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BC346XT


Uniden's Premier Analog Trunktracker scanner with Dynamic Memory Architecture. Released March 2009.

Bearcat BC346XT
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Contents

Specifications

Limits

  • also see the BC346XT article on the Uniden wiki for more information
  • Channels: 9,000 maximum
  • Systems: 500 maximum
  • Groups per system: 20 maximum
  • Talkgroups per trunked system: 500 maximum
  • Channels per conventional system: 1000 maximum
  • Scan Rate: 100 channels per second (conventional mode)
  • System Quick Key range: 0-99
  • Group Quick Key range: 0-9
  • Custom Search Ranges: 10
  • Startup Keys: 10
  • System Number Tagging: 999
  • Channel Number Tagging: 999
  • Preprogrammed Service Search Bands: 11

Frequency Coverage

  • 25.0000 - 224.9800 MHz
  • 400.0000 - 512.0000 MHz
  • 806.0000 - 823.9875 MHz
  • 849.0125 - 868.9875 MHz
  • 894.0125 - 960.0000 MHz
  • 1240.0000 - 1300.0000 MHz

Power Requirements

Features

Bold features are newly added in this model over the BC246T.

  • Can be updated to support Rebanding? YES
  • TrunkTracker III with Motorola Control Channel Only trunking and I-Call monitoring
  • Multi-Site support
  • NEW Display UID (Unit IDs) on trunking systems. Firmware 1.05 or newer is required.
  • EDACS ESK support
  • System / Channel Number Tagging - provides rapid access to a specific system or channel.
  • Control Channel Data Output – allows the analysis of control channel data without the need to perform invasive modifications to the scanner Now supported in UniTrunker version 1.0.0.10 or newer.
  • Close Call, with Close Call Do Not Disturb, Close Call Priority (or Primary), and Close Call Temporary Store
  • GPS Support for location-based scanning, location alerts, and crows-flight navigation
  • Independent GPS Control of Sites and Channel Groups
  • 100 Quick Keys
  • Supported step sizes: 5, 6.25, 7.5, 8.33, 10, 12.5,15, 20, 25, 50 or 100 kHz
  • Adjustable Band defaults
  • Individual channel volume offset
  • Intermediate Frequency Exchange - changes the IF used for a selected frequency to help avoid image and other mixer-product interference on a frequency.
  • Key Safe Mode - lets you hand the scanner to a novice user and prevent programming from being modified.
  • Private Systems - lets you flag a system so that it cannot be read out of the scanner or modified.
  • Band Scope - gives a graphic representation of signal activity.
  • Negative Channel dropout delay (forced resume) adjustable to 0-2,5,10,30, -2, -5, -10 seconds
  • DCS/CTCSS Rapid Decode
  • Temporary System, Site, Group, Channel, and Location Lockout
  • 500 (250 Temporary + 250 Permanent) Search Lockouts
  • Startup Configuration
  • Frequency/ID AutoStore - automatically store frequencies from a service or limit search into a conventional system or store talk group IDs into a trunked system
  • 16 character text tagging for each system, site, group, channel, talkgroup, search range, location, Tone-out, and SAME group
  • Compatible with BC-RH96 Remote Head
  • Quick Search
  • Search with Scan for Service and Custom Searches with assigned Quick Keys
  • 11 Service Searches - Public Safety, News, HAM Radio, Marine, Railroad, Air, CB Radio, FRS/GMRS, Racing, FM Broadcast, and Special (Itinerant)
  • Custom Search — lets you program up to 10 search ranges
  • 3 Quick-Access Search Keys
  • Fire Tone Out Alert
  • Fire Tone Out Search - built-in frequency counter displays the received tones.
  • Channel Alert
  • Independent Alert Tone Volume – lets you set the volume level of the following tones: Key Beep, Emergency Alert, Channel Alert, and Close Call Alert.
  • Weather Alert Priority
  • SAME Weather Alert
  • Duplicate Channel Alert
  • Priority Scan with Priority Plus
  • Adjustable Priority check interval
  • Priority ID Scan on trunked systems
  • Preemptive Priority on Motorola analog systems
  • Signal Strength display
  • LCD and Keypad Backlight
  • Battery level display
  • Battery saver
  • Key Lock
  • Adjustable Hold (scan duration 0-255 sec) per system, custom or service search
  • Strong signal attenuation
  • Upgradeadable firmware
  • Repeater Reverse
  • Broadcast signal ignore while searching (TV and radio station frequencies, pagers, etc) with 10 custom bands
  • PC Programming and Control
  • Wired Cloning (Will only Clone to another BC346XT only)
  • SMA Antenna Connector (Includes BNC to SMA adapter)

RR System Compatibility

This scanner is compatible with the following Trunking System Types and System Voices used in the RadioReference Database, of course you must verify that the scanner will cover the appropriate frequency range:

  • System Types:
    • Motorola Type I
    • Motorola Type II
    • Motorola Type IIi Hybrid
    • Motorola Type II Smartnet
    • Motorola Type II Smartzone
    • Motorola Type II Smartzone Omnilink
    • Motorola Type II VOC
    • EDACS Standard (Wide)
    • EDACS Standard Networked
    • EDACS Narrowband (Narrow)
    • EDACS Narrowband Networked
    • EDACS SCAT
    • EDACS ESK (not ProVoice)
    • LTR Standard
  • System Voices:
    • Analog

Preloaded Systems and their System Quick Keys

Press and hold 2,9, and Hold, power on the scanner to re-initialize the Memory and restore the Preloaded systems. When it asks do you wish to restore the preloaded systems press the E/Yes key. WARNING This will erase any personal programming you may have done to your DMA.

The preloaded system list for the BC346XT:

SQK System

  • 21 Atlanta GA
  • 22 Boston MA
  • 23 Charlotte NC
  • 24 Chicago IL
  • 25 Columbus OH
  • 26 Dallas TX
  • 27 Carrollton TX
  • 28 Garland TX
  • 29 Irving TX
  • 30 Lewisville TX
  • 31 Mesquite TX
  • 32 Richardson TX
  • 33 Fort Worth TX
  • 34 Arlington
  • 35 NE Tarrant TX
  • 36 Des Moines IA
  • 37 Flagstaff AZ
  • 38 Fresno CA
  • 39 Houston TX
  • 40 Iowa City IA
  • 41 Southeast Texas
  • 42 Kansas City MO
  • 43 Las Vegas NV-C
  • 44 LosAngelesCntyCA
  • 45 Miami FL
  • 46 MilwaukeeCntyWI
  • 47 New York NY
  • 48 Norfolk VA
  • 49 Newport News VA
  • 50 Pittsburgh PA
  • 51 Portland OR
  • 52 Prescott AZ
  • 53 Nevada Shared
  • 54 Sacramento CA
  • 55 San Diego CA
  • 56 Seattle WA
  • 57 Tucson AZ
  • 58 OklahomaStatewid
  • 59 Wichita KS

Mods

Hardware

Uniden bc346xt with the rear cover removed.
Uniden bc346xt with the radio module removed.
Uniden bc346xt microcontroller close up.
Uniden bc246xt keypad and LCD side.

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