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Bearcat Scanner BC145xl

I have lost the directions, and want to know how to enter the frequencies in this scanner? Help Please.

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Re: Bearcat Scanner BC145xl

1. do you have a button marked "prgm"
if not, then push the manul button until it
gets to the channel you want to program,
then enter the freq ie... 155.475 and hit
enter, be sure to put the decimal point in.


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if not, then push the manual button until it
gets to the channel you want to program,
then enter the freq ie... and hit
enter, don't forget the decimal point .

heres a link to uniden bearcat manuals , but i don't see yours .
but my instructions will get the job done .

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