Other trademarks used throughout this manual are the property of their . How the Scanner’s Controls Are Represented in This Manual. The Uniden Bearcat BCT15X is the follow-up to Uniden’s premier analog mobile scanner, the manual for the radio is contained on a CD-ROM, in PDF format. View and Download Uniden BCT15 owner’s manual online. scanner radio with Trunk Tracker III and automatic scanning capabilities. BCT15 Scanner pdf.

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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. See the content of the manual if you need additional information. Mount the scanner and connect power. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

You can store and scan services that use Trunked Radio Systems and so much more. Step setting changes are user definable.

State-by-State Preprogrammed Channels — let you easily keep up with activity on local police, Department of Transportation, and Highway Patrol frequencies when you travel, without having to program any channels.

Tone Volume Adjust — lets you select and set various tones for different purposes. You can adjust the level of the following tones: Name Editing — you can edit or change names, using up to 16 characters, for the following attributes: Trunking Activity Indicators — show you trunking activity when you hold on a control channel.

Search With Scan — lets you monitor a service search and a custom search scan sequentially. It also instructs you to turn the Scroll Control shown as to view a series of choices then press or tap the Scroll Control the action shown as to enter a choice Edit Name. Scanner Enthusiast Welcome to the family of Uniden scanner users. You have just unpacked your Uniden BCT15 scanner. Then, by using the Clone feature or by exchanging files that you each have transferred to a computer using the Uniden Advanced Scanner Director UASD software you can install the programmed data into your scanner.

The BCT15 uses a similar method to turn on and off scanning sites and systems. The BCT15 can search each of its 13 service search ranges and up to 10 custom search ranges to find active frequencies. What is Trunk Tracking? Your BCT15 is designed to track the following types of trunking systems. Startup Configuration The Startup Configuration option lets you quickly and automatically lock and unlock systems based on your desired configuration.

Not only does your BCT15 scan channels like a conventional scanner, it actually follows the users of a trunked radio system. For more information about Uniden and our products, visit http: DB9 If any of these items are missing or damaged, immediately contact your place of purchase or Uniden Customer Service at: Included With Your Scanner These guidelines will help you install and set up your new scanner: The BCT15 can be placed on a convenient surface in your home as a base station, and connected to a standard outlet that supplies VAC, 60Hz.


You must use either the supplied antenna or an electrically correct outdoor antenna, properly and safely mounted at your chosen site. Use only the Uniden-supplied AC adapter with this scanner. Insert the connector of the supplied indoor telescoping antenna to the BNC Antenna Connector and apply moderate pressure to secure it. Attach a suitable mounted mobile antenna to the antenna jack on the back of the scanner. Remove the bracket if it is attached.

Remove the four Philips screws from four small tabs on the rear of the case that secure the outer metal case and pull off the case toward the rear with care. Refer to the left illustration that follows, showing the Removal Keys. Slide the cover toward the rear and off.

Once the sleeve is removed, you will see threaded, metric machine screw holes on either side of the chassis cabinet. Uniden does not supply these screws. Their diameter, length, and screw type should be chosen by a qualified installer based on the internal vehicle bracket which will be used in securing the scanner chassis. Internal brackets Removing the Display Sticker Before you use the scanner for the first time, remove the protective plastic film over the display.

Connecting an Extension Speaker In a noisy area, an optional amplified extension speaker, positioned in the right place, might provide more comfortable listening. Never connect any part of the headphone jack to the antenna jack or connect the radio to an installation where the antenna and audio connection are grounded. Controls, Keys, and Functions 22 17 Each of the knobs and keys on the BCT15 produce several different results depending upon how you activate them.

You can, for example, rotate the knobs as well as press them. Some keys provide one operation when briefly pressed while pressing and holding a key or knob gives a different result.

Finally, many controls and keys behave differently depending on the mode your radio is in when you use the key or control. Carefully examine the following table maual separate those actions. Press [3] to toggle Close Call mode. Press and hold [3] to switch to Close Call Only mode. Press [4], [5], or [6] to begin searching the bcy15x set when you set up and assigned one of these keys to a selected search range.

Never use any other AC adapter as damage might occur. Headphone Jack Connect headphones for private listening. This icon turns on while the Priority Scan works and this blinks while Priority Plus works.

This icon appears when the scanner receives GPS data. These icons show the modulation type. Tones The BCT15 produces various tones, beeps, and alert sounds for different reasons. They are comprised of three fundamental tones: In addition there are alert sirens and a series of tones whose volume are user selectable.

Before you apply power, there are a few basic operations to get the scanner ready. Bct51x are covered below. If some seem out of a logical order it is only so you can use the BCT15 more quickly. For example, some of these action are required for basic nanual or menu options. To move bct15d cursor to the left, press [4]. To move the cursor to the right, press [6]. To clear a character, press [.


Uniden BCT15 Owner’s Manual

For trunked systems, the scanner moves to the next system after the hold time expires, the current transmission ends, and the channel delay expires. Selecting Systems to Scan To select systems to scan, press Scan then press the quick key assigned to the system or systems you want to scan. For quick keyspress [. To lockout a channel when the scanner has not stopped on the channel, or to unlock a permanently locked-out manjal. To select a different channel, turn the Scroll Control. Then tap and then press [.

No] The scanner replaces the third line on the display with trunking activity indicators.

When the scanner is monitoring on EDACS or Motorola system, the activity indicators will show which system frequencies have activity. For Motorola systems you must program all system frequencies control and voice frequencies. The BCT15 scans these frequencies according to the settings you select in the following sections. While there is no way to determine the location of a specific service you hear, When they are disabled, the icon disappears from the display.

When the scanner detects a signal in an enabled service, the icon blinks. The Menu mode of the BCT15 is very powerful. Many settings require that you drill down multiple levels. This assures you the utmost flexibility and the ability to bcy15x the operation to your specific requirements.


To assist you to familiarize yourself and help you to become proficient using the menu, we have provided three sections. Display Format The Menu screen uses 4 lines of text. The uppermost line is the heading for the level with three choices below. For example, the display to set the modulation looks like: Editing A Frequency To enter a frequency, use the bct15z keys and [.

No] for the decimal point. Move to the next place only by turning the Scroll Control. When all the characters are entered, press to finalize the entry. Programming General Settings The following section deals with the general settings of the scanner.

Setting and Using the Display Backlight Press appears on the display. Level 1 – 15 — the scanner lets you manually select one of fifteen key beep levels.

Adjusting the Display Contrast There are 15 contrast levels.

As you scroll from level 1 to 15 you see the contrast change. Press the Scroll Control to lock the desired level until the time you desire to change it.

Setting the Serial Port Speed Use this setting to control the data rate used for the front and back panel serial ports. You typically set the front port to match the speed used to communicate with your PC default bps and the back port to the speed used to communicate with an attached GPS device default bps. If you exceedand press Out of Range, Set Max? No] to cancel and enter a new number in range.