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    Owner's Manual OWNER'S MANU AL UBCD996T[...]

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    2 Precautions Before you use this scanner , please read and observe the following. Be sure to use only a monaural earphone or 32 stereo headset. Use of an incorrect earphone or stereo headset might be potentially hazardous to your hearing. The output of the phone jack is monaural, but you will hear it in both headphones of a stereo headset. Set the[...]

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    Power Related Issues Import ant: Notes: [VOL] /Power Switch ON OFF ON T o prevent memory from being corrupted, do not unplug the AC adapter during the time the memory is accessed for programming or auto store. If when you connect the AC adapter the is , the scanner may not power on. Should this occur , simply turn the control , then again. If the s[...]

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    4 T able of Content s Precautions ...................................................................................................................................2 Introduction .................................................................................................................................1 1 A Short User ’ s Guide to Assist th[...]

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    5 Included With Y our Scanner ......................................................................................................30 Setting Up Y our Scanner ............................................................................................................31 Controls, Keys, and Functions .................................................[...]

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    6 Setting the GPS Format .............................................................................................................57 Setting the Position Format ......................................................................................................57 Setting the T ime Format .......................................................[...]

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    7 Searching and Storing ................................................................................................................92 Using the Close Call Feature ...................................................................................................100 Search and Close Call Options .................................................[...]

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    8 Care and Maintenance ..............................................................................................................125 T roubleshooting ........................................................................................................................126 Specifications .........................................................[...]

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    Introduction Y our UBCD996T scanner is a st ate-of-the-art scanner radio with T runk T racker IV™ and automatic scanning capabilities. Y ou can store in the dynamic memory conventional frequencies such as police, fire/emergency , marine, air , amateur , and other communications. Y ou can store and scan services that use T runked Radio Systems and[...]

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    Feature Highlight s General Close Call™ RF Capture T echnology Close Call Do-Not-Disturb Close Call T emporary Store Dynamically Allocated Channel Memory Preprogrammed Systems 100 Quick Keys 9 Service Searches “Sof t” Search Keys Channel Lockout Frequency Lockout CTCSS and DCS Squelch Modes Analog and Digit al Audio AGC — Lets the scanner d[...]

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    Fire T one-Out St andby Broadcast Screen Custom Screen Scan/Search Delay Attenuator Repeater Reverse Channel Alert Memory Check Search with Scan Operation Custom Alert s Automatic Channel Step Frequency Step T ext T agging Dat a Skip Duplicate Frequency Alert — Lets you set the scanner to alert you if a two-tone sequential page is transmitted. Y [...]

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    Memory Backup T emporary Lockout St artup Configuration Single-Handed Function Control Operation Record Out Jack Display and Keyp ad Backlight V ehicle Power Connection (Orange Wire) T runk T racker IV™ Operation Multi-Site T runking Control Channel Only Scanning Adaptive Digit al Threshold Location Based Scanning GPS Non-Radio Based Features GPS[...]

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    Distance to a POI, Direction to a POI, T ime to a POI, S peed, Position, and more. — Lets you quickly select and search the scanner’s preprogrammed frequencies. — Lets you program up to 10 custom search ranges. Y ou can search any of these ranges simultaneously . — Lets the scanner search for CTCSS or DCS tones or codes on any channel or du[...]

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    Memory Storage Limit s * depending on the number of TGID in the system. 16[...]

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    Search Lockout Limit s About This Manual The screen displays used in this manual are representations of what might appear when you use your scanner . Since what you see depends on the frequencies and user IDs for your area and the settings you select, you might notice some differences between what is in this manual and what appears on your scanner [...]

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    18 How the Scanner ’s Controls Are Represented in This Manual Entering T ext Within A Menu Option T o help navigate the scanner ’s menus, the steps shown in this manual show the displays you see and the keys you press or control you operate to get a desired result. We use a form of shorthand symbols to save sp ace. The following example shows y[...]

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    A Short User ’ s Guide to Assist the First-Time Scanner Enthusiast and Glossary Welcome to the family of Uniden scanner users. Y ou have just unpacked your Uniden UBCD996T scanner . Y ou are anxious to scan and hear something so you rotate the control and wait a moment as the opening Message and Copyright screens confirm the model information. Th[...]

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    be overwhelmed. Begin by choosing the T alkgroups of interest to you. Begin by transferring the data from the Radio Reference website to the worksheet s you obtain from the Uniden website and from there, to the scanner . Y ou can visit one of the Radio Reference forums and potentially learn of someone in your immediate area who has programmed the s[...]

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    Underst anding Scanning and the UBCD996T This section provides you with additional background on how scanning works and how your scanner provides that feature. Y ou don’t really need to know all of this to use your scanner , but some further background knowledge will help you get the most from your UBCD996T . Y our scanner ’s memory is organize[...]

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    What is Scanning? What is Searching? What is CTCSS/DCS? Unlike standard AM or FM radio stations, most two-way communications do not transmit continuously . Y our UBCD996T scans programmed channels until it finds an active frequency , then stops on that frequency and remains on that channel as long as the transmission continues. When the transmissio[...]

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    Conventional Scanning Simplex Operation Conventional scanning is a relatively simple concept. Each group of users in a conventional system is assigned a single frequency (for simplex systems) or two frequencies (for repeater systems). Any time one of them transmits, their transmission always goes out on the same frequency . Up until the late 1980s,[...]

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    Repeater Operation What is T runk T racking? Repeater systems use two frequencies: one transmits from the radio to a central repeater; the other transmits from the repeater to other radios in the system. With a repeater-based system, the repeater is located on top of a tall building or on a radio tower that provides great visibility to the area of [...]

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    T runked Scanning T ypes of T runking Systems While conventional scanning worked great while there were only a few groups wanting to use the frequencies, with the advent of smaller , lower-cost radios more and more agencies and businesses wanted to take advant age of the utility of 2-way radio. As a result, the bands that were used most became full[...]

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    to the assigned voice channel and the user can begin speaking. This all typically takes place in about a second...the person transmitting hears a beep from their radio when the channel is assigned. Then it is OK to st art talking. The systems in use are: Motorola T ype I — the radios send the radio ID, the fleet and subfleet talk group ID to the [...]

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    agency is then subdivided up to 16 times to provide fleet identification, and then 8 more times to identify subfleets. For example, the complete AFS for the Police Department West District’ s dispatch channel might be 01-062. 01 identifies the agency as the police department, 06 identifies the fleet as the West district, and 2 identifies the subf[...]

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    28 St artup Configuration Multi-Site T runking Setup/Operation The S tartup Configuration option lets you quickly and automatically lock and unlock systems based on your desired configuration. Simply hold down a number button while powering on the scanner or while the opening screens are displayed. Systems assigned to that number are automatically [...]

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    29 I-Call (Motorola/EDACS) Where T o Get More Information I-calls are direct unit-to-unit transmissions that are not heard by other system users. Y our UBCD996T can receive I-call transmissions. See “Setting I-Call (Motorola and EDACS Systems Only)” on Page 72 for more information about monitoring I-call transmissions. By itself, this manual on[...]

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    30 Included With Y our Scanner If any of these items are missing or damaged, immediately cont act your place of purchase. Owner's Manual OWNER'S MANUAL UBCD996T UBCD996T (P/N AAD-996S)[...]

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    31 Setting Up Y our Scanner These guidelines will help you install and set up your new scanner: The UBCD996T can be placed on a convenient surface in your home as a base station, and connected to a st andard outlet that supplies 240V AC, 50Hz. Y ou must use either the supplied antenna or an electrically correct outdoor antenna, properly and safely [...]

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    32 T o secure the radio, by means of the mounting bracket, to a surface, follow the steps below: 1. Attach the four protective rubber 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 S teps 2 [...]

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    33 W ARNING! BNC Antenna Connector REC All Channel Marked Channel Use only the Uniden-supplied AC adapter with this scanner . Insert the connector of the supplied indoor telescoping antenna to the and apply moderate pressure to secure it. It is best if you plan ahead when you initiate the basic setup of the scanner if you include the components to [...]

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    Important: A VOID AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT ZONES. Ignoring this inst allation concern may result in bodily harm and the inability of the airbag to perform properly . 1. Using appropriate screws or other hardware, secure the bracket. 2. Insert the scanner and insert the bracket knobs to lock the scanner in position. 3. Attach the Cigarette Lighter Power Co[...]

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    35 1. Remove the bracket if previously attached. 2. Remove the four Philips screws on the rear that secure the outer metal case and pull off the case with care. 3. Install the DIN sleeve into the opening in your dashboard, lip facing out. 4. Push out the top and bottom tabs to hold the sleeve firmly in place. 5. Before inserting the scanner in the [...]

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    36 Removing the Scanner from the DIN-E Sleeve Mounting Using ISO T echnique If you plan to connect other devices or wires to the radio, such as a GPS unit, at a later time, you should plan to remove the scanner from the DIN-E sleeve. This is easily done using the provided Removal Keys. Refer to the illustration that shows the removal key(s), on Pag[...]

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    37 Once the original radio is removed from the vehicle dash and the fit of the scanner is correct, be sure to connect all the power , audio, antenna, and any other cables or wires, to the scanner before the scanner is secured. The following illustration is a typical example of the ISO technique and the general side mounting screw holes often encoun[...]

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    38 W ARNING! Ext. Sp. Jack W ARNING! Never connect anything other than the recommended amplified extension speaker to the scanner ’s head phone jack. Damage to the scanner might occur . In a noisy area, an optional amplified extension speaker , positioned in the right place, might provide more comfortable listening. Plug the speaker cable’ s / [...]

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    39 Controls, Keys, and Functions Each of the knobs and keys on the UBCD996T produce several dif ferent actions depending upon how you activate them. Y ou can, for example, rotate the knobs as well as press them to achieve a different action. Some keys provide one action when briefly pressed while pressing and holding a key gives a different result.[...]

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    41 [SRVC] All Opens Service Search Select menu Press[...]

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    43 SRVC SRVC[...]

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    44 A Look At The Display The display has indicators that show the scanner ’s current operating st atus. The display information helps you underst and how your scanner operates. The LCD screens shown here are only a few of many that you will see while in different modes. The ones we show here are more common and will assist you to get started. 1. [...]

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    45 Operation T urning On the Scanner and Setting the Squelch St artup Key Operation T o turn the scanner on, rotate clockwise. T urn the knob to a comfortable sound level. Rotate the squelch control clockwise until you either hear a broadcast or noise just stops. The control is now set for strong signals. If you desire to hear a weaker signal, turn[...]

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    46 [MENU] [0] [9] [.No] [SCAN/SEARCH] Notes: Select a Custom Range Assign all the systems/sites that you want to scan at the same time. Y ou can use one key to for each. In additional, you can assign the same startup key to the next system or site so that system or site is unlocked at power up. T o change a S tartup key back to unassigned, enter . [...]

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    47 Selecting Systems to Scan Selecting System Channel Group s T o select systems to scan, press then press the quick key assigned to the system or systems you want to scan. For quick keys , press the quick key’s number . For quick keys 10-99, press then press the quick key’s 2-digit number . T o stop scanning the system(s), press (if the quick [...]

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    48 Locking/Unlocking Systems Locking/Unlocking Channels ID Scan/ID Search Mode Follow these steps to lock out a system so that it does not scan even if it s quick key is selected. 1. T ap the Scroll Control to switch to the Function Mode then rotate the control to select the desired system. 2. Press to temporarily lock out the system. appears. Or ,[...]

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    49 ! ID Search — the scanner stops on any unlocked t alk group that becomes active. T o toggle between ID Scan and ID Search, press then press while the scanner is scanning the system. If the scanner does not scan the system long enough for you to easily do this, press and rotate the Scroll Control to select the changed system. Then, press within[...]

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    50 If you enter a frequency then press , the scanner stores it in the group in a system called . These group s are created if they do not exist. Then, the scanner prompt s you to save other channel settings. If you enter a talk group ID then press , the scanner stores it into a channel group named in the current system. If the talk group ID’ s fo[...]

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    51 T oggling the Display Mode T o change the display so the channel and frequency or T alk Group ID appear instead of extended channel information, hold on any channel then press . The scanner displays . T o return to Mode 1, press Mode1 indicates the under the Channel Name. Mode2 indicates the under the Channel Name. + [0] + [0] channel dat a freq[...]

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    52 Optimizing P25 Performance Y ou can optimize the scanner ’s performance with digit al APCO 25 systems. Follow these steps for each system where you can hear APCO 25 traffic. These steps work only when you can clearly receive the system. If you are in a weak-signal area or receive interference, these steps will not work. These steps do not comp[...]

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    53 ! ! The next to last line on the display now shows the digital error rate and the AUTO decode threshold start level (0-20). The last line on the display shows the decode threshold levels for the system. Allow the scanner to monitor channel activity for several minutes. The error rate should drop for each transmission and the threshold levels sho[...]

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    54 Using the Menu The UBCD996T incorporates an ef fective menu system that lets you make all the necessary setting options required to program the scanner and effectively use the many features. T o use the menu, press . Y ou immediately see the screen display the menu title at the top and three of ten menu options beneath. Using the Multifunction S[...]

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    55 Programming General Settings This section covers your scanners general settings. The LCD has a backlight that can be set to green or red with three levels of intensity for each color plus . T o make your selection, press . Each time you press the control, the backlight cycles in the following order . OFF — Low Intensity Green — Medium Intens[...]

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    56 - Polarity Manual High Middle Low Off Settings Set Backlight Set Color Settings Adjust Key Beep Auto Level 1 15 Off Settings Set Audio AGC Analog On Off — If the headlight wire is connected to vehicle ground when the headlights are on, pick this setting. — Use this setting to manually set the dimmer level to , , , or . T o guide you in your [...]

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    57 Digital On Off On Off Settings Set Upside-down On Settings Adjust Contrast Level 1 Level 15 Settings Set GPS Format Settings Set GPS Format Set Pos Format to select either or specifically for receiving digital channels. — Press to select. — Press to select. This setting controls the orientation of the display . If you set Upside-down to , th[...]

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    58 Setting the Time Format Setting the Time Zone Setting the Distance Units [MENU] [MENU] [MENU] [MENU] This setting controls the format used for displaying the time on the GPS data screens. — the scanner displays time in 12-hour format using am for mornings and pm for evening times. — the scanner displays time in 24-hour format using 0 for mid[...]

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    59 your PC (default 1 15000 bps) and the back port to the speed used to communicate with an attached GPS (default 4800 bp s). Note that the back port is male. Y ou may need a gender changer and a null modem adapter to use a typical DB9 serial cable from the rear port. For Serial Port S peed (Baud Rate), you may select from 4800 bps 9600 bps 19200 b[...]

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    60 2. While pressing , , and at the same time, turn on power . At that point anything you have programmed is gone. Y ou are given a last opportunity to keep the factory programmed data when you see the question: Y ou can connect your scanner , by means of the supplied cable, to a personal computer to download data from the computer to the memory of[...]

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    61 T o clone (transfer) data directly from one UBCD996T scanner to another UBCD996T scanner , you must first connect the scanners to each other using the included connection cables and a DB9 null modem adapter and for the rear port, a DB9 gender changer (neither included), available at most computer stores. Then you must set one scanner as the sour[...]

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    62 Programming Y our Scanner T o get the most out of your UBCD996T you can organize frequencies into programmed radio systems. 1. Plan the system. 2. Program the system into your scanner according to the plan you prepared in S tep 1. Y ou can store up to 6000 channels in up to 500 systems. Each trunking system can have up to 256 sites and up to 250[...]

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    66 Programming Conventional Systems [MENU] The scanner creates an empty conventional system with a default name of . Note that “n” is a number that increments as you add new systems. The on the right side of the display indicates that this is a conventional system. After creating the system: 1. Set system-level settings that apply to convention[...]

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    67 Programming T runked Radio Systems Programming System Settings [MENU] Then, select the system type: — Motorola T ype I systems — Motorola T ype II and APCO 25 systems — EDACS Wide and Narrow systems — EDACS SCA T systems — L TR Systems The scanner creates an empty system with a default name of Note that “n” is a number that increme[...]

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    68 Throughout the balance of this manual you will see a designation such as on the same line as a heading. This means that the section, in this example, applies otorola, DACS, TR, onventional and EDACS CA T systems. In order for trunk tracking to work properly , you have to specify the correct system type when you create the system. Here are some t[...]

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    69 After selecting this option, select any number from 0-99 to assign the system to a quick key or press to assign the system to no quick key , then press . Access single-digit system/site Quick Keys by pressing the single digit on the k keypad during scanning. Access two-digit system Quick Keys by pressing then both digits. Y ou can assign as many[...]

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    70 Setting the System Hold Time C Setting ID Scan/ID Search MEL Setting Channel Delay Time MELCS Setting Data Skip C [MENU] [MENU] [MENU] [1] [5] Notes: [MENU] Select a conventional system Set how long the scanner will remain scanning on this system before moving to the next system (up to 255 seconds). Note that the scanner will scan all unlocked c[...]

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    71 Setting Location Information C Setting the Fleet Map M (T ype I Only) [MENU] [MENU] Note: Select a Conventional system This setting control whether the system is automatically enabled and disabled when you connect a GPS to the scanner . Set Latitude — Enter the system’s latitude using the format you selected in the system settings. Set Longi[...]

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    Setting the Status Bit M Setting End Code Operation M Setting I-Call Operation ME [MENU] Note: [MENU] Note: [MENU] Select a Motorola T ype I or II system — the scanner rounds all received ID’s down to the next interval of 16. The default setting is . — the scanner treats all received ID’ s as unique ID’s. Motorola analog systems use talk [...]

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    73 Off Off Only Program System Edit Sys Option Emergency Alert Off Alert 1 9 Off Set Level Auto Level 1 15 Program System Edit Sys Option EDCS ID Format AFS Format Decimal Format — the scanner ignores I-calls. The default setting is . — the scanner only tracks I-calls and ignores other radio traffic on the system. Press to select. T o set the I[...]

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    74 Setting the System Record Option MELCS Reviewing ID Search L ockouts MEL Clearing All Lock ed Out ID’s MEL [MENU] REC REC REC Note for systems [MENU] [E ] [MENU] Select a system This setting controls how the scanner handles the record option for channels in the system. — The scanner sends the audio for all channels in the system to the jack,[...]

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    75 Adjust the P25 Decode Threshold C Editing Sites MESL Editing Channel Groups MECL [MENU] Note: Select a conventional system This setting determines some system-specific parameters for digit al channels. In most cases, setting this to provides the best performance. However , you can also manually set the digital decode threshold. This setting affe[...]

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    76 Copying Systems MECSL Deleting Systems MECSL Setting the Site Name ME Occasionally you might want to copy and rename a system to highlight one group over another . One system might be called City - Fire and the same system City - PD with adjustments to dat a within. This lets you quickly locate the desired set of dat a. T o copy a system includi[...]

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    77 MS1: Motorola 800 MHz Type I Standard MS2: Motorola 800 MHz Type II Standard MP1: Motorola 800 MHz Type I Splinter MP2: Motorola 800 MHz Type II Splinter P25: APCO 25 (all bands) M92: Motorola 900 MHz MV2: Motorola VHF MU2: Motorola UHF EDW: EDACS Wide EDN: EDACS Narrow Program System Edit Site Edit Name Program System Edit Site Set Quick Key Fo[...]

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    78 Notes: [.No] [MENU] Notes: [MENU] [.No] [MENU] ! ! ! ! ! ! Access single-digit system/site Quick Keys by pressing the single digit on the keypad during scanning. Access two-digit system Quick Keys by pressing then both digits. Y ou can assign as many systems to the same quick key as you want. T o be scanned, a system’s Quick Key must be activa[...]

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    79 Note: [MENU] Note: + [7] [MENU] [MENU] If you select Control Channel Only mode (see “Setting Control-Channel Only (Motorola Systems Only)” on Page 81), you only need to enter the frequency(s) that can be assigned as the control channel. Most frequency lists usually indicate which of the frequencies are the control channel frequencies. Otherw[...]

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    80 Q Q Edit Site g Select a site Select from the following choices — the system is scanned when its quick key is enabled. — the system is locked for this session. — the system is not scanned. Select a trunked system Select a site This setting controls how many seconds the scanner looks at a site before moving to the next unlocked site or syst[...]

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    81 Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Select a VHF or UHF site Y ou can enter up to 3 band plans. Select the plan to enter or edit, then follow the prompts to enter the Base Frequency , Channel S tep, and Channel Offset for the site. The UBCD996T includes two operation modes for P25 systems: explicit mode and implicit mode channel assignment. Explicit mode systems [...]

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    On Off On Program System Edit Site (current) Set LocationInfo Set Latitude Set Longitude Set Range Set GPS Enable Program System Edit Site (current) Adjust P25 Level Auto — Y ou only need to enter control channel frequencies. — Y ou must enter all voice and control channel frequencies. The scanner defaults to . Select a trunked system Select a [...]

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    83 Auto Manual Manual Default Program System Edit Site Delete Site Confirm Delete? Yes=”E” / No= ”.” Important: Program System Edit Group New Group Group n. n Program System Edit Group Edit Name — the scanner automatically adjusts the digit al decode threshold to match the transmission you are hearing when it receives a strong signal and [...]

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    84 Follow these steps to enter/edit the group name. 1. The current name displays with the first character of the name highlighted. 2. Rotate the to select a new first letter . Press to move one character to the right. Repeat the action to change the character . T o move one character to the left, press . 3. Repeat S tep 2 until you have entered the[...]

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    85 This setting determines whether the scanner will scan this group of channels. Select your setting, then press . — the group is not scanned. — the group is not scanned for this session. The L/O is cancelled when you cycle power . — the group is scanned. The default setting is . Select a system Select a channel group Deleted channel groups c[...]

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    86 Q Select the channel Follow these steps to enter/edit the channel name. 1. The current name displays with the first character of the name highlighted. 2. Rot ate the to select a new first letter . 3. Press to move one character to the right. 4. Repeat the action to change the character . T o move one character to the left, press . Press twice to[...]

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    87 Qg g g g gg Qg Q Qg Qg Qg g g gg g g g g g Select a channel group Select the channel T o edit the T alk Group ID, enter the T alk Group ID you want using the number keys. Then press . For each channel, you can select the audio type that the channel receives. Select the system Select the channel group Select an existing channel Select from — Th[...]

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    88 Qg Qg gg Qg Qg Qg Qg Qg Qg At this point you can scroll to CTCSS or DCS and select the subaudible frequency in the CTCSS range or the DCS code. — any signal opens squelch. The default setting is . — the scanner searches for and displays any CTCSS or DCS tone that accompanies the transmission. — the scanner only opens squelch if the CTCSS t[...]

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    89 Auto Auto AM FM NFM WFM WFM Auto Program System Edit Group Edit Channel Set Attenuator On Off Off Program System Edit Group Edit Channel Set Priority — the scanner uses the default modulation for the channel. The default setting is . — the scanner uses AM (amplitude modulation) for the channel. — the scanner uses FM (frequency modulation) [...]

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    90 This setting controls whether the scanner treats the channel as a priority channel while scanning. Select or , then press . — when you turn on the Priority feature, the channel will be scanned every 2 seconds. — the channel will not be treated with priority . The default setting is . Select a system Select a channel group Select the channel [...]

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    91 Setting Lockout MESL Copying a Channel MESL Deleting a Channel MESL [MENU] [MENU] [MENU] [MENU] Select a system Select a channel Select a channel group — the channel is scanned when its quick key is enabled. — the channel is locked for this session. — the channel is not scanned. Select a system Select a channel group Select a channel Y ou [...]

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    92 Searching and S toring Service Search Service Search lets you select and search the scanner’s preprogrammed search ranges. During service search, the scanner searches starting with the lowest frequency in the search range you select to the highest frequency in the range. There are three ways to do this. Press Select the service search range Th[...]

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    93 T o lock out a frequency found while searching, press one time to temporarily lock it out ( appears) or twice to permanently lock it out ( appears). If all frequencies in the search range you selected are locked out, appears and the scanner does not search the range. If the service range you select uses channels (such as CB Radio or Marine), the[...]

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    94 The scanner start s custom search of the custom search range you selected, stopping on any transmission it finds and displaying the frequency . T urn the Scroll Control to change the search direction. An arrow appears, showing the current search direction. T o turn search ranges on or off, press and . T o hold searching, press . T o resume searc[...]

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    95 Set Delay Time Set Modulation Set Attenuator Set Data Skip Set Step Set C-Ch Only Set Record On Adjust P25 Level Search with Scan Set Quick Key Set Startup Key Set Lockout Set Hold Time — lets you set the amount of time the scanner will delay before continuing to search after a transmission ends. — lets you set the custom search range’ s m[...]

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    96 In addition to this scan you can search any of the preprogrammed service or custom search ranges. While scanning, press . Rotate the until you reach the desired service or custom search range. Press to unlock it. Y ou can also assign a System Quick Key to the search to make it easy to quickly enable/disable the search range for search and scan. [...]

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    97 Set Attenuator Set Record Assigning a Search Range to a Search Key Saving a Found Channel (Quick Save) Qg Qg gQ g Qg Qg Qg to select to choose an attenuation for all frequencies in the range. — the frequencies are attenuated. — the frequencies are not attenuated. to select to enable a live audio output from to an audio recording device. — [...]

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    98 Auto Search and Store Y our scanner ’s Auto S tore feature lets you search for new frequencies in custom search ranges or within a service search range on a conventional system, or new talk group ID’ s on a trunked system. T o store frequencies or talk group ID’s you find during Auto S tore, you must first select a system where the frequen[...]

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    99 Trunked Search and S tore Y ou can store talk group ID’ s into the system you selected in “Selecting a System”. Otherwise, the scanner stores talk group ID’ s in a new group it creates. T runked system search and store does not work if an EDACS SCA T system is selected, a system with no frequency is selected, the quick key to which the s[...]

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    100 Using the Close Call Feature Y our scanner ’s Close Call™ feature let s you set the scanner so it detects, displays the frequency of, and lets you hear a nearby strong radio transmission. Y ou can set the scanner so the Close Call feature works “in the background” while you are scanning other frequencies, turn off normal scanning while [...]

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    101 Call mode and stores any Close Call hits, up to the maximum you specified in the setting. If the scanner stores more hits than this setting, it stop s auto store operation. T urn the Scroll Control to display an option, then press . — Lets you select the Close Call mode. If you set or , then every 2 seconds the scanner switches the filter set[...]

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    102 Set CC Bands VHF Low 1 VHF Low 2 Air Band VHF High 1 VHF High 2 UHF 800MHz+ On Off — Lets you select the Close Call band settings. Y ou can turn the following bands on or off. (25.0000 - 53.9800 MHz) — (54.0000 - 107.9000 MHz) — (108.0000 - 136.9875 MHz) — (137.0000 - 224.9800 MHz) — (225.0000 - 319.9750 MHz) — (320.0000 - 512.0000 [...]

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    103 resuming scan. This let s you continue to hear transmissions detected with the Close Call feature, even after you are no longer close enough to receive it as a Close Call hit. Follow these steps to set up the option. or or Set the available option as you would for other menu items. This special channel group is automatically cleared whenever yo[...]

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    104 Search and Close Call Options The settings in this section affect custom searches, service searches, and Close Call operation. The following t able shows what options are available for various search modes While searching or during Close Call operation, if you press [L/O] while the scanner is stopped on a frequency , that frequency is locked ou[...]

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    105 Unlocking All Frequencies Reviewing Locked-Out Frequencies Searching for Subaudible T ones Screening Out Broadcast Sources [MENU] [MENU] [MENU] Note: [MENU] The scanner prompts you to confirm deletion. T o confirm and delete all locked-out frequencies, press . If no frequencies are locked, you see . Otherwise, to exit, press any key to backstep[...]

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    106 This setting determines whether the scanner automatically ignores transmissions found during Custom Search, Quick Search, or Close Call operation that are on common broadcasts, p aging systems, and other annoyance radio sources. Broadcast screening does not work in All service search ranges. — turns on broadcast screen on each band. — turns[...]

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    107 Qg Qg gQ g Qg gQ g Qg or This feature sets whether the scanner tries to tune to a repeater output frequency during Custom Search, Quick Search, or Close Call operation when it detects a transmission on a repeater input frequency . Since you can normally only hear one side of a conversation when you listen to an input frequency transmission, tur[...]

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    108 AM FM NFM WFM WFM Srch/CloCall Opt Set Attenuator On Off Srch/CloCall Opt Set Data Skip On Off Off — the scanner uses AM (amplitude modulation) for the frequency band. — the scanner uses FM (frequency modulation) for the frequency band. — the scanner uses narrowband FM for the frequency band. — the scanner uses wideband FM for the frequ[...]

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    109 Setting the Delay Time Setting the Search Frequency S tep Setting Record Adjust P25 Level [MENU] [MENU] [MENU] RECORD OUT This setting determines how long the scanner waits af ter a transmission ends before resuming Quick Search or Close Call operation. — The scanner wait s the set amount of time after the transmission ends before resuming. T[...]

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    11 0 [MENU] [PRI] [MENU] — The automatic adjust feature is enabled. — you can set the threshold manuals depending on your circumstances. — sets the factory default value. If you activate a Priority Scan while scanning, the radio interrupts it s scan every two seconds to check the priority channel (P-Ch). appears on the screen. There are two w[...]

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    11 4 Fire T one-Out Y our scanner can be set to respond to fire tone-outs, a system comprised of standardized two-tone sequential p aging, short one-tone paging, and long group tone paging. Y ou can save up to 10 settings. When you select a setting in standby mode, the scanner also monitors for any other setting that uses the same transmit frequenc[...]

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    11 5 ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Edit Frequency Set Modulation Auto FM NFM Set Attenuation On Off Set Tone Edit Tone A Edit Tone B Set Delay Time 1-5 sec Infinite Off Set Alert Alert 1 9 Off — Notes: [HOLD/RESUME] Enter the desired frequency that the scanner should monitor for the tone-out. — Set the modulation type for the paging signal. Next choose the mod[...]

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    11 6 After you select an alert p attern, the scanner prompts for the alert level for a received alert. Level options 1 to 15 sets a fixed audio level independent of the main volume setting. uses the main volume setting for the alerts. The scanner can check multiple tone combination pages for channels whose settings are the same. T o achieve this, s[...]

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    11 7 Location-Based (GPS) Scanning The UBCD996T can make use of dat a transmitted from an attached GPS unit that lets the radio automatically enable and disable systems based on the geographic information you provide such as: Latitude (the center of the range) Longitude (the center of the range) Range (the radius of a circle around the latitude and[...]

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    11 8 current location. If you have a lot of data programmed, it might t ake the scanner a couple of minutes to complete the process. Once the scanner completes the initial GPS review , if you move into or out of an area covered by a radio site, the scanner beeps and displays the name of the system and whether it is being locked or unlocked. The GPS[...]

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    11 9 Non-Radio Location Based GPS Features When connected to a GPS, you can program specific location information which will trigger an alert from the scanner . The following geographically based values are typical of the use you might find valuable while traveling. Use the menu to input the necessary data to enable each. Dangerous Xing — S tores[...]

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    120 By pressing & holding , you can select a location type and store current location data. The following table shows the attributes available for each category . Note that some options are different for a specific location type. Refer to the information that follows to set those specific attributes. Select a location type (POI, Dangerous Xing,[...]

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    121 Qg Qg Qg gg g g g g Qg g Q Q Q Q Set Type Set LocationInfo Set Lockout Lockout Temporary L/O Program Location Dangerous Xing Delete Location Confirm Delete? Yes=”E” / No=”.” Set Alert Beep Off Alert 1 Alert 4 Set Alert Volume At this level you have an opportunity to reassign or edit the location type you first selected and set the locat[...]

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    122 Qg Qg Qg Qg Input how far away the alert sounds for the site (only available for POI’s) The Alert T one is fixed. select from 15 sound levels, plus Auto and Off. As you rotate the the Alert tone is played louder and louder . Press to select a volume level. Y ou can also select no sound (Off) or Auto, a level that is the same setting as your m[...]

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    123 GPS Review Location Mode If you have programmed data for a Point of Interest, Dangerous Crossing, and a Dangerous Road, you can review each set on a screen dedicated to showing just that data. Press in GPS Mode. The most recent stored location is displayed. Use the Scroll Control to display the next screen for review . : While you are in normal[...]

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    124 [.No] [E ] [SCAN/SEARCH] [HOLD/RESUME] — returns to GPS Mode. — lets you edit a location det ails — enter scan mode. — enter Scan Hold mode — enter Function Mode. — select a programmed location from all stored locations. The location data is stored in the order POI, Dangerous Xing, and Dangerous Road. Then, within each category , th[...]

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    125 Care and Maintenance General Use Location Cleaning Birdies T urn the scanner off before disconnecting the power . If memory is lost, simply reprogram each channel. Always press each button firmly until you hear the entry tone for that key entry . Do not use the scanner in high-moisture environments such as the kitchen or bathroom. Avoid placing[...]

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    126 T roubleshooting From time to time, Uniden might update the UBCD996T’s firmware to change the scanner ’s performance or incorporate new features. These updates can be applied by you using the supplied PC cable and the software that we will provide. Please note that firmware data must be input by means of the front p anel serial cable connec[...]

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    128 If you still cannot get satisfactory results while using your scanner or if you want additional information, please call or write the Uniden Parts and Service Division. The address and contact number are listed in the W arranty at the end of this manual. If you have Internet access, you can visit www .uniden.com.au (Australia) or www .uniden.co[...]

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    129 S pecifications Certificated accordance with FCC Rules and Regulations Part 15 Subpart C as of date of manufacture. Dynamic Allocation Capacity Systems : 500 max Groups : 20 per system Site : 1000 max (All) 256 per system Channels : up to 6000 (3000 typical) Channels per T runked System : up to 250 Band Coverage : 14 Bands Frequency Range : Fre[...]

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    Attenuation : 20dB nominal Scan Rate : 100 channels per second (Conventional mode) max Search Rate : 300 steps per second (5 kHz step only) max Audio Output : 2.6W nominal into 8 speaker 30mW nominal into 32 stereo headphone: Power Requirements : DC 1 1.0V to 16.6V AC Adapter (AAD-996S) or Cigarette Lighter Cord or DC Cord with Orange Wire External[...]

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    131 Remote Interface Jack 4pin Mini T ype GPS / Remote Interface Jack D-sub 9pin Male T ype Ext. DC Power / ORNG Wire Jack 3pin (Center Orange Wire) Operating T emperature : Nominal -20°C to +60°C Close Call -10°C to +60°C Size : 7.2 in. (W) x 5.9 in. (D) x 2.2 in. (H) Weight : 3.46 lbs (without Mounting Bracket) Features, specifications, and a[...]

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    132 Reference Preset Fleet Map s Note: Size Codes in parenthesis indicates that the Size Code sp ans more than one block.[...]

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    134 User Defined Fleet Map s T ype I Programming Information When a T ype I system is designed, the address information for all the ID’s is divided into 8 equal sized blocks, numbered 0–7. When you program your scanner to track a T ype I system, you must select a size code for each of these blocks. When you have assigned a size code to all 8 bl[...]

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    135 seems. Select a size code for a block, and then press . Now listen to the communications. If you decide you are receiving most of the replies to the conversations with ID’s assigned to the block you just programmed, then you’ve probably selected the right size code and can work on the next block of the map. Finally , for most public safety [...]

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    140 Index A B C D E Alert ..... .............. ,,,,,, , ,,, , ,,,, , , ,,, .. .............. ,,,,,, ,,, ......... ,,,,,, ,,, ......... ,,,, , , , Backlight ............. , , , .... .............. , , , , , , .... .............. , , , . .............. ......... ,,,,,, ,,,,, , Channel .............. ,,,,,, ,,,,,, ,,,,,, ,,,,,, ,,,,,, ,, .. ..........[...]

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    One-Y ear Limited W arranty UNIDEN UBCD996T Scanning Receiver IMPORT ANT : W ARRANTOR: W arranty only available in original country of purchase. ELEMENT OF W ARRANTY : W ARRANTY DURA TION: P ARTS COVERED: ST A TEMENT OF REMEDY : PROCEDURE FOR OBT AINING PERFORMANCE OR W ARRANTY : Evidence of the original purchase is required for warranty service. U[...]

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    146 MEMO[...]

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