Uniden 800 MHz 300-Channel Base Mobile Scanner (BC355N) Review
Today on my discussion list and a very superb CB radio is my personally owned Uniden 800 MHz 300-Channel Base Mobile Scanner (BC355N) that is a compact base / mobile scanner and by far one of my best user-friendly CB radios owned thus far. The other day a friend of mine had been looking to replace his old CB radio and was looking for one that is easy to use but still offers you with great frequency and reception and I recommended that he buy himself one of these as I have been using mine for a very long time.
When his new CB radio arrived and as I have used mine for a long time, we decided to write a scanner review to help you decide if this model is the one you are looking for to provide you with the basic requirements when it comes to CB radios.
What is in the Box?
When the package arrived and he opened the box, it reminded me of the time my Uniden BC355N arrived I was all excited like a small kid opening a present and trying out my new toy to play with. The box held the CB radio, telescoping antenna, a flexible window-mount mobile antenna, an AC adapter, vehicle power adapter, the DC power cord for hard-wiring power from the car to your scanner, bracket & screws, and the owner’s manual.
Once we had the scanner set up and installed into his vehicle the fun part started for him to know what this compact mobile scanner had to offer and advised him on the basics of the CB radio and what I had found to be some of the great features it had to offer.
What is so great about the scanner?
For one the scanner keeps you informed on what is going on during storms, flash flooding, tornado event, and the majority of natural disasters, providing you with other channels to tune into; the fire department, ambulance service, police and much more. The Uniden 800 MHz scanner consists of a weather band and seven NOAA bands and comes with Close Call RF Capture Technology and Search Lockout. With these features, it finds the most suited channels in your area and locks out channels you do not want or need.
With the Close Call, it checks for signals nearby while monitoring frequencies and comes with seven banks total, six pre-programmed, and one private band that makes up part of it.
Additionally, the BC355N has 13 detached band searches. With the scanner, you can save up to 300 frequencies with the supplied preset frequencies. Therefore, when you encounter an activated local frequency for any type of service category, you can add it to the nine banks for that category and provides you quick access to those frequencies you want to hear. Another great thing about the CB radio is that it is mobile and used in your vehicle or at home.
Features of the BC355N
- The Uniden BC355N comes with turbo search that allows it to search 180 steps per second
- It comes with seven banks that consist of six pre-programmed service banks and one standard, programmable private bank that includes the police, fire, and emergency services
- The scanner operates using either common band set up in the USA or Canada
- It also remembers your settings when powered off
- It has 300 channels
- It comes with Close Call® RF Capture Technology helps to instantly tune to signals from nearby transmitters
- It has a preprogrammed service search helping you to find frequencies easier
- It provides you with temporary lockout and search lockout
- It has a bright backlit display to use especially while traveling at night
- It allows you to program frequencies into programmable banks
- It also comes with clear all memory to set it back to factory settings
- It also has a public safety scanner
- The CB radio comes with a one-year limited warranty
I advised my friend to read some great customer feedback on Amazon to help him decide if this radio is what he was looking for when it comes to frequencies and receiving.
The majority of customers is pleased with the Uniden 800 MHz scanner and some had the following to say:
- One advised that he needed more programmable channel space as his old CB could only provide him with 50 channels and once receiving the scanner was very happy when setting it up as could now receive up to 300 channels.
- The scanner has all the features that he needs to monitor the area where he lives and the stock antenna provides him with a single 30 miles away.
- The scanner is simple to program and has now been using the scanner for weeks.
Pros and Cons of Uniden 800 MHz 300-Channel Base Mobile Scanner (BC355N)
- The Uniden 800 MHz 300-Channel Base Mobile Scanner (BC355N) is easy to use and program
- The preprogrammed service search is great as it helps you to find the interesting frequencies to listen
- The Close Call™ RF Capture Technology that comes with the scanner is great as it has helped me to instantly tune to signals nearby
- With the search lockout, you can lock out frequencies that are uninteresting
- The CB radio comes at an affordable price
Personally, I could not find any faults regarding the scanner.
If you are in need of an affordable, easy to use, and basic mobile scanner then the BC355N is the one to get. It offers you with great home or mobile use, 300 storable channels, and coverage of all action bands and comes with “close call” and program lock the Uniden 800 MHz 300-Channel Base Mobile Scanner (BC355N) offers you with a complete package to satisfy all your needs.