Question about Uniden BC92XLT Handheld Scanner

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Originally would only receive transmissions properly for around 30 minutes, after which it would fail to pick up further radio chatter. A problem that runs alongside the one I have just listed is the unit will normally scoll through the different frequencies extremely quickly, but once it stops failing to pick up on anything it'll scroll through the different frequencies at a snail's pace and takes ages. I've already tried changing the batteries but this made no difference. Any idea what I can do about this to resolve the issue?

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  • richardly52 Jul 24, 2010

    (I do not believe the Antenna is at fault, possibly the software?)

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Hi the signal problem may be cause be a bad antenna and you need to tell what kind of radio device is it? so i can get the solution for you.

Posted on Jul 24, 2010

  • richardly52 Jul 24, 2010

    Hello,



    It's a Uniden BC92XLT - the Antenna's fine as I've already got a hold of a spare and tried it...it makes no difference.



    I strongly suspect it's something to do with the software/hardware inside the unit itself, whenever the scanner no longer picks up radio chatter the scanner at the same time takes ages to then also scan through all the frequencies, but all the time it is able to pick up radio chatter it'll scan through all the frequencies in an instant...that's what makes me suspect it's software/hardware related, but I think I'm safe in saying that the Antenna isn't what's at fault here

  • Hilton Bristol Jul 24, 2010

    Hi there, you need to program it you can follow these steps to program your BC92XLT



    1. Press 1 then Press Hold (You are now on Channel 1)

    2. Press Func then press E

    3. Enter Frequency

    4. Press E

    5. Press Hold two times (You are now on the next channel)

    6. Repeat Steps 2 through 5

    Please let me know if it work.

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Do you have this problem with all Frequencies or are you scanning public safety, Fire and Police, Frequencies? If the issue is on public safety frequencies it's not your scanner. They have started encrypting their control frequencies to keep people off of them and some areas are upgrading to trunked systems which the older scanners can't track. There are scanners that can but I don't believe yours is one of them. If it's all frequencies your having trouble with my guess is you've got an antenna problem.

Posted on Jul 24, 2010

  • richardly52 Jul 24, 2010

    Nope, happens with all frequencies. I'm from the UK and over here only Air Traffic still uses Analogue systems to communicate with Fire, Police and Coastguard now mainly using Digital systems. I only tune into the Air Traffic system but yes it's the same for all services

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