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BC2500XLT Not picking up any signal

I have a BC2500XLT. and I am unable to pick up any transmissions with the exception of really high frequencies, like in the 900+MHz range.... I am using the stock rubber ducky that came with it. the only way to get it to stop scanning is to open the squelch all the way. this scannner seems to have gotten a lot of use, perhaps it is a component failure? or maybe a bad antenna connection?(as High frequencies do come in) i contacted Uniden and they do have a Service Manual, I just have to pay $35.....There is a BC3000XLT Service manual online for free....but I am pretty sure these are two completely different animals on the inside.

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No, it is not possible to restore these frequencies, The only services that should be in this range (at least in the USA) are radio-control for model airplanes and broadcast FM radio.

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SOURCE: How can I program a Uniden scanner for the 849.0125-868.9875 MHz

you my live to far to pick it up, or a few months ago some police went digital and if yours has the your will need the new frequencys.

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the 2 buttons on top next to the display, 1 is for police, dot and the other button hp,bt. press them until all 4 pol,dot, hp,bt disappear on the bottom of the screen

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SOURCE: Won't pick anything up (uniden BC72XLT)

Not sure this would be a solution but...
Make sure you don't have the Ch. Locked out so it just skips them..

You may also try and let the scanner sit on one frequency that you know has chatter and see if you receive.

This unit also picks up local weather try that feature and you can tell if you reception is working or not.

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Sounds like you may have accidentally pressed the "LOCK" button. If there's a "key" icon showing, press the LOCK button at the bottom left of your keyboard, and hold it in until the icon disappears. In case you need it, here is a link to the operating manual for your scanner:

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