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Uniden Bearcat 125XLT

Postby KM144 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:00 am

Hello from a newbie :wave:

So I decided it was time for a new scanner. My trusty UBC92XLT has been with me for 10 years and still going strong.
I ordered the UBC125XLT from flightstore for £119.95 with free postage. 24 hours later it was delivered to my door!
£30 pounds cheaper than Maplins were wanting for it.(or is it called craplins? :wink: )

Just wandering how long this scanner has been on sale? I thought it was quite recent but I see posts on here from
4 or 5 years ago talking about it :embarrased:
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Re: Uniden Bearcat 125XLT

Postby Scan125 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:47 am

US BC125AT scanner was released in 2012
The EU UBC125XLT in 2013
The AUS/NZ UBC126AT in 2013

If you want a PC program to control and edit frequencies on your UBC125XLT then take a look and my *FREE* Scan125 Control Program.

See my signature for link.
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Re: Uniden Bearcat 125XLT

Postby KM144 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:39 am

Thanks for the info and the link for Scan125!

Another thing is it seems shops can charge whatever they want for it.
I have seen prices of £109.95, £119.95, £129.95, £139.95 and £149.95 :dizzy:
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Re: Uniden Bearcat 125XLT

Postby KM144 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:41 am

Anyone else noticed that the batteries are a bit tight when trying to prise them out the holder?
I find it better and quicker charging them using a charger you plug in the wall socket :smiles:

Can someone point me in the direction of a better antenna for the 125? :wink:
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Re: Uniden Bearcat 125XLT

Postby Nighthawk999 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:57 am

KM144 wrote:Anyone else noticed that the batteries are a bit tight when trying to prise them out the holder?
I find it better and quicker charging them using a charger you plug in the wall socket :smiles:

Can someone point me in the direction of a better antenna for the 125? :wink:

I guess it depends on what you want to listen to..my usual one is a Watson 801,but if I want to hear stuff talking to Lakenheath I use an 881,but at 15 inches it's not really suitable for outdoor use.
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Re: Uniden Bearcat 125XLT

Postby KM144 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:51 pm

Thanks Nighthawk.

What I really should have said is can someone suggest a better arial than the rubber duck for the 125?
So when i am using it in the house and out and about i get a better pick up :walkietalkie:
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Re: Uniden Bearcat 125XLT

Postby Nighthawk999 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:54 pm

KM144 wrote:Thanks Nighthawk.

What I really should have said is can someone suggest a better arial than the rubber duck for the 125?
So when i am using it in the house and out and about i get a better pick up :walkietalkie:

If it helps,I use the 801 for almost everything these days..it's discreet enough for outdoor use,and fits nicely in an inside pocket.
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Re: Uniden Bearcat 125XLT

Postby AndrewIrvine » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:45 pm

KM144 wrote:Thanks for the info and the link for Scan125!

Another thing is it seems shops can charge whatever they want for it.
I have seen prices of £109.95, £119.95, £129.95, £139.95 and £149.95 :dizzy:


Based on my retail experience, they probably sell it at a price depending on how many they are likely to sell or how many they buy off the supplier. The supplier could sell them to the shop at a cheaper price if they take a certain amount off them, as opposed to shops that will only take a few.

It's like cans of soft drinks, corner shops will sell them individually at a price that supermarkets can sell 4-6 for at the same price.
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Re: Uniden Bearcat 125XLT

Postby Southwales » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:25 pm

I purchased one of these Skyscanner antenna for my caravan and window ledge much cheaper here than at mapping, just opt for 2nd class delivery at £3.50 https://damsu.co.uk/skyscan-mk3-bnc-mag ... onZdKCnw1I

Thanks to members on here I also made my own bicone antenna and it performs better than I could have hoped, I am very rural but this antenna has made my scanner come to life, so much more now to listen to and means I can now even pick up pmr 446 from a couple of miles away. viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6015

If you are after something for the car when mobile this is an excellent antenna and had definitely increased my range and get a lot more close hits with this antenna, you will need a decent mag mount though, I use a 7inch turbo mount https://damsu.co.uk/mrq500-2-70cm-dual- ... oncyXWnw1I

Also it is well worth putting in the baofeng 888 out of the box frequencies into your scanner, thousands of these radios have been sold in the uk and are being used out of the box on there preset frequencies. You just don't need the ctcss or dcs codes as it is receive only. viewtopic.php?f=8&t=533
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Re: Uniden Bearcat 125XLT

Postby KM144 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:27 am

Thanks for all the info and help guys! :thumbup:
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