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Tassie
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New to scanners

Post by Tassie » Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:31 pm

Hi everyone well just joined today and half hr later bought my first scanner the Uniden UBCD 396XT i know absolutely nothing about scanners and how to set them up so i hope you don't mind if i ask some stupid questions in the near future..

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yorky
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Re: New to scanners

Post by yorky » Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:30 pm

Ask away, no stupid questions when you are new to something.
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panigale
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Scanners and Receivers: Uniden UBCD396XT SDS100

Re: New to scanners

Post by panigale » Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:31 pm

Hi Tassie, like you I'm new and I have the same scanner, which, up until now has been used to hear perth tower and approach frequencies. Ive not changed anything on the scanner and yet when I'm next to the airport, the scanner, which is on scan, squawks, I hear nothing of value, but the correct frequency is displayed.
I used freescan to set up the scanner, is it possible I have deleted an important setting?
Can I reset the scanner to factory settings?
Is there somewhere in Perth I can take it for a check, someone who knows what their talking about?
I purchased scanner from new, however I'm beginning to think there is a fault. The guys in the shop no even less than me

Like you Tassie, helllllllllppppppppp

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Re: New to scanners

Post by yorky » Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:47 am

Hi panigale, I can send you a freescan file that will have all the required settings that you can try. I'll email it to you if that is ok?
"VKI, NJ050 will you be attending the job?"
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Tassie
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Re: New to scanners

Post by Tassie » Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:43 pm

scanner arrived this afternoon,just charging the batteries now and having a look through the instructions.. Panigale like you i'm also in Perth..

iiCasper
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Re: New to scanners

Post by iiCasper » Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:20 pm

Panigale to reset the 396xt to the factory default
Turn off the scanner. Then press 2, 9, and Hold while turning it on.


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