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I have a Uniden BC9000XLT which has a "slot" for an optional CTCSS card. Mine does not have the card, so I am looking for one or information on it.

I have the schematic for this scanner, but a schematic of the CTCSS card is not included. The scanner itself has a 3 position connector and a 4 position connector to which the CTCSS option plugs in.

I suspect that the whole card just contains a single IC. Perhaps there is a jumper between two of the pins to tell the scanner CPU that the option has been installed.

If you have a card and can send me a pic of it, that would be awesome. If you have a schematic on the card or perhaps want to sell one that would be great too.
 

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I have a Uniden BC9000XLT which has a "slot" for an optional CTCSS card. Mine does not have the card, so I am looking for one or information on it.

I have the schematic for this scanner, but a schematic of the CTCSS card is not included. The scanner itself has a 3 position connector and a 4 position connector to which the CTCSS option plugs in.

I suspect that the whole card just contains a single IC. Perhaps there is a jumper between two of the pins to tell the scanner CPU that the option has been installed.

If you have a card and can send me a pic of it, that would be awesome. If you have a schematic on the card or perhaps want to sell one that would be great too.
I need one also for my BC9000XLT, the part number for it is BC005. I've been looking all over for one of these, If you fine a place that as them in stock please let me know.
 

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Bc9000xlt ctcss card

I was hoping UPMAN or someone like him would chime in here. The Uniden site is tough to find some of these quirky things on (I was easily able to find manuals for my cordless phones though).

If Uniden can sell us one, give me a place to go and the price. If they can not sell one, can they provide a schematic? I'd happily build some as I have received a couple of other requests including the one here.

Otherwise the only other direction I can think of would be to find someone that has one and clone it (I don't need the card, just a pic of it).
 

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I have a 9000xlt that I installed a card in .I also have a ubc9000xlt i need a card for.I will pull the card out and send you a pic.
 

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When I clicked on the price link, I got the dreaded 404 message. I see Uniden was selling them for nearly $50 about 2 years ago. This is not a trunk tracking scanner, do people think they are worth that much?
Back then CTCSS was a specialty item and the price was inline with other manufacturers. Today CTCSS is standard on most high end scanners and Ham Radio Equipment.
Communications Specialists Communications Specialists, Inc. sells encoder/decoders, but you would need to use a DIP switch and select the CTCSS tone by changing the switches.
 

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I have a RS Uniden built Pro-2045 which Bob Parnass indicated in an older Monitoring Times review, used the same CTCSS board as the 9000xlt. I ordered one for the 2045 from Radio Shack for $40. You might try them as sometimes they still have unsold parts for older stuff. Part #20-0031
 

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I have a RS Uniden built Pro-2045 which Bob Parnass indicated in an older Monitoring Times review, used the same CTCSS board as the 9000xlt. I ordered one for the 2045 from Radio Shack for $40. You might try them as sometimes they still have unsold parts for older stuff. Part #20-0031
That is GREAT information!!! Thank you very much. I'll look in to that option as well.
 

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For your consideration, you could sell the BC9000-XLT, add the price of the CTCSS module and buy a much newer BC898T. In addition to having the CTCSS capability, it's a trunking scanner, with a DB9 RS232 computer interface. It performs better than the 9000 as well.
 

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That is what I did. I couldn't find the CTCSS board for my BC-890, so I bought an 898. I still use the 890 for stuff that doesn't get talkover from other users.

Bob
 

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For your consideration, you could sell the BC9000-XLT, add the price of the CTCSS module and buy a much newer BC898T. In addition to having the CTCSS capability, it's a trunking scanner, with a DB9 RS232 computer interface. It performs better than the 9000 as well.
I am generally open to any option but I'd suspect that buying an '898 minus what I'd get for the '9000 would cost more than what it will take for me to enable the CTCSS option.

I don't care about trunking or other features, I use my GRE scanners for personal use. What I am looking for is a scanner with 72-76 MHz and low band with CTCSS to stream CHP. If there is an analog GRE out there with those specs, that would be my 1st choice.
 

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I am generally open to any option but I'd suspect that buying an '898 minus what I'd get for the '9000 would cost more than what it will take for me to enable the CTCSS option.
I did too, but I could never locate one. Thus the new scanner. I needed to monitor a 453.xxx freq 24 hrs a day but without the 80 mile distant sheriff's office coming through on a cloudy day. Interestingly, the BC005 number sounds familiar. It might be the same one for the BC890?

Bob
 
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