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BCD996P2
Owner's Manual
©2015 Uniden America Corporation
Printed in Vietnam
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  • Page 1 BCD996P2 Owner’s Manual ©2015 Uniden America Corporation Printed in Vietnam U01UB378ZZZ (0)
  • Page 2 © 2015 Uniden America Corporation, Irving, Texas. Questions? Problems? Get help on the web at www.uniden.com. Or call our Customer Service line at 800-620-7531.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS IMPORTANT INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 THE FCC WANTS YOU TO KNOW .
  • Page 4 Set Upside-Down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Adjusting the Display Contrast .
  • Page 5 GPS DISPLAY MODE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 GPS Review Location Mode .
  • Page 6 SPECIAL FUNCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Band Scope Function .
  • Page 7: Important Information

    MODIFICATION NOTICE 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 Users Guide, could void your authority to operate this product.
  • Page 8: Avis D'industrie Canada

    Une version française de ce guide d’utilisation est disponible sur le site Web d’Uniden au : www.uniden.com. Sur le site d’Uniden, sélectionnez “ Support”, puis “ Owner’s Manuals”.
  • Page 9: Main Features

    MAIN FEATURES Trunk Tracker V Operation – Follows conversations on analog Motorola, Motorola Astro 25 (APCO 25) Phase I and Phase II, P25 One-Frequency Trunk, EDACS, EDACS SCAT, and LTR trunked radio systems, including systems in VHF, UHF, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, and 900 MHz bands. APCO 25 Phase I and Phase II Support –...
  • Page 10 Location-Based Scanning - Using an optional GPS unit you can scan your systems based on a set range from your current location. GPS (Location-Based) Alerts - Notifies you when you are near an area you have programmed as a dangerous road, dangerous intersection, or a general point of interest. Analog and Digital AGC - Helps automatically balance the volume level between different radio systems.
  • Page 11: Scanning Concepts

    SAME Weather Alert/Priority - (with programmable FIP codes) Lets your scanner alert you when a SAME weather alert is transmitted on a NOAA weather channel. The scanner also displays the alert type. Adjustable Hold (Scan) Time per System/Search - allows you to adjust the length of time spent scanning each system or search.
  • Page 12: Understanding Quick Keys

    systems might have hundreds of talkgroups you wish to monitor, you might have to enter those systems into multiple banks in order to monitor all the ID’s. Instead of being organized into separate banks and channels, the scanner’s memory is contained in a pool.
  • Page 13: Understanding Ctcss/Dcs/Nac

    UNDERSTANDING CTCSS/DCS/NAC Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System (CTCSS) and Digital Coded Squelch (DCS) are two methods used to prevent interference by other radio communications. Your scanner can receive transmissions that use these codes (or more commonly referred to as tone codes). CTCSS and DCS systems all use some form of coded squelch.
  • Page 14: Understanding Multi-Site Trunking

    be found (but not programmed). EDACS systems need all the frequencies for the system programmed and with the correct LCN (Logical Channel Number) assigned. The control channel is continually transmitted to the field units and has a sound similar to listening to a boat engine over the phone (in manual mode;...
  • Page 15 Type I IDs are in the format FFF-SS where FFF is the fleet and SS is the sub-fleet. Type I systems are usually organized with different IDs assigned to different fleets. For example, a valid fleet/ subfleet ID identifying all detectives within a police department might be 000-12, where 000 identifies all police IDs and 12 identifies the Detective division.
  • Page 16: Included With Your Scanner

    INCLUDED WITH YOUR SCANNER Accessories included in the box are: Vehicle Accessory BCD996P2 Scanner AC Adapter Power Cord Mounting Bracket and Three-Wire Harness Antenna Hardware • Owner’s Manual (English and French) • APP Form • FREQ Form Other Printed Materials Not Shown: USB Cable...
  • Page 17: Installing Your Scanner

    INSTALLING YOUR SCANNER SETTING UP YOUR SCANNER These guidelines will help you install and set up your new scanner: The scanner can be placed on a convenient surface in your home as a base station, and connected to a standard outlet that supplies 120VAC, 60Hz. You must use either the supplied antenna or an electrically correct outdoor antenna, properly and safely mounted at your chosen site.
  • Page 18: Setting Up An Audio Recording Device Or Computer Recording

    To secure the radio to a surface, by means of the mounting bracket, follow the steps below: 1. Attach the four protective mounting feet to the mounting bracket when you casually use the scanner on a flat surface. Should you desire to permanently mount the scanner, remove the feet and use wood screws through the bracket as described in Steps 2 and 3.
  • Page 19: Vehicle Installation

    VEHICLE INSTALLATION You can mount your scanner in your vehicle, using either the supplied bracket or the optional DIN-E sleeve. Mounting Using the Bracket With the bracket removed from the radio, use the holes in the bracket as a template to initially mark the location you plan to use in your vehicle.
  • Page 20: Removing The Scanner From The Din-E Sleeve

    Slowly slide the scanner into the sleeve until it locks in place. To remove the unit, fully insert the removal keys into each slot on the left and right edges of the front panel. Carefully slide the radio from the sleeve. Note: If you plan to connect a GPS unit or external speaker at a later time, expect to remove the unit for ease of making those connections.
  • Page 21: Removing The Display Sticker

    Once the sleeve is removed, you will see threaded, metric machine screw holes on either side of the chassis cabinet. Uniden does not supply these screws. Their diameter, length, and screw type should be chosen by a qualified installer based on the internal vehicle bracket which will be used in securing the scanner chassis.
  • Page 22: Operation Basics

    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 also damage the scanner. OPERATION BASICS TURNING ON THE SCANNER AND SETTING THE SQUELCH Note: this applies to a fresh scanner right out of the box or one that has been reset with the preprogrammed systems reloaded.
  • Page 23: Keypad And Knob Controls

    KEYPAD AND KNOB CONTROLS SCAN/ PRI/WX/GPS/ FUNCTION SEARCH Close Call MENU/L/O Knob Knob Knob Buttons VOL/ HOLD/ BACKLIGHT RESUME Knob Knob Each of the knobs and keys on the BCD996P2 produce several different results depending upon how you activate them. You can, for example, rotate the knobs as well as press them. Some keys provide one operation when briefly pressed while pressing and holding a key or knob gives a different result.
  • Page 24: Key Function

    Function • Press to switch to GPS mode in Any Mode. • Press and hold to store (overwrite) current location (with a GPS device connected) in GPS Display/Review Location Mode. MENU • Press to enter Menu Mode. • Press to return to previous menu. •...
  • Page 25 Function Number Keys • Enter any 3-digit channel number tag then MENU to access a channel in the current system in Scan Hold Mode. • Enter any 3-digit system number tag then .No then any 3-digit channel number tag then MENU to access a channel in another system in Scan Hold Mode.
  • Page 26 Function • Press to cancel an error or warning message. • Press to enter a decimal point after a system number tag. • Press before entering a 2-digit system/site/search quick key to turn on or off in Scan Mode. • Press to enter a decimal point for a frequency while programming. •...
  • Page 27 Function SCAN/SEARCH • Press to start/continue/resume scanning in Scan/GPS Modes. • Press to start/continue/resume searching in Search Mode. • Press then SCAN/SEARCH to start a ‘quick search’ at the current frequency while scanning a conventional system in Scan Receive/Hold Modes. •...
  • Page 28: A Look At The Display

    A LOOK AT THE DISPLAY Conventional Display Mode 1 (Function Mode) Conventional Display Mode 2 Trunking Display Mode 1 Trunking Display Mode 2...
  • Page 29 Trunking Display Mode 3 The first line shows the system, site, or range name while scanning. This shows the scanning direction. These show the one’s place of Quick Key for system or site. These show Quick Key for channel groups. This shows the ten’s place of Quick Keys for system or site.
  • Page 30 • Will alternate the custom search name and system name for a trunking system for a ‘C-Ch only Search’ in Receiving or Hold Modes in display modes 1 and 3. • Will alternate the custom search name and ‘SID’ for a trunking system for a ‘C-Ch only Search’...
  • Page 31 • Displays the frequency for a conventional channel in Scan Receiving/Hold Modes . • Displays the receive modulation of the custom/service search in Search Mode . displays if the search is attenuated in Receiving or Search Modes. displays the tone code (if received) for a conventional frequency if programmed and blinks in CTCSS/DCS/NAC search mode in Receiving or Hold Modes.
  • Page 32: Settings Menus

    29.7-49.99 VHF Low 380-399.9875 12.5 50-53.98 6 Meter Ham 400-405.9875 12.5 54-71.95 VHF TV 406-419.9875 12.5 72-75.995 Astronomy 420-449.9875 12.5 76-87.95 VHF TV 450-469.9875 12.5 88-107.9 FM Broadcast 470-512 12.5 108-136.9916 8.33 Commercial Air 758-787.99375 6.25 137-143.9875 12.5 Military Land 788-805.99375 6.25 Mobile...
  • Page 33: Adjust Key Beep

    Scroll to 1 of 2 options and press E/ to save and exit. ‘+ Polarity’ - if the orange wire gets 12V when you turn on the headlights. ‘- Polarity’ - if the orange wire is switched to chassis ground when you turn on the headlights.
  • Page 34: Set Gps Baud Rate

    Scroll to ‘DMS:DDD MM”SS.ss’ or ‘DEG:DDD.dddddd’ and press E/ to save and exit. Scroll to ‘Set Time Format’ and press E/ Scroll to ‘12H’ or ‘24H’ and press E/ to save and exit. Scroll to ‘Set Time Zone’ and press E/ Scroll to ‘Your Time Zone’...
  • Page 35: Scanner Reset

    Scanner Reset Allows to initialize the scanner’s memory, turn off the scanner. Then press 2, 9, and HOLD while turning it on. Important! This deletes all programmed data . PLANNING SYSTEMS, SITES, AND GROUPS Planning your systems will be very important even if you use 3rd party software to program the scanner.
  • Page 36: Programming Systems

    PROGRAMMING SYSTEMS You have to create systems first, create sites in the trunking systems (where the trunking frequencies go), create groups in the systems, create channels in the groups, then program the frequencies or IDs into the channels. Or, you can Quick store freqs or Quick store IDs (only after you program the trunking system and site).
  • Page 37: Set Quick Key

    Set Quick Key Assigns a quick key to a system. The system will be scanned when its quick key is enabled. The default setting is no quick key. Scroll to ‘Set Quick Key’ and press E/ Scroll to the quick key number (0-99 or .No for no quick key) you want assigned to the system and press E/ to save and exit.
  • Page 38: Set Delay Time

    Set Delay Time Sets the delay (in seconds) the amount of time the scanner stays on a channel after the transmission ends before moving to the next channel. A negative delay forces a resume after that number of seconds. This setting applies to all channels in the system. You cannot set the delay on a ‘per channel’...
  • Page 39: Programming Trunked Systems

    To Copy a System: Press MENU . At ‘Program System’ press E/ At ‘Select System’ scroll to the system you want to copy and press E/ Scroll to ‘Copy System’ and press E/ At ‘New Sys Name?’ see Entering Text to name the new system. Copying a system copies all sites, groups, channels, and settings including quick key assignments.
  • Page 40 At ‘Program System’ press E/ At ‘Select System’ scroll to ‘New System’ and press E/ At ‘Select Sys Type’ scroll to ‘EDCS’ and press E/ Scroll to ‘WIDE/NARROW’ or ‘SCAT’ and press E/ At ‘Confirm?’ press E/ Note: EDACS Wide is the same as EDACS Standard and use a 9600 baud control channel. EDACS Narrow-band systems use a 4800 baud control channel.
  • Page 41 Note: You can also toggle this while scanning each trunked system by pressing then SCAN/SEARCH. Set Delay Time sets the delay (in seconds) the amount of time the scanner stays on a channel after the transmission has ended before moving to the next channel. A negative delay will force a resume after that number of seconds.
  • Page 42 Scroll to one of three settings and press E/ Analog - The scanner recognizes only analog end transmission codes. Analog+Digital - The scanner recognizes both analog and digital end codes. Ignore - The scanner waits for the carrier to drop before leaving a channel. Emergency Alert (Motorola/EDACS only) sets how your scanner handles IDs that have the emergency flag set.
  • Page 43: Copying And Deleting Systems

    Scroll to ‘Analog’ and press E/ to toggle on or off. Scroll to ‘Digital’ and press E/ to toggle on or off. Press MENU to return. P25 NAC Option (P25-1Tr only) allows you to have the scanner search for NAC codes or you can program a specific code for the system.
  • Page 44: P25 Systems

    At ‘Program System’ press E/ At ‘Select System’ scroll to the system where you want to create a site and press E/ Scroll to ‘Edit Site’ and and press E/ At ‘Select Site’ scroll to ‘New Site’ and press E/ Continue at ‘Edit Name’...
  • Page 45: For Standard Motorola 800/900/Splinter Systems

    The lower base frequency (or base) is always the base frequency as provided in the Radio Reference Database. Follow the instructions and use the spreadsheet at http://info.uniden.com/UnidenMan4/ CalculatingUpperBaseFrequencies to determine the upper base frequency value.
  • Page 46 At ‘Input Frequency’ enter the frequency and press E/ For EDACS and LTR sites only, at ‘Input LCN’ enter the LCN number and press E/ Scroll to ‘New Frequency’ and press E/ to enter more frequencies. Press MENU twice to return to the ‘Edit Site’ menu. To Edit Frequencies: Scroll to ‘Set Frequencies’...
  • Page 47 a resume after that number of seconds. This setting applies to all channels in the system. You cannot set the delay on a ‘per channel’ basis. The default setting is 2 seconds. Scroll to ‘Set Delay Time’ and press E/ Scroll to the desired delay time (-10, -5, -2, 0, 1, 2, 5, 10, or 30 secs.) and press E/ save and exit.
  • Page 48: Programming Trunking Systems

    At ‘New Sys Name?’ see Entering Text to name the new system E/ Copying a system will copy all sites, groups, channels, and settings including quick key assignments. To Delete a System: Press MENU. At ‘Program System’ press E/ At ‘Select System’ scroll to the system and press E/ Scroll to ‘Delete System’...
  • Page 49 Press MENU. At ‘Program System’ press E/ At ‘Select System’ scroll to ‘New System’ and press E/ At ‘Select Sys Type’ scroll to ‘EDCS’ and press E/ Scroll to ‘WIDE/NARROW’ or ‘SCAT’ and and press E/ At ‘Confirm?’ press E/ Note: EDACS Wide is the same as EDACS Standard and use a 9600 baud control channel.
  • Page 50 Edit Fleetmap (Motorola Set ID Format (no EDACS P25 NAC Option (P25-1Tr only) Type I/IIi only) SCAT) Priority ID Scan (no Set Record EDACS SCAT/P25-1Tr) Set Number Tag allows you to number a system. The default setting is no number tag (blank). See also Using Number Tags.
  • Page 51 available, instead of block 1. If you assign Block 0 as 14, you would not see another prompt because 14 uses all available blocks. Priority ID Scan (no EDACS SCAT/P25-1Tr) allows you to use Priority Scan with IDs. Scroll to ‘Priority ID Scan’ and press E/ Scroll to ‘On’...
  • Page 52 Marked Channel - The scanner only sends the audio for channels that have the record option turned on to the REC jack. Off - The scanner does not send any audio from any channel in the system to the REC jack, even if the record option is turned on for a channel.
  • Page 53: Creating Sites (Site Automatically Created For Edacs Scat)

    At ‘Program System’ press E/ At ‘Select System’ scroll to the system and press E/ Scroll to ‘Delete System’ and press E/ At ‘Confirm Delete’ press E/ CREATING SITES (SITE AUTOMATICALLY CREATED FOR EDACS SCAT) Once you have your trunking Systems Created and Systems Options configured you can create your sites.
  • Page 54 Set Quick Key assigns quick key to a site and will be scanned when the key is turned on. The default setting is no quick key. Scroll to ‘Set Quick Key’ and press E/ Scroll to the quick key number (0-99 or .No for no quick key) you want assigned to the site and press E/ .
  • Page 55 Scroll to ‘Set Offset’ and press E/ At ‘Input Offset’ enter the offset and press E/ At ‘Select Polarity’ scroll to + or - and press E/ Scroll to ‘Set Spacing’ and press E/ Scroll to the step size and press E/ Press MENU to return and repeat for each band plan as needed.
  • Page 56 Set Modulation this setting selects the modulation used for the site. The default setting is auto (NFM for FM frequencies). See also Band Defaults. Scroll to ‘Set Modulation’ and press E/ Scroll to Auto, NFM, or FM and press E/ to save and exit.
  • Page 57: Creating Groups

    Set the Wait Time from 0 to 1000 ms and press E/ Note: Any analog transmissions will lose the first part of the transmission, up to the wait time you set here. CREATING GROUPS Once you have your Systems built, systems options configured, (trunking system) Sites Created, and Site Options configured, you can create your groups. To Create a New Group (no EDACS SCAT): Press MENU.
  • Page 58: Programming Frequencies/Tgids

    At ‘Set Longitude’ press E/ . Enter the longitude and press E/ . At ‘Set Range’ press E/ Enter the range (0.5 to 125 in 0.5 steps) and press E/ At ‘Set GPS Enable’ press E/ Scroll to On or Off and press E/ Press MENU to return.
  • Page 59: Quickly Storing An Id

    QUICKLY STORING AN ID Note: You have to program the trunking system and site first. See Programming Trunking Systems. To Program an ID into a ‘Quick Save Group’: In scan mode Hold on any channel in the system you want to store the ID in. Enter the ID (see Entering IDs) and press E/ At ‘Quick TGID Save?’...
  • Page 60: Edit Channel Options Menu

    To enter a Motorola Type I ID enter the fleet number, press .No once for a hyphen, then enter the subfleet and press E/ Note: If you omit the subfleet (still need the hyphen), the scanner treats this field as a wildcard (will treat the subfleet as 1 ID and receive all IDs in the subfleet).
  • Page 61 Scroll to the Group that has the channel you want to edit and press E/ Scroll to ‘Edit Channel’ press E/ At ‘Select Channel’ scroll to the channel you want to edit and press E/ You can also press E/ when the channel is displayed in scan mode.
  • Page 62 Conventional only: At ‘Set CTCSS/DCS’ scroll to 1 of 5 options and press E/ Off - any signal opens squelch. Search - The scanner searches and displays any CTCSS or DCS tone with the transmission. CTCSS - Enter or scroll to the desired CTCSS tone you want present with the signal. Press E/ to save and exit.
  • Page 63 At ‘Set Tone’ scroll to the alert (Alert 1-9 or Off) and press E/ . At ‘Set Level’ scroll to ‘Level 1-15 or Auto’ (the scanner sets the alert beep to the master volume level) and press E/ Scroll to ‘Set Alert Light’ and press E/ Scroll to Off, Blue, Red, Magenta, Green, Cyan, Yellow, or White and press E/ At ‘Set Pattern’...
  • Page 64: Using The Bcd996P2 With A Gps

    USING THE BCD996P2 WITH A GPS LOCATION-BASED SCANNING You can connect the scanner to a compatible GPS device and set the scanner to automatically lock and unlock trunked sites and channel groups based on the location information and range settings you program for those sites/groups. This frees you from having to manually enable and disable sites/groups as you change location.
  • Page 65 When the scanner does not receive GPS data, the scanner displays “No GPS Input” See also Set GPS Format in the ‘Settings’ menu to set relevant options for GPS display modes. To Program a Current Location (when connected to a GPS): Press and hold GPS for 2 seconds.
  • Page 66: Gps Display Mode

    GPS DISPLAY MODE GPS Review Location Mode Edit Name the default name is P (POI), X (dangerous crossing), R (dangerous road), then YYMMDD hhmmss that indicates the year, month, date, and time you stored the location point with a GPS. Scroll to ‘Edit Name’...
  • Page 67 There are three ranges for each Dangerous Xing or Dangerous Road alert: 1 mile/km, .5 mile/km and .1 mile/km. The scanner alerts once for each range when it meets both of the following two conditions: The first condition is heading for the Location. A valid heading is within ±45˚ of the value set in Set Heading.
  • Page 68 Set Speed Limit (Dangerous Road/Xing only) decides whether the scanner alerts you each time you approach the location or only when you are traveling above a certain speed. To make the alert speed-dependent, enter the speed limit for this location. Leave the speed limit blank to be alerted regardless of your speed.
  • Page 69 The 1st line displays the latitude of the current location. The 2nd line displays the longitude of the current location. The 3rd line displays “OFF” (when a POI is not selected) or the name of the selected POI. The large arrow shows the direction to the selected POI.
  • Page 70: Gps Review Location Mode

    To View ‘Review Location’ Mode press E/ Notes: All sites/groups (with quick keys enabled and gps enabled for the site/group) not within range of your current location will be temporarily locked out. If you try to use a quick key to enable a site/group for scan that is out of range of your current location, you will see ‘Location L/O’...
  • Page 71: Priority/Priority Id/Priority Plus Scan

    While in Review Location Mode: To Select a Location turn the scroll control. To Return to ‘GPS Display’ Mode press MENU. To Overwrite and Store the Current Location press and hold GPS for 2 seconds. To Edit the Current Location press E/ To Toggle the Lockout Status of the Location press L/O to toggle ‘Temporary L/O, Locked Out, and Unlocked’.
  • Page 72: Using Startup Keys

    Set Priority sets the priority mode. You can also toggle these modes by pressing PRI in scan mode. Scroll to 1 of 3 options and press E/ Off - the priority feature is off. On - the scanner checks conventional priority channels, and priority IDs within systems that have priority ID enabled.
  • Page 73: Scanning Systems

    SCANNING SYSTEMS With all previous scanners, you selected banks to scan that had channels stored in them. With this scanner, you select ‘System Quick Keys’ to scan that have ‘Systems’, ‘Sites’, or Custom/ Service Searches assigned to them. So, now you turn ‘System/Site/Search Quick Keys’ on and off and ‘Group Quick Keys’...
  • Page 74 To toggle between Display Modes 1, 2 or 3 Hold on any channel and press then 6(DISP). Press Hold to resume. To toggle System/Site/Search Quick Keys on or off for a Single Digit system/site/search, press the number key assigned to the system/site/search. To turn a Double-Digit system/site/search on or off, press .No first then press the two number keys.
  • Page 75 To toggle the attenuation for a trunking site on or off Hold on the site and press then 7(ATT). Press HOLD to resume. To toggle the attenuation for a search on or off (Search with Scan) press then 7(ATT) while searching (or hold on the search first).
  • Page 76: Using Number Tags

    To view GPS Display Mode press GPS. Press SCAN/SEARCH to exit. To view P25 Display Mode press then Vol. Press then Vol to exit. then 3(Srch 3). (set to Search Key To view Band Scope Mode Hold on any channel and press 3 by default).
  • Page 77: Optimizing P25 Performance

    To Go to a System or Custom/Service Search Hold on any system/search. Enter the system/search number tag, press .No, and press MENU. Press HOLD to resume. Notes: Selecting just a system will hold on the first frequency in the system (not ID). If two systems/searches have the same number tag, they will be selected in sequence (the first time you select the number tag, the scanner will go to the first system/search assigned to that number tag; if you select the same number tag again, it will go to the 2nd system/ search assigned to that number tag, and so on).
  • Page 78: Locking/Unlocking Groups

    To Unlock a Conventional System/Trunked Site/Search in Scan Mode press and hold ‘lock’ function mode. Rotate the scroll control until the system/site/search you want to unlock appears. Press L/O (each time) to toggle ‘Unlocked’, ‘Temporary L/O’, or ‘Lockout’. (You have to be quick to get ‘Lockout’). Press SCAN/SEARCH to return.
  • Page 79 Or, use MENU to drill down to the channel options and lock it out there. See ‘Edit Channel Options’. To Unlock a Single Channel in Scan Mode press HOLD to hold on any channel. Press and quickly (within 3 seconds) scroll to the system that has the channel you want to unlock then quickly (within 3 seconds) press E/ Scroll to the channel you want to unlock and press L/O until ‘Unlocked’...
  • Page 80: Band Scope Mode

    BAND SCOPE MODE The Band Scope feature lets you have the scanner provide a visual representation of radio activity in a frequency band. The screen is arranged with the frequencies increasing in value from left-to- right, and a signal strength meter for signals. Band Scope Mode searches a frequency range and displays the signal level in real time.
  • Page 81: Using Band Scope Mode

    USING BAND SCOPE MODE To start Band Scope mode Hold on any channel and press then 3(Srch 3) to start Band Scope mode at the frequency you held at. Band Scope mode is assigned to this Search Key (3) by default. Search Mode - ‘SRCH’...
  • Page 82 To toggle Intermediate Frequency Exchange on or off Hold and press then 4(IFX). Press HOLD to resume. To toggle the attenuator on or off press then 7(ATT). (Press and hold 7(ATT) for global attenuation). Note: the ATT icon only shows in Function mode. Notes: The search time changes depending on the search step size.
  • Page 83: Search/Close Call Options Menu

    SEARCH/CLOSE CALL OPTIONS MENU These are the settings you should look at before you perform a quick search, close call search, search and store, or close call auto store. To Edit Search and Close Options : Press MENU. Scroll to ‘Srch/CloCall Opt’ and press E/ Scroll to the options below and press E/ Press SCAN/SEARCH to return to scanning when done with editing.
  • Page 84 Note: Broadcast screen is not effective during some service searches. Scroll to ‘Broadcast Screen’ and press E/ Scroll to 1 of 4 options and press E/ Set All Bands On - turns on broadcast screen on for all bands. Press MENU to return. Set All Bands Off - turns off broadcast screen off for all bands.
  • Page 85: Search For

    Set Delay Time this setting determines how long the scanner waits after a transmission ends before resuming Quick Search and Close Call Search operations. A negative delay will force a resume after that number of seconds. The default setting is 2 seconds. Scroll to ‘Set Delay Time’...
  • Page 86: Editing A Service Search

    Edit Custom Search Quick Search Auto Step Size Chart Custom Search Searching EDITING A SERVICE SEARCH To Edit a Service Search: Press MENU. Scroll to ‘Search for...’ and press E/ Scroll to ‘Edit Service’ and press E/ Scroll to the service search you want to edit and press E/ Scroll to Set Delay Time and press E/ Scroll to the desired delay time (-10, -5, -2, 0, 1, 2, 5, 10, or 30 secs.) and press E/ save and exit.
  • Page 87 Press MENU to exit. Press MENU and scroll to another service search and repeat the previous steps or press L/O to exit. Service Search allows you quickly select and search the scanner’s preprogrammed frequencies. See Edit Service Search first. To start a Service Search: Press MENU.
  • Page 88 Scroll to 1 of 3 options and press E/ 800/900 Standard - The scanner will use the regular old Motorola band plan and return to the menu. 800Splinter - The scanner will use the regular old Motorola band plan and return to the menu.
  • Page 89: Custom Search

    Press MENU to exit. Press MENU and scroll to another custom search and repeat the previous steps or press L/O to exit. Custom Search Custom Search allows you search the scanner’s 10 programmed frequency ranges. See Editing a Custom Search first. To start a Custom Search: Press MENU.
  • Page 90: Quick Search

    At ‘Select Store Sys’ scroll to the conventional system you want to store the frequencies in and press E/ At ‘Select Range’ scroll to the ‘service search’ or to ‘custom search’ to select where to search from and press E/ Notes: The quick key for the system must be turned on (if one is assigned to the system) and not locked out to select the system to store frequencies in otherwise you will see ‘Nothing to Scan’.
  • Page 91: Searching (Only, Not Search With Scan)

    Enter the new frequency you wish to start at then press HOLD to set the new starting frequency. Press HOLD again to release hold mode and start searching. Then see Searching. Press SCAN/SEARCH to exit. Searching (only, not Search with Scan) To start a search see Quick Search, Service Search, or Custom Search.
  • Page 92: Close Call Menu

    To store a displayed frequency into a ‘Quick Save Group’ in a ‘Quick Save System’, quickly press At ‘Quick Freq Save?’ press E/ The scanner will save the frequency into a (created) group called ‘Qck Save Grp’ in a (created) system called ‘Qck Save Cnv Sys’...
  • Page 93 Set CC Bands Set CC Override Close Call Only Using Close Call Modes Set CC Alert Set CC Mode CC Auto Store Managing Close Call Hits Hits with Scan Set CC Bands allows you select the Close Call bands to be searched or auto stored. Scroll to ‘Set CC Bands’...
  • Page 94: Close Call Auto Store

    Set Close Call Mode selects the Close Call mode when scanning or searching. You can also toggle these modes by pressing SQ in scan mode. Scroll to ‘Set CC Mode’ and press E/ Scroll to 1 of 3 modes and press E/ to save and exit.
  • Page 95: Managing Close Call Hits

    MANAGING CLOSE CALL HITS In Close Call Only Mode When the scanner detects a Close Call signal, ‘Close Call’ appears for the length of time set in Close Call Pause (or until the signal is lost if longer). The band number will blink under the band that the hit was found in. The frequency is displayed for the (+) delay time set in Search/Close Call Options (even if it’s gone).
  • Page 96: Hits With Scan

    Hits with Scan This is a special system that automatically stores the last 10 close call hits and allows you to scan them. Accessible only in the ‘Close Call’ menu, the system has to be unlocked to view while scanning (default is ‘locked out’). The scanner deletes the frequencies in this system when you turn the power off.
  • Page 97 To Edit Weather Options: Press MENU. Scroll to ‘WX Operation’ and press E/ Scroll to the settings and options below and press E/ Press SCAN/SEARCH to return to scanning when done with editing. Weather Scan Program SAME Set Attenuator Set Audio AGC Weather Alert Set Delay Time Set Record...
  • Page 98 To receive SAME alerts and broadcasts about weather occurring only in particular counties within that area, you can program up to 5 groups of 8 FIPS codes (40 codes) into the scanners memory. This lets you avoid hearing an alert that applies to an area within a 50-mile radius but not necessarily to your county or parish.
  • Page 99: Using Fire Tone-Out

    Press MENU to return. Weather Alert this setting turns on weather alert and determines which types of signals will trigger an alert. The scanner will mute and scan only the weather channels. Note: You can also turn on weather alert in scan or search modes by pressing and holding the WX button.
  • Page 100 Enter the tone and press E/ to save and exit. Scroll to ‘Edit Tone B’ and press E/ Enter the tone and press E/ to save and exit. Press MENU to return. Scroll to ‘Set Delay Time’ and press E/ Scroll to one of 3 settings and press E/ to save and exit.
  • Page 101: In Tone-Out Standby Mode

    While scanning, press then ‘SQ’. Or, Press MENU. Scroll to ‘Tone-Out for...’ and press Scroll to ‘Tone-Out Standby’ and press You can also assign Tone-Out to a Search Key. The display will show the Tone-Out name, channel number (1-10), and tone settings. Any transmission received on the frequency will not be heard but you will still see the signal strength bars.
  • Page 102 To Turn Key-Safe Mode On or Off press and hold then turn on the scanner. The first time (only) you turn on the scanner in Key-Safe mode you will see ‘Key Safe Mode On’. In the following tables, keys with numbers in each mode refer to the legend below each chart. Keys (or Function + keys) with an ‘X’...
  • Page 103: Preset Fleet Maps

    FUNCTION + PRESS MODE Scan Service Custom Quick Weather Close Tone- Band KEYS Search Search Search Scan Call Scope MENU 1, 2 (Srch 1 - Srch 3) 4(IFX) 5(LVL) 6(DISP) 7(ATT) 8(REV) 9(MOD) .NO E/Yes Scan/ Search 1: Key-Safe only applies for press and hold for this key . 2: Key-safe only allows toggle of ‘Temporary Lockout”...
  • Page 104 Preset Preset Preset Preset Preset Preset Preset Preset Map 1 Map 2 Map 3 Map 4 Map 5 Map 6 Map 7 Map 8 Block Size Block Size Block Size Block Size Block Size Block Size Block Size Block Size Code Code Code...
  • Page 105: Type Ii Special Status Bits

    Number of Size Number of Fleets Sub-Fleets Talkgroups IDs per Radios per Code Blocks per Block Talkgroup Block 1024 2048 4096 You can tell which block a Motorola ID is in by its number. Block Lower ID# Upper ID # 0000 8191 8192...
  • Page 106 Therefore, if a user was transmitting a multi-select call on talkgroup 1808, the scanner would actually receive those transmissions on 1815. Some common uses of these status bits are as follows: • When a user hits their emergency button, all conversations on the talkgroup revert to the emergency status talkgroup (ID+2) until the dispatch clears the emergency status.
  • Page 107: Technical Specifications

    TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Band Coverage : 31 Bands Size: 7.2 in (W) x 5.9 in (D) x 2.2 in (H) (without antenna) 184 mm (W) x 151 mm (D) x 56 mm (H) (without antenna) Weight: 3.5 lbs (1.59 kg.) Operating Temperature: Nominal: –...
  • Page 108 Sensitivity (12dB SINAD) Nominal VHF Low Band 1 0 .4 μV (AM) 25 .005 MHz 0 .3 μV (NFM) 40 .840 MHz 0 .3 μV (NFM) 53 .980 MHz VHF Low Band 2 0 .6 μV (WFM) 54 .050 MHz (FM) 72 .515 MHz 0 .2 μV...
  • Page 109: Frequency Range

    (NFM) 40 .840 MHz 43dB VHF Low Band 2 (WFM) 54 .050 MHz 53 dB (FM) 72 .515 MHz 48 dB (FMB) 107 .100 MHz 59 dB Aircraft Band (AM) 127 .175 MHz 49 dB VHF High Band 1 (NFM) 161 .985 MHz 41 dB (NFM)
  • Page 110: Special Functions

    Frequency Range Modulation Step (kHz) Name (MHz) 50.0000-53.9800 6 Meter Amateur Band 54.0000-71.9500 VHF TV 72.0000-75.9950 Intersystem & Astronomy 76.0000-87.9500 VHF TV 88.0000-107.9000 FM Broadcast 108.0000-136.9916 8.33 Aircraft Band 137.0000-143.9875 12.5 Military Land Mobile 144.0000-147.9950 2 Meter Amateur Band 148.0000-150.7875 12.5 Military Land Mobile 150.8000-161.9950...
  • Page 111: Supported Trunking Systems

    Supported Trunking Systems • Motorola Systems: Type I, II, II/I (hybrid) • EDACS Systems: FM, NFM, and SCAT • LTR Systems • APCO Systems: Astro Imbe, Astro 25 and P25 AMBE (HDQPSK) Heterodyne System 1st IF: 25.000MHz – 319.995MHz, 806.000MHz – 1300.000MHz: 380.75MHz 320.000MHz –...
  • Page 112: Warranty Information

    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. WARRANTY DURATION: This warranty to the original user shall terminate and be of no further effect 12 months after the date of original retail sale.

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