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LCD backlight interfearing with scanning

When I turn on the backlight on my Pro-84 scanner it tends to lock up on some of the CB channels. This tends to happen more when I hold it vs. putting it on a table. I've turned up the squelch which as helped somewhat but still has not completly eliminated the problem. Any solutions?

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What does it mean when a channel is "locked out"?

That is a setting that is used for channels that are constantly broadcasting but you don't want to scan them because they will stop the scanner. An example is the noaa weather channel. You may want to have it on the scanner as a channel but you don't want to scan it because the scanner will stop on it all the time.

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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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The NOAA weather frequencies have constant broadcasts, so your scanner "locks" onto them. The only ways to prevent this are to either delete the weather frequency or lock it out. To delete, just program the frequency "0.0" (zero point zero) into the channel. To lock it out, press the L/O key while on the weather freq.

Bill B

Aug 06, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-84 Handheld Scanner

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Pro-96 Scanner: My pro 96 scanner says all channels locked and it ...

If there is no frequencies on your scanner it will lock all channels out. if all your frequencies are on one bank and you accidentally hit that bank number and turn it off it will lock out all channels. If that's the case just hit that bank no. back on and they will unlock.

May 17, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-96 Scanner

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Handheld scanner pro-84 200 channels nascar

Press HOLD,then enter the channel number where you want to store the frequency, then press FUNC + PGM, then the channel number appears, use the number keys and ./CLR to enter the frequency you want to store including the decimal, press E to store the frequency.....You can get your frequency's at ...hope this was helpful...

May 13, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-84 Handheld Scanner

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I'm using the pre set cb radio band to scan cb, howevre I locked out a few channels that I would like to unlock. how can I do this?

press the manual button until you get to channels you locked out, then press Lockout and they will unlock.


Apr 15, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-97 Handheld Scanner

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I need to reprogram my Realistic Pro-2023 police scanner. I do not have my local police codes nor do I know how to reprogram it. Help.


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

1. Turn on your scanner by turning VOLUME clockwise.

2. Press [MANUAL], enter the channel number you want to program, then
press [MANUAL] and [PROGRAM]. The channel number flashes to indicate
you are programming the channel.

3. Enter a frequency.

4. Press [ENTER] to store the frequency. If you make a mistake in Step
3, ERROR appears on the display. Proceed again from Step 3.

5. If you want your scanner to pause after each transmission before
scanning to the next channel, press [DELAY] so that DELAY appears in
the display. See "Using the Delay Feature."

6. To program more channels, repeat Steps 2-4. If you want to program
the next channel in sequence, simply press [PROGRAM] and repeat Steps
3 - 4.


Use the SQUELCH control to decrease your scanner's sensitivity to weak
signals. This allows the scanner to receive only the strongest

1. Turn the SQUELCH and VOLUME controls fully counterclockwise.

2. Turn the VOLUME control clockwise until you hear a hissing sound.

3. Slowly turn the SQUELCH control clockwise until the hissing sound


To begin scanning the channels, press [SCAN]. Your scanner scans through
all the channels except the ones you have locked out. Be sure to read the
following sections to get the full benefit from your scanner's special


Many agencies use a two-way radio system that might have a 2 second silence
(or more) between a query and a reply. To keep from missing a reply,
program a delay on the channels you identify as operating this way.

To program a delay, select the channel and press [DELAY] so that DELAY
appears on the display. Now when your scanner pauses at an active channel
when scanning, it waits for 2 seconds after the completion of each
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
on the priority feature so that you do not miss transmissions on Channel 1,
even if you are monitoring another channel.

Press [PRIORITY] so that PRIORITY appears on the display. Now your scanner
checks Channel 1 every 2 seconds, and stays on the channel if there is any


You can continuously monitor a specific channel without scanning. This is
useful if you hear an emergency broadcast on a channel and do not want to
miss any details-even though there might be periods of silence-or if you
want to monitor a specific channel.

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
MANUAL one time. (Pressing MANUAL additional times causes your scanner
to step through the channels.)


The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has allocated several channels
for use by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). We
have preprogrammed your scanner with all of the frequencies available to
NOAA. To hear your local forecast and regional weather information, simply
press [WX]. Your scanner begins scanning through the weather band, and WX
SEARCH appears on the display.

Your scanner should stop within a few seconds, and you hear the local
weather broadcast. If the broadcast is weak, you can press [WX] again
to scan through the rest of the weather band.

Bill B

Feb 21, 2010 | Radio Scanners

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Program prblems

your scanner has an lets you program your scanner to reduce scanners sensitivity .check to see if its on or off.

Jan 06, 2009 | Radio Shack Pro-95 Handheld Scanner

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Stuck on scan mode

Hi, It sounds to me like your keypad is locked. Pg 63 of your manual.
***using the keylock ***
Once you program your scanner, you can protect it from accidental program changes by turning on the key lock feature. When the keypad is locked, the only controls that operate are FUNC, key , SQ, and VOL. You cannot activate the keylock while you are entering a frequency into a channel. To turn on the keylock, press FUNC then key . Key locked appears for about 1 second. Key locked appears when you press any key after locking the keypad.
To turn off the keylock, press FUNC then key . The scanner beeps three times and Key unlocked appears.
The only other choice I see if that does not work would be to initialize it. Pg 84 of your manual. Hope this helps you,, Mechanic

Jan 04, 2008 | Radio Shack Pro-97 Handheld Scanner

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Radio Shack Pro-95 handheld scanner issues

Here is the online programming tutorial:

Here is the full manual Should include Quick guide:

Here is FREE programming software for the PC:
Includes hardware info. You can buy programming cable at Radio Shack to connect to your PC.

Jan 02, 2008 | Radio Shack Pro-95 Handheld Scanner

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