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==General Specifications==
 
==General Specifications==
* [[Rebanding]] supported? <font color=green> YES </font>
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===Features===
* APCO 25 Digital Operation - Including 9600 Baud C4FM & CQPSK*
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* Can be updated to support [[Rebanding]]? {{color|green|YES}} 
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** See Section 7.1 of the [[Rebanding]] article for the firmware link
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* [[Project_25|APCO25 Digital Audio]] Operation - Including 9600 Baud C4FM & CQPSK*
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* [[TrunkTracker IV]] with [[I-Call]] monitoring
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* [[I-Call]] monitoring
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* Automatic Digital Detect
 
* PC Control/Programming (Software Included)
 
* PC Control/Programming (Software Included)
* 1000 Channels, 10 Banks, 10 Priority Channels
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* 1000 Channels in 10 Banks
* Continuous Band Coverage - 25MHz to 1.3GHz
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* 100 cps scan rate
* Preprogramed Service Searches (12)
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* 25-512, 806-956, 1240-1300MHz range* 10 scan lists with 10 ID’s each per bank
* [[TrunkTracker IV]] with [[I-Call]] monitoring
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* 10 Priority Channels with Priority Plus
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* Priority IDs
 
* CTCSS/DCS Decode
 
* CTCSS/DCS Decode
 
* [[SAME]] 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.
 
* [[SAME]] 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.
* Alpha Tagging - Bank Channel and Search Range
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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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* 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
 
* Backlit Keypad - Offers you added visibility for dialing at night or in low light.
 
* Backlit Keypad - Offers you added visibility for dialing at night or in low light.
 
* Holographic Backlit LCD Display
 
* Holographic Backlit LCD Display
* [[Priority Scan]] with Priority Plus
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* Signal meter
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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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** Motorola Type II VOC
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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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** Project 25 Standard (PHASE 1)
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*System Voices:
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** Analog
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** Analog and APCO-25 Common Air Interface
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** APCO-25 Common Air Interface Exclusive
  
 
==Owner's Manual==
 
==Owner's Manual==
[http://www.uniden.com/pdf/BC296Dom.pdf PDF]
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[http://www.uniden.info/download/ompdf/BC296Dom.pdf PDF]
  
 
==Reviews and User Opinions==
 
==Reviews and User Opinions==
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==Related Pages==
 
==Related Pages==
 
* [http://www.radioreference.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2666 RadioReference-PRO96 BC296 Comparison Thread]
 
* [http://www.radioreference.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2666 RadioReference-PRO96 BC296 Comparison Thread]
* [http://www.strongsignals.net/access/clubs/bc296d/index.cgi Strong Signals BC296D Club]
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* [[Simulcast digital distortion]]
  
 
==Supporting Software==
 
==Supporting Software==
* [http://www.butelsoftware.com/bc785/bc250index.html ARC250]
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* [[Programming Your Uniden Scanner]]
* [http://www.butelsoftware.com/bc785/bc250clone.htm BC250 Clone]
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* [[Uniden Legacy Software Support]]
* [http://www.freqofnature.com/software/controlfreqjr2/index.html Control Freq v2]
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* [http://www.proscan.org ProScan Free 30-day fully functional trial, $ 50, Feature Rich]
* [http://bellsouthpwp.net/k/d/kd5eis/IDTracker/IDTracker.htm IDTracker]
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* [http://www.proscan.org/index.htm ProScan]
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==Mailing Lists / Forums ==
* [http://www.scancat.com/scg-win2.html Scancat Gold for Windows]  
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*{{Forum|uniden-forums|RadioReference Uniden}}
* [http://www.scancat.com/scancat-lite-plus.html Scancat Lite Plus]
 
* [http://www.bc785d.net/ Scan Pro software for the 250/785]
 
* [http://www.scannersoft.com Scan Control] 
 
* [http://www.scanstar.com/products/trunkstarpro.htm Trunkstar Pro]
 
* [http://www.scanstar.com/products/tsxlt.htm Trunkstar XLT]
 
* [http://www.uniden.com/rn_productsupport_downloads.cfm?product=BC296d UASD and Firmware updates 296]
 
* [http://www.scannermaster.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=01%2D520807 Winscan DP]
 
  
==Yahoo Groups and Mailing Lists (software and receiver support)==
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==BC296D Scanners for Sale==
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arc250785/ ARC250/785 Yahoo group]
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*[[BC296D eBay Listings]]
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Uniden_BC296D/ Uniden BC296D Yahoo group]
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BC296D/ BC296D Yahoo group]
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/UnidenBC796D-BC296D/ Uniden BC796D-BC296D Yahoo group]
 
* [http://www.proscan.org/phpbb/index.php ProScan Support forum]
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Scancat/ Scancat Yahoo group]
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ScanControl Scan Control Yahoo group]
 
* [http://www.radioreference.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=82 RadioReference Uniden forum]
 
* [http://www.strongsignals.net/access/forums/viewforum.php?f=5&sid=a008fecb4f59406385d1ff0cbe328c9c Strong Signals BC296D Forum]
 
* [http://strongsignals.net/access/forums/viewforum.php?f=29 Strong Signals Uniden Message board]
 
 
 
== eBay Listings ==
 
<ebay>Uniden ("BC-296D","BC296D")</ebay>
 
  
  
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[[Category:Uniden Scanners]]
 
[[Category:Uniden Scanners]]
 
[[Category:Handheld Scanners]]
 
[[Category:Handheld Scanners]]
[[Category:Trunking Scanners]]
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[[Category:Digital Scanners without DMR]]
[[Category:Digital Scanners]]
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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:Rebanding Supported Scanners]]
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[[Category:Radio Models]]

Latest revision as of 18:55, 15 October 2020

BC296D

APCO 25 Capable Handheld Scanner

The BC296D Digital Handheld Scanner is APCO 25 Capable with 1000 channels, 10 banks, 10 priority channels and continuous band coverage.


General Specifications

Features

  • Can be updated to support Rebanding? YES
    • See Section 7.1 of the Rebanding article for the firmware link
  • APCO25 Digital Audio Operation - Including 9600 Baud C4FM & CQPSK*
  • TrunkTracker IV with I-Call monitoring
  • I-Call monitoring
  • Automatic Digital Detect
  • PC Control/Programming (Software Included)
  • 1000 Channels in 10 Banks
  • 100 cps scan rate
  • 25-512, 806-956, 1240-1300MHz range* 10 scan lists with 10 ID’s each per bank
  • 10 Priority Channels with Priority Plus
  • Priority IDs
  • CTCSS/DCS Decode
  • SAME 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Backlit Keypad - Offers you added visibility for dialing at night or in low light.
  • Holographic Backlit LCD Display
  • Signal meter
  • 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
    • Motorola Type II VOC
    • EDACS Standard (Wide)
    • EDACS Standard Networked
    • EDACS Narrowband (Narrow)
    • EDACS Narrowband Networked
    • EDACS SCAT
    • LTR Standard
    • Project 25 Standard (PHASE 1)
  • System Voices:
    • Analog
    • Analog and APCO-25 Common Air Interface
    • APCO-25 Common Air Interface Exclusive

Owner's Manual

PDF

Reviews and User Opinions

Related Pages

Supporting Software

Mailing Lists / Forums

BC296D Scanners for Sale


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