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Uniden BCD396XT
6.5 out of 10

Uniden BCD396XT

BCD396XT Compact APCO 25 Handheld ScannerThe BCD396XT comes equi Read more

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Overall 10
10

AAAAA++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

chuck43455, Ebay
10 March 2014
  • Summary: this is one of the best scanners i ever got good battery live nice and compact sounds good. does every thing that it said it does.
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Overall 10
10

Good product, not as expensive as competing scanners,also small &portable.

mikedell83, Ebay
7 March 2013
  • Summary: Very good scanner, I have worked on several of these for customer's. Now that most police radio's are switching over to P-25 9600 baud rate, you experience LSM (Linear Simulcast Modulation) issues with scanners.
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Overall 10
10

nice scanner

Nice Scanner, Radioshack
26 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Got this scanner on Friday night after work.Took me about 3hrs to program.The frist 2 hrs. reading.Best way is to download software.Once you understand the Radios you are trying to listen to its easy.It does come preloaded with states. Just take your time and read.You can't buy this and turn it on.
  • Pros: Clear Signal, Good Audio, Lightweight, Rugged
  • Cons: Difficult To Program
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice, small, difficult to program, no P2

Dr. Johnny Fever, Radioshack
26 February 2013
  • Excerpt: I am a licensed ham and scanner user for 35 years, and this was very difficult to program out of the box, but, not impossible. You need a lot of patience and you need a software program to even have half a chance to program this unit. It does not work like your "Father's Bearcat Scanner".
  • Pros: Colorful Display Is Nice, Fairly Good P25 P1 Audio, Good 3600baud Digital, Strong Audio
  • Cons: Bad On Simulcast Systems, Burns Thru Rechargeables, Instructions On Cd-rom, Needs Software To Program, No Phase Ii P25 Reception, Preloaded Is Out-dated, Very Difficult To Program
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Overall 2
2.0

Won't buy this again

scanner guy, Radioshack
26 February 2013
  • Excerpt: very poor reception, live within 3 miles of dispacher center and can't hear them. asked for help from Radio Shack and they can't do anything, (I think I knew more then they did, they didn't know how to turn it on or off, I had to show them)<br />Can't pay that amount and not hear calls, I am...
  • Cons: Poor Reception
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Overall 10
10

VERY GOOD RECEIVER/WOULD BUY AGAIN

BOB THE HAM, Radioshack
26 February 2013
  • Excerpt: HAS A VERY SENSITIVE RECEIVER AND COPIES P25/DIGITAL SIGNALS VERY WELL, YOU DO NEED SOFTWARE TO MAKE PROGRAMMING EASY, UNIDEN NEEDS TO INCLUDE THE USB CABLE. VERY SATISFIED WITH THE PRODUCT.
  • Pros: Clear Signal, Good Audio, Lightweight, Rugged
  • Cons: Difficult To Program
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Overall 2
2.0

not worth your time

not good, Radioshack
26 February 2013
  • Excerpt: it should have warnings on the box real tough to program not enuogh volume bat's dont last soft ware to expensive not a good buy what a waste of money
  • Cons: Complicated Controls, Difficult To Program, Drains Battery, Poor Reception, Short Range
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Overall 2
2.0

Disenchanted!

Skyking, Radioshack
26 February 2013
  • Excerpt: For the price very poor reception along with being complicated to program.<br />Other Radio Shack scanners that I own are rock solid with great performance .<br />Seems like Uniden needs to listen to the folks that are the average Joes using this <br />product.
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: Complicated Controls, Difficult To Program, Drains Battery, Poor Reception, Short Range
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Overall 10
10

Good Quality Product

Rad Dispatcher, Radioshack
26 February 2013
  • Excerpt: This scanner is what I have been waiting for. Meets the APCO 25 of scanning.
  • Pros: Clear Signal, Easy To Use, Good Audio, Lightweight
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Overall 2
2.0

Not for the beginner

Wally 123, Radioshack
26 February 2013
  • Excerpt: This product is difficult to use and the directions are of no help. Finally got some help at the third Radio Shack store I went to. Even they had difficulty.
  • Pros: Clear Signal, Good Audio, Lightweight
  • Cons: Complicated Controls, Difficult To Program
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