Saturday, January 09, 2016

How to Use a Radio Scanner

I decided to record a video on how to use a radio scanner. I hope you find it useful.

I have a Uniden Bearcat BC72XLT scanner, which is not sold new any more. The equivalent is the Uniden BC75XLT scanner (Amazon). You can shop around and get it for about Cdn $130 plus shipping (e.g. from Durham Radio in Ontario, or The Source), or $160 from Amazon with free shipping.

The Uniden Bearcat BC125AT (Amazon) is a step up with alpha tagging (meaning you can enter a name for a frequency) and it can interface with your computer for setup. It doesn't cost a lot more, so I'd be tempted to get this if I were in the market for a scanner.

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1 comment:

DaveM said...


I've found that using 3rd party software to program them is much easier than trying to program them manually. I highly recommend using them. The UI on them is really bad, but once you get over the mid 90's visual basic feel, they are great.