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- Page 1 DIGITAL TRUNKING Handheld Radio Scanner Owner’South Transmission WS1040...
Page 2: Table Of Contents
Tabular array OF CONTENTS Introduction ........... iv What is Object Oriented Scanning? ......4 Bundle Contents ............. 5 Scanning Legally ............5 Features ..............6 Setup ............. vii Antenna ..............7 Batteries ..............9 External Power ............11 Belt Clip ..............11 Headphones and Speakers ........12 Understanding the Keypad ........13 Turning on the Scanner ..........15 Setting the Battery Type ..........fifteen...
- Page 3 TABLE OF CONTENTS Limit Search Object (LMIT) ........37 Service Search Object (SRVC) ........39 Spectrum Sweeper Object (SWPR) ......41 Atmospheric condition Features ........43 SAME Standby ............43 Configuring ..........46 Using 5-Scanner Storage ......... 49 Initializing Global Settings ........51 Initializing to Factory Defaults........
Page 4: Introduction
INTRODUCTION WELCOME Thanks for choosing a Whistler product. We are dedicated to providing products that correspond both quality and value. Please read the user manual carefully before using this production. If you have additional questions, please visit the FAQ page on our website at www.whistlergroup.com or call toll free 800-531-0004,...
Page five: Package Contents
SCANNING LEGALLY Package Contents • Scanner • Antenna • Chugalug Clip • AC Adapter • PC/IF Cable • Alkaline Bombardment Holder • Rechargeable Battery Holder • User's Guide • Quick Start Guide Scanning Legally Your scanner covers frequencies used by many dissimilar groups including police and fire departments, ambulance services, government agencies, private companies, amateur radio services,...
Folio 6: Features
FEATURES Do not open your scanner’south case to make any modifications that could permit it to pick up transmissions that are illegal to monitor. Doing then could bailiwick you to legal penalties. We encourage responsible, legal scanner use. In some areas, mobile use of this scanner is unlawful or requires a permit.
Page 7: Setup
INSTALLATION OF ANTENNA Setup Antenna Your scanner'southward antenna connects hands, or you can use a multifariousness of antennas, such as an external mobile antenna or outdoor base station antenna. To connect an external antenna, follow the installation instructions supplied with the antenna. Always apply 50-ohm coaxial cable, such as RG-58 or RG-eight depression-loss dielectric coaxial cable.
- Page eight INSTALLATION OF ANTENNA Warning: Utilise extreme caution when installing or removing an outdoor antenna. If the antenna starts to autumn, let it go! It could contact overhead power lines. If the antenna touches a electric line, touching the antenna, mast, cable, or guy wires can cause electrocution and death.
Page 9: Batteries
BATTERIES Batteries 2 battery holders are included with your WS1040, a black bombardment holder for non-rechargeable alkaline batteries and a yellow bombardment holder for rechargeable NiMH or NiCAD batteries. one. Slide open up the bombardment compartment cover. 2. Place iv AA batteries into the correct bombardment holder matching polarity symbols (+ / –):...
- Page 10 BATTERIES • Use simply fresh batteries of the required size and recommended type. Exercise not mix erstwhile and new batteries, different types (alkaline or rechargeable), or rechargeable batteries of different capacities. Doing then can damage the batteries, causing chemical leaks, fire, or explosions. •...
Page eleven: External Power
Belt Clip The WS1040 ships with the chugalug clip already installed. To remove the chugalug prune, disengage the retaining catch at the peak of the belt clip from the back of radio, and slide the belt prune upwards.
Page 12: Headphones And Speakers
ACCESSORIES Headphones and Speakers You lot tin can plug headphones (not supplied) or an amplified speaker (not supplied) with a 1/eight-inch (iii.5 mm) mini-plug earphone or in the headphone jack on height of your scanner. This automatically disconnects the internal speaker. NOTE: Use an amplified speaker with this scanner; Non-amplified speakers do non provide sufficient volume for comfortable listening.
Folio thirteen: Understanding The Keypad
KEYPAD Understanding the Keypad BNC Antenna Connector Headphone Connector Volume Control Squelch Control Warning LED LCD Brandish Softkeys Four-direction keypad Operations Keys...
- Page 14 KEYPAD Your WS1040 features an like shooting fish in a barrel-to understand backlit keypad. Referred to as "softkeys;" These keys actuate functions currently displayed immediately above them. FUNC Function. Press and release the FUNC key first, and so press the next key. Backlight, (FUNC+ locks the keypad) Transmission Mode monitors single objects.
Page 15: Turning On The Scanner
TURNING ON SCANNER Turning on the Scanner The squelch and attenuator command scanner sensitivity. If squelch is set as well low, the scanner may stop on noise or silence. Note: Brand sure the scanner’s antenna is connected before you turn it on. 1.
Page 16: Understanding The Display Icons
Display Agreement the Display Icons Your WS1040 features a high contrast, backlit Liquid Crystal Display (LCD). Srch Limit 154.935000 154.00 155.00 FrL/O Mode Stor The scanner uses the following peak row of icons: The Function Central ( FUNC) has been pressed.
Page 17: Programming
PROGRAMMING CABLES Programming Cables The simplest method for programming a new scanner is using a PC/IF cable, which is included with the scanner. The cablevision lets y'all employ software provided by RadioReference.com and their constantly updated database to plan your new scanner quickly and easily.
Page xviii: Radioreference.com
Page 19: Scanner Cloning
(not included), terminated with i/8” male stereo plugs at each end. The WS1040 is uniform with the following scanner models: PRO-106, PRO-197, PRO-651, PRO-652, GRE PSR-500, PSR-600, WS1040, and WS1065. To clone a scanner: 1.
Page twenty: Manual Programming
MANUAL PROGRAMMING NOTE: Working memory and global settings are transferred just non V-Scanner folders. The target scanner's working memory will exist overwritten. In some cases, the CCDump output may interfere with cloning. To turn off CCDump: 1. Printing PGM. 2. Press FUNC and so the GLOB softkey. iii.
Page 21: Text Entry
TEXT ENTRY Text Entry Your scanner uses several text parameters, such every bit the tags that identify objects. To enter a letter of the alphabet in a text field, Letter press the number primal below Position the alphabetic character, then press the number key that corresponds Alphabetic character with the position of the letter.
Page 22: Quicktext
QUICK TEXT Use the 4-direction keypad to motility the cursor. Press FUNC and the 4-direction keypad to move the cursor to the beginning or finish of the field. Use CL every bit a backspace cardinal, or press FUNC and then CL to clear the entire field.
Page 23: Scanning
SCANNING Scanning Objects and Scan Lists Instead of channels and banks, scannable objects are assigned Object IDs and assigned to scan lists. The number of objects that can be grouped in a particular browse list is non limited, and objects can exist assigned to multiple scan lists.
- Page 24 Browse List To name your browse lists: 1. Press PGM. ii. Press the GLOB softkey. 3. Scroll to Scan Lists. 4. Printing SEL. The Scan Lists sub menu appears. 5. Coil to the Scan List and press the fundamental. 6. Curl to the Tag field and press the primal. 7.
Page 25: Monitoring
MONITORING Monitoring Your scanner can monitor a unmarried frequency or object. To melody a frequency to monitor: 1. Press TUNE. 2. Press the Style softkey to change the receive mode (AM, FM au). 3. Use the number keys to enter a frequency. 4.
- Page 26 STORED OBJECTS To find objects by text cord: 1. Press PGM. 2. Press the EDIT softkey. 3. Press the FIND softkey. 4. Press the Text softkey and enter the text cord. 4a. Press the Qtxt softkey to use QuickText. Printing to select 1 of the 10 Qtxt options.
Page 27: Scanning
SCAN OBJECTS Scanning When scanning, the radio checks programmed scannable objects for transmissions, stopping when transmissions are received. Yous can use lock out functions to skip specific objects, and yous tin can make entire browse lists active or inactive. To browse objects: one.
- Page 28 Browse LISTS FROM GLOBAL SETTINGS To enable Browse Lists from Global Settings: 1. Press PGM to enter Program Style 2. Press the GLOB softkey. 3. Scroll to the Browse Lists parameter and press SEL. 4. Utilise the 4-direction keypad to toggle the scan list. An asterisk (*) indicates that the scan list is enabled.
Page 29: Priority Browse
PRIORITY Scan Priority Scan Priority Off Scanning i . iii . . . 7 ... . . Priority On Scanning 1 . 3 . . . vii ..
Page 30: Favorites Scan List
FAVORITES Scan LIST To activate Priority Scan Mode: While the radio is scanning, press FUNC and and so printing PRI. Repeat to cancel Priority Scan Mode. NOTE: Priority sampling may crusade brief muting of received audio if another object is active. Favorites Scan List To add an object to the Favorites Scan Listing, press FUNC and then FAV while the object is active.
Page 31: Object Lockout
OBJECT LOCKOUT Object Lockout Transmissions for locked out objects are ignored for all browse lists. Four lockout types are available: • Temporary – The object is locked out until the scanner is turned off. When the scanner is turned on once again, temporary lockouts are removed.
Page 32: Edit Search Lockout Listing
OBJECT LOCKOUT To remove a lockout: one. Navigate to the object using the four-direction keypad. ii. Press L/OUT. 3. To remove a permanent lockout, printing FUNC and so L/OUT. To find objects that are locked out: ane. Press PGM. ii. Press the EDIT softkey. 3.
Page 33: Multi-Site Mode (Motorola And P25)
MULTI-SITE MODE Multi-Site Mode (Motorola and P25) Some Motorola and P25 system sites are networked to provide wider coverage, similar to a cellular network. Like in a phone network coverage area, their radios automatically utilise the nearest belfry site. To activate Multi-site manner: one.
Page 34: Domicile Repeater Automove (Ltr)
HOME REPEATER Domicile Repeater AutoMove (LTR) LTR Abode Repeater AutoMove lets you programme LTR trunking systems, even if you don't know the habitation repeater. When active, you may enter the LTR organization frequencies in whatever order, and AutoMove automatically moves the frequencies to home repeater slots equally transmissions are received.
Folio 35: Searching
SEARCHING Searching Your scanner lets you lot search for frequencies in your area. When you find a frequency, you lot can save them as objects: • Tune Search – Melody a frequency and brainstorm an firsthand search. • Limit Search – Search inside a defined range. •...
- Page 36 SEARCHING To beginning a service search: Printing the SRCH primal repeatedly until the display indicates: Railroad, Public Safety, Aircraft, Ham, CB, Marine, or FRS/GMRS/MURS/DOT. Srch Pubsafty 154.310000 Pub Safe: 0 i ii 3 4 FrL/O Stor To outset a Spectrum Sweeper search: 1.
Page 37: Limit Search Object (Lmit)
LIMIT SEARCH Limit Search Object (LMIT) Because a LMIT object is assigned to a scan list, it tin can be used to search while the radio is scanning. It can also exist used as a stand-alone search. To create a new LMIT object: 1.
- Page 38 LIMIT SEARCH LMIT Menu Reference Scan Lists – Press SEL to assign the object to browse lists. An asterisk (*) indicates an assigned scan list. FrLo – Lowest frequency in the range. FrHi – Highest frequency in the range. Tag – The display name for the object. L/Out –...
Page 39: Service Search Object (Srvc)
SERVICE SEARCH Service Search Object (SRVC) A Service Search Object (SRVC) is optimized for specific radio services across multiple frequency bands. Because a SRVC object is assigned to a scan list, it tin be used to search while the radio is scanning. It tin also be used as a stand-alone search.
- Folio 40 SERVICE SEARCH SRVC Bill of fare Reference Scan Lists – Printing SEL to assign the object to browse lists. An asterisk (*) indicates an assigned browse list. SRVC – Service Radio Services: Public Safety, Aircraft, Apprentice, CB, Marine, FRS/GMRS/MURS/ DOT/STAR and Railroad For Frequency data, meet Specifications.
Folio 41: Spectrum Sweeper Object (Swpr)
SPECTRUM SWEEPER Spectrum Sweeper Object (SWPR) Spectrum Sweeper tin find afar or weaker signals. With default settings, the SWPR object will sweep through of import land mobile radio bands. As you lot become more than familiar with SWPR operation, yous can specify bands to improve your search. Because a SWPR object is assigned to a scan list, it tin can be used to search while the radio is scanning.
- Page 42 SPECTRUM SWEEPER SWPR Menu Reference Scan Lists – Press SEL to assign the object to scan lists. An asterisk (*) indicates an assigned scan listing. Type – All Bands or Public Rubber. Public Safety activates Sub-bands. Sub-bands – Printing Sel to toggle active Public Rubber sub-bands.
Folio 43: Atmospheric condition Features
Weather Weather Features While scanning, your radio will bank check your Weather Priority channel periodically for the All Hazards Warning Alert Tone (WAT). If the WAT is received, your scanner tunes to the Weather Priority channel, sounds an alert, and flashes the LED (RED=warnings, YELLOW=watches, and Bluish=tests and administrative messages) until the 1050 Hz WAT begins, followed past the voice portion of the alert.
- Page 44 Aforementioned STANDBY SAME codes tin include numbers and letters. The standard text entry is used to enter both numerical and extended Aforementioned codes. NOTE: The text entry method for numbers requires that you precede each number with ane. For example, to enter iv, press i and and then 4.
- Folio 45 Same STANDBY You tin can program a wildcard for any Same code that matches 48 for the state of Texas: *48*** To activate SAME standby mode: 1. Press WX. The scanner rapidly locates an active weather radio frequency. two. When the scanner stops on a frequency, printing the Stby softkey.
Folio 46: Configuring
CONFIGURING / GLOBAL MENU Configuring Your WS1040 scanner includes Global Settings that store radio-broad settings. Circumspection: The Special Global Settings menu (PGM + GLOB) includes parameter settings that, if not set properly, may adversely affect the operation of your radio. We recommend caution when changing these settings.
- Folio 47 GLOBAL MENU GLOB Carte du jour Reference (Cont.) Atten Mode – Attenuator reduces interference from nearby transmitters. Global applies attenuation to all objects. Normal uses object attenuator settings. Global Atten – On or off. Clear Hits – Printing SEL to articulate all hit counters. Striking Counts –...
- Page 48 GLOBAL MENU GLOB Menu Reference (Cont.) Pri Channels – Number of priority CONV channels to cheque during a priority scan sampling (0-250, 0=All CONV priority channels). Pri Interval – Priority sample interval (2-100 x 100 mS). TGRP Pri Int – Priority interrupt during trunked calls (On or Off).
Page 49: Using V-Scanner Storage
V-SCANNER STORAGE Using V-Scanner Storage Your WS1040 features two types of memory storage: Primary memory, which stores programming for monitoring and scanning, and Virtual Scanner (V-Scanner) memory. Five-Scanner folders (21) are each capable of storing complete copies of your scanner’s main memory (including objects, global settings, and dedicated search configurations).
- Page 50 Five-SCANNER STORAGE To load a saved V-Scanner folder into master memory: 1. Printing FUNC and and then PGM. two. Press the Load softkey. iii. Use the 4-direction keypad to select a V-Scanner folder. 4. Press the Load softkey. The scanner will inquire you lot to ostend that you lot wish to overwrite the current contents of main memory.
Folio 51: Initializing Global Settings
INITIALIZING GLOBAL SETTINGS Initializing Global Settings You can reset the global radio parameters to their factory state without losing data stored in the scanner’s working memory. All the same, any changes to the radio’ south global settings volition exist lost. NOTE: V-Scanner memory is not affected past this operation.
Page 52: Initializing To Factory Defaults
INITIALIZING Manufacturing plant DEFAULTS Initializing to Factory Defaults Y'all tin initialize the entire scanner to factory defaults. This clears all programmed data and global settings. NOTE: Y'all tin salvage your working memory to a Five-Scanner folder before performing this operation. Five-Scanner memory is not affected past this procedure. To initialize to factory defaults: 1.
Folio 53: Configuration Shortcuts
CONFIGURATION SHORTCUTS Configuration Shortcuts Your WS1040 features power-on shortcuts to configuration items, such as attenuator settings, backlight settings and retention information. The following table lists the power-on central sequences bachelor in the WS1040. Unless otherwise specified, press each sequence while the scanner displays the Welcome/Possessor screen.
Page 54: Manual Programming Guide
Transmission PROGRAMMING GUIDE The simplest method for programming your scanner is to use the included PC/IF Cable. However, in that location also may be times that you need to program objects into your scanner manually. This Transmission Programming Guide is primarily intended to supplement your programming experience.
Page 55: Conventional Objects (Conv)
CONVENTIONAL OBJECTS Conventional Objects (CONV) A Conventional Channel Object (CONV) is a single conventional frequency. To create a new CONV object: i. Press PGM. 2. Press the NEW softkey. 3. Press the CONV softkey. Ringlet Change Setting 4. Configure settings for the object. To restore the default setting, press the Dflt softkey.
- Folio 56 CONVENTIONAL OBJECTS CONV Bill of fare (Cont.) Squelch Code – Use Search to detect tone or lawmaking value for selected squelch type. L/Out – Permanent lockout status for the object. Priority – On or off. LED Mode – Solid or Flash. LED Color – 0=Off, one=Red, 2=Yellow, 3=Green, 4=Cyan, 5=Blue, 6=Magenta, 7=White.
Page 57: Trunking Organisation (Tsys) Object
TRUNKING SYSTEM OBJECT Trunking System Object (TSYS) You must create a TSYS object that contains the system parameters for each trunked radio system. To create a new TSYS object: i. Press PGM. 2. Press the NEW softkey. iii. Press the TGRP softkey. Scroll Change Setting...
- Folio 58 TRUNKING SYSTEM OBJECT TSYS Carte (Cont.) Fifty/Out – Permanent lockout status for the object. Atten – Attenuator, applies xx dB of attenuation. Useful in areas with interference from strong signals. Narrow FM – Used past most 900 MHz analog systems. Not used by digital systems. AudioBoost –...
Page 59: Talkgroup (Tgrp) Object
TALKGROUP OBJECT Talkgroup Object (TGRP) A Talkgroup Object (TGRP) stores the parameters for a talkgroup on a trunked radio system. To create a new TSYS object: 1. Press PGM. two. Press the NEW softkey. 3. Press the TGRP softkey. Scroll Modify Setting 4.
Page lx: Tgrp Menu
TALKGROUP OBJECT TGRP Card Scan Lists – Press SEL to assign the object to scan lists. An asterisk (*) indicates an assigned scan list. TSYS – Select or define a TSYS object. ID – Digital address for the talkgroup or private radio (Wildcard, Decimal, hex or AFS, depending on TSYS blazon) Wildcard monitors all talkgroup phone call traffic on the associated system...
Page 61: Duplicating Objects
DUPLICATING OBJECT Duplicating Objects Duplicating objects lets you define multiple objects with like characteristics, especially TGRP objects that are hosted on the aforementioned trunked organization. TIP: Duplicate your wildcard TGRP object and then set the Blazon to Individual, so you’ll have a TGRP wildcard for talkgroup calls and some other for private calls.
Page 62: Deleting Objects
DELETING OBJECT Deleting Objects To delete an object: one. Press PGM. 2. Select an object. 3. Press FUNC and CL to delete the object. four. Ostend the delete command. Deletions cannot be undone. CAUTION: If you delete a TSYS object, all TGRP objects associated with that TSYS will crave a new TSYS to function.
Page 63: Hit Counter
HIT COUNTER Striking Counter The Hit Counter characteristic keeps track of how many transmissions are received for each object type. By default, the hitting counter is turned off. To plow the Hit Counter on: 1. Printing PGM. 2. Press the GLOB softkey. iii.
Page 64: Specifications
SPECIFICATIONS Specifications Working Memory 1800 programmed objects (conventional channels, trunking talkgroups, limit searches, service searches, and Spectrum Sweeper configurations) using flexible “Scannable Object” system. Virtual Scanners 21 Virtual Scanner (V-Scanner) folders. Searches Vii preprogrammed dedicated service searches, one dedicated limit search. Programmable service or limit search objects.
- Page 65 SPECIFICATIONS Spectrum Sweeper Ring Groups All Bands: 0: 25-54 MHz VHF Low Band 1: 108-137 MHz VHF Aircraft Band 2: 137-174 MHz VHF Loftier Band 3: 216-300 MHz 220 MHz Commercial/Apprentice Band four: 300-406 MHz UHF Military Air Ring 5: 406-470 MHz UHF Ring six: 470-512 MHz UHF-T Band...
- Page 66 SPECIFICATIONS CB – Searches the Citizens Ring radio frequencies. Marine – Searches the VHF-FM marine radio band. FRS/GMRS/MURS/DOT/STAR (F/G/MURS) Railroad – Searches the Clan of American Railroads (AAR) VHF railroad frequencies used in the US and Canada. Weather frequencies ..162.400, 162.425, 162.450, 162.475, 162.500, 162.525, 162.550 MHz Scanning Rate ......
Page 67: Frequency Coverage
FREQUENCY COVERAGE Frequency Coverage 25.000-26.960 MHz....(in 10 kHz steps/AM) 26.965-27.405 MHz....(in 10 kHz steps/AM) 27.410-29.505 MHz....(in 5 kHz steps/AM) 29.510-29.700 MHz....(in 5 kHz steps/FM) 29.710-49.830 MHz....(in 10 kHz steps/FM) 49.835-54.000 MHz....(in 5 kHz steps/FM) 108.000-136.9916 MHz..
Folio 68: Maintenance
MAINTENANCE Maintenance Keep the scanner dry; if it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately. Use and shop the scanner only in normal temperature environments. Handle the scanner advisedly; do not driblet it. Go along the scanner away from grit and dirt, and wipe it with a clammy textile occasionally to keep it looking new.
Page 69: Pc Interface
PC INTERFACE System Requirements IBM PC or uniform computer equipped with Universal Series Bus (USB) connexion and Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP NOTE: Although the USB interface cable supports full speed USB communications, actual data transfer speed depends on the scanners hardware.
Folio 70: Installation Troubleshooting
PC INTERFACE Viewing the Cable Port Settings To specify the COM port number in your scanner application software, you can view the port settings when the cable is plugged into your reckoner. 1. Open your systems Command Panel. Double click the System icon.
Page 71: Fcc Statement
FCC Data FCC Statement This equipment has been tested and institute to comply with the limits for a scanning receiver, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accord with the instructions, may crusade harmful...
Page 72: Limited Warranty
All express or implied warranties for this product are express to one (1) twelvemonth. Whistler is not liable for damages arising from the employ, misuse, or operation of this production including but...
- Page 73 IMPORTANT: To validate that your unit of measurement is within the warranty menstruation, brand certain you keep a copy of your dated proof of purchase. For warranty verification purposes, a copy of your dated store receipt must accompany any Whistler production sent in for warranty work.
Page 74: Client Service
• The unit has been misused, abused, modified, installed improperly, or had its housing removed. The minimum out of warranty service fee for your Whistler Scanner is $120.00 (U.South.). If you require out of warranty service, please return your unit of measurement every bit outlined in the department “Service Nether Warranty”...
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