Uniden Bearcat BC345CRS Desktop Scanner Instruction Manual

Uniden Bearcat BC345CRS Desktop Scanner Instruction Manual
BC345CRS
Owner’s Manual
© 2013 Uniden America Corporation
Fort Worth, Texas
Printed in Vietnam
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PRECAUTIONS
Before you use this scanner, please read and observe the following.
IMPORTANT!
This scanning radio has been manufactured so that it will not tune to the radio
frequencies assigned by the FCC for cellular telephone usage. The Electronic
Communications Privacy Act of 1986, as amended, makes it a federal crime to
intentionally intercept cellular or cordless telephone transmissions or to market
this radio when altered to receive them. The installation, possession, or use of
this scanning radio in a motor vehicle may be prohibited, regulated, or require
a permit in certain states, cities, and/or local jurisdictions. Your local law
enforcement officials should be able to provide you with information regarding
the laws in your community.
Changes or modifications to this product not expressly approved by Uniden,
or operation of this product in any way other than as detailed by this Operating
Guide, could void your authority to operate this product.
EARPHONE WARNING!
You can use an optional 32Ω stereo headset or earphone with this scanner.
Use of an incorrect earphone or stereo headset might 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 speaker volume to a comfortable level before plugging in either a
monaural earphone or a stereo headset of the proper impedance (32Ω).
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 is particularly true for 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.
Uniden® and Bearcat® are registered trademarks of Uniden America
Corporation.
Other trademarks used throughout this manual are the property of their
respective holders.
Important: If you use the supplied AC adapter to power the scanner but
have not installed batteries in the scanner, never turn the scanner off by
disconnecting the AC adapter or unplugging it from the AC outlet. This might
corrupt the scanner’s memory. Always use POWER to turn the scanner off
before disconnecting AC power.
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Contents
PRECAUTIONS............................................................................. 2
THE FCC WANTS YOU TO KNOW.................................................. 5
Scanning Legally............................................................................. 5
WHAT'S IN THE BOX.................................................................... 6
INTRODUCTION........................................................................... 7
Band Ranges................................................................................... 7
USA Bands.................................................................................. 7
Canada Bands............................................................................. 8
CONTROLS................................................................................. 11
Controls........................................................................................ 11
Display...................................................................................... 16
SETTING UP THE SCANNER........................................................ 18
Connecting Power........................................................................ 18
Connecting an Antenna................................................................ 19
Using the Backlight....................................................................... 19
USING THE CLOCK...................................................................... 20
Setting the Current Time.............................................................. 20
Setting the Alarm Time................................................................. 20
Using Snooze................................................................................ 21
Listening to AM/FM Channels . ................................................. 21
Directly Selecting a Channel......................................................... 21
Using AM/FM Channel Memory................................................... 21
Setting up Sleep Mode................................................................. 22
Using the Scanner Memories..................................................... 22
Programming Memories.............................................................. 22
Selecting a Channel...................................................................... 23
Scanning Memory Banks.............................................................. 23
Locking/Unlocking CHANNELS...................................................... 23
Using Priority Scan....................................................................... 24
Setting Channel Delay.................................................................. 24
SEARCHING FOR ACTIVE FREQUENCIES...................................... 24
Using Limit Search........................................................................ 24
Programming the Limit Search Range Upper/Lower Limits.....25
Searching the Selected Range.................................................. 25
Holding on a Frequency within the Limit Search Range...........25
Search Lockouts............................................................................ 25
To unlock all frequencies.............................................................. 25
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Listening to Service Channels.................................................... 26
Using Service Search.................................................................... 26
Selecting a Service to Search.................................................... 26
LISTENING TO WEATHER CHANNELS.......................................... 27
Weather Alert Detection.............................................................. 27
CARE AND MAINTENANCE......................................................... 27
General use.................................................................................. 27
Location........................................................................................ 27
Cleaning........................................................................................ 27
Repairs.......................................................................................... 28
Birdies........................................................................................... 28
Resetting the Scanner (Clearing all Memories)............................28
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS...................................................... 28
ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY................................................ 29
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THE FCC WANTS YOU TO KNOW
This scanner has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
scanning receiver, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in
a residential installation. This scanner generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
There is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this scanner does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the scanner on and
off, you are encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
• Increase the separation between the scanner and the receiver
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions: 1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and 2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Scanning Legally
Your scanner covers frequencies used by many different groups, including
police and fire departments, ambulance services, government agencies,
private companies, amateur radio services, military operations, pager
services, and wireline (telephone and telegraph) service providers. It is legal
to listen to almost every transmission your scanner can receive. However,
there are some transmissions that you should never intentionally listen to.
These include:
• Telephone conversations (cellular, cordless, or other private means of
telephone signal transmission)
• Pager transmissions
• Any scrambled or encrypted transmissions
According to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), you are
subject to fines and possible imprisonment for intentionally listening to, using,
or divulging the contents of such a conversation unless you have the consent
of a party to the conversation (unless such activity is otherwise illegal). This
scanner has been designed to prevent the reception of cellular telephone
transmissions and the decoding of scrambled transmissions.
This is done to comply with the legal requirement that scanners be
manufactured so they are not easy to modify to pick up these transmissions.
Do not open your scanner’s case to make any modifications that could allow
it to pick up transmissions that are illegal to monitor. Modifying or tampering
with your scanner’s internal components or using it in a way other than as
described in this manual could invalidate your warranty and void your FCC
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authorization to operate it. In some areas, mobile and/or portable use of this
scanner is unlawful or requires a permit. Check the laws in your area. It is
also illegal in many areas (and a bad idea everywhere) to interfere with the
duties of public safety officials by traveling to the scene of an incident without
authorization.
WHAT'S IN THE BOX
Please unpack the box carefully and make sure you have:
FIR
SEARCH
AM
BC345CRS
1-50
51-100
101-150
L/O
FM1
DELAY
FM2
1
2
151-200
201-250
4
5
6
301-350
351-400
401-450
SVC
DIR
Sleep
HOLD
Scanner
3
MODE
251-300
7
8
9
CLR
451-500
PGM
0
E
.
PRI
MEM
Weather
AM/FM
SCAN
Light
SQUELCH
SNOOZE
Alarm Set Clock Set
Clock
Off
Radio
Tone
POWER
VOLUME
Time
Alarm
BC345CRS Scanner
Telescoping Antenna
AC Adapter
Not Shown:
• Other Printed Materials
• This Owner's Manual
AM Loop Antenna
If any item is missing or obviously damaged, call the Uniden Parts Dept at
(800) 297-1023 Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM or online at
www.uniden.com to remedy the situation.
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INTRODUCTION
Your BC345CRS scanner is a multi-featured conventional channel scanner.
You can easily enter and store frequencies for police, fire/emergency, marine,
air, HAM, and other radio services into 500 channels distributed over ten
banks. The scanner also lets you listen to NOAA (National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration) weather broadcasts for valuable information
specific to your location. Use your scanner to monitor:
• Analog public safety channels
• Police and fire departments (including rescue and paramedics)
• NOAA weather transmissions
• Business/Industrial radio and utilities
• Marine and amateur (ham radio) bands
• Aircraft (commercial and private) band
• Railroad
• AM/FM Broadcast Stations
Band Ranges
Your BC345CRS can operate using the common band steps used in the USA
or Canada. To select a band plan:
1. Disconnect power to the scanner; remove batteries if they are installed.
2. For USA bands, press 1 while reconnecting power.
For Canada bands, press 2 while reconnecting the power.
USA Bands
Band
No.
1
Range (MHz)
Step
(kHz)
Mode
Service
2
0.53000 - 1.70000
25.00000 - 27.99500
10.0
5.0
AM
AM
AM Broadcast
AM Band
3
28.00000 - 29.99500
5.0
NFM
4
30.00000 - 49.99500
5.0
NFM
10 Meter
Amateur Band
VHF Low Band
5
50.00000 - 54.00000
5.0
NFM
6 Meter Amateur Band
6
88.00000 - 107.90000
100.0
FMB
FM Broadcast
7
108.00000 - 136.99166
8.33
AM
Aircraft Band
7
Band
No.
8
Range (MHz)
Step
(kHz)
137.00000 - 150.77000
5.0
150.77500 - 150.81250
7.5
150.81500 - 154.45250
7.5
154.45625 - 154.47875
7.5
154.48250 - 154.51250
7.5
154.51500 - 154.52500
5.0
154.52750 - 154.53500
7.5
154.54000 - 154.60750
7.5
154.61000 - 154.64750
7.5
154.65000 - 157.44750
7.5
157.45000 - 157.46500
5.0
157.47000 - 163.24500
7.5
163.25000 - 173.20000
12.5
173.20375 - 173.21000
6.25
173.21500 - 173.22000
5.0
173.22500 - 173.38750
12.5
173.39000 - 173.39625
6.25
173.40000 - 174.00000
5.0
9
225.00000 - 380.00000
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Mode
Service
NFM
Military Land Mobile
2 Meter Amateur Band
VHF High Band
Federal Government
12.5
AM
Military Air Band
406.00000 - 419.99375
6.25
NFM
Fed. Gov. Land Mobile
11
420.00000 - 449.99375
6.25
NFM
70cm Amateur Band
12
450.00000 - 469.99375
6.25
NFM
UHF Standard Band
13
470.00000 - 512.00000
6.25
NFM
UHF TV*
* This scanner cannot decode the digital TV transmissions in use on most
channels.
Canada Bands
Band
No.
1
8
Range (MHz)
Step
(kHz)
Mode
Service
2
0.53000 - 1.70000
25.00000 - 27.99500
10.0
5.0
AM
AM
AM Broadcast
AM Band
3
28.00000 - 29.99500
5.0
NFM
4
30.00000 - 49.99500
5.0
NFM
10 Meter
Amateur Band
VHF Low Band
Band
No.
Range (MHz)
5
50.00000 - 54.00000
Step
(kHz)
5.0
Mode
Service
6
88.00000 - 107.90000
100.0
FMB
FM Broadcast
7
108.00000 - 136.99166
8.33
AM
Aircraft Band
8
137.00000 - 174.00000
5.0
NFM
Military Land Mobile
2 Meter Amateur Band
VHF High Band
Federal Government
9
225.00000 - 380.00000
12.5
AM
Military Air Band
NFM
6 Meter Amateur Band
10
406.00000 - 419.99375
6.25
NFM
Fed. Gov. Land Mobile
11
420.00000 - 449.99375
6.25
NFM
70cm Amateur Band
12
450.00000 - 469.99375
6.25
NFM
UHF Standard Band
13
470.00000 - 512.00000
6.25
NFM
UHF TV*
* This scanner cannot decode the digital TV transmissions in use on most
channels.
Features
Channel Memory Scanning — Scans frequencies you have stored in any of
the channels or banks at a rate of up to 90 channels per second.
Memory Availability — Store and scan any of up to 500 channels distributed
over 10 banks.
Direct Channel Access — Press 0-9 and HOLD to directly access any stored
frequency.*
Channel Lockout— Skip over stored frequencies (channels) using the
Lockout feature to enable faster scanning.
Alarm Clock with Snooze — provides standard radio broadcasts that you
can set as your alarm sound.
AM/FM Broadcast — lets you store and search up to 30 preset broadcast
channels (10 AM and 20 FM) for quick access.
Priority Channel — Designate a specific frequency as a Priority Channel.
Then the radio scans and checks that channel every 2 seconds. Select and
designate up to 10 frequencies as Priority Channels (one per bank).
Priority DND — Indicates that no priority checks will be made while receiving
a transmission.
Duplicate Channel Alert — Lets you know that a selected frequency has
already been programmed into memory if you attempt to store it again.
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Limit Frequency Searching — Lets you designate lower and upper
frequency range and search within that range for active frequencies.
You can then store frequencies in memory as channels for later recall.
Skip Frequency — Skips non-favorite frequencies during Service Search and
Limit Search. Up to 50 frequencies can be designated as skip frequencies.
Service Search — Lets you designate one of the five preprogrammed service
channels (Police, Fire/EMS, Air, Ham, Marine) to search.
Weather (WX) Scan — Scan the preprogrammed weather channels.
Weather Alert Detection — The scanner sounds an alert tone if it detects a
weather alert while in Clock mode.
Scan and Search Speed
• Scan Speed. 100 channels per second maximum in Scan mode.
• Search Speed. 100 steps per second maximum in Search mode.
• Turbo mode. For frequency steps 5kHz apart, searching occurs in
Turbo mode which is 300 steps per second.
Clock Display — the scanner, in standby mode, displays the time.
The clock also features an alarm that can sound up to 20 minutes or be shut
off manually. A convenient snooze button lets you silence the alarm for an
extra 5-minutes.
Delay — you can enable or disable the 2-second delay to resume scanning
when a transmission ends. Enabling this feature helps prevent missing a
response from one of the parties in the transmission.
LCD Backlight — you can enable or disable the LCD back lighted display.
Key Touch Tone — a tone sounds to confirm you have made a valid key
input while a different tone sounds to alert you to an invalid entry.
EEPROM Memory Backup — the scanner uses a non-volatile EEPROM for
memory backup.
Battery Alert — A battery icon alerts you to a no battery installed condition,
and a battery low voltage condition. An alert tone sounds when the battery
needs to be replaced. The backup provides backup for the clock when power
is off and will power scanning for a short time.
Auto Power Off — turns the scanner off when the battery power gets
too low.
Sleep Mode - Automatically turns the scanner off after a preset time period.
.
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CONTROLS
Controls
SPEAKER
16
15
14
13
12
17
18
19
11
10
9
8
Number Key/Knob
7 6
5
4
20
21
22
3
2
1
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What it does
1
VOLUME
Increases and decreases volume.
2
SQUELCH
Lets you set the signal level required to receive a transmission.
Counter-clockwise = Open. If you open the squelch all the
way, you will hear hissing between transmissions. This lets
you hear weak signals, but prevents scanning.
Clockwise = Close. As you close squelch, a stronger signal is
required to stop scanning and open audio. You normally set
the control to a point just where hissing on all channels stops
between transmissions.
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SCAN
press to begin scanning the channels or to resume scanning.
4
Alarm slide
switch
Set to Off to disable alarm; Set to Radio to enable the radio
alarm; Set to Tone to enable the tone alarm
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Number Key/Knob
12
What it does
5
SNOOZE/
Light
Snooze: Press while the alarm sounds to silence the alarm for
5 minutes.
Light: Tap to turn on the backlight for 15 seconds. Press and
hold to turn the LCD backlight on permanently. Press and hold
again to turn off the backlight.
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Time slide
switch
Use to select your desired operation: Alarm Set; Clock Set;
Clock.
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HOLD/Sleep HOLD: press to temporarily stop scanning, limit searching, or
weather scanning and remain on the channel. The scanner
displays the channel on hold. Press again to resume searching
or scanning.
Sleep: Press and hold to set how long the unit will remain on
before it turns itself off.
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E/PGM
Program mode: Press to enter the Program mode. Then:
3. Enter the desired frequency using the numeric keys.
4. Press E/PGM to store that frequency into the memory.
In Limit Search mode, Press E/PGM after entering the
frequency to program the upper and lower frequency limits.
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0 to 9
-- Press a numeric key to enter a frequency.
-- Press a numeric key to change a channel (Direct Channel
Access feature)
-- Press a numeric key to enable or disable a channel banks.
These channel banks display across the top of the LCD.
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Power
Press to turn power on and off. The time displays when power
is off (Standby mode).
11
./Clr
-- Press to input a decimal point when you enter a frequency.
-- Press to cancel a numeric key input (0 to 9)
-- Press to clear an error display.
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SEARCH/
AM
In Scanner mode: Press to start a Limit Search or to resume
searching.
In AM mode: Press to select the AM memory bank.
In Service Select mode: Press to select POLICE service.
Number Key/Knob
What it does
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L/O FM1
In Scanner mode:
-- Press to lock or unlock a channel memory in SCAN (HOLD)
or PROGRAM mode.
-- Press to set or clear the frequencies in the skip Frequency
list in the Limit Search (HOLD) and Service Search (HOLD)
modes.
In AM/FM mode, press to select the FM1 memory bank.
In Service Select mode: Press to select the FIRE/EMS service.
Press and hold to unlock all registered channels or frquencies
in the following modes:
-- Scan Hold (unlock all registered channels in the selected
bank)
-- Program
-- Service Search Hold
-- Limit Search Hold
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DELAY/FM2
-- In Scanner mode, press to turn the delay option on/off.
-- In AM/FM mode, press to select the FM2 memory bank.
-- In Service mode, press to select AIR service.
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PRI/MEM
-- In Scanner mode, press to set a Priority channel for Scan
Hold mode and Program mode.
-- In Program mode, press to set the Priority channel setting. In
SCAN and SCAN HOLD, press to set Priority Scan on or off.
-- In AM/FM mode, press to select Memory mode to allow quick
channel recall using the 0-9 keys.
-- In Service mode, press to select HAM service.
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SVC/DIR
-- In Scanner mode press to change to Service Search mode.
-- In AM/FM mode, press to change to Direct Entry mode
to allow channel frequency selection using the up / down
arrows or 0-9 keys.
-- In Service mode, press to select MARINE service.
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Mode Switch
Use to select the desired mode: AM/FM; Weather; Scanner.
(Slide switch must be set to Clock)
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Number Key/Knob
18
▼
What it does
Press once to:
-- Decrease one channel in these modes:
xx
xx
xx
xx
Scan Hold
Service Search Hold
WX Hold
Program Hold
xx
xx
xx
xx
Scan Hold
Service Search Hold
WX Hold
Program Hold
-- Decrease one frequency in Limit Search Hold mode and
Direct entry in Radio mode.
-- Decrease time in Time Setting and Sleep mode.
Press and hold to:
-- Rapidly decrease channels in these modes:
-- Rapidly decrease frequencies in Limit Search Hold mode
and Direct entry in Radio mode.
-- Rapidly decrease time in Time Setting and Sleep mode.
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▲
Press once to:
-- Increase one channel in these modes:
xx
xx
xx
xx
Scan Hold
Service Search Hold
WX Hold
Program Hold
xx
xx
xx
xx
Scan Hold
Service Search Hold
WX Hold
Program Hold
-- Increase one frequency in Limit Search Hold mode and
Direct entry in Radio mode.
-- Incerase time in Time Setting and Sleep mode.
Press and hold to:
-- Rapidly increase channels in these modes:
-- Rapidly increase frequencies in Limit Search Hold mode and
Direct entry in Radio mode.
-- Rapidly increase time in Time Setting and Sleep mode.
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Power jack
DC IN power input jack
Number Key/Knob
What it does
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HEADPHONE
jack
connects a headphone for privacy or an external speaker.
If you connect an external speaker to the
scanner's headphone jack, never connect
the audio output line to a power supply and
ground. This might damage the scanner.
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PC I/F
Update firmware through this PC connection.
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Antenna
Connectors
Connect an external antenna using a BNC connector.
AM RADIO ANT connector — connect the supplied loop
antenna and position it for best AM Broadcast radio reception.
Display
2
1
3
5
4
6
17
7
8
16
14
15
14
Number Display
13
12
11
10
9
What it means
1
1 to 10
Scan mode: indicates Channel memory Bank
AM/FM mode: indicates a radio station
2
L/O
Indicates a Locked Out channel or to skip a frequency while
searching
3
SRCH
Displays in Limit Search and Service Search modes
Radio mode: Indicates Direct Entry mode
4
DELAY
Indicates a 2 second set delay for a channel before scanning
resumes
5
PGM
Indicates Program mode
6
Battery
Solid: Battery power is full
Flashes when the battery power is low.
Non-flashing: no battery installed
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Number Display
What it means
7
HOLD
Indicates a hold in Scan, Search, WX, and Direct Entry mode
8
25, 33, 50, 66,
75
One of these numbers displays to indicate the frequency step.
For example, "25" indicates 0.25kHz.
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MARINE
Indicates searching commercial and private watercraft
communications
10
HAM
Indicates searching amateur radio services
11
AIR
Indicates searching commercial and private Air
communications
12
FIRE/EMS
Indicates searching the Fire or Emergency Medical Services
13
AM/PM
P
M
Indicates AM/PM and appears in Clock mode
The letter "P" indicates a Priority channel in Scan mode.
The letter "M" indicates the Minute setting in Sleep Time Set
mode.
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POLICE
Indicates a Police service search
15
WX
Indicates the Weather channel
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PRI
PRI
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ALARM
Indicates that the Priority channel scan is active.
Reversed indicates that Priority channel DND is active.
Indicates the alarm is enabled. Flashes when alarm sounds or
if Snooze is selected
Notes:
The backlight turns off automatically after 15 seconds from the last key stroke
(if not permanently turned on).
The scanner sounds special tones as follows:
• to confirm key entry.
• to indicate an error in key entry.
• to indicate low battery voltage.
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SETTING UP THE SCANNER
These guidelines will help you install and use your new scanner:
• If your scanner receives interference or electrical noise, move the
scanner or its antenna away from the source. You might also try changing
the height or angle of the antennas.
• Use an optional mono earphone or mono headset with proper impedance
for private listening.
• Do not use the scanner in high-moisture environments such as in the
kitchen or bathroom.
• Avoid placing the scanner in direct sunlight or near heating elements or
vents.
Connecting Power
1. Insert the supplied AC Adapter’s
barrel plug into the power jack
on the back of the scanner.
Then plug the Adapter into a
standard household outlet that
supplies 120V AC, 60Hz. The
scanner goes into Power Off
mode and the clock displays.
## Do not plug the adapter into a
switch controlled outlet.
2. Open the battery compartment and insert ­3 AA batteries.
Be sure to note the polarity markings in the
battery compartment. You can use either
alkaline or rechargeable batteries, but the
scanner will not recharge batteries in the
compartment.
• Use only fresh alkaline AA batteries.
Rechargeable batteries can be used, but battery
life is shorter than with alkaline batteries.
• Always remove old or weak batteries. Batteries
can leak chemicals that destroy electronic
circuits.
• Do not mix old and new batteries, different types
of batteries (standard, alkaline, or rechargeable)
or rechargeable batteries of different capacities.
## Batteries are intended to provide backup power for the clock and for
scanning for a short time. When the backup batteries becomes too
low,
appears. Promptly replace the batteries.
3. When you either install batteries or connect the AC Adapter to a standard
US wall outlet, the scanner powers on and goes to STANDBY mode. The
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display shows the initial clock time of 12:00 AM. The scanner remains in
STANDBY mode.
Connecting an Antenna
The scanner uses an external loop antenna
to receive AM broadcast stations and an
external telescopic antenna to receive all
other signals. Connect the supplied rod
antenna by pushing the antenna’s
connector onto the antenna jack on the
back of the scanner and twisting it to the
desired angle. Connect the two wires
from the loop antenna to the AM RADIO ANT terminals on the back of the
scanner.
You can also use an external antenna (not supplied) to help to bring in
weaker signals. Use RG58, 50-Ohm lead with a BNC connector to connect
the antenna to the scanner. Connect and mount the antenna according to the
instructions provided with the antenna.
CAUTION: Be sure to follow all safety warnings provided with the antenna.
Failure to do so could expose you to risk of injury or death and could severely
damage the scanner.
Using the Backlight
To turn on the backlight for 15 seconds, tap SNOOZE/Light. To turn
on the backlight permanently, press and hold SNOOZE/Light for
over 2 seconds. To turn off the backlight, press and hold SNOOZE/
Light again.
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USING THE CLOCK
Your scanner’s clock displays whenever you turn off the radio functions. It can
also be used as a standard alarm clock.
Setting the Current Time
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Follow the steps to set the current time:
1. Move the slide switch to Clock Set. The hour
digits flash.
2. Press ▲ or ▼ to change the hour by one hour
increments or press the number keys to select
the present hour. Then press E/PGM to set the
hour. The minutes digits flash.
3. Press ▲ or ▼ to change the minute setting by one minute or press the
appropriate number keys to enter the minutes. The seconds reset to 00.
Press E/PGM, A M / P M flashes.
4. Press ▲ or ▼ to move from AM to PM and back. Make your selection,
and then move the slide switch to Clock. The scanner exits the clock
setting mode.
## Seconds resets to zero (0) when you reset the time.
Setting the Alarm Time
Follow these steps to set the alarm time:
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1. Move the slide switch to Alarm Set. The
hours digits flash.
2. Press ▲ or ▼ to change the hour by one hour
increments or press the number keys to select
the present hour. Then press E/PGM to set the
hour. The minutes digits flash.
3. Press ▲ or ▼ to change the minute setting by one minute or press the
appropriate number keys to enter the minutes. Press E/PGM to set the
minutes. The A M / P M display icon flashes.
4. Press ▲ or ▼ to move from AM to PM and back. Press E/PGM to make
your selection. To lock in the alarm time, move the slide switch
to Clock.
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To have the BC345CRS alert you at the preset time,
slide Off/Radio/Tone to either Radio or Tone. If you
set the selector to Radio, the alarm will sound with the
selected audio source (AM/FM, Scanner, or Weather).
If you set the selector to Tone, the scanner will sound
a tone at the preset time. To silence the alarm, slide
Off/Radio/Tone to Off. If you do not turn off the
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alarm, it will sound for 20 minutes, then reset to alert
you again the following day.
Sleep
Using Snooze
L
When the alarm sounds, press the snooze bar to
silence the alarm for 5 minutes.
Listening to AM/FM Channels
To listen to AM/FM channels, slide the mode
selector to AM/FM when power is on. Press the button
at the top of the scanner to select the desired source
(AM for AM Broadcast, FM1 or FM2 for FM). Radio
stations are programmed into 30 channels - 10 for AM
and 20 for FM (FM1 and FM2).
Sleep
Directly Selecting a Channel
Press SVC/DIR to select the direct entry mode. Use
the ▲/▼ buttons to step through the selected band.
The scanner stops on active channels.
You can also enter the channel frequency using the
keypad, enter the channel frequency (for FM or AM)
and press E.
Using AM/FM Channel Memory
Your scanner has 30 AM/FM channels for quick
channel recall (10 for AM, 20 for FM1/FM2).
To store a channel into memory:
1. Select the band (AM, FM1 or FM2).
2. Directly select the channel you want to store (see
above).
3. While listening to the channel, press and hold
the number button that corresponds to the channel you want to save the
channel into for 2 seconds. The scanner switches to the Memory mode for
the current band.
To quickly recall a channel:
1. Select the band (AM, FM1 or FM2).
2. Select the channel memory mode by pressing PRI/MEM.
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3. Tap the number button that corresponds to the channel where the
frequency is stored.
Setting up Sleep Mode
You can set the amount of time the scanner will remain on. For example, if
you are going to bed and you want to listen to the radio for a while, you can
set the scanner to turn itself off after 20 minutes. If you are listening to weather
reports during the day, you can turn Sleep mode off to keep the scanner from
turning itself off.
1. With the scanner power turned on, press and hold HOLD/Sleep. The
number of minutes currently set for Sleep mode displays.
2. Use ▲/▼ to scroll up or down to select (or use the keypad to directly
enter) the minutes the scanner will stay on (1 - 99, or OFF to turn off
Sleep mode). Press E/PGM to select that number.
3. The screen return to the previous display.
Using the Scanner Memories
Your scanner has 500 channels that you can save
frequencies into for scanning. The channels are
arranged in 10 banks of 50 memories each. While
scanning, you can quickly select which bank to scan by
pressing the number button that corresponds to the
bank you want to turn on or off for scanning. To select
the scanner mode, slide the mode switch to Scanner.
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Programming Memories
You will first need to determine the frequencies you want to save.
This varies widely depending on what you want to listen to and your
geographic area. There are many frequency reference sources available
on the internet that can get you started. One such source, http://www.
radioreference.com, has a diverse listing of many conventional frequencies.
You might also search for regional hobbyist sites that cover your area or
check the database at the FCC’s General Menu (http://www.fcc.gov) for
frequencies of interest.
Make a list of the frequencies you want to program, then organize them in
groups. The following table is an example of one way to organize and keep
track of your frequencies.The numbers in the left-hand columns correspond to
your scanner’s channel numbers. Only the first 10 channels of the first three
banks are shown here.
BANK 1
BANK 2
BANK 3
1
51
101
2
52
102
3
53
103
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BANK 1
BANK 2
BANK 3
4
54
104
5
55
105
6
56
106
7
57
107
8
58
108
9
59
109
10
60
110
Follow these steps to enter or change a frequency in a memory:
1. Press E/PGM to enter the Program mode (the scanner turns on the PGM
icon).
2. If the current channel is not the one you want to program, enter the
channel number then press HOLD.
3. Enter the frequency, including the decimal point, and then press E/PGM.
4. To program the next channel, press ▲ or ▼ and repeat step 3. To
program a different channel, repeat from step 2.
5. To exit Program mode, press HOLD or SCAN or change the scanner’s
mode.
Notes:
• Any frequency you program replaces the previous channel contents.
• If you enter a frequency you have already stored in a different channel
in Step 3, the scanner beeps and displays the channel where you have
previously stored the frequency. If you want to store the frequency
anyway, press E/PGM a second time in Step 3.
• To clear the contents of a channel, enter 0 in Step 3.
• Channels you program are automatically unlocked (see “Locking/
Unlocking Channels) and have Delay turned on (See “Setting Channel
Delay”).
Selecting a Channel
To select a single channel to monitor, press HOLD. The scanner turns on the
HOLD icon. Then, select a channel by pressing ▲ or ▼ to go to the channel
or input the channel number then press HOLD.
Scanning Memory Banks
To scan the channels you have programmed, press SCAN. The scanner
scans all unlocked programmed channels in enabled memory banks, stopping
on a channel when it detects a transmission. To turn on/off channel banks
while scanning, press the number button that corresponds to the channel bank
you want to enable or disable.
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Locking/Unlocking CHANNELS
You can lock channel so that they are not scanned, even if their bank is
turned on. Simply press L/O when the scanner stops on a transmission on
the frequency or manually select the channel, then press L/O. The L / O icon
displays when it is set to a locked out channel.
To unlock a channel, manually select the channel then press L/O. The scanner
turns off the L / O icon and includes the channel when scanning its bank.
To unlock all channels related to a specific bank in Scan mode, press
and hold L/O for 2 seconds. The scanner beeps twice and the L / O icon
disappears.
Using Priority Scan
You can set one channel in each bank as a priority channel. If you turn on the
Priority feature, the scanner will check the priority channel in enabled banks
every 2 seconds, even if it has stopped on a transmission on another channel.
To set the channel in a bank to be the priority channel, manually select the
channel; then, while holding on the memory, press E/PGM to put the scanner
in Program mode and press PRI. The scanner turns on the P icon when it is
stopped on a channel designated as priority.
To switch between Priority Scan/Priority DND/Off, press PRI while the
scanner is scanning or holding on a channel (but not in Program mode). You
will notice a short break in audio every 2 seconds as the scanner checks
the enabled priority channel. If there is a transmission on a priority channel,
the scanner will immediately tune to that channel. If Prirority DND is set, the
scanner does not check Priority channels during receiving.
Setting Channel Delay
You can set the scanner to pause for 2 seconds at the end of a transmission
on a channel. This is useful to help prevent missed replies. Delay is turned on
by default when you program a channel. To turn Delay off (or back on), select
the channel and then press DELAY. The scanner turns on the D E L A Y icon
for channel that have been programmed with Delay.
SEARCHING FOR ACTIVE FREQUENCIES
Many people enjoy searching for the unknown frequencies that are in use in
their area but are not posted to any site or in any publication. The BC345CRS
has two ways to search:
xx Limit Searcing. Searches between two designated frequencies, creating
upper and lower limits.
xx Service Searching. Searches for specific types of agencies based on the
FCC’s standard frequency allocation for such services.
Using Limit Search
There are three Limit Search modes:
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xx Program Search Range. This mode allows you to set the upper and lower
limits of your search range.
xx Limit Search. This mode will search for active frequencies within the upper
and lower limits designated. It will stop when it locates a frequency.
xx Limit Search Hold. During Limit Search mode, press HOLD/Sleep to stop
searching with the serach range regardless of whether you have found
transmission. Press HOLD/Sleep or SEARCH/AM to resume searching.
Programming the Limit Search Range Upper/Lower Limits
1. Press SEARCH then HOLD. The scanner holds on the current search
frequency.
2. Enter one of the range limits, then press E/PGM.
3. Press ▲ or ▼ then enter the other range limit, and press E/PGM.
Searching the Selected Range
After entering the limits (or use the default limits), press SEARCH. The
scanner starts searching from the lower range up to the higher range.
To change the direction of the search, press ▲ or ▼.
Holding on a Frequency within the Limit Search Range
1. In Limit Search mode, press HOLD/Sleep.The scanner holds on the
current frequency regardless of its transmission state.
2. Press ▲ or ▼ to change the direction of the search if desired.
3. Press HOLD/Sleep again or SEARCH/AM to resume searching.
Saving a Found Frequency into a channel
1. When the scanner stops on the frequency you want to save, press HOLD
to hold on that frequency.
2. Press E/PGM. The scanner displays the lowest-numbered empty channel
(or channel number 1 if all channels are used).
3. Use ▲/▼ to select the channel to store the frequency, then press E/PGM
to store the frequency into that channel.
Search Lockouts
If the scanner stops on a frequency that you don’t want to hear, you can lock it
out. When locked out, the scanner won’t stop on the frequency in either Limit
Search or Service Search.
Press L/O when the scanner stops on the frequency to lock it out. L/O
displays.
To unlock the frequency:
1. press HOLD during a Search.
2. Manually step to the frequency using the ▲/▼ keys.
3. When you have selected the locked out frequency, press L/O to unlock it.
To unlock all frequencies
1. Press HOLD during a Search.
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2. Press and hold L/O.
Listening to Service Channels
Using Service Search
You can select any of Police, Fire/EMS, Aircraft, Ham, and Marine channels
for active frequencies in your area.
Selecting a Service to Search
Press SVC to enter the service search mode, then press the button
corresponding to the service you want to search. When the scanner
stops on a transmission, you can force it to resume searching by pressing ▲
or ▼.
The BC345CRS searches five preset service frequencies:
• Police
• Fire/EMS
• AIR
• HAM
• Marine
To access these service frequencies:
1. Move the Mode slide switch to Scanner. The five Service modes display
on the LCD above the buttons that control them.
2. Press the applicable button to access that Service mode:
POLICE FIRE/EMS
KEY
AIR
HAM
MARINE
SERVICE
SEARCH/AM
POLICE
L/O /FM1
FIRE/EMS
DELAY/FM2
AIR
PRI/MEM
HAM
SVC/DIR
MARINE
3. A Service search begins once a service is selected.
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LISTENING TO WEATHER CHANNELS
The scanner lets you easily listen to NOAA weather channels in use in your
area. Slide the audio source selector to Weather. The scanner scans the
preset weather frequencies and stops if it detects a transmission. If you want
to check for another frequency in use in your area, press SCAN or press ▲ or
▼. Press HOLD/Sleep to hold on the current weather channel.
Seven NOAA weather channels are available across most of the US. To find
out which channel is in use in your area, visit the NOAA web site at http://www.
noaa.nws.gov. Select one of these frequencies if they are in use in your area.
Weather Alert Detection
The scanner sounds a weather alert tone if it detects an alert under the
following settings:
• Mode = Weather
• Time = Clock
• Power = Off
The weather alert siren tone sounds as long as the scanner detects the alert. If
it can no longer detect the alert, the siren tone stops. Press any key to stop the
tone and move into WX Hold mode.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
General use
• T
urn the scanner off before disconnecting the power.
• If memory is lost, reprogram each channel.
• Always press each button firmly until you hear the entry tone for that key
entry.
Location
• D
o not use the scanner in high-moisture environments such as the kitchen
or bathroom.
• Avoid placing the unit in direct sunlight or near heating elements or vents.
• If the scanner receives strong interference or electrical noise, move it
or its antenna away from the source of the noise. If possible, a higher
elevation might provide better reception.
• Also try changing the height or angle of the antenna.
Cleaning
• D
isconnect the power to the unit before cleaning.
• Clean the outside of the scanner with a mild detergent.
• To prevent scratches, do not use abrasive cleaners or solvents. Be careful
not to rub the LCD window.
• Do not use excessive amounts of water.
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Repairs
Do not attempt any repair. The scanner contains no user serviceable parts.
Contact Uniden Customer Care or take it to a qualified repair technician.
Birdies
All radios can receive “birdies” (undesired signals). If your scanner stops
during Scan mode and no sound is heard, it might be receiving a birdie. Birdies
are internally generated signals inherent in the electronics of the scanner.
Press L/O to lock out the channel.
Resetting the Scanner (Clearing all Memories)
To reset the scanner to factory defaults, disconnect power to the scanner and
remove any batteries if they are installed.. Then, while holding down 2, 9, and
HOLD, reconnect power to the scanner. All scanner memory contents are
erased and the band plan resets to USA.
Certificated accordance with FCC Rules and Regulations Part 15 Sub-part C
as of date of manufacture.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Band Coverage
: USA - 13 Bands
: Canada - 13 Bands
Weather Service Channel
: 162.4000 MHz
162.4250 MHz
162.4500 MHz
162.4750 MHz
162.5000 MHz
Sensitivity (nominal) 12dB SNAD
: 0.7 µV
0.4 µV
0.3 µV
0.5 µV
0.4 µV
0.3 µV
0.2 µV
0.3 µV
0.4 µV
0.4 µV
0.3 µV
162.5250 MHz
162.5500 MHz
1450 kHz
25.0050 MHz
40.8400-53.9800 MHz
88.1000-107.5000 MHz
118.8000-135.5000 MHz
138.1500 MHz
162.4500 MHz
173.2250 MHz
225.0500-315.0500 MHz
325.0500 MHz
406.8750-511.9125 MHz
Channels
: 500 (50 channels x 10 Banks)
Scan Rate
: Up to 90 channels per second
Search Rate
: Up to 90 steps per second (Up to 270 steps per
second at 5 kHz step)
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Time Accuracy
: +/− 20 seconds per month at normal
temperature (25°C ± 5°C)
Audio Output(normal)
: 0.9W Max
Power Requirements
: AC-1008 (120V AC 60Hz)
: DC 12.0 V (EXT. power jack)
: 3 x AA size Alkaline batteries , 4.5 DC (not
included)
Antenna
: Telescoping (included), AM Radio Loop
Antenna (included)
External Jacks
: Antenna jack
: AM Loop Antenna Jack
: Headphone Jack
: DC 12V Power Jack
: PC I/F (Only used for firmware updates)
Accessories
: AC Adapter (AD-1008)
: AM Loop Antenna
: Telescopic Antenna
: Owner's Manual
Speaker (internal)
: 8 ohm, 2 watt
Operating Temp
: 14°F (−10°C) to +122°F (+50°C)
Storage Temp
: −4°F (−20°C) to +140°F (+60°C)
Size (without antenna)
: 5.8(W) × 8.2(D) × 3.2(H) inches
: 147.75(W) × 209.0(D) × 80.7(H) mm
Weight (without antenna, AC adaptor, : 21.2 oz (560g)
and batteries)
Features, specification, and availability of optional accessories are all subject
to change without notice.
ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Important: Evidence of original purchase is required for warranty
service.
WARRANTOR: UNIDEN AMERICA CORPORATION (“Uniden”)
ELEMENTS OF WARRANTY: Uniden warrants, for one year, to the original
retail owner, this Uniden Product to be free from defects in materials and
craftsmanship with only the limitations or exclusions set out below.
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WARRANTY DURATION: This warranty to the original user shall terminate
and be of no further effect 12 months after the date of original retail sale.
The warranty is invalid if the Product is (A) damaged or not maintained
as reasonable or necessary, (B) modified, altered, or used as part of any
conversion kits, subassemblies, or any configurations not sold by Uniden,
(C) improperly installed, (D) serviced or repaired by someone other than an
authorized Uniden service center for a defect or malfunction covered by this
warranty, (E) used in any conjunction with equipment or parts or as part of
any system not manufactured by Uniden, or (F) installed or programmed by
anyone other than as detailed by the Operating Guide for this product.
STATEMENT OF REMEDY: In the event that the product does not conform
to this warranty at any time while this warranty is in effect, warrantor will
repair the defect and return it to you without charge for parts, service, or
any other cost (except shipping and handling) incurred by warrantor or its
representatives in connection with the performance of this warranty. THE
LIMITED WARRANTY SET FORTH ABOVE IS THE SOLE AND ENTIRE
WARRANTY PERTAINING TO THE PRODUCT AND IS IN LIEU OF AND
EXCLUDES ALL OTHER WARRANTIES OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER,
WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR ARISING BY OPERATION OF LAW,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER OR PROVIDE FOR THE
REIMBURSEMENT OR PAYMENT OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES. Some states do not allow this exclusion or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages so the above limitation or exclusion might not apply
to you.
LEGAL REMEDIES: This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you
might also have other rights which vary from state to state. This warranty is
void outside the United States of America.
PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING PERFORMANCE OF WARRANTY: If,
after following the instructions in this Operating Guide you are certain that
the Product is defective, pack the Product carefully (preferably in its original
packaging). Include evidence of original purchase and a note describing the
defect that has caused you to return it. The product should be shipped freight
prepaid, by traceable means, or delivered, to warrantor at:
Uniden America Corporation
Parts and Service Division
4700 Amon Carter Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76155
(800) 297-1023, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Central,
Monday through Friday
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