Radio Shack Pro 2044 Scanner

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Your Radio Shack PRO-2044 Programmable 80-Channel Home Scanner lets you in on all the action! This scanner gives you direct access to over 23,000 exciting frequencies, including those used by police and fire departments, ambulance and transportation services, aircraft communications, government agencies, and amateur radio services. Radios, Headphones, TV Antennas, Cables & Adapters, DIY Tools & Parts, Electronics Maker Kits. 450+ RadioShack locations across America and more on the way!

The Radioshack Pro-2044 scanner was my very first scanner. Right now it is about 8 or 9 years old.
It was a great scanner, always picked up good. Later on my mom got interested in scanning, so she been using it for awhile. About a year ago she started to tell me the pro-2044 doesn't work as good anymore. It was like a slow decline in scanner performance, I noticed it too.. I could clearly see what she meant..
Before it would pick up just about anything and now it only picks up very strong close signals. Right now it seems to be having a hard time just picking up the local police transmissions in this small town..
It just barely picks up anything anymore. I even tried installing a scanner antenna for it and still had the same problem, now I'm just using the telescopic screw in antenna.. It just seems like it's pickup range is severely limited..
Everything else on the pro-2044 scanner works fine, all the buttons, display, etc..
Definately there is something wrong with the scanner. Anyone have any ideas on what is wrong with it? Is this how a scanner dies? I tried doing a full reset by turning on the scanner while holding '2' and '9'.. After a few resets, still no improvement..
I would like to fix this problem and keep using it. I bought a Uniden BC796D a couple weeks ago and I love it but I would just hate to throw away the RS pro-2044 since it still works alittle..
Any ideas? Help!
Thank you,
The PRO-2052 receives analog trunked (and conventional) systems.

This list features all Radio Shack brand scanners designed for base or moble (vehicular) use. Model numbers usually begin with PRO, followed by a four digital number beginning with 20 (e.g. PRO-2096). Models introduced before 1994 were sold under the 'Realistic' brand name.

Radio Shack Pro 2044 Scanner

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Model#Cat#Ch/ #Of BanksScan/ Search SpeedFirst Year Made Freq Coverage (MHz)Features & CommentsVendor Links
PRO-197BM1800 'Objects'
Dyn
55/90200825-54 108-174 216-512 796-960 1240-1300Can receive both analog trunking (Motorola, EDACS, & LTR), digital trunking (Motorola P25, and conventional scanning; 1800 'Objects' that can hold frequencies (channels), Talk Group ID Memories, or other info; Follow trunking on any band, including new 700 Mhz band;CTCSS/DCS decode; Spectrum Sweeper; PC Programmable & Interface; Will send trunking data to PC;Store up 37,800 'Objects' in 21 'V-scanner' folders; Scanner accomodates 800 MHz rebanding; Similar to GRE brand PSR-600; Base version of PRO-106 and PSR-500Scanner-Master
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PRO-205541000 10100/ 100200625-54 108-174 216-512 806-956 1240-1300Triple Trunking; Tracks Motorola Type I,II,I/II hybrid, EDACS, and LTR; 1000 Trunking ID Memories (10 banks, each with 10 lists of 10 ID’s each); Alpha-tags; CTCSS/DPL decoding; PC data transfer; Signal Stalker II feature; VHF-High, UHF, 800/900 trunking; Military Air Band
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PRO-43341000 1090/ 90200629-54 108-174 216-512 806-956 1240-1300Tracks Motorola Type I,II,I/II hybrid, EDACS, and LTR; 1000 Talk Group ID Memories in 10 Lists of 10 ID’s per each of the 10 Banks; PC Interface and scanner cloning function; Signal Stalker feature; service scan of preprogrammed frequencies
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PRO-1362200/ 1053/ 55200825-54
88-108
108-174 380-512
PC programmable; Pre-programmed service search; Also receives FM Broadcast & VHF TV audio; alarm clockeBay
PRO-20182200 1025/5029-54 108-174 380-512Preprogrammed Service Search for Air, Ham, Police/Fire, weather
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Radio Shack Pro 2044 Scanner Manual


Model#Cat#Ch/ #Of BanksScan/ Search SpeedFirst Year Made Freq Coverage (MHz)Features & CommentsVendor Links
PRO-20965500 10200525-54, 108-174, 216-225, 406-512, 806-960, 1240-1300Can receive both 3600 and 9600 baud digital, analog trunking (Motorola, EDACS), and conventional scanning; 1500 Talk Group ID Memories (10 banks, each with 5 sub-banks of 30 ID’s); CTCSS/DCS decode; PC download; Store up to 5500 freqs in 11 'V-scanner' folders
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PRO-58 110/ 1830-54
138-174
380-512

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PRO-508120/ 116/1630-54
137-174 380-512
Direct Search
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PRO-2002250/ 56/8198230-50 108-136 138-174 410-512Old, Top-of-the-line in early 1980’s, very slow scan/search speed
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PRO-2003250/ 56/8?198530-50 108-136 138-174 410-512Also includes FM Broadcast + 10 memories for FM Broadcast; Top-of-the line in early 1980’s; slow scan/search speed
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PRO-20046300 1016/32?198625-550; 760-1300Radio Shack Top-of-the-Line; Old but good reputation
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PRO-20056400 1016/32?198825-550; 760-1300Radio Shack Top-of-the-Line; Old but good reputation
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PRO-20066400 1026/52?199025-550; 760-1300Radio Shack Top-of-the-Line; Likely most popular scanner ever; Old but good reputation
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PRO-200918/ 110/1030-50 144-174 410-512Has Band Search and Direct Search
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PRO-2011120/ 1?30-54 138-174 380-512
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PRO-201415025/5029-54
137-174
406-512
Has Band Search and Direct Search
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PRO-20152200/ 1025/5029-54 108-174 380-512Service Search; Direct Search; No Limit SearcheBay
PRO-2020220/ 130-50 108-136 138-174 410-512
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PRO-20212200/ 108/16198730-54 108-174 410-512Scans Slowly; Lots of Channels for its time
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PRO-20223200 108/161989- 199330-54 108-174 380-512 806-960Old, but good scanner; very slow scan speed; strong image interference in 800 MHz band; Base version of PRO-34
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PRO-2023220/ 110/1029-54 108-174 406-512Limit Search Only
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PRO-2024260/ 616/16199030-54
118-136
138-174
380-512
Good buy on used market; Limit and Direct Search; Better receiver than PRO-2034
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PRO-2025 116/ 11229-54 136-174 406-512
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PRO-2028250/ 101429-54 108-174 406-512
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PRO-2034260/ 1012/16199429-54 108-174 406-512Direct Search Only
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PRO-203561000 1050/75?199425-550; 760-1300Radio Shack Top-of-the-Line; successor to popular PRO-2006; Old but good reputation
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PRO-204261000 1050/75?199525-550; 760-1300Radio Shack Top-of-the-Line; Like PRO-2035 with improved firmware; Old but good reputation
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PRO-2044280/ 1050/ 10029-54 108-174 406-512Direct Search; Band Search; No Limit Search
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PRO-205141000 10100/ 100200525-54 108-174 400-512 806-956 1240-1300Triple Trunking; Tracks Motorola Type I,II,I/II hybrid, EDACS, and LTR; 1000 Trunking ID Memories (10 banks, each with 10 lists of 10 ID’s each); CTCSS/DPL decoding; alpha-display; PC data transfer; Signal Stalker II feature; VHF-High, UHF, 800/900 trunking;
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PRO-205241000 20100/ 100199925-54 108-174 216-512 806-956 1240-1300Dual Trunking; Tracks Motorola Type I, II, II hybrid, and EDACS systems; 1000 Talk Group ID's in 5 Lists of 10 ID’s per each of the 20 Banks; Service Search; PC Control & data transfer; VHF-High, UHF, 800/900 trunking;
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PRO-20534300 1060/752001-25-54, 108-174, 216-225, 406-512, 806-960, 1240-1300Dual Trunking; Tracks Motorola Type I, II, II hybrid, and GE Ericson EDACS systems; 1000 Talk Group ID Memories (10 banks, each with 5 sub-banks of 20 ID’s each); alphanumeric display; UHF, 800/900 trunking;
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PRO-20543300 10200628-54 108-174 406-512 806-960'Signal Stalker' tracks nearby signals; Weather Alert; PC Interface; Service Search
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PRO-20664150 550/ 100199826.9-27.4 29-54 108-174 406-512 806-956 Marketed for mobile use; Tracks Motorola Type I,II,I/II hybrid; 250 Talk Group ID memories (5 banks, each with 5 lists of 10 ID’s each); Service Search; CB receive
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Note: 800 MHz Coverage excludes the US Cellular Phone Band (824-849 and 869-894 MHz) unless otherwise indicated and may also exclude the adjacent 849-851 and 894-896 MHz bands.

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Abbreviations: Banks: Dyn= Dynamic (User selects number of channels in each bank or 'scan list')

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