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I have an old uniden scanner, haven't operated in over 10 yrs. have a bc144XL, i am a dummy when it comes to this. would like to listen on police & fire calls. live in philly. need step by step instructions, please help. also have other uniden scanners. help,help,help. don't want to trash them. thank you

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I have uploaded a copy of the UBC144XLT manual CLICK HERE
It is not exactly the same - but should be very similar to yours.

Here are basic instructions for programming nearly all of the older scanners that Uniden produced.
When the scanner is turned on press the MANUAL key, then press the channel number that you want to program first, then the MANUAL key again. This will stop the scanner from scanning and hold it on the channel that you want to program. Then you enter the frequency (be sure to use the decimal point in the right area when entering in the frequency) and then press the E or ENTER button to save the frequency on the channel. You are now finished programming the channel. To advance to the next channel simply press the MANUAL key and enter your next frequency the same way that you entered it on the previous channel (as described at the beginning of this paragraph).

I looked up a pic of your scanner and it is pretty straightforward. If it is the 16 channel I was looking at, here is the step by step programming.
1- Push manual button to go to the channel you want to start programming.
2- Enter the freq number in.
3- Push the E button to enter it in the memory.
4- To review what you programmed, push the Review button.
5- Use manual button to step to next channel and start over from #2
That should get you started with the scanning hobby.
The scanner has a Priority button that when activated will stop scanning and go immediatly to the priority channel if someone keys their mic.

If you need freq's (or more of) for your area, CLICK HERE and click on your state and county and it'll give you a complete listing.


To get information on the rest of your scanners - GO HERE

If after reading you still have questions - please use the "Continue with this expert" option so we are connected in the future.

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