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Uniden's Premier Analog Trunktracker scanner with [[Dynamic Memory Architecture]]. Released Aug., 2009.
[[Image:BCT15X.jpg|right|thumb|Bearcat BCT15X]]
[[Image:BCT15X.jpg|right|thumb|Bearcat BCT15X]]

Revision as of 21:43, 17 August 2009

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

Bearcat BCT15X

Contents

Specifications

Limits

  • also see the BCT15X 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: 12

Frequency Coverage

  • 25.0000 - 224.9800 MHz
  • 225.0000 - 399.9875 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

  • Power requirements: AC Adapter (13.8V DC 750mA Regulated) (AD-1009 or equivalent).
  • DC:11V to 16.6V(Ext.DC Power Jack or DC Power Jack)
  • Power plug: 5.5mm outer diameter, 2.1mm inner diameter; Radio Shack size code "M"

Features

Bold features are newly added in this model over the BCT15.

  • Rebanding supported? YES
  • TrunkTracker III with Control-Channel Only scanning and I-Call monitoring
  • EDACS ESK support
  • BearTracker warning system
  • State-by-State Preprogrammed Channels — let you easily keep up with activity on local police, Department of Transportation, and Highway Patrol frequencies when you travel, without having to program any channels.
  • Control Channel Data Output – allows the analysis of control channel data without the need to perform invasive modifications to the scanner
  • Close Call
  • Close Call Temporary Store
  • GPS Support for location-based scanning, location alerts, and crows-flight navigation
  • Independent GPS Control of Sites and Channel Groups
  • Supported step sizes: 5, 6.25, 7.5, 8.33, 10, 12.5,15, 20, 25, 50 or 100 kHz
  • Fire Tone Out Alert
  • Fire Tone Out Search - built-in frequency counter displays the received tones.
  • Band Scope - gives a graphic representation of signal activity.
  • Motorola Control Channel Only trunking
  • Multi-Site support
  • DCS/CTCSS Rapid Decode
  • Temporary Lockout
  • Startup Configuration
  • System / Channel Number Tagging - provides rapid access to a specific system or channel.
  • Scan and (selected) Service Search simultaneously
  • 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, taklgroup, search range, and SAME group
  • Compatible with BC-RH96 Remote Head
  • AGC
  • Quick Search
  • 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.
  • 12 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
  • SAME Weather Alert
  • Weather Priority
  • Priority Scan with Priority Plus
  • Priority ID Scan on trunked systems
  • Preemptive Priority on Motorola analog systems
  • Quick-Access Search Keys
  • Negative Channel dropout delay (forced resume)
  • Signal Strength display
  • Battery level display
  • LCD and Keypad Backlight
  • Adjustable (0-5 sec) scan delay
  • Adjustable Hold (scan duration 0-255 sec) per system, custom or service search
  • Strong signal attenuation
  • Upgradeadable firmware
  • 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.
  • Repeater Reverse
  • Broadcast signal ignore while searching (TV and radio station frequencies, pagers, etc)
  • Duplicate Channel Alert
  • Key Lock
  • PC Programming and Control
  • Wired Cloning (Will only Clone to another BCT15X only)
  • Battery saver
  • BNC antenna connector

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 BCT15X:

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

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