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BCD436HP Handheld Digital Police Scanner


The Uniden Bearcat BCD436HP Phase 2 Digital Police Scanner is the first scanner to incorporate the HomePatrol-1 ease of use in a traditional handheld scanner.

  • TrunkTracker V
  • S.A.M.E. Emergency/Weather Alert
  • Covers US and Canada
  • Quick Record and Playback
  • Simple Programming



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County Programming (Added to 95% of Orders)
County Programming removes the guesswork, tedium, and frustration from manually programming your scanner for your area. Our programming department will preload your selected county/counties public safety frequencies so all you have to do is turn it on.
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Extra Rechargeable Scanner Batteries and/or Chargers
BP2300-3  NiMH  Rechargeable  
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BP2600-3  High  Performance  Rechargeable  
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Charger  w/  USB  Port  (  2  or  4  Batteries  needed)  
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Programming Software Upgrades
DMR  Uniden  Software  Upgrade  
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PROVOICE  EDACS  Uniden  Software  Upgrade  
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NXDN  Uniden  Software  Upgrade  
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USBAC  USB  AC  Power  Adapter  5  Volt  1amp  
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RAPIDACUSB  USB  AC  Power  Adapter  5  Volt  2amp  
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Single  Scanner  Power  Adapter  (For  The  Car)  
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JBC290M  BNC  Magnetic  (Vehicle  Mounting)  
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*Shipping times are estimates based off of the information we receive from Uniden. is proud to offer the newest in leading technology- the Uniden Bearcat BCD436HP digital scanner. The digital TrunkTracker V is the first full handheld unit that requires no user programming. Simply turn it on, enter your zip code and TrunkTracker V does the rest. The user-friendly digital scanner will immediately begin hearing communications systems used by Public Safety, Aircraft, Military, Weather Spotters, and more. This functionality is made possible by combining the rich radio system database from Radio Reference with Uniden's patented radio system selection methods to correctly identify and monitor only nearby systems in the USA/Canada. Whether it is across town or across the street, the BCD436HP keeps you informed. Now with the largest display on the market and more advanced features, the BCD436HP makes a superior unit for a scanner enthusiast.

Simple Programming

Simply enter your zip code or city, and the BCD436HP selects the channels in use in your area

USA/Canada Radio Database

The built-in database includes all known channels in use in the United States and Canada. (All services not available in some areas)

Sentinel PC Software Included *NOT COMPATIBLE WITH MAC

Lets you simply update the BC436HP’s database and firmware, easily manage favorites lists, and edit other settings in your scanner

S.A.M.E. Emergency/Weather Alert

Allows you to specify the area that you need to hear any alerts that may be Weather, Civil, Biological, Nuclear, or National in nature

TrunkTracker V (Analog, Motorola, EDACS, LTR Trunking, APCO 25 Phase 1 and X2-TDMA/Phase ll Digital)

Let's you monitor all of the major types of unencrypted communications systems used by public safety, local government, amateur radio operators, and more.

In The Box

  • Antenna (All-Band Rubber Duck)
  • USB Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • NiMH batteries
  • SMA to BNC Adapter-In


WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

Body Style Handheld
Display Color White Backlit LCD
Keypad Backlit Keypad
Number Of Channels Virtually Unlimited
Programming Services Available Yes
Reception Type Analog - Trunking - Digital -Digital Phase ll
In The Box 1X BCD436HP Scanner - 1X USB Connection Cable - 3x NIMH Rechargeable Batteries - 1X Micro SD Card ( installed) - 1X Swivel Belt Clip - 1X SMA to BNC Adapter - 1X SMA Rubber Antenna - 1X Manual
Antenna Connection SMA
Programming Difficulty Moderate
GPS Capable Yes
Operating System Supported Windows - 2000 - XP - Vista - 7 - 8 - 10
Manufacturer Uniden
Software Included Yes
Scanning Speed 85 Channels Per Second
DMR Capable (Paid Upgrade Required)
NXDN Capable (Paid Upgrade Required)
ProVoice Capable (Paid Upgrade Required)
System Upgrades DMR+NXDN+ProVoice (Paid Upgrade Required)

Best Scanner i ever owned!

Scanner works great picking up my local police department i couldn't be happier. I finally found a scanner that performs like it should for the price. I bought 2 other radios this year had to return both first one was whistler scanner which was junk didn't receive any of my police and the other one was a Uniden but could not get it programmed. Im glad Bearcat Warehouse directed me to this one and soon enough i will be buying the BCD536HP. until then Thanks Bearcat for all your help i am a customer for life!!!!!!


Great scanner, however complicated programming

Great scanner for just about everything you could want to monitor. however, the programming and creating favorites lists is quite complicated for the person not familiar with all the terms and the way this scanner functions. Built in database is great, but selecting just what you want is not explained very well. The sentinel program does not have help files or examples as some commercial radio programs have.


Mark c vitale

I had a BCD436HP 15 months and I love it I'm thanking ordering a BCD436HP MOBILE SOON


The BCD436HP scanner is one big leap from my 20 year old scanner

The BCD436HP scanner is one big leap from my 20 year old scanners and very impressive with the radio reference data base which saves me a lot of time messing around programming the scanner.

This whole concept with the radio reference data base becomes a coordinated effort between gathered FCC data and what is really going on in the field from individuals using their scanners.

I have already contributed one correction to the data base and it was corrected by fast2okc the next day on and in the next weekly updated file accessible by the BCDx36HP Sentinel software.

What a massive undertaking and I am very impressed.

I have used the BCD436HP since May 15, 2017 and so far, I have a few mainly annoying nuisances listed below ...

o the manuals for the 436 and 536 should be separated to eliminate confusion

o major oversight in not lighting up the display when prompted with a question as do you want to start charging or connect to a computer

o the question above should not time out to some default value while you are trying to see what is on the unlit display

o there should be a setting to keep the display on as long as the squelch is open

o when reviewing recordings it would be nice to get to the last recorded entry in a recording session without going through all of the recording entries using the scroll control to get to the last one

o it would be very nice to clear all user set AVOIDS during scanning rather than going through all the systems, departments, and channels to figure it out, in other words something like the old hold down on L/O key till you hear 2 beeps to clears them all


Scanner is awasome,, user manual is horrible other then that I w

Great scanner,, book sucks you tube vids taught me everything depending on what freqs ur using it for buy a after market antena.. The 700-800 mhz one I bought improved the reception 50% but this is the first new scanner I have bought in 5 years and im very happy and impressed with how much they have improved..


BCD436HP Scanner

I just received my BCD436HP Scanner that is programed by Bearcat Scanner Warehouse for 1 county. All I had to do is turn in on and the scanner finds exactly what I am looking for. The scanner has a solid construction and work flawlessly. Great product and programing guys. I am looking forward to exploring more features that this scanner is capible of preforming.


Mobile Scanner

The Bcd436 is a very reliable scanner I get about 8 hours battery life which is pretty good for a mobile unit. This picks up all the public safety in my area the sound is crystal clear. I recommend this scanner to beginners and veteran scanner operators. 5/5 great buy



My 2nd purchase of a 436 was from bearcat warehouse they programmed it and it works fantastic, i wish i bought my original one from you guys instead of scanner master your programming was way better. i am going to send my other 436 to you guys to program the same way. bearcat is my new favorite scanner shop and plus i got my scanner in 1 dayy !!!

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BCD436HP Handheld Digital Police Scanner

BCD436HP Handheld Digital Police Scanner

The Uniden Bearcat BCD436HP Phase 2 Digital Police Scanner is the first scanner to incorporate the HomePatrol-1 ease of use in a traditional handheld scanner.

  • TrunkTracker V
  • S.A.M.E. Emergency/Weather Alert
  • Covers US and Canada
  • Quick Record and Playback
  • Simple Programming




    Why does my handheld scanner not stay fully charged?

    If there is any sort of glitch in the power, it will reset the charging dock. Therefore, the screen will continue to state it is charging.

    Where do I find a firmware update for my scanner?

    Firmware updates for our scanners are at “” replacing with your scanner’s actual model. For example:


    I downloaded Windows 10, and now my scanner does not work.

    All of our scanners with native USB just plug and play with Windows 10. For older models (i.e. “XT” or “X” models) that have a serial connection, older USB-1 cables will not work, as Prolific changed their drivers several years ago to only work with their newer chipset that has anti-counterfeit features. At that time, we changed the chipset in our USB-1 cables. So, if you have an older USB-1 cable it won’t work with Windows 10 (or really w/8 using current drivers). Newer (last couple of years) cables will work.

    How do I turn on this scanner?

    Handheld scanners are powered on by pressing the power button which has the Universal Power symbol:  

    Which Scanners have a built-in frequency database for the USA?

    The current database models are:






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