My scanner at times makes a funny short sound then freezes on a channel with no transmittions. It then starts to scan again. This does not happen all the time. Any know what it may be. My scanner is the BCD 396T. Thank you.
No... a "birdie" is an internally generated rf signal created by the scanner itself and causing the scanner to lockup on a particular frequency until that freq. is locked out. Usually the only noise relating to a birdie is "white" background noise that sounds much like someone is transmitting a dead (unmodulated) carrier on the air (accidental open mic).Is it possible that the sound I am hearing is something called a birdie. I don`t know what that is but I have heard the term.