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Uniden Bearcat
BC250DGV - Click for larger photo of BC250D

BC250DGV - APCO 25 Digital Capable Scanner Featuring 1,000 Channels
Continuous Band Coverage includes Aircraft & 800 MHz bands including deluxe scanner headphone

For maximum scanning satisfaction, also order Scancat scanner control software version 8.50

Factory new in box - not refurbished or repaired

The BC250DGV is sold out and retired at Communications Electronics. It has been replaced with the new BC296DGV scanner. Order on-line today.

Looking for base/mobile scanner like the BC250DGV, check out the Bearcat BC796DGV

Due to Canadian Government restrictions, we are currently unable to export the BC250D or BC785D to Canada.
For more information on this please refer to the following PDF documents:
RSS-135, RSS-215 & IPC-2-1-04. For further assistance, telephone or e-mail your regional Industry Canada Spectrum Management and Telecommunications office.

SOLD OUT - Price was $279.95

Replaced with BC296DGV
price includes $30.00 UPS Ground shipping/handling/insurance per scanner to a street address in the continental USA excluding Alaska. Save 50% on shipping/handling and insurance charges when you order in full case quantities of six units per case.

The GV means "Great Value." When you buy the Bearcat 250DGV Trunktracker package deal from Communications Electronics, you get more. With your BC250DGV scanner you also get a deluxe scanner headphone designed for home or race track use. Features independent volume controls, 3.5 mm gold right angle plug and one year limited factory warranty.

For additional ordering & delivery information click here

BC250DGV
QUANTITY
PRICE EACH
[Includes Shipping]
1
$279.95
2
$278.95
3
$277.95
4
$276.95
5
$275.95
6-12
$274.95
13-18
$272.95
19-24
$270.95
25+
$269.95

BCi25D Digital Card - Click for larger photo of BCi25D

To monitor APCO 25 Digital Systems you must purchase this BCi25D Digital Card which fits both the BC250D and the BC785D Scanners

$219.95
To have the BCi25D shipped (when not on backorder) with your BC250DGV, add $15 to the shipping fee.
You save money on shipping when you buy the scanner and digital card together. If you order the BCi25D separately, shipping will be $20.

BCi25D
QUANTITY
PRICE EACH
1
$219.95
2
$218.95
3
$217.95
4
$216.95
5
$215.95
6-12
$214.95
13-18
$212.95
19-24
$210.95
25+
$209.95

PDF Click here for free 110 page BC250D Operations Guide (1.91 MB)



Domestic warranty service available
United States
United States of America
Factory customer care 1-800-297-1023
Uniden customer care fax 1-800-323-2641

Manufactured in
China
China

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FEATURES:

  • Digital Capable - APCO Project 25 Digital Capable. Not compatible with 9,600 baud APCO digital control channel with digital voice, AEGIS, ASTRO or ESAS systems. With the optional BCi25D APCO Project 25 Digital Card installed, you can monitor public safety organizations who currently use conventional, trunked at 3,600 baud analog control channel and digital voice and mixed mode APCO Project 25 systems.
  • TrunkTracker III - Search for and monitor all the groups within a specific trunked system. Lockout unwanted groups during the search and save other groups to scan lists. (EDACS™, Motorola, E.F. Johnson). Follow VHF High Band, UHF 800/900 MHz trunked public safety and public service systems just as if conventional two-way communications were used.
  • Multi-Track - Track more than one trunking system at a time. Scan conventional and trunked systems at the same time.
  • 1,000 Channels - Program one frequency into each channel. You must have at least one channel programmed to use the scan mode.
  • 27 Bands - Includes 27 bands, with aircraft and 800 MHz.
  • Continuous Band Coverage (25 MHz TO 1.3 GHz) - Allows coverage from virtually every frequency from 25 MHz to 1.3 GHz excluding the cellular bands and UHF TV band, so you can tune into police, fire, weather, ambulance, aircraft, military, "Ham" radio and much more.
  • 10 Banks - 10 banks with 100 channels each are useful for storing similar frequencies to maintain faster scanning cycles or for storing all the frequencies of a trunked system.
  • 10 Priority Channels - You can assign one priority channel in each bank. Assigning a priority channel allows you to keep track of activity on your most important channel(s) while monitoring other channels for transmissions. You can also assign trunking priority talk groups. When Priority Scan is turned On, your scanner checks the priority channel in the banks you selected every 2 seconds for activity. If a signal is present on the priority channel, your scanner monitors the channel until the transmission ends, then resumes normal scanning. You can designate one channel in each bank as a Priority Channel. By default, the first channel in each bank is the Priority Channel, but you can change this setting.
  • Priority Plus Scan - Allows you to scan only priority channels.
  • Preprogrammed Service Searches (10) - This feature allows you to toggle through preprogrammed public safety, news media TV broadcast audio, Amateur (ham) radio, CB radio, Family Radio Service, special low power, railroad, aircraft, marine, racing and weather frequencies.
  • Unique Data Skip - Allows your scanner to skip unwanted data transmissions and reduces birdies.
  • Memory Backup - If power is disconnected, the frequencies programmed in your scanner are retained in memory.
  • Direct Channel Access - Jump directly to any channel without stepping through other channels or entering menu mode.
  • RF Attenuator - The BC250D comes with an RF Attenuation feature. If you are near an unusually strong signal source, the signal may overload the scanner. The RF Attenuation features works in all modes and attenuates (reduces) the incoming signal strength to prevent stronger signals from overloading the scanner.
  • PC Programmable - This feature allows the user to remotely program and control the scanner using third party software (available from www.usascan.com). Optional baud rates include 2400, 4800, 9600 (default) and 19200 operating through the scanner's DB-9 RS-232C port.
  • Turbo Search - Increases the search speed to 300 steps per second when searching transmission bands with 5 KHz steps.
  • Turbo Scan - This lightning fast technology allows you to scan and search nearly 100 channels or steps per second.
  • Auto Store - The BC250D can automatically store any found active frequencies into an assigned bank.
  • CTCSS/DCS - This feature allows the user to assign analog and digital subaudible tone codes to a specific frequency in memory. The scanner will also search for unknown CTCSS and DCS tones.
  • National Weather Radio - Can be programmed to receive special localized weather warnings broadcast by NOAA. The scanner is compatible with warning siren and message transmissions.
  • Specific Area Message Encoding (S.A.M.E.) weather alert - S.A.M.E. is NOAA’s coded emergency weather signals that identify a specific geographic area affected by an emergency. In weather alert with S.A.M.E. mode, your scanner functions as a county specific severe weather warning radio. To obtain further information about S.A.M.E. and FIPS code, visit http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/index.html.
  • FIPS Code - This feature allows you to input a six-digit code Federal Information Processing System (FIPS) code that will designate a localized severe weather warning. The BC250D can decode the 6-digit FIPS code established by the National Weather Service (NWS). This FIPS code identifies geographic areas anywhere in the United States, US territories and US possessions. Programming the FIPS code is necessary to receive S.A.M.E. alerts about weather occurring in a particular area. To obtain a FIPS code for your area, call the National Weather Service toll free at 1-888-697-7263 or visit http://205.156.54.206/nwr/nwrsame.htm.
  • Dimmer - Allows you to change the brightness of the display.
  • Enter Lock - Allows you to lockout the keypad to prevent reprogramming of channels, talkgroups and tones.
  • Key Beep Option - Allows you to turn the key beep on or off.
  • Screen Mask - Screen Mask allows you to limit what appears on the display to the alpha tags that you have set for a channel along with a few function icons. Screen Mask removes the frequency, receiving mode tone data and signal strength bars. This mode is particularly useful in public safety vehicles where "information overload" is already a problem. Screen Mask does not work in Search mode.
  • Reverse Mode - This key will allow you to observe the reverse frequency of the repeater. While pressing "RVRS", the standard repeater pair frequency will be displayed.
  • Channel Step Selection - You can set channel steps, 5 kHz to 100 kHz or Auto, in conventional mode or chain search mode. The default receive mode should be the proper mode setting in almost all cases. You may wish to set some VHF channels for NFM mode, depending on any adjacent channel interference problems. WFM is typically used for broadcast frequencies such as TV audio or FM radio.
  • Mute On/Off - Allows you to manually turn the mute function on or off.
  • Receiving Mode Selection - You can set the receiving mode, AM or FM in conventional mode or chain search mode.
  • Duplicate Frequency Alert - If you enter a frequency which has been stored in another channel, you will hear a beep and the channel stored displays a duplicate warning message.
  • 2 Line Alpha Display - You can customize your scanner by storing text tags for easy identification of banks, channel transmission, trunking talk group ID and more. Allows for alpha tagging display of channel, bank or search range.
  • Control Channel Only Mode - Allows the user to automatically trunk certain systems by simply programming the control channel.
  • Backlit Full-Frequency Display - Shows the channels being scanned and the frequency entered into each channel with an easy-to-read backlit display for enhanced night visibility.
  • Clone Feature - Allows for cloning of another scanner's programmed frequencies. (The two scanner's must be connected by a cloning cable for the cloning process to take place.)
  • Alpha Tagging - Allows the user to assign an alpha description to each channel, trunking talk group and bank.
  • Beep Alert - You can set a Beep Alert on a per-channel basis to alert you when specific frequencies are active. For example, you may wish to be alerted anytime a mutual aid fire frequency is active. With beep alert, you will hear three
    beeps at the start of each transmission that you have flagged as such. You will also notice that as you scroll pass the flagged channel(s), you will hear three beeps.
  • VFO Control - Allows the user to tune through frequencies, channels, alpha characters and more with the handy VFO tuning knob.
  • Menu-Driven Design - This function allows advanced programming and control operation through the easy-to-use menu system.
  • Frequency Delay Selection - A default delay of 2 seconds is automatically set for each frequency or talk group A different delay can be set for each programmed channel so that when scan or search stops on a channel there is a brief pause before the scanning cycle resumes. To set the delay feature, enter into the menu mode.
  • Negative Delay Selection - Setting negative delay periods are useful if you are only interested in small segments of conversations. For example: If you set a -5 second delay, you will only hear 5 seconds of the conversation and then the scanner will resume scanning, whether or not the conversation is finished.
  • Total Channel Control - Allows the user to program delay, step, mode (adjustable) priority, attenuation and more on a per-channel basis.
  • Chain search mode - When the scanner finds an active frequency, the trunk tracking system will be active. Four frequency
    plans apply to the Control Channel Only feature
  • Trunk Search - Search for and monitor all the groups within a trunked system. Lockout unwanted groups during the search and save other groups to scan lists.
  • Trunk Lockout - Lockout groups you don't wish to monitor, (including data groups) from the trunked system.
  • Trunk Delay - Apply a five second delay to trunking groups so that both sides of a conversation can be heard, even if the trunking frequencies change between replies.
  • One Touch Weather - Automatically scans all national weather channels with a single touch.
  • Turbo Scan - This lightning fast technology allows you to scan and search nearly 100 channels or steps per second.
  • Memory Backup - Retains frequencies entered for more than 3 days without batteries or during a power failure.
  • Programmable Search - Allows you to find new frequencies in any of the bands.
  • Manual Channel Access - Go directly to any channels without stepping through other channels.

CHANNELS

1,000 Channels (100 channels x 10 Banks)

BANDS
27 Bands

PREPROGRAMMED SERVICES

Service Search menus are preprogrammed services used across the United States. Select services from the following: Weather, Public Safety, news, TV broadcast, Amateur (ham) radio, Marine, Railroad, Aircraft, CB radio, Family Radio Service.

FREQUENCY RANGE

25.0000 - 26.9600 MHz (Petroleum Products & Broadcast Pickup)
26.9650 - 27.4050 MHz (CB Radio)
27.4100 - 27.9950 MHz (Business & Forest Products)
28.0000 - 29.6900 MHz (10 Meter Amateur Band)
29.7000 - 49.9900 MHz (VHF Low Band)
50.0000 - 53.9900 MHz (6 Meter Amateur Band)
54.0000 - 71.9500 MHz (VHF TV)
72.0000 - 75.9950 MHz (Intersystem & Astronomy)
76.0000 - 87.9500 MHz (VHF TV)
88.0000 - 107.9000 MHz (FM Broadcast)
108.0000 - 136.9750 MHz (Aircraft Band)
 137.0000 - 143.9950 MHz (Military Land Mobile)
144.0000 - 147.9950 MHz (2 Meter Amateur Band)
148.0000 - 161.9950 (VHF High Band - 5 KHz spacing)
162.000-173.9875 MHz (VHF High Band - 12.5 KHz spacing)
174.0000 - 215.9500 MHz (VHF TV)
216.0000 - 224.9950 MHz (1.25 Meter Amateur)
225.0000 - 399.9500 MHz (UHF Aircraft Band)
400.0000 - 405.9875 MHz (UHF Aircraft Band)
406.0000 - 419.9875 MHz (Federal Government Land Mobile)
420.0000 - 449.9875 MHz (70 cm Amateur Band)
450.0000 - 469.9875 MHz (UHF Standard Band)
470.0000 - 512.0000 MHz (Public Service & TV Band)
806.0000 - 823.9875 MHz (Public Service Band)
849.0125 - 868.9875 MHz (Public Service Band)
894.0125 - 956.0000 MHz (Public Service Band)
1240.0000 - 1300.0000 MHz (25 cm Amateur Band)

WEATHER FREQUENCY

162.4000 - 165.5500 MHz (25 kHz Step)

DISPLAY

Full LCD (with back light)
(BANK, LIST, SCAN, SEARCH, HOLD, P RI, DLY, L/O, LINE, FREQ, CHAN, ALPHA, RMT, AUTO, ATT, ALT)

CONTROLS/SWITCHES

Volume/Squelch Control with power ON/OFF switch
VFO Rotary Encoder with Pulsh Switch

POWER REQUIREMENTS

Ni-MH Battery (BP-200) or AC Adapter/Charger (AD-600U)

EXTERNAL JACKS

Antenna Jack: BNC Type
Phone Jack: 3.5 Ø
Record Jack: 3.5 Ø
DC Power Jack: 5.5 Ø
Remote Interface Jack: D-Sub 9-pin

INTERNAL SPEAKER

8 ohm, 2 watts (56 Ø)

SCAN RATE

Up to 100 channels per second

MODES

AM/FM/WFM (adjustable per channel)

STEP SIZES (kHz)

5, 7.5, 10, 12.5, 25, 50, 100

SCAN DELAY

none, 1, 2, 4, infinite (stay on until Resume is pressed), -2, -5, -10 seconds

AUDIO OUTPUT

8 Resistance Load

ANTENNA

50 ohms

OPERATING TEMPERATURE

-4° F - 140° F
-20° C - 60° C

STORAGE TEMPERATURE

-22° F - 140° F
-30° C - 60° C

SIZE

2.56” Wide x 1.77” Deep x 6.02” High
65 mm Wide x 45 mm Deep x 153 mm High

WEIGHT

12.38 oz
350 g

UPC CODE

0-45899-68888-0

MASTER CARTON QUANTITY

6

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

CLIP250D Beltclip, AT218 Rubber Antenna, BP250 Ni-MH Battery, AD600U AC Adapter/Charger, RC250D Remote Cable, OMBC250D Owner's Manual, TTFREQ Trunking Frequency Guide Book, ESCAN E-Scanner programming Software CD-ROM, HF24RS Headset, BBFREQ Betty Bearcat Starter Frequency Guide

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

PART

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ANTMMBNC

Magnetic Mount Antenna w/ BNC Connector & 12 Feet Cable

$29.95
AT002 Window Mount/Suction Cup Antenna w/ BNC Connector & 10 Feet Cable $15.95

BCi25D

APCO 25 Digital Card

$239.95

CRX120

Spare battery charging cradle

$19.95

LC250 Deluxe Leather Carrying Case w/ Swivel Belt Loop $49.95
SGFW Scancat Gold for Windows Scanner Control Software $99.95
SGFWSE Scancat Gold for Windows Surveillance Edition Software $159.95

REPLACEMENT ACCESSORIES

PART

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

AD600U

AC Adapter 120VAC to 12VDC @ 500 mA - 14 watts

$24.95

AT094

Replacement Heavy duty flexible rubber scanner antenna

$14.95

AT218 Replacement flexible rubber scanner antenna $14.95
BP250 Nickel Metal Hydride 1,500 ma High Capacity Battery Pack $29.95

CLIP250D

Belt Clip

$24.95

COV250D Back battery cover $24.95

ESCAN

E-Scanner Software

$19.95

HF24RS

Scanner Headset

$29.95

OMBC250D Owners Manual for BC250D scanner $14.95

RC250D

Remote computer interface cable

$29.95

TTFREQ Trunking Frequency Guide Book $9.95

UA502A

Cigarette Lighter DC Cord

$14.95

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You must be 100% satisfied with your Bearcat scanner when you order from CEI. All Bearcat scanners purchased directly from CEI are sold for your evaluation and testing for 61 days before you decide to keep it (excluding CEI E-values).

The installation, possession, or use of any radio receiver in a motor vehicle may be prohibited, regulated, or require a permit in certain states, cities and/or local jurisdiction. Your local law enforcement officers should be able to provide this information regarding the laws in your community. Click here for more information on scanning legally.

Features, specifications, availability of optional accessories or database services are all subject to change without notice. The Smartscan 900 telephone number Uniden National Frequency Database feature and service has been discontinued.


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