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BCD325P2


Bearcat Digital 325 Phase 2 BCD325P2  Trunktracker V

The Uniden BearCat Digital BCD325P2 is a APCO-25 Phase II capable handheld TrunkTracker V scanner based on Dynamic Memory Architecture. This scanner became available to the market in April 2015. It is linage is from the previous generation BCD396XT with added features & memory as well as repackaging into their newest iteration of a shorter ergonomic (hand-holding style used analog only scanners) with a much larger font style with single color LED display of Bearcat Orange. It's direct base/mobile sibling is the BCD996P2, options are nearly identical except the BCD325P2 only has a USB (USB B Mini) port vs a Serial & USB available on the BCD996P2. These 2 scanner make up, what are becoming known as "P2 scanners", not to be confused with pII or Phase 2 (but where Uniden got the moniker P2 from). Here's a quick run down of specs and features with a little extra info:


Contents

Specifications

Features

TrunkTracker V -- Includes APCO's newest P25 Phase I & II, Motorola Type I & II and X2TDMA, EDACS, LTR Trunked, DMR and Uniden exclusive EDACS ProVoice digital system trunk-tracking Radio Systems.

  • 25,000 Channels
  • DCS/CTCSS Rapid Decoding
  • Audio Digital and Analog AGC
  • Dynamic Memory Architecture
  • Quick key (QK) capable
    • 100 Systems QKs
      • Per Systems
        • 10 Group QKs
          • 20 Groups per System
  • Newest Narrowband Reception
  • Multi-Site System Support
  • Channel Volume Offset
  • P25 One-Frequency Trunk - P25 Conventional channels w NAC and TGID user differentiation
  • Control Channel Only trunking and I-Call monitoring
  • Supports 800mhz Rebanded Systems
  • 2-Line Alpha-Numeric Large Font Display w 3 additional lines of Info and 3 modes
  • Displays UID (Unit IDs) on trunking systems.
  • Displays can show you P0 & P1 for transmissions signifying P25 Phase 1 & Phase 2
  • Backlit Display
    • 3 Display Modes
    • 3 Display Dimmer settings
  • Function Key on Front, active for 5 seconds
  • USB standard connectivity USB Mini-B for program/control/update/power
  • Battery Charger (dumb) for Ni-MH battery with caveat scanner is off
  • PC Programming and Control (No Uniden Software included or developed, 3rd Party Only)
  • 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 a discriminator tap. Now supported in UniTrunker version 1.0.0.10 or newer.
  • Uniden 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
  • Intermediate Frequency Exchange - changes the IF used for a selected frequency to help avoid image and other mixer-product interference on a frequency.
  • Key Lock - lets you hand the scanner to a novice user and prevents anything being changed but Volume and ON\OFF.
  • Private Systems - lets you flag a system so that it cannot be read out of the scanner or modified, preventing secondary user: System & Group deletion (Software).
  • Band Scope - gives a graphic representation of signal activity.
  • Delay Channel adjustable to 0-2,5,10,30,
  • Negative Channel dropout delay (forced resume) adjustable to -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
  • Ability to flag a channel as Digital, Analog, or All
  • Quick Search
  • Search with Scan for Service and Custom Searches with assigned Quick Keys
  • 12 Service Searches - Public Safety, News, HAM Radio, Marine, Railroad, Air, CB Radio, FRS/GMRS, Racing, FM Broadcast, Military Air, 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 Alerts, Channel Alerts, and/or Close Call Alerts.
  • Weather Alert Priority
  • SAME Weather Alert
  • Duplicate Channel Alert
  • Priority Scan with Priority Plus
    • Also see the Priority Scan article
    • Adjustable Priority check interval
    • Adjustable Priority check quantity
    • Preemptive Priority on conventional analog frequencies
    • Priority ID Scan on some trunked systems types non-preemptive
  • Signal Strength display
  • Auto Adaptive Digital Threshold - automatically adjust P25 Decode Threshold
    • or Universal Scanner P25 decode Threshold Manual Settings

See here

  • Battery level displayable
  • Battery save
  • Adjustable scan duration 0-255 sec per system, site, custom or service search
  • Hold feature stay on one channel or System/Site
  • Attenuation (for Strong signal -20db)
  • Upgradeable firmware
  • Repeater Reverse
  • Broadcast signal ignore while searching (TV or radio station frequencies, pagers, etc) with 10 custom bands
  • Wired Cloning (Will only Clone to another BCD325P2)
  • Multi-Site Trunking - Lets you program the scanner to share a Trunked System's TGIDs across multiple Sites without having to duplicate TGIDs.

In the Box

  • BCD325P2 Scanner w Battery Cover
  • Rechargeable Batteries (2 AA Ni-Mh 2300mah)
  • Semi-Flexible antenna (BNC)
  • USB to USB Mini B cable(Programming/Charging/Control)
    • Maybe necessary to purchase seperate USB charger
  • Hand strap
  • Owner’s manual
  • Belt Clip (Already attached w 2 screws)

Frequency Coverage

  • 25.0000 - 512.0000 MHz
  • 758.0000 - 823.9875 MHz
  • 849.0125 - 868.9875 MHz
  • 894.0125 - 960.0000 MHz
  • DOES NOT COVER 1240.0000 - 1300.0000 MHz mistake made from coping from previous gen specs see BCD396XT

Frequency Step Chart

This chart shows Lower Edge and Upper Edge in MHz followed by mode and Step in kHz.

  • 25.0000 27.9950 AM 5.0
  • 28.0000 29.6800 NFM 20.0
  • 29.7000 49.9900 NFM 10.0
  • 50.0000 53.9800 NFM 20.0
  • 54.0000 71.9500 WFM 50.0
  • 72.0000 75.9950 FM 5.0
  • 76.0000 87.9500 WFM 50.0
  • 88.0000 107.9000 FMB 100.0
  • 108.0000 136.9750 AM 25.0
  • 137.0000 143.9875 NFM 12.5
  • 144.0000 147.9950 NFM 5.0
  • 148.0000 150.7875 NFM 12.5
  • 150.8000 161.9950 NFM 5.0
  • 162.0000 173.9875 NFM 12.5
  • 174.0000 215.9500 WFM 50.0
  • 216.0000 224.9800 NFM 20.0
  • 225.0000 379.9750 AM 25.0
  • 380.0000 512.0000 NFM 12.5
  • 758.0000 775.9875 NFM 12.5
  • 794.0000 805.9875 NFM 12.5
  • 806.0000 823.9875 NFM 12.5
  • 849.0125 868.9875 NFM 12.5
  • 894.0125 960.0000 NFM 12.5

Courtesy of Universal Radio Inc.

FM Bandwidths

Modulation & Steps AM, NFM, FM, WFM, or FMB. 5, 6.25, 7.5, 8.33, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 25, 50, or 100 kHz

  • NFM: ~7.5 kHz deviation
  • FM: ~15 kHz deviation
  • FMB: ~75 kHz deviation
  • WFM: >100 kHz deviation

Power Requirements

  • Power requirements: 2 AA batteries (2.05v or higher) or 5V DC ≥300mA or AC/DC USB A adapter w 5v ≥300ma.

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

System Voices

Notes: 1 and 2 Requires, optional, SEPARATE Paid Upgrade(s) w/ Registration via my.uniden.com

  1. Firmware 1.07.06 (or better)
  2. Firmware 1.07.06 (or better)


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