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Uniden BCT15X Firmware Update

Uniden updates the operating software (firmware) of its scanner product from time to time to add or change features, fix bugs, and overall to keep our products up-to-date with the latest rules and technologies. Follow the instructions on this page to apply the latest firmware to your BCT15X scanner.


Installation Steps

Download, unzip, and install Run the BC_VUP3 utility and follow the on-screen instructions.


Firmware Changelog

1.07.00 - Released 10/8/2021

Housekeeping update to accommodate revised hardware - No functional change from 1.06.03.

1.06.03 (Released 2020)

This update makes the following changes to your BCT15X scanner:

(Info pending)

1.05.03 (date TBA)

This update makes the following changes to your BCT15X scanner:

(Info pending)

1.03.00 - Released 9/3/2015

This update makes the following changes to your BCT15X scanner:

Using the Unit ID Feature

The Unit ID (UID) feature lets you see the unit ID of the radio currently transmitting on Motorola and EDACS systems. To see the Unit ID, you need to first turn on the global Unit ID option in the Settings menu.

  1. Press MENU.
  2. Scroll to SETTINGS and press E/yes.
  3. Scroll to Disp. Unit ID and press E/yes.
  4. Scroll to On and press E/yes.
When turned on, in Display Modes 1 and 2 the scanner will alternate the current channel information and the Unit ID information in Line 2 of the display. In Display Mode 3, the scanner will display the Unit ID information on Line 3 of the display.

If you program a Unit ID into a channel, you can assign an Alpha to the Unit ID. You program a Unit ID just like an iCall ID (press ./no then the Unit ID).


Update Troubleshooting

Follow these tips to troubleshoot any update problem you encounter: * When prompted, be sure to turn off the scanner, remove the batteries, and hold down both the L/O and 6 buttons while plugging in the AC adapter. The backlight should come on and remain on until the end of the update.

Revised Protocol

This protocol document revises and replaces the protocol published in The Complete Reference.


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