Uniden 500 Channel Scanner

Last updated date: April 5, 2019

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In our analysis of 60 expert reviews, the Uniden Uniden 500 Channel Scanner placed 4th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
459 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Basic and affordable w/an impressive 500 channels and clear sound when the reception is good. It's weather alert feature, clock, and FM radio capability add to it's value.
- BestReviews
The functionality for the P25 is highly improved as the scanner comes with a full USB interface
- Jen Reviews
What we liked about this Uniden product is the 500 channel memory, allowing you to save preferred frequencies and listen to them whenever you want.
- Bestazy
Weather alert. Offers an attractive design
- Auto Expert Guides
What experts didn't like
Users have reported that it is confusing to program and doesn't pick up much activity in some areas without adding another antenna.
- BestReviews
Difficult to use. Few functions.
- Bestazy
It could use more functions.
- Auto Expert Guides

From The Manufacturer

The BC365CRS is a multi-featured conventional channel scanner. Easily enter and store frequencies for police, fire/emergency, marine, air and more into 500 channels over ten banks. The scanner also features AM/FM clock radio with snooze and NOAA weather broadcasts. Receives conventional channels on the following frequencies: AM Broadcast (530-1700 KHz) (25-54 MHz) FM Broadcast (88-108 MHz) (108-174 MHz) (225-380 MHz) (406-512 MHz). In scanner mode press to start a limit search or to resume searching. In service select mode press to select police service. In fm mode, press to select the fm1 from memory bank. Note-if scanner receives interference or electrical noise move the scanner or its antenna away from the source. Recommend changing the height or angle of the antennas. Avoid placing the scanner in direct sunlight or near heating elements or vents.

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Expert Reviews: 6
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