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[[Image:Bcd996P2.jpg|right|thumb|Bearcat BCD996P2 digital Trunktracker V]]
 
[[Image:Bcd996P2.jpg|right|thumb|Bearcat BCD996P2 digital Trunktracker V]]
  
The Uniden '''BCD996P2''' is a APCO-25 Phase II capable base/mobile [[TrunkTracker V]] scanner with [[Dynamic Memory Architecture]]. It is an upgrade to the [[BCD996XT]], and direct sibling to the [[BCD325P2]] released shortly after.  This scanner became available to the market in March, 2015.  The BCD996P2 has many features included in previous generations of "996"'s*, currently it's waiting on a firmware update to include Site specific P25 decode threshold settings that never showed itself in the XT model.  It's overall redeeming qualities: inclusion of Phase 2 receiving capabilities and better ability to handle power disruptions, than the new SD card based top-of-the-line BCDx36HP series, allowing owners/operators seamless restoration of scanning after a power disruption, important for operators not familiar with scanner operations i.e. Tow Truck Drivers and other listeners/Responders.
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The Uniden '''BCD996P2''' is a APCO-25 Phase II capable base/mobile [[TrunkTracker V]] scanner with [[Dynamic Memory Architecture]]. It is an upgrade to the [[BCD996XT]], and direct sibling to the [[BCD325P2]] released shortly after.  This scanner became available to the market in March, 2015.  The BCD996P2 has many features included in previous generations of "996"'s*, currently it's waiting on a firmware update to include Site specific P25 decode threshold settings that never showed itself in the XT model.  It's overall redeeming qualities: inclusion of Phase 2 receiving capabilities and better ability to handle power disruptions, than the new SD card based top-of-the-line BCDx36HP series, allowing owners/operators seamless restoration of scanning after a power disruption, important for operators not familiar with scanner operations i.e. Tow Truck Drivers and other listeners/Responders. This scanner can be upgraded to trunk and decode EDACS [[ProVoice]], [[DMR]]/[[MOTOTRBO]] and [[NXDN]] with a paid upgrade.
  
 
*As noted in the '''{{Thread|uniden-prospective-owners|328148-differences-996xt-996p2.html|Differences in 996XT to 996P2?}}''', the BCD996P2 differs from the BCD996t and BCD996XT in the following ways:
 
*As noted in the '''{{Thread|uniden-prospective-owners|328148-differences-996xt-996p2.html|Differences in 996XT to 996P2?}}''', the BCD996P2 differs from the BCD996t and BCD996XT in the following ways:
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**USB port
 
**USB port
 
**Printed Manual
 
**Printed Manual
 
  
  
 
==Specifications==
 
==Specifications==
===Features===
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===Physical===
* TrunkTracker V -- Includes APCO P25 Phase I and II, Motorola, EDACS, and LTR
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* Backlit Keypad & LCD
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* [https://www.uniden.com/shop/communication/din-sleeve/ DIN-E and ISO Vehicle Mountable]
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===Technical===
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* PC Programming and Control (with 3rd party software, not included)
 
* 25,000 Channels  
 
* 25,000 Channels  
* Close Call™ RF Capture
 
* Temporary Lockout
 
* [[Location Based Scanning]]
 
* Fire Tone-Out Alert
 
* Band Scope
 
* Rapid System/Channel Number Tagging
 
* DCS/CTCSS Rapid Decoding
 
* Audio AGC
 
* S.A.M.E. Weather Alert
 
* Location Alerts*
 
* Crows-Flight Navigation*
 
* Backlit Keypad & LCD
 
* Dynamic Memory
 
* Custom Search
 
 
* 16 Character Text Tagging  
 
* 16 Character Text Tagging  
* Narrowband Reception
 
* Key-Safe Mode
 
* IF Exchange
 
* Preemptive Trunking Priority
 
 
* 12 Service Searches: Public Safety, News, Ham Radio, Marine, Railroad, Air, CB Radio, FRS/GMRS, Racing, FM Broadcast and Special (Itinerant)  
 
* 12 Service Searches: Public Safety, News, Ham Radio, Marine, Railroad, Air, CB Radio, FRS/GMRS, Racing, FM Broadcast and Special (Itinerant)  
* Multi-Site System Support
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====Frequency Coverage====
* Channel Volume Offset
 
* PC Programming and Control (with 3rd party software, not included)
 
* [https://www.uniden.com/accessories/id-DIN-0001/DIN-0001_Sleeve_For_BCD996T_BCD996XT_BCT15_BCT15X__BCD536HP DIN-E and ISO Vehicle Mountable]
 
 
 
===In the Box===
 
* BCD996P2 Radio
 
* AC\DC power adapter
 
* Telescopic antenna
 
* USB cable (USB Mini-B)
 
* DC Wiring Harness
 
* Mounting hardware and owner’s manual
 
 
===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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* 894.0125 - 960.0000 MHz
 
* 894.0125 - 960.0000 MHz
 
* 1240.0000 - 1300.0000 MHz
 
* 1240.0000 - 1300.0000 MHz
 
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==== FM Bandwidths ====
=== FM Bandwidths ===
 
 
*'''NFM''': ~7.5 kHz deviation
 
*'''NFM''': ~7.5 kHz deviation
 
*'''FM''': ~15 kHz deviation
 
*'''FM''': ~15 kHz deviation
 
*'''FMB''': ~75 kHz deviation
 
*'''FMB''': ~75 kHz deviation
 
*'''WFM''': >100 kHz deviation
 
*'''WFM''': >100 kHz deviation
 
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====Power Requirements====
===Power Requirements===
 
 
* Power requirements: AC Adapter (13.8V DC 750mA Regulated) (AD-1009 or equivalent).
 
* Power requirements: AC Adapter (13.8V DC 750mA Regulated) (AD-1009 or equivalent).
 
* DC:11V to 16.6V(Ext.DC Power Jack or DC 4 Pin Power Plug)
 
* DC:11V to 16.6V(Ext.DC Power Jack or DC 4 Pin Power Plug)
* Power plug: 5.5mm outer diameter, 2.1mm inner diameter; Radio Shack size code "M"
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* Power plug: 5.5mm outer diameter, 2.1mm inner diameter  
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==Features==
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* Ability to flag a channel as Digital, Analog, or All
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* Adaptive Digital Threshold - Automatically sets the digital decode threshold for APCO 25 systems
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* Adjustable Band defaults
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* Adjustable Hold (scan duration 0-255 sec) per system, custom or service search
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* Adjustable Priority check interval
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* Analog and Digital [[AGC]]
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* [[Project_25|APCO25 Digital Audio]] decoding
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* [[Band Scope]] mode
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* [[Broadcast Screen]] while searching (TV and radio station frequencies, pagers, etc) with 10 custom bands
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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]].
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* [[Control Channel Data Output]]
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* [[Control Channel Only]]
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* Custom Search — lets you program up to 10 search ranges
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* [[DCS]]/[[CTCSS]] [[Automatic_CTCSS_identification|Rapid Decode]]
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* Display the Unit IDs (UID) found on trunk systems. 
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* [[Duplicate Channel Alert]]
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* EDACS [[ESK]] support
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* [[Fire Tone Out]] alert
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** [[Fire Tone Out]] Search - built-in frequency counter displays the received tones.
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* 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
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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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* Individual channel volume offset
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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 Lock]] - lets you hand the scanner to a novice user and prevent programming from being modified.
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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]]
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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 audio decode level adjustment]]
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* 3 [http://new.marksscanners.com/996XT/996xt.shtml#search%20key Quick Access Search Keys]
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* [[Quick Search]]
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* [[Repeater Reverse]]
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* Search with Scan for Service and Custom Searches with assigned Quick Keys
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* [[Startup Configuration]]
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* Support for P25 Conventional channels that include NAC and TGID user differentiation (P25 One-Frequency Trunk)
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* [[Temporary System, Site, Group, Channel, and Location Lockout]]
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* Upgradeable firmware
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** Can be updated to support [[Rebanding]]? {{color|green|YES}}
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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
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* [[Weather Operations]]
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* [[Wired Cloning]] (Will only Clone to another BCD996P2)
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==In the Box==
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* BCD996P2 Radio
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* AC\DC power adapter
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* Telescopic antenna
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* USB cable (USB Mini-B)
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* DC Wiring Harness
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* Mounting hardware and owner’s manual
  
===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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** [[LTR|LTR Standard]]
 
** [[LTR|LTR Standard]]
 
** [[APCO Project 25]] Phases I and II
 
** [[APCO Project 25]] Phases I and II
** [[EDACS Provoice]] (with firmware 1.07.06 or better and purchased key)
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**The following system types are available via upgrade (some are paid upgrades);
** Conventional Digital Mobile Radio ([[DMR]]) (with firmware 1.07.06 or better and purchased key)  
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*** [[EDACS Provoice]]  
** [[MOTOTRBO]] Capacity Plus Trunked Radio Systems (with firmware 1.07.06 or better and purchased key)
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*** Conventional Digital Mobile Radio ([[DMR]])  
** [[MOTOTRBO]] Connect Plus Trunked Radio Systems (with firmware 1.07.06 or better and purchased key)
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*** [[MOTOTRBO]] Capacity Plus Trunked Radio Systems  
** [[MOTOTRBO]] Linked Capacity Plus Systems (with firmware 1.07.06 or better and purchased key)
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*** [[MOTOTRBO]] Connect Plus Trunked Radio Systems  
** [[DMR]] Tier III Trunking (with firmware 1.07.06 or better and purchased key)
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*** [[MOTOTRBO]] Linked Capacity Plus Systems  
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*** [[DMR]] Tier III Trunking
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*** [[NXDN]]
 
   
 
   
  
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; External Links
 
; External Links
 
* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/BCD996P2 Uniden BCD996P2 Wiki Page]
 
* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/BCD996P2 Uniden BCD996P2 Wiki Page]
**The required USB drivers can be found here
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**The required USB drivers can be found there.
 
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* [http://www.uniden.info/download/ompdf/BCD996P2om.pdf Owners manual]
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* [http://new.marksscanners.com/996XT/996xt.shtml Easier to read manual]
  
 
; Wiki Articles
 
; Wiki Articles
 
* [[Programming Your Uniden Scanner]]
 
* [[Programming Your Uniden Scanner]]
  
==Supporting Software==
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==Supporting Software and Driver==
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*[https://www.scannermaster.com/driver_installation_uniden_police_scanners_a/385.htm Driver and Install Instructions for BCD996P2]
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**Instructions appear to be for a Win7 machine
 
* See the [[Uniden DMA Software Support]] article for packages that support programming and virtual control
 
* See the [[Uniden DMA Software Support]] article for packages that support programming and virtual control
  
 
==Message Boards / Groups==
 
==Message Boards / Groups==
 
;{{color|red|RadioReference}}  
 
;{{color|red|RadioReference}}  
*[http://forums.radioreference.com/uniden-forums/ Uniden forums]
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*{{Forum|uniden-forums.82|Uniden}}
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;Facebook
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/448987651918830 Radio Scanner World]
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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/radioprogramming Radio Programming]
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* [https://uniden.groups.io/g/main Uniden main group]
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* [https://uniden.groups.io/g/BCD996P2 BCD996P2 sub group]
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* [https://groups.io/g/BCD996P2 BCD996P2]
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* [https://groups.io/g/Scanners Radio Scanners Uniden / Whistler]
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; Twitter
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*[https://twitter.com/search?q=%23bcd996p2&src=typed_query  BCD996P2 on Twitter]
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==BCD996P2 Scanners for Sale==
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* [https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=BCD996P2 BCD996P2 - eBay]
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* [https://www.radioreference.com/apps/classifieds/showcat.php?cat=all&stype=1&si=BCD996P2 BCD996P2 - RadioReference Classifieds]
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;Yahoo! Groups
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BCD996P2/ BCD996P2 Yahoo! Group]
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 12:34, 24 June 2021

Bearcat BCD996P2 digital Trunktracker V

The Uniden BCD996P2 is a APCO-25 Phase II capable base/mobile TrunkTracker V scanner with Dynamic Memory Architecture. It is an upgrade to the BCD996XT, and direct sibling to the BCD325P2 released shortly after. This scanner became available to the market in March, 2015. The BCD996P2 has many features included in previous generations of "996"'s*, currently it's waiting on a firmware update to include Site specific P25 decode threshold settings that never showed itself in the XT model. It's overall redeeming qualities: inclusion of Phase 2 receiving capabilities and better ability to handle power disruptions, than the new SD card based top-of-the-line BCDx36HP series, allowing owners/operators seamless restoration of scanning after a power disruption, important for operators not familiar with scanner operations i.e. Tow Truck Drivers and other listeners/Responders. This scanner can be upgraded to trunk and decode EDACS ProVoice, DMR/MOTOTRBO and NXDN with a paid upgrade.


Specifications

Physical

Technical

  • PC Programming and Control (with 3rd party software, not included)
  • 25,000 Channels
  • 16 Character Text Tagging
  • 12 Service Searches: Public Safety, News, Ham Radio, Marine, Railroad, Air, CB Radio, FRS/GMRS, Racing, FM Broadcast and Special (Itinerant)

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

FM Bandwidths

  • NFM: ~7.5 kHz deviation
  • FM: ~15 kHz deviation
  • FMB: ~75 kHz deviation
  • WFM: >100 kHz deviation

Power Requirements

  • Power requirements: AC Adapter (13.8V DC 750mA Regulated) (AD-1009 or equivalent).
  • DC:11V to 16.6V(Ext.DC Power Jack or DC 4 Pin Power Plug)
  • Power plug: 5.5mm outer diameter, 2.1mm inner diameter

Features

In the Box

  • BCD996P2 Radio
  • AC\DC power adapter
  • Telescopic antenna
  • USB cable (USB Mini-B)
  • DC Wiring Harness
  • Mounting hardware and owner’s manual

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

Related Pages

External Links
Wiki Articles

Supporting Software and Driver

Message Boards / Groups

RadioReference
Facebook
Groups.io
Twitter

BCD996P2 Scanners for Sale


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