Some of the most notable Uniden UBC-180XLT features are selectable steps in airband (12.5kHz or 8.33kHz), the twin turbo scan and search feature which enables a scan speed of 100 channels per second and a search rate of 300 steps per second (normally 100), and 14 pre-programmed bands, which allow fast searching of active frequencies:
- (1) 25-29.9959 MHz FM 5
- (2) 30-79.9875 MHz FM 12.5
- (3) 80-82.9900 MHz FM 10
- (4) 83-87.2625 MHz FM 12.5
- (5) 108-136.9875 MHz FM 8.33/12.5
- (6) 138-157.9875 MHz FM 12.5
- (7) 158-160.5900 MHz FM 10
- (8) 160.6-162.5875 MHz FM 12.5
- (9) 162.6-173.9900 MHz FM 10
- (10) 406.0-439.9875 MHz FM 12.5
- (11) 440.0-465.9900 MHz FM 10
- (12) 466.0-469.9900 MHz FM 10
- (13) 470.0-512.0000 MHz FM 12.5
- (14) 806.0-960.0000 MHz FM 12.5
The UBC-180XLT scanner has ten channel storage banks, each of which can store 10 channels (100 programmable memories in total). Each of these channels can be programmed with alphabetical characters for future reference. One priority channel can be assigned to each of the banks, allowing you to monitor channels for transmissions whilst keeping track of activity on a specified channel. A memory backup ensures that all channels are stored for more than 3 days when the unit is without batteries.
Other search features of the UBC-180XLT include VFO search and Limit Search, which allow you to search within a specific range of frequencies. There should also be a mention for the alert beep and auto light functions. The alert beep sounds when the UBC-180XLT finds activity on a preset channel, whilst the auto light is a feature which causes the backlight to automatically turn on when a transmission is found.
The Uniden UBC-180XLT can be powered by a 4.8V internal battery or an external mains supply.