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Uniden BCD396XT... | Answered on Sep 10, 2016

do google search on model check out yahoo group for ur model may help i have used freescan not sure iteh still on.

Uniden BCD396XT... | Answered on Sep 10, 2016

You should only have to program the CC (control channel) frequencies for P-25 systems. You should be able to pick up all talkgroups. Then you could I.D. and program only the talkgroups you want to hear.

Uniden BCD396XT... | Answered on Jan 31, 2016

Is it stopping on active channels according to the display? You may have the squelch set too high - you want it barely above where the 'hiss' disappears. Also, make sure that you don't have "PL" tone (CTCSS) activated, as only a matching tone to stop on a channel. Make sure that you didn't hit an attenuation "ATT" that reduces the signal. Last but not least, try it with an earphone. Try all these items and let me know. Good luck.

Uniden BCD396XT... | Answered on Mar 02, 2015

The first thing I would try us to listen to the weather channels. You can get to them through the menu functions. If you can monitor a local weather channel, the scanner is working.
This is one of the first things I do. It's also a quick easy way to ensure you have a good antenna connection.
Once you verify it is working in the weather, recheck your frequencies. Start small outing a few certain agencies around you. Once they are working you can add more.

Uniden BCD396XT... | Answered on Dec 28, 2014

BCD386XT No sound. If it is actually stopping on an active broadcast and if you have the volume turned up (press down on volume button and release, then rotate to adjust) then the most likely cause is a failed speaker. Try a set of headphones in the jack on top by the antenna, if you have sound there it is most certainly a bad speaker. It is a very tiny speaker that is as thin as a nickel, many have been broken by a simple jar or by being played too loud by the hearing impaired. It is not hard to change but basic soldering skills are required. the speaker is available from uniden parts.

Uniden BCD396XT... | Answered on Aug 20, 2014

Not sure if yours works the same as mine, but simply pressing the number button of the bank you've switched off will put it back into the scan again. So if you a dash or "*" instead of say bank #6, simply press the '6' button while it's scanning and it will be back in the scan. At least that's how my old one worked. Let me know if it works for you too. Good luck. You can also go to 'radioreference DOT com' and there is a Uniden scanner forum there I believe where you could also ask your question. 73.

Uniden BCD396XT... | Answered on Mar 21, 2014

While the unit is scanning the public service band (or other
preloaded like NEWS etc) press the Func button once, located on the left side
(the top one). Now within one second press the L/O button twice. This
permanently locks out that system. Pressing the L/O button only once will lock
out that band only until the next time you turn the scanner on, then it will be

Uniden BCD396XT... | Answered on Mar 14, 2014

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