Top 10 Scanners For Automotive – Radio Scanners

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1. Uniden


4-Line Alpha display, Location-Based Scanning, Close Call RF Capture Technology, Uniden BCD996P2 Digital Mobile TrunkTracker V Scanner, Phase 2, Base/Mobile Design, 25,000 Dynamically Allocated Channels

Uniden #ad - Note:kindly refer to the user manual provided as a PDF manual in the product description section. The bcd996p2 comes equipped with uniden exclusive features like advanced dynamic Memory System, Close Call RF Capture Technology, and GPS compatibility. Stay safe and informed with state of the art NOAA weather access and S.

A. M. E. It includes support for digital systems, including the latest APCO Project 25 Phase II systems. Weather alert - specific area message encoding - During a NOAA Weather or Emergency Alert, a code for your specific location will alert you to severe conditions in your immediate area. Weather alerts that warn you of severe conditions in your area. Dcs/ctcss rapid decode - instantly detects and Displays the Sub-audible Tone So You Can Quickly Determine the System Settings. This mobile scanner radio offers 25, TrunkTracker V technology, 000 channels an advanced dynamic memory system, and more.

Enjoy location-based scanning and location alerts by connecting the BCD996P2 to an optional GPS receiver so you can stay informed when you’re on the go. Uniden's bcd996p2 digital base/mobile scanner is a full-featured design with the serious hobbyist in mind. Included in the box: bcd996p2 scanner, vehicle accessory power cord, owner’s Manual, Mounting Bracket and Hardware, Antenna, three-wire Harness, other printed materials, freq form, APP Form, AC Power Adapter, and USB Cable. S.
BrandUniden #ad
ManufacturerUniden #ad
Height8.5 Inches
Length11 Inches
Weight2 Pounds
Width3.75 Inches
Part NumberBCD996P2
Warranty1 Year Limited

2. Uniden


Uniden BCD536HP HomePatrol Series Digital Phase 2 Base/Mobile Scanner with HPDB and Wi-Fi. Simple Programming, TrunkTracker V, S.A.M.E. Emergency/Weather Alert. Covers USA and Canada.

Uniden #ad - Simply turn it on, enter your zip code and Trunk Tracker V does the rest. This user friendly digital scanner will immediately begin receiving communications systems used by Public Safety, EMS, Military, Fire, Police, Weather, Ambulance, Aircraft, and more.

The 536hp digital trunk tracker v is the first full mobile/desktop unit that requires no user programming. Scan by location allows you to set your locations by zip/postal code or GPS coordinates. Plus, the wi-fi feature lets you use the exclusive Uniden Siren App on your smartphone or tablet to access your scanner from anywhere in your home or vehicle.

The bcd536hp continues uniden's tradition of leading innovation. Home patrol programming makes it the easiest-to-program mobile professional scanner we've ever made. 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 and Canada.
BrandUniden #ad
ManufacturerUniden #ad
Height8.5 Inches
Length12.8 Inches
Weight6 Pounds
Width3.23 Inches
Part NumberBCD536HP

3. Uniden


Uniden BC365CRS 500 Channel Clock/FM Radio Scanner with Weather Alert

Uniden #ad - Weather scan with alert, listen to local weather conditions and be alerted when hazardous conditions arise. Easily search bands commonly used for Police, Aircraft, Amateur Radio, Fire/EMS, and Marine transmissions.

Built in alarm clock lets you wake to your favorite FM station, a weather channel, or scanning. Large clear lcd backlit display is easy to read at night. The buttons are nicely laid out for ease of use, so there's no fumbling around in the dark. Also has Snooze and Sleep. Built-in fm radio with 30 FM presets, lets you listen to your local radio stations. Includes 500 channels in 10 Banks for scanning local public safety and other interesting frequencies.
BrandUniden #ad
ManufacturerUniden #ad
Height8.46 Inches
Length8.46 Inches
Weight1 Pounds
Width3.35 Inches
Part NumberBC365CRS
Warranty1 year



1.25M, BTECH UV-5X3 5 Watt Tri-Band Radio : VHF, Charger, 220 Antenna, Includes Dual Band Antenna, Earpiece, Amateur Ham, and More Two-Way Radio, UHF

BTECH #ad - That brand focus allows you to have the best available radios and accessories with the most features, with real USA warranty and support. The pc03 ftdi cable is recommended for easy computer programming - Uses CHIRP Software. Btech is proud to be in the usa, which allows you to have the best available local support for any issue that may arise.

Recommended accessories: pair uv-5x3 with the nagoya na-320a antenna for all-in-one antenna option. Btech only engineers and develops radio products. Features: vox talk around mode busy channel lock-out bclo transmission time out channel Receive Only TX OFF Frequency Reverse Squelch Tail Elimination STE Work Mode Selectable VFO/ Menu Lockout Alpha Numeric Channel Storage PC Programmable.

Kit includes: uv-5x3 radio, wrist strap, belt clip, ch-5 110v adapter, Earpiece Kit, 1500mAh Battery, V-85 Dual Band Antenna, ch-5 Charger, 220mhz single band antenna, User Manual. What’s new: tri-band frequency range display sync dtmf decode incoming ANI Display Remote Stun, Revive, Inspect, Kill, and Monitor Selectable Frequency Range Scanning Remove/Add Channels from Scanning Right in Menu.
BrandBTECH #ad
ManufacturerBTECH #ad
Height4.33 Inches
Length2.28 Inches
Weight0.5 Pounds
Width1.26 Inches
Part NumberUV-5X3
Warranty1 Year through Baofeng Tech

5. Whistler


Whistler WS1065 Desktop Digital Scanner,Black

Whistler #ad - Skywarn storm spotter function - instant access to frequencies used by storm spotter networks. Multi-System Trunking. Digital agc - instantly compensates for low user audio levels that are common on digital systems.

Menu driven programming with context Sensitive Help - Each menu item provides a few lines of help text that provide assistance with programming and using the scanner. Free-form memory organization - allocation of memory dynamically and efficiently as it is needed. Scan list-functionality allows you to arrange, group and scan objects according to your preference. Memory backup - frequencies remain stored in memory for an extended time even without batteries.

This differs from low cost and older scanners that had memory organized in rigid and wasteful memory banks. Both talkgroup and individual call monitoring are supported. Scans most common trunked radio system signaling formats, EDACS, including Motorola, LTR and P25 trunked radio networks. Tune - find new and unlisted frequencies starting from a specified frequency.
BrandWhistler #ad
ManufacturerWhistler #ad
Height2.2 Inches
Length5.3 Inches
Weight2.64 Pounds
Width7.3 Inches
Part NumberWS1065
Warranty1 year

6. Uniden


Fire, Amateur Radio, Public Utilities, Pre-programmed Search “Action” Bands to Hear Police, Close Call RF Capture, Ambulance, and More, Weather, Black, Uniden BC355N 800 MHz 300-Channel Base/Mobile Scanner

Uniden #ad - It can pick up analog receptions including 6 Service banks for monitoring Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Marine, user-friendly, and CB frequencies. So whenever you encounter a newly activated local frequency for any service category, you can add it to the bank for that category.

The uniden bearcat bc355n mobile/base scanner is one of the most feature packed, Air, Weather, entry level scanners available today. If you’re looking for an affordable way to jump into the world of scanners, bcd325p2, such as models BCD996P2, you need to upgrade to a uniden digital model “d” stands for Digital, BCD536HP, BCD436HP, the BC355N may be the right choice for you. Please note: model bc355N is not suitable for trunking or digital radio system monitoring. 100 ch/sec Scan Speed max. You can save up to 300 frequencies that are scanned along with the preset frequencies.

This pre-programmed search makes it easier to find active frequencies and helps you stay on top of local happenings and emergencies in your area. The bc355n comes complete with a backlit display, giving you more options for supplying power at home or in your car. Frequency range for aircraft band is AM mode 8. 33 step khz at 108. 0000, a dc power cable and an automotive power outlet plug, along with AC adapter, making it easier to read in low light conditions, 136.
BrandUniden #ad
ManufacturerUniden #ad
Height8.26 Inches
Length9.25 Inches
Weight3.25 Pounds
Width2.68 Inches
Part NumberBC355N
Warranty1 year



Baofeng UV-82 VHF UHF FM Transceiver Dual Band Two Way Radio

BAOFENG #ad - 0~9 grades vox selectable, 1750hz burst, fm radio 65-108mhz, PTT & ANI ID, Time-out Timer. Vfo & memory channels scan, Emergency Alarm, Tri-color background light selectable. Channel monitor, keypad lock, battery saver, low battery alert, rogER SET, Channel Step: 2.5/5/6. 25/10/12. 5/25khz, emergency Alert. A/b band independent operation, 128 groups channels storage, Shortcut menu operation mode. Pofung is rebranding Name of Baofeng.
BrandBAOFENG #ad
ManufacturerPofung #ad
Height11.26 Inches
Length2.36 Inches
Weight1 Pounds
Width2.05 Inches
Part NumberUV-82

8. Uniden


Uniden BEARTRACKER 885 Hybrid Full-Featured CB Radio + Digital TrunkTracking Police/Fire/Ambulance/DOT Scanner w/ BearTracker Warning System Alerts, 40-channel CB, 4-Watts power, 7-color display.

Uniden #ad - The ergonomic noise cancelling microphone is designed to enhance your transmissions, even in the noise environment of a tractor-trailer cab. Beartracker warning system, alerts you when nearby public safety transmissions are detected.

Full-featured cb radio with 40-channel cb operation, pa mode, rf Gain, 4-watt rf power, talkback, a 7-color display, a SWR meter for precision antenna tuning, Mic Gain, and NOAA Weather with Alerts. Included gps allows you to automatically select nearby channels from its nationwide database. The scanner feature operates alongside the cb radio features, Fire department, etc.

There is no switching back and forth between modes; just press a button and you’re listening to Police, while standard CB channels are active. Included Components: 1 Scanner. The beartracker 885 does what no other cb radio can do: it can keep you up-to-date with current public safety activity in US and Canada by scanning for Police, Ambulance, Fire, and/or DOT radio traffic.
BrandUniden #ad
ManufacturerUniden #ad
Height3.6 Inches
Length15.1 Inches
Weight5 Pounds
Width8.6 Inches
Part NumberBeartracker 885
ModelBeartracker 885
WarrantySee Manufacturer Website

9. Uniden


NOAA Weather, Emergency, CB Radio, and More. Compact Design. New replacement model, Replaced by Uniden SR30C Bearcat, Uniden BC75XLT, 300-Channel Handheld Scanner, Marine, Auto Racing

Uniden #ad - Narrow band compatible. 300 channels: you can program up to 300 channels into the scanner's memory, 30 channels in each of 10 banks. Ten preprogrammed service search bands: easily search for frequencies typically used by Police, CB Radio, Marine, Railroad, Fire/Emergency, Ham Radio, Racing, Weather, Civil Air, and more.

Runs on 2 aa alkaline or simple usb charging allows you to recharge your scanner's batteries from a computer, or adapters for many wireless telephones. Close call rf capture Technology with do Not disturb. Pc programming port & free software. Then, you can scan for transmissions on the stored channels. Vhf low/high, uhf frequencies.

Refer user manual below. Narrowband compliant: properly tunes to channels using the Narrowband modulation now required for business and public safety operation. 300 channels, 10 Programmable Search Ranges. Close call rf capture technology: Close Call automatically detects and tunes to nearby transmissions, even if the frequency isn't programmed into a channel. Operating system: Linux.
BrandUniden #ad
ManufacturerUniden #ad
Height3 Inches
Length1 Inches
Weight0.9 Pounds
Width5 Inches
Part NumberBC75XLT
Warranty1 year Limited Warranty

10. Autel


Upgraded of MaxiCheck Pro and MD802, EPB, 25 Hot Service with IMMO, Oil Reset, OE-Level All System Diagnosis, ABS Bleed, BMS, DPF, SAS, 2021 Autel Scanner Maxicom MK808 OBD2 Diagnostic Scan Tool

Autel #ad - In 2021, please send car’s 17-digit VIN code to [email protected] Com. Note: auto vin is NOT available for all cars. With just one touch. Note: the special functions are NOT available for all cars. If the vehicle doesn’t match, please complete the diagnostics by entering the VIN manually.

It comes with 1-year free update, $124. 5/year is needed for updating. If you need to change the language, 32gb memory, a 5000mah battery, a 7" lcd touch screen with 1024*600 resolution, Running Super Fast:Autel Maxicom MK808 is an upgraded version of MX808/maxicheck series. Auto vin & auto scan:autel diagnostic scan tool mk808 features the latest vin-based auto vin scan function to identify vehicles include VIN, model, make, etc. Note: mk808 cannot support bi-directional control.

2021 latest, maxicom mk808, provides 25 hot special functions for mechanics to do various maintenances. For compatibility, Autel highly cost-effective diagnostic tool, etc. 25 hot functions:As the Latest ver. Full systems diagnoses:autel obd2 scanner mk808 diagnoses all available systems on 80+ brands, european, and asian makes & models. 100% original, and comprehensive after-sale service support, 12-month free warranty, 24-hour professional technical support, giving you no-worry purchase.
BrandAutel #ad
ManufacturerAutel #ad
Height5.9 Inches
Length1.4 Inches
Width9.4 Inches
Part NumberMK808