Uniden Corporation acquired the Bearcat division of Electra Company on May 28, 1984.


Model Prefix Information

Most early Bearcat and a few Uniden models only showed the BC prefix on the Ident label.
BC = Intended for sale in the US. . . . . . UBC = Intended for sale in the Europe


Bearcat (Electra) Date Codes

Electra stamped all of its scanners with a manufacturing date code on the rear of the cabinet.
The code is comprised of a single character (C = Cumberland, Indiana, P = Puerto Rico),
followed by four digits denoting year and week the radio was built.
For example, "C8124" denotes the radio was made in the Cumberland factory during the 24th week of 1981.


Bearcat (Uniden) Date Codes

Decoding the date code on your Uniden Bearcat scanner is as follows.

The date code consists of a two digit code representing the month followed by another two digit code representing the year.
For example, the date code

0AID     would decode to  Jan 1994   0A = Jan (A=1, first month of year)    ID =94 (I=9, D=4)

0EIC     would decode to May 1993     0E = May (E=5, fifth month of year)   IC = 93 (I=9, C=3)

0CI0     would decode to March 1990     0C = March (C=3, third month of year)   I0 = 90 (I=9, 0=0)


A=1, B=2, C=3, D=4, E=5, F=6, G=7, H=8, I=9, 0=0