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Uniden's Base/Mobile Digital Trunktracker scanner with [[Dynamic Memory Architecture]] and GPS Support.
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Uniden's Base/Mobile Digital Trunktracker scanner with [[Dynamic Memory Architecture]] and GPS Support. This is a [[TrunkTracker IV]] scanner with Motorola [[Control Channel Only]] trunking and [[I-Call]] monitoring
  
Started Shipping June 2006.
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Started Shipping June 2006. Now discontinued
  
[http://www.uniden.com/press/docs/BCD996T_Release_FNL.pdf Uniden BCD-996T Press Release]
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==Specifications==
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===Physical===
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* Antenna Connector: BNC
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* Compatible with [[BC-RH96]] Remote Head
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* DIN-E and ISO Vehicle Mountable sleeve included
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* GPS Support for [[Location Based Scanning]], location alerts, and crows-flight navigation
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* LCD and Keypad Backlight
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* Memory Back Up
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* Multi-color display backlight
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* Physical Dimensions: Width 7.33    Height 2.21    Depth 5.94
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* PC Programming and Control
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* Record Out - you can connect an output jack to a VOX controlled recorder or PC sound input to record the received audio.
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* Reversible Display - Lets you reverse the display to mount unit upside down (and hear the speaker from the top)
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* Signal Strength display
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* Single-Handed Function Operation - Tap Function to access F+ key presses. 5 seconds  after your last key press, the scanner reverts to non F+ entry (or press Function again to revert sooner).
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* Six-Level Backlighting -Lets you set the display/keypad backlight to any of three brightness levels (or off) and two colors (red or green). Also lets you connect to your vehicle’s dimmer circuit to dim the scanner’s display with the vehicle’s dimmer control
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* Soft Search Keys -Lets you program the keypad’s secondary functions to turn on/off specified search ranges.
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* Strong signal attenuation
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* Trunking Activity Indicators
  
==General Specifications==
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===Keys===
===Power===
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* Group Quick Key range: 0-9
* Voltage: 13.8 Volts d.c.
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* System Quick Key range: 0-99
* Current: less than 750mA (max. rating of included wall wart)
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* 6 [http://new.marksscanners.com/996/996.shtml#search%20key Quick Access Search keys]
* Power plug: 5.5mm outer diameter, 2.1mm inner diameter; Radio Shack size code "M"
 
  
===Limits===
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===Technical===
 
* Channels: 6000 maximum
 
* Channels: 6000 maximum
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* Custom Search — lets you program up to 10 search ranges
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* Groups per system: 20 maximum
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* Preprogrammed Service Search Bands: 13
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* 6 Quick-Access Search Keys
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* Scan Rate: 100 channels per second (conventional mode)
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* 13 Service Searches - Public Safety, News, HAM Radio, Marine, Railroad, Air, CB Radio, FRS/GMRS, Racing, TV Broadcast, FM Broadcast, Military Air, and Special (Itinerant)
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* Sites: 1000 maximum, 256 maximum per system
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* Supported step sizes: 5, 6.25, 7.5, 8.33, 10, 12.5,15, 20, 25, 50 or 100 kHz
 
* Systems: 500 maximum
 
* Systems: 500 maximum
* Sites: 1000 maximum, 256 maximum per system
 
* Groups per system: 20 maximum
 
 
* Talkgroups per trunked system: 250 maximum
 
* Talkgroups per trunked system: 250 maximum
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* 500 (250 Temporary + 250 Permanent) Search Lockouts
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* 16 character text tagging for each system, site, group, channel, talkgroup, search range, location, Tone-out, and [[SAME]] group
  
* Scan Rate: 100 channels per second (conventional mode)
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====Frequency Coverage====
* System Quick Key range: 0-99
 
* Group Quick Key range: 0-9
 
* Custom Search Ranges: 10
 
* Preprogrammed Service Search Bands: 13
 
 
 
===Frequency Coverage===
 
 
* 25 - 512 MHz
 
* 25 - 512 MHz
 
* 764 - 776 MHz
 
* 764 - 776 MHz
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* 1240 - 1300 MHz
 
* 1240 - 1300 MHz
  
===Features===
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====Power====
* Can be updated to support [[Rebanding]]? {{color|green|YES}}
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* Voltage: 13.8 Volts d.c.
** See the [[Updating the Firmware in Uniden DMA Scanners]] article for the firmware link
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* Current: less than 750mA (max. rating of included wall wart)
* [[Project_25|APCO25 Digital Audio]] decoding
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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
 
* 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 Motorola [[Control Channel Only]] trunking and [[I-Call]] monitoring
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* Adjustable Hold (scan duration 0-255 sec) per system, custom or service search
* Multi-Site support
 
* Trunking Activity Indicators
 
* EDACS [[ESK]] support (requires firmware 3.0 or newer)
 
* Multi-color display backlight
 
* Quick Recall – quickly navigates to a specific Channel by choosing the System, Group, and Channel.
 
* [[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
 
* 100 Quick Keys
 
* Supported step sizes: 5, 6.25, 7.5, 8.33, 10, 12.5,15, 20, 25, 50 or 100 kHz
 
 
* Adjustable (0-5 sec) scan delay
 
* Adjustable (0-5 sec) scan delay
* Data Skip
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* Analog and Digital [[AGC]]
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* [[Project_25|APCO25 Digital Audio]] decoding
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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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* [[Data Skip]]
 
* [[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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* EDACS [[ESK]] support (requires firmware 3.0 or newer)
* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/StartupKeys Startup Configuration]
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* [[Fire Tone Out]] alert
 
* 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
 
* 13 Service Searches - Public Safety, News, HAM Radio, Marine, Railroad, Air, CB Radio, FRS/GMRS, Racing, TV Broadcast, FM Broadcast, Military Air, and Special (Itinerant)
 
* Custom Search — lets you program up to 10 search ranges
 
* 6 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 
 
* [[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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* [[Location Based Scanning]]
* [[SAME]] Weather Alert
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* [[Uniden Multi-Site Trunking|Multi-Site support]]
* Duplicate Channel Alert
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* Quick Recall – quickly navigates to a specific Channel by choosing the System, Group, and Channel.
* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/PriorityScan Priority Scan] with Priority Plus
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* [[Quick Search]]
** Also see the [[Priority Scan]] article
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* [[Priority Scan]]
* Signal Strength display
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* [[P25 audio decode level adjustment]]
* LCD and Keypad Backlight
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* [[Repeater Reverse]]
* Reversible Display - Lets you reverse the display to mount unit upside down (and hear the speaker from the top)
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* [[Search with Scan]] for Service and Custom Searches with assigned Quick Keys
* Adjustable Hold (scan duration 0-255 sec) per system, custom or service search
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* [[Startup Configuration]]
* Strong signal attenuation
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* [[Temporary System, Site, Group, Channel, and Location Lockout]]
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* [[Uniden Digital AGC Tweak Procedures]]
 
* 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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** See the [[Updating the Firmware in Uniden DMA Scanners]] article for the firmware link
* PC Programming and Control
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* [[Weather Operations]]
* Record Out - you can connect an output jack to a VOX controlled recorder or PC sound input to record the received audio.
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* [[Wired Cloning]] (Will only Clone to another BCD996T)
* Wired Cloning (Will only Clone to another BCD996T)
 
* DIN-E and ISO Vehicle Mountable sleeve included
 
* Antenna Connector: BNC
 
* Memory Back Up
 
* Physical Dimensions: Width 7.33    Height 2.21    Depth 5.94
 
  
===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:
** Motorola Type I
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** [[Motorola Type I]]
** Motorola Type II
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** [[Motorola Type II]]
** Motorola Type IIi Hybrid
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** [[Motorola Type IIi Hybrid]]
** Motorola Type II Smartnet
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** [[Motorola Type II Smartnet]]
** Motorola Type II Smartzone
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** [[Motorola Type II SmartZone]]
** Motorola Type II Smartzone Omnilink
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** [[Motorola Type II SmartZone OmniLink]]
** EDACS Standard (Wide)
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** [[Motorola Type II VOC]]
** EDACS Standard Networked
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** [[EDACS Standard|EDACS Standard (Wide)]]
** EDACS Narrowband (Narrow)
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** [[EDACS Networked|EDACS Standard Networked]]
** EDACS Narrowband Networked
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** [[EDACS Narrowband]]
** EDACS SCAT
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** [[EDACS Narrowband Networked]]
** EDACS ESK '''(version 3.0 firmware or later required)'''
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** [[EDACS SCAT]] - '''(version 3.0 firmware or later required)'''
** LTR Standard
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** [[ESK|EDACS ESK]] (not [[ProVoice]])
** Project 25 Standard
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** [[LTR|LTR Standard]]
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** [[APCO Project 25|Project 25 Standard]]
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*System Voices:
 
*System Voices:
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** Analog and APCO-25 Common Air Interface
 
** Analog and APCO-25 Common Air Interface
 
** APCO-25 Common Air Interface Exclusive
 
** APCO-25 Common Air Interface Exclusive
 
== Advanced Features ==
 
'''[[Uniden Multi-Site Trunking]] -''' allows independent system sites to share common talk group channel lists.
 
 
'''[[Location Based Scanning]] -''' If you connect a GPS unit to the scanner it can automatically enable/disable systems based on the geographic information you provide.
 
 
'''Startup Configuration -'''
 
Pressing a number button while powering on the scanner automatically unlocks all systems assigned to that startup key and automatically locks all systems assigned to a different startup key (unassigned systems are not affected).
 
 
'''Temporary Lockout -'''
 
Makes it easy to temporarily lock out a system, channel, or frequency. The lockout is cleared when you turn power off.
 
 
'''Six-Level Backlighting -'''
 
Lets you set the display/keypad backlight to any of three brightness levels (or off) and two colors (red or green). Also lets you connect to your vehicle’s dimmer circuit to dim the scanner’s display with the vehicle’s dimmer control.
 
 
'''“Soft“ Search Keys -'''
 
Let you program the keypad’s secondary functions to turn on/off specified search ranges.
 
 
'''Single-Handed Function Operation -'''
 
Tap Function to access F+ key presses. 5 seconds after your last key press, the scanner reverts to non F+ entry (or press Function again to revert sooner).
 
  
 
==Reviews==
 
==Reviews==
 
* [[Scan Cape Cod's Mini-Review]]
 
* [[Scan Cape Cod's Mini-Review]]
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* [http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/mtfirstlook-bcd996t.pdf Uniden BCD-996T First look]
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==Related Pages==
 
==Related Pages==
 
; External Links
 
; External Links
* [http://marksscanners.com/996/996.shtml Easier to Read BCD996T/UBC996T Manual]
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* [http://new.marksscanners.com/996/996.shtml Easier to Read BCD996T/UBC996T Manual]
* [http://www.uniden.com/pdf/BCD996Tom.pdf BCD996T User Manual]
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* [http://www.uniden.info/download/ompdf/BCD996Tom.pdf BCD996T User Manual]
* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/BCD996TFirmwareUpdate#Revised_Protocol Control Codes for BCD996T]
 
 
* [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]
 
  
 
; Wiki articles
 
; Wiki articles
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** ARC996 Pro is capable of recording audio
 
** ARC996 Pro is capable of recording audio
 
** [http://www.butel.nl/BCD996T/ARC996.pdf ARC996 PDF brochure]
 
** [http://www.butel.nl/BCD996T/ARC996.pdf ARC996 PDF brochure]
** ScannerStation  
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** ScannerStation
* Clone996 backup & restore utility (available from BCD996 or ARC996 Yahoo groups)
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* [http://www.proscan.org ProScan Free 30-day fully functional trial, $ 50, Feature Rich]
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* Clone996 backup & restore utility  
 
* [[cat-streamer]] (Stream audio with site/group/channel tags)
 
* [[cat-streamer]] (Stream audio with site/group/channel tags)
  
==Yahoo Groups and Message Boards==
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==Message Boards/forums==
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ARC996_software/ ARC996 Yahoo group]
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*{{Forum|uniden-forums.82|RadioReference Uniden}}
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BCD996T/ BCD996T Yahoo group]
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; Facebook
* [http://www.strongsignals.net/access/forums/viewforum.php?f=50&sid=a008fecb4f59406385d1ff0cbe328c9c Strong Signals BCD996T forum]
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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/BCD996T BCD996T sub group]
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* [https://groups.io/g/Scanners Radio Scanners Uniden / Whistler]   
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* [https://groups.io/g/BCD996T BCD996T]
  
 
==Talkgroup and Frequency display when scanning==
 
==Talkgroup and Frequency display when scanning==
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systems or the TGID number for Trunked systems.
 
systems or the TGID number for Trunked systems.
  
==eBay Listings==
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==BCD996T Scanners for Sale==
<ebay>("BCD996T","Uniden 996")</ebay>
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*[[BCD996T eBay Listings]]
  
  
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[[Category:Desktop Scanners]]
 
[[Category:Desktop Scanners]]
 
[[Category:Mobile Scanners]]
 
[[Category:Mobile 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 19:19, 3 June 2021

BCD996T - Click image to view in full

Uniden's Base/Mobile Digital Trunktracker scanner with Dynamic Memory Architecture and GPS Support. This is a TrunkTracker IV scanner with Motorola Control Channel Only trunking and I-Call monitoring

Started Shipping June 2006. Now discontinued

Specifications

Physical

  • Antenna Connector: BNC
  • Compatible with BC-RH96 Remote Head
  • DIN-E and ISO Vehicle Mountable sleeve included
  • GPS Support for Location Based Scanning, location alerts, and crows-flight navigation
  • LCD and Keypad Backlight
  • Memory Back Up
  • Multi-color display backlight
  • Physical Dimensions: Width 7.33 Height 2.21 Depth 5.94
  • PC Programming and Control
  • Record Out - you can connect an output jack to a VOX controlled recorder or PC sound input to record the received audio.
  • Reversible Display - Lets you reverse the display to mount unit upside down (and hear the speaker from the top)
  • Signal Strength display
  • Single-Handed Function Operation - Tap Function to access F+ key presses. 5 seconds after your last key press, the scanner reverts to non F+ entry (or press Function again to revert sooner).
  • Six-Level Backlighting -Lets you set the display/keypad backlight to any of three brightness levels (or off) and two colors (red or green). Also lets you connect to your vehicle’s dimmer circuit to dim the scanner’s display with the vehicle’s dimmer control
  • Soft Search Keys -Lets you program the keypad’s secondary functions to turn on/off specified search ranges.
  • Strong signal attenuation
  • Trunking Activity Indicators

Keys

Technical

  • Channels: 6000 maximum
  • Custom Search — lets you program up to 10 search ranges
  • Groups per system: 20 maximum
  • Preprogrammed Service Search Bands: 13
  • 6 Quick-Access Search Keys
  • Scan Rate: 100 channels per second (conventional mode)
  • 13 Service Searches - Public Safety, News, HAM Radio, Marine, Railroad, Air, CB Radio, FRS/GMRS, Racing, TV Broadcast, FM Broadcast, Military Air, and Special (Itinerant)
  • Sites: 1000 maximum, 256 maximum per system
  • Supported step sizes: 5, 6.25, 7.5, 8.33, 10, 12.5,15, 20, 25, 50 or 100 kHz
  • Systems: 500 maximum
  • Talkgroups per trunked system: 250 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 - 512 MHz
  • 764 - 776 MHz
  • 794 - 956 MHz
  • 1240 - 1300 MHz

Power

  • Voltage: 13.8 Volts d.c.
  • Current: less than 750mA (max. rating of included wall wart)
  • Power plug: 5.5mm outer diameter, 2.1mm inner diameter

Features

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

Reviews


Related Pages

External Links
Wiki articles

PC Programming and Control

Message Boards/forums

Facebook
Groups.io

Talkgroup and Frequency display when scanning

Use display mode #2: Toggling the Display Mode To change the display so the channel and frequency or Talk Group ID appear instead of extended channel information, hold on any channel then press F + [0]. The scanner displays Display Mode 2. To return to Mode 1, press F + [0] Mode1 indicates the channel data under the Channel Name. Mode2 indicates the frequencies under the Channel Name for Conventional systems or the TGID number for Trunked systems.

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