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Cant get anything

Can't get any thing other than weather even if i know frequencies and am right never them no air port @air port no fire no far from hall work beside cab co. cant even get them unless i m in their building all it seem to do is say found

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Sounds to me like the antenna connector is damaged or loose, or the scanners receiver is faulty. If the antenna connector is loose, you could try to reinforce it by soldering the separated wires or ports. If the receiver is faulty, you'll have to get a new scanner.

Hope this helps!

Posted on Jul 04, 2008

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I have a uniden bearcat bc 147xlt and it use to work just find but all it does is scans trhought the list i programed into it i can get the weather just find and i moved the scanner in different areas in...


  • Try these steps to program your scanner to make sure the frequencies are in proper and don't forget to add the decimal [.] point.


  1. 1. Press "MAN."
  2. 2. Press #1.
  3. 3. Press "MAN."
  4. 4. Now enter your frequency.
  5. 5. Now press "E" for Enter.
  6. 6. Now you have a frequency programmed. Repeat steps above to save more frequencies.

  • You could be having a problem with your antenna too. Might want to check the soldier joints, condition of or antenna replace it. The repeaters for N.O.A.A. transmit with more power and puts out a much stronger signal out of their repeaters than the local municipals will. So it is not uncommon to pick up weather and not some of the local frequencies. Especially if you are trying to pick up frequencies in a county rather than in a bigger city.

  • Let me know if you have any other question.
  • Hope this helps.

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Scanner not picking up local police-Fire freq


Do you still receive NOAA weather frequencies? Sounds like your local agencies have switched from simplex/standard frequency operation to trunking. I suggest you visit www.RadioReference.com to view the latest on active frequencies and systems in your area.

Bill B

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I have this scanner and it will scan but it wont pick nothin up


A couple of things could be involved in your problem. You need to be listening to the frequencies that are being used in your area, but most of them will not be transmitting all of the time. Something you can try is if you live maybe about 10-20 miles from an airport and your scanner picks up aircraft frequencies you can look up the airport and find the automated beacon frequency and tune that in. The automated beacon should be transmitting 24/7 the weather conditions of the airport.

Another thing to check is weather you have the correct antenna attached to your scanner and that it is connected properly, the circuits in your scanner may need that antenna to be connected for the circuit to function properly.

If you are using the scanner to listen to your local Fire Dispatch there can be days when there isn't anything happening.

Another problem could be that your local Dispatch has moved over to a new Digital System and your scanner isn't equipped to recieve that System.

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HELP


If the weather band is working, the scanner should be working. To verify operation:

- Move the MODE switch to "Scanner" and power the unit ON.
- Press the SVC button (chrome button below display).
- Press POL (chrome button below display).
- Turn the SQUELCH knob towards the left until scanning stops and you hear a hissing noise.
- Turn the SQUELCH knob towards the right slowly until scanning resumes.

If the scanner stops on anything - even noise, it's working.

To Program:

- Slide the MODE key to "Scanner."
- Power the unit ON
- Turn the SQUELCH knob to the left until you hear a hissing noise, then turn it the right - slowly - until scanning resumes.
- Press HOLD.
- Press E (PGM).
- Press 0, 1.
- Press HOLD.
- Enter your first frequency, including the decimal point (EX: 156.055).
- Press the E (PGM) key.
- Press the UP arrow (above the SCAN key). Scanner will move to channel 02.
- Enter your second frequency, including the decimal point.
- Press the E (PGM) key.

You should now have two frequencies programmed. Press the SCAN key . . .

If it still will not accept programming, let me know.

BillB

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I have a motorolla jt100 with no sound


Since you are receiving the weather (Wx) channel, the radio appears to be receiving fine. It might be that your fire frequencies are not programmed into the radio. Check your programming, as well as checking your scan list. The Wx channel should not be included in the scan list, as there is constant radio traffic on this frequency, and your radio would get stuck there during the scan process.

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No setanta


Try and determine the lowest transponder frequency that you can get a signal on.
Look at the frequencies you already have on the channels saved so far and choose the lowest.
Then in the installation menu select MANUAL SCAN and set that as the frequency.
Make sure you can see a signal and scroll down to Network scan and change to ENABLE with the Right arrow.
While still highlighted, click OK.
Scanning should then begin. It will say 1/1 to start with but should then jump up to 1/?? (the ?? being 2 digits).

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Need to unlock our radioshack pro 2018 200 channel desktop scanner


Easy to use right out of the box!
Explore preset frequencies used for non-trunked police/fire, aircraft, marine, NOAA weather and more. Just attach the antenna, switch it on and touch one of five buttons. With just two keystrokes, you can store a frequency you find in the 200-channel memory for later scanning or monitoring. You can also search for activity in frequency ranges you specify or program known "action" frequencies on the keyboard.

  • 1-touch search lets you find police/fire, HAM radio, marine and 7 NOAA WX frequencies fast
  • Built-in weather receiver sounds an alarm when your NOAA weather station sends an alert
  • 50-frequency search skip locks out undesired frequencies
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Hwy pre-programmed frequencies


Unfortunately, I think this is a common problem with these radios. I have a brand new BCT8 and it started to not receive anything on the pre-programed highway patrol after using less than a month. Unfortunately the best bet would be to contact Uniden which they will probably tell you to reload the firmware (which won't solve the problem) or send it to them to fix.

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