BCD996P2 Phase II Base/Mobile Digital Scanner


The BCD996P2 builds on the solid technical prowess of the BCD996XT by adding APCO Project 25 Phase II 


  • TrunkTracker V
  • 25000 Dynamically Allocated Channels
  • Close Call® RF Capture Technology
  • Location-Based Scanning


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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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Programming Software Upgrades
DMR  Uniden  Software  Upgrade  
[Add $75.00]
PROVOICE  EDACS  Uniden  Software  Upgrade  
[Add $75.00]
NXDN  Uniden  Software  Upgrade  
[Add $75.00]
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look at bearcatwarehouseMarch 28, 2019 Product Update Alert

And a bunch of other fixes and enhancements, too. Version 1.08.00 for both the BCD325P2 and BCD996P2 was just released. This update adds the following major features and enhancements:

  • Support for NXDN systems through a paid upgrade
  • Support P25 patch ID
  • Support EA EDACS patch ID
  • Improved the decoding for DMR RAS
  • Support Late Entry Opcode of DMR CapMax
  • Modified the decoding for P25 Phase 2
  • Changed the operations for encryption
  • Improved the clarity of digital voice
  • Fixed muting issues on analog channels including trunking systems

Everyone should take advantage of this update, even if you do not want to purchase the NXDN upgrade

Product Description

Uniden's BCD996P2 Phase II capable Digital Base/Mobile Scanner is a full-featured design with the serious hobbyist in mind. With an advanced digital decoding system and large memory bank, the Uniden Bearcat BCD996P2 scanner is an extremely powerful and useful police scanner. With a plethora of amazing features, this Uniden scanner is a police scanner powerhouse. Stay safe and informed with state of the art NOAA weather access and S.A.M.E. weather alerts that warn you of severe conditions in your area. This mobile scanner radio offers 25,000 channels an advanced dynamic memory system, Close Call RF Capture, TrunkTracker V technology, and more. Enjoy location-based scanning and location alerts by connecting the BCD996P2 a compatible GPS receiver so you can stay informed when you’re mobile.

The Uniden Bearcat BCD996P2 digital police scanner radio is also a fantastic choice at an affordable price. As with all of our Uniden scanners, we give you all the information you need and the options you want to create the perfect package. 

25,000 Dynamically Allocated Channels with Close Call Technology

Scan and search 25,000 channels on the BCD996P2. With Close Call RF capture technology, this scanner will automatically tune to the signals nearest you, so you can keep track of what's going on in your area.

Quick-Key System Access (100 Keys)

The BCD996P2 scanner allows you to quickly access the systems you us the most often with the 100-key system. Unidens Police Scanners feature simple to set up keys to the systems you want to hear. Press them to enable or disable the system.

Location-Based Scanning

Connect this scanner to a compatible GPS receiver and it will automatically select programmed systems based on your exact location. You'll save time by scanning only the local signals.

S.A.M.E. Weather Alert

This mobile scanner supports Specific Area Message Encoding weather alerts. During a NOAA Weather or Emergency Alert, a code for your specific location will alert you to severe conditions in your immediate area.

TrunkTracker V Technology

This Uniden scanner features TrunkTracker V with Control-Channel Only scanning and I-Call monitoring, which allows you to track voice traffic on P25 Motorola EDACS and LTR Trunked systems. Trunk tracking allows you to follow whole conversations, even if they occur across different frequencies.

Included in the Box


  • BCD996P2 Scanner
  • AC Adapter
  • Vehicle Accessory Power Cord
  • Three-Wire Harness
  • Mounting Bracket and Hardware
  • Antenna
  • Owner’s Manual (English and French)
  • APP Form
  • FREQ Form Other Printed Materials
  • USB Cable

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 www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Body Style Base - Mobile
Display Color Multicolor LCD
Keypad Backlit Keypad
Number Of Channels 25,000
Programming Services Available Yes
Reception Type Analog - Trunking - Digital -Digital Phase ll
In The Box 1X- BCD996P2 Scanner 1X- AC Adapter 1X- Vehicle Accessory Power Cord 1X- Three-Wire Harness 1X- Mounting Bracket and Hardware 1X- Antenna 1X- Owner’s Manual (English and French) 1X- APP Form 1X- FREQ Form Other Printed Materials 1X- USB Cable
Antenna Connection SMA
Programming Difficulty Difficult
GPS Capable Yes
Operating System Supported Windows - 2000 - XP - Vista - 7 - 8 - 10
Size Size: 7.2 in (W) x 5.9 in (D) x 2.2 in (H) (without antenna)
Manufacturer Uniden
Software Included No
Scanning Speed 100 Channels Per Second
DMR Capable (Paid Upgrade Required)
NXDN Capable No
ProVoice Capable (Paid Upgrade Required)
System Upgrades DMR + ProVoice (Paid Upgrade Required)

Well made, and does what they say it will.

It does what they say it does, and it does it very well. The price was okay, the value I think is quite a bit, looks and acts to be made very well, I guess you could lump that into the quality category as well. Ease of use, not really, it takes some figuring out, but once you read the manual and do the functions, the radio does it's part. The reception is 98% of the best radio I have heard, and I think that is very good.
Worth the money, be patient and read the manual, time well spent.



Not intended to be used on a simulcast system. Disappointing. Works great on EDACS


the scanner works great, I have no problems with it

had the cheapest price on the market



I purchased this with the SCANCAT-LITE Software I was able to program it fairly quickly works pretty well.


Phase 2 Scanner

I purchased this scanner because my area recently switched over to phase 2. (It was a little tricky to program so if you don't know how get programming done before purchase). I've got to say it does everything I need it to and it even picks up the old analog frequencies along with the new digital phase 1&2.

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BCD996P2 Phase II Base/Mobile Digital Scanner

BCD996P2 Phase II Base/Mobile Digital Scanner

The BCD996P2 builds on the solid technical prowess of the BCD996XT by adding APCO Project 25 Phase II 


  • TrunkTracker V
  • 25000 Dynamically Allocated Channels
  • Close Call® RF Capture Technology
  • Location-Based Scanning



    BCD996P2 Phase II Base/Mobile Digital Scanner can you have the NXDN Uniden Software Upgrade add to this scanner

    Yes, the NXDN Upgrade can be applied to the BCD996P2.

    Looking at buying a scanner. What is the NXDN upgrade? Are software updates available online? Do you have to pay for the updates?

    The NXDN Upgrade allows you to monitor Digital NXDN radio transmissions, these are $75 upgrades you add on when purchasing the Radio. 

    Does the BCD996P2 have the military and aircraft bands?

    Yes, the BCD996P2 does cover unencrypted Military & Aircraft bands. 

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

    The current database models are:







    Can I buy the BCD996P2 model, then purchase the programming softwares separately at a later date?

    You purchase these upgrades before or after shipment.


BCD996P2 Owners Manual (1)

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