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UBCD396T SCANNER HI ALL The police in sydney australia have gone digital i went out and brought a uniden UBCD396T scanner but they just change to a ENCRYPTED system can any one help find this system please. from paul.

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Ok what I will do is dance around this because this is a fine line and I'm not really going to be specific because
New Zealand: According to the Act 1989 It is legal to possess and use a scanner at any time to tune to any private voice radio (not encrypted data) provided that private information is not passed on or disclosed to any other person(s) or party(s)

Also in the US its Illegal to have whats called a "Blacked out" or "Unlocked" scanner meaning you can recieve Cellular transmissions and gov/state encrypted transmissions. There is instructions online how to unlock certain scanners... some need software some need a wire soldered between the ends of chips.. some need new chips.

If I was to purchase a scanner and unlock it... I would find this link VERY VERY helpful.

http://myweb.accessus.net/~090/bc-780xlt.html

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Uniden UBCD396T 6000 Channel Programmable Handheld Scanner
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This handheld digital scanner with full frequency display offers 6000 programmable memory channels. Being the first digital scanner certified in the Australian and New Zealand market this is ideal for both professionals or scanning enthusiasts. The UBCD396T with TrunkTracker IV™ Technology, offers APCO 25 digital capability, allowing users to monitor the activities and signals of city and government service departments, utilising advanced scanner technology in an all new compact handheld design. Uniden’s UBCD396T is poised to improve interoperability between large cities currently using the digital systems and those that still operate on analogue systems.

Offering the new Ground Breaking Technology “Close Call RF Capture Technology” this scanner automatically “Listens” for any nearby or “close” transmissions and once they occur the scanner immediately tunes in to this frequency which is ideal for use at events or locations when the transmission is unknown. The UBCD396T is a state-of-the-art scanner radio with TrunkTracker IV™ and automatic scanning capabilities. You can store frequencies such as police, fire/emergency, marine, air, amateur, and other communications into the scanner.

You can carry it with you wherever you go, use it at home as a base unit, or carry it in your vehicle as a mobile unit. You can use the scanner’s scroll control to quickly select channels and frequencies. You can also use the scanner’s scroll control to quickly select channels and frequencies, or similarly automatically program channels in a system using the Auto-Store feature.

Key Features

  • Designed and Engineered in Japan
  • Specially Certified for Australian and New Zealand Market
  • 6000 Channels
  • Ultra Compact Design: Convenient and ergonomic
  • Close Call™ RF Capture Technology: Allows you to immediately lock onto nearby transmissions. If someone transmits nearby the scanner immediately detects and tunes in to the transmission. Ideal for use at events when the frequency being used is unknown
  • TrunkTracker IV (Motorola APCO 25 Digital, Motorola, EDACS, LTR)
  • Backlit Display and Keypad
  • Pre-Programmed Service Searches: Police, UHF CB Radio, Marine, Railroad, Air, CB Radio , Racing, TV Broadcast, FM Broadcast
  • Alpha Tagging
  • 100 Quick Key System Access
  • Band Coverage - 25MHz to 1.3GHz
  • Audio AGC
  • Automatic Digital Threshold Adjustment
  • Search with Scan
  • DCS/CTCSS Rapid Decode - Instantly Detects and Displays the Subaudible Tone So You Can Quickly Determine the System Settings
  • PC Control/Programming (Software Included)
  • Includes 1 X AC Adaptor and 3 X Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries
  • External Jacks – ANT: SMA Type
  • Internal Speaker: 8ohm.1W
  • Max Search Speed: 300 Steps/sec
  • Operating Temperature: -20° - +60°c
  • Weight: 181g (without batteries)
  • Size: 61 x 31 x 136mm
  • Warranty: 12 Month Limited
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  • * Please note not all pre-programmed service searches may operate in New Zealand.
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Hey

Great hobby I gotta say.

Uniden’s BCD396T will not permit users to monitor encrypted signals from national and local security organizations.

I'm not a radio expert so I will ask for more assistance from other experts on this.

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The bottom line is- even with a digital capable scanner- you WILL NOT hear much, if any, police activity just about anywhere. Of course there will be exeptions- some areas are still using analogue, but for the major cities at least- listening to police will be a thing of the past. Sorry.
Have a nice day.

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