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Bearcat BCD996P2 digital Trunktracker V

The Uniden BCD996P2 is a APCO-25 Phase II capable base/mobile TrunkTracker V scanner with Dynamic Memory Architecture. It is an upgrade to the BCD996XT, and direct sibling to the BCD325P2 released shortly after. This scanner became available to the market in March, 2015. The BCD996P2 has many features included in previous generations of "996"'s*, currently it's waiting on a firmware update to include Site specific P25 decode threshold settings that never showed itself in the XT model. It's overall redeeming qualities: inclusion of Phase 2 receiving capabilities and better ability to handle power disruptions, than the new SD card based top-of-the-line BCDx36HP series, allowing owners/operators seamless restoration of scanning after a power disruption, important for operators not familiar with scanner operations i.e. Tow Truck Drivers and other listeners/Responders. This scanner can be upgraded to trunk and decode EDACS ProVoice, DMR/MOTOTRBO and NXDN with a paid upgrade.




  • PC Programming and Control (with 3rd party software, not included)
  • 25,000 Channels
  • 16 Character Text Tagging
  • 12 Service Searches: Public Safety, News, Ham Radio, Marine, Railroad, Air, CB Radio, FRS/GMRS, Racing, FM Broadcast and Special (Itinerant)

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: AC Adapter (13.8V DC 750mA Regulated) (AD-1009 or equivalent).
  • DC:11V to 16.6V(Ext.DC Power Jack or DC 4 Pin Power Plug)
  • Power plug: 5.5mm outer diameter, 2.1mm inner diameter


In the Box

  • BCD996P2 Radio
  • AC\DC power adapter
  • Telescopic antenna
  • USB cable (USB Mini-B)
  • DC Wiring Harness
  • Mounting hardware and owner’s manual

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
    • APCO-25 Common Air Interface Exclusive
    • DMR
    • ProVoice Exclusive

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