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BCT-7 Information

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I have 2 BCT-7 and i would like to know how can you tell which one is newer??
One is smaller then the other.The serial number on the small one is
06011904-UB284Z
and the larger one is
OBIE-55007187
Thanks for taking the time to read this,Bill
 
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Here are the specs from 1994 Strong signals site. Specifications

Vintage 1994?
Type Base/Mobile
Range CB 29-50 118-174 406-512 806-956
Channels 100
Banks 6
Modes AM & FM
Priority 0 channels
Conversion Double (older), Triple (newer)
Scan 100 channels/second
Search 100 steps/second
Audio 3.0 watts
Power 13.8V DC 500mAh
Size 5.5"(W) x 1.6"(H) x 7"(D)
Weight 1 lb 11 oz
Interfaces BNC, DC, external speaker
Accessories Telescoping antenna, wire antenna, DC
power cords, AC adapter, mounting bracket
Features pre-programmed with police, highway patrol,
sheriff, fire/EMS, DOT and news freqs for all
50 US states, highway patrol mobile extender
alarm, weather scan, band search




Here is the specs from Universals online catolog Discontinued Scanners



BCT7

The Uniden Bearcat BCT7 is a sophisticated, multi-band highway communication system that responds to special secondary transmitters installed on most highway patrol vehicles across the United States. Enjoy 12 band coverage including the aircraft band. The BCT7 is fully preprogrammed for all 50 states and the Canadian provinces. This preprogamming gives you instant use, but the BCT7 also features 100 user-programmable channels. Band search, one-touch weather, Turboscan™ and channel lock-out are supported.

External jacks include: BNC antenna, external speaker and DC power. This radio comes with an AC adapter for home use, a vehicle DC power cable (red/black), a DC cigarette lighter cord, a BNC telescopic whip antenna for home use and a BNC window-mount wire antenna with two suction cups. An owner's manual and frequency guide are also supplied.

Approximate size: 6.9 x 2.3 x 6.5 inches 2 Lbs
There is your size difference the newer model is bigger and a little heavier.......Hoser
 
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I always thought it was the other way around. My First BCT-7 was longer than my newer one I got several years later.
Then again, I could have it backwards.

Bryan
 
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