uniden 996d

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I found what I think is a pretty good deal on one of these scanners, Ive always been a GRE guy so Im wondering how complicated it is to program one ? is there a program and cable available to use computer sources for this? I noticed it had the amber display but the ones Ive seen are green, maybe this is changeable? also Ill go ahead a say the price asked is 150.00 thanks for your answers

footnote the model is a BCD996t
 
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The 996T will switch to green very easy by a push of a button. To Program I find not complicated but then I am use the Uniden Bearcat. I use a USB-1 cable and normally use Freescan to program which a real nice program to use for the price (FREE). That price sounds like a great deal considering what It cost new.
 

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thanks for the response, I also was surprised at the price, but its at a pawn shop, had 199.00 on the sticker, but he said 150 out the door, I plug it in and found it works, went thru what programs I could, sounded good, but being absolutely uninformed on the uniden scanners I had no idea how to navigate the radio, to me the knobs felt just a bit loose, but I heard no noise in the volume knob while turning, squelch seemed to work as it should, there is no serial cable or software included, only the ac power cord
 

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Sounds like a heck of a deal provided the overall condition isn't complete crap. I've seen some of these high-dollar scanners that looked like they were dragged behind a car on a dirt road half their life and then stored at the bottom of a pond the remainder of it. I swear, I have no idea what some people do with their radio equipment . . .

For $150 it sounds like a great deal, and because you've been able to test it out in the store *before* putting any money into it tells you a lot about it as well.

Most pawn shops have a no-return policy on most of the items they sell, but you might want to at least inquire if they'll extend you a return if it develops any problems the first few days, even if it's only a store credit. I know anytime I buy a used scanner I run the sucker 24/7 and test everything it's capable of before I can honestly proclaim it to be a successful transaction :lol:
 

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this usb 1 cable you speak of, is it easy to aqquire? ive used the RR database to program a pro 97 and 163 without a hitch, is there a different procedure with the unidens?
 
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