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    UBC 220XL T 200-Channel Programmable Twin Turbo Hand-Held Auto Scanner OPERATING GUIDE ----. ,-------------- " -, '-" ,.--'[...]

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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. . IMPORTANT! Be sure to use only the suppl ied earphone, or a stereo headset of the proper impedance (32Q). Use [...]

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    I '= ~-... Table of Contents AboutYourNewUBC 220XLT 2 WhatisScanning? 2 What is Searching? 2 TypesofCommunication 3 Unpacking 4 Feature Highlights 5 Controlsandlndicators 6 Setup 10 ChargingtheBatteryPack .10 Mounting the Flexible Antenna. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 InstallingtheBeltClip 11 UsingtheEarphone 11 OperationOverview 12 [...]

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    '== ... ::: About Your New UBC 220XLT The UBC 220XL T is a brand new state-of-the-art information radio with automatic scanning capabalities. It can store frequencies such as police, fire/emergency, marine, air, cellular, amateur, and other communications into 10 banks of 20 channels each. And you can scan all 200 channels at super fast Turbo [...]

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    I i "'-"'" --:1'" :::::= ~ Types of Communication You will be able to monitor communication such as: » Police and fire department (including rescue and paramedics) » Weather broadcasts (7 preprogrammed channels) ) Business/industrial radio » Motion picture and press relay » Utility » land transportation frequ[...]

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    Unpacking Carefully check the contents against this list: . UBC 220XL T Twin Turbo Scanner . Rubber Antenna . AC Adaptor/Charger (AAO-2500U) . Earphone . Belt Clip . Battery (BP-120) . This Operating Guide If any items are missing or damaged, contact your place of purchase immediately. Please read this Operating Guide thoroughly befpre operating th[...]

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    -f ... ._-~ '.-""-"""'-""-' ~ Feature Highlights . Twin Turbo Scan & Search -This lightning-fast technology enables the UBC 220XL T to scan nearly 100 channels per second. Search speed is selectable between 100 and 300 steps per second. (300 steps per second only in bands with 5 KHz steps.) Bec[...]

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    T --.-- ~, Controls and Indicators Antenna Connector Earphone Jack SQUELCH Control ON-OFF! VOLUME Control Top View Connect the rubber antenna to this BNC connector and turn clockwise until it locks. Plug the supplied earphone into this jack for private listening. When the earphone is connected, the internal speaker is disconnected. Note the warning[...]

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    I ---..... Front View (Refer to the foldout ill ustration inside the Back Cover) Complete explanations of the use of these keys are in the Scanning section, page 16, and Searching section, page20. 1. LCD DISPLAY - The liquid crystal display (LCD) shows the current channel and frequency. It also displays the mode, status, and bank indicators. A. Sca[...]

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    I ,--"" --f-. Indicates the keypad is locked. Priority Channel Indicator - P appears when the scanner stops on a Priority Channel. 2. Press @ to start scanning all programmed channels that are not locked out. (SCAN moves across the display during scanning.) 3.ln SCAN Mode, press ~ to stop scanning. (HOLD appears on the display.) After you[...]

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    '-., ~-.- 1 11. NUMERIC KEVPAD - Use these keys to program a channel for scanning. Also use to access a channel directly with~. During SCAN Mode, use these keys to select or deselect any of the 10 memory banks. (Only the selected bank indicator(s) appear on the display.) Note: You cannot deactivate al/10 banks at the same time. Key Bank Channe[...]

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    I '-"" .- , ~...,., +-. Setu p The USC 220XL T comes with a rechargeable Nickel- Cadmium Battery Pack. When fully charged, this Battery will supply up to 12 hours of dependable use. (With the Squelch control in "closed" position.) Before using the USC 220XL T for the first time, or whenever the LOW BATTERY Indicator appears[...]

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    Installing the Belt Clip 1. Place the Belt Clip on the mounting area on the back of the scanner, making sure the holes in the clip Iine up with the threads in the back of the scanner. ~ ~ @ @ ~ 2. Insert the 2 screws into the corresponding holes and tighten. ~ CAUTION: Do not tighten the screws too tight. You could damage the case or clip. n I 11 i[...]

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    Operation Overview Note: Before operating the USC 220XL T for the first time, make sure you have fully charged the Battery Pack. 1. Before turning on the scanner, rotate the Squelch Control fully clockwise. 2. Turn the scanner ON by rotating the On-OffNolume Control clockwise until you hear a click. Turn the Volume Control a small amount clockwise [...]

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    When the USC 220XL T is on SEARCH Mode, the display will look something like this: BANK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ,~ SC RN SCN PRI . SEARCH The Search function is different from Scan. When you select a frequency band to search, the scanner searches for any active frequency within the lower and upper limits you specify. When an active frequency is found,[...]

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    ~ --- - -, Programming Channels Before you can scan, you must program the channels within a bank. You can store one frequency per channel, up to 200 channels. Note: If appears on the display (keypad Locked), unlock the keypad by pressing and holding (LOCK) until disappears and you hear two beeps. There are two ways to program a channel: . Manually [...]

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    6. Press CD to store the entry. The channel number on the display stops blinking. BANK 2 18 125.2500 AIR HOLD 7. If that frequency is already stored in another channel, you will hear a "beep", and the duplicate channel number will appear on the display. 8. If you want to store the frequency in the selected channel (18) as well, press CD a[...]

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    f- -. .._-- .--.---- '} Scanning Note: When you turn the scanner on it will always be in SCAN Mode. 1. Look at the lower left corner of the display. If SCN is not displayed, press @. The UBC 220XL T should begin scanning. 2. If HOLD appears at the bottom of the display, press @ to begin scanning. The indicators for the selected Banks (1 throug[...]

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    r- --" .-. .. --- ------. To access a specific channel: 1. Press @. 3. Enter the channel number using the numeric keys. Press @ again. 2. Priority Scan The UBC 220XL T has 10 Priority Channels, 1 per Bank. Initially, these are the first channel in each Bank. (e.g. Channel 1, Channel 21, Channel 41, and so on.) The scanner checks the Priority C[...]

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    .#--...-- --.-- --- . ! Locki ng Out Chan nels You may have programmed certain channels that you do not want to hear every time you scan. These are channels that are busy a major portion of the time, and the scanner stops at the channel(s) often enough to interrupt the scan cycle. You can lock Out those channels so they are not scanned. 1. Go direc[...]

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    , Weather Channel Scanning The USC 220XLT is designed to search for your local weather channel(s). Note: Currently the weather service is not provided in Australia. 1. Press OOto begin Weather Search. WX appears at the right side of the display and the word SCAN moves across the display. 2. When the Weather Search finds an active channel in your ar[...]

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    t-- "----------- -- -- ----------- Searching The UBC 220XL T can search bands you specify to find desired frequencies if you do not have a Frequency Directory handy, or if new stations have been added since the Di rectory was published. 1. Press ~ to stop scanning. 2. Use the numeric keypad to enter the lowest frequency of the range you want t[...]

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    1-- __m. ---- ---I Search Frequency Skip. The scanner may stop at certain frequencies during Search that you do not want to hear. You can program up to 10 Skip Frequencies into the UBC 220XL T. When the scanner stops at one of these frequencies during Search, press @[) . That frequency is now "memorised" and will be skipped during any Sea[...]

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    I ------------.- J --- ---- - - Care and Maintenance Replacing the Battery Pack 1. Turn the On-OffNolume Control OFF. 2. Turn the scanner over so you are looking at the back. (@ @) @ 0 @ ~ 3. Press in on the ribbed area and slide the Battery Cover down and off. (@@1 @C0@ ~ .. 1 ! 4. Carefully unplug the Battery Back and lift it out of the case[...]

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    --_..---- -------------- ",#_------- ,,-,..,-,,-,---,,- "" 6. Insert the Battery Pack into the scanner so the label side is showing. Make sure it is seated within the case before replacing the Battery Cover. l@ @J @ 0 @ 7. Replace the Battery Cover by putting the two tabs in the corresponding opening and sliding it upward until it l[...]

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    Birdies All scanners are subject to receiving undesired signals or birdies. If your scanner stops during SEARCH Mode and no sound is heard, it may be receiving a birdie. Birdies are internally generated signals inherent in the electronics of the scanner. Use the Search Skip feature to skip the unwanted frequencies. Proper Care of Your Scanner Use o[...]

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    -+-..----- Trou b leshooti n9 If your UBC 220XL T is not performing properly, try the steps listed below. I I j I I If you still cannot get satisfactory results and want additional information, or to return the unit for seNice, please call or write the Uniden Technical Service Division. The address and phone number are listed in the Warranty (a[...]

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    /-.-- - --, Optional Accessories and Replacement Parts The following optional accessories and replacement parts for your USC 220XL T are available from your local Uniden Dealer or through the Uniden Technical Service Division. I . ,- 26 -_. - -.-- 1 ITEM PART NO. Spare Battery Pack BP-120 Replacement Rubber Antenna AT-218 Earphone EP-OO9 AC Adapt[...]

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    Technical Specifications Channels: Banks: WX: 200 Total 10 Banks 20 Channels each 7 Programmed Channels Frequency Coverage 66.60 to 88.00 MHz (NFM) 108.00 to 136.9875 MHz (AM) 137.00 to 144.00 MHz (NFM) 144.00 to 148.00 MHz (NFM) 148.00 to 174.00 MHz (NFM) 406.00 to 420.00 MHz (NFM) 420.00 to 450.00 MHz (NFM) 450.00 to 470.00 MHz (NFM) 470.00 to 51[...]

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