Reprogram Bearcat BC898T for different frequencies

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pegasus1945

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I have a New Uniden Bearcat BC898T scanner. It works fine but it will not pick up any of the local police signals. They switched to the 800 frequency range I believe and I now cannot get them with this radio.

My Question is, can this radio be sent somewhere and be reprogrammed to receive these signals.

Thank you.
 

mciupa

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I have a New Uniden Bearcat BC898T scanner. It works fine but it will not pick up any of the local police signals. They switched to the 800 frequency range I believe and I now cannot get them with this radio.

My Question is, can this radio be sent somewhere and be reprogrammed to receive these signals.

Thank you.
Hi pegasus1945 welcome to RadioReference. :)

Sorry, but there is no where to send that radio as it can not be modified to receive this system Michigan Public Safety Communications System (MPSCS) Trunking System, Statewide, Multi-State - Scanner Frequencies

I'm afraid you will have to purchase a digital scanner. :(
 

pegasus1945

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Is there any specific model you would recommend. We live in the sticks and it would be nice to know what is happening out in the wild world.
 

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Any of the newer "Digital" scanner from GRE, Uniden, or RS should work with your current frequencies. I would also suggest software to program it to make it easier.
 

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Do you mean that these new 800 frequencies can be programmed into one of the units you suggested. If so which one would you recommend? Thanks Bob
 

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I have a New Uniden Bearcat BC898T scanner.
You're scanner still has some use in it. It's excellent for private, commercial, and military aircraft, if you're interested. In addition to that, I see you're near the Lake Michigan shore, so VHF marine would be another use for it.
 
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