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    BC60XLT Programmable Hand-Held Scanner OPERATING GUIDE H:...Bc60xlt.vp Mon Aug 30 15:33:43 1999 Color profile: Disabled Composite Default screen[...]

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    PRECAUTIONS Before you use this scanner, please read and observe the following: 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. EARPHONE WARNING: • Be sure to use only the recommended optional earphone or a stereo headset of the proper impe[...]

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    Controls 1. LCD Display 7. Decimal Key 2. Scan Key 8. Review Key 3. Manual Key 9. Numeric Key Pad 4. Lockout Key 10. Enter Key 5. Weather Scan Key 11. Speaker 6. Keylock Key 12. 12V DC Power Jack 13. Antenna Connector 15. Squelch Control 14. Phone Jack 16. On/Off Volume Control H:...Bc60xlt.vp Mon Aug 30 15:33:47 1999 Color profile: Disabled Compos[...]

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    Uniden® and Bearcat® are registered trademarks of Uniden America Corporation. 1 Table of Contents About Your New BC60XLT .........................2 Feature Highlights ..............................2 What is Scanning? ..............................2 Types of Communication .........................3 Included with the BC60XLT .......................[...]

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    About Your New BC60XLT The BC60XLT is a brand new state-of-the-art information radio with automatic scanning capabilities. It can store frequencies such as police, fire/emergency, marine, amateur, and other communications into 10 channels. Feature Highlights 10 Channels Program one frequency in each channel. You must have at least one channel progr[...]

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    Types of Communication You will be able to monitor communication such as: Police and fire department (including rescue and paramedics) NOAA weather broadcasts (7 preprogrammed channels) Business/industrial radio Motion picture and press relay Utility Land transportation frequencies, such as trucking firms, buses, taxis, tow trucks, and railroads Ma[...]

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    Included with the BC60XLT 4 H:...Bc60xlt.vp Mon Aug 30 15:33:51 1999 Color profile: Disabled Composite Default screen[...]

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    Before you can scan, you must program a frequency into each channel you want to use. The Betty Bearcat Starter Frequency Guide lists typical frequencies used around the U.S. that you may u s e t o program the BC60XLT . If the frequencies listed do not work in your area, call the 800 number on the yellow sheet enclosed with the guide. A Uniden repre[...]

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    Setup Power Installing Batteries 1. Open cover. 2. Insert batteries IMPORTANT I f you are installing Alkaline Batteries, set the switch to “Reg. Alk BATT.” If installing Nickel-Cadmium Batteries, set the switch to “Ni-Cd BATT.” WARNING! Do not mix Alkaline Batteries with Nickel-Cadmium Batteries. Be sure to install four Batteries of the sam[...]

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    AC Adapter/Charger Use the included AC Adapter/Charger to power the BC60XLT from an AC source. The AC Adapter/ Charger also recharges Nickel-Cadmium Batteries while they are installed in the scanner. WARNING! Do n o t charge Alkaline Batteries in this scanner. Doing so may cause serious damage to the product and void the warranty. Before attempting[...]

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    Operation Keylock Keylock prevents accidental key entries. To lock: Only the S , M , and K keys will function. To unlock: If keys do not work, press K to unlock keys. The K/L indicator disappears from the display. 8 H:...Bc60xlt.vp Mon Aug 30 15:33:58 1999 Color profile: Disabled Composite Default screen[...]

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    Programming Channels 1. Select frequency. 2. Select channel using Manual mode. Note: For channel 10, press 1 , 0 . 9 H:...Bc60xlt.vp Mon Aug 30 15:34:00 1999 Color profile: Disabled Composite Default screen[...]

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    — OR— 3. Enter frequency. Each digit displays as you enter it. The decimal displays as a dash. If you make a mistake, press . twice and start over. 3a. If frequency outside range. Programmed frequencies must be within the bands shown on the back of the scanner, and on page three of this guide. 10 H:...Bc60xlt.vp Mon Aug 30 15:34:02 1999 Color p[...]

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    4. Recheck frequency. The frequency appears one digit at a time in sequence. Repeat these steps to program each channel. You can program the same frequency into two or more channels, if desired. Channels with no frequency programmed are skipped during scanning. After programming your scanner, record the frequencies in the table below (or another co[...]

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    How Squelch Works Think of “SQUELCH” as a gate. If the gate is set too low (SQUELCH too low), everything (all noise as well as signals) gets through. If the gate is set too high (SQUELCH too high), nothing gets through. If the gate is set just right (SQUELCH set properly), just the desired signals get through. 12 H:...Bc60xlt.vp Mon Aug 30 15:3[...]

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    Setting the Squelch 1. Turn until hiss heard. This action lowers the “squelch gate,” allowing all signals and noise to get through. No signal should be present when adjusting squelch. Scanner doesn’t scan with squelch open. 2. Turn just until hiss stops. This action raises the “squelch gate,” allowing only strong signals to get through. S[...]

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    The scanner skips any unprogrammed channels, and locked out channels. When transmission received: Scanner stops on that channel. When the transmission ends, scanning resumes after a two second delay. To hold on that channel: 14 H:...Bc60xlt.vp Mon Aug 30 15:34:07 1999 Color profile: Disabled Composite Default screen[...]

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    To resume scanning: Scanner immediately resumes scanning. To listen to or program a specific channel: Note: For channel 10, press 1 , 0 . Press S to resume scanning. 15 H:...Bc60xlt.vp Mon Aug 30 15:34:09 1999 Color profile: Disabled Composite Default screen[...]

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    Channel Lockout Channel Lockout lets you skip channels during scanning. There are two ways to lock out a channel: Manual Mode Use Manual mode to select the channel you want to lock out. Note: For channel 10, press 1 , 0 . 16 H:...Bc60xlt.vp Mon Aug 30 15:34:11 1999 Color profile: Disabled Composite Default screen[...]

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    Scanning Mode When the scanner stops on a channel during scanning, you can lock out that channel by pressing O . Because the locked out channel is no longer scanned, scanning resumes immediately after pressing O . To unlock a channel: Use Manual mode to select the desired channel. 17 H:...Bc60xlt.vp Mon Aug 30 15:34:12 1999 Color profile: Disabled [...]

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    Note: For channel 10, press 1 , 0 . The L/O indicator disappears from the display after pressing O . Scanning Weather Channels To scan weather channels: 18 H:...Bc60xlt.vp Mon Aug 30 15:34:14 1999 Color profile: Disabled Composite Default screen[...]

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    The BC60XLT finds the active weather channel in your area from seven preprogrammed NOAA frequencies. Note: The channel number does not indicate the NOAA weather frequency you hear. To review the weather frequency: The frequency displays one digit at a time, in sequence. To resume normal scanning: 19 H:...Bc60xlt.vp Mon Aug 30 15:34:16 1999 Color pr[...]

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    Care and Maintenance Low Battery Warning When the Batteries become weak, you will hear an audible warning. Be sure to replace Alkaline Batteries as soon as possible, or you can recharge Nickel-Cadmium Batteries while they are installed in the scanner. Replacing the Batteries See page six. Location If strong interference or electrical noise is recei[...]

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    Optional Accessories and Replacement Parts The following optional accessories and replacement parts for your BC60XLT are available from your local Uniden Dealer or through the Uniden Customer Service Center by calling: (800) 297-1023, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central, Monday through Friday. 21 Ω H:...Bc60xlt.vp Mon Aug 30 15:34:20 1999 Color profil[...]

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    Operating Tips If your BC60XLT is not performing properly, try the steps listed below. CONDITION SUGGESTION Scanner doesn’t turn on. Rotate the Volume control to the right. Check the Batteries for correct installation. Check the power level of the Batteries. Replace or recharge Batteries as necessary. Check the AC Adapter/Charger or the (optional[...]

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    CONDITION SUGGESTION Scan doesn’t stop. Adjust the Squelch setting. It may be too high. Check the antenna connection. Make sure the antenna is in a vertical position. Reception may be poor. See above for suggestions. It is possible that none of the programmed frequencies are active at the time. Scan doesn’t start. Make sure there are some progr[...]

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    Technical Specifications Channels: 10 WX: 7 Programmed Channels (All NOAA Weather Service) Frequency Coverage: 29.00 to 29.70 MHz 29.70 to 50.00 MHz 50.00 to 54.00 MHz 137.00 to 144.00 MHz 144.00 to 148.00 MHz 148.00 to 174.00 MHz 406.00 to 420.00 MHz 420.00 to 450.00 MHz 450.00 to 470.00 MHz 470.00 to 512.00 MHz Scan Rate: 10 channels per sec. Max[...]

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    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. WARRANTY DURATION: This warranty to the original user shal[...]

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    COVERED UNDER ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING U.S. PATENTS RE 31,523 4,027,251 4,057,760 4,092,594 4,100,497 4,114,103 4,123,715 4,156,193 4,157,505 4,179,662 4,219,821 4,270,217 4,398,304 4,409,688 4,455,679 4,461,036 4,521,915 4,627,100 4,888,815 4,932,074 4,947,456 5,014,348 5199,109 ©1994, Uniden America Corporation. All rights reserved. UBUD0122[...]