I live in LA and HRO programmed my scanner and I hit a button and screwed up the programming somehow. I know nothing about scanners and I DESPERATELY want to speak with someone who can help me hear what I want to hear! MY emali is email@example.com and my tel# is 1-818-784-8595, Please help me!!!
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Re: Screwed up my New Pre-Programmed BCD 396t
Hello my name is kathy, I think you will need to go through it manualy and make sure that you still have all your frequency # is in it, If not you will need to put them back in. If there is there you may have locked them out, or try and hit the scan button. If you would like help on any of them let me know. firstname.lastname@example.org
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The RESET function will clear everything that you have programmed into the scanner and restore original factory settings. You can, however, restore the 150 pre-programmed frequencies after a RESET.
To RESET: - Power the scanner OFF. - Hold down the 2, 9, and PSE keys and power the scanner ON. - CLEAr appears on the display as the scanner resets. - Do not power the scanner OFF until CLEAr disappears from the display.
To restore the original 150 pre-programmed frequencies: - Turn the scanner power OFF. - Hold down the 3 and ENT/PGM keys and power the scanner ON.
I agree with the first solution, but with the following expansions. You can purchase a new scanner for anywhere between $70 and $500+, so it's important that you know what you want to listen to and what types of communications are in the area where you will listen. The BCD396XT and BCD996XT are top-of-the-line digital scanners that will copy just about anything that is not protected by sophisticated encryption, and not every one needs something that comprehensive. Ditto on the RadioReference.com (I'm a long time member), and you can use them to research your area's communications BEFORE you spend the money on a scanner. If you do go with a top scanner I strongly recommend that you DO NOT pay to have it programmed. If you do, you will learn nothing about the way your scanner works. For the same price as one-time programming you can purchase software that will do the job over and over, and it can even give you Virtual (computer) Control of the scanner. BuTel is the best software that I've found, and their ARC-XT-PRO for the mentioned scanners sells for $69.95. I just purchased a BCD396XT, and with the BuTel software I had it programmed and running in less than an hour. I've been using for about 25 years, so your start-up time will be a little longer. eBay is a decent source for a bargain on a new or used simple scanner, and try Scanner Master (my favorite) or Scanner World for the top units.
As an employee of Radioshack, I have found that you can use scancat lite to progrom the pro 106. Programing conventional trunking systems work well with this system. However after three days of frustration I did find out how to program the digital channels. After programing the conventional channels in, you will have to program the digital channels in manually. Do not program the group id's into the scanner, just leave it in a "wildcat" search. When the group Id shows up while listening to the scanner push enter and that will program the Id in. When you got the all the Id's that you need, then program the scanner to a private mode, this will let you to listen to just what you want to listen to. I am still working on finding better solutions.
Did you initialize your scanner? If you did, then you also deleted your trunking banks (1-9). These are the banks that store the channels that were inputted by you. The scanner will display "All channels locked out," when all of these banks are empty. You may have to put the frequencies in again. I suggest using win97. There is a
30day trial. This is the only program that I know of that will work
with this scanner.
The pre-programmed channels should still be there. If you press and hold the scan button for a couple of seconds you should see the signal stalker running.
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.
Mrs. Santa brought me a new PRO-97 yesterday. I'm new to this - just wanted an aircraft frequency scanner, but got the whole shameal. I had a bad AC adapter and attempted to fix the power problem as directed in the manual by re-initializing the scanner. That blew all memory away.
I received the feared All Channels Locked Out message and through a little research and fiddling, realized the scanner was pre-programmed. An Addendum came with the scanner with instructions to reload the 155 pre-programmed frequencies: 1) Turn off the scanner and then turn it on again. 2) When 'Multi-system Trunking Scanner' appears, press PGM. 3) Press 1.
This will reload the pre-programmed frequencies erased by the re-init. Press scan and it'll be as new as outta the box!
The BR330T is an analog only scanner. Prince William County's system is 800 MHz digital, which your scanner cannot receive. You can receive the fire department simulcast of "5A" (their fire dispatch channel) on 154.325 in analog mode.