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Reviews Categories | Receivers: Scanners | Bearcat BC-898T Help


Reviews Summary for Bearcat BC-898T
Bearcat BC-898T Reviews: 3 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $219
Description: Bearcat 500 channel triple trunking base scanner
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.uniden.com/products/productdetail.cfm?product=BC898T
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AK3Q Rating: 5/5 Aug 18, 2010 23:12 Send this review to a friend
Great Analog Scanner  Time owned: more than 12 months
This is a great analog scanner - meaning don't expect it to do digital modes. In my area most of the local traffic is still analog with one big exception, and so I have both types of scanners. This unit is well-thought out, is easy to program with the right software, and supports re-banding if needed.
Large dials and good readout make it useful as a base unit, while the computer control allows for text labels and almost complete control through a PC interface which replicates the scanner well. Great deal if you can find it under $200 as I did. As another reviewer noted, this unit really excels at receiving a wide range of signals, including amateur radio signals and allows for search ranges for the stuff you don't know is out there!
 
N4AEQ Rating: 5/5 Mar 3, 2008 18:17 Send this review to a friend
Great scanner value  Time owned: more than 12 months
I bought this scanner to replace my BC9000XLT, I
was hoping it would be close to the 9000 but found
out I like it better than the 9K, I use it as a
scanner/receiver. The big VFO knob along with being
able to select 4 - frequency steps, 3 different
modes with 10 search limit ranges and a digital S
meter that actually works well make this close to
being a general coverage receiver.
 
DJC996 Rating: 5/5 Jan 24, 2007 09:25 Send this review to a friend
Awsome Scanner  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Great sensitivity the CTCSS/DCS rapid decode is an awsome feature unlike GRE scanners where you have to either have it in DCS or CTCSS mode in order for it to search.The triple trunking is flawless and easy to program..This little gem does it all as long as you dont need digital and with computer controll you can program it and use text tags.The weather alert is a nice option it is good to see Uniden did it's homework.
The only thing I didn't like is the user manual it is poorly written..
 


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