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lifesavin

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I have acquired a PRO-164 scanner. Does anybody know how to program this thing? I live up in the Seattle area so I need to be able to program the trunked channels. Having a little difficulty figuring out this scanner.

Thanks,
A.
 

DickH

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I have acquired a PRO-164 scanner. Does anybody know how to program this thing? I live up in the Seattle area so I need to be able to program the trunked channels. Having a little difficulty figuring out this scanner.
First thing you should do is download the Manual.
Here are the steps for the Portland system. Just put in the correct control channels for the system you want.

The Pro-164 needs only the four control channels for each system to hear the entire system. Use one bank for each system.

First bank will be for the PORTLAND system.
(Each bank has 5 sub-banks, each holding 30 Talk Group IDs.).
The first step is to enter the control channel freqs.
1. Press PGM -> TRUNK -> FUNC, then use the arrows to select a bank.
2. Press MODE, select MOT.
3. Press PGM, select channel number. (use arrows to change channels).
4. Enter the first freq. 858.7125 -> ENT
5. Press MODE until MOT appears -> ENT (MOT will apply to next 3 freqs.).
6. Enter next freq. 858.7375 -> ENT.
7. Enter next freq. 859.2625 -> ENT.
8. Enter the last freq. 859.4625 -> ENT.
9. Press SCAN.
Now it will start "trunking".
There are two trunking modes, OPEN and CLOSED.
In OPEN mode you will hear ALL active Talk Groups.
In CLOSED mode you will hear only the TGs you enter into the sub-banks.

To program the sub-banks.
1. MAN -> PGM -> TRUNK.
2. FUNC - arrow to select bank.
3. Press MODE to select MOT.
4. Press TRUNK to select sub-bank.
5. Enter a Talk Group ID (2 to 5 numbers) -> ENT.
6. Enter then next ID -> ENT.
7. When all IDs have been entered, press SCAN.
 

Stavro35

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Programming help.

I have acquired a PRO-164 scanner. Does anybody know how to program this thing? I live up in the Seattle area so I need to be able to program the trunked channels. Having a little difficulty figuring out this scanner.

Thanks,
A.
If you want to meet me over here in Bainbridge island,I'll help you. We can meet at one of the coffee shops or restaurants PM me me or e mail me

mykonosisl@comcast.net

Steve
 

lifesavin

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I will have to give it a try. Right now I have just been turning it on and letting it scan for any radio traffic that is in the area without programming anything. Gets kind of annoying. I hear the road crews, school buses and random other crap.
If I try and program the main channel and then all the trunked or Talk Groups and I some how mess it up is there a way to do "factory reset" so I can start all over?
Now I just need to find the frequencies for the South King county area and Pierce County.
 

lifesavin

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Thanks for the tips. I will have to see if I can give it a try. Currently I have just been letting the scanner do a free scan and pick up whatever radio traffic is in the area. Kinda sucks because I get the road crews, school buses and some other random stuff. Plus if I hear something I want to listen to I end up only getting bits and pieces of the call.
Is there a way to factory reset these. In case I screw it up trying to program it, it would be good to at least get it back to be able to scan.
Now it's time to go look for the frequencies for South King County area, and Pierce County. Maybe the airports too. That might be interesting to listen to.
 

lifesavin

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Looking for ValleyComm's frequencies I found this.

King: King County / Valley Communications Simulcast Cell

This Cell Simulcasts from Cambridge; Crista; Federal Way; Rattlesnake Mtn;

Ring Hill; Skyway; Squak Mtn; View Park;

868.4250* 867.8625* 851.8125* 851.3625 851.1625 851.9625

852.1125 852.6125 852.8625 853.3125 853.4875 853.6125

854.0875 854.2875 866.3625 866.3875 866.9375 866.9625

867.3375 867.4375 867.8375 868.4500 868.7250

EPSCA: Eastside Public Safety Communications Agency Simulcast Cell

This Cell Simulcasts from Capitol Hill; Horizon Heights; Norway Hill; W. Tiger Mtn

868.7750* 868.2000* 851.1375 851.8875 852.6375 853.3875

854.2375 866.2125 866.4625 866.9125 866.9875 867.3125

867.4875 867.8125 867.8875 868.5250 868.8250

Seattle Seattle City Simulcast Cell

This Cell Simulcasts from: Capitol Hill; Columbia; Northeast; West Seattle

868.1750* 851.4125* 851.1875 851.9375 851.9875 852.6875

852.9125 853.4375 854.1875 854.3625 866.2875 866.3125

866.3375 866.4375 866.6875 866.7125 866.7375 866.8875

867.2875 867.7625 867.7875 868.4750 868.6750 868.8750

How do I know which one to pick and use? Or do I put them all in?

Then there are some like this that list the 154......channel and then several talk groups. How do i put those in?

Eastside Fire Rescue [PL 107.2] Countywide 154.2050 Simplex

Eastside Fire protects Carnation, Issaquah, North Bend, and Sammamish

DISP-1 Dispatch Countywide TG: 22384 EPSCA

DISP-2 Dispatch Countywide TG: 22352 EPSCA

DISP-3 Dispatch - Issaquah Countywide TG: 22320 EPSCA

DISP-4 Dispatch - Mercer Island Countywide TG: 22288 EPSCA

DISP-5 Dispatch Countywide TG: 22256 EPSCA

DISP-10 Dispatch Countywide TG: 31408 EPSCA

TAC-1 Tactical Countywide TG: 22224 EPSCA

TAC-2 Tactical Countywide TG: 22192 EPSCA

TAC-3 Tactical Countywide TG: 22160 EPSCA

TAC-4 Tactical Countywide TG: 22128 EPSCA

TAC-5 Tactical Countywide TG: 22096 EPSCA

TAC-6 Tactical - Issaquah Countywide TG: 22064 EPSCA

TAC-7 Tactical - Mercer Island Countywide TG: 22032 EPSCA

And some I have found have just a listing for a TG. What does that mean?

Thanks,
A.
 
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