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:
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
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