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Precautions
Before you use this scanner, please read and observe the following: EARPHONE WARNING! Be sure to use only the recommended optional monaural earphone earphone or stereo headset may be potentially hazardous to your hearing. The output of the phone jack is monaural, but you will hear it in both headphones of a stereo headset. Set the volume to a comfortable audio level coming from the speaker before plugging in the monaural earphone or a stereo headset of the proper impedance (32 (EP009). You may also use a 32Ω stereo headset. Use of an incorrect

Ω). Otherwise you might experience some

discomfort or possible hearing damage if the volume suddenly becomes too loud because of the Volume Control or Squelch Control setting. This may be particularly true of the type of earphone that is placed in the ear canal. WARNING! Uniden does not represent this unit to be waterproof. To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock, do not expose this unit to rain or moisture. GENERAL BATTERY WARNING! Do not short-circuit any Battery. Do not discard Batteries in a fire; they may explode. Rechargeable Nickel-Cadmium Batteries Must Be Recycled or Disposed of Properly. Uniden voluntarily participates in an RBRC®industry program to collect and recycle nickel-cadmium batteries at the end of their useful life, when taken out of service within the United States. The RBRC® program provides a convenient alternative to placing used nickel-cadmium batteries into the trash or municipal waste stream, which is illegal in some areas. Through the RBRC® program, Uniden makes it easy for you to drop off the used battery at local retailers of replacement nickel-cadmium batteries. You may also contact your local recycling center for information on where to return the used battery. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for information on Ni-Cd battery recycling in your area. Uniden’s involvement in this program is part of its commitment to protecting our environment and conserving natural resources. RBRC® is a registered trademark of the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation.

Uniden® and Bearcat® are registered trademarks of Uniden America Corporation.

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Searching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 What is Trunk Tracking? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Setting a Search Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Information on the Internet . . . . . . . . . . 5 Feature Highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Priority Scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 What is Searching? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Setting the Squelch . . . . . . . 3 Important Notice . . . . . . . 14 Turn the Scanner On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Programming with SVC Scan. . . . . . . . . . . . 15 LCD Back Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Programming Tips . . . . . 24 Restore a Locked Out Channel . . . . . . .CONTENTS Introduction . . 20 RF Attenuation Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Setting the Delay Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Included with Your Scanner . . 13 Basic Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Frequency Skip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Adapter Safety Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Flexible Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Storing Search Frequencies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Charging the Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Channel Lockout . . . . . . . 4 Terminology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Restore All Locked-Out Channels . . . . 23 Lockout Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Installing the Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Low Battery Indicator . . 15 Programming. 14 Keylock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Where to Obtain More Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 . . . . . . . 13 Belt Clip . . . . . . . . . 30 SVC Scanning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Duplicate Frequency Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Turbo Search . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Changing the Priority Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Auto Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 What is Scanning? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Deleting a Stored Frequency . . . . . . . . . . 32 SVC Scan Lockout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Data Skip . . . . . . 28 Search Hold Feature . . . . . . 19 Scanning . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Birdies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Cleaning . . . . 55 Fleet Map Programming . . . . 36 EDACS® Tracking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Remote Interface. . . . . . 79 User Defined Fleet Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Specification . . 74 General Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 One Year Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Deleting a Stored ID . . . . . . 70 Clone Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Trunk Tracking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Multi-Track . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Moving between Scan List Memories . . . . . . . . . . 52 Setting Priority in Trunking Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Repairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Programming a Hybrid System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Restore a Single ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Channel Activity Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Selecting Trunking Programming Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Connecting the scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 SmartScan Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Preset Fleet Maps . 36 Types of Trunking Systems . . . . 48 ID Scan Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Remote (PC Control) Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Direct Entry ID Hold Mode . . . . . . 43 ID Lockout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Care and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Restore all IDs . . . . . . 57 Programming a Fleet Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Frequency Find Mode . . . . . . 75 Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Scan Lists. . . . 60 Toggling the Status Bit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Setting the Squelch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Programming Scan Lists During Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Programming Trunking Frequencies . . . . . . . . 59 Setting the Base and Offset frequencies for Motorola VHF/UHF trunked systems . . . . . . . . . inside back cover 2 . . . 39 Searching a Trunked Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Searching Tips . . . . . 56 Selecting a Preset Fleet Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Programming ID Scan Lists Manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5 kHz Transmission 10 Meter Amateur Band VHF Low Band 6 Meter Amateur Band Aircraft Band Military Land Mobile 2 Meter Amateur Band VHF High Band Federal Govt. 70cm Amateur Band UHF Standard Band UHF “T” Band Public Service “800” Band 3 .0 MHz 50.5 kHz 5 kHz 5 kHz 5 kHz 12. amateur. fire/emergency.Introduction The BC 245XLT is a state-of-the-art radio with TrunkTracking™ and automatic scanning capabilities. It can store frequencies such as police.7-50.0-54.5 kHz 12.5 kHz 12. air.0-29.5 kHz 12.7 MHz 29. With the new SmartScanner™ feature.5 kHz 12. marine. you can also automatically program your scanner by downloading directly from our Uniden/Bearcat national frequency database via a PC or external modem. railroad. Use your new scanner to monitor: n UHF High Band UHF 800/900 MHz Trunked Public Safety Systems n Police and Fire Departments (including rescue and paramedics) n Trunking for Motorola and EDACS systems n NOAA Weather Broadcasts n Business/Industrial Radio n Utilities n Marine and amateur (ham radio) bands n Air band Frequency Range 29.0 MHz 108-137 MHz 137-144 MHz 144-148 MHz 148-174 MHz 406-420 MHz 420-450 MHz 450-470 MHz 470-512 MHz 806-956 MHz Steps 5 kHz 5 kHz 5 kHz 12. and other communications into 10 banks of 30 channels each.

n The screen displays used in this manual are representations of what might appear when you use your scanner. The Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986.Important Notice n This scanning radio has been manufactured so that it will not tune radio frequencies assigned by the FCC for cellular telephone usage. n The installation. and/or local jurisdictions. makes it a federal crime to intentionally intercept cellular or cordless telephone transmissions or to market this radio when altered to receive them. or use of this scanning radio in a motor vehicle may be prohibited. as amended. n Changes or modifications to this product not expressly approved by Uniden. 4 . Your local law enforcement officials should be able to provide you with information regarding the laws in your community. regulated. or operation of this product in any way other than as detailed by this Operating Guide. cities. could void your authority to operate this product. or require a permit in certain states. possession.

Terminology What is Scanning? Unlike standard AM or FM radio stations. As the demand for public communications has increased. What is Searching? The BC 245XLT can search each of its 12 bands to find active frequencies. You can choose between two speeds while searching. This type of scanning is easy and fun. Turbo Search. you can stop on a channel and listen to an entire conversation. 5 . What is Trunk Tracking? Conventional scanning is a simple concept. You enter a radio frequency in your scanner’s memory which is used by someone you want to monitor.445 MHz. the police in your area may broadcast on 460. The BC 245XLT scans the channels you program until it finds an active frequency. the highway department on 37. Scanning stops on an active frequency and remains on that channel as long as the transmission continues. the fire department on 154. a new feature for Uniden scanners. and more importantly. So when your scanner stops on a frequency. many public radio users don’t have enough frequencies to meet their needs. This is different from scanning because you are searching for frequencies that have not been programmed into your scanner. For example.900 MHz. can search the VHF FM bands at up to 300 channels per second. most two-way communications do not transmit continuously. etc. Trunking radio systems solve this problem. the scanning cycle resumes until another transmission is received. When the transmission ends. you usually know who it is.500 MHz . and this has created a serious problem.

or trunking. Understanding scanning fundamentals and its terminology will make trunk tracking much easier. TrunkTracker™ changes this! Not only does your new BC 245XLT scan channels like a conventional scanner. it actually follows the users of a trunked radio system. you may want to go to Trunk Tracking on page 36 now. Sharing of the available public service frequencies.In a trunked radio system. 6 . allows cities. If you’re a new scanner enthusiast. a brief burst of data is broadcast before each transmission. because when there’s a short break during the conversation you’re monitoring. they are removed from the frequency so another talk group can use it. which contains up to 28 different frequencies. The trunking system computer uses this data to temporarily assign each radio in a talk group to an available frequency. and these talk groups are assigned specific IDs. it’s possible that the talk group will be assigned to a completely different frequency in the trunked system. Once you know a talk group’s ID. Following a conversation on a trunked system using a scanner is difficult. radio users are divided into groups. often called talk groups. But if you’re already an experienced scanner operator. This type of scanning is difficult and frustrating. counties. if not impossible. you won’t miss any of the action. you may want to read the first part of this manual and use your scanner in conventional mode before you begin trunk tracking. If the group using a frequency stops broadcasting or pauses between replies for a few seconds. or other agencies to accommodate hundreds of users with relatively few frequencies. When someone in a talk group uses their radio.

Note: The frequency coverage is not continuous and excludes the cellular band. aircraft. 10 banks with 30 channels each are useful for storing similar frequencies to maintain faster scanning cycles or for storing all the frequencies of a trunked system. n Memory Backup – If the battery completely discharges or if power is disconnected. n LCD Back Light – An LCD light remains on for 15 seconds when is pressed. n 29 MHz-956 MHz – Indicates the range of frequencies that can be searched within the bands of your scanner. the frequencies programmed in your scanner are retained in memory. with Aircraft and 800 MHz. 10 Banks – Includes 12 bands. n 10 Priority Channels – You can assign one priority channel in each bank. You must have at least one channel programmed to use the Scan mode. n Autolight – Automatically turns the light on when it finds a transmission. Assigning a priority channel allows you to keep track of activity on your most important channel(s) while monitoring other channels for transmissions. n Multi-Track – Track more than one trunking system at a time and scan conventional and trunked systems at the same time. n Manual Channel Access – Go directly to any channel. fire/emergency. and weather frequencies. n 12 Bands. 7 . n Unique Data Skip – Allows your scanner to skip unwanted data transmissions and reduces birdies. railroad.Feature Highlights n Trunk Tracking – Follow UHF High Band UHF 800/900 MHz trunked public safety and public service systems just as if conventional two-way communications were used. n 300 Channels – Program one frequency into each channel. n Preprogrammed Service (SVC) Search – Allows you to toggle through preprogrammed police. marine.

n SmartScanner™ – Automatically program your BC 245XLT with all the frequencies and trunking talk groups for your local area by accessing our national database with your PC or just an external modem. This applies only to transmission bands with 5 kHz steps. 8 . your scanner automatically reduces its power requirements to extend the battery’s charge. n Attenuator – Reduces the signal strength. (No PC required) n Turbo Search – Increases the search speed to 300 steps per second.n Battery Save – In manual mode.

to 5:00 p.com 9 .) n Bearcat Frequency Hotline (937) 299-0414 (Hours are from 9:00 a. Central Time Monday through Friday. contact one of the following: n Uniden Parts Department (800) 554-3988 (Hours are from 8:00 a. and Canada that you may program into your new scanner.m.Where to Obtain More Information Before using your scanner.S. you must program frequencies into available channels.bearcat1. The Betty Bearcat Frequency Guide lists typical frequencies used around the U.m.m. to 5:00 p. To obtain a copy of the frequency guide.m.) n Local Dealer Information on the Internet If you have access to the Internet. Eastern Time Monday through Friday. you may want to visit www.htm For more information about Uniden and our other products.uniden.com or www.A.trunktracker. visit www.com/free.

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Open the cover. Read the precautions on the inside front cover of this Guide. Insert the battery pack. n If you need to improve reception. use an optional antenna designed for multi-band coverage. Replace cover and press down until it clicks into place. move the scanner or its antenna away from the source. Installing the Battery Pack 1. 11 . 3. (You can purchase this type of antenna at a local electronics store.Setup These are helpful guidelines when using your new scanner: n If your scanner receives interference or electrical noise.) n Use the included earphone or an optional stereo headset with proper impedance for private listening. 2.

Adapter Safety Feature The AC Adapter included with this scanner may be equipped with a polarized line plug — a plug with one blade wider than the other. Low Battery Indicator When the Battery Pack is low and needs to be charged. You can use your scanner while the battery charges. This plug will fit into a power outlet only one way. Note: Disconnect the AC Adapter/Charger from the unit when charging is complete. try reversing the plug.Charging the Battery Pack Use the AC Adapter/Charger to power the BC 245XLT from an AC outlet. 12 . If you are unable to insert the adapter’s plug into an outlet. You will also hear a beep every 15 seconds as an audible alert. To fully charge the battery. Use only the supplied AC Adapter (AD70U) or one of the optional power cords (WZ1015 or WZ1017). the battery icon appears in the display. leave the AC Adapter/Charger connected for 14 – 16 hours.

13 . You can damage the case or clip.Flexible Antenna Attach the flexible antenna to the BNC connector. Belt Clip Do not tighten the screws too tight.

weak signals. and strong signals. Press until you do not hear a signal. Setting the Squelch To set the squelch. Think of the Squelch Control as a gate. you must be in the Manual mode. Turn SQUELCH fully counter-clockwise. Make sure that the VOLUME is set to a comfortable listening level. Turn SQUELCH fully clockwise until you hear a hiss. The scanner automatically starts scanning. This raises the “Squelch Gate” so high that only very strong signals can get through. STRONG SIGNALS MEDIUM SIGNALS WEAK SIGNALS NOISE 14 . 3. bc245 flashes twice in the display. This lowers the “Squelch Gate” so that everything gets through—noise. 1. 4. 2. and you should not be receiving a signal on your scanner.Basic Operation Note: Fold out the Front Cover to see the Controls and Indicators while reading this Guide. Turn the Scanner On Turn the VOLUME control clockwise out of the detent position.

To unlock the keypad. 15 . 1. To lock the keypad. Now the “Squelch Gate” allows only clear signals through. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 LCD Back Light Press and release to turn the LCD light on. whenever a transmission is found. It remains on for 15 seconds and then goes out. Turn SQUELCH back counter-clockwise just until the hiss stops. Auto Light Press and hold until you hear 2 short beeps. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2. The scanner will automatically turn the light on for 5 seconds. STRONG SIGNALS MEDIUM SIGNALS WEAK SIGNALS NOISE Keylock Key Lock prevents accidental key entries during conventional scanning or while in trunk tracking mode. press and hold until the symbol appears in the lower right of the display. press and hold until the symbol in the lower right of the display turns off.5.

5625 Family Radio Services (channel one) 2. Here’s a list of sample frequencies you should try: 156. Repeat this procedure for each channel you want to program. Then press . Enter the channel number. 3. Press . 1.800 Marine Calling channel 155. you must program a frequency into at least one channel. b. Select a channel. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 16 . from various sources on the internet.160 Ambulance operations 462.340 Ambulance operations 155. a.Programming Before the BC 245XLT can begin conventional scanning.280 Ambulance operations 155.950 Ambulance operations 462. Select frequencies from your dealer. or from one of the guides listed on page 9.

Press and go back to Step 4. Enter the frequency. Then press . b. Enter the frequency number. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Note: To clear a mistake while entering the frequency. (See the Table on page 3 or the Band List on the back of the scanner). a.4. If you enter a frequency which is outside the scanner’s frequency bands. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 17 . a distinctive beep sounds and Error appears in the display. press repeatedly until the display is cleared.

start with the lowest number channel. when you are programming five new frequencies into Channels 4 through 8. program police frequencies in channels 1 through 10 and fire/emergency into channels 11 through 20. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 —OR— Press again to store the frequency in both channels. n If you want to download frequencies using SmartScan feature. you hear a beep and the other channel displays. press or to go to the next higher channel. n Group similar frequencies into adjacent channels. n Put the frequency that you listen to the most or the most important frequency into a Priority channel. start with Channel 4. Programming Tips n Do not program a weather frequency into one of the channels. Press to clear and start again. since weather channels transmit continuously. Use Service Scan feature to select the weather information band. For example. After you finish programming a channel. go to that section in this manual. For example. n Write down your programmed channels and frequencies in some convenient place in case the scanner memory is lost.Duplicate Frequency Alert If you enter a frequency which is stored in another channel. and so on. n To quickly program a series of channels. 18 .

Note: Channels with no frequencies are automatically locked out. Press . Select a channel.Deleting a Stored Frequency To delete a stored frequency: a. c. 19 . Then press 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 . b.

During normal scanning the scanner skips unprogrammed or locked out channels. When a transmission is received. press the bank’s number on your keypad. You cannot deactivate all ten banks at the same time. simply press to begin scanning.Scanning 1. If you try to turn all the banks off. SCAN CHANNELS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Frequency not entered Frequency Locked Out (L/O) 4. and the bank’s channels are not scanned. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 20 . The indicator for each deselected bank turns off. the LCD back light comes on for five seconds and the scanner stops on that channel. the first bank is automatically selected. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2. 3. Note: One Bank must always be active. scanning resumes automatically. To restore a bank to active scanning. The bank indicators selected for scanning appear in the display. You can deselect banks from active scanning by pressing their number on your keypad. and the bank being currently monitored flashes. The bank’s indicator will display again. provided that you have selected the Auto Light feature. After programming frequencies. When the transmission ends.

Enter the channel number you want using the keypad. 21 . Press ATT. If you’re near an unusually strong signal source. The scanner may stop repeatedly on that signal and miss other transmissions. the signal may overload the scanner. The RF Attenuation feature works in all modes and attenuates (reduces) the incoming signal strength by about 15 dB. Press again. RF Attenuation Feature The BC 245XLT comes with an RF Attenuation feature.If you want to stop on a channel during scanning. preventing stronger signals from overloading the scanner. press . To turn RF Attenuation on: 1. 2. Press . 3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 If you want to resume scanning. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 To directly access a specific channel: 1. press .

DLY displays and scanning resumes two seconds after the transmission ends. press . You hear a beep. Delay in Scan or Search Mode 1. and ATT appears in the display begins flashing. 2. Delay must be set for each programmed channel and it can be set when your scanner pauses during a scan or when manual mode is selected. To turn RF Attenuation off. just press ATT again.2. Press or set a search range and press . Setting the Delay Mode A delay can be set for each programmed channel so that when scan or search stops on a channel there is a brief pause before the scanning cycle resumes. Now all incoming signal strength is reduced. The ATT icon goes out. When your scanner stops on a channel that you want to delay. 22 .

2. Channel Lockout You can lockout any channel so it is not reviewed during normal scanning. or to lower the channel. Press . Press and DLY displays indicating the scanner will pause on the channel when a transmission is received. Enter the channel numbers. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 23 . Press to lockout the channel. —OR— Press or to change higher. Press . Press again. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.Delay in Manual Mode 1. Select the channel that you want by entering the number and press . Select a channel. 2. Lockout in Manual Mode 1. L/O appears in display. You can restore the channel to scanning whenever you wish.

press . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2. start with the lowest number channel. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 The scanner immediately resumes scanning because the locked out channel is no longer in the scanning sequence. 7. 1.Lockout in Scanning Mode If the scanner keeps stopping on a particular channel due to noise or too frequent transmissions. 3. n Record the locked-out channels in some convenient place so you can restore them. For example. 12. 24 . start with Channel 4. and 15. 8. Then press . if you are locking out channels 4. Wait until the scanner stops at the channel. Then press one or more times to step up to the next channel to be locked out. you may want to keep that channel from scanning. After selecting channel 4. Lockout Tips n To quickly lockout a series of channels.

a. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Restore All Locked-Out Channels You can restore all locked-out channels in a bank only when a bank is selected for scan. The L/O icon goes out. Press . Press to unlock the channel.Restore a Locked Out Channel 1. If you have deselected a bank and you want to restore all of its locked-out channels using the steps below. Enter the channel number. 1. b. Select a locked out channel. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Note: You must be in Manual mode before restoring all locked-out channels. Press . 2. you must press and then press the number of the bank on your keypad. 25 . Then press again.

then resumes normal scanning. 2. Press . your scanner checks the priority channel every two seconds for activity. If a signal is present on the priority channel. You can designate one channel in each bank as a Priority Channel. Note: If you have locked out the priority channel. Press again at anytime to deactivate Priority Scan. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 26 . You will hear two beeps when all the channels have been restored. Press and hold for about two seconds. your scanner monitors the channel until the transmission ends. Priority Scan When Priority Scan is turned on. this message appears when you select Priority mode. To activate Priority Scan (in either the Manual or Scan Mode): 1.2.

but you can change it to any of the 30 available channels in each bank. Select a new Priority Channel. except instead of setting priorities for channels. a. Two beeps indicate that the Priority channel has changed. Note: Priority in Trunking mode works just the same. Press and hold for two seconds to designate this channel as your new Priority Channel.Changing the Priority Channel You cannot eliminate the Priority Channel. Enter the channel number. b. 1. Press . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3. 27 . Then press again. you set them for talk group ID’s. 2.

6. Press . enter the lowest frequency of your search range. To cancel Turbo Search. press when the Search mode is active. For example. Using your keypad. Turbo Search To increase the search speed from 100 to 300 steps per second. 4. 2. Using your keypad. For example. enter 155. Press Press . (Refer to the table on page 3 for the frequency bands.000 MHz. This only applies to the transmission bands which have 5 kHz steps. 1. 5.Searching Setting a Search Range The BC 245XLT can search a specific frequency range to find frequencies if you don’t have a frequency guide available or if new stations have been added since your guide was published. . Press to stop scanning.) Search flashes in the display when Turbo search is active. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3. 28 . press again. enter the highest frequency of your search range.000 MHz. enter 157.

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Select a channel you want to program. Note: If a frequency is already stored in the channel you select it will be erased when you save the new frequency. press . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 35 . Press repeatedly to select Service Scan mode you want. Press to store the frequency in the channel you selected.Programming with SVC Scan Follow these steps to program frequencies into a channel during Service scanning: 1. Press to begin scanning. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3. 5. When SVC Scan stops on a frequency you want. 4. 2.

Every radio in a trunked system is assigned a unique ID so the central site computer can identify it when it’s used. Type I only occurs on some 800 MHz systems. Types of Trunking Systems Trunking systems divide a few frequencies among many different users. you may want to remember these important points: n Your scanner defaults to monitor Motorola Type II systems. There are really two types of trunking systems (other than EDACS) which are important when using your TrunkTracker™ scanner. n If you have internet access. but the way that each system does this is slightly different. which may be reduced by moving away from strong transmission sources. and PRIVACY PLUS are trademarks of Motorola Inc.htm for current news and frequency information about Trunk Tracking Scanning. When tracking these types of systems.bearcat1.) n The frequencies for many of the trunked public safety systems are listed in the TrunkTracker™ National Public Safety Trunked System Frequency Guide included with your BC 245XLT scanner.com/free. however. All VHF. SMARTNET™. you can visit www. These are usually referred to as Type I and Type II systems. (The types of systems are discussed below. called talk groups.trunktracker. n You may experience slight interference in some 900 MHz frequencies. * Motorola.com or www. One important distinction between these two systems is the amount of data transmitted by each radio when its push-to-talk button (PTT) is pressed. PRIVACY PLUS™. Type II. SMARTNET. and these talk groups are also assigned unique IDs. you can change this if the system in your area is different. Some radios have access to only one talk 36 .Trunk Tracking Your BC 245XLT is designed to track Motorola Type I. and EDACS® analog trunking systems* on any band. Both Type I and Type II systems place radios (or radio users) into groups. EDACS is a registered trademark of the Ericsson Corporation. UHF and 900 MHz trunking systems (other than EDACS) use Type II. Hybrid.

it’s possible for a city using a Type I system to designate 4 Fleets. but it’s possible to select a Preprogrammed Fleet Map or create a Custom Fleet Map for your area. Their fleets might be the Police Department. and Supervisors. North. only the radio ID is transmitted when PTT is pressed. In a Type II system. East and West Side Patrols. you will need to know the base and offset frequency. the Fire Department. when someone uses their radio. and as a result Type I systems usually accommodate fewer users than Type II systems. Detectives. Changes to a Type II system are easier than Type I because the system manager only need update the database instead of reprogramming individual radios. and Administration. Another difference between the systems is that Type I systems are arranged in a Fleet-Subfleet hierarchy. Tactical Operations. South. The Police may decide to further divide their fleet into subfleets such as Dispatch. See page 60 for details. Why the difference? Type II systems are slightly more advanced because the central computer maintains a database which is used to determine each radio’s affiliation (s).group. There are also Hybrid systems which are a combination of both Type I and Type II. Even though there are many Type II systems. Determining the exact Fleet-Subfleet hierarchy for a particular area is referred to as Fleet Map Programming. which is discussed further in this manual. This is three times the amount of data a Type II system radio sends. For VHF and UHF Type II trunking systems. All the available police radios would then be assigned to one of the police subfleets. 37 . Type I systems are still in use. The disadvantage of a Type I system is that when PTT is pressed. Your scanner defaults to monitor Type II systems. Utilities. For example. the brief burst of data must contain the radio’s ID and its Fleet and Subfleet. whereas in a Type I system the radio ID and its current affiliation are both transmitted when PTT is pressed. each with 8 Subfleets. The talk group (s) each radio can access is called the radio’s affiliation (s). while others have access to many talk groups.

which means that each transmission is assigned a new frequency. and perhaps even easier than conventional scanning.EDACS® Tracking TrunkTracker II now allows tracking of EDACS trunked systems. Until now these widely used systems have been almost impossible to monitor with a conventional scanner. showing the frequency transitions that a particular radio conversation might use. With your TrunkTracker II listening to EDACS is remarkably easy. 38 . Note: Many 900 MHz EDACS® trunking systems (such as those used by some utilities) utilize a control channel that cannot be tracked with the BC 245XLT. As the conversation moves through the system’s frequencies. your TrunkTracker II automatically follows it. This graph depicts a 30 second sample of transmission in an EDACS trunked system. EDACS® systems use “Transmission Trunking”.

However. if necessary. n Trunking frequencies must be entered while in the Trunking Programming mode. you must enter the frequencies in a specific order. Check the frequency guide included with the radio and the listed web sites for details. Programming Trunking Frequencies Before you start programming your scanner to track a trunked system. 39 . the squelch setting you select before you begin trunk tracking can affect how fast your scanner acquires the data channel. Set SQUELCH in this position before selecting a trunking bank. consider the following: n You can only program one trunking system in each bank of your scanner. you can only select channels 91-120 with the or keys. n If you’re in the Trunking Programming mode. in some instances. you cannot select channels in other banks. and. it isn’t necessary to manually adjust the squelch control while trunk tracking. n IMPORTANT: If you are programming an EDACS® trunked system. For example. Note: You can change this recommended setting. the squelch setting can prevent your scanner from acquiring the data channel at all. if you are programming Bank 4.Setting the Squelch Since Squelch is automatically adjusted in trunking mode. to provide better performance in your area.

1. ** Requires programming of a fleet map. Press second. for 1. and press . and BANK and TRUNK will begin to flash in the display.5 You will hear two beeps. Use or to choose the system. See section on Programming a Fleet Map. Choose the system you want to track. List of trunking options as follows: E2 800 (Type II 800 MHz) E2 900 (Type II 900 MHz) E2 Hi (Type II VHF 137-174 MHz) * E2 UHF (Type II UHF 406-512 MHz) * Ed (EDACS® )*** E1 (Type I 800 MHz) ** * Requires programming of a base and an offset frequency. 3. See appropriate section. *** Requires programming of frequencies in exact order and location. 2. 40 . Select the Bank you want to store the frequency.The first step in tracking a trunked system is storing the frequencies in one of the 10 available banks in your scanner. by pressing 1 through 0.

For example.4. If the frequency is out of the range of the system chosen in this step. press twice. enter 856. 6. BANK TRUNK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 SCAN 41 . Press to begin searching the bank you’ve programmed. Use the keypad to enter a frequency for the trunked system. or enter a frequency of the system you’re going to track. and start over. Note: You will see the frequencies quickly displaying as your scanner looks for the data channel which controls the system. Press either or to select the next channel in the bank. 7. an error message displays. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until all frequencies have been entered. 5. Note: To clear a mistake while entering a frequency. Press and go back to Step 3. Then press .2625 (Type 1).

42 . With the search function. See ahead for details. While searching. you cannot Scan the trunking bank you just programmed unless you enter talk groups into memory. but determining who each ID represents is half the fun of TrunkTracker™. you won’t know exactly who the ID’s are assigned to unless you listen awhile or until ID lists are available in frequency guides or on internet sites. the scanner begins trunk tracking. begin to display. you’ll be able to find all the active talk groups within the trunked system. Once the data channel is acquired. Other IDs may take some time. and emergency medical personnel. However. fire. which represent different service groups.Searching a Trunked Bank If programming a Type I system. Talk group ID’s. it usually only takes a few minutes to figure out police.

Note: The ID Hold mode works in Scan List mode. 43 . HOLD flashes in the display. however. Channel number flashes in the display. n Press and hold for two seconds and the display will automatically flash the ID and the frequency alternately until you set the condition by pressing the key again. 1. press to stop the search mode. and the steps are the same. When a talk group is active. Press again. you can hold on an ID without entering it into memory. 3. SEARCH doesn’t appear in the display. Direct Entry ID Hold Mode During Search mode.Frequency Find Mode n Press the while a talk group ID is active and the display will flash the frequency on which that talk group is transmitting. 4. 2. Use the keypad to enter the ID you want. Press to return to Search mode.

The ID is unlocked and the next locked ID displays.ID Lockout Like conventional scanning. Restore a Single ID To unlock a single ID. it is locked out in Search mode. Use or to select the ID you want to unlock. Press and hold until you hear two short beeps. if you lockout an ID while in Scan List mode. and other mechanical devices are assigned IDs just like other users. The ID is locked out. 44 . Press to return to the Search mode. traffic signals. door alarms. 3. 2. follow these steps: 1. Note: If you lockout an ID in Search mode. To lockout an ID. For information about Scan Lists see page 48. water meters. and the next active ID displays. it is also locked out in Scan List mode. and you may want to lock out these unintelligible broadcasts. it’s possible to lockout unwanted traffic. You can lockout up to 200 IDs. Press . 4. Also some departments scramble or encrypt their communications. press when the ID displays. This is particularly important in trunked systems because in many areas. Conversely.

Press to return to the Search mode. This mode holds an ID for 5 seconds while you wait for a reply. Press to scan the IDs stored in your Scan Lists or press to return to the Search mode. 45 . Press to unlock all the IDs at once. you may need to change the default system type or change the fleet map you’re using if you’re trying to track a Motorola Type I system. Note: If you unlock all the IDs. if you’re missing pieces of conversations. but your scanner will only look for the ID in the display. Note: If you consistently miss responses while in ID Delay mode. 2. For information about Scan Lists see page 48. you’ve likely left out one or more of the frequencies used by the system. follow these steps: 1. then the Scan List Memory mode displays. 3.Restore all IDs To unlock all locked out IDs at once. Other groups may use the system. For Motorola Type II or EDACS. Press and hold until you hear two short beeps. Searching Tips ID Delay Mode n Use the key to select the Delay mode if it’s not active.

Channel Activity Indicators The BC 245XLT has 20 Channel Activity Indicators to visually display a trunked system’s activity when you select delay. ID Monitor Mode n If you press and hold for 2 seconds. 46 . no matter which frequency the group uses. You won’t hear conversations in this mode. SEARCH begins flashing in the display. hold.Hold Mode n Press to hold on a particular ID in the display. and all active talk group IDs begin to display in succession. You can hold a specific talk group. such as fire department on-scene operations. n Press to continue searching the entire trunked system. scan etc. You’ll always know which frequencies are in use and how much communication traffic is occurring. n Press to continue searching the entire trunked system. Note: Locked out IDs display during ID Monitor mode with the L/0 icon turned on. until you hear two short beeps. you will select the ID Monitor mode. but this is an excellent way to determine which talk groups are the most active.

the first 8 activity indicators each represent two channels. The way in which the Activity Indicators display provide you with information about the system you’re tracking. These calls are not monitored by your scanner. then the channel is probably being used for a telephone interconnect call or a private call. The indicator which flashes when an ID displays represents the frequency being used by the talk group. if 28 channels are programmed. If you’re holding on an ID which isn’t active. even if when there is no traffic. 47 . n Note: n n Note: If more than 20 channels are stored in a bank.Each frequency you program in a trunking bank corresponds to an activity indicator at the top of your scanner’s display. the activity indicators will turn on and off as other groups use the system. then the indicators represent multiple channels. n The display may change from showing channel activity indicators to Scan List memory positions. To restore to the previous setting. n The indicator which remains on. The Scanner does not show activity bars for private or phone interconnect calls for EDACS® systems. For example. If an indicator turns on and you don’t hear a conversation. press . represents the frequency being used as the data channel.

For example. Select the Trunking bank you want.trunktracker. Programming ID Scan Lists Manually 1. 48 .com/free. Check the web site www. List 3 for emergency medical service IDs. select the second memory location in the first scan list. which are simply lists used to store your favorite IDs. After tracking is started. you can scan them like you scan conventional frequencies. BANK TRUNK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 SCAN 2. etc. Each list can contain up to 10 IDs. so you can store a total of 100 IDs for each trunk tracking bank. press . your scanner sets up 10 Scan Lists. (1000 if you use all banks as trunking banks!) Scan Lists help you organize the trunking system users into categories. you might use List 1 for police IDs. Use and to select the Scan List location you want to program. 3. When you designate a bank as a trunking bank. You can program your scan lists either manually or during trunking search mode.bearcat1.Scan Lists Each bank of your BC 245XLT can be a trunk tracking bank or it can be a conventional scanning bank. For example. List 2 for fire department IDs.htm for a complete list of talk groups for your area that you can program into your Scan Lists. Once IDs are stored in lists.com or www.

press twice. b. If you wish to store Decimal style ID. —OR— To enter a Type I ID: a. 49 . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 TRUNK Note: To clear a mistake while entering an ID. and start over. Enter the subfleet number. Enter the Type II ID you want to store. Press . Enter ID you want to store. Press or to select the next Scan List location. and press . 5. Enter the fleet number. and press . Use the for the “dash”. b. Press . c. press and hold until you hear 2 short beeps before step a.4. —OR— To enter an EDACS® ID: a.

you might program every talk group in a police department with just 4 key presses. but AFS will help you recognize and program them all. It has two new features. XPAND XPAND lets you expand or narrow searching and scanning to one of 4 levels. AFS describes most systems in the following manner: Using the sample talk group 01-011: 01 is the Agency Level (such as police) 01-01 describes the Agency and fleet level (such as police patrol) 01-011 describes the Agency. AFS and XPAND. you can select 2048 talk groups. Systems differ. 50 . 128 talk groups. whether it is an individual channel or an entire department or city. And AFS works together with XPAND to provide a new kind of scanning flexibility. For example. Note: The BC 245XLT defaults to “AFS” talk group displays for EDACS ®only. By entering only the desired part of a talk group. 8 talk groups. Your scanner is designed to use this organization to make your scanning easy. to let you zero in on just the part of the system you want to hear. or a single talk group. AFS Display AFS (Agency-Fleet-Subfleet) is the numbering system used in the TrunkTracker II to display and enter EDACS talk groups. fleet and subfleet level (such as police patrol east side) of a particular talk group EDACS systems are organized in a logical way that keeps related talk groups together.An icon will show an “E” in the display when you have programmed an EDACS® system.

Just press and hold to switch the scanner between AFS and decimal mode.You can also enter or display EDACS talk groups in decimal format (0-2047). with AFS mode. Agency numbers range from 00 through 15. This is a very powerful feature! Note: In AFS mode. But you cannot use XPAND when in decimal mode. press and hold for two seconds while in an EDACS trunking bank and the display method will change. . (all 01 talk groups within the 01 Agency will be scanned) You can also “Blockout” a large number of talk groups by pressing after entering an Agency or an Agency and Fleet into memory. for example: 01. You can program a specific talk group such as 01-011 into Scan List memory. 51 . (all 01 groups will be scanned) Or you can program all the talk groups within one fleet of an Agency by pressing. for example: 01. For further details and examples. It will stay changed until you press and hold again for two seconds while in EDACS operation. or. 01. If you prefer to view and program talk groups in “decimal” mode. you can program the talk groups for an entire agency (there may be hundreds) by pressing. Decimal mode will not work with partial talk groups entered in AFS mode into Scan List memory. . please see the Appendix.

Press to begin scanning the lists you have programmed. To restore a Scan List to active scanning. Press to return to Trunk Tracking Search mode. Scan List 1 will automatically be active. 52 . The Scan List indicator turns off. 4. 2.ID Scan Mode 1. press the number of the Scan List on your keypad. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 TRUNK SCAN 3. To alternate your display between the trunking repeater indicators and the Scan List indicators. and the IDs in that list are not scanned. If you haven’t programmed any IDs. To remove a Scan List from active scanning. If you try and deactivate all the Scan Lists. Note: One Scan List must always be active. press its number again. press . SCAN displays but your scanner cannot stop on an active conversation.

After you’ve set up your Scan List. The radio will default to setting the first “channel” in each of your Scan List as a priority. press to activate it. etc. the priority channel in List 1 will be checked before the priority in List 2. such as Scan List 6. Since each trunking bank holds 10 Scan Lists of 10 memory channels each. 21. For example. It’s very similar to conventional priority although there is no “interrupt” during the transmissions. 11. The lowest numbered priority will be checked first. channel 1. Setting Priority in Trunking Mode You can set priority in your trunking banks. With Priority on. just as you do in your conventional ones. and the scanner will check all the priorities in all the active Scan Lists every few seconds and in between any transmissions on the ID on which you’re holding.Note: Once you press or in one bank. through 91 are all default priorities. Priorities are checked in between transmissions. memory position 7. 53 . You can adjust which talk group in each List is the priority by pressing and holding . all trunking banks will change to that mode. you can hold on an ID in your Scan List.

54 . Deleting a Stored ID To delete a stored ID: a. 2. press . then press . 3. To let your scanner automatically store an ID in an available Scan List location. follow these steps: 1. 2. When your scanner stops on an ID you want to store. Press to return to Trunk Tracking Search mode. Press when your scanner stops on an ID you want to store. Then press . b. follow these steps: 1.Programming Scan Lists During Search To select a Scan List location and store an ID during Search mode. Press . Press to return to Trunk Tracking Search mode. Use or to select the Scan List memory location you want.

Press . 3. then press 0-9 (memory position). Or. then press or . 0. To scan a mix of trunking and conventional banks. then press . memory position 10. select the banks you wish to be active with trunking off. you will receive an ERROR message for that bank. 55 . 3.You can program conventional frequencies in the same bank as trunking systems. Multi-Track The BC 245XLT allows you to track more than one system at a time. Here are some highlights of this new feature: 1. 4. press: . only trunking frequencies are programmed in TRUNK mode).Moving between Scan List Memories There are a number of ways to step and move through your Scan List memories: 1. To move to Scan List 4. If you have not programmed a trunking bank with talk group ID’s. After the radio finishes checking a trunked system for activity. The radio will instantly begin scanning. You can switch to SEARCH mode and the scanner will search for any active ID’s on the system. Press repeatedly.You can actually track up to 10 trunking systems at one time! 2. Next press 0-9 (scan list number). it will conventionally scan the other frequencies in the bank (remember. .You can trunk scan or search and scan conventional frequencies at the same time. For example. Or. Press 2.

you must be in the Trunking Programming mode. follow these steps: If you are in Conventional Scan mode: 1. 56 . Since the BC 245XLT defaults to Type II systems. If you choose a preset map and still have difficulty following complete conversations. if you notice a mix of odd and even user IDs. Select the trunking bank you want to program. then you are probably monitoring either a Type I or EDACS system. Press and hold . 1167. and these are usually a good place to start when setting up a Type I/Hybrid trunk tracking bank. Selecting Trunking Programming Mode To change the system type which your scanner monitors. 6481. There are 16 preset Fleet Maps listed in the appendix that you can choose.Fleet Map Programming If you have programmed a trunk tracking bank and select . To select this mode. However. etc. 2560. all the IDs will appear as numbers. then you’ll have to program your own Fleet Map. It’s easy to select a Fleet Map for your scanner. Unlike Type II and EDACS systems. 6144. Type I/Hybrid systems require a Fleet Map that sets specific Fleet-Subfleet parameters. you will see user IDs display on your screen.. You may also notice that you’re missing responses when you hold on an active ID. 2. what isn’t always easy is selecting or programming a map that matches your particular area. You’ll hear two short beeps and BANK and TRUNK will begin to flash in the display. for example 6477.

If you are in Trunking Scan mode: 1. For example. Selecting a Preset Fleet Map 1. 57 . Select the trunking bank you want to program. Press . Then press . 2. TRUNK icon goes out. Select the Trunking Programming mode and the bank you want to change. Note: It is required that the trunked frequency has been programmed before selecting a preset fleet map. 3. E1P2. 3. Use or to choose the map you want. You’ll hear two short beeps and BANK and TRUNK will begin to flash in the display. Use or to select E1. 2. Press to return to conventional mode if you have been monitoring a trunking bank. 4. Press and hold until you hear two short beeps.

400-8. and press . 58 . How do you know if the preset map is correct? You’ll have to listen to see if you’re following complete conversations. Use or. 4. Select the Trunking Programming mode and the bank you want to change. 100-9. 5. If not.5. you should try another preset map. Programming a Fleet Map You may want to read User Defined Fleet Maps in the Appendix before programming a fleet map. 1. The scanner returns to Programming Bank selecting mode. 000-12. etc. 3. 100-12. 2. 6. Use or to choose USr. It contains a detailed explanation of Scanner Fleet Map Programming. Use or to select the size code for the first block. Press . For example. as well as a table listing the Fleet Map Size Codes. See User Defined Fleet Maps in the Appendix for more information about Type I IDs. to choose E1. Press . Note: You will now begin to see Type I Fleet-Subfleet IDs. Press .

see Fleet Map Size Codes in the Appendix. Type II Ids usually appear as an even number without a dash. 9. followed by a one or two digit number. if you want a block to be Type II. follow the steps listed in Programming a Fleet Map in the previous section. When you begin searching a trunking bank with a Hybrid Fleet Map. you will see both types of system Ids. followed by a hyphen. 8. acquires the data channel. 59 . Repeat Steps 8 and 9 until you have selected a size code for each block. To program a Hybrid system. Note: It is required that the trunked frequency has been programmed before programming a fleet map. The next available block displays. Type I Ids appear as a three or four digit number.7. Press . Press . select Size Code S-0. See page 68 for more information. For specifics about each size code. Programming a Hybrid System A Hybrid system is simply a Type I system with some blocks designated as Type II blocks. That is. However. and begins searching using the map you’ve programmed. The scanner exits the Trunking Programming mode.

Note: If the system is not tracking properly.com/free. . To find these out.5. enter another offset including: 12. Or. Press press . you may need to try a new base or offset frequency or you may be missing frequencies from the system.trunktracker. 3.bearcat1.htm and other web sites and frequency resources. To enter the base and offset frequency: 1. Enter the frequencies for the system. (406.Setting the Base and Offset frequencies for Motorola VHF/UHF trunked systems To properly track Motorola VHF and UHF trunked systems you must enter what is known as the “base” and the “offset” frequencies for each system. Press for UHF) 5. 7.000 is the default bAS frequency . to begin trunking. 6. Select the system type (Type II VHF or Type II UHF) by scrolling through the system selector.com or www. 2. 25. Press . Or. 60 . check the www. Press 50 or 100. Select the bank into which you want to program the trunking system. 8. enter a new base frequency and 4. Press . The screen will show the OFS (offset) frequency default of 50 kHz.

Toggling the Status Bit On Type II trunking systems there is a method by which specialized types of communications utilize unique talk group numbers. for example. (This feature does not apply to EDACS® operation within the scanner. The only time you may wish to turn Status Bits off is if you’re trying to figure out the proper fleet map of a Type 1 trunking system.) Then use or to change the setting (on to off) and press to program your change. If you’ve programmed talk group 33264 into Scan List memory. you will hear it on 33264. you never need to worry about missing these transmissions. An emergency call will occur on a unique talk group from its primary assignment. 61 . To turn Status Bits off. Because the BC 245XLT defaults to Status-Bit On mode. press and hold for two seconds while in the Motorola system you wish to adjust. for example. and there is an emergency call within the group.

look up under Scanners “SmartScanner” or the BC 245XLT scanner.Remote Interface You can communicate and program your BC 245XLT in numerous ways with peripheral devices using the RS232C port. n CLONE MODE Clone all the frequencies and trunking talk groups and fleet maps programmed into your scanner to another BC 245XLT. To use SmartScan mode with an internal modem. n REMOTE (PC Control) MODE Program and control your scanner remotely from a PC using third party software (see the flyer included in the box). available at most computer stores. Connecting the scanner Scanner to PC BANK TRUNK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 888 888. trunking talk groups and fleetmaps from the Uniden National Frequency Database server into your scanner using an external modem or an internal modem included with a PC. Plug the other end of the cable (DB-9 serial connector) into a personal computer’s serial port. To download this free program. Of course. You may need a DB-9 to DB-25 null modem adapter. you will need a small custom software program to allow the serial port to talk with the internal modem and act as a simple “pass through” device. This radio offers the following modes: n SMARTSCAN MODE Automatically load frequencies. go to Uniden’s website. most will not.8888 ATT BATT DATA POLICE FIRE RR AIR MRN W X SCAN SEARCH PRI HOLD DLY L /O Plug the smaller end of the supplied RS232C cable into the remote port which is on the right side of the scanner. for the 62 . make sure your PC is turned on. A few PC’s may require an adapter.

You may need a DB-9 to DB-25 null modem adapter.SmartScanner software. Make sure that your scanner is connected to the serial port of the PC using the supplied cable. Make sure that you have a phone line plugged into the modem jack on the back. Plug the other ends of the cables (DB-9 serial connector) together using a DB-9 to DB-9 null modem adapter. Of course. Make sure that you have a phone line plugged into the modem jack on the back of your PC and your scanner is connected to the serial port of the PC using the supplied cable. available at most computer stores. available at most computer stores. Scanner to External Modem Plug the smaller end of the supplied RS232C cable into the remote port which is on the right side of the scanner. To use the Remote (PC Control) mode. 63 . you must purchase third party software and use as directed. make sure your external modem is turned on. Run this program and it should automatically set the port setting for you (although you can override the settings). Plug the other end of the cable (DB-9 serial connector) into the external modem. Scanner to Scanner Plug the smaller end of each of the supplied RS232C cables into the remote ports which are on the right sides of each of the two scanners.

1. and fleetmaps from the Uniden National Frequency Database server. Press key. The following screen appears. The scanner dials to the database server. Using the keypad. If you want to prevent some banks from being overwritten by the frequency download. go to Program Lock. Then release the key. bc245 will flash on the display. 3. you must enter your zip code. press or . 2. After connecting the scanner to a modem using the Scanner to PC or Scanner to External Modem steps (see page 62). 4. talk groups. enter the ZIP code for the area you will be using your scanner. Before starting the frequency download. the ZIP code is stored into memory. For example if your ZIP code is 02135. (SmartScan Mode) To select SmartScan mode. 64 . (See page 66) Press key. Note: 5. turn the radio off. Press and hold REMOTE key and turn the radio on.SmartScan Mode You can automatically download frequencies. The dial-in telephone number appears in the display. The following screen appears.

99 per minute charge for using the SmartScan database. Err01: MODEM ACCESS ERROR Err02: NO CARRIER Err03: TELEPHONE LINE BUSY Err04: NO ANSWER Err05: SERVER CONNECT ERROR Err06: DATA IDLE TIME OUT NOTE: If the scanner does not display LoAd (see step 6). donE will be displayed when your downloading is completed. If downloading is not successful. To start the scanner.6. at a minimum. There is a $0. as well as special /sporting event frequencies. If the connection is successful. every 6 to 12 months. and try again. NOTE: The number preprogrammed into your scanner for downloading frequencies is 1-900-225-4822. 7. one of the following error messages will appear. 8. NOTE: If you are unable to dial a “900” number. To get current frequencies. regularly update your scanner by using SmartScan. This will prevent you from dialing to the server. disconnect the access by pressing Then. make sure the modem is connected properly. 65 . check with your local phone company to find out if you have a “900” block on your phone line. you must turn the unit off/on. . the scanner starts frequency downloading. The frequencies in the SmartScan database are updated.

To save the previously programmed frequencies. 2. With the phone number on the display. you can lock out specific banks prior to calling the database as follows: 1. press . After you enter your zip code. The phone number appears. 3. to place 4. Press . 5. Press again. Press the call. press . 66 .Program Lock SmartScanner will overwrite frequencies that you have already programmed into your scanner. Press the bank numbers using the 1-9 and 0 key (for bank 10) that you wish to lock out from programming so that they will not be overwritten during the download. PrgLoc appears in the display. The zip code is displayed. 6.

You can change it to PULSE by pressing . Press for RTS/CTS. Ÿ Transfer speed 300.2400. Flow Control You can choose the following flow control settings. PULSE Transfer Speed You can choose the following transfer speeds. 300. RTS/CTS. again for non Press when desired setting is displayed.Menu for SmartScan Press key and you can change several parameters used for SmartScan.14400 bps 9600 is the default. 2400. Xon/Xoff is the default. Press to exit. Off Ÿ Dial type (TONE). Tone is set as a default. Press flow control. 1200. (9600) bps Ÿ Flow control setting (Xon/Xoff). 67 . Dial Type You can choose the Dial Type setting. The initial display appears.1200.(9600).

All licenses within your community (with more than one zip code) 3. Look at the web sites Uniden. Because of the volume of data. but not trunking) 6. and because some systems operate on expired licenses or digital radio systems (which are not included in the dataset as they cannot be monitored). 5. The SmartScanner database downloads frequency and trunking talk groups (if applicable for your area) to the scanner using the following order: 1. we cannot guarantee that you will receive every active public safety frequency in your area. The downloads are not available through the Internet at this time. Statewide licenses (such as Highway Patrol. All the licenses for all the communities within your county (in random order).SMARTSCANNER TIPS There are literally hundreds of thousands of public safety radio licenses in the United States. National licenses (such as common ambulance. MA 02468. Due to the volume of mail we receive. state forestry. 2.com or mail them to us at SmartScanner National Database. Newton Highlands. If you find any flaws in your data and you would like to offer suggestions. P. The editors of the Uniden National Frequency Database have poured over these records to provide you with the most accurate possible download of frequencies for whichever area of the country you desire.O. All licenses within your zip code. 68 .com for further information. marine. please e-mail them to us at smartscanner@aol. All your county licenses (such as County Sheriff) 4. you may not receive a reply. Box 610428. and Family Radio Service channels).com and Trunktracker. DOT.

69 . shut the scanner off. Important: After the download. lock those banks you wish to keep. the scanner may run out of memory locations and you may not. The scanner fills up less than its allotted 300 channels if there are not more than 300 of the above types of licenses in your area. Then enter a zip code from a community within the adjacent county. then you should lock these frequencies out or delete them by entering a new frequency or entering 0. . 5. If not. Performance of the scanner is not hindered if you have TRUNK mode on and you do not have a trunk system programmed. The database will be updated every 6 to 12 months at a minimum. receive part or all of your county. Therefore. 7. 3. The SmartScanner editors used their best efforts to delete digital and MDT (mobile data terminal) computer records from the database. state or nationwide data. you may hear some non-voice transmissions on the frequencies downloaded into your scanner. or you have locked-out some banks prior to the download using the Program Lock feature. it would be impossible to delete them all. be sure to put the radio into Trunk Search mode at some point to discover new talk groups within the trunk system that have not been pre-programmed into the SmartScanner database. 2. turn it back on again and enter the SmartScanner download mode. 4. however. 6. If you have a trunk system programmed (you can tell by seeing if the display shows Id SCAN at any time). If there are more than 300 of the above listed types of licenses. Make sure you have TRUNK mode on to see if these are control channels for a trunking system. The BC 245XLT cannot track such systems unless the trunking mode is on. be sure to press the trunk key to see if you have trunk systems now loaded for your area. for example. If you wish to also receive a download of frequencies and talk groups from an adjacent county.A few notes about the frequency download order: 1.

the scanner will ignore any key (except REMOTE key). Use the third party software as directed. BANK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DATA SCAN PRI 70 . press or until this screen is displayed. REMOTE mode is selected. press . For information on purchasing third party software to program and control your BC 245XLT. Then press to select the Remote mode. During REMOTE Control mode. To control your scanner using a PC. Press and hold REMOTE key and turn the radio on. Start Remote Mode Turn off the power. To distinguish from Normal operation mode. bc245 will flash on the display. 1. 2. “KEYLOCK” icon flashes. turn the radio off. The following screen appears.Remote (PC Control) Mode You can program and control your scanner remotely from a PC using third party software. 3. After connecting the scanner to a PC using the Scanner to PC steps (see page 62). Press REMOTE key. see the flyer included in the box with this radio. Then release the key. Or. then turn it on again. until you hear two short beeps.

Or. Then press to display Transfer Speed. To change the transfer speed. While pressing REMOTE key. turn the power on. Then press to select. press or until this screen appears. 71 . 2. Press . 1 bit : 8 bit : None : ASCII code : None : Carriage Return only Change Transfer Speed 1. then changes to SCANr. 3. press and . “bc245” flashes on the display.PC Control Parameter For your information: BPS rate Start/Stop Data Length Parity bit Code Flow Control Return Code : 2400/4800/9600/19200 bps : 1 bit.

bc245 will appear on the display. On each scanner. press and hold REMOTE key and turn the radio on. Then press . make sure the scanners are turned off. 3. using the Scanner to Scanner steps (See page 63). Or press or until this screen is displayed on both scanners. press the key until FirSt appears in the display. On the scanner that is the” Slave Unit”. press .Clone Mode You can clone the frequency data of one BC 245XLT scanner to another. The data transfer is started from the Master Unit to the Slave Unit. 1. On each scanner. (Clone Mode) Determine the scanner that has the frequency data that you want to transfer. This one must be set up as the “Master Unit”. 5. 4. After connecting the two scanners. 72 . 2. and the other must be set as the “Slave Unit”. press the key until ClonE appears in the display. Then release the key. Press the key on both scanners. On the scanner that is the” Master Unit”.

FirSt” and CLONE characters will continue to flash. If the data transfer is not successful. the following error message will appear. When the data transfer is completed. 73 . donE displays.During the data transfer.

Location n Do not use the scanner in high-moisture environments such as the kitchen or bathroom. The display shows 000. may provide better reception. n If memory is lost.Care and Maintenance General Use n Turn the scanner off before disconnecting the power or replacing the batteries. To prevent scratches. n If the scanner receives strong interference or electrical noise. n Always press each button firmly until you hear the entry tone for that key entry. n Do not use excessive amounts of water. simply reprogram each channel. Be careful not to rub the LCD window. n Clean the outside of the scanner with a mild detergent. n Always write down the programmed frequencies in the event of memory loss. Cleaning n Disconnect the power to the unit before cleaning. a higher elevation. 74 . If possible.000 in all channels when there has been a memory loss. do not use abrasive cleaners or solvents. n Avoid placing the unit in direct sunlight or near heating elements or vents. move it or its antenna away from the source of the noise. Also try changing the height or angle of the antenna.

If your scanner stops during Scan mode and no sound is heard. Contact the Uniden Customer Service Center or take it to a qualified repair technician. Press to lockout the channel. 75 .Repairs n Do not attempt any repair. it may be receiving a birdie. and then press to resume scanning. Birdies n All radios can receive “birdies” (undesired signals). Birdies are internally generated signals inherent in the electronics of the receiver. The scanner contains no user serviceable parts.

Check the antenna. 1.refer to page 14. 4. Press the Adjust the key again. 3. 5. Adjust squelch threshold . 1. Weather Scan won’t work. Check the antenna connection or move and reposition the antenna. Scan won’t stop. Turn on the wall switch of your room. 2. Move the AC Adapter to another wall outlet or replace the battery pack. Check to see if many of the channels are locked out. Check the antenna connection. 3. 1. Suggestion Check the connections at both ends of SQUELCH control. If so. the scanner has less chance of finding an active channel. Improper reception. Scan won’t start. Review each channel’s frequency to see if it is still stored in memory and is correct. 3. Check with your dealer or local electronics store. It’s possible that none of the programmed frequencies are currently active. Setting the Squelch. You could be using an outlet controlled by the wall switch. 2. 3. Check to see if all channels are locked out. 2. Setting the Squelch.Troubleshooting If your BC 245XLT is not performing properly. Adjust squelch threshold . 2. Move the scanner. 1. 1. try the following steps. the AC Adapter.refer to page 14. 2. Problem Scanner won’t work. You may be in a remote area which could require an optional multi-band antenna. 76 .

Missing replies to conversations. 1. Check to see that all of the systems frequencies have been entered. 77 . Check frequency resources and reprogram. Scanner won’t stop during Scan List mode. 2. The ID in your display is not active. Change to a Type 1 Scanner setup.com/free. If you have internet access. Logical channel numbers ( frequencies) for the system are not programmed in the correct order.If you experience difficulty while in TrunkTracker™ mode. If you would like immediate assistance. 3. Not all frequencies for the system are programmed.htm for additional information. 1. 1. try the following steps.com or www. 2. 2. 2. Try another Preset Fleet Map or Program your own Fleet Map.uniden. The IDs you have stored are not active. Channel Activity Indicators are flashing but no sound is heard. which are intentionally blocked by your scanner. 3. your scanner. Review Fleet Map Programming on page 56. Scanner not tracking an EDACS system properly. If you still cannot get satisfactory results while using your scanner or if you want additional information. 2. Missing the data frequency. 2. Suggestion May not be a system which can be tracked by Scanner will not acquire data channel. No IDs have been programmed. Check your frequency list. you can visit www. 1. The address and phone number are listed in the Warranty at the end of this manual. 1. May be a private or telephone interconnect call. Review Fleet Map Programming on page 56.com or www. please call or write the Uniden Parts and Service Division. Problem Scanner won’t track the trunked system. See page 39.trunktracker. Check frequency resources. please call Customer Service at (800) 297-1023.bearcat1. Missing the frequency used for the data channel. Adjust the squelch for trunking mode. Change to a Type 1 Scanner setup. 1.

0-29. Subpart C.7-50. Features. as of date of manufacture. specifications.0 MHz 6 Meter Amateur Band 137-144 Mhz Military Land Mobile 144-148 MHz 2 Meter Amateur Band 148-174 MHz VHF High Band Above bands in 5 kHz steps 108-137 MHz Aircraft Band 406-420 MHz Federal Government 420-450 MHz 70 cm Amateur Band 450-470 MHz UHF Standard Band 470-512 MHz UHF “T” Band 806-956 MHz “800” Band Above bands in 12.0-54. (H) 11 oz.7 Mhz 10 Meter Amateur Band 29. Channel: Banks 300 10 (30 channels each) Service Bands: 5-preprogrammed search bands (including the NOAA Weather Service band) Frequency Range: 29.0 Mhz VHF Low Band 50. and availability of optional accessories are all subject to change without notice. (W) x 1¾ in.5 kHz steps -20°C to +60°C 100 channels per second (conventional mode) 100 steps per second (Normal Search) 300 steps per second (Turbo Search) 2 seconds 210 mW nominal into 8Ω internal speaker 39 mW nominal into 32Ω stereo headphone 8 mW nominal into 64Ω earphone Operating Temperature: Scan Rate: Search Rate: Scan Delay Audio Output Power 4.Specification Certified in accordance with FCC Rules and Regulations Part 15.8 VDC 800mAh (internal battery or Requirements: AD70U AC Adapter Antenna: External Jacks: Size: Weight: Rubber Antenna (included) External earphone. 78 . DC 12V power jack 2½ in. (D) x 6 in.

Appendix Preset Fleet Maps Preset Map E1P1 Block 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Size Code S11 S11 S11 S11 S11 S11 S11 S11 Preset Map E1P2 Block 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Size Code S4 S4 S4 S4 S4 S4 S4 S4 Preset Map E1P3 Block 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Size Code S4 S4 S4 S4 S4 S4 S12 -- Preset Map E1P4 Block 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Size Code S12 -S4 S4 S4 S4 S4 S4 Preset Map E1P5 Block 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Size Code S4 S4 S12 -S4 S4 S4 S4 Preset Map E1P6 Block 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Size Code S3 S10 S4 S4 S12 -S12 -- Preset Map E1P7 Block 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Size Code S10 S10 S11 S4 S4 S4 S4 S4 Preset Map E1P8 Block 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Size Code S1 S1 S2 S2 S3 S3 S4 S4 79 .

Preset Map E1P9 Block 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Size Code S4 S4 S0 S0 S0 S0 S0 S0 Preset Map E1P10 Block 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Size Code S0 S0 S0 S0 S0 S0 S4 S4 Preset Map E1P11 Block 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Size Code S4 S0 S0 S0 S0 S0 S0 S0 Preset Map E1P12 Block 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Size Code S0 S0 S0 S0 S0 S0 S0 S4 Preset Map E1P13 Block 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Size Code S3 S3 S11 S4 S4 S0 S0 S0 Preset Map E1P14 Block 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Size Code S4 S3 S10 S4 S4 S4 S12 -- Preset Map E1P15 Block 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Size Code S4 S4 S4 S11 S11 S0 S12 -- Preset Map E1P16 Block 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Size Code S3 S10 S10 S11 S0 S0 S12 -- 80 .

and IDs each block will have. numbered 0–7. When you have assigned a size code to all 8 blocks. while another organization may want only a few subfleets with many radios each. When a block is assigned a size code. the Fleet or Fleets created within the block are assigned a Type I ID. you’ll track all the Fleet-Subfleet combinations used by the system. If you do this accurately. and it has a total of 512 individual IDs. When you program your scanner to track a Type I system. The way these IDs display on your scanner depend on the block number and the block’s size code. Your task is to program your fleet map with the same size code assignments as the trunked system. you’ll hear complete communications while monitoring a trunked system. Subfleets.User Defined Fleet Maps Type I Programming Information When a Type I system is designed. 4 05-12 Block (1 digit) Subfleet (1 or 2 digits) Which Fleet within the Block (2 digits) The details concerning how the size codes are selected by a Type I System designer are highly dependent on the specific needs of the system’s users. which is divided into 16 separate Subfleets. Some organizations may want many subfleets with only a few radios each. you’ll have defined the Fleet Map for the system you’re tracking. 81 . When a Type I ID displays. and the last digit(s) identifies the Subfleet. Each size code determines the number of Fleets. the leftmost digit represents the block which contains the ID. For example. the address information for all the IDs is divided into 8 equal sized blocks. a size code of S-4 has one Fleet. In other words. you must select a size code for each of these blocks. The next two digits identify which Fleet is active.

But since you don’t have to figure out all the blocks at once. and then press . Select a size code for a block. Finally. for most public safety systems there are some size codes which are more common. and S-12. Now listen to the communications. then you’ve probably selected the right size code and can work on the next block of the map. Fleet Map Size Codes Size S–0 S–1 S–2 S–3 S–4 S–5 S–6 S–7 S–8 S–9 S–10 S–11 S–12 S–13 S–14 Fleets Subfleets IDs Blocks Used + 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 4 8 Reserves block for Type II IDs 128 16 8 1 64 32 32 16 8 4 2 1 1 1 4 8 8 16 4 8 4 4 4 8 16 16 16 16 16 64 128 512 32 32 64 128 256 256 256 1024 2048 4096 82 . If you decide you are receiving most of the replies to the conversations with IDs assigned to the block you just programmed. you’ll have to guess at them.If you don’t already know the size codes used. S-3 and S-4 are probably the most common. this isn’t as hard as it seems. S-11. followed by S-10.

n S-13 can only be assigned to Blocks 0 and 4. if you assign Block 0 as an S-12. And if you assign Block 0 as an S-14. 83 . 4. n S-12 can only be assigned to Blocks 0. S-13. you would not see another prompt because it uses all available blocks. or S-14. n S-14 can only be assigned to Block 0. 2. For example. or 6. there are some restrictions as to which blocks can be used for these codes. you will be prompted for the next available block when programming a Fleet Map.Size Code Restrictions If you select size code S-12. instead of b1. the next block available. Since these size codes require multiple blocks. you will be prompted for b2.

System users are given blocks of talk groups. If you want to monitor the Sullivan Police Dispatch channel (which is talk group 03-062). But decimal format does not give you any information about the system hierarchy. The system is logical and easy to understand. For example Sullivan. If you hear an interesting talk group. you can select a desired city by simply searching on the AGENCY part of the AFS talk group number. zero. three. This helps you see. in decimal. Your scanner can switch between AFS and DECIMAL display. The city of Sullivan is Agency 03. 84 . This channel. capture it to your scan list by pressing E during the transmission. you can select the entire city of Sullivan with 4 key presses zero. in decimal format. The FLEETS and SUBFLEETS cannot be shown at this scale because there are 2048 possibilities. SRCH. In this example.An EDACS Trunked System This chart shows how talk groups may organized within an EDACS system at the AGENCY level. three. is 434. at a glance. related channels in the same Fleet or Agency. you key in zero. Smaller cities have only 64 or 32 channels. For example. SRCH. And with the XPAND feature (see page 50) you can easily include nearby. This is not as easy to remember as Agency 03. and your scanner is locked to the control channel. uses channels from 384 to 511. six. Your scanner shows EDACS talk groups in AFS (Agency-Fleet-Subfleet) format. Assuming that you have the system frequencies programmed. dot. But it will help you if you need to use decimal talk group lists. the County Sheriff is Agency 01. dot. who you are monitoring. two. Sizes vary but most large cities and other agencies have blocks of 128 channels. Adams Hill and Matthew Junction share Agency 08.

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