The Uniden BC125AT delivers the convenience of a handheld radio scanner with the security of knowing you have the longest range possible; you can always stay in touch with others if needed. Besides that, the radio is very sophisticated and can store up to 500 channels. This is a pretty impressive number having in mind that this is also a small portable scanner!
So, let’s begin with our Uniden BC125AT radio scanner review right away, to see what it can offer you!
The details Uniden Bearcat BC125AT Review
Why do we like this Scanner?
This handheld radio scanner ended up in our list of one of the best radios that we have tested so far. This handheld radio scanner might have all of the features that one person needs. If you’re in your car, truck, van, or bike, over the road, camping out, or just out hiking the trail, you can bring it with you and always have a good, strong signal!
- The strong signal it receives
- The compact and lightweight design
- The battery duration
- The overall performance
As usual, we will start by talking about this handheld radio scanner’s design.
The Design and Features
The Uniden Bearcat BC125AT handheld radio scanner is a radio that has a very simple, yet good-looking design. When it comes to its size, we can say that this is a, generally speaking, lightweight, and portable scanner that can be carried around easily. It weighs around one pound and is around 8 inches long.
It has a very specific display that occupies the first half of it. What makes it specific is the size of the display and its color. Namely, the orange backlight on the display makes it easily visible even in night conditions. Due to that vivid display, there is no chance that you will lose this handheld radio scanner since it can be spotted quite easily. For example, the ability to catch and enable its user to listen to both civilian and military stations, as well as police signals, ambulance signals, fire, Amateur radio services, weather, and marine signals is extraordinary. It can catch over forty thousand (40K) frequencies, this is quite a large number.
Because of the ability to listen to pre-sets channels, you will able to find all of the most popular searches frequencies are: Fire/Emergency, CB Radio, Railroad, Civil Air, Military Air, Ham, Marine, FRS/GMRS/MURS, Racing search bands, and Other Search Bands and Channels!
With this sophisticated scanner, you will be able to stay informed and safe of all of the news that is coming your way. Due to the 500 alpha tagged channels, the sound quality and the strength of the signal will always be at the highest level possible. The weather alert feature helps as well since this is an NOAA weather alert scanner.
One specific technology that this handheld radio scanner has built into it is the Close Call RF capture technology that helps with the transmission of signals that are nearby. It prevents signals from breaking and enables instant tuning.
Another important feature that this handheld radio scanner has is the close call technology. This technology enables the scanner to tune into the signals that are very near him. And, let’s not forget to mention on which frequencies this radio can work. Basically, it can tune to channels with:
- 225-380 MHz,
- and to 400-512MHz.
Performance of the Uniden BC125AT
And now, let’s talk for a bit about this handheld radio scanner’s performance.
When we have tested this handheld radio scanner, we have been able to see it ourselves how this radio works. We can say that it was able to provide us with a very strong signal, and a crystal clear sound. The battery lasted for hours, and it did not need another charge. This is great especially if you are on the road frequently and you do not have the time to change your batteries. Since the battery duration is approx. 4 hours, you would not have to worry about a thing.
Other, additional features
If you like to hike, and you have brought this handheld radio scanner just in case you feel safer, you can turn the Do not disturb mode anytime you want to. They do not disturb mode prevents any kind of close call transmissions from happening. That way, you can have some peace and quiet time.
Another great additional feature is that this scanner can actually catch a lot of different kinds of frequencies, besides the normal ones. And, the frequency channels are all separated into groups to make your searching way easier, since you will be doing a search of interest.
- This is a small, lightweight, portable scanner
- It has a very practical design
- This scanner contains an orange backlighted display
- It can catch 40k frequencies
- It can pick up both police, marine, and civilian signals, as well as aircraft, amateur radio services, and ambulance
- It has a Close call RF capture technology built into it
- It also has a do not disturb mode
- The alpha tagging feature lets you assign names to your favorite channels
- It can work on a various range of frequencies
- It has a close call technology
- This scanner is an NOAA weather alert scanner