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* [ Scan Control Yahoo group]
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Revision as of 16:32, 22 March 2007

Uniden BCT15 (Preliminary) - Click image to view in full


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

Shipping started Summer 2006.



  • Channels: 2500 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

Power requirements

  • 11.0V to 16.6V DC

Antenna Connector

  • BNC


Owner's Manual


Feature Summary

  • Rebanding Supported? YES
  • Scanner Programming: Man-Machine Interface
    • 'Getting the Most from the new Uniden Scanners' by Paul Opitz
  • State-by-State Preprogrammed Channels — let you easily keep up with activity on local police, Department of Transportation, and Highway Patrol frequencies when you travel, without having to program any channels.
  • Search with Scan
  • Startup Configuration – lets you set systems to be automatically locked or unlocked during power-up.
  • Single-Handed Function Operation
  • Alert + -- sets the scanner to be silent except for "alert" channels or events.
  • Dropout Delay
  • Quick Recall – quickly navigates to a specific Channel by choosing the System, Group, and Channel.
  • Quick Search
  • “SOFT Search Keys – let you assign search ranges to front-panel keys.
  • 500 (250 Temporary + 250 Permanent) Search Lockouts
  • Duplicate Input Alert
  • Data Skip
  • Multi-Site Trunking – allows independent system sites to share common talk group channel lists.
  • 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
  • PC Control
  • Wired Cloning
  • On-Air Programming
  • Memory Back Up

Press Release

Uniden Press Release

Advanced (and much requested) Features

Multi-Site Trunking

See Uniden Multi-Site Trunking.

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).

Close Call Do-Not-Disturb

See Close Call Do Not Disturb

“Soft Search Keys

Let you program the keypad’s secondary functions to turn on/off specified search ranges.

Three-Level Backlighting

Lets you set the display/keypad backlight to any of three levels (or off).

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.

Alert +

Sets the scanner for "wife and girlfriend" mode. Silences all channels and audio except for those channels and events that have an assigned alert.

Related pages

PC Programming and Control

Yahoo Groups and Message Boards


See Uniden Dynamic Memory Scanner Problems

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