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Pro-2096 Digital trunking mobile/ base scanner

No screen !! No display. Just 12 vertical scan bars. I have removed the connector and cut 2 mm. off the connector and plugged the connector back. Still no display-just 12 vertical scan bars.

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  • rthoma8 Apr 30, 2008

    I bought the Radio Shack 2096 scanner in Nov'07. I brought it home and plugged it in with the metal antenna on the back. It worked fine. I did not program the radio. I put up an outside antenna. Now when I turn it on the display has 12 black vertical lines about 5 mm wide. I tried the 2 mm cut off the ribbon cable. I also used the reset several times. I can punch the weather channel and it works find but the display is still the 12 vertical bars. I wiped both ends with alcohol on a clean rag but still no display.
    Any Clues??

  • rthoma8 Apr 30, 2008

    I have a ringo ranger on a tripod on the ridge pole of the house. No problem with reception. It is impossible to program without the display.

  • rthoma8 Jun 18, 2008

    That was a waste of money. What happened to the fix????

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May i add..

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Its warranty..:)

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Perhaps your quaranty has not expired as usually is for one year.

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    Have a look at link below (free membership required)

    http://www.theusermanualsite.com/manuals...

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    See page 71

    resetting/initializing your scanner

    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, fi rst try

    resetting it, which will retain items stored in memory. If that

    does not work, initialize the scanner. You may be able to save

    the information in your scanner’s memory to your computer,

    a V-Scanner folder, or another scanner before initializing it.

    See “Cloning Programmed Data” on Page 45 and “Using VScanner”.

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Hello,

Open the mobile and the refix all the connection inside maybe some loss connection make it faulty.

best ,
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My pro 2096 has no volume



  • You have to uses external software on this scanner.

  • Custom GRE/Radio Shack Frequency Table
  • Table 1 ---

  • With WIN96 software for the PRO 96/2096 scanner:

  1. Prompt "MULTI TABLES"
  2. Prompt "EXTENDED TRUNKING TABLES"
  3. Do not prompt any "STANDARD PLANS"
  4. "CH LOW" 8192 "CH HI" 12287 "BASE FREQ" 453.0250 "OFFSET" 8192 "STEP" 12.5
  5. "CH LOW 12288 "CH HI" 16383 "BASE FREQ" 450.0000 "OFFSET" 12288 "STEP" 6.25
  6. Clear all other trunking tables, and prompt "OK"
  7. Now save your file.

  • Custom Uniden Frequency Tables

  • Table 1 -

  • Base: 452.0000
  • Space: 12.5
  • Offset: 380

  • Table 2 -

  • Base: 460.0000
  • Space: 12.5
  • Offset: 570


  • If you have not done this then you will receive no audio on digital reception.

  • If you have any comments please feel free to leave them here.
  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.


Regards, Tony

Oct 06, 2011 | Radio Shack Pro-2096 Base Scanner

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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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800 MHz frequency Mode problem


You have to program it TRUNKING mode when you enter the control channel frequencies. It is decoding okay as the MO shows motorola control channel and +DG means digital decoded and an OPEN group. You need to press the 'trunk' button everytime a talkgroup comes up that you want it to remember for future 'closed' group (-DG) talk groups. I suggest you go to 'RadioReference DOT com" and there are many forums there for your radio, as well as one or two YAHOO GROUPS specifically for your scanner. 73's

Jul 03, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-2096 Base Scanner

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My pro-2096 does not display any letters or


If all else fails, you can RESET or INITIALIZE the scanner to bring it back to normal operation.

To RESET:
- Power the scanner OFF
- Power the scanner back ON
- Insert a pointed object (paper clip, penpoint, etc.) into the RESET hole on the back of the scanner
- Gently press and then release the RESET button inside the hole.

NOTE: RESET will NOT erase the data that you've programmed into the scanner.

If RESET doesn't clear the problem, you can carry out the more drastic INITIALIZE process.

- Power the scanner OFF
- Power the scanner back ON
- Press 0 after the scanner completes its boot routine
- Press 1 after the menu appears
- Press ENT

DO NOT power the scanner OFF until the INITIALIZE process is complete (M000 and Bank 0 Ch 00 appear on the display). The INITIALIZE procedure will reset the scanner to original factory settings and erase all data that you have programmed.

BillB

Jan 22, 2010 | Radio Shack Pro-2096 Base Scanner

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Can I upgrade to recieve marks system.


If you mean the State of Ohio MARCS system, then you need a digital trunking scanner. The Radio Shack Pro-96 and PRO-2096 will work as will the new GRE 500/600 units and a couple of Uniden Bearcats. They must say "Digital Trunking" or "P-25" for it to work on Ohio MARCS.

Aug 04, 2009 | Uniden BC248CLT Base Scanner

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My pro 2096


I have same problem. First unplug and then turn radio on to clear any left over power. Open the radio by removing 4 screws on back, then 4 more screws to remove top of inner case. then you will see a white ribbon cable. This has either come loose or it is not lined up properly on the connector. There are tabs on each end of the connector, you will need a super tiny screwdriver like for use on eyeglasses to open the tabs. Slide them towards the display or front of radio to remove the ribbon cable. I then used some alcohol and a q-tip and cleaned the metal contact point. then I slid the cable into place, and being careful not to touch anything inside radio, turn it on and check display. It took some moving around for me but finally got it to come back. Then close tabs on connector to hold ribbon cable in place. It seems to be a common problem with this radio.

Jun 04, 2009 | Radio Shack Pro-2096 Base Scanner

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Blank screen goes in and out


My 2096 was doing the same thing with a blank screen. IF, your scanner is scanning normally and the dim button still dims your display, your problem could be the same as mine was. This worked for me and got my display working like new again. First thing to do is to take the covers both top and bottom off to expose your scanners insides.Next, once you can see the inside of your scanner you will see a ribbon cable connected to the main board and also soldered to the display. Take the ribbon out of its coupling connector and gently clean the contacts on the ribbon with a cuetip with alcohol on it, also clean the solder joints on the display face that connect the ribbon to the display with the cuetip and alcohol. Ii then reassembled everything, ribbon back into its connector and made sure the clamping mechanisim on the ribbon was securely holding the ribbon. I pluged the power supply into it and turned it on before reassemblig the case covers to see if it would work. Bingo, it worked like new again. Hope it works for you ! Jim

Nov 04, 2008 | Radio Shack Pro-2096 Base Scanner

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Pro-2096 Digital trunking mobile/ base scanner


This is happing to most of the units and radioshack wont admit it.

Apr 18, 2008 | Radio Shack Pro-2096 Base Scanner

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Display screen looks like something you would bar scan.cannot change to a memory channel


common problem. take it back, or...
open it up, access the small ribbon going to the display, remove from connector, trim 2mm STRAIGHT across with SHARP scissors, clean contacts, insert ribbon back into connector and secure, reassemble.

Nov 25, 2007 | Radio Shack Pro-2096 Base Scanner

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