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APCO P-25 Capable Handheld Scanner/1000 Channels/10 Banks/PC Programming/Control/10 priority channels and continuous band coverage.
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[[Image:BC250D thumb.JPG|right|BC250D]]
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'''APCO P-25 Capable Handheld Scanner/1000 Channels/10 Banks/PC Programming/Control/10 priority channels and continuous band coverage.'''
  
BC250D Digital Handheld Scanner is
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'''NOTE:''' The UBC-3300 is the Euro version of the [[BC250D]] and uses the BCi25 card for 3600 baud Motorola mixed mode systems
  
PRODUCT FEATURE LIST
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==General Specifications==
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===Features===
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* Can be updated to support [[Rebanding]]? {{color|red|NO}}
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* [[TrunkTracker III]]
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* [[Project_25|APCO25 Digital Audio]] Ready - Requires the installation of Uniden's BCi 25D Digital Card in order to monitor APCO P-25 Digital Voice
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* Motorola [[Control Channel Only]] scanning option in menu with selectable plan for 800/900 mHz systems but only one site or system can be programmed per bank
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* [[I-Call]] monitoring
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* 25-512, 806-956, 1240-1300MHz range
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* CTCSS/DCS Decode
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* [[Specific Area Message Encoding|SAME]] weather alert
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* PC Control/Programming (Software Included)
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* 1000 Channels in 10 Banks
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* 100 cps scan rate
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* 10 scan lists with 10 ID’s each per bank
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* 10 Priority Channels with Priority Plus
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* Priority IDs
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* Motorola Control Channel only trunking
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* Motorola Status Bits
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* EDACS partial talkgroup IDs
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* [[EDACS Patch Tracking]]
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* 16-character Alpha Tagging - Bank, channel, and search range
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* 12 Preprogramed Service Searches
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* 10 Custom search ranges
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* Auto store
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* Channel alert
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* AM/FM/NFM/WFM Modes
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* Audio Output - 190 mW 10% THD, Max 240 mW
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* Backlit display and keypad
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* Signal meter
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* Repeater reverse
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* Data skip
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* Rechargeable NiMH Battery Pack and Charger
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===RR System Compatibility===
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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:
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* System Types:
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** Motorola Type I
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** Motorola Type II
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** Motorola Type IIi Hybrid
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** Motorola Type II Smartnet
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** Motorola Type II Smartzone
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** Motorola Type II Smartzone Omnilink
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** EDACS Standard (Wide)
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** EDACS Standard Networked
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** EDACS Narrowband (Narrow)
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** EDACS Narrowband Networked
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** EDACS SCAT
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** LTR Standard
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Please note that this scanner will '''not''' track a P25 trunking system.  While it can decode P25 digital voice (with the optional BCi25 card installed) it cannot follow a P25 (9600 bps) control channel.
  
* APCO 25 Digital Ready - Requires the installation of Uniden's BCi 25D Digital Card in order to monitor APCO P-25 Digital Systems,
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*System Voices:
* 1000 Channels / 10 Banks
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** Analog
* Continuous Band Coverage - 25MHz to 1.3GHz
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** Analog and APCO-25 Common Air Interface (with the optional BCi25 card installed)
* TrunkTracker III - EDACS, MOTOROLA, E.F. JOHNSON
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* 12 Service Searches
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==Owner's Manual==
* CTCSS/DCS Codes
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* [http://www.uniden.info/download/ompdf/BC250Dom.pdf PDF]
* S.A.M.E. Weather Alert - Specific Area Message Encoding - During a NOAA Weather or Emergency Alert, a code for your specific location will alert you to severe conditions in your immediate area.
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* Alpha Tagging - Bank Channel and Search Range
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==Modifications==
* PC Programming/Control
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* [http://www.mods.dk/index.php?ModelId=787&RadioRec=uniden Mods.dk listing]
* Monitor APCO P-25 Conventional - Trunked at 3600 and Mixed-Mode Digital Communications
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* AM/FM/NFM/WFM Modes
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==Reviews and User Opinions==
* Audio Output - 190 mw 10% THD, Max 240 mw
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* [http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/3041 BC250D (1)]
* Holographic Backlit Display
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* [http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/3120 BC250D (2)]
* Backlit Keypad - Offers you added visibility for dialing at night or in low light.
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* [http://www.ukmidlandscanner.co.uk/uni3300rev.htm UKMidlandscanner: UBC3300XLT Review]
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* [[BC250D Review by Safetyobc]]
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==Related Pages==
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* [[Programming Your Uniden Scanner]]
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* [[Simulcast digital distortion]]
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;Uniden
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* [http://uniden.com/products/productdetail.cfm?product=BC250D Specs]
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==Supporting Software==
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'''NOTE:''' Due to firmware differences, only ARC250, sprog and IDTracker are known to support the UBC-3300
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* [http://dx.torensma.net/ Uniden Commander]
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* [[Uniden Legacy Software Support]]
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* [http://www.proscan.org ProScan Free 30-day fully functional trial, $ 50, Feature Rich]
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==Mailing Lists / Forums ==
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; RadioReference
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*{{Forum|uniden-forums.82|RadioReference Uniden}}
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; Facebook
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/448987651918830 Radio Scanner World]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/667031203353717 Radio Scanners]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/4188584134 Scanner Enthusiasts]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/2889562301118379 Radio Scanner Help and Chat]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/UnidenScanners Uniden Scanners]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/UBScanners Uniden Bearcat Scanners]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/1480421685608148 Uniden Bearcat Scanner Fan Club]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/923164271205464 Uniden Bearcat Scanner Owners UK]
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; Groups.io
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* [https://groups.io/g/Scanners Radio Scanners Uniden / Whistler]
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==BC250D Scanners for Sale==
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*[[BC250D eBay Listings]]
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Return to [[Uniden Scanners]]
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[[Category:Handheld Scanners]]
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[[Category:Digital Scanners without DMR]]
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[[Category:Digital Scanners without MOTOTRBO]]
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[[Category:Digital Scanners without NXDN]]
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[[Category:Digital Scanners without ProVoice]]
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[[Category:Radio Models]]

Latest revision as of 14:23, 10 April 2021

BC250D

APCO P-25 Capable Handheld Scanner/1000 Channels/10 Banks/PC Programming/Control/10 priority channels and continuous band coverage.

NOTE: The UBC-3300 is the Euro version of the BC250D and uses the BCi25 card for 3600 baud Motorola mixed mode systems

General Specifications

Features

  • Can be updated to support Rebanding? NO
  • TrunkTracker III
  • APCO25 Digital Audio Ready - Requires the installation of Uniden's BCi 25D Digital Card in order to monitor APCO P-25 Digital Voice
  • Motorola Control Channel Only scanning option in menu with selectable plan for 800/900 mHz systems but only one site or system can be programmed per bank
  • I-Call monitoring
  • 25-512, 806-956, 1240-1300MHz range
  • CTCSS/DCS Decode
  • SAME weather alert
  • PC Control/Programming (Software Included)
  • 1000 Channels in 10 Banks
  • 100 cps scan rate
  • 10 scan lists with 10 ID’s each per bank
  • 10 Priority Channels with Priority Plus
  • Priority IDs
  • Motorola Control Channel only trunking
  • Motorola Status Bits
  • EDACS partial talkgroup IDs
  • EDACS Patch Tracking
  • 16-character Alpha Tagging - Bank, channel, and search range
  • 12 Preprogramed Service Searches
  • 10 Custom search ranges
  • Auto store
  • Channel alert
  • AM/FM/NFM/WFM Modes
  • Audio Output - 190 mW 10% THD, Max 240 mW
  • Backlit display and keypad
  • Signal meter
  • Repeater reverse
  • Data skip
  • Rechargeable NiMH Battery Pack and Charger

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
    • EDACS Standard (Wide)
    • EDACS Standard Networked
    • EDACS Narrowband (Narrow)
    • EDACS Narrowband Networked
    • EDACS SCAT
    • LTR Standard

Please note that this scanner will not track a P25 trunking system. While it can decode P25 digital voice (with the optional BCi25 card installed) it cannot follow a P25 (9600 bps) control channel.

  • System Voices:
    • Analog
    • Analog and APCO-25 Common Air Interface (with the optional BCi25 card installed)

Owner's Manual

Modifications

Reviews and User Opinions

Related Pages

Uniden

Supporting Software

NOTE: Due to firmware differences, only ARC250, sprog and IDTracker are known to support the UBC-3300

Mailing Lists / Forums

RadioReference
Facebook
Groups.io

BC250D Scanners for Sale

Return to Uniden Scanners