BCD996XT | Uniden-Bearcat

Uniden-Bearcat » BCD996XT

Desktop / mobile VHF and UHF receiver, frequency range 25-1300 MHz in three specific bands. It features a band scope function and fast scan/search rate. Ideated in Japan, year of introduction 2009.

Reference market : ham-radio

General :
Frequency coverage 25.0000 ~ 512.0000 MHz
758.0000 ~ 960.0000 MHz [1]
1240.0000 ~ 1300.0000 MHz
Modulation mode AM / FM / WFM
Tuning step [2] 5 / 6.25 / 8.333 / 10 / 12.5 / 20 / 25 / 50 / 100 KHz
Receiver :
Sensitivity AM 0.3 uV (25~28 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
0.3 uV (108~137 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
0.3 uV (225~380 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
FM 0.3 uV (28~54 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
0.2 uV (72~76 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
0.2 uV (137~174 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
0.3 uV (216~225 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
0.3 uV (380~512 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
0.3 uV (758~960 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
0.4 uV (1240~1300 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
WFM 0.5 uV (54~72 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
0.5 uV (76~108 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
0.5 uV (174~216 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
RF attenuator 20 dB
Intermediate frequency [3] 265.500~265.600 MHz
380.700~380.800 MHz
10.8 MHz
450 KHz
Features :
Memory 500 regular memories in banks
Dynamic memory allocation support trunking systems
Antenna BNC 50Ω connector
Power supply 11 ~ 16.6 VDC external, 13.8V nominal
Audio power 3 W with an 8Ω load
Audio output Jack 3.5 mm headphone
Connections Jack 3.5 mm external speaker
Jack 3.5 mm line
Plug 5.5 mm, power adapter, center positive
D-Sub9, for GPS / PC
Mini-4, for PC on front panel
Mechanical and environmental data :
Operating temperature from -20°C to +60°C
Dimensions 184 (W) x 56 (H) x 151 (D) mm
Weight 1.43Kg

[1] In official data 824~849 and 869~894 MHz are blocked
[2] Steps predefined as band-plan
[3] 1° IF frequencies correlated to specific band segments

Description :

The BCD996XT is a receiver that covers the most relevant segments of the VHF and UHF with the exclusion, in short, of the bands 512 ~ 758 MHz and 960 ~ 1240 MHz. This scanner finds both fixed and vehicular installation and is specifically aimed at those who follow the PMR radio traffic. The apparatus, created for the US market, is already prepared according to a band-plan that relates certain frequency ranges with the mode (AM, FM, WFM) and the tuning step. By default, therefore, by setting a channel in the VHF aeronautical band, the scanner places itself in AM with steps of 8.333 KHz as required in this context.

The scanner allows to follow the PMR networks not only on single frequency, simplex or duplex via repeater, but also the trunking systems that employ a group of channels dynamically managed by multiple users as a radio resource allocated to individual communications according to a defined protocol. The supported trunking systems are Motorola Type I and II, EDACS, LTR, APCO Astro 25. It is recalled that these standards have their main diffusion in the North American continent.

Other features: RF attenuator, 500 general memory locations divided into banks to which are added a large number of locations serving the Trunked networks, search for memories or between band limits, fast scan up to 300 CH@second with steps of 5 KHz, recognition of the DCS - CTCSS for the squelch open. Detector function, aka close call mode, to identify the frequency of the strongest transmission within the operating bands. Spectrum analyzer function from 0.2 to 500 MHz and scanning step between 5 and 100 kHz. Interfacing with a GPS unit to integrate geolocation for the trunking networks. Dot matrix display with 64 x 128 resolution and multi-color illumination.

Review :

Your opinion on merits, defects, experiences, with this radio set is welcome. Write your review, after a technical evaluation by our staff if found suitable will be published on this page. We thank you for your precious contribution.

RadioMasterList.com

Copyright. All rights reserved.


Top