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Uniden Digital Scanners

I have a digital scanner BCD536 HP with the Wi-Fi connector I’ve downloaded the Siren app how do I make it connect to where I can hear when I’m away from my house

The BCD536HP Siren app only works on a WIFI Network it doesn't have global functionality. 

Could you tell me the measurements of the Uniden 885

Size (L x W x H):

8.1 in. L x 7.28 in. W x 2.2 in. H

Can I program the SR30C By Hand with the frequencies that I have in the older model scanners from bearcat?

Yes, the SR30C allows you to program analog frequencies by hand.

Can anyone tell me what the dimensions are for the SDS200 base scanner? I can't seem to find them anywhere. Thanks

Size (L x W x H): 

7 in. L x 5 in. W x 3 in. H

I just purchased a BC 125at - my fire dept is switching to digital, will I be able to receive their signals

No, The BC125AT covers analog-only, A Digital Radio would be required to monitor the future changes. 

Current Digital Handheld Models: BCD325P2, Homepatrol-2, BCD436HP, SDS100.

The BC365, is this the “new” model or the old one?

The BC365CRS is the newer model that replaces the older BC435CRS model. 

Does the Uniden BCT15X do TDMA II?

The BCT15X only covers conventional & trunking analog frequencies, It doesn't cover Digital P25 Phase-1 (FDMA) or P25 Phase-2 (TDMA).  

I downloaded Windows 10, and now my scanner does not work.

All of our scanners with native USB just plug and play with Windows 10. For older models (i.e. “XT” or “X” models) that have a serial connection, older USB-1 cables will not work, as Prolific changed their drivers several years ago to only work with their newer chipset that has anti-counterfeit features. At that time, we changed the chipset in our USB-1 cables. So, if you have an older USB-1 cable it won’t work with Windows 10 (or really w/8 using current drivers). Newer (last couple of years) cables will work.

How do I turn on this scanner?

Handheld scanners are powered on by pressing the power button which has the Universal Power symbol:  

BCD996P2 Phase II Base/Mobile Digital Scanner can you have the NXDN Uniden Software Upgrade add to this scanner

Yes, the NXDN Upgrade can be applied to the BCD996P2.

Where do I find a firmware update for my scanner?

Firmware updates for our scanners are at “” replacing with your scanner’s actual model. For example:

How can I change the opening splash screen on the SD100 and SD200 scanners? I would like to enter my owner information as is allowed on other scanners.

In the BCDx36HP Programming software, you would need to edit profile, Then under the display options tab, you'll see "Opening Message", Remove the current information under this and fill in the desired information you need. 

I am looking at buying a scanner. I am looking at the home patrol 2 I noticed one of the features is a quick record. Can you tell me a little more about it please

Hitting record will allow you to capture all the action currently playing on the scanner. Once you stop the recording an audio file created and saved into the scanners internal memory. 

Looking at buying a scanner. What is the NXDN upgrade? Are software updates available online? Do you have to pay for the updates?

The NXDN Upgrade allows you to monitor Digital NXDN radio transmissions, these are $75 upgrades you add on when purchasing the Radio. 

Does the BCD996P2 have the military and aircraft bands?

Yes, the BCD996P2 does cover unencrypted Military & Aircraft bands. 

Will I be able to program talk groups from aMotorola phase 2 smart zone system.

Yes, the BCD325P2 does cover this type of system. 

Does the uniden 885 have a extra speaker plug in ?

Yes, it does.

Can I buy the BCD996P2 model, then purchase the programming softwares separately at a later date?

Yes, You can purchase the upgrades before or after shipment.

I have two scanners that are eligible to trade in. Wanting to find out the proper way to send in and pay the difference I would still owe!

You would need to print out a copy of our trade-in form and ship it with the scanners to our warehouse. Once the scanners are received one of our sales reps will call you to pay the difference.

do need a anteana for this scanner

One does come included, If you need an external or mobile antenna, you can find them here:

Does the Uniden 885 Hybrid CB & Digital Scanner require two antennas one for CB and one for Scanning or does one outside antenna do both? If two Antennas are required please supply which work or if only one antenna is needed what are the options? . . .

The 885 Hybrid does require two antennas, one for the CB side and one for the Scanner. 

(Scanner) JBC290M:
(CB) B203:

Can I not program the scanners myself I don’t know how many county’s I might be in. Thank you, Cameron

No problem, We offer programming county before shipment. You can select this option online or if you place the order by phone. 

Why does my handheld scanner not stay fully charged?

If there is any sort of glitch in the power, it will reset the charging dock. Therefore, the screen will continue to state it is charging.

Which Scanners have a built-in frequency database for the USA?

The current database models are:






Width & depth of 980ssb?

Size (W x D x H): 7.25 in. x 7.5 in. x 2.25 in. (without knobs and jacks)

I have a BC125AT can you program it? Thanks

We don't offer remote programming for this model unfortunately, We do have a Youtube video Walkthrough I recommend though.

Is there any consideration for add ons like NXDN and DMR in the trade in value of the scanner?

We have considered this, however we cannot offer additional value for scanners that have software upgrades. 

What if I don't have the box for the scanner I want to trade in

Without the display box, there would be a small deduction on the trade-in amount. 

Why is my credit card not going through

Double-check to make sure you have entered the correct billing/shipping address. If the credit card is declined we recommend contacting your bank to see if there is a potential hold on the card. For assistance placing the order over the phone please contact us at 1-877-568-7226.

Does the BCT15X cover P25 (Digital) Frequencies?

No, the BCT15X only covers Analog & Analog Trunking systems. If you want to monitor Digital frequencies I recommend checking out the BCD996P2, BCD536HP or SDS200 models.

Will not take credit cards . Says there is an error when I try to check out

We accept, Visa, American Express, Mastercard & Discover. If you have an issue processing a payment we recommend contacting your bank to see if there is a potential hold on the card. We can also send you a digital invoice to your email if needed too.  

For Further help you can either call or email us.

P: 1-877-568-7226

Is there a scanner that can receive both analog and digital signals?

Any of our digital scanners listed here: