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The BCD436HP is the first scanner to incorporate the HomePatrol ease of use in a traditional handheld scanner. Simply enter your zip code, and the BCD436HP will quickly select and scan channels in your local area. It's direct sibling is the mobile/desktop [[BCD536HP]] which includes a Wi-Fi Dongle, both utilize the same [[Sentinel (Uniden software)]], and can be used interchangeably for both of the [[BCDx36HP Series]] on one PC. This is a [[TrunkTracker V]] scanner. It includes APCO's newest P25 Phase II, Motorola, EDACS, LTR Trunked Systems. Exclusive EDACS [[ProVoice]],  [[DMR]]/[[MOTOTRBO]] and [[NXDN]] can be trunked and monitored via paid upgrade
The '''BCD436HP''' is the first scanner to incorporate the [[HomePatrol-1|HomePatrol-1's]] ease of use in a traditional handheld scanner. Simply enter your zip code, and the BCD436HP will quickly select and scan channels in your local area. Here is a quick rundown of the BCD436HP's major features.
 
  
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==Uniden Official Pages==
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*[http://www.uniden.info/download/ompdf/BCD436HPom.pdf BCD436HP Owner's Manual (PDF)]
  
 
==Specifications==
 
==Specifications==
*Flexible Easy Channel Selection using Zip Code or GPS and Service Types - just pick the kinds of channels you want to hear and tell the BCD436HP where you are and let it do the rest.
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*Complete Front Keypad Programming ability - create custom Favorites Lists either using systems from the HPDB as a starting point by Adding Channel or program your Favorites from scratch.
*Range Control - Lets you set how far out from your current location the scanner will search for Channels in Favorites Lists and the Database. Location precision for Departments and Sites that allows you to define a location and range using rectangles instead just of a single circle.
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*Easy navigation to Favorite List, 1st on Menu w visual On/Off for FQK listing
*Serial GPS input for location-based scanning using the Uniden GC-GPSK or other compatible GPS receiver.
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*Easy navigation to System List 1st on Menu w visual On/Off for SQK listing.  
*Complete Front-Panel Programmability - create custom Favorites Lists either using systems from the main database as a starting point or program your systems from scratch.
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*Easy Scan Control using the dedicated System, Department and Channel Hold buttons.
*Included Sentinel Software makes database and firmware updates simple. Also allows you to create, edit, and manage your Favorites Lists.
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*Flexible Easy System or Channel Selection using Zip Code or GPS and Service Types - just pick the kinds of channels you want to hear and tell the BCD436HP where you are and let it do the rest.
*USB PC Connectivity.
 
*Discovery Modes help you find new channels on trunked systems and frequency ranges.
 
*Analysis Modes include Band Scope, RF Power Plot, Trunked System Analysis, and EDACS/LTR LCN Finder.
 
 
*Flexible Scanning - scan from any combination of the main database and Favorites Lists.
 
*Flexible Scanning - scan from any combination of the main database and Favorites Lists.
*Instant Replay - Plays back up to 240 seconds (4 minutes) of the most recent transmissions.
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*Audio Recording - Capture transmissions for later playback.
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===Physical===
*4 Gigabyte microSD card holds the entire USA and Canada database of radio systems, plus leaves room for hundreds of hours of audio recording.
 
*TrunkTracker V with support for APCO Project 25 Phase I and Phase II, X2-TDMA, Motorola, EDACS, and LTR Trunked Radio Systems.
 
*Multi-Site Trunking - Lets you program the scanner to share trunked system IDs across multiple sites without duplicating IDs.
 
*P25 One-Frequency Trunking - The scanner can follow individual talk groups on P25 single-frequency systems that use both NAC and TGID’s for squelch control and user identification.
 
*100 Quick Keys for Favorites Lists, Systems, and Departments.
 
*[http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/StartupKeys Startup Configuration]
 
*Programmable Alert LED with 7 colors and 3 patterns alerts you when a channel becomes active.
 
*Encryption Muting - APCO P25 encrypted voice is muted automatically.
 
*System/Channel Number Tagging - Number tags allow you to quickly navigate to a specific Favorites List, System, or Channel.
 
*Easy Scan Control using the dedicated System, Department and Channel Hold buttons.
 
*Custom Search - lets you program up to 10 search ranges.
 
*3 Quick-Access [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/SearchKeys Search Keys]
 
*Search with Scan for Custom Searches.
 
*Quick Search - Allows you to start searching at the displayed frequency, or enter a frequency and start searching.
 
*Temporary Avoid lets you quickly silence unwanted systems, departments, channels, or search frequencies while allowing you to restore them by cycling power.
 
*Negative Channel dropout delay (forced resume) adjustable to 0-2,5,10,30, -2, -5, -10 seconds.
 
*64 character text tagging for each system, site, department, channel, talkgroup, search range, Tone-Out, and [[SAME]] group.
 
*Date/Time indication on display with time stamping for recordings.
 
*[[Channel Alert]]
 
**Independent Alert Tone Volume – lets you set the volume level of the following tones: Key Beep, Emergency Alert, Channel Alert, Tone-Out hit, and Close Call Alert.
 
*Trunked and Conventional Channel Priority with Priority Do-Not-Disturb.
 
**Adjustable Priority check interval.
 
*[[Uniden Close Call]], with [[Uniden Close Call#Close Call Do Not Disturb|Close Call Do Not Disturb]], [[Uniden Close Call#Close Call Priority|Close Call Priority (or Primary)]], and Close Call Temporary Store.
 
*NOAA Weather Alert with SAME.
 
*Weather Alert Priority.
 
*Signal Strength display.
 
*Analog and Digital [[AGC]]
 
*[http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/ToneOutMode Fire Tone Out] alert with two-tone paging with up to 32 tone slots.
 
**Also see the [[Fire Tone Out]] article. 
 
**Fire Tone Out Search - built-in frequency counter displays the received tones.
 
*Individual channel volume offset.
 
*Broadcast signal ignore while searching (TV and radio station frequencies, pagers, etc) with 10 custom bands.
 
*[[Repeater Reverse]]
 
*Intermediate Frequency Exchange - changes the IF used for a selected frequency to help avoid image and other mixer-product interference on a frequency.
 
*64 x 288-Pixel Dot-Matrix Display.
 
 
*Backlit Display and Keypad.
 
*Backlit Display and Keypad.
 
*Backlight-on-Squelch option allows the backlight to remain on during an entire transmission.
 
*Backlight-on-Squelch option allows the backlight to remain on during an entire transmission.
*Adjustable Band defaults.
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*192hx 160w-Pixel Dot-Matrix Display w convex display lens
*Rotating Belt Clip.
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*Receive Signal Strength Indicator displayed.
 
*Rugged construction with Rubber Side and Bottom Impact areas to improve impact resistance.
 
*Rugged construction with Rubber Side and Bottom Impact areas to improve impact resistance.
*Select/Volume/Squelch multi-control.
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*Serial GPS input for [[Location Based Scanning]] using the Uniden BC-GPSK or other compatible GPS receiver.  See the [[GPS Units and Connections]] article.
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*Select/Volume/Squelch multi-control top knob.
 
*Side-actuated Function and Menu controls.
 
*Side-actuated Function and Menu controls.
*3 AA Battery Operation provides up to 8 hours of operation.
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*64 character text tagging for each system, site, department, channel, talkgroup, search range, Tone-Out, and [[SAME]] group.
*Built-in Battery Charger - charge the batteries in the scanner from any USB port.
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*USB PC Connectivity (USB Mini-B)
*192 x 160-Pixel Dot-Matrix Display.
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*Visual Independent Alert LED ring, Left-knob, w/ 7 colors and 3 patterns.
*SMA-type antenna.
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*4GB microSD card holds the entire US and Canada database of radio systems, plus leaves room for hundreds of hours of audio recording.
*Printed manual in the box with online updates.
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====Included on the Micro SD Card====
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*A copy of the RadioReference Database (HPDB)
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*Uniden's {{color|green|Sentinel}} Software. which can also be found [http://info.uniden.com/UnidenMan4/BCD436HP here]
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*Pre-Formatted with FAT 32 Filing System
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**Main Folder named "BCDx36HP"
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***Below BCDx36HP folder contains:
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***(7)Sub-Folders:  activity_log, alert, audio, discovery, favorite_list, firmware, HPDB
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***(4)Loose Files:
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***Configuration files:  app_data.cfg, discovery.cfg<sup>1<sup/>, profile.cfg
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***Set-Up file:  scanner.inf
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===Keys===
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*100 Favorites Lists QKs
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*100 Department QKs (Groups in previous DMA)
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*3 [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/SearchKeys Quick Access Search Keys]
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*100 System QKs
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===Supplied Software===
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*Included [[Sentinel (Uniden software)|Sentinel]] Software makes database and firmware updates simple. Also allows you to create, edit, and manage your Favorites Lists.
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===Technical===
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====Frequency Coverage====
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*25-512 MHz
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*758-824 MHz
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*849-869 MHz
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*894-960 MHz
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*1240-1300 MHz
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====Modulation & Steps====
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* AM, NFM, FM, WFM, or FMB.
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* 5, 6.25, 7.5, 8.33, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 25, 50, or 100 kHz
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====Power====
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*3 AA batteries (3.05v DC or higher) or use of USB 5V DC ≥300mA. Battery Operation provides 6-14 hours of operation.
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*Built-in Battery Charger - charge the batteries in the scanner w a USB power cable (w/ the caveat the scanner is off).
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==Features==
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*Adjustable Band defaults Modulation and Steps
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*Adjustable Priority check interval and quantity.
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*Analog and Digital [[AGC]] independently per System
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*Analysis Modes include Trunked System Analysis of Signal, Quality and Activity, and EDACS/LTR LCN Finder.
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*[[Avoids]]
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*[[Battery Saver]]
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*[[Broadcast Screen]] while searching (TV and radio station frequencies, pagers, etc) with 10 custom bands.
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*Channel delay adjustable to increments of 0-2,5,10,30
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*Channel Volume Offset individually per channel.
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*[[Uniden Close Call|Close Call]], with [[Uniden Close Call#Close Call Do Not Disturb|Close Call Do Not Disturb]], [[Uniden Close Call#Close Call Priority|Close Call Priority (or Primary)]], and Close Call Temporary Store.
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*[[Control Channel Only]]
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*Conventional Channel Priority with [[Priority Scan#BCD436HP|Priority Do-Not-Disturb]]
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*Custom Search - lets you program up to 10 search ranges.
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*[[Discovery Mode]] help you find new channels on trunked systems and frequency ranges.
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*[[Fire Tone Out]] alert with two-tone paging with up to 32 tone slots.
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**Fire Tone Out Search - built-in frequency counter displays the received tones.
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*Independent Audible Alert Tone Volume – lets you set the volume level of the following tones: Key Beep, Emergency Alerts, Channel Alerts, Tone-Out hits, and Close Call Alert.
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*Individual Site P25 decode Threshold, Settings: Auto, Manual, Default
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*[[Intermediate Frequency Exchange]] - changes the IF used for a selected frequency to help avoid image and other mixer-product interference on a frequency.
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*[[Key Lock]] prevents anything being changed but Volume and ON\OFF - lets you hand the scanner to a novice user.
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*[[Location Based Scanning]]
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*[[Uniden Multi-Site Trunking|Multi-Site Trunking]] - Lets you program the scanner to share a Trunked System's TGIDs across multiple Sites without having to duplicate TGIDs
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*[[Negative Channel dropout delay]] (forced resume) adjustable to -2, -5, -10 seconds.
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*[[Uniden BCDx36HP Quick Keys and Number Tags|Number Tags]] allows you to quickly navigate to a specific Favorites List, System, and/or Channel.
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*[[Priority Scan]]
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*[[P25 audio decode level adjustment]]
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*P25 One-Frequency Trunking - The scanner can follow individual talk groups on P25 single-frequency systems that use both NAC and TGID’s for squelch control and user identification.
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*[[Quick Search]]
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*[[Range Control]]
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*Recording of Audio- Captures & Stores individual transmissions until squelch closes for later playback with time stamping and some metadata via Scanner or PC.
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**Date/Time indication on display with time stamping for recordings.
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**Instant Replay - Plays back up to 240 seconds of the most recent unsquelched transmissions without the added quite time between those transmissions
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*[[Repeater Reverse]]
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*[[Search with Scan]] for Custom Searches.
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*[[Startup Configuration]]
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*Unit ID display capable
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*[[Weather Operations]]
  
===RR System Compatibility===
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==RR System Compatibility==
* System Types:
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===System Types===
** Motorola Type I
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*Analog Conventional Frequencies
** Motorola Type II
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* [[Motorola Type I]]
** Motorola Type IIi Hybrid
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* [[Motorola Type II]]
** Motorola Type II Smartnet
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** [[Motorola Type IIi Hybrid]]
** Motorola Type II Smartzone
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** [[Motorola Type II Smartnet]]
** Motorola Type II Smartzone Omnilink
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** [[Motorola Type II SmartZone]]
** Motorola Type II VOC
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** [[Motorola Type II SmartZone OmniLink]]
** EDACS Standard (Wide)
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* EDACS
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**[[EDACS Standard]] (Wide)
 
** EDACS Standard Networked
 
** EDACS Standard Networked
** EDACS Narrowband (Narrow)
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** [[EDACS Narrowband]] (Narrow)
** EDACS Narrowband Networked
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** [[EDACS Narrowband Networked]]
** EDACS SCAT
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** [[EDACS SCAT]]
** EDACS ESK (not ProVoice)
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** EDACS ESK
** LTR Standard
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** [[EDACS Provoice| ProVoice]] <sup>1</sup>
** Project 25 Phase I
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* [[LTR Standard]]
** Project 25 X2-TDMA
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* [[APCO Project 25]] Standard
** Project 25 Phase II
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** Phase I FDMA
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** Motorola X2-TDMA  
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** Phase II TDMA
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* [[DMR]] <sup>2</sup>
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* [[NXDN]] types: <sup>3</sup?>
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** [[NXDN]] 4800
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** [[NXDN]] 9600
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** [[NXDN]] [[IDAS]]
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** [[NXDN]] Single Channel Trunk
  
* System Voices:
 
** Analog
 
** Analog and APCO-25 Common Air Interface
 
** APCO-25 Common Air Interface Exclusive
 
  
== Supporting Software==
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===System Voices===
* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/bluetoothscanner/files/ Bluetooth Scanner]
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* Analog
** The support thread for this software can be found [http://forums.radioreference.com/uniden-software-discussion/287297-android-remote-display-app.html here]
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* EDACS
* '''Uniden Sentinel Program''' via the [http://info.uniden.com/UnidenMan4/BCD436HP Uniden BCD436HP TWIKI]
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**Analog
** For wiki articles regarding Sentinel, see the [[Sentinel (Uniden software)]] page
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**[[EDACS Provoice| ProVoice]] <sup>1</sup>
** The Support forum for this software can be found  [http://forums.radioreference.com/uniden-software-discussion/ here]  
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* [[APCO-25 Common Air Interface]] Common Air Interface
* [http://www.butel.nl/download_BCD536HP.html Butel ARC536 Software]
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**[[APCO Project 25#Project 25 Phases| Phase I FDMA]]
** Support can be found [http://forums.radioreference.com/scanner-programming-software/ here]
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**[[APCO Project 25#Project 25 Phases| Phase II TDMA]]
* [https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_Jndzk4GdzJRW9tU0d4VGZMVlk/edit?pli=1 Scanner Screen]
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* [[DMR]] <sup>2</sup>
** Support can be found [http://forums.radioreference.com/uniden-software-discussion/285096-scanner-screen-software-436-536-a.html here]
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* [[NXDN]] <sup>3</sup>
* [https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/scanner-monitor/akdhehcennfolejaoepmldgcgpfkehhj Scanner Monitor]
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'''Note: ''' These are all paid upgrades via my.uniden.com. Firmware version refers to the first version that enables the indicated mode. Firmware updates are performed via MicroSD card or through USB port
** Support can be found [http://forums.radioreference.com/uniden-software-discussion/289288-436-536-scanner-monitor-app-both-mac-windows.html here]
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#Firmware 1.10.02 (or better)
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#Firmware 1.11.15 (or better)
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#Firmware 1.14.00 (or better)
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##The NXDN upgrade is discussed in the {{Thread|uniden-tech-support|367900-nxdn-upgrade-bcd436hp-bcd536hp-now-available.html|NXDN Now Available for the 436, 536}}
  
; Utilities
 
* [https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/uniden-siren/id966444086?mt=8 Uniden's '''Siren''' app for WiFi Connectivity]
 
* [http://kellykeeton.com/uniden/ BCDx36HP Sentinel Favorites Lists Tool] Prints out formatted favorite lists
 
* BCDx36HP WAV reader (Excel program)
 
** This [http://forums.radioreference.com/uniden-software-discussion/286454-free-software-bcdx36hp-wav-header-reader.html thread] discusses this software
 
  
==Related Pages==
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==Included in the Box==
; External Links
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*BCD436HP Scanner Radio<sup>1</sup>
*[http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/BCD436HP Uniden Official BCD436HP Wiki Page]
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*SMA Semi-Ridged Antenna<sup>1</sup>
*[https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/ViewExhibitReport.cfm?mode=Exhibits&RequestTimeout=500&calledFromFrame=N&application_id=347147&fcc_id=AMWUB376 FCC Certification page]
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*SMA- BNC adapter<sup>1</sup>
*[http://marksscanners.com/536/436_536.shtml Easier to Read BCD436HP Digital Scanner Manual] - http://marksscanners.com/
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*411.com Registration card
*[http://marksscanners.com/536/X36%20HP%20Sentinel.shtml BCDX36HP Sentinel Manual] - http://marksscanners.com/
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*USB to USB Mini-B programming cable<sup>1</sup>
*[http://info.uniden.com/twiki/pub/UnidenMan4/BCD536HP/436_536_OM_20140130.pdf BCDx36HP Owners Manual] - http://info.uniden.com/
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*Rotating Belt Clip. <sup>1</sup>
*[[Uniden BCDx36HP Quick Keys and Number Tags]]
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**Belt clip Plastic Attachment with 1 screw  installed
*[http://www.unidenclassaction.com/sign-the-letter/ Group Action to have Uniden release missing features or provide relief to customers]
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*Battery Department Cover installed
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*3 AA 2300mah Ni-Mh Batteries (plastic sealed together)
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*Owner’s manual printed copy w online pdf format available
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*Packaging
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**External Box
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**Formed Cardboard packaging - molded pulp
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#Various plastic bags for listed components
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*microSD Card (4 GB) or (8GB) installed
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==Main issues==
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# Uniden Started a Repair Program because some units have aproblem with RTC battery and/or dimming display LED  - time need to be adjusted again and again. Uniden launched repair campaign. To tell the difference determine what color tone the LED is Yellowish (older) Blueish (newer). '''As of September 30, 2020, the repair campaign has ended.''' *For more info [https://repair.uniden.com/rmap1.cfm| Click Here]
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# Some Users reported: poor sensitivity on VHF and UHF. Uniden did not officially confirmed the problem, but proofs in that Uniden made 3 revisions of the daughter board, so the newest are not affected. This causes problems with receiving relatively weak signals VHF and UHF. *Forum Discussion: {{Thread|uniden-tech-support|349956-uhf-reception-issues-due-noise-battery-compartment.html|BCD436HP: UHF Reception Issues due to Noise from Battery Compartment and the middle battery}} with newer versions a capacitor was installed to suppress the injection of noise on both the VHF and UHF band, or simply by adding a few layers of EMI copper tape to battery compartment door. (Example without Fix [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJWp3FsnwPg&feature=youtu.be] (without specifics or details and comments are Disabled)
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**Search Youtube for additional examples
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== Images ==
 
== Images ==
 
*[http://forums.radioreference.com/2079140-post546.html GPS and USB connectors]
 
*[http://forums.radioreference.com/2079140-post546.html GPS and USB connectors]
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== Videos ==
 
== Videos ==
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmQBvOqBDOo Excellent audio quality of P25 Cleveland Police]
 
*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmQBvOqBDOo Excellent audio quality of P25 Cleveland Police]
  
== FAQ ==
 
*When will the radio be available for purchase?
 
**Units began shipping in February 2014
 
 
*I have more questions.  Where else can I look for answers?
 
**[http://forums.radioreference.com/uniden-scanners/283228-uniden-bcd436-536hp-faq-read-1st.html Forums: Uniden BCD436/536HP FAQ. READ THIS 1st!!]
 
 
*I'm having trouble receiving P25 systems. Is there a fix?
 
**[http://forums.radioreference.com/uniden-scanners/285012-bcd536hp-bcd436hp-test-p25-decode-improvement.html UPMan's suggestion for P25 reception]
 
 
*Where do I go to register my new scanner(s)?
 
**Go to [http://my.uniden.com/ http://my.uniden.com/]
 
  
*My BCD436HP seems to have "gone deaf"
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=Related Pages=
**This is a situation where your unit has been operating without any issues, the user has made no changes to lists, the unit has not been moved, and the departments have not gone encrypted. In other words, everything looks fine but the unit just does not receive anything anymore. You will say, "It was working yesterday but today I'm not receiving anything."  If you cannot even receive NOAA broadcasts, your unit has "gone deaf" and will need to be repaired.  This is a repair covered under the Uniden one-year from purchase warranty and involves replacing the Q2 and Q3 circuits.  When you ship the unit, describe the problem as "No channel reception."  Instructions for shipping may be found at [http://www.uniden.com/product-repair/page/productrepair].
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* [http://new.marksscanners.com/536/436_536.shtml Easier to Read BCD436/536HP Manual]
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* [http://unidensupport.com/BCD436HP Uniden Support BCD436HP page]
  
==Yahoo Groups and Message Boards==
 
;{{color|red|RadioReference}}
 
*[http://forums.radioreference.com/uniden-forums/ Uniden forum]
 
  
;Yahoo! Groups
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==Frequently Asked Questions and Related Pages==
*[http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/BCD436HP/info BCD436HP]
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* [[BCD436HP and BCD536HP Scanner FAQ]]
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* [[BCD436HP and BCD536HP Page 2]]
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* [[Sentinel for the BCD436HP/BCD536HP/SDS100/SDS200]]
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* [https://touch-scanner.com/ Uniden Remote Head Project]
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**{{Thread|uniden-forums.82|396539-uniden-remote-head-project.html|Uniden Remote Head Project}}  '''WARNING:''' Very long thread
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*{{Thread|for-sale-feedback-forum.99|402508-uniden-scanner-mods-accessories-sds100-internal-gps-mod.html|Uniden Internal GPS Mod}}
  
;HomePatrol Community
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==Message Boards / Forums==
* [http://www.homepatrol.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=showcat&catid=117&Itemid=38 BCD436HP]
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*{{Forum|uniden-forums.82|RadioReference Uniden}}
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; Facebook
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/BCD436HPowners Uniden BCD436HP / BCD536HP / SDS200 / SDS100 Scanner Owner's Group]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/448987651918830 Radio Scanner World]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/667031203353717 Radio Scanners]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/4188584134 Scanner Enthusiasts]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/2889562301118379 Radio Scanner Help and Chat]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/UnidenScanners Uniden Scanners]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/UBScanners Uniden Bearcat Scanners]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/1480421685608148 Uniden Bearcat Scanner Fan Club]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/923164271205464 Uniden Bearcat Scanner Owners UK]
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; Groups.io
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* [https://groups.io/g/radioprogramming Radio Programming]
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* [https://groups.io/g/Scanners Radio Scanners Uniden / Whistler]
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* [https://uniden.groups.io/g/main Uniden main group]
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* [https://uniden.groups.io/g/BCD436HP BCD436HP Sub Group]
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* [https://groups.io/g/BCD436HP BCD436HP]
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; Message Board
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*[http://www.homepatrol.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=showcat&catid=117&Itemid=38 HomePatrol Community BCD436HP]
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; Twitter
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* [https://twitter.com/hashtag/bcd436hp BCD436HP Twitter]
  
  
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[[Category:Uniden Scanners]]
 
[[Category:Uniden Scanners]]
 
[[Category:Handheld Scanners]]
 
[[Category:Handheld Scanners]]
[[Category:Trunking Scanners]]
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[[Category:Digital Scanners with DMR]]
[[Category:Digital Scanners]]
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[[Category:Digital Scanners with MOTOTRBO]]
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[[Category:Digital Scanners without NXDN]]
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[[Category:Digital Scanners with ProVoice]]
 
[[Category:Rebanding Supported Scanners]]
 
[[Category:Rebanding Supported Scanners]]
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[[Category:Radio Models]]

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BCD436HP

The BCD436HP is the first scanner to incorporate the HomePatrol ease of use in a traditional handheld scanner. Simply enter your zip code, and the BCD436HP will quickly select and scan channels in your local area. It's direct sibling is the mobile/desktop BCD536HP which includes a Wi-Fi Dongle, both utilize the same Sentinel (Uniden software), and can be used interchangeably for both of the BCDx36HP Series on one PC. This is a TrunkTracker V scanner. It includes APCO's newest P25 Phase II, Motorola, EDACS, LTR Trunked Systems. Exclusive EDACS ProVoice, DMR/MOTOTRBO and NXDN can be trunked and monitored via paid upgrade

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Specifications

  • Complete Front Keypad Programming ability - create custom Favorites Lists either using systems from the HPDB as a starting point by Adding Channel or program your Favorites from scratch.
  • Easy navigation to Favorite List, 1st on Menu w visual On/Off for FQK listing
  • Easy navigation to System List 1st on Menu w visual On/Off for SQK listing.
  • Easy Scan Control using the dedicated System, Department and Channel Hold buttons.
  • Flexible Easy System or Channel Selection using Zip Code or GPS and Service Types - just pick the kinds of channels you want to hear and tell the BCD436HP where you are and let it do the rest.
  • Flexible Scanning - scan from any combination of the main database and Favorites Lists.

Physical

  • Backlit Display and Keypad.
  • Backlight-on-Squelch option allows the backlight to remain on during an entire transmission.
  • 192hx 160w-Pixel Dot-Matrix Display w convex display lens
  • Receive Signal Strength Indicator displayed.
  • Rugged construction with Rubber Side and Bottom Impact areas to improve impact resistance.
  • Serial GPS input for Location Based Scanning using the Uniden BC-GPSK or other compatible GPS receiver. See the GPS Units and Connections article.
  • Select/Volume/Squelch multi-control top knob.
  • Side-actuated Function and Menu controls.
  • 64 character text tagging for each system, site, department, channel, talkgroup, search range, Tone-Out, and SAME group.
  • USB PC Connectivity (USB Mini-B)
  • Visual Independent Alert LED ring, Left-knob, w/ 7 colors and 3 patterns.
  • 4GB microSD card holds the entire US and Canada database of radio systems, plus leaves room for hundreds of hours of audio recording.

Included on the Micro SD Card

  • A copy of the RadioReference Database (HPDB)
  • Uniden's Sentinel Software. which can also be found here
  • Pre-Formatted with FAT 32 Filing System
    • Main Folder named "BCDx36HP"
      • Below BCDx36HP folder contains:
      • (7)Sub-Folders: activity_log, alert, audio, discovery, favorite_list, firmware, HPDB
      • (4)Loose Files:
      • Configuration files: app_data.cfg, discovery.cfg1, profile.cfg
      • Set-Up file: scanner.inf

Keys

Supplied Software

  • Included Sentinel Software makes database and firmware updates simple. Also allows you to create, edit, and manage your Favorites Lists.

Technical

Frequency Coverage

  • 25-512 MHz
  • 758-824 MHz
  • 849-869 MHz
  • 894-960 MHz
  • 1240-1300 MHz

Modulation & Steps

  • AM, NFM, FM, WFM, or FMB.
  • 5, 6.25, 7.5, 8.33, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 25, 50, or 100 kHz

Power

  • 3 AA batteries (3.05v DC or higher) or use of USB 5V DC ≥300mA. Battery Operation provides 6-14 hours of operation.
  • Built-in Battery Charger - charge the batteries in the scanner w a USB power cable (w/ the caveat the scanner is off).


Features

  • Adjustable Band defaults Modulation and Steps
  • Adjustable Priority check interval and quantity.
  • Analog and Digital AGC independently per System
  • Analysis Modes include Trunked System Analysis of Signal, Quality and Activity, and EDACS/LTR LCN Finder.
  • Avoids
  • Battery Saver
  • Broadcast Screen while searching (TV and radio station frequencies, pagers, etc) with 10 custom bands.
  • Channel delay adjustable to increments of 0-2,5,10,30
  • Channel Volume Offset individually per channel.
  • Close Call, with Close Call Do Not Disturb, Close Call Priority (or Primary), and Close Call Temporary Store.
  • Control Channel Only
  • Conventional Channel Priority with Priority Do-Not-Disturb
  • Custom Search - lets you program up to 10 search ranges.
  • Discovery Mode help you find new channels on trunked systems and frequency ranges.
  • Fire Tone Out alert with two-tone paging with up to 32 tone slots.
    • Fire Tone Out Search - built-in frequency counter displays the received tones.
  • Independent Audible Alert Tone Volume – lets you set the volume level of the following tones: Key Beep, Emergency Alerts, Channel Alerts, Tone-Out hits, and Close Call Alert.
  • Individual Site P25 decode Threshold, Settings: Auto, Manual, Default
  • Intermediate Frequency Exchange - changes the IF used for a selected frequency to help avoid image and other mixer-product interference on a frequency.
  • Key Lock prevents anything being changed but Volume and ON\OFF - lets you hand the scanner to a novice user.
  • Location Based Scanning
  • Multi-Site Trunking - Lets you program the scanner to share a Trunked System's TGIDs across multiple Sites without having to duplicate TGIDs
  • Negative Channel dropout delay (forced resume) adjustable to -2, -5, -10 seconds.
  • Number Tags allows you to quickly navigate to a specific Favorites List, System, and/or Channel.
  • Priority Scan
  • P25 audio decode level adjustment
  • P25 One-Frequency Trunking - The scanner can follow individual talk groups on P25 single-frequency systems that use both NAC and TGID’s for squelch control and user identification.
  • Quick Search
  • Range Control
  • Recording of Audio- Captures & Stores individual transmissions until squelch closes for later playback with time stamping and some metadata via Scanner or PC.
    • Date/Time indication on display with time stamping for recordings.
    • Instant Replay - Plays back up to 240 seconds of the most recent unsquelched transmissions without the added quite time between those transmissions
  • Repeater Reverse
  • Search with Scan for Custom Searches.
  • Startup Configuration
  • Unit ID display capable
  • Weather Operations

RR System Compatibility

System Types


System Voices

Note: These are all paid upgrades via my.uniden.com. Firmware version refers to the first version that enables the indicated mode. Firmware updates are performed via MicroSD card or through USB port

  1. Firmware 1.10.02 (or better)
  2. Firmware 1.11.15 (or better)
  3. Firmware 1.14.00 (or better)
    1. The NXDN upgrade is discussed in the NXDN Now Available for the 436, 536 Thread


Included in the Box

  • BCD436HP Scanner Radio1
  • SMA Semi-Ridged Antenna1
  • SMA- BNC adapter1
  • 411.com Registration card
  • USB to USB Mini-B programming cable1
  • Rotating Belt Clip. 1
    • Belt clip Plastic Attachment with 1 screw installed
  • Battery Department Cover installed
  • 3 AA 2300mah Ni-Mh Batteries (plastic sealed together)
  • Owner’s manual printed copy w online pdf format available
  • Packaging
    • External Box
    • Formed Cardboard packaging - molded pulp
  1. Various plastic bags for listed components
  • microSD Card (4 GB) or (8GB) installed


Main issues

  1. Uniden Started a Repair Program because some units have aproblem with RTC battery and/or dimming display LED - time need to be adjusted again and again. Uniden launched repair campaign. To tell the difference determine what color tone the LED is Yellowish (older) Blueish (newer). As of September 30, 2020, the repair campaign has ended. *For more info Click Here
  1. Some Users reported: poor sensitivity on VHF and UHF. Uniden did not officially confirmed the problem, but proofs in that Uniden made 3 revisions of the daughter board, so the newest are not affected. This causes problems with receiving relatively weak signals VHF and UHF. *Forum Discussion: BCD436HP: UHF Reception Issues due to Noise from Battery Compartment and the middle battery Thread with newer versions a capacitor was installed to suppress the injection of noise on both the VHF and UHF band, or simply by adding a few layers of EMI copper tape to battery compartment door. (Example without Fix [1] (without specifics or details and comments are Disabled)
    • Search Youtube for additional examples


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