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Uniden Bearcat BCD996P2 Police Scanner
Uniden Bearcat BCD996P2 Police Scanner Radio
Uniden BCD996P2 Scanner

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An ultimate trunking APCO-25 Phase I & II digital base/mobile police scanner. This scanner does it all including Close Call, GPS control and much more (details below). Order the scanner alone or build your own package with discounted accessories and HomeTown Programming.
Our Price $499.99

Stock Status: In Stock

Product Code: 10-501891

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  • DMR Upgrade is for the areas using DMR Digital. See here for further information

  • NXDN Upgrade is for the areas using NXDN Digital. See here for further information.

  • ProVoice Update is for the areas using ProVoice Digital. See here for further information

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    Product Description

    The new Uniden BCD996P2 may look the same as its similarly named predecessor, the 996XT. It offers both APCO 25 Phase I and II digital capability. For those who like GPS scanning, a feature no other manufacturer offers, you can now enable and disable not only Systems but Groups as well depending on your location (the optional GPS antenna that we sell is required). The radio now offers a band-scope feature, a Fire Tone Out search feature to help you determine the tone out frequencies being used, improved Close Call, APCO-25 NAC code decoding, and more. The 996P2 is a big leap forward with APCO 25 Phase I & II digital.

    DMR , Provoice & NXDN for your BCD325P2 and BCD996P2 scanner are now available!

    Now available for "P2" series scanners is the ability to monitor unencrypted DMR/MotoTRBO and EDACS ProVoice. This option allows monitoring these exciting systems if they are used in your area. ProVoice is used by many public safety systems around the country. DMR/TRBO is used mostly by business users but is also used by many public safety and local government systems.

    If your area uses DMR/TRBO or ProVoice then these upgrades will help you increase your monitoring ability.

    Included in the box
    • BCD996P2 Scanner
    • AD-1009 AC Adapter
    • Cigarette Lighter Adapter Power Cord
    • Three-Wire Harness
    • Mounting Bracket and Hardware
    • Telescopic Antenna with BNC
    • USB Cable - DRIVERS Download
    • Owner's Manual
    • Misc Printed Literature

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    • TrunkTracker V -- Includes APCO P25 Phase I and II, Motorola, EDACS, and LTR
    • 25,000 Channels
    • Close Call™ RF Capture
    • Temporary Lockout
    • Location-Based Scanning*
    • Fire Tone-Out Alert
    • Band Scope
    • Rapid System/Channel Number Tagging
    • DCS/CTCSS Rapid Decoding
    • Audio AGC
    • S.A.M.E. Weather Alert
    • Location Alerts*
    • Crows-Flight Navigation*
    • Backlit Keypad & LCD
    • Dynamic Memory
    • Custom Search
    • 16 Character Text Tagging
    • Narrowband Reception
    • Key-Safe Mode
    • IF Exchange
    • Preemptive Trunking Priority
    • 12 Service Searches: Public Safety, News, Ham Radio, Marine, Railroad, Air, CB Radio, FRS/GMRS, Racing, FM Broadcast and Special (Itinerant)
    • Multi-Site System Support
    • Channel Volume Offset
    • PC Programming and Control (with 3rd party software, not included)
    • Frequency Coverage: 25-512 MHz, 758-824 MHz, 849-869 MHz, 894-960 MHz, 1240-1300 MHz
    • Includes: AC power adapter, antenna, USB cable, DC Wiring Harness, Mounting hardware and owner’s manual

    Technical Specs

    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
    • 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

    Band Scope Function
    • Frequency Span 0.2 MHz To 500 MHz
    • Frequency Step 5 kHz To 100 kHz


    • 250.0-3500.0Hz , 0.1Hz Step Programmable

    WX Alert

    • 1050 Hz Tone System
    • NWR-SAME System (Warning / Watch / Advisory)

    Supported trunking systems

    • Motorola Systems: Type I, II, II/I (hybrid)
    • EDACS Systems: FM, NFM, and SCAT
    • LTR Systems
    • APCO Systems: Astro Imbe, Astro 25

    Dynamic memory allocation capacity

    • Systems: 500 max
    • Groups: 20 per system
    • Site: 1000 max (All) 256 per system
    • Channels: 25000 max (40128 memory blocks)
    • Channels per Trunked System: 500 max

    Heterodyne System

    • 1st IF: 380.7 to 380.8 MHz / 265.5 to 265.6 MHz
    • 2nd IF: 10.8 MHz
    • 3rd IF: 450 kHz

    Special Report

    Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 24 Write a review.

      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    5 of 5 Uniden Bearcat BCD996P2 Public Service Scanner January 24, 2023
    Reviewer: Bernie from Medford, WI United States  
    I used a free program for programming the scanner as I didn't want to pay for programming multiple counties. It kept switching to "Close Call" so to speak, and it stopped on the local radio station and saved it even though I had it set to not scan the FM band. There are differences in the digital P25 audio levels, where I needed to adjust the Volume Offset on each frequency where the audio was coming through too loudly and with distortion compared to the other frequencies that I was listening to. I may try using Attenuation on a few frequencies. I manually added some frequencies on my own. I didn't want to keep track of what system the manually-entered frequencies would be stored in, and also didn't want to use the software to see where the frequencies would be stored, so I just stored them into one system with this County for the system name. For the most part I like the BCD996P2 scanner and am getting used to how different it is compared to scanners that I've owned in the past.

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      4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
    5 of 5 Satisfied customer November 22, 2018
    Reviewer: Ric Plummer  
    The 996p2 works well both base and mobile
    800 simulcast is a challenge, but mostly useable
    Working with the RH96 out of the box is an issue, but ultiamely solved with extra hardware
    Is much better for me than the HP series

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      3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
    5 of 5 bearcat BCD996P2 fine product June 24, 2018
    Reviewer: steve wintermote from Douglas, WY United States  
    scanner was all programed and ready to go ,plugged it in was receiving call within seconds . the close call part works great for radio systems that are not on wyolink

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      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
    5 of 5 uniden bcd996p2 scanner January 7, 2018
    Reviewer: Charles Shelton from Wardsville, MO United States  
    Quick shipping and the radio is good just a little getting use to.

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      13 of 14 people found the following review helpful:
    5 of 5 Replacement Scanner July 1, 2017
    Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Panama City, FL United States  
    I've been dealing with Scanner Master for over 25 years.  The are price competitive, honest, and have really great customer service.
    This scanner replaced my 996XT which was about ten years old and had had a rough life.  It was starting to do stupid things and make strange noises.
    I love my new P2.  It does everything I want it to do plus a lot more I'm not smart enough to ask it to do.  My normal operation deals with trunked public safety, ham, marine, aviation, plus that all important weather warning since I live on the Gulf Coast.
    The biggest complaint I have is that I wish the speaker was on the top not on the bottom.  
    I bought the radio preprogrammed and found that two frequencies that I wanted were not included .  A quick email to Greg brought an offer to add the freqs free of charge if i would send the radio back in.  He even paid the return shipping.  Customer service doesn't get any better than that.  
    Bottom Line:  Great Radio, Great People.

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