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Bearcat BCD325P2 digital Trunktracker V

The Uniden 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 an upgrade and repackaging of the BCD396XT. It's direct desktop/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:




  • TrunkTracker V -- Includes APCO P25 Phase I and II, Motorola, EDACS, and LTR
  • 25,000 Channels
  • DCS/CTCSS Rapid Decoding
  • Audio Digital and Analog AGC
  • Dynamic Memory
  • Narrowband Reception
  • Multi-Site System Support
  • Channel Volume Offset
  • Supports P25 Conventional channels w NAC and TGID user differentiation (P25 One-Frequency Trunk)
  • Adaptive Digital Threshold - Automatically adjust P25 decode threshold
  • Control Channel Only trunking and I-Call monitoring
  • Supports Rebanded Systems
  • Displays UID (Unit IDs) on trunking systems.
  • Displays can show you P0 & P1 for transmissions signifying P25 Phase 1 & Phase 2
  • PC Programming and Control (No Uniden Software included or developed, 3rd Party Only)
  • System / Channel Number Tagging 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 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
  • 100 System/Site Quick Keys 10, Group 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
  • 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
    • Priority ID Scan on some trunked systems
    • Preemptive Priority on Motorola systems w analog audio
  • Signal Strength display
  • Battery level displayable
  • Battery saver
  • Adjustable Hold (scan duration 0-255 sec) per system, site, custom or service search
  • 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
  • USB standard connectivity USB Mini-B
  • Battery Charger (dumb) for Ni-MH battery with caveat scanner is off
  • Wired Cloning (Will only Clone to another BCD325P2)
  • Antenna Connector: BNC

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
  • 1240.0000 - 1300.0000 MHz

FM Bandwidths

  • 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 adapter cube 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 Voices:
    • Analog
    • Analog and APCO-25 Common Air Interface
    • Digital APCO-25 Common Air Interface P25 CAI
    • DMR
    • ProVoice Exclusive

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