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New to scanners - BC898T - how to search

Just bought a BC898T. I'm not sure if it's me (and it could be) or if the scanner is defective. I've been trying to get the scanner to search in order to find active frequencies. I guess I need step by step instructions. The owners manual/users guide is not much help


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  • rcleonard437 Apr 05, 2009

    how to search for chanels

  • neilb1 Apr 21, 2009

    I try to program ONE CHANNEL and get an ERROR message.



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I cant get the scanner to search all frequencies

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To set up a search on the BC898T:
- Turn the scanner ON.
- Press MANUAL to stop scanning.
- Press SRC.
- Press HOLD.
- Select a memory bank by pushing one of the bank buttons (A through J). You can set up a search range in each memory bank.
- Enter the lower frequency (where the search will start), including the decimal point.
- Press E.
- Enter the upper frequency (where the search will stop).
- Press E.

Your search parameters are programmed. To search, push MANUAL to stop scanning, SRC to enter search mode, and the letter(s) for the memory bank(s) that you want to search.

I hope this helps.

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How do i reset my scanner so all the channels will show 000.000

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