BC 200xlt

BC 200xlt

Post by Lipp » Sun, 03 Feb 2002 05:34:50

I have a Uniden 200XLT. When I program 167.412 it resorts to 167.410.

I heard if you add a number to the frequency you can actually program
167.412.

Any Ideas?

 
 
 

BC 200xlt

Post by Rick Colomb » Tue, 05 Feb 2002 03:51:03



> I have a Uniden 200XLT. When I program 167.412 it resorts to 167.410.

> I heard if you add a number to the frequency you can actually program
> 167.412.

> Any Ideas?

I think if you program in 167.4125 you will get what you want despite
the display (which can't show that many digits).
--


BC100, BC235, BC895, Pro90, Pro2038

 
 
 

BC 200xlt

Post by Fred Zalupsk » Tue, 05 Feb 2002 06:37:13

Check the step size that the scanner uses for that frequency range. To
program XXX.4125 you'll need a 12.5 kHz step size. It's likely that your
scanner's step size for the VHF high band is 5 kHz, so you can get close but
not right on.

Can you hear anything if you're not directly on the frequency? Probably
depends on how close and strong the signal.

Receivers like those from AOR, Icom and others have selectable step sizes so
as to avoid this problem. I'm not sure the step sizes offered by the Yaesu
VR120 and  Icom R2, but these would be two of the more affordable choices
that are likely to do the job (~$150). When checking the specs before you
buy, make sure that the radio allows any step size for ANY frequency range.
I learned this the hard way.

You'll also sacrifice some scanning speed and other conveniences with radios
of this type, e.g., no keyboard for frequency/channel entry on the two I've
mentioned. Good luck, and careful shopping, but that's the fun, isn't it?!


Quote:> I have a Uniden 200XLT. When I program 167.412 it resorts to 167.410.

> I heard if you add a number to the frequency you can actually program
> 167.412.

> Any Ideas?

 
 
 

BC 200xlt

Post by KC8PM » Sat, 09 Feb 2002 21:48:07

Most scanners will only support down to 5Khz resolution, where as some high
grade/commercial *may* offer finer resolution.  Sounds like unless there is
a mod to allow 1khz resolution, then you may have to deal with being "a
little off."

Ryan KC8PMX

Quote:> I have a Uniden 200XLT. When I program 167.412 it resorts to 167.410.

> I heard if you add a number to the frequency you can actually program
> 167.412.

> Any Ideas?