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Uniden-bcd396xt.2917863
6.8 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 4
4.0

Interesting scanner

Sparky, Radioshack
13 December 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
3 December 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 8
8.0

A MUST BUY !!

Chuck, Radioshack
22 November 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! Any modern day digital or analogue scanner will come with a modest to a steep learning curve. Patience is of value here.
  • Pros: Compact Light Weight, Dependable, Good Voice Quality, Great value, Loaded With Features
  • Cons: Steep Learning Curve
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Overall 8
8.0

can be difficult to program

Lt Jim, Radioshack
10 November 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
29 October 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. Hit "hold" button and it saves the channel.to enter the next channel, simply type in the numbers of the next frequency, then the menu takes you to the settings..
  • Pros: Clear Signal, Good Audio, Lightweight, Rugged
  • Cons: Drains Battery
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Overall 10
10

VERY GOOD RECEIVER/WOULD BUY AGAIN

BOB THE HAM, Radioshack
6 October 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

Won't buy this again

scanner guy, Radioshack
3 October 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 returning it.
  • Cons: Poor Reception
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Overall 2
2.0

NOT WORTH TIME OR MONEY

BIG NICK, Radioshack
3 October 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 2
2.0

not worth your time

not good, Radioshack
27 September 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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