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Programming Shortcut Pro-163 Pro-164


To program a Bank for Trunking

  1. Press PROG, then press TRUNK.
  2. Press FUNC, then use an UP or DOWN ARROW to select a bank.
  3. Repeatedly press MODE to select a trunking mode (Motorola, EDACS,LTR).
  4. Press PROG.
  5. Enter the first control channel freq. and press ENTER.
  6. Repeatedly press MODE to select a trunking mode (Motorola, EDACS, LTR).
  7. Press PROG or the UP ARROW to advance to the next channel.
  8. Enter the next control channel freq. and press ENTER.
  9. Repeatedly press MODE to select a trunking mode (Motorola, EDACS, LTR).
  10. After the last control channel freq., press ENTER, then press SCAN.

Now you should start to see all active Talk Group IDs (TGs).


  • There are two trunking modes, OPEN and CLOSED:
    • OPEN lets you hear ALL active TGs
    • CLOSED lets you hear ONLY the TGs you have put into the SUB-BANKS.
    • “–” appears for CLOSED mode and “+” appears for OPEN mode under the channel number.
      • To set OPEN or CLOSED mode for the bank that is ON, Press FUNC then ./DELAY.
To set OPEN or CLOSED mode for another bank
  1. Press MAN.
  2. Use the UP or DOWN ARROW to select a bank.
  3. Press FUNC then •/DELAY.


Programming the Sub-Banks (Saving Talk Group IDs)

Each of the 10 banks contains 5 sub-banks that each hold 30 Talk Group IDs. To define a Talk Group ID:

  1. Press PROG, then press TRUNK to enter the ID program mode.
  2. Press FUNC, then use UP or DOWN ARROW to select a bank.
  3. Repeatedly press MODE to select a trunking mode (Motorola, EDACS, or LTR).
  4. Repeatedly press TRUNK to select the sub-bank.
  5. Press UP or DOWN ARROW to select the location where to store the Talk Group ID.
  6. Use the number keys to enter the Talk Group ID:
  7. Press ENT.


Turning Sub-Banks ON or OFF

To turn off a sub-bank
  1. Press TRUNK repeatedly to select the desired sub-bank.
  2. Press FUNC then 1 to turn the sub-bank on or off.


To turn off a sub-bank while scanning
  1. When the scanner stops on a transmission, press FUNC.
  2. Press TRUNK. The display indicates which sub-bank is turned on or off. The active sub-bank number appears.
  3. Press FUNC and the number of the sub-bank you desire to turn on or off. For example to turn sub-bank 4 on or off, press FUNC. Then press 4.
    1. Note: This function activates when the receiving channel bank is in CLOSED mode.

thanks to DickH for the procedure


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