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I have a Uniden BC248CLT scanner but I cannot find my booklet on how to program the channels. I have all the numbers, can you help me?

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  • swimom Mar 02, 2009

    I cann't find my manual for my BC248CLT scanner. I want to know how

    to program the channels in. Can you help me? Also I need the codes

    for Polk County, Ia. PLEASE HELP


  • delojolly18 May 10, 2009

    not able to put in code, just bought a scanner at a moving sale



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Here is a direct link to the PDF format of this manual on Uniden's Website.

For programming frequencies, go to page 12.

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To program a known frequency into your scanner:

- Power the scanner ON.
- Press MANUAL to stop scanning
- Enter the channel number that you wish to program, then press MANUAL - OR - press the up or down key until the desired channel number appears.
- Enter the frequency, including the decimal point.
- Press E to enter your information into memory.

More detailed programming instructions can be found in the operating manual, which you can download/print here:

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

Bill B

May 06, 2010 | Uniden BC248CLT Base Scanner

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My mom's bc248clt stopped working. adjusted squelch but won't pick up signals. had it to a guy who repaired it in the past but he can't figure it out. Perhaps a programming problem? How can I reprogram?

Press manual,enter the channel number,press manual,enter the frequency you want,press E,if you make a mistake,press CLR twice to erase. ..hope this helps..

Mar 03, 2010 | Uniden BC248CLT Base Scanner

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How do i program a uniden bc144xl scanner

I couldn't locate a manual for this one, but here's some programming guidance from Uniden:

Here are basic instructions for programming nearly all of the older scanners that Uniden produced. When the scanner is turned on press the MANUAL key, then press the channel number that you want to program first, then the MANUAL key again. This will stop the scanner from scanning and hold it on the channel that you want to program.
Then you enter the frequency (be sure to use the decimal point in the right area when entering in the frequency) and then press the E or ENTER button to save the frequency on the channel. You are now finished programming the channel. To advance to the next channel simply press the MANUAL key and enter your next frequency the same way that you entered it on the previous channel (as described at the beginning of this paragraph).

I hope this helps.

Oct 15, 2009 | Uniden BC248CLT Base Scanner

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hi could you help me i bought a scanner off ebay it is a uniden bearcat model number bc248clt i am not able to scan in any channels i live in the wollongong area can you help me thanks

Jun 10, 2009 | Uniden BC248CLT Base Scanner

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How do I get BC144XL channels into the scanner

Ok answers to both of you questions. First, in order to get you booklet go to:

I found your booklet right there in black and white. The programming instructions are on page 11 of the viewer and page 9 in the manual itself.

Here is how to program a channel.
1. hit manual to stop the unit from scanning.
2. Input the Channel # you want to program.
3. Press manual again to go directly to that channel.
4. press the frequency you want on that channel, remember the decimal point.
5. Press "E" to save or "Enter" the frequency.
6. Lastly assure that this channel is not "Locked Out" by seeing that the L/O is not illuminated on the display when you are on this channel.

Hope this helps,

Jan 14, 2009 | Uniden BC248CLT Base Scanner

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Bearcat scanner bc248clt

I Need to no how to prograamed channel and scan

Sep 18, 2008 | Uniden BC248CLT Base Scanner

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Uniden/bearcat BC-100

If it's indeed a BC-100 and not a BC-100xlt, the 16 channels are easy to program and use.
1. Press MANUAL 3 MANUAL with 3 being the number of the channel you wish to program.
2. Enter the frequency for that channel (e.g., 162.55) followed by ENTER.
3. Follow the same sequence for each channel you wish to program, except that pressing MANUAL after you program a channel will advance the scanner to the next channel.

To scan, simply press the SCAN button after your frequencies are programmed.

Bill B.
San Antonio

Jul 15, 2008 | Uniden BC248CLT Base Scanner

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Police scanner

Uniden wont admit it but it has installed faulty squelch on the 248's I had the same issue. Wont sell parts either. 60 bucks to fix.

Jul 05, 2008 | Uniden BC248CLT Base Scanner

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