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Uniden BC72XLT Handheld Scanner (Black)
List Price: $149.99

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Product Description

NASCAR, 100 Channel, 10 Banks Compact Scanner, Race Track Operation, Easily Programs & Selects The Race & Drivers You Want To Listen To, Pre-Programmed Service Searches, Public Safety, Air Marine, CB News Media, FRS, GMRS, Railroad, Ham, Specials & Much More, Weather Scan, Close Call RF Capture Technology, Instantly Tunes To Nearby Signals, Covers Bands 25-54, 108-174, 406-512 MHz.

Versatile, compact, and easy to use, the Uniden BC72XLT handheld scanner offers a simple way to monitor the "action" bands, including police and fire channels (including rescue and paramedics), NOAA weather transmissions, business and industrial radio broadcasts, utilities, marine and amateur (ham radio) bands, air bands, and more. In short, the scanner keeps interested parties in the information loop. Of course, scanning the 32,000 available frequencies can be time-consuming and frustrating, which is why Uniden added such functions as Close Call capture technology, which instantly tunes to signals from nearby transmitters to help you detect and identify local signals, and a comprehensive memory that holds up to 100 programmed channels (10 per bank).

The scanner also offers six preset service banks, with preset frequencies for police, fire/emergency, aircraft, ham, marine, and weather, making it easy to locate specific types of calls. And should you want to regularly monitor a few specific channels, you can designate them as "priority" channels. The BC72XLT will then check those channels every two seconds while it scans each bank, so you never miss an important transmission. Other scanning functions include 10 programmable search ranges for finding unlisted frequencies in your area and a two-second scan delay that lets you hear any replies to the original transmission before moving on.

A scanner is fairly useless if you can't decipher the transmission, which is why the BC72XLT is outfitted with triple-conversion circuitry. The technology virtually eliminates any interference from IF images and clarifies the selected frequency, so you needn't strain to pick up certain words or phrases. And thanks to the key lock, you won't accidentally change the programming while carrying the scanner in your pocket. Add in a memory backup that preserves stored frequencies even if the scanner loses power and an easy-to-read, backlit display and you're ready for virtually any scanning situation.

The scanner comes with a flexible antenna with a BNC connector, ensuring adequate reception in strong signal areas (a separately sold external antenna will further improve reception), along with an AC adapter. As an alternative, you can power the scanner using two AA alkaline or rechargeable batteries (the latter can even be recharged while in the scanner). The unit measures 2.75 by 4.5 by 1.25 inches (W x H x D) and is backed by a one-year warranty.

What's in the Box
Scanner, AC adapter, flexible antenna, belt clip, frequency guide, user's manual.

  • Handheld scanner for monitoring police and fire signals, weather transmissions, ham radio bands, and more
  • 100 channels and 10 banks; Close Call RF technology identifies nearby signals
  • 6 preprogrammed service searches, including public safety, railroad, and marine
  • Compact design fits comfortably in hand; easy-to-read backlit display
  • Runs on 2 AA alkaline or rechargeable batteries

Customer Reviews:

  • Not a bad scanner for the price
    I researched this Uniden BC72XLT before I purchased it. I read all of the reviews. I was worried about buying it when I read some of them. I bought it anyway and am glad that I did. It is easy to program and compact in size. I have had no problem with it picking up stations, even 15 to 20 miles away. I use it for police, fire and railroad mostly and am very pleased with it. For the folks who complain that it will not pick up police and fire, it is probably because the signals in their area are trunked and you need a special scanner to listen to that.

    I am disappointed with the fact that it eats batteries. I use the land charger at home and purchased a 12 volt charger when using it in the car. Radio Shack handled this scanner sold under their name for a few years. It sold for about $79.00 about the same as this one. Today their scanners sell for a lot more and have less features than this one. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a pocket scanner and don't want to invest a lot of money in one. ...more info
  • Police call radio
    I just wanted a programable scanner for getting local police calls and to use at special events. This unit is easy to use, to program and its small size is nice too. ...more info
  • Not a bad scanner for the price
    I bought this to replace an 10-year old 100 channel Uniden Handheld.
    My old one was great, but contacts and connections were starting to go bad.

    For the price, this is a really great unit. I don't think you can find a better 100 channel scanner for under $100USD.

    My only complaint is the small keypad, hence it makes programming tedius. Even a simple "lock out" involves a function key, then another key. Most won't need to re-program them very often and you can turn banks on and off by simply pressing the corresponding number.

    It uses the same NiMh AA batteries that came with my digital camera, so I didn't have to buy a new set for the scanner. They charge right in the unit with the included AC adapter....more info
  • OK little scanner for the price.
    This is not a bad little scanner for the price. The only problem that I see with it is that the speaker is very small so the sound you get from it is not very loud. But it serves my purpose well, living in fire country in the Sierra Nevada Mts. of California....more info
  • handheld scanner/uniden
    This scanner is great, my husband loves it! It is small enough to carry around with you. With the volume up you can actually hear it over loud voices, even young children!...more info
  • Great Scanner!!
    This is a great scanner...very easy to use and has excellent reception an range. With heavy use, battery life is about 5 days. The Close Call Technology with this product works great! An all around excellent product from uniden! 100%!...more info
  • A good scanner
    This is the first scanner i have ever owned, and I must say its a good scanner. I bought it to listen to railroad communications mainly. I do listen to local police dept's (3 of them) and they all come in clear. I would say its a great scanner and the programming is not THAT hard, but it does take a little getting used to. Also, the antenna that comes with it can prove a little useless everyonce in a while, but i think thats with most of the scanners. So, if you buy a good antenna for this thing, it will work GREAT. ...more info
  • Will not keep a charge/goes through batteries
    This is a great scanner, easy to program and operate. The only draw back I see is, it will only run for an hour or so on batteries. It is a great scanner if you are going to have it plugged in all the time....more info
    For the most part the scanner performs as stated in the description. A major failing is the manual which is poorly written. ...more info
  • Easy, Addicting, Exciting, Surprising!
    I bought this scanner to use at the Bristol Night race in August 2006. I fully expected this unit to do well as a race scanner, but was pleasantly surprised to find out it is a tiny powerhouse of excitement! I turned it on and easily scanned right into the local police bands and immediately got into some action! Then I scanned the "air" frequencies, and got some air chatter from a small "shuttle" plane coming into Tri Cities Regional Airport.

    I thought I would only use this twice a year at the track...little did I know I would find a new hobby.

    Forget these people that say it's hard to figure out. I was up and running in 5 minutes tops. It's a BREEZE and is very intuitive. 5 stars all the way!...more info
  • police scanner
    i received my order it came in nice and new the packaging was veay good and it was pretty slow shipping but i got it and i love it and it works awesome i recommend you to buy this scanner.. very loud speaker and you can hear the dispatcher very clearly. ...more info
  • "Rock Solid" In Oregon
    I researched scanners for a week. And I live in Grants Pass,Oregon , About 50,ooo people, so I guessed right,no trunking devices. The Bearcat72xlt was a perfect choice. I downloaded the manual so it would be letter size. punched holes in it and put it in a binder. It was 63 pages long and gave perfect instructions what to do.I also downloaded the frequencys with no problem for my county. I live in Mountains and hilly country and programing was 10 times easyer than my mp3 player. I only installed 10 Frquencys in a 100 channel scanner. All are very clear!! My first scanner was in 1977 and was a crystal 8 channel scanner.This is my second and get ni-mh batterys. Do not pick this one for Nascar, It is the 4th from the top rated by Uniden..... Perfect choice For my needs!!!It has way more feauters than I need. I highly recomend this scanner!!!!!!...more info
  • Does't pick up squat
    I am a firefighter and bought this scanner to listen to other stations. The scanner never picks up any chatter on any of the setting i.e. police, air, fire or marine. The other day I received a fire call, my scanner was sitting right next to my pager and didn't pick up the call. The scan mode stops on blank channels all the time no matter where I have the squelch set. I am very disappointed in this scanner....more info
  • Uniden BC72XLT Handheld Scanner (Black)
    Product as advertised. A little complex to read through instructions, it has a ton of features. Once understood, you can program it to your favorite frequencies or use it to find frequencies. I use it for railroad listening and by cutting my own antennas the reception range is great....more info
  • Better than expected
    I bought this as a gift for my dad for Father's Day-he needed a new scanner for the Nascar races we go to each year.
    I think it's almost better than the one he gave me!
    We haven't used it yet - next race isn't until Labor Day weekend, but just by testing it out, it seems like a great scanner. It's sleek and easy to carry around, and if you don't have earphones, the speaker on the scanner itself works really well.
    Great product for a great price!...more info
  • Not the scanner for you - if you're a Geek!
    This is an awesome scanner. Compact, powerful, and loaded with features. Easy to use right out of the box. Scans police frequencies, too! Crisp and clear sound quality. This is my 4th scanner I've had (I'm a Fire-medic)and it's wonderful. But if you're so freaking inept that you can't function without using a computer to find your front door or if you're so nieve that you don't even know if your local PD scrambles their radio signals or if you think programming this unit is more difficult than dialing a cellphone or if you're so stuck on yourself that you can't have a miniature Nascar logo on your scanner (which, by the way, is in every picture ever produce of this unit), then this unit is NOT the one for you! (I believe they still make play-doh.) My guess is your cousin and your wife are one in the same. But if you want a quality product that you'll be happy you bought, this IS for you. Once you take it out of the box, just go to [...] and click on your state and city and you'll have all the frequencies you need. Experiment with different frequencies, as well. Enjoy!...more info
  • a neat little scanner
    I'm very happy with this scanner. Performs surprisingly well for its size. Setting it up was quite intuitive and it was up and scanning within 10 minutes of taking it out of the box. The reception is good and I can even pick up air band though I'm not close to the airport. I just got it yesterday so I'll post a more detailed review after using it a bit but for first impressions, I'm really impressed!...more info