I have a BC350A uniden bearcat scanner and it won't stop scanning. If you put it on one channel it will pick up traffic, but if you hit private/scan it won't pick anything up. All the numbers are current
L16 Disc coil needs adjustment, Audio is slightly off, and improper noise to DC squelch level detect used to stop scan on active channel. Set to an on freq signal like a NOAA weather channel, and useing a non-metallic tool, adjust to best sounding audio, probably less than a half turn either direction. An on freq signal moduated by 1000hertz, connect scope to speaker and adjust for highest undistorted recovered audio would be better if you could.
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Re: won't stop scanning
This sounds like a sensitivity problem or possibly a malfunctioning squelch circuit, neither of which can be rectified without technical assistance. If you live near NJ, call 973-831-5900 for a tech familiar with Bearcat scanners.
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The BC350C is a factory pre-programmed scanner, so you cannot program it in the standard manner - entering frequencies via the keyboard. You can, however, transfer a displayed frequency from the SCAN or SEARCH mode into the PRIVATE bank. Details for doing this are in the factory manual that you can download and print, at no cost, here: http://www.uniden.com/pdf/BC350Com.pdf
For a comprehensive database of active frequencies in your area, and a lot of other useful scanning information, visit: www.RadioReference.com
Your scanner does not have a standard keyboard programming function. Rather you must "capture" a frequency in SCAN or SEARCH mode, and then transfer (program) it into the scanner's PRIVATE bank. For detailed instructions on doing this, you can download/print the scanner's operating manual here:
For a comprehensive database of active frequencies in your area, and a lot of other useful scanning information, visit:
If your scanner is the BC350C (the section you posted in), here's a link to the owner's manual which will give you detailed programming information:
If you have a different model Bearcat scanner, try:
1. Push MANUAL to stop scanning and advance to the channel that you want to program.
2. Enter the desired frequency, including the decimal point (e.g., 156.015).
3. Press E or ENTER to set the frequency.
4. Repeat the process, starting with 1 above to select the channel.
NOTE: With some Bearcat scanners you may need to press the E or ENTER key before entering your frequency.
These are general steps that work on most recent Bearcat models. If they don't work on yours, try different variations. You can also check Uniden.com -- they may have an online manual that you can download and print.
hi . i w given a Uniden Bearcat 175XL 16 channel scanning radio. the OPERATION buttons are: PRI SPEED WX LIMIT SRCH HOLD DELAY LOCKOUT and in orage color: SCAN MANUAL. please help. the only thing i can get to hear is the WEATHER CHANNEL. i cant even hear the squelch. can u help