Connecting a GPS receiver

To determine whether the information on this page applies to your scanner, see the tags at the bottom of the page.

Compatible GPS receivers

You can connect your scanner to any GPS receiver that meets the following criteria:

Configuring your scanner

  1. Go to the Settings menu and select Set Serial Port .
  2. Select Set Baud Rate.
  3. Select Set Rear Port.
  4. Select 4800 bps for the baud rate.

Connecting the receiver


  1. Plug your GPS receiver's RS232 cable directly into the DB9 connector on the back of the scanner.
  2. When the scanner recognizes the GPS input, it displays a confirmation message and shows the GPS icon on the display.
  3. If the GPS receiver does not have a lock on the satellites, the scanner displays Searching for Satellite .


If you can't get the scanner to recognize the GPS receiver:

If the scanner recognizes the GPS receiver but doesn't lockout systems as you expected:

This page applies to the following scanner(s): BCD996XT BCT15X Users Guide