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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. if i had one word it would be <Awesome> thank you
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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 2
2.0

NOT WORTH TIME OR MONEY

BIG NICK, Radioshack
26 February 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought this BCD396XT scanner in 2009. I havent been able to use it because I cant figure out how to program it. Uniden bragged about what a great digital scanner it is. I have the older BC245XLT which is a fantastic unit easy to program. In my opinion this BCD396XT is a waste of money and time.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Complicated Controls, Difficult To Program, Drains Battery
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Overall 8
8.0

can be difficult to program

Lt Jim, Radioshack
26 February 2013
  • Excerpt: can be dificult to program if you have never done one before. audio must be adjusted per chanell with offset feature. i would like to have more offset capability. had to buy the rs232 adapter to connect to my computer, USB not included.
  • Pros: Clear Signal, Lightweight, Rugged
  • Cons: Complicated Controls, Difficult To Program
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Overall 8
8.0

Great scanner - Get the software!

Larryb37, Radioshack
26 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Right out of the box, I can easily program the first channel. Using the scroll button on top of the unit I can easily customize the channel with the text, the PL or DPL or if it uses digital. Then scroll down to volume offset...this allows this frequency to be louder or quieter than the others.
  • Pros: Clear Signal, Good Audio, Lightweight, Rugged
  • Cons: Drains Battery
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Overall 8
8.0

A MUST BUY !!

Chuck, Radioshack
26 February 2013
  • Excerpt: I was skeptical at first to add this Uniden digital scanner to my collection, especially considering the hugh arsenal of scanners I already own. But when my purchased arrived, I was up and running within an hour. Keep in mind!
  • Pros: Compact Light Weight, Dependable, Good Voice Quality, Great value, Loaded With Features
  • Cons: Steep Learning Curve
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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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Overall 4
4.0

Interesting scanner

Sparky, Radioshack
26 February 2013
  • Excerpt: I am so disenchanted with the performance of this scanner. Why does Radio Shack carry this trash?
  • Cons: Poor Reception, Short Range
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Overall 10
10

bearcat scanners are the best

chevydude1, Radioshack
26 February 2013
  • Excerpt: i have had 10 bearcat scanners the are the best not as easy to program as the old analog but worth the money spent
  • Pros: Authentic Design, Durable Construction, Small And Compact
  • Cons: None
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Overall 4
4.0

A great scanner, BUT...

Harvey, Radioshack
26 February 2013
  • Excerpt: This is a VERY complex device and it lives or dies with the knowledge of the user. Unfortunately Uniden chose to assume that the buyer was an expert and I am extremely disappointed as I am anything but. For the price that they charge, they should have included extensive tutorials.
  • Pros: Clear Signal, Good Audio, Lightweight, Rugged
  • Cons: A Shocking Dearth Of Docs, Complicated Controls, Difficult To Program
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