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The UBC3500XLT is a Europe marketed scanner from Uniden. It does not handle trunk tracking or digital modes but is very popular as it features a decent 2500 memory channels organised with Uniden's dynamic allocation architecture.
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[[Image:Ubc3500xlt.jpg|right| BR330T]]
It leaves a lot of the competition cold because of these features, but also because CTCSS / DCS decoding is near instant and it features Close Call which is the most major breakthrough in scanner features of the last 20 years.
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The Uniden Bearcat UBC3500XLT is a Europe marketed scanner from Uniden '''similar to the BR330T''' USA version. It can scan conventional analog frequencies only, and features 2500 memory channels organized with Uniden's [[Dynamic Memory Architecture]].
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Although trunk tracking is not supported by the scanner itself, the radio is steerable by PC and [http://www.linato.net/trunkview/ Trunkview] has been shown to work with the UBC3500XLT. This allows it to track MPT1327 trunked systems.
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==Physical and Technical Specifications==
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* Channels: 1600 typical, 2500 maximum
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* Systems: 200 maximum
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* Groups per system: 20 maximum
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* System Quick Key range: 1-99
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* Group Quick Key range: 0-9
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* Custom Search Ranges: 10
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* Preprogrammed Air band search
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* LCD and Keypad Backlight
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* PC Programming and Control
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* Power requirements: 3 AA batteries, 6V DC, or (50Hz)800mA AC adapter
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'''Frequency Coverage'''
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* 25 - 512 MHz
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* 806 - 960 MHz
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* 1240 - 1300 MHz
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==Features==
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* Accessories: antenna, charger, rechargeable batteries
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* Adjustable (0-5 sec) scan/search delay
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* Adjustable Hold (scan duration 0-255 sec) per system, custom or service search
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* [[AGC]]
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* AM/WFM/FM/NFM
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* Antenna Connector: SMA
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* Battery level display
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* Battery saver
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* Broadcast Screen - ignore hits on 10 custom frequency ranges during Close Call or search operation.
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* [[Channel Alert]]
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* [[Uniden Close Call]], with [[Uniden Close Call#Close Call Do Not Disturb|Close Call Do Not Disturb]] and [[Uniden Close Call#Close Call Priority|Close Call Priority (or Primary)]]
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* [[Data Skip]]
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* [[DCS]]/[[CTCSS]] Rapid Decode / [[Automatic CTCSS identification]]
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* [[Duplicate Channel Alert]]
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* [[Fire Tone Out]] Alert
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* Frequency AutoStore - automatically store frequencies from a service or limit search into a conventional system
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* 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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* [[Key Lock]]
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* [[Priority Scan]] 
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* Quick Recall – quickly navigates to a specific Channel by choosing the System, Group, and Channel.
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* [[Quick Search]]
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* [[Repeater Reverse]]
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* [[Search and Store Operation]]
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* Signal Strength display
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* Strong signal attenuation
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* [[Wired Cloning]]
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* 3 selectable but not definable bandplans
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* 100 channels per second
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* 99 Quick Keys
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* 5, 6.25, 8.33, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 25, 50, 100kHz steps
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* 16 character text tagging for each system, group, channel, talkgroup, and search range
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* 1 Service Search; Air with 8.33 or 12.5 steps
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* 10 Custom Searches
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== Related pages ==
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* [http://new.marksscanners.com/3500/3500.shtml Easier to Read UBC3500XLT Manual]
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* [http://www.radiomanual.info/schemi/RX/Uniden_UBC-3500XLT_user.pdf Original manual]
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==Software==
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* [http://www.butel.nl/products/arc3500/arc3500.html ARC3500]
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* Please see our [[Uniden DMA Software Support]] article for more software links
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== Steps and Frequency Resolution ==
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The UBC3500XLT claims in its specifications to be able to deal with 6.25kHz steps although its frequency only gives four decimal places. To my knowledge, it is incapable of tuning exactly to 6.25kHz offset channels as for instance used with PMR446 radios although in practice, this does not affect the listening quality.
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==UBC3500XLT Scanners for Sale==
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*[[UBC3500XLT eBay Listings]]
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Return to [[Uniden Scanners]]
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[[Category:Uniden Scanners]]
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[[Category:Handheld Scanners]]
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[[Category:Conventional Scanners]]
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[[Category:Radio Models]]

Revision as of 20:16, 7 May 2021

BR330T

The Uniden Bearcat UBC3500XLT is a Europe marketed scanner from Uniden similar to the BR330T USA version. It can scan conventional analog frequencies only, and features 2500 memory channels organized with Uniden's Dynamic Memory Architecture.

Although trunk tracking is not supported by the scanner itself, the radio is steerable by PC and Trunkview has been shown to work with the UBC3500XLT. This allows it to track MPT1327 trunked systems.

Physical and Technical Specifications

  • Channels: 1600 typical, 2500 maximum
  • Systems: 200 maximum
  • Groups per system: 20 maximum
  • System Quick Key range: 1-99
  • Group Quick Key range: 0-9
  • Custom Search Ranges: 10
  • Preprogrammed Air band search
  • LCD and Keypad Backlight
  • PC Programming and Control
  • Power requirements: 3 AA batteries, 6V DC, or (50Hz)800mA AC adapter

Frequency Coverage

  • 25 - 512 MHz
  • 806 - 960 MHz
  • 1240 - 1300 MHz

Features

  • Accessories: antenna, charger, rechargeable batteries
  • Adjustable (0-5 sec) scan/search delay
  • Adjustable Hold (scan duration 0-255 sec) per system, custom or service search
  • AGC
  • AM/WFM/FM/NFM
  • Antenna Connector: SMA
  • Battery level display
  • Battery saver
  • Broadcast Screen - ignore hits on 10 custom frequency ranges during Close Call or search operation.
  • Channel Alert
  • Uniden Close Call, with Close Call Do Not Disturb and Close Call Priority (or Primary)
  • Data Skip
  • DCS/CTCSS Rapid Decode / Automatic CTCSS identification
  • Duplicate Channel Alert
  • Fire Tone Out Alert
  • Frequency AutoStore - automatically store frequencies from a service or limit search into a conventional 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.
  • Key Lock
  • Priority Scan
  • Quick Recall – quickly navigates to a specific Channel by choosing the System, Group, and Channel.
  • Quick Search
  • Repeater Reverse
  • Search and Store Operation
  • Signal Strength display
  • Strong signal attenuation
  • Wired Cloning
  • 3 selectable but not definable bandplans
  • 100 channels per second
  • 99 Quick Keys
  • 5, 6.25, 8.33, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 25, 50, 100kHz steps
  • 16 character text tagging for each system, group, channel, talkgroup, and search range
  • 1 Service Search; Air with 8.33 or 12.5 steps
  • 10 Custom Searches

Related pages

Software

Steps and Frequency Resolution

The UBC3500XLT claims in its specifications to be able to deal with 6.25kHz steps although its frequency only gives four decimal places. To my knowledge, it is incapable of tuning exactly to 6.25kHz offset channels as for instance used with PMR446 radios although in practice, this does not affect the listening quality.

UBC3500XLT Scanners for Sale


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