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I have a bearcat 172xl scanner it comes on but will not pick up anything has a new antenna

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SOURCE: Low Hum Noise in Bearcat III Scanner

Yes, it does sound like a bad power transformer. Try powering it using a DC supply or battery and see if the hum goes away.

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SOURCE: my bearcat scanner BC147xlt will not pick up codes in my area

Press the WEATHER button. If the scanner picks up a weather broadcast then you either have the wrong frequencies programmed in for your area, or it's possible that you're in a "dead" zone where you just won't receive much without an outdoor antenna. If no weather broadcast is received, chances are that the scanner's processor is "fried." Yours is an old scanner, and they do wear out.

For local frequencies, try CityFreq.com or RadioReference.com. Both have excellent databases.

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L16 Disc coil needs adjustment, Audio is slightly off, and improper noise to DC squelch level detect used to stop scan on active channel. Set to an on freq signal like a NOAA weather channel, and useing a non-metallic tool, adjust to best sounding audio, probably less than a half turn either direction. An on freq signal moduated by 1000hertz, connect scope to speaker and adjust for highest undistorted recovered audio would be better if you could.

Posted on Nov 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Uniden Bearcat BC 350A scanner won't pick up 800 channels

You BC350A provides coverage of popular bands between 29 and 512MHz, so it is not capable of receiving signals in the 800MHz range. Sorry, but you'll need a different scanner to follow the action.

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

www.RadioReference.com

For information on current scanner models and their capabilities, visit:

www.ScannerMaster.com

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