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Why is my uniden bc125at locked out, since i turned it on,

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why is my uniden bc125at locked out
JA: How long has this been going on?
Customer: since i turned it on, its brand new. my friend has the same one for a year. and same thing
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Customer: none
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

What is showing on it to indicate its locked-out status? e.g. on the display, the indicator lights?

How new is it? less than a week old, perhaps? measured from date of purchase.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
when i press the scan button the display says, "All channels locked out".
I got the unit thursday from amazon
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.


That's a fairly ordinary condition for a brand-new Uniden Bearcat -type radio to start out in.

You will need to program the channels, and unlock them.

Try this to unlock all the channels at once: press Func and L/O.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I tried that
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

Then you will need to get programming software onto a computer, and program the channels and unlock them with that software while the Uniden is connected to the computer.

Hold down Func and L/O.... a message should appear about unlocking channels? and you should press E to confirm you want to unlock channels.

Then input several frequencies on several channels, pressing L/O a couple times, and then press Unlock+E, and that should unlock all channels.

You may need to set the Hold button before doing that, for it to work.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i downloaded software, i will try to unlock channels with unit connected to my computer now. dont know what frequencies
to enter
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

Just enter any frequencies, for a few channels. That's needed...