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


It can be programmed and driven under virtual control with a PC and the appropriate data cable. [BuTel] make the official Uniden endorsed software for this scanner called ARC3500. As all the dynamic memory scanners feature the same command set, software written for other similar scanners may also work.

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.



  • Channels: 1600 typical, 2500 maximum
  • Systems: 200 maximum
  • Groups per system: 20 maximum
  • Scan Rate: 100 channels per second (conventional mode)
  • System Quick Key range: 1-99
  • Group Quick Key range: 0-9
  • Custom Search Ranges: 10
  • Preprogrammed Air band search

Frequency Coverage

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

Power requirements

Antenna Connector

  • SMA



  • Bandplans - 3 selectable but not definable bandplans
  • Steps - 5.0kHz,6.25kHz,7.5kHz,8.33kHz,10.0kHz,12.5kHz,15.0kHz,20.0kHz,25.0kHz,50.0kHz,100.0kHz
  • Modes - AM/WFM/FM/NFM +(WFM Broadcast)
  • Included Accessories - antenna, charger, rechargeable batteries

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.