Question about Radio Communications
I have it programmed and it is scanning but all I am hearing is the loud squelch when it stops on a channel. I checked and my city is still using the old version radios and frequencies. Can someone explain how to use the squelch? thank you,
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
danval, I looked up a pic of your scanner and it is pretty straightforward. If it is the 16 channel I was looking at, here is the step by step programming.
1- Push manual button to go to the channel you want to start programming.
2- Enter the freq number in.
3- Push the E button to enter it in the memory.
4- To review what you programmed, push the Review button.
5- Use manual button to step to next channel and start over from #2
That should get you started with the scanning hobby.
The scanner has a Priority button that when activated will stop scanning and go immediatly to the priority channel if someone keys their mic.
If you need freq's (or more of) for your area, go here and click on your state and county and it'll give you a complete listing.
Hope this helps you out, let us know,, Mechanic
Posted on Feb 12, 2008
I couldn't locate a manual for your oldie, but it's fairly simple to operate.
Posted on Dec 12, 2009
You can download/print the complete manual for your scanner by following the link below. It's a free download, and it provides detailed programming instructions. If you're programming a channel that is "empty" (showing 000.0000) just enter your frequency. Empty channels automatically show LOCKOUT but it clears with programming. The squelch setting will vary according to the strength of the signals you receive. Once you start scanning, turn the squelch down until scanning stops and you hear a hissing sound, then turn the control up slowly until scanning resumes.
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Posted on Jan 01, 2010
You BC350A provides coverage of popular bands between 29 and 512MHz, so it is not capable of receiving signals in the 800MHz range. Sorry, but you'll need a different scanner to follow the action.
For a comprehensive database of active frequencies and systems in your area, visit:
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Posted on Jan 02, 2010
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