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Revision as of 18:49, 7 October 2007

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Bearcat BCD396T digital Trunktracker IV
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3 batteries
Belt Clip View


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


Specifications

Limits

  • Channels: 6000 maximum
  • Systems: 400 maximum
  • Groups per system: 20 maximum
  • Talkgroups per trunked system: 200 maximum
  • Scan Rate: 100 channels per second (conventional mode)
  • System Quick Key range: 0-99
  • Group Quick Key range: 0-9
  • Custom Search Ranges: 10
  • Preprogrammed Service Search Bands: 12

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 Requirements

Features

  • Rebanding supported? YES
  • APCO25 Digital Audio decoding
  • Adaptive Digital Threshold - Automatically sets the digital decode threshold for APCO 25 systems
  • TrunkTracker IV with Control-Channel Only scanning and I-Call monitoring
  • Close Call
  • Supported step sizes: 5, 6.25, 7.5, 8.33, 10, 12.5,15, 20, 25, 50 or 100 kHz
  • Fire Tone Out Alert
  • Motorola Control Channel Only trunking
  • DCS/CTCSS Rapid Decode
  • Scan and (selected) Service Search simultaneously
  • 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, taklgroup, search range, and SAME group
  • Compatible with BC-RH96 Remote Head
  • Analog and Digital AGC
  • Quick Search
  • 12 Service Searches - Public Safety, News, HAM Radio, Marine, Railroad, Air, CB Radio, FRS/GMRS, Racing, TV Broadcast, FM Broadcast, and Special (Itinerant)
  • Custom Search — lets you program up to 10 search ranges
  • SAME Weather Alert
  • Weather Priority
  • Priority Scan with Priority Plus
  • Signal Strength display
  • Battery level display
  • LCD and Keypad Backlight
  • Adjustable (0-5 sec) scan delay
  • Adjustable Hold (scan duration 0-255 sec) per system, custom or service search
  • Strong signal attenuation
  • Upgradeadable firmware
  • 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.
  • Repeater Reverse
  • Broadcast signal ignore while searching (TV and radio station frequencies, pagers, etc)
  • Quick Recall – quickly navigates to a specific Channel by choosing the System, Group, and Channel.
  • Duplicate Channel Alert
  • Data Skip
  • Key Lock
  • PC Programming and Control
  • Wired Cloning
  • On-Air Cloning
  • Battery saver
  • Antenna Connector: SMA

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
  • System Voices:
    • Analog
    • Analog and APCO-25 Common Air Interface
    • APCO-25 Common Air Interface Exclusive

Mods

Reviews and User Opinions

eHam
Monitoring Times
UKMidlandscanner
Safetyobc's Review
396T review By Jason Reilly (VK7ZJA) (look in reviews link)
396T review By Paul Blundell (VK7FPGB) (look 1/3 down the page)

Improvements Desired

  • NAC Decoding/Selection for P25 Conventional
  • Multi-Site operation (like BCD996T/BCT15)
  • Make "tweaks" for AGC menu and UASD accessible


Related Pages

Supporting Software

TCL/TK Software
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