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[[Image:BCD396T.gif|right|thumb|Bearcat BCD396T digital Trunktracker IV]]
 
[[Image:BCD396T.gif|right|thumb|Bearcat BCD396T digital Trunktracker IV]]
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==Specifications==
 
==Specifications==
===Limits===
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===Physical===
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* Antenna Connector: SMA (w/BNC adapter)
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* Battery level display
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* Blue LCD and Keypad Backlight
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* Compatible with [[BC-RH96]] Remote Head
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* PC Programming and Control
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* [[Signal Strength display]]
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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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* System Quick Key range: 0-99
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===Technical===
 
* Channels: 6000 maximum
 
* Channels: 6000 maximum
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* Custom Search Ranges: 10
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* Groups per system: 20 maximum
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* Preprogrammed Service Search Bands: 12
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* Scan Rate: 100 channels per second (conventional mode)
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* 12 Service Searches - Public Safety, News, HAM Radio, Marine, Railroad, Air, CB Radio, FRS/GMRS, Racing, FM Broadcast, TV Broadcast, and Special (Itinerant)
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* Supported step sizes: 5, 6.25, 7.5, 8.33, 10, 12.5,15, 20, 25, 50 or 100 kHz.
 
* Systems: 400 maximum
 
* Systems: 400 maximum
* Groups per system: 20 maximum
 
 
* Talkgroups per trunked system: 200 maximum
 
* Talkgroups per trunked system: 200 maximum
* Scan Rate: 100 channels per second (conventional mode)
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* 16 character text tagging for each system, group, channel, talkgroup, search range, Tone-out, and [[SAME]] group
* System Quick Key range: 0-99
 
* Group Quick Key range: 0-9
 
* Custom Search Ranges: 10
 
* Preprogrammed Service Search Bands: 12
 
  
===Frequency Coverage===
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==== Frequency Coverage====
 
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; North American Model BCD396T
* (North American Model BCD396T)
 
 
* 25.0000 - 512.0000 MHz
 
* 25.0000 - 512.0000 MHz
 
* 764.0000 - 775.9875 MHz
 
* 764.0000 - 775.9875 MHz
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* 894.0125 - 956.0000 MHz
 
* 894.0125 - 956.0000 MHz
 
* 1240.0000 - 1300.0000 MHz
 
* 1240.0000 - 1300.0000 MHz
 
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; Australia/New Zealand Model UBCD396T
* (Australia/New Zealand Model UBCD396T)
 
 
* 25.0000 - 512.0000 MHz
 
* 25.0000 - 512.0000 MHz
 
* 764.0000 - 775.9875 MHz
 
* 764.0000 - 775.9875 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: [https://www.radioshack.com/products/radioshack-universal-ac-to-dc-high-power-adapter Radio Shack adapter Radio Shack adapter] with Adaptaplug '''B'''
 
** Or [http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000065VV0 Sony Car DC Adaptor]
 
  
===Features===
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==Features==
* Can be updated to support [[Rebanding]]? {{color|green|YES}}
 
** See the [[Updating the Firmware in Uniden DMA Scanners]] article for the firmware link
 
* [[Project_25|APCO25 Digital Audio]] decoding
 
 
* Adaptive Digital Threshold - Automatically sets the digital decode threshold for APCO 25 systems
 
* Adaptive Digital Threshold - Automatically sets the digital decode threshold for APCO 25 systems
* [[TrunkTracker IV]] with Motorola [[Control Channel Only]] trunking and [[I-Call]] monitoring
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* Adjustable Hold (scan duration 0-255 sec) per system, custom or service search
* [[Uniden Close Call]], with [[Uniden Close Call#Close Call Do Not Disturb|Close Call Do Not Disturb]] (with version 3 firmware), [[Uniden Close Call#Close Call Priority|Close Call Priority (or Primary)]], and [[Uniden Close Call#Close Call Temporary Store|Close Call Temporary Store]]
 
* 100 Quick Keys
 
* Quick Recall – quickly navigates to a specific Channel by choosing the System, Group, and Channel.
 
* Supported step sizes: 5, 6.25, 7.5, 8.33, 10, 12.5,15, 20, 25, 50 or 100 kHz
 
 
* Adjustable (0-5 sec) scan delay
 
* Adjustable (0-5 sec) scan delay
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* Analog and Digital [[AGC]]
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* [[Project_25|APCO25 Digital Audio]] decoding
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* [[Battery Saver]]
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* [[Broadcast Screen]]
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* [[Uniden Close Call|Close Call]], with [[Uniden Close Call#Close Call Do Not Disturb|Close Call Do Not Disturb]] (with version 3 firmware), [[Uniden Close Call#Close Call Priority|Close Call Priority (or Primary)]], and [[Uniden Close Call#Close Call Temporary Store|Close Call Temporary Store]]
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* Custom Search — lets you program up to 10 search ranges
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* [[Data Skip]]
 
* [[DCS]]/[[CTCSS]] [[Automatic_CTCSS_identification|Rapid Decode]]
 
* [[DCS]]/[[CTCSS]] [[Automatic_CTCSS_identification|Rapid Decode]]
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* [[Duplicate Channel Alert]]
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* EDACS [[ESK]] Support  '''Requires 3.0 firmware'''
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* [[Fire Tone Out]] alert
 
* 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, group, channel, talkgroup, search range, Tone-out, and [[SAME]] group
 
* Compatible with [[BC-RH96]] Remote Head
 
* Analog and Digital [[AGC]]
 
* Data Skip
 
* Quick Search
 
* Search with Scan for Service and Custom Searches
 
* 12 Service Searches - Public Safety, News, HAM Radio, Marine, Railroad, Air, CB Radio, FRS/GMRS, Racing, FM Broadcast, TV Broadcast, and Special (Itinerant)
 
* Custom Search — lets you program up to 10 search ranges
 
* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/ToneOutMode Fire Tone Out] alert
 
** Also see the [[Fire Tone Out]] article 
 
* [[Channel 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.
 
* Independent Alert Tone Volume – lets you set the volume level of the following tones: Key Beep, Emergency Alert, Channel Alert, and Close Call Alert.
* Weather Alert Priority
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* [[Key Lock]]
* [[SAME]] Weather Alert
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* [[On-Air Programming]]
* Duplicate Channel Alert
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* [[Priority Scan]]
* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/PriorityScan Priority Scan] with Priority Plus
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* [[P25 audio decode level adjustment]]
** Also see the [[Priority Scan]] article
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* Quick Recall – quickly navigates to a specific Channel by choosing the System, Group, and Channel
* [[Signal Strength display]]
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* [[Quick Search]]
* Blue LCD and Keypad Backlight
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* [[Repeater Reverse]]
* Battery level display
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* [[Search with Scan]]
* Battery saver
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* [[Startup Configuration]]
* Key Lock
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* [[Temporary System, Site, Group, Channel, and Location Lockout]]]]
* Adjustable Hold (scan duration 0-255 sec) per system, custom or service search
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* [[Uniden Digital AGC Tweak Procedures]]
* Strong signal attenuation
 
 
* Upgradeable firmware
 
* Upgradeable firmware
* [[Repeater Reverse]]
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** Can be updated to support [[Rebanding]]? {{color|green|YES}}
* Broadcast signal ignore while searching (TV and radio station frequencies, pagers, etc) with 10 custom bands
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** See the [[Updating the Firmware in Uniden DMA Scanners]] article for the firmware link
* PC Programming and Control
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* [[Weather Operations]]
* Wired Cloning (Will only Clone to another BCD396T)
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* [[Wired Cloning]]
* Antenna Connector: SMA (w/BNC adapter)
 
* Wired Cloning
 
* On-Air Cloning
 
  
===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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==Mods==
 
==Mods==
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BCD396T/message/8405 Discriminator Tap directions]
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* The JPEG for the discriminator tap can be viewed [[media:BCD396T_Discriminator_Out.jpg|here]]
** '''NOTE:''' You must be a member of the BCD396T Yahoo Group to view this message
 
** The JPEG for the discriminator tap can be viewed [[media:BCD396T_Discriminator_Out.jpg|here]]
 
 
* [[Replace a Blown Speaker in the 396]]
 
* [[Replace a Blown Speaker in the 396]]
 
* {{Thread|uniden-thread-archives|108388-396t-usb-port-discriminator-bluetooth-mod.html|USB Port Discriminator and Bluetooth mod}}
 
* {{Thread|uniden-thread-archives|108388-396t-usb-port-discriminator-bluetooth-mod.html|USB Port Discriminator and Bluetooth mod}}
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; External Links
 
; External Links
 
* [http://new.marksscanners.com/396/396.shtml Easier to Read BCD396T/UBCD396T Digital Scanner Manual]
 
* [http://new.marksscanners.com/396/396.shtml Easier to Read BCD396T/UBCD396T Digital Scanner Manual]
* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/ScannerManuals Uniden Manuals and Firmware Update Info]
 
 
* [http://my.uniden.com/downloads.cfm?product=BCD396T UASD Software, cable driver software and Firmware update link]
 
* [http://my.uniden.com/downloads.cfm?product=BCD396T UASD Software, cable driver software and Firmware update link]
 
* [http://www.uniden.info/download/ompdf/BCD396Tom.pdf BCD396T Owner's Manual]
 
* [http://www.uniden.info/download/ompdf/BCD396Tom.pdf BCD396T Owner's Manual]
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BCD396T/database BCD396 Database (links to FAQ)]
 
** Must be a member of the BCD396T yahoo group to view
 
 
* [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]
, [[Firmware Upgrade (Uniden DMA Scanners)|Firmware Upgrading]]
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* [[Firmware Upgrade (Uniden DMA Scanners)|Firmware Upgrading]]
  
 
; Wiki Articles
 
; Wiki Articles
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* For additional selections, please see the [[Uniden DMA Software Support]] article
 
* For additional selections, please see the [[Uniden DMA Software Support]] article
  
==Yahoo Groups and Message Boards==
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==Message Boards / Forums==
 
;{{color|red|RadioReference}}  
 
;{{color|red|RadioReference}}  
*{{Forum|uniden-forums|Uniden}}
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*{{Forum|uniden-forums.82|Uniden}}
*{{Thread|general-scanning-discussion|17894-official-pro-96-bcd396t-comparison-thread.html|Pro-96-BCD396T Comparison}}
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; Facebook
 
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/448987651918830 Radio Scanner World]
;Yahoo! Groups
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/667031203353717 Radio Scanners]
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arc396/ ARC396 Yahoo group]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/4188584134 Scanner Enthusiasts]
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BCD396T/ BCD396T]
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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/BCD396T  BCD396T]
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* [https://groups.io/g/radioprogramming Radio Programming]
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* [https://groups.io/g/Scanners Radio Scanners Uniden / Whistler]
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* [https://uniden.groups.io/g/main Uniden main group]
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* [https://uniden.groups.io/g/BCD396T BCD396T Sug Broup]
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;Twitter
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*[https://twitter.com/search?q=%23bcd396t&src=typed_query BCD396T on Twitter]
  
 
==BCD396T Scanners for Sale==
 
==BCD396T Scanners for Sale==

Latest revision as of 08:24, 24 May 2021

LCD Close up
Bearcat BCD396T digital Trunktracker IV
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3 batteries
Belt Clip View


Uniden's APCO-25 Capable portable Trunktracker IV Scanner with Dynamic Memory Architecture.


Specifications

Physical

  • Antenna Connector: SMA (w/BNC adapter)
  • Battery level display
  • Blue LCD and Keypad Backlight
  • Compatible with BC-RH96 Remote Head
  • PC Programming and Control
  • Signal Strength display
  • Strong signal attenuation

Keys

  • Group Quick Key range: 0-9
  • System Quick Key range: 0-99

Technical

  • Channels: 6000 maximum
  • Custom Search Ranges: 10
  • Groups per system: 20 maximum
  • Preprogrammed Service Search Bands: 12
  • Scan Rate: 100 channels per second (conventional mode)
  • 12 Service Searches - Public Safety, News, HAM Radio, Marine, Railroad, Air, CB Radio, FRS/GMRS, Racing, FM Broadcast, TV 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: 400 maximum
  • Talkgroups per trunked system: 200 maximum
  • 16 character text tagging for each system, group, channel, talkgroup, search range, Tone-out, and SAME group

Frequency Coverage

North American Model BCD396T
  • 25.0000 - 512.0000 MHz
  • 764.0000 - 775.9875 MHz
  • 794.0000 - 823.9875 MHz
  • 849.0125 - 868.9875 MHz
  • 894.0125 - 956.0000 MHz
  • 1240.0000 - 1300.0000 MHz
Australia/New Zealand Model UBCD396T
  • 25.0000 - 512.0000 MHz
  • 764.0000 - 775.9875 MHz
  • 794.0000 - 956.0000 MHz
  • 1240.0000 - 1300.0000 MHz

Power

Features

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 (version 3.0 firmware or later required)
    • LTR Standard
    • Project 25 Standard
  • System Voices:
    • Analog
    • Analog and APCO-25 Common Air Interface
    • APCO-25 Common Air Interface Exclusive

Mods

Tips & Tricks

  • Frequency 'tune' mode: While in scanning mode, press HOLD, key in the frequency, then press HOLD. The scanner stays on this frequency. This also works for talkgroups (hit . twice for a dash). An error message is displayed if you enter a talkgroup while scanning a conventional system.

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