I just received a Uniden Bearcat handheld scanner model BCD325P2.
It came with a booklet, but I've tried to enter codes for my local public safety, and when I turn the scanner on, all I pick up is a local FM radio station. LoL. Any recommendations? Is it complicated? Should I send the scanner to Uniden and pay the $100+ to have it programmed or is there anyway you can advise? Im looking to program public safety frequencies for: Saint Lucie County, FL Indian River County, FL and Osceola County, FL. Thanks I'm advance.
keep in mind some 800MHz transmitters (gov) are encrypted trunking mode radios, (like police is)
in my town text, the HAM band 2meters has full time weather brocast (I have HT and HF here)
our RAD does 25mHZ to 900mHz bands
all stated in the manual below.
page 129 covers the public service bands starting at
vhf and uhv is line if site comms so that is why there are so many stations. (broad casting) best is try the closet one first.
a better antenna , is what to use.
what kinds of safety data do you need, not told
fire, police , amber alerts, weather, road reports, and lots more
what you want not told.
but you can find it if you google that, in clear simple text.
for sure. by county is best.
as it is line of site.
police bands are trunked and have are networked sites to overcome line of site issues,. (magic) and is encrypted.(and ******* to hack btw)
broadcast is site by site and 20 miles max (aprox)
but station power in watts is prime there, and no 2 stations are the same, (rare)
set the radio to scan them all , see what it finds.? be patient.
or look up what you want googled.
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Hi, first, you can only listen to analog radios on this scanner, so if you local or state public servants went to digital, you are out of luck. You can still receive National Weather Service, most railroads, ham radio operators and any small town police and fire that have remained on analog VHF and UHF. Do a Google search and you can get the instruction book for the radio. As far as channels, search for Radio Reference dot com and search for your state and county. That will list the channels to enter into your radio. Good luck and have fun.
You didn't mention what frequencies you're trying to program. BC148XLT coverage ends at 512 MHz, so you will get the error message if you try to program anything above that. Also, you must be sure to include the decimal point when programming a frequency into the scanner. I hope this helps.
Need the manual for your scanner? You can download/print it here:
Press Manual,enter the channel number, then press MANUAL, enter the FREQUENCY you want including the decimal point, press E to enter,if you make a mistake,press CLR to erase,....You can get the frequency's for your state at www.RadioReferance.com ...hope this was helpful...
To program the majority of non-trunking Bearcat scanners,\:
- Power the scanner ON - Press MANUAL to stop scanning - Enter the channel # to program followed by MANUAL (OR just press MANUAL repeatedly to advance to the desired channel). - Enter the desired frequency, including the decimal point. - Press E (ENTER)
If these steps don't work with your scanner, please provide your model number and I'll get back to you with specifics.
Hey man, my favorite site for the best information on frequencies in my immediate local area is www.radioreference.com from here, click database, then database home and it is common sense from there. hope this helps...
If your scanner is the BC350C (the section you posted in), here's a link to the owner's manual which will give you detailed programming information:
If you have a different model Bearcat scanner, try:
1. Push MANUAL to stop scanning and advance to the channel that you want to program.
2. Enter the desired frequency, including the decimal point (e.g., 156.015).
3. Press E or ENTER to set the frequency.
4. Repeat the process, starting with 1 above to select the channel.
NOTE: With some Bearcat scanners you may need to press the E or ENTER key before entering your frequency.
These are general steps that work on most recent Bearcat models. If they don't work on yours, try different variations. You can also check Uniden.com -- they may have an online manual that you can download and print.