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Setting up my Uniden BearTracker BCT 8 Scanner

We live in the area surrounding Kamloops, British Columbia and can not get our new scanner programmed.........help!

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  • Doodums Jan 04, 2008

    Can anyone from FixYa Help me?

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    Thank you, any more info would be appreciated.

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Here is a link to the owners manual:
http://www.rigpix.com/bearcat/bct8_manual.pdf
Here is a link to programming software:
http://www.scannermaster.com/ARC8_Software_CD_p/01-520850.htm
Link to programming cable if your PC has a DB-9 serial port:
http://www.scannerworld.com/content/product/model/780CABLE

If I find any frequency databases for your area I will post them as information becomes available. For one on one programming help I would recommend fixya Live Chat.

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