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BCD369T problem My BCD396T scanner is no longer "seeing" ID's. While scanning/searching for ID's on programmed systems, the display switches from system ID to system ID rapidly... not seeing any transmissions. There is no signal strength (bar signal at top of display is missing). Any ideas of what I may have inadvertently done to my scanner, and will I be able to fix the problem on my own?

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  • medic2537 Jul 31, 2008

    Found the problem was caused by local system rebanding. Had the scanner reprogrammed (not very expensive where I have it done and was taken care of while I waited). Problem solved.



    Thanks to all who tried to help!



    medic2537

  • cnwpledger May 06, 2009

    I have the same problem with my Uniden BCD396T scanner. So I deleted the system and reprogrammed all the frequencies. Still keeps ID searching but doesn't find any ID's. It was working fine yesterday but then all of a sudden it just keeps ID searching. I noticed it doesn't seem to be picking up a signal because there is no signal strength meter showing in the top right corner of the screen. Can anyone help?

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You might be able to, if you understand how to reset the scanner's binary CPU board. But honestly, I had the same scanner with the same problem, and one way to fix it is to reprogram the entire scanner's memory. The second way is expensive, send it to a radio repair store. I'd recommend to just reprogram it and see if it works then. If no avail, you might need to have it looked at, but reprogramming it helped my problem. It's time consuming I know, but it worked.

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UBCD396T SCANNER


Uniden UBCD396T 6000 Channel Programmable Handheld Scanner
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This handheld digital scanner with full frequency display offers 6000 programmable memory channels. Being the first digital scanner certified in the Australian and New Zealand market this is ideal for both professionals or scanning enthusiasts. The UBCD396T with TrunkTracker IV™ Technology, offers APCO 25 digital capability, allowing users to monitor the activities and signals of city and government service departments, utilising advanced scanner technology in an all new compact handheld design. Uniden’s UBCD396T is poised to improve interoperability between large cities currently using the digital systems and those that still operate on analogue systems.

Offering the new Ground Breaking Technology “Close Call RF Capture Technology” this scanner automatically “Listens” for any nearby or “close” transmissions and once they occur the scanner immediately tunes in to this frequency which is ideal for use at events or locations when the transmission is unknown. The UBCD396T is a state-of-the-art scanner radio with TrunkTracker IV™ and automatic scanning capabilities. You can store frequencies such as police, fire/emergency, marine, air, amateur, and other communications into the scanner.

You can carry it with you wherever you go, use it at home as a base unit, or carry it in your vehicle as a mobile unit. You can use the scanner’s scroll control to quickly select channels and frequencies. You can also use the scanner’s scroll control to quickly select channels and frequencies, or similarly automatically program channels in a system using the Auto-Store feature.

Key Features
  • Designed and Engineered in Japan
  • Specially Certified for Australian and New Zealand Market
  • 6000 Channels
  • Ultra Compact Design: Convenient and ergonomic
  • Close Call™ RF Capture Technology: Allows you to immediately lock onto nearby transmissions. If someone transmits nearby the scanner immediately detects and tunes in to the transmission. Ideal for use at events when the frequency being used is unknown
  • TrunkTracker IV (Motorola APCO 25 Digital, Motorola, EDACS, LTR)
  • Backlit Display and Keypad
  • Pre-Programmed Service Searches: Police, UHF CB Radio, Marine, Railroad, Air, CB Radio , Racing, TV Broadcast, FM Broadcast
  • Alpha Tagging
  • 100 Quick Key System Access
  • Band Coverage - 25MHz to 1.3GHz
  • Audio AGC
  • Automatic Digital Threshold Adjustment
  • Search with Scan
  • DCS/CTCSS Rapid Decode - Instantly Detects and Displays the Subaudible Tone So You Can Quickly Determine the System Settings
  • PC Control/Programming (Software Included)
  • Includes 1 X AC Adaptor and 3 X Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries
  • External Jacks – ANT: SMA Type
  • Internal Speaker: 8ohm.1W
  • Max Search Speed: 300 Steps/sec
  • Operating Temperature: -20° - +60°c
  • Weight: 181g (without batteries)
  • Size: 61 x 31 x 136mm
  • Warranty: 12 Month Limited
Important Note
  • * Please note not all pre-programmed service searches may operate in New Zealand.
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May 11, 2008 | Radio Scanners

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I have a uniden bearcat scanner and cant pick up my local police dept. I put the frequency in and still dont hear anything. I have a bc145xl 16 channel scanning radio and want to know if its compatible...


If you programmed the correct frequency, you should be getting reception. Check www.RadioReference.com to verify the frequency. Otherwise, you may be too far from the transmitter to receive signals. Try your scanner in other locations, check your antenna, and try receiving the PD on another scanner.

The MARCS - Ohio Multi-Agency Radio Communications system - is a Motorola Type II SmartZone Omnilink Trunking system that utilizes APCO-25 digital transmissions. Your BC145XL is not compatible with trunking or digital systems. In order to follow the MARCS you will need one of the following scanners:
GRE PSR-500, PSR-600
Radio Shack PRO-106, PRO-197, PRO-96, PRO-2096
Uniden BC250D, BC785D, BC296D, BC796D, BCD396T, BCD396T, BCD996T, BCD996XT, or the brand new HomePatrol-1

Bill B.
Listening in since the 60's

Nov 11, 2010 | Radio Scanners

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Can you help me program in a frequency of 48.28000 that goes to my local utility dispatch in my BCD396XT scanner?


- With the scanner ON and scanning, press the Hold key.
- enter the frequency, including decimal point (48.28)
- Press E
- Scanner will query "Quick Freq Save?" Press E (Yes) and the frequency is entered.

Bill B

Aug 20, 2010 | Uniden BCD396T Handheld Scanner

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My child played with scanner & now it is a mess i have tried the turning it off and then on then program and number 1 but that doesn't seem to be working correctly - i have read the manual but can't...


If all else fails, you can INITIALIZE the scanner to return it to the original factory settings. This will erase everything that you've programmed into it though, so be prepared to reprogram all your frequencies/systems. To INITIALIZE the PRO-164:
- Turn the scanner OFF, then turn it ON again. "Multi-system Trunking Scanner" will appear on the display.
- While "Multi-system Trunking Scanner" is displayed, press the "0" key.
- Press the "1" key.
- Press the "ENT" key. "Initializing please stand by" will appear on the display for about 5 seconds. The process is complete when the display switches to "M000" and "Bank 0 CH 00".

NOTE: Do not power the scanner OFF until the INITIALIZE process is complete.

For a comprehensive database of active frequencies and systems in your area, and a lot of other useful scanning information, visit:

www.RadioReference.com

Bill B

May 23, 2010 | Radio Scanners

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Handheld scanner/preprogramed frequencies


You sure confused me . . .
My recently purchased BCD396XT came with a mind of its own - not matter what I did, it would only scan the preprogrammed systems in Alaska. That didn't do much for me here in Texas, so I had to beat the thing into submission. First I installed BuTel programming software, then I deleted ALL the factory programming. Finally, I used the software to download and program what I wanted from the database at www.RadioReference.com. The scanner does exactly what I want it to.

Jun 11, 2009 | Uniden BCD396T Handheld Scanner

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How do i program mobile phone frequencies into bcd396t


Enter 890.0 press limit then enter 960.0 press Limit
then press the search push on the arrow or hold button to hold and listen in otherwise you will pick up several signals at once. try it..

Nov 22, 2008 | Radio Scanners

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Uniden BCD396T Manual


This may help you:

http://myweb.cableone.net/marksscanners/330/330test.html

de KC2HMZ

Jul 16, 2008 | Uniden BCD396T Handheld Scanner

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Bcd396t sacnner


that would be a no. been trying for years, if you could it make your legal scanner do this , it would make it illegal.

Dec 01, 2007 | Uniden BCD396T Handheld Scanner

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All channels locked out pro-2055


I hope this will help. It shows locking and unlocking ids while scanning and while in a bank.


Locking/Unlocking IDs Contents You can lock out IDs you don't want to hear such as telemetry, MDT's, dog catcher, etc. To Lock out an ID while scanning, quickly press L/OUT while the ID is displayed. To Lock or Unlock an ID manually: 1. In Manual mode select any channel of the bank you want to lock or unlock an ID in by entering the bank number and channel number (Ex: 001) then press MAN to advance to the channel. 2. Press PGM then TRUNK to put the scanner in program and trunk modes. You will see the bank number (0-9), list number (0-4), and the list status (ON or OFF) on the 1st line, the ID# in the list (0-29) on the 2nd line, the ID on the 3rd line, and bank tag on the 4th line (if programmed). 3. Press TRUNK (each time) to select the ID list (0-4). 4. Select the ID# (0-29) by pressing up.jpg or dn.jpg (or press and hold; faster) then press L/OUT to lock or unlock the ID. An L will appear to the right of the ID# if the ID is locked out. 5. Press MAN to exit programming. To Unlock IDs in a bank: 1. In Manual mode select any channel of the bank you want to view the locked out IDs in by entering the bank number and channel number (Ex: 001) then press MAN to advance to the channel. 2. Press PGM then TRUNK to put the scanner in program and trunk modes. You will see the ID list. 3. Press FUNC then L/OUT (each time) to view the locked IDs. Press L/OUT to unlock the ID. The next locked out ID will appear. 4. Press MAN to exit programming. Note: You cannot unlock all IDs at one time.

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