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Uniden Bearcat BCD996XT Scanner
Our Price: $499.99
Sale Price: $394.90
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Extended Warranty
Programming Options
Add County & State if selected above
County, State
Software With Frequencies
Extra Antenna
Cable Options
GPS Adapter Kit - For Garmin Receiver Only
Extra Speakers
GPS Receiver

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Uniden Bearcat BCD996XT Police Scanner Radio

The Uniden BCD996xt digital police scanner radio is a fantastic choice at an affordable price. As with all of our Uniden scanners, we give you all the information you need and the options you want to create the perfect package.

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With an advanced digital decoding system and large memory bank, the Uniden Bearcat BCD996XT scanner is an extremely popular and useful police scanner. With a plethora of amazing features, the Uniden Bearcat scanner is a police scanner powerhouse. Featuring a band-scope feature, fire tone out search feature, close call, and APCO-25 NAC code decoding, the Uniden Bearcat BCD996XT is one of the most advanced scanners on the market. The Uniden Bearcat features:

  • AC Adaptor
  • DC Adaptor
  • Mounting bracket & additional hardware
  • Telescopic antenna
  • Serial Cable
  • CD Rom and Owner’s Manual
  • BCD996XT Scanner (1 year manufacturer’s warranty)
  • Din-E Sleeve and removal keys for vehicle installation
  • On-Line Owner's Manual

(We suggest ScanCat with State, County, Fire, Police, Aircraft and much more preloaded). Click here to view

Trunk Tracker IV™ Operation — Follows unencrypted conversations on analog Motorola, Motorola Astro 25 (APCO 25), EDACS, EDACS SCAT, and LTR trunked radio systems, including systems in VHF, UHF, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, and 900 MHz bands. The scanner can scan both conventional and trunked systems at the same time.
Features listed in bold type are new/upgraded features from the BCD996T


  • 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 Span 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

  • 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 ESK (not ProVoice)
    • LTR Standard
    • Project 25 Standard
  • System Voices:
    • Analog
    • Analog and APCO-25 Common Air Interface
    • APCO-25 Common Air Interface Exclusive

  • TrunkTracker IV with Control-Channel Only scanning and I-Call monitoring: Tracks voice traffic on P25, Motorola, EDACS, and LTR Trunked systems
  • Supports scanning of Rebanded systems
  • APCO25 Digital Audio 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
  • EDACS ESK support
  • Control Channel Data Output - allows the analysis of control channel data without the need to perform invasive modifications to the scanner
  • Close Call RF Capture
  • Close Call Temporary Store (last 10 hits)
  • GPS Support for location-based scanning, location alerts, and crows-flight navigation*
  • Independent GPS Control of Sites and Channel Groups*
  • Supported step sizes: 5, 6.25, 7.5, 8.33, 10, 12.5,15, 20, 25, 50 or 100 kHz
  • Fire Tone Out Alert
  • Fire Tone Out Search - built-in frequency counter displays the received tones.
  • Band Scope - gives a graphic representation of signal activity.
  • Multi-color display backlight
  • Multi-Site support
  • DCS/CTCSS Rapid Decode
  • NAC decoding
  • Ability to flag a channel as Digital, Analog, or All
  • Temporary Lockout
  • 10 Startup Configurations
  • System / Channel Number Tagging - provides rapid access to a specific system or channel.
  • Scan and (selected) Service Search simultaneously
  • Frequency/ID <nop>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, group, channel, talkgroup, search range, and SAME group
  • Compatible with BC-RH96 Remote Head
  • Analog and Digital AGC
  • Quick Search
  • Individual channel volume offset
  • Intermediate Frequency Exchange - changes the IF used for a selected frequency to help avoid image and other mixer-product interference on a frequency.
  • 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.
  • 12 Service Searches - Public Safety, News, HAM Radio, Marine, Railroad, Air, CB Radio, FRS/GMRS, Racing, Military Air, FM Broadcast, and Special (Itinerant)
  • Custom Search - lets you program up to 10 search ranges
  • SAME Weather Alert
  • Weather Priority
  • Priority Scan with Priority Plus
  • Priority ID Scan on trunked systems
  • Preemptive Priority on Motorola analog systems
  • Quick-Access Search Keys
  • Negative Channel dropout delay (forced resume)
  • Signal Strength display
  • LCD and Keypad Backlight
  • Adjustable scan delay
  • Adjustable Hold (0-255 sec) per system, custom or service search
  • Strong signal attenuation
  • Upgradeable firmware
  • Channel Alert (both tones and backlight color)
  • Independent Alert Tone Volume - lets you set the volume level of the following tones: Key Beep, Emergency Alert, Channel Alert, and Close Call Alert.
  • Repeater Reverse
  • Broadcast signal ignore while searching (TV and radio station frequencies, pagers, etc)
  • Duplicate Channel Alert
  • PC Programming and Control
  • Wired Cloning
  • Record Output
  • Automatic backlight level detection (when used with the "Orange" wire connected to a headlight switched power lead)
  • DIN / ISO In-Dash Mounting with included DIN-E sleeve.

UPC 0 50633 65057 8

Included With Your Scanner


Mobile Scanner


AC Adapter

AC Adapter

DC Adapter

Vehicle Accessory Power Cord

3-Wire Harness

Three-Wire Harness

Mounting Bracket

Mounting Bracket and Hardware



Data Cable

Serial Programming Cable

CD Rom


Printed Material

Other Printed Materials


Mounting Sleeve and keys (Optional for BCT15X; Included with BCD996XT)

Product Specifications BCD996XT
Base Mobile or Handheld Mobile   Mobile
Trunking System Reception    ü
Digital Reception    ü
Analog Reception    ü
Alpha Tag Capability    ü
Number of Channels    25000
Frequency Coverage 25 MHz to 1.3 GHz Continuous*
NAC Decoding    ü
Fire-Tone Out Capability    ü
Location Based Scanning    ü
Beartracker Warning System    χ
N.O.A.A. / Weather    ü
AM/FM Reception    χ
Close Call Feature    ü
Quick Record & Playback    χ
PC Programmable    ü
US/Canada Frequency Programming    ü
Touch Screen Display    χ
Color Screen Display    ü
Backlit LCD Display    ü
Backlit LCD Keypad    ü
Rechargeable Power Source    χ
Headset Compatible    ü
External Speaker Capability    ü
Vehicle Mounting    ü
AC Adapter    ü
DC Adapter    ü
Antenna    ü
Belt Clip    χ
Color Black/Silver   Black
Product Dimensions 6 W x 3 H x 1 D   7W x 2H x 6D
Product Weight 3 lbs   7 lbs
Warranty (New / Like New) 1 year / 90 days   1 year
UPC Code 05063365057 8
AirCraft ü
Railroads ü
*Excludes Cellular and UHF TV bands  
* Range Varies with Terrain  

Item Number: BCD996XT
Manufacturer Part No: BCD996XT

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