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Welcome to our Conventional Police Scanner page. Here you will find information on conventional police scanners currently available on the market as well as on the after-market. 

The information on this page is divided into the following topics:

  • Overview of Scanner Manufactures

  • Conventional Police Scanners by Uniden 

  • Conventional Police Scanners by Radio Shack 

  • Conventional Police Scanners by Other Manufacturers

Note: This is part three of six-parts from the Police Scanners & Accessories.

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Overview of Scanner Manufactures


Current Manufacturers

The following companies currently manufacture police scanners, each with there own line of models to choose from. A list of models from these current manufacturers can be found at the bottom of this page.  

  • Uniden - manufacturers of conventional, trunk, and digital scanners. 

  • Radio Shack - manufacturers of conventional, trunk, and digital scanners.

  • Alinco manufacturers of mid to high-end conventional scanners.

  • AOR manufacturers of mid to high-end conventional scanners.

  • iCOM manufacturers of mid to high-end conventional scanners.

  • Yaesu manufacturers of mid to high-end conventional scanners. 

  • Yupiteru manufacturers of mid to high-end conventional scanners. 

  • WiNRADiO manufacturers of PC-based conventional scanners.

You will notice that out of all the manufacturers above, Uniden and Radio Shack are the only two manufacturers that have kept up with scanning technology that is able to follow trunked and digital radio systems making Uniden and Radio Shack by far the most popular brands. All of the other manufactures offer high-quality radio scanners, but are limited to conventional scanners.


Former Manufacturers

The following manufacturers produced early radio receivers/scanners at one time or another.

  • Regency 
  • Midland 
  • Maycom 
  • Sears 
  • Albrecht
  • GRE (General Research of Electronics)
  • Johnson
  • Chanmaster
  • Cobra
  • Courier
  • Electra 
  • Craig 
  • Fairmate
  • Montgomery Ward
  • Fanon
  • Fox
  • GE
  • Heathkit
  • Hygain
  • Federal
  • IDA Inc.
  • JIL
  • LaFayette
  • Sony
  • RCA
  • MacDonald
  • Commtel
  • Welz
  • Pace
  • Plectron
  • P-Simpson Commanche16
  • Racing Electronics 
  • Relm
  • Robyn
  • Sonar
  • Russell
  • SBE
  • SBE Optiscan 
  • Trident
  • Shinwa
  • Standard
  • Teaberry
  • Tennelec
  • Ultra
  • Unimetrics 

Conventional Scanners by Uniden


Current Market Uniden Conventional Police Scanners

The following is a list of current-market Uniden conventional police scanners sold by scanner dealers and radio communication shops. Clicking on a model will take you to the model's product specification page on our affiliate partner site Scannermaster, where you can access detailed information and buy direct.

Conventional Handheld Scanners

  • SC230 - 1600-CH/2500-CH Max, Preprogrammed Racing Scanner (h)

  • BC72XLT - 100-CH/10-Banks, Compact Design (h) 

  • BC95XLT - 200-CH/10-Banks, 800MHz Capability Compact Design (h) 

Conventional Base/Mobile Scanners

  • BC350C - 100 Programmable Memories, includes 800 MHz band (b/m) 

  • BC370CRS - 300-CH/10-Banks, AM/FM, Weather, Clock/Alarm (d)

  • BC340CRS - 100-CH/10-Banks, AM/FM, Weather, Clock/Alarm (d) 

(h) = Handheld,  ( b) = Base,  ( m) = Mobile, ( d) = Desktop 


After-Market Uniden Conventional Scanners 

The after-market is where you will find discontinued scanner models that are no longer manufactured or sold by Uniden Dealers as well as used, refurbished, and vintage scanners. 

The following is a small sample of different Uniden conventional models that can be found found on the after-market. Some may be vintage scanners like the BC55XLT which came out around 1985. 

  • BC60XLT-1 - 30 CH/1-Bank, Uses AA NiCad or Alkaline batteries 

  • BC120XLT - 100-CH/5-Banks, includes Aircraft band 

  • SC180B - 100-CH/10- Banks, Racing Scanner includes 800 MHz band 

  • SC200 - 200-CH/10-Banks, Racing Scanner includes 800 MHz band 

  • BC244CLT - 30-CH/1-Banks, includes AM/FM Radio, Clock/Alarm (d)

  • BC80XLT - 50-CH/5-Banks, includes 800 MHz band (b/m) 

  • BC248CLT - 50-CH/5-Banks, includes AM/FM Radio, Clock/Alarm (d)

  • BC278CLT - 100-CH/5-Banks, includes AM/FM Radio, Clock/Alarm (d)

  • BCT-7 - 100-CH/6-Banks, includes 800 MHz & Aircraft bands (b/m) 

  • BC350A - 50-CH/5-Banks, includes Aircraft band (b/m) 

  • SC150/SportCat - 100-channels/10-bank, 800MHz (h)

  • BC55XLT - 10-channels/1-bank (h)

  • BC70XLT - 20-channels/1-bank (h)

  • BC800XLT - 40-channels/2-banks (b/m)

  • MR8100 - 100-channels/10-banks, 800MHz (b/m)

  • BC760XLT - 100-channels/5-bank (m)

  • BC100XLT - 100-channels/10-banks (h)

  • BC200XLT - 200-channels/10-banks, 800MHz (h)

  • BC220XLT - 200-channels/10-banks, 800MHz (h)

  • BC230XLT - 200-channels/10-banks, 800MHz (h)

  • BC280XLT/SportCat - 200-channels/10-bank, 800MHz band (h)

  • BC890XLT - 200-channels/10-banks (b/m)

  • BC895XLT - 300-channels/10-banks (b/m)

  • BC235XLT - 300-channels/10-banks, 800MHz (h)

  • BC3000XLT - 400-channels/20-banks, Full Coverage (h)

  • BC9000XLT - 500-channels/20-banks, Full Coverage (b/m)

  • BCT-10 BearTracker - Preprogrammed with public safety frequencies (m)

  • BCT-12 BearTracker - Preprogrammed with public safety frequencies (m)

Note: (h) = Handheld,  ( b) = Base,  ( m) = Mobile, (d) = Desktop 

Be sure to check out our Police Scanner Buyer's Guide for information and tips on shopping for new or after-market scanner.


Conventional Police Scanners by Radio Shack


Current Radio Shack Conventional Scanners on the Market 

The following is a list of current Radio Shack conventional police scanners. 

Radio Shack Handheld Conventional Scanners

  • PRO-82 200-Channel Handheld Scanner  

  • PRO-83  200-Ch. "Compact" Handheld Scanner 

  • PRO-99 Deluxe 500-Channel Handheld Race Scanner  

Radio Shack Base/Mobile Conventional Scanners

  • PRO-2018  200-Channel Desktop Scanner 

After-Market Radio Shack Conventional Scanners

The aftermarket is where you will find recently discontinued scanner models that are no longer sold at Radio Shack stores as well as used, refurbished, and dinosaur, uhh, "vintage" scanners. 

The following is a small sample of different Radio Shack conventional models that can be found found on the after-market. You can find a complete list of all Radio Shack Scanner here.

  • PRO-74 - 100-Channels/10-Banks, includes 800/900MHz band (h) 

  • PRO-26 - 200-Channels/10-Banks, full band coverage (h) 

  • PRO-34 - 200-Channels/10-Banks, includes 800MHz band (h) 

  • PRO-43 - 200-Channels/10-Banks, includes 800/900MHz band (h) 

  • PRO-51 - 200-Channels/10-Banks, includes 800/900MHz band (h) 

  • PRO-60 - 200-Channels/10-Banks, includes 800/900MHz band (h) 

  • PRO-62 - 200-Channels/10-Banks, includes 800/900MHz band (h) 

  • PRO-67 - 200-Channels/10-Banks, includes 800/900MHz band (h) 

  • PRO-79 - 200-Channels/10-Banks, PC interface (h) 

  • PRO-89 - 200-Channels/10-Banks, includes 800/900MHz band (h) 

  • PRO-2045 - 200-Channels/10-Banks, includes 800/900MHz band (b/m) 

  • PRO-2048 - 200-Channels/10-Banks, includes 800/900MHz band (b/m) 

  • PRO-2037 - 200-Channels/10-Banks, includes 800/900MHz band (b/m) 

  • PRO-2004 - 300-Channels/10-Banks, Full band coverage (b/m) 

  • PRO-2005 - 400-Channels/10-Banks, Full band coverage (b/m) 

  • PRO-2006 - 400-Channels/10-Banks, Full band coverage (b/m)

  • PRO-2041 - 400-Channels/10-Banks, includes 800/900MHz band (b/m) 

  • PRO-64 - 400-Channels/10-Banks, includes 800/900MHz band (h) 

  • PRO-2035 - 1000-Channels/10-Banks, Full band coverage (b/m)

  • PRO-2042 - 1000-Channels/10-Banks, Full band coverage (b/m) 

Check out our Police Scanner Buyer's Guide for more information and tips on shopping for new and after-market scanners.

Note: (h) = Handheld,  (b) = Base,  (m) = Mobile, (d) = Desktop 


Conventional Scanners by Other Manufactures


As previously mentioned, several companies including Alinco, AOR, iCOM, Yaesu, Yupiteru, and WiNRADiO currently manufacture new radio scanners in addition to Uniden and Radio Shack. Below is a list of models from the above manufactures that can be found either in the current scanner market or after-market. Visit manufacturers' sites for information on their latest models.


  • Alinco USA 

    • DJ-X10 

    • DJ-X10T

    • DJ-X2 

    • DJ-X20 

    • DJ-X2000 

    • DJ-X3 

    • DJ-X5 

    • DJ-X7T/E 


  • AOR USA 

    • AR-2002 

    • AR-ONE 

    • AR-1000XLT 

    • AR-16B 

    • AR-2700 

    • AR-3000A 

    • AR-3000AB

    • AR-32 

    • AR-5000AC

    • AR-5000A+3 

    • AR-7000B 

    • AR-8000 

    • AR-8200 

    • AR-8200 Mark II 

    • AR-8200 Mark III 

    • AR-8600 

    • AR-8600 Mark II 

    • AR-8600 Mark IIB

    • AR-900 


  • iCOM America  

    • IC-M1V

    • IC-A22 

    • IC-PCR1000 

    • IC-R1 

    • IC-R10 

    • IC-R100 

    • IC-R2 

    • IC-R20 

    • IC-R3 

    • IC-R5 

    • IC-R8500 

    • IC-R9000 

    • IC-T90 


  • Yaesu USA 

    • FT-50R 

    • FT-90R 

    • VR-120 

    • VR-150 

    • VR-500 

    • VR-5000 

    • VX-1R 

    • VX-2R 

    • VX-5R 

    • VX-7R 


  • Yupiteru Industries (Japan)

    • MVT-3000 

    • MVT-3300

    • MVT-3400 

    • MVT-7100 

    • MVT-7200 

    • MVT-7300  

    • MVT-9000  



In addition, you will still find older scanners by the manufacturers below for sale on eBay or at yard sales, flea markets, and swap meets:  

  • Maycom

  • Regency

  • Midland

  • Sears

G&G Communications has an impressive list of over 400 known scanner models. You can check it out here

Be sure to check out our Police Scanner Buyer's Guide for more information and tips on shopping for new and after-market scanners


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