new uniden BCT8

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bonjohn

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We programmed 10 freq. In and we are not getting the first 5 freq. How do you get it to scan , after programming???? Where do you set it? This is very hard to do ,,but i;m determined to make it work ,,,it was a xmas present for my hubby
 

Rt169Radio

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Well what freqs did you program in and what are you trying to listen to?
 

bonjohn

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frequencies programmed

i entered local .city, county ,and it has PVT andHGY showing and the banks has #1 ,3 and 4 are showing with #1 is blinking,,,, we put in 11 different frequencies, so why aren't we getting the state police? or the fire and ems,,,does it suppose to scan all banks ? or do you have to change to different frequency?
 

bonjohn

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frequency programmed

this scanner has 250 channels , and is supposed to have pre-programmed channels but we do not pick any of them up ,,, it is a BCT8 ,THANK YOU
 

1812Marine

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BCT8 set up

I hate mine I have been messing with it for hours and getting now were. Im in Painesville Ohio and got the county jail less than 5 miles away. I got better listening from internet live feeds. I really have no clue about any of this stuff it has changed so much since the 90's when I could just plug the freq's in from a radio shack book.
Any guidance would help. Thanks in advance
 

dchamp3681

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How I progarmmed my BCT8

It took me a week to understand how to program it though. No one has clear instructions. I had N_ALSCAN to talking with me about it. He streams some Huntsville scanner traffic. I could not have figured it out without his help.

First I had to upgrade the firmware because of the Local Public Safety Radio rebanding.The link is on the RR site and the Uniden site.

Next I purchased the ARC8 programming software from scannermaster.

Then upgraded my RR subscription to allow direct downloading from their web service. (It is possible to program all of the frequencies manually). I went the easy route. It only took a week LOL.

Here is the tricky part that no one tells you. *** With the trunked system you desire selected check all the Main talkgroup boxes. Then uncheck the talkgroup and sub talkgroup boxes that you don't want to listen to***. This way you don't miss any of the main talkgroups.

In the trunking tab Ion the ARC8 software I had to select trunking system type (motorola type 2 for me), turn on delay, turn on ignore end signal, and set the tab to plan 2 for the Huntsville Public safety system.


The scanner has to be set to receive remote programming. (press and hold the ( . ) on the BCT8 pick the baud rate. and establish communication with the computer containing the software.

Next upload the data to the scanner selecting all the boxes in the trunking section.

I hope this helps you.
 
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