Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21

Thread: BCT-8 Scanner

  1. #1
    Speed Demon
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Ft Worth Texas
    Posts
    760

    Default BCT-8 Scanner

    I went ahead and ordered the Uniden BCT-8.

    What are some pros and cons about this unit from personal experiences?

    It comes with 2 antennas, mobile use and telescopic use for using it as a "base." Should I rely on these or should I just use it as it is and upgrade antennas later if need be? What is the average range of these units? I know you have to factor in everything from terrain to weather, that is why I asked "avererage"

    Thanks in advance

  2. #2
    Speed Demon
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    597

    Default Re: BCT-8 Scanner

    Quote Originally Posted by CLTX11
    I went ahead and ordered the Uniden BCT-8.

    What are some pros and cons about this unit from personal experiences?

    It comes with 2 antennas, mobile use and telescopic use for using it as a "base." Should I rely on these or should I just use it as it is and upgrade antennas later if need be? What is the average range of these units? I know you have to factor in everything from terrain to weather, that is why I asked "avererage"

    Thanks in advance
    The ones that come with the unit are ok. But search for sometime better. The telescopicing antennas arent good water antennas.

  3. #3
    Newcomer
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Pennslowmania
    Posts
    13

    Default

    Where do you order something like this? Haven't they been out of production for some time now?

  4. #4
    Advanced Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    7,509

    Default

    You can get refurbished ones straight from Uniden:
    http://www.uniden.com/store/itemdetail.cfm?item=B-BCT8

    The BCT7, 10, and 12 are out of production, the BCT-8 is an updated model.

    Jim

  5. #5
    Newcomer
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Pennslowmania
    Posts
    13

    Default

    Jim, anyone....is the BCT 10 capable of receiving CB channel 19 as well?

  6. #6
    Speed Demon
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Ft Worth Texas
    Posts
    760

    Default

    According to the manual it will not. It starts at 37.02 whereas CBs at 26.965- 27.405. Here is the link to the owners manual: Pg 34, You will need acrobat reader http://www.uniden.com/pdf/BCT10om.pdf

  7. #7
    Advanced Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    7,509

    Default

    The BCT-10 and 12 will not receive CB, the BCT-7 and 8 will. Unfortunately, the BCT 7 and 8 are full-sized.

    What would be very useful is a detector-sized cb receiver, that used an internal bar antenna. But, such an animal does not exist....

  8. #8
    Speed Demon
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Ft Worth Texas
    Posts
    760

    Default

    for some reason it wont let me delete my last post, you can if you want so it doesnt confuse anyone

  9. #9
    Newcomer
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Pennslowmania
    Posts
    13

    Default

    Unfortunately, the BCT 10 and 12 are full-sized.
    I thought the 10 and the 12 were the palm sized items.


    I'm unsure of whether I'd be better off with the BCT 10 Beartracker, or the mini-sized Radio Shack PRO-83 scanner that takes in the CB bands.


    Thoughts there?

  10. #10
    Speed Demon
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Ft Worth Texas
    Posts
    760

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by rockmeupto125
    Unfortunately, the BCT 10 and 12 are full-sized.
    I thought the 10 and the 12 were the palm sized items.


    I'm unsure of whether I'd be better off with the BCT 10 Beartracker, or the mini-sized Radio Shack PRO-83 scanner that takes in the CB bands.


    Thoughts there?
    He fixed it, it should have siad the 10 and 12 ARE RADAR DETECTOR SIZE, the 7 and 8 are FULL SIZE

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Best digital scanner prices of 2009-2010 - Radio Shack Scanner Sale
    By StlouisX50 in forum Scanners, Ham Radios, & CB's
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-11-2010, 09:45 AM
  2. Just got my new GRE PSR-500 Scanner
    By Eleggua in forum Scanners, Ham Radios, & CB's
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 01-03-2008, 10:53 PM
  3. CB or Scanner
    By bentandbroken in forum Scanners, Ham Radios, & CB's
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 10-11-2007, 08:22 PM
  4. GRE 500 Scanner - Pro-97 too?
    By Eleggua in forum Scanners, Ham Radios, & CB's
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-30-2007, 12:59 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •