Contents [hide]1 Specifications 1.1 Limits1.2 Frequency Coverage1.3 Power Requirements1.4 Features1.5 RR System Compatibility2 Preloaded Systems and their System Quick Keys3 Mods4 Capturing Live Audio5 Reviews and User Opinions6 Related Pages7 Supporting Software8 Yahoo Groups and Message Boards9 BCD396XT Scanners for Sale SpecificationsLimits also see the BCD396XT article on the Uniden wiki for additional information Channels: 25,000 maximum Systems: 500 maximum Groups per system: 20 maximum Talkgroups per trunked system: 500 maximum Channels per conventional system: 1000 maximum Scan Rate: 100 channels per second (conventional mode) Search Rate: 300 steps per second (on 5 kHz steps) System Quick Key range: 0-99 Group Quick Key range: 0-9 Custom Search Ranges: 10 Startup Keys: 10 System Number Tagging: 999 Channel Number Tagging: 999 Preprogrammed Service Search Bands: 12 Band Scope Range: 0.2 Mhz To 500 Mhz Band Scope Step: 5 Khz To 100 Khz Frequency Coverage 25.0000 - 512.0000 MHz 758.0000 - 823.9875 MHz 849.0125 - 868.9875 MHz 894.0125 - 960.0000 MHz 1240.0000 - 1300.0000 MHz Power Requirements Power requirements: 3 AA batteries, 6V DC, or 800mA AC adapter Example: Radio Shack adapter with Adaptaplug B Or Sony Car DC Adaptor Features Bold features are newly added in this model over the BCD396T. Can be updated to support Rebanding?YES This scanner supports rebanding with firmware already installed. See the Updating the Firmware in Uniden DMA Scanners article for the firmware link APCO25 Digital Audio decoding NAC decoding Support for P25 Conventional channels that include NAC and TGID user differentiation (P25 One-Frequency Trunk) Adaptive Digital Threshold - Automatically sets the digital decode threshold for APCO 25 systems TrunkTracker IV with Motorola Control Channel Only trunking and I-Call monitoring Multi-Site support Display UID (Unit IDs) on trunking systems. Requires version 1.08.14 or newer firmware EDACS ESK support Multi-color display backlight System / Channel Number Tagging - provides rapid access to a specific system or channel. Control Channel Data Output allows the analysis of control channel data without the need to perform invasive modifications to the scanner Now supported in UniTrunker version 220.127.116.11 or newer. Key Safe Mode - lets you hand the scanner to a novice user and prevent programming from being modified. Private Systems - lets you flag a system so that it cannot be read out of the scanner or modified. Band Scope - gives a graphic representation of signal activity. Negative Channel dropout delay (forced resume) adjustable to 0-2,5,10,30, -2, -5, -10 seconds DCS/CTCSS Rapid Decode Temporary System, Site, Group, Channel, and Location Lockout 500 (250 Temporary + 250 Permanent) Search Lockouts Startup Configuration Frequency/ID AutoStore - automatically store frequencies from a service or limit search into a conventional system or store talk group IDs into a trunked system 16 character text tagging for each system, site, group, channel, talkgroup, search range, location, Tone-out, and SAME group Compatible with BC-RH96 Remote Head Analog and Digital AGC Ability to flag a channel as Digital, Analog, or All Quick Search Search with Scan for Service and Custom Searches with assigned Quick Keys 12 Service Searches - Public Safety, News, HAM Radio, Marine, Railroad, Air, CB Radio, FRS/GMRS, Racing, FM Broadcast, Military Air, and Special (Itinerant) Custom Search lets you program up to 10 search ranges 3 Quick-Access Search Keys Fire Tone Out alert Also see the Fire Tone Out article Fire Tone Out Search - built-in frequency counter displays the received tones. Channel Alert Independent Alert Tone Volume lets you set the volume level of the following tones: Key Beep, Emergency Alert, Channel Alert, and Close Call Alert. Weather Alert Priority SAME Weather Alert Duplicate Channel Alert Priority Scan with Priority Plus Also see the Priority Scan article Adjustable Priority check interval Priority ID Scan on trunked systems Preemptive Priority on Motorola analog systems Signal Strength display LCD and Keypad Backlight Battery level display Battery saver Key Lock Adjustable Hold (scan duration 0-255 sec) per system, custom or service search Strong signal attenuation Upgradeable firmware Repeater Reverse Broadcast signal ignore while searching (TV and radio station frequencies, pagers, etc) with 10 custom bands PC Programming and Control Wired Cloning (Will only Clone to another BCD396XT) Antenna Connector: SMA (w/BNC adapter) RR System CompatibilityThis 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: System Types: Motorola Type I Motorola Type II Motorola Type IIi Hybrid Motorola Type II Smartnet Motorola Type II Smartzone Motorola Type II Smartzone Omnilink Motorola Type II VOC EDACS Standard (Wide) EDACS Standard Networked EDACS Narrowband (Narrow) EDACS Narrowband Networked EDACS SCAT EDACS ESK (not ProVoice) LTR Standard Project 25 Standard Phase I (not Phase II) System Voices: Analog Analog and APCO-25 Common Air Interface APCO-25 Common Air Interface Exclusive (P25 CAI) Preloaded Systems and their System Quick KeysPress and hold 2,9, and Hold, power on the scanner to re-initialize the Memory and restore the Preloaded systems.
When it asks do you wish to restore the preloaded systems press the E/Yes key. WARNING This will erase any personal programming you may have done to your DMA.
This creates a peculiarity when capturing live audio with a computer because the volume level with the scanner will be about half of the expected volume level if you're using a mono capture cable. There are two ways that this can be addressed easily: Stereo Input Cable - You can always use a stereo cable to connect the scanner to your capture device as long as your capture port is also stereo (Line In). You should not use this method if you're capturing with a mic port as the mic port is mono, not stereo.
Stereo to Mono Converter Plug - You can potentially use a stereo to mono adapter (such as this one) to convert the audio. You'll have to use this option if you're capturing with a mic port. Reviews and User OpinionsUniden Poll BCD396XT Performance Poll Related PagesExternal Links Uniden Official BCD396XT Wiki Page BCD396XT Firmware Updates BCD396XT Complete Reference (PDF) - This document provides a complete reference to all menus, functions, and features of the BCD396XT. The item "UNIDEN HANDHELD TRUNCKTRACKER IV (BCD396XT) DIGITAL SCANNER With BOX ETC. WORKS" is in sale since Saturday, October 13, 2018.
This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Radio Communication\Scanners". The seller is "lojackfty" and is located in Redlands, California. This item can be shipped to United States.