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Table of Contents Welcome! State-of-the-art engineering and advanced electronics provide you with a preprogrammed information radio designed for easy operation and dependability. What is Scanning? Unlike standard AM or FM radio stations, most two-way communications listed on the page 5 do not transmit continuously.

The BCT7 scans programmed channels at the rate of nearly channels per second until it finds an active frequency. Scanning stops on an active frequency, and remains on that channel as long as the transmission continues. When the transmission ends, the scanning cycle resumes until another transmission is received. While the BCT7 scans channels, it is in Scan mode. Fast Start Note: Fold out the illustration from the front cover to see the controls and LCD display while reading this guide.

Power ON 1. Turn the volume knob clockwise. The currently selected state e. If the gate is too low squelch too low , everything all noise as well as signals gets through. If the gate is set too high squelch too high , nothing gets through. If the gate is set just right squelch set properly , just the desired signals get through. Setting the Squelch No signal should be present when setting Squelch. Press H to stop scanning. If needed, press until you do not hear a signal.

Frequencies are preprogrammed at the factory on a state-by-state basis. Selecting the State Press S to select the state you are operating in. Press and hold S to scroll rapidly. If there is no response, scanning resumes. Scan Hold When scanning stops on a desired frequency, press H to hold on that frequency as long as you like.

The Warning Light flashes and the Alert Tone beeps five times when a signal is received. The active bank indicator replaces the state name, and the frequency displays until the transmission ends. The for approximately three minutes. You hear two beeps and the Mute LED lights continuously. No Alert Tones will sound. Press and hold M for two seconds. To scan Fire frequencies, To scan News frequencies, press F again. To scan your Private frequencies you have programmed, press W again.

NEWS appears in the display and scanning begins two seconds later. Scan Hold Note: Warning Alert does not work in this mode. When scanning stops on a desired To resume scanning, press H. Lock out does not erase the frequency. In Hold Mode Press L. Lockout Tips After you have locked out the 50th preprogrammed frequency or th user programmed frequency , you may lock out a new frequency. However, the first frequency you locked out becomes unlocked to make room for the new frequency.

You can lock out all the frequencies in a bank, if desired. However, if you do, pressing that bank key will emit an error tone and the scanner will not scan. Restore a Locked Out Frequency 1. Select the frequency bank. Press H to enter Manual Mode. Press L to unlock the frequency. Press H to resume scanning.

You can search for any frequencies between See the table on page 5, or the Specifications at the back of this Guide. Press B to enter Band Search Mode. After 2 seconds, the search begins through the 40 CB channels. Press to change the channel search direction. Data Skip Your BCT7 automatically skips certain data channels which broadcast non-voice communications primarily pagers.

An icon in the display shows when Data Skip is on. Press Q within two seconds to turn Data Skip off or on. The data icon appears in the display.

Programming Frequencies 1. Press B to find a frequency band you wish to search. When the BCT7 begins searching, press H. Press Q. The unprogrammed channel number and Press H to begin scanning 7. Press Q again to enter the frequency. Press to find the desired frequency. Clearing a User-Programmed Frequency To erase a user-programmed frequency: 1.

Press B. Press H twice to start search and hold on any frequency. Press the frequency bank key desired G, P, etc. Press to select the Channel you want to clear. HOLD 7. Press Q to program Slide the switch back to OFF to enter frequencies once again. Installation Mobile Installation Before starting installation, select a location for the radio bracket that is convenient for operation and does not interfere with the driver or passenger in the vehicle.

Secure the bracket to a solid surface using the self tapping screws provided. Mount the scanner to the bracket with the thumb screws.

Knob 3. Adjust the angle of the radio. If you cannot determine the polarity of your vehicle, consult your vehicle dealer for information. Connect the BCT7 power cord directly to the fuse block or battery of your car. Note: Use only the AC Adapter supplied with this unit. Plug the telescoping antenna into the antenna jack on the rear of the unit.

Plug the adapter into a V AC 60 Hz wall outlet. Operation of the scanner is the same as for mobile use. Truckers and other motorists also use other CB frequencies such as 11 at times for highway communications, but 19 is the most common channel.

If your scanner receives strong interference or electrical noise, move the scanner or its antenna away from the source. If you are operating the scanner in a fringe area or need to improve reception, use an optional antenna designed for multi-band coverage. You can purchase this type of antenna at a local electronics store. If the plug at the end of the cable does not match the antenna jack, you may need to purchase an adapter.

To complicate matters, trunking radios are computer controlled. To effect the computer operation, data bursts and tones are broadcast over trunking frequencies. In the most common type of trunking system, a data frequency is selected for a 12 or 24 hour period. The next time you turn the scanner on, another frequency, in the same system, may be used as the data channel. Troubleshooting If your BCT7 is not performing properly, try the steps listed below. Scanner is not working properly.

Signal is weak or distorted. Improper reception. Incomplete reception. Radio transmissions conversations are cutting in and out. The Squelch threshold may be set too high. Check antenna connections. Going by patrol cars and not receiving alarms.


Uniden BCT7 Operating Manual

Manual zz. Uniden America Corporation does not represent this unit to be waterproof. To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or damage to the unit, do not expose this unit to rain or moisture. Your local law enforcement officials should be able to provide you with information regarding the laws in your community. Changes or modifications to this product not expressly approved by Uniden, or operation of this product in any way other than as detailed by this Operating Guide, could void your authority to operate this product.


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