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UBC3000XL
400 Channel, 20-Bank Scanning Radio with 25MHz to 1.3GHz Scanning Range

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OPERATING GUIDE

Precautions
Before you use this scanner, please read and observe the following: 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.

Earphone Warning!
Be sure to use only the recommended optional monaural earphone (EPOO9). You may also use a 320 stereo headset. Use of an incorrect 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 (320). 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.

General Battery Warning! Do not short circuit any Battery. Do not discard Batteries in a fire; they may explode.

Nickel-Cadmium Battery Warning!
When using Nickel-Cadmium Batteries with this product, take note of the following warnings: Do not charge Nickel-Cadmium Batteries with any charger other than the one supplied with this product. Using another charger may damage the Batteries, or cause them to explode.

Controls

and Indicators
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Scan Mode Manual Delay/Battery Save Turbo Search Lock out Priority Signal Attenuation Data Skip Key Lock LCD Display Light

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Bank Indicators Search Indicator Signal Attenuation Indicator Low Battery Indicator Shift Indicator Keypad Lock Indicator Signal Mode Indicators Frequency Display
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Contents Introduction.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 TransferringA Channel Frequency. . 17 Locking Outa Frequency. . . . . . 30 Included ithyourScanner.. . . . . . 4 DeletingA Stored Channel Frequency 18 w Unlocking Frequency. . . . . . . 31 a Getting tarted. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 TheScanMode. . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 The ManualMode. . . . . . . . . . . . 32 S
Power Installing/Removing Battery. . . the Charging the Battery. . . . . . . . . Attachingthe Antenna. . . . . . . . . Installingthe Belt Clip. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 5 6 6 6 BeginScanning Turning Banks On or Off . . . . . . . LockingOut Channels. . . . . . . . . LockoutinManual Mode. . . . . . Lockinga Channel WhileScanning Unlockinga Channel. . . . . . . . UnlockingAllChannels. . . . . . . Using PriorityScan. . . . . . . . . . Selecting A New PriorityChannel. Using Scan Delay 20 20 21 21 22 22 23 24 24 25 ScrollingChannels. . . . . . . . . . Selecting A SpecificChannel. . . . Additional Scanner Features. . . . Using Data Skip Changing the Frequency Step. . . . Setting the Signal Mode. . . . . . . Using Signal Attenuation. . . . . . ~isplayLight Optional Accessories & Replacement . 32 . 33 . 34 34 . 35 . 36 . 37 37
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Scanner asics. . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 B
Banks and Channels. . . . . . . . Scanning Versus Searching. . . . HowSquelch Works. . . . . . . . Setting the Squelch. . . . . . . KeypadLockout 7 7 8 8 9

Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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TheSearchMode. . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Care&Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . 40
Beginning ASearch. . . . Scrolling Frequencies. . UsingTurboSearch. . . . UsingSearchDelay. . . . Locking OutFrequencies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 28 29 30 30

Programming hannels. . . . . . .. C
ManualProgramming.. . . Automatic BatterySave. . Search Programming. . . . Auto-Store Programming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .. .. ..

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Troubleshooting.. . . . . . . . . . . 41
Technicallnformation 42

Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 .

1

Introduction
Your UBC3000XLT Scanner is a sophisticated information radio that allows you to monitor 16 different frequency bands. These bands include radio information sources such as You can program the UBC3000XL T with up to 400 channels that are divided into 20 banks. This arrangement of banks and channels allows you to easily select which frequencies you want to scan at any time. See "Scanner Basics" on Page 7. You can also contact a local scanning club or go to your local library for more information about interesting frequencies in your area.

Additional

Features

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Police and Fire Departments Aircraft Business and Industrial Trucks, Buses, Taxis, and Trains Marine and Amateur (ham) radio Motion Picture and Press Relays

The UBC3000XL T has so many features, it might take you a while to become familiar with them all. But the following summary lets you know what's available and directs you to the appropriate section of this Operating Guide for more detailed information. Twin TurboH.1 ScanlSearch-Delivers a
maximum scan rate of 100 channels-par-second, and lets you increase the search rate from the normal 100 frequencies-par-second to 300 frequencies-par-second when searching by 5 kHz steps. See "Using Turbo Search" on Page

. Utility
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. Public Service . Analogue Cellular Telephone Band

29. 25 MHz - 1.3 GHz Rang~Provides you with almost limitless scanning possibilities.

. And Many More

UnidedEi and Bearcat@ are registered
trademarks of Uniden Corporation. Twin Turbo TM is a trademark of Uniden Corporation.

Note: This range is not continuous. See "Frequency Bands and Steps" on Page 42. Automatic Battery Save Switches the unit
to standby to conserve battery life.

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Auto-Store-Lets you automatically store active frequencies in empty channels. See "Auto-Store Programming" on Page 15. Auto-Sort-In the Scan Mode, sorts the channels in each bank by frequency to increase scanner efficiency. Priority Channels-Designates one channel in each of the first 10 banks for special scanning access. See "Using Priority Scan" on Page 24. Scan/Search Delay-In the Scan or Search Mode, causes the scanner to remain on a frequency two seconds after the last transmission to wait for a possible reply. See "Using Scan Delay" on Page 25 and "Using Search Delay" on Page 30. Direct Channel Access-Allows you to manually select a specific channel without scanning. See "Selecting a Specific Channel" on Page 33. Direct Frequency Programming-Allows you to program a specific frequency into a

channel withoutsearching. See "Manual Programming"on Page 10. Frequency Transfer-Lets you transfer a frequency into an empty channel. See "Transferringa Channel Frequency" on Page 17. Variable Frequency Steps (Increments)-In the search or Manual Mode, lets you change the steps between frequencies. See "Changingthe Frequency Step" on Page 35. Channel/Frequency Lockout-Lets you temporarilyremove channels or frequencies fromthe scanning or search cycle. See "LockingOut Channels" on Page 21 and "LockingOut Frequencies" on Page 30. Signal Attenuation-Reduces the scanner's sensitivityfor unusuallystrong signals often found on the WFM(wide frequency modulation)bands. See "Using Signal Attenuation"on Page 37. Data Skip-Lets you set the scanner to automaticallycontinue searching or

scanning (after three seconds) when it encounters an unmodulated or data signal. See "Using Data Skip" on Page 34. Keypad Lockout-Temporarily disables the keypad to prevent accidental pressing of keys. See "Keypad Lockout" on Page 9. Battery-Free Memory-The stored channels are retained in memory when the Battery Pack is removed from the scanner. External Speaker & Earphone Jacks-Allow you to connect an external speaker or earphone for custom listening. See "included with your Scanner" on Page 4 and "Optional Accessories & Replacement Parts" on Page 39. Display LIght-Lets you view the display more easily in dark or Iow-light conditions. .See "Display Light" on Page 38.

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Included

with your Scanner
Parts" on Page 39.)

Your UBC3000XL T Scanner comes with the following standard equipment. (See "Optional Accessories & Replacement
Belt Clip (BCK300)

Operating Guide (OMUBC3000XL T)

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AC Adaptor (AAD-2500U)

Monaural Earphone 64Q (EPOO9)

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Getting
Power
Your scanner's nickel-cadmium battery can power the scanner for up to 5 hours on a full charge. Before you use the scanner the first time, and whenever the [BA TT] indicator appears, you should fully charge the battery. Notes:

Started

Installing/Removing the Battery 1. Turn off the scanner. 2. Slidethe batteryon.

To remove the..battery, press the release button and slide the battery off.

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. Install the battery before you charge it. When the [BATT] indicator appears, there is about 10 minutes of power left. If you don't turn off the scanner within 10 minutes, it automatically turns off to prevent the battery from fully discharging.

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Charging the Battery Use the AC Adaptor/Charger to power the UBC3000XLT from an AC outlet.
AC 240V Outlet

Notes: . It takes 14 - 16 hours to fully charge the battery.
You can operate the scanner while the battery charges.

Attaching

the Antenna

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. Disconnect the adaptor/charger during a power failure. See also, "Battery Maintenance" on Page 40.
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Installing

the Belt Clip

Warning! Use only the supplied AC adaptor/charger. Other external power sources could cause overheating or damage the scanner circuits.

[Z] To remove, lift where marked. direction of arrow. Push in

6

Scanner Basics
To use your scanner with confidence, it's extremely helpful to understand the following scanner basics. You can also temporarily lock out individual channels within a bank during scanning. This lets you further customise your scanning without deleting channel frequencies. See "Locking Out Channels" on Page 21.
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Banks

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Banks and channels are the way stored frequencies are organized in your scanner.

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A channel is a memory location where you store a frequency. The channels in the UBC3000XL T are numbered 1 - 400. A bank is a group of channels. The UBC3000XL T has 20 banks with 20 channels in each.

Scanning Searching

Versus

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Frequency Not Entered

You can turn each bank on or off to control whether its channels are included during scanning. When you turn off a bank, its channels are not erased, but are only temporarily excluded from scanning. This allows you to customise your scanning without constantly deleting and re-programming the channel frequencies.

Scanning and searching are similar in that they both involve finding active frequencies within a group of frequencies. The difference is Scanning looks only at a group of programmed frequencies that are stored in the scanner's channels and grouped into banks.

Frequency Locked Out

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Searching looks at all the frequencies within a pre-selected range of frequencies. If you find an interesting frequency while searching, you can store it in a channel for easier access later. See "Search Pr<;>gramming"on Page 12.

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How Squelch Works
The squelch circuit in your scanner is like a gate. If it is too Iow, everything gets through ... noise, weak signals, and strong signals.
Strong Signals

If the gate is set too high, nothing gets through ... not even the strong signals. When the gate is correctly set, strong signals get through, but weaker signals and noise are blocked.
StrongSignalsMediumSignals-

Setting the Squelch Adjust VOLUME to a comfortable listening level. To set the Squelch, you must be in the Manual Mode. No signal should be present when adjusting Squelch. 1. Press (.MANUA~until do not hear a you signal.
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Keypad

Lockout

To unlock the keypad.

Keypad lockout lets you disable all keypad ) to prevent accidental keys (except pressing of a key.

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To lock the keypad:

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This lowers the squelch gate so that everything gets through. Turn just until hiss stops.

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Programming
Before more new you can scan, There you must store two or 2. Enter the Manual Mode.

Channels

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Search Programming.

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Further press @ to store the frequency in the selected channel, or press <!) twice to cancel. Repeat these steps to program more channels. Use the banks to store similar frequencies (e.g., local police frequencies) together. This helps the UBC3000XL T scan faster.

Automatic

Battery

Save

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If you let the UBC3000XL T sit idle while you are programming channels (as you look up more frequencies, for example), the scanner may switch to the Battery Save Mode. The display does not change. To conserve batteries, the UBC3000XL T switches to Battery Save when: In Manual Mode

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If you make a mistake, press <!) twice and start over. If you enter an invalid frequency, a beep sounds and ERROR appears. Repeat Step 4.

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. Delay is OFF . No signal is received for 60 seconds

The channel number stops flashing and a beep sounds. If the frequency is stored in another channel, you hear a beep and the other channel appears in the display.
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Search

Programming

2.

Enter the Manual Mode.
11
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4. Enter the lower limit of the range.
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This procedure lets you search for active frequencies in a selected range and store any or all of those frequencies into channels. For more information about searching, see "The Search Mode," page 27.

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The scanner stops on the first active frequency it finds.
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6A.Store the frequency in the currently displayed channel.
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Presstwice. Enter the b numer.

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a single digit. 2. Press ~ . The display alternates between the search frequency and the new channel/frequency.
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Programming

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4. Enter the upper limit of the range.
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This procedure searches a frequency range and automatically stores active frequencies into empty channels of the selected bank(s). Note: Be sure to set SQUELCH before you begin a search. See "Setting the Squelch"

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number.

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When all empty channels in the bank(s) have been programmed, FULL appears along with the last channeVfrequency programmed.
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If "FULL" appears, all 20 channels of the bank are full. Select another bank. Note: For banks 11 - 20, press SFT then the appropriate number. (Example - SFT-1 for Bank 11.)

If there are not enough active frequencies fol,Jnd to fill the available empty channels, the scanner continue:..ssearching until you

press ~ , or E3 to manually stop

22 '108.33
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Auto-Store.

Search continues.
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During Auto Store, you don't hear audio from the signals received and stored. Auto Store will store every received transmission. Be sure to review the channels and delete any unwanted frequencies.

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Transferring Frequency

A Channel

Select the channel with the frequency you want to transfer.

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I

This procedure lets you transfer a stored frequency to a channel in another bank. 1. Enter the Manual Mode.
11 12 13

(OSCAN):0 I
I

j"- -,,- - -12-- -131
14 15

59 452.115
12.& KHz NFM

11Hz

@ @,r-Enterthe channel
I 16,

4.

0 IlANUA

I

@ @ @:
17 18 191

number. press
Then,

Select the desired bank. The selected bank's lowest empty channel flashes.
r - -,,- - -12- (OSCAN) (OIlANUA~
~~I

(OSCAN)

0 @ @
14 15 16

[3 13: 0 @ @: ----~ ' ---[3 E] d: 1-- __I @f:@
IIAIIK

BSAVE'

I
I

:0 @ @
14 15

Press

':OIlAN~

5 o~0~~
~

@ @ @
td,7 tt:;\'8 ~'9
SFT 20

59
3.

452.115
12.5 KHz NFM

138 0 @ @
11&:17891 1 11Hz

:@,7 @'8 @:
'
Ft

~'
181

-131

Press
Bank

1

number
I

'91 I

813 d:@f:@ - - __I
IIAIIK

,----

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IIAIIK

Press [SND] key. "BANK" icon starts blinking.

5'1 442.500
12.& KHz NFII

11Hz

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SFT 20

I

P~Q J~

12.& KHz

452.175
NFM

11Hz

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FULL appears if all channels in the selected bank are already programmed.
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81388

AM

NFM

B

Press

12.5 KHz

FfU Lt NFM
17

5. Transfer the frequency.
(:OSCAN)

0'

@'2@'3

(: IIIANUA @f @'5@'6 0 BSAVE
7 8 @J 8)(3 07 @'6@'9

Deleting A Stored Channel Frequency Use this procedure when you want to delete a frequency from a channel withoutstoring a new frequency in its place. 1. Find the frequency you want to delete.
Press

BANK

Z

i!i! '-108.33
12.5KHz

NFM

7SMItI

2.

Press [ 0 ] key.
11
(OSCAN)

12
15

13
16

0) @ @
14

88

dFT@2O@ BANK
I

" Press

'2

13

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i/15

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BSAVE 17 16 19

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BANK

BSAVE

17

16

19

Press

B (3 dFT@T'@ -

Channel & Frequency blinks twice followed by a beep, indicating frequency has transferred to the selected channel.
(0 SCAN)

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SFT

20
/

'
'"

z

0
12,5 :tHz NFM

i"- -1'- - -12- - -131

OMANUA

I

: 0) @ @,;rI 14 15 161 @) @ @:
I I 17 16 19'

Enter the channel

number.

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Then, press

3. Press [ E) key.
11 (OSCAN) 12 13

I
15 18

6) @ @
14

(OIlAN~

@j @ @
07 @18 @19
8FT 20

E3

8

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BANK 2

Press

22 000.000
UO

11Hz

For more information, see

-

"The Scan Mode"on Page 20 "The Manual Mode"on Page 32 Note: Ifyou use the Scan Mode to display the channel, press ~ to
enter the Manual Mode before
proceeding to Step 2.

,~ 19

The Scan

Mode
In the Scan Mode, the UBC3000XL T cycles through all the channels you have programmed in the banks that are currently active. For more information see "Scanner Basics" on Page 7 "Programming Channels" on Page 10 "Turning Banks On or Off" on Page 20.

Begin Scanning
There are two ways to begin scanning. . Turn on the scanner. Scanning begins each time you turn the UBC3000XL Ton. While in the Manual Mode:

Turning Banks On Or Off
After you have programmed channels in several of the scanner's banks you can customise which channels you scan by turning the banks on or off. 1.

.

11

12

13

Press

4(OSCAN) (01lAN~
BSAVE

6) @ @
14 15 16

@ @ @
17 18 19 8FT 20

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B80@@
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The scanner stops on each channel that is broadcasting a signal and automatically resumes scanning when the signal stops. Or, you can press (esCAN)tOresume scanning.
SCAN
BANK 1I!'~4I'

Press

4(0 SCAN )

01

@12 @13 @15 @18 @18 @19
8FT 20

( 0 IIAN~ @/ BSAVE

E38J
BANK I 2 I c)$1t SCAN DAWi '

07

., 50 120.025
12.5 KHz All

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11Hz

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SCRn
-

For more information see "Using Scan Delay" on Page 25 "Using Data Skip" on Page 34

20

2. Select the bank you want to turn on or off. Example - 1,2 and 3.
r

- - 1'- - - 1£ - - 13'
14 15

.

:0 @ @ ~ : @j @ @: ' '7 '8 7 S ~ l3 (3 0 @ @
(OSCAN)
I I ~~I

~

'

1 181

Press Bank number

'91

. 1 1

. One bank must always be on.
Locking Out Channels

20 appear next to the corresponding number keys. You can turn on a bank wheth9r or not you have stored frequencies in any of its channels. The scanner still only scans programmed channels.

remains programmed so that you can easily unlock it for scanning later. You can select a locked out channel using the Manual Mode. See "The Manual Mode" on Page 32. Lockout in Manual Mode 1. Enter the Manual Mode.
11 12 13

I

If you try

1)1,;

1 I

(3 (3 d.@2O:@ ,- - __I
BANK 45 I SCAN DIo'M

F'{

,----

to turn off all 20 banks, Bank 1 will automatically activate.

5[ RN

The lock-out feature lets you further customise the channels that you want to scan at a particular time. For example, if a stored frequency broadcasts almost all the time, the scanner will stop on it and stay. You can lock out that channel when you are more interested in the other channels for the current scanning session. When you lock out a channel, it is temporarily excluded from scanning, but it

Press

.

(OSCAN)0
0 IlANUA~ BSAVE

14

@ @
15

16

@j @ @
~'8
8FT 20

~

01 ~7 a~0J~@

~

19

If the bank number appears at the top of the display, the bank is on. If not, it is off. Notes: . Use the zero key to select bank 10.

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.

To select banks 11

- 20,

press

0

followed by the appropriate number key. (Example: 0 G) The numbers 11 -

21

2. Select the channel.
j" - -'1- - 12- - - 131

(0 SCAN) : 6) 1
I OMANUA 1 14

@ @.:
15 16, 17 18

1

Enter the channel
number. Then,

For more information, see - "The Manual Mode" on Page 32. - "The Scan Mode" on Page 20. Locking a Channel While Scanning
If the scanner keeps stopping on a particular channel due to noise or too-frequent transmissions, you may want to keep that channel from scanning. 1. Wait until the scanner stops at the channel.
BANK SCAN

The scanner immediately resumes scanning because that channel is no longer in the scanning sequence.

@ @ @:
19 I

BSAVE 1

E3 (3: 0
BANK

(3 (3 d:

n r @)2O:@ 1-- __I

@ @:

Unlocking a Channel Note: Empty channels are automatically
locked. You cannot unlock an empty channel. 1. Enter the Manual Mode.
(0 SCAN)

press

93 Ll5L1.162sMHz
12.5 KHz NFM

~1 MHz

01 @/
07

@12 @13 @15 €f
@18 @19
9FT 20

3.

Lockout the channel.
11 (OSCANJ 12 13

BD Ll5L1.725
12.5 KHz NFM

Press

t 0 IIAN~
BSAVE

6) @ @

2. Then:
11 12 13

88
B80@@
14 15 16

Press
BANK

8130@@ €Jao@@
9FT

<: IIAN~ 0 @f @15 @16 BSAVE 17 18 19
20

~6)@@

~@@@ 8 l3E 079FT 20@19 @18
Press

Note: Because the channel is
locked-out, you cannot use the Scan Mode to select it.

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93 Ll5L1.162SIIHzI
UO 12.5KHz NFM

~

22

2. Select the locked-out channel.
j' - -'1- - - 12- - - -131 (0 SCAN)
OIotANUA

BANK

2. Enter the Manual Mode.
11Hz 12.5 KHz NFII

:0 @
1 1 1 14 15 17 18

80 '-15'-1.725
Enterhe t channel
number. Then, press

@,;r1 161 19 I

11

12
15

13
18

0@@
14

@ @ @:
r

Unlocking AllChannels
If you have locked out many channels and want to unlock them all, or if you have forgotten exactly which channel you have locked out, you can simply unlock all channels at once. 1. While scanning, turn on each bank that contains channels you want to unlock.
.- ~,,-

Press

E38:€)@S: - - - - - - -~
BANK

agAVE I

01lAN

@)) 7

@ @
S 9 @'8@'9
20

. 8

01; § 07

B E] d: 1-- __I @20:@
80 '-15'-1.725
UO 12.5 KHz NFII 11Hz

l3[30@@
3. Unlock all channels.
11

8FT

12

13

3. Unlock the channel.
11 12 13

(0 sCAN) 1
I

:0 @ @
14
17

- - 12- - - -'31 ' 15
16

(OSCANJ

0 @ @
14 15 16 17 18 19

~:@
BSAVE1

@ @:
19'

~

Press
Bank

(OSCAN)

0 @ @
14 15 18

I 161

(01lAN~ @)) @ forabout 2 seconds.
hold

@
20

number

Press and

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(

E3 ~

~ ~7 ~ @ 19 ~'8 ~ {V
8FT

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Press

BSAVE

B 8J 0: -@_I - - :@
BANK
SCAN
I

20'----

--{3 [3 0 @ @

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8FT

20

DA'I"'ti

1 21 .;~'6

You hear two beeps when all channels are unlocked.

L~8~ SCAN

]
23

"

Using Priority Scan
You can program one Priority Channel in each of the first 10 banks. During Priority Scanning, your scanner checks these special channels every two seconds, whether or not the scanner has located an active channel. To activate Priority Scanning:
11 12 13

The scanner begins normal scanning, but if it detects a signal on a priority channel, it remains on that channel until the signal ends. See "Using Scan Delay" on Page 25.
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Selecting

A New Priority

Channel

There is one priority channel in each of the first 10 banks. The scanner is pre-programmed with the first channel of each of these banks as a priority channel. However, you can change the priority channel to be any other channel within the bank.

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lANK SCAN

SCAN
PRI

Press

4(OSCAN)
(OIlAN~

6) @ @
14 15 18

li~l. 51
11Hz

~

0

~ ~

@ @ @
~7

P

~ ~ 120.500
12.5 KHz All

~

~18~19

~

~
13

Note: When you select a new priority channel, the old priority channel automatically becomes a regular channel. 1. Enter the Manual Mode.

8FT

20

880@@
11 12

(OSCAN)

6) @ @
14 15 18

Note: I~you have more than one bank selected that has a programmed priority channel, the lower channel number has top priority . Data Skip is not active in this mode.

(OSCAN)

0
~7

~11

12

13

Press

4(OIlAN~

@ @ 14 15 16 @ @ @
~18~19 8FT 20

(OIlAN~ BSAVE

@ @ @
07 @18@19 dFT(§)2O@

a ~ a~e;~~

Press

E3 (3 §'EJ

B80@@

24

I

Select the new channel.
.- - 1'- - -'2- - - -'31
(OSCAN)
OMANUA
-

3. Change the new channel to Priority.
(0 SCAN) ( 0 IIAN~ BSAVE

transmission before resuming scanning, in case there is a reply. See also "Using Search Delay" on Page 30. You must individually program each channel you want to use Scan Delay feature.

: 6) @ @r-Enter the channel @ @ @: number.
I I I 14 15 I 16 I

~' ~12 ~'3 0~~ @4 @'5 @i'

E38:0@@:
---sf"r
Z lANK

BSAVE:

17

'8

19'

B E)) 0: 1-- __I @ '@

20;----

Then, press

8)(3 (lj7 @'8 @19 8FT 20 Press and hold ~ for2 seconds ~ ~ O@@
BANK Z

.

After programming a new channel:
11 12 13

(OSCAN)

6) @ @
14 15 11

PRI
(01lAN~ 12.5 KHz NFM

r

31 486.987SMttz
12.5 KHz NFM

P 31 486.987SMttz
You hear two beeps and P appears at the left of the display.

Press

@ @ @

§t3E
880@@
BANK . DLY

0/ @'8 @'9
8FT 20
Mttz

For more information, see "The Manual Mode" on Page 32 "The Scan Mode" on Page 20

Using

Scan

Delay

Note: If you use the Scan Mode to select the channel, press (.~ to enter the Manual Mode before proceeding to Step 2.

On some two-way channels there might be short lapses in the signal while waiting for a reply. The Scan Delay feature causes the scanner to wait two seconds after the end of a

162

252.900
12.5 KHz AM

25

.

To add Scan Delay to an existing

3. Turn Scan Delay ON.
11
(OSCAN)

programmed channel: 1. Enter the Manual Mode.
11 12 13

12

13

(OSCAN)

0 @ @
1~ 15 18

(OIlAN

Press

0 @ @ 1 15 16 @ @ @
07
SFT 20

Press

4(0 IlANUA~
BSAVE

@ @ @
17 18 19 SFT 20 BANK

E3E

@18 @'9

8r3€))@@

880@@
5 DLY

880@@
2. Select the channel.
j'" - -11- - - 12- - - -131
G:> SCAN)

91

'-15 1.'-100
12.5 KHz NFII

11Hz

: 0 @ @~ OMANUA @ @ @:
1 1 I 14 15 BSAVE 1 17 18 19'

1 16 I

Enter the channel

number.

88:0

@ @: ---s~ 20;---B [3 0: 1--__I @ I@
BANK

Then, press

91
26

1~~J.~gO~

The Search
In the Search Mode, the scanner looks for any active frequencies within a range of frequencies you select. You can search the entire range of the scanner, but it is best to select a narrower range, so that you have a better chance of finding all the active channels. Use Search if you don't have a frequency directory handy, or if new stations have been added since the directory was published.

Mode

2. Enter the Manual Mode.
11 (OSCAN) 12 13

4. Enter the upper limit of the range
r--;'---lf--131
(OSCAN):

0 @ @
14 15 18

Press

(OMAN~

~
~

~ ~

@ @ @
~7

~:

: G) ~ @ : ; @ @ @:
14 15 18 17 '8 18 I

~

~18~19

~

~

138:€> 8FT 200- - - @ @: 1 13 [3:,______-- @ 0 @):
BANK I

BSAYE:

Enter the frequency number.

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r

8FT

20

Then, press

El 8 ~ E] CA ~?:~12.5KHz NFII 144.000

Beginning

A Search

3. Enter the lower limit of the range.
- - ;1-- -12- - -131 (OIlCAN):

To set the limits and begin searching:
1. Select a frequency range.
LOCATION

~
BSAYE:

: 6)14 15 @) : '8; :@ @) @:
17 18 18 1

~

11Hz

Enter the frequency

5. Start the search.

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,

number.

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Then, press
8FT 20

138W"EJ~
BANK 2

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88
13 7.000 12.5 KHz NFII
11Hz

~

~?:~

88888

AM

~

Press
WFM

NFM

27

Notes . If you want toprogram any ofthe
frequencies see . You "Search can you find during a search, on Page of the 12. Programming" the direction

Scrolling Frequencies
Scrolling and down 1. To allows temporarily you suspends move a search up or to manually the frequencies.

2.

Move

up

or down

by the displayed

freque~'

step.

through begin

change

scrolling:

search.

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SFT

20

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t':":'t ~ ~ f::i) 65FT .

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Press Then [.] key

B 8] ~ 8
AM NFM

IMC
WFM

~

to search
higher

Press

(3 13 (3 8 8

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AM NFM lANK I DA't'K DLY

lE]8 Id- to moveup or 1313 [3 18 8 to movedown.

~
AM I DA't'K

Press

IIIC NFM

WFM

Press
WFM

lANK

DLY I KHz

SRCH. NFM 11Hz

HOLD

~:~ 137.645

frequencies.

SRCH.
11Hz

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Press
[.]

: HOLD
key

137.640 &KHz NFM

B (3 (jFT@/@

B 8 ~8
AM

NFM

~

Then Press

WFM

813888
28

to search lower frequencies.

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3. To continue the search:

Using

Turbo

Search

For more information, see "Frequency Bands and Steps" on Page 42. "Changing the Frequency Step" on Page 35.

880@@
8FT 20

(3(30@)@

88"

(38888
BANK I

AM

~

Press
"wi=M

NFM

If you are searching a frequency band that has a 5 kHz step, or if you override the default frequency step and set it to 5 kHz, you can select Turbo Search. This increases the search rate from 100 frequencies-per-second to 300
f req u en ciespe r-seco nd.

To select Turbo Search:
SRCH...

DATK DLY

~:8€888.888 I KHz NFM

11 MHz
(OSCAN)

12 15

13 18

6) @ @
14

Note: The search resumes in the direction that you last scrolled.

(OIlAN

@) @ @

Press

8
BANKI
DATK DLY

07

@18 @18 8FT 20

t3 t3 0, @) @
)I...
MHz

I

:8

8 8.8 8 8
1KHz NFM

SRCH begins flashing.

29

Jsing

Search

Delay

Press DLV again, to turn off Search Delay.

Locking Out a Frequency
When the scanner stops on a frequency you want to lock out:

)n some two-way channels there might be ;hort lapses in the signal before a reply. The Search Delayfeature causes the scanner to Nait two seconds after the end of a transmission before resuming searching, in :ase there is a reply. Unlike Scan Delay, you don't have to turn on Search Delay for each frequency in the search range. Search Delay works for the entire frequency range you chose. To turn on Search Delay:

Locking Out Frequencies
Note:
This feature is similar to locking out a

programmed channel, except you can only lock out 50 frequencies. You can lock out any number of channels. During a search, you might repeatedly encounter frequencies that you are not interested in. Also, all scanners are subject to receiving internally generated frequencies (called birdies) that stop your scanner's search when there is no real signal present. See "UBC3000XL T Birdies" on Page 43. In either case, you can lock out up to 50 such frequencies to make your scanner search more efficiently. If you try to lock out more than 50 channels, the 51st channel replaces the first channel in memory.

11

12

13

(OSCAN]

0 @ @
14 15 18

(OIlAN~

@ @ @
8FT @18@19 20

8
Press
BANK 2 DAft"

§ 0/
DLY SRCH. & KHI NFII

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11Hz

(OSCAN]

@1 @4 07

@12 @13 @15 @18 @18 @19

( 0 IIAN
Press 813

Searching resumes immediately.

813
BANK 2 DAft" /. DLY 5 KHI

dFT@2O@
SRCH. 11Hz NFII

?'888.888 .."-

30

'

Unlocking a Frequency 1. Stop the search.

3. Unlock the frequency.
11 12 13

1. Stop the search.

[OSCAN)

0 @ @
14 15 16

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E3[3€)@@

B80@@ 88 ~ [3~
AM NFM WFM

SFT

20

~MANUA~
BSAVE

@ @ @
17 18 19

B80@@

SFT

20

Press

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SFT

B8"8
88888

AM

NFM

~
WFM

Press

Press
lANK

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2 DM'1( DLY SRCHA HOLD

20

88888
2. Find the locked out frequency.

2. Unlock all frequencies.
11Hz

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5 KHI "FII

88J)@@ SFT 8(30@@
El

Unlocking
20 Press WFM
\O move

All Frequencies

[0 SCAN )

01

@12 @13
rt;:;\16
~19
20

8

AM

NFM

or

up

If you have locked out many frequencies and want to unlock them all, or if you have forgotten which ones you locked out, you can unlock all frequencies at the same time.

~4 ~15 [ 0 MANUA~~@~
BSAVE

Press and
hold
for

E3

8

~7

0~~
SFT

~18

2 seconds.

8 [3 (3 e3 8
lANK 2 DM'K DLY
5 KHI

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to move down.

SRCH.
11Hz "FM

'
HOLDUO

139.845

You hear two beeps. All locked out frequencies are now unlocked.

I
31

The Manual Mode
Scrolling
When you

Channels

.

scroll through the channels in the manual mode, you see every channel, even ones that are empty or locked out. There are two ways to scroll through all the scanner channels.

To step through all channels one at a time in ascending order:
11 (OSCAN) 12 13

. To scroll

up or down through all

channels:
11 12 13

0 @ @
14 15 16

(OSCAN)

0 @ @
14 15 18

Press

.OIlAN

BSAVE

@ @ @
8FT 20

Press

.OIlAN~
BSAVE

@ @ @
17 18 19 8FT 20

8

[3 07 @18@19

B[30@@
BANK

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8FT 20

P 61 '-150.3 12 511Hz
12.5KHz NFII BANK

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62 '-15 1.225
12.1 KHz NFII 11Hz

B8 88

~ [8 c.- to moveup
~~or (3 § ~
to movedown.

Press

32

Selecting

A Specific

Channel

2.

Select the desired channel.
Example: Channel 75
i

3.
11 (OSCAN") 12 13

Using this procedure, you can select any one of the scanner's 400 channels. It does not matter if the channel is locked out or empty. 1. Enter the Manual Mode.
11 12 13

- - ,,- - - 12- - 131 I

6) @ @
4 @4 5 6 @15 @i8
@19
SFT 20

(0 SCAN")

:6) @ @erI I 14 15 181 17 18 181 I I
I

Enter the channel

Press

.
BANK

OIlAN

BSAVE

~
. .
.

(OSCAN) 6)
14

@ @
15 16 18 19

Press

.OIlAN~
BSAVE

@ @ @
17

8 ---s?, 20'---B 8J 0 ,-@ :@ - __I
DL: I
I BANK

BSAVE I I

~@ @ @: 7 8 9 l3 0 @ @

number.
I

f3 13 rzj7 @i8

B80@@
15 450. 1
12.5 KHz NFII .

88J0@@
SFT

20

~b2§
/. ,",

75
NFII

12 !;IIHzj

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BANK

12.5 KHz

62 45 1.225
12.5 KHz NFII

11Hz

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33

Additional
Using Data Skip
1.
I 11 12
15

Scanner Features
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Some frequencies carry un-modulated signals or data signals (such as pager preamble signals). If your scanner detects such a signal during scanning or searching, it remains on the channel or frequency and, after three seconds, resume SCAN or SEARCH. You can set the scanner to continue scanning after a 3-second delay, when it encounter such signals.

13
16

Press

{OSCAN)

@ @ @
14

888

SCAN

(OIlAN

@j @ @
E 07 @16@19
SFT 20

The scanner defaults to Data Skip in the Search Mode.
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11Hz

8

8(30@)@
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~~~~888.888
5 KHz NFII

Note: Data Skip is not available for the AM
band and is not active during Priority scan. Note: You can turn Data Skip on or off at any time during scanning. To turn on Data Skip while scanning:
2.

888
L

SCAN
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If you want to disable Data Skip during search:

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Press
20

I

r3(30@@
AM NFM

SFT

20

Press

B80@@
88888

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Eta " EJ~
WFM

B"13 8J " NFM AM

88
BANK Z 5 KHz

(3 [8 E3
SRCH. 11Hz NFII

WFM

~~~~888.888

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Changing

The Frequency

Step

To override the default frequency step:

To return to the default frequency step:

The frequency step is the minimum space between frequencies in the Manual or Search Mode. Your scanner is pre-programmed with a default frequency step for each of its 16 bands. See "Frequency Bands and Steps" on Page 42. You can override the default frequency step to search in larger or smaller increments.

Press
BANK 2

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20

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BSAVE

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Press twice.

88

(fjFT@2O@
BANK 2 SRCtIA

Note: For the Bands with 30 kHz default
frequency step, the frequency step will not be shown on the display.

~ii

56.520
50KHz WFII

11Hz

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Setting

The Signal

Mode

2. Select a different signal mode.

3.

To return to the default signal mode:

I

Your scanner is capable of receiving three signal modes: . AM. . . . . . . . . . .. . NFM. . .. . WFM . . . .. Amplitude Modulation Narrow Frequency Modulation Wide Frequency Modulation

Each of the scanner's 16 frequency bands is pre-programmed with a default signal mode. If you want to override the default signal mode for a particular frequency: 1. Enter the Manual Mode.
11 (OSCAN) 14 12 15 13 18

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Press Then, press mode.

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Press Then, press mode.

89 452.875
12.5KHz §WF"~

11Hz

89 452.875
12.5 KHz NFII

11Hz

6) @ @
@ @ @
789 (i)7 @18@18
8FT 20

Note: When you override the default signa! mode, the signal mode indicator flashes.

Stop blinking

Note:

In the search

mode,

press

@ twice.

Press

OIlAN

&SAVE

BODe t3 8J

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Using

Signal

Attenuation

BANK SRCHAATT

In the Manual Mode:

You can use the Signal Attenuation feature in the manual, search, or Scan Mode. When the ATT indicator is on, the incoming signal strength is attenuated (reduced) by about 14 dB. This prevents unusually strong signals from over-loading the scanner. In the Scan Mode, you must individually program each channel you want to use the Signal Attenuation feature. In the Search Mode
1. Set the search limits and press EJ

138

888.888
12.& KHz NFII

11Hz

Tum Signal Attenuation

on for a specific channel.

1.
1--

All signals are reduced during the search. Press again during search to turn off Signal Attenuation for the Search Mode. In the Scan Mode When the scanner stops on a channel:

~

(OSCAN): 1
1

0 @
14 17

11- - -'2- - - 131

@.r-Enterthe channel
I 16 I

15

OMANUA

1

@ @ @:
18 191

number. Then, press

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See "The Search Mode" on Page 27. 2. Turn Signal Attenuation on.

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20

2.
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Press
11Hz

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AM NFM

8FT

20

P 31 '-186.981
WFM

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AM NFM

WFM

80J
To.change, press

[3 8] E3

8138

(8 8

~

again.

37

Display

Light

The display light lets you view the display in dark or Iow-light conditions. To turn on the light:

11
Press

8!30@)@
SFT 20

(380@@

8"a888

88"r3~

The light stays on for about 15 seconds. again as necessary. Holding Press does not extend the lighted time.

8

8

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--

Qptional

The following optional accessories and replacement parts are available for your UBC3000XL T scanner.
Operating Guide (OMUBC3000XLT)
Rubber Antenna (AT218)

I
UBC3000XLT

Accessories

& Replacement

Parts
Belt Clip (BCK300) MonauralEarphone 64Q (EPOO9)

Leather Case

""'-_..---""""""
"""'~U"" --.,.-

AC Adaptor (AAD-2500U)

Spare Battery BP2500(AUS)

Cigarette Lighter Power Cord (UA502)

Coiled Cigarette Lighter Power Cord (UA502A)

39

r Care & Maintenance
Battery Maintenance

. .

Rechargeable nickel-cadmium batteries typically suffer from a memory effect that gradually reduces their capacity over time. After two or three months of use, if you notice that the battery provides power for a slightly shorter time on each charge, do the following. 1. Leave the scanner on until the Iow battery warning sounds and the [Iow batt] indicator appears. 2. Recharge the battery for 14-16 hours to ensure a full charge.

Always firmly press each scanner key so that you hear the entry tone.

Cleaning

Location
If strong interference or electrical noise is received, move the scanner. A higher location usually results in better reception. Do not use the scanner is high-moisture

. Disconnect the AC adaptor/charger while you clean the scanner. . Clean only the outside of the scanner
with a mild detergent.

I

.
.

. To prevent scratches, do not use abrasive cleaners or solvents to clean the scanner.

environments, such as a kitchen or bathroom.
Avoid placing the scanner in direct

. .
.

Do not rub the display window. Do not use excessive amounts of water.

sunlight or near heating elements or vents.

Repairs
Do not attempt any repairs. The scanner contains no user-serviceable parts. Contact the Uniden Customer Service Division, or take the scanner to a qualified repair technician.

General

Use

.

Turn off the scanner before removing

the battery. . Always write down the programmed channels/frequencies in case of a memory loss.

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Troubleshooting
If your scanner is not working properly, try the solutions listed below.

Problem
Scanner doesn't work at all

Possible Solutions

Problem
Search won't start Keypad won't work

Possible Solutions

. .

Be sure the battery is installed and properly charged. Check the AC adaptor/charger connections. Be sure the scanner is turned on. Check the antenna connection. Move the scanner to a different location. Adjust the SQUELCH control. Check the antenna connection. Try a search. All channels might be inactive. Be sure the selected banks have channels programmed. Adjust the SQUELCH control. -

. .

Adjust the SQUELCH control. Check the Keypad Lock feature

.
Poor reception

Scan won't stop

. . . .

If you still cannot get satisfactory results, and want more information, or if you want to return the scanner for service, call or write to Uniden Service Division. The address and phone number are listed in the Warranty at the end of this Operating Guide.

Scan won't start

. . .

41

Technical

Information

Frequency Bands And Steps The followingtable shows the 16 bands you can monitorwithyour scanner. The signal modes and the steps are default settings that you can override. See "Settingthe Signal Mode"on Page 36, and "Changingthe Frequency Step" on Page 35.
Frequency Signal Mode Coverage (MHz) 25.0000 to 28.9950 AM 29.0000 to 55.9950 NFM 56.0000 to 69.9500 WFM 70.0000 to 87.9950 NFM 88.0000 to 107.9500 WFM AM 108.0000 to 136.9875 137.0000 to 173.9950 NFM 174.0000 to 221.9500 WFM 222.0000 to 399.9875 AM 400.0000 to 519.9875 NFM 520.0000 to 549.9500 WFM 760.0000 to 823.9875 NFM 42
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Default Steps (kHz) 5.0 5.0 50.0 5.0 50.0 12.5 5.0 50.0 12.5 12.5 50.0 12.5

Frequency Coverage (MHz) 824.0100 to 848.9700 849.0000 to 868.9875 869.0100 to 893.9700 894.0000 to 1300.0000

Default Signal Mode Steps (kHz) NFM 30.0 NFM 12.5 NFM 30.0 NFM 12.5

UBC3000XL Birdies T
Birdies are internally generated frequencies that cause the scanner to stop during search or scan. If you have problems with these
frequencies, use the lockout features to keep the scanner from stopping. Frequency (MHz) 159.2900 159.2950 161.0800 161.0850 169.3750 230.4750 288.1000 312.4625 312.4750 350.8000 368.7000 377.6500 403.3375 428.6125 Frequency (MHz) 28.6350 35.7950 37.0950 37.1000 42.4000 74.2000 110.9625 115.2375 132.2750 132.4500 134.2375 136.0250 137.6400 137.6500

Frequency (MHz) 137.8150 139.6050 141.3950 143.1850 144.9750 146.7650 148.5550 150.3450 152.1350 153.6000 153.9200 153.9250 155.7100 155.7150

Frequency (MHz) 428.6250 434.1500 455.3500 497.7500 820.7000 850.0875 908.4500 937.7000 967.8000 967.8375 1083.9500 1083.9875 1114.0500 1260.3000 1290.4000 43

SE!ecifications
Channels: Banks:
Bands: Frequency 400 20 with 20 channels per bank 16 Operating Temperature:

Antenna:
External Jacks: Size: Weight:

-20°C to +60°C
100 channels per second Search Rate: 100 steps per second normal 300 steps per second Turbo Scan Delay: 2 seconds Audio Output: 0.5W nominal into 8Q internal speaker; 3mW nominal into 32Q stereo headphone; 8mW nominal into 64Q supplied earphone. Power Requirements: BP2500(AUS) Ni-Cd Battery 6VOC, 600mAH AA02500U AC Adaptor Input AC240V 50Hz, Output OC12V, 200mA Scan Rate:

Range: 25.0000 to 28.9950 MHz (AM) 29.0000 to 55.9950 MHz (NFM) 56.0000 to 69.9500 MHz (WFM) 70.0000 to 87.9950 MHz (NFM) 88.0000 to 107.9500 MHz (WFM) 108.0000 to 136.9875 MHi: (AM) 137.0000 to 173.9950 MHz (NFM) 174.0000 to 221.9500 MHz (WFM) 222.0000 to 399.9875 MHz (AM) 400.0000 to 519.9875 MHz (NFM) 520.0000 to 549.9500 MHz (WFM) 760.0000 to 823.9875 MHz (NFM) 824.0100 to 848.9700 MHz (NFM) 849.0000 to 868.9875 MHz (NFM) 869.0100 to 893.9700 MHz (NFM) 894.0000 to 13».0000 MHz (NFM)

Rubber antenna (included) External earphone, External speaker, DC 12V power jack. 69.0(W) x 38.5(0) x 187.0(H) (mm) (Without Antenna) 370 (g)

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One Year Limited Warrant~
UNIDEN UBC 3000XLT 1 YEAR WARRANTY
Note: Please keep your sales docket as it provides evidence of warranty. WARRANTOR: Uniden Australia Pty. Limited ACN 001 865498 ELEMENTS OF WARRANTY: Uniden warrants to the original retail owner for the duration of this warranty, its UBC 3000XL T Scanner (hereinafter ' referred to as the Product), to be free

from defects in materials and craftsmanship with only the limitations or exclusions set out below. WARRANTY DURATION: This warranty to the originattetail owner only, shall terminate and be of no further effect ONE (1) Year after the date of original retail sale. This warranty will be deemed invalid if the product is; (A) Damaged or not maintained as reasonable and necessary, (B) Modified, altered or used as part of any conversion kits, subassemblies, or any configurations not sold by Uniden, (C) Improperly installed, (D) Repaired by someone other than an authorised Uniden Repair Agent for a defect or malfunction covered by this warranty, (E) Used in conjunction with any equipment or parts or as a part of a system not manufactured by Uniden, (F) Installed, programmed or serviced by anyone other than an authorised Uniden Repair Agent, (G) Where the Serial Number label of the product has been removed or damaged beyond recognition. PARTS COVERED: This warranty covers for One year, the UBC 3000XL T Scanner unit only. Antenna, Belt Clip, NICAD Battery, AC Adaptor/Charger, Leather Case, Monaural Earphone, and other accessories are covered for 90 days. STATEMENT OF REMEDY: In the event that the product does not conform to this warranty at any time while this warranty is in effect, the warrantor at its discretion, will repair the defect or replace the product and return it to you without charge for parts or service. THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER OR PROVIDE FOR THE REIMBURSEMENT OR PAYMENT OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. WARRANTY CARD: If a warranty card has been included with this product then please fill it in and return to us within 14 days of purchase. Your name and the Serial number of the product will then be registered in our database and this will help us process your claim with greater speed and efficiency should you require warranty service. PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING PERFORMANCE OF WARRANTY: In the event that the product does not conform to this warranty, the Product should be shipped or delivered, freight pre-paid, with evidence of original purchase (eg/ a copy of the sales docket), to the warrantor at: UNIDEN AUSTRALIA SERVICE DIVISION PTY LIMITED

345 Princess Highway, Rockdale, NSW 2216 Ph (02) 599 3100 FAX (02) 599 3278 Customers in other States should ship or deliver the Product freight pre-paid to their nearest Uniden Authorised Repair Centre (Contact Uniden for the nearest Warranty Agent to you)

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