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Uniden's Premier Analog Trunktracker scanner with [[Dynamic Memory Architecture]]. Released Aug., 2009.
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Uniden's Premier Analog Trunktracker scanner with [[Dynamic Memory Architecture]]. Released Aug., 2009. This was a [[TrunkTracker III]] scanner with Motorola [[Control Channel Only]] trunking and [[I-Call]] monitoring. It has since been discontinued.
  
 
[[Image:BCT15X.jpg|right|thumb|Bearcat BCT15X]]
 
[[Image:BCT15X.jpg|right|thumb|Bearcat BCT15X]]
  
 
==Specifications==
 
==Specifications==
===Limits===
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===Physical===
* also see the [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/BCT15X BCT15X] article on the Uniden wiki for more information
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* BNC antenna connector
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* Compatible with [[BC-RH96]] Remote Head
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* DIN-E and ISO Vehicle Mountable (optional)
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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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* 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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===Keys===
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* Group Quick Key range: 0-9
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* 3 [http://new.marksscanners.com/BCT15X/bct15x.shtml#search%20key Quick Access Search Keys]
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* Startup Keys: 10
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* System Quick Key range: 0-99
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===Technical===
 
* Channels: 9,000 maximum
 
* Channels: 9,000 maximum
* Systems: 500 maximum
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* Channel Number Tagging: 999
* Sites: 1000 maximum, 256 maximum per system
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* Channels per conventional system: 1000 maximum
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* Custom Search - lets you program up to 10 search ranges
 
* Groups per system: 20 maximum
 
* Groups per system: 20 maximum
* Talkgroups per trunked system: 500 maximum
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* PC Programming and Control
* Channels per conventional system: 1000 maximum
 
 
* Scan Rate: 100 channels per second (conventional mode)
 
* Scan Rate: 100 channels per second (conventional mode)
* System Quick Key range: 0-99
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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)
* Group Quick Key range: 0-9
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* Sites: 1000 maximum, 256 maximum per system
* Custom Search Ranges: 10
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* Supported step sizes: 5, 6.25, 7.5, 8.33, 10, 12.5,15, 20, 25, 50 or 100 kHz
* Startup Keys: 10
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* Systems: 500 maximum
 
* System Number Tagging: 999
 
* System Number Tagging: 999
* Channel Number Tagging: 999
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* Talkgroups per trunked system: 500 maximum
* Preprogrammed Service Search Bands: 12
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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
  
===Frequency Coverage===
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====Frequency Coverage====
  
 
* 25.0000 - 512.0000 MHz
 
* 25.0000 - 512.0000 MHz
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* 1240.0000 - 1300.0000 MHz
 
* 1240.0000 - 1300.0000 MHz
  
===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===
 
===Features===
'''Bold''' features are newly added in this model over the BCT15.
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* Adjustable Hold (scan duration 0-255 sec) per system, custom or service search
* Can be updated to support [[Rebanding]]? {{color|green|YES}}
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* Alert Mute - silences all alerts
** 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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* Alert Plus - silences the scanner except for channels that have assigned alerts
* [[TrunkTracker III]] with Motorola [[Control Channel Only]] trunking and [[I-Call]] monitoring
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* [[BearTracker]]
* Multi-Site support
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* [[Broadcast Screen]] while searching (TV and radio station frequencies, pagers, etc) with 10 custom bands
* '''Unit IDs (Requires Firmware 1.03)'''
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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]].
* '''EDACS [[ESK]] support'''
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* [[Control Channel Only]]
* [[BearTracker]] warning system
 
* State-by-State Preprogrammed Channels - lets 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.
 
* '''System / Channel 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]].
 
* GPS Support for [[Uniden Scanner GPS Features|location-based scanning]], location alerts, and crows-flight navigation
 
* <font color=red>'''Independent GPS Control of Sites and Channel Groups (vs. Systems and Sites)'''</font>
 
* 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.'''
 
* '''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
* 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
 
* Compatible with [[BC-RH96]] Remote Head
 
* Quick Search
 
* 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)
 
* Custom Search - lets you program up to 10 search ranges
 
* 3 Quick-Access Search Keys
 
* [[Fire Tone Out]] Alert
 
* '''Fire Tone Out Search - built-in frequency counter displays the received tones.'''
 
* [[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.
 
* Independent Alert Tone Volume – lets you set the volume level of the following tones: Key Beep, Emergency Alert, Channel Alert, and Close Call Alert.
* Weather Alert Priority
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* [[Location Based Scanning]]
* [[SAME]] Weather Alert
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* [[Uniden Multi-Site Trunking|Multi-Site support]]
* Alert Mute - silences all alerts
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* [[Quick Search]]
* Alert Plus - silences the scanner except for channels that have assigned alerts
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* [[Priority Scan]]
* Duplicate Channel Alert
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* [[Repeater Reverse]]
* [[Priority Scan]] with Priority Plus
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* [[Search with Scan]] for Service and Custom Searches with assigned Quick Keys
* '''Adjustable Priority check interval'''
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* [[Startup Configuration]]
* '''Priority ID Scan on trunked systems'''
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* [[Temporary System, Site, Group, Channel, and Location Lockout]]
* '''Preemptive Priority on Motorola analog systems'''
 
* Signal Strength display
 
* LCD and '''Keypad Backlight'''
 
* Reversible Display - Lets you reverse the display to mount unit upside down (and hear the speaker from the top)
 
* Adjustable Hold (scan duration 0-255 sec) per system, custom or service search
 
* Strong signal attenuation
 
 
* Upgradeadable firmware
 
* Upgradeadable firmware
* [[Repeater Reverse]]
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** Can be updated to support [[Rebanding]]? {{color|green|YES}}
* Broadcast signal ignore while searching (TV and radio station frequencies, pagers, etc) with 10 custom bands
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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
* PC Programming and Control
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* [[Weather Operations]]
* 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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* [[Wired Cloning]] (Will only Clone to another BCT15X only)
* Wired Cloning (Will only Clone to another BCT15X only)
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* DIN-E and ISO Vehicle Mountable (optional)  
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====Changes from the BCT15====
* BNC antenna connector
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* Adjustable Band defaults
* '''No AGC(!?)'''
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* Adjustable Priority check interval
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* [[Band Scope]]
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* [[Control Channel Data Output]]
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* EDACS [[ESK]] support
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* [[Fire Tone Out]] Search - built-in frequency counter displays the received tones.
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* Independent GPS Control of Sites and Channel Groups (vs. Systems and Sites)
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* Individual channel volume offset
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* [[Intermediate Frequency Exchange]]
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* [[Key Lock]] Mode - lets you hand the scanner to a novice user and prevent programming from being modified.
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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.
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* [[Negative Channel dropout delay]] (forced resume) adjustable to 0-2,5,10,30, -2, -5, -10 seconds
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* [[Priority Scan|Preemptive Priority]] on Motorola analog systems
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* [[Priority Scan|Priority ID Scan]] on trunked systems
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* [[Private Systems]] - lets you flag a system so that it cannot be read out of the scanner or modified.
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* Unit IDs '''(Requires Firmware 1.03)'''
  
 
===RR System Compatibility===
 
===RR System Compatibility===
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==Related Pages==
 
==Related Pages==
 
; External Links
 
; External Links
* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/BCT15X Uniden wiki on BCT15X]
 
* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/ScannerManuals Firmware Updates]
 
 
* [http://tinyurl.com/kkbgp7 FCC certification page]
 
* [http://tinyurl.com/kkbgp7 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]
 
* [http://new.marksscanners.com/BCT15X/bct15x.shtml Easier to Read BCT15-X Scanner Manual]
 
* [http://new.marksscanners.com/BCT15X/bct15x.shtml Easier to Read BCT15-X Scanner Manual]
 
* [http://www.stevenrhine.com/?p=4320 Uniden BCT-15 and BCT-15X Teardown & Other Data]
 
* [http://www.stevenrhine.com/?p=4320 Uniden BCT-15 and BCT-15X Teardown & Other Data]
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* [http://unidensupport.com/Find-Your-Product/Scanners/BCT15X Uniden Support BCT15X page]
  
 
;Related Wiki Articles:  
 
;Related Wiki Articles:  
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; Forum Threads
 
; Forum Threads
 
* {{Thread|uniden-advanced-technical-topics|310539-feature-i-never-knew-about.html|Advanced System Identification feature}}
 
* {{Thread|uniden-advanced-technical-topics|310539-feature-i-never-knew-about.html|Advanced System Identification feature}}
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==Trunking Analysis Software==
 
* [http://www.unitrunker.com/download UniTrunker trunking decoder (as of 1.0.0.10)]
 
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TRUNK88 Trunk88 Motorola trunking decoder]
 
  
 
==Message Boards/forums==
 
==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
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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/BCT15X BCT15X sub group]
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* [https://groups.io/g/Scanners Radio Scanners Uniden / Whistler]
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* [https://groups.io/g/BCT15X BCT15X]
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; Twitter
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*[https://twitter.com/search?q=%23bct15x&src=typed_query  BCT15X on Twitter]
  
 
==BCT15X Scanners for Sale==
 
==BCT15X Scanners for Sale==

Latest revision as of 12:36, 24 June 2021

Uniden's Premier Analog Trunktracker scanner with Dynamic Memory Architecture. Released Aug., 2009. This was a TrunkTracker III scanner with Motorola Control Channel Only trunking and I-Call monitoring. It has since been discontinued.

Bearcat BCT15X

Specifications

Physical

  • BNC antenna connector
  • Compatible with BC-RH96 Remote Head
  • DIN-E and ISO Vehicle Mountable (optional)
  • GPS Support for Location Based Scanning, location alerts, and crows-flight navigation
  • LCD and Keypad Backlight
  • 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

Keys

Technical

  • Channels: 9,000 maximum
  • Channel Number Tagging: 999
  • Channels per conventional system: 1000 maximum
  • Custom Search - lets you program up to 10 search ranges
  • Groups per system: 20 maximum
  • PC Programming and Control
  • Scan Rate: 100 channels per second (conventional mode)
  • 12 Service Searches - Public Safety, News, HAM Radio, Marine, Railroad, Air, CB Radio, FRS/GMRS, Racing, 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
  • System Number Tagging: 999
  • Talkgroups per trunked system: 500 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

  • 25.0000 - 512.0000 MHz
  • 758.0000 - 823.9875 MHz
  • 849.0125 - 868.9875 MHz
  • 894.0125 - 960.0000 MHz
  • 1240.0000 - 1300.0000 MHz

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

Changes from the BCT15

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
    • Motorola Type II VOC
    • EDACS Standard (Wide)
    • EDACS Standard Networked
    • EDACS Narrowband (Narrow)
    • EDACS Narrowband Networked
    • EDACS SCAT
    • EDACS ESK (not ProVoice)
    • LTR Standard
  • System Voices:
    • Analog

Mods

Reviews and User Opinions

Related Pages

External Links
Related Wiki Articles
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Message Boards/forums

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