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Mobile scanner with state patrol mobile extender frequencies preprogrammed for each state; 100 Channel, 12 Bands, 5 banks of 20 channels; Fully programmable; Illuminated controls; LCD display; Police, fire, aircraft, marine service scanand one touch weather; Programmable search; Audible alert when mobile extender frequency is active in general area; AC adapter and cigarette adapter for use at home or on the road.
Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
pros: great scanner for the price, once you finally have all your frequencies saved it works well. very durable unit that will give you years of use will little to no trouble. allows 25 frequencies off your choice to be stored. you can store 100 if you are saving in a particular band of frequency's, IE 2 meter or police band. green screen is easy on the eyes.
cons: by far the highway patrol warning feature. when the unit is turned on it emits a very loud beep 3 times as it tests the alert feature. i really wish this could be disabled, after the unit has tested you can mute the alert but it only lasts until the scanner is shut off. it does not have alpha numeric labeling like the new scanners on the market do, an example would be instead of 155.5950 it you could make it say duluth pd.
if you don't need 11m citizens band coverage the bct-350x series scanner will work well for less. they don't have the alert feature so you don't deaf when turning the scanner on. if you are going to be using this in your vehicle make sure you check state laws as most do not allow scanner in vehicles unless you are a ham. also the included dipole window antenna is useless. a cheap scanner 2m antenna from radio shack will really increase the performance and makes a worthwhile purchase, if using as a base antenna a simple long wire antenna can be made or a discone antenna can be used. the higher the better and outside makes a big difference.
I've had my BCT7 for 15 years now. Still works great with the exception of the LCD having some issues due to being in my truck when it was cold out, but I can get a replacement if it gets bad enough. I love it, it complements my collection rather nicely....and if it ever does bite the dust, I'll go the next step up, which is the BCT8 right now. Uniden has always made the best scanners!
Just to add to this review...after owning my BCT7 for almost 20 years, I did replace the LCD. I also had to open it up a week ago to resolder the joints for the power jack on the back side of the unit. Other than that, it still works great and I am using it as a mobile unit in my car.
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This is the first bear tracker I have seen that did not come set up for 12 volt.(And, I was not informed of this by the seller.) I had to buy a converter. For the first week I used it, it never alerted at all. Then after one week it stopped working altogether. I will never buy used electronic items through Amazon again. I tried, unsuccessfully, to get some kind of return label for this item. It is currently sitting in my garage. Robbie, Glendale, Arizona
ilike my beartrackerscanner it isvery handy in line of work i do. but i have a problem my coaxial is is needed to be replace , but there is no place too buy one around me. So i waswondering if uniden could send me one. SO i can used my product that I've bought. I do need a antenna with coaxial soit will work again. Idrive a truck it need the one that is on the window ,that slip on too the window. Because i slip seat from truck too truck.