Uniden BC 50XL manual


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    -- uniden~ HAND HELD PROGRAMMABLE ~~ ' ~ SCANNER -. . 10 CHANNELS - - . 10 BAND COVERAGE . CRYSTAL FREE [!J . . . CUSTOM ANTENNA . AUTOMATICLOCKOUT . TRACK TUNING . DIRECT CHANNEL ACCESS .[AI ..,. liIiW ri/> </) ~ l~ /i~j BC 50XL §ii!lronlc ) AGENCIES PTY. l TDo (Q)~~~&uD~@ D~~u~[UJ(Q5uD(Q)~~ 1 .-J i ) :;:",. .__._---- --~--- _[...]

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    CONGRATULATIONS and welcome to the world of computerized radio scanning. The Uniden@ Bearcat'" 50XL is the result of years of research and development, and incorporates many unique. state-of-the-art design concepts. Microelectronics allows so many sophisticated features to be included in such a small, styish unit. The Uniden@ Bearcat&apos[...]

  • Page 3

    ' TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Size: Weight: Cabinet: Power: Antenna: RF Sensitivity: IF Selectivity: Audio Output: Frequency Coverage: Scan Speed: Channel Capacity: Delay: lockout: Display: Accessories: Options: 2-5/8"W x 1-3/8"D x rH 10.5 oz. High impact ABS 7.5 VDC provided by 5 AA size standard batteries (not included), optional NiCa[...]

  • Page 4

    ----- UNPACKING YOUR UNIT Carefully remove the unit from the shipping carton and check the contents against the following list: . Uniden' Bearcat' 50XL . Belt Clip . Flexible Antenna . Battery Holder (for non rechargeable battery) . Operating Guide (read it and save) If any of these items are missing or if there are signs of physical dama[...]

  • Page 5

    WARNING: DO NOT A TTEMPT TO RECHARGE NON-RECHARGEABLE BA T- TERIES! Before attempting to recharge batteries, open battery compartment and check the type of batteries installed. Recharge only the Nickel Cadmium rechargeable battery pack designed for this unit. Any other rechargeable battery will not work properly External power jack: Use only AO-100[...]

  • Page 6

    ~-~-------_. FRONT PANEL FEATURES (Figure 2) 1. Liquid Crystal Display: The LCD shows channel number, frequency (by displayj,~geach digit consecutively), and indicates the "LOCKOUT" function. 2. Keypad Lock: Locks the key pad to avoid accidental entry or misprograming. SCAN I Press to start scanning all active channels. I MANUAL I Stops t[...]

  • Page 7

    'r CAUTION: Because of inherent limitations, liquid crystaldisplays should not be subject to extremes of temperature or humidity. If the unit is exposed to temperatures below - 20°C (- 5°F) or above + 60°C (+ 140°F), the display may temporarily cease to function properly, and in some cases permanent damage may result. It is, therefore, rec[...]

  • Page 8

    The display wiHshow the frequency one digit at a time and then show channel 1. ., ,- - L - - , -0 -C'--- ~- ~- J--I CHANNEL 2. To program 471.2375 into channel 5: ~ I MANUAL I 00QJO0000 0 (Rounded off to 3 places) I REVIEW I The display will show: " 7 - -,-'- , .- -,- -l---c-~- --=, CHANNEL If you attempt to enter a frequency outside[...]

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    -,------------- ----.- -~ LOCKOUT There may be times when you wish to skip over a channel that you have pro- gramed into your Uniden@ Bearcat@ 50XL. Any number of channels can be "Locked Out" so that the scanner skips over them. To Lock Out a channel, select the channel number you wish to skip over. Press the I LOCKOUT I key. The word &q[...]

  • Page 10

    WARNING.. When you first hear the beep toae, you should turn the unit off and immediately replace your batteries (or recharge if NiCad batteries are used) to avoid losing memory. When you replace weak batteries, you must install the new ones immediately to keep the sca- nner memory. Be sure to read the "Installing Batteries" section of th[...]

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    TROUBLE-SHOOTING If your Uniden@ Bearcat'" 50XL is not performing up to your expectations, please try these simple steps. If you still cannot get satisfactory results after reading this guide thoroughly and following the trouble-shooting steps, you may need to send your unit in for service. If you determine that service is necessary, remo[...]

  • Page 12

    :--- ..- ..' r ""'.- .. OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES The following accessories areavailable for usewithyour BC 50XL. Check with your local dealeror the UnidenCustomer Service Center. Model BP 50C rechargeable battery packand battery charger. A custom made NiCad battery pack will eliminate the need for additional batteries. Simply plug i[...]

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    -----. FREQUENCY ALLOCATIONS Because of the short-range nature of VHF and UHF FM communications, fre- quencies allocated to services in one geographical location will not be heard more than 25-50 miles distance (an exception is "skip", when signals bounce back to earth from the ionosphere). For this reason, a separate frequency direc- tor[...]

  • Page 14

    1-- Frequency Allocations (Cont.) U.SW.B MIL Govt U.S.C.G.S. Fur Reel., Nat. Pk" Govt., Agr & For . F.AA Nat. Pk., Ind" Data FD, BC. R U.S.C.G.S Ind" Land Tr Fors. Cons Govt" Sp. Ind & Land Tr 171.388 - 172 725 Bur Recl" Fors. Cons, Ind , Dept. Ag. & For" Govt. Nat. Pk U.SWB U.S.C.G.S Press Relay, Mot. p&qu[...]

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    -- ,-"", .--- - -- -- _. r I _-I S@n1rOmID AGENCIES PTY. LTD. 13 GAREMA CIRCUIT, KINGSGROVE BRISBANE: 3/12 BANDALL ST PHONE 7581522, TELEX AA73170 SLACKS CREEK, OLD 4127 FAX 7502722 PHONE 07 290 1188 P.O. Box 12, Kingsgrove, NSW 2208 MELBOURNE: 446-448 BELL STREET PERTH: 23 GEDDES ST., EAST PRESTON VIC 3072 BALACATTA W.A. 6021 PHONE: (0[...]