Uniden BC860XLT English Owners Manual

Uniden BC860XLT Manual

Uniden BC860XLT manual table of contents:

  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 1
    Contents Introduction...2 Included with your Scanner...5 Setup ...7 Basic Operation ...9 How Squelch Works...9 Setting the Squelch ...10 Programming ...11 Programming Tips ...12 Scanning ...Banks ...Channel Lockout ...Lockout Tips...Priority Scan...13 14 15 16 18 ...
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 2
    ..., most two-way communications (listed on the next page) do not transmit continuously. The BC860XLT scans programmed channels at the rate of nearly 100 channels per ... in Scan mode. When you stop scanning with , it is in Manual mode. M What is Searching? The BC860XLT can search 12 bands to...
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 3
    Types of Communications Monitor communications such as: Police and fire department (including rescue and paramedics) Aircraft NOAA weather broadcasts (preprogrammed channels) ... Federal Govt. Land Mobile 70 cm Amateur Band UHF Standard Band UHF "T" Band Public Service Band except Cellular Band 3
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 4
    ... signals and unmodulated transmissions. Manual Channel Access - Go directly to any channel. Memory Backup - Frequencies programmed in the channels are .... Twin TurboTM Speed - With both Turbo Scan and Turbo Search, your BC860XLT is truly a Twin TurboTM Scanner. Weather Scan - Use as a weather ...
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 5
    Included with your Scanner    If any items are missing or damaged, immediately contact your place of purchase. Read this Operating Guide thoroughly before operating the scanner. Complete and immediately mail the Registration Form. 5
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 6
    ...you can scan, you must program a frequency into each channel you want to use. The "Betty Bearcat Starter Frequency Guide" ... typical frequencies used around the U.S. that you may program into the BC860XLT. If the frequencies listed in the "Betty Bearcat Starter Frequency Guide" do not work in ...
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 7
    ... UHF frequencies, shortening the antenna may improve the reception. 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 ...
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 8
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  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 9
    Basic Operation Note: Fold out the illustration from the Back Cover to see the Controls and Indicators ... set properly), just the desired signals get through. The BC860XLT Squelch has two options. AUTO Squelch - a level preset at the factory; and Manual Squelch, where you can set the squelch level as...
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 10
    ... This raises the "squelch gate" allowing only strong signals to get through. Manual Squelch To manually set the Squelch, you must be in the Manual Mode. No signal should be present when adjusting squelch. until you do not hear Press a signal. M Á ...
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 11
    ... Before the BC860XLT can scan, you must program a frequency into at least one ... for each channel you program. 1. Select the frequency. 2. Enter MANUAL mode. 3. Select the channel. ... Range of the scanner, (See Table on page 3, and the Technical Specifications at the back of this Guide), a distinctive ...
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 12
    Programming Tips To quickly program a series of channels, start with the lowest number channel. For example,...through 8, start with Channel 4. After you finish programming a channel, press to step up to the next ... channels and frequencies in some convenient place in case the scanner memory is lost. 12...
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 13
    Scanning When you turn on the power, the BC860XLT automatically starts in the Scan mode. During normal scanning the scanner skips unprogrammed or locked out channels. When a transmission is received, the Scanner stops on that channel. When the transmission ends, scanning ...
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 14
    Banks Channels are grouped by Banks for easy scanning control. Active Banks display during scanning. To deactivate a Bank during scanning: To restore a Bank for Scanning: Á Note: Press 0 for Bank 10. 14
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 15
    .... Note: You can lock out up to 99 channels, but not all 100 channels. One channel must remain active for the scanner to work. Locking a Channel in Manual Mode 1. Enter MANUAL mode. 2. Select the channel. 3. Lock out the channel. Á Á 15
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 16
    Locking a Channel While Scanning If the scanner keeps stopping on a particular channel due ... may want to keep that channel from scanning. 1. Wait until the scanner stops at the channel. 2. Then... is no longer in the scanning sequence. Á Lockout Tips Á To quickly lockout a series of channels, start...
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 17
    Restore a Locked Out Channel 1. Enter MANUAL mode. 2. Select the channel. 3. Unlock the channel. Á Á Restore All Locked-out Channels 1. Enter Manual Mode. Note: You must select a programmed channel that is not locked out before restoring locked-out channels. 2. ...
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 18
    Priority Scan With Priority Scan active, the scanner checks the priority channels every 2 seconds for... ends. Scanning then resumes normally. The BC860XLT comes with one Priority Channel preprogrammed in... 91. To activate Priority Scan at any time (Manual or Scan Mode): Á To de-activate Priority Scan ...
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 19
    ... Channel per bank. You cannot eliminate a Priority Channel, but you can change the Priority Channel to any other channel within that Bank. 1. Enter MANUAL mode. 2. Select the new Priority Channel. 3. Change Priority to this channel. 2 "Beeps" indicate Priority Channel is changed. Á Á Note: ...
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 20
    Scan Delay Normally, the scanner will resume scanning as soon as a transmission has stopped. You can program an additional Delay during Scan so the scanner waits another 2 ... to hear a possible replying transmission. To program a Delay into a channel: 1. Enter Manual mode. 2. Select the ...
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 21
    ... to a channel when it stops during normal scanning. 1. Wait for the scanner to stop on the channel. 2. Press . D Á To remove the delay from any channel: 1a. Wait for the scanner to stop on that channel. 2. Remove Delay by pressing D . OR 1b. Go to the channel using Manual Channel Access. Á ...
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 22
    ... frequencies between 29.000 and 956.000 MHz, as long as they are within the 12 Bands covered by the BC860XLT. See the table on page 3, or the Technical Specifications at the back of this Guide. To use Search, set upper and lower limits. Then activate Search...
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 23
    4. Begin Search. 5. When a transmission is detected, the BC860XLT stops on that frequency. 6a. When the transmission stops, Search resumes. Á ..., write them down so you can program them into the scanner. You can also automatically program a desired frequency into one of the channels. See page 28....
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 24
    Turbo Search Turbo Search runs through the frequencies 3 times faster than normal Search speed. Note: Turbo Search does not work in the AM Aircraft Band (108 - 137 MHz) or with frequencies above 406 MHz. You must first be in Search mode. To activate Turbo Search: Note: SRCH flashes during Turbo ...
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 25
    To access frequencies Manually 1. Stop the Search. 2a. To move up to the next Search frequency: 2b. To move down to the previous Search frequency: Á OR 25
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 26
    ... so it is skipped during a later Search. To Mark an Undesired Frequency When the scanner stops at the undesired frequency: Mark the frequency. The scanner immediately begins searching again because that frequency is now skipped. Á You can skip only 10 frequencies in ...
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 27
    To return a frequency to Search 1. Stop the Search. 2a. Move up to the frequency you wish to restore. 2b. Move down to the frequency you wish to restore. Á OR 3. Press frequency. K to restore the That frequency is now removed from the Skip List. Á 27
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 28
    To Restore all Skipped Frequencies 1. Stop the Search. 2. Restore all skipped Search frequencies. Á Note: You'll hear 2 beeps when the frequencies are restored. Á Storing Search Frequencies You can quickly store any frequency you find during Search. Important: You must select the channel in ...
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 29
    1. Enter Manual mode. 2. Select the channel. 3. Enter Search Á Á 4. Wait until the scanner stops at the frequency you want. 5 Store the frequency in the channel you selected earlier. Note: After Step 5 you are in normal Scan Hold mode. Repeat steps 1 through ...
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 30
    Search Delay Normally, the scanner will resume searching as soon as a transmission has stopped. You can program an additional Delay so the scanner waits another 2 seconds before resuming searching. This allows you to hear a possible replying transmission. In normal Scan you must program ...
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 31
    Weather Scan Your BC860XLT is designed to search for your local NOAA weather channel(s)... NOAA frequencies. Note: It is not advisable to program a weather frequency into one of the 100 .... Because weather channels transmit continuously, the scanner remains on that channel, disrupting the scanning cycle....
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 32
    Data Skip A scanner normally stops on any transmission it receives. That means your BC860XLT will stop on data signals and unmodulated transmissions. You ... (108-137 MHz). To activate Data Skip in Search: Your scanner stops and checks a transmission for data before deciding to ...
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 33
    ...and Maintenance General Use Turn the scanner off before disconnecting the power. Always write down the programmed frequencies in the event .... Location If strong interference or electrical noise is received, relocate the scanner or its antenna away from the source of the noise. If possible, a higher...
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 34
    Repairs 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. All radios are subject to receiving undesired signals or "birdies". If your ...
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 35
    Troubleshooting If your BC860XLT is not performing properly, try the following steps. Problem Scanner won't work Suggestion • Check the ... frequency is higher than 406 MHz, a shorter antenna length may improve the reception. Relocate the scanner. You may be in a fringe area. This...
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 36
    If you still cannot get satisfactory results and want additional information, or to return the unit for service, 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. 36
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 37
    ...channels in each bank WX: 7 Preprogrammed NOAA Weather Service Channels Frequency Range: 29-29.7 MHz ... Power Requirements: 10 VAC using AC144U AC Adapter Antenna: Telescoping (included) External Jacks: Antenna jack, External speaker, AC 10 V power jack Size: 9 in. (W) x 7 1⁄2 in. (D) x 2 3⁄8 in. ...
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 38
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  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 39
    Optional Accessories and Replacement Parts Ω To order these accessories, call or write: Uniden America Corporation Parts and Service 4700 Amon Carter Boulevard Fort Worth, TX 76155 (800) 297-1023, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Central Monday through Friday 39
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 40
    BC860XLT Programmable 100-Channel Base Scanner OPERATING GUIDE
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 41
    Precautions Before you use this scanner, please read and observe the following: WARNING! Uniden DOES NOT represent this unit to be waterproof. To ... in your community. Changes or modifications to this product not expressly approved by Uniden, or operation of this product in any way ...
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 42
    Controls & Display 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Indicates Data Skip mode. Shows active bank(s). Indicates Weather mode. Indicates an Aircraft channel. Shows the current frequency in MHz. Indicates a locked out channel. Indicates 2 Second Delay is on. Indicates Hold. Appears during Search. ...
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 43
    ... warrants, for one year, to the original retail owner, this Uniden Product to be free from defects in materials ... or repaired by someone other than an authorized Uniden service center for a defect or malfunction covered... and return it to you without charge for parts, service, or any other cost (except...
  • Uniden BC860XLT | English Owners Manual - Page 44
    ...,821 4,461,036 4,947,456 4,027,251 4,123,715 4,270,217 4,521,915 5,014,348 4,057,760 4,156,193 4,398,304 4,627,100 5,199,109 4,092,594 4,157,505 4,409,688 4,888,815 4,100,497 4,179,662 4,455,679 4,932,074 ©1994 Uniden America Corporation. All rights reserved. UBUD01243ZZ Printed in the Philippines



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