Uniden-Bearcat BC175XL

    Uniden-Bearcat BC175XL - top view
Type
Mobile Amateur VHF/UHF Scanner / receiver 
Frequency range RX
29-54 / 118-174 / 405-512 MHz 
TX
Frequency stability
Tuning steps
Filters
Receiver
Modulations
AM / FM 
Sensitivity
Selectivity
Receiver system
Double conversion 
IF-frequencies
Image rejection
Audio output
Transmitter
Modulations
RF-output
Connections
Antenna
Impedance
50Ω 
Electrical
Power requirements
?V DC 
Current drain RX
TX
Physical
Dimensions (w×h×d)
240 × 62 × 180 mm (9.45 × 2.44 × 7.09 in)  
Weight
740 gr (1.6 lbs)  
Form factor
Mobile 
Manufactured
Between 19xx and 19xx in Japan 
Other features
Memories
16 channels in 1 banks @ 15 chn/sec 
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators 
Manufacturer
Uniden-Bearcat 
Model
BC175XL
Features
Direct frequency entry
Telescopic antenna 
Manuals, Diagrams and Brochures
 
None available  

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Reviews

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Reviewed by
rreh917
Review date
Dec 24th 2016, 19:23
Purchased
New in 1987
  200.00
Performance
5 of 5
Build quality
4 of 5
Features
5 of 5
User friendliness
5 of 5
Value for money
5 of 5

Great 1980's classic scanner! Still good today!

Bought this new in 1987 and still use it as my main scanner. Good ears on this scanner too. For about $200.00 it RX'ed AM Aircraft and 29MHz 10M FM bands. Not many scanners back then did that, especially in this price range. It was zapped by close strike lightning once in the mid-1990's, and worth the $80.00 I'd spent to get that repaired. The other repair I was able to do. One of the great jerks about Uniden was the use of under voltage rated electrolytic capacitors. So, if you have one of these scanners and the audio slowly gets weak, and weaker, and weaker, it's the audio coupling CAP. Knowing this, replacing all those CAP's is certainly doable. One little trick to reduce any birdies this scanner may have is to ground the outer case of the main crystal. That works in other radios as well. I use this scanner now to listen to amateur FREQ and let me know when 10M and 6M FM bands are open. Still, serves me well.

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