The scanner wakes up out of the box scanning the pre-programmed system
information for Alaska, System Quick Key 21.
To shut this off press the following keys: [ ./No]  . The scanner
will sound 3 quick beeps and display "Nothing to Scan".
To program the scanner start by pressing the Menu key the create a
conventional system and name it and assign it to System Quick Key 1. Then
create a group in that system and name it and assign it to a Group Quick Key
(0-9 or .) If you choose the decimal point ( . ) as the quick key the group
can not be turned on/off via the keypad.
Now enter your frequencies and any subaudible codes (if known).
Press Scan and 1 and you should be scanning the frequencies entered.
Disclaimer: This was done from memory without a scanner in front of me to
verify keys etc. It should be enough to get you started.
----- Original Message -----
From: "richard.venneman" <rvenneman@...>
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2013 10:36 AM
Subject: [BCD396XT] 396XT Help.. Ahhhh...
>I am about to pull my hair out with this scanner. I even ordered the
>updated manual from Scanner Master and I still can not make heads or tails
>of this scanner. I want to enter some frequencies to scan.
> When I press scan, the Alaska preprogrammed scans. That is all I get.
> Here is what I want to do. I have the frequencies for the Oregon State
> Parks. 159.225 and 159.390. I want to enter them and name those two
> frequencies and name the group OSP, just as Alaska is named. And then
> select OSP and scan. No place in the Factory or Scanner Master manual does
> it say where to do it.
> I get all this information, which I would like to learn.But, for a novice,
> wouldn't be a great idea for a Quick Start section, to take one step by
> step to do some of the basic functions. Or, is this scanner for experts
> and not for new users.
> Can someone direct me to a site or a help group to help me get started
> with the scanner. I have a PC but will not have access to it until the
> Fall. So, what I do I am doing by the scanner itself. I use a MAC, and
> understand there is NO programming apps for a Mac.
> Yahoo! Groups Links