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BCD396T


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Bearcat BCD396T digital Trunktracker IV
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Uniden's APCO-25 Capable portable Trunktracker scanner with Dynamic Memory Architecture.


Contents

Specifications

Limits

  • Channels: 6000 maximum
  • Systems: 400 maximum
  • Groups per system: 20 maximum
  • Talkgroups per trunked system: 200 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
  • Preprogrammed Service Search Bands: 12

Frequency Coverage

  • (North American Model BCD396T)
  • 25.0000 - 512.0000 MHz
  • 764.0000 - 775.9875 MHz
  • 794.0000 - 823.9875 MHz
  • 849.0125 - 868.9875 MHz
  • 894.0125 - 956.0000 MHz
  • 1240.0000 - 1300.0000 MHz
  • (Australia/New Zealand Model UBCD396T)
  • 25.0000 - 512.0000 MHz
  • 764.0000 - 775.9875 MHz
  • 794.0000 - 956.0000 MHz
  • 1240.0000 - 1300.0000 MHz

Power Requirements

Features

  • Can be updated to support Rebanding? YES
  • APCO25 Digital Audio decoding
  • Adaptive Digital Threshold - Automatically sets the digital decode threshold for APCO 25 systems
  • TrunkTracker IV with Motorola Control Channel Only trunking and I-Call monitoring
  • Uniden Close Call, with Close Call Do Not Disturb (with version 3 firmware), Close Call Priority (or Primary), and Close Call Temporary Store
  • 100 Quick Keys
  • Quick Recall – quickly navigates to a specific Channel by choosing the System, Group, and Channel.
  • Supported step sizes: 5, 6.25, 7.5, 8.33, 10, 12.5,15, 20, 25, 50 or 100 kHz
  • Adjustable (0-5 sec) scan delay
  • DCS/CTCSS Rapid Decode
  • 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, group, channel, talkgroup, search range, Tone-out, and SAME group
  • Compatible with BC-RH96 Remote Head
  • Analog and Digital AGC
  • Data Skip
  • Quick Search
  • Search with Scan for Service and Custom Searches
  • 12 Service Searches - Public Safety, News, HAM Radio, Marine, Railroad, Air, CB Radio, FRS/GMRS, Racing, FM Broadcast, TV Broadcast, and Special (Itinerant)
  • Custom Search — lets you program up to 10 search ranges
  • Fire Tone Out alert
  • 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
  • Signal Strength display
  • Blue 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
  • Upgradeable 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 BCD396T)
  • Antenna Connector: SMA (w/BNC adapter)
  • Wired Cloning
  • On-Air Cloning

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 (version 3.0 firmware or later required)
    • LTR Standard
    • Project 25 Standard
  • System Voices:
    • Analog
    • Analog and APCO-25 Common Air Interface
    • APCO-25 Common Air Interface Exclusive

Mods

Tips & Tricks

  • Frequency 'tune' mode: While in scanning mode, press HOLD, key in the frequency, then press HOLD. The scanner stays on this frequency. This also works for talkgroups (hit . twice for a dash). An error message is displayed if you enter a talkgroup while scanning a conventional system.

Reviews and User Opinions

eHam
UKMidlandscanner
Safetyobc's Review
396T review By Jason Reilly (VK7ZJA)

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