How do I Program a Bearcat BC148XLT Scanner?

By Tara Kimball

When you set up a Uniden Bearcat BC148XLT base scanner, you must program the frequencies you want to scan based on your area's frequencies. You do not need to include weather frequencies, because the BC148XLT includes weather frequencies pre-programmed in the base. You can add frequencies to your scanner in minutes, allowing you to customize the frequencies you scan.

Step 1

Press "Manual" to stop the scanning process. Press the number for the channel you want to program using the keypad on the scanner base. Press "Manual" after the channel number.

Step 2

Enter the frequency, including the decimals, using the buttons on the keypad.

Step 3

Press "E" to store the frequency.