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==General Specifications==
 
==General Specifications==
 
===Features===
 
===Features===
* [[Rebanding]] supported? <span style="color: green"> YES </span> '''See new firmware link below'''
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* Can be updated to support [[Rebanding]]? {{color|green|YES}}
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** See Section 7.1 of the [[Rebanding]] article for the firmware link
 
* Frequency Coverage  
 
* Frequency Coverage  
 
** 25-54
 
** 25-54
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* PC interface/cloning
 
* PC interface/cloning
  
===RR System Compatibility===
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==Reference==
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:
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*To reset the scanner (erases all programming):
* System Types:
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**1. Turn off the scanner.
** Motorola Type I
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**2. While holding down 2, 9 and "State" keys, turn on the scanner. "Clear" appears for about 5 seconds as the scanner clears its memory.
** Motorola Type II
 
** Motorola Type IIi Hybrid
 
** Motorola Type II Smartnet
 
** Motorola Type II Smartzone
 
** Motorola Type II Smartzone Omnilink
 
** EDACS Standard (Wide)
 
** EDACS Standard Networked
 
** EDACS Narrowband (Narrow)
 
** EDACS Narrowband Networked
 
** EDACS SCAT
 
** LTR Standard
 
  
*System Voices:
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*To display the firmware version of the scanner:
** Analog
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**1. Turn off the scanner.
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**2. While holding down 2, 9 and 4 keys, turn on the scanner. The version number, with no other information, is displayed right away.
  
 
==Related Pages==
 
==Related Pages==
* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/ScannerManuals Firmware Updates]
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* [[Programming Your Uniden Scanner]]
* [http://www.uniden.com/pdf/BCT8om.pdf Owner's Manual (PDF)]
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* [[Correcting the Garbled Audio when Trunking with the BCT8]]
* [http://www.scancapecod.us/wiki/index.php/Bearcontrol:_Uniden_Scanner_Displays BearControl: Uniden Scanner Displays] DIY project
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* [http://www.uniden.info/download/ompdf/BCT8om.pdf Owner's Manual (PDF)]
  
 
==Reviews and User Opinions==
 
==Reviews and User Opinions==
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==Supporting Software==
 
==Supporting Software==
 
* ARC8 from [http://www.butelsoftware.com BuTel] (Available through Scanner Master. Also supports UBCT-8)
 
* ARC8 from [http://www.butelsoftware.com BuTel] (Available through Scanner Master. Also supports UBCT-8)
* [http://www.uniden.com/rn_productsupport_downloads.cfm?product=BCT8 Firmware Updates]
 
* [http://bellsouthpwp.net/k/d/kd5eis/IDTracker/IDTracker.htm IDTracker]
 
* [http://www.scannersoft.com Scan Control]
 
* [http://www.scancat.com/scancat-lite-plus.html Scancat Lite Plus]
 
* [http://www.scanstar.com/products/commander.htm Spectrum Commander IX IX]
 
** '''NOTE:''' Conventional support only - no trunking
 
* [http://www.scanstar.com/products/tsxlt.htm Trunkstar XLT]
 
  
==Yahoo Groups and Mailing Lists (software and receiver support)==
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==Mailing Lists/forums==
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/UnidenBCT8/ BCT-8 Yahoo group]
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*{{Forum|uniden-forums|RadioReference Uniden}}
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ScanControl/ Scan Control Yahoo group]
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Scancat/ Scancat Yahoo group]
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectrumexplorer/ Spectrum Explorer Yahoo group]
 
* [http://www.radioreference.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=82 RadioReference Uniden forum]
 
* [http://www.strongsignals.net/access/forums/viewforum.php?f=29&sid=a008fecb4f59406385d1ff0cbe328c9c Strong Signals Uniden forum]
 
  
== eBay Listings ==
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==BCT8 Scanners for Sale==
<ebay>Uniden ("BCT-8","BCT8")</ebay>
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*[[BCT8 eBay Listings]]
  
  
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[[Category:Desktop Scanners]]
 
[[Category:Desktop Scanners]]
 
[[Category:Mobile Scanners]]
 
[[Category:Mobile Scanners]]
[[Category:Trunking Scanners]]
 
 
[[Category:Analog Trunktrackers]]
 
[[Category:Analog Trunktrackers]]
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[[Category:Rebanding Supported Scanners]]
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[[Category:Radio Models]]

Latest revision as of 08:37, 14 October 2020

BCT8

BearTracker Warning System with 800 MHz TrunkTracker III

General Specifications

Features

  • Can be updated to support Rebanding? YES
    • See Section 7.1 of the Rebanding article for the firmware link
  • Frequency Coverage
    • 25-54
    • 108-174
    • 400-512
    • 806-956 (excluding cellular)
  • TrunkTracker III
  • Motorola Control Channel Only scanning option in menu with selectable plan for 800/900 mHz systems but only one site or system can be programmed per bank
  • 250 User Programmable Memories in 5 banks of 50 each
  • 100 ch/sec Scan Speed (max)
  • BearTracker Warning System - Alerts you to activity on Highway Patrol link frequencies to let you know if there is activity within about 3 miles of your location.
  • Preprogrammed Highway Patrol Frequencies by State - Helps you to quickly find frequencies likely to be active where you are.
  • 5 scanlist of 10 ID's each per bank
  • 5 Priority channels with Priority Scan
  • Priority IDs
  • Motorola Control Channel Only scanning option in Menu
  • Motorola Status Bits
  • 9 Preprogrammed Service Searchs - Makes finding interesting active frequencies even easier.
  • 13 Search bands
  • Search Lockouts - Lets you lock out frequencies that have continuous or uninteresting communications so that searching is faster.
  • Backlit Display - At the push of a button, our unique luminescent LCD screen is backlit so messages are easily read in low-light situations
  • Data skip
  • PC interface/cloning

Reference

  • To reset the scanner (erases all programming):
    • 1. Turn off the scanner.
    • 2. While holding down 2, 9 and "State" keys, turn on the scanner. "Clear" appears for about 5 seconds as the scanner clears its memory.
  • To display the firmware version of the scanner:
    • 1. Turn off the scanner.
    • 2. While holding down 2, 9 and 4 keys, turn on the scanner. The version number, with no other information, is displayed right away.

Related Pages

Reviews and User Opinions

Supporting Software

  • ARC8 from BuTel (Available through Scanner Master. Also supports UBCT-8)

Mailing Lists/forums

BCT8 Scanners for Sale


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