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BC245XLT - Help

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Hi everyone, I purchased a BC245XLT from America on eBay, I am from Australia, because I needed a scanner that does the full 800 band, I have since opened it up, and programmed it, and is blocking out "cellular bad"

Now what I want to know is, can I get around this some how, as the system I use has 869.2375 in it and that is the freq being locked out, so I am getting only part of some conversations..

What I don't understand is it says coverage 806-956 MHz "800" BAND but it doesn't do the whole lot of that so therefore it is not a full 800 band scanner..
It has me confused, is there a firmware update or something to be able to get it to receive those freqs...
 
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You are screwed. You cannot mod the scanner to unblock those frequencies.

Your only option is to get a different scanner configured for your country,
 
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You are screwed. You cannot mod the scanner to unblock those frequencies.

Your only option is to get a different scanner configured for your country,
Yeah I figured that out after I posted this, thank you, I will get an AU version of the BC245XLT (UBC) if I can find one haha...
It will do for now, will just have to listen in and miss parts of some conversations, which will be annoying, but oh well, I should have looked more into it before purchasing it, but all in all it is a good radio.
Thank you for your response
 
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You're welcome.

Sorry to bring bad news, but there's no way to sugarcoat it.
Not a problem, would rather the truth straight up instead of being told you can do this and that and I'm chasing up something that's not even going to work..
But I will get an Aus version of the scanner, and that should work, my father in laws does lol..

Might sell it back on eBay to buy an Aus one :)
 
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