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Uniden Bearcat BC75XLT Unboxing & First Frequency Search – Is This Inexpensive Analog Scanner Good?

I picked up this inexpensive Uniden Bearcat BC75XLT Handheld Scanner recently and wanted to do a quick unboxing and initial setup and overview of it for my channel.

I love these simple conventional scanners and they definitely still have their place for use. I’ve found several new frequencies for this radio in my area in addition to the many digital systems that I Scan with my SDS100.

So far the BC75XLT has been excellent for Airband and Ham listening. I have also been using it for some local State Police frequencies that are conventional as well that are in the 460mhz range and the stock antenna has been performing great!

Stay tuned for more upcoming videos on this radio as well as new tips and tricks for the SDS100 and more on the old Radioshack pro 164 Scanner I still use.

If you have any suggestions, tips or requests make sure to leave them in the comments below and thanks for watching! Sub and like if you found this useful. Cheers!

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Info from Uniden on the BC75XLT –

The Bearcat BC75XLT is a brand new low-cost scanner from Uniden. This radio is compact, easy-to-program with solid audio and a big bright numeric display. It’s a great entry-level portable scanner but it will not work with 800 MHz, trunking and digital systems which are used in many areas of the country. This radio is perfect though for monitoring public safety agencies that use conventional analog radios as well as railroads, marine, auto racing and civilian and commercial aviation (not military).

This scanner also includes Uniden’s incredible Close Call technology for rapidly finding active channels, service searches, priority and more. It operates on two AA batteries and can be powered and re-charged using USB cords (adapters available). The radio comes with a rubber-duck antenna, belt clip, charging cable and manual. It’s an all-around great basic scanner and for the sophisticated hobbyist, it’s really useful as a backup or Close-Call only radio to have in your car or at-the-ready for emergency weather monitoring at home.

Product Features:
300 Channels / 10 Bank
PC Programmable
Compact Design – The Uniden BC75XLT is designed to be compact for added flexibility and portability.
Close Call(TM) RF Capture Technology – Instantly tunes to signals from nearby transmitters
Frequency Coverage – Includes the most interesting “action” bands where you can hear police, ambulance, fire, amateur radio, public utilities, weather, and more.
10 Preprogrammed Service Searches – Frequencies are Preset in Separate Police, Fire/Emergency, Aircraft, Ham, Marine (by channel) and Weather Banks to make it easy to locate specific types of calls.
Backlit Display – Makes It Easier to Read Display in Low Light Conditions
2 AA Battery Operation – Provides flexibility in the choice of batteries: Alkaline for long life, rechargeable for the economy (batteries can be charged while in the scanner)
Priority Scan – Frequently scans the channels you have designated as priority channels
Delay – Helps prevent missed replies during 2-way conversations
Included in the Box:
• BC75XLT Scanner
• USB Programming/Power Cable
• Rubber Duckie Antenna
• Owner’s Manual