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How To Manually Selct A Channel?

I recently picked up the BC72XLT scanner, And can't seem to figure out how i would "Manually" Select a channel. I've done everything by the book, And still no dice. It does not matter what i type, I always recieve an error message. And just as the book says, Im pressing hold, Then the channel then hold agian...Never seem to be able to work properly. If someone could clarify this up for me, I would be really happy. Thanks.

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    I know im close!

  • RINS24 Sep 23, 2008

    I have virtually the same problem, i have followed the owners manual step by step on many occasion and can only get the weather channel. I am concerned that i have a faulty unit. Volume good, weather good but that seems to be all. I have gone two 2 Nascar races and been shut out, help?

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You are not in the programmable channel mode, so you can only receive preprogrammed frequencies. Press the "hold" button, then the "func" key, then the "E" key. Now type the frequency you wish to program & press "E" again. To continue to the next channel, press "E" & repeat the programming procedure.

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I am trying to figure out how to set the scanner frequencies


  1. Press hold then enter then enter the channel number where you want to store a frequency. Then press "FUNC" and "PGM" and the channel number will appear.
  2. Use the number keys to enter a frequency including the decimal point you want to store.
  3. Press "E" to store the frequency into the channel.
  4. Note - If you entered an invalid frequency in step two "ERROR" will appear and it will beep three times. Enter a valid frequency.
  5. The scanner automatically rounds the entered number to the nearest valid frequency. ie an entry of 155.174 will automatically be rounded to 155.175
  6. When you enter a frequency into a channel, the scanner automatically turns on the delay function and "DLY" appears. When delay is turned on the scanner automatically pauses scanning.

Mar 19, 2011 | Uniden BC72XLT Handheld Scanner

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Cant get any frequencies to program


hi select a bank ,Press Hold. Then enter the channel number where you want to store a frequency, then press Func and Pgm. The channel number appears. 2. Use the number keys and to enter the frequency (including the decimal point) you want to store. 3. Press E to store the frequency into the channel. Notes: • If you entered an invalid frequency in Step 2, Error appears and the scanner beeps three times. Enter a valid frequency. • The scanner automatically rounds the entered number to the nearest valid frequency. For example, if you enter 151.473 (MHz), your scanner accepts it as 151.475. • When you enter a frequency into a channel, the scanner automatically turns on the delay function and DLY appears. When delay is turned on, the scanner automatically pauses scanning

Mar 18, 2011 | Uniden BC72XLT Handheld Scanner

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How to lock out a channel


For a temporary lockout, manually select the channel and then press the Func and L/O keys. Use the same procedure to release the lockout.

For a permanent fix, select the channel and then program 0.0 (zero point zero) into it. Doing this will create a blank channel that the scanner will automatically skip during scanning.

Need the manual? You can download and print it, at no cost, here:
http://www.uniden.com/pdf/BC72XLTom.pdf

Bill B.
Listening in since the 60's

Dec 14, 2010 | Uniden BC72XLT Handheld Scanner

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I cannot figure out how to program my scanner to the fire frequency.


To program any known frequency into your BC72XLT, power the scanner ON, and then:

1. Press Hold. Then enter the channel number where you want to store a frequency, then press Func and Pgm. The channel number appears.
2. Use the number keys and to enter the frequency (including the decimal point) you want to store.
3. Press E to store the frequency into the channel.

Notes:
• If you entered an invalid frequency in Step 2, Error appears and the scanner beeps three times. Enter a valid frequency.
• The scanner automatically rounds the entered number to the nearest valid frequency. For example, if you enter 151.473 (MHz), your scanner accepts it as 151.475.
• When you enter a frequency into a channel, the scanner automatically turns on the delay function and DLY appears. When delay is turned on, the scanner automatically pauses scanning 2 seconds after the end of a transmission before scanning proceeds to the next channel. To turn the function off or on, press Func + Dly.
• If you enter a frequency that has already been entered elsewhere, the scanner sounds an error tone and displays the channel that was duplicated. If you entered the frequency by mistake, press then enter the correct frequency. To enter the frequency anyway, press E to
accept.

4. To program the next channel in sequence, press E then repeat Steps 2 and 3.

Need the full manual for your scanner? You can download/print it here:

http://uniden.com/pdf/BC72XLTom.pdf

For a comprehensive database of active frequencies in your area, and a lot of other useful scanning info, visit:

www.RadioReference.com

BillB


Jan 16, 2010 | Uniden BC72XLT Handheld Scanner

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Cant get off lockout


If a channel does not have a frequency programmed into it, it will display 000.0000 and the L/O icon. Programming a frequency into the channel will automatically release the lockout.

To release lockout from a single channel, select that channel and then press the L/O key.

To unlock all programmed channels, select all frequency to ON, then press and hold the L/O key until the scanner responds with 2 beeps.

For a full reset of the scanner, press and hold the 2, 9, and HOLD keys while powering up the scanner. The reset will take about 3 seconds, and will be confirmed with a display of CLEAr. NOTE: this will reset the scanner to its original factory settings, and will delete everything that you've programmed into it.

Need the manual? You can download/print it here:

http://www.uniden.com/pdf/BC72XLTom.pdf

For a comprehensive database of active frequencies in your area, visit:

www.RadioReference.com

I hope this helps. Please contact us again if you have any other scanner problems.

BillB

Dec 24, 2009 | Uniden BC72XLT Handheld Scanner

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Manual Programming of the Uniden BC95XLTB


1. The scanner automatically selects the band, you just program the frequency.
2. Your scanner does not have the traditional channel/frequency layout that you may be used to. Rather, it uses a system called DYNAMICALLY ALLOCATED CHANNEL MEMORY, which organizes frequencies into groups and systems, and enables the scanner to cover a wide variety of conventional and trunked radio systems.

The manual for the scanner goes into detail on the various systems and programming methods, and you can download/print the full manual here:

http://www.uniden.com/pdf/BC246Tom.pdf

If it seems a bit overwhelming you might want to join a scanner group on line or in your area and draw on their experiences with the 246. You can also pick up a lot of useful information on the scanner, and access a comprehensive database of active frequencies/systems in your area by joining
www.RadioReference.com

To simplify the programming process, you can join the Radio Referenc group and purchase programming software from BuTel (http://www.butel.nl/) Their program for the BC246T will allow you to access the RadioReference database, select what you want to monitor, and import/program the information to your scanner.

Sorry, but the days of the Bearcat III with it's manually selectable bands and 8 "rocks" are gone, and today's complex radio systems require complicated scanners to keep up with them. As more and more areas upgrade to trunking systems, machines like the 246 will become the norm.



Dec 21, 2009 | Uniden BC246T Handheld Scanner

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How do I program my Uniden BC72XLT race scanner?


1. Press HOLD. Then enter the channel number
where you want to store a frequency, then press
FUNC and PGM. The channel number appears.
2. Use the number keys and to enter the
frequency (including the decimal point) you want
to store.
3. Press E to store the frequency into the channel.
Notes:
• If you entered an invalid frequency in Step 2,
ERROR appears and the scanner beeps three
times. Enter a valid frequency.
• The scanner automatically rounds the entered
number to the nearest valid frequency.
For example, if you enter 151.473 (MHz), your
scanner accepts it as 151.475.

Need the manual for your scanner? You can download/print it here:

http://www.uniden.com/pdf/BC72XLTom.pdf

For a comprehensive database of active frequencies in your area, visit:

www.RadioReference.com

Nov 02, 2009 | Uniden BC72XLT Handheld Scanner

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BC72XLT


Here is the directions to store frequencies in your scanner:


Storing Known Frequencies
Into Channels

1. Press Hold. Then enter the channel number
where you want to store a frequency, then press
Func and Pgm. The channel number appears.
2. Use the number keys and to enter the
frequency (including the decimal point) you want
to store.
3. Press E to store the frequency into the channel.
Notes:
• If you entered an invalid frequency in Step 2,
Error appears and the scanner beeps three
times. Enter a valid frequency.
• The scanner automatically rounds the entered
number to the nearest valid frequency.
For example, if you enter 151.473 (MHz), your
scanner accepts it as 151.475.
• When you enter a frequency into a channel, the
scanner automatically turns on the delay
function and DLY appears. When delay is turned
on, the scanner automatically pauses scanning
Operation 2 seconds after the end of a transmission before
scanning proceeds to the next channel. To turn
the function off or on, press Func + Dly.
• If you enter a frequency that has already been
entered elsewhere, the scanner sounds an error
tone and displays the channel that was
duplicated. If you entered the frequency by mistake,
press then enter the correct frequency.
To enter the frequency anyway, press E to
accept.
4. To program the next channel in sequence, press
E then repeat Steps 2 and 3.

Dean
Rollin CBs

Feb 19, 2008 | Uniden BC72XLT Handheld Scanner

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Uniden BC72XLT compact scanner


Hi, this is from the manual,
Locking Out Channels
You can increase the scanning speed by locking out channels that have a continuous transmission, such as a weather channel. To lock out a channel,
manually select the channel, then press Func +L/O.
L/O appears.
Note: You can still manually select locked-out channels.
To remove the lockout from a channel, manually
select the channel, then press Func + L/O.
L/O disappears.
I hope this helps you out,,, Mechanic
If you need a manual, go here.
http://www.uniden.com/pdf/BC72XLTom.pdf

Jan 22, 2008 | Uniden BC72XLT Handheld Scanner

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Jumping channels


My best guess is that there is a priority channel or channels marked, and it is jumping to that priority channel as soon as someone keys up. Look on your readout for a channel marked with a P. You might have to step thru the channels manually to check them. Hope this helps,,, Mechanic

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