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Reviews Categories | Receivers: General Coverage | Uniden BC-780XLT Help

Reviews Summary for Uniden BC-780XLT
Uniden BC-780XLT Reviews: 5 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $$600
Description: A 25-512 & 800-930 & 1240-1300 Scanner with Trunk Tracking
Product is in production.
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KG5I Rating: 5/5 May 8, 2007 21:31 Send this review to a friend
This is the ONE  Time owned: more than 12 months
This was my favorite scanner of all the ones I've owned over the years. A little difficult to set the tracking, unless you use the software application. Other than that, it does everything a high end scanner should do. You will enjoy this unit. It might be a little outdated by todays standard, but a fine peice of equipment that should provide years of service for the serious scanner enthusiest.
WA6AWZ Rating: 5/5 Sep 28, 2003 22:07 Send this review to a friend
Best ever  Time owned: more than 12 months
Everything I've ever wanted in a scanner. The alphanumeric display is awesome (why Icom/Yaesu/Kenwood don't provide more alpha characters in their rigs is beyond me), and the PC programmability makes setup effortless. Excellent trunking, spiffier than others in how the banks, etc are set up.

Could be better in the 30-50 mHz range, it seems less than average to me in that band. Even that doesn't merit making it less than a 5 rating.
W5WNC Rating: 5/5 Jul 20, 2001 11:10 Send this review to a friend
An outstanding scanner by all accounts  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
This is my first trunk tracking scanner, and is by all accounts the most useful scanner I have ever owned.

I have been truly impressed by its receive sensitivity - it's like having an extra receiver for 2m and 70cm. I use a Grove Enterprises all band antenna up about 25 feet in the house and a glass mount all band antenna in the vehicle.

Perhaps one of the handiest features is the per channel attenuation selection. Here in the urban jungle, it's nice to be able to select this feature on strong signals and thus knock out intermod products.

If you're looking for a highly flexible scanner with tremendous alpha tagging capabilities, buy it. The trunk tracking is *almost* just a bonus.
KE4ZNR Rating: 5/5 Jul 20, 2001 06:33 Send this review to a friend
Outstanding  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
A Must have for any VHF/UHF/800Mhz Monitoring Buff! This radio follows pretty much any type of Analog Trunking System. Alpha-Tagging is a BIG plus as you can alpha-tag any frequency/talkgroup ID you store into memory. This radio also has SAME/FIPS Capability so all you Weather Buffs can keep up with severe weather situations in your area. I have owned many scanners and this beautiful radio is near the top of the list in terms of features & performance. :-)
WOR7AVC Rating: 5/5 Feb 9, 2001 10:20 Send this review to a friend
Excellent All Band Receiver  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This radio is an excellent addition to any Ham Station. Besides covering all the Ham Bands it also provides reverse for listening to inputs of repeaters. The radios sensitivity is good for a wide band scanner. The radio also decodes CTCSS & DCS. The radio also incorporates Trunk Tracking technology for listening to Public Safety Trunked systems such as LTR, EDACS and Motorola.

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