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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


  • 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
    • LTR Standard
    • Project 25 Standard (PHASE 1)
  • System Voices:
    • Analog
    • Analog and APCO-25 Common Air Interface
    • APCO-25 Common Air Interface Exclusive

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