You first have to program frequencies for what you want to listen to.
Exactly what "urban area" are you talking about.
"lousy flagpins" wrote in message
ive got a bc80xlt with several bands (ham, t band, etc.) that i get
nothing on. im in an urban area so it seems like there ought to be a
lotta stuff around.
right now all i have is a 6 inch flexible antenna like you see on
handheld police radios. do i need another completely differnt antenna
or maybe just a longer version of what ive got.