Top 20 Uniden BC72XLT Handheld Scanner Questions & Answers


weak batteries,possible bad antenna connection(remove and re install to get better connection)

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VHF/UHF is line of sight. About 30 - 60 miles from a tower (shorter if buildings or hills are in between). Less on the ground, 5 - 10 miles on relative flat ground without obstructions.

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I did what the book said to do to unlock but it will not unlock

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What do you mean "Where I live" It is a receiver. It can only get channels that are broadcast within range. Only internet apps can get areas that are not where you live because they use the internet to move the signals to where you live, or you can also use high powered ham radios.

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It is like an ear, it depends on how loud or strong the sender is.

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While looking up local listing will take a little leg work, These links below will give you some great starting points.
Just remember, agencies will change frequencies, Hardware, and radio types from analog, to digital, to trunked.
Also web sites may not have most up to date listings, Id also suggest local amateur radio aka Ham radio clubs. some of the guys there may be able to help you out as well.
Best of luck and SCAN ON! :) Enjoy
http://www.radioreference.comhttp://www.interceptradio.com
http://www.nationalradiodata.com

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While looking up local listing will take a little leg work, These links below will give you some great starting points.
Just remember, agencies will change frequencies, Hardware, and radio types from analog, to digital, to trunked.
Also web sites may not have most up to date listings, Id also suggest local amateur radio aka Ham radio clubs. some of the guys there may be able to help you out as well.
Best of luck and SCAN ON! :) Enjoy
http://www.radioreference.com
http://www.interceptradio.com
http://www.nationalradiodata.com

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what is the range it can pick u

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Hi - this scanner will allow you to monitor any service (police, fire, EMS, Weather, Ham, FRS , GMRS, and lots more) that transmits an analog AM or FM signal in the 25-88Mhz, 108-174Mhz or 406-512Mhz range.

You will need to determine frequencies of the services of interest in your area and program them into the radio's memory. You can find frequencies in books sold online and places like Radio Shack. You will probably find a lot of frequencies by looking at Google results for them. Have a look at my link to the search results for "Boston, MA Scanner Frequencies" below:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/cgn5bzs

You should try typing your city, town or county over "Boston MA" and click search to get a list of frequencies in your area. You may also want to check out the Scanner Master website for additional help if you like.

Good luck!

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Most Ham Radio outlet stores sell current frequency lists--depending on type of scanner you have (trunking, digital etc) you may be able to program not to mention doing a search mode for the scanner.

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You are in close capture mode and the scanner FOUND a signal eminating from nearby.

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Follow the instructions beginning on page 33 of the manual.

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  • In order to get some frequencies I need to know your location. State and Town or Zip Code and type of frequency ie. Police, EMS, etc. you are wanting.
  • Just respond with the requested information and I will come back with some scanner frequencies for you.


  • If you have any comments please feel free to leave them here.
  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.


Regards, Tony

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  • Before I list the steps on how to Set up your scanner I will say that I can get some frequencies for you if you list your city, state or zip code. I can also give you a manual upon request, free.

  1. First step is to get some frequencies.
  2. First press the "HOLD" button.
  3. Now enter the number for the channel that you want to store a frequency in.
  4. Now press "func" and "prg" buttons together and the channel will appear.
  5. Now enter the frequencies with the numbers on the keypad, don't forget the decimal [.] .
  6. Now press the "E" button to store the frequency.
  7. Repeat the above steps until you have all frequencies stored you want.
  • If during programming you ever see the word "error" then you entered an invalid frequency.

  • If you have any comments please feel free to leave them here.
  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.

Regards, Tony


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  • Hi, I can help.

  • If your getting transmissions then the receive is working.If your squelch is not adjusting out then it is possible your antenna, or the connector, is not working right. Hand held scanner antennas are the same across the board as for frequency use. The connector your antenna uses is a standard BNC connector. So your antenna is really universal which mean you don't have to go to Uniden and pay top dollar for their antenna.


  • Now it is possible the squelch knob is giving you trouble. but I would see if you can borrow an antenna just to try from anyone you know that has a hand held scanner. As long as their scanner works well with that antenna it should on yours too. If it don't then check the connector for the antenna on the scanner and make sure it is not loose. You can open the scanner and just eyeball the connections and make sure no soldier joints are not cold.

  • If you have any comments please feel free to leave them here.
  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.
Regards, Tony

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  • Now to program the frequencies.
  1. Press the "HOLD" button.
  2. Now pick a Chanel you want to store a frequency in.
  3. Now press "Func" and "Pgm" buttons and the channel appears.
  4. Now enter the frequency and don't forget to include the decimal point in this process.
  5. Now press "E" to enter the information.
  6. Repeat the steps until your scanner is programmed how you want it to be.
  • Here is a copy of the manual as well so you can become more familiar with all the features. http://www.mediafire.com/?4ibpqp4bb8m3sqk When you get to the link click on "Click here to start download from MediaFire.." and the PDF will download onto your computer.

  • If you have any comments please feel free to leave them here.
  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.

Regards, Tony

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