PDA CPD-196 – Supply & Training

PDA CPD-196 Mobile Phone Locator

The PDA CPD-196 is a mobile phone locator compatible with 2G and 3G networks. Developed by PDA Electronics, the CPD-196 features band-selection filtering combined with signal detection algorithms and easy to use displays.

Both 2G and 3G mobile phones can be detected by the PDA CPD-196 using GSM900 & GSM1800 bands for 2G and WCDMA/UMTS 2100 band for 3G. The PDA CPD-196 features a directional antenna to help narrow down a search to a specific mobile phone.

The PDA CPD-196 uses Pulse Envelope Demodulation in combination with Digital Signal Processing algorithms to help prevent any false alarms while still being able to differentiate between weak, strong and interfering signals.

The LED indicators built into the PDA CDP-196 show the operator an approximate range to the source of a signal and whether it’s a 2G or 3G signal detected.

The PDA CPD-196 has been discontinued and is no longer available for purchase. Please contact us to find the best suitable alternative.

Please Note: QCC Global Ltd only supplies accredited TSCM training services to Government, Military, Law Enforcement, CPNI & Commercial Partnership clients.

PDA CPD-196 Specifications

Cellular Bands

  • GSM 900: 880-915MHz
  • GSM 1800: 1710–1785MHz
  • WCDMA 2100: 1920–1980MHz


  • Detection time of 500ms, max. 1.4 sec
  • Detection range up to 300 m


  • Dimensions 105 × 58 × 19 mm
  • Weight 80g
  • Bar graph display
  • USB socket

Power Supply

  • 2 × AAA/LR03 battery
  • 4.5–16V DC (50mA)
  • Operation time
    • Up to 180 hours – static mode
    • Up to 100 – manual mode