20 Most Recent Radio Shack Pro-84 Handheld Scanner Questions & Answers


Your scanner should only enter the WIRED mode if you have a clone cable plugged into it. The only way to clear the problem is to RESET the scanner. Unfortunately this procedure will also erase all the frequencies that are programmed into the scanner. RESET is covered on page 54 of the scanner manual -- if you don't have yours you can download and print a copy here:

http://rsk.imageg.net/graphics/uc/rsk/Support/ProductManuals/2000516_PM_EN.pdf

Bill B.
Listening in since the 60's

Radio Shack... | Answered on Jul 03, 2015


454.000 is not a station, but a frequency. it is 454 Mhz. or 454.000 Khz.
If no station is transmitting on that frequency, the scanner only will produce a hiss. Check the manual, to see how you can put in a frequency, just to monitor. Put the sq, so you just don't hear the noise and wait till any transmitter will use that frequency.

Radio Shack... | Answered on May 23, 2014


turn scanner off, then press and hold down both the 2 and 9 keys and turn scanner on.

Radio Shack... | Answered on Mar 29, 2014


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

Radio Shack... | Answered on Aug 06, 2013


pgm wired how do i fix this?

Radio Shack... | Answered on Aug 06, 2013


It uses two AA batteries.

Radio Shack... | Answered on Apr 24, 2012


press reset button but doing this you will lose any saved memories and frequencies

Radio Shack... | Answered on Nov 21, 2011


hello it sounds like the priority button is programmed to that perticular frequency solution go to the frequncy manuly press and hold priority button untill it disapears fro the screen

Radio Shack... | Answered on Mar 30, 2011


Hello kevin,
Welcome to FixYa.
My name is John, and I will be assisting you with your issue today.
Here is a link where you can get the frequency's for your state. www.RadioReference.com .
Hope this was helpful. Your Comments and Testimony's are always welcome here.
Thanks for Choosing FixYa today and in the future.

John

Radio Shack... | Answered on Mar 20, 2011


Sorry, but the NASCAR label on these scanners is little more than a scam. There are no special features that make race scanning easier or organized -- they just cover the frequency range that cars and pit crews operate on.

Bill B.
Listening in professionally since the 60's

Radio Shack... | Answered on Mar 16, 2011


To clear (RESET) the scanner:
- Power it OFF
- Press and hold the 2, 9, and HOLD keys and power the scanner ON

You can download and print the factory manual for your scanner, at no cost, here:
http://rsk.imageg.net/graphics/uc/rsk/Support/ProductManuals/2000516_PM_EN.pdf

Bill B.
Listening in since the 60's

Radio Shack... | Answered on Mar 06, 2011


You can download and print your scanner manual, at no cost, here:
http://rsk.imageg.net/graphics/uc/rsk/Support/ProductManuals/2000516_PM_EN.pdf

Bill B.
Listening in since the 60's

Radio Shack... | Answered on Feb 27, 2011


The best programming instructions for your scanner are in the factory manual that you can download and print, at no cost, here:
http://rsk.imageg.net/graphics/uc/rsk/Support/ProductManuals/2000516_PM_EN.pdf

You can find a comprehensive database of active frequencies in your area, and a lot of other useful scanning information, by visiting:
www.RadioReference.com

Bill B.
Listening in since the 60's

Radio Shack... | Answered on Feb 25, 2011


You can download a copy of the user's manual here if you need it. It doesn't look like you can set your own scan range, but you can have the scanner search by pre-defined service. Here's what the manual says about searching:

service search

You can search for weather, ham, marine, aircraft, or
police (fire/emergency) transmissions without
knowing the specific frequencies used in your area.
The scanner is preprogrammed with all the
frequencies allocated to these services. To use this
feature, press FUNC + SVC. SRCH appears and the
scanner searches starting with the weather service
bank. To select a different service bank, repeatedly
press FUNC + SVC. Service mode appears on the
display.
When the scanner stops on a transmission, quickly
press HOLD to stop searching and listen to the
transmission. HOLD appears. In this mode, you can
press FUNC + ^ or FUNC + v to step through
the frequencies.
To release the hold and continue searching, press
HOLD. Or, if you did not press HOLD, simply press
FUNC + ^ or FUNC + v to continue searching.

It goes on to explain how to store frequencies as you find them while searching.

Radio Shack... | Answered on Feb 24, 2011


You can download and print your manual, at no cost, here:
http://rsk.imageg.net/graphics/uc/rsk/Support/ProductManuals/2000516_PM_EN.pdf

Bill B.
Listening in since the 60's

Radio Shack... | Answered on Feb 24, 2011


The best programming instructions for your scanner are in the factory manual that you can download and print, at no cost, here:
http://rsk.imageg.net/graphics/uc/rsk/Support/ProductManuals/2000516_PM_EN.pdf

You can find a comprehensive database of active frequencies in your area, and a lot of other useful scanning information, here:
www.RadioReference.com

Bill B.
Listening in since the 60's

Radio Shack... | Answered on Feb 19, 2011

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