I have attempted to program channels and frequencies into my radio shack 2052 scanner. It will scan a couple of the stations but will not scan the others nor will it play the others even on manual. I have followed the manuals instructions. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Wow, that's a real oldie -- circa 1981. To program it: 1. Power the scanner ON. 2. Press MANUAL . 3. Select the channel that you wish to program. You can do this by repeatedly pressing the MANUAL key, or enter the desired channel (01 - 20) followed by the MANUAL key. 4. Press PROGRAM. 5. Enter the desired frequeny, including the decimal point (e.g., 156.55). 6. Presto ENTER. 7. To program more frequencies, press PROGRAM and then repeat steps 2 through 6.
Unlike most every other RS scanner, the 2052 has Uniden firmware, and is fully PC controllable. If you have the cable and CD its easy or download the software here. http://www.qsl.net/kd5lmy/software1.htm
If not, download the manual here.http://mirror.bachelorsgrove.com/pro2052/
First you'll need a list of frequencies to program. For a comprehensive database of active frequencies in your area, visit:
Once you have your freq list, power the scanner ON,and:
1. Press PGM. Then enter the channel number (1-200) where you want to store a frequency, then press PGM again. 2. Use the keys to enter the frequency (including the decimal point) you want to store. 3. Press ENT to store the frequency into the channel. Press DELAY if you want the scanner to pause 2 seconds on this channel before it proceeds to the next channel after a transmission ends. 4. To program the next channel in sequence, press PGM and repeat Steps 2 and 3.
Operation • To listen to a weak or distant station, turn SQUELCH counterclockwise. If reception is poor, turn SQUELCH clockwise to cut out weak transmissions. • If SQUELCH is adjusted so you always hear a hissing sound, the scanner will not scan or search properly.
Need the full manual for your scanner? You can download/print it here:
The Realistic PRO-2052 is an old (vintage) scanner receiver with fixed
AM and FM modes on the bands it cover, as specified by the U.S. band
allocation. The PRO-2020 covers only the VHF and UHF frequencies and
modes AM and FM is not user selectable. Frequencies can be programmed
into any of the 20 memory channels
U.S. Coverage: (varies from state to state and other countries. We
don't use 30-50 Mhz here in the Philippines for 2 way mobile
communications, except for cordless phones)
30-50 Mhz Lower VHF at FM narrowband only (covers mobile, emergencies, businesses, etc. and
108-136 Mhz Aircraft band at AM narrowband only
138-174 Mhz Amateur and Commercial band at FM narrowband only (2 meter band)
410-512 MHz Amateur and Commercial band at FM narrowband only (70 cm band)
If you're trying to select AM or FM for a specified frequency, I'm afraid you can't do that as it is not selectable.
If you are trying to program AM Broadcast frequencies (mediumwave (MW)
or FM Broadcast frequencies (FM radio stations), those were not covered
by your PRO-2020's microprocessor. Even if you modify your scanner to
receive those bands, you will not hear radio transmission properly
since the receiver do not decode FM wideband, which is the standard
mode for FM broadcast and Television band.
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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.