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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. This is a [[TrunkTracker IV]] scanner with Motorola [[Control Channel Only]] trunking and [[I-Call]] monitoring
  
  
 
==Specifications==
 
==Specifications==
===Limits===
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===Physical===
* also see the [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/BCD396XT BCD396XT] article on the Uniden wiki for additional information
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* Antenna Connector: SMA (w/BNC adapter)
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* Battery level display
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* Compatible with [[BC-RH96]] Remote Head
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* LCD and Keypad Backlight
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* Multi-color display backlight
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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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* 3 [http://new.marksscanners.com/396XT/396xt.shtml#search%20key Quick-Access Search Keys]
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* Startup Keys: 10
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* System Quick Key range: 0-99
  
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===Technical===
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* Band Scope Span Range: 0.2 Mhz To 500 Mhz
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* Band Scope Step: 5 Khz To 100 Khz
 
* Channels: 25,000 maximum
 
* Channels: 25,000 maximum
* Systems: 500 maximum
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* Channel Number Tagging: 999
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* Channels per conventional system: 1000 maximum
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* Custom Search Ranges: 10
 
* Groups per system: 20 maximum
 
* Groups per system: 20 maximum
* Talkgroups per trunked system: 500 maximum
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* PC Programming and Control
* Channels per conventional system: 1000 maximum
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* Preprogrammed Service Search Bands: 12
 
* Scan Rate: 100 channels per second (conventional mode)
 
* Scan Rate: 100 channels per second (conventional mode)
 
* Search Rate: 300 steps per second (on 5 kHz steps)
 
* Search Rate: 300 steps per second (on 5 kHz steps)
* System Quick Key range: 0-99
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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)
* Group Quick Key range: 0-9
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* Supported step sizes: 5, 6.25, 7.5, 8.33, 10, 12.5,15, 20, 25, 50 or 100 kHz
* Custom Search Ranges: 10
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* Systems: 500 maximum
* Startup Keys: 10
 
 
* System Number Tagging: 999
 
* System Number Tagging: 999
* Channel Number Tagging: 999
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* Talkgroups per trunked system: 500 maximum
* Preprogrammed Service Search Bands: 12
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* 500 (250 Temporary + 250 Permanent) Search Lockouts
* Band Scope Span Range: 0.2 Mhz To 500 Mhz
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* 16 character text tagging for each system, site, group, channel, talkgroup, search range, location, Tone-out, and [[SAME]] group
* Band Scope Step: 5 Khz To 100 Khz
 
 
 
===[http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/BCD396XTSpecs?sortcol=table;up=#Frequency_Range Frequency Coverage]===
 
  
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====Frequency Coverage====
 
* 25.0000 - 512.0000 MHz
 
* 25.0000 - 512.0000 MHz
 
* 758.0000 - 823.9875 MHz
 
* 758.0000 - 823.9875 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 or 6V DC 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: [http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3839138 Radio Shack adapter] with Adaptaplug '''B'''
 
** Or [http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000065VV0 Sony Car DC Adaptor]
 
  
===Features===
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==Features==
'''Bold''' features are newly added in this model over the BCD396T.
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* Adaptive Digital Threshold - Automatically sets the digital decode threshold for APCO 25 systems
* [[Rebanding]] supported?  <span style="color: green"> YES </span>
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* Adjustable Hold (scan duration 0-255 sec) per system, custom or service search
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* Analog and Digital [[AGC]]
 
* [[Project_25|APCO25 Digital Audio]] decoding
 
* [[Project_25|APCO25 Digital Audio]] decoding
* '''[[NAC]] decoding'''
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* [[Battery Saver]] and charger (dumb)
* '''Support for P25 Conventional channels that include NAC and TGID user differentiation (P25 One-Frequency Trunk)'''
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* [[Broadcast Screen]] (TV and radio station frequencies, pagers, etc) with 10 custom bands
* Adaptive Digital Threshold - Automatically sets the digital decode threshold for APCO 25 systems
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* [[Uniden Close Call|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]]
* [[TrunkTracker IV]] with Motorola [[Control Channel Only]] trunking and [[I-Call]] monitoring
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* [[Control Channel Only]]
* '''Multi-Site support'''
 
* '''{{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'''
 
* '''EDACS [[ESK]] support'''
 
* '''Multi-color display backlight'''
 
* '''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.
 
* [[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]]
 
* '''[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'''
 
* '''[http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/LocationBasedScanning {{color|red|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.'''
 
* '''[http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/BandScopeMode 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]] [[Automatic_CTCSS_identification|Rapid Decode]]
 
* [[DCS]]/[[CTCSS]] [[Automatic_CTCSS_identification|Rapid Decode]]
* '''Temporary System, Site, Group, Channel, and Location Lockout'''
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* [[Duplicate Channel Alert]]
* 500 (250 Temporary + 250 Permanent) Search Lockouts
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* [[Fire Tone Out]] alert
* '''[http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/StartupKeys 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
 
* 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 [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/SearchKeys Search Keys]'''
 
* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/ToneOutMode Fire Tone Out] alert
 
** Also see the [[Fire Tone Out]] article 
 
* '''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.
 
* 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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* Location Alerts - Issues an alert when you approach a stored location
* Duplicate Channel Alert
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* [[Location Based Scanning]]
* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/PriorityScan Priority Scan] with Priority Plus
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* [[Uniden Multi-Site Trunking|Multi-Site support]]
** Also see the [[Priority Scan]] article
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* [[Priority Scan]
* '''Adjustable Priority check interval'''
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* [[P25 audio decode level adjustment]]
* '''Priority ID Scan on trunked systems'''
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* [[Quick Search]]
* '''Preemptive Priority on Motorola analog systems'''
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* [[Repeater Reverse]]
* Signal Strength display
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* [[Search with Scan]] for Service and Custom Searches '''with assigned Quick Keys'''
* LCD and Keypad Backlight
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* [[Startup Configuration]]
* Battery level display
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* [[Temporary System, Site, Group, Channel, and Location Lockout]]
* Battery saver
 
* Key Lock
 
* Adjustable Hold (scan duration 0-255 sec) per system, custom or service search
 
* 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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** This scanner supports rebanding with firmware already installed. 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 BCD396XT)
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* [[Wired Cloning]] (Will only Clone to another BCD396XT)
* Antenna Connector: SMA (w/BNC adapter)
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===Improvements over the BCD396T===
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* Ability to flag a channel as Digital, Analog, or All
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* Adjustable Band defaults
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* Adjustable Priority check interval
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* [[Band Scope]] mode
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* [[Channel Alert]]
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* [[Control Channel Data Output]]
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* Display UID (Unit IDs) on trunking systems. Requires version 1.08.14 or newer firmware
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* EDACS [[ESK]] support
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* [[Fire Tone Out]] Search - built-in frequency counter displays the received tones.
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* Individual channel volume offset
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* [[Intermediate Frequency Exchange]] 
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* [[Location Based Scanning]]
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* [[Uniden Multi-Site Trunking|Multi-Site]] support
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* [[NAC]] decoding
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* [[Negative Channel dropout delay]] (forced resume) adjustable to 0-2,5,10,30, -2, -5, -10 seconds
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* [[Uniden BCDx36HP Quick Keys and Number Tags|Number Tags]] allows you to quickly navigate to a specific Favorites List, System, and/or Channel.
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* [[Priority Scan|Preemptive Priority]] on Motorola analog systems
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* [[Priority Scan|Priority ID Scan]] on trunked systems
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* [[Private Systems]] - lets you flag a system so that it cannot be read out of the scanner or modified.
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* P25 One-Frequency Trunk
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* [[Startup Configuration]]
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* [[Temporary System, Site, Group, Channel, and Location Lockout]]
  
===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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** 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]
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* [https://www.niftyaccessories.com/uniden_guides.php Nifty Electronics - Uniden Setup and Operating Guides]
  
 
==Related Pages==
 
==Related Pages==
 
; External Links
 
; External Links
* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/BCD396XT Uniden Official BCD396XT Wiki Page]
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* [https://docplayer.net/33717295-Bcd396xt-the-complete-reference.html BCD396XT Complete Reference] - This document provides a complete reference to all menus, functions, and features of the BCD396XT.
* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/BCD396XTFirmwareUpdate BCD396XT Firmware Updates]
 
* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/pub/UnidenMan4/BCD396XT/BCD396XT_Complete_Reference.pdf BCD396XT Complete Reference (PDF)] - This document provides a complete reference to all menus, functions, and features of the BCD396XT.
 
 
* [http://tinyurl.com/cjaw7s FCC Certification page]
 
* [http://tinyurl.com/cjaw7s FCC Certification page]
 
* [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]
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* [http://unidensupport.com/Find-Your-Product/Scanners/BCD396XT Uniden Support BCD396XT page]
  
  
 
; 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
 
  
* [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]
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==Message Boards / Forums==
 
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TRUNK88 Trunk88 Motorola trunking decoder]
 
 
 
* 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.82|Uniden}}
 
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; Facebook
;Yahoo! Groups
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/448987651918830 Radio Scanner World]
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BCD396XT/ BCD396XT]
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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/BCD396XT BCD396XT]
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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/BC396XT BC396XT Sub Group]
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;Twitter
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*[https://twitter.com/search?q=%23bcd396xt&src=typed_query BCD396XT on Twitter]
  
==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 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.

Manual

Related Pages

External Links


Wiki Articles

Supporting Software


Message Boards / Forums

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Groups.io
Twitter

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