Questions Re: New Uniden BC75XLT Scanner

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Questions Re: New Uniden BC75XLT Scanner

Postby davidns8560 » Thu May 01, 2014 3:39 pm

I just won an eBay auction for a brand new Uniden BC75XLT Portable Scanner. I paid $76 with free shipping. I expect it to arrive next week. It will be my first scanner. And I have some questions, if anyone will kindly help.

1. Any advice for programming it? Many reviewers say it's a big headache!
2. Will I be able to use it trackside to monitor the CSX Mohawk and Rochester Subdivisions? The NS Southern Tier Mainline? The CP's D&H Line? I am concerned that these railroads will soon or already use digital communications, making this a mistaken purchase.
3. What sort of range can I expect to get?
4. Where do I find the right frequencies to monitor?
5. Does Amtrak use its own frequencies, or the host railroad's?
6. Any recommendations on accessories I might need?
7. Will it also pick up airport activity?
8. Any issues I might have overlooked?

Thanks,

Dave in Ithaca, NY
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