Uniden-Bearcat BC246T Handheld VHF/UHF Scanner / receiver

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The Bearcat BC-246T features third generation TrunkTracking III technology supporting Motorola, EDACS, and LTR Analog Trunking. The BC246T introduces several innovative new features, including Uniden’s exclusive Close Call™ RF Capture Technology. The BC246T uses a dynamically allocated memory system, allowing the user to program up to 2500 channels (1600 typical) into any configuration desired. While traditional scanners have been limited to only ten banks, the BC246T groups channels into systems, allowing for 200 or more systems to be programmed and scanned simultaneously. Systems can still be quickly enabled or disabled using the 0-9 keys, and each system can have up to 10 groups of channels that are also available for quick selection. Uniden’s exclusive Close Call™ RF Capture Technology zeroes in on nearby transmissions without the need for programming, even when the BC246T is in other modes, scanning, searching or holding on a frequency. For example, if someone transmits within a few hundred feet (range depends on transmit power and other radio traffic in the area), the scanner immediately detects and tunes to the transmission, ideal for use at events when the frequency being used is unknown. And frequency coverage is great. You get VHF low, VHF High, VHF Air, UHF, 800 MHz Public Service (less cellular) and even the 1.24-1.3 GHz ham band.

Frequency range

RX-range
25-54 / 108-174 / 216-225 / 400-512 / 806-956 / 1240-1300 MHz
TX-range
-
HAM bands
-
Stability
-
Tuning steps
5 / 6.25 / 7.5 / 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 25 / 50 / 100 kHz
Filters
-

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Receiver

Modulations
AM   FM   N-FM  
Sensitivity
-
Selectivity
-
Receiver system
Triple conversion superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
-
Image rejection
-
Audio output
240 mW, 8 ohm

Transmitter

Modulations
-
RF-Output
-

Connections

Antenna
BNC
Impedance
50 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
3V DC battery, 12V DC external
Current drain RX
500 mA
TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
70 × 114 × 44 mm (2.76 × 4.49 × 1.73 in)
Weight
220 gr (7.8 oz)
Form factor
Handheld
Manufactured
Between 2004 and 20xx

Other features

Memories
1600 channels in 1000 bank(s) @ 100 channels/second
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
TrunkTracking III, tracks Motorola, EDACS and LTR
Turbo Search (300 steps per second)
Dynamic memory
Service Search
Computer interface
Attenuator
SAME w/FIPS
2 alpha-numeric Lines
16 char alpha-tags
CTCSS/DCS sql & search
Rotary control
Auto store
Beep alert
Data skip
Channel Alert
Radio cloning
Backlit display
Pager Skip
Squelch backlight
Accessories
-

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Uniden BC246T Programming Control Codes

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