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Programming Bearcat BC 55XLT Scanner

I have lost the Procedure Manual for a scanner that I have not used in years and cannot remember how to program various channels.

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  • wardn May 08, 2008

    I follow the procedure and review the frequency and it looks like it's entered properly. If I lock the keypad then unlock it and go back to reviw the frequency it is all 0's. Whats up. Is my memory gone?

  • jaylove May 14, 2008

    i also have the same problem

  • boscof Aug 07, 2008

    forgot how to program

  • gashankskk Jan 06, 2009

    forgot how to program

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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.
http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/

If you need 10 codes for your area, go here and click on your state.
http://www.nat-com.org/radio.htm
If you need anything else, let us know,, Mechanic

Posted on Feb 20, 2008

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    Need 6 for mine ????

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To program:

Turn on radio.

It will be in scan mode. Press Manual (orange button) to stop scanning.
Press Manual button to step through channels to get to the one you want.
(Or press channel number and then manual button)

If "LockOut" is displayed it means this channel isn't being "Scanned."
You will want to lock out the NWS WX (National Weather Service/Weather)
frequency. Pressing Lockout will toggle the status.

To program:

Select channel. Use keypad to enter frequency. Use "E" for Enter
key. If the radio displays an E this means Error. Usually, the
frequency you typed in is outside of the capabilities of the scanner.

Once you hit the E you will immediately start hearing anything that's
out there on the frequency you entered.

Push the "Review" button and the scanner will display the frequency
that is programmed for the channel. A "-" will be displayed for the
decimal point.

Posted on Mar 11, 2008

  • Joan Henderson Jul 21, 2012

    my scanner only takes 6 digits but the code is for 8 digits. I have the bearcat BC 55 XLT

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Http://ki4nsf.com/ham/BC-55xlt_Operating_guide.pdf

Have fun
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Posted on Sep 04, 2009

I have a bearcat scanner and i cant hear any one talking on it when i put the freq in the scanner its scan just fine but i cant hear ant one talking. please help me.

Posted on Oct 08, 2008

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