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Cant find user manual for it.

I have a uniden bc 70xlt scanner but I cant find a user manual for it anywhere. I can program the 20 channels ok but I dont know about the "pri", "srch", "limit", or "dly" buttons. I push them and either nothing happens or I get an error message.

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Pri is priority. On older Bearcat scanners, channel 1 is priority. When this is turned on, the scanner will automatically switch to channel 1 if there is a transmission on that channel.

Srch is search. It will enable you to check all frequencies in a certain, user definable range. Let's say you want to check every frequency between 154.000 and 155.000 for traffic. You would type the following sequence.
154.000
limit
155.000
limit
search

If you have a "hold" button, that will allow you to stay on a frequency while searching after the transmission has stopped.

Dly is delay. This will add a 2 second delay to the end of a transmission before scanning or searching resumes. This prevents the scanner from missing a reply to a transmission when a conversation is taking place.

I hope this helps! Good luck!

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You can download and print the full manual here:

http://uniden.com/pdf/BC60XLTom.pdf

Bill B.

Posted on May 21, 2009

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    I couldn't find a free manual for your 80s vintage scanner, but if you feel the need to spend $10 you can purchase one here:

    http://www.vintagemanuals.com/manual.php...

    It sounds like you've got the programming figured out, so here's a brief description of the keys that you mentioned.

    PRI is short for priority. You can designate a priority channel by pressing the PRI key while the scanner is stopped on the channel. Doing so will cause frequent sampling of that channel while in scan mode. All in all, not much more than an irritant on a 20-channel scanner.

    SRCH lets you search through a designated range of frequencies so that you can identify and later proghram active frequencies.

    LIMIT is a search function that is used to set the frequency range to be searched.

    DELAY holds the frequency on frequency for about 2 seconds after a transmission ends. It's handy for catching responses, and can be used in both SEARCH and SCAN modes.I have it set on all channels of all of my scanners.

    Here is a link to the manual for the BC245XLT. It has a lot of features that your oldie doesn't offer (more channels, trunked systems monitor, etc.) but the keyboard is similar to yours, and the SEARCH instructions will work for your scanner. There's more info in the manual that you can use too, so you might want to download and print the manual (it's a free download).

    http://www.uniden.com/pdf/BC245XLTom_VA....

    And finally, for a comprehensive database of active frequencies in your area, visit:

    www.RadioReference.com

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