• 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.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

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    BCT8: BCT8 No "ID SCAN" after firmware update

    BCT8 No "ID SCAN" after firmware update - Montco PA Updated firmware on two BCT8's as per instructions to follow a rebanded mot2 800 system. Now i can not get scanner to ID SCAN. Have tried manually inputting rebanded systems as well as using ARC8 with same results. Although uniden...
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    ScanControl

    I just got the ScanControl Demo download and I'm very pleased, but I found out that that company is possibly no longer around even though their website is still up. I want the full version but I'm not sure about their site, any suggestions are welcome.
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    BCT8 software problems(ARC8)

    I just updated the firmware fine, and would like to try to use Arc8 to program some Alpha tags and such. My problem is whenever I try to send or read the data from the scanner, it says Data 34 Reading trunk type failed. I have the scanner set to remote mode yet it still is not working I have...
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    Lookin for MALL SECURITY CHANNELS FOR Riverside,California for my BCT8 SCANNER ?

    help any one know these frequency's cant find the mall security frequency / channel's in my city RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA AND HOW TO PROPERLY PROGRAM THEM INTO MY BCT8 BEARCAT SCANNER..I HAVE LOOKED AT THE MANUAL BUT IM A SCANNER NEWBIE
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    Uniden BCT8 Frozzen ??

    At work we have a few BCT8's today one is frozzen Screen with Bank 1 flashing, PVT on with "P" on the screen on Ch 1. Tried to close PVT, change channels Get ride of "P" and unplugged it for a few minutes. Nothing worked. Any guidance would help, Thanks Rob
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    BCT8 help

    Hi, I'm new to this site and to scanners for that matter. My future father-in-law gave me his BCT8, he said he couldn't figure it out. I looked through the owners manual and I couldn't find anything to help me. When I turn the scanner on, it beeps, flashes the alert light, and the display...
  7. bperry46

    BCT8 Audio Recording Software (Scanner Recorder Pro, ID Tracker, ScanControl)

    I usually try to figure things out by myself, but I am beginning to pull my hair out with this problem. I am trying to record audio with tagging of the frequencies from my BCT8 that I recently upgraded to. In the past I've used Scanner Recorder Pro, so I thought if I got a scanner with a data...
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    Bct8

    Trying to put a new feed up. Has anyone had success in getting the computer to talk to the radio (serial port)?
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    Strange Reception Issues BCT8

    Since Thursday (12/9/2010) I've been having odd reception issues with my BCT8. At times of the day the reception will go to static but you can still barley hear the broadcast. I've tried opening the bottom and tuning it (didn't need tuning), I've looked at my antenna (ST-2 Scanner Antenna) all...
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    Programming Uniden BCT8

    Hello, I got a Uniden BCT8 yesterday. *My main purpose is to monitor my local police dept* Eastway Division. I had read all about trunking prior to purchasing a scanner. SO i just pulled it out of the box and tried to search manually. When I got some generral action on the scanner I tried to...
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    uniden beartracker bct8 manual programing

    i just bought a used bct8 and the person i purchased it from did not have the manual. so i have no idea how to program it. if anyone could help me that would be great. thanks
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    Trunking Help Please

    Hello, I have experience with scanners, but I am new to programming Trunking systems. I am having some trouble listening to Hartford City, CT(EDACS Standard) on my BCT8. I programmed the frequencies in the same order as listed on RR and all of the talkgroups I want to listen to in the AFS...
  13. rbecker1963

    BCT8 Trunking; ripping hair out!!!

    Okay... I'm really struggling over here and I could use some help. When I run this BCT8 in HWY mode, I get plenty of New Jersey State Police comm's. On the banks that I program, I'm not getting the same traffic. Numerous times, I've programmed all trunked voice freq's in one bank. In...
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    Complete Newbie I guess!! Please help.

    I have a Uniden BCT8 trunk tracker scanner and want to load it with Snohomish County Police, Narcotics and any other cool listenings i can find. I have read all about scanning and the manual for the Scanner and have loaded basic codes but I want the trunked undercover stuff. When I look at the...
  15. TWFD

    Uniden Bearcat BCT8 Scanner

    Good or bad? My look at it- Pros- -Has trunking -Good internal speakers -BCT8 -Backlight display is great -Programs to your state -Good mounting options Cons- -Stock intenna is not that great
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    BC780 and BCT8 Auto Power Shutdown

    Do the Uniden BC780 HLT and BCT8 models support a utility to automatically shut down power after x-minutes of non-operation?
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    Digital Scanner Toronto Help?

    I live in Ajax. Which for those of you who don't know is east of Toronto in Durham regeion. I want to purchase a police scanner to listen to police in my area. I know in my are the police use an 800 trunked system. Do I need a digital scanner to listing to this or Toronto police or will...
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    BCT8 reception is garbled

    Need some help. I just bought a BCT8 from a friend. It worked fine for him a couple weeks ago, now I am having problems in certain areas. It receives the high band stuff fine. The problem is on 800mhz. The local PD is in the process of doing the rebanding, so dont know if that has something...
  19. ve3fnd

    My Bed Side Shack

    In the pics are my BCT8 my pro-2020 jest to monitor my local police dispatch and the BCT8 is for every thing else. in the other the chrome box is a 24DB Delhi amp for the bct8 and the other two pics are my upstairs antenna a 3el beam i built. the 2020 jest was a small window antenna because the...
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