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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.
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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.
  
  
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===Power Requirements===
 
===Power Requirements===
* Power requirements: 3 AA batteries or 6V DC 800mA AC adapter.
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* Power requirements: 3 AA batteries, 6V DC, or 800mA AC adapter
** Example: [http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3839138 Radio Shack adapter] with Adaptaplug '''B'''
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** 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]
 
** Or [http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000065VV0 Sony Car DC Adaptor]
  
 
===Features===
 
===Features===
'''Bold''' features are newly added in this model over the BCD396T.
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* ''' Bold features are newly added in this model over the BCD396T.
* [[Rebanding]] supported? <span style="color: green"> YES </span>
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* Can be updated to support [[Rebanding]]? {{color|green|YES}}  
* {{color|red|NEW}} Display UID (Unit IDs) on trunking systems. Firmware 1.08.14 or newer is required. See the firmware update page below for more information
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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
 
* [[Project_25|APCO25 Digital Audio]] decoding
 
* [[Project_25|APCO25 Digital Audio]] decoding
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* '''[[NAC]] decoding'''
 
* '''Support for P25 Conventional channels that include NAC and TGID user differentiation (P25 One-Frequency Trunk)'''
 
* '''Support for P25 Conventional channels that include NAC and TGID user differentiation (P25 One-Frequency Trunk)'''
 
* 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 Control-Channel Only scanning and [[I-Call]] monitoring
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* [[TrunkTracker IV]] with Motorola [[Control Channel Only]] trunking and [[I-Call]] monitoring
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* '''Multi-Site support'''
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* '''Display UID (Unit IDs) on trunking systems. Requires version 1.08.14 or newer firmware'''
 
* '''EDACS [[ESK]] support'''
 
* '''EDACS [[ESK]] support'''
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* '''Multi-color display backlight'''
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* '''System / Channel [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/NumberTags#Using_Number_Tags 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.
 
* '''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.
* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/CloseCallMode Close Call Mode]
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* [[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]]
** Also see the [[Close Call]] article
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* [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
* '''Close Call Temporary Store (last 10 hits)'''
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* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/LocationBasedScanning Independent GPS Control of Sites and Channel Groups]
* '''[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''' 
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* 100 Quick Keys
* '''[http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/LocationBasedScanning {{color|red|Independent GPS Control of Sites and Channel Groups}}]'''
 
 
* Supported step sizes: 5, 6.25, 7.5, 8.33, 10, 12.5,15, 20, 25, 50 or 100 kHz
 
* Supported step sizes: 5, 6.25, 7.5, 8.33, 10, 12.5,15, 20, 25, 50 or 100 kHz
* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/ToneOutMode Fire Tone Out] alert
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* '''Adjustable Band defaults'''
** Also see the [[Fire Tone Out]] article 
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* '''Individual channel volume offset'''
* '''Fire Tone Out Search - built-in frequency counter displays the received tones.'''
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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.'''
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* '''Key Safe Mode - lets you hand the scanner to a novice user and prevent programming from being modified.'''
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* '''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.'''  
 
* '''[http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/BandScopeMode Band Scope] - gives a graphic representation of signal activity.'''  
* '''Multi-color display backlight'''
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* '''Negative Channel dropout delay (forced resume) adjustable to 0-2,5,10,30, -2, -5, -10 seconds'''
* Motorola [[Control Channel Only]] trunking
 
* '''Multi-Site support'''
 
 
* [[DCS]]/[[CTCSS]] [[Automatic_CTCSS_identification|Rapid Decode]]
 
* [[DCS]]/[[CTCSS]] [[Automatic_CTCSS_identification|Rapid Decode]]
* '''[[NAC]] decoding'''
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* '''Temporary System, Site, Group, Channel, and Location Lockout'''
* '''Ability to flag a channel as Digital, Analog, or All'''
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* '''500 (250 Temporary + 250 Permanent) Search Lockouts'''
* '''Temporary Lockout'''
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* '''[http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/StartupKeys Startup Configuration]'''
* '''[http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/StartupKeys Startup Configuration]'''  
 
* '''System / Channel [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/NumberTags#Using_Number_Tags Number Tagging] - provides rapid access to a specific system or channel.''' -
 
* 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
 
* 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, and [[SAME]] group
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* 16 character text tagging for each system, site, group, channel, talkgroup, search range, location, Tone-out, and [[SAME]] group
 
* Compatible with [[BC-RH96]] Remote Head
 
* Compatible with [[BC-RH96]] Remote Head
 
* Analog and Digital [[AGC]]
 
* Analog and Digital [[AGC]]
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* '''Ability to flag a channel as Digital, Analog, or All'''
 
* Quick Search
 
* Quick Search
* '''Individual channel volume offset'''
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* Search with Scan for Service and Custom Searches '''with assigned Quick Keys'''
* '''Intermediate Frequency Exchange - changes the IF used for a selected frequency to help avoid image and other mixer-product interference on a frequency.'''
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* 12 Service Searches - Public Safety, News, HAM Radio, Marine, Railroad, Air, CB Radio, FRS/GMRS, Racing, FM Broadcast, Military Air, and Special (Itinerant)
* '''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.'''
 
* 12 Service Searches - Public Safety, News, HAM Radio, Marine, Railroad, Air, CB Radio, FRS/GMRS, Racing, FM Broadcast, and Special (Itinerant)
 
 
* Custom Search — lets you program up to 10 search ranges
 
* Custom Search — lets you program up to 10 search ranges
* [[SAME]] [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/WeatherMode Weather Alert]
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* '''3 Quick-Access [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/SearchKeys Search Keys]'''
* Weather Priority
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* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/ToneOutMode Fire Tone Out] alert
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** Also see the [[Fire Tone Out]] article 
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* '''Fire Tone Out Search - built-in frequency counter displays the received tones.'''
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* [[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.
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* Weather Alert Priority
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* [[SAME]] Weather Alert
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* Duplicate Channel Alert
 
* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/PriorityScan Priority Scan] with Priority Plus
 
* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/PriorityScan Priority Scan] with Priority Plus
 
** Also see the [[Priority Scan]] article
 
** Also see the [[Priority Scan]] article
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* '''Adjustable Priority check interval'''
 
* '''Priority ID Scan on trunked systems'''
 
* '''Priority ID Scan on trunked systems'''
 
* '''Preemptive Priority on Motorola analog systems'''
 
* '''Preemptive Priority on Motorola analog systems'''
* '''Quick-Access [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/SearchKeys Search Keys]'''
 
* '''Negative Channel dropout delay (forced resume)'''
 
 
* Signal Strength display
 
* Signal Strength display
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* LCD and Keypad Backlight
 
* Battery level display
 
* Battery level display
* LCD and Keypad Backlight
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* Battery saver
* Adjustable (0-5 sec) scan delay
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* Key Lock
 
* Adjustable Hold (scan duration 0-255 sec) per system, custom or service search
 
* Adjustable Hold (scan duration 0-255 sec) per system, custom or service search
 
* Strong signal attenuation
 
* Strong signal attenuation
 
* Upgradeable firmware
 
* Upgradeable 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]]
 
* [[Repeater Reverse]]
* Broadcast signal ignore while searching (TV and radio station frequencies, pagers, etc)
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* Broadcast signal ignore while searching (TV and radio station frequencies, pagers, etc) with 10 custom bands
* Duplicate Channel Alert
 
* Key Lock
 
 
* PC Programming and Control
 
* PC Programming and Control
 
* Wired Cloning (Will only Clone to another BCD396XT)
 
* Wired Cloning (Will only Clone to another BCD396XT)
* Battery saver
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* Antenna Connector: SMA (w/BNC adapter)
* Antenna Connector: SMA
 
  
 
===RR System Compatibility===
 
===RR System Compatibility===
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** EDACS ESK (not ProVoice)
 
** EDACS ESK (not ProVoice)
 
** LTR Standard
 
** LTR Standard
** Project 25 Standard
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** Project 25 Standard Phase I (not Phase II)
  
 
*System Voices:
 
*System Voices:
 
** Analog
 
** Analog
 
** Analog and APCO-25 Common Air Interface
 
** Analog and APCO-25 Common Air Interface
** APCO-25 Common Air Interface Exclusive
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** APCO-25 Common Air Interface Exclusive ([[P25 CAI]])
  
 
==Preloaded Systems and their System Quick Keys==
 
==Preloaded Systems and their System Quick Keys==
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==Mods==
 
==Mods==
  
==Reviews and User Opinions==
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==Capturing Live Audio==
*[http://www.radioreference.com/forums/uniden-scanners/139700-uniden-poll.html Uniden Poll]
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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:
*[http://www.radioreference.com/forums/uniden-scanners/140449-bcd396xt-performance-poll.html BCD396XT Performance Poll]
 
  
==Improvements Desired==
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* 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.
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* Stereo to Mono Converter Plug - You can potentially use a stereo to mono adapter (such as [http://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-107160-Stereo-Adaptor-Plated/dp/B001RCZ14U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1439669519&sr=8-1&keywords=stereo+to+mono this] one) to convert the audio. You'll have to use this option if you're capturing with a mic port.
  
Please put discussion items such as these in the '''Discussion''' tab at the top of the article, or better, in the appropriate thread in the Uniden forum. Thank you for your continued support (ka3jjz)
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==Manual==
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*[http://new.marksscanners.com/396XT/396xt.shtml Easier to read 396XT manual]
  
 
==Related Pages==
 
==Related Pages==
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; Wiki Articles
 
; Wiki Articles
* [[Uniden DMA FAQ]]
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* [[Programming Your Uniden Scanner]]
* [[Uniden_Band_Plan_Entry|Uniden Band Plan Entry Method]]
 
* [[:Category:DMA Radios Hints and Kinks|DMA Radios Hints and Kinks]]
 
* [[P25 audio decode level adjustment]] See the bottom of this article for the procedure to access this function
 
* Programming an UHF system requires at least 1 base frequency and offset. An example is shown [[media:Arc396uhf.jpeg|here]]. This screen is from the ARC396 software, and shows how to correctly program the [http://www.radioreference.com/modules.php?name=TRSDB&sid=234 Washington DC Police] system, which requires 2 base frequencies and offsets.
 
 
* Compare the BCD396XT to other digital models
 
* Compare the BCD396XT to other digital models
 
** [[Digital Scanner Comparison Chart]]
 
** [[Digital Scanner Comparison Chart]]
  
 
==Supporting Software==
 
==Supporting Software==
; Non Windows OS
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* [[Uniden DMA Software Support]]
* [http://home.comcast.net/~kilowattradio/bcprogtool/ BCprogtool] requires TCL/TK 8.5
 
  
; Windows OS
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* [http://www.unitrunker.com/download UniTrunker trunking decoder]
 
 
* [http://www.unitrunker.com/download UniTrunker trunking decoder (as of 1.0.0.10)]
 
  
 
* [http://www.psredit.com/pro96com/index.html Pro96Com P25 trunking decoder]
 
* [http://www.psredit.com/pro96com/index.html Pro96Com P25 trunking decoder]
  
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TRUNK88 Trunk88 Motorola trunking decoder]
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==Message Boards / Forums==
 
 
* Please see our [[Uniden DMA Software Support]] article for more software links
 
 
 
==Yahoo Groups and Message Boards==
 
 
;{{color|red|RadioReference}}  
 
;{{color|red|RadioReference}}  
*[http://www.radioreference.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=82 Uniden forum]
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*{{Forum|uniden-forums|Uniden}}
 
 
;Yahoo! Groups
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BCD396XT/ BCD396XT]
 
  
==eBay Listings==
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==BCD396XT Scanners for Sale==
<ebay>Uniden ("BCD396XT","BC-396XT","BC396XT")</ebay>
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*[[BCD396XT eBay Listings]]
  
  
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[[Category:Uniden Scanners]]
 
[[Category:Uniden Scanners]]
 
[[Category:Handheld Scanners]]
 
[[Category:Handheld Scanners]]
[[Category:Trunking Scanners]]
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[[Category:Digital Scanners without DMR]]
[[Category:Digital Scanners]]
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[[Category:Digital Scanners without MOTOTRBO]]
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[[Category:Digital Scanners without NXDN]]
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[[Category:Digital Scanners without ProVoice]]
 
[[Category:Rebanding Supported Scanners]]
 
[[Category:Rebanding Supported Scanners]]
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[[Category:Radio Models]]

Latest revision as of 08:20, 16 October 2020

Bearcat BCD396XT digital Trunktracker IV
FCC Filing Photo: Unit
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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.


Specifications

Limits

  • also see the BCD396XT article on the Uniden wiki for additional information
  • Channels: 25,000 maximum
  • Systems: 500 maximum
  • Groups per system: 20 maximum
  • Talkgroups per trunked system: 500 maximum
  • Channels per conventional system: 1000 maximum
  • Scan Rate: 100 channels per second (conventional mode)
  • Search Rate: 300 steps per second (on 5 kHz steps)
  • System Quick Key range: 0-99
  • Group Quick Key range: 0-9
  • Custom Search Ranges: 10
  • Startup Keys: 10
  • System Number Tagging: 999
  • Channel Number Tagging: 999
  • Preprogrammed Service Search Bands: 12
  • Band Scope Span Range: 0.2 Mhz To 500 Mhz
  • Band Scope Step: 5 Khz To 100 Khz

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 Requirements

Features

  • Bold features are newly added in this model over the BCD396T.
  • Can be updated to support Rebanding? YES
  • APCO25 Digital Audio decoding
  • NAC decoding
  • Support for P25 Conventional channels that include NAC and TGID user differentiation (P25 One-Frequency Trunk)
  • 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
  • Multi-Site support
  • Display UID (Unit IDs) on trunking systems. Requires version 1.08.14 or newer firmware
  • EDACS ESK support
  • Multi-color display backlight
  • 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 Close Call Do Not Disturb, Close Call Priority (or Primary), and Close Call Temporary Store
  • GPS Support for location-based scanning, location alerts, and crows-flight navigation
  • 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.
  • 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 Rapid Decode
  • Temporary System, Site, Group, Channel, and Location Lockout
  • 500 (250 Temporary + 250 Permanent) Search Lockouts
  • 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
  • 16 character text tagging for each system, site, group, channel, talkgroup, search range, location, Tone-out, and SAME group
  • Compatible with BC-RH96 Remote Head
  • Analog and Digital AGC
  • Ability to flag a channel as Digital, Analog, or All
  • Quick Search
  • Search with Scan for Service and Custom Searches with assigned Quick Keys
  • 12 Service Searches - Public Safety, News, HAM Radio, Marine, Railroad, Air, CB Radio, FRS/GMRS, Racing, FM Broadcast, Military Air, and Special (Itinerant)
  • Custom Search — lets you program up to 10 search ranges
  • 3 Quick-Access Search Keys
  • Fire Tone Out alert
  • Fire Tone Out Search - built-in frequency counter displays the received tones.
  • 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.
  • Weather Alert Priority
  • SAME Weather Alert
  • Duplicate Channel Alert
  • Priority Scan with Priority Plus
  • Adjustable Priority check interval
  • Priority ID Scan on trunked systems
  • Preemptive Priority on Motorola analog systems
  • Signal Strength display
  • LCD and Keypad Backlight
  • Battery level display
  • Battery saver
  • Key Lock
  • Adjustable Hold (scan duration 0-255 sec) per system, custom or service search
  • Strong signal attenuation
  • Upgradeable 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 BCD396XT)
  • Antenna Connector: SMA (w/BNC adapter)

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.

Manual

Related Pages

External Links


Wiki Articles

Supporting Software

Message Boards / Forums

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