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Latest revision as of 05:51, 23 July 2021

Bearcat BCD396XT digital Trunktracker IV
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BCD396XT Backlight Choices


Uniden's APCO-25 Capable portable Trunktracker scanner with Dynamic Memory Architecture. This scanner became available to the market the last week in March, 2009. Discontinued. This is a TrunkTracker IV scanner with Motorola Control Channel Only trunking and I-Call monitoring


Specifications

Physical

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

Keys

Technical

  • Band Scope Span Range: 0.2 Mhz To 500 Mhz
  • Band Scope Step: 5 Khz To 100 Khz
  • Channels: 25,000 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: 12
  • Scan Rate: 100 channels per second (conventional mode)
  • Search Rate: 300 steps per second (on 5 kHz steps)
  • 12 Service Searches - Public Safety, News, HAM Radio, Marine, Railroad, Air, CB Radio, FRS/GMRS, Racing, FM Broadcast, Military Air, 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 - 512.0000 MHz
  • 758.0000 - 823.9875 MHz
  • 849.0125 - 868.9875 MHz
  • 894.0125 - 960.0000 MHz
  • 1240.0000 - 1300.0000 MHz

Power

Features

Improvements over the BCD396T

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
    • Project 25 Standard Phase I (not Phase II)
  • System Voices:
    • Analog
    • Analog and APCO-25 Common Air Interface
    • APCO-25 Common Air Interface Exclusive (P25 CAI)

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 BCD396XT:

SQK System

  • 21 Alaska ALMR
  • 22 Arkansas AWIN
  • 23 Colorado DTRS
  • 24 Connecticut State
  • 25 Delaware
  • 26 Georgia GEWIN
  • 27 Idaho IIMARS
  • 28 Ill StarCom21
  • 29 Indiana SAFE-T
  • 30 Kansas KSICS
  • 31 Louisiana LATIE
  • 32 Mass State Sys
  • 33 Michigan MPSCS
  • 34 Mississippi MWIN
  • 35 Montana StateSys
  • 36 NC VIPER
  • 37 Nevada SRS
  • 38 Ohio MARCS
  • 39 Rhode Isl RISCON
  • 40 SC Palmetto 800
  • 41 SDakotaState
  • 42 TX DPS
  • 43 Utah UCAN
  • 44 Virginia STARS
  • 45 WVirginia WVIRP
  • 46 WyoLink

Mods

Capturing Live Audio

It has been reported that the majority of current BCD396XT models have a stereo output jack for headphones instead of the traditionally-found mono jack. This creates a peculiarity when capturing live audio with a computer because the volume level with the scanner will be about half of the expected volume level if you're using a mono capture cable. There are two ways that this can be addressed easily:

  • Stereo Input Cable - You can always use a stereo cable to connect the scanner to your capture device as long as your capture port is also stereo (Line In). You should not use this method if you're capturing with a mic port as the mic port is mono, not stereo.
  • Stereo to Mono Converter Plug - You can potentially use a stereo to mono adapter (such as this one) to convert the audio. You'll have to use this option if you're capturing with a mic port.

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