Uniden BC355N English Owner's Manual

Uniden BC355N Manual

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  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 1
    OWNER'S MANUAL 1 BC355N SCANNER
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 2
    IMPORTANT INFORMATION PRECAUTIONS Before you use this scanner, please observe the following: Warning Uniden America Corporation does not ... unit to rain or moisture. ** These products contain Uniden proprietary information. Software, control codes, protocols and other such related matter may be the ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 3
    ...and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio ...will not occur in a particular installation. If this scanner does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ...ABOUT YOUR NEW BC355N SCANNER 8 USA Band Plan 11 Canada Band Plan 13 Optional Accessories 16 Scanning Legally 7 FEATURE SUMMARY 9 Band Plans ...YOUR SCANNER PACKAGE 16 INSTALLING THE BC355N SCANNER 17 FOR HOME USE (DESKTOP INSTALLATION 17 For Mobile Use (In-Car Installation...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 5
    USING YOUR BC355N SCANNER 29 set up 29 Adjusting Squelch 29 Operating Modes 29 SCAN 30 SEARCH 30 SPECIAL NOTES FOR SCANNING PD/FD/EMG AND AIR/MRN BANKS 31 Scanning Service Bank Tips 33 Searching Band Tips...35 Screens...37 SCANNING BANKS 37 SEARCHING BANDS 38 Lock Out ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ... 48 Close Call Tips 49 PRIVATE BANK 51 Programming Frequencies and Channels 51 Programming ... "000.0000 54 Program Lock Feature 57 Clear All Memory 57 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE 58 GENERAL PRODUCT CARE 61 ... Cleaning Repairs Birdies 61 61 62 62 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 62 WARRANTY ...64 6
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... Legally Your scanner covers frequencies used by many different groups, including police and ... agencies, private companies, amateur radio services, military operations, pager services, and wireline (... (unless such activity is otherwise illegal). This scanner has been designed to prevent the reception ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ...warranty and void your FCC authorization to operate it. In some areas, mobile and/or portable use of this scanner is unlawful or requires a permit. Check...without authorization. ABOUT YOUR NEW BC355N SCANNER The BC355N comes with 6 Service banks for monitoring police, fire/emergency ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 9
    .... FEATURE SUMMARY The BC355N is a compact mobile/base scanner and one of the most user-friendly communication... bank. These banks include: »» POLICE: 1,769 Factory-programmed Police frequencies with 100 open channels... fire/ EMG frequencies into this bank. Note: The Police and Fire/EMG banks share a...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ...Additional information is provided in later sections. »» WX: 7 Factory-programmed Weather frequencies covering NOAA Weather Service. »» CB: 40 Factory-programmed frequencies covering CB communications. »» PRIVATE: 100-channel, fully user-programmable bank. • Search Bands (13) ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 11
    BAND PLANS Your BC355N can operate using either the common band steps used in ... on the scanner. Canada: Press DOWN while powering on the scanner. The scanner remembers your setting if you power ... 25.0000 UPPER 27.9950 STEP (kHz) 5.0 MODE SERVICE Petroleum Products & Broadcast Pickup AM CB Class ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ...173.2000 173.2100 173.2200 173.3875 173.3962 174.0000 STEP (kHz) 5.0 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 5.0 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 5.0 7.5 12.5 6.25 5.0 12.5 6.25 5.0 MODE SERVICE Military Land Mobile 2 Meter Amateur Band NFM Military Land Mobile VHF High Band Federal Government 12
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... 12.5 12.5 12.5 MODE NFM NFM NFM NFM NFM NFM NFM 800 Band SERVICE Federal Government 70 cm Amateur Band UHF Band UHF "T" Band* * This scanner cannot decode digital TV transmissions. Canada ....0000 UPPER 27.9950 STEP (kHz) MODE SERVICE Petroleum Products & Broadcast Pickup 5.0 AM CB ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... UPPER 136.9916 STEP (kHz) 8.33 MODE AM SERVICE Aircraft Band Military Land Mobile 2 Meter Amateur Band 137.0000 174.0000 5.0 NFM Military Land Mobile VHF High Band Federal Government 406.... Band UHF Band UHF "T" Band* 800 Band * This scanner cannot decode digital TV transmissions. ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 15
    Frequency Band 137.000 - 174.000 406.000 - 512.000 108.000 - 136.9916 806.000 - 956.000 Frequency Band 25.000 - 27.995 28.000 - 54.000 137.000 - 174.000 406.000 - 512.000 108.000 - 136.9916 806.000 - 956.000 Frequency Band 25.000 - 54.000 137.000 - 174.000 406.000 - 512.000 Sensitivity (Nominal) ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ...IN YOUR SCANNER PACKAGE BC355N Scanner Telescoping Antenna Flexible Window-Mount Mobile Antenna AC Adapter Vehicle ... damaged, immediately contact your place of purchase or Uniden Customer Hotline at: 1-800-2971023 during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Optional Accessories The following...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ... volume in noisy environments. Contact your local Uniden Dealer or the Uniden Parts Department by calling: (800) 554-3988 during regular business hours Monday through ... can also be reached on the web at www. unidendirect.com. INSTALLING THE BC355N SCANNER FOR HOME USE (DESKTOP INSTALLATION) ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ... interference or electrical noise is received, relocate the scanner or its antenna away from the source. • If you ...-in. A mating plug may be necessary for the optional antennas. For Mobile Use (In-Car Installation) Temporary... and the other end into the DC 13.8V jack on the back of the scanner. 18...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ... instruction guide that came with your mobile antenna. Permanent Mobile Installation Permanently installing the BC355N scanner into a vehicle involves ... that is most appropriate for your vehicle's configuration. Permanently Mounting the BC355N Unit 1. Select a location in your vehicle to mount the ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 20
    .... Do not drill if what is behind the dashboard is unknown. 4. Mount the scanner to the bracket only after the wiring has been connected to the rear panel. Permanently Connecting the Mobile Power Supply CAUTION: If you are not experienced in connecting accessories to the vehicle ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 21
    Caution: In vehicles with a positive ground, the RED wire connects to the chassis and the BLACK wire connects to the accessory contact in the fuse box. 4. Insert the DC plug into the DC 13.8V jack on the back panel. SCANNER OPERATION OVERVIEW BC355N Front Panel 21
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ... a second time to resume scanning. Press these directional keys to: • Manually search up or down for frequencies while in Hold mode. • .... Press and hold UP for USA or DOWN for Canada when you turn on the scanner. UP and DOWN PRIVATE Scans user-programmed channels programmed into the PRIVATE ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ... only (turn off Fire/EMG bank) • Fire/EMG only (turn off Police bank) • None active (turn off both Police and Fire/ EMG banks) ...: The PD and FIRE/EMG banks share 100 PRIVATE channels. These user-programmed channels are scanned after the preprogrammed channels if either service is selected. 23
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ...and Marine banks) NOTE: The AIR and MRN banks share 100 PRIVATE channels. These user-programmed channels are scanned after the preprogrammed channels if either service is selected. To save a marine frequency into a private channel, first hold on the ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ... • Close Call Do Not Disturb for Close Call hits every 2 seconds unless the scanner is already receiving a transmission. This prevents the breaks in audio, but can check less ... No other channels are scanned while the WX bank is activated. Press this key to monitor 40 programmed CB channels. 25 CB
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... or scanned. (L/O is explained in more detail in a later section.) Turn on the scanner while pressing and holding PROG + L/O to clear all ... BAND key for other searchable bands. Press this key to initiate and complete programming a channel or frequency (further detail is provided in a later section). ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ... Switch SQ (Squelch) Control PURPOSE Turn this control clockwise to turn on the BC355N unit. Continue turning this control clockwise to adjust the volume. ...SQ to set the scan threshold. When you are monitoring a single channel in Manual Mode, adjust SQ to eliminate the background noise heard in the ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 28
    BC355N Rear Panel ITEM ANT EXT SP DC 13.8V PURPOSE BNC Antenna Connector. Insert the antenna plug here. External Speakers. Insert optional external speaker plug here. Power Connection. Connect the specified AC Adapter or DC power cord here. 28
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 29
    USING YOUR BC355N SCANNER set up Adjusting Squelch To Adjust Squelch 1. Turn SQ completely counterclockwise. You should hear open squelch ... the squelch. Adjust the volume to a comfortable listening level. 3. Operating Modes The BC355N operates in two modes - Scan and Search: 29
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ... you to scan through channels in various service banks. Press a service bank key (PD/FD... while that bank is scanned. When an active frequency is found, the scanner stops on that frequency and the Bank label/... is found, scanning resumes. Press UP to manually continue scanning. Multiple active banks are...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ...search. Press the SEARCH key to begin searching. The scanner displays frequencies as it searches and stops ...once will cycle through the banks in this order: 1. 2. 3. 4. Police/Fire/EMG Police Fire/EMG None ... share 100 PRIVATE channels. These user-programmed channels are scanned after preprogrammed...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 32
    Pressing AIR/MRN more than once will cycle through the banks in this order: 1. 2. 3. 4. Air/Marine Air Marine None NOTE: The AIR and MRN banks share 100 PRIVATE channels. These user-programmed channels are scanned after preprogrammed channels. 32
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... Want to Do This Begin scanning Here's How Press any service bank key; the bank label flashes and the ... for locked-out channels, which will be covered later in this guide). It will stay on that channel until the transmission ends. Note: You must program channels into the PRIVATE bank before you can ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 34
    If You Want to Do This Stop scanning Here's How Press HOLD. The scanner stays on the displayed channel until scanning is resumed. The bank's screen label remains steady and does not flash. Press one of the following keys to continue scanning: • HOLD - Press this key to release the Scan Hold and ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 35
    If You Want to Do This Keep scanning after the BC355N has stopped on an active channel Select a different bank to scan Here's How If the BC355N stops on an active channel that you do not want to monitor but you do not want to lock ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 36
    If You Want to Do This - Here's How Continue after the BC355N has stopped on an active channel If the ... key or the UP/ DOWN keys. Press HOLD. The scanner stays on the displayed channel until searching is ...to search through the available bands. When you turn on the scanner, press and hold UP (for USA) ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... screen displays: SCANNING BANKS police fire/emg air mRn scan scan SCA This screen shows BC355N is actively scanning a ... across the screen, and the scanned bank will flash. This screen shows that the scanner has been put on HOLD to monitor frequency 45.0600 on the Police bank. police 45.0600 ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... has been found through an upward search. Pointers ( ▲or ▼) indicate the direction of the search - up or down. 409.9875 SRCH ▲ special features The BC355N scanner boasts of several special features: • Lock Out Channels/Frequencies • Close Call...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... • Program Frequencies into Programmable Banks. • Program Lock • Clear All Memory Lock Out Channels / Frequencies Sometimes the scanner may ... once temporarily locks out the current frequency or channel. The scanner displays "T L/O" for that frequency or channel and continues scanning....
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ...channel. The scanner displays "L/O" for that frequency or channel and continues scanning. "L/O" frequencies/channels can be manually.... Lock Out Limits Any of the 300 user-programmed channels can be locked out... or temporarily lock out 101 frequencies, the scanner releases the first locked out frequency...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 41
    in one of these banks, pressing that bank key will make the scanner emit an error tone and the ...Lock Out While on a channel or frequency, press L/O once. The scanner beeps and temporarily locks out that ... Hold mode, it then resumes scanning. If the scanner was in Hold mode, it does not resume scanning...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ... channel or frequency, quickly press L/O key twice. The scanner locks out that channel or frequency, displays ...and then resumes scanning. Search for Permanently The scanner does not stop on locked Locked-..., then use UP or DOWN to search manually through the bank. L/O appears on the screen to indicate ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ... to start scanning the bank that has the channel or frequency you want to unlock. Press HOLD to stop scanning. (HOLD and SCAN must appear on the screen.) Use UP or DOWN keys to find the specific locked out channel or frequency (in this example, Channel 12, which displays L/O). Press L/O. 2. 3. 43
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 44
    If You Want to Do This - Here's How Restoring a Single Locked-Out Channel (Cont.) 4. L/O disappears to indicate that Channel 12 is now unlocked and restored for scanning. Note: For the factory preprogrammed channels, the earliest channel will be unlocked when you lock out more than 100 channels. ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... you to search for strong signals close to your location. These signals could be from a nearby police car key activates or fire engine or other radio source. Pressing the the Close Call functions in the following order: 1. 2. 3. Close Call ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... Call Priority icon displays. Repeatedly press The scanner checks every 2 second for a nearby transmission. ... until the Do Not Disturb icon displays. The scanner will periodically make Close Call checks whenever... Call Only Press and hold until the scanner displays a line of dashes and the icon flashes...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... this menu to select which bands get Close Call checks: Band b1 Lo b2 Air b3 Hi b4 UHF b5 800 Name VHF Low Band AIR Low Band VHF High Band UHF Band 800MHz Band Frequency (MHz) 25.0000 - 54.0000 108.0000 - 136.9916 137.0000 - 174.0000 406.0000 -...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... alert tone when a Close Call signal is detected. The options are: • ALt.bEEP - Scanner beeps when a CC signal is found. • ALt.OFF - Scanner does not ...a CC signal is found Setting C ‐ C.PS Options This menu controls whether the scanner will screen common pager frequencies. The options are: 48
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 49
    • PS .On - Scanner screens out pager frequencies (filter on). • PS.OFF - Scanner allows pager frequencies (filter off ). Close Call Tips If You Want...The Close Call icon Press the displays. Every two seconds there will be a break in the scanner audio as it searches for a nearby transmission. 49
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 50
    If You Want To See a Frequency Found Through Close Call Here's How 1. The scanner finds a nearby signal through Close Call, it jumps to that frequency but does not display it. It does, however display the band number and flashes "FOUND." b4 Found srch 2. Press any key to confirm the ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 51
    PRIVATE BANK The BC355N also provides 3 separate banks to hold favorite frequencies. When you find a... broadcast continuously, and the scanner will not change to other frequencies. Programming Frequencies and ... frequency for these banks can be programmed into the scanner, and frequencies not currently ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... through the Search mode and through manually scanning the preprogrammed banks. In addition, websites... The following steps detail how to program a frequency into a channel for a specific bank when the frequency was found..., the frequency was found while scanning the Police bank. Police fire/emg air mrN...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... flashes. Press the key for the bank you want to program. In this example, PD/FD/EMG was pressed....screen shows that channel 6 is the lowest available channel on the POLICE bank (press UP or DOWN to select ... screen shows that frequency 40.0600 is available to be programmed. police fire/emg 6 HOLD ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 54
    police FIRE/EMG 6 hold sCAN 40.0600 Press PROG. The scanner programs the ...to release the Hold and continue scanning the rest of the programmed channels, starting with the one you just ... easiest method of deleting a frequency you have programmed is to overwrite it with a null frequency (000.0000). ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 55
    CH hold 000.0000 Frequency changes to 000.0000 and CH continues flashing. police fire/emg 3 HOLD 40.0600 Press the bank containing the channel you wish to clear. The screen displays the first programmable channel for that bank. If that channel displays 000.0000, press UP or DOWN until the ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 56
    police fire/emg 3 HOLD 40.0600 police fire/emg CH hold 000.0000 The... between two displays. The first screen shows that channel 3 on the POLICE bank (40.0600) is selected and the second screen shows that the null frequency (000.0000) is ready to be programmed. police fire/emg 3 HOLD 000.0000 ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 57
    Program Lock Feature The BC355N has a Program Lock feature to prevent accidentally programming entries or ...press and hold PROG for longer than 2.5 seconds), the scanner displays "OF Prg‐Loc" and returns to the previous mode. Clear All Memory Turn on the scanner while pressing and holding PROG and ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 58
    TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE PROBLEM Scanner won't work SOLUTION Try one of these options: • Check the connections at both ends of the AC ... if the fuse is blown. Make sure the ignition key in your vehicle is in the Accessory position. • Make sure the power switch is turned on. 58
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 59
    PROBLEM Improper Reception SOLUTION Try one of these options: • Check the antenna and its connection. • Move the scanner. • You may be in a fringe area. This ... the antenna connection. • Review each channel's frequency to see if it is still stored in memory and is correct....
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ...all channels are locked out. It is possible that none of the programmed frequencies are active at the time. Try the band ...Search won't start PROGRAM key won't work You still have a problem • Adjust ...Control. • Check the antenna connection. Stop scan or search. Call our customer hotline at 1-800...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 61
    .... Location If strong interference or electrical noise is received, relocate the scanner or its antenna away from the source of the noise. A higher elevation, if ... Disconnect the power to the unit before cleaning. Clean the outside of the scanner with a soft cloth. To prevent scratches, do not use ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 62
    Repairs Do not attempt any repair. The scanner contains no serviceable parts. Contact the Uniden Customer Hotline at 1-800-297-1023 or take it to a qualified repair technician. Birdies All radios may receive undesired signals or birdies. If your scanner stops during Search Mode and no ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 63
    Banks: 7 banks total (6 Service banks / 1 Private bank) • Police (PD): 1,769 Preprogrammed plus... plus 100 programmable channels shared with Police • Air (AIR): 2,280 Preprogrammed. (Plus 100...WX): 7 Preprogrammed. • CB: 40 programmed. • PRIVATE: 100 channels fully user-programmable. Search ...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 64
    Antenna: 50 ohms (Impedance) Features, specifications, and availability of optional accessories are all subject to change without ... ELEMENTS OF WARRANTY: Uniden warrants, for one year, to the original retail owner, this Uniden Product to be free from defects in materials and craftsmanship with only...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ... 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 REMEDY:... the defective unit and return it to you without charge for parts, service, or any other cost (except shipping and handling) incurred...
  • Uniden BC355N | English Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ...you. LEGAL REMEDIES: This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may ... OF WARRANTY: If, after following the instructions in the owner's manual you are certain that the Product is defective... be shipped freight prepaid, by traceable means, to warrantor at: Uniden America Corporation Parts and...
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