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UBC 120XLT
1OD-Channel
Programmable
Twin Turbo
Hand-Held
Auto Scanner
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PRECAUTIONS
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Before you use this scanner, please read and observe the following:
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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.
IMPORTANT!
Be sure to use only the supplied earphone, or a
stereo headset of the proper impedance (32(1). Use
of an incorrect earphone or stereo headset may be
potentially hazardous to your hearing.
. WARNING:
Set the Volume to a comfortable audio level coming
from the speaker before plugging in the supplied
earphone or a stereo headset of the proper
impedance (32(1). Otherwiseyou mightexperience
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.
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NICKEL-CADMIUM BATTERY WARNING
. This equipmentcontains a Nickel-CadmiumBattery.
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The Nickel-Cadmium Battery contained in this
equipment may explode if disposed of in a fire.
Do not short circuit the battery.
Do not charge the Nickel-Cadmium
Battery used
in this equipment with any other AC
Adaptor/Chargerother than the one designed to
charge this battery (AAD-2500U): Using another
charger may damage the battery, or cause the
battery to explode.
and BearcaP'> are a registered
trademarks
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Corporation.
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Table of Contents
About Your New UBC 120XLT
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WhatisScanning?
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What is Searching?
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TypesofCommunication
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Where to Obtain More Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Unpacking
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Feature Highlights
Controlsandlndicators
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Setup
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ChargingtheBatteryPack
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Mounting the Flexible Antenna. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
InstallingtheBeltClip
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UsingtheEarphone
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OperationOverview
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ProgrammingChannels
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Programming By Manual Entry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
DeletingaStoredFrequency
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Scanning
PriorityScan
Delay
LockingOutChannels
Lookingfor "Locked Out" Channels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
WeatherChanneIScanning
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Searching
UsingDATASkip
SearchFrequencySkip
Programming With SEARCH
CareandMaintenance
ReplacingtheBatteryPack
Location
Cleaning
Repairs
Birdies
Proper Care of Your Scanner
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Troubleshooting
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Optional Accessories and Replacement Parts. . . . . . . 26
TechnicaISpecifications
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About Your New USC 120XLT
The UBC 120XLT
is a brand new state-of-the-art information
radio with automatic scanning capabilities. It can store
frequencies such as police, fire/emergency, marine, air,
amateur, and other communications into 10 banks of 10
channels each. And you can scan all 100 channels at super
fast Turbo Scan speed.
With the UBC 120XLT, you can search for frequencies at fast
speed. You can also search v.h.f. frequencies at super fast
Turbo speed.
What is Scanning?
Unlike standard AM or FM radio stations, most two-way
communications (listed below) do not transmit continuously.
The UBC 120XLT scans prOCJrammed,channels at the rate of
nearly 100 channels per second until it finds an active
frequency.
Scanning stops on an active frequency, and remains on that
channel as long as the transmission continues. When the
transmission ends, the scanning cycle resumes until another
transmission is received. Or, you can select an optional Delay
so the scanner stays on the channel for 2 more seconds after
the transmission stops, waiting for another transmission,
before resuming scanning.
While the UBC 120XL T is scanning channels, it is in "SCAN
Mode". When you stop the scanning with~,
it is in "SCAN
HOLD Mode".
What is Searching?
The UBC 120XLT
can search each of 9 bands to find active
frequencies. This is different from scanning, because you can
search for frequencies that have not been programmed into
your UBC 120XLT. You can choose between two speeds for
the search feature. With Turbo Search, a new feature for
Uniden scanners, you can search the v.h.f. FM bands at up to
3 times the normal speed.
When the UBC 120XL T is searching for active frequencies, it is
in "SEARCH Mode" or "TURBO SEARCH Mode." When you
stop the search with (HOlD), it is in "SEARCH HOLD Mode".
With both Turbo Scan and Turbo Search, your UBC 120XLT is
truly a Twin Turbo Scanner.
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Types of Communication
You will be able to monitor communication
such as:
» Police and fire department (including rescue and
paramedics)
» Weather broadcasts
» Business/industrial radio
» Motion picture and press relay
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Utility
» land transportation frequencies, such as trucking firms,
buses, taxis, tow trucks, and railroads
» Marine and amateur (ham radio) bands
» Air band
And many more in the following 9 Bands:
Frequency Range
Mode
Steps
5 kHz
12.5 kHz
5 kHz
5 kHz
NFM
AM
NFM
NFM
420-450 MHz
5 kHz
12.5 kHz
12.5 kHz
NFM
NFM
NFM
450-470 MHz
12.5 kHz
NFM
470-512 MHz
12.5 kHz
NFM
66.0-88 MHz
108-137 MHz
137-144 MHz
144-148 MHz
148-174 MHz
406-420 MHz
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Transmission
VHF low band
Aircraft Band s
land Mobile
2 Meter Amateur
Band
VHF High Band
land Mobile
70 cm Amateur
Band
UHF Standard
Band
land Mobile
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Optional Accessories and
Replacement Parts
The following optional accessories and replacement parts for
your UBC 120XL T are available from your local Uniden
Dealer or through the Uniden Service Division by calling:
(02) 599-3100, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
ITEM
PART NO.
AT-218
Earphone
AC Adapter/Charger
EP-009
MD-2500U
Leather Carrying Case
LC-120
UA-502
Straight Cigarette Lighter Power Cord (fused)
Coiled Cigarette Lighter Power Cord (fused)
Belt Clip with 2 screws
UBC 120XLT Operating Guide
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BP-120
Spare Battery Pack
Replacement Rubber Antenna
UA-502A
BCK-150
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Channels:
Banks:
WX:
100
Total 10 Banks
10 Channels each
7 Programmed Channels
Frequency Coverage
Steps
66.0 to 88 MHz (NFM)
5 kHz
108.00 to 137 MHz (AM)
12.5 kHz
137.00 to 144.00 MHz (NFM)
5 kHz
144.00 to 148.00 MHz (NFM)
5 kHz
148.00 to 174.00 MHz (NFM)
5 kHz
406.00 to 420.00 MHz (NFM)
12.5 kHz
420.00 to 450.00 MHz (NFM)
12.5 kHz
450.00 to 470.00 MHz (NFM)
12.5 kHz
470.00 to 512.00 MHz (NFM)
12.5 kHz
Scan Rate:
100 channels per sec. Max.
(Turbo SCAN Mode)
Search Rate:
100 steps per sec. ~ormal SEARCH Mode)
300 steps per sec. (TURBO SEARCH Mode)
Scan Delay:
2 seconds
Audio Output:
180 mW nominal into 8il internal speaker
30 mW nominal into 32Q stereo headphones
8 mW nominal into 64Q supplied earphohe
Antenna:
Rubber antenna included
-20°C to +60°C
Operating
Temperafure:
Size:
Weight:
Power
Requirements:
64 mm (W) x 45 mm (D) x 310 mm (H)
(with antenna attached)
3579
4.8V DC (internal battery or AC Adaptor/
Charger)
13.8V DC (with optional Cigarette Lighter
Power Cord properly connected.)
Features, specifications, and availability of optional
accessories are all subject to change without notice.
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Warrant~
Unlden UBC 120XLTScanning Receiver
Australian 1 Year Warranty
Note: Please keep your sales docket as it provides evidence of
warranty .
WARRANTOR:
Uniden Australia Pty. Limited ACN 001865498
ELEMENTS OF WARRANTY: Uniden warrants to the original retail
owner for the duration of this warranty, its U BC 120XL T Scanning
Receiver (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 original retail 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 authorized
Uniden Repair Agent for a defect or malfunction covered by this
warranty, (E) Used in conjunction with any equipment or parts or as
part of a system not manufactured by Uniden, (F) Installed, programmed or serviced by anyone other than an authorized 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 1 year, the UBC 120XL T
Scanning Receiver Unit only. NiCd Battery, AC Adaptor/Charger,
Rubber Antenna, Earphone, Belt Clip, 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 and 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 it to us within 14 days of
purchase. Your name and 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, (egl a copy of the sales docket), to the warrantor
at:
UNIDEN AUSTRALIA PTY. LIMITED
SERVICE DIVISION
345 Princes Highway, Rockdale, NSW 2216
Ph (02) 599 3100 FAX (02) 5993278
Customers in other States should ship or deliver the Product
freight pre-paid to their nearest Uniden Authorized Repair Centre.
(Contact Uniden for the nearest Warranty Agent to you)
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