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Before you use this scanner, please observe the following: Uniden America Corporation does not represent this unit to be waterproof. To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or damage to the unit, do not expose this unit to rain or moisture. The BCT8 is a state-of-the-art Trunk Tracking Scanner with BearTracker technology which will alert you when the highway patrol is within approximately a 3 mile radius.
Up Key L Down Key M Police scan mode POL Weather scan mode WX TrunkTracker is a proprietary trademark of Uniden America Corporation. The BCT8 can search each of its 13 bands to find active frequencies. The scanner automatically chooses between two speeds while searching. This type of scanning is difficult and frustrating. TrunkTracker Technology changes this! Not only does your new BCT8 scan channels like a conventional scanner, it actually follows the users of a trunked radio system.
The Frequency Guide lists typical frequencies used around the U. However, this is not a complete list of frequencies for your area. We can also be reached on the web at www.
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The BCT8 can be mounted using the supplied mounting bracket. Select an ideal location in your vehicle to mount the BCT8. Avoid a location that could interfere with your driving.
In a passenger car, the ideal location is underneath the dashboard on the passenger side. Typical Mounting Methods The BCT8 can be bch8 mounted on a table, bulkhead, overhead, or any other desired location with the supplied mounting bracket MB refer to figure below for typical mounting methods. Make sure there are no hidden electrical wires or other items behind the desired location before proceeding. When you finish, disconnect the adapter or DC power cord from the power source before you disconnect it from the scanner.
It searches for any active frequency step by step within the lower and upper limits of the band. When an active frequency is found, the scanner will stop and stay on that frequency as long as that transmission lasts. Maual the gate is too low squelch too loweverything all noise as well as signals gets through. If the gate is set too high squelch too highnothing gets through.
If the gate is set just right squelch set properlyjust the desired signals get through. When the scanner receives communications, scanning stops, the btc8 code and the frequency appear. When the transmission ends, mmanual scanner holds for two seconds on that frequency for a response. For more information on the Delay feature, please see page Priority Channels Each state preprogrammed in the scanner contains a number of Priority channels.
The Highway Warning Alert is inoperative while the scanner is on Hold. ID appears on the display manuall you will hear it.
If you press the L key while monitoring an ID, the scanner will check to see if any other IDs are active. If none are active, scanning resumes. Before the scanner begins Private Bank scanning, you must program a frequency into at least one channel. Program frequencies you purchased from your dealer, from various free and FCC-based sources on the internet, or from the Frequency gct8 included in BCT8 package.
When a transmission is received, the scanner stops on that channel.
When the transmission ends, scanning resumes automatically. You can set the scanner to hold for two seconds on the frequency for a response.
For more information on Delay feature, please see page Lockout in Scanning Mode If the scanner keeps stopping on a particular channel due to noise or frequent transmissions, you may want to keep that channel from scanning. Wait until the scanner stops on the channel. Priority Scan Btc8 Priority Scan is turned Manaul, your scanner checks the priority channel in the banks you selected every two seconds for activity. If a signal is present on the priority channel, your scanner monitors the channel until the transmission ends, then resumes normal scanning.
Service Scanning The service scan feature allows you to rotate through the following nine service banks. Setting a Search Band The BCT8 can search up to 13 separate frequency ranges to help you discover new stations in your area.
To set a Search Bands, enter into the Maual Search mode. Band Frequncy Range MHz Data Skip A scanner will normally stop on any transmission it receives. This means the BCT8 will occasionally stop on data signals and unmodulated transmissions.
You can automatically skip many of these types of transmissions during search. Or when the scanner stops on an active frequency or channel, quickly press DELAY before it continues scanning again. Your BCT8 is tracks three major types of trunked radio bcr8.
These systems are described here. Motorola systems are widely used by public safety and business users. Most are on the MHz band, and recent systems are appearing on other bands.
This ID must cbt8 programmed into the manaul in order for it to monitor that specific agency or department. When you cbt8 a bank as a trunking bank, your scanner sets up 5 Scan Lists, which are simply lists used to store your favorite Talk Group IDs.
Enter the Fleet number. The display indicates the bank and the type of trunked system you are monitoring.
Regardless of the system, you mahual know exactly who you are receiving until you listen for a while, or refer to frequency guides or internet sites such as www. You can change the Scan List memory location by using the L or M key. This is particularly important in trunked systems because in many areas, water meters, door alarms, traffic signals, and other mechanical devices are assigned IDs just like other users.
Also some departments scramble or encrust their communications, and you may want to lock out these unintelligible broadcasts. The lowest numbered priority will be checked first. Here are some highlights of this feature: Notice how the dotted line shows talkgroup moving from channel to channel.
Your BCT8 can clearly and automatically follow this talkgroup, or any other, as you select. EDACS systems are organized in a logical way that keeps related talkgroups together. Your scanner is designed to take maximum advantage of manuzl organization to make your scanning easy.
If you want to monitor the Sullivan Police Dispatch channel decimal key0, 6, 2, the M key. Your scanner which is talk grouppress 0, 3, can also work in decimal format. ID on the display. However, if you notice a mix of odd and even user IDs, for example,etc. To find these out, check the scanner.
An emergency call will occur on a unique talkgroup from its primary assignment, for example. If you have programmed talkgroup into Scan List memory, for example, and there is an emergency call within the group, you will hear it on Of course you will know the Control Channel frequency itself so that will help you determine the proper plan. If you try one plan and you receive errors such as the scanner jumping to channels that are obviously not part of the systemyou should try an alternate Plan.
Of course, make sure your PC is turned ON. To program your scanner: After connecting the scanner to a PC, turn the scanner ON. Select the transfer speed except for the scanner will start Remote mode. A unique feature of the BCT8 is that all the front panel keys on the radio remain operational in Remote mode. You can clone all of the programming of one BCT8 into another, including frequencies, talkgroup IDs, delay settings, etc. After connecting the two scanners, turn the radios ON.
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Prepare each scanner for clone mode as follows. This is particularly important to know if you wish to clone another scanner right away. The scanner contains no user serviceable parts.
Contact the Uniden Customer Service Center or take it to a qualified repair technician.
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If your scanner stops during Scan mode and no maual is heard, it may be receiving a birdie. If your BCT8 is not performing properly, try the following steps. Problem Going by patrol cars and 1.
Make sure you mannual scanning in Highway Mode. Conditions to activate the alarm are variable and depend upon the timing of 4. If you still cannot get satisfactory results while using your scanner or if you want additional information, please call or write the Uniden Parts and Service Division.