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Newbie buying a UBCD396XT
« on: October 08, 2013, 06:31:30 PM »
Hi everyone,
I will probably be buying a Uniden UBCD396XT from Jim at ozscan for $380.
It will come with SAGRN emergency services pre-programmed.
Does anyone have any feedback (good or bad) about this scanner? Is it a good buy?
I currently have a ex SAPOL Motorola XTS3000 radio, but I want to upgrade, and get a scanner that is a but smaller in size. (If anyone wants this radio, I will probably be selling it soon)
Also, If I ever want to change the channels etc for the radio, is it easy to do? If so, is it by using freescan?
I guess my concern is, when updates come through and published on ozscan's blog, will it be easy for me to install?
I am a no0b when it comes to scanners, but I am quite tech-savvy.

Also, I assume the UBCD396XT picks up the current analogue GRN transmissions.

Thanks everyone.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2013, 06:55:03 PM by HeavyRescue »

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Re: Newbie buying a UBCD396XT
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2013, 04:25:09 PM »
There are three types of people in the world.  Those that watch things happen, those who make things happen, and those who wonder what happened.

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Re: Newbie buying a UBCD396XT
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2013, 07:46:23 PM »
Yep, the UBCD369XT works quite well on the GRN.

Freescan is a handy way to program it. I pretty quickly created a new file for local GRN coverage and over-wrote the preloaded data. A little bit of playing around to get offsets and so on correct was all that was required.

I'm happy to send you the freescan file if you would like. You'll need to change the talkgroups and local tower frequencies, but it'll tell you the setup info which does work.

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Re: Newbie buying a UBCD396XT
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2014, 03:38:01 PM »
Hi everyone,
I will probably be buying a Uniden UBCD396XT from Jim at ozscan for $380.
It will come with SAGRN emergency services pre-programmed.
Does anyone have any feedback (good or bad) about this scanner? Is it a good buy?
I currently have a ex SAPOL Motorola XTS3000 radio, but I want to upgrade, and get a scanner that is a but smaller in size. (If anyone wants this radio, I will probably be selling it soon)
Also, If I ever want to change the channels etc for the radio, is it easy to do? If so, is it by using freescan?
I guess my concern is, when updates come through and published on ozscan's blog, will it be easy for me to install?
I am a no0b when it comes to scanners, but I am quite tech-savvy.

Also, I assume the UBCD396XT picks up the current analogue GRN transmissions.

Thanks everyone.
How do you operate your "ex SAPOL Motorola XTS3000 radio" legally? Just interested to know - thought you'd need a license or something  :?

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Re: Newbie buying a UBCD396XT
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2014, 10:47:11 AM »
How do you operate your "ex SAPOL Motorola XTS3000 radio" legally? Just interested to know - thought you'd need a license or something  :?
When I had it - It was Rx only. No Tx capability.
However it was quite limited compared to my current scanner (UBCD396XT).

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Re: Newbie buying a UBCD396XT
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2014, 12:48:33 PM »
How do you operate your "ex SAPOL Motorola XTS3000 radio" legally? Just interested to know - thought you'd need a license or something  :?
When I had it - It was Rx only. No Tx capability.
However it was quite limited compared to my current scanner (UBCD396XT).
Pretty good. Where'd you get it from? I reckon if you hooked it up to a programming thing, then you'd be able to do TX and RX as well.