• 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:


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    HT1250 Display Help

    My HT1250 display screen has started having issues. For some reason, the backlight works perfectly fine, but the screen isnt showing any text, battery icon, etc. Anyone have any idea what may be causing this issue?
  2. bravo14

    Show off your Display Customizer SDS100

    Since I've got the sds100 Monday I was playing around on the display for Detail Conv and Trunk. Here what I have.
  3. jasonhouk

    SDS100 Updated Display Customizations

    All, I added a updated video with the customizable display settings. View here: https://www.youtube.com/user/jasonhouk Enjoy! Houk
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    How to change to blue display on BCD536HP?

    I am seeing a lot of screenshots of the display on the BCD536HP where the display is blue. How do I change the background display color for the white to blue, or is this even possible? Thanks!
  5. CQ

    TRX-2: Flickering Display

    I have a fairly new TRX-2 set with the display off while scanning and turn on for 10 seconds after a signal, and notice the display flickering (pulses but not turning off). Is this a known issue?
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    "T" flashing on display but no sound

    Quite often the "T" is flashing on my display indicating that my scanner is receiving a trunking control channel frequency but I don't get any audio during that time, some channels I do get audio with the flashing "T" , some I don't or intermittent. Is this a out of range antenna type issue or...
  7. Diddley

    BC75XLT: Question About Display Issues With 75XLT's

    Howdy all, I'm looking at a BC75XLT to use as a conventional scanner while out on the road, but have heard that some of the older models suffered from premature failure of the LCD display while they were still relatively new. I was also told that even though they are nearly identical radios...
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    Uniden 996T not displaying frequencys

    Hello everyone, I have a 996T scanner that I programmed with Bell Fleetnet to listen to OPP and Hamilton EMS. It is picking up signal fine and works great, but when it is receiving transmissions it is not displaying the frequencies or TGIDs like my other 996T does. I have tried to clone it and...
  9. J

    EVX-534 ch tag display

    This is my first time programming vertex radios and I can't get the the alpha tag to display on the LCD screen. I can tell it has all 12 channels programmed in the radio as I'm able to change via the selector knob and the T/A channels work with each other but I can figure out why it won't...
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    Displaying received signal level in dBm on XTS 5000

    Does the XTS 5000 have a diagnostic/service mode whereby it will display received signal strength in dBm? If so, how do you put the radio in that mode of operation (e.g., press the x button 5 times after power on, etc.)? Thanks!
  11. MedicDavid78

    BCD536HP: Display screen text...?

    When using 3-Line Display mode it shows a bigger don't in the pic I've attached... However when you enable Display Unit ID's & 3-line mode the display text on the bottom gets smaller due to the TalkGroup ID# & Service Type. Is there any way to get rid of the TalkGroup ID & Service Type so the...
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    Uniden BC355N display problems

    I have a plain old Uniden BC355N scanner in my truck, but it has recently started displaying erroneous characters on the screen. Example attached. It appears to operate fine otherwise. Has anyone ever seen this on a BC355N (or any other Uniden scanner)? I suppose I'll be calling up their...
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    How to replace glass on Yaesu VX7R

    Hi, I bought a replacement glass for my broken display glass window on a Yaesu VX7R, including the double sided tape. When trying to remove the old glass with the crack, I found it is very tightly stuck with the old tape. (Of course I removed the plastic cover with the screws first). I can...
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    backlight on display

    no matteer how i set my backlight i cant get it to come back on. Anyb.ody know anything about this? thanks for any and all help. It is a uniden bc396 T........trunktracker iv
  15. NFR85

    BCD996XT Freq not showing on scanner display

    I programmed a bunch of frequencies in via ARC XT scanner software. For Nashua it displays it on the bottom near SO and GRP but the other frequencies it doesn’t show it. I have it labeled to what I’m listening to IE Lowell Fire.
  16. VE5JL


    I just picked up a Pro-2021 and I noticed the display isn't lit up. I have a second one that I've had for years and the display works great. Is there a way to fix this with lights or do I have to change the display? If anyone has experience with this scanner let me know. THX in advance.
  17. jasonpeoria911

    Live Audio Suggestions

    I was curious if the Admins and Lindsay would like a sticky for people to list what suggestions they would like to see on the feed platform? Something for the back burner from me, is possibly displaying the feed "average listener" count in the Top 50 section. I'm not sure if that would use up...
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    396 XT Display

    Looking to have the multicolored display stay illuminated (in any color) once the unit is turned on and plugged in. Seems very hard to read without backlight. Can this be set at startup? Is the only way to illuminate by pressing a key? Can one set the unit so that when a frequeny triggers...
  19. J

    ARC500 Virtual Control Display On PC NOT WORKING

    Hello there! I've had this software since I have had my scanner(Pro-106). The software is great and at one time worked flawlessly. However, today I hooked everything up to my PC and and everything works EXCEPT the display on my computer for Virtual Control. Normally it would mimic the display...
  20. M

    Kenwood TK-3180

    Hello, for anybody that works with the Kenwood TK series radio`s i have one that im trying to figure out if its just a display problem or internal firmware update ... the screen use to display just a bunch of the icons that can be enabled (Scrambler, priority, msg, etc) now it just stays blank...