Introducing the Uniden UBC93XLT Scanner

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Introducing the Uniden UBC93XLT Scanner

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Indroducing the Uniden UBC93XLT handheld scanner By Slipknot


On first inspection of opening the box, It is well wrapped in plastic with a nice yellow gloss finish on the outside.

The Package included a nicely put together CD-ROM Frequency database program. it takes a while to load but has more access to frequencies with an included postcode search function, company owner name of a frequency search function as well, something that the ACMA Database does not offer.
(Correct me if im wrong)

It also included a cigarette charger supply for the unit and as well as a mains plug pack transformer for the unit and can be powered just with these if batteries are absent and can be used to charge if batteries are absent.

Two AA rechagable batteries NiMH

Instruction manual and earphones to plug into the unit.

The manual is very well put together and easy to read.




On operation of the UBC93XLT, the only disadvantage of the unit is the sensitivity of the receive isn’t as super as Icom but is well above satisfactory for use.

Other good features include a chain search function so you can search a particular area of frequency and to the advantage of storing 10 banks of this so you can search 10 different chain searches of an area of frequency and the ability to select which banks to scan. For example it can search the ham bands: 144- 148mhz next bank 430-350mhz and so on.

Priority feature is also included for 1 channel on every bank so you will never miss important broadcasts

200 channel storage with 10 banks to choose from with 20 channels per bank.

pre programmed frequencies for different departments:

Railroad (unbelievably foul language)
Police (analogue)
Aviation band
UHF CB Radio
AM CB Radio
Marine

it also features a system that so far only Uniden has called close call.

if it is in close range of a transmitter but you don’t know the frequency, turn close call on and it will listen for any close frequencies, it can then alert you with beep and LCD screen lighting the it has found a frequency close by and will display it, you can then program it into your channels.
The frequency doesn’t stay on the screen for long.

The LCD screen has a orange backlight display and stays on for aprox 15 seconds when you press the light button and then after that if you keep pressing buttons it will reset the timer.


now we move onto other general features.

The UBC93XLT scanner can be connected to other antennas as it features on the top if it a male BNC connector and obviously includes its own antenna.

A belt clip is also present on the back of the unit and can be unscrewed of easily.

as mentioned before with the earphones, it also includes a sound jack so you can plug it into your computer or amplifier for whatever reason.

The UBC93XLT is very simular to the UBC92XLT so you can consider this the same review for it. There isn’t much difference that I can really care about between the two units, so if you thinking of purchasing a UBC 92XLT then this review counts for it of course, the UBC 92XLT isn’t sold anymore. They are both very easy to use units and you will have a lot of fun. The cheapest place I have found to buy this unit is at Prestige Communications in Malaga. www.prestigecom.com.au.

If you have any questions about this unit, please don’t hesitate to send me a PM, ill be more then happy to answer any questions for you before buying.

Enjoy.
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Post by Tyranus »

I'll second this review, as it is what I have and use. Very neat little unit. The difference between the 92XLT and 93XLT was the supplied car charger and cd-rom database. *thinks to self* well at least I'm pretty certain I didn't get a car charger with my 92XLT.
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Re: Introducing the Uniden UBC93XLT Scanner

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my wife just bought me a ubc92xlt..

going to play with it later on,, but dont have a clue wot im doing

any help to get me started would be great,,

this is my first scanner ,so i hope its easy to work

will reply later to comment on what i think of it ,,
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thank you very much slipknot
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gobby wrote:my wife just bought me a ubc92xlt..

going to play with it later on,, but dont have a clue wot im doing

any help to get me started would be great,,

this is my first scanner ,so i hope its easy to work

will reply later to comment on what i think of it ,,

No problems :D

and gobby , basicly all you need to know is how to program the freqs in, to do that type in the channel number in you want to program a freq into, then press func and E , then enter the freqnecy and then press e again.
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Ill second that too. A greart unit i have 93XLT aswell, once you put the right antenna on it, it's the dux nuts does everything i want mind you it's mainly fesa and it picks it up no probs.

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I have the 92xlt, Great Unit with a very good frequency scan rate.

However, when i recharge the batteries via the unit itself, they get very hot. Not "burning hot" but "hot." I can't remember it like this when i first purchased this. Has anyone else got the same/similar problem?
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How old are the batteries approximately? NiCd/NiMH batteries naturally get hot during charge but you might find they are getting old. Do you find they get flat quicker? Also, the radio should have thermal monitoring which might be dicky and not killing the charge current
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a few months... due for a change i think...

In regards to battery life, i haven't been charging the radio for long periods of time anymore because of the heat problem.

I'll change them and let you know how it goes
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The battery life is limited anyway, but will be shortened considerably if you leave them on continuous charge (eg if they aren't "smart charged") and the number of charge cycles as well. If you buy those cheapy batteries from Jaycar then that won't help either. Dunno how well the radio manages charging. If you have a digital multimeter then you can check each cell's voltage just after a decent charge. If any of them are significantly low or significally lower than the others then they need to be recycled. Anything below about 1.2 is on the way out. A bad battery can also have an impact on the good ones.
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Problem solved!!!

My stinginess when it comes to replacing batteries...
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I just use those Varta 15 min rechargeables, they arnt bad either except you have to throw out the batteries every 6 months.
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spadrtacus wrote:I started taking the Best Appetite Suppressants and guess what, problem solved!!!
Slipknot I notice you're in Perth. Where abouts do you buy the batteries from?
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Hi, I have the 92, and it takes two AA batteries. I recommend rechargables. Also, remember to set the little switch in the battery compartment accordingly.
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Don't buy those fast charge NiCd or NiMH unless you really need to. The reason they die after a few months is because they are being charged too fast.
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