• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

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bct15x

  1. J

    bct15x crashed

    while programing my bct15x with my computer, the computer froze and crashed my scanner. now it wont even turn on. tried to hold,2,9 reset and nothing happened. can it be fixed or is it ruined
  2. A

    BCT15X unblock frequency band

    I am doing a project to use BCT 15X to make bug detector with the function of Close call. I am trying to unblock the frequency bands (512-759, 824-849, 869-893, 960-1239 MHz) of BCT 15X. but could not find the way of unblocking the factory block frequency bads. Is there any one who have the idea?
  3. P

    BCT15X doubt modulation mode

    When scanning in custom search you can change the default mode or modulation? specifically want to know if I can scan frecc 900,000 in wfm thanks greetings
  4. B

    bct15x Questions

    I'm a newbie to scanning. I purchased the bct15x and have yet to get it to scan the way I want it to. So, several questions: 1. When I turn on the scanner with nothing programmed, I can tune it to my home state (minnesota) and it will scan police and fire frequencies. How do I learn what the...
  5. WVFC80

    Choosing a new scanner....

    I am in the market looking for a new scanner and I have my choices narrowed down to the Uniden BCT15X or the GRE PSR 410. I live in central PA and I mostly listen to conventional systems with 1 or 2 LTR systems as well. I would like to hear a few opinions on these scanners as well as which one...
  6. N1DDC

    BCT-15X unit ID feature...

    I have a question: I have the Unit ID feature properly displaying the UID's for my trunked systems, however for my conventional VHF channels they aren't displaying. My agency and surrounding agencies all have UID's for their portable radios and such so common sense tells me if my scanner...
  7. B

    Bct15x pause problem - help!

    Hi all and a very good morning from UK. I have the BCT15X which I received the other day. I am used to using the UBC800XLT and previous Uniden scanners before that. I have a problem that I can't seem to find the answer to. I have programmed in some UK Milair frequencies and scans as it...
  8. M

    Reception Problem with BCT15x

    Alrighty, So what I have currently is a Uniden Bearcat BCT15x model scanner mounted in my car. It is powered by a cigarette plug. The antenna is a standard glass mount antenna mounted on the rear cargo window of my 2004 Chevy Suburban. The antenna is slated to do 25-1300 mHz. It picks up...
  9. L

    BCT15X, Audio Cut-out on Scan. Possible Cause

    I was listening intently on my Bearcat BCT15x yesterday and Noticed the audio would cut out, and it seem to be the same interval every time. Went googling around and noticed i wasn't the only one having this problem. Upon reading further i noticed a connection. The Priority Scan function seem to...
  10. G

    Need Help with BCT15X Upload Issue

    Using freescan when I try to upload I get the following error. System is a P25 system and is only supported by the digital scanners. As a result, it will not get uploaded. Please tell me what I'm doing wrong. I also have a BCD996XT and a few weeks ago when I received it and used freescan it...
  11. C

    Help With This...

    Hi everyone: I have a Uniden Scanner (BCT15X) and I actually have this information for the trunking systems in Mexico City. I'm a beginner so I really don't understand and I'm not able to put this into a New System in my scanner because I really don't know how to operate trunked systems., Could...
  12. R

    BCT15X Group Quck Keys

    I'm new to programming trunked scanners. I just got a BCT15X and I have been programing it with Freescan. I have figured out Site Quick Keys, but I'm struggling with the Group Quick Key. I have 3 GQK under SQK 1 When I select only SQK 1, and then select GQK 1, I still pick up all of the...
  13. saleen49

    FreeSCAN & entering a frequency manually

    I purchased my first BCT15x this week, and would like to learn how to program it with FreeSCAN. I'm brand new to using FreeSCAN and have a question. Some of the channels I listen too are not found in the RR database. Others are listed there but are out of data and incorrect. I was thinking I...
  14. U

    Digital Scanning

    I have a BCT15X and have been very happy with it. I had thought about getting a BCD996XT I was curious to know how I can find out if digital radio is used in my area. (as that seems to be the main differences between the BCT15X and the BCD996XT) Is there any particular indications that I should...
  15. D

    New excited user

    I am a recent owner of a Uniden BCT15X. I owned a scanner about a decade ago, also Uniden (not sure which one). I liked the hobby then, but never got very seriously into it..just used the noise to fall asleep to really. I decided that for christmas I wanted a scanner and to get back into the...
  16. T

    Wi-Fi Interference

    Ok, here's the scoop. 1 channel and 1 channel only on my scanners (155.58) comes in super noisy (Filled with Interference). The problem goes only goes away in 2 situations: A) I turn off my Wi-Fi router/modem a few feet away OR B) I pick up the scanner(s) and lift them a few inches off...
  17. va2thc

    Help with my UniTrunker 1.0.0.18 experiance

    Ok here's what I'm trying todo, I baught a BCT15X to try and fallow my local EDACS/ProVoice public security systems, Works fine for analogue, but for the provoice part it wont fallow conversations giving me the discriminator output to decode the provoice with dsd (works great with the bct15x...
  18. K

    Future of digital in Pierce and King? (which scanner should I buy?)

    I've been scanning conventional systems with my ham gear for a long time. Now that Tacoma has moved to a trunking system, I'm interested in purchasing a dedicated scanner. I do most of my scanning mobile, and I'm really interested in location-based scanning, so I've been looking at the Uniden...
  19. T

    Help: Can't Shut Off Service Searches

    Hi all, I am fairly well versed in the BCT15 & 15X scanners but I've run into a problem. We have a BCT15 and a BCT15X in our main console (public safety dispatch center). One of my well-meaning dispatchers was trying to find a nearby FD channel in the radio (they were operating at a multiple...
  20. B

    General BCT15X Instructions

    Hi folks. I bought a BCT15X and I'm having a horrible time trying to figure it out. I'm an amateur radio operator and software developer, so I'm not new to this type of stuff. Far from it. The problem stems from the fact that the manual for this unit is horrible. Online information that I...
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