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CB92XLT hand held scanner keeps hissing and won't scan

Scanner keeps hissing and I cannot adjust the squelch to get it to stop therefore it won't scan. I can manualy hit the scan button and it will change to a different channel but keeps hissing. Any ideas?

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Got the same issue man, you fix it? im checking mine over now, will let you know if i fix it. if you still need it.

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Turn the squelch knob to the middle of the min. and max.

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What did you mean by change the squelch?


The squelch control gets rid of the hissing on a blank channel. Finda blank channel, turn up the squelch control until the hissing stops. The scanner should then scan the channels and stop on a busy one.

Jul 12, 2014 | Uniden Bearcat Scanner Bc355c 800 Mhz...

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I have a bc60xlt andno matter how i turn the squelch i get the same hiss what happened


The Bearcat Scanner is neat hand held scanner, Is the scanner programed? Depress the WX for weather and see if the weather channel is available. The squelch knob should be turned clockwise and the noise level should decrease (actually you are decreasing the allowable signals to be received). If you get no response from a know frequency, then the squelch pot may need cleaning or replacement may be in order.....Cost for repair at service shop may not be feasible.

May 26, 2014 | Uniden BC60XLT Handheld Scanner

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I have tried to adjust my squelch but all i hear is loud static in between transmissions


  • Hi, I can help.

  • If your getting transmissions then the receive is working.If your squelch is not adjusting out then it is possible your antenna, or the connector, is not working right. Hand held scanner antennas are the same across the board as for frequency use. The connector your antenna uses is a standard BNC connector. So your antenna is really universal which mean you don't have to go to Uniden and pay top dollar for their antenna.


  • Now it is possible the squelch knob is giving you trouble. but I would see if you can borrow an antenna just to try from anyone you know that has a hand held scanner. As long as their scanner works well with that antenna it should on yours too. If it don't then check the connector for the antenna on the scanner and make sure it is not loose. You can open the scanner and just eyeball the connections and make sure no soldier joints are not cold.

  • If you have any comments please feel free to leave them here.
  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.
Regards, Tony

Sep 17, 2011 | Uniden BC72XLT Handheld Scanner

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Can't break squelch ? Have Uniden Bearcat hand held scanning radi


Look at the squelch knob. If it is turned fully counterclockwise, it is in "Auto". Turn the knob clockwise to enter the manual mode and adjust the range untill static is heard. Reverse direction until the static is no longer heard.

Jul 17, 2010 | Uniden BC248CLT Base Scanner

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Hi um i have this scanner and the frequencie come in but it comes in and out like the antana dosint work


Adjust the squelch until you hear a hissing sound, and trun the knob back slowly until the hissing stops.

Jun 12, 2010 | Uniden BC60XLT-1 Handheld Scanner

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I cant get my 350a to lock in on a channel when its scanning in the private mold.it will try sometimes but wont hold them. I can push the hold button and hear crystal clear in the private mold. help...


If you haven't already done so, while scanning in the PRIVATE mode, turn the SQUELCH control down slowly until scanning stops and you hear a hissing noise. Then turn the SQUELCH up slowly until scanning resumes. This should set the threshold so that the scanner will stop on an active frequency.

BillB

Jan 18, 2010 | Uniden BC350 Base Scanner

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I don't have the manual for my Uniden Bearcat BC 855 scanner.


You can download/print the complete manual for your scanner by following the link below. It's a free download, and it provides detailed programming instructions. If you're programming a channel that is "empty" (showing 000.0000) just enter your frequency. Empty channels automatically show LOCKOUT but it clears with programming. The squelch setting will vary according to the strength of the signals you receive. Once you start scanning, turn the squelch down until scanning stops and you hear a hissing sound, then turn the control up slowly until scanning resumes.

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

www.RadioReference.com

Dec 30, 2009 | Uniden BC248CLT Base Scanner

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HELP


If the weather band is working, the scanner should be working. To verify operation:

- Move the MODE switch to "Scanner" and power the unit ON.
- Press the SVC button (chrome button below display).
- Press POL (chrome button below display).
- Turn the SQUELCH knob towards the left until scanning stops and you hear a hissing noise.
- Turn the SQUELCH knob towards the right slowly until scanning resumes.

If the scanner stops on anything - even noise, it's working.

To Program:

- Slide the MODE key to "Scanner."
- Power the unit ON
- Turn the SQUELCH knob to the left until you hear a hissing noise, then turn it the right - slowly - until scanning resumes.
- Press HOLD.
- Press E (PGM).
- Press 0, 1.
- Press HOLD.
- Enter your first frequency, including the decimal point (EX: 156.055).
- Press the E (PGM) key.
- Press the UP arrow (above the SCAN key). Scanner will move to channel 02.
- Enter your second frequency, including the decimal point.
- Press the E (PGM) key.

You should now have two frequencies programmed. Press the SCAN key . . .

If it still will not accept programming, let me know.

BillB

Nov 07, 2009 | Uniden BC340CRS Base Scanner

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How do i adjust the squlech on my unidenbc12xlt hand held scanner


The actual setting will vary according to the strength of the signals you're receiving, so it may require adjustment as you move around. With the unit scanning, turn the squelch down slowly until scanning stops and you hear a hissing noise. They slowly bring the level up until scanning resumes.

Oct 29, 2009 | Uniden BC72XLT Handheld Scanner

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I am also new to radio scanning


Hi, you do not mention where you are located, but my first guess is that you are trying to listen to some freq's that are not compatable with your scanner. The squelch you use to quiet the white noise, so when someone keys their mic the squelch opens easy and allows you to hear them. The scanner you have is a standard FM analog style scanner. Nowdays there is also digital and encripted, trunktracking, and more. None of the different styles are compatable. On my scanners at home I run an external antenna to pull in a greater range. Our local area still runs the standard FM radios. If you respond back with some info, I might be able to narrow the problem down further.
Thank you,,, Mechanic

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