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Channels locked out

All the channels on my scanner read locked out. When you look at it it looks like 1 + and looks like this for all of them. I have done everything I can find in the manual to no luck.. HELP!

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Re: 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,

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

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Re: channels locked out

Press the scan button then press the numbers 12345 and 6, see if this changes the numbers at the top (showing which banks you want to scan through) if this doesnt seem to change, press the manual button multiple times and see what kind of channels you hvae programmed in. if they're all 000.000000 or such, or all have l/o at the bottom, i believe it's the S/S button (says lockout over it) press this after choosing a manual channel that you want to be able to scan through. see if this changes anything

Posted on Aug 16, 2007

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transmission on that channel before it resumes scanning.

If you do not want your scanner to pause, select the channel and be sure
that DELAY is not on the display. If DELAY appears on the display, press
[DELAY] to turn it off for that channel.


You can make your scanner scan more efficiently by locking out channels
that you have not programmed. Manually select the channel and press [LOCK
OUT] so that LOCK OUT apperas on the display. This is also handy for
locking out channels that have a continuous transmission. You can still
manually select locked-out channels for listening.

To unlock a channel you have locked, manually select the channel and press
[LOCK OUT] so that LOCK OUT disappears from the display.

NOTE: You cannot lock out Channel 1.


Channel 1 is designated as your scanner's priority channel. You can turn
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even if you are monitoring another channel.

Press [PRIORITY] so that PRIORITY appears on the display. Now your scanner
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You can continuously monitor a specific channel without scanning. This is
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miss any details-even though there might be periods of silence-or if you
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Follow these steps to manually select a channel.

1. Press MANUAL.

2. Enter the channel number.

3. Press MANUAL again.

Or, if your scanner is scanning and stops at the desired channel, press
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to step through the channels.)


The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has allocated several channels
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Your scanner should stop within a few seconds, and you hear the local
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You must complete a reset, see owners manual above link and see page 83.

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