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Old 14th Feb 2018, 1:55 am   #1
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Default Bearcat BC-300 scanner - service manual

I'm after a service manual for the Electra Bearcat BC-300 scanner, if anyone has one or can point me in the right direction.

Much searching only turns up a user manual and schematics - and a spam/scam site when a link to the service manual is clicked
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Old 16th Feb 2018, 8:52 pm   #2
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Default Re: Bearcat BC-300 scanner - service manual

http://w5jgv.com/downloads/Bearcat/

That should do it.
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Old 17th Feb 2018, 4:29 am   #3
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Default 2nd try - Bearcat BC-300 scanner - service manual

I'm after a service manual for the Electra Bearcat BC-300 scanner, if anyone has one or can point me in the right direction.

Much searching only turns up a user manual and schematics - and a spam/scam site when a link to the service manual is clicked.

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http://w5jgv.com/downloads/Bearcat/

That should do it.
Sadly, no service manual at that link, only a user manual and schematics as I said.
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Old 17th Feb 2018, 5:27 am   #4
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Default Re: 2nd try - Bearcat BC-300 scanner - service manual

As with just about all Bearcat stuff, I doubt very much that you will find a service manual.

I've got a 175XLT and couldn't even scrounge up a schematic for that one.

There used to be a RadioShack site that had some service info on their own branded versions of Bearcat stuff, but that looks to be gone now.
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Old 17th Feb 2018, 6:12 am   #5
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Default Re: 2nd try - Bearcat BC-300 scanner - service manual

Hmm - thanks Terry.

I've managed to find a service manual for a PRO2020 with PCB layouts etc. but as you say the others are difficult to find. I thought the Howard Sams manuals or the Secret Radio (which used to be called the Secret CB) volumes might have something, but no luck so far.

The schematic and repair tips I have are better than nothing though.
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Old 17th Feb 2018, 6:30 am   #6
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Default Re: 2nd try - Bearcat BC-300 scanner - service manual

Electrotanya? Manuals Lib?
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Old 17th Feb 2018, 6:50 am   #7
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Default Re: 2nd try - Bearcat BC-300 scanner - service manual

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Electrotanya? Manuals Lib?
Been there, done that, got the t-shirt

If someone hasn't come across one online, I'm hoping someone has a copy; I'm told they do exist. A contact has also asked on a U.S. based forum but no luck as yet also.
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Old 17th Feb 2018, 7:06 am   #8
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Default Re: 2nd try - Bearcat BC-300 scanner - service manual

Don't know if this would help but I have a Packard Bell flat bed scanner which is a Bearcat product because I had to get the drivers from Bearcat, had no disc.
Did P-B ever sell your model scanner?
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Old 17th Feb 2018, 7:54 am   #9
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Default Re: 2nd try - Bearcat BC-300 scanner - service manual

Don't know about P-B selling them.

They were made by Electra Company, who made quite a number of radio scanner models with the Bearcat prefix over a number of years, and were eventually taken over by Uniden.
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Old 18th Feb 2018, 11:12 pm   #10
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Default Re: 2nd try - Bearcat BC-300 scanner - service manual

No manual, but some helpful service notes on the BC-300 and several of the Electra models
http://www.repairfaq.org/REPAIR/F_BC_Repair.html
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Old 18th Feb 2018, 11:22 pm   #11
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Default Re: 2nd try - Bearcat BC-300 scanner - service manual

Thank you - very good info there.
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Old 18th Feb 2018, 11:51 pm   #12
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Default Re: 2nd try - Bearcat BC-300 scanner - service manual

What's the problem with your unit?

Sorry, just realised shouldn't ask that here, PM me or start a thread in the Amateur Radio part of the forum.
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Old 19th Feb 2018, 12:03 am   #13
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Default Re: 2nd try - Bearcat BC-300 scanner - service manual

Nothing wrong (yet).

Just looking for the service manual 1) ahead of time just in case so I'm not chasing around later (and the PCB layouts make things that much easier), and 2) I like to have complete documentation on my gear.
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