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  • Page 1 BR330T OWNER’S MANUAL OWNER’S MANUAL...
  • Page 2 Changes or modifications to this product not expressly approved by Uniden, or operation of this product in any way other than as detailed by this Operating Guide, could void your authority to operate this product.
  • Page 3 WARNING! Uniden does not represent this unit to be waterproof. To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock, do not expose this unit to rain or moisture. ® ® Motorola , PL , PRIVACY PLUS ® SMARTNET ,and SMARTZONE trademarks of Motorola, Inc.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents The FCC Wants You to Know ... 8 Scanning Legally ... 8 Introduction ... 10 Feature Highlights ... 11 About This Manual ... 16 Using the Multifunction Scroll Control ... 16 Entering Text ... 16 How the Scanner’s Controls Are Represented in This Manual ... 17 Understanding Scanning ...
  • Page 5 Other Settings ... 53 Displaying System Information ... 53 Viewing Memory Used ...53 Viewing the Firmware Version ...53 Adjusting the Key Beep ... 53 Locking/Unlocking the Keypad and Scroll ... 53 Turning Power Save On or Off ... 54 Priority Scan ... 54 Using the Backlight ...
  • Page 6 Clearing All Locked-Out IDs ... 87 Setting the EDACS ID Format (EDACS Systems Only) ... 87 Setting System Attenuation (Trunked Systems Only) ... 88 Deleting Systems ... 88 Copying Systems ... 89 Group-Level Settings ... 89 Entering/Editing the Group Name ... 89 Setting the Group Quick Key ...
  • Page 7 Care and Maintenance ... 123 General Use ... 123 Location ... 123 Cleaning ... 123 Repairs ... 124 Birdies ... 124 Troubleshooting ... 125 Specifications ... 129 Optional Accessories ... 132 Appendix ... 133 Preset Fleet Maps ... 133 User Defined Fleet Maps ... 135 Type I Programming Information ...
  • Page 8: The Fcc Wants You To Know

    The FCC Wants 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 Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
  • Page 9 • Telephone conversations (cellular, cordless, or other private means of telephone signal transmission) • Pager transmissions • Any scrambled or encrypted transmissions According to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), you are subject to fines and possible imprisonment for intentionally listening to, using, or divulging the contents of such a conversation unless you have the consent of a party to the conversation (unless such activity is otherwise illegal).
  • Page 10: Introduction

    Introduction Introduction Your Bearcat BR330T scanning receiver is a state-of-the-art scanner radio with TrunkTracker III and racetrack operation. You can store frequencies such as police, fire/emergency, marine, air, amateur, and other communi- cations into the scanner. You can carry it with you wherever you go.
  • Page 11: Feature Highlights

    Feature Highlights Feature Highlights General 2500 Dynamic Channels - Your scanner stores channels more efficiently than conventional scanners, letting you store and quickly tune greater numbers of interesting frequencies. Close Call RF Capture Technology - You can set the scanner so it detects and provides information about nearby radio transmissions.
  • Page 12 If you lock out a system or group, any channels belonging to that system or group are also locked out. You can lock out up to 200 frequencies and review all locked-out frequencies. The scanner skips locked-out frequencies while using the Close Call feature or while searching.
  • Page 13: Trunk Tracking

    Custom Alerts – For each alert in the scanner (such as channel alert, Close Call alert, emergency alert), you can select from 9 different tone patterns and also set the alert volume level independently from the main volume level. Automatic Channel Step – Accepts frequencies on any valid channel step, even if it does not fall within the band plan’s default step.
  • Page 14: Auto Store

    The scanner can scan both conventional and trunked systems at the same time. Control Channel Only Scanning – If the scanner is set to scan Motorola trunking frequencies, you can set it so it scans using only control channel data. You do not have to program voice channel frequencies into memory in this mode as long as all possible control channels are programmed.
  • Page 15: Pc Control And Cloning

    BR330T scanner to another BR330T scanner. On-Air Cloning – You can clone all programmed data over the air from a PC to one or more BR330T scanners. Feature Highlights...
  • Page 16: About This Manual

    Using the Multifunction Scroll Control The scroll control on top of the BR330T lets you easily control channel selection, volume, and squelch, and how information appears on the display.
  • Page 17: How The Scanner's Controls Are Represented In This Manual

    How the Scanner’s Controls Are Represented in This Manual To help navigate the scanner’s menus, the steps shown in this manual show the displays you see and the keys you press or control you operate to get a desired result. This example shows you how to use the scanner’s menu to edit an existing system name.
  • Page 18 • The default system names include the following letter in the 16th position to indicate the system type: R = Racing M = Motorola E = EDACS L = LTR C = Conventional • Press twice to delete the current character. •...
  • Page 19: Understanding Scanning

    ID’s. What is Scanning? Unlike standard AM or FM radio stations, most two- way communications do not transmit continuously. Your BR330T scans programmed channels until it Understanding Scanning...
  • Page 20: What Is Searching

    What is Searching? The BR330T can search each of its bands and up to 10 bands together to find active frequencies. This is different from scanning because you are searching for frequencies that have not been programmed into the scanner.
  • Page 21 units which transmit the correct tone along with their signal can “talk” to the repeater. CTCSS and DCS are also used in areas that receive interference where there are several stations with output frequencies close to each other. When this occurs, you might hear multiple communications on the same frequency.
  • Page 22: Conventional Scanning

    Conventional Scanning Conventional scanning is a relatively simple concept. Each group of users in a conventional system is assigned a single frequency (for simplex systems) or two frequencies (for repeater systems). Any time one of them transmits, their transmission always goes out on the same frequency.
  • Page 23: Simplex Operation

    Simplex Operation Simplex systems use a single frequency for both transmit and receive. Most radios using this type of operation are limited to line-of-sight operation. This type of radio is frequently used at construction job sites, and with inexpensive consumer radios such as GMRS/FRS radios.
  • Page 24: What Is Trunk Tracking

    What is Trunk Tracking? Your BR330T is designed to track the following types of trunking systems. • Motorola Type I, Type II, Type IIi hybrid, SMARTNET, and PRIVACYPLUS analog trunking systems, which are extensively used in 800 MHz communication systems.
  • Page 25 Uniden’s invention of the TrunkTracker scanner. Not only does your BR330T scan channels like a conventional scanner, it actually follows the users of a trunked radio system. Once you know a talk group’s ID, you won’t miss any of the action.
  • Page 26: Types Of Trunking Systems

    Types of Trunking Systems Trunking systems divide a few frequencies among many different users, but the way that each system does this is slightly different. This section describes some of the technical data behind Motorola, EDACS, and LTR trunked radio systems. Motorola Trunking While there are different types of Motorola trunking systems, they all use the same basic trunking method.
  • Page 27: Edacs Trunking

    Also, talk groups are assigned in an Agency-Fleet-Subfleet (AFS) hierarchy. Also, there is one variation of EDACS called SCAT that your BR330T can monitor. Logical Channel Numbers – each frequency used by the system is assigned an LCN. This information is programmed into each user radio.
  • Page 28: Ltr Trunking

    Autonomous Trunking) systems operate on a single channel and alternate control data with analog voice traffic. While your BR330T cannot track ID’s in this system, it can eliminate the control data so that all you hear is the voice transmissions when you monitor this type of system.
  • Page 29: I-Call (Motorola/Edacs)

    ID. I-Call (Motorola/EDACS) I-calls are direct unit-to-unit transmissions that are not heard by other system users. Your BR330T can receive I-call transmissions. See “Setting I-Call (Motorola and EDACS Systems Only)” on Page 85 for more information about monitoring I-call transmissions.
  • Page 30 • http://svartifoss2.fcc.gov/reports/index.cfm conventional frequency information on file with the US Government • http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BR330T group for people interested in discussing the BR330T. * - These web sites are not affiliated with Uniden Corporation.
  • Page 31: Included With Your Scanner

    Belt Clip BNC/SMA Adapter 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. Included With Your Scanner...
  • Page 32: Setting Up Your Scanner

    Setting Up Your Scanner Setting Up Your Scanner These guidelines will help you install and set up your new scanner: • If your scanner receives interference or electrical noise, move the scanner or its antenna away from the source. • To improve the scanner’s reception, use an optional external antenna designed for multi-band coverage.
  • Page 33: Using Rechargeable Batteries

    2. Install 3 AA batteries, matching the polarity symbols (+ -). WARNING! Set ALKALINE/Ni-MH to Ni-MH for use only with rechargeable batteries. Never attempt to recharge non-rechargeable batteries. Non-rechargeable batteries can get hot and can even burst if you try to recharge them.
  • Page 34: Removing The Display Sticker

    If an AC adapter is connected to the scanner, the scanner checks the condition of the installed batteries. If the scanner is turned off and the batteries require a full charge, Normal Charging appears as the bat- teries are recharged. When the batteries are fully charged, Charge Complete appears.
  • Page 35: Connecting The Antenna

    Connecting the Antenna To attach the supplied flexible antenna to the connector on the top of your scanner, simply screw it onto the scanner's SMA connector. Connecting an Optional Antenna The scanner's SMA connector makes it easy to connect a variety of optional antennas, including an external mobile antenna or outdoor base station antenna.
  • Page 36: Attaching The Belt Clip

    WARNING! Never connect any part of the headphone jack to the antenna jack or connect the radio to an installation where the antenna and audio connection are grounded. This might damage the scanner. Attaching the Belt Clip To make your scanner easier to carry when you are on the go, use the supplied belt clip.
  • Page 37 If your scanner's keys seem confusing at first, the following information should help you understand each key's function. Key Name Description Hold – Holds the scan or the Hold/ frequency search when pressed. Resumes the scan or the frequency search when pressed again.
  • Page 38 Key Name Description – Turns the display backlight on or off. Press and hold for more than 2 seconds to turn the scanner on or off. – Locks and unlocks Func the keypad. 1-9 – Enters a frequency, enters quick key numbers, and selects a custom search range in Custom Search mode.
  • Page 39: A Look At The Display

    Key Name Description 7/rcl 7 – Enters a 7. + rcl – Displays a series of Func prompts to quickly select a specific channel in the scan hold mode. no /rev – Enters a decimal point or dash in a frequency or talk group ID, enters or selects an extended 2- digit Quick Key, enters an “i”...
  • Page 40 Sn: - appears with a number to show the currently- selected System Quick Key number. n appears to show the first digit of the Quick Key number. For example, if System Quick Key 75 is selected, S7: appears. The currently active system indicator flashes. ATT - appears when the attenuation feature is turned on.
  • Page 41: Using Menu

    - appears to show signal strength (0 to 5). REP - appears when repeater find is turned on. Using Menu Func Menu Press on the left side of the scanner to enter the Menu menu. See “Using the Menu” on Page 49 for more information about the scanner’s menu options.
  • Page 42: Basic Operation

    Basic Operation Turning On the Scanner and Basic Operation Setting the Squelch Note: Make sure the scanner's antenna is connected before you turn it on. 1. Press and hold for about 2 seconds to turn on the scanner. 2. Briefly press the scroll control once.
  • Page 43: Scanning Systems

    • The BR330T scans a system for the duration you set using the System Hold Time option (see “Set- ting the System Hold Time” on Page 82). For...
  • Page 44: Selecting Systems To Scan

    You can scan the preprogrammed systems more efficiently by preventing the BR330T from trying to scan systems that are not in your area. To do this, refer to the quick key assignments listed in “Preprogrammed Systems”...
  • Page 45: Selecting System Channel Groups

    To select or lock out a system that is not assigned to a key, press and hold while you rotate the scroll Func control until the desired system is selected. Then, continue to hold and press L/O to either lock out Func or unlock the system.
  • Page 46: Id Scan/Id Search Mode

    2. Release then press Hold within 2 seconds Func to hold on the system. 3. Rotate the scroll control to select the channel you want to lock or unlock. 4. Press L/O to lock or unlock the channel. You can also lock out an active channel by pressing L/O while the scanner is stopped on the channel.
  • Page 47: Quickly Storing An Id During Id Search

    previous or next system. To resume scanning, press Scan. Quickly Storing an ID During ID Search To quickly store an active talk group ID during ID search, press E. You see: Quick TGID Save? To save the ID into a channel, press E. Otherwise, press .
  • Page 48: Quickly Recalling Channels

    Quickly Recalling Channels 1. Press Hold to hold on any channel. 2. Press + rcl. The scanner prompts you to Func select the system where the channel is stored. 3. Rotate the scroll control to select the system, then press E. The scanner prompts you to select the channel group where the channel is stored.
  • Page 49: Using The Menu

    Using the Menu Using the Menu The scanner’s menu lets you select options that let you set up and use the scanner. To use the menu, press on the left side of the Menu scanner. To select a menu item, rotate the scroll control clockwise or counterclockwise.
  • Page 50 Menu Item Submenu Close Call -- M E N U -- Close Call Only Srch/CloCall Opt CC Auto Store Search for ... Set CC Mode Close Call Set CC Override Set CC Alert Set CC Bands Set Priority -- M E N U -- Search for ...
  • Page 51: Programming Systems Menu

    Programming Systems Menu This table shows the scanner’s systems menu structure. This menu lets you program new systems or change existing systems. To find information about a particular menu setting in this manual, go to the page number shown under or next to the setting. To use the systems menu, press press the scroll control.
  • Page 52 Menu/Submenu Option Menu Select Sys Type System 1 Conventional Edit Name Edit Sys Option Set Frequencies EDCS Srch/CloCall Opt Set Attenuator Edit Group “Programming EDACS Systems” Delete System on Page 73 Copy System EDCS WIDE NARROW SCAT Srch/CloCall Opt Select Sys Type System 1 Conventional Edit Name...
  • Page 53: Other Settings

    Other Settings Other Settings Displaying System Information Viewing Memory Used Settings Menu See Scanner Info % Memory Used A bar showing the percent of memory used appears. Press any key to return to the previous menu, then press Scan or Hold. Viewing the Firmware Version Settings Menu...
  • Page 54: Turning Power Save On Or Off

    Turning Power Save On or Off Settings Menu Set Battery Save • On The scanner goes into low-power mode when you monitor a conventional channel that has no activity. • Off Power save is off. Priority Scan Set Priority Menu Or, while holding on any channel, press to select one of these priority modes: •...
  • Page 55: Setting The Audio Agc

    Pressing any key while the backlight is on extends the backlight period. Pressing while the backlight is on turns off the backlight. Setting the Audio AGC Settings Menu This setting helps balance the audio level you hear as you listen to different radio sources so you can hear them at a similar volume.
  • Page 56: Adjusting The Display Contrast

    4. Using the scroll control, select a number between -8 and 7 seen in the lower right corner of the dis- play. Adjust the setting for the best reception. 5. When set, tap scroll once to exit. Adjusting the Display Contrast Settings Menu Adjust Contrast...
  • Page 57: Using The Cloning Options

    Hint: If you have trouble transferring data between your scanner and your computer, try setting the baud rate to a slower setting. Use the included connection cable to connect your scanner to another BR330T scanner or your personal computer. Settings Menu...
  • Page 58: On-Air Cloning

    If the transfer did not work, Error appears on the master scanner. On-Air Cloning You can clone (copy) data from a PC to a BR330T scanner. This is useful if you want to quickly program 20 or more BR330T scanners at the same time.
  • Page 59 Follow the directions supplied with the Uniden Advanced Scanner Director Software (avail- able online at http://www.uniden.com) to construct a cable and use on-air cloning. When you are receiving the cloning broadcast and are ready to clone the scanner, select Start Cloning on the scanner.
  • Page 60: Programming Radio Systems

    Programming Radio Systems Programming Radio Systems Your BR330T comes preprogrammed with 76 analog systems from the most populous areas in the US. However, to get the most enjoyment from your scan- ner (especially if you do not live near one of these counties), you must customize the programming for your area.
  • Page 61: Quickly Programming Racing Systems

    Quickly Programming Racing Systems You can use the menu system to program a racing system (see “Manually Programming Racing Systems” on Page 63). Or you can follow the onscreen prompts as described in this section to quickly program your scanner. These prompts are designed to help you quickly enter a new race from a frequency list purchased at the track (if the system is not already preprogrammed into your scanner).
  • Page 62 6. Set the CTCSS/ Set CTCSS/DCS DCS code, then press E 7. Press E to enter Advanced Options advanced options Yes=“E”/ No=“.” (Steps 8-11) or press to skip to Step 12. 8. Set the modulation Set Modulation type (Auto is Auto almost always the correct choice),...
  • Page 63: Manually Programming Racing Systems

    12. If you have another Another Freq for frequency to enter This Driver? for this driver, press E then repeat from Yes=“E”/ No=“.” Step 5. Otherwise, press No 13. To enter another car Another Car For in this race, press E This race? then repeat from Step 3.
  • Page 64: Editing The Car

    Editing the Car Program System Menu Select the system Edit Car Select the car Follow these steps to enter the car options. 1. Press 0-9 to enter the car’s number (up to 3 digits), then press the scroll control. 2. Rotate the scroll control to select one of the following options.
  • Page 65: Editing A Driver

    Editing a Driver Program System Menu Select the system Edit Car Select the car Edit Driver 1. Rotate the scroll control to select the first letter. 2. Press and hold down Func control once to select the next letter. 3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 until you have entered the driver’s name.
  • Page 66: Editing A Car's Channel

    Editing a Car’s Channel Program System Menu Select the system Edit Car Select the car Edit Channel Deleting a Car Program System Menu Select the system Edit Car Select the car Delete Car The scanner prompts you to confirm deletion. To confirm, press E.
  • Page 67: Programming Conventional Systems

    Programming Conventional Systems Program System Menu New System Conventional Confirm? Yes=“E”/ No=“.” The scanner creates an empty conventional system, with a default name of System n n is a number that increments as you add new systems. C indicates that this is a conventional system. Refer to the appropriate section to set system-wide options: •...
  • Page 68: Entering/Editing Conventional Channels

    The scanner creates a group with a default name of Group n. n increments by one for each new group you create within a system. Refer to the appropriate section to set group-wide options: • See “Entering/Editing the Group Name” on Page 89 •...
  • Page 69: Programming Motorola Systems

    Programming Motorola Systems Program System Menu New System Next, rotate the scroll control to select the type of Motorola system you want to program, then briefly press the scroll control to select it. • 800MHz Standard - Use for 800 MHz systems that use the standard band plan •...
  • Page 70: Setting System Frequencies

    • See “Setting the End Code Operation (Motorola Systems Only)” on Page 85 • See “Setting I-Call (Motorola and EDACS Sys- tems Only)” on Page 85 • See “Setting Emergency Alert (Motorola and EDACS Systems Only)” on Page 86 • See “Setting Control-Channel Only (Motorola Sys- tems Only)”...
  • Page 71: Setting Modulation

    Setting Modulation Program System Menu Select the system Set Modulation Auto - the scanner uses the default modulation for the frequency band. FM - the scanner uses FM (frequency modulation) for the frequency band. NFM - the scanner uses narrowband FM for the frequency band.
  • Page 72: Entering/Editing Motorola Channel Groups

    • You can also turn this setting on or off by holding on a trunked system, then pressing Entering/Editing Motorola Channel Groups To enter channels in a system, first set up a channel group (or groups) to hold the channels. Then, enter the channel and channel parameters in the group(s).
  • Page 73: Programming Edacs Systems

    Enter a talk group ID Note: You can enter I-Calls by pressing I-Call number. You can enter the I-Call wild card by pressing then 0. Refer to the appropriate section to change a channel setting: • See “Editing the Channel Name” on Page 91 •...
  • Page 74: Setting System Frequencies

    The scanner creates an empty EDACS system, with a default name of System n n is a number that increments as you add new systems. E indicates that this is an EDACS system. Next, refer to the appropriate section to set system- wide options.
  • Page 75: Entering/Editing Edacs Channel Groups

    Input a system frequency, then press the scroll control. The scanner then prompts you to enter the LCN for the entered frequency. Enter the LCN, then press the scroll control. To enter additional frequencies, press scroll control to select New Frequency, then repeat the above.
  • Page 76: Programming Ltr Systems

    Select the group Edit Channel New Channel Enter a talk group ID Note: You can enter I-Calls by pressing I-Call number. You can enter the I-Call wild card by pressing then 0. Refer to the appropriate section to change a channel setting: •...
  • Page 77: Setting System Frequencies

    • See “Setting the System Hold Time” on Page 82 • See “Editing the System Quick Key” on Page 81 • See “Setting the Channel Delay Time” on Page 82 • See “Setting ID Scan/Search (Trunked Systems Only)” on Page 83 •...
  • Page 78: Entering/Editing Ltr Channels/Talkgroups

    Program System Menu Select the system Edit Group The scanner creates a group with a default name of Group nn. nn increments by one for each new group you create within a system. Next, refer to the appropriate section to set group-wide options: •...
  • Page 79 To create another channel group and enter more channels, press four times, then proceed from “g Menu Program System g i Q Select the system g i Q Edit Group i” on Page 78. To direct-enter LTR talkgroups, follow the steps under “Quick-Storing Channels or Talk Group ID’s”...
  • Page 80: Programming/Editing Optional Settings

    Programming/Editing Optional Settings Programming/Editing Optional Set- tings This section details the instructions for each of the optional programming steps referred to in “Program- ming Radio Systems” on Page 60. Use the instructions in the appropriate section to enter or edit a setting.
  • Page 81: Editing The System Quick Key

    Editing the System Quick Key Program System Menu Select the system Edit Sys Option Set Quick Key After selecting this option, select any number from 1-99 to assign the system to a quick key or press assign the system to no quick key, then press E. Hints: •...
  • Page 82: Setting The System Hold Time

    Setting the System Hold Time Program System Menu Select the system Edit Sys Option Set Hold Time This setting controls how many seconds the scanner scans a system before moving to the next unlocked system. Enter a value from 0-255, then press E to save the setting.
  • Page 83: Setting Id Scan/Search (Trunked Systems Only)

    scanning. Enter a value from 1-5 or Off, then press E or the scroll control. Notes: • The default setting is 2 seconds for each system. • This setting applies to all channels within the system. Setting ID Scan/Search (Trunked Systems Only) Program System Menu Select the system...
  • Page 84: Setting The Motorola Status Bit (Motorola Systems Only)

    Rotate the scroll control to select the fleet map: Preset - select from the 16 most common fleet maps (see “Preset Map 1 Preset Map 2” on Page 133). Press E to select. Custom - allows you to enter a custom fleet map. Enter the size code for each block.
  • Page 85: Setting The End Code Operation (Motorola Systems Only)

    Setting the End Code Operation (Motorola Systems Only) Program System Menu Select the system Edit Sys Option Set End Code This setting determines how the scanner handles the transmission end code sent by most Motorola systems. Select your setting then press E. Yes - the scanner immediately returns to the control channel when it detects the end code.
  • Page 86: Setting Emergency Alert (Motorola And Edacs Systems Only)

    Setting Emergency Alert (Motorola and EDACS Systems Only) Program System Menu Select the system Edit Sys Option Emergency Alert Off - the scanner does not alert you to emergency transmissions. Alert 1 - 9 the scanner sounds an alert beep to notify you of the emergency transmission.
  • Page 87: Reviewing Locked Out Frequencies

    Reviewing Locked Out Frequencies Program System Menu Select the system Edit Sys Option Rvw ID: Srch L/O The scanner displays the first locked-out frequency and prompts you to unlock the frequency. Press E to unlock the frequency. Or, rotate the scroll control or press to select a different frequency.
  • Page 88: Setting System Attenuation (Trunked Systems Only)

    Notes: • The scanner defaults to AFS (agency, fleet, subfleet) format - the format used in most EDACS systems. • See “EDACS Trunking” on Page 27 for more information about the AFS format. Setting System Attenuation (Trunked Systems Only) Program System Menu Select the system Set Attenuator...
  • Page 89: Copying Systems

    Notes: • Deleted systems cannot be restored. You must re-enter them. • You cannot restore preloaded systems. Copying Systems To copy a system including all settings, groups, and channels: Program System Menu Select the system Copy System New Sys Name? Enter a name for the copied system, then press E.
  • Page 90: Setting The Group Quick Key

    • Each group name can be up to 16 characters. Abbreviate as necessary to fit. • The group and system name alternate in the top line of the display when the scanner stops on a channel. • Press twice to delete the current character. •...
  • Page 91: Deleting Groups

    Note: The default setting is Unlocked. Deleting Groups Program System Menu Select the system Edit Group Select the group Delete Group The scanner prompts you to confirm deletion. To con- firm, press E. To cancel, press Note: Deleted groups cannot be restored. You must re-enter them.
  • Page 92: Editing Frequencies (Conventional Channels Only)

    • Each channel name can be up to 16 characters. Abbreviate as necessary to fit. • The channel name appears on the second line of the display when the scanner stops on a channel. • If you do not enter a channel name, the scanner displays the frequency (for conventional systems) or the talk group ID (for trunked systems) when it stops on a channel.
  • Page 93: Setting Channel Alert

    Select the group Edit Channel Select the channel Set Priority This setting controls whether the scanner treats the channel as a priority channel while scanning. Select your setting, then press E. On - when you turn on the Priority feature, the channel will be scanned every 2 seconds.
  • Page 94: Editing The Talk Group Id (Trunked Channels Only)

    Editing the Talk Group ID (Trunked Channels Only) Program System Menu Select the system Edit Group Select the group Edit Channel Select the talk group ID Edit TGID To edit the talk group ID, enter the talk group ID you want using the number keys on the keypad.
  • Page 95: Setting The System Frequency Modulation

    scanner then prompts you to enter or scroll to the desired tone. DCS - the scanner only opens squelch if the DCS tone you select is also present with the signal. The scanner then prompts you to enter or scroll to the desired tone. Set Lockout - the scanner does not stop on the channel if the tone you select is present.
  • Page 96: Setting Channel Attenuation (Conventional Channels Only)

    correct modulation type for the system you are programming. Setting Channel Attenuation (Conventional Channels Only) Program System Menu Select the system Edit Group Select the group Edit Channel Select the channel Set Attenuator This setting controls whether the scanner attenuates signals on this channel.
  • Page 97: Deleting Channels

    This setting determines whether the scanner will scan this channel when its system and group are enabled. Select your setting, then press E. Lockout - the channel is not scanned. Unlocked - the channel is scanned. Notes: • The default setting is Unlocked. •...
  • Page 98 Select the channel Copy Channel The scanner copies the channel into a copy buffer. To paste the channel into the same or another system: Program System Menu Select the system Edit Group Select the group Edit Channel Select the channel Paste Channel Then, if necessary, edit the channel you copied to give it a unique name and other settings.
  • Page 99: Searching And Storing

    Searching and Storing Searching and Storing Service Search Service Search lets you quickly select and search the scanner’s preprogrammed search ranges. During service search, the scanner searches starting with the lowest frequency in the search range you select to the highest frequency in the range.
  • Page 100: Quick Search

    Notes: • If all frequencies in the search band you selected are locked out, All Locked! appears and the scanner does not search the band. • If the service you select uses channels (such as CB Radio or Marine), the scanner displays the service channel number.
  • Page 101: Custom Search

    Custom Search Custom Search lets you program and search 10 custom search ranges. You can search any of these ranges simultaneously and select each custom search range you set. During custom search, the scanner searches starting with the lowest frequency in the search range you select to the highest frequency in the range.
  • Page 102: Editing A Custom Search Range

    Editing a Custom Search Range You can edit up to 10 custom search ranges. The names of the custom search ranges appear on the display. The default custom search range names appear as Custom 1, Custom 2, and so on. Search for ...
  • Page 103: Editing A Service Search

    Notes: • You can also lock and unlock a search range by pressing , selecting the search range then Func pressing + L/O. Func • If you select 0, the scanner then searches the entire range one time. • The default setting is 2 seconds for each search range.
  • Page 104: Auto Search And Store

    Notes: • Turn on this setting if you are near other strong signal sources. Attenuation sometimes helps to reduce interference and desensitization that strong signals create. • Even if ATT appears, attenuation might not work if the bar antenna is turned on and the tuned fre- quency is from 0.1 to 1.7 MHz.
  • Page 105: Selecting A System

    Selecting a System To store frequencies or talk group ID’s you find during Auto Store, you must first select a system where the frequencies or talk group ID’s will be stored. Search for ... Menu Search and Store Select the system where you want to store the fre- quencies or talk group IDs If no systems are programmed, No System Stored appears.
  • Page 106: Storing A Trunked System

    Storing a Trunked System You can store talk group ID’s into the system you selected in “Selecting a System”. Otherwise, the scanner stores talk group ID’s in a new group it creates. Note: Trunked system search and store does not work if an EDACS SCAT system is selected, a system with no frequency is selected, the selected system is locked out or the quick key to which the system...
  • Page 107: Using The Close Call Feature

    Using the Close Call Feature Using the Close Call Feature Your scanner's Close Call feature lets you set the scanner so it detects, displays the frequency of, and lets you hear a nearby strong radio transmission. You can set the scanner so the Close Call feature works "in the background"...
  • Page 108: Setting Close Call Options

    Setting Close Call Options Close Call Menu Select your setting, then press the scroll control. Then turn the scroll control to select an option. • Close Call Only: Lets you set the scanner only for Close Call searching. The scanner does not scan frequencies or channels when this option is turned on.
  • Page 109 hit. The scanner displays CC Found! Press Any Key. When you press a key, the frequency appears. Turn the scroll control to display an option, then press the scroll control. • Set CC Alert: Lets you select how the scanner alerts you when it receives a Close Call signal.
  • Page 110: Close Call Hits

    • Set CC Bands: Lets you select the Close Call band settings. You can turn the following bands on or off. VHF Low (25.000 - 107.900 MHz) Air Band (108.000 - 136.975 MHz) VHF High (137.000 - 317.950 MHz) UHF1 (318.000 - 511.9875 MHz) UHF2 (512.000 - 763.950 MHz) 800MHz+ (764.0000 - 823.9875 MHz, 849.0125 - 868.9875 MHz,...
  • Page 111: Search And Close Call Options

    Search and Close Call Options Search and Close Call Options The settings in this section affect custom searches, service searches, and Close Call operation. Managing Locked-Out Frequencies While searching or during Close Call operation, if you press L/O while the scanner is stopped on a frequency, that frequency is locked out of these modes.
  • Page 112: Screening Out Broadcast Sources

    On The scanner searches for and displays any subaudible tone found. Off The scanner does not search for subaudible tones. Note: This feature does not operate when the scanner is in AM/WFM modulation mode. Screening Out Broadcast Sources Srch/CloCall Opt Menu Broadcast Screen This setting determines whether the scanner...
  • Page 113: Finding Repeater Output Frequencies

    • NOAA WX - the scanner skips known NOAA weather frequencies. • Band 1-10 - select the custom band where you want to screen out broadcast sources. Program Band - lets you program a custom frequency range for broadcast screen. Turn the scroll control to select an option then press the scroll control to change the setting.
  • Page 114: Setting The Maximum Auto Store Value

    Off The scanner does not try to find the output frequency. Setting the Maximum Auto Store Value Srch/CloCall Opt Menu Max Auto Store This value sets how many hits the scanner will automatically store when it is in either Search and Store or Close Call Auto Store mode.
  • Page 115: Setting Data Skip

    This setting controls the attenuator for quick search and Close Call operation. Select your setting, then press the scroll control. Reception is attenuated by about 18 dB. Off The attenuator is off. Note: Turn on this setting if you are near other strong signal sources.
  • Page 116: Setting The Search Frequency Step

    This setting determines how long the scanner waits after a transmission ends before resuming quick search or Close Call operation. Select your setting, then press the scroll control. Off The scanner resumes immediately when the transmission ends. 1-5 sec The scanner waits the set amount of time after the transmission ends before resuming.
  • Page 117: Using Weather Alert (Same)

    Using Weather Alert (SAME) Using Weather Alert (SAME) Your scanner has been primarily designed to be a radio scanner. While it incorporates weather alert as one of its features, we strongly recommend that you not use the scanner as your sole means for receiving emergency alerts.
  • Page 118: Programming A Same Group

    about the weather alert, and turns on the audio so you can hear the weather broadcast. WX Operation Menu Weather Alert This setting determines which types of signals will trigger an alert. Select your setting, then press the scroll control. Alert Only - the scanner alerts when it detects the 1050 Hz tone that accompanies all weather alerts.
  • Page 119: Setting Wx Alert Priority

    SS: The state code. CCC: The county code. For example, Tarrant County in Texas is assigned to FIPS code 048439. 0 indicates the entire county 48 indicates the state of Texas 439 indicates Tarrant County To get the FIPS code for your county, visit the National Weather Service web site at http://www.nws.noaa.gov and search for “FIPS Listing”.
  • Page 120: Using Tone-Out

    You need tone-out setup information from the agency you wish to monitor.Check with your local agency or on-line resources. Uniden America Corporation has no information regarding local tone-out systems. Setting Tone-Out Standby Tone-Out for...
  • Page 121 the following settings and press E modify the selected settings: • Edit Name - Sets the name for the selected tone- out setting. • Set Frequency — Sets the tone-outs RF fre- quency parameters. Edit Frequency — Enter the desired fre- quency that the scanner should monitor for the tone-out.
  • Page 122 • For long-tone pages, such as group pages of more than 3.75 seconds, enter 0 (zero) for A and the tone value for B. • Set Delay Time — Sets the time the scanner remains in monitor mode after the scanner receives a page and the carrier drops.
  • Page 123: Care And Maintenance

    Care and Maintenance Care and Mainte- nance General Use • Turn the scanner off before disconnecting the power. • If memory is lost, simply reprogram each channel. • Always press each button firmly until you hear the entry tone for that key entry. Location •...
  • Page 124: Repairs

    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 your scanner stops during Scan mode and no sound is heard, it might be receiving a birdie.
  • Page 125: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting If your BR330T is not performing properly, try these steps. Problem Possible Cause The scanner might scanner not be receiving doesn’t any power. work. Improper The antenna reception. might need to be adjusted. Scan The squelch might won’t need to be stop.
  • Page 126 Scan The squelch might won’t need to be start. adjusted. (continued) One or more channels might be locked out. The antenna might need to be adjusted. Weather The squelch might scan need to be doesn’t adjusted. work. The antenna might need to be adjusted.
  • Page 127 Scanner The system you won’t are trying to scan track a might be LTR or trunked EDACS. system. (continued) Scanner No ID’s have been won’t stop programmed. scanning a trunked system. The ID’s you have stored are not active. Scanner The squelch might won’t need to be...
  • Page 128 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 end of this manual. If you would like immediate assistance, please call Customer Ser- vice at (800) 297-1023.
  • Page 129: Specifications

    Specifications Specifications Certified in accordance with FCC Rules and Regulations Part 15, Subpart C, as of date of manufacture. Dynamic Allocation Capacity Systems: 200 max Groups: 20 per system Channels: 2500 Channels per Trunked System: up to 200 Attenuation: 18 dB (nominal), 10 dB (limit) Frequency Range (MHz): 0.1 - 0.525 Longwave Band 1.705 - 24.995 Shortwave Band...
  • Page 130 420.0 - 449.9875 70 cm Amateur Band 450.0 - 469.9875 UHF Standard Band 470.0 - 511.9875 UHF TV Band 764.0 - 775.9875 Public Service Band 794.0 - 805.9875 Public Service Band 806.0 - 823.9875 Public Service Band 849.0125 - 868.9875 Public Service Band 894.0125 - 956.0 Public Service Band Above bands in 12.5 kHz steps 28.0 - 29.68 10 Meter Amateur Band...
  • Page 131 Operating Temperature: Normal –20°C to +60°C Close Call –10°C to +60°C Scan Rate: 90 channels per second (conventional mode) Search Rate: 140 steps per second (5 kHz step only) Scan Delay: 0-5 seconds Audio Output: 400mW nominal into 24Ω internal speaker 30 mW nominal into 32Ω...
  • Page 132: Optional Accessories

    Optional Accessories Optional Accessories Contact your local Uniden Dealer or call the Uniden Parts Center at: (800) 554-3988, 8:00AM to 5:00PM EST, Monday through Friday, for information about ordering these optional accessories. Earphone fi External Amplified Speaker...
  • Page 133: Appendix

    Appendix Appendix Preset Map 1 Preset Map 2 Block Size Code Block Size Code 11 Size Code 11 Size Code 11 Size Code 11 Size Code 11 Size Code 11 Size Code 11 Size Code 11 Preset Map 3 Preset Map 4 Block Size Code Block...
  • Page 134 Preset Map 9 Preset Map 10 Block Size Code Block Size Code 4 Size Code 4 Size Code 0 Size Code 0 Size Code 0 Size Code 0 Size Code 0 Size Code 0 Preset Map 11 Preset Map 12 Block Size Code Block...
  • Page 135: User Defined Fleet Maps

    User Defined Fleet Maps Type I Programming Information When a Type I system is designed, the address information for all the ID’s is divided 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.
  • Page 136: Size Code Restrictions

    seems. Select a size code for a block, and then press Scan. Now listen to the communications. If you decide you are receiving most of the replies to the conversations with ID’s assigned to the block you just programmed, then you’ve probably selected the right size code and can work on the next block of the map.
  • Page 137: Planning

    Planning Planning Collecting Information Getting your scanner programmed and scanning takes a few steps. This help guides you through these steps that will make it easier for you to start scanning. 1. Collect information about the system(s) you want to monitor. Do you want to listen to your local police and fire departments? How about the highway patrol, ambulance service, and aircraft? You...
  • Page 138 • Before you start, make as many copies of the worksheets as you think you'll need. You can also go to the download section of http://www.uniden.com/productsupport.cfm and download the worksheets there. • All worksheet instructions assume that you have completed the critical Step 1 (collecting the system information).
  • Page 139: Filling Out The Conventional System Worksheet

    Filling Out The Conventional System Worksheet System Name and Quick Key Fill in a name that describes the system you want to create. For example, you can enter "Dallas Police" or "Amateur Radio" here. If you want to store more than one type of frequency, you can enter "Mixed."...
  • Page 140: System Type

    Fill in the key you want to press to quickly activate/ deactivate the system. You can assign the same quick key to multiple systems. System Type Circle in the type of Motorola system you are scanning. • Type 1. A fleet map is supplied for this type of system.
  • Page 141: Band Plan (Vhf Or Uhf Only)

    Band Plan (VHF or UHF Only) A band plan is required so the scanner can correctly determine the voice channel frequency. Fill in the band plan used by this agency, consisting of: • Base frequency • Step frequency • Channel offset You can enter up to three band plans.
  • Page 142: System Frequencies And Lcn

    "Amateur Radio" here. If you want to store more than one type of frequency, you can enter "Mixed." Fill in the key you want to press to quickly activate/ deactivate the system. You can assign the same quick key to multiple systems. System Frequencies and LCN Fill in each system frequency and its associated Logical Channel Number (LCN).
  • Page 143: Conventional System Worksheet

    Conventional System Worksheet Conventional System Worksheet System Name System Quick Key Frequency Alpha Tag Group Name Group Quick Key Priority CTCSS/DCS Planning...
  • Page 144: Motorola System Worksheet

    Motorola System Worksheet Motorola System Worksheet 1 System Name System Quick Key Type I System Type II 800 MHz: Frequencies Standard Splinter Type II UHF Type II VHF Fleet Map Block 0 Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5 Block 6 Block 7...
  • Page 145 M oto rola S yste m W o rksh e e t 2 S y s tem Nam e Talk G roup ID A lpha Tag G roup Nam e G roup Q uic k K ey A lert Planning...
  • Page 146: Ltr/Edacs System Worksheet

    LTR/EDACS System Worksheet LTR/EDACS System Worksheet 1 System Name System Quick Key System Logical Frequency Channel...
  • Page 147 LTR/EDACS System W orksheet 2 System Name System Quick Key Talk Group ID Alpha Tag Group Name Group Quick Key Alert Planning...
  • Page 148: Preprogrammed Systems

    Refer to “Deleting Sys- tems” on Page 88. • Data used for the preprogrammed information was supplied courtesy of http://www.radioreference.com , the Internet’s premier scanning resource (RadioReference is not affiliated with Uniden America Corporation). , rotate the scroll , press L/O to lock...
  • Page 149 State County System ARCA Remax Cnv Champ Conv Indy Conv NASCAR Busch C NASCARCrftsmnCnv NASCARNextelCp C Maricopa Chandler MOT Maricopa Maricopa Conv Maricopa Tempe MOT Alameda Alameda Conv Alameda Alameda MOT Los Angeles Culver City MOT Los Angeles Los Angeles Conv Orange Orange MOT Riverside...
  • Page 150 State County System Suffolk East Hampton MOT New York New York Conv Suffolk SuffolkCountyMOT Cuyahoga Cuyahoga Conv Cuyahoga Parma EDACS Philadelphia PhiladelphiaConv Tarrant Arlington MOT Dallas Carrolton MOT Dallas Dallas Conv Dallas Dallas MOT Tarrant Fort Worth MOT Dallas Garland MOT Dallas GrandPrairie MOT Dallas...
  • Page 151: 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 152 The Product should be shipped freight prepaid, by traceable means, or delivered, to warrantor at: Uniden America Corporation Parts and Service Division 4700 Amon Carter Boulevard Fort Worth, TX 76155 (800) 297-1023, 8:00 a.m.
  • Page 153 One-Year Limited Warranty...
  • Page 155 One-Year Limited Warranty...
  • Page 156 REGISTER ONLINE TODAY! THANK YOU FOR BUYING A UNIDEN PRODUCT. May be covered under one or more of the following U.S. patents. 4,398,304 4,409,688 4,455,679 4,461,036 4,521,915 4,597,104 4,627,100 4,841,302 4,888,815 4,932,074 4,947,456 5,014,348 5,199,109 5,408,692 5,428,826 5,438,688 5,448,256 5,465,402...

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