SEL/.
At 'Categories in Agency' scroll to the category and press SEL
/.
At 'Subcategories in Category' scroll to each subcategory and press SEL
/ to select.

 

To select all frequencies in the subcategory press SEL/ to check the subcategory.
To select specific frequencies in the subcategory press ► (not SEL).
At 'Frequencies in Subcategory' scroll to the frequency and press
SEL/ to check the frequency to import.
Press
to navigate back and select more objects or press Menu to Import Selections.

  Counties/Cities: (there is no city selection) At 'Select County' scroll to the first letter of your county and press SEL/. (or just press SEL/ for all).
At 'data types' scroll to 'Agencies', 'Categories', or 'Systems' and press SEL
/.
 

Agencies: At 'Select Agency in County' scroll to the agency and press SEL/.
At 'Categories in Agency' scroll to the category and press SEL
/.
At 'Subcategories in Category' scroll to the subcategory and press SEL
/.

 

To select all frequencies in the subcategory press SEL/ to check the subcategory.
To select specific frequencies in the subcategory press ► (not SEL).
At 'Frequencies in Subcategory' scroll to the frequency and press
SEL/ to check the frequency.
Press
to navigate back and select more objects or press Menu to Import Selections.

 

Categories: At 'Categories in County' scroll to the category and press SEL/.
At 'Subcategories in Category' scroll to the subcategory and press SEL
/.

 

To select all frequencies in the subcategory press SEL/ to check the subcategory.
To select specific frequencies
in the subcategory press ► (not SEL).
At 'Frequencies in Subcategory' scroll to the frequency and press
SEL/ to check the frequency.
Press
to navigate back and select more objects or press Menu to Import Selections.

  Systems: At 'Select System in State' scroll to the system to select.
 

To select all sites, categories, and talkgroups in the system press SEL/ to check the system.
To select specific sites, categories, or talkgroups in the system press
(not SEL).
At 'System Sites and Categories' scroll to 'Sites'
and press SEL/►.

 

Sites: To select all sites in the system press SEL/ to check Sites.
To select specific sites in the system press ► (not SEL). You must select at least one site.
At 'System Sites' scroll each site and press
SEL/ to check.

  Press to navigate back and scroll to select 'Categories' and press SEL/►.
  Categories: To select all categories and talkgroups in the system press SEL/ to check Categories.
To select specific
categories or talkgroups in the system press (not SEL).
At 'Categories in System' scroll to each category to select.
 

Talkgroups: To select all talkgroups in the category press SEL/ to check the category.
To select specific talkgroups in the category press
.
At 'Talkgroups in Category' scroll to each talkgroup and press
SEL/► to check the talkgroup.
Press
to navigate back and scroll to select another category.
Press to navigate back and select more objects or press Menu to Import Selections.

 

 

Import Selections To import selections you have made browsing the library, press Menu.
Press
SEL/ to Import Selected or scroll to Back or Main Menu.
At 'Scanlists for chosen objects' scroll to
each scan list you want to import the objects into and press SEL/.
The Default Scan List is always selected. If you do not want to import your selected objects into the Default Scan List, be sure to unselect it before importing.
You can change the Default Scan List in the Global Settings menu or with the software.

Press ◄
to import, or press Menu again then SEL/ to Import Now.

 
 
Import Using the Library Import Tab Contents
This feature imports objects into the current V-Scanner folder in the software only. You will still have to copy the V-Scanner folder to the SD card.

There are two ways to import objects with Library Import. The Preferred Import option or the Set Location option.

The Set Location option lets you import objects by city, county, or zip code. The location option also lets you select the service types of the objects you want to import.
To use the Set Location option Bandplan must be set to United States and 'Location Select' must be set to On.
The Set Location option in the software is basically the same function as 'Set Location' in the scanner.

The Preferred Import option lets you select a country, state/province, and then state/provincial agencies, counties (agencies, categories, and systems), and state/provincial systems.
The Preferred Import option in the software is basically the same function as 'Browse Library' in the scanner.

Checkbox codes are displayed instead of a checkbox to indicate when systems or frequencies are not compatible with the scanner.
A “D” in place of a checkbox indicates that the object or system uses an unsupported digital modulation mode and cannot be scanned by the scanner.
An “S” in place of a checkbox indicates that the system type is not supported.


You can also update
any existing objects in the software from an older version of the database with the current database version using the Update Channels button.
 
  To Import Using Library Import select the Import Type: Preferred, by City, by County, or by Zip Code. Note: Some selections may be empty with no objects available.
 
  By City, County, or Zip Code: Enter your zip code and select the service types to be imported and click the Import button.
Services selected with the Library Import tab are automatically assigned to scan lists beginning at number 151.
Each selected service is assigned to a separate scan list which is given the name of the service. These scan lists are automatically enabled for scanning.
You can then unselect any scan lists as desired with Scanlist Control in the General Settings tab.
The Advanced Features tab will allow you to assign any of these scan lists to a scan set.
 

 

Preferred Import: Select a country from the drop-down menu. Scroll and click to select a state/province or Nationwide.
Select Agencies, Counties/Cities, or Trunked Systems and click the Next button.

 

Agencies: Select an Agency and click the Next button. Click on the category to select.
To select all objects in the sub category scroll to and click the sub category checkbox.
To select specific objects in the sub category scroll to and click the sub category Name.
Scroll to and click each Object checkbox to select objects. Use the Select All and De-select All buttons as desired.
Press the Back button as desired to add more objects or Import Selected Channels to finish. Press the Clear All Selections button to start over.

 

Counties/Cities: Scroll to and click the County. (There are no city selections).
Select Agencies, Categories, or Trunked Systems and click the Next button.

 

Agencies: Select an Agency and click the Next button. Click on the category to select.
To select all objects in the sub category scroll to and click each sub category checkbox.
To select specific objects in the sub category scroll to and click each sub category Name.
Scroll to and click each Object checkbox to select objects. Use the Select All and De-select All buttons as desired.
Press the Back button as desired to add more objects or Import Selected Channels to finish. Press the Clear All Selections button to start over.

 

Categories: Select a Category. The sub category list will then be filled in below.
To select all objects in the sub category scroll to and click the sub category checkbox.
To select specific objects in the sub category scroll to and click the sub category Name.
Scroll to and click each Object checkbox to select objects. Use the Select All and De-select All buttons as desired.
Press the Back button as desired to add more objects or Import Selected Channels to finish. Press the Clear All Selections button to start over.

 

Trunked Systems: To select all sites and all talkgroups for each system scroll to and click the system checkbox.
To select specific
sites or specific talkgroups select each system and click on the Sites button.

 

Sites: Click each Site to import and press the Talkgroups button. Use the Select All and Clear All buttons as desired.

 

Talkgroups: To select all talkgroups for each site scroll to and click the talkgroup category checkbox. The talkgroup listings will then be filled in below.
To select specific
talkgroups for each category scroll to and click the sub category Name.
The talkgroup listings will then be filled in below.
Use the Select All and Clear All buttons to add talkgroup categories as desired.
Press the Back button as desired to add more objects or Import Selected Channels to finish. Press the Clear All Selections button to start over.

 

Contents

 

Trunked Systems: To select all sites and all talkgroups for each system scroll to and click the system checkbox.
To select specific
sites or specific talkgroups select each system and click on the Sites button.

 

Sites: Click each Site to import and press the Talkgroups button. Use the Select All and Clear All buttons as desired.

 

Talkgroups: To select all talkgroups for each site scroll to and click the talkgroup category checkbox.
The talkgroup listings will then be filled in below.
To select specific
talkgroups for each category scroll to and click the sub category Name.
The talkgroup listings will then be filled in below.
Use the Select All and Clear All buttons to add talkgroup categories as desired.
Press the Back button as desired to add more objects or Import Selected Channels to finish. Press the Clear All Selections button to start over.

 

 

Import Selected Channels: At the 'Import Selected Channels' window select the scanlist(s) to import the objects in to then click the 'Import Options' button for more options.
Click the 'Import Channels' button to finish.
You can also find 'Import Options' in the Advanced Tab of the software.

 

To Import Data from a WS1040/1065 Allows you import the working memory (not V-Scanner Folder) from a WS1040 or WS1065.
(or RS106/197/651/652/PSR500/600 models).

From the File Menu select 'Import from WS-1040/WS-1065'. Follow the instructions to import.
You will need to give the new V-Scanner Folder a name using 'Set V-Scanner Description' in the File Menu.
 
Import from Text File/Clipboard Allows you to quickly import multiple frequencies and talkgroups from Notepad or any other file like Excel or Word. This feature imports objects into the current V-Scanner folder in the software only. You will still have to copy the V-Scanner folder to the SD card.

When the 'Import from Text File' or 'Import from Clipboard' button is pressed, the software will show a listing of all channels that have been read from the file or clipboard. Across the top of the listing you will find headings for each column. The software will make an attempt to select the correct columns for the frequency, delay, attenuation, and lockout fields. All other columns will have a default heading in the form of "Column #" where # is the column number. To change the assignment for a column, click on the column heading. A pull down list will be provided that will allow you to select the data types supported by the software. Only those data types that have not been assigned to another column will be available in the list. To unassign a column, select the 'No Field' option.

When importing, all channels are imported into the default scanlist and will be added to the end of the existing channels. The scanlist memberships may be adjusted by selecting the channels you wish to change, and then clicking on the scanlist column of one of the selected channels.

 
Copy Programming To/From Scanner  
Turn off the scanner and plug in the USB cable to the scanner and a USB port on your computer running the software.
Open the Programming software and click on the 'Scanner/SD Card' menu then 'Copy Configuration To Scanner Memory/SD Card' or 'Copy Configuration From Scanner Memory/SD Card'.
Note: When selecting folders to copy, the dialog boxes will be the same for copying to the scanner or copying to the Programming software.
Read the warning that states all coping will replace existing data (delete existing folders) and click Yes to continue.
Make sure the software has detected the correct drive (or select the correct one with the drop-down arrow) and click the 'Continue' button.
Select from the following:
The CDAT folder is the default V-Scanner programming folder.
The CDAT_VS.001 folder is V-Scanner folder #1; CDAT_VS.002 is V-Scanner folder #2 and so on.
To copy (or delete), select the box next to each folder. Use the other buttons to help you select/unselect your folders for copying or deleting. Click Copy Folders when ready.
Click 'OK' when done then unplug the USB cable and turn the scanner on.

The copy process may take some time depending on how many folders you are copying. A card reader may be quicker if you are copying a lot of folders.
Be sure to remove the batteries first before removing the card to avoid corruption of the card.

Planning Systems and Scan Lists Contents
Scan Lists
Each object (not trunking systems/sites) can be assigned to one or more of the 200 main lists or the '
Skywarn List' (201). Each list is scanned like a traditional bank. You can put any type of object in any list with any other object. Conventional and talkgroup objects can all go in the same list. The main lists, 1-200, can be scanned with any other list but selecting the 'Skywarn List' (201) will only scan objects in the SkyWarn list and no other lists. You can put as many objects in each of these 201 lists that memory allows.

Scan lists are your way of organizing your selected objects, so you should give some thought as to how you want to your scanner organized. You may wish to group your objects into scan lists according to the type of use, for example, Police, Fire, Racing, etc. Or, you may wish to group objects by into scan lists according to geographical area, such as separate scan lists for different counties or cities, or even separate scan lists for different police and fire districts inside of a given county or city. You can even do both - use one scan list for the police and fire channels for an entire county, and use other scan lists for the areas of interest within the county, or for special situations.


The scanner is designed to be programmed by 'scan list'. Once you set the Default Scan List, when you create any objects in the software or import any with the scanner, they are, by default, assigned to this list.
Also, any search/Spectrum Sweeper frequencies stored with 'Store Channel' will be saved to the default scan list.


Scan Sets
The available 20 Scan Sets you let you quickly select large groups of scan lists to enable or disable just by enabling or disabling the Scan Sets that contain the scan lists instead of individually selecting each group of scan lists. With the "ScanSets Opt" setting, if enabled (checked), Scan Sets alone govern whether a scan list is scanned and the master scan list enable array is ignored.

Multi-Site Systems
Some Motorola and EDACS systems covering a very large geographic area use multiple antenna sites that each operate on different frequencies and use the same talkgroup IDs for traffic. Each site will have its own set of trunking frequencies and is monitored like a single system. All talkgroups in the system are available to every site so they don't have to be reprogrammed for each site. Each talkgroup object can be assigned to one or more scan lists but only assigned to one trunking system.

Entering Text Contents
You can use the scroll control, the or ▼ buttons, or the chart below (no WS1095) to enter characters for any alpha tagging you want to customize.

Press Skip to clear all characters to right. Use ◄
or to move the cursor.
Enter each 2-number code below each character to fill. Use ► for a blank space.
Pressing Fn after the first number will change upper or lowercase (and will stay that way until you press another first number then Fn to change it back).

Press Fn ◄ to go to the beginning of the line or Fn ► to go to the end of the line.

Uppercase characters are in Blue. Lowercase characters are in Red. (default is uppercase). Numbers have no upper/lowercase.
 
A a B b C c D d E e F f G g H h I i J j K k L l M m
21 22 23 31 32 33 41 42 43 51 52 53 61
 
N n O o P p Q q R r S s T t U u V v W w X x Y y Z z
62 63 71 72 73 74 81 82 83 91 92 93 94
 
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
 
) , ! - @ _ # + $ / % ? ^ ' & < * > ( .
00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09

Managing/Selecting V-Scanner Folders Contents

These scanners have two types of memory storage. Main memory and V-Scanner memory. Main memory is what you see and use when you turn on the scanner.
V-Scanner memory is used to store complete configurations of your scanner's main memory including scan lists, systems, objects, 'Settings' and search configurations.


V-Scanner II folders are saved 'on the fly' meaning any changes you make to the current V-Scanner folder in the software will be automatically saved to your computer.
Any changes you make to the current V-Scanner folder in the scanner will be automatically saved to the microSD card.
Unlike the previous V-Scanner I feature, It is not necessary to “save” or “load” the V-Scanners folders.

Creating a V-Scanner folder with the software is easy enough but there is no direct way to create one with just the scanner. However, there is an ad-hoc method where you can use 'Set Location' to import objects, use 'Backup Data' to save to the first empty V-Scanner folder, then select the new V-Scanner folder and use 'Clear Channels'. This will leave you with an empty folder to use. You can then rename it.

 

To Manage V-Scanner folders open the software and the default working V-Scanner folder (CDAT) will open. The folder name is in the title bar of the software window.
Although you can use the CDAT folder just like the 200 main folders (
CDAT_VS.001 through CDAT_VS.200), it is best to save a backup into one of the main folders.

The Scanner/SD Card menu in the software will allow you to upload/download V-Scanner folders to the scanner.
The V-Scanner menu in the scanner will allow you to select them to use in the scanner.
 

 

To Open a New Empty Folder Click on the 'File' Menu and select New Configuration. Click to select the empty folder you wish to use.
There will be a warning message if you try to an existing folder.
Click '
Set the selected V-Scanner folder to be loaded at scanner power-up' if you want this folder loaded at software startup.
Otherwise the software starts up with the CDAT folder. Click the
Select button to open.

 

To Open an Existing Folder Click on the 'File' Menu and select Open V-Scanner Folder. Click to select the folder (or double-click to open) then click the Select button to open.

 

To Save or Copy the Current Configuration to a new Folder Click on the 'File' Menu and select Copy current data to V-Scanner Folder.
Click to select the folder then the
Select button to copy. Click the Switch to new folder after copy checkbox as desired.

 

To Rename a Folder for the current folder click on the 'File' Menu and select Set V-Scanner Description. You may add up to five lines of text then press the OK button.

 

To Delete a Folder Click on the 'File' Menu and select Delete V-Scanner Folder. Click to select the folder then the Select button to delete.

 
You can also Archive folders if you want to save them to a different location on your computer.
 
To Archive a V-Scanner Folder Click on the 'File' Menu and select Save Current Configuration to Archive.
Use the drop-down arrow to select a location then click '
Save'.
To Restore a V-Scanner Folder Click on the 'File' Menu and select Restore Current Configuration from Archive.
  Notes: The archive function will default to using the My Documents folder to save the archive file.
The archive function will provide a default ZIP file name based on the current configuration folder, the current date, and the current time.
The restore function will verify the existence of specific common files in the ZIP archive before allowing it to be used to restore the configuration.
The restore function will erase the current contents of the selected configuration folder before extracting the contents of the ZIP archive.
 

To Select V-Scanner Folders with the Scanner from the Main Menu scroll to 'V-Scanner' and press SEL/. The current folder and name will be displayed.
Use
or to select the V-Scanner folder and press SEL/ to load.

 
Assigning Scan Lists to Scan Sets  
  Scanner From the Main Menu scroll to Scan Sets then press SEL/. Scroll to select the scan set.
Press Menu to see the Scan Set Members list.
Scroll to select each scan list then SEL
/ to check (assign) or uncheck (unassign) each scan list to the scan set.
Press to save and exit. Press again to return to the Main Menu.

Software Click the Advanced Features tab.
Click in the
Scanlist column for each scan set and check (assign) or uncheck (unassign) each scan list to the scan set. Press the Set button to save and exit.

Naming Scan Lists
  Scanner From the Main Menu scroll to Scanlists then press SEL/. Scroll to select the scan list then press to edit.
Scroll to select the first
character, then to move the cursor and repeat for each character. See also Entering Text.
Press SEL/ to save and exit. Press Menu or to return to the Main Menu.

Software Click the General Settings tab then scroll in the Scanlist Control area to select the list number and click in the Alpha Tag field to highlight and edit.

Naming Scan Sets
  Scanner From the Main Menu scroll to Scan Sets then press SEL/. Scroll to select the scan set then press to edit.
Scroll to select the first
character, then to move the cursor and repeat for each character. See also Entering Text.
Press SEL/ to save and exit. Press to return to the Main Menu.
Software Click the Advanced Features tab then scroll in the Scan Sets area to select the set number and click in the Alpha Tag field to highlight and edit.

Program Menu Contents

The Program Menu in the scanner is used to edit the Global Radio Settings, Program/Edit Trunking Systems, Program/Edit Sites, and Program/Edit Frequencies and IDs.
There is no 'Conventional System' programming, just 'Conventional objects' that can be assigned to one or more scanlists.

 
Global Radio Settings Program/Edit Trunking Systems Program/Edit Frequencies and IDs
General Settings Tab Trunking Radio Systems Options Edit Object Menu
Advanced Features Tab Program/Edit Sites Conventional Frequencies Tab
  Site Details Tab Trunked System Talkgroup/Radio ID Details

 

 

Scanlists Tab

The Global Settings menu allows you to customize how the radio scans and searches as well as what you see in the display.
The default settings will work fine for most users but you will probably want to personalize the radio to suit your individual needs.


To
Edit Settings in the Scanner
press Menu and scroll to 'Program Menu' then press SEL/ or press Fn then 2 in any other mode. At 'Global Settings' press SEL/.
  The first few lines will show:
Cancel Changes
Save Changes
 
Global Settings Menu...

Default Vals

ScanSets Opt

Knob T/out

PC/IF CCDump

IF Out

Simple Display

Sounds

Welcome Text 1-5

 

to file

DSPLevelAdapt

Default SL

Alerts

Skip=Lockout

 

limit

ADC Gain

Priority Mode

Key Beeps

Blink Time 1

 

Trim logs

DAC Gain

Priority Time

Beep Vol

Blink Time 2

Clear logs

ZM Delay

Priority # Alert Vol Show Radio ID TG Disp ZM Threshold

Enable Record

Contrast

 

tag only

M36 Stat Bits

ZM Slope

Search Record

LightMode

Use RID Alert

M36 Enc

Location Select

G Atten Mode

LiteOnUnmute

Show VC/CC

EDACS Dig

Clock Display

G Atten On

LiteArea

Show TGID

Bandplan

Firmware Ver.

Search Dg AGC

LiteTime

Show Site Name

FlexStep

Set Clock

G AGC Mode

LiteLevel

CONV TGID

EncMode

Set Password

G AGC On

Knob Dflt

CONV Radio ID

EncLevel

Clear Scanner Password

 
To Edit Settings in the Programming Software select the General Settings Tab or Advanced Features Tab.
 
General Settings Tab...

Contents

Welcome Text

Display Settings

Scanlist Control

Priority Settings

Trunking Options

Volume Settings

 

Display Mode

 

Alpha Tag

 

Priority Mode

 

Talkgroup ID Mode

Squelch Settings

 

Blink Time 1

 

Enabled

 

Priority Interval

 

Use Radio ID Alarm

Backlight Settings   Blink Time 2   Default   Max channels per check Band Plan

 

Mode

 

Contrast

 

Enable/Disable All Scanlists

Attenuation Settings

Flexible frequency entry

  Level Sound Settings   Restore Factory Defaults   Attenuation Mode Set Location

 

Timeout

 

Mode

 

Reset Scanlist Names

 

Global Attenuation On/Off

Clock Display

 

Area

 

Key Beep

 

 

Alert Settings

 

 

 

 

Key Volume

 

 

 

Mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volume

 

Advanced Features Tab...

Display Options

Audio Options

Receive/PCIF Options

 

 

Trunked System Channels

 

Digital Audio AGC Settings

 

Advanced DSP Settings

 

PC/IF Data Dump Option

 

Line 3-Show TGID

 

Search AGC

 

DSP Level Adapt

 

PC/IF/ Data Dump

 

Line 4-Site Name

 

Global AGC Mode

 

ADC Gain

 

Cycle Count

 

Line 5

 

Global AGC

 

DAC Gain

 

Skip Button Function

 

Radio ID, Radio ID or VC/CC

 

Encrypted Digital Audio Settings

 

Zeromatic Settings

 

Control Knob Options

 

VC/CC

 

Audio Mode

 

Threshold

 

Control Knob Default

 

Text Only, Text or VC/CC

 

Tone Volume

 

Slope

 

Click Timeout

 

Conventional Channels

 

IF Audio Output Options

 

Delay

 

Scan Sets

 

Line 3-Conv TGID

 

IF Output

 

Trunking Options

 

Scan Set Mode

  Line 5-Conv Radio ID   Level   M36 Status Bits   Alpha Tag

 

Signal Bar Values

 

Recording Options

 

M36 Enc Talkgroups

 

Enabled

 

 

 

Global Enable

 

ED Enc Talkgroups

 

Scanlists

 

 

 

Search Record

 

 

 

 

Welcome Text/Welcome Text 1-5 Allows you to text up to five lines of the display to be shown when the scanner is turned on.

Contents

  Scanner Press SEL/ then use then Skip to clear. Use to select the character then to move the cursor and repeat for up to 16 characters. Press SEL/ to save and return.
  Software General Settings > Welcome Text.
 
Volume Settings Controls the speaker and headphone volume in the scanner. Default is 10.
  Speaker
  Scanner In any mode scroll to select Mute, 1-18, or MAX. (when Knob Dflt is VOL).
  Software General Settings > Volume Settings > Speaker- Mute, 1-18, or MAX.
  Headphone (software only)
  General Settings > Volume Settings > Headphone- Mute, 1-18, or Max.
 
Squelch Settings/Squelch Level Controls the squelch in the scanner. Default is 10.

 

  Scanner Press then turn to select min, 1-12, or MAX. (when Knob Dflt is VOL).
Software General Settings > Squelch Settings > Level- min, 1-12, or MAX.
 
Backlight Settings
Mode/LiteMode Controls how the backlight operates. Default is On. See also LiteOnUnmute.
  On - backlight is always on.
Stlth - backlight is always off.
Norml -
backlight turns on when (power) is pressed for the amount of time set in LiteTime or Light (for an object) is set to Flash or On and Alerts is set to Both or Visual.
Key Press/Key - backlight turns on when any key (or scroll control) is pressed (and used) for the amount of time set in LiteTime or Light (for an object) is set to Flash or On and Alerts is set to Both or Visual.
Ignor-
works like 'Key' but the key's normal function is ignored for the first press. Pressing any key again (when the light is on) will activate its function.
  Scanner Press or to select On, Stlth, Norml, Key, or Ignor.
Software General Settings > Backlight Settings > Mode (Batt and Pwr)- On, Stealth, Normal, Key Press, or Ignore First Key Press.
 
On When Unmuted/LiteOnUnmute Turns on the backlight anytime there is sound in scan mode so you don't have to set LiteTime or Light (for an object) or visual Alerts.
(not when
LiteMode is set to Stlth). Default is unchecked.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off.
Software General Settings > Backlight Settings > Area- check On, or uncheck Off.
 
Level/LiteLevel Controls the brightness of the backlight and the Alert LED (if enabled). Default is 4.
  Scanner Press or to select Low, 2-10, or High.
  Note: You can also change the lite level by pressing (power) then turning in Scan or Search Mode.
  Software General Settings > Backlight Settings > Level- Low, 2-10, or High.
 
Timeout/LiteTime Controls the amount of time the LiteArea stays on when LiteMode is set to Key, Ignor, or Norml. Default is 5.
 

Scanner Press SEL/ then enter the number of seconds (WS1095 scroll to select then  to move the cursor), 1 - 99. Press SEL/ to save and return.

  Software General Settings > Backlight Settings > Timeout- 1-99.
 
Area/LiteArea Controls what is lighted. Default is Both.
  Both - lights the display and keypad.
LCD -
lights the display only.
Keybd -
lights the keypad only.
  Scanner Press or to select Both, LCD, or Keybd.
Software General Settings > Backlight Settings > Area- Both, LCD, or Keys.
 
Display Settings

Contents

Display Mode/Simple Display This option must be unchecked/advanced to view detailed frequency, talkgroup ID, Radio ID, and CTCSS/DCS/NAC squelch code information.
Simple display only shows object and scan list names.
Default is Advanced.
  Scanner- Press SEL/ to check (Simple), or uncheck (Advanced).
  Software General Settings > Display Settings > Display Mode- Advanced or Simple.
 
Blink Time 1 For alternating text displays, sets the display time (in .1 seconds) for the primary display element.
(
control channel, ID number, trunked site name). Default is .75 (3/4 sec.).
Blink Time 2 For alternating text displays, sets the display time (in .1 seconds) for the secondary display element.
(
voice channel, ID name, trunked system name). Default is .75 (3/4 sec.).
  Scanner Press SEL/ to enter the amount of time (WS1095 scroll to select then  to move the cursor), 1 - 250 (.1 - 2.5 secs). Press SEL/ to save and return.
  Software General Settings > Display Settings > Blink Time 1,2-.1 - 2.5.
 
Contrast
  Scanner Press or to select the best contrast. Default is 12.
  Software General Settings > Display Settings > Contrast- 0-20.
 
Sound Settings
Mode/Sounds Controls all beep and alert sounds used by the scanner. Default is On.
  Scanner Press or to select On or Stealth.
  Software General Settings > Sound Settings > Mode- On or Stealth.
 
Key Beep/Key Beeps Enables or disables key beep sounds. Default is On. Sounds must also be On.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off.
Software General Settings > Sound Settings > Key Beep- On or Off.
 
Key Volume/Beep Vol Controls the volume of key beep sounds. Default is 8. Sounds must also be On.
  Scanner Press or to select 1-19, or OFF.
  Software General Settings > Sound Settings > Key Volume- Mute, 1-18, or Max.
 
Scanlist Control
Scanlist Control/Default SL Sets the default scan list. New objects created in the software are assigned to the default scan list.
Objects stored in service, limit, and Spectrum Sweeper modes are automatically saved to the default scan list.
Default is 1. See also Clear Channels.
  Scanner Press (or press and hold) or to select 1-201. (SkyWarn list is 201).
  Software General Settings > Scanlist Control>Default.
  Alpha Tag Click to select and highlight the scan list name to edit.
Enabled Click to enable each scan list.
Default Click to select the default list.
 
Enable/Disable all Scanlists (buttons) Selects/deselects all lists for scanning.
  Software General Settings > Scanlist Control.
 
Restore Factory Defaults (button)/Default Vals Resets all settings to their default values except the welcome message.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to reset.
  Software General Settings - Restore Factory Defaults (button). Or File menu > Restore Factory Defaults.
 
Reset Scanlist Names (button) Resets all scanlists to the default names.
  Software General Settings > Scanlist Control.

Contents

Alert Settings
Mode/Alerts Controls audible and visual alerts used by the scanner. When set to Audio, only audio alerts will be used. When set to Visual, only visual alerts (Flash/LED) will be used.
Default is Both
. Sounds must also be On for audio alerts.
  Scanner Press or to select Both, Audio, Visual, or Off.
  Software General Settings > Alert Settings > Mode- Both, Audio, Visual, or Off.
 
Volume/Alert Vol Controls the volume of object alert sounds when Alerts is set to Audio or Both. Default is 10 or 12. Sounds must also be On.
  Scanner Press or to select OFF, 1-19.
  Software General Settings > Alert Settings > Volume- Mute, 1-19.
 
Priority Settings
Priority Mode Objects with Priority enabled will be sampled according to the Priority Time setting and Priority # setting for activity.
Priority mode works by periodically sampling objects for activity which briefly interrupts transmissions.
Priority IDs are sampled only between transmissions and only while monitoring each trunked system that contains the ID.
Default is Off. See also Priority Scanning.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off. Note: Priority Mode may interfere with the built in Audio Recorder.
  Software General Settings > Priority Settings > Priority Mode- On or Off.
 
Priority Interval/Priority Time Sets (in .1 seconds) how frequently conventional objects are sampled. Default is 20 (2 secs).
  Scanner Press SEL/ then enter the amount of time (WS1095 scroll to select then  to move the cursor), 10 - 250 (1 - 25 secs). Press SEL/ to save and return.
  Software General Settings > Priority Settings > Priority Interval- 1-25 (seconds).
 
Max channels per check/Priority # Sets the number of priority channels to check at the set Priority Time. Default is 0.
  Scanner Press SEL/ then enter the number of seconds (WS1095 scroll to select then  to move the cursor), 0-255. Press SEL/ to save and return.
  Software General Settings > Priority Settings > Max channels per check- 0-255.
 
Attenuation Settings
Attenuation Mode/G Atten Mode Sets the Global Attenuator Mode. Global applies attenuation (on or off) to all objects only when Global Attenuation is set to On.
Normal
follows the individual object attenuator settings. 'G' will appear in the middle of the display when set to
Global. Default is Global. See chart below.
See also System Attenuation, Site Attenuation, and (conventional) Object Attenuation.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check (Global), or uncheck (Normal).
  Software General Settings > Attenuation Settings > Attenuation Mode- Normal or Global.
 
Global Attenuation On/Off/G Atten On Sets global attenuation (on or off) to every object regardless of the object attenuation setting.
Indicators will appear in the middle of the display to indicate
attenuation status. Default is Off. See chart below.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off. You can also toggle this setting by pressing ATT in Scan or Search mode.
  Software General Settings > Attenuation Settings > Global Attenuation On/Off- On or Off.
  Attenuation Setting    
  Object Attenuation G Atten Mode G Atten On Center Display

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  Off Normal Off No G or A Object/system/search attenuation Off
  On Normal Off A Object/system/search attenuation On
  On or Off Global Off G Attenuation Off- all objects/systems/searches
  On or Off Global On GA Attenuation On- all objects/systems/searches
 
Trunking Options

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Talkgroup ID Mode/TG Disp Sets the display format for talkgroup IDs. Default is Normal (DEC for Motorola/P25, AFS for EDACS). Simple Display must be off.
  Scanner Press or to select Normal, DEC, or HEX.
  Software General Settings > Trunking Options > Talkgroup ID Mode- Normal, DEC, or HEX.
 
Use Radio ID Alarm/Use RID Alert Uses the visual and/or audible alert settings with radio IDs. Default is Off.
Sounds must also be On
and Alerts must be set to Audio, Visual, or Both.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off.
Software General Settings > Trunking Options > Use Radio ID Alarm- Off or On.
 
Bandplan Allows you to select search frequency steps in VHF and UHF bands for you country.
Imported frequencies will use the bandplan obtained from the Library.

Default is USA
. Note: Must be set to USA to view Set Location in the Main Menu.
  Scanner Press or to select USA or Canada.
  Software General Settings > Band Plan Settings- USA or Canada.
 
Flexible frequency entry/FlexStep When checked (on) allows you to enter a frequency down to any 1250 Hz (1.25 kHz - .00125) step otherwise the scanner will use the default steps.
Default is Disabled
(unchecked). Note: The civil air band 108-136 is fixed at 8.333 kHz).
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check (Enabled), or uncheck (Disabled).
Software General Settings > Flexible frequency entry > Flex Step- Disabled, Enabled.
 
Set Location/Location Select Enables 'Location Select' in the Main Menu to add channels by zip code, city or county.
Available only for the USA and only when the USA Bandplan is selected. Default is On.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off.
Software General Settings > Set Location- On or Off.
 
Clock Display The scanner can display a clock when the scanner is powered off.
Note:
The backlight will stay on when
LiteMode is set to anything but Stlth.
Key See also Power Button. Default setting is Off.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check (Enabled), or uncheck (Disabled).
Software General Settings > Clock Display- Enabled or Disabled.
 
Trunked System Channels
Line 3/Show TGID Shows the talkgroup ID in the display and will alternate with the alpha tag. Simple Display must be off. Default is Off.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off.
Software Advanced Features > Display Options > Trunked System Channels > Line 3- Alpha Tag and TGID.
 
Line 4/Show Site Name Shows the site name and will alternate with the trunking system name. Simple Display must be off.
The site name is only displayed if there are two or more sites programmed for the trunking system.
Default is Off.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off.
Software Advanced Features > Display Options > Trunked System Channels > Line 4- System and Site Name.
 
Line 5/Show Radio ID Displays the Radio ID (or tag) if it is available for trunk radio systems that use the radio ID feature. Simple Display must be off. Default is Off.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off.
Software Advanced Features > Display Options > Trunked System Channels > Line 5- Radio ID (Alt).
  tag only/Text Only Check tag only if you just want to see the text-Radio ID (Text Only).
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off.
  Software Advanced Features > Display Options > Trunked System Channels > Line 5- Radio ID (Text Only).
To show VC/CC if not available Radio ID (Text Only) or VC/CC.
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Line 5/Show VC/CC Will alternate the voice channel and control channel frequencies. Simple Display must be off.
Show Radio ID will override Show VC/CC if enabled and a Radio ID is available. Default is Off.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off.
Software Advanced Features > Display Options > Trunked System Channels > Line 5- VC/CC (only).
To show VC/CC if Radio ID is not available Radio ID (Alt/Text Only) or VC/CC.
 
Line 3/CONV TGID Shows the talkgroup ID for P25 conventional talkgroup calls. Simple Display must be off. Default is Off.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off.
Software Advanced Features > Display Options > Conventional Channels > Line 3- TGID and Alpha Tag.
 
Line 5 /CONV Radio ID Shows the radio ID for digital conventional talkgroup calls. Simple Display must be off. Default is Off.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off.
Software Advanced Features > Display Options > Conventional Channels > Line 5- Radio ID (Digital Only).
 
Signal Bar Values (software only) Allows you to calibrate the signal bars in the display.
Each of the 5 signal bars will become available if the RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indicator) level is at or above the value entered for that bar.
Advanced Features > Display Options > Signal Bar Values- Bar 1-5.
 
Digital Audio AGC Settings
Search AGC/Search Dg AGC When checked, enables AGC for digital frequencies in all search modes. Useful to compensate for low or high audio levels on digital frequencies. Default is Enabled.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check (Enabled), or uncheck (Disabled).
  Software Advanced Features > Audio Options > Digital Audio AGC Settings > Search AGC- Enabled or Disabled.
 
Global AGC Mode/G AGC Mode Sets the Global AGC Mode. Global applies AGC (on or off) to all objects only when Global AGC is set to Enabled.
Normal
follows the individual object AGC settings.
See chart below. Default is Global. See also System AGC, Site AGC, and (digital) Object AGC.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check (Global), or uncheck (Normal).
  Software Advanced Features > Audio Options > Digital Audio AGC Settings > Global AGC Mode- Normal or Global.
 
Global AGC/G AGC On Sets global AGC (on or off) to every digital object regardless of object AGC setting.
Indicators will appear in the right of the display when a channel is active to indicate AGC status. See chart below. Default is Enabled.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check (Enabled), or uncheck (Disabled).
  Software Advanced Features > Audio Options > Digital Audio AGC Settings > Global AGC- Enabled or Disabled.
AGC Setting  
  Object AGC G AGC Mode G AGC On Right Display Results
  Disabled Normal Disabled Dg Object/system/site AGC Off
  Enabled Normal Disabled DG (D2) Object/system/site AGC On
  Enabled or Disabled Global Disabled Dg AGC Off- all objects/systems/sites
  Enabled or Disabled Global Enabled DG (D2) AGC On- all objects/systems/sites
 
Encrypted Digital Audio Settings

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Audio Mode/EncMode Selects how the radio treats encrypted voice calls. Default is Tone.
  Noise plays encryption noise.
Silent
plays no audio.

Tone
plays a Tone for the duration of the call.

 

Scanner Press or to select Tone, Noise, or Silent.
Software
Advanced Features > Audio Options > Encrypted Digital Audio Settings > Audio Mode-
Audio Tone, Digital Noise, or Silence.

 
Tone Volume/EncLevel Selects the tone level for encrypted calls. Default is -24dB.
  Scanner Press or to select -90 to 4dB.
  Software Advanced Features > Audio Options > Encrypted Digital Audio Settings > Tone Volume- -90 to 4dB.
 
IF Audio Output Options
IF Output/IF Out When HP is selected, the IF (discriminator) signal will be present at the headphone jack for use by external decoding software. Default is Off.
  Scanner Press or to select Off, HP, HP/SP.
  Software Advanced Features > Audio Options > IF Audio Options > IF Output- Off, Headphone.
 
(IF Output) Level (Software only) Controls IF Out level. Default is Max.
  Advanced Features > Audio Options > IF Audio Options > IF Output > Level- Mute, 1-30, or Max.
 
Recording Options
Global Enable/Enable Record Will enable all objects enabled for recording. Each object must also be enabled for recording. Default is Enabled.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check (Enabled), or uncheck (Disabled).
  Software Advanced Features > Audio Options > Recording Options > Global Enable- Enabled or Disabled.
 
Search Record Records transmissions when searching Service, Spectrum Sweeper, and Limit searches. Default is Disabled.
Warning: There is no recording duration setting to prevent continuous recording on birdies, weather channels, control channels, etc.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check (Enabled), or uncheck (Disabled).
  Software Advanced Features > Audio Options > Recording Options > Search Record- Enabled or Disabled.
 
Advanced DSP Settings
DSPLevelAdapt Controls how fast the DSP adjusts to varying digital levels. Lower values correspond to slower rates and higher values correspond to faster rates.
Small adjustments (2-4 notches) are recommended. Default is 64
.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to enter the value (WS1095 scroll to select then  to move the cursor), 0-255. Press SEL/ to save and return.
  Software Advanced Features > Receive PC/IF Options > DPS Level Adapt- 0-255.
 
ADC Gain Controls input signal to CODEC. Default is -2dB.
  Scanner Press or to select -2dB to +2dB.
  Software Advanced Features > Receive PC/IF Options > ADC Gain- -2dB to +2dB.
 
DAC Gain Sets output signal from CODEC varying the audio level of decoded digital signals. Default is -4dB.
  Scanner Press or to select -10dB to +2dB.
  Software Advanced Features > Receive PC/IF Options > DAC Gain- -10dB to +2dB.
 
Zeromatic Settings

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Zeromatic Threshold/ZM Threshold/ This is the DC offset setting. Default is 1180mV.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to enter the value (WS1095 scroll to select then  to move the cursor), 900-1500 (mV). Press SEL/ to save and return.
Software Advanced Features > Receive PC/IF Options > Zeromatic Settings > Threshold-900mV-1500mV.

 

Zeromatic Slope/ZM Slope This is the voltage vs. frequency error ratio. Default is 520.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to enter the value (WS1095 scroll to select then  to move the cursor), 450-600. Press SEL/ to save and return.
Software Advanced Features > Receive PC/IF Options > Zeromatic Settings > Slope-450-600.

 

Zeromatic Delay/ZM Delay How long after detecting RF squelch before checking Zeromatic.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to enter the value (WS1095 scroll to select then  to move the cursor), 10-250 (ms). Press SEL/ to save and return.
Software Advanced Features > Receive PC/IF Options > Zeromatic Settings > Delay-10ms-250ms.
 
Trunking Options
M36Status Bits/M36 Stat Bits When checked, the scanner will track Motorola 3600 baud talkgroups using status bits.
When unchecked, status bits are ignored.
Default is Ignore.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check (Use), or uncheck (Ignore).
Software Advanced Features > Receive PC/IF Options > Mot Status Bits- Use, Ignore.
 
M36 Enc Talkgroups/M36 Enc When enabled, the scanner will track Motorola 3600 baud encrypted talkgroups.
While the scanner will tune to those talkgroups, the scanner cannot decrypt the voice data being received.
When disabled, the scanner will ignore encrypted talkgroups. Default is Ignore.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check (Use), or uncheck (Ignore).
Software Advanced Features > Receive PC/IF Options > Mot Enc Talkgroups- Use, Ignore.
 
ED Enc Talkgroups/EDACS Dig When enabled, the scanner will track EDACS ProVoice and encrypted talkgroups.
While the scanner can tune to those talkgroups, the scanner cannot decrypt the voice data being received.
When disabled, the scanner will ignore EDACS ProVoice and encrypted talkgroups. Default is Ignore.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check (Use), or uncheck (Ignore).
Software Advanced Features > Receive PC/IF Options > ED Enc Talkgroups- Use, Ignore.
 

PC/IF Data Dump/PC/IF/ CCDump When enabled, the scanner streams control channel data over the USB interface when the radio is tuned to a trunking control channel. Default is Off.

 

Scanner Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off.

Software Advanced Features > Receive PC/IF Options > PC/IF Data Dump- PC/IF Out.

 

to file/SD Card File The data is instead recorded to a series of “DUMP_nnn.LOG” files under the LOG directory on the SD card.

 

Scanner  Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off.

 

Software Advanced Features > Receive PC/IF Options > PC/IF Data Dump- SD Card File.

 

limit/Cycle Count Sets the log count limit.

 

Scanner  Press to select 100, 200, 500, or 1000. Default is 100.

 

Software Advanced Features > Receive PC/IF Options > Cycle Count- 100, 200, 500, or 1000.
Note: Using a setting of 1000 can overwhelm a 2GB Micro SD card pretty quickly if most of your scanning is done on trunked systems.

 

Trim logs (scanner only)

 

  Press SEL/ to perform trim.

 

Clear logs (scanner only)

 

  Press SEL/ to perform clear.

 
Control Knob Options

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Control Knob Default/Knob Dflt Selects operation for rotary control in scan mode. Pressing the knob first will temporally change its function.
See also next entry. Default is VOL.
 

SQ - operates squelch in scan mode.
Vol - operates volume in scan mode.
Scanner Press ◄ or ► to select SQ, or VOL.
Software
Advanced Features > Receive PC/IF Options > Control Knob Options > Control Knob Default- Volume, Squelch.

 
Click Timeout/Knob T/out Timeout when you press the Scroll Control for temporary change. Default is 5 (seconds).
  Scanner Press ◄ or ► to select 1-10.
Software
Advanced Features > Receive PC/IF Options > Control Knob Options > Click Timeout- 1-10 (seconds).
 
Skip Button Function/Skip=Lockout Allows you to set the Skip button to 'Skip' (temporarily lockout) or 'Lockout' (permanently lockout) objects.
'Restore Skipped' in the Main Menu will restore 'Skipped' objects but not locked out objects. See also Unlocking Objects.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check On, (lock out) or uncheck (skip) Off.
  Software Advanced Features > Receive PC/IF Options > Button Options > Skip Button Function- Skip or Lockout.
 
Firmware Ver. Allows you to view the firmware version.
  Scanner (only) Press SEL/ to view.
 
Set Clock/Set Real Time Clock to Computer Time
  Scanner Use in the Main Menu to select and press SEL/ to edit.
Use to select the year. Press then use to select the month. Repeat for the date, day, hour, and minute. Press SEL/ to set or Skip to exit.
Software Scanner/SD Card (Menu) > Set Real Time Clock to Computer Time.
The scanner must be connected to your computer using the supplied USB cable. Scanner will update date and time when powered on if scanner is off when clock is set.
 
Set Password/Clear Scanner Password Sets a power-on password. You can use up to 8 upper/lowercase letters, special characters, and/or numbers.
Note: You need the software to clear the password
.
  Scanner (set only) Use in the Main Menu to select and press SEL/ to edit.
Use to select the first character (WS1095 scroll to select then  to move the cursor), then to move the cursor and select the second character.
Repeat for up to 8 characters.
Press SEL/ to save and exit.
Software (clear only) Scanner/SD Card (Menu) > Clear Scanner Password.
 
Scan Sets
Scan Set Mode/ScanSets Opt If you check/enable this option the scanner will enable all scan lists in each scan set regardless of the scan list setting.
The master scan list table is ignored. Uncheck/Disabled will require each scan list to be enabled to be scanned for each scan set.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check (Ignore), or uncheck (Require). Default is Require.
  Software Advanced Features > Scan Sets > Scan Set Mode- Ignore or Require.
  Alpha Tag Click to select and highlight the scan set name to edit.
Enabled Click to enable each scan set.
Scanlists Click 'Scanlist' field across from the scan set name to select which scan lists will be members of the scan set. Press the Set button to apply.

Programming Trunked Systems Contents
Press Menu and use to select 'Program Menu' then press SEL/ or press Fn then 2 in any other mode.
 
Add System Edit System Add Site Edit Site Trunking Radio Systems Options
 

Add a System with the Scanner Press Menu and scroll to 'Program Menu' then press SEL/.
Scroll to
'Add System' and press SEL/. Scroll to select the system type and press SEL/. See also Understanding Trunking systems.
You will also need to program at least one Site to receive talkgroup IDs.

To
Edit Systems with the Scanner
Press Menu and scroll to 'Program Menu' then press SEL/.
Scroll to
'Edit System' and press SEL/. Use or to select the System and press SEL/.

 
Use to select each option below.
To save your changes press Menu then SEL/ to bring you back to the Main Menu.
You can also scroll back up to Save or Cancel Changes and press SEL/ to bring you back to the last menu.
  The first few lines will show:
Cancel Changes
Save Changes
The last line will show:
Delete System
 
Edit Sites (System) Type AudioBoost AGC
Add Talkgroup Locked Out AutoMove HRs (LTR) Dwell
Alpha Tag Atten Voice Country
 
To Program/Edit Trunking Systems in the Software select the Trunked Radio Systems Tab.
 
Trunking Radio Systems Options...
New (button) Delete Multiple (button) (System) Type ATT Country AGC
Delete (button) Alpha Tag L/O ABst Voice Dwell
Duplicate (button)          

New (button) Allows you to create a new (default) trunked system.

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Delete (button) Will delete the selected trunked system(s), sites, and all talkgroups.
 
Duplicate (button) Will create a copy of all settings, sites, talkgroups, and radio IDs of the selected system.
 
Delete Multiple (button) Will create a copy of all settings, sites, talkgroups, and radio IDs of the selected system.
 
Alpha Tag Will allow you to name the system with up to 16 characters.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to edit. Press Skip to clear. Press SEL/ then press or to select the character, then to move the cursor and repeat. Press SEL/ to save and return.
Software
Click to select the System then click to highlight the name and edit.
 
(System) Type Allows you to view the system type, Motorola, EDACS, LTR, DMR, or Project25 in the scanner and select the system type in the software.
Warning: When changing to or from a
Project25 system all radio IDs will be removed from the system.
Note for Motorola/Project25 systems: If you are not sure if the system is Motorola or Project25, look at the system voice in the RR database for your system. Those entries that say System Voice: Analog and APCO-25 Common Air Interface are not true Project 25 systems as they have one or more analog talkgroups. Program these systems as a Motorola system and let the scanner detect the digital. If the System Voice says System Voice: APCO-25 Common Air Interface Exclusive then the system is a true Project 25 system and program it as a Project25 system.
  Scanner Press or to view.
  Software Click to select the System then click Type to select from the drop-down menu.
 
L/O/Locked Out Allows you to lockout the system so it won't be scanned. Default is Off.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off.
Software Click to select the System then click the L/O checkbox.
 
ATT/Atten Allows you to attenuate all sites in the system (20 dB?).  Useful in areas where interference from nearby strong signals is present.
Default is Off.
See also Site Attenuation. Note: Global Attenuation Mode must be set to Normal for this setting to apply.
  Off - no sites are attenuated.
Global/On - all sites are attenuated.
Per Site - uses site attenuation setting.
  Scanner Press or to select On, Per Site, or Off.
Software
Click to select the System then click ATT to select
Global, Per Site, or Off from the drop-down menu.
 
ABst (Audioboost) Boosts the audio slightly (6 dB?) for the system. Default is Off. See also Object ABst.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off.
Software Click to select the System then click the ABst checkbox.
 
AutoMove HRs (Site option in software) (LTR only) LTR systems require the frequencies be placed in Logical Channel Number order or LCN order.
This option enables the scanner to automatically move the frequency to the correct home repeater location using information transmitted on the active frequency.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off.
Software Click to select the System then click the Site Details tab, click the Site to select, click the Site Options tab, then click drop-down next to Automatically adjust home repeaters to select On.
 
Country Allows you to specify which country specific band plan to be used when entering frequencies.
  Scanner Press or to select Dflt, US, or Canada.
Software Click to select the System then click Country to select from the drop-down menu.
 
Voice Allows you to select the type of audio used. Project25, DMR, and NXDN systems are automatically set to Digital. 'LTR' and 'EDACS' systems are automatically set to Analog and shown with N/A. 'Motorola' systems may be set to Digital, Analog, or Mixed. When a Motorola system is set to Mixed, there may be a short delay because the scanner first has to determine if the voice is analog or digital. So, if you are sure the system is Project25, set it to Digital, if you are sure it's analog only, set it to Analog to avoid this delay.
  Scanner Press or to select Mixed, Analog, or Digital.
Software Click to select the Motorola System then click Voice to select from the drop-down menu. Default is Mixed.

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AGC Audio Gain Control instantly compensates for low user audio levels that are common on digital systems. If you program a channel as NFM (narrow FM) that is transmitting in FM mode, the audio will sound too loud. Similarly, if you program a channel as FM that is transmitting in NFM mode, the audio will sound too quiet. Incorrectly matching the modulation setting to the actual modulation used is the biggest reason for unbalanced audio between channels. Default is Off. See also Site AGC and (digital) Object AGC.
Note: Global AGC Mode must be set to Normal for this setting to apply.
  Scanner Press or to select On, Per Site, or Off.
Software
Click to select the System then click AGC to select from the drop-down menu.
  Off - AGC off for all sites.
On - AGC on for all sites.
Per Site - use site AGC settings.
 
Dwell This setting determines how long the scanner will continue to try to locate programmed active transmissions in the current system before giving up and moving on to the next system or frequency.
The default dwell time depends on the system type.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to enter (WS1095 scroll to select then  to move the cursor) Auto (0) or 1-250 (.1 - 25 secs)
  Software Click to select the System then click Dwell to select from the drop-down menu.
 
Edit Sites Will allow you to Add a Site or Edit a Site. Press SEL/ to enter.
 
Add Talkgroup Will allow you to add a talkgroup to the system. See Add Talkgroup IDPress SEL/ to enter.

Programming Sites Contents
To Add a Site with the Scanner
Press Menu and scroll to 'Program Menu' then press SEL/ or press Fn then 2 in any other mode. Scroll to 'Edit System' and press SEL/.
Use
or to select the System and press SEL/. Scroll to 'Edit Sites' and press SEL/. Scroll to 'Add New' and press SEL/.
Refer to the Edit Site menu to set your options.
 
To Edit Sites with the Scanner
Press Menu and scroll
to 'Program Menu' then press SEL/. Scroll to 'Edit System' and press SEL/.
Use
or to select the System and press SEL/. Scroll to 'Edit Sites' and press SEL/. Scroll to select the Site and press SEL/.
Refer to the Edit Site menu to set your options.
 
Use to select each option below.
To save your changes press Menu then SEL/ to bring you back to the Main Menu.
You can also scroll back up to Save or Cancel Changes and press SEL/ to bring you back to the last menu.
  The first few lines will show:
Cancel Changes
Save Changes
 
Alpha Tag Fleet (map) (Motorola) NFM AGC (Motorola/P25)
Frequencies Locked Out EDACS (type) (EDACS) Thresh Lo
Table (Motorola/P25) Atten Narrow Invert (EDACS) Thresh Hi
 
To Program/Edit Sites in the Software select the Trunked Radio Systems tab.
Select the system in the top pane then the Site Details tab below then select the site number.
 
Site Details Tab...

Site Details

Site Frequencies

Site Options

 

 

New (button)

 

Frequency

 

Motorola/P25/DMR/NXDN

 

EDACS

 

Alpha Tag

 

L/O

 

Trunking Tables (Moto/P25 only)

 

Control Channel Type

 

L/O

 

DMR CC

 

Type I/IIi Fleetmaps (Moto only)

 

Narrow Signal Type

 

ATT

 

LCN

 

NXDN Mode

 

LTR

Multi-Site Settings

 

Mode

 

NXDN RAN

 

Automatically adjust home repeaters

 

Data Decode Thresholds

 

 

 

Digital AGC  

New (button) Allows you to create a new site for the trunked system.

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  Click to select the System and click the Site Details tab then click the New button.
  Click to select the System and click the Site Details tab then select the Site. Click the Delete button.
 
Alpha Tag Will allow you to name the site with up to 16 characters.
  Scanner Press  SEL/ to edit. Press Skip to clear.
Press
SEL/ then scroll to select the character, then to move the cursor and repeat for up to 16 characters. Press SEL/ to save and return.
Software
Click to select the System then click the Site Details tab, click the Site to select, and click to highlight the name and edit.
 
L/O/Locked Out Allows you to lockout the site so it won't be scanned. Default is Off.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off.
Software Click to select the System then click the Site Details tab, click the Site to select, and click the L/O checkbox.
 
ATT/Atten Allows you to attenuate the site. See also System Attenuation. Note: Global Attenuation Mode must be set to Normal for this setting to apply.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off.
Software Click to select the System then click the Site Details tab, click the Site to select, and click the ATT checkbox.

 

Data Decode Thresholds/Threshold Lo/Hi Used with multi-site systems. Sets how the scanner follows the control channels you have programmed into multiple sites. While (you are) moving, the scanner will attempt to lock on the best control channel it can find. The scanner will always attempt to lock on to control channels where the decoding quality is greater than 'Threshold Hi', and will search for new control channels when the decoding quality of a control channel drops below 'Threshold Lo'. If no control channels are available that meet the Threshold Hi criteria, the scanner will seek the best control channel to use, and continue checking periodically for a new control channel that meets the Threshold Hi criteria. See also Optimizing Scanning Parameters.
  Threshold Lo Sets the control channel decode % threshold for a site to be considered out of range, which will begin the process of looking for a new site (control channel). Default is 75.
Threshold Hi
Sets the control channel decode % threshold for a site to be considered good when looking for a new site (control channel). Default is 95.
  Scanner Press SEL/ then Skip to clear and enter the threshold (WS1095 scroll to select then  to move the cursor), 0 - 99. Press SEL/ to save and return.
Software Click to select the System then click the Site Details tab, click the Site to select, then the up/down arrows to select. Use the Apply to all Sites button as desired.
 
Frequency/Frequencies For Motorola systems you only need to enter the control channel frequencies.
Each talkgroup ID can be assigned to more than one scan list but can only be associated with one system.
There is still a 32 control channel limit for a trunking site. Note: EDACS frequencies also have to be entered in LCN order.
See
Finding EDACS LCN Order. See also BandPlan and FlexStep settings for step size defaults.
  Scanner Press  SEL/ to edit. Press Skip to clear.
Press
SEL/ and enter the frequency (WS1095 scroll to select then  to move the cursor) then to move the cursor and repeat. Press SEL/ to save and return.
Software
Click to select the System then click the Site Details tab, click the Site to select, click the Site Frequencies tab, then click to highlight the frequency and edit.
 
L/O Allows you to lockout a trunking frequency.
  Software (only) Click to select the System then click the Site Details tab, click the Site to select, click the Site Frequencies tab.
Click to highlight the frequency and click the L/O checkbox. Use the Clear L/O button to unlock all frequencies.
 
DMR CC Allows you to set a Color Code for a frequency. Default is Any.
  Software (only) Click to select the System then click the Site Details tab, click the Site to select, click the Site Frequencies tab, then use the drop down to select.

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LCN Some systems require that you enter trunking frequencies in a certain order.
  Software (only) Click to select the System then click the Site Details tab, click the Site to select then click the Site Frequencies tab.
Move frequencies with the Move Up and Move Down buttons as required to make changes.
 
Mode/NFM Allows you to set the receive mode for all trunking frequencies in the site.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off.
Software Click to select the System then click the Site Details tab, click the Site to select, click the Site Frequencies tab.
Click the drop-down next to Mode to select FM or NFM. Use the Apply Mode to all Sites button as desired.
 
Trunking Tables/Table (P25/Motorola only) Allows you to select the default trunking table or to customize the tables for each type of system. Trunking tables are required so the scanner can correctly determine the voice channel frequencies. Trunking table information can usually be found in the RadioReference Database.
For P25 Systems and Mixed (P25 and Motorola) Systems there are two types of systems: Explicit mode and Implicit mode channel assignment. Explicit mode systems include all information needed to determine voice frequencies on the control channel. For Explicit mode systems (most P25 systems), use the Auto-fill option. The system will automatically detect the band plan and populate the table for the system. You must supply the system's band plan for Implicit systems for the scanner using the Custom option to correctly determine voice frequencies. The Standard option will force the scanner to use the standard 700 and 800 MHz tables that are present on many systems.
For Motorola Analog Systems use the Default option for 800 MHz and 900 MHz Motorola trunked systems.
For Motorola Splinter Systems use the Splinter option (analog 800Mhz  systems with frequencies between 866-869 MHz [or rebanded 851-854 MHz] ending with 0 instead of 5 e.g. 852.1250, not 852.1375).
For Motorola Rebanded Systems you must select Custom and create a custom band plan. For Motorola 800 MHz rebanded table entries see this post.
For Motorola VHF and UHF Systems you must select Custom and create a custom band plan. You must program the applicable lo channel, hi channel, offset, base frequency, and step for the system. I have found an explanation at the Trunked Radio Systems User’s Page  that describes how to find some of this information. Look for 'Determining Base and Offset Frequencies for the BC245xlt' by John C. See also this post for UHF systems. RadioReference.com also has an explanation. Inquire at RadioReference.com Forums to find more information about specific systems.
  Scanner Press or to select Normal, Splinter, or Custom. For Custom press SEL/ to edit then or to select each table and press SEL/ to edit.
Press to select Lo Chan and press SEL/ to edit. Press SEL/ to save and return.
Repeat for Hi Chan and Offset.
Press Menu to save and return.
Repeat for each table (00-15) as needed.
Press Menu to save and return.
Software Click to select the System then click the Site Details tab, click the Site to select, click the Site Options tab, then click the drop-down next to Type to select.
For custom tables select Custom then click the Edit button. Click to select and highlight each field to edit and click the OK button. Repeat for each table as needed.
Use the Apply to all Sites button as desired.
 

 

Type I/IIi Fleetmaps/Fleet (Motorola only) Motorola Type I and Type IIi systems require you to program a fleet map. This allows you to receive the talkgroup IDs correctly. Trunking table information can usually be found in the RadioReference Database. If you don’t know which fleet map to use, you can try a method I found at RadioReference.com., Determining Type I Motorola Fleet Maps by Dave Goodson. If you know the fleet map by name, E1P1, E1P2, etc., I have listed 16 pre-set fleet maps so you can see the size codes.
  Note: If you select size code S-12, S-13, or S-14, these restrictions apply:
S-12 can only be assigned to blocks 0, 2, 4 or 6.
S-13 can only be assigned to blocks 0 and 4.
S-14 can only be assigned to block 0.
Since these size codes require multiple blocks, you will be prompted for the next available block. For example, if you assign Block 0 as S-12, the scanner prompts you for block 2, the next block available, instead of block 1. If you assign Block 0 as S-14, you would not see another prompt because S-14 uses all available blocks.
  Scanner Press or to select one of the pre-set fleet maps.
Software Click to select the System then click the Site Details tab, click the Site to select, click the Site Options tab, then click the drop-down next to Presets to select.
For custom fleet maps select Custom then click the Edit button. Click the drop-down next to each block to edit and click the OK button. Repeat for each block as needed.
Use the Apply to all Sites button as desired.
 
NXDN Mode Allows you to set the
  Scanner Press or to select
Software Click to select the System then click the Site Details tab, click the Site to select, click the System/Site Options tab.
Click the drop-down next to NXDN Mode to select Auto,  9600, or 4800. Default is Auto.

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NXDN RAN Allows you to set the
  Scanner Press or to select
Software Click to select the System then click the Site Details tab, click the Site to select, click the System/Site Options tab.
Click the drop-down next to NXDN RAN to select 1-63. Default is Any.
 
Digital AGC/AGC Allows you to set AGC for the digital site. If you program a channel as NFM (narrow FM) that is transmitting in FM mode, the audio will sound too loud. Similarly, if you program a channel as FM that is transmitting in NFM mode, the audio will sound too quiet. Incorrectly matching the modulation setting to the actual modulation used is the biggest reason for unbalanced audio between channels.
See also System AGC and (digital) Object AGC. Notes: Global AGC Mode
must be set to Normal for this setting to apply.
  Off - AGC off for all talkgroups.
On - AGC on for all talkgroups.
Per Talkgroup (ID) - use talkgroup AGC settings.
  Scanner Press or to select On, Off, or Per Tgrp.
Software Click to select the System then click the Site Details tab, click the Site to select, click the Site Options tab.
Click the drop-down next to Digital AGC to select from the menu.
 
Control Channel Type/EDACS (type) (EDACS only) Selects the type of EDACS site.
  EDACS Standard (Wide) is the normal EDACS system on 800 MHz and some UHF systems.
EDACS Narrow is used on some UHF systems and most 900 MHz systems.
  Scanner Press or to select Standard, or Narrow.
Software Click to select the System then click the Site Details tab, click the Site to select, click the Site Options tab.
Click the drop-down next to Control Channel Type to select from the menu.
 
Narrow Signal Type/Narrow Invert This setting inverts the incoming decoded control channel data. Some EDACS Narrow systems may require this setting in order to operate.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check On or Off.
Software Click to select the System then click the Site Details tab, click the Site to select, click the Site Options tab.
Click the drop-down next to Narrow SignalType to select from the menu.
 
Automatically adjust home repeaters (System Option in Scanner) (LTR only) LTR systems require the frequencies be placed in Logical Channel Number order or LCN order.
This option enables the scanner to automatically move the frequency to the correct home repeater location using information transmitted on the active frequency.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off.
Software Click to select the System then click the Site Details tab, click the Site to select, click the Site Options tab.
Click the drop-down next to
Automatically adjust home repeaters to select On.

Program/Edit Frequencies and Talkgroup IDs Contents
With the updated firmware you can now edit all settings for all objects including IDs, using the 'Program Menu'. You can still use 'Browse Library' to import channels from the SD card and edit them here. All the settings for objects can be edited in the programming software with the Conventional Frequencies tab and Talkgroup Details or Radio ID Details tab. The Scanlists tab allows you organize scan lists and view/edit some of the properties of those objects by scan list and is an easy way to add single objects to each list.
 
Add a Conventional Frequency Conventional Frequencies Tab
Add a Talkgroup ID Talkgroup/Radio IDs Details
Edit a Conventional Frequency/Talkgroup ID Scanlists Tab

Scanner Object Menu

 

 

To Add a Conventional Frequency with the Scanner
Press Menu and
scroll to 'Program Menu' then press SEL/ or press Fn then 2 in any other mode. Scroll to 'Add Conv Freq' and press SEL/ to edit.
Press Skip to clear or enter the frequency (WS1095 scroll to select then  to move the cursor). (you can't move the decimal point).
Press SEL/ to save and return to the object menu to set your options.

 
To Add a Talkgroup ID with the Scanner
Press Menu and
scroll to 'Program Menu' then press SEL/ or press Fn then 2 in any other mode. Scroll to 'Edit System' and press SEL/.
Use
or to select the System to add the talkgroup ID to and press SEL/. Scroll to 'Add Talkgroup' and press SEL/.
The talkgroup defaults to a Wildcard talkgroup. Scroll to
'TGID Wildcard' and press SEL/ to edit.
Press Skip to clear or enter the ID (WS1095 scroll to select then  to move the cursor). Press SEL/ to save and return to the object menu to set your options.
 

To Edit a Conventional Frequency/Talkgroup ID with the Scanner
Press Menu and
use or to select 'Browse Objects' then press SEL/.
Pressing
or will scroll through the scan lists. Press and hold or to scroll faster.
Pressing
or will scroll through objects in each scan list. Press and hold or to scroll faster.
Press Menu to enter the object menu to set your options.
Note:
You can also press Menu when the object is in the display in scan receive/pause modes.

 
Use to select each option below.
To save your changes press Menu then SEL/ to bring you back to the Main Menu.
You can also scroll back up to Save Changes and press SEL/ to bring you back to the last menu.
  The first lines will show:
Cancel Changes
Save Changes

 

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Edit Object Menu...

Frequency (conv)

Sq Code (conv)

RadioID

Attenuate (conv)

Off Time

Alpha Tag

Sq Exclude (conv)

TGID

AGC

LED Enable

Set Scanlists

DMR (conv)

Locked Out

AudioBoost

LED Flash

DG Mode

Color (conv)

Skipped

Alarm

Color Count

RXMode (conv)

Slot (conv)

Priority

Light

Color 1-4 RBG

SQ Mode (conv) NXDN (conv) Delay Flash Pattern Record

Sq Search (conv)

RAN (conv)

Delay .1s

On Time

 

 

To Program/Edit Conventional Objects in the Software select the Conventional Frequencies Tab.
 

Conventional Frequencies Tab...

Buttons

Alpha Tag

Pri

Backlight/LED Mode/Colors

Alert

 

New (Channel)

Frequency

Att

 

Backlight Mode

DMode

 

Duplicate

Mode

ABst

 

LED Mode

AGC

 

Clear Skipped

Squelch

Dly

 

Latch LED

Rec

 

Search

L/O

(Delay) Time

 

Color Selections

Scanlists

 

Import from Text File/Clipboard

Skip

 

 

On Time, Off Time

 

        Pattern Value  

 

To Program/Edit Talkgroup Objects in the Software select the Trunked Radio Systems tab, click the system to highlight, then click the Talkgroup Details tab or Radio ID Details Tab.
 

Trunked System Talkgroup/Radio ID Details...

Talkgroup/Radio ID Info (buttons)

Alpha Tag

Backlight/LED Mode/Colors

Alert

 

New (ID)

L/O

 

Backlight Mode

Rec

 

Add Wildcard

Skip

 

LED Mode

DMode

 

Clear Skipped

Pri

 

Latch LED

AGC

 

Search

ABst

 

Color Selections

Scanlists

 

Compress

Dly

 

On Time, Off Time

 

 

Import from Text File/Clipboard (Delay) Time

 

Pattern Value  

 

Show Unassigned Talkgroups  

 

   
 

Scanlists Tab...

Buttons

Scanlist (select)

Backlight/LED Mode/Colors

 

 

New Channel

Enabled

 

Backlight Mode

Alert

 

Remove Channel

Alpha Tag

 

LED Mode

Rec

 

Clear Skipped

L/O (Channel)

 

Latch LED

Scanlists

  Search Channels Skip   Color Selections  
    Pri   On Time, Off Time  
  Dly   Pattern Value  

Conventional Frequencies

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Duplicate (button) Allows you to duplicate a conventional object in the same scan list.
  Click anywhere on the object line to highlight then click the Duplicate button to the right.
 
Frequency Allows you to edit the frequency for a conventional object.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to edit. Press Skip to clear or enter the frequency (WS1095 scroll to select then  to move the cursor). Press SEL/ to save and return.
 
Mode/RX Mode Allows you to set the receive mode for a conventional object. Default is Auto.
  Scanner Press or to select Auto, AM, FM, or NFM.
Software Click anywhere on the object line to highlight then click the Mode field to toggle Auto, FM, NFM, or AM.
 
Squelch/Sq Mode Allows you to set the squelch mode for a conventional object. Default is None.
  Scanner Press to select None, CTCSS, DCS, NAC or SRCH (searches all).
Software
Click anywhere on the object line to highlight then click the Squelch field. Select the Squelch Mode or Search for any mode with the drop-down arrow.
For an Analog frequency you can program the CTCSS, DCS or set to Search, or lockout a tone.
For a P25 frequency you can program the NAC or set to Search or lockout a tone.
For a DMR frequency you can program a TGID, Radio ID, Color Code, Time Slot or set to Any, or lockout a TGID.
For a NXDN frequency you can program a TGID, Radio ID, and RAN or set to Any.

 

SQ Search Turns search on or off when Squelch is set to CTCSS, DCS, or NAC. Default is On.
  Scanner (only) Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off.
 
SQ Code Allows you to select a squelch tone/code for a conventional object (only when SQ Search is Off).
  Scanner (only) Press or to select the CTCSS, DCS, or NAC tone/code.
 
SQ Exclude Allows you to lock out a squelch tone/code for a conventional object (only when SQ Search is Off).
  Scanner (only) Press SEL/ to check (lock out) the CTCSS, DCS, or NAC tone/code selected in SQ Code.
 
DMR Allows you to set the frequency as DMR conventional.
  Scanner (only) Press SEL/ to apply.
 
Color Allows you to select a color code for the DMR frequency.
  Scanner (only) Press or to select 1-15, or Any.
 
Slot Allows you to select the slot used for the frequency.
  Scanner (only) Press or to select 1-2, or Any.
 
NXDN llows you to set the frequency as NXDN conventional.
  Scanner (only) Press SEL/ to apply.
 
RAN Allows you to select the RAN used for the frequency.
  Scanner (only) Press or to select 0-63, or Any.
 
Att/Attenuate Attenuates the conventional object (20db?). Note: Global Attenuation Mode must be set to Normal for this setting to apply.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off.
Software Click anywhere on the object line to highlight then click the ATT box.
 
Channel/ID Options
New Channel/New (buttons) Allows you add/edit a new conventional or talkgroup ID (or Radio ID) object with the default settings in the Default Scan List.
Click anywhere on an object line to select where to insert the object then use the wizard to create an object. Talkgroup IDs must be entered in the selected ID Format.

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Alpha Tag Allows you to edit the tag for an object with up to 16 characters.
Scanner Press  SEL/ to edit. Press Skip to clear or scroll to select the character then to move the cursor and repeat for up to 16 characters. Press SEL/ to save and return.
Software Click anywhere on the object line to highlight then click the Alpha Tag field to edit and press enter to save.
 

L/O/Locked Out Used for objects you will never want to scan (like encrypted talkgroups). The only way to unlock an object is in the object's menu (or software). Default is Off.

  Scanner Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off.
Software Click anywhere on the object line to highlight then click the L/O box.
 
Skip/Skipped Used for objects you want to temporarily lockout and unlock with Restore (all) Skipped in the Main Menu or Clear Skipped in the software. Default is Off.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off.
Software Click anywhere on the object line to highlight then click the Skip box.
 
Pri/Priority Sets the object for priority. Priority Mode must also be checked in the Main Menu. Default is Off. See also Priority Time and Priority Scanning.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off.
Software Click anywhere on the object line to highlight then click the Pri box.
 
ABst (AudioBoost) AudioBoost Boosts the audio slightly (6 dB?) for the object. Default is Off. See also System ABst.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off.
Software Click anywhere on the object line to highlight then click the ABst box.
 
Dly/Delay Turns the delay on for the object according to the Delay Time. Default is On.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off.
Software Click anywhere on the object line to highlight then click the Dly box.

 

(Delay) Time/Delay .1s Sets the time for the object (in 1/10s increments) to pause after a transmission before continuing to scan.
Default is 2 seconds for the software and 20 for the scanner.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to edit. Press Skip to clear or enter the delay (WS1095 scroll to select then  to move the cursor), 0-600 (0-60 seconds). Press SEL/ to save and return.
Software Click anywhere on the object line to highlight then click the Time field. Drag the slider to select the time. Tip: Use the left/right arrow buttons on your keyboard for better precision.
 
Alert/Alarm Sets an audible alarm that is heard when the object becomes active.
Default is Off. Note: Sounds must be On and Alerts must also be set to Audio or Both (in the Global Settings menu).
  Scanner Press or to preview and select the alarm.
Software
Click anywhere on the object line to highlight then click the Alert field repeatedly to select.
 
DMode/DG Mode Sets the digital mode for the object. Default is Auto.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off.
Software Click anywhere on the object line to highlight then click the DMode field to toggle Auto, Analog, or Digital. See also Voice in Trunking System Options.
 
AGC Useful to compensate for low or high audio levels on digital objects. Default is On. See also Site AGC and System AGC.
Note: Global AGC Mode must be set to Normal for this setting to apply.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off.
Software Click anywhere on the object line to highlight then click the AGC box.
 
Rec/Record Sets the object for recording. Default is Off. Enable Record in the Global Settings menu must also be set to Enabled.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off.
Software Click anywhere on the object line to highlight then click the Rec box.
 

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Scanlists/Set Scanlists Allows you to assign the object to one or more scan lists. Default is 1.

 

Scanner Press SEL/ to edit. Press or to select the list then press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off. Press to save and return.
Software
Click anywhere on the object line to highlight then click the Scanlists field.
Scroll to select and click the box next to one or more list(s) then press SET to assign.

 
Trunked System Talkgroup/Radio ID Details
New (button) Allows you to add/edit a Talkgroup ID/Radio ID and assign it to scan list(s). Follow the Channel Wizard to program.
 
Show Unassigned Talkgroups If checked will also show IDs that are not assigned to scan lists.
Software Trunked Radio Systems tab > Talkgroup Details tab.
 
Add Wildcard (button) Allows you to add a wildcard ID that will receive all talkgroups (Talkgroup Details tab) or a wildcard ID that will receive all private IDs (Radio ID Details tab).
  Click the button to create the wildcard. Scroll to select and click the scan list(s) you want the wildcard ID assigned to and click the Set button.
 
Compress (button) This option will remove unused space in the data files for the currently selected system.
The recovered space depends on the number of ID objects that have been deleted from that data file.
 
TGID Allows you to edit/program an ID for a trunked system. The talkgroup defaults to a Wildcard talkgroup.
  Scanner (only) Press SEL/ to edit (WS1095 scroll to select then  to move the cursor). Press Skip to clear or scroll to enter the ID then to move the cursor and repeat.
.Press SEL/ to save and return.
 
Radio ID Allows you to edit/program a Radio ID for a trunked system. The talkgroup defaults to a Wildcard talkgroup.
  Scanner (only) Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off.
 
Scanlist Tab
Scanlist Allows you to select a scan list to edit.
Software Click the drop-down arrow and select a list.
 
Enabled Allows you to enable scan lists for scanning
Software Click the drop-down arrow and select Yes for enabled or No for disabled.
 
Remove Channel (button) This will remove the object from the scan list. It will not delete the object as it may still be a member of another scan list.
Talkgroup ID objects that have been removed from scan lists will still be shown in the Talkgroup/Radio ID Details tabs with no scan list assigned when Show Unassigned Talkgroups is checked.
Software Click to select the object then click the Remove Channel button.
 
Backlight/LED Mode/Colors
Backlight Mode/Light Sets backlight behavior when the object becomes active. Default is Leave.
  Leave - uses the LMode backlight setting.
On -
turns the backlight on when the object is active and Alerts is set to Both or Visual and LMode is set to Norml, Key Press/Key, or Ignor.
Flash -
flashes the backlight according to the Flash Pattern setting when the object is active and Alerts is set to Both or Visual and LMode is set to On, Norml, Key Press/Key, or Ignor.
LMode has to be set to Norml, Key Press/Key, or Ignre for the backlight to come on only during a transmission.
  Scanner Press or to select Leave, On, or Flash.
Software Click anywhere on the object line to highlight then click the Bklt/LED field to select.
Click the drop-down arrow at Backlight Mode to select
Leave, On, or Flash.

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LED Mode/LED Enable Uses the LED to alert when an object becomes active using the Color 1-4 RGB setting. Default is Off.
Note:
Color Count must be at least 1 and Alerts is set to Both or Visual and
LMode is set to  Norml, Key Press/Key, or Ignor.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off.
Software Click anywhere on the object line to highlight then click the Bklt/LED field to select.
Use the drop-down arrow to set LED Mode to Solid
or Flash. Click Add Color to add at least one color.
 
LED Flash Flashes the alert LED when an object becomes active according to the Flash Pattern setting. Default is Off.
Note:
LED Enable must be On and Color Count must be at least 1 and Alerts is set to Both or Visual and
LMode is set to Norml, Key, or Ignor.
  Scanner (only) Press SEL/ to check On, or uncheck Off.
 
Latch LED Allows the alert LED to stay in the LED mode (enable or flash) after the transmission is complete or until it is overridden by another object that is also using an Alert LED. Default is Off.
  Software (only) Click anywhere on the object line to highlight then click the Bklt/LED field to select.
Click Add Color to add at least one color.
Check LED Latch On, or uncheck Off.
 
Color Count Sets the number of colors to use with LED Enable or LED Flash in the Flash Pattern. Default is 0. Note: must be at least 1 for LED Enable or LED Flash.
  Scanner (only) Press or to select 0-4.
 
Color Selections/Color 1-4 RGB Allows you to set four different colors to use with LED Enable or LED Flash with the Flash Pattern. Color 1 will be used for LED Enable without LED Flash.
  Scanner For each color, 1-4, press SEL/ to edit. Enter a sequence of 6 numbers or letters, 0-9 or A-F.
Press or to select the first number/letter of the color code, then to move the cursor and repeat for the next number/letter.
Press SEL/ to save and exit.
Software
Click anywhere on the object line to highlight then click the Bklt/LED field to select.
Click Add Color to select a color or Define Custom Colors then Add to Custom Colors. Click
OK to save and exit.

 

On Time Sets the time the backlight/LED is on in the Flash Pattern when Light is set to Flash or LED Enable and LED Flash is On.
Off Time Sets the time the backlight/LED is off in the Flash Pattern when Light is set to Flash or LED Enable and LED Flash is On.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to edit. Enter the time, 1-100 (.01-1 seconds). Default is 50 (.5 second).
Press or to select the first number, then to move the cursor and repeat for each number.
Press SEL/ to save and exit.
Software
Click anywhere on the object line to highlight then click the Bklt/LED field to select.
Use the drop-down arrow to set Backlight Mode and/or LED Mode to Flash. Click Add Color to add at least one color if LED Mode is set to Flash or Solid.
Enter the on time, 10-2500 (.01-2.5 seconds).
Default is 500 (.5 second).

 

Pattern Value/Flash Pattern Sets the flash pattern for the backlight when Light is set to Flash and/or the flash pattern for the LED
when LED Enable and LED Flash is On and Alerts is set to Both or Visual and
LMode is set to On, Norml, Key/Key Press, or Ignor.
For more information see LED Flash Programming.
 

Scanner Press SEL/ to edit. The flash pattern is set for each block by specifying the number or letter associated with the desired flash pattern.
Enter a sequence of 8 numbers and/or letters, 0-9 and
A-F. Default pattern is 55555555.
Press or to select the first number/letter of the pattern code, then to move the cursor and repeat for the next numbers/letters. Press SEL/ to save and return.
Software
Click anywhere on the object line to highlight then click the Bklt/LED field to select.
Use the drop-down arrow to set Backlight Mode and/or LED Mode to Flash. Click Add Color to add at least one color if LED Mode is set to Flash or Solid.
Enter the On Time and Off Time then check/uncheck the 32 boxes to select a pattern.

Each step in the 32 step flash pattern defines whether the backlight/LED is on or off for the durations specified in the On Time and Off Time settings.

You can also Load Presets that are included in the software or Save Presets with the buttons.

 
Other Buttons
Clear Skipped/Restore Skipped
Scanner Use or in the Main Menu and scroll to ‘Restore Skipped and press Menu to clear all skipped objects in the current V-Scanner Folder.
Software Click the Clear Skipped button to clear all in the window you are viewing (i.e. scanlist, conventional frequencies, talkgroup IDs, etc.).
 
Search/Search Channels Will allow you to search for frequencies and alpha tags.
 
Import from Text File/Clipboard Will allow you to import objects.

Scanning Contents
To Start Scanning Press Menu and scroll to 'Scan' then press SEL/ or press Fn then 1 in any other mode..
The display will show a scrolling arrow and the scan list(s) names and will scroll the names (if more than five scan lists are enabled).
Pressing in Scan mode will take you to the last object received in the Browse Objects menu.
 
Turning Scan Lists On/Off
Enter the scan list number on the keypad to toggle on or off. Select multiple scanlists by separating them with a decimal.
(WS1095) Press
Menu and
scroll to 'Scanlists' and press SEL/. Scroll to each scan list and press SEL/ to enable (checked) or disable (unchecked).
Press
to save and exit. Note: The scan set the list belongs to must also be enabled (see above) or you may see the "Nothing to Scan" error. See also Scan Set Mode.
 
Turning Scan Sets On/Off
From the Main Menu press scroll to select 'Scan Sets' and press SEL/.
Scroll to each scan set and press SEL/
to enable (checked) or disable (unchecked). Press to save and exit.
Note: The scan list(s) in the scan set must also be enabled (see below) or you may see the "Nothing to Scan" error. See also Scan Set Mode.
 
Using Pause

 

Pause () will pause any scan or search and monitor that object. You will also see in the display. Press again to resume.
Pause pauses the scanner but keeps the scanner in scan mode.
If you press
while viewing a Wildcard ID, the scanner will monitor only the talkgroup the scanner is paused on.
 
Skipping/Locking Out Objects
To Skip/Lock Out an object press the Skip button. Depending on how the Skip button is set, it will either Skip or Lock Out the object. See also Unlocking Objects.
 
Storing IDs

 

To Store an ID found with a Wildcard ID press Menu when the object is displayed. Scroll to 'Store Wildcard' and press SEL/.
The ID will be assigned to the current scan list (at the end of the list using 'Browse Objects').
 
Storing CTCSS/DCS/NAC Tones/Codes
To Store a CTCSS/DCS/NAC tone/code (if enabled) press Menu when the object is displayed. Scroll to 'Store sq code' and press SEL/.
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Priority Scanning

Conventional Priority Scanning will give priority to conventional objects that have their priority mode set to 'On'.
The scanner will sample the conventional objects for activity periodically while scanning and monitoring other objects.
This sampling will cause a brief muting of received audio when it occurs while another object is active.
The more conventional objects that are set for priority, the longer this audio muting will be, since it takes a certain amount of time to sample each priority conventional object for activity.
Note:
Under some circumstances Priority Mode can interfere with the built in Audio Recorder.

Talk Group Priority Scanning will give priority to IDs that have their priority mode set to 'On'.
On some trunked systems (e.g. Mot 3600 if the system is programmed for it, and LTR for some talkgroups), it will look at low-speed data on the voice frequency checking for any priority Talk Group information.
It will not check for IDs when receiving any other talkgroup.
It will not check for IDs when scanning conventional objects.
Priority does work for Radio IDs associated with 'Private' IDs.
Priority does not work for Radio IDs associated with 'Group' IDs, the scanner will only check the 'Group' IDs.
 

To Turn Priority On or Off press Fn then PRI.
(WS1095 press Menu, scroll to and press 'Program Menu', scroll to and press 'Global Settings', scroll to and check/unckeck Priority Mode)
.
All objects with their priority mode set to 'On' are given equal priority status. No object has higher priority over any another.
See also Priority Time/Interval and Max Channels per Check.
 
Changing V-Scanner Folders
From the Main Menu scroll to 'V-Scanner' and press SEL/. The current folder and name will be displayed.
Use
or to select the V-Scanner folder and press SEL/ to load.

 

Using the Attenuator
The attenuator reduces the amount of signal at the receiver input (20 dB?) and may help reduce interference from strong nearby transmitters. There are two attenuation modes, Normal and Global.
Normal attenuation uses the attenuation settings for each object/system/site/search.
Global attenuation forces attenuation for all objects/systems/sites/searches on or off. See also Attenuation Settings.

To Attenuate a Conventional Object
press Menu anytime a conventional object is in the display. Scroll to 'Attenuate' and press SEL/. Press ◄ to return to scanning.
To Attenuate
any Search press Menu in any search mode. Scroll to 'Attenuate' then press SEL/. Press ◄ to return to searching.
To Toggle Global Attenuation Mode Off press ATT in Scan or Search modes (no G or A in the display).
To Toggle Global Attenuation On press ATT in Scan or Search modes (GA in the display).
To Toggle Global Attenuation Off press ATT in Scan or Search modes (G in the display).
 
Monitoring Objects
To Monitor an object from the Main Menu scroll to 'Browse Objects' then press SEL/.
Pressing or will scroll through the scan lists. Using will scroll through objects in each scan list.
When you have found the object press SEL/
to monitor.
To Monitor the last object received press in Scan mode then press SEL/ to monitor.
If that object is in multiple lists, the scanner
displays the lowest number scan list that the object is in. Press SEL/ again to continue scanning.
If you monitor a Wildcard ID, the scanner will monitor all active IDs in that system.
 
To Scan the Skywarn List press WX/ to enter weather scan then WX/ again to scan the list. SkyWarn will appear in the display. See also Using the Skywarn List.
 
To Turn Weather Priority On press WX/ to enter weather scan then Menu. Scroll to Priority and use ◄ or to select a weather channel.
Press Menu
then SEL/ to save and return. See also Weather Priority.

Optimizing Scanning Parameters Contents
Move your scanner/antenna to a different location. Sometimes just 12" helps. Digital is especially fussy.
Get a better antenna. The stock rubber duck is just average quality.
 
Conventional Scanning
Setting the squelch properly is the easiest and quickest way to receive channels better.
 
Analog/Digital Trunking
The one thing that frustrated me most with the default settings is the constant blinking of an ID in the display while the scanner was trying to lock on to it.
Here's what I did.

Move your scanner/antenna to a different location. Sometimes just turning it helps. You want that
in the upper left of the display to stay there as much as possible.
For Motorola systems/sites, only enter the known control channels/alternate control channels to speed up scanning. You don't need to program the voice channels.
There also are articles on Simulcast Digital Distortion and
Object Oriented Scanners Overload Issues at Radio Reference.

Turning the squelch down a little will help pull in fringe sites especially for P25 decoding. It will scan multiple sites slower but gives the scanner time to lock onto the control channels.
Turning the squelch up a little will find the stronger sites faster and therefore move to the next site/system quicker.

If you are having trouble with garbled digital transmissions, try turning AGC on or off for the system or conventional frequency (Global AGC would be an easy way to check this).

For Multi-site systems, program each site into its own scan list first to see how well the site receives in different locations or conditions. This way you can see which sites are receivable by monitoring one scan list at a time and looking for that little in the upper left of the display.

M
y personal experience has given me the best results by programming each site as one system and putting it in its own scan list. I don't like putting all the sites for a Multi-site system into one system because it only monitors the 1 strongest control channel (site) which defeats the whole 'multi-site' concept IMHO. Yes, there may be different traffic on other receivable control channels you have in the system that aren't being monitored. You can still assign all those separate sites in the system to one scan list to isolate the system if you prefer. This method will monitor all your control channels.

I would only program all sites into one system if there was only one control channel available at a time to monitor. This may be the case if you are located on the fringe of several weak sites. Set
Threshold Hi to around 85 and Threshold Lo to about 55 for a wider threshold range than the default 95 Hi and 75 Lo. You don't need 95% signal quality to lock on to a system. This will monitor the strongest control channel and look for another only when the signal strength falls below the 'Threshold Lo' setting.

These are just my suggestions. You will have to experiment with different ways to find what works best for you. Factors like how busy the multi-site system is, how much traffic you want to listen to on that system, if you are stationary or mobile, and how many other systems you want to listen to will determine the best way for you to setup each multi-site system.

 
Restore Skipped Objects
To Restore all Skipped objects press Menu and scroll to 'Restore Skipped' then press SEL/.
 
Unlocking Objects
To Unlock objects press Menu and scroll to 'Browse Objects' to find the object and unlock it there.

Recording/Replaying Transmissions Contents

The scanner will record transmissions on selected objects to the SD card using the .AU audio file format. A 4GB SD card has room for over 100 hours of recording time and thousands of recorded transmissions.

You can record transmissions on talkgroups or channels and/or (all) searches for new frequencies automatically storing audio with the frequency information for all transmissions found.
You may wish to record audio for all of your programmed objects, which provides the ability to instantly replay any transmission that the radio receives in cases where the traffic may be difficult to copy.
The Playback menu will place you at the last audio file that was recorded by the radio.

Audio recording is not enabled by default for objects. Make sure that the Enable Record option in the Global Settings menu is checked, enable recording for any objects that you wish to record, and/or enable Search Record. When recording is enabled, you will see the icon flash in the display when recording audio. When the microSD card is almost full, the icon will appear in the display to indicate that recording is suspended.
Delete or archive old audio files to make room for new recordings. Note: If you want accurate date and time information be sure to set the clock.
 

Scanner Playback press Fn then 6 or, from the Main Menu press ▼ or ▲ and scroll to 'Playback' then press SEL/.

 

To Play a Recording scroll to any recording and press SEL/ to play.
To Play Continuously Press Menu and scroll to 'Play From Here' then press SEL/.
To Pause a Playback press or . To resume press or again.
To Adjust the Volume press ◄ or .
To Skip Forward or Backward (in 5 sec intervals) press ▼ or ▲.
To Skip to the Next Playback press Skip.
To Stop All Playback press Menu. Press SEL/ to restart last recording (only).
To Delete a Recording press Skip before or after you have stopped the playback.
Delete Earlier Deletes recorded audio files prior to the selected audio file. Press Menu twice and scroll to 'Delete Earlier' then press SEL/.
Delete Later Deletes the selected audio file and all recorded audio files after the selected file. Press Menu twice and scroll to 'Delete Later' then press SEL/.
To Delete All Recordings scroll to 'Delete All' and press SEL/.

 

Software Audio Tab The Audio tab in the software allows you to download, play, and sort your audio files.
To access the sound files using the included USB cable, the scanner must be connected to your computer and turned off.

  To Download All Recordings from the SD card click the 'Get List' button.
To Play Recordings
click to select (or shift-click or control-click to select multiple files) and click the button. Playback will start with the first selected recording.
 

To Pause All Recordings click the button.
To Stop All Recordings
click the button.
Previous If playback is within the first second of an audio file, and the current file is not the first selected audio file, clicking on this button will open and start playing the previous audio file in the list.
If playback has passed the 1 second mark, or this is the first file in the playback list, this button will rewind back to the beginning of the current file.
Backward Will rewind back 5 seconds and start playback again or will start at the beginning if less than 5 seconds.
Forward Will skip ahead 5 seconds and start playback again or will skip to the next file if less than 5 seconds.
Next Clicking this button during playback will move to the end of the current file or the next file.

 

To Copy All Files to your Computer click the 'Copy' button. The files will be copied to the 'WS Digital\Audio' folder located in your 'My Documents' (or 'Documents' in Win7) folder on your computer. Audio files will be separated into sub-folders by Trunked system alpha tags (or wildcard IDs) and conventional channel alpha tags and then named by date and time stamps.
To Move All Files to your Computer click the 'Move' button. This will do the same thing as 'Copy' but will delete the files from the SD card.
To Delete Files from the SD Card click to select (or shift-click or control-click to select multiple files) and click the 'Delete' button.
To Export Recording Log in CVS format right-click in the files selection to 'Export All Records' or 'Export Selected Records'.
The 'Read Disk' button will allow you to navigate to and load files from any (one) folder on your computer into the software for playback.
The 'Rebuild Index' button will allow you redownload the files from the SD card.

Searching Contents
The scanner's Service search allows you to search commonly used public safety frequencies, civilian and military air frequencies, and amateur radio frequencies.
 
Spectrum Sweeper Search Marine, CB, Rail, or FRS/GMRS/MURS Search Tune Mode
Public Safety, Air, or Amateur Search Limit Search  
 
Search Menu... Search Tabs... Global Settings Options
Spectrum Sweeper Search Add Lockout/Frequency   Search Record
Services Searches Clear Selected (button)   Search Dg AGC
Limit Search Clear All (button)   FlexStep
Tune Mode Search Delay Time   Bandplan
Lockouts Special Mode   Zeromatic Tuning
Delay .1s Attenuator   ZM Delay
Backlight Zeromatic   ZM Threshold
  Delay   ZM Slope
  Filters    
       

To Edit Search Options in Scanner press Menu and scroll to 'Search' then press SEL/. Start any Search. Press Menu to enter any Search menu.

  The first few lines may show:                                       
  Main Menu
Search Menu
Sweeper Menu
Srvc Srch Menu
Cancel Changes
Save Changes
 
 

To Edit Search Options in the Software select the Search Tab then each sub-tab for each search.

Add/Lockout Frequency (software only) Allows you to add a frequency in the software to lockout.

Contents

 

Clear Selected (button)/Lockouts Allows you to clear selected lockouts in the lockout list.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to edit. Scroll to select each locked out frequency and check to unlock.
Software Select the frequencies you wish to clear and press the button.

 

Clear All (button) Allows you to clear all lockouts in the lockout list.

 

Search Delay Time/Delay .1s Allows you to set the delay time for all searches.
Sets the time for the object (in 1/10s increments) to pause after a transmission before continuing to scan. Default is 2 seconds for the software and 20 for the scanner.
  Scanner Press SEL/ to edit. Press Skip to clear or enter the delay (WS1095 scroll to select then  to move the cursor), 0-600 (0-60 seconds).
Press
SEL/ to save and return.
Software Drag the slider to select the time. Tip: Select the slider then use the left/right arrow buttons on your keyboard for better precision.

 

Attenuator Allows you to set the attenuator for each search.

 

Zeromatic Allows you to set Zeromatic for each search.

 

Delay Allows you to set the delay for each search. See also Search Delay Time.

 

Filters Allow you to filter out P25, X2-TDMA, DMR, and/or NXDN frequencies during a Limit or Tune Search.

 

Service Searches This is where you select each Service Search.

 

Backlight (scanner only) Same operation as LiteOnUnMute.

 

Unlocking Search Frequencies

 
To Unlock Frequencies from the Main Menu scroll to 'Search' and press SEL/. Scroll to 'Lockouts' and press SEL/.
Scroll to each frequency and
press SEL/ to check. Press to save and return.

 

Zeromatic Tuning  
Zeromatic tuning is a feature that enhances the scanner's ability to lock on to the actual center frequency of a search hit instead of an adjacent frequency.
This option is available for all Limit, Service (except CB, Marine, and F/G/MURS), and Sweeper search objects and dedicated searches.
To Toggle Zeromatic Tuning, from each search menu scroll to 'Zeromatic' and press SEL/ to enable (check) or disable (uncheck).

Spectrum Sweeper Search Contents
Your scanner's Spectrum Sweeper feature provides a powerful new tool for you to rapidly detect, monitor, and store frequencies from nearby radio transmissions. You can scan all of the bands the scanner receives or just public safety bands. Spectrum Sweeper is more sensitive than portable frequency counters and will detect transmissions at a greater distance. Spectrum Sweeper functions by rapidly searching through the RF spectrum in 1 MHz segments.
 
Special Spectrum Sweeper
If a 1 MHz sweep indicates that activity is present, Special Spectrum Sweeper will search through the 1MHz segment in finer steps until the source of the signal is found.
If you lockout 5 frequencies within a 1 MHz segment, the scanner will skip that entire segment in subsequent searches.
 

To Start a Spectrum Sweeper Search press Fn then 3 or, press Menu and scroll to 'Search' then press SEL/. Scroll to 'Spectrum Sweepr' and press SEL/.
Scroll to 'All Bands', or 'Public Safety' and
press SEL/.
To Change Direction or resume searching press or .
To Pause on a Frequency press . To resume press again.
To Store a Frequency (to the Default Scan List) press Menu when the frequency is displayed. Scroll to 'Store Channel' and press SEL/ to save and return.
To Lockout a Frequency press Skip. (will lock out frequency, not skip).
To Unlock a Frequency see Unlocking Search Frequencies.
To Toggle Attenuation, Zeromatic Tuning, Delay, Special Mode, or Bands press Menu when the frequency is displayed.
Scroll to each option and
press SEL/ to enable (check) or disable (uncheck). Press to resume.

To Exit searching press Menu twice.

Public Safety, Air, or Amateur Search

 

The scanner's Service search allows you to search commonly used public safety frequencies, civilian and military air frequencies, and amateur radio frequencies.

To Start a Public Safety, Air, or Amateur Search
press Fn then 4 or, press Menu and scroll to 'Search' then press SEL/. Scroll to 'Service Search' and press SEL/.
S
croll to 'Public Safety', 'Aircraft' or 'Amateur' and press SEL/.
To Change direction or resume searching press or .
To Pause on a frequency press . To resume press again.
To Store a Frequency (to the Default Scan List) press Menu when the frequency is displayed. Scroll to 'Store Channel' and press SEL/ to save and return.
To Skip or Lockout a frequency press Skip. (will lock out frequency, not skip).
To Unlock a Frequency see Unlocking Search Frequencies.
To Toggle Attenuation, Zeromatic Tuning, Delay, or Groups press Menu. Scroll to each option and press SEL/ to enable (check) or disable (uncheck). Press to resume.

To Exit searching press Menu twice.

Marine, CB, Rail, or FRS/GMRS/MURS Search

Contents

The CB, Marine, and FRS/GMRS/MURS bands are actually frequencies pre-programmed into special channels.
You are not searching from a lower frequency to a higher frequency. There are 40 CB channels, 60 Marine channels, 96 Rail channels, and 34 FRS/GMRS/MURS channels.

 

To Start a Marine, CB, Rail, or FRS/GMRS/MURS Search press Fn then 4 or, press Menu and scroll to 'Search' then press SEL/.
Scroll to 'Service Search' and
press SEL/.
S
croll to 'Marine', 'CB', 'Rail', or 'FRS/GMRS/MURS' and press SEL/.
To Change direction or resume searching press or .
To Pause on a channel press . To resume press again.
To Lockout a channel press Skip. (will lock out channel, not skip).
To Toggle Attenuation or Delay press Menu when the channel is displayed. Scroll to each option and press SEL/ to enable (check) or disable (uncheck). Press to resume.

To Unlock any channel press Menu. Scroll to the unchecked channel and press SEL/ to unlock (use channel=checked). Press to save and resume.

To Exit searching press Menu twice.

Limit Search  
The scanner's Limit search allows you to program and search a range of upper and lower frequencies.
 

To Start a Limit Search press Fn then 5 or, press Menu and scroll to 'Search' then press SEL/. Scroll to 'Limit Search' and press SEL/.
To Change the Lower and Upper Frequencies press Menu. Scroll (up) to 'Lo:' then press SEL/ to edit.

 

Press Skip to clear. Scroll to select the first digit, then use to move the cursor and select the next digit and repeat to set. (can't move the decimal point). Press SEL/ to save and return.
Scroll (up) to 'Hi:' then repeat to edit. Press to save and return.

To Change Direction or resume searching press or .
To Pause on a Frequency press . To resume press again.
To Store a Frequency (to the Default Scan List) press Menu when the frequency is displayed. Scroll to 'Store Channel' and press SEL/ to save and return.
To Lockout a Frequency press Skip. (will lock out frequency, not skip).
To Unlock a Frequency see Unlocking Search Frequencies.
To Toggle Attenuation, Zeromatic Tuning, Delay, or Filters press Menu. Scroll to each option and press SEL/ to enable (check) or disable (uncheck). Press to resume.

To Exit searching press Menu twice.

Tune Mode

Contents

Tune Mode allows you to enter a frequency to monitor and search all frequencies above and below it.

To Start Tune Mode press Fn then 0 or, press Menu and
scroll to 'Search' then press SEL/. Scroll to 'Tune Mode' and press SEL/.
The scanner will be paused at the last frequency searched.
To Change the Starting Frequency press Skip to clear. Press Menu and scroll to Freq: and press SEL/.
Scroll to select the first digit, then
use ► to move the cursor and select the next digit and repeat to set. (can't move the decimal point). Press SEL/ to save and return.
Select any other options you wish to use and press
to save and return. Press Pause to start searching.
To Change Direction
or resume searching press ◄ or .
To Pause on a Frequency press . To resume press again.
To Store a Frequency (to the Default Scan List) press Menu when the frequency is displayed. Scroll to 'Store Channel' and press SEL/ to save and return.
To Lockout a Frequency press Skip. (will lock out frequency, not skip).
To Unlock a Frequency see Unlocking Search Frequencies.
To Toggle Attenuation, Zeromatic Tuning, Delay, or Filters press Menu. Scroll to each option and press SEL/ to enable (check) or disable (uncheck). Press to resume.
To Exit searching press Menu twice.

Weather Modes Contents

 You can monitor NOAA weather radio broadcasts, you can use the weather priority feature while scanning to alert you to severe weather broadcasts as they occur, or you can use the SAME alert mode where the scanner monitors specific geographic area(s) and/or weather events.

 

Weather Radio
Weather radio mode allows you to receive weather broadcasts from your local weather service.
To Hear your local Weather Channel:

 

Press WX/. If it's a weak signal press or to find a stronger channel number.
If you can hear multiple weather transmitters from your location, attenuating weaker channels can help you receive the transmitter closest to you.
Press Menu to enter the Weather Menu. Scroll to 'Atten Ch 1-10' and select and check each channel you wish to attenuate. Press ◄
to save and return.
To exit weather radio press SEL
/ for Scan mode or Menu twice for the Main Menu.

 
Weather Priority
Weather Priority mode samples a selected weather channel periodically while scanning to see if a weather alert is present.
If one is present, the scanner will sound an alarm and tune to the weather frequency to monitor the alert.
The
Weather Priority Check Interval setting in the software allows you to set the interval time to check for an alarm while scanning.
Note: There is no indicator in the scan display to show weather priority is active.
To Turn Weather Priority On/Off:

 

Scanner press WX/ to enter weather scan. Note which strongest channel is being used.
Press Menu and scroll to 'Priority Ch 1-10'  (the strongest channel)
to use for alerts (or OFF). Scroll to 'Save Changes' to save and return.

Check Interval (software only) To Set the Priority Interval In the Weather Tab enter the time in seconds. Setting the check interval higher than 8 seconds may cause the scanner to miss the alert tone.

 

SAME Standby Mode
SAME Standby Mode monitors the specified weather frequency waiting to receive a Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) alert that corresponds with up to 10 SAME location code(s) and event code(s) that you have programmed. If there is a match between a sent SAME location code/event code and one that you have programmed, the scanner will sound an alarm, display the alert type, and monitor the alert. To use SAME Standby Mode for your area, you should program at least one SAME location code for your city, county or state. You may wish to program additional codes for surrounding areas so that you can receive advance warning of adverse or dangerous weather that may be headed in your direction. By default, SAME mode will alert on any SAME message received if no SAME location codes are programmed.

The NWS has divided the United States into regions by state and county (or parish, where applicable) then assigned a 6-digit FIPS code to identify each county or parish. For example, the code for Tarrant County, Texas, is 048439. The first digit in a FIPS code identifies the county subdivision, the next two digits identify the state, and the last three digits identify the county or parish. Most FIPS codes begin with 0, which means the code represents an entire county. The NWS, however, plans to eventually subdivide some large counties. When that happens, each subdivision will be assigned a digit from 1-9, resulting in codes such as 148439, 248439, and so on.

FIPS (SAME) codes are in the format nSSCCC:
n: A special sub county designator. For an entire county, use 0.
SS: The state code.
CCC: The county code.

Each SAME location and event code can be set to 'ON' (enabled) or 'OFF' and the lockout set to 'ON' or 'OFF'.
The lockout feature allows you to enter and lockout certain event codes like the weekly test event code and still here other event codes with one or more location codes.

To obtain the FIPS (SAME) codes call the NWS toll free at 1-888-697-7263 (follow the instructions you hear) or see
FIP codes for the United States and its Possessions.

To Program SAME Codes:

 

Scanner press WX/ to enter weather scan then Menu. Scroll to 'SAME 1-10 Tag' then press SEL/. Enter the text name for the code. Press SEL/ to save and return.
Scroll to 'SAME 1-10 FIPS' and press SEL/. Enter the SAME code (WS1095 scroll to select then  to move the cursor) then press SEL/ to save and return.
Scroll to 'SAME 1-10 Enable' and press SEL/ to enable. Repeat for up to 10 SAME codes.

Software Give each SAME code a name in the Alpha tag column. Enter each SAME location number in the FIPS column (1-10). Enter an Event Code.
Check to enable each you will be using. Set the lockout and alarm as desired.
Repeat for up to 10 SAME and/or event codes.

Alert Tone Timeout (software only) The scanner will sound the alert tone for the number of seconds selected then receive the alert.
If set to 0 the scanner will wait for any key press before receiving the alert.
Audio Monitor Duration (software only) Will monitor the alert (after the tone ends) for the time specified.

 
To Use SAME Standby Mode:

 

Press WX/ to enter weather scan then SKIP to enter Standby Mode. Press SKIP again to return to Weather scan.

 
Using the Skywarn List
The Skywarn List is a list that is scanned independently from the regular 200 lists. It scans the objects in that list only and no other lists. It is provided to program Skywarn or other related weather frequencies for quick access but can be programmed as a quick list for any type of frequencies. The Skywarn List is scan list #201 when selecting lists in the menus. Objects in the Skywarn list can also be assigned to one or more of the main 200 lists.

To Scan the Skywarn List:

 

Press WX/ to enter weather scan then WX/ again to scan the Skywarn list.
Press
WX/ to exit back to weather scan, or Menu to exit to the Main Menu.

Related Links Contents
Finding EDACS LCN order - I have found a procedure at the Trunked Radio Systems User’s Page which explains how to find the LCN order for an EDACS system if you don't know the order. Look for 'Finding EDACS Logical Channel Numbers' by Todd Hartzel near the bottom of the page.
 
Determining Type I Motorola Fleetmaps - You can try a method I found at RadioReference.com. Determining Type I Motorola Fleet Maps by Dave Goodson.
 
Determining Base/Step/Offset for VHF/UHF Motorola Systems - I have found an explanation at RadioReference.com that describes how to do this if you don't have the information.
The
Trunked Radio Systems User’s Page also has an explanation. Look for 'Determining Base and Offset Frequencies for the BC245xlt' by John C.
 
Newsgroups and Forums
RadioReference Radio Whistler Scanners Forum Yahoo Groups-TRX-2
Yahoo Groups-WS1095 RadioReference Programming Software Forum
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Links

 

RadioReference.com
RadioReference WS1098 Wiki RadioReference Database
RadioReference TRX-2 Wiki eHam.net-reviews
Whistler Downloads  
 
Software
Pro96COM Unitrunker
 

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LED Flash Programming Contents

Each Object uses a 32 step Flash Pattern. The pattern consists of eight blocks with four steps for each block.
Each step in the 32 step flash pattern defines whether the backlight/LED is on or off for the durations specified in the On Time and Off Time.
There are 16 possible 4-step patterns for each of the 8 blocks defined using the characters 0-9 and A-F.

To Set the Flash Pattern in the Scanner, each of the possible 16 patterns within a four step block is defined using the characters 0-9 and A-F.
Each block translates to a number or letter to program into each of the 8 Flash Pattern fields in the scanner.
'On Time' and 'Off Time' are specified in 10 millisecond increments in the scanner. 'On Time of 50' means the light will come on for 500 milliseconds (or one half second).

Pattern 4-Step Block

0

off

off

off

off

1

off

off

off

on

2

off

off

on

off

3

off

off

on

on

4

off

on

off

off

5

off

on

off

on

6

off

on

on

off

7

off

on

on

on

Pattern 4-Step Block

8

on

off

off

off

9

on

off

off

on

A

on

off

on

off

B

on

off

on

on

C

on

on

off

off

D

on

on

off

on

E

on

on

on

off

F

on

on

on

on

 

Example; the default pattern: 55555555. On Time: 50, Off Time: 50
The backlight (or Alert LED) will flash on and off at a rate of one flash per second, with each flash lasting half a second.

Block 1

Block 2

5

5

off

on

off

on

off

on

off

on

Block 5

Block 6

5

5

off

on

off

on

off

on

off

on

Block 3

Block 4

5

5

off

on

off

on

off

on

off

on

Block 7

Block 8

5

5

off

on

off

on

off

on

off

on

 

To Set the Flash Pattern in the Software
The pattern consists of eight blocks with four steps for each block (looks the other way around in the software).
The blocks 1-4 are on top and 5-8 are on the bottom.
For each checked box, the backlight will be on for the time set in 'On Time'.
For each unchecked box the backlight will be off for the time set in 'Off Time'.
'On Time' and 'Off Time' are specified in millisecond increments in the software.
'On Time of 500' means the light will come on for 500 milliseconds (or one half second).

You can also 'save' patterns and 'load' presets patterns.

Firmware/CPU/DSP/Library/Software Version Contents

To view the DSP (Digital Signal Processor), CPU, and Library version in the scanner power on the scanner and press Menu when the welcome screen appears.
You can also view these in the Global Setting menu.

To view the DSP (Digital Signal Processor), CPU, and Library version in the software click the Updates menu and click DSP, CPU, Library, or PC Application Update to check.

To view the Software Version click the Help menu and click 'About...'.

Reformatting the SD Card Contents
The scanner comes with a card installed and ready to go. If you have problems you may have to reformat the card.
The SD card is behind the detachable keypad. Press the button on the left side of the scanner to release and pull the keypad from left to right to remove.
Push in gently and the card will unlock and spring out. Push in gently and the card will spring in and lock.
The SD card comes formatted for the standard FAT file system with a cluster size of 32kB (Note that this is not the same as the 'FAT32' file system).
The scanner will work best if the supplied 2GB SD card has been formatted for the standard FAT file system with a cluster size of 32kB.
Formatting the SD card for other file system types may cause the scanner to malfunction.

When using other SD cards the following formatting guidelines should be used:
Any card with 2GB or less capacity must be formatted using the FAT file system with a cluster size of 32kB.
Any card with greater than 2GB must be formatted using the FAT32 file system with a cluster size of 32kB.

Open the Programming software and click on the 'Scanner/SD Card' menu then 'Prepare Scanner Memory/SD Card for use'.
Make sure the software has detected the correct drive to format (or select the correct one with the drop-down arrow) and click the 'Format' button.
You also need to check 'Copy Library files to SD card after format' or the scanner will not power on correctly.
If you have a configuration (V-Scanner folder) in the software you can copy to the scanner, also check 'Copy current configuration data to SD card after format'.

Note: Do not uncheck the 'Quick Format' box.

Default Band Coverage (*=Canada Bandplan) Contents
Frequency Range *Default Step (kHz) Mode Band Frequency Range *Default Step (kHz) Mode Band
25-26.960 10 AM VHF Lo Band 156.18-156.2475 7.5 (*5) FM  
26.965-27.405 10 AM CB 156.25-156.255 5 FM  
27.410-29.505 5 AM VHF Lo 156.275-157.45 25 FM  
29.510-29.700 5 FM 10m Ham 157.470-160.8225 7.5 FM Police-Business-Rail
29.710-49.830 10 FM VHF Lo Band 160.825   FM  
49.835-54 5 FM 6m Ham 160.830-161.5725 7.5 FM Police-Business-Rail
108-136.9916 8.33 AM Civilian Air 161.600-161.975 5 FM Remote Broadcast-Maritime
137-137.995 5 FM Satellite 162-174 12.5 (*5) FM Government Band
138-143.9875 12.5 FM Government 216.0025-219.9975 5 FM Maritime
138-143.995 *5 FM Government 220-224.995 5 FM 1.25m Ham-General Trunked
144-147.995 5 FM 2m Ham 225-379.99375 25 AM Military Air
148-150.7875 12.5 FM Government-Satellite 380-419.9875 12.5 FM Military Trunked
148-150.795 *5 FM Government-Satellite 420-450 5 (*12.5) FM 70cm Ham
150.800-150.845 5 FM Auto Emergency 450.00625-512 6.25 FM Public Safety-Business
150.8525-154.4975 7.5 FM Fire-Business 450.0125-469.9875 *12.5 FM Public Safety-Business
150.850-154.495 *5 FM Fire-Business 470-512 6.25 FM UHF TV
154.515-154.640 5 FM Industry 764-781.996875 3.125 FM Trunked Public Safety
154.500-154.640 *5 FM Industry 791-796.996875 3.125 FM Trunked Public Safety
154.650-156.045 7.5 FM Police 806-823.9875 12.5 FM Mobile Trunked Public Safety
154.645-156.045 *5 FM Police 849-868.9875 12.5 FM Base Trunked Public Safety
156.05   FM   894-939.9875 12.5 FM 33cm Ham-Business Trunked
156.0525-156.1725 7.5 (*5) FM Maritime 940-960 6.25 FM Government-Broadcast
157.175   FM   1240-1300 6.25 FM 23cm Ham-Government

This is what I got with FlexStep 'Off', BandPlan set to 'USA' then 'Canada'.
*FlexStep (in the 'Settings' menu) will allow step increments of 1.25 kHz.

SAME Event Codes Contents
Standard Event Code Warning
 

Watch

    Advisory
*** Any Event

 

 

 

Any
AVA Avalanche Watch

 

X

 

Avalanche
AVW Avalanche Warning

X

 

 

Avalanche
BHW Biological Hazard Warning

X

 

 

Biological
BWW Boil Water Warning

X

 

 

Boil Water
BZW Blizzard Warning

X

X

 

Blizzard
CAE Child Abduction Emergency

 

 

X

Child Emergency
CDW Civil Danger Warning

X

 

 

Civil Danger
CEM Civil Emergency Message

X

 

 

Civil EMG
CFA Coastal Flood Watch

 

X

 

Coastal Flood
CFW Coastal Flood Warning

X

 

 

Coastal Flood
CHW Chemical Hazard Warning

X

 

 

Chemical
CWW Contaminated Water Warning

X

 

 

Contam. Water
DBA Dam Watch

 

X

 

Dam Break
DBW Dam Break Warning

X

 

 

Dam Break
DEW Contagious Disease Warning

X

 

 

Contagious
DMO Practice/Demo

 

 

X

System Demo
DSW Dust Storm Warning X     Dust Storm
EAN Emergency Action Notification X     EMG Notify
EAT Emergency Action Termination     X EMG Terminate
EQW Earthquake Warning X     Earthquake
EVA Evacuation Watch   X   Evacuate Note
EVI Immediate Evacuation X     Evacuate Note
EWW Extreme Wind Warning X     Extreme Wind
FCW Food Contamination Warning X     Food
FFA Flash Flood Watch   X   Flash Flood
FFS Flash Flood Statement     X Flash Flood
FFW Flash Flood Warning X     Flash Flood
FLA Flood Watch   X   Flood
FLS Flood Statement     X Flood
FLW Flood Warning X