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Pro-97 Scanner -- Screen Blinks every 2 Seconds

While I'm actively monitoring a station (clear audio coming across), the screen blinks every two seconds and the sound also blinks out at the same time. It's kind of annoying. Is this a transistor problem or a software problem?

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No you have your priority function set

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How come my pro-84 scanner wouldn't hold the mrn frequency last weekend in richmond. Kept getting an error message. pressed hold, entered the station 454.000 and then hold again and kept getting error...

454.000 is not a station, but a frequency. it is 454 Mhz. or 454.000 Khz.
If no station is transmitting on that frequency, the scanner only will produce a hiss. Check the manual, to see how you can put in a frequency, just to monitor. Put the sq, so you just don't hear the noise and wait till any transmitter will use that frequency.

May 06, 2014 | Radio Shack Pro-84 Handheld Scanner

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Radio shack pro-96 scanner screen blinks and loss of audio

If the scanner's display locks up or does not work properly
after you connect a power source or install batteries, you
might need to initialize it.
This procedure clears all information you stored in the
scanner's memory. Initialize the scanner only when you
are sure the scanner is not working properly.
1. Turn off the scanner, then turn it on again. Multi-system
Trunking Scanner appears.
2. Press 0 while Multi-system Trunking Scanner appears.
3. Press 1.
4. Press ENT. Initializing please stand by. appears for about 5
Do not turn off the scanner until the initalization is
complete. When the initialization is complete, M000
appears on the top line of the display. Bank 0 Ch 00
appears on the third line.

Jan 10, 2013 | Radio Shack Pro-96 Scanner

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WIRED should only appear on the screen if you have a programming interface cable connected to the scanner. Assuming that you do not have the cable connected, you'll need to RESET the scanner to clear it and restore it to normal operation. This process will erase/delete everything that you've programmed into the scanner, so be prepared to reprogram it. To RESET the PRO-83:
- Power the scanner OFF
- Press and hold the 2, 9, and HOLD keys and power the scanner ON
- The word CLEAr will display to confirm the RESET

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

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

Bill B.
Listening in since the 60's

Dec 17, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-83 Scanner

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Pro 97 scanner for mclennan County down load

For a comprehensive database of active frequencies in your area, visit:

Bill B

May 19, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-97 Handheld Scanner

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All Channles locked out

To clear all locked out channels, press the SRCH button, select the bank you want to clear, press the FUNC button, then press the L/OUT button, then press FUNC button,then 6, press 1 to clear all...hope this was helpful...

May 20, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-97 Handheld Scanner

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I cleared my scanner pro-82 now how do i program the channels back. the bank1 is blinking and is on channel 1. i do not have any scan codes for local fd/pd in the 78801 area zip code.

For a comprehensive database of active frequencies in your area (they're really NOT codes), visit:

To program known frequencies into your scanner,

1. Press PGM. PGM appears. Then enter the channel number (1-200) where you want to store a frequency, then press PGM again.
2. Use the number keys and DELAY/. to enter the frequency (including the decimal point) you want to store.
3. Press ENT to store the frequency into the channel.
Your scanner automatically rounds the entered frequency down to the closest valid frequency. For example, if you enter a frequency of 151.473, your scanner accepts it as 151.470.

Press DELAY/.if you want the scanner to pause 2 seconds on this channel before it proceeds to the next channel after a transmission ends. The scanner also stores this setting in the channel.

To program the next channel in sequence, press PGM and repeat Steps 2 and 3.

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


Jan 19, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-82 Scanner

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Bad lcd screen radio shack pro-92 hand held scanner

Do a google or yahoo search for gre america store. They may have the part you are looking for. If not they may be able to tell you where you can get the part. I know they carry parts for the pro 95 96 and 97.
Good Luck.

May 28, 2009 | Radio Shack Pro-97 Handheld Scanner

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Can't get audio on Bearcat 244CLT scanner, or get any of the buttons to operate properly. Can set the clock, but that's it. Volume and Squelch set all the way to right, not even static sound. Nothing on...

You can try a master reset. This will delete any frequencies that are programmed. Here is the way to do a reset...
Turn scanner off. Hold down, 2-9-HOLD (all three keys at once)while turning on the scanner. Keep holding the keys down for about 3 seconds. The word CLEAr should come up on the screen.

Apr 03, 2009 | Uniden Radio Scanners

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Radio shack pro97

I have the same issue, was working fine, then the scan works but never stops on any freq. nor does the squelch make any sounds. The only sound is the key tones, I have reset the unit and tried new batteries and a different antena. still nothing? any ideas?

Feb 24, 2008 | Radio Shack Pro-97 Handheld Scanner

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