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Welcome to the [[BCD436HP]] and [[BCD536HP]] Scanner FAQ. This will cover the [[BCDx36HP Series]] 3 tier DMA scanners. Please feel free to add any commonly asked questions and answers related to these 2 scanners here. This page is devoted to firmware and software questions, along with available resources. Additional questions regarding installation, operations and modifications can be found on [[BCD436HP and BCD536HP Page 2|page 2]] of this document. Uniden's Sentinel Software has its own special pages listed under [http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Category:Uniden_Sentinel| Uniden Sentinel categories].  
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Welcome to the [[BCD436HP]] and [[BCD536HP]] Scanner FAQ. This will cover the [[BCDx36HP Series]] 3 tier DMA scanners. Please feel free to add any commonly asked questions and answers related to these 2 scanners here. This page is devoted to firmware and software questions, along with available resources. Additional questions regarding installation, operations and modifications can be found on [[BCD436HP and BCD536HP Page 2|page 2]] of this document. Uniden's Sentinel Software has its own special pages listed under [[Sentinel (Uniden software)]].  
  
  
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** As of version 2.01, revision 00, Sentinel incorporates support for the [[SDS100]] and [[SDS200]]
 
** As of version 2.01, revision 00, Sentinel incorporates support for the [[SDS100]] and [[SDS200]]
 
** For wiki articles regarding Sentinel, see the [[Sentinel (Uniden software)]] page
 
** For wiki articles regarding Sentinel, see the [[Sentinel (Uniden software)]] page
** The Support forum for this software can be found [http://forums.radioreference.com/uniden-software-discussion/ here]  
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** The Support forum for this software can be found [https://forums.radioreference.com/forums/uniden-tech-support.248/ here]
; BCD536HP only
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* '''I lost my serial drivers for my cable. Where can I find a copy?'''
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** The serial driver can be found as a zip file link [http://info.uniden.com/UnidenMan4/BCD436HP here]
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; BCD536HP only '''(Note Abandoned)'''
 
*Uniden's '''Siren''' app for WiFi Connectivity [https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/uniden-siren/id966444086?mt=8| iOS] or [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.uniden.siren&hl=en| Android ]
 
*Uniden's '''Siren''' app for WiFi Connectivity [https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/uniden-siren/id966444086?mt=8| iOS] or [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.uniden.siren&hl=en| Android ]
 
* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/BCD536HPWiFiTest RH-536HP_mkII] was  also Uniden published for use over Wi-Fi, '''Note:''' ''Never is/was intended as a finished product (for consumer use), allows limited remote control-ability through local Wi-fi, Serial or USB port'' or click [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/pub/UnidenMan4/BCD536HPWiFiTest/RH-536HP_mkII.exe here] for direct download to begin.  Audio is via a direct cable or Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Audio has to use a third party application like VLC or Proscan to directly address scanner via rtsp://192.168.1.174/au:scanner.au , use your local scanners address to receive (("192.168.1.174" is what will need to be changed) 'rtsp:// . . . /au:scanner.au' will remain the same)).
 
* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/BCD536HPWiFiTest RH-536HP_mkII] was  also Uniden published for use over Wi-Fi, '''Note:''' ''Never is/was intended as a finished product (for consumer use), allows limited remote control-ability through local Wi-fi, Serial or USB port'' or click [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/pub/UnidenMan4/BCD536HPWiFiTest/RH-536HP_mkII.exe here] for direct download to begin.  Audio is via a direct cable or Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Audio has to use a third party application like VLC or Proscan to directly address scanner via rtsp://192.168.1.174/au:scanner.au , use your local scanners address to receive (("192.168.1.174" is what will need to be changed) 'rtsp:// . . . /au:scanner.au' will remain the same)).
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09Sv4yKOePw&t=2s&ab_channel=TheScannerGuys The Scanner Guys YouTube video on Siren]
  
  
===Third Party Supported Software & Utilities===
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==Third Party Accessories==
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* [[Third Party Accessories and Battery Tips for the 436, 536 and SDS Scanners]]
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==Third Party Supported Software & Utilities==
 
*  FreeScan will '''NOT''' be modified to support the [[BCDx36HP Series]] scanners, per the programmer.
 
*  FreeScan will '''NOT''' be modified to support the [[BCDx36HP Series]] scanners, per the programmer.
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* You must use '''Sentinel''' to load any firmware fixes. None of the applications below support this function
  
* [http://www.butel.nl/download_BCD536HP.html Butel ARC536 Software] minus Firmware Updates
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* BCDx36HP WAV reader (Excel program)
** Forum Support can be found [http://forums.radioreference.com/scanner-programming-software/ here]
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** {{Thread|uniden-software-discussion|286454-free-software-bcdx36hp-wav-header-reader.html|Support}} for this software
  
* [http://www.proscan.org/ ProScan Software] minus Firmware Updates.  Full features.
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* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/bluetoothscanner/files/ Bluetooth Scanner]
** {{Thread|scanner-programming-software|95044-official-software-thread.html|Official Support}}
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** {{Thread|uniden-software-discussion|287297-android-remote-display-app.html|Support}} for this software
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* [http://www.butel.nl/download_BCD536HP.html Butel ARC536]
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** Support for this software can be found in the [https://forums.radioreference.com/forums/scanner-programming-software.89 Scanner Programming Software forum]
  
 
* [http://www.digitalfrequencysearch.com/ Digital Frequency Search] webtool
 
* [http://www.digitalfrequencysearch.com/ Digital Frequency Search] webtool
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*** Has import tool compatible with ARC536 and Sentinel
 
*** Has import tool compatible with ARC536 and Sentinel
  
* [http://kellykeeton.com/uniden/ BCDx36HP Sentinel Favorites Lists Tool] Prints out formatted favorite lists
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* [http://www.proscan.org/ ProScan Software]  
 
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** {{Thread|scanner-programming-software|95044-official-software-thread.html|Official Support}}
* BCDx36HP WAV reader (Excel program)
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**ProScan BCD536HP Audio Player over network via Wi-Fi
** {{Thread|uniden-software-discussion|286454-free-software-bcdx36hp-wav-header-reader.html|Support}} for this software
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**Direct download link [http://www.proscan.org/BCD536HP_Audio_Player_Installer.zip| BCD536HP Audio Player 0.0.3]  
 
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**{{Thread|uniden-software-discussion|308095-bcd536hp-audio-player.html|Audio Player Discussion}}
* {{Thread|uniden-scanners|393944-uniden-wav-files-player-and-organizer.html|Uniden wave files player and organizer}}
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** [https://www.facebook.com/groups/proscan.org Proscan (Facebook)]
 
 
* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/bluetoothscanner/files/ Bluetooth Scanner]
 
** {{Thread|uniden-software-discussion|287297-android-remote-display-app.html|Support}} for this software
 
 
 
* [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1884169/Scanner%20Remote.zip OS X Scanner Remote] '''Note:''' This is a zip file link
 
** {{Thread|uniden-software-discussion|290511-just-another-os-x-scanner-monitor.html|Support}} for this software
 
  
 
* [https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/scanner-monitor/akdhehcennfolejaoepmldgcgpfkehhj Scanner Monitor]
 
* [https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/scanner-monitor/akdhehcennfolejaoepmldgcgpfkehhj Scanner Monitor]
 
** {{Thread|uniden-software-discussion|289288-436-536-scanner-monitor-app-both-mac-windows.html|Support}} for this software
 
** {{Thread|uniden-software-discussion|289288-436-536-scanner-monitor-app-both-mac-windows.html|Support}} for this software
  
* [https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_Jndzk4GdzJRW9tU0d4VGZMVlk/edit?pli=1 Scanner Screen]
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* [https://apps.apple.com/us/app/scanner-remote/id1517263102?mt=12 Scanner Remote] For the Mac
**{{Thread|uniden-software-discussion|285096-scanner-screen-software-436-536-a.html|Support}} for this software
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**See the {{Thread|uniden-scanners|408404-new-free-scanner-software-available-in-the-apple-mac-app-store.html|New free scanner software available in the apple mac app store}} for more information
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* [https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1xboRzWufG-cxL2DobIr_REIPKekUY-Bu Universal Scanner Audio Player (Google Drive)]
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** The {{Thread|general-scanning-discussion.28|416924-universal-scanner-audio-player.html|Support}} is here
  
 
*X36 Android Scanner Control Application
 
*X36 Android Scanner Control Application
 
**The {{Thread|scanner-programming-software|346948-x36-scanner-control-app-android-coming-soon.html|X36 Scanner Control app for Android}} discusses the development of this application
 
**The {{Thread|scanner-programming-software|346948-x36-scanner-control-app-android-coming-soon.html|X36 Scanner Control app for Android}} discusses the development of this application
  
*ProScan BCD536HP Audio Player over network via Wi-Fi
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==Additional Resources==
**Direct download link [http://www.proscan.org/BCD536HP_Audio_Player_Installer.zip| BCD536HP Audio Player 0.0.3]  
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;Easier to Read Manuals
**{{Thread|uniden-software-discussion|308095-bcd536hp-audio-player.html|Audio Player Discussion}}
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*[http://new.marksscanners.com/536/436_536.shtml Easier to Read BCDx36HP Digital Scanner Manual]
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*[http://new.marksscanners.com/536/X36%20HP%20Sentinel.shtml BCDX36HP Sentinel Manual]
  
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; Other Links
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* [https://www.dropbox.com/s/0mp6wee6zl3c9cg/DMR%20Query%20%28V2.0%29.zip?dl=0 DMR Search Spreadsheet (Created by UpMan, Modified by DSalomon)]
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* [https://www.niftyaccessories.com/uniden_guides.php Nifty Electronics - Uniden Setup and Operating Guides]
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* [[Third Party Accessories and Battery Tips for the 436, 536 and SDS Scanners]]
  
==Additional Resources==
 
 
;Related Wiki Articles
 
;Related Wiki Articles
 
*[[BCDx36HP Series]]
 
*[[BCDx36HP Series]]
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*[[Location Based Scanning]]
 
*[[Uniden BCDx36HP Quick Keys and Number Tags]]
 
*[[Uniden BCDx36HP Quick Keys and Number Tags]]
 
*[[Uniden DMA FAQ]]
 
*[[Uniden DMA FAQ]]
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*[[Uniden Multi-Site Trunking]]
 
*[[Uniden Multi-Site Trunking]]
 
*[[Working with Scanners with Secure Digital (SD) Cards]]
 
*[[Working with Scanners with Secure Digital (SD) Cards]]
 
;Easier to Read Manuals
 
*[http://new.marksscanners.com/536/436_536.shtml Easier to Read BCDx36HP Digital Scanner Manual]
 
*[http://new.marksscanners.com/536/X36%20HP%20Sentinel.shtml BCDX36HP Sentinel Manual]
 
  
 
; Uniden TWiki Links
 
; Uniden TWiki Links
 
*[http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/BCD436HP Uniden Official BCD436HP TWiki Page]
 
*[http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/BCD436HP Uniden Official BCD436HP TWiki Page]
 
*[http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/BCD536HP Uniden Official BCD536HP TWiki Page]
 
*[http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/BCD536HP Uniden Official BCD536HP TWiki Page]
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; Other Links
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; YouTube
*[https://www.dropbox.com/s/0mp6wee6zl3c9cg/DMR%20Query%20%28V2.0%29.zip?dl=0 DMR Search Spreadsheet (Created by UpMan, Modified by DSalomon)]
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* [https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bcd436hp+programming BCD436HP Programming]
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* [https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bcd536hp+programming BCD536HP Programming]
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Latest revision as of 19:17, 16 April 2022

Welcome to the BCD436HP and BCD536HP Scanner FAQ. This will cover the BCDx36HP Series 3 tier DMA scanners. Please feel free to add any commonly asked questions and answers related to these 2 scanners here. This page is devoted to firmware and software questions, along with available resources. Additional questions regarding installation, operations and modifications can be found on page 2 of this document. Uniden's Sentinel Software has its own special pages listed under Sentinel (Uniden software).


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.


Firmware

  • Where is the official BCD436HP Firmware page?
    • Go to this page on the Uniden TWiki
  • Where can I find the ProVoice or DMR upgrade for my BCD436HP?
  • Where is the official BCD536HP Firmware page?
    • Go to this page on the Uniden TWiki; f/w update can only be made through the front port or by dropping f/w bin file into Firmware Folder
  • Where can I find the ProVoice or DMR upgrade for my BCD536HP?
  • Where can I find information on the NXDN update for the 436 and 536?


Supporting Software & Utilities

Official Uniden Software

BCD536HP only (Note Abandoned)
  • Uniden's Siren app for WiFi Connectivity iOS or Android
  • RH-536HP_mkII was also Uniden published for use over Wi-Fi, Note: Never is/was intended as a finished product (for consumer use), allows limited remote control-ability through local Wi-fi, Serial or USB port or click here for direct download to begin. Audio is via a direct cable or Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Audio has to use a third party application like VLC or Proscan to directly address scanner via rtsp://192.168.1.174/au:scanner.au , use your local scanners address to receive (("192.168.1.174" is what will need to be changed) 'rtsp:// . . . /au:scanner.au' will remain the same)).
  • The Scanner Guys YouTube video on Siren


Third Party Accessories

Third Party Supported Software & Utilities

  • FreeScan will NOT be modified to support the BCDx36HP Series scanners, per the programmer.
  • You must use Sentinel to load any firmware fixes. None of the applications below support this function

Additional Resources

Easier to Read Manuals
Other Links
Related Wiki Articles
Uniden TWiki Links
YouTube


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