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That model was the first prototype of the Uniden Bearcat Electra BC780XLT-PPKL88 otherwise known as the BC780XLT. That manual that you got for the XLT model should work just fine, the only difference is that the XLT has more features than the HLT. The HLT came with its own manual, but it wasn't very accurate either, just try to make due with the manual you've got. If you want a scanner that is easier to use, you should get a Regency Touch K500. The Touch K500 can scan up to the 900MHz range and has VHF/UHF/FM/AM/CB/WX/AIR scanning capabilities. It even comes pre-programmed with international channels. It also has an automatic Weather Alert Notifier Bank already programmed into its internal memory. In short, the K500 is the ultimate scanner. However it will be hard to find because Regency went out of business a while back.
Posted on Jul 05, 2008
twig08, hi, if your looking for a replacement manual, go here; http://www.w7fg.com/index.html
If your needing the freq #'s for your area, go here;
If your needing 10 codes and other lingo, go here;
Hope this helps you out in your search, let us know.
Posted on Feb 07, 2008
danval, I looked up a pic of your scanner and it is pretty straightforward. If it is the 16 channel I was looking at, here is the step by step programming.
1- Push manual button to go to the channel you want to start programming.
2- Enter the freq number in.
3- Push the E button to enter it in the memory.
4- To review what you programmed, push the Review button.
5- Use manual button to step to next channel and start over from #2
That should get you started with the scanning hobby.
The scanner has a Priority button that when activated will stop scanning and go immediatly to the priority channel if someone keys their mic.
If you need freq's (or more of) for your area, go here and click on your state and county and it'll give you a complete listing.
Hope this helps you out, let us know,, Mechanic
Posted on Feb 12, 2008
hi . i w given a Uniden Bearcat 175XL 16 channel scanning radio. the OPERATION buttons are: PRI SPEED WX LIMIT SRCH HOLD DELAY LOCKOUT and in orage color: SCAN MANUAL. please help. the only thing i can get to hear is the WEATHER CHANNEL. i cant even hear the squelch. can u help
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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