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Quick Links. See also: Owner's Manual , User Manual. Table of Contents. General Precautions. User Guide Information. Programming your scanner. Operating your scanner. For general information about using a scanner, including how to program the various types of radio systems into your scanner, we suggest you start with the. Available operation modes.
Keys and their functions. Reading the display. While most of the information here applies to all scanners, some options may not be available on certain scanner models. Model-specific options are indicated in the text.
Since a conventional system is really a collection of frequencies, the first thing you need to know is the frequency for each channel you want to program. However, if you want to Scan the system, you'll need to program the required elements in following order click However, if you want to Scan the system, you'll need to program the required elements in following order click here for information on using the Click here for a legend of the diagram.
You can download a planning worksheet for Motorola systems as a pdf file or an Excel spreadsheet file. For more information on the different types of Motorola systems and how they work, see the Motorola page at Radio Reference's However, if you want to Scan the system, you'll need to program the required elements in following order: Create at least 1 channel group This section deals with standard Project 25 or P25 systems.
Click here for information on P25 one- frequency systems. Go to the Program System menu and choose New System. However, if you want to Scan the system, you'll need to program the required elements in following order click here for information on using the menu On the Edit Group menu, select the channel group you just created.
Here is a conceptual layout diagram of a single-frequency P25 system click here for a legend of the diagram. If necessary, the sub- menu and the exact option name are listed beside each property.
Site properties All of these options can be found by selecting the site name under the Edit Site menu. If necessary, the sub-menu and the exact option name are listed beside each property.
On the Program System menu, select the system you just created. Go to the Edit Group menu and select New Group. If you need to change any of the channel group properties, you can do that now. Unless a property is Required , you can operate the system without changing the default settings. Conventional radio systems Trunked radio systems Trunked system basics How a trunked system works A real life example Conventional radio systems In a conventional radio system, each group of users is assigned one for simplex systems or two frequencies for repeater systems.
For example, the police in your area might operate on A user selects the channel they want to communicate on and presses the PTT button on the side of their radio. This sends a channel request message to the controller that the user wants to start a transmission on the Talk Group ID the channel that they selected.
Their radio is programmed up at the radio shop. In the RadioReference database, you can generally determine the radio system type by looking at the line labeled System Type at the top of the screen inside the red square in the screenshot.
If the System Type line says anything else, then it is not a P25 system even though it might have some P25 channels. Page 50 RadioReference is the ability to tag channels directly on the site and print out a nicely-formatted hardcopy of each system. It makes this task much, much easier. This frees you from having to manually enable and disable systems or channel groups as you change location.
To use the geopolitical approach, find the geographical center of the scanning target's territory whether city, county, district, precinct, or other agency jurisdiction , and set these coordinates as your center point location. Both sites list the latitude, longitude, and height of the antenna, and both sites can map the exact location for you.
Combining for Efficiency Because many trunked systems have both multiple antenna sites and multiple agencies with differing geographic boundaries, you may want to combine the approaches: 1. Use the antenna centric approach at the site level: set the geographic coordinates of the antenna as the central location for each site. It is legal to listen to almost every transmission your scanner can receive.
However, there are some transmissions that you should never intentionally listen to. Page General Precautions This might be particularly true of the type of earphone that is placed in the ear canal. Liquid Exposure Warning Uniden does not represent this unit to be waterproof. To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock, do not expose this unit to rain or moisture! Power Disconnection Caution Important: Always turn the scanner off before disconnecting external power. Page 61 Scanning Legally.
Modification Notice Changes or modifications to this product not expressly approved by Uniden, or operation of this product in any way other than as detailed by this User's Guide, could void your authority to operate this product. Part 15 Information This scanner has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a scanning receiver, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Page 62 1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and 2. Page 64 Uniden, C improperly installed, D serviced or repaired by someone other than an authorized Uniden service center for a defect or malfunction covered by this warranty, E used in any conjunction with equipment or parts or as part of any Page 66 Uniden America is marked as such and used with permission. Content or information in external sources are neither the intellectual property not the responsibility of Uniden America Corp.
Uniden America makes no claim to the accuracy or completeness of external content. Page 67 BCDXT Specs To determine whether the information on this page applies to your scanner, see the tags at the bottom of the page. Stereo Type Ext. SP Jack: 3. Monaural Type REC.
Out Jack: 3. Page Scan Mode When the signal stops, the scanner continues the scan. Enter Hold mode. If no conventional channels in enabled and unlocked systems are designated as priority, the scanner will display Priority Scan No Channel.
Weather Priority Mode Set one of the 3 search keys to a Band Scope search. The scanner goes back to the operating mode it was in before you entered the menu.
The diagram shows common icon locations, and table below lists the most common icons and their meanings: Attenuator icon Steady: The attenuator is turned on for the current channel. DAT: The current channel is configured as a control channel, and the scanner is receiving data on it. The unit can also be placed above, beneath, or in the dash of your vehicle using the supplied bracket and mounting hardware.
At the marked positions, drill holes slightly smaller than the screws. Align the bracket with the threaded holes on the sides of the radio case so the bracket is beneath the radio. Secure the bracket using the two threaded knobs. Using appropriate screws or other hardware, secure the bracket.
Insert the scanner and insert the bracket knobs to lock the scanner in position. Unthread the four screws in the rear of the unit. Slide the cover toward the rear and off. Once the sleeve is removed, you will see threaded, metric machine screw holes on either side of the chassis cabinet. Uniden does not supply these screws.
Page 96 Never connect any part of the headphone jack to the antenna jack or connect the radio to an installation where the antenna and audio connection are grounded. This might also damage the scanner. Page 99 2. Check the range, latitude, and longitude settings to make sure they are correct. Open the Search for Select Edit Service, then select the service search range you want to assign the number tag to. Page CHNT is 27, decimal point. Enter the CHNT. Tap MENU. Disabled systems and channel groups are ignored during scans.
Open the Program System menu. Select the system you want to assign the Quick Key to. Select Edit Site, then select the site you want. To the Close Call Hits system : 1.
Uniden BCD996XT Manuals
Here we go again. Uniden has put out this fabulous scanner that will do a multitude of scanning achievement and you are here to find out how. This scanner is exceptionally harder to program for many even seasoned programmers because, there is no printed manual and the CD manual is too cluttered. This manual is a culmination of the Wiki, the CD manual, pages!? I should get a Pulitzer. There are quite a few improved and new features the XT has that the T didn't have.
BCD996xt User Manual
Uniden BCD996XT User Manual