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==Specifications==
 
==Specifications==
===Physical and Tech Specs===
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===Physical===
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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
 
* 100 Quick Keys
 
 
* 500 (250 Temporary + 250 Permanent) Search Lockouts
 
* 500 (250 Temporary + 250 Permanent) Search Lockouts
* Supported step sizes: 5, 6.25, 7.5, 8.33, 10, 12.5,15, 20, 25, 50 or 100 kHz
 
 
* 16 character text tagging for each system, site, group, channel, talkgroup, search range, location, Tone-out, and [[SAME]] group
 
* 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
 
* 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.
 
* DIN-E and ISO Vehicle Mountable (optional)
 
* BNC antenna connector
 
* GPS Support for [[Uniden Scanner GPS Features|location-based scanning]], location alerts, and crows-flight navigation
 
* 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
 
* 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)
 
* Strong signal attenuation
 
  
===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)
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* [[Broadcast Screen]] while searching (TV and radio station frequencies, pagers, etc) with 10 custom bands
 
* [[Broadcast Screen]] while searching (TV and radio station frequencies, pagers, etc) with 10 custom bands
 
* [[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]].
 
* [[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]].
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* [[Control Channel Only]]
 
* [[DCS]]/[[CTCSS]] [[Automatic_CTCSS_identification|Rapid Decode]]
 
* [[DCS]]/[[CTCSS]] [[Automatic_CTCSS_identification|Rapid Decode]]
 
* [[Duplicate Channel Alert]]
 
* [[Duplicate Channel Alert]]
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* 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
 
* 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.
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* [[Location Based Scanning]]
 
* [[Uniden Multi-Site Trunking|Multi-Site support]]
 
* [[Uniden Multi-Site Trunking|Multi-Site support]]
 
* [[Quick Search]]
 
* [[Quick Search]]
* [[Priority Scan]] with Priority Plus
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* [[Priority Scan]]
 
* [[Repeater Reverse]]
 
* [[Repeater Reverse]]
* [[SAME]] [[Weather Alert]]
 
 
* [[Search with Scan]] for Service and Custom Searches with assigned Quick Keys
 
* [[Search with Scan]] for Service and Custom Searches with assigned Quick Keys
 
* [[Startup Configuration]]
 
* [[Startup Configuration]]
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** Can be updated to support [[Rebanding]]? {{color|green|YES}}  
 
** Can be updated to support [[Rebanding]]? {{color|green|YES}}  
 
** This scanner supports rebanding with firmware already installed. See the [[Updating the Firmware in Uniden DMA Scanners]] article for the firmware link
 
** This scanner supports rebanding with firmware already installed. See the [[Updating the Firmware in Uniden DMA Scanners]] article for the firmware link
* [[Weather Alert Priority]]
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* [[Weather Operations]]
 
* [[Wired Cloning]] (Will only Clone to another BCT15X only)
 
* [[Wired Cloning]] (Will only Clone to another BCT15X only)
  
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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.
 
* [[Uniden BCDx36HP Quick Keys and Number Tags|Number Tags]] allows you to quickly navigate to a specific Favorites List, System, and/or Channel.
 
* [[Negative Channel dropout delay]] (forced resume) adjustable to 0-2,5,10,30, -2, -5, -10 seconds
 
* [[Negative Channel dropout delay]] (forced resume) adjustable to 0-2,5,10,30, -2, -5, -10 seconds
* [[Preemptive Priority]] on Motorola analog systems
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* [[Priority Scan|Preemptive Priority]] on Motorola analog systems
* [[Priority ID Scan]] on trunked systems
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* [[Priority Scan|Priority ID Scan]] on trunked systems
 
* [[Private Systems]] - lets you flag a system so that it cannot be read out of the scanner or modified.
 
* [[Private Systems]] - lets you flag a system so that it cannot be read out of the scanner or modified.
 
* Unit IDs '''(Requires Firmware 1.03)'''
 
* Unit IDs '''(Requires Firmware 1.03)'''
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* [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)]
 
 
* Trunk88 Motorola trunking decoder
 
  
 
==Message Boards/forums==
 
==Message Boards/forums==

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

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