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All channels locked tried to reset dosent work

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  • racilmah May 28, 2008

    should i take it back to radio shack

  • leesecw Jun 30, 2008

    i initialized my scanner, now it says all channels locked out. I tried entering pgm and then 1 and this doesnt work. Anyother solutions?

  • Anonymous Aug 11, 2008

    all my programed channels are lost... all the memory that I installed is gone and it does not scan any thing.

    the only message I get is: "all channels locked"
    this happens when the scanner is not "plugged-in"

    solution: re-program the memory??

  • rafeg Sep 21, 2008

    I like the scanner, I think, but its so user unfriendly, I'm getting pissed off to the point that I might just smash this thing to bits!

  • rafeg Sep 21, 2008

    the pro 97 says " all channels locked out" I have reset the scanner as per booklet but it won't clear! I am just about fed up with this piece.

  • Anonymous Sep 23, 2008



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The best way to use this scanner, for the beginner, is to program a few frequencies. look up online the frequencies for your area. Usually two precincts per freq. then turn on the scanner, when it says "all channels locked" push "pgm" then the freq, xxx.xxxx, then press "ent" the scanner will then scan that freq. If you have too many freq's you will hear too many scattered reports, in other words durring the pause in conversation the scanner will move on to another broadcast and you wont hear the first broadcast in its entirety. when I first got the thing I figured I had to program all channels and sub channels and sub sub channels, its not that hard, I was over-complicating it! this is of course only one way to use this multi purpose scanner, and I am a beginner, good luck.

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Yes, it fixed the problem,thanks

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

When turning it on hit the PGM then the number 1 that should fix it.

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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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