SDS100 and SDS200 FAQ Page
Welcome to the SDS100 and SDS200 FAQ page. Please document tips, tricks, problems (and hopefully resolutions) here.
NOTE: We have separate FAQs for other Uniden products;
The Nuts and Bolts
- If you're a newcomer, you've probably already discovered that there's a huge amount of terms that seem unfamiliar to you. Our Glossary has lots of these terms, along with definitions. Just click on the term you wish to view.
- When looking at frequencies in our database, float your mouse over the column header, and you should get a balloon with a brief description of the terms and abbreviations that are used there.
- The biggest hurdle for many is the concept of trunking. Our Trunking Basics article will get you started, as well as this PDF file written by UPMan. Note that you will need Adobe Acrobat or a compatible reader (such as Foxit) to read it.
Relevant Resource Material
- Are there any better user manuals for the SDS100 / 200?
- Do we have any relevant wiki articles on the terminology and concepts these scanners use?
- Are there any additional resources?
Firmware and Support
- Where can I find...
- The firmware updates for the SDS100?
- The firmware updates for the SDS200?
- The latest version of Sentinel?
Third Party Software Support
- Butel ARC536 Software Favorites Editor and Remote Control Software is available minus Firmware Updates
- Forum Support can be found here
- ProScan Full Featured Favorites Editor and Remote Control Software is available minus Firmware Updates
Reported Issues and Questions
- Questions / How do I...
- Get Started For The First Time?
- Connect to my SDS200 via WiFi?
- Replace my programming cable for the 100 / 200?
- Learn about the Global Filter Settings?
- Program a single channel DMR Frequency?
- Program a DMR Tier III system?
- Find the keypad shortcuts?
- Reported Issues -SDS100
- The SDS100 battery gets very hot / fails prematurely. What is wrong?
- How did I break my battery door clip?
- My SDS100 is not being recognized by my computer
- I have lost audio on my SDS100 even though it appears to be tracking/scanning
- My SDS100 display goes blank. How can I fix this?
- My SDS100 has stopped picking up any signals
- Why does my SDS100 Scan So Slowly?
- How can I find Information on the SDS100 USB / Power Cable?
- Reported Issues - SDS200
- I have a hum issue on my SDS200. Where can I find more information on how to fix it?
- Im getting a SD Card Access Error (SDS200). How do I resolve it?
- How Do I Set the Backlight?
- Why am I seeing a RSSI Value of -1004?
- What causes the display to flicker?
- How can I find relevant YouTube videos on these scanners?