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Programming is best described in the factory manual, which you can download and print here:

http://www.uniden.com/pdf/BC278CLTom.pdf

For a comprehensive database of active frequencies in your area, visit:

www.RadioReference.com

Bill B

Uniden BC278CLT... | Answered on Jul 09, 2010


To program a known frequency into your scanner:
- Power the unit ON.
- Press MANUAL to stop scanning.
- Enter the number of the channel that you wish to program, followed by MANUAL -- OR -- press the up or down arrow key until the desired channel number appears.
- Enter the desired frequency, including the decimal point.
- Press E to enter the data into memory.

Need the manual for your scanner? You can download/print it here:

http://www.uniden.com/pdf/BC278CLTom.pdf

For a comprehensive database of active frequencies in your area, visit:

www.RadioReference.com

Bill B

Uniden BC278CLT... | Answered on May 04, 2010


you my live to far to pick it up, or a few months ago some police went digital and if yours has the your will need the new frequencys.

Uniden BC278CLT... | Answered on Jan 02, 2010


MOST, but not all Unidens will reset if you hold down the #2 and #9 button and turn the radio one while holding down those two buttons.

Uniden BC278CLT... | Answered on Dec 29, 2009


att is attenuator. It reduces the strength on incoming signals. It is meant to mainly reduce the signals of STRONG LOCAL stations that are blocking your reception of other stations adjacent channels. Or, if your are listening to the STRONG LOCAL staton but they sound distorted or muffles, turning on the attenuator (att) might clear up the sound of their transmission. It is alos used to just reduce the sensitivity of your scanner so that you will only hear local calls, like a local/distant switch would do.

Uniden BC278CLT... | Answered on Jul 12, 2009


provided you turned the squelch know and it didnt help, i would trace back from the squelch control to the first and second transistor you come to and that should be the squelch circuit. if you know how to check them with an ohm meter you can find out which one it is, if not you can just replace them both for under 5 bucks.

Uniden BC278CLT... | Answered on Jan 10, 2009


are you using an indoor telescopic whip antenna? those only work for close stations, you might need an outdoor antenna,as high as possible to increase the range, or at least as high as the nearby obstructions.

Uniden BC278CLT... | Answered on Jan 02, 2009


All Police Departments have gone to Private Unmonitored Channels that cannot be Scanned. Sorry. Got Mine too.

Uniden BC278CLT... | Answered on Jan 01, 2009


Here is a pdf format copy of the BC278CLT manual

http://www.uniden.com/pdf/BC278CLTom.pdf


Page 12 to program scanner frequencies.

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Dean

Uniden BC278CLT... | Answered on Dec 18, 2008


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Uniden Radio... | Answered on Sep 17, 2019


If you get clear audio when close to the receiver, it would appear to be a problem in either the antenna or the receiver. Try a different antenna or relocate the antenna. If you adjusted the VSWR low it doesn't mean the power is radiating correctly. Verticals should be on roof, with roof as ground plane. Mounting on mirrors is ok, but doesn't work as well. Also, if you have sheet metal near the antenna, it acts as a ground reflector and can distort or block the waveform. You might also try it with a different receiver, in case yours has a faulty pre-amp stage. It could also be a power amplifier problem in the transmitter, where it shows 5 watts but isn't putting out that amount. You can check it with an RF watt meter.

Uniden Radio... | Answered on Jul 01, 2019


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