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

RAM Mounts for HAM Radios

Mounting a HAM Radio in your car, boat or motorcycle is never easy.  That’s because HAM radio manufacturers rarely make mounts for their devices.  Today we discuss how a leading mount manufacturer’s products can be used for HAM radios.  RAM mounts are extremely popular because they are very well made and come with a manufacturer lifetime warranty.  The solutions discussed in this article are mostly made of metal.  The advice in this article also applies to scanners and many CB radios as well. There are two HAM scenarios that we will discuss:  handheld and detachable front panels from transceivers.  Examples of transceivers with … Read more

AMPS Pattern Mounts

The mounting industry does not have an official standard but the AMPS pattern might be as close as you can get (at least for small electronics).  The AMPS pattern is a series of four holes aligned in a rectangular pattern.  Some manufacturers use two of the four holes while maintaining the AMPS pattern spacing dimensions.  The mounting pattern consists of four holes in a rectangular pattern spaced 1.188 inches by 1.813 inches.  Some manufacturers also have 2-hole adapters that support the diagonal measurement of 1.912 inches. The AMPS pattern is fairly well-known in the HAM Radio industry where many head plates from … Read more

Radar Detector Motorcycle Mounts

I know I shouldn’t speed and I typically don’t but it sure is nice to know when to look down at my speedometer to ensure that I am at or below the current speed limit.  Using a radar detector is legal within most US states.  They are simply to attach to any car windshield using the included suction mount that comes with the radar detector.  Not so simple when it comes to a motorcycle.  We never recommend using a suction cup on a motorcycle but especially not the ones that come with most radar detectors.  They are way too small … Read more