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Anyone using the Uniden Beartracker 885 yet ?

Im particularly interested in hearing about the beartracker function.
 

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Im doing the same here. Would like to see it in action of that's the case. Much appreciated
 

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The Beartracker 885 seems a bit pricey for simple CB radio. I mean you're limited by the FCC for 4 watts of output power whether you get a $300 radio or a $70 one. What am I missing here? I'm a Ham, but never got into the 11 meter band with CB Radio.
 

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The Beartracker 885 seems a bit pricey for simple CB radio. I mean you're limited by the FCC for 4 watts of output power whether you get a $300 radio or a $70 one. What am I missing here? I'm a Ham, but never got into the 11 meter band with CB Radio.
It's also a digital trunking scanner with GPS, albeit with a reduced function set. It's main feature is the BearTracker technology, which is advertised to drivers of commercial vehicles as a way of detecting police and road hazards without a radar detector. If you don't need/want that technology, you'd be much better served by separate purpose built CBs and scanners with better functionality at similar cost.

Edit: Do a search, it's been discussed before. I sold mine on here around a year ago.
 

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It's also a digital trunking scanner with GPS, albeit with a reduced function set. It's main feature is the BearTracker technology, which is advertised to drivers of commercial vehicles as a way of detecting police and road hazards without a radar detector. If you don't need/want that technology, you'd be much better served by separate purpose built CBs and scanners with better functionality at similar cost.

Edit: Do a search, it's been discussed before. I sold mine on here around a year ago.
Hey I was reading your review last night and at the very end you mentioned how displeased you were and decided to let go of your unit.

Just like other members we would like to use it as some sort of CM and would like some more information on regards of the so called "Beartracker" technology.

So if we could just narrow down to that one part would be nice.

I did purchased a 436 but it's a scanner with a wide variety of channels and it does get extremely busy. I would like to be able to spot and listen if possible the emergency vehicle near by.

Also is there any other competition around this particular unit? Or @uniden is pretty much kicking ass by itself?

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I did purchased a 436 but it's a scanner with a wide variety of channels and it does get extremely busy. I would like to be able to spot and listen if possible the emergency vehicle near by.

Also is there any other competition around this particular unit? Or @uniden is pretty much kicking ass by itself?
Uniden has a patent on the Close Call technology. In another thread there are several members trying to replicate BearTracker by monitoring repeater input frequencies with mixed success. Search for "repeater input frequencies" to track down the threads.
 

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Uniden has a patent on the Close Call technology. In another thread there are several members trying to replicate BearTracker by monitoring repeater input frequencies with mixed success. Search for "repeater input frequencies" to track down the threads.
Here's the link: Location via Repeater Input
 

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Anyone using the Uniden Beartracker 885 yet ?

Im particularly interested in hearing about the beartracker function.
I have one for RV transport, it's adequate for the job.
 

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What makes it stand out from a regular scanner?
Do you mind giving a quick review on how do you find this technology useful?
Tnx

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It's not updatable anymore uniden took the update service offline.
 

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It's not updatable anymore uniden took the update service offline.
Really? When did that happen? There are reports on RR of people updating within the past few days...
 

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If a CB is what you desire. The 980 SSB is a fine unit. I can't say much about scanners as they are useless in my area.
 

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What makes it stand out from a regular scanner?
Do you mind giving a quick review on how do you find this technology useful?
Tnx

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Some of the programing gets you want you want and not all the other calls via its GPS input on your location. I use it as a CB and as a police scanner. I have the Fire and Ambulance bypassed so it just scans the Police bands. I like the way mine is setup. Does what I want so I have one device that used to take two to cover.
 

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