Question about Radio Shack Pro-96 Scanner

1 Answer

PRO 96 Scanner

Main screen has message that states "all" channels locked out! I have done everything that manual said do and still get the same message. This is my first experience with a scanner of this quality and no doubt I am scanner illiterate. Detailed info on how to solve this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Posted by on

1 Answer

Re: PRO 96 Scanner

I had the same problem. I called Radio Shack and they said there were no channels were programed to scan. I am very new at this so I would be able to help you program but call Radio Shack at 18008437422 and hit option 2 twice. The person I got on the phone was great. Just be sure to have the numbers you want to program in front of you.

Posted on Feb 16, 2007

1 Suggested Answer

SOURCE: all channels locked out

Is the Attenuation set to Global on? That may be the issue.

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My pro 96 says all channels lkocked out

Here is a link to the users manual in PDF Since I don't know if you are locked out of one channel of locked out of a band this manual will get you back to trunking in no time.

Mar 15, 2011 | Radio Shack Pro-96 Scanner

2 Answers

Pro-96 Scanner: My pro 96 scanner says all channels locked and it ...

If there is no frequencies on your scanner it will lock all channels out. if all your frequencies are on one bank and you accidentally hit that bank number and turn it off it will lock out all channels. If that's the case just hit that bank no. back on and they will unlock.

May 17, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-96 Scanner

2 Answers

Pro-96 ,channels 1 thru 9 are locked out ,only 0 is

You are referring to banks, not channels. When bank 0 is active, then you push 0 to de-activate it, you have now removed all your banks from the scan list. To re-activate any bank, just press any number. This is confusing because locking out a channel and removing a bank from the scan list are two very different operations but use the same terminology.

For more information and some tutorials to help with various functions, visit this site:

Feb 11, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-96 Scanner

1 Answer

When scanner is turned on it says all channels are locked radio s

If this is a trunking scanner, then you can go to your local radio shack store and have them reprogram the scanner with your local frequencies. This does sometimes occur if the trunking is not set correctly.

Jan 24, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-96 Scanner

2 Answers


need to do a RESET. Then try your local WX frequency to verify it works. The RESET will wipe out all existing programming, just to warn you. Check your manual, or for details.

Jan 12, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-2096 Base Scanner

1 Answer

Need police channels for butler mo Make note of radio is probably the best resource for frequencies in the United States - and it's free! It is particularly helpful with info on digital trunking and how to program your pro 96 for your specific area. Where I live in Wake County, North Carolina EVERYTHING is now trunked digitally and I found radio reference very helpful.....Happy scan ning!

Oct 17, 2009 | Radio Shack Pro-96 Scanner

1 Answer

V-scan channels missing

Sounds like all that is happening is that the channels are locked out, you need to go through manually and unlock them. I have the same scanner and that is what I needed to do.

Feb 12, 2009 | Radio Shack Pro-96 Scanner

1 Answer

How do I unlock a channel that I previously locked out on accident by hitting the wrong button and how do i see the locked out channels

go to the channel by pressing manual,then the channel number,then manual again,then press LO or lockout, and scan

Jan 18, 2009 | Radio Shack Pro-96 Scanner

2 Answers

Channels locked out

Mrs. Santa brought me a new PRO-97 yesterday. I'm new to this - just wanted an aircraft frequency scanner, but got the whole shameal. I had a bad AC adapter and attempted to fix the power problem as directed in the manual by re-initializing the scanner. That blew all memory away.

I received the feared All Channels Locked Out message and through a little research and fiddling, realized the scanner was pre-programmed. An Addendum came with the scanner with instructions to reload the 155 pre-programmed frequencies:
1) Turn off the scanner and then turn it on again.
2) When 'Multi-system Trunking Scanner' appears, press PGM.
3) Press 1.

This will reload the pre-programmed frequencies erased by the re-init. Press scan and it'll be as new as outta the box!

Best wishes,

Aug 16, 2007 | Radio Shack Pro-97 Handheld Scanner

Not finding what you are looking for?
Radio Shack Pro-96 Scanner Logo

Related Topics:

329 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Radio Shack Radio Scanners Experts


Level 3 Expert

3018 Answers

Robert McClure

Level 2 Expert

160 Answers


Level 2 Expert

473 Answers

Are you a Radio Shack Radio Scanner Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides