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I have a Uniden Bearcat "BC 855 XLT" scanner. It scans properly, the antenna is good and the solder connection is good. Yet is will not recieve a signal even the weather. What part needs to be replaced?

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There's no telling without completely troubleshooting the unit, and that would likely cost you more than the unit is worth. Used BC855XLT scanners are selling for between $15 and $30 on eBay . . . .

Bill B
Listening in since the 60's

Posted on Oct 15, 2010

  • ericforeman Nov 26, 2010

    you could put the scanner on a cb channel and transmit a cb right beside it. if it still does not receive the signal then you might have a problem with the PLL circuit. if ti does receive the signal then the problem would probably be around one of the tuning cans or a bad connection around one of the cans.

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    Bill Buchsbaum Nov 26, 2010

    CB channels are in the 27 MHz range. BC855XLT reception starts at 29 MHZ, so it is not capable of receiving CB band transmissions, although transmitting "right beside it" could easily overload the scanner's RF section and cause even more circuitry damage. Transmitting in close proximity to a receiver is never a good idea. That's why stations that use separate transmitters and receivers routinely have a circuit that cuts out reception during a transmission.

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