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Uniden's analog-only Base/Mobile Trunktracker scanner with Dynamic Memory Architecture and GPS Support. Shipping started Summer 2006.

Uniden Press Release



  • 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


  • Rebanding Supported? YES
  • TrunkTracker III with Control-Channel Only scanning and I-Call monitoring
  • Uniden Multi-Site Trunking allows independent system sites to share common talk group channel lists.
  • Location-based scanning and GPS information display
  • Startup Configuration – lets you set systems to be automatically locked or unlocked during power-up.
  • BearTracker warning system
  • 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.
  • Close Call, with Close Call Do Not Disturb and Close Call Priority
  • Fire Tone Out Alert
  • Search with Scan
  • AGC
  • SAME Weather Alert
  • DCS/CTCSS Rapid Decode
  • Compatible with BC-RH96 Remote Head
  • LCD and Keypad Backlight
  • Priority Scan with Priority Plus
  • Signal Strength display
  • Trunking Activity Indicators
  • 16 character text tagging for each system, site, group, channel, talkgroup, search range, GPS location, tone-out, and SAME group
  • Configurable scan delay
  • Strong signal attenuation
  • Upgradeable firmware
  • Temporary lockout
  • Channel Alert
  • Repeater Reverse
  • Frequency autostore and Talkgroup ID autostore
  • Broadcast signal ignore while searching (TV and radio station frequencies, pagers, etc)
  • 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
  • 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 Programming and Control
  • Wired Cloning
  • On-Air Programming
  • Memory Back Up

Power requirements

  • 11.0V to 16.6V DC

Antenna Connector

  • BNC

Advanced (and much requested) Features

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).

Non-Radio Location-Based Features (GPS) There are non-radio type systems that hold other location based information:

See also Population_Area_Centerpoint.

  • Dangerous Xing (DXG): Stores location, range, direction of travel. If you are within range, traveling in the specified direction, you receive an alert.
  • Dangerous Road (DRD): 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 (POI): Stores location and range. If you approach the specified location, you receive an alert.

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.

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.

“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).

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

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