Uniden BC244CLT User Manual

30-channel base scanner.
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    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 Reference Guide, could void your authority to operate this product.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Turn the Alarm On or Off ..... . .10 Using the Scanner ......11 Set the Squelch .

  • Page 4: Introduction, About Scanning

    Unlike standard AM or FM radio stations, most 2-way communications do not transmit continuously (see Types of Communication below). The BC244CLT scans programmed channels at a rate of up to 12 channels per second until it locates an active frequency. When the scanning stops on an active frequency, it remains on that channel as long as the transmission continues.

  • Page 5: Taking Proper Care Of Your Scanner

    You must program a frequency into each channel you want to use. If you do not have any known local frequencies to program, a Uniden representative should be able to provide you with a few sample frequencies. Where to Obtain More Information The Bearcat Radio Club and other similar hobby clubs have publications, information on computer bulletin boards, and contests for the radio enthusiast.

  • Page 6: Installing The Bc244clt

    If your scanner receives strong interference or electrical noise, relocate 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.

  • Page 7: Operation, Controls And Functions

    Lockout is retained in memory. Press LOCKOUT again to unlock the channel. Lockout is active only when the scanner stops on an active channel or a channel selected in Manual Mode.

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    14. WX Key Press to scan the local Weather Channels. 15. ON/OFF Key Turns scanner on or off. Clock mode is still active when scanner is turned off. 16. VOLUME Turn clockwise to increase the volume. Turn counterclockwise to decrease the volume.

  • Page 9: Scanning Overview

    26. Frequency/Time Display Scanning Overview The BC244CLT has 30 memory channels. Each can be programmed to store one frequency within the band of frequency coverage. (For a listing of frequency ranges and bands, see Technical Specifications on page 26.) When you press SCAN , the BC244CLT scans each programmed frequency for activity (skipping channels that are locked out) at the rate of about 12 channels per second.

  • Page 10: Initial Clock Set-up

    CLOCK SET-UP Initial Clock Set-up You may bypass the steps to set the clock. The scanner will function as normal, but the clock and alarm features will not function. To set up clock and alarm time, simply turn scanner off.

  • Page 11: Reset The Clock Time

    Reset the Clock Time 1. After the scanner has been turned on, to reset the clock time, simply press and hold the TIME SET key. The display digits flash. 2. Enter the time directly by pressing the numeric keys. Enter the time by pressing the keys.

  • Page 12: Set The Alarm Time

    Set the Alarm Time 1. After the clock time has been entered, press and hold ALARM SET until the time indicated and A A L L A A R R M M indicator flashes in the display. 2. Enter the alarm time directly by pressing the numeric keys.

  • Page 13: Turn The Alarm On Or Off

    To turn the the alarm off after it has sounded, press ALARM . The A A L L A A R R M M indicator goes off and only the current time displays. If you would like to listen to the scanner while waking up, turn the scanner on. The snooze function continues to operate while...

  • Page 14: Set The Squelch

    USING THE SCANNER Set the Squelch 1. Turn SQUELCH fully clockwise to the highest setting. 2. Press ON/OFF to turn on the scanner. 3. Adjust the VOLUME control until you can hear a steady noise.

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    4. Set the SQUELCH control to AUTO for the factory setting. Or, manually set squelch as follows: Think of squelch as a gate. Turn SQUELCH fully counter clockwise. This raises the “Squelch Gate” so high that only very strong signals can get through.

  • Page 16: Programming Tips

    If A A l l l l L L o o c c O O u u t t appears in the display, when you first turn the scanner on, this indicates that all the channel information has been manually erased. All channels are set to 0.0MHz.

  • Page 17: Programming Frequencies

    Programming Frequencies Before you can use your BC244CLT scanner, you must program the channels (except weather frequencies). Follow these steps: Example: Program 420.150 MHz into Channel 12. 1. Press MANUAL to stop scanning. 2. To select the channel (12), press 1 , then 2 on the numeric keypad.

  • Page 18: Deleting A Stored Frequency

    4. Press E to complete the entry. The channel digits stop flashing. Deleting a Stored Frequency If you want to delete a stored frequency, follow these steps: Example: Delete the frequency in Channel 12. 1. Press MANUAL to stop scanning. 2.

  • Page 19: About Memory Back-up, Scanning Mode

    4. The following screen appears. About Memory Back-up Your BC244CLT has a convenient memory back-up system. In the event of a power failure, the scanner will retain channel information for an indefinite amount of time. Channel information is stored in non-volatile memory.

  • Page 20: Direct Channel Access

    1. Press MANUAL to exit scan mode. 2. Press 4 . When you press 4 , the display changes to 4 , but the scanner still monitors the previous channel. 3. Press MANUAL again to successfully complete the direct access to Channel 4.

  • Page 21: Weather Channel Scan

    Weather Scan does not resume automatically. You must press WX again to resume weather scanning. When you press WX , the BC244CLT immediately finds an active broadcast. If the broadcast sounds weak and distant, press WX again to look for a closer station.

  • Page 22: Priority Scanning

    To Set the Priority Channel Your BC244CLT has a default Priority Channel, set at Channel 1. To change the priority channel, determine the frequency most important to you and program it into the desired channel location.

  • Page 23: Channel Lockout

    You can lock out a channel so it is not scanned. Channel Lockout does not erase the frequency from the channel. You can lock out up to 30 channels, including the Priority channel. Lockout information is retained in the memory when the scanner is turned off.

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    In the Manual mode, press LOCKOUT to lock out the displayed channel. Pressing LOCKOUT does not advance to the next channel in Manual mode. L L / / O O appears in the display to indicate the displayed channel is locked out. Whenever you want to search for channels that are locked out, press MANUAL repeatedly to go...

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    Restore all Locked Out Channels To unlock all channels, you must be in Manual Mode. 1. Press MANUAL. 2. Press and hold LOCKOUT until a beep sounds. The L L / / O O indicator goes out on any channel previously locked out.

  • Page 26: About The Unit

    Do not use excessive amounts of water. 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. (Page 25) Birdies Birdies are internally-generated signals inherent in the electronics of the receiver.

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    TROUBLESHOOTING If your BC244CLT is not performing properly, try the following steps. Problem Scanner won’t power up. Poor reception. Scan won’t start. Solution Check the connections at both ends of the AC Adapter. Turn on the wall switch of your room.

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    If you still cannot get satisfactory results and want additional information, or to return the unit for service, please call the Uniden Parts and Service Division at the number shown below. At Uniden, we’ll take care of you!

  • Page 29: Technical Specifications

    TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Certified in accordance with FCC Rules and Regulations Part 15 Sub-part C as of date of manufacture. Band Coverage: Frequency Coverage: Sensitivity (nominal) 12dB SINAD: Channels: Scan Rate: Audio Output (nominal): Power Requirements: Antenna: External Jacks: Size: Weight: Features, specifications, and availability of optional accessories are all subject to change without notice.

  • Page 30: One-year Extended Warranty

    (E) used in any conjunction with equipment or parts or as part of any system not manufactured by Uniden, or (F) installed or programmed by anyone other than as detailed by the owner’s manual for this product.

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