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BC72XLT program/scanning problems

1. When on scan only scans one band, how can I get it to scan thru all bands?
2. Can new freqs be added to pre-labeled banks, ie fire, pol, etc?
3. Is there a more user friendly/complete operation manual available than what comes with scanner?

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  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    i think i am stuck in capture mode, and i have no clue how to enter a code considering they are 7 digits and i can only enter 6 into my scanner

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I cant scan the police band 150-174 and i dont think im on capture mode .. why does it skip those frequency

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

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1. If you mean on "bank" of channels, then you have locked out the others. To unlock them, place the scanner in "scan" mode & press each button that corresponds to each locked out bank until all are "on", as indicated near the top of the LCD. If you can't scan "bands", meaning all frequencies between 25-54, 118-174 & 406-512 Mhz, you may be stuck in the "capture" mode. Let me know if this is the case (not likely) & I'll coach you through it.

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Posted on Oct 09, 2008

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