Uniden BC235XLT English Owners Manual

Uniden BC235XLT Manual

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  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 1
    ... Information ...8 Information on the Internet ...8 Included with Your Scanner ...9 Setup ...10 Installing the Batteries ...10 Charging ... Pack ...11 CRX120 Battery Charger ...12 Adapter Safety Feature ...13 Flexible ... ...21 Channel Lockout ...22 Lockout in Manual Mode ...22 Lockout in Scanning Mode......
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 2
    ... a Hybrid System ...Care and Maintenance ...General Use ...Location ...Cleaning ...Repairs...Birdies ...Troubleshooting ...Specifications ...Appendix ...Preset Fleet Maps ...User Defined Fleet Maps ...One Year Limited Warranty... 39 41 ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 3
    ..., and other communications into 10 banks of 30 channels each. Use your new scanner to monitor: 800 MHz Trunked Public Safety Systems Police and Fire Departments (including rescue ... Band VHF High Band Federal Govt. 70cm Amateur Band UHF Standard Band UHF "T" Band Public Service "800" Band 3
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 4
    ...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 ...to operate this product. The screen displays used in this manual are representations of what might appear when you use your scanner. 4
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 5
    ... speeds while searching. Turbo Search, a new feature for Uniden scanners, can search the VHF FM bands at... public communications has increased, many public radio users don't have enough frequencies to meet their needs, and this has created a serious problem. Trunking radio systems solve this problem...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 6
    ... talk group can use it. Sharing of the available public service frequencies, or trunking, allows cities, counties, or other agencies to accommodate hundreds of users with relatively ... you may want to read the first part of this manual and use your scanner in conventional mode before ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 7
    ...while monitoring other channels for transmissions. Preprogrammed Service (SVC) Search - Allows you to toggle .... Unique Data Skip - Allows your scanner to skip unwanted data transmissions and ... on for 15 seconds when K is pressed. Battery Save - In manual mode, your scanner automatically reduces ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 8
    ...To order a copy of the frequency guide, call the enclosed Mr. Scanner (800) Number. A Uniden representative should be able to order you a copy of Betty Bearcat for your area and provide you with ...enclosed order form to purchase a local frequency list. The Bearcat Radio Club, and other similar hobby ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 9
    Included with Your Scanner If any of these items are missing or damaged, immediately contact your place of purchase or Uniden Customer Service at: (800) 297-1023, 8:00 a.m. to ...0 91-100 DELAY VOLUME E LOCKOUT SCAN MANUAL OFF Frequency Guide and Other Printed Material 9
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 10
    ...: If your scanner receives interference or electrical noise, move the scanner or its antenna away from the source. If you need to improve ... for private listening. Read the precautions on the inside front cover of this Guide. Installing the Batteries 1. Open the cover. 2. Insert the battery pack. ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 11
    ... and press down until it clicks into place. Charging the Battery Pack Use the AC Adapter/Charger ... your scanner while the battery charges. To fully charge the battery, leave the AC Adapter/Charger ... 14 - 16 hours. Note: Disconnect the AC Adapter/Charger from the unit when charging is complete. 11
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 12
    CRX120 Battery Charger The CRX120 charger allows you to charge the extra battery included with your scanner. You can also charge the... the CRX120, you should leave the battery in the charger for 14 - 16 hours. 1. Plug the cable from the BP180 into the connector in the CRX120. Make sure the red wire ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 13
    ... on page 12, then connect the charging lead on the CRX120 to the charging jack on your scanner. 2. When charging is complete, disconnect the CRX120 from your scanner, then unplug the AC Adapter/Charger from the CRX120. Adapter Safety Feature The AC Adapter ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 14
    Flexible Antenna Attach the flexible antenna to the BNC connector. Belt Clip Do not tighten the screws too tight. You can damage the case or clip. 14
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 15
    ... can fold out the Front Cover to see the Controls and Indicators while reading this Guide. Setting the Squelch To set the squelch, you must be in the Manual mode, and you should not be receiving a signal on your scanner. 1. 2. Press M until you do ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 16
    4. Turn SQUELCH fully clockwise until you hear a hiss. This lowers the "Squelch Gate" so that everything gets through-noise, weak signals, and strong signals. STRONG SIGNALS MEDIUM SIGNALS WEAK SIGNALS NOISE 5. Turn SQUELCH back counter-clockwise just until the hiss stops. Now the "...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 17
    ... scanning, you must program a frequency into at least one channel. Repeat this procedure for each channel you want to program. 1. Select frequencies from your starter guide. 2. 3. Press M. Select a channel. a. Enter the channel number. b. Then press M. b a 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 17
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 18
    ... a mistake while entering the frequency, press . twice, and start over. If you enter a frequency which is outside the scanner's frequency bands, a distinctive beep sounds. Press . and go back to Step 4. (See the Table on page 3 or the Band List on the back of the scanner). 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 18
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 19
    ...channel. For example, when you are programming five new frequencies into Channels 4 through 8, start with Channel 4. After you finish programming a channel, press M or ) to go to the next higher channel. Record channels and frequencies in some convenient place in case the scanner memory is lost. 19
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 20
    Deleting a Stored Frequency To delete a stored frequency: a. Press 0. b. Then press E. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Channels with no frequencies are automatically locked out. 20
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 21
    ... bank's indicator will display again. 3. During normal scanning the scanner skips unprogrammed or locked out channels. SCAN ... not entered Frequency Locked Out (L/O) 4. When a transmission is received, the Scanner stops on that channel. When the transmission ends, scanning resumes automatically...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 22
    ...S to resume scanning. Channel Lockout You can lockout any channel so it is not reviewed during normal scanning. You can restore the channel to scanning whenever you wish. Lockout in Manual Mode 1. 2. Press M. Select a channel. a. Enter the channel number. b. Then press M...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 23
    Lockout in Scanning Mode If the scanner keeps stopping on a particular channel due to noise or too frequent transmissions, you may want to keep that channel from scanning. 1. Wait until the scanner stops at the channel. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2. 3. Then press O . The scanner ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 24
    ... a bank is selected for scan. If you have deselected a bank and you want to restore all of its locked-out channels using the steps below, you must press S and then press the number of the bank on your keypad. 1. Press M. Note: You must be in Manual mode before restoring all locked-out channels. 24
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 25
    ... seconds for activity. If a signal is present on the priority channel, your scanner monitors the channel until the transmission ends, then resumes normal ... bank as a Priority Channel. To activate Priority Scan (in either the Manual or Scan Mode): 1. Press P. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Note: If you have ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 26
    Changing the Priority Channel You cannot eliminate the Priority Channel, but you can change it to any of the 30 available channels in each bank. 1. 2. Press M. Select a new Priority Channel. a. Enter the channel number. b. Then press M again. b a 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3. Press and hold...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 27
    ... search a specific frequency range to find frequencies if you don't have a frequency guide available or if new stations have been added since your guide was published. 1. 2. Press M to stop scanning. Using your keypad, enter the lowest frequency of ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 28
    ... 6 7 8 9 10 4. Press R to resume searching. Data Skip A scanner will normally stop on any transmission it receives. This means the BC...9 10 Thed indicator disappears from the display. When data skip is active, your scanner may pause momentarily on an unwanted signal but will resume searching ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 29
    Channel Skip If a particular channel continues to interrupt search scanning, it is possible to set your scanner to skip the frequency. To skip a frequency, press O. Note: You can program up to 20 skip frequencies. The 21st skip frequency entered causes the first skipped frequency to unlock. ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 30
    5. 6. 7. Press L. Press R. Press H when the scanner stops at the frequency you want. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8. Press E to store the frequency in... channel you selected. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Note: After this step you are in manual mode. 9. To store another frequency, select another channel ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 31
    SVC Scanning The Service C Scan feature allows you to toggle through five bands preprogrammed for police, fire/emergency, aircraft, marine, and weather. The frequencies selected for these bands are the most commonly used around the U.S. 1. Press C. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 POLICE appears beneath the ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 32
    When an active channel is displayed, the scanner will alternate between the frequency and the Marine channel number. For example, 156.800 ... 7. To exit SVC Scan mode, press M. During search of one of the preprogrammed service bands, press H to stop the scan on a frequency. HOLD appears in the display...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 33
    SVC Scan Lockout Follow these steps to lockout frequencies during Service scanning: Note: You cannot lockout weather frequencies. 1. Press H to ...Programming with SVC Scan Follow these steps to program frequencies into a channel during Service scanning: 1. Select a channel you want to program. 1 2 3 4...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 34
    2. Press C to select Service Scan mode. Repeat until you select the service mode you want. Press S to begin scanning. When SVC Scan stops on a frequency you want, press H. Press E to store the frequency in the channel you selected. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3. 4. 5. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 34
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 35
    ... Safety Trunked System Frequency Guide included with your BC 235XLT scanner. If you have ... divide a few frequencies among many different users, but the way that each system does this ... types which are important when using your TrunkTracker™ scanner. These are usually referred to as Type I and Type ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 36
    ...II system radio sends, and as a result Type I systems usually accommodate fewer users than Type II systems. Even though there are many Type II systems,...Hybrid systems which are a combination of both Type I and Type II. Your scanner defaults to monitor Type II systems, but it's possible to select a ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 37
    ... automatically adjusted in trunking mode, it isn't necessary to manually adjust the squelch control while trunk ..., the squelch setting can prevent your scanner from acquiring the data channel at all. Set ... Before you start programming your scanner to track a trunked system, consider the following: ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 38
    The first step in tracking a trunked system is storing the frequencies in one of the 10 available banks in your scanner. 1. Press and hold T. You will hear two beeps, and BANK and TRUNK will begin to flash in the display. 2. Choose the bank you want to trunk track. For example, press 2. Use the ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 39
    ...You will see the frequencies quickly displaying as your scanner looks for the data channel which controls ...Before you Search a Trunked Bank with your scanner, consider the following: You can only ...modes. Press D while in the Trunk Tracking mode to review which bank is currently in use. The appropriate...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 40
    ... You will see the frequencies quickly displaying as your scanner looks for the data channel which controls the..., the scanner begins trunk tracking. Talk group ID's, which represent different service ... or until ID lists are available in frequency guides or on internet sites. However, it usually only ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 41
    ID Hold Mode During Search mode, you can hold on an ID without entering it into memory. 1. Press H while in Search mode. 2. Use the keypad to enter the ID you want. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3. Press H again. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 HOLD flashes in the display. 4. Press R to return...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 42
    ... in trunked systems because in many areas water meters, door alarms, traffic signals, and other mechanical devices are assigned IDs just like other users. Also some departments scramble or encrypt their communications, and you may want to lock out these unintelligible broadcasts. To lockout an ID, ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 43
    ... mode if it's not active. This mode holds an ID for 5 seconds while you wait for a reply. Other groups may use the system, but your scanner will only look for the ID in the display. Note: If you consistently miss responses while in ID Delay mode, you may need to change the default system type or ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 44
    Hold Mode Press H to hold on a particular ID in the display. This is where the trunk tracking effect is really noticeable. You can hold a specific talk group, such as fire department on-scene operations, no matter which frequency the group uses. ID Monitor Mode If you press and hold R until you ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 45
    ... a conversation, then the channel is probably being used for a telephone interconnect call or a private call. These calls are not monitored by your scanner. The indicator which flashes when an ID displays represents the frequency being used by the talk group. If you’re holding on an ID which isnମ.
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 46
    ...Scan Lists help you organize the trunking system users into categories. For example, you might use ...for fire department IDs, List 3 for emergency medical service IDs, etc. Once IDs are stored in... Programming Scan Lists Manually 1. Select the Trunking bank you want. 2. After the scanner begins trunk...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 47
    ...S to begin scanning the lists you have programmed. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 If you haven't programmed any IDs, SCAN displays but your scanner cannot stop on an active conversation. 7. To remove a Scan List from active scanning, press the number of the Scan List on your keypad. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 48
    ...6 7 8 9 10 OR Programming Scan Lists During Search To select a Scan List location and store an ID during Search mode, follow these steps: 1. When your scanner stops on an ID you want to store, press P. Use) or ( to select the Scan List memory location you want, then press E. Press R to return ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 49
    To let your scanner automatically store an ID in an available Scan List location, follow these steps: 1. Press E when your scanner stops on an ID you want to store. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2. Press R to return to Trunk Tracking Search mode. Deleting a Stored ID To delete a stored ID: a. Press 0. b. ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 50
    ... tracking bank and select R, you will see user IDs display on your screen. Since the .... It's easy to select a Fleet Map for your scanner; what isn't always easy is selecting or programming a ... Mode To change the system type which your scanner monitors, you must be in the Trunking Programming mode....
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 51
    If you are in Trunking Scan mode: 1. Press T to return to conventional mode if you have been monitoring a trunking bank. Press and hold T until you hear two short beeps. BANK TRUNK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 You'll hear two short beeps and BANK and TRUNK will begin ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 52
    ...-12, 100-9, 000-12, 400-8, etc. See User Defined Fleet Maps in the Appendix for more information ... a Fleet Map You may want to read User Defined Fleet Maps in the Appendix before programming a fleet map. It contains a detailed explanation of Scanner Fleet Map Programming, as well as a table listing ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 53
    ... have selected a size code for each block. For specifics about each size code, see Fleet Map Size Codes in the Appendix. 10. Press R. The scanner exits the Trunking Programming mode, acquires the data channel, and begins searching using the map you've programmed. Programming a Hybrid System A ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 54
    Care and Maintenance General Use Turn the scanner off before disconnecting the power or replacing the batteries. Always write down the ... Disconnect the power to the unit before cleaning. Clean the outside of the scanner with a mild detergent. To prevent scratches, do not use ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 55
    Repairs Do not attempt any repair. The scanner contains no user serviceable parts. Contact the Uniden Customer Service Center or take it to a qualified ... All radios can receive "birdies" (undesired signals). If your scanner stops during Scan mode and no sound is heard, it ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 56
    Troubleshooting If your BC 235XLT is not performing properly, try the following steps. Problem Scanner won't work. Suggestion 1. Check the connections at both ... so, the scanner has less chance of finding an active channel. 4. Review each channel's frequency to see if it is still ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 57
    ... while using your scanner or if you want additional information, please call or write the Uniden Parts and Service Division. The address and phone number are listed in the Warranty at the end of this manual. If you would like immediate assistance, please call Customer Service at (800...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 58
    Specifications Certified in accordance with FCC Rules and Regulations Part 15, Subpart C, as of date of manufacture. Channels: Banks Service Bands: Frequency Range: ... mW nominal into 64Ω earphone 4.8 VDC 800mAh (internal battery or AD70U AC Adapter) Rubber antenna (included) External...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 59
    Appendix Preset Fleet Maps Preset Map E1P1 Block 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Size Code S11 S11 S11 S11 S11 S11 S11 S11 Preset Map E1P2 Block 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Size Code S4 S4 S4 S4 S4 S4 S4 S4 Preset Map E1P3 Block 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Size Code S4 S4 S4 S4 S4 S4 S12 -- Preset Map E1P4 Block 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Size ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 60
    Preset Map E1P9 Block 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Size Code S4 S4 S0 S0 S0 S0 S0 S0 Preset Map E1P10 Block 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Size Code S0 S0 S0 S0 S0 S0 S4 S4 Preset Map E1P11 Block 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Size Code S4 S0 S0 S0 S0 S0 S0 S0 Preset Map E1P12 Block 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Size Code S0 S0 S0 S0 S0 S0 S0 S4 ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 61
    ... blocks, numbered 0-7. When you program your scanner to track a Type I system, you must select ... ID. The way these IDs display on your scanner depend on the block number and the block's ... designer are highly dependent on the specific needs of the system's users. Some organizations may want many ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 62
    If you don't already know the size codes used, you'll have to guess at them. But since you don't have to figure out all the blocks at once, this isn't as hard as it seems. Select a size code for a block, and then press R. Now listen to the communications. If you decide you are receiving ...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 63
    Size Code Restrictions If you select size code S-12, S-13, or S-14, there are some restrictions as to which blocks can be used for these codes. S-12 can only be assigned to Blocks 0, 2, 4, or 6. S-13 can only be assigned to Blocks 0 and 4. S-14 can only be assigned to Block 0. Since these size ...
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  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 65
    Precautions Before you use this scanner, please read and observe the following: EARPHONE WARNING... Do not charge Nickel-Cadmium Batteries with any charger other than the one supplied ... disposal of Nickel-Cadmium Batteries. Uniden® and Bearcat® are registered trademarks of Uniden America Corporation.
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 66
    ... BATT 12 2 3 13 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 14 15 16 17 18 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. DC Power Jack Scan Key S Manual Key M Trunking Key T Decimal Key . Service Key C 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Light K / Lock Key Speaker Display Keypad Enter Key E Search Key R...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 67
    ... 888 888.8888 DATA POLICE FIRE/EMG AIR MRN SCAN SRCH PRI HOLD DLY L /O BATT WX 25 26 28 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 27 Channel Display Frequency Display Bank/Activity Indicators Battery Low Indicator Keypad Lockout Indicator Mode Indicators Priority Channel Indicator Bank/Trunk Indicators
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 68
    ... or repaired by someone other than an authorized Uniden service center for a defect or malfunction covered by this warranty, (E) used in any conjunction with equipment or parts or as part of any system not manufactured... and return it to you without charge for parts, service, or any other cost (except...
  • Uniden BC235XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 69
    ...4,461,036 4,521,915 4,597,104 4,627,100 4,841,302 4,888,815 4,932,074 4,947,456 5,014,348 5,199,109 5,408,692 5,428,826 5,438,688 5,448,256 5,465,402 5,471,660 5,483,684 5,548,832 5,551,071 and other patents pending. ©1997 Uniden America Corporation. All rights reserved. Printed in the Philippines



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Uniden BC235XLT Manual