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

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

and other communications into 10 banks of 30 channels each. air. fire/emergency.Introduction The BC 245XLT is a state-of-the-art radio with TrunkTracking™ and automatic scanning capabilities. With the new SmartScanner™ feature.5 kHz 12. railroad. amateur.5 kHz 12. 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 29.5 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.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. you can also automatically program your scanner by downloading directly from our Uniden/Bearcat national frequency database via a PC or external modem. 70cm Amateur Band UHF Standard Band UHF “T” Band Public Service “800” Band 3 .5 kHz 12.0-29.5 kHz 12.0 MHz 50.0-54.7-50.5 kHz 5 kHz 5 kHz 5 kHz 12. It can store frequencies such as police.7 MHz 29. marine.

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

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

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

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

This applies only to transmission bands with 5 kHz steps. (No PC required) n Turbo Search – Increases the search speed to 300 steps per second. your scanner automatically reduces its power requirements to extend the battery’s charge.n Battery Save – In manual mode. 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. 8 . n Attenuator – Reduces the signal strength.

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

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

try reversing the plug. 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. Note: Disconnect the AC Adapter/Charger from the unit when charging is complete. 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. You can use your scanner while the battery charges. 12 . the battery icon appears in the display. This plug will fit into a power outlet only one way. Use only the supplied AC Adapter (AD70U) or one of the optional power cords (WZ1015 or WZ1017). To fully charge the battery. leave the AC Adapter/Charger connected for 14 – 16 hours.Charging the Battery Pack Use the AC Adapter/Charger to power the BC 245XLT from an AC outlet. Low Battery Indicator When the Battery Pack is low and needs to be charged.

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

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

Turn SQUELCH back counter-clockwise just until the hiss stops. Auto Light Press and hold until you hear 2 short beeps. 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. STRONG SIGNALS MEDIUM SIGNALS WEAK SIGNALS NOISE Keylock Key Lock prevents accidental key entries during conventional scanning or while in trunk tracking mode. whenever a transmission is found. Now the “Squelch Gate” allows only clear signals through. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5. 1. It remains on for 15 seconds and then goes out. To unlock the keypad. 15 . To lock the keypad. The scanner will automatically turn the light on for 5 seconds. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 LCD Back Light Press and release to turn the LCD light on.

Select a channel. b. Enter the channel number. 1. Press . Select frequencies from your dealer. you must program a frequency into at least one channel.Programming Before the BC 245XLT can begin conventional scanning.160 Ambulance operations 462. Then press . from various sources on the internet.800 Marine Calling channel 155. Here’s a list of sample frequencies you should try: 156. a. 3. or from one of the guides listed on page 9. Repeat this procedure for each channel you want to program.950 Ambulance operations 462.5625 Family Radio Services (channel one) 2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 16 .280 Ambulance operations 155.340 Ambulance operations 155.

Enter the frequency.4. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 17 . Then press . If you enter a frequency which is outside the scanner’s frequency bands. Enter the frequency number. b. press repeatedly until the display is cleared. a distinctive beep sounds and Error appears in the display. 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). Press and go back to Step 4. a.

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

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

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

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

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. You hear a beep. When your scanner stops on a channel that you want to delay. DLY displays and scanning resumes two seconds after the transmission ends. Delay in Scan or Search Mode 1. press . 22 . Now all incoming signal strength is reduced. 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. and ATT appears in the display begins flashing. 2. To turn RF Attenuation off. Press or set a search range and press . The ATT icon goes out.2. just press ATT again.

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

if you are locking out channels 4. you may want to keep that channel from scanning. For example. Then press . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2. and 15.Lockout in Scanning Mode If the scanner keeps stopping on a particular channel due to noise or too frequent transmissions. start with the lowest number channel. 8. 7. 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. After selecting channel 4. start with Channel 4. Then press one or more times to step up to the next channel to be locked out. Lockout Tips n To quickly lockout a series of channels. press . 3. n Record the locked-out channels in some convenient place so you can restore them. 1. Wait until the scanner stops at the channel. 12. 24 .

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

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

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

6.) Search flashes in the display when Turbo search is active.000 MHz.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. 1. For example. To cancel Turbo Search. enter 157. Press . Using your keypad. Using your keypad. 5. press when the Search mode is active. Press Press . 4. enter 155. For example. Turbo Search To increase the search speed from 100 to 300 steps per second. press again. enter the highest frequency of your search range. . This only applies to the transmission bands which have 5 kHz steps. Press to stop scanning. enter the lowest frequency of your search range.000 MHz. 28 . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3. 2. (Refer to the table on page 3 for the frequency bands.

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To cancel the lockout press again. Press to resume scanning. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.SVC Scan Lockout Follow these steps to lockout frequencies during Service scanning: Note: You cannot lockout weather frequencies. Press to stop the Service Scan. Press . To restore all lockout frequencies. The 21st locked out frequency entered causes the first locked out frequency to unlock. You will hear two beeps when all frequencies have been restored. 1. 34 . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Note: You can lockout up to 20 frequencies in SVC Scan mode. press and hold for about two seconds.

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

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

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

which means that each transmission is assigned a new frequency. This graph depicts a 30 second sample of transmission in an EDACS trunked system. As the conversation moves through the system’s frequencies. EDACS® systems use “Transmission Trunking”. your TrunkTracker II automatically follows it.EDACS® Tracking TrunkTracker II now allows tracking of EDACS trunked systems. With your TrunkTracker II listening to EDACS is remarkably easy. 38 . Until now these widely used systems have been almost impossible to monitor with a conventional scanner. and perhaps even easier than conventional scanning. 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. showing the frequency transitions that a particular radio conversation might use.

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

and press .The first step in tracking a trunked system is storing the frequencies in one of the 10 available banks in your scanner. for 1. *** Requires programming of frequencies in exact order and location. See section on Programming a Fleet Map. 2. 3. Choose the system you want to track. and BANK and TRUNK will begin to flash in the display.5 You will hear two beeps. 40 . Select the Bank you want to store the frequency. See appropriate section. 1. Press second. by pressing 1 through 0. ** Requires programming of a fleet map. Use or to choose the system. 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.

For example. If the frequency is out of the range of the system chosen in this step.2625 (Type 1). 5. Note: To clear a mistake while entering a frequency. or enter a frequency of the system you’re going to track. enter 856.4. Press to begin searching the bank you’ve programmed. BANK TRUNK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 SCAN 41 . 7. Note: You will see the frequencies quickly displaying as your scanner looks for the data channel which controls the system. an error message displays. Press either or to select the next channel in the bank. Press and go back to Step 3. Use the keypad to enter a frequency for the trunked system. and start over. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until all frequencies have been entered. press twice. Then press . 6.

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

3. Use the keypad to enter the ID you want. Channel number flashes in the display. When a talk group is active. 43 . SEARCH doesn’t appear in the display. 2. Direct Entry ID Hold Mode During Search mode. you can hold on an ID without entering it into memory. and the steps are the same. however. 1. HOLD flashes in the display. Press again. 4.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. 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. Press to return to Search mode. press to stop the search mode. Note: The ID Hold mode works in Scan List mode.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For further details and examples. for example: 01. This is a very powerful feature! Note: In AFS mode. with AFS mode. You can program a specific talk group such as 01-011 into Scan List memory. 51 . please see the Appendix. 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. for example: 01. 01. . Just press and hold to switch the scanner between AFS and decimal mode. It will stay changed until you press and hold again for two seconds while in EDACS operation. (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.You can also enter or display EDACS talk groups in decimal format (0-2047). If you prefer to view and program talk groups in “decimal” mode. Agency numbers range from 00 through 15. . or. (all 01 groups will be scanned) Or you can program all the talk groups within one fleet of an Agency by pressing. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

25.htm and other web sites and frequency resources. Press 50 or 100. To enter the base and offset frequency: 1. Select the bank into which you want to program the trunking system. Press . 8. Enter the frequencies for the system. To find these out.com or www.trunktracker. 60 . you may need to try a new base or offset frequency or you may be missing frequencies from the system. Press . to begin trunking.com/free. Press press .bearcat1. Note: If the system is not tracking properly. check the www. Select the system type (Type II VHF or Type II UHF) by scrolling through the system selector. (406. enter a new base frequency and 4.000 is the default bAS frequency . Press for UHF) 5. 3. Or. 2. The screen will show the OFS (offset) frequency default of 50 kHz. 7. enter another offset including: 12. . Or.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. 6.5.

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

This radio offers the following modes: n SMARTSCAN MODE Automatically load frequencies. available at most computer stores. go to Uniden’s website. A few PC’s may require an adapter. You may need a DB-9 to DB-25 null modem adapter. look up under Scanners “SmartScanner” or the BC 245XLT scanner. 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.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. most will not. Of course. Connecting the scanner Scanner to PC BANK TRUNK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 888 888. for the 62 . To download this free program. 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. 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. make sure your PC is turned on.Remote Interface You can communicate and program your BC 245XLT in numerous ways with peripheral devices using the RS232C port. 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).

63 . 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 your scanner is connected to the serial port of the PC using the supplied cable. To use the Remote (PC Control) mode. Make sure that you have a phone line plugged into the modem jack on the back. Run this program and it should automatically set the port setting for you (although you can override the settings).SmartScanner software. 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. you must purchase third party software and use as directed. Plug the other end of the cable (DB-9 serial connector) into the external modem. make sure your external modem is turned on. 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. You may need a DB-9 to DB-25 null modem adapter. 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. available at most computer stores.

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

and try again. every 6 to 12 months.99 per minute charge for using the SmartScan database. as well as special /sporting event frequencies. you must turn the unit off/on. check with your local phone company to find out if you have a “900” block on your phone line. To start the scanner. 8. NOTE: The number preprogrammed into your scanner for downloading frequencies is 1-900-225-4822. . the scanner starts frequency downloading. NOTE: If you are unable to dial a “900” number. If the connection is successful. 7.6. make sure the modem is connected properly. regularly update your scanner by using SmartScan. donE will be displayed when your downloading is completed. There is a $0. If downloading is not successful. To get current frequencies. at a minimum. 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). disconnect the access by pressing Then. This will prevent you from dialing to the server. 65 . one of the following error messages will appear. The frequencies in the SmartScan database are updated.

Press again. PrgLoc appears in the display. to place 4. The phone number appears. With the phone number on the display.Program Lock SmartScanner will overwrite frequencies that you have already programmed into your scanner. press . 6. 3. you can lock out specific banks prior to calling the database as follows: 1. press . 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. The zip code is displayed. 66 . 5. 2. Press the call. After you enter your zip code. To save the previously programmed frequencies. Press .

Dial Type You can choose the Dial Type setting. 1200. 300. PULSE Transfer Speed You can choose the following transfer speeds. You can change it to PULSE by pressing .(9600). (9600) bps Ÿ Flow control setting (Xon/Xoff). again for non Press when desired setting is displayed.14400 bps 9600 is the default. Press for RTS/CTS. Tone is set as a default. RTS/CTS. Press to exit. Press flow control.2400. 2400.1200. 67 . Off Ÿ Dial type (TONE). Ÿ Transfer speed 300. Xon/Xoff is the default. Flow Control You can choose the following flow control settings.Menu for SmartScan Press key and you can change several parameters used for SmartScan. The initial display appears.

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

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

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

2. Press . Then press to select. 1 bit : 8 bit : None : ASCII code : None : Carriage Return only Change Transfer Speed 1. To change the transfer speed. 71 . press and .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. Then press to display Transfer Speed. then changes to SCANr. While pressing REMOTE key. Or. press or until this screen appears. “bc245” flashes on the display. turn the power on. 3.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Mhz VHF Low Band 50. (H) 11 oz.0-29.7-50. 78 . Channel: Banks 300 10 (30 channels each) Service Bands: 5-preprogrammed search bands (including the NOAA Weather Service band) Frequency Range: 29.7 Mhz 10 Meter Amateur Band 29.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. (W) x 1¾ in. Features. Subpart C. and availability of optional accessories are all subject to change without notice. specifications.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. (D) x 6 in. DC 12V power jack 2½ in. as of date of manufacture.0-54.

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 .

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

S-3 and S-4 are probably the most common. Finally. followed by S-10. and S-12. and then press . Now listen to the communications. for most public safety systems there are some size codes which are more common.If you don’t already know the size codes used. this isn’t as hard as it seems. S-11. If you decide you are receiving most of the replies to the conversations with IDs assigned to the block you just programmed. But since you don’t have to figure out all the blocks at once. you’ll have to guess at them. 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 . then you’ve probably selected the right size code and can work on the next block of the map. Select a size code for a block.

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

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

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