Question about Radio Shack Pro-96 Scanner

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Scanner not working

Cannot open Banks 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. Will not take any new programs.
The antenna connector is loose!?

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Go to Don Starr software link at:
http://starrsoft.com/software/win96/default.asp

The best $30 you will spend to make the Pro 96 sing for you.

Also use:
http://www.radioreference.com/

This site has all you need to get going and a direct download of frequencies and talk groups for trunked systems...

Cheers,,,Tom M sends

Posted on Mar 26, 2008

Did you use a software program or have radio shack program the scanner for you? If so, check to make sure the banks were selected in the software to be enabled. I assume the your scanner shows 0123****** Now to manually select banks, simply press the number for the selected bank to both select and de-select as warrented. When you press 4, bank 4 will now be scanned. Also, should you press 1, bank 1 will not be scanned.

Posted on Feb 13, 2008

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  • If your getting transmissions then the receive is working.If your squelch is not adjusting out then it is possible your antenna, or the connector, is not working right. Hand held scanner antennas are the same across the board as for frequency use. The connector your antenna uses is a standard BNC connector. So your antenna is really universal which mean you don't have to go to Uniden and pay top dollar for their antenna.


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Hope this helps!

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