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Uniden BCD996XT Digital Mobile Scanner

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BCD996XT

 | Catalog #: 55075523
Price:
$499.99
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  • Location-based scanning
  • Close Call® RF Capture technology
  • Alpha tagging
  • 100 quick-key system access
  • Band scope
  • Temporary lockout
  • Search with scan
  • DCS/CTCSS rapid decode
  • S.A.M.E. weather alert
  • Priority ID Scan on trunked systems

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  • Includes GPS holder with one-touch release button
  • Allows you to adjust the cradle and arm for perfect fit
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  • 360° swivel tip to adjust GPS viewing angle
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Designed with the serious hobbyist in mind, Uniden's BCD996XT Digital Mobile Scanner is a full-featured, state-of-the-art device. This mobile scanner offers 25,000 channels, an advanced dynamic memory system, Close Call® RF capture technology, TrunkTracker® IV, and more. Enjoy location-based scanning and location alerts by connecting a compatible GPS receiver. Stay safe and informed with NOAA weather access and S.A.M.E. weather alerts that warn you of severe conditions in your area.

Frequencies

25-26.9600MHz Petroleum Prod & Broadcast
26.9650-27.4050MHzCB Class D Channel
27.4100-27.9950MHzBusiness & Forest Products
28-29.6800MHz10 Meter Amateur Band
29.7000-49.9900MHzVHF Low Band
50-53.9800MHz 6 Meter Amateur Band
54-71.9500MHzVHF TV Broadcast 2--4
72-75.9950MHzIntersystem & Astronomy
76-87.9500MHz VHF TV Broadcast 5--6
88-107.9000MHz FM Broadcast
108-136.9916MHzAircraft Band
137-143.9875MHzMilitary Land Mobile
144-147.9950MHz2 Meter Amateur Band
148-150.7875MHz Military Land Mobile
150.8000-161.9950MHzVHF High Band
162-173.9875MHzFederal Government
174-215.9500MHz TV Broadcast 7--13
216-224.9800MHz 1.25 Meter Amateur Band
400-405.9875MHz Miscellaneous
406-419.9875MHz Federal Gov't Land Mobile
420-449.9875MHz 70 cm Amateur Band
450-469.9875MHz UHF Standard Band
470-512MHzUHF TV
758-787.99375MHzPublic Service Band
788-805.99375MHzPublic Service Band
806-823.9875MHz Public Service Band
849.0125-868.9875MHz Public Service Band
894.0125-960.0000MHz Public Service Band
1240-1300MHz25 cm Amateur Band

  • 25,000 dynamically allocated channels with Close Call technology
  • Quick-key system access (100 keys)
  • Location-based scanning
  • S.A.M.E. weather alert
  • TrunkTracker IV technology - track voice traffic on P25, Motorola, EDACS, and LTR Trunked systems
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What's in the box

  • Scanner
  • AC adapter
  • Vehicle power cord
  • 3-wire harness
  • Mounting sleeve
  • Antenna
 

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By phone: 1-800-843-7422

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 12 month
  • Labor: 12 month
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Customer Reviews

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Uniden®Uniden BCD996XT Digital Mobile Scanner
 
3.7

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Clear signal (7)
  • Good audio (6)
  • Rugged (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

  • Difficult to program (5)
  • Complicated controls (3)

Best Uses

  • Emergencies (7)
  • Families (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (9)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Scanner all around.

By gpearson

from West Columbia, SC

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Clear Signal
  • Easy To Use
  • Good Audio
  • Lightweight
  • Rugged

Cons

  • Difficult To Program

Best Uses

  • Emergencies

Comments about Uniden® Uniden BCD996XT Digital Mobile Scanner:

This scanner is amazing and offers everything you would want in a digital scanner. Ive seen negative reviews but none of it is true, if you buy a scanner of this kind you should have some kind of scanner intelligence and definately not expect to play and play. This is for a true scanner hobbyist.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Review from NW Alabama

By In NW Alabama

from Jasper, AL

About Me Military/Law Enforcement

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Apco 25 Phase I
  • Big display
  • Clear Signal
  • Good Audio
  • Good Sensitivity

Cons

  • Manual hard to understand
  • Manual On Cd
  • Usb-1 Cable Not Included

Best Uses

  • Emergencies
  • Keeping Up On Your Area
  • Listening To All Atc
  • Railfanning

Comments about Uniden® Uniden BCD996XT Digital Mobile Scanner:

I have owned the 996XT for 3 weeks. Being I don't have a serial port on my computer, I had to purchase the Uniden USB-1 cable. This SHOULD have been included! I downloaded the "FREESCAN" software and paid for a subscription to RADIOREFERENCE.com (BOTH A MUST). It took me only FIFTEEN MINUTES to get the scanner set up and running. Now I can listen and read the manual and learn. I have an external antenna mounted outside and I am picking up agencies 55 miles away. I was not aware how many agencies use APCO P25 phase I digital! IF you get the FREESCAN software (or pay for PROSCAN) AND the USB-1 cable, you will enjoy this scanner a lot. Otherwise, you'll have to learn the manual scanning of it. THAT takes a lot of time.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
3.0

ok

By rwoods

from tomsriver nj 08753

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Signal
  • Hardtoprograme

Cons

  • Complicated Controls

Best Uses

  • Emergencies

Comments about Uniden® Uniden BCD996XT Digital Mobile Scanner:

too much programing

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

DO NOT WASTE $500

By guguwich

from Bennington, VT

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Program

    Best Uses

      Comments about Uniden® Uniden BCD996XT Digital Mobile Scanner:

      No hard copy instruction manual, CD only and no way to navigate that. Programming too complicated. Item to be returned for refund.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Uniden BCD996XT Digital Mobile Scanner

      By jack

      from ohio

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Clear Signal
      • Easy To Use
      • Good Audio
      • Lightweight
      • Rugged

      Cons

      • Difficult To Program

      Best Uses

      • Emergencies
      • Families

      Comments about Uniden® Uniden BCD996XT Digital Mobile Scanner:

      nice

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Scanner,hard learning curve

      By k2rty

      from clifton,nj

      About Me Professional/Guide

      Pros

      • Clear Signal
      • Easy To Use
      • Good Audio
      • Lightweight
      • Rugged

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating
        • Camping
        • Emergencies
        • Families

        Comments about Uniden® Uniden BCD996XT Digital Mobile Scanner:

        This scanner is awesome,best ever made! It has close call,which allows you to find frequencies nearby,and service search that allows you to look for frequencies when you have no idea whats in the area.Custom search ranges allow you to actually look for Phase 1 P25 digital signals.Loud and clear,I bought the better BCD-536HP and I like this better.Its faster and clearer.Software by BUTEL or freescan allows you to program it with a radioreference.com subscription.Some police and fire departments use Phase 2 P25 digital,this will NOT do that.Otherwise,this is KING!The bad recommendations are user-error.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Takes time to learn, but worth it

        By GoBrewersGo

        from Wisconsin

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • A Great Scanner
        • Clear Signal
        • For Tech Savvy Hobbyists
        • Good Audio
        • Many Many Features
        • Not For Impatient People
        • Quality
        • Rugged
        • Use Appropriate Antenna
        • Weather Priority Setting

        Cons

        • Don't Believe Neg Ratings
        • Get A Good Manual
        • Not "junk" Per 1 Review
        • Once Learned It's Great
        • You Must Be Patient

        Best Uses

        • Emergencies
        • Everyday Newshappenings
        • Home Or Mobile Use
        • Real Time News Events

        Comments about Uniden® Uniden BCD996XT Digital Mobile Scanner:

        Careful study of instructions will yield great returns for a great scanner. You will need to learn much on your own. Getting telephone help should not be expected. Once I learned something about it, it performed terrifically. But you need to be patient and willing to wait to "discover" many of the features. I like it a lot. I know I have the best, or one of the best, scanners on the market. Very good quality. One needs to be technically inclined to use this.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        DON"T BUY THIS SCANNER

        By unhappyman ibought it from uniden itself

        from capron,illinois

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Complicated Controls
          • Difficult To Program
          • Poor Reception
          • Short Range

          Best Uses

          • Boating
          • Camping

          Comments about Uniden® Uniden BCD996XT Digital Mobile Scanner:

          i ahve had this scanner for couple years,just got it back today from repair at uniden.they say on paper with it UNIT MAY BE CUTTING OUT????? %59.50 cents for repair???? and this is on paper in box when we got it back?? do not buy this scanner range is short.i had to pay a guy to program it couple years ago.i think this particular scanner was defective from first...PLEASE DO NOT BUY SCANNER IT IS JUNK............BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          never buy this scanner

          By madman

          from capron,illinios

          Comments about Uniden® Uniden BCD996XT Digital Mobile Scanner:

          paid a guy to program it.....took him radio guy hours.we got it home and it worked maybe 4 times..then it would lock up on strongest station.we have had it couple years never worked from day one..want to send it in now and see if it can be programmed..stuck on 2?????? if i could get out of this and buy something else i would in a minute.to much money for it.manual is absolultely useless..so complex and hard to understand is impossible to do...DO NOT BUY THIS SCANNER NOTHING BUT HEARTACHES.....JUNK

          (15 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Best digital scanner on the market

          By Fluke the Ambulance Chaser

          from Toledo, Ohio

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Clear Signal
          • Fast Scanning Versatile
          • Good Audio

          Cons

          • Complicated Controls
          • Difficult To Program
          • Must Find A Programmer

          Best Uses

          • Emergencies
          • Families
          • Scanning Enthusiast

          Comments about Uniden® Uniden BCD996XT Digital Mobile Scanner:

          Given the changeover to digital modes by most large cities, there is no choice but to purchase a digital scanner. Some distortion of audio is present since this scanner is not of the specific quality of that used by professionals. This item is, overall, the best that a hobbyist can buy.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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