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Programing scanner why is this pro 97 such a pain in the *** to program? i want to program frequencies into seperate banks and it seems like it takes forever to program each channel.any ideas on simplifing things for someone who is not a scanner nerd?

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Download win97 software
then just pick up a cord at radio shack and let the software do the rest. also you may want to check out radireference.com

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My scanner scans but local channels won't in.


If you are using the pre-programmed 155 frequencies,
  1. Turn the scanner OFF and then turn ON again.
  2. When the Multi-system Trunking Scanner appears, press PGM.
  3. Press 1
If this is not the issue, you most likley have the "bank" you want turned off. Press the "period" button while on that bank to turn it back on.

Use the up and down buttons to select the banks.

Jun 23, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-97 Handheld Scanner

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LOCK ALL CHANNEL


If all channels are showing the lockout icon, and all are displaying the frequency 000.0000, you just need to program the scanner. Entering a frequency will remove the lockout.

If all are showing lockout and programmed frequencies, and the scanner will not function, you need to initialize it. This procedure will erase all data that you have programmed into the scanner and restore it to original factory settings.

- Turn the scanner OFF, then power it ON again. "Multi-system Trunking Scanner" shows on the display.
- Press 0
- Press 1
- Press ENT
"Initializing please stand by" shows on the display for about 5 seconds.

Do not turn the scanner OFF until initializing is complete and the display shows "M000" on the top line and "Bank 0 Ch 0" on the third line.

Need more information on your scanner? You can download/print the operating manual here:

http://scancat.com/OnLineHelp/OEM_Radio_Owners_Manuals/PRO-97_OwnersManual_ome20-527.pdf

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

www.RadioReference.com

Bill B

Apr 21, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-97 Handheld Scanner

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I am trying to program radio shack pro 97 police scanner need live help


nothing to it. press program, enter frequency, press enter, press program to repeat next frequency.

Thanks,
dodgem250.com

Apr 09, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-97 Handheld Scanner

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I have programmed my pro164 scanner using win97 software and the pc patch cable. i have frequencies programmed to channels onto bank 0. i also programmed the desired talkgroups onto bank 0. problem is when...


you will have to buy the Radio Shack USB cable 20-047 and install
the driver for it and then I downloaded a program named
"Win97" from the www.starrsoft.com website as listed
on page 21 of the Pro-164 manual. The cable costs
$34.99 and with tax you are looking at about $37.88.

The "Win97" software must be registered for it to work
after a 30-day free trial period. That's approx $25.00.

This is the ONLY WAY to go !! You put in everything
on the software GUI and then upload it to the PRO-164.
Works like a champ .
but if you have tried doing this.i advise do it again.again run the program by connecting the cable again.if you have not tried it then do it again. if still the same problem.then it might be the problem with the scanner.get it rechecked from radio shack. there are many many users facing this same problem this particular model of radioshack scanner and other model in which this same problem occurs is pro-197. get it checked with radio shack.tech. This will help. Thanks please keep updated.please do rate the solution positively .thank you for using fixya

Mar 27, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-97 Handheld Scanner

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I reset my pro 82 scanner now i need to program my scanning codes


Your reset wiped out all programmed frequencies, leaving "000.0000" in each channel. That automatically sets the LOCKOUT icon, but it will clear when you program a frequency into the channel. You can download and print your scanner manual here:

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

Need the frequencies for your area? Visit:

www.RadioReference.com

BillB

Jan 22, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-97 Handheld Scanner

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I have a realistic pro-2021 scanner and dont know how to operate it other than turning it on or off can you help ??


Programming Frequencies

1. Select the desired channel.

2. Press [PROGRAM] to enter the programming mode.

3. Enter the desired frequency.

4. Press [ENTER].

Selecting the Channel

Step 1:

1. Press [MANUAL]. Continue pressing until the display shows
Channel 20. Press [PROGRAM].

2. Press [2][0][MANUAL]. Press [PROGRAM]. (or press [PROGRAM],
press [2][0], press [PROGRAM]).

Step 2:

Press the keys (example 162.55)

Step 3:

Press [ENTER]. To program the next frequency, move to another channel in
this way. Press [PROGRAM] to advance to the next channel. Repeat the
same steps to add more frequencies.


SKIPPING BANKS

1. Turn the power on.

2. Press the number key that corresponds to the bank to be skipped.

3. The corresponding bank number indicator disappears from the display
and the entire bank is skipped.

NOTE: To restore the banks, press the number key again.


SEARCHING WITH YOUR PRO-2021

To search for transmission, press [PROGRAM], enter limits of frequency
range, and press [up arrow] or [down arrow] to activate "search."

1. Press [PROGRAM].

2. Press [LIMIT].

3. Enter the lower limit of frequency range to be searched.

4. Press [ENTER].

5. Press [LIMIT].

6. Enter the upper limit of frequency range to be searched.

7. Press [ENTER].

Activate "search" by pressing [up arrow] or [down arrow]. [Down arrow]
starts search from the highest frequency and goes down. [Up arrow] moves
in the opposite direction.

Press [SPEED] to accelerate or to slow down the search.

Jan 07, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-2096 Base Scanner

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Cant get a answer on how to program my pro-97 scanner


here is a quote from the manual; hope it helps you.


1. Press MAN, enter the bank (0-9) and channel number (00-
99) where you want to store a frequency, then press MAN
again. M and the bank and channel number appear at the
upper left corner of the display (for example: M000).
Press FUNC. Then press e or d. The bank number moves in
the direction of the arrow pressed.
Press FUNC. Then hold down e or d. The bank number
moves continuously in the assigned direction.
Press e. The channel number moves upward one by one.
Or, press d. The channel number moves downward one
by one.
2. Press PGM. M changes to P.
3. Use the number keys and ./DELAY to enter the frequency
(including the decimal point) you want to store.
If you make a mistake, press CL to delete a single digit or press
and hold CL about 2 seconds to delete all digits.
4. Press ENT to store the frequency into the channel.
If you made a mistake in Step 3, Invalid Freq. briefl y
appears and the scanner beeps when you press ENT. Start
again from Step 3.
Your scanner automatically rounds the entered frequency
to the nearest valid frequency. For example, if you enter a
frequency of 151.553, your scanner accepts it as 151.550.

May 27, 2009 | Radio Shack Pro-97 Handheld Scanner

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Trunking frequencies


Did you initialize your scanner? If you did, then you also deleted your trunking banks (1-9). These are the banks that store the channels that were inputted by you. The scanner will display "All channels locked out," when all of these banks are empty. You may have to put the frequencies in again. I suggest using win97. There is a 30day trial. This is the only program that I know of that will work with this scanner.

The pre-programmed channels should still be there. If you press and hold the scan button for a couple of seconds you should see the signal stalker running.

Good luck.

May 02, 2008 | Radio Shack Pro-97 Handheld Scanner

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Radio shack pro-97 hand held scanner


you can go to scanner master.com and get what frequencys you need. if this don't work let me know i will give you a new site.

Oct 31, 2007 | Icom IC-R5 Handheld Scanner

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Channels locked out


Mrs. Santa brought me a new PRO-97 yesterday. I'm new to this - just wanted an aircraft frequency scanner, but got the whole shameal. I had a bad AC adapter and attempted to fix the power problem as directed in the manual by re-initializing the scanner. That blew all memory away.

I received the feared All Channels Locked Out message and through a little research and fiddling, realized the scanner was pre-programmed. An Addendum came with the scanner with instructions to reload the 155 pre-programmed frequencies:
1) Turn off the scanner and then turn it on again.
2) When 'Multi-system Trunking Scanner' appears, press PGM.
3) Press 1.

This will reload the pre-programmed frequencies erased by the re-init. Press scan and it'll be as new as outta the box!

Best wishes,
Farnk

Aug 16, 2007 | Radio Shack Pro-97 Handheld Scanner

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