• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:


  1. Disk4mat

    ProScan: Proscan Recording Folder names dont match System

    I love PS and its features are more than useful. You can tell allot of work and love goes into it. I am rather new so I might be overlooking a setting. Here is my problem in short. Recordings. Folder names for conventional systems get named properly as the System name. Digital, trunked, DMR etc...
  2. T

    BCD996P2: No Signal?

    I just recently had an issue with my BCD996P2 scanner where it's not picking up a signal? It was working yesterday now today it has just stopped working and won't pick up a signal, is there a way to fix this ? *it's already updated to the latest firmware*
  3. D

    Noobie with a quick question

    I just ordered a Uniden BCD996P2 and I'm using FreeSCAN + RadioReference Premium to get it programmed. I imported the system I want to monitor for my county using the RadioReference Import but it doesn't look like it imported the control channels under the site's trunk fq. list, is this normal...
  4. H


    Im having serious problems with my scanner on Baltimore City PD channels. I've put in ALL the available frequencies in the APCO band plan AND Trunk frequencies section of Freescan. The problem is when i set the scanner to a particular channel lets say Northeast District; one particular...
  5. A

    Phoenix Area Uniden SDS100 Review

    I just wanted to make a quick initial review of the SDS100. @KR7CQ Did a fantastic write up regarding the SDS100 and it is certainly more in-depth than mine will be. I picked this scanner up from HRO on Friday 12/21/2018 and I was admittedly a bit apprehensive. My current scanner is a BCD996P2...
  6. K

    Turn off the service scan?

    This is making me crazy. I have the BCD996P2 and have programmed it using FreeScan and RadioReference data. The frequencies are programmed, and they work fine. When I turn the radio on (and almost immediately press the “Hold” button), the stations I programmed come up immediately, and I can...
  7. SlipNutz15

    BCD996P2 audio blips

    Can anyone tell me why my scanner is "blipping" or "spiking" at the start and end of each transmission. These transmissions are digital and the settings for each are set as digital. Link to audio: https://www.dropbox.com/s/cvvr744almye9hx/Audio%20Clips.m4a?dl=0
  8. C

    Help with choosing a new scanner?

    I have several scanner and ham radios, but none that have Alpha Tags. I have had a feed for some time but only used ScannerCast in audio only mode. Is there an up-to-date selection guide? A example is a BCD996P2 that appears to have replaced the BCD996T, but appears not to have all the updates...
  9. J

    BCD996P2: Saving Changes to Settings

    Hello All! I just purchased a Uniden BCD996P2 and I have what is the first of what will probably be many questions. I read on the forum that I could change the P25 threshold to manual setting. However, when I turn the scanner back on the changes did not hold. Also, I changed the display to...
  10. C

    Boone/Morgan Co. and IDPS

    First off, I am running a Uniden BCD996P2 with a Remtronix 800 antenna. I am located on the south side of Brownsburg. Last night I eagerly programmed in the Boone County and IDPS S1 (IFD.IEMS) only. No traffic. Nothing. Dead. I get "Finding Control Channel" flashing on the screen. However, for...
  11. E

    i have it programed, now what

    Hello all, I'm really new to all of this. My family had a scanner from the 80s that we used everyday until a few months ago. I got my dad a Uniden BCD996P2 for Christmas. I just got the premium membership so I can easily find the frequencies and everything for my area. I uploaded them to the...
  12. L

    BCD996P2: BCD996P2 Stuck in S0 Built in Frequencies?

    I have programmed my BCD996P2 using Freescan Software with conventional systems and groups only so far. When I turn on the scanner, it automatically goes into a scan mode of "S0" with some built in groups or systems? Such as FRS, Racing, CB. I cannot seem to turn these off. Am I in some mode...
  13. billforbush

    BCD996P2 TG Scan

    I'm sure this is a simple issue to resolve but I am SOOOO frustrated. I want to scan only the TGs that I have programmed into the system. No matter what I do, I seem to get any traffic on the system. I am trying to scan a few VHF conventional frequencies and a couple of dozen MPSCS sites and...
  14. K

    BCD996P2: USB not working after PC reboot

    I've got 6 BCD996P2 scanners connected to a PC running separate instances of ProScan to control them remotely at a different location. Whenever the PC reboots, the software launches but fails to connect to the scanners. To fix, I have to physically turn off the 996P2s and turn them back on to...
  15. A

    Progamming new BCD9962

    Excited to have my first new scanner in over 25 years. Having trouble programming it and the software is even more confusing. I'm a lawyer and supposedly smart! Would greatly appreciate if someone could help me program this. I'd prefer not to send it off. I'm in Sandy Springs but will be...
  16. scott

    How to program dual band ham as Uniden BCD996P2 scanner

    I want the ability to use a ham radio primarily as a P25 scanner. Has anyone found a way with a dual band ham radio? I'm not limited to a certain brand. I'm just curious if it's possible. I recently came across this Kenwood TM-D710G and a similar ICOM P25 radio. Would I be able to program...
  17. Chas486

    BCD996P2: No GPS Input

    So I just hooked up my BCD996P2 with a BC-GPSK antenna, but my unit states 'No GPS Input'. I have checked and the system is getting power, ground is good, port set at 4800bps, yet this thing doesn't want to work. Any ideas?
  18. K

    BCD996P2 P25 not working

    Hi all, I have a Uniden BCD996P2 scanner that I've had for almost a year now. I use it to monitor my county's P25 Phase II Simulcast radio system. Up until the other day it has always worked without issue. Now all the sudden it has stopped picking up any transmissions on the system. It searches...
  19. zwc

    BCD996P2: "Search With Scan" & Priority Enabled

    I have set up three custom searches to use while scanning with my 996P2. It works very well, scanning all of my systems then searching through the three custom searches I've set up, then returning to the systems and doing the whole thing over and over again. UNLESS... I put the scanner in...
  20. S

    BCD996P2 Scanning NXDN W/SDR Discriminator output???

    I just purchased 2 SDR radios and found I need to have a Discriminator output as to not filter the audio going to one of the SDR radios, I Have a BCD996P2 but cant find any info on where to tap into it to bypass the filter for said output? I found all the info I need to decode NXDN/MotoTRBO Etc...