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Revision as of 18:48, 7 October 2007

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Uniden's Base/Mobile Digital Trunktracker scanner with Dynamic Memory Architecture and GPS Support.

Started Shipping June 2006.

Uniden BCD-996T Press Release

General Specifications

Limits

  • Channels: 6000 maximum
  • Systems: 500 maximum
  • Sites: 1000 maximum, 256 maximum per system
  • Groups per system: 20 maximum
  • Talkgroups per trunked system: 250 maximum
  • Scan Rate: 100 channels per second (conventional mode)
  • 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
  • 764 - 776 MHz
  • 794 - 956 MHz
  • 1240 - 1300 MHz

Features

  • Rebanding Supported? YES
  • APCO25 Digital Audio decoding
  • Adaptive Digital Threshold - Automatically sets the digital decode threshold for APCO 25 systems
  • TrunkTracker IV with Control-Channel Only scanning and I-Call monitoring
  • Close Call, with Close Call Do Not Disturb, Close Call Priority (or Primary), and Close Call Temporary Store.
  • Fire Tone Out Alert
  • Motorola Control Channel Only trunking
  • DCS/CTCSS Rapid Decode
  • Search with Scan
  • 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, GPS location, tone-out, and SAME group
  • Compatible with BC-RH96 Remote Head
  • Analog and Digital AGC
  • Quick Search
  • Service Search — lets you select from Public Safety, News, HAM Radio, Marine, Railroad, Air, Citizens Band Radio, FRS/GMRS, Racing, TV Broadcast, FM Broadcast, Military Air, and Special (Itinerant)
  • Custom Search — lets you program up to 10 search ranges
  • 500 (250 Temporary + 250 Permanent) Search Lockouts
  • SAME Weather Alert
  • Weather Priority
  • Priority Scan with Priority Plus
  • Signal Strength display
  • Trunking Activity Indicators
  • Adjustable (0-5 sec) scan delay
  • Adjustable Hold (scan duration 0-255 sec) per system, custom or service search
  • Strong signal attenuation
  • Upgradeable firmware
  • Channel Alert
  • Independent Alert Tone Volume – lets you set the volume level of the following tones: Key Beep, Emergency Alert, Channel Alert, and Close Call Alert.
  • Repeater Reverse
  • Broadcast signal ignore while searching (TV and radio station frequencies, pagers, etc)
  • Quick Recall – quickly navigates to a specific Channel by choosing the System, Group, and Channel.
  • Reversible Display - Lets you reverse the display to mount unit upside down (and hear the speaker from the top)
  • DIN-E and ISO Vehicle Mountable
  • Record Out — you can connect an output jack to a VOX controlled recorder or PC sound input to record the received audio.
  • Duplicate Channel Alert
  • Data Skip
  • Key Lock
  • PC Programming and Control
  • Wired Cloning
  • On-Air Programming
  • Memory Back Up
  • Physical Dimensions: Width 7.33 Height 2.21 Depth 5.94
  • Power requirements: 11.0V to 16.6V DC
  • Antenna Connector: BNC

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
    • EDACS Standard (Wide)
    • EDACS Standard Networked
    • EDACS Narrowband (Narrow)
    • EDACS Narrowband Networked
    • EDACS SCAT
    • LTR Standard
    • Project 25 Standard
  • System Voices:
    • Analog
    • Analog and APCO-25 Common Air Interface
    • 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 and GPS information display - 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

Related Pages

PC Programming and Control

Yahoo Groups and Message Boards

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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