Uniden BC898T English Owners Manual

Uniden BC898T Manual

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  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 1
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 2
    ...regarding the laws in your community. Changes or modifications to this product not expressly approved by Uniden, or operation of this product in any ...and Trunk Tracking™ are proprietary trademarks of Uniden America Corporation. Other trademarks used throughout this manual are the property of their ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 3
    BC898T Controls and Display 1 2 3 4 TA 10 9 8 7 6 5 6. Numeric Keypad 7. Scan/Manual Keys 8. Mode Keys 9. Search Keys 10. Line/External Speaker Jacks 1. Programming and Status Keys 2. Display 3. Bank Keys 4. Squelch/Volume Controls 5. Rotary Tuner
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 4
    ...11 Where To Obtain More Information ...13 Using a Computer to Control Your BC898T ...13 Included With Your Scanner ...14 Installing Your Scanner ...15... An Optional Tape Recorder ...16 Using the Demo Software ...17 Installing The Scanner In a Vehicle ...18 Basic Operation ...20 ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 5
    ... Data Skip ...38 Frequency Skip ...38 Programming Conventional Channels ...39 Changing the Frequency ... Systems ...41 Setting the Scanner to Trunking Programming Mode ...41 Programming Motorola Systems...... ...46 Repairs ...46 Birdies ...46 Troubleshooting ...47 Specifications ...50 Optional Accessories...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 6
    ... You to Know The FCC Wants You To Know This scanner has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a scanning receiver, pursuant to ... received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Scanning Legally Your scanner covers frequencies used by many different ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 7
    Introduction Introduction Your BC898T scanner is a state-of-the-art scanner radio with TrunkTracking™ and automatic scanning capabilities. You can...in an available bank using the AutoStore feature. Use your scanner to monitor 800 MHz trunked public safety systems Police ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 8
    ...mode you select. Subaudible Tone Search - Lets the scanner search for and identify agencies transmitting CTCSS... specified bank(s). Weather Alert - Lets your scanner alert you when a SAME weather alert is... weather transmission. Chain Search - Lets your scanner search up to 10 ranges by selecting ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 9
    ... (not included). Scan/Search Delay - You can set the scanner so it remains on ... and what appears on your scanner. To get the most from this manual, review the contents to become familiar ... for organizing the information you need to program your scanner. Download this software from http://www.uniden....
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 10
    ... radio stations, most two-way communications do not transmit continuously. Your BC898T scans programmed channels until it finds an active frequency,...the transmission ends, the scanning cycle resumes until the scanner receives another transmission. What is Searching? The BC898T can ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 11
    ...point where it is impossible to clearly receive any of the stations. A scanner equipped with CTCSS and DCS (like your scanner) can code each received frequency with a specific CTCSS or DCS frequency....432 503 624 731 Conventional Scanning Conventional scanning is a relatively simple concept. Each...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 12
    ... is the frequencies they operate on. When you are scanning a conventional system, the scanner stops very briefly ... from the repeater location. What is Trunk Tracking? Your BC898T is designed to track the following types of trunking ... scanner can track more than one trunking system at a time and scan ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 13
    ... Public Safety Trunked System Frequency Guide included with your BC898T scanner. Conventional scanning is a simple concept. You enter a frequency used by someone you... scanner. Not only does your BC898T scan channels like a conventional scanner, it actually follows the users of ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 14
    ... The most common fleet maps are included at the back of this manual. You can also find fleet map ... is one variation of EDACS called SCAT that your BC898T can monitor. Logical Channel Numbers - ... group will switch to the correct channel. To program an EDACS system in your scanner, you will need to 11
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 15
    .... Because of the logical hierarchy of the AFS system, your BC898T lets you assign wildcard ID's ... data with analog voice traffic. While your BC898T cannot track ID's in this system, it can ... displays the talk group ID on the display. In the ID scan mode, the scanner only stops on the transmission ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 16
    ...Friday.) For more information about Uniden and our other products, visit http://www.uniden.com. Using a Computer to Control Your BC898T You can operate your scanner using software and a personal computer and cable (not included). Free demo ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 17
    Included With Your Scanner Included With Your Scanner Scanner AC Adapter Antenna Frequency Guide Owners Manual National Public Safety Trunked System Frequency Guide If any of these items are missing or damaged, immediately contact your place of purchase or Uniden Customer Service at: (...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 18
    ... receives interference or electrical noise, move the scanner or its antenna away from the source. You might ... front cover of this Owners Manual. • Do not use the scanner in high-moisture environments... into the ANT connector on the back of the scanner. Then extend the antenna to its full height. Note...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 19
    ...s (not included) cable into the EXT SP jack on the front of the scanner. This automatically disconnects ... recorder or a VOX (Voice Operated Control) tape recorder with the scanner. The tape recorder you ...) to connect the tape recorder to the scanner. You can get a cable from your local electronics ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 20
    ..., then double-click on the install package to begin installation. The BC898T SS Install program installs the software. You must install the software to use the scanner with your computer. After you install the BC898T SS Install program, start it by double clicking on ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 21
    ... Antenna Plug Connect an optional mobile antenna plug into the ANT connector on the back of the scanner. (For more information on antenna installation, please refer to the instruction guide that came with your antenna.) Connecting the DC Power ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 22
    ... vehicle. 2. Connect an optional DC power cord's RED wire to the accessory contact in your vehicle's +12 VDC fuse box. 3. Connect the DC power cord's BLACK wire to the negative side of the vehicle (usually the chassis). 4. Insert the DC plug into the DC 12V jack on the back of the scanner. 19
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 23
    ... Turning On the Basic Operation Turn VOLUME clockwise to turn on the scanner, or counterclockwise until it clicks to turn it off. Setting the ...set the squelch, you must first set the scanner to its manual mode and the scanner must not be receiving a signal. Follow these steps to set the scanner's ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 24
    ... scanning, press SCAN. The scanner checks each system you have programmed that is not locked out...there is activity. SCAN scrolls across the display, right to left. When the scanner receives a signal on a programmed ...deselected bank turns off, and the scanner does not scan that bank's channels. Note:...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 25
    ... not stop on it while scanning, press L/O when the scanner is stopped on that channel, or manually select the channel ... SCAN then press the bank's letter. 2. Press MANUAL. 3. Hold down L/O for about 2 seconds. The scanner ... out, P CH LOC0 T appears when you try to turn on the priority scan mode. 22...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 26
    ..., use the ID search mode by pressing SCAN then SRC. SEARCH appears and the BC898T stops on every active talk group, regardless of whether you have programmed it into your scanner. ... talk groups. Note: If you have not yet programmed any talk group ID's into the scanner, this is...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 27
    ... scanning or searching, press HOLD . The BC898T stops scanning and holds on the current trunking system. ... time. To lock out a talk group, press L/O when the scanner stops on that group. Or, if you have stored ... which talk group ID’s are locked out in the scanner. To review locked out talk group IDମ.
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 28
    ... out an ID in search mode, it is also locked out in scan list mode. Conversely, if you lock out an ID while in scan list mode, it is locked out in search mode. Restoring a ... for each bank. Other groups might use the system, but your scanner will only look for the ID in the display...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 29
    ...: Locked out ID's appear during ID monitor mode. Scan Lists You can program ... banks When you designate a bank as a trunk tracking bank, your scanner sets up 10 scan lists (A -J), which are simply lists ... conventional frequencies. You can program your scan lists either manually or during trunking ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 30
    ... below). Then press SRC (see “Using Chain Search” below). The scanner searches all frequencies within the chain search range or ranges you... Chain Search Range You can save up to 10 chain search ranges in your scanner. 1. Press MANUAL to stop scanning. 2. Press SRC. 3. Press HOLD . HOLD appears....
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 31
    ... you press SRC to resume scanning. However, some signals are identifiable by the scanner as data signals, ... continues to interrupt search scanning, you can set the scanner so it skips the frequency. ..., press L/O when the scanner is stopped on a frequency you want to skip. Notes: • You can program up...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 32
    ... bank keys (A-J) where you want to store the frequencies the scanner finds. The bank letter(s) you select stop ... empty channels, FULL appears for about 3 seconds and the scanner sounds an error tone. You must ... Tones for Searching You can set the scanner to only stop on transmissions that either have ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 33
    ...: You will see the frequencies appear quickly as your scanner looks for the data channel, which controls the system. 3. Once the data channel is acquired, the scanner starts to trunk track. Talk group ID's, which represent different service groups, appear. 4. Press...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 34
    ...your area are transmitted with associated tones. If the scanner finds a CTCSS or DCS tone, the type ... search for CTCSS/DCS tones while the scanner is scanning a priority channel. • You might... is a break before a tone is identified, your scanner searches where it left off when the transmission begins...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 35
    ... Alert (SAME) Important: primarily Using Your scanner has beenfeature, wedesigned to be a radiothat you ... weather radios specifically designed for this function. Your scanner allows you to either search for a local ... for a Weather Broadcast You can use the BC898T to search for your local NOAA weather ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 36
    ...each subdivision will be labeled 1-9. To program your scanner to alert you when the weather service issues an alert,...and then leave the scanner monitoring the weather service. You cannot scan and monitor ... also program in the FIPS code(s) for the area(s) you want to receive alerts for. The scanner can...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 37
    ..., ALLFIPS appears. If the scanner is set to alert only for the area you programmed, F1 appears. ... and press E. to enter a FIPS code To set the scanner so it sounds an alert tone when it receives any ... HOLD or LIMIT to move ALLFIPS to F1. To set the scanner so it sounds an alert tone when it receives ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 38
    Programming The BC898T has Programming 500 memory channels, each of which can be programmed to store one frequency. The channels are ... on Page 41. • Before you start to program your scanner, we recommend you download the demo software and use the worksheets in the software’s help files to help ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 39
    ... If you enter a frequency already stored in another channel, the scanner beeps and the other channel appears. Press . ... frequencies are automatically locked out. Programming a Channel With a CTCSS/DCS Tone 1. Press MANUAL. 2. Press CTCSS/DCS. 3. Select the channel you want to program then press E. ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 40
    ...brief pause before the scanning cycle resumes. Delay must be set for each programmed channel, and it can be set when your scanner pauses during a scan or when manual mode is selected. Setting Delay in Scan or Search Mode 1. Press SCAN or ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 41
    ...You can set any channel for recording while scanning. Then, if your scanner stops on a channel you have designated for ...channel is not recorded. Data Skip A scanner will normally stop on any transmission it receives. This means the BC898T will stop on data signals and unmodulated transmissions. You ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 42
    ... the 150.0000 through 161.9999 MHz frequency range, the scanner will actually use a 7.5 kHz frequency step to match the ... Modulation Mode Radio transmissions are modulated in several different ways. The BC898T is able to demodulate the most common transmission types. Your scanner has the most common ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 43
    ... channel. When you turn on the priority scan option (see "Priority Scanning" on Page 22), the scanner automatically checks these channels every 2 seconds to see if there is activity. If there is, the scanner immediately switches to the priority channel. Note: The scanner ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 44
    ... want to gather information about you start to program the scanner. The "Motorola Trunking Worksheet", "LTR ... with the demo software (download at http://www.uniden.com) make this easy. • You can program only .... If you are in conventional scan mode: 1. Hold down TRUNK. The scanner beeps twice ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 45
    ... and press SRC, talk group ID's appear. Since your scanner defaults to monitor Type II systems, most if not all... sets specific fleetsubfleet parameters. It's easy to select a fleet map for your scanner; what isn't always easy is selecting or programming a map that matches your particular area. ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 46
    Selecting a Preset Fleet Map 1. If you are still in the programming mode, press DATA. Otherwise, select the trunking programming...Motorola Trunking Worksheet" included in the help file included with the free demo software (download at http://www.uniden.com) before programming a custom fleet map. "...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 47
    ... one or two digit number. Programming EDACS Systems 1. Hold down TRUNK for about 2 seconds. The scanner beeps and BANK, TRUNK, and the bank ...bank where you want to store the frequencies. 3. Select EDACS scanning by turning the rotary tuner or repeatedly pressing HOLD LIMIT ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 48
    ...enter additional IDs, repeat Steps c-d. Programming LTR Systems 1. Hold down TRUNK for about 2 seconds. The scanner beeps and BANK, TRUNK, and the bank ... where you want to store the frequencies. 3. Select LTR scanning by turning the rotary tuner or repeatedly pressing HOLD LIMIT...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 49
    .... 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 ... radios can receive "birdies" (undesired signals). If your scanner stops during Scan mode and no sound is heard, it ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 50
    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Problem If your BC898T is not performing properly, try the following steps. Possible Cause Suggestion The scanner doesn't work. The scanner might not be receiving any power. Improper reception. Scan won't stop. Scan ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 51
    ... the data frequency. Change to a Type 1 scanner setup. Review "Programming Motorola Systems" on Page 41. Set the scanner to scan LTR or EDACS systems. Review "Programming EDACS Systems" on Page 44 and "Programming LTR Systems" on ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 52
    ... Make sure the EDACS channels are programmed in LCN order. Review "Programming EDACS Systems" on Page 44. Set the scanner to scan LTR or EDACS systems. Review "Programming EDACS Systems" on Page 44 and "Programming LTR Systems" ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 53
    ... Jack 3.5mm DC Power Jack 5.5mm Remote Jack D-sub9 Pins 101/2 in. (W) x 73/8 in. (D) x 31/2 in. (H) 3.8 lbs Operating Temperature: Scan Rate: Search Rate: Scan Delay: Audio Output: Power Requirements: Antenna: External Jacks: Size: Weight: 50
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 54
    Features, specifications, and availability of optional accessories are all subject to change without notice. 51
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 55
    Optional Accessories Optional Accessories Contact your local Uniden Dealer or call the Uniden Parts Center at: (800)554-3988, 8:... External Speaker Mobile Mounting Bracket with Hardware (MB001) Betty Bearcat Frequency Directory/ Local Directories PC Software (BC898T SS) Available by download. 52
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 56
    Appendix Appendix Preset Fleet Maps Preset Map 1 Block Preset Map 2 Size Code Block 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Size Code 11 Size Code 11 Size Code 11 Size Code 11 Size Code 11 Size Code 11 Size Code 11 Size Code 11 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Size Code 4 Size Code 4 Size Code 4 Size Code 4 Size Code 4 Size Code 4 ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 57
    Preset Map 9 Block Preset Map 10 Size Code 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Size Code 4 Size Code 4 Size Code 0 Size Code 0 Size Code 0 Size Code 0 Size Code 0 Size Code 0 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Block Size Code 0 Size Code 0 Size Code 0 Size Code 0 Size Code 0 Size Code 0 Size Code 4 Size Code 4 Size Code Preset ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 58
    ... into 8 equal sized blocks, numbered 0-7. When you program your scanner to track a Type I system, you must select a size code for each of these blocks. ... are assigned a Type I ID. The way these ID's display on your scanner depend on the block number and the block's size ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 59
    Since these size codes require multiple blocks, you will be prompted for the next available block when programming a fleet map. For example, if you assign Block 0 as an S-12, you will be prompted for b2, the next block available, instead of b1. And if you assign Block 0 as an S-14, you would not see...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 60
    ... Warranty Important: Evidence of original purchase is required for warranty service. WARRANTOR: UNIDEN AMERICA CORPORATION ("Uniden") ELEMENTS OF WARRANTY: ... installed, (D) serviced or repaired by someone other than an authorized Uniden service center for a defect or malfunction covered by this ...
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