UBC-72xlt VHF-UHF 100 Channel Close Call Scanner

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About this product


  • Close call captures local transmissions in an instant
  • Triple conversion superhet design virtually eliminates spurii and birdies
  • 2 second scan delay

Product overview

• Close call captures local transmissions in an instant• Triple conversion superhet design virtually eliminates spurii and birdies• 2 second scan delay• 100 memories in 10 banks• 10 Priority channels (one per bank)• Frequency lock-out• Numeric keypad for convenient frequency entry• Wide frequency range• Includes 8.33kHz steps for air band• Easy to read backlit LCD• BNC antenna connector• Earphone socket• Supplied with rechargeable batteries and charger

The UBC 72 XLT has a wide frequency range and 100 memories for ultra-flexible scanning. Its high sensitivity, triple conversion architecture and high quality AM / FM demodulators make sure you’ll hear all the action. It’s got flexible frequency steps - including the new 8.33kHz for airband. The highly sensitive Close Call function automatically locks on to nearby transmissions - signals can run but they can’t hide. Flexible scanning features and wide frequency range make this one of the most versatile receivers in its price range. Its compact design accents its portability yet it retains a full-size keypad and the legendary Uniden ease of use.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a very competent scanner. I generally use it for airband listening. A telescopic whip arial does improve reception. Great at airports and works very well where I live. I am fortunate to reside around 5 miles from a NATS transmitter location broadcasting a number of air traffic control frequencies so signals remain very strong. I have a couple of Yupiteru scanners in my ownership, the 72XLT does not quite match sensitivity against these boys but turns in a creditable performance and I have no hesitation recommending the Bearcat. By the way, the close call feature has proved it's worth while commuting at mainline rail terminals when delays and problems occur. You can locate the local rail freqs. and find out more about what's happening than is publicised over the PA system! All in all a nice piece of kit.
Date published: 2013-06-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from instructions don't explain to well. no idea how to work the close call don't make sense. friends cheaper maplin scanner picked up Norwich airport no problem the bearcat could not may be the aerial ?.
Date published: 2013-08-23
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g.day.lm after an AC adapter for ubc.72xlt. thanks.

Asked by: hughie
The item in the link below will work fine http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/worldwide-60w-acdc-multi-voltage-power-supply-l11bq
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-06-30

can you use this scanner to broadcast?
Asked by: andy
No sorry this product does not support that.
Answered by: CF
Date published: 2015-07-17

Does this have a belt clip to attach to clothing - or similar?
Asked by: emma
This is not included
Answered by: DH
Date published: 2015-07-17

Please can you confirm actual dimensions
Asked by: Gordon
Size : 61 x 31 x 131 mm
Answered by: DM
Date published: 2015-07-17

Will this radio receive military aircraft eg the Red Arrows?
Asked by: R Charman
No sorry this product does not support that.
Answered by: CF
Date published: 2015-07-17

Is this radio suitable for using on a small boat for emergencies - thanks, Gill
Asked by: Gill
Radio is a receiver only.
Answered by: PW
Date published: 2015-07-17

Can this item be run via a mains connection
Asked by: John Carr
Yes the product does support that.
Answered by: DM
Date published: 2015-07-17

whats a close call scanner,compared to a normal scanner
Asked by: mr graham smith
Close Call is a feature developed by Uniden which alerts you to if there are any strong signals and retunes the scanner so you can hear what's going on in the immediate vicinity.
Answered by: GM
Date published: 2015-07-17
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