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Re: Radio Shack Pro Scanner
I know that if you turn your scanner off over a few days you can loose your frequency # or it will lock the channels out. if they or l/o just unlock then. I also know that all police and ect. went digital, you would to have a scanner that is digital. When they changed to digital some for the frequency # have changed. I had to get the new ones and put them in.
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Check your antenna connections, if the connections are good then try a different antenna. Most likely that is the problem if it's the scanner. If your trying to scan Public Safety Frequencies you may be running into a situation where they have gone Digital and your scanner is Analog or they may have encrypted their frequency or control channels so the scanners won't work.
Any Radio Shack store should be able to order one for you Before you go that route though, check eBay. The battery holders come in several shapes, but you might find one that will work for you - at a bargain price.
Bill B. Listening in professionally since the 60's
Your scanner is at least 8 years old, so the board is out of production. If Radio Shack can't order it you're just not going to find it. If you're really interested in keeping a scanner of this age, you might want to check eBay. They currently have two PRO-82's listed . . .
The screw-in antenna for your scanner is Radio Shack Catalog number 10538353. You should be able to purchase one, or order one, from your local Radio Shack. Also check eBay - but make sure that it's the correct antenna for you scanner. Not all screw-in antennas have the same thread size. Check prices closely. Considering the age and limited capability of your scanner, you might be better off purchasing a new or used scanner rather than an antenna for the 508.
first to check if your scanner receives try the weather station,it that works then check that your squelch control is not set too low, turn it up till the static from a channel that is not transmitting stops.Also check the antenna ,remove it and then put it back on.If none of this works try removeing the batteries for a few minutes and then putting them back in, or reset your scanner according to the instuctions in the users manual.