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    BCD396XT

    Hello all, Recently acquired a Uniden BCD396XT and have a few questions that I cant seem to find the answer for.. Even though I havent looked too hard. Is the BCD396XT able to pick up the Ohio MARCS system? Specifically Clark County, OH. The City of Springfield is switching from an EDACS...
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    My 5 favorite scanners....

    Getting ready for the Daytona 500, so it's time to make sure my NASCAR scanners,3, Uniden SC-230s, are ready to go. So what better time for a picture wth the old BCD-398xt and new SDS100 flanking them. Too bad my BCD325p2 is sitting in my office.
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    Setting up Louisville Fire Tone-Out

    I own a Uniden BCD396XT and I've been using it for a few years now. I'm trying to setup the Fire Tone-Out feature that monitors up to 10 different channels for paging tones (two-tone sequential, single tone, and group tone). I'm already able to monitor the two fire dispatch channels, 209 -...
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    Problem with BCD396XT & P25 Trunking

    I have two BCD396XT scanners, programmed with Motorola P25 digital trunk systems and traditional VHF. One is operating appropriately, transmitting both VHF and P25, while the other seems to be dropping some of the P25 transmissions occasionally. Is there a software glitch or any other...
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    Talk ID issues

    I dusted off my BCD396XT which I haven't used in years after using a Whistler. I have made different systems but some use the same towers or Freqs but but I don't have duplicate talk Ids in each system. Here is the problem. Some of the talk Ids are showing up in systems they don't belong in...
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    unlisted scanner freqs in Winner area

    i'm planning to take a short road trip this summer with a few friends of mine to Winner for a day and I was just wondering if the Police in Winner has gone to P-25 or not..? i had heard that they might be using encryption as well. is there anything around there for searching in the federal bands...
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    Cornelius and Davidson Silent BCD396XT

    Looking for advice on hearing Cornelius and Davidson using the published talkgroups 1637 and 1627 under Charlotte UASI. The P25 setup seemed pretty typical in my BCD396XT but I only hear pieces of transmissions on other talkgroups, and have never heard anything on Cornelius or Davidson. Thanks...
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    Need FreeSCAN or Win500 programming files?

    For several years, I offered a programming service online for all sorts of scanners, including the BCD396T, BCD396XT, BCD996XT, Pro-106, Pro-197, GRE PSR-500, GRE PSR-600, WS1040, and a few others using older software. The fee was $30 and included several counties in your area along with some...
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    TGID Blocking

    Hello all - Made a few steps in progress as far as programming. Right now I'm utilizing the Freescan software. Questions: 1. Is there a way to block specific TGID's from a specific site? The problem I'm running into is this: I'm creating a system that contains 1 site. That one site...
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    BCD396XT - Need Help.

    Hey all - I have a bunch of EDACS systems that I'm trying to program with Freescan but I'm not understanding (enough) to get them to work. When I upload them to the scanner I notice there are not any frequency in the system. All of my conventional systems work, but not the digital. What am I...
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    Uniden BCD396XT Display Problem

    I have had the handheld Uniden BCD396XT for some time, over 2 years. I had the unit off for a long time plugged in. I just recently turned the unit back on and the display words are completely backwards. Once the screen loads, I can do things with the keypad and dials but the screen won't...
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    BCD996XT: Uniden BCD396XT Weather

    I don't like the way you have to access the NWS weather channel via menus. So I just programmed in all NWS channels into a group and gave it its own quick key. So now, whenever I simply press 0 on the keypad, the weather broadcast comes on.
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    BCD396XT: volume knob issue

    okay I was using my scanner the other day and when I tried to change volume it won't change. The selection part works though any help welcome. will provide more info if needed the best I can.
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    Newbie - BCD396XT no speaker out

    I have no sound out and brand new to all of this. Manually programmed local frequencies. Scans but no sound. Beeps when doing certain things but never stops and makes noise on a scanned channel. Loaded Freescan, download all in it then uploaded. Still no sound. Broadcastify shows activity. Were...
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    Fort Worth NAS JRB Av Import

    So I have bought my subscription and purchased my Uniden 396XT and programmed it with all my local stuff but I haven't found an import for the NAS JRB the av side. I live in the flight path and a super av geek. What would be the best way to create a system for the below information. Does anyone...
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    BCD396XT: Scanner started smoking and...

    Not sure why but after 3 years of use, my BCD396XT stopped working. What happened was the scanner was on for about 45 minutes (with fresh Everloop batteries), standing up on my desk. I went to reach for it to unlock a channel but got distracted. It was in my left hand for about 2 minutes when...
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    Almost total newb...

    This is for prospective owners.. ok I get that. I actually ordered, but it hasn't shipped yet (but any minute now unless I change it!) I live in Winnebago County, Illinois. Police are using the Starcomm 25 / P25 digital system? am I saying that right? I'm a photographer that will be shooting...
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    BCD396XT: Is This Normal (Battery Issue - I Think)

    I have a new BCD396XT (a few weeks old) which during the first use cycle, seemed to receive 8-10 hours then of course "low battery" alert worked. Then, the past few days, I noticed all my P25 banks were scanning but no reception. When I checked the control channels, all I would see on the...
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    BCD396XT missing talk

    I have a Home Patrol 1 and just purchased a BCD396XT! However, when I run them side-by-side, the HP1 seems to engage P25 talk much faster than the 396XT! I combed the forums and read about changing the P25 delay from default of 400 to 0, but that doesn't seem to make any difference. In...
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    Newbie questions about P25 mixed system?

    Hello all, first post here, let me start off by saying thank you for having a reference point like this for rookies like me, this is my first digital trunking scanner (bcd396xt) and ive been pouring through posts online, as well as manuals to try and grasp all this information. To my question...
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