12/02/2015
by IT DEPT

Welcome to our newly launched blog where we will keep you up to date with the latest industry news and product information for BearcatScanner.com!

BCD536HP and BCD436HP Scanner Issue

12/14/2016
by IT DEPT

Uniden Report:

"At Uniden, we care about our customers and want to do everything we can to make sure that you have the best possible experience with our products. Earlier this year, we noticed quite a few reports of the real-time clock battery failing on some of our BCD536HP and BCD436HP scanners. Since that time, we have been investigating the cause of these reports and looking at what we can do to take care of those of you who have experienced this issue.

We have now set up a process for you to use if you happen to experience this problem.

  1. Follow the link below to enter your scanner information and your shipping information. You will get a confirmation email once you complete your registration.
  2. Once we have parts on hand to work on your scanner(s), and the repair line capacity available to ensure a rapid turnaround, we will send you a 2nd email with a UPS shipping label.
  3. Ship your product(s) to us using the label.
  4. Once received, we will repair and return your scanner to you.

Note: Our goal is to not take longer than 3 weeks to repair and return your scanner. We will not send you a label unless we are certain that we have the parts on hand and the repair line capacity available to ensure a rapid turnaround. It might take several weeks from the time you register your scanner until we send you a shipping label."

SUBMIT REPAIR REQUEST

To determine the status of your request, click below.

CHECK REQUEST STATUS

Bug Out Vehicle Gear

09/02/2016
by IT DEPT

If you’re an EMS professional you probably already have a scanner installed in your vehicle. The ability to monitor a wide variety of radio frequencies and NOAA weather channels cannot be forgotten as part of any emergency preparedness plan.

In today’s society more individuals are setting up their vehicles as part of an emergency evacuation plan. Installing a CB radio, GMRS radio, and scanner in your car, truck, van, or four-wheel drive is great insurance against the unknown. The ability to monitor two-way radio traffic whether it’s for inclement weather, natural disaster, or a human threat against life or property cannot be underestimated.

The Uniden Bearcat Homepatrol 2 scanner offers a simple to configure, base/mobile or portable scanner option that is fully capable of monitoring APCO25 and other digital trunked frequencies. A compact unit it is easy to mount and use in even tight cab spaced vehicles such as Jeep Wranglers.

Initial setup of the Uniden Homepatrol2 is easily accomplished by turning the unit on and entering your zip code. The Uniden Sentinel database will find the available radio frequencies in your region and begin scanning. Connecting the Homepatrol 2 to your personal computer allows you to update the SIM card with the latest frequencies, which are updated weekly by Uniden.

They say knowledge is power, so staying well informed even when the lights go out or the boogy man comes knocking in the middle of the night can mean all the difference between being safe or not. Get your Uniden Bearcat Homepatrol2, set it up, and install a mobile mount to take your scanner with you. You’ll never regret being connected!

Digital Scanner Map Available

08/30/2016
by IT DEPT

How do I find out if my local region is using digital or conventional scanning systems?

This is a fair question and one we frequently receive. Uniden has added a digital map to the support page for the BCDX36HP products. In addition to the colored map of the Contiguous United States (CONUS) that shows each county and its implemented systems; you'll find updates, tips, and instructions for programming this family of Uniden Bearcat scanners.

Whether you're looking for software, firmware, drivers, or manuals this is a great resource for staying current with your new BCDX36HP scanner!

New Uniden Products Just Arrived!

08/24/2016
by IT DEPT

We have just received a brand new shipment of the latest Uniden Bearcat scanners and accessories from the factory! We've kept the prices as low as possible and we ship every weekday from our warehouse.

Be sure to check with us first when you're looking for hard to find parts and accessories. A majority of the time, Bearcatscanner.com will have the only list inventory available for high-demand Uniden Bearcat scanner accessories.

Which scanner should I buy?

06/28/2016
by IT DEPT

The ability to stay informed about current events, local happenings, and emergencies in real time is more important now than at any time in history.

A public information scanner or police scanner is a great tool for staying informed of the latest happenings in your local area. You won’t have to rely on a dedicated infrastructure, as you do with cellular phones, to tune into events as they unfold in real time. Scanners are available in portable, mobile, and base station configurations to suit any need.

Scanners have the ability to monitor a variety of radio frequencies. A scanner effectively listens for active radio traffic and locks into a frequency when it is in use. Of course scanners are available in multiple configurations particularly analog or digital.

Which scanner should I buy? This is a question we receive quite often at Bearcatscanner.com. The answer is - it depends. What type of system is in use in the area you’ll be running a scanner? Is it digital or analog? Is a trunking system utilized? Are the frequencies that are interesting being encrypted?

The majority of public service agencies have migrated to digital radio systems for improved performance. Many agencies have adopted trunking systems to share “bandwidth” across systems. Some municipalities have rolled out encryption in an effort to protect radio traffic from unauthorized listening. If an agencies system is encrypted you’ll most likely be unable to monitor their transmissions. Again researching the systems in use in your region, prior to purchasing a scanner will save on frustration and avoid missing out the important activities and news you wanted to listen to.

One way to answer the above questions is to access a national database of scanner frequencies. These are available online from websites such as the FCC’s Database or RadioReference.com. These databases will list frequencies in use in the city/county selected. This can be a tremendous resource for details about radio systems available in your area.

Uniden’s Bearcat scanners are easy to setup right out of the box and you’ll be able to start listening to a variety of radio traffic within a few short minutes. Often this is accomplished just by powering on the scanner and selecting the auto scan/program function. In order to gain the full benefits of all the features of your particular scanner you’ll want to be sure follow the detailed instructions from the user’s manual that comes with every Bearcat scanner.

Be sure to add your comments if you’ve found a particularly effective way to use your scanner. Our communities of Bearcat Scanner enthusiasts are always eager to help each other and exchange useful information.

Uniden Announces Digital Mobile Radio for Advanced Scanning!

05/17/2016
by IT DEPT

Uniden Advances Scanning with Digital Mobile Radio (DMR)

Demonstrating our commitment to continually enhance the value and relevance of your investment in Uniden products, today we announce the latest upgrades for our flagship BCD436HP and BCD536HP scanners. Soon, owners of these scanners will be able to add the ability to monitor and scan Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) systems including MotoTRBO™ Connect Plus and MotoTRBO Capacity Plus systems with a single paid upgrade, making these scanners the indisputable best-in-class solution for monitoring radio systems. Until now, you've either needed to purchase a single-use radio to monitor these systems or kludge together a system using multiple radio dongles plugged into a PC.

DMR is used extensively across the world by businesses, government agencies, amateur radio operators, and individuals worldwide. RadioReference.com, the premier web site for finding radio system information, has over 600 trunked DMR systems and over 4500 DMR conventional channels documented. But, this is just the beginning of the DMR story. The vast majority of DMR systems have never been documented since, up to now, users could not easily monitor them. Based on a quick survey of FCC records, we expect that there are tens- or even hundreds-of-thousands of additional DMR channels to discover.

And, discovery will be important. So, we'll include some basic tools for discovering DMR channels on your own so that you will be able to quickly supplement the information currently provided by RadioReference.com. We'll be adding details, below, as we get closer to finalizing the firmware release, so watch this space.

Using the Uniden BCDx36HP radios, upgraded with the DMR upgrade, you will now be able to seamlessly monitor unencrypted channels on the following system types:

  • Conventional Analog channels
  • Conventional P25 Digital channels
  • Motorola Type I and Type II Trunked Radio systems with Analog and Digital (P25) Voice
  • EDACS Analog trunked radio systems
  • LTR Analog trunked radio systems
  • APCO Project 25 Phase I and Phase II Digital Trunked Radio systems
  • EDACS trunked radio systems with ProVoice channels (paid ProVoice upgrade required)
  • Conventional Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) channels (paid DMR upgrade required)
  • MotoTRBO Capacity Plus Trunked Radio systems (paid DMR upgrade required)
  • MotoTRBO Connect Plus Trunked Radio Systems (paid DMR upgrade required)

Uniden is the only scanner manufacturer to offer those bolded items, above. Plus, we have even more Uniden exclusive features in these models, including:

  • Close Call® RF Capture
  • Dynamic Memory Architecture
  • Location-Based Scanning with GPS Support
  • Trunked and Conventional Discovery Modes
  • WiFi connectivity with iPhone and Android Apps (<nop>BCD536HP only, Android App coming in 2016)

Racing Electronics Headsets Are Back!

04/08/2016
by IT DEPT
Racing Electronics headset

We've just received the new and improved RE-24 Racing Electronics headsets! These are the perfect companion to your Uniden Bearcat scanner and really make it impossible to enjoy your day at the races!

Enjoy your day at the races even more by tuning into the action on the track as it happens. The Nascar and Indy circuits are heating up - don't miss any of the action get your Bearcat scanner and Racing Electronics headset today.

Bearcat BC365CRS Scanner Available Now!

03/22/2016
by IT DEPT

The Uniden Bearcat BC365CRS scanner is avaialbel now! This newest Bearcat scanner replaces the hugely popular BC345CRS scanner!

500 channels, narrow band ready includes weather alert, FM clock radio! The BC365CRS has the same ease of use and setup as the BC345CRS.

Factory Manuals Now Available!

02/18/2016
by IT DEPT

We have select Uniden Bearcat Factory service manuals now in stock and ready to ship!

These are hard to find original service and owners manuals. The service manuals cover all parts, schematics, and technician serviceable items for a particular Bearcat scanner model.

These manuals are in limited supply - once they are gone they will no longer be available!

New Bearcat Scanner Parts Available

02/11/2016
by IT DEPT

Our warehouse team has recently discovered a treasure trove of Uniden Bearcat scanner parts, accessories, owners manuals, and much more! We are in the process of adding hundreds of products to our website. Be sure to check back frequently, especially if you are looking for something in particular. Feel free to contact us as much of this inventory is new to us and has been previously unavailable.

Remember information is vital to us all in the 21st century and Bearcat scanners are an excellent resource for gathering that information!

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