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Uniden's Premier Analog Trunktracker scanner with Dynamic Memory Architecture. Released Aug., 2009.
- also see the BCT15X article on the Uniden wiki for more information
- Channels: 9,000 maximum
- Systems: 500 maximum
- Sites: 1000 maximum, 256 maximum per system
- Groups per system: 20 maximum
- Talkgroups per trunked system: 500 maximum
- Channels per conventional system: 1000 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
- Startup Keys: 10
- System Number Tagging: 999
- Channel Number Tagging: 999
- Preprogrammed Service Search Bands: 12
- 25.0000 - 224.9800 MHz
- 225.0000 - 399.9875 MHz
- 400.0000 - 512.0000 MHz
- 806.0000 - 823.9875 MHz
- 849.0125 - 868.9875 MHz
- 894.0125 - 960.0000 MHz
- 1240.0000 - 1300.0000 MHz
- 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; Radio Shack size code "M"
Bold features are newly added in this model over the BCT15.
- Rebanding supported? YES
- TrunkTracker III with Motorola Control Channel Only trunking and I-Call monitoring
- Multi-Site support
- Unit IDs (Requires Firmware 1.03)
- EDACS ESK support
- 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 22.214.171.124 or newer.
- Close Call, with Close Call Do Not Disturb, Close Call Priority (or Primary), and Close Call Temporary Store.
- GPS Support for location-based scanning, location alerts, and crows-flight navigation
- 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.
- 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 Rapid Decode
- Temporary System, Site, Group, Channel, and Location Lockout
- 500 (250 Temporary + 250 Permanent) Search Lockouts
- 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
- 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.
- Weather Alert Priority
- SAME Weather Alert
- Alert Mute - silences all alerts
- Alert Plus - silences the scanner except for channels that have assigned alerts
- Duplicate Channel Alert
- Priority Scan with Priority Plus
- Adjustable Priority check interval
- Priority ID Scan on trunked systems
- 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
- Repeater Reverse
- 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 BCT15X only)
- DIN-E and ISO Vehicle Mountable (optional)
- BNC antenna connector
- No AGC(!?)
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:
Reviews and User Opinions
- External Links
- Uniden wiki on BCT15X
- Firmware Updates
- BCT15X Complete Reference (PDF) - This document provides a complete reference to all menus, functions, and features of the BCT15X. Coming Soon
- FCC certification page
- Uniden USB-1 page on Scanner Master
- Wiki Articles
- Uniden DMA FAQ
- Uniden Band Plan Entry Method
- DMA Radios Hints and Kinks
- Programming an UHF system requires at least 1 base frequency and offset. An example is shown here. This screen is from the ARC396 software, and shows how to correctly program the Washington DC Police system, which requires 2 base frequencies and offsets.
- Non Windows OS
- BCprogtool requires TCL/TK 8.5
- Windows OS
- Please see our Uniden DMA Software Support article for software links
Yahoo Groups and Message Boards
- Yahoo! Groups
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