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[[Image:BCD996XT.jpg|right|thumb|Bearcat BCD996XT digital Trunktracker IV]]
 
[[Image:BCD996XT.jpg|right|thumb|Bearcat BCD996XT digital Trunktracker IV]]
  
The '''BCD996XT''' Uniden's APCO-25 Capable desktop Trunktracker scanner with [[Dynamic Memory Architecture]]. This scanner became available to the market in July, 2009.  It is an upgrade to the [[BCD996T]].  (The [[BCD996P2]] is an upgrade to the BCD996XT.)
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The '''BCD996XT''' Uniden's APCO-25 Capable desktop Trunktracker scanner with [[Dynamic Memory Architecture]]. This scanner became available to the market in July, 2009.  It is an upgrade to the [[BCD996T]].  (The [[BCD996P2]] is an upgrade to the BCD996XT.). This is a [[TrunkTracker IV]] with Motorola [[Control Channel Only]] trunking and [[I-Call]] monitoring. It has since been discontinued.
Discontinued.
 
  
 
==Specifications==
 
==Specifications==
===Limits===
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===Physical===
* also see the [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/BCD996XT BCD996XT] article on the Uniden wiki for additional information
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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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* Multi-color display backlight
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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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* Strong signal attenuation
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* 16 character text tagging for each system, site, group, channel, talkgroup, search range, location, Tone-out, and [[SAME]] group
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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)
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===Keys===
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* Group Quick Key range: 0-9
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* Startup Keys: 10
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* System Quick Key range: 0-99
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* 3 [http://new.marksscanners.com/996XT/996xt.shtml#search%20key Quick Access Search Keys]
  
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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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* 3 (vs. 6) Quick-Access Search Keys
* 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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* Supported step sizes: 5, 6.25, 7.5, 8.33, 10, 12.5,15, 20, 25, 50 or 100 kHz
* Group Quick Key range: 0-9
 
* Custom Search Ranges: 10
 
* Startup Keys: 10
 
 
* System Number Tagging: 999
 
* System Number Tagging: 999
* Channel Number Tagging: 999
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* Systems: 500 maximum
* Preprogrammed Service Search Bands: 12
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* Talkgroups per trunked system: 500 maximum
* Band Scope Span Range: 0.2 Mhz To 500 Mhz
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* 500 (250 Temporary + 250 Permanent) Search Lockouts
* Band Scope Step: 5 Khz To 100 Khz
 
 
 
===[http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/BCD996XTSpecs?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
  
=== FM Bandwidths ===
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==== FM Bandwidths ====
 
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*NFM: ~7.5 kHz deviation
*'''NFM''': ~7.5 kHz deviation
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*FM ~15 kHz deviation
*'''FM''': ~15 kHz deviation
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*FMB: ~75 kHz deviation
*'''FMB''': ~75 kHz deviation
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*WFM: >100 kHz deviation
*'''WFM''': >100 kHz deviation
 
  
===Power Requirements===
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====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 Power Jack)
 
* DC:11V to 16.6V(Ext.DC Power Jack or DC Power Jack)
* 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
  
===Features===
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==Features==
'''Bold''' features are newly added in this model over the [[BCD996T]].
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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
* Can be updated to support [[Rebanding]]? {{color|green|YES}}
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* Adjustable Hold (scan duration 0-255 sec) per system, custom or service search
** 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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* Analog and Digital [[AGC]]
 
* [[Project_25|APCO25 Digital Audio]] decoding
 
* [[Project_25|APCO25 Digital Audio]] decoding
* '''[[NAC]] decoding'''
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* [[Broadcast Screen]] while searching (TV and radio station frequencies, pagers, etc) with 10 custom bands
* '''Support for P25 Conventional channels that include NAC and TGID user differentiation (P25 One-Frequency Trunk)'''
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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]].
* Adaptive Digital Threshold - Automatically sets the digital decode threshold for APCO 25 systems
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* Custom Search — lets you program up to 10 search ranges
* [[TrunkTracker IV]] with Motorola [[Control Channel Only]] trunking and [[I-Call]] monitoring
 
* Multi-Site support
 
* '''{{color|red|NEW}} Display the Unit IDs (UID) found on trunk systems. Firmware 1.04.00 or newer is required. See the firmware link 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.
 
* [[Uniden 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 (vs. Systems and Sites)}}]'''
 
* 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
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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.
* Compatible with [[BC-RH96]] Remote Head
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* [[Key Lock]]
* Analog and Digital [[AGC]]
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* [[Location Based Scanning]]
* Ability to flag a channel as Digital, Analog, or All
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* [[Uniden Multi-Site Trunking|Multi-Site support]]
* Quick Search
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* [[Priority Scan]]  
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* [[P25 audio decode level adjustment]]
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* [[Quick Search]]
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* [[Repeater Reverse]]
 
* Search with Scan for Service and Custom Searches with assigned Quick Keys
 
* 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)
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* [[Startup Configuration]]
* Custom Search — lets you program up to 10 search ranges
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* [[Temporary System, Site, Group, Channel, and Location Lockout]]
* '''3 (vs. 6)''' Quick-Access [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/SearchKeys Search Keys]
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* Upgradeable firmware
* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/ToneOutMode Fire Tone Out] alert
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** Can be updated to support [[Rebanding]]? {{color|green|YES}}
** Also see the [[Fire Tone Out]] article 
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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
* '''Fire Tone Out Search - built-in frequency counter displays the received tones.'''
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* [[Weather Operations]]
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* [[Wired Cloning]] (Will only Clone to another BCD996XT)
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===Improvements over the BCD996T===
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* Adjustable Band defaults
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* Adjustable Priority check interval
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* [[Band Scope]] mode
 
* [[Channel Alert]]
 
* [[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.
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* [[Control Channel Data Output]]
* Weather Alert Priority
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* Display the Unit IDs (UID) found on trunk systems. '''Firmware 1.04.00 or newer is required'''.
* [[SAME]] Weather Alert
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* EDACS [[ESK]] support
* Duplicate Channel Alert
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* [[Fire Tone Out]] Search - built-in frequency counter displays the received tones.
* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/PriorityScan Priority Scan] with Priority Plus
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* Individual channel volume offset
** Also see the [[Priority Scan]] article
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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.
* '''Adjustable Priority check interval'''
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* [[Key Lock]] - lets you hand the scanner to a novice user and prevent programming from being modified.
* '''Priority ID Scan on trunked systems'''
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* [[NAC]] decoding
* '''Preemptive Priority on Motorola analog systems'''
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* [[Negative Channel dropout delay]] (forced resume) adjustable to 0-2,5,10,30, -2, -5, -10 seconds
* Signal Strength display
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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.
* LCD and Keypad Backlight
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* [[Priority Scan|Preemptive Priority]] on Motorola analog systems
* Reversible Display - Lets you reverse the display to mount unit upside down (and hear the speaker from the top)
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* [[Priority Scan|Priority ID Scan]] on trunked systems
* Adjustable Hold (scan duration 0-255 sec) per system, custom or service search
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* [[Private Systems]] - lets you flag a system so that it cannot be read out of the scanner or modified.
* Strong signal attenuation
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* P25 Conventional channels that include NAC and TGID user differentiation (P25 One-Frequency Trunk)
* Upgradeable firmware
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* [[Startup Configuration]]
* [[Repeater Reverse]]
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* [[Temporary System, Site, Group, Channel, and Location Lockout]]
* Broadcast signal ignore while searching (TV and radio station frequencies, pagers, etc) with 10 custom bands
 
* 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.  
 
* Wired Cloning (Will only Clone to another BCD996XT)
 
* DIN-E and ISO Vehicle Mountable sleeve included
 
* Antenna Connector: BNC
 
  
===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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==Related Pages==
 
==Related Pages==
 
; External Links
 
; External Links
* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/BCD996XT Uniden Official BCD996XT Wiki Page]
 
* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/BCD996XTFirmwareUpdate BCD996XT Firmware Updates]
 
 
* [http://tinyurl.com/rylf6t FCC Certification page]
 
* [http://tinyurl.com/rylf6t 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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* 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
  
==Yahoo Groups and Message Boards==
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==Message Boards/forums==
 
;{{color|red|RadioReference}}  
 
;{{color|red|RadioReference}}  
*{{Forum|uniden-forums|RadioReference Uniden}}
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*{{Forum|uniden-forums.82|RadioReference 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/BCD996XT/ BCD996XT]
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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://uniden.groups.io/g/main Uniden main group]
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* [https://uniden.groups.io/g/BCD996XT BCD996XT sub group]
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* [https://groups.io/g/BCD996XT BCD996XT]
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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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;Twitter
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*[https://twitter.com/search?q=%23bcd996xt&src=typed_query BCD996XT on Twitter]
  
 
==BCD996XT Scanners for Sale==
 
==BCD996XT Scanners for Sale==

Latest revision as of 09:20, 27 May 2021

Bearcat BCD996XT digital Trunktracker IV

The BCD996XT Uniden's APCO-25 Capable desktop Trunktracker scanner with Dynamic Memory Architecture. This scanner became available to the market in July, 2009. It is an upgrade to the BCD996T. (The BCD996P2 is an upgrade to the BCD996XT.). This is a TrunkTracker IV with Motorola Control Channel Only trunking and I-Call monitoring. It has since been 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
  • Multi-color display backlight
  • 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
  • Strong signal attenuation
  • 16 character text tagging for each system, site, group, channel, talkgroup, search range, location, Tone-out, and SAME group
  • 12 Service Searches - Public Safety, News, HAM Radio, Marine, Railroad, Air, CB Radio, FRS/GMRS, Racing, FM Broadcast, Military Air, and Special (Itinerant)

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
  • 3 (vs. 6) Quick-Access Search Keys
  • Preprogrammed Service Search Bands: 12
  • Scan Rate: 100 channels per second (conventional mode)
  • Search Rate: 300 steps per second (on 5 kHz steps)
  • Supported step sizes: 5, 6.25, 7.5, 8.33, 10, 12.5,15, 20, 25, 50 or 100 kHz
  • System Number Tagging: 999
  • Systems: 500 maximum
  • Talkgroups per trunked system: 500 maximum
  • 500 (250 Temporary + 250 Permanent) Search Lockouts

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 Power Jack)
  • Power plug: 5.5mm outer diameter, 2.1mm inner diameter

Features

Improvements over the BCD996T

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

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 BCD996XT:

SQK System

  • 21 Alaska ALMR
  • 22 Arkansas AWIN
  • 23 Colorado DTRS
  • 24 Connecticut State
  • 25 Delaware
  • 26 Georgia GEWIN
  • 27 Idaho IIMARS
  • 28 Illinois StarCom21
  • 29 Indiana SAFE-T
  • 30 Kansas KSICS
  • 31 Louisiana LATIE
  • 32 Mass State Sys [Analog]
  • 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

Related Pages

External Links
Wiki Articles

Supporting Software

Message Boards/forums

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Twitter

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