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Hello experts, My lovely ebay find, a Uniden Bearcat 70XLT scans with an accuracy of 3 digits after the comma, with the last digit being rounded to either 5 or 0. My local fire brigade channel is 187.0875, of which I can only enter 187.087 and that then turns into 187.090 (because of rounding). Will I still get reception of the fire brigade signal? I have no idea of how sensitive or critical typing in the exact frequency is, and no fire emergency yet, I think.. Any help much appreciated :)

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Hi,

Your scanner automatically rounds the entered frequency down to the nearest valid frequency.

This is common enough with older scanners like the BC70 which only have a three digit input. They will round this up or down to the nearest channel. It should not effect monitoring.

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