BC-890XLT vs Pro-2036

BC-890XLT vs Pro-2036

Post by Dennis VanHoos » Thu, 31 Oct 1996 04:00:00

I'm confused, I just bought a Pro-2036 scanner from RS and after looking
for any mods for it I've found None. It seems to be a clone of the
Uniden BC 890XLT in every way except that the Uniden is continuous
coverage and the Pro-2036 is in blocks. Are the electronics the same
inside and can the RS unit be full coverage also. Im pleased with the
unit but would like to get a little more out of it if possible. Can
anyone help?
Thanks, Dennis

 
 
 

BC-890XLT vs Pro-2036

Post by Bob Parnass, AJ » Thu, 31 Oct 1996 04:00:00




    >I'm confused, I just bought a Pro-2036 scanner from RS...
    > It seems to be a clone of the Uniden BC 890XLT in every way
    >except that the Uniden is continuous
    >coverage and the Pro-2036 is in blocks....

I tested both models last year, side by side, at the same time.
If I recall, both units have the same frequency coverage.
Specifying the coverage in several bands is a marketing ploy.

The only difference between the BC890XLT and PRO-2036 I could find
were:

1) The cabinet colors and control markings are different.
2) The squelch controls work in opposite directions to conform
   to the opposite Uniden and Radio Shack conventions.

From the FAQ:

  BC890XLT (Uniden): Same as  Radio  Shack  PRO-2036.   Tuning
  knob.   200  channels,  global  delay.  Count, AUX, and Auto
  Store features.  Scans and searches fast.  Accepts  optional
  CTCSS  board.   Dual conversion with 10.8 MHz and 450 kHz IF
  -- lots of images and birdies.  Prone  to  severe  intermod,
  especially  when  used  with  an  outdoor antenna.  See "The
  Uniden BC-890XLT and Radio Shack PRO-2036," by Bob  Parnass,
  in June 1995 Monitoring Times.
--

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Copyright  1996,   Bob Parnass,  AJ9S     AMPS Wireless Development Laboratory

 
 
 

BC-890XLT vs Pro-2036

Post by Brett Colli » Wed, 15 Jan 1997 04:00:00


>I'm confused, I just bought a Pro-2036 scanner from RS and after looking
>for any mods for it I've found None. It seems to be a clone of the
>Uniden BC 890XLT in every way except that the Uniden is continuous
>coverage and the Pro-2036 is in blocks. Are the electronics the same
>inside and can the RS unit be full coverage also. Im pleased with the
>unit but would like to get a little more out of it if possible. Can
>anyone help?
>Thanks, Dennis


The Pro-2036 is actually an exact copy of the uniden BC700A
eccept for minor *** cosmetics.

I've been looking myself for a mod to open it up but no luck yet.
If I find one I'll post. You do the same, ok

later, Brett