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
    ...Know The FCC Wants You To Know This scanner has been tested and found to comply ...relocate the receiving antenna • Increase the separation between the scanner and the receiver This device complies with Part ...Legally Your scanner covers frequencies used by many different groups, including police and...
  • 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...you can automatically program channels in an available bank using the AutoStore feature. Use your scanner to monitor 800 MHz trunked public safety systems Police and fire ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 8
    ... you select. Subaudible Tone Search - Lets the scanner search for and identify agencies transmitting CTCSS ... NOAA weather channel. The scanner also displays information about the SAME alert. This helps you quickly find... frequency step (5, 6.25, 12.5, or 25 kHz) for manual mode and chain search mode....
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 9
    .../Search Delay - You can set the scanner so it remains on a frequency two seconds... 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
    ... use your scanner, but some background knowledge will help you get the most from your BC898T. Understanding Banks and Channels The memory in your scanner is organized into ... scanning cycle resumes until the scanner receives another transmission. What is Searching? The BC898T can search each ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 11
    ...the 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. ... hear the transmission with the CTCSS or DCS tone you programmed. If you do not receive the...
  • 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 on each channel to see if there...a 25-mile radius from the repeater location. What is Trunk Tracking? Your BC898T is designed to track the following types of trunking systems. • Motorola...
  • 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 ... impossible prior to Uniden's invention of the Trunktracking scanner. Not only does your BC898T scan channels like a conventional scanner, it actually follows the users ...
  • 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 that... data with analog voice traffic. While your BC898T cannot track ID's in this system, it can eliminate ...user ID. LTR systems also need to be programmed into your scanner in channel order. Since many...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 16
    ... copy of the conventional or trunking frequency guide, contact your local dealer or: Uniden Parts Department (800) 554-3988 (Hours are from 8:00 a.m. ..., visit http://www.uniden.com. Using a Computer to Control Your BC898T You can operate your scanner using software and a ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 17
    ... With Your Scanner Included With Your Scanner Scanner AC Adapter Antenna Frequency Guide Owners Manual National Public Safety Trunked ... Guide 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 5:00...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 18
    ...a local electronics store). If the optional antenna has no cable, use 50-70 ohm coaxial cable for lead-in. A mating plug might be necessary for the optional antennas. • Use an... precautions on the inside front cover of this Owners Manual. • Do not use the scanner in high-moisture environments...
  • 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
    ... Installing The Software Download the software, 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, ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 21
    ...the 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
    ...squelch, you must first set the scanner to its manual mode and the scanner must not be receiving a signal...Adjust VOLUME to a comfortable listening level. 2. Repeatedly press MANUAL until you do not hear a ...the trunking mode. To use the rotary tuner, press MANUAL to stop scanning if necessary. Then, if...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 24
    ... 41 (for trunking systems) for complete instructions. To begin scanning, simply turn on the scanner or, if ... checks each system you have programmed that is not locked out and stops ... across the display, right to left. When the scanner receives a signal on a programmed channel, it stops on that channel...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 25
    ... the scanner does not stop on it while scanning, press L/O when the scanner is stopped on that channel, or manually select the channel and press L/O. To ...press SCAN then press the bank's letter. 2. Press MANUAL. 3. Hold down L/O for about 2 seconds. The scanner beeps twice and unlocks all channels....
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 26
    ... the new priority channel. 3. Press MANUAL. 4. Hold down PRI for about 2 seconds. The scanner beeps twice and ...pressing SCAN then SRC. SEARCH appears and the BC898T stops on every active talk group, regardless...s control channel. You hear the control data and the scanner displays every talk group ID ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 27
    ... talk group when scanning or searching, press HOLD . The BC898T stops scanning and holds on the current trunking... time. To lock out a talk group, press L/O when the scanner stops on that group. Or, if you have ... 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
    ...return to the search mode. Searching Tips ID Delay Mode Use the DELAY key to select the delay mode if it's not active. This mode holds ... delay for each bank. Other groups might use the system, but your scanner will only look for the ID in the display. Note: If you consistently miss responses while...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 29
    ... mode for a conventional system in a bank selected for a trunked system, press MANUAL. All active talk group ID's appear in succession. Note:... them like you scan conventional frequencies. You can program your scan lists either manually or during trunking search mode. You can use the rotary tuner to...
  • 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 ... save up to 10 chain search ranges in your scanner. 1. Press MANUAL to stop scanning. 2. Press SRC. 3. Press HOLD . HOLD appears. 4. Select the memory location ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 31
    ...interrupt search scanning, you can set the scanner so it skips the frequency. To skip over..., press L/O when the scanner is stopped on a frequency you want to skip. Notes: • You can program..., follow these steps. 1. Press E or SEND when the scanner is stopped on that frequency. All the bank indicators...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 32
    ... You must program a chain search range for auto store to work. 1. Press MANUAL to stop ...channels in the selected bank(s) have been programmed. 5. Press MANUAL to exit AutoStore and return ... the available channels in the selected bank(s) are programmed, press MANUAL twice. • To ensure that you catch ...
  • 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 of... search for CTCSS/DCS tones in scan mode, manual mode, or chain search mode. You ... there 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
    ... weather station in your area. When you press WX, your scanner finds the first active transmission. If a transmission seems weak... 0 for all subdivisions in the county and each subdivision will be labeled 1-9. To program your scanner to alert you when the weather service issues an alert, you must set ...
  • 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
    ... press E. Channels with no 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. If you have already programmed ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 40
    ...Channels 4 through 8, start with Channel 4. After you finish programming a channel, press MANUAL or HOLD to go to the next higher channel. • ...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 ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 41
    ... attaching a recorder to your scanner, see "Using An Optional Tape Recorder" on Page 16. To program a channel for tape ... 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 can...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 42
    ... file included in the demo software (download at http://www.uniden.com) makes this easy. The first few ... when you manually tune up or down from the frequency stored in the channel. Your BC898T is preprogrammed... ways. The BC898T is able to demodulate the most common transmission types. Your scanner has...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 43
    ...option (see "Priority Scanning" on Page 22), the scanner automatically checks these channels every ...see if there is activity. If there is, the scanner immediately switches to the priority channel. Note... is set as priority. To change the priority channel, manually select the channel you want to set...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 44
    ..., and “EDACS Trunking Worksheet” included in the help file included with the demo software (download at http://www.uniden.com) make this easy. • You can program only one trunked system per bank. For example, if you are ...
  • 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
    ... HOLD or LIMIT channel you want to program. 4. Enter an ID. To enter the dash used in Type I ID's, use the . key. 5. Repeat Steps 3 ... by a 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 letters A-J blink. ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 48
    ...subfleet, then press E. (Press . to enter the hyphen). e. To 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 letters A-J blink. 2. Press a bank ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 49
    ... amounts of water. 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 repair technician. Birdies All radios can receive "birdies" (undesired signals). If ...
  • 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.... is connected to an AC outlet and the scanner. If there is a wall switch that controls power to the AC outlet where you...
  • 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"... for the data channel. Change to a Type 1 scanner setup. Review "Programming Motorola Systems" on Page ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 52
    ... If you still cannot get satisfactory results 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 ...
  • Uniden BC898T | English Owners Manual - Page 53
    ... Certified in accordance with FCC Rules and Regulations Part 15, Subpart C, as of date of manufacture. 500 10 (50 channels each) 25.0-27.995 MHz Citizens Band/ ...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, 8:00AM to 5:00PM ... (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. ... a Type I ID. The way these ID's display on your scanner depend on the block number and the block's size code. When a ...
  • 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
    ... with equipment or parts or as part of any system not manufactured by Uniden, or (F) installed or programmed by anyone ... and return it to you without charge for parts, service, or any other cost (except ... means, or delivered, to warrantor at: Uniden America Corporation Parts and Service Division 4700 ...
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