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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.

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

Frequency Coverage

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


  • 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
  • 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
  • LCD and Keypad Backlight
  • Quick Recall – quickly navigates to a specific Channel by choosing the System, Group, and Channel.
  • Quick Search
  • PC Programming and Control
  • Power requirements: 3 AA batteries, 6V DC, or (50Hz)800mA AC adapter
  • Priority Scan with Priority Plus
  • 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

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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.

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