A digital scanner that is thin but powerful, packed with incredible features (details below). Make the scanner yourself or build your own package with cheap accessories and hometown programming.
TrunkTracker IV (Motorola APCO 25 Digital, Motorola, EDACS, LTR)
25000 Dynamically allocated channels
Close Call ™ RF Capture Technology - Instantly melodie on signals from nearby transmitters
Multi-Color Display Backlight
100 Key Quick System Access
Range Band - Graphically detects radio
Continuous Band Coverage * - 25MHz to 1.3GHz Exclusion of UHF TV and Cellular
Automatic Digital Threshold Editing
Search using Scan
NAC decoding - for conventional P25 channels
DCS / CTCSS Rapid Decode - Common Detects and displays Subaudible Tone, so you can quickly detect system settings.
S.A.M.E. Weather Alert - specific message encoding areas - During NOAA Weather or emergency warning, the code for your specific location will alert you to difficult conditions in your immediate vicinity.
PC Control / Programming (free download)
Public Safety Scanner
System / Channel Number Tagging - allows quick access to a certain system or channel
Compatible with BC-RH96 Remote Head
Volume of individual channels Offset
Priority ID Scan on Volume Systems
Make the scanner itself, or build your own package with cheap accessories for additional savings and Native Programming to have the scanner professionally programmed so it is ready to use directly out of the box. If you choose Hometown Programming we will program the county where there is a scanner that is sent, unless you otherwise note in the Comments section of the checkout page. If you decide to have more than one programmed county, you must list or everyone will choose for you.
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Uniden Bearcat BCD396XT is the latest digital trunking handheld scanner, released in March 2009. The 396XT Scanner is a feature-filled powerhouse that represents huge progress over its predecessor BC396T recently completed. With advanced microprocessors, huge memory capacity and an unparalleled effort to offer features and technologies that scanner fanatics and professional users have long aspired to, Uniden has hit another home run out of the park with a BCD396XT portable. We congratulate Uniden's U.S. product management and their group's Japan-based research and technical team for providing us with a sensational new scanner.
The 396XT handles the APCO-25 digital decoding and automatically does it very well. Digital public safety is widespread and growing across the country, from the inland upper Michigan peninsula to Miami Beach in Florida. In other areas, such as the cities of Boston and New York, where the principal you would expect to explore the latest digital technology, digital radio is hard to find. In these and many other areas of communication are still analog, as they were 70 years ago, but these systems are rock-solid and provide intelligence that in many areas demand. Bearcat BCD396XT handles both digital and analog (non-digital) systems brilliantly. The 396XT also handles Motorola, EDACS (R) and LTR trunking systems better than any sensor on the market today, not only with standard trunking capabilities, but also with an unmatched set of features like I-Call, True, Priority, modern AFS operation, and much more. (Note that there are several non-standard digital systems and encrypted systems that cannot be tracked on any scanner.) The 396XT is a bulky memory, GPS operation, Fire Tone out of order and more features than you could ever imagine in just a few short flights. Bearcat BCD396XT is simply a huge leap forward.
The 396XT has a very strong competitor however in the GRE PSR-500 and PRO-106. In the overview below we analyze in great detail the properties, functioning and BCD396XT design and then compare the scanner against GRE and PRO-106 (both made by GRE). Be sure to click the More Information button and compare cards for the amount of outstanding information as well.
Note that if you are not sure if you need a $500 digital sensor (the price for all digital models) then try www.policescanners.net and enter your name and zip code and our system will automatically inform you about the types of radio systems near you and whether you need a digital or not. Remember that in some areas digital may not be used by local police, but can be used by state police/highway patrol agencies, please read these sections carefully.
In the box:
• BCD396XT Scanner
• AD-1001 AC adapter
• Rubber Duck Antenna
• 4' PC serial cable
• Wrist strap
• 3 AA NiMH rechargeable batteries
• Belt clip
• SMA to BNC adapter
• CD-ROMe manual