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Nascar pro-84 200 channel racing scanner was dropped and volume and squelch no longer work

Our nascar scanner was dropped volume no longer works what do we do

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: NO SQUELCH

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.

Sincerely

Greg Stevens

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fooyun@sbcglobal.net

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

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SOURCE: squelch quit working in regular scan mode PRO-528

Just fixed my squelch problem; I don't know how it happened but Resistor 138 was burned & intermittant. It was so badly burned that I could not read the color code but it measured 880 ohms intermittantly. I replaced it with an 860 ohm carbon resistor & all seems well; time will tell. R-138 is located on the circuit board right behind the squelch potentiometer. R-139 is immediately behind the pot & R-138 is next to R-139. All I had to do is remove the 4 screws on the back of the case & the unit splits in half. I clipped the old resistor out leaving a bit of the old leads so I could solder in the new resistor without having to get to the backside of the circuit board. Scanner is working as I type this & I hope it does not burn out again. Hopefully this is the same problem in your scanner & an easy fix. Good luck.
Bob Tomlin
WB1AIJ

Posted on Dec 22, 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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SOURCE: I HAVE A RADIO SHACK PRO 97 SCANNER WAS WORKING

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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SOURCE: looking for a part number for a

Here's a link to the parts list for your scanner. Parts can be ordered online or from your local Rat Shack store.

http://www.icomamerica.com/en/support/PartsAndService/default.aspx

Posted on Dec 20, 2009

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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:

http://support.radioshack.com/support_electronics/doc69/69887.pdf

Bill B.
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I have a pro 84 race scanner that I am trying to program for the 3 nascar race series. Since this scanner does not have a button to program the car # I am somewhat lost. It was suggested to use the car #'s...


Sorry, but the NASCAR label on these scanners is little more than a scam. There are no special features that make race scanning easier or organized -- they just cover the frequency range that cars and pit crews operate on.

Bill B.
Listening in professionally since the 60's

Mar 10, 2011 | Radio Shack Pro-84 Handheld Scanner

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SCANS BUT WILL NOT ICK ANY CHANNELS AND HAS NO


Turn the scanner on and volume up all the way, turn the squelch until you hear static, then turn the squelch down slowly until its silent, press scan, has it ever been programed? Just a thought. hope this helps..

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With volume turned up, turn the squelch till silent, push scan, ..hope this helps..........

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NO SQUELCH


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.

Sincerely

Greg Stevens

e-mail

fooyun@sbcglobal.net

Aug 07, 2008 | Radio Shack Pro-97 Handheld Scanner

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you may need to re program it and get a external antenna.i recommend that you get a scanner pc programming kit.

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Squelch is open all the time


Often the potentometer (squelch control) becomes worn or dirty, this can be sometimes cured by spraying a WD40 or similar oil and then rapidly moving the control down and up. Do not use oil that is conductive.

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