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RS Pro 2020 Scanner won't come out of scan mode, pad ineffective

I use the scanner to monitor water tower level, so it stays on one frequency all the time (never use it to scan). When there is a storm, I unplug it. This time when I plugged it in, it went into scan mode like usual, but the buttons had no effect: Couldn't stop scan to select a channel. Often one can reset some units by unplugging for a minute or so. Even 48 hours. If I turn off the unit, hold PROGRAM and 1,2,4,5,7,or 8, while I turn it on, it beeps and does not scan. Still, no entries can be made from the pad. It is stuck until I turn off/on, when it goes back to scanning. I can do the off/on trick while holding LOCKOUT, where it locks out the lowest channel, but can't unlock. Channel 1 and 2 are locked out now. The battery is dead, so I lost all my memory frequencies (that's OK, I only used one of them). SCAN or MANUAL buttons are supposed to stop the scan, but they don't. Is this thing toast?

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  • amosbanjo Aug 01, 2009

    Sorry. This is a duplicate post. Please disregard.

  • amosbanjo Sep 04, 2009

    TOLHamradio
    Thanks for the reply. No it is not a Bearcat. It is a Radio Shack Realistic 20 channel UHF?AM?FM Direct Entry Programmable Scanner. It looks like the 2018 except all controls are on the front. I needed a key sequence to reset the processor like the 2018 has, but those indicated for the 2018 don't work. So what I did was hold all the buttons down with my palm and power up. That worked and it's running fine now. I know that's not very orthodox, but whatever works.... I would still like to know the prescribed reset key sequence to write it in the book for future reference. Thanks.

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If you mean a Bearcat 2020 radio, then that unit is ancient, and I'm amazed that it still works. If you're only monitoring one frequency, you can get a really cheap scanner to do that and replace the 2020.

Posted on Sep 01, 2009

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    John Sep 05, 2009

    The Uniden-built scanners typically use holding down the #2 key and #9 key while you turn the unit on. I don't know if this scanner is built by Uniden or by GRE for Radio Shack, but if it's a Uniden built unit, 2/9/power should do a reset.

    73's

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