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My scan ..won't scan squelch...can ya help..i advail thanks Bill

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I have a Radio Shack Pro 97 Scanner that I received as a present 1-1/2 years ago. It was working just fine and then suddenly there was no squelch or volume. The keys make noise when pushed, but there is no sound for the squelch or volume. The scanner scans the frequencies but does not stop and play. I went on line and found that other people were having the same problems. I went back to the store that the unit was purchased from and received no help what so ever, they said it’ s off warranty and I was out of luck, nice way to do business??. I think that something that cost as much as this should not be junk after a short period of time. I hope you can help me with this problem I do like radio shack, but I can’t afford to buy items that don’t stand up.


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Posted on Aug 28, 2008

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The "hot" pin inside the BNC antenna connector is probably broken or disconnected internally.

Posted on Oct 10, 2009

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Check if one of the batteries MIGHT be in backwards.

NEXT check EACH cell as occassionally you get a bad one brand new.

Posted on Nov 14, 2009

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Did your local public service switch to a digital system? If so, you cannot receive digital trunking on this radio. Ask at your local Radio Shack store, or a local ham radio operator who can help you out.

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Squelch will not turn off

If you mean that the "white noise" can't be squelched, the problem is within the squelch circuit or the window detector. You'll need to find a service facility than can repair this, but few electronics repair shops are left & most can't handle this type of problem. If you are in or near NJ, contact me at 973-831-5900 between 10 AM & 5PM weekdays.

Aug 04, 2012 | Radio Shack Pro-2052 Scanner

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The scanner is a model PRO-2050. It will only do squelching sound on all the channels and will not bring in any messages. I completely emptied the scanner. Then I put channel..1-8 in. yStill hear...


Once you hear the sqelching, than you want to turn it back just till it stops. Make sure you have your scanner antenna all the way up and adjust it, slowly down, till you scanner starts to pick up. Believe it or not, the antenna has alot to do with picking up signals. Plus, you need to have it by a window, to help pick up stronger signals.

Radio shack can make you a copy of all the codes for this scanner. I would contact them, about your problems.

Kind regards!

Sep 13, 2011 | Radio Shack Pro-2052 Scanner

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Last night was working fine - as it was on I noticed that the scanner was just stuck on one channel - I hit scan ( I have several channels programmed) It wouldnt scan. Then when I turned the squelch...

Hopefully Resetting or Initializing the scanner will clear the problem and get it working again for you. Instructions for these procedures are on page 38 and 39 of the scanner operating manual. If you don't have the manual, you can download and print it, at no cost, here:

Bill B.
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May 24, 2011 | Radio Shack Pro-82 Scanner

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I need help programming my pro 2052 scanner.I just got it from a friend and I need to know why it scans but will not pick up anything in arkansas.

Have you programmed it for your area? For a comprehensive database of active frequencies in your area, and a lot of other useful scanning information, visit:

Need the manual for your scanner? You can download and print it, at no cost, here:

Bill B.
Listening in since the 60's

Apr 20, 2011 | Radio Shack Pro-2052 Scanner

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I need a manual for my PRO-2052

You can download and print your scanner manual, at no cost, here:

Bill B.
Listening in since the 60's

Feb 15, 2011 | Radio Shack Pro-2052 Scanner

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Scanner works in trunk mode will not scan regularl mode

If it is an older pro 2052 they dont scan trunked and conventional at the same time. The newer models do both.
I'm not sure what tear they changed it but search Google for an answer.

Jan 06, 2011 | Radio Shack Pro-2052 Scanner

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I sometimes get static noise on my pro-2052 after receiving a transmission. If I push scan it works okay. doesnt do it all the time but getting worse.

You most lilley live where there is a cable TV system. Most installers don't understand the concept of termination when they disconnect someone's cable, so the cable "leaks" signal all over the place. There are enough birdies generated by cable systems, especially now that there are digital broadcasts on these systems.
Try moving the radio to another location. If the problem persists, tighten the squelch..

Aug 15, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-2052 Scanner

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All of a sudden keypad acts as though locked out is there a lockout function of? that i was unaware of?

There's no keyboard lock function on the PRO-2052, so your unit is likely suffering from a logic glitch that will require a RESET. This simple procedure will restore your scanner to its original factory configuration, which means that it will erase/delete every bit of data that you've programmed into it.

To RESET the PRO-2052,
- Power the unit OFF
- Press and hold the 2 and 9 keys while you power the unit ON

The message CLEAr will display for about 5 seconds to confirm the action.

DO NOT power the unit OFF while the CLEAr message is displayed.

Need the manual for your scanner? You can download and print it here:

For a comprehensive database of active frequencies and systems in your area, and a lot of other useful scanning information, visit:

Bill B

Jul 23, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-2052 Scanner

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Very dim light on my pro 2052.

Display or backlight? If it's the backlight, you need to replace one solder-in bulb. Radio Shack part number 272-114 (5v, 25mA) will work. If it's the dispay you need to contact the Shack for a replacement.

Bill B

Feb 26, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-2052 Scanner

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After broadcast squelch sticks

trace back from the squelch control to the first and second transistors and you will find one of them is bad, or the components connected to them, one transistor acts as a switch when a voltage from the automatic gain control turns the transistor on via the gate terminal.

Dec 17, 2008 | Radio Shack Pro-2052 Scanner

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