Automatic scanning of the last 10 detected frequencies, quick search from any frequency or quick search from any frequency.
500 memory locations in 10 banks. The ability to alphanumericly name saved channels (up to 16 characters) with the option to temporarily or permanently exclude the ose from the search. This receiver allows you to detect nearby calls. Automatic scanning of the last 10 detected frequencies, quick search from any frequency or quick search from any frequency.
Scaner can be connected to the computer using cable and software (included) for easier operation.
- 25 - 88 MHz
- 108 - 174 MHz
- 225 - 512 MHz
- 806 - 960 MHz
Frequency steps: 5, 6.25, 8.33, 10, 12.5, 15, 20 kHz,
Number of channels: 500
Sensitivity (nominal) 12dB SINAD:
VHF Low Band
(AM) 25.005 MHz 0.3 uV
(NFM) 40.840 MHz 0.3 uV
(NFM) 132.980 MHz 0.3 uV
(AM) 118.800 MHz 0.4 uV
(NFM) 127.175 MHz 0.3 uV
(NFM) 135.500 MHz 0.3 uV68
VHF High 1 Band
(NFM) 138.150 MHz 0.3 uV
(FM) 157.100 MHz 0.2 uV
(NFM) 161.985 MHz 0.2 uV
(NFM) 173.225 MHz 0.2 uV
VHF High 2 Band
(AM) 225.050 MHz 0.4 uV
(AM) 272.950 MHz 0.4 uV
(AM) 315.050 MHz 0.4 uV
(AM) 325.050 MHz 0.4 uV
(NFM) 406.875 MHz 0.3 uV
(NFM) 511.9125 MHz 0.3 uV
Dimensions: 67 x 33 x 115 mm
Weight: 175 g
Scope of delivery:
2 x NiMH battery type AA
USB cable for connecting with PC or power + SW
Detailed information about Uniden, including a list of original accessories, can be found on the pageshttp:/www.uniden.com
NEW - Uniden UBC125XLT is a compact 500 channel hand held scanner, frequency coverage from 25-88MHz, 108-174MHz, 225-512MHz and 806-960MHz with 5 frequency steps / 6,25 / 8,33 / 10 / 12.5kHz.
Includes Military Aircraft Band CTCSS/DCS Noise Gate Modes and Alpha Tagging is also available.
Ideal for listening to notifications from air traffic control civilian air truckers, boats that operate on CB radio, Ham Radio/amateur operators, sporting events, churches and mosques etc.
Main features include:
500 memory programmable channels in 10 banks
Alpha Tagging - each channel can be assigned an Alpha tag for easy identification
Includes civilian aircraft and military frequency bands of aircraft
Hairpin RF Capture with Do-Not-Disturb
Near call temporary storage
CTCSS and DCS silence modes
Automatic hairpin detection to tune to the nearest transmission
Triple conversion circuits
Priority scanning with Do-Not-Disturb and priority extra scanning
Scanning/Search Delay/Resume Function
Custom / Quick / Turbo Option Search
search for lockout
signal strength meter
Key confirmation tones
Save batteries and Low battery warning
USB interface for pc connection and battery charging
The carton includes UBC125XLT scanner, antennas, belt clip, wrist strap, 2 x 2300mAh AA rechargeable batteries, USB cable, Euro and UK AC/DC adapters, wrist strap and instructions User's Manual
Uniden UBC125XLT - listener on the go (reviews)
As part of the enthusiasm for watching air traffic, ADS-B and ACARS reports, I became interested in listening to the spoken word. I started, as in the case of ADS-B and ACARS on the SDR receiver. Enthusiasm didn't hold back and there was a need to listen on the go or simply without a computer - whether while spotting around the airport, or just to shorten the long wait while awaits on public transport and the like. The original idea was also to have the opportunity to talk to the counterparty within shared bands, but I eventually solved it differently - that is, from the original dualband radio station requirement, the broadband scanner was only the more meaningful part, which was the acquisition of the specialist scanner itself. I chose eventually Uniden Bearcat UBC125XLT, which I purchased from an established company in the field - from elix.
I warn the reader in advance of two small details:
I have a similar device in my hand for the first time, so it's possible that I'll describe things that are quite obvious or ordinary - but that's perhaps more interesting from the "unbiased" point of view?
I have not yet read the manual (according to the password "tutorial open only when all else fails") - but what will again be more interesting in terms of intuitiveness of the control ?
As a result of the above two points, it does not aim to describe completely all the functionality, so it will certainly be followed by a longer period of use of the second article, in which I will poach what I did not do in this.
contents of the pack
Pplk my package arrived the next day after ordering. Everything was brilliantly wrapped and elegantly brought out the original box on me, scoffed at in a completely pristine state. After the classic snifftest I unpacked the following: 20160609_190859746_iOS
custom scanner - Uniden Bearcat UBC125XLT
rubber antenna with BNC connector
universal AC adapter with European and British endcap
USB cable (mini B - A)
manual in English
two AA NiMH batteries Coruna with declared capacity of 2300 mAh
burned CD with manual in Czech pdf format
Of course, the build wasn't rocket, so I put on an antenna, stretched the tab, inserted the batteries and got on with it.
The basic technical parameters are as follows:
Frequency range 25-88 MHz, 108-174 MHz, 225-512 MHz, 806-960 MHz
Demodulating AM or FM
Debugger 5 / 6.25 / 8.33 / 10 / 12.5 kHz
Scan speed 90 or 270 (using Turbo Search) steps per second
This would be enough for a full start, the parameters found by those interested in the manufacturer's website - except for some US-specific frequency ranges it is probably all the same as for the 125AT model.
The controls on the tracercan be divided into several groups: 20160609_190557624_iOS
buttons controlling the type of activity of the scanner
Hold - Pauses search or scan on current number (alternatively Close Call - search for nearby signals)
Scan - activates the scanning function of the memory-stored
Srch - "search" - activates the search function in defined frequency ranges and mezichannel steps (alternative service bands - search in predefined bands)
L/O - "lockout" - removes current dial/channel from scanned or search range (alternate lock - keyboard lock)
number keys - is mainly used to:
choosing banks with memory for scanning
choice of frequency range banks for searching
entering the number directly
alternative functions: 1 - PRI - enter the menu setting priority
3 - STEP - Enters the menu setting the mezichannel steps
4, 6 - cursor left, right
7 - BEEP - acoustic keyboard response
9 - MOD - switchdemodulation
power - Switch the device on/off
E - data input / menu or programming item
Func - activates an alternate function on each button
dial, which is also a squeezing
controlof scan/search direction (without first pressing)
volume control (when pressed)
control squelch (Func + press)
Generally the scanner works in four basic modes:
directly entering the number we want to listen to
scanning the frequency stored in the selected memory bank
searching the selected frequency range in the defined mezichannel step
predefined belt (Emergency, Freenet, PMR, Marine, Aircraft, CB Radio, HAM Radio)
Memory for both scanning and search scopes are divided into banks. The bank is 10 for each function (except for predefined belts where there are only 7) and are adjustable to the user. In total, the memory positions for scanning are 500, i.e. in each bank there are 50 positions. For search banks, only one scope is then set for each bank. The basis will therefore be to set the search ranges in the frequency that interest us. Next, it's completely in place to fill up the scanning memory so we don't have to scan the entire band every time - in which case, even with the scan speed, some sessions are at risk of being run off. So how to do it?
model example of 20160609_190702849_iOS
So let us imagine a typical model situation. We're on a trip and we're moving around an unknown airport where we want to monitor traffic. On the scanner, we select Search mode and select the band to search with the numeric key. By default, the air band in Bank 5 is. The following situations may occur during the search:
the scanner stops at a frequency where the interference is -> the frequency we will be bounted with the L/ O button and the search continues. He won't stop at a locked clock like that.
the scanner stops at a dial that we don't want to listen to yet -> we continue searching either by pressing the Srch button repeatedly or by turning the selector in the direction we want to continue. If the broadcast on this frequency continues, the scanner will stop again as it passes through this frequency.
the scanner stops at an interesting dial that we want to save -> the dial we save - pressing the E button, the dial-in the memory selection (001-500), the E button to confirm; then the option to enter additional memory parameters, e.g. alphanumeric name (Alpha Tag)
the scanner stops at an interesting speed that we want to listen to further even after the end of the current session -> we pause to browse with the Hold button and listen ?
In this way, it is possible to create a basic database of the osmitor, but it is not completely comfortable.
Programming via PC
For easier programming, we can use PC software for easier setup. Much work with the search I did not give, but for starters I found software that works very nicely and meets so far all my requirements. This is the Program Scan125 by Nick Bailey. The subject of this article is certainly not to break down on this software, so just briefly what he knows:
remote control of all functions - basically you can have a scanner at home with a large antenna, connect to your home PC remotely and press the lever as if you were sitting next to the scanner
clear settings of memory banks and search ranges
recording and sorting recordings by different aspects
all configuration and basic parameters conveniently from the PC
the program is freeware, registration on the web is free (without registration, after some time interval, some features will be disabled)
Main program window
Set up scanning and search banks
What do I like?
easy to operate
selecting scan mode or searching one button + selecting or deselecting a bank to one press of a number
elegant working with rotary selector - adjusting volume, Squelch, scrolling between frequencies in Srch mode or memory in Scan mode, etc.
the clear display shows all the important information, there's nothing missing
intuitiveness - I mastered the basic control quite quickly thanks to the PC application Scan125
operation on conventional tap batteries (when powered by conventional alkaline switch in the battery compartment), it will certainly last all day; charging from USB (USB chargers are everywhere)
interchangeable antenna - the possibility of connecting to large discounts and listening to more distant stations
quality design, dimensions just right in the palm of your hand
What am I getting used to so far?
banks are marked only numerically and even after selecting them or for scanning or searching does not display any user description - if I do not remember exactly what bank I have in, then this is trial-error
What am I not getting used to?
Already on the first day of use, I have come across a limit on the number of temporary locks of the number of which are probably 100; in searches more broadly, this will quite quickly fill the
when manually saving, it is not possible to select the bank (1-10) and then the position within the bank (1-50), but the straight memory position (1-500), when the selection of the position is made by the rotary selector: the one soon about stealing ?
the manufacturer could use a USB micro connector that is functionally the same as the mini and most of today's devices use it - thus the owner must pull two or three USB cables (mini for Uniden; micro for POWERBANK, tablet or regular smartphone; apples in addition lightning cable)
Scanner Uniden Bearcat UBC125XLT met my expectations. At the given price it is a decently executed facility, its purpose is carried out very well and comfortably works with it. If you've read this all the way here, thank you for your attention and I'm going to read the manual now. I will answer any questions in the comments.
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