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BC898T 500 Channel Programmable Base Scanner with TrunkTracker III
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[[Image:Bc898T.gif|right|BC898T Trunktracker III Scanner]]
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'''500 Channel Programmable Base Scanner with TrunkTracker III'''
  
'''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|green|YES}}
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** See Section 7.1 of the [[Rebanding]] article for the firmware link 
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* Frequency Coverage
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** 25-54 MHz
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** 108-174 MHz
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** 216-512 MHz
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** 806-956 MHz (excluding cellular)
 
* Multiple Channels (500) / Banks (10)
 
* Multiple Channels (500) / Banks (10)
* Frequency Coverage* - Includes the most interesting "action" bands where you can hear police, ambulance, fire, amateur radio, public utilities, weather, and more. 25-54,108-174, 216-512, 806-956 (excluding cellular)
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* [[TrunkTracker III]]
 
* 1000 Talk Group ID's in 10 Lists of 10 per Bank - Let's you quickly select the talk groups you want to hear when you listen to trunked systems.
 
* 1000 Talk Group ID's in 10 Lists of 10 per Bank - Let's you quickly select the talk groups you want to hear when you listen to trunked systems.
* TrunkTracker III Technology - So you can keep up with the action on Motorola, EDACS and LTR systems.
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* 100 cps scan rate
* DCS/CTCSS Rapid Decode - Instantly Detects and Displays the Subaudible Tone So You Can Quickly Determine the System Settings.
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* [[I-Call]] monitoring
* 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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* [[DCS]]/[[CTCSS]] [[Automatic_CTCSS_identification|Rapid Decode]]
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* [[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.
 
* Conventional and Trunked Search Operations - Let's you find transmissions not listed in any book or anyone's web site.
 
* Conventional and Trunked Search Operations - Let's you find transmissions not listed in any book or anyone's web site.
* Priority Operation - Helps ensure that you don't miss important transmissions on the channel you designate as the priority channel.
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* Auto store
* AC Adapters, DC Power Cable and Automotive Power Outlet Plug - More options for supplying power to your scanner at home or in your car.
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* Auto record
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* 10 Priority channels with [[Priority Scan]]
 
* Programmable Delay - When programmed on a channel, it allows time for a reply on the same channel before resuming to scan.
 
* Programmable Delay - When programmed on a channel, it allows time for a reply on the same channel before resuming to scan.
* Programmable Search - Allows you to set the upper and lower limits of specific frequency range for easier searching.
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* 10 Programmable Searchs - Allows you to set the upper and lower limits of specific frequency range for easier searching.
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* Signal strength meter
 
* Modulation Capability (AM/FM/NFM)
 
* Modulation Capability (AM/FM/NFM)
 
* Frequency Steps (kHz) 5/6.25/12.5/25
 
* Frequency Steps (kHz) 5/6.25/12.5/25
 
* 200 Talk Group Skip Memories
 
* 200 Talk Group Skip Memories
 
* 100 Search Skip Memories
 
* 100 Search Skip Memories
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* Data skip
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* AC Adapters, DC Power Cable and Automotive Power Outlet Plug - More options for supplying power to your scanner at home or in your car.
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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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*System Voices:
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** Analog
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==Owner's Manual==
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[http://www.uniden.info/download/ompdf/BC898Tom.pdf PDF]
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==Modifications==
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* [[BC898T Discriminator Tap]]
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==Reviews and User Opinions==
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* [http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/4525 EHam Reviews of the BC898]
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==Related Pages==
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* [[Programming Your Uniden Scanner]]
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* [http://web.archive.org/web/20071130110153/www.ticon.net/~n9ewo/bc898t.html N9EWO's BC898T Review (from Dave's Radio Receiver Page)]
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[[Uniden Scanner Comparison]]
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* [http://www.scannewengland.net/wiki/index.php/BC898t_Modifications_and_Accessory_Circuits
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==Supporting Software==
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* ARC898 from [http://www.butelsoftware.com BuTel] (available through Scanner Master)
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==Mailing Lists/forums==
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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/BC898T BC898T]
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* [https://groups.io/g/radioprogramming Radio Programming]
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==BC898T Scanners for Sale==
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*[[BC898T eBay Listings]]
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Return to [[Uniden Scanners]]
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[[Category:Analog Trunktrackers]]
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[[Category:Rebanding Supported Scanners]]
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[[Category:Radio Models]]

Latest revision as of 12:50, 12 April 2021

BC898T Trunktracker III Scanner

500 Channel Programmable Base Scanner with TrunkTracker III


General Specifications

Features

  • Can be updated to support Rebanding? YES
    • See Section 7.1 of the Rebanding article for the firmware link
  • Frequency Coverage
    • 25-54 MHz
    • 108-174 MHz
    • 216-512 MHz
    • 806-956 MHz (excluding cellular)
  • Multiple Channels (500) / Banks (10)
  • TrunkTracker III
  • 1000 Talk Group ID's in 10 Lists of 10 per Bank - Let's you quickly select the talk groups you want to hear when you listen to trunked systems.
  • 100 cps scan rate
  • I-Call monitoring
  • DCS/CTCSS Rapid 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.
  • Conventional and Trunked Search Operations - Let's you find transmissions not listed in any book or anyone's web site.
  • Auto store
  • Auto record
  • 10 Priority channels with Priority Scan
  • Programmable Delay - When programmed on a channel, it allows time for a reply on the same channel before resuming to scan.
  • 10 Programmable Searchs - Allows you to set the upper and lower limits of specific frequency range for easier searching.
  • Signal strength meter
  • Modulation Capability (AM/FM/NFM)
  • Frequency Steps (kHz) 5/6.25/12.5/25
  • 200 Talk Group Skip Memories
  • 100 Search Skip Memories
  • Data skip
  • AC Adapters, DC Power Cable and Automotive Power Outlet Plug - More options for supplying power to your scanner at home or in your car.

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
  • System Voices:
    • Analog

Owner's Manual

PDF

Modifications

Reviews and User Opinions

Related Pages

Uniden Scanner Comparison

Supporting Software

  • ARC898 from BuTel (available through Scanner Master)

Mailing Lists/forums

Facebook
Groups.io

BC898T Scanners for Sale


Return to Uniden Scanners