I believe that just affirms that the scanner is decoding a PL tone, which can be CTCSS or DCS, the latter being digital. That's what you seem to have. It's supposed to be a lightning bolt, rather than a "Z." If you've got the squelch set to "search," and evidently you do if it's asking you to store the code, you can store that by pressing the F button below where it says store and it will only pass audio with that PL tone. That way you won't hear static/interference/distant stations or other garbage. Which has an upside and a downside...you might be looking for distant signals, and if you have the code stored, unless the distant station has the same PL (unlikely but not unheard of), you won't hear it.This is the screen after I put the frequency into the scanner. I hit scan. The scanner will pick up the frequencies and it will start to play.
Now if you look at the photo attached you see the line in the middle. That was what I am referring too.
I do have to say I was wrong it says store on the far right. Not the left.. But anywho I push store each time it came up so it doesn't show it now. Just trying to figure out what that feature does.
Take a look here, Easier to Read Pro-651/652/106/197 - WS1040/1065 - PSR 500/600 Digital Scanner ManualJust bought used pro 197 scanner Any easy set up tips tricks to installing frequencies just want it for the basics
+1 on the above post, then get a RR Premium Membership and one of the software choices for it (Win500, ARC500, PSREdit -- all have 30-day free trials so you can test drive before you buy). You can program it manually but if you are doing more than a few entries, it's a bear.Just bought used pro 197 scanner Any easy set up tips tricks to installing frequencies just want it for the basics