3 mile radius of a Highway Patrol unit! Best of all, you don’t have to program any frequencies. Just set the BCT7 for your state, and the scanner will do the rest. Please read this Operating Guide thoroughly before attempting to operate the unit.
CB Search - Search all 40 CB channels Band Search Search through 12 bands of radio spectrum for frequencies. 26 MHz - 956 MHz - Scan these frequency ranges with your BCT7. (Note: the frequency coverage is not totally continuous.) Data Skip - Skip certain data signals and unmodulated transmissions.
Types of Communications Monitor communications such as: Highway Patrol, police and fire department (including paramedics) Aircraft NOAA weather broadcasts Business/industrial radio Motion picture and press relay Utility Land transportation frequencies, such as trucking firms, buses, taxis, tow trucks, and railroads Marine and amateur (ham radio) bands And many more in the following 12 Bands: Frequency Range...
Assembly Kit (MB007) 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 in this Operating Guide. Flexible Mobile Antenna Betty Bearcat...
Fold out the illustration from the front cover to see the controls and LCD display while reading this guide. Power ON 1. Turn the volume knob clockwise. PUSH ALERT Turn The scanner performs a self-test: the Warning Light flashes and the Alert Tone beeps loudly. Warning Light WARNING...
How Squelch Works Think of “SQUELCH” as a gate. If the gate is too low (squelch too low), everything (all noise as well as signals) gets through. Setting the Squelch No signal should be present when setting Squelch. Press to stop scanning. If needed, press <...
Scanning the Alert Monitor Frequency Banks The Alert Monitor works with the Highway Patrol, Police, and Department of Transportation (DOT) frequency banks. Frequencies are preprogrammed at the factory on a state-by-state basis. Selecting the State Press S to select the state you are operating in.
When the BCT7 receives communications, scanning stops, the active bank type replaces the state code, and the frequency displays. Scan Hold When scanning stops on a desired frequency, press H to hold on that frequency as long as you like.
Warning Alert The BCT7 alerts you when Highway Patrol/State Police units using mobile extenders are within an approximate three mile radius. 1. The Warning Light flashes and the Alert Tone beeps five times when a signal is received. Warning Light...
Change states or frequency banks. The Mute LED goes out after scanning starts. 3. Turn the scanner off and on. You can turn off the WARNING: Warning Light and completely mute the Alert Tone at the same time.
Power On Settings When you turn the BCT7 off and then on again, the BCT7 will return to the last settings that were active. When you have chosen the state you will be driving in, and the mode (HIGHWAY PATROL, DOT, etc.), the BCT7 always returns to these settings.
When a transmission is received, the scanner stops on that frequency. When the transmission ends, a built-in two second delay feature holds the scanner on that frequency for a response. If there is no response, scanning resumes.
HIGHWAY POLICE PRIVATE FIRE NEWS AIR If the BCT7 stops on an undesired frequency, press twice to force the unit to start scanning before the end of that transmission.. Or, lock out that frequency (see...
You can lock out all the frequencies in a bank, if desired. However, if you do, pressing that bank key will emit an error tone and the scanner will not scan. If you lock out a preprogrammed frequency in one bank, and that frequency is programmed into another bank, the frequency is locked out of both banks.
Restore a Locked Out Frequency 1. Select the frequency bank. 4. Press to unlock the frequency. Restore All Locked-Out Frequencies Press and hold for two seconds. 2. Press to enter Manual Mode. 5. Press to resume scanning. You’ll hear two beeps when all frequencies are restored.
You can search for any frequencies between 29.000 and 956.000 MHz, as well as CB channels 1 through 40, as long as they are within the 12 Bands covered by the BCT7. See the table on page 5, or the Specifications at the back of this Guide.
CB Channel Search The 40 Citizen’s Band (CB) channels comprise one of the 12 search bands available in the BCT7. 1. Press repeatedly until the CB band is active Notes: In the SEARCH function, you can turn the Data Skip feature on and off. (See “Data Skip,” page 20.) For easy access to the CB search, do not change the search band from CB.
Data Skip Your BCT7 automatically skips certain data channels which broadcast non-voice communications (primarily pagers). An icon in the display shows when Data Skip is on. This feature works in all modes except CB, AIR and Weather. To turn Data Skip OFF or ON: 2.
If you find a frequency you would like to program while in a general search of a band, press frequency, then follow programming steps 3 through 8. 2. When the BCT7 begins searching, press 5. Select the bank where you...
Clearing a User-Programmed Frequency To erase a user-programmed frequency: 1. Press > 4. Press and hold until 000.0000 appears in the display. HOLD 7. Press Q to program 000.0000 into memory. 2. Press twice to start search and hold on any frequency. 5.
Memory Lock To avoid accidental programming of your BCT7 after you have programmed all the frequencies to your satisfaction, slide the MEMOLOCK switch on the back panel of the radio to ON. If you attempt to enter frequencies after you have locked the program, the display will show PRG-LOC.
Before starting installation, select a location for the radio bracket that is convenient for operation and with the driver or passenger in the vehicle. 1. Secure the bracket to a solid surface using the self tapping screws provided. 2. Mount the scanner to the bracket with the thumb screws. Star...
Connecting the Power The BCT7 is designed to be used in any vehicle which has a 12-volt DC negative ground electrical system. If you cannot determine the polarity of your vehicle, consult your vehicle dealer for information. 1. Connect the BCT7 power cord directly to the fuse block or battery of your car.
Base Installation In addition to mobile installation, you can operate the BCT7 as a base unit with the included AC Adapter and Telescoping Antenna. Note: Use only the AC Adapter supplied with this unit. 1. Plug the telescoping antenna into the antenna jack on the rear of the unit.
IMPORTANT! program a CB channel into the BCT7 unless you’re sure you won’t be transmitting on that channel (or even an adjacent channel). Otherwise, you’ll receive loud feedback through the BCT7‘s speaker.
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 designed for multi-band coverage.
Scanner Care & Maintenance Tips Do not use the scanner in high-moisture areas such as the kitchen or bathroom. Do not plug the scanner into an outlet controlled by a wall switch as prolonged periods without power causes scanner memory loss.
If your BCT7 is not performing properly, try the steps listed below. PROBLEM Scanner is not giving Warning Alerts. Scanner is not working properly. Signal is weak or distorted. Improper reception. Scan won’t stop. Incomplete reception. Weather Search (WX) won’t work.
(aircraft communications, weather, etc.) If you still cannot get satisfactory results, call the Uniden Customer Service Center at 1-800-297-1023, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central, Monday through Friday. Make sure you are scanning one of the Warning Alert Frequency Banks - Highway, Police, or DOT.
Before you use this scanner, please observe the following: WARNING! Uniden America Corporation does not represent this unit to be waterproof. To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or damage to the unit, do not expose this unit to rain or moisture.
Uniden, (C) improperly installed, (D) serviced or repaired by someone other than an authorized Uniden service center for a defect or malfunction covered by this warranty, (E) used in any conjunction with equipment or parts or as part of any system not manufactured by Uniden, or (F) installed, programmed, by anyone other than as detailed by the operating guide for this product.