Mounts for the Uniden BCD396XT and BCD396T Handheld Scanner

The Uniden BCD396XT and BCD396T Handheld Scanners have been around for a while and will continue to be useful many years from now.  We still get questions regarding how to mount these scanners so though an article on that topic would be helpful. The Uniden BCD396XT and BCD396T Handheld Scanners aren’t very large.  The unit measures 2.4″ wide x 5.35″ high x 1.22″ deep – not including the antenna.  There is a rear belt clip and knob on the back of the scanner.  Take these off.  Nobody wears these on their belt anymore.  Removal will enable use of some good mounts.  Most … Read more…

Handheld Scanner Car Mounts

Handheld scanner car mounts are an excellent addition for your scanning activities.  I don’t know about you, but I hate leaving it on my passenger seat.  It won’t fit in a cup holder and forget about putting it on your lap.  The addition of handheld scanner car mounts are a big help in keeping your car less cluttered and most importantly, keeping your scanner at a handy location in case you need to view it quickly. Let’s discuss handheld scanner car mounts.  First measure the dimension of your handheld scanner.  You need to make sure that the mount will fit … Read more…

Mounts for Uniden BCD436HP HomePatrol Handheld Scanner

Uniden continues to expand their very popular HomePatrol line with the Uniden Handheld BCD436HP scanner.  I remember when a scanner meant having a book of frequencies to key in so that you could find the traffic of interest to you.  Things have changed radically and like the tabletop Uniden HomePatrol-1 and HomePatrol-II Scanner,  just key in your zip code, select the traffic type you wish to hear and the radio finds the stations by itself.  It’s that easy.  Up and running in minutes. The scanner sports a very reasonable size given the capabilities.  The size is important when selecting a mount.  The unit measures 2.8″ … Read more…

Mounting Uniden HomePatrol-1 and HomePatrol-2 in the Car

I remember when a scanner meant having a book of frequencies to key in so that you could find the traffic of interest to you.  Things have changed radically with the Uniden HomePatrol-1 and HomePatrol-II Scanner.  Just key in your zip code, select the traffic type you wish to hear and the radio finds the stations by itself.  It’s that easy.  Up and running in minutes. One thing that Uniden did not realize until after these radios were out for a bit is that people would like to use it in their cars.  Fortunately they listened to their customers and came … Read more…

Car Seat Bolt Mounts for Tablets, SmartPhones and Sirius Radio

Car seat bolt mounts have been around for 15 years.  The first one that I ever ran into was from a company called Arkon out in California.  They made a 15-inch seat bolt mount for your satellite radio.  This was infinitely better than the sticky mount that you got with your XM Radio which fell off the dash the first hot day in July.  I really thought I was a genius when I found that.  Even though it was only 15 inches high, it placed the radio at the perfect location and I never had to worry about the sticky … Read more…