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Programing I lost he manual and cant figure out how to program frequencies in for my county.

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Re: programing

Here is a pdf format copy of the BC278CLT manual

Page 12 to program scanner frequencies.

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I have a uniden bearcat bc 147xlt and it use to work just find but all it does is scans trhought the list i programed into it i can get the weather just find and i moved the scanner in different areas in...

  • Try these steps to program your scanner to make sure the frequencies are in proper and don't forget to add the decimal [.] point.

  1. 1. Press "MAN."
  2. 2. Press #1.
  3. 3. Press "MAN."
  4. 4. Now enter your frequency.
  5. 5. Now press "E" for Enter.
  6. 6. Now you have a frequency programmed. Repeat steps above to save more frequencies.

  • You could be having a problem with your antenna too. Might want to check the soldier joints, condition of or antenna replace it. The repeaters for N.O.A.A. transmit with more power and puts out a much stronger signal out of their repeaters than the local municipals will. So it is not uncommon to pick up weather and not some of the local frequencies. Especially if you are trying to pick up frequencies in a county rather than in a bigger city.

  • Let me know if you have any other question.
  • Hope this helps.

Nov 07, 2011 | Uniden Radio Scanners

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Please tell me how to program in my county scanner frequency numbers .

To enter a known frequency into your BC92XLT:

- Power the scanner ON
- Press the HOLD key
- Enter the number of the channel that you wish to program (1 through 200)
- Press the FUNC and PGM keys
- Enter the frequency, including decimal point (e.g., 155.455)
- Press E to enter the frequency into the scanner's memory.

More detailed programming instructions can be found in the factory user's manual which you can download and print, at no cost, here:

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

Bill B.
Listening in since the 60's

Oct 08, 2010 | Uniden BC92XLT Handheld Scanner

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I'm having problems programming radio frequencies on my scanner.

You didn't mention the make or model of your scanner, so I can't provide a response specific to your unit, but the trailing zero is meaningless, so there's no reason to enter it. Some bands on some scanners will only accept three decimal digits, but the scanner should round off your entry and still receive the intended frequency.

Bill B

May 02, 2010 | Radio Scanners

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Having major issues with programming my bearcat bc60xlt-1

You'll need to program the radio frequencies into your scanner before it will scan . For a list of frequencies in Anoka County CLICK HERE .
For specific programing instructions for your UNIDEN refer to your owner's manual. They will give you a step by step instruction on how to program the frequencies into your scanner memory (If you need a manual, CLICK HERE sure to select the scanner option on their pull-down menu.
THEN when you have the radio frequencies stored into your scanner, you'll be able to press scan and away you go.
Be sure to adjust the squelch just high enough to eliminate the static...turn the squelch counterclockwise until you hear loud static, then turn Clockwise just enough to silence static...
Let us know if you still have trouble.

Jul 20, 2009 | Uniden BC60XLT-1 Handheld Scanner

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I have an older model BC-175 xl

just press manual,then put in the channel number you wish to fill, and press manual again. Next press prg or program if that model has a program button, enter the frequency you wish to program and hit enter. you can find your frequencies at go to the database,click your state,then county and find them in the list.

Jul 15, 2009 | Uniden BC340CRS Base Scanner

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Cannot for the life of me figure out how to program this!

You need to obtain local frequency numbers for your area.
google search, "radio frequencies" and you county, city'll give you lists of frequencies to enter into your scanner..
Your user manual should show you the step by step with which buttons to push... are you having difficulty entering the frequency numbers?

Jul 06, 2009 | Uniden BC60XLT Handheld Scanner

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Programming Bearcat BC 55XLT Scanner

Ok doc, I'll see if I can walk you thru this as there don't seem to be a manual available for download.
* Push manual button and bring it around to channel #1
Enter the freq including the decimal point. Push the E button to enter the freq into the first channel.
* Push manual again and move to channel #2 and repeat.
If you need some new freq's for your area, go here, click on your state, county, and it'll give you a complete rundown.

If you need 10 codes for your area, go here and click on your state.
If you need anything else, let us know,, Mechanic

Feb 19, 2008 | Radio Scanners

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Radio shack pro-97 hand held scanner

you can go to scanner and get what frequencys you need. if this don't work let me know i will give you a new site.

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