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== Overview ==
 
  
Uniden's latest Base/Mobile Digital Trunktracker scanner with Dynamic Memory 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, and retails for close to ~$550.00
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Started Shipping June 2006. Now discontinued
  
'''All information on this page is subject to change. Nothing on this page should be construed as a warranty of performance for this or any Uniden product.'''
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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
  
== User Manual and Related Documentation ==
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===Keys===
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* Group Quick Key range: 0-9
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* System Quick Key range: 0-99
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* 6 [http://new.marksscanners.com/996/996.shtml#search%20key Quick Access Search keys]
  
[http://www.uniden.com/pdf/BCD996Tom.pdf BCD996T User Manual]
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===Technical===
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* 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
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* Systems: 500 maximum
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* 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
  
[http://www.uniden.com/index/downloadfile.cfm?product=BCD996T&dwnld_id=126 Control Codes for BCD996]
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====Frequency Coverage====
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* 25 - 512 MHz
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* 764 - 776 MHz
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* 794 - 956 MHz
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* 1240 - 1300 MHz
  
[[AGC Tweak Procedure]]
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====Power====
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* Voltage: 13.8 Volts d.c.
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* Current: less than 750mA (max. rating of included wall wart)
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* Power plug: 5.5mm outer diameter, 2.1mm inner diameter
  
Talkgroup and Frequency display when scanning:
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==Features==
 
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* Ability to flag a channel as Digital, Analog, or All
Use display mode #2: Toggling the Display Mode
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* Adaptive Digital Threshold - Automatically sets the digital decode threshold for APCO 25 systems
To change the display so the channel and frequency or Talk Group ID appear
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* Adjustable Hold (scan duration 0-255 sec) per system, custom or service search
instead of extended channel information, hold on any channel then press F + [0].
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* Adjustable (0-5 sec) scan delay
The scanner displays Display Mode 2. To return to Mode 1, press F + [0]
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* Analog and Digital [[AGC]]
Mode1 indicates the channel data under the Channel Name.
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* [[Project_25|APCO25 Digital Audio]] decoding
Mode2 indicates the frequencies under the Channel Name for Conventional
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* [[Broadcast Screen]] while searching (TV and radio station frequencies, pagers, etc) with 10 custom bands
systems or the TGID number for Trunked 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]].
 
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* [[Control Channel Only]]
; Related Pages
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* [[Data Skip]]
[[BCD996T AGC Tweak]]
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* [[DCS]]/[[CTCSS]] [[Automatic_CTCSS_identification|Rapid Decode]]
 
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* [[Duplicate Channel Alert]]
[[BCD996T Lat-Lon]]
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* EDACS [[ESK]] support (requires firmware 3.0 or newer)
 
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* [[Fire Tone Out]] alert
[[BCD996T QandA]]
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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.
== Feature Summary ==
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* [[Location Based Scanning]]
* [[Rebanding]] Supported? <font color=green> YES </font>
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* [[Uniden Multi-Site Trunking|Multi-Site support]]
*  Memory Architecture
 
** Dynamic allocation.
 
*** Memory Storage Limits
 
**** Total Channels - 6000
 
***** Creation of systems and channel groups use channel slots. The actual total channel count will be less than 6000.
 
**** Systems - 500
 
**** Sites - 1000
 
**** Sites per Systems - 256
 
**** Groups per System - 20
 
**** Channels per Conventional Systems - 1000
 
**** Channels per Trunked Systems - 250
 
**** Trunked Frequencies per Site 750 - 1000 (depending on the number of TGID in the system)
 
**** Alpha-tags do not affect the size of dynamic memory.
 
 
 
Note that Dynamic Memory is a significant change from banked memory, and requires significant shift in your "world view" in order to be understood. The 7 stages of Dynamic Memory world view transformation are:
 
 
 
* Confusion
 
* Frustration
 
* Anger
 
* The "Aha!" moment
 
* Understanding
 
* Devotion
 
* Willing Slave
 
 
 
* Permanent and Temporary Scanning Lockout
 
** Pressing [L/O] once will to temporarily lock or unlock the current the channel. Double-tap [L/O] to permanently lockout the current channel.
 
** Cycling power off/on automatically unlocks temporarily locked-out channels.
 
* Permanent and Temporary Search Lockout
 
** Pressing [L/O] once will to temporarily lock or unlock the current the frequency. Double-tap [L/O] to permanently lockout the current channel.
 
** Cycling power off/on automatically unlocks temporarily locked-out frequencies.
 
** Search Lockout Frequencies - 500
 
*** Permanent L/O - 250
 
*** Temporary L/O - 250
 
 
 
* 100 System/Site Quick Keys + 10 Group Quick Keys per System
 
* Startup Configuration – lets you set systems to be automatically locked or unlocked during power-up.
 
* Single-Handed Function Operation
 
* Priority Scan
 
* Priority Plus
 
* Channel Alert
 
* Dropout Delay
 
* Attenuator
 
* Repeater Reverse
 
 
* Quick Recall – quickly navigates to a specific Channel by choosing the System, Group, and Channel.
 
* Quick Recall – quickly navigates to a specific Channel by choosing the System, Group, and Channel.
* Weather and SAME Alert
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* [[Quick Search]]
* 10 Custom Search Ranges
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* [[Priority Scan]]  
* Service Search – Public Safety, News, HAM Radio, Marine, Railroad, Air, CB Radio, FRS/GMRS, Racing, TV Broadcast, FM Broadcast, Special, Military Air
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* [[P25 audio decode level adjustment]]
* Tone Search – Rapidly searches for the CTCSS/DCS used during a transmission.
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* [[Repeater Reverse]]
* Fire Tone-Out
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* [[Search with Scan]] for Service and Custom Searches with assigned Quick Keys
* Frequency Autostore
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* [[Startup Configuration]]
* ID Autostore
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* [[Temporary System, Site, Group, Channel, and Location Lockout]]
* Quick Search
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* [[Uniden Digital AGC Tweak Procedures]]
* "Soft" Search Keys – let you assign search ranges to front-panel keys.
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* Upgradeable firmware
* 500 (250 Temporary + 250 Permanent) Search Lockouts
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** Can be updated to support [[Rebanding]]? {{color|green|YES}}
* Alpha Tagging – For System, Group, Channel, Talkgroup ID, Custom Search Range and SAME Group. The scanner allows up to 16 characters for each name.
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** See the [[Updating the Firmware in Uniden DMA Scanners]] article for the firmware link
* Duplicate Input Alert
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* [[Weather Operations]]
* Data Skip
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* [[Wired Cloning]] (Will only Clone to another BCD996T)
* Broadcast Screen – sets the scanner to ignore hits on Pager, FM, UHF TV, VHF TV, NOAA WX and custom band frequencies.
 
* Trunk Tracking – supports the following systems:
 
** Motorola: Type I 800 / Type II 800, 900, UHF, VHF, P25
 
** EDACS: WIDE, NARROW, SCAT
 
** LTR
 
* APCO Project 25 Decoder – lets you listen to digitized voice data that is compliant with the APCO Project25 standard.
 
* APCO Auto Adjust Threshold
 
* Multi-Site Trunking – allows independent system sites to share common talk group channel lists.
 
* Control Channel Only mode
 
* Two-Color LCD and Keypad Backlight – select red or green backlighting.
 
* Independent Alert Tone Volume – lets you set the volume level of the following tones: Key Beep, Emergency Alert, Channel Alert, and Close Call Alert.
 
* Key Lock
 
* Close Call RF Capture
 
* Close Call Do-Not-Disturb – sets Close Call RF Capture to operate only when no transmission is being received.
 
* Close Call Temporary Store – automatically saves and scans the last 10 Close Call hits.
 
* PC Control
 
* Wired Cloning
 
* On-Air Programming
 
* Scan Speed – 100 CH/Sec. in Scan Mode (max)
 
* Search Speed / Turbo Search – 100 Steps/Sec. in Search Mode (max) - except for 5 kHz step. 300 Steps/Sec. in Search Mode (max) - (Turbo Search) - for 5 kHz step
 
* Memory Back Up
 
* Trunking Activity Indicators
 
* Audio AGC
 
* Location-Based Scanning – Each system can include latitude, longitude, and range information and can be automatically enabled/disabled when a GPS is connected and the unit is within the defined range of the system.
 
* Non-Radio Location-Based Features – the scanner can include location alerts (that sound alert tones when the unit approaches a defined latitude/longitude) and speed-trap alerts (that sound alert tones if the unit is traveling at > than a set speed limit while it is within a grid area).
 
* GPS Display Mode – displays location and travel information based on the GPS input.
 
* [http://www.grove-ent.com/SCANNERPROGRAMMING.htm Scanner Programming: Man-Machine Interface]
 
** 'Getting the Most from the new Uniden Scanners' by Paul Opitz
 
  
Physical Dimensions:
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==RR System Compatibility==
Width 7.33    Height 2.21    Depth 5.94
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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:
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* System Types:
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** [[Motorola Type I]]
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** [[Motorola Type II]]
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** [[Motorola Type IIi Hybrid]]
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** [[Motorola Type II Smartnet]]
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** [[Motorola Type II SmartZone]]
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** [[Motorola Type II SmartZone OmniLink]]
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** [[Motorola Type II VOC]]
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** [[EDACS Standard|EDACS Standard (Wide)]]
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** [[EDACS Networked|EDACS Standard Networked]]
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** [[EDACS Narrowband]]
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** [[EDACS Narrowband Networked]]
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** [[EDACS SCAT]] - '''(version 3.0 firmware or later required)'''
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** [[ESK|EDACS ESK]] (not [[ProVoice]])
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** [[LTR|LTR Standard]]
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** [[APCO Project 25|Project 25 Standard]]
  
* Construction:
 
  
== GPS Features ==
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*System Voices:
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** Analog
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** Analog and APCO-25 Common Air Interface
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** APCO-25 Common Air Interface Exclusive
  
'''The scanner ''does not'' include a GPS Receiver, an add-on GPS receiver is required.'''  You can define a LAT/LONG centerpoint for any site in a Motorola or EDACS system or an entire Conventional or LTR system  and a range (in miles) that specifies the radius of a circle that specifies where to turn the system/site on/off.
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==Reviews==
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* [[Scan Cape Cod's Mini-Review]]
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* [http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/mtfirstlook-bcd996t.pdf Uniden BCD-996T First look]
  
The radioreference.com database (RRDB) will soon have the ability to store the Lat/Long/Range settings for conventional subcategories and trunked system sites.
 
  
GPS units known and tested to work with the scanner includes:
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==Related Pages==
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; External Links
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* [http://new.marksscanners.com/996/996.shtml Easier to Read BCD996T/UBC996T Manual]
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* [http://www.uniden.info/download/ompdf/BCD996Tom.pdf BCD996T User Manual]
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* [http://www.scannermaster.com/USB_Cable_p/01-551038.htm Uniden USB-1 page on Scanner Master]
  
* Delorme Tripmate (with [http://wes.johnston.net/aprs/tripmate.htm  modification] for autostart)
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; Wiki articles
* GARMIN eTreX
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* [[Programming Your Uniden Scanner]]
* GARMIN eTreX Legend
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* [[BCD996T QandA]]
* GARMIN eMap
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* [[BCD996T Lat-Lon]]
* GARMIN Rino110
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* [[media:Bc996discriminatortap.jpg|JPEG of discriminator tap point]]
* GARMIN GPS18PC
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* [[Uniden scanner test modes]]
* GARMIN 12XL
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* [[P25_audio_decode_level_adjustment]]
* GARMIN GPSmap 60CS
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* [http://www.scannewengland.net/wiki/index.php/Uniden_BCD996T_AGC_Tweak_Procedure BCD996T AGC Tweak Procedure]
* Lowrance iFinder GO2
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* Compare the BCD996T to other digital models
* MAGELLAN Meridian Marine
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** [[Digital Scanner Comparison Chart]]
* Uniden Mystic
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* Has your speaker audio gone dead after having something plugged into the speaker jack? The [[Uniden Headphone Jack Modification]] may help
  
The above list is not all-inclusive. Basically any GPS that outputs serial NMEA standard data should work with the scanner. As other units are used and confirmed to work, this section should be updated to include the other models. GPS units that only have a USB connection will not work with the scanner (well, it is possible that some units could be internally modified to work, but we're talking off-the-shelf, here).
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==PC Programming and Control==
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* [http://www.butelsoftware.com BuTel Software products]
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** ARC996 Basic/Pro
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** ARC996 Pro is capable of recording audio
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** [http://www.butel.nl/BCD996T/ARC996.pdf ARC996 PDF brochure]
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** ScannerStation
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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
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* [[cat-streamer]] (Stream audio with site/group/channel tags)
  
The scanner understands the sentences GGA (Global Positioning System Fix Data) and RMC (Recommended Minimum Specific GNSS Data) based on “[http://www.kh-gps.de/nmea-faq.htm NMEA-0183 ver.3.01].
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==Message Boards/forums==
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*{{Forum|uniden-forums.82|RadioReference 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/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]
  
There is extensive information about the various models available, as well as technical and mapping application info, at [http://gpsinformation.net/ Joe Mehaffey's GPS Pages]
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==Talkgroup and Frequency display when scanning==
  
== Advanced Features ==
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Use display mode #2: Toggling the Display Mode
 
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To change the display so the channel and frequency or Talk Group ID appear
=== Multi-Site Trunking ===
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instead of extended channel information, hold on any channel then press F + [0].
 
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The scanner displays Display Mode 2. To return to Mode 1, press F + [0]
Some wide coverage systems use multiple system sites that are linked together to provide extended area coverage. Each site operates on its own set of frequencies, but share talk group channels with all other sites in the system.
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Mode1 indicates the channel data under the Channel Name.
 
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Mode2 indicates the frequencies under the Channel Name for Conventional
Normally, a site will only carry traffic for talk groups that have at least one subscriber unit (mobile radio) affiliated with it.
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systems or the TGID number for Trunked systems.
 
 
With the initial implementation of dynamic memory, each site needed to be entered as its own system, and all talk group channels had to be duplicated. This resulted in more complexity in programming as well as more memory usage.
 
 
 
Multi-Site Trunking is available for Motorola and EDACS system. With this method, you define a system, one or more sites for the system, and then the channels for the system. All channels are shared among all sites.
 
 
 
Here’s an outline of a Multi-Site System:
 
 
 
    System
 
          System Attributes
 
          Site
 
              Frequencies
 
              Other Attributes
 
          Site
 
              Frequencies
 
              Other Attributes
 
          Channel Group
 
              Channel Group Attributes
 
              Channel
 
                    Channel Attributes
 
              Channel
 
                    Channel Attributes
 
          Channel Group
 
              Channel Group Attributes
 
              Channel
 
                    Channel Attributes
 
              Channel
 
                    Channel Attributes
 
 
 
The only System attribute is the system name. This tag is never displayed, but makes the system easy to find for programming updates.
 
 
 
Site attributes include:
 
* Site Quick Key: Equivalent to the System Quick Key; turns the site on/off for scanning.
 
* Site Name
 
* Site Location
 
 
 
=== Temporary Lockout ===
 
 
 
Pressing L/O one time while on a channel temporarily locks out that channel.
 
Pressing F+L/O one time while on a system temporarily locks out that system.
 
 
 
Pressing L/O or F+L/O two times results in a permanent lockout. Pressing L/O for more than 3 seconds unlocks all channels in the current system (or all search lockouts if in a search). F+L/O for more than 3 seconds unlocks all systems.
 
 
 
Temporary lockouts are removed when power is cycled.
 
 
 
=== 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).
 
 
 
=== Location-Based Scanning (GPS) ===
 
 
 
If you connect a GPS unit to the scanner, it can automatically enable/disable systems based on the geographic information you provide:
 
* Latitude (center of the range)
 
* Longitude (center of the range)
 
* Range (radius of a circle around the Latitude/Longitude) which can be selected from .5/1/3/5/10/20/30/50 miles
 
 
 
Rather than center the lat/lon on the antenna site for the system and set the range to the receivable range for the system, it makes more sense to center these settings on the geopolitical center of the system, and bound the range to encircle that entity. That is, while I can technically hear the Arlington TRS from west Fort Worth, I don’t really want to. Instead, I’d set the lat/lon/range values to approximate a circle around the Arlington city limits so that I would not hear Arlington until I approached/entered Arlington.
 
 
 
Also, not all geopolitical areas are perfect circles. You can modify the shape of the system by entering multiple sites for the system (even though the system might have only one site) and use different location settings for each site. For example, stack two circles to make a tall, narrow scan area for the system.
 
 
 
=== Non-Radio Location-Based Features (GPS) ===
 
 
 
There are non-radio type systems that hold other location based information:
 
* Dangerous Xing: Stores location, range, direction of travel. If you are within range, traveling in the specified direction, you receive an alert.
 
* Dangerous Road: Stores location, range, speed. If you are traveling at a speed greater than the one specified, and are within the range of the specified location, you receive an alert.
 
* Points of Interest: Stores location and range. If you approach the specified location, you receive an alert.
 
 
 
In general, a location alert can have:
 
* Latitude
 
* Longitude
 
* Speed (optional)
 
* Alpha (optional)
 
* Alert Type and Level (optional)
 
* Vector (optional)
 
* Heading
 
 
 
Alerts are based on:
 
* Speed setting > 0 and no vector entered, non-directional speed alert
 
* Speed setting > 0 and a vector is entered, directional speed alert
 
* Speed = 0 and vector is entered, dangerous intersection alert
 
* Speed = 0 and no vector entered, point-of-interest alert
 
 
 
The user can quickly save a location by pressing GPS. Scanner prompts for the type of location to store (Speed, Intersection, or POI).
 
 
 
=== [[Uniden Close Call|Close Call]] Do-Not-Disturb ===
 
 
 
When set in this mode, the scanner will periodically make Close Call checks whenever the scanner is not receiving audio in another mode. This eliminates the annoying breaks in conversation while still allowing for the Close Call functionality.
 
 
 
=== Soft Search Keys ===
 
 
 
Let you program the keypad’s secondary functions to turn on/off specified search ranges.
 
 
 
=== Two-Color Backlighting ===
 
 
 
Lets you choose either red or green backlighting for the display/keypad.
 
 
 
=== 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).
 
 
 
=== Close Call Temporary Store ===
 
 
 
When this option is turned on, when the scanner gets a Close Call "hit", it temporarily saves the hit and includes that frequency when scanning. The scanner keeps the last 10 hits (older hits are erased by newer ones). Hits are lost when power is cycled. You can store a hit into memory by pressing "E" when on that frequency.
 
 
 
=== GPS Display Mode ===
 
 
 
Lets you display extended GPS information like:
 
* Distance to POI
 
* Heading to POI
 
* Time to POI
 
* Speed
 
* Position
 
* And so on
 
 
 
=== Dual Serial Ports ===
 
 
 
Front-set serial port using the same connector as BC246T/BCD396T/BR330T/SC230.
 
Rear DB9 Male connector (for convenient direct plug-in of GPS Serial cable).
 
 
 
Either port can be configured to be PC interface or GPS interface.
 
 
 
=== PC Programming and Control ===
 
 
 
Free UASD software (compatible with other versions of UASD):
 
 
 
'''To Enter Registration Key:''' open program, click on "write to scanner", click on "setup" at top and then "registration" a box will open so that you can enter the number that was emailed to you
 
("demo" will now be removed from the write to scanner box)
 
 
 
[http://www.uniden.com Uniden:]
 
 
 
* [http://www.uniden.com/rn_productsupport_downloads.cfm?product=BCD996T UASD Software and Firmware Updates]
 
 
 
[http://www.butelsoftware.com BuTel Software:]
 
 
 
* [http://www.butelsoftware.com Clone996 backup & restore utility]
 
 
 
* [http://www.butelsoftware.com ARC996 Basic & ARC996 Pro software (pre-order now available)]
 
 
 
* [http://www.butel.nl/BCD996T/ARC996.pdf ARC996 PDF brochure]
 
 
 
* [http://www.butelsoftware.com ARC-EasyStream]
 
 
 
* [http://www.butelsoftware.com 'Scanner Over Ip 996' client/server software (under development) ]
 
 
 
[http://www.scannersoft.com Scan Control] (under development)
 
 
 
Discussion groups:
 
 
 
[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BCD996T/ BCD996T Yahoo group]
 
 
 
[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ARC996_software/ ARC996 Yahoo group]
 
 
 
[http://www.strongsignals.net/access/forums/viewforum.php?f=50&sid=a008fecb4f59406385d1ff0cbe328c9c Strong Signals BCD996T forum]
 
 
 
=== Reviews ===
 
 
 
* [[Scan Cape Cod's Mini-Review]]
 
 
 
== Press Release ==
 
'''Uniden Announces Industry’s First GPS-Enabled Scanner'''
 
 
 
New Mobile Model Features Close Call™ Technology and APCO 25 Capability
 
In a Desktop Design
 
 
 
Fort Worth, Texas, September 1, 2005 – Uniden America Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wireless consumer electronics, today announced a new mobile digital scanner, the Bearcat BCD996T. This model introduces the first-ever GPS-enabled scanner, allowing the product to automatically select nearby radio systems for scanning. The BCD996T also offers APCO 25 digital capability, allowing consumers to monitor the activities and signals of city and government service departments, and features advanced scanner technology in an in-dash or mobile mount design.
 
 
 
The GPS-enabled feature offered by the BCD996T provides automatic system selection, which permits the scanner to turn system reception on or off depending on the user’s location, and allows the user to define the scanner display to show location-based information.
 
 
 
In addition, when a GPS unit, not included with this scanner, is connected to the BCD996T, it will alert at areas of special interest, such as dangerous intersections, school zones, or general points of interest.
 
  
Featuring APCO 25 capability, Uniden’s BCD996T is poised to further enhance Uniden’s offerings to public safety and increase interoperability between agencies using different types of radio systems. Uniden’s BCD996T will not permit users to monitor sensitive, encrypted signals from national and local security services.
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==BCD996T Scanners for Sale==
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*[[BCD996T eBay Listings]]
  
The Bearcat BCD996T also offers Close Call™ RF Capture Technology, Dynamic Memory Management, Fire Tone-Out, and Multi-site programming as well as 6,000 channels and a frequency range of 25 MHz to 1.3 GHz (excluding cellular and UHF TV frequencies). This new model is slated to hit retail shelves in spring 2006 and carries a MSRP of $849.99.
 
  
"The BCD996T, the first GPS-enabled model in the scanner industry, is another milestone in the evolution of scanning," said Paul Opitz, product manager at Uniden America Corporation. "These new features will provide an efficient way for agencies that need compatibility in multiple geographic areas to use the scanner without having to reprogram the equipment for each location."
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Latest revision as of 12:36, 24 June 2021

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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. 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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