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Uniden's Analog Trunktracker scanner with [[Dynamic Memory Architecture]]. Released March 2009.
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Uniden's Analog Trunktracker scanner with [[Dynamic Memory Architecture]]. This is a [[TrunkTracker III]] with Motorola [[Control Channel Only]] trunking and [[I-Call]] monitoring.  Released March 2009. Discontinued.
Discontinued.
 
  
 
[[Image:BC346XT.jpg|right|thumb|Bearcat BC346XT]]
 
[[Image:BC346XT.jpg|right|thumb|Bearcat BC346XT]]
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==Specifications==
 
==Specifications==
===Limits===
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===Physical===
* also see the [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/BC346XT BC346XT] article on the Uniden wiki for more information
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* Battery level display
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* Compatible with [[BC-RH96]] Remote Head
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* LCD and Keypad Backlight
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* Signal Strength display
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* SMA Antenna Connector (Includes BNC to SMA adapter)
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* Strong signal attenuation
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===Keys===
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* Group Quick Key range: 0-9
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* 3 [http://new.marksscanners.com/346XT/346xt.shtml#search%20key Quick-Access Search Keys]
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* Startup Keys: 10
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* System Quick Key range: 0-99
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===Technical===
 
* Channels: 9,000 maximum
 
* Channels: 9,000 maximum
* Systems: 500 maximum
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* Channel Number Tagging: 999
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* Channels per conventional system: 1000 maximum
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* Custom Search Ranges: 10
 
* Groups per system: 20 maximum
 
* Groups per system: 20 maximum
* Talkgroups per trunked system: 500 maximum
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* PC Programming and Control
* Channels per conventional system: 1000 maximum
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* Preprogrammed Service Search Bands: 11
 
* Scan Rate: 100 channels per second (conventional mode)
 
* Scan Rate: 100 channels per second (conventional mode)
* System Quick Key range: 0-99
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* 11 Service Searches - Public Safety, News, HAM Radio, Marine, Railroad, Air, CB Radio, FRS/GMRS, Racing, FM Broadcast, and Special (Itinerant)
* Group Quick Key range: 0-9
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* Supported step sizes: 5, 6.25, 7.5, 8.33, 10, 12.5,15, 20, 25, 50 or 100 kHz
* Custom Search Ranges: 10
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* Systems: 500 maximum
* Startup Keys: 10
 
 
* System Number Tagging: 999
 
* System Number Tagging: 999
* Channel Number Tagging: 999
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* Talkgroups per trunked system: 500 maximum
* Preprogrammed Service Search Bands: 11
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* 500 (250 Temporary + 250 Permanent) Search Lockouts
 
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* 16 character text tagging for each system, site, group, channel, talkgroup, search range, location, Tone-out, and [[SAME]] group
===Frequency Coverage===
 
  
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==== Frequency Coverage ====
 
* 25.0000 - 224.9800 MHz
 
* 25.0000 - 224.9800 MHz
 
* 400.0000 - 512.0000 MHz
 
* 400.0000 - 512.0000 MHz
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* 1240.0000 - 1300.0000 MHz
 
* 1240.0000 - 1300.0000 MHz
  
===Power Requirements===
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====Power====
* Power requirements: 3 AA batteries, 6V DC, or 800mA AC adapter
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* 3 AA batteries, 6V DC, or 800mA AC adapter. Example: [http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000065VV0 Sony Car DC Adaptor]
** Example: [http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2102591 Radio Shack adapter] with Adaptaplug '''B'''
 
** Or [http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000065VV0 Sony Car DC Adaptor]
 
  
===Features===
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==Features==
'''Bold''' features are newly added in this model over the BC246T.
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* Adjustable Hold (scan duration 0-255 sec) per system, custom or service search
* Can be updated to support [[Rebanding]]? {{color|green|YES}}
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* [[Battery Saver]]
** This scanner supports rebanding with firmware already installed. See the [[Updating the Firmware in Uniden DMA Scanners]] article for the firmware link
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* [[Broadcast Screen]] while searching (TV and radio station frequencies, pagers, etc) '''with 10 custom bands'''
* [[Dynamic Memory Architecture]]
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* [[Uniden Close Call|Close Call]], with [[Uniden Close Call#Close Call Do Not Disturb|Close Call Do Not Disturb]], [[Uniden Close Call#Close Call Priority|Close Call Priority (or Primary)]], and [[Uniden Close Call#Close Call Temporary Store|Close Call Temporary Store]]
* [[TrunkTracker III]] with Motorola [[Control Channel Only]] trunking and [[I-Call]] monitoring
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* [[Control Channel Only]]
* '''[[Uniden Multi-Site Trunking|Multi-Site]] support'''
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* Custom Search — lets you program up to 10 search ranges
* '''{{color|red|NEW}} Display UID (Unit IDs) on trunking systems. Firmware 1.05 or newer is required.'''
 
* '''EDACS [[ESK]] support'''
 
* '''System / Channel Number Tagging - provides rapid access to a specific system or channel.'''
 
* '''Control Channel Data Output – allows the analysis of control channel data without the need to perform invasive modifications to the scanner''' Now supported in UniTrunker version 1.0.0.10 or newer.
 
* [[Uniden Close Call]], with [[Uniden Close Call#Close Call Do Not Disturb|'''Close Call Do Not Disturb''']], [[Uniden Close Call#Close Call Priority|Close Call Priority (or Primary)]], and [[Uniden Close Call#Close Call Temporary Store|'''Close Call Temporary Store''']]
 
* '''[http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/GPSMode GPS Support] for [[Uniden Scanner GPS Features|location-based scanning]], location alerts, and crows-flight navigation'''
 
* '''[http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/LocationBasedScanning {{color|red|Independent GPS Control of Sites and Channel Groups}}]'''
 
* '''100 Quick Keys'''
 
* Supported step sizes: 5, 6.25, 7.5, '''8.33''', 10, 12.5,15, 20, 25, 50 or 100 kHz
 
* '''Adjustable Band defaults'''
 
* '''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.'''
 
* '''[http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/BandScopeMode Band Scope] - gives a graphic representation of signal activity.'''
 
* '''Negative Channel dropout delay (forced resume) adjustable to 0-2,5,10,30, -2, -5, -10 seconds'''
 
 
* [[DCS]]/[[CTCSS]] [[Automatic_CTCSS_identification|Rapid Decode]]
 
* [[DCS]]/[[CTCSS]] [[Automatic_CTCSS_identification|Rapid Decode]]
* '''Temporary System, Site, Group, Channel, and Location Lockout'''
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* [[Duplicate Channel Alert]]
* '''500 (250 Temporary + 250 Permanent) Search Lockouts'''
 
* '''[http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/StartupKeys Startup Configuration]'''
 
 
* 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
 
* 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, '''site''', group, channel, talkgroup, search range, '''location, Tone-out''', and [[SAME]] group
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* [[Key Lock]]
* '''Compatible with [[BC-RH96]] Remote Head'''
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* [[Priority Scan]]
* Quick Search
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* [[Quick Search]]
* '''Search with Scan for Service and Custom Searches with assigned Quick Keys'''
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* [[Repeater Reverse]]
* 11 Service Searches - Public Safety, News, HAM Radio, Marine, Railroad, Air, CB Radio, FRS/GMRS, Racing, '''FM Broadcast''', and Special (Itinerant)
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* Upgradeable firmware
* Custom Search — lets you program up to 10 search ranges
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** Can be updated to support [[Rebanding]]? {{color|green|YES}}
* '''3 Quick-Access [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/SearchKeys Search Keys]'''
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** This scanner supports rebanding with firmware already installed. See the [[Updating the Firmware in Uniden DMA Scanners]] article for the firmware link
* '''[[Fire Tone Out]] Alert'''
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* [[Weather Operations]]
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* [[Wired Cloning]] (Will only Clone to another BC346XT only)
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===Improvements over the BC246T===
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* Adjustable Band defaults
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* Adjustable Priority check interval
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* [[Band Scope]] mode
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* [[Uniden BCDx36HP Quick Keys and Number Tags|Number Tagging]] - provides rapid access to a specific system or channel.
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* [[Channel Alert]]
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* [[Control Channel Data Output]]
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* Display UID (Unit IDs) on trunking systems. Firmware 1.05 or newer is required.
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* EDACS [[ESK]] support
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* [[Fire Tone Out]] Alert
 
** Also see the [[Fire Tone Out]] article   
 
** Also see the [[Fire Tone Out]] article   
* '''Fire Tone Out Search - built-in frequency counter displays the received tones.'''
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** Fire Tone Out Search - built-in frequency counter displays the received tones.'''
* '''[[Channel Alert]]'''
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* Independent Alert Tone Volume – lets you set the volume level of the following tones: Key Beep, Emergency Alert, Channel Alert, and Close Call 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.'''
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* Individual channel volume offset
* Weather Alert Priority
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* [[Intermediate Frequency Exchange]] - changes the IF used for a selected frequency to help avoid image and other mixer-product interference on a frequency.
* [[SAME]] Weather Alert
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* [[Location Based Scanning]], location alerts, and crows-flight navigation
* Duplicate Channel Alert
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* [[Uniden Multi-Site Trunking|Multi-Site]] support
* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/PriorityScan Priority Scan] with Priority Plus
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* [[Negative Channel dropout delay]] (forced resume) adjustable to 0-2,5,10,30, -2, -5, -10 seconds
** Also see the [[Priority Scan]] article
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* [[Uniden BCDx36HP Quick Keys and Number Tags|Number Tags]] allow you to quickly navigate to a specific Favorites List, System, and/or Channel.
* '''Adjustable Priority check interval'''
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* [[Priority Scan|Preemptive Priority]] on Motorola analog systems
* '''Priority ID Scan on trunked systems'''
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* [[Priority Scan|Priority ID Scan]] on trunked systems
* '''Preemptive Priority on Motorola analog systems'''
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* [[Private Systems]] - lets you flag a system so that it cannot be read out of the scanner or modified.
* '''Signal Strength display'''
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* [[Search with Scan]] for Service and Custom Searches with assigned Quick Keys
* LCD and '''Keypad Backlight'''
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* [[Startup Configuration]]
* '''Battery level display'''
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* [[Temporary System, Site, Group, Channel, and Location Lockout]]
* Battery saver
 
* Key Lock
 
* Adjustable Hold (scan duration 0-255 sec) per system, custom or service search
 
* Strong signal attenuation
 
* Upgradeadable firmware
 
* [[Repeater Reverse]]
 
* Broadcast signal ignore while searching (TV and radio station frequencies, pagers, etc) '''with 10 custom bands'''
 
* PC Programming and Control
 
* Wired Cloning (Will only Clone to another BC346XT only)
 
* '''SMA Antenna Connector''' (Includes BNC to SMA adapter)
 
  
===RR System Compatibility===
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==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:
 
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:
 
* System Types:
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[[Image:346xt_4.jpg|right|thumb|Uniden bc346xt with the radio module removed.]]
 
[[Image:346xt_4.jpg|right|thumb|Uniden bc346xt with the radio module removed.]]
 
[[Image:346xt_05.jpg|right|thumb|Uniden bc346xt microcontroller close up.]]
 
[[Image:346xt_05.jpg|right|thumb|Uniden bc346xt microcontroller close up.]]
[[Image:346xt_06.jpg|right|thumb|Uniden bc246xt keypad and LCD side.]]
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[[Image:346xt_06.jpg|right|thumb|Uniden bc346xt keypad and LCD side.]]
  
 
==Related Pages==
 
==Related Pages==
 
; External Links
 
; External Links
* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/BC346XT Uniden wiki-based user manual for BC346XT]
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* [https://dokumen.tips/download/link/bc346xt-complete-reference.html BC346XT: The Complete Reference (downloadable)]
** [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/pub/publish/BC346XT.html Static, faster version of wiki manual]
 
* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/pub/UnidenMan4/BC346XT/BC346XT_Complete_Reference.pdf Uniden BC346XT: The Complete Reference] (Downloadable PDF)
 
 
* [http://new.marksscanners.com/346XT/346xt.shtml Mark's Scanners: Easier to Read BC346XT Manual] recommended reading
 
* [http://new.marksscanners.com/346XT/346xt.shtml Mark's Scanners: Easier to Read BC346XT Manual] recommended reading
 
* [http://web.archive.org/web/20130509193738/http://www.scannermaster.com/Uniden_Bearcat_BC346XT_Police_Scanner_p/10-501357.htm Scanner Master's "Special Report" on the Uniden BC346XT] (Product page at Scanner Master than includes a very useful, in depth review of the scanner
 
* [http://web.archive.org/web/20130509193738/http://www.scannermaster.com/Uniden_Bearcat_BC346XT_Police_Scanner_p/10-501357.htm Scanner Master's "Special Report" on the Uniden BC346XT] (Product page at Scanner Master than includes a very useful, in depth review of the scanner
 
* [http://web.archive.org/web/20131128215606/http://www.grove-ent.com/SCANNERPROGRAMMING.htm Man-Machine Interface: Getting the Most from your New Uniden Scanner by Paul Opitz] a tutorial on programming and using a Uniden DMA based scanner
 
* [http://web.archive.org/web/20131128215606/http://www.grove-ent.com/SCANNERPROGRAMMING.htm Man-Machine Interface: Getting the Most from your New Uniden Scanner by Paul Opitz] a tutorial on programming and using a Uniden DMA based scanner
* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/ScannerManuals Firmware Updates]
 
 
* [http://www.scannermaster.com/USB_Cable_p/01-551038.htm Uniden USB-1 page on Scanner Master]
 
* [http://www.scannermaster.com/USB_Cable_p/01-551038.htm Uniden USB-1 page on Scanner Master]
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* [http://unidensupport.com/Find-Your-Product/Scanners/BCD346XT Uniden Support BCD346XT Support page]
  
 
; Wiki Articles
 
; Wiki Articles
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* [https://groups.io/g/BC346XT BC346XT]
 
* [https://groups.io/g/BC346XT BC346XT]
 
* [https://groups.io/g/radioprogramming Radio Programming]
 
* [https://groups.io/g/radioprogramming Radio Programming]
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* [https://uniden.groups.io/g/main Uniden main group]
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* [https://uniden.groups.io/g/BC346XT BC346XT Sub Group]
 
;Twitter
 
;Twitter
 
*[https://twitter.com/search?q=%23bc346xt&src=typed_query BC346XT on Twitter]
 
*[https://twitter.com/search?q=%23bc346xt&src=typed_query BC346XT on Twitter]

Latest revision as of 12:46, 24 June 2021

Uniden's Analog Trunktracker scanner with Dynamic Memory Architecture. This is a TrunkTracker III with Motorola Control Channel Only trunking and I-Call monitoring. Released March 2009. Discontinued.

Bearcat BC346XT
FCC Filing Photo: Unit
FCC Filing Photo: Unit & Accessories

Specifications

Physical

  • Battery level display
  • Compatible with BC-RH96 Remote Head
  • LCD and Keypad Backlight
  • Signal Strength display
  • SMA Antenna Connector (Includes BNC to SMA adapter)
  • Strong signal attenuation

Keys

Technical

  • Channels: 9,000 maximum
  • Channel Number Tagging: 999
  • Channels per conventional system: 1000 maximum
  • Custom Search Ranges: 10
  • Groups per system: 20 maximum
  • PC Programming and Control
  • Preprogrammed Service Search Bands: 11
  • Scan Rate: 100 channels per second (conventional mode)
  • 11 Service Searches - Public Safety, News, HAM Radio, Marine, Railroad, Air, CB Radio, FRS/GMRS, Racing, FM Broadcast, and Special (Itinerant)
  • Supported step sizes: 5, 6.25, 7.5, 8.33, 10, 12.5,15, 20, 25, 50 or 100 kHz
  • Systems: 500 maximum
  • System Number Tagging: 999
  • Talkgroups per trunked system: 500 maximum
  • 500 (250 Temporary + 250 Permanent) Search Lockouts
  • 16 character text tagging for each system, site, group, channel, talkgroup, search range, location, Tone-out, and SAME group

Frequency Coverage

  • 25.0000 - 224.9800 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

Features

Improvements over the BC246T

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 BC346XT:

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
Uniden bc346xt with the rear cover removed.
Uniden bc346xt with the radio module removed.
Uniden bc346xt microcontroller close up.
Uniden bc346xt keypad and LCD side.

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