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UNkown functions on the bc72xlt

Theres a couple of things Ive come across with this scanner that the owners manual does not explain:
1) In the close call mode if the "hold" button is pressed on the bottom left the word 'hold' will appear with either the word Lo, Hi, Air, Or uhf above it, I can't figure out what this is for.
2) while in search mode SOmetimes to the right of the frequency number a smaller number will appear, usually a 25, 50, or 75. Cant figure out what this means

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1) the words Lo, Hi, Air, and UHF are indicating that you told your scanner to hold on a specific frequency modulation, this is normal, pay it no mind.
2) these numbers represent sub-frequencies that are encoded into the scanner's frequency ID decoder. These numbers can also sometimes identify the frequency's pre-programmed bank number.
These problems are all basic functions of your scanner, I hope this answered your questions.

Posted on Jul 04, 2008


The other answer is wrong on #2.

The numbers 25, 50 and 75 which appear to the right of the frequency are the stepping. Channel bank numbers appear to the left and are 00-99.

Posted on Aug 20, 2008


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Mar 06, 2011 | Uniden BC72XLT Handheld Scanner

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Hi i'm claude i just purchase the uniden bc72xlt scanner and all i get is a police chanel accessed mabe once or twice in an hour.i also had to resset the scanner the first time because i was making...

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Jan 10, 2011 | Uniden BC72XLT Handheld Scanner

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Need to find out how to program a uniden bc72xlt hand held scanner. no manual or instructions

You can download a copy of the manual from Uniden directly. You'll need a copy of Adobe reader to view or print the manual.

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Aug 31, 2010 | Uniden BC72XLT Handheld Scanner

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Bc72xlt handheld scanner

No. The BC72XLT accepts keyboard programming only. For detailed instructions you can download/print the operating manual here:


Feb 07, 2010 | Uniden BC72XLT Handheld Scanner

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Is it possible to hook up the bc72xlt to a pc, maybe using the headphone socket, as with the alinco?

Sorry, but the BC72XLT does not support computer programming or computer control. You can get the complete manual for your scanner and information on all current Bearcat scanners at

Nov 20, 2009 | Uniden BC72XLT Handheld Scanner

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...ok, here is your owner's manual:

Page 33 of that document begins a discussion of 'operations programming'..and there are other chapters for related functions.

Your specification sheet (on that document above) begins at page
56 - 58 does not mention any method of programming your Uniden
handheld using an external computer or data system. Check later
models from Uniden if that is desired. Yes saving frequencies and
reprogramming a handheld can be done and several agencies often
add security codes for their handhelds as well.


Oct 14, 2009 | Uniden BC72XLT Handheld Scanner

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How do program a frequency into a uiden BC72XLT Here's your owner's manual. They are pretty good at step by step instructions. Hope this helps

Sep 21, 2009 | Uniden BC72XLT Handheld Scanner

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Looking for a BC72XLT handheld scanner manual

This link at the bottom should work. If not go directly to uniden's web site and there is a place to get all their manuals

Mar 10, 2009 | Uniden BC72XLT Handheld Scanner

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Unkown functions

Lo Hi Air UHF refer to separate bands to be monitored.

25 50 75 are the KHZ steps that can be set for searching.

Using these functions can limit what is found either during close call or during search. By switching to 25 50 or 75 in will search in those size jumps. IE in 25 155.000 155.025 155.050 155.075 etc.

Mar 04, 2008 | Uniden BC72XLT Handheld Scanner

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