Uniden BC278CLT English Owners Manual

Uniden BC278CLT Manual

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  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 1
    BC 278CLT • FULLY PROGRAMMABLE • FULL FREQUENCY LCD READOUT • ALARM CLOCK • AM/FM RADIO • SERVICE SCAN • CHANNEL LOCKOUT • PRIORITY CHANNEL • SCAN DELAY • MEMORY BACKUP S.A.M.E. 10 BAND, 100 CHANNEL SCANNER • EMERGENCY WEATHER ALERT WITH Reference Guide
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 2
    ... shock, DO NOT expose this unit to rain or moisture. 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 Reference Guide, could void your authority to operate...
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 3
    ...OF CONTENTS Introduction ...1 About Scanning ...1 Taking Proper Care of Your Scanner ...2 Unpacking ...2 Getting Started ...3 Installing the BC278CLT ...3 Operation ...4 Controls and Functions ...4 Scanning Overview ...7 Clock Set-Up ...8 Initial Clock...
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 4
    INTRODUCTION About Scanning Scanning Options Scanning is easy and fun with the BC278CLT 100-Channel Base Scanner with AM/FM Radio. s s Scan... do not transmit continuously (see Types of Communication below). The BC278CLT scans programmed channels at rate of up to 25 channels...
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 5
    ... as prolonged periods without power causes the clock to reset. Unpacking Carefully check the contents against this list: s s s s s s s s BC278CLT Base Scanner Telescopic Antenna AM Radio Antenna AC Adapter (Model AC-144U) This Reference Guide Registration ...
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 6
    GETTING STARTED Installing the BC278CLT AM RADIO ANT AC 10V USE AC-144U ... receives strong interference or electrical noise, relocate 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 ...
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 7
    ... for time entries and direct channel access with MANUAL key. And press for channel presets in Radio ... squelch threshold, or use AUTO for the factory setting. Turns scanner and radio off and Clock mode on.... E Key 5. VOLUME 6. SQUELCH 7. OFF Key 8. SCANNER Key Selects the Scanner mode . 9. RADIO AM/FM ...
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 8
    ...channel. Lockout is active only when the scanner stops on an active channel or a channel selected in Manual mode. 16. PRIORITY Key Turns Priority mode... seconds while in Scan or Manual mode. If a transmission on the designated Priority Channel is detected, the scanner monitors that channel...
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 9
    ...in the snooze function mode. Appears when in Scan mode, Manual mode and Weather mode. In Scan Mode, ... delay function is active. Displays while searching. Displays when in Manual mode and WX Hold mode. Appears when the current channel is locked out in manual mode, and when the frequency is skipped in ...
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 10
    ...time. Last digit shows A for a.m. P for p.m. Scanning Overview The BC278CLT has 100 memory channels. Each ... on page 38.) When you press SCAN, the BC278CLT scans each programmed frequency for activity ... resumes. If you are in the delay mode, the scanner stays on the channel for 2 more seconds, waiting...
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 11
    CLOCK SET-UP Initial Clock Set-up You may bypass the steps to set the clock. The scanner will function as normal, but the clock and alarm features will not function. 1. When power is initially applied, the display flashes I2:00 P press and hold the TIME SET key until you hear 2 short beeps. 2. Then ...
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 12
    USING THE SCANNER Set the Squelch 1. Turn SQUELCH fully clockwise to the highest setting. WEATHER ALERT 2. Press SCANNER to turn on the scanner. 3. Adjust the VOLUME control until you can hear a steady noise. 9
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 13
    4. To set the SQUELCH control to AUTO turn fully counterclockwise until control clicks into place. Or, manually set squelch as follows: s Think of squelch as a gate. Turn SQUELCH fully counter clockwise. This raises the "Squelch Gate" ...
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 14
    ... scanner automatically starts scanning. But if you have not programmed any ... to a comfortable listening level. Programming Tips for scanner s s s s s s s s Program one frequency per channel.... the programming in one channel (by pressing E), press MANUAL to step up to the next channel. Channels ...
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 15
    ... Scanner Frequencies Before you can use your BC278CLT scanner, you must program the channels (except weather and service frequencies). Follow these steps:...If you enter the number which cannot receive the signals, the scanner automatically set the nearest effective frequency number. ...
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 16
    ... entry. The channel . digits stop flashing. Deleting a Scanner Frequency If you want to delete ...Example: Delete the frequency in Channel 12. 1. Press MANUAL to stop scanning. 2. To select the channel (12),...press 1, then 2 on the numeric keypad. Then press MANUAL again. OR Press w/v until channel 12 ...
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 17
    . The following screen appears. About Memory Back-up Your BC278CLT has a convenient memory back-up system. In the event of a power failure, the scanner will retain channel information for an indefinite amount of time. Channel information is stored in non-...
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 18
    ...monitored flashes. Manual Mode Press MANUAL any time to stop scanning. The scanner remains on the displayed channel. Press MANUAL to step up to the next channel. If desired, you can...through the channels more quickly, press and hold MANUAL. Press SCAN to start scanning again. 15
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 19
    ...1. Press MANUAL to exit scan mode. 2. Press 4. When you press 4, the display changes to 4, but the scanner still monitors the previous channel. 3. Press MANUAL again to successfully complete ... Priority Scan mode does not operate when the scanner is in Weather mode. Every two seconds, the...
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 20
    To Set the Priority Channel Your BC278CLT has one default Priority Channel per bank. .... Example: To set Channel 5 as the priority channel. 1. Press MANUAL to exit the Scan Mode. 2. Press 5 then ... channel. To enter the Priority Scan Mode When in Scan or Manual mode, press PRIORITY. The PRI indicator ...
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 21
    ... information is retained in the memory when the scanner is turned off. To Lock out a Channel Example: Suppose ... to hear. Press LOCKOUT when the scanner stops on Channel 2. The scanner locks out Channel 2. Then ... want to search for channels that are locked out, press MANUAL repeatedly to go through all...
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 22
    ... goes out on any channel previously locked out. Delay In the Scan mode, the delay feature causes the scanner to remain on the frequency 2 ... pause before the scanning resumes. The delay can be set when your scanner stops on a channel while scanning or when a channel is selected by Manual mode. 19
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 23
    To Set Delay in Scan Mode 1. Press SCAN. 2. When your scanner stops on a channel, press DELAY. DLY appears in the display and scanning resume 2 seconds after ...1. Press MANUAL. 2. 3. 4. Select the channel you want using your keypad. Press MANUAL again. Press DELAY. DLY appears in the display. . 20
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 24
    Searching The BC278CLT can search a specific frequency range to find frequencies. To use the search function, set a... range You can set the frequency range in Manual mode, Service Scan mode, WX mode, and ... is found. 3. Press SEARCH again to continue searching. 4. To exit search mode, press MANUAL . 21
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 25
    ...In Search Hold mode, or, when transmission is received during the search, press E. The frequency will be stored in the channel which is flashing on the display. After storing is completed, the scanner returns to Manual mode. 22
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 26
    Search Skip A scanner normally stops on any transmission it receives. You can set unwanted...scanning begins. 4. To exit, press MANUAL. During search of one of the preprogrammed service bands, press ...press SCAN to resume scanning. Weather Channel The BC278CLT allows you to search from 7 pre-programmed ...
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 27
    ... weather scanning. When you press WX/ALERT, the BC278CLT immediately finds an active broadcast. If the... exit Weather Channel Scan mode, press SCANNER, RADIO AM/FM or OFF. Do ... channels. Because weather channels transmit continuously, the scanner remains on that channel, disrupting the scanning cycle....
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 28
    ... Alert with S.A.M.E. In Weather Alert with S.A.M.E. mode, your scanner functions as a severe weather warning radio.... conditions late at night. When you set the scanner to Weather Alert mode, it emits a loud... a severe weather emergency tone. When your scanner receives the emergency tone from your local...
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 29
    ... weather signals that identify a specific geographic area affected by an emergency. The BC278CLT receives the emergency weather alert broadcasts that notify you of ..., watches and statements. When you receive S.A.M.E. for your area, your scanner beeps and the display shows as follows. Signal Display ...
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 30
    ADDITIONAL FEATURES LCD Backlight The LCD backlight comes on when the power is applied. In Scan mode, Manual mode, and Weather mode, the backlight stays on bright continuously. In the other modes, the backlight stays bright for ten seconds and then switches to dim. Press any key and the display ...
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 31
    3. Press w or v to set the desired frequency. The channel number flashes. Continue to press w or v to step through the frequencies in 100kHz steps. Or, press and hold w or v to step through the frequencies more quickly until 92.5000MHz appears in the display. 4. Press E to complete the entry. The ...
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 32
    Deleting a Stored Radio Frequency If you want to delete a stored frequency, follow these steps: Example: Delete the frequency in Channel 9. 1. Press RADIO AM/FM to enter into the Radio mode. 2. To select the channel (9), press 9 on the numeric keypad. 3. Press the w or v keys until 000.0000 ...
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 33
    Reset the Clock Time 1. To reset the clock time, simply press and hold the TIME SET key. The display digits flash. 2. Enter the time directly by pressing the numeric keys. OR Enter the time by pressing the w / v keys. 3. Press AM/PM to select the desired setting either a.m. or p.m. 4. Press E to...
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 34
    Set the Alarm Time There are two types of alarm sounds with this scanner, Tone Alarm and Radio Alarm. Alarm time is set in the same manner for both types of alarm. 1. After the clock time has been entered, press and hold ALARM SET until the time indicated and ALARM indicator flashes in the display....
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 35
    4. Press E to complete the entry. 5. ALARM indicator and time stop flashing, but remain on. 6. The alarm time remains in the display for five seconds, then returns to current time. Set Alarm to Tone Mode Press ALARM to turn on the alarm function. The ALARM indicator and current alarm time are ...
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 36
    ...are no longer displayed. Only the current time displays. If you would like to listen to the scanner while waking up, turn the scanner on. The snooze function continues to operate while the scanner is turned on and in any mode. If you find the Tone Alarm too loud, ...
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 37
    ... you set the Radio Alarm, make sure an AM or FM channel has been selected and the VOLUME control is set to the desired level. You must be in Clock mode(scanner off) to be woken up by the radio alarm. 1. Press OFF. 2. Press and hold ALARM for more than 2 seconds. When the alarm is on, the ALARM and ...
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 38
    .... Do not use excessive amounts of water. Do not attempt any repair. The scanner contains no serviceable parts. Contact the Uniden Customer Service Center or take it to a qualified repair technician. (Page 37) All radios are subject to receiving undesired ...
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 39
    TROUBLESHOOTING If your BC278CLT is not performing properly, try the following steps. Problem s Solution s Scanner won't power up. Check the connections at both ends of the AC Adapter. Turn on the wall switch of your room. You could be using an outlet controlled by the wall ...
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 40
    ... locked out. If so, the scanner has less chance of finding an active channel. Review each ... within range. s s s Weather Scan won't work. s s s At Uniden, we'll take care of you! ... NOT RETURN THIS PRODUCT TO THE PLACE OF PURCHASE. Our Uniden representatives will be happy to help you with any ...
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 41
    ... Regulations Part 15 Sub-part C as of date of manufacture. Band Coverage: Coverage: Scanner 12 bands plus Weather Channel and AM/...Band 806.0000-823.9875 MHz Public Service Band Except 849.0125-868.9875 ...10%THD 120V AC (±10%) 60Hz Telescoping (included), AM Radio Loop Antenna(included) Antenna...
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 42
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  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 43
    ..., or any configurations not sold by Uniden, (C) improperly installed, (D) serviced or repaired by someone other than an authorized Uniden ... of any system not manufactured by Uniden, or (F) installed or programmed by anyone other than as detailed by the owner's manual for this product. STATEMENT OF ...
  • Uniden BC278CLT | English Owners Manual - Page 44
    THANK YOU FOR PURCHASING THIS UNIDEN PRODUCT! © 1999 Uniden America Corporation UBZZ01304ZZ All rights reserved • Printed in Philippines 4,219,821 4,841,302 5,448,256 5,598,430 4,270,217 4,888,815 5,465,402 5,600,223 4,398,304 4,932,074 5,471,660 5,642,424 Covered under one or more of the ...



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