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I have A radio shack PRO-2096 and have not been able to use it in over A year. it reads all channels locked out. I can't unlock it.can someone please help me?

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Please try this!!
You may need a soft or hard reset. Here's some reading and instructions.
Please use this first!
resetting your scanner
1. Turn off your scanner, and then turn it on again.

2. Insert a pointed object into the reset hole on the back
of the scanner. Then, gently press and release the reset
button. Pressing reset does not clear the scanner's
working memory or the V-Scanner folders.

If this doesn't work here's step two! CAUTION. THIS WILL ERASE EVERYTHING, but it MAY Fix the Problem!!

Initializing your scanner clears all information stored in your
scanner's working memory. Initialize your scanner only when
you are sure it is not working properly. V-Scanner memory is
not affected when you initialize the scanner.

1. Turn off the scanner, and turn it on again. First, the DSP
boot version, and then Welcome To Digital Trunking appears.

2. Press 0. The following messages appear on the display:

System Tests

Select Test
Exits if no
Key Press

3. Press 1. The following messages appear on the display:

Factory Init
Erase Memory
ENTER if Yes
CL to EXIT

4. Press ENT. The following messages appear on the display:

Initializing
Clr Main Mem
V-Scan is OK
Please Wait

5. Do not turn off your scanner until the initialization is
complete. When the initialization is complete, M000 and
Bank 0 Ch 00 appear on the display.

Hope this works.. Happy Scanning

Posted on Apr 04, 2013

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SOURCE: All channels locked out!!!

You might have to reset the scanner, refer to page 70-71 of your manual. If you need a manual go here,,,
http://support.radioshack.com/manuals/ome20-496.pdf

Hope this helps,,, Mechanic

Posted on Jan 25, 2008

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SOURCE: All Channels lock out

This happened to me and i reprogrammed the frequencies with programming software and all is well.

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You banks you want to scan are not enabled press the number that corresponds to you banks to turn them on...

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SOURCE: I HAVE A PRO-2096 DIGITAL TRUNKING BASE SCANNER.

need to do a RESET. Then try your local WX frequency to verify it works. The RESET will wipe out all existing programming, just to warn you. Check your manual, or RadioShack.com for details.

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SOURCE: when scanner is turned on it says all channels are locked radio s

If this is a trunking scanner, then you can go to your local radio shack store and have them reprogram the scanner with your local frequencies. This does sometimes occur if the trunking is not set correctly.
luthierrick@yahoo.com

Posted on Jan 25, 2010

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I have a radio shack pro 2096 that worked for years came home one day and no digital channels come thru anymore haven't touched a thing?!!


They have probably 'rebanded'- meaning that they moved the control channels. Go to radio reference dot com and see what the control channels are. IF they moved the 3 or 4 control channels and alternate control channels to the 700MHz range, then the PRO96 and PRO2096 probably cannot track it anymore and you will need a newer scanner from Uniden Bearcat or from Whistler. Let me know if there's anything else I can do to help.

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I have a radio Shack Pro-2096 scanner. When I scan it says all channels locked out. Do you know how to fix this?


Hello waltz,
Welcome to FixYa.
My name is John. I will be assisting you with your issue.
1. Press the SRCH button.
2. Select the bank you want to clear all locked-out frequencies.
3. Press the FUNC, L/OUT. Lockout list will appear.
4. Press 6. Confirm list clear? 1=yes, press another key for no.
5. Press 1 to clear all.
I hope this solution was very helpful to your problem.
Thank you for choosing FixYa.
John

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How do I cleear locked out channels when I cant find them


To review locked out channels and clear them if desired:
- Press MAN
- Repeatedly press FUNC and L/OUT
- Each time you press FUNC and L/OUT the scanner will advance to the next locked out channel.

To review locked out channels in SEARCH banks:
- Press SRCH
- Select the bank to review
- Press FUNC then L/OUT
- Use the up and down arrows to review the locked out frequencies

To clear the locked out frequencies in a bank:
- Press SRCH
- Select the bank that you wish to clear
- Press FUNC then L/OUT
- Press FUNC then 6
- Select from the options presented

Unfortunately the PRO-2096 does not have a global clear function like many scanners have.

Bill B.
Listening in since the 60's

Dec 12, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-2096 Base Scanner

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MY PR0-2096 READS ALL CHANNELS LOCKED OUT TRIED MANY THINGS AND NOTHING WORKS PLEAE HELP ME. ITS BEEN LIKE THIS FOR NEARLY 2 YEARS


If all else fails, I suggest that you RESET or INITIALIZE the scanner to return it to original factory settings. These procedures are outlined on page 71 of your owner's manual. Need the manual? You can download and print it, at no cost, here:

http://support.radioshack.com/manuals/ome20-496.pdf

Bill B.
Listening in since the 60's

Oct 27, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-2096 Base Scanner

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Unlock code all frequencies for pro 2096 digital scanner


Sorry, but there is no magic code that will "unlock" your Pro-2096 or any other modern scanner. If you want a scanner with wider frequency coverage, you'll need to purchase one that comes that way from the factory.

Bill B.
Listening in since the 60's

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I HAVE A PRO-2096 DIGITAL TRUNKING BASE SCANNER. IT HAS WORKED FINE BUT NOW IT READS " ALL CHANNELS LOCKED OUT " NEED HELP


need to do a RESET. Then try your local WX frequency to verify it works. The RESET will wipe out all existing programming, just to warn you. Check your manual, or RadioShack.com for details.

Jan 12, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-2096 Base Scanner

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All channels locked after using win 96 on my pro-96 scanners


hello my name is kathy and i just had the same problem with mine.I know if you don"t use it very often and shut it off a lot you will loose the program. I first stoped turning it off at all and would just turn the sound all the way down. I went to each one and unlocked them, I had lost over half and the other was locked. I put them back in unlocked the ones the were locked, stoped turning it off 2 years ago and have not had a problem since. I hope you will let me know if this helped. k.ditterline@yahoo.com

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Bank are locked out


Simple, some Radio Shack models respond to their preset lock out override control protocol. Try holding the lock out button and the scanner should override the lock out on the banks. If that doesn't work, you may need to un-lock them one by one, which may be time consuming. Or, you could reprogram the scanner all together.

Hope this helps!

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Reception


Simple off-channel interference, tell the scanner to skip or lock out the frequency, unless that's how it sounds on every frequency. If it does sound like that on every frequency, you may have a busted speaker, use an external speaker instead.

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All channels locked out!!!


You might have to reset the scanner, refer to page 70-71 of your manual. If you need a manual go here,,,
http://support.radioshack.com/manuals/ome20-496.pdf

Hope this helps,,, Mechanic

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