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All channels are locked

I have tried the turn off, turn on, press 0, press 1, press ENT

the scanner does everything the manual and the Fixya solution say's.

I turn it off and back on - press Scan and it say's all channels locked out

Help!

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The above reset does work. I took it to Radio Shack and the guy reloaded my freq.

Sorry about the false report.

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Scan says all channels locked out


Please try this,

If the scanner's display locks up or does not work properly after you connect a power source, you might need to reset or initialize it. If you have problems with the scanner, first try to reset it to retain the memory. Warning: Initializing the scanner will clear all channel memories and reverts it the state it was in right out of the box.To Initialize the scanner, turn off the scanner then turn it back on. Press 0 when the welcome screen appears. 'Please select factory tests. Exit if no key is pressed' will briefly appear. Then quickly press 1. 'Initialization clear all memory Enter to confirm Clear to exit' will briefly appear. Quickly press ENT to initialize. 'Initializing, Please stand by' then appears. Do not turn off the scanner while it is initializing. The display should then show M000 on the top line and Bank 0 CH 00 when finished.

Hope that helps!!
Happy Scanning

Nov 22, 2012 | Radio Shack Pro-97 Handheld Scanner

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Can,t get scanner off all channels locked mode


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

Nov 20, 2012 | Radio Shack Pro-96 Scanner

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Reset scanner


Please try this:
If the scanner's display locks up or does not work properly after you connect a power source, you might need to reset or initialize it. If you have problems with the scanner, first try to reset it to retain the memory. Warning: Initializing the scanner will clear all channel memories and reverts it the state it was in right out of the box.To Initialize the scanner, turn off the scanner then turn it back on. Press 0 when the welcome screen appears. 'Please select factory tests. Exit if no key is pressed' will briefly appear. Then quickly press 1. 'Initialization clear all memory Enter to confirm Clear to exit' will briefly appear. Quickly press ENT to initialize. 'Initializing, Please stand by' then appears. Do not turn off the scanner while it is initializing. The display should then show M000 on the top line and Bank 0 CH 00 when finished.

Hope that helps.
Happy Scanning!!

Oct 24, 2012 | Radio Shack Pro-97 Handheld Scanner

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Pro2096 all channels locked out


I need to ask you this. Normally one bank can't be closed.
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.

If that doesn't help. Please get it serviced. I do recommend to get a DSP Firmware Update for it. The download is free from RadioShack but the cable and software is not.

I hope this helps and solves this problem.
btw.. if you don't have the product manual http://support.radioshack.com/manuals/ome20-496.pdf
You will need Adobe reader or equivalent!!
Happy Scanning!!

Jan 22, 2012 | Radio Shack Pro-2096 Base Scanner

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I have a 200 channel radio shack scanner and it says ALL ch L-out...I do not know how to unlock my channels so it can scan.


  1. Hold down L/O - L/O RVW during a search search in a Bank and L-r will appear.
  2. Now while holding down tune/clear press L/O.
  3. FLo ALL-CL appears for about two seconds.
  4. Then the screen will alternate with YES --- Ent and NO---CLEAr
  5. Press ENT and L-r EMPty appears and all Lock Outs on that bank will be cleared.
  6. Repeat this for every Bank which is the number at the top of your display. Each number is a separate bank.

  • Should you want to do it one by one manually -
  1. First you will hit the "man" button for manual. Now you will hit the number "0" four times so it goes to the first channel. Now press L/O then the ^ arrow now L/0 then the up arrow and so on through every channel.

Regards, Tony

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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?


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

Jun 23, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-2096 Base 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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IT WON'T BUDGE. IT READS ALL CHANNELS LOCKED OUT. PLEASE HELP


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!!

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

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How do clear the scanner to re program it


Programming a frequency into a channel clears the previous channel entry, so there's really no need to "clear" the scanner for reprogramming. To eliminate an unwanted frequency, you can either press the LOCKOUT key to prevent the scanner from stopping on a specific channel, or you can "zero" a channel:

1. Press SCAN/MAN to stop
scanning.
2. Use the number keys to enter
the channel number (1-200)
you want to clear.
3. Press PGM. F=C appears.
4. Press 0 then ENT. The
frequency number changes to
000.0000 to indicate the
channel is cleared.

Need the manual for your scanner? You can download/print it here:

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

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If the scanner's display locks up or does not work properly after you connect a power source, you might need to reset or initialize it. If you have problems with the scanner, first try to reset it to retain the memory. Warning: Initializing the scanner will clear all channel memories and reverts it the state it was in right out of the box. To Initialize the scanner, turn off the scanner then turn it back on. Press 0 when the welcome screen appears. 'Please select factory tests. Exit if no key is pressed' will briefly appear. Then quickly press 1. 'Initialization clear all memory Enter to confirm Clear to exit' will briefly appear. Quickly press ENT to initialize. 'Initializing, Please stand by' then appears. Do not turn off the scanner while it is initializing. The display should then show M000 on the top line and Bank 0 CH 00 when finished.

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