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'''BearTracker Warning System with 800 MHz TrunkTracker III'''
 
'''BearTracker Warning System with 800 MHz TrunkTracker III'''
  
BearTracker Warning System with 800 MHz TrunkTracker III
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==General Specifications==
 
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===Features===
PRODUCT FEATURE LIST
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* Can be updated to support [[Rebanding]]? {{color|green|YES}}
* 250 User Programmable Memories - Lets you quickly store interesting frequencies for rapid recall.
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** See Section 7.1 of the [[Rebanding]] article for the firmware link
* Frequency Coverage (BCT8) - Includes the most interesting "action" bands where you can hear police, ambulance, fire, amateur radio, public utilities, weather, and more. 25-54,108-174,400-512,806-956 (excluding cellular)
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* Frequency Coverage  
* 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.
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** 25-54
* Preprogrammed Service Search - Makes finding interesting active frequencies even easier.
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** 108-174
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** 400-512
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** 806-956 (excluding cellular)
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* [[TrunkTracker III]]
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* 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
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* 250 User Programmable Memories in 5 banks of 50 each
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* 100 ch/sec Scan Speed (max)
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* [[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.
 
* Preprogrammed Highway Patrol Frequencies by State - Helps you to quickly find frequencies likely to be active where you are.
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* 5 scanlist of 10 ID's each per bank
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* 5 Priority channels with [[Priority Scan]]
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* Priority IDs
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* Motorola Control Channel Only scanning option in Menu
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* Motorola Status Bits
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* 9 Preprogrammed Service Searchs - Makes finding interesting active frequencies even easier.
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* 13 Search bands
 
* Search Lockouts - Lets you lock out frequencies that have continuous or uninteresting communications so that searching is faster.
 
* 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
 
* Backlit Display - At the push of a button, our unique luminescent LCD screen is backlit so messages are easily read in low-light situations
* 100 ch/sec Scan Speed (max)
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* Data skip
* Priority Operation - Helps ensure that you don't miss important transmissions on the channel you designate as the priority channel.
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* PC interface/cloning
* Trunking (BCT8) - Motorola Analog Trunking, EDACS/EDACS SCAT, LTR
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==Reference==
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*To reset the scanner (erases all programming):
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**1. Turn off the scanner.
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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.
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*To display the firmware version of the scanner:
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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.
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==Related Pages==
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* [[Programming Your Uniden Scanner]]
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* [[Correcting the Garbled Audio when Trunking with the BCT8]]
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* [http://www.uniden.info/download/ompdf/BCT8om.pdf Owner's Manual (PDF)]
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==Reviews and User Opinions==
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* [http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/4254 EHam Reviews of the BCT-8]
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==Supporting Software==
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* ARC8 from [http://www.butelsoftware.com BuTel] (Available through Scanner Master. Also supports UBCT-8)
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==Mailing Lists/forums==
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*{{Forum|uniden-forums.82|RadioReference Uniden}}
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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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==BCT8 Scanners for Sale==
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*[[BCT8 eBay Listings]]
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Return to [[Uniden Scanners]]
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[[Category:Uniden Scanners]]
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[[Category:Desktop Scanners]]
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[[Category:Mobile Scanners]]
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[[Category:Analog Trunktrackers]]
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[[Category:Rebanding Supported Scanners]]
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[[Category:Radio Models]]

Latest revision as of 08:10, 9 April 2021

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


Return to Uniden Scanners