I'm having trouble, I just bought a brand new rs pro-82, i turn it on and it powers on, i turn the squelch nob to the right but the static never goes away like it's suppose to??? Also I am not able to receive anything, not even the weather??? Help
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Check your antenna connections, if the connections are good then try a different antenna. Most likely that is the problem if it's the scanner. If your trying to scan Public Safety Frequencies you may be running into a situation where they have gone Digital and your scanner is Analog or they may have encrypted their frequency or control channels so the scanners won't work.
Ok I have had the same problem with the Pro 82 and the biggest problems I've found for it not to scan is Corrosion of the terminals not only outside but inside. Even on the keypad and pcb board. SOLUTION: Just take it all apart with a small philips pecision screwdriver and with a dry toothbrush scrape all the corrosion off the board. This always solves my problem and it should yours. Even if theres no corrosion visible on the terminals be assured there is still some inside keping this from functioning correctly. Shotgun420
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:
Performing a RESET will not clear/erase frequencies or other data programmed into the scanner. If the RESET doesn't work though, you may need to INITIALIZE the scanner. That procedure will clear all programmed data and return the scanner to its "as new" state. Need the manual for your PRO-82? You canb download/print it here:
you may need to play with the squelch. and/also hold down the light/key button until the key goes away but mess with the squelch after you get rid of the lock. you want the squelch as far left without it stopping and making static noise
go to cityfreq.com and see if the frequencies in your area have changed. you might even need a new anteanna radio shack should have a really good one for 20 buck. a little longer than the original but good
I had the same problem. I realize this is a little late but I just came across this site. I opend it up and the alum wire connecting the BNC to the mother board was cracked. Iput a dab of solder on it and it was good as new.
Wish I would have found this b4 u tossed it.