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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
What is Scanning? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
What is Searching? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Types of Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Feature Highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Where to Obtain More Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Included with Your Scanner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Installing the Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
AC Adapter/Charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Charging Warning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Adapter Safety Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Flexible Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Belt Clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Basic Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Setting the Squelch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Keylock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Duplicate Frequency Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Programming Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Scanning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Channel Lockout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Lockout in Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Locking a Channel While Scanning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Lockout Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Restore a Locked Out Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Restore All Locked-out Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Priority Scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Changing the Priority Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Chain Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Setting a Search Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Search Hold Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Channel Skip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Storing Search Frequencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Weather Scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Care and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
General Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Repairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Birdies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Accessories and Replacement Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
One Year Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
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Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction ........2 What is Scanning? .

  • Page 2: Introduction, What Is Scanning

    What is Scanning? Unlike standard AM or FM radio stations, most two-way communications do not transmit continuously. The BC60XLT-1 scans programmed channels until it finds an active frequency. Scanning stops on an active frequency and remains on that channel as long as the transmission continues. When the transmission ends, the scanning cycle resumes until another transmission is received.

  • Page 3: Types Of Communications

    Business/industrial radio Motion picture and press relay Utilities Land transportation frequencies, such as trucking firms, buses, taxis, tow trucks, and railroads Marine and amateur (ham radio) bands And more in these bands: Frequency Range 29-29.7 MHz 10 Meter Amateur Band 29.7-50 MHz VHF Low Band...

  • Page 4: Feature Highlights

    If power is completely disconnected, the frequencies are retained for one hour. Weather Scan – Use as a weather information radio. Preset Two-second Delay – Scanner waits two seconds after transmission stops before resuming scanning.

  • Page 5: Where To Obtain More Information

    If the frequencies listed in the starter guide do not work in your area, call the enclosed Mr. Scanner (800) Number . A Uniden representative should be able to provide you with sample frequencies, or use the enclosed order form to purchase a local frequency list.

  • Page 6: Included With Your Scanner

    Included with Your Scanner 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 p.m., Central, Monday through Friday. Rubber Antenna (AT218) AC Adapter...

  • Page 7: Setup, Installing The Batteries

    These are helpful guidelines when using your new scanner: If your scanner receives interference or electrical noise, move the scanner or its antenna away from the source. If you need to improve reception, use an optional antenna designed for multi-band coverage.(You can purchase this type of antenna at a local electronics store.) Use the included earphone or an optional stereo...

  • Page 8: Ac Adapter/charger, Charging Warning

    Replace cover and press down until it clicks into place. Warning: Do not mix alkaline batteries with Ni-Cd Batteries. Be sure to install four batteries of the same type. AC Adapter/Charger Use the AC Adapter/Charger to power the from an AC outlet. Use only the supplied AC Adapter (AD70U) or one of the optional power cords (UA502 or UA510).

  • Page 9: Adapter Safety Feature, Flexible Antenna, Belt Clip

    Adapter Safety Feature The AC Adapter included with this scanner may be equipped with a polarized line plug — a plug with one blade wider than the other. This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug.

  • Page 10: Basic Operation, Setting The Squelch

    Basic Operation Note: You can fold out the Front Cover to see the Controls and Indicators while reading this Guide. Setting the Squelch To set the Squelch, you must be in the Manual Mode. No signal should be present when adjusting squelch. Press you do not hear a signal.

  • Page 11

    Turn SQUELCH fully clockwise until you hear a hiss. This lowers the “Squelch Gate” so that everything gets through—noise, weak signals, and strong signals. Strong Signals Medium Signals Weak Signals Noise Turn SQUELCH back counter-clockwise just until the hiss stops. Now the “Squelch Gate” allows only strong signals through.

  • Page 12: Keylock

    Keylock Key Lock prevents accidental key entries during scanning. To lock the keypad, press and hold until the key symbol appears. To unlock the keypad, press and hold until the key symbol disappears.

  • Page 13: Programming

    Before scanning, repeat this procedure for each channel you program. Select frequencies from your starter guide. Press Select a channel. a. Enter the channel number. b. Then press can receive radio broadcasts, you...

  • Page 14: Duplicate Frequency Alert

    Enter the frequency. a. Enter the frequency number. b. Then press Note: To clear a mistake while entering the frequency, press twice, and start over. If the frequency entered is outside the Frequency Range of the scanner, a distinctive beep sounds. (See the Table on page 3 or the Band List on the back of the scanner).

  • Page 15: Programming Tips

    Programming Tips Do not program a weather frequency into one of the channels, since weather channels transmit continuously. Use for weather information. Group similar frequencies into adjacent channels. For example, program police frequencies in channels 1 through 10 and fire/emergency into channels 11 through 20, and so on.

  • Page 16: Scanning

    Scanning When you turn on the power, the BC60XLT-1 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,...

  • Page 17: Channel Lockout, Lockout In Manual Mode

    Channel Lockout You can lockout any channel so it is not reviewed during normal scanning. You can restore the channel to scanning whenever you wish. Lockout in Manual Mode Press Select a channel. a. Enter the channel number. b. Then press again.

  • Page 18: Locking A Channel While Scanning, Lockout Tips

    Locking a Channel While Scanning If the scanner keeps stopping on a particular channel due to noise or too frequent transmissions, you may want to keep that channel from scanning. Wait until the scanner stops at the channel. Then press The scanner immediately resumes scanning because the...

  • Page 19: Restore A Locked Out Channel

    Restore a Locked Out Channel Press Select a locked out channel. a. Enter the channel number. b. Then press again. Press to unlock the channel.

  • Page 20: Restore All Locked-out Channels

    Restore All Locked-out Channels Press Note: You must be in Manual Mode before restoring all locked-out channels. Press and hold for about two seconds. You will hear two beeps when all the channels have been restored.

  • Page 21: Priority Scan

    Priority Scan When Priority Scan is turned on, your scanner checks the priority channel every two seconds for activity. If a signal is present on the priority channel, your scanner monitors the channel until the transmission ends, then resumes normal scanning.

  • Page 22: Changing The Priority Channel

    Changing the Priority Channel You cannot eliminate the Priority Channel, but you can change it to any other of the 30 available channels. Press Select a new Priority Channel. a. Enter the channel number. b. Then press again. Press and hold for two seconds to designate this channel as your new...

  • Page 23: Chain Search, Setting A Search Range

    This gives you flexibility of searching for any channel between 29 and 512 MHz, as long as they are within the 10 frequencies bands covered by the BC60XLT-1 Technical Specifications on page 34, or the table on the back of the BC60XLT-1...

  • Page 24

    To program a frequency range into one of the five personal Chain Search bands, follow these steps: Press until the search location you want appears in the display. Enter lower limit of the search band. a. Enter the frequency number. b.

  • Page 25

    Note: The display alternates between the upper and lower ranges. If you program the wrong limit, press , then press again to erase the error and reset the limits to zero. Then begin again. Either press begin your search. Note: Your scanner searches each selected Personal Chain Search band.

  • Page 26: Search Hold Feature

    To turn off a Chain Search band during search scanning, press its location number. For example, (a) if Chain Search locations 1, 2 and 3 are selected, (b) press to turn off band three so that it’s not scanned during your search.

  • Page 27: Channel Skip, Storing Search Frequencies

    Channel Skip If a particular channel continues to interrupt search scanning, it is possible to set your scanner to skip the frequency. If your scanner stops while searching, press to lockout the frequency from the search range. Note: You can program 10 skip frequencies.

  • Page 28

    Press Select a channel. a. Enter the channel number. b. Then press again. Select one or more of the personal search bands. For example, select CHAIN Note: These frequencies were used during “Setting a Search Range,” on page 23. Press When the scanner stops at the frequency you want,...

  • Page 29

    Note: After this step you are in Search Hold mode. Press to resume scanning. Press to store the frequency in the channel you selected. Note: After this step you are in manual mode. Repeat steps 2 through 6 for all the Search frequencies you want to store.

  • Page 30: Weather Scan

    Weather Scan Your is designed to scan 7 programmed BC60XLT-1 NOAA frequencies, so you easily find your local NOAA weather broadcast. Note: It is not advisable to program a weather frequency into one of the 30 channels since weather channels transmit continuously. The scanner will remain on the weather channel, disrupting the scanning cycle.

  • Page 31: Care And Maintenance, General Use, Location, Cleaning

    Care and Maintenance General Use Turn the scanner off before disconnecting the power or replacing the batteries. Always write down the programmed frequencies in the event of memory loss. If memory is lost, simply reprogram each channel. The display shows there has been a memory loss.

  • Page 32: Repairs, Birdies

    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. Birdies All radios can receive “birdies” (undesired signals). If your scanner stops during Scan mode and no sound is heard, it may be receiving a birdie.

  • Page 33: Troubleshooting

    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, or call 1-800-297-1023.

  • Page 34: Specifications

    Specifications Certified in accordance with FCC Rules and Regulations Part 15, Subpart C, as of date of manufacture. Channels: Search Bands: Frequency Range: Operating Temperature: Scan Rate: Search Rate: Scan Delay: Audio Output: Power Requirements: Antenna: External Jacks: Size: Weight: Features, Specifications, and availability of optional accessories are all subject to change without notice.

  • Page 35

    Accessories and Replacement Rubber Antenna (AT218) AC Adapter (AD70U) Cigarette Lighter Power Cord (UA502) Betty Bearcat Starter Frequency Guide Parts Belt Clip with Screws (BCK150) Monaural Earphone (EP009) Hard-Wired Power Cord (UA510)

  • Page 36: One Year Limited Warranty

    WARRANTOR: UNIDEN AMERICA CORPORATION (“Uniden”) 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 the limitations or exclusions set out below.

  • Page 37

    Covered under one or more of the following U.S. patents: RE31,523 4,027,251 4,057,760 4,092,594 4,100,497 4,114,103 4,123,715 4,156,193 4,157,505 4,179,662 4,219,821 4,270,217 4,398,304 4,409,688 4,455,679 4,461,036 4,521,915 4,627,100 4,888,815 4,932,074 4,947,456 5,014,348 5,199,109 ©1995 Uniden America Corporation. All rights reserved. Printed in the Philippines...

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