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The BCD536HP is Unidens Flagship mobile/desktop scanner which incorporates 2 scanner market firsts; a Wi-Fi dongle and EDACS ProVoice. After introduction Uniden added 3 premium upgrades: EDACS ProVoice, DMR and NXDN. Like its direct sibling, the [[BCD436HP]], they have a couple of firsts for Uniden standard format scanners; the ease of use of the HomePatrol style with the entire Radioreference database (HPDB) on an SD card and the ability to Replay or Record captured transmissions. For many users Location Control will allow you to simply enter your Zip Code, Service Types and Range and away you go. Additionally, the WiFi connectivity allows you to listen and control your scanner using an Apple/Android smartphone/tablet device from a local intranet in your home or Ad-hoc in a vehicle; with optional 3rd Party software - possibly around the world.  It utilizes the same [[Sentinel (Uniden software)]]to be used interchangeably for both of the [[BCDx36HP Series]] on a single PC. Below is a quick run down of features & specifications with additional info & links.
The BCD536HP is Uniden's new flagship mobile scanner which incorporates two firsts. Like the [[BCD436HP]], it is the first standard mobile scanner to include the ease of use of the HomePatrol - style database; simply enter your zip code and away you go. But, the BCD536HP adds to that, with WiFi connectivity, allowing you to listen to and control your scanner using your Apple smartphone or tablet from anywhere in over a local intranet, your home or vehicle, or around the world w/ optional 3rd Party software, It utilize the same [[Sentinel (Uniden software)]], and can be used interchangeably for [[BCDx36HP Series]] on one PC. Here's a quick run down of features and specs;
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[[Image:BCD536HP.jpg|380px|thumb|right|UNIDEN BEARCAT DIGITAL HOMEPATROL BCD536HP]]
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=Specifications=
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==Features==
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*Flexible Easy System/Channel Selection using either Zip Code or GPS and/or Service Types - just pick the kinds of channels you want to hear and tell it where you are and let it do the rest.
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*Range Control - Lets you set how far out from your current location the scanner will search for Channels in Favorites Lists and/or the RadioReference.com Data Base (HPDB).
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*Location precision for Favorites, Systems, Departments, Sites, and/or Conventional Channels that allows you to define a location and range using Circles or Rectangles via Latitude and Longitude entry.
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*Serial (DB-9) GPS input for [[Location Based Scanning]], optional Uniden GC-GPSK or [[Uniden_Scanner_GPS_Features#Compatible_GPS_receivers|Compatible GPS Receivers]], "GPS" promptly displayed when connected.
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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.
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*Included Uniden Sentinel software makes database and firmware updates simple. Also allows you to create, edit, and manage your Favorites Lists, Systems, Departs Sites and Channels from a PC.
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*USB PC Connectivity. USB Mini B Port on the Front panel
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*Wi-Fi Dongle via rear USB port
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* Siren App
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**iOS for iPad/iPhone, audio/control over local Wi-Fi.
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**Android for Google Play enabled devices audio/control over local Wi-Fi.
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**Third Party Apps for control over Wi-Fi Proscan, ARC536, Scanner Monitor or Uniden MKii
  
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==Specifications==
 
===Features===
 
*Flexible Easy Channel Selection using Zip Code or GPS and Service Types - just pick the kinds of channels you want to hear and tell it where you are and let it do the rest.
 
*Range Control - Lets you set how far out from your current location the scanner will search for Channels in Favorites Lists and/or the RadioReference.com Data Base (RRDB). *Location precision for Departments, Sites, and Conventional Channels that allows you to define a location and range using circles or rectangles.
 
*Serial (DB-9) GPS input for [[Location Based Scanning]], Uniden GC-GPSK or [[Uniden_Scanner_GPS_Features#Compatible_GPS_receivers|Compatible GPS Receivers]], "GPS" promptly displayed when connected
 
*Complete Front-Panel Program-ability - create custom Favorites Lists either using systems from the RRDB as a starting point or program your Favorites from scratch.
 
*Included [[Sentinel (Uniden software)]] makes RRDB and firmware updates simple. Also allows you to create, edit, and manage your Favorites Lists, from a PC.
 
*USB PC Connectivity. USB Mini B Port Front
 
*Wi-Fi Dongle iOS Siren for iPad/iPhone audio/control over local Wi-Fi, 3rd party also.
 
 
*Discovery Modes help you find new channels on trunked systems and frequency ranges.
 
*Discovery Modes help you find new channels on trunked systems and frequency ranges.
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*Analysis Modes include RF Power Plot, Trunked System Analysis, and EDACS/LTR LCN Finder.
 
*Analysis Modes include RF Power Plot, Trunked System Analysis, and EDACS/LTR LCN Finder.
*Flexible Scanning - scan from any combination of the RRDB and/or Favorites Lists.
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*Instant Replay - Plays back up to 240 seconds (4 minutes) of the most recent transmissions.
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*Flexible Scanning - scan from any combination of the HPDB and/or Favorites Lists.
*Audio Recording - Capture transmissions for later playback.
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*4 Gigabyte micro SD card holds the entire USA and Canada database of radio systems, plus leaves room for hundreds of hours of audio recording.
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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.
*TrunkTracker V with support for APCO Project 25 Phase I & II, X2-TDMA, Motorola I and II, EDACS, and LTR Trunked Radio Systems and EDACS Provoice EXCLUSIVELY.
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*Multi-Site Trunking - Lets you program the scanner to share trunked System TGIDs across multiple sites without having to duplicate TGIDs in multiple Systems or Favorites.
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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.
*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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*Individual System P25 Threshold Settings Auto, Manual, Default
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*4GB microSD card holds the entire USA and Canada database of radio systems, plus leaves room for hundreds of hours of audio recording.
*100 for Favorites Lists Quick Keys, Systems Quick Keys, Departments Quick Keys
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*[http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/StartupKeys Startup Configuration]
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*TrunkTracker V with support for APCO Project 25 Phase I & II, X2-TDMA, Motorola I and II, EDACS, and LTR Trunked Radio Systems and EDACS ProVoice EXCLUSIVELY and DMR.
*[[Channel Alert]] LED ring, Left-knob, w/ 7 colors and 3 patterns. Audio too.
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*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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*P25 One-Frequency Trunking - scanner can follow individual talkgroups on P25 single-frequency systems that use both NAC and TGID’s for squelch control and user identification.
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*Individual System's P25 Threshold Settings: Auto, Manual, Default
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*Quick key (QK) capable
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**100 Favorites Lists QKs
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***Per Favorite List
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****100 Systems QKs
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*****Per Systems
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******100 Departments QKs
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*[http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/StartupKeys Start-Up Key Configurable]
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*[[Channel Alert]]  
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**Visual Channel Alert LED ring, Left-knob, w/ 7 colors and 3 patterns.  
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**Audible Independent 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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*Encryption Muting - APCO P25 encrypted voice is muted automatically.
 
*Encryption Muting - APCO P25 encrypted voice is muted automatically.
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*System/Channel Number Tagging - Number tags allow you to quickly navigate to a specific Favorites List, System, or Channel.  
 
*System/Channel Number Tagging - Number tags allow you to quickly navigate to a specific Favorites List, System, or Channel.  
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*Easy Scan Control using the dedicated System, Department and/or Channel Hold buttons.
 
*Easy Scan Control using the dedicated System, Department and/or Channel Hold buttons.
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*Easy navigation to Favorite List under a Navigable List in Menu On\Off
 
*Easy navigation to Favorite List under a Navigable List in Menu On\Off
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*Easy navigation to System List under a Navigable List under Favorite List On\Off
 
*Easy navigation to System List under a Navigable List under Favorite List On\Off
*Easy Service Monitorable Menu i.e. Fire Dispatch, Police Tac, Railroad, Interop etc.
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*Easy Service Menu i.e. Fire Dispatch, Police Tac, Railroad, Interop etc.
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*Custom Search - lets you program up to 10 search ranges.
 
*Custom Search - lets you program up to 10 search ranges.
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*3 Quick-Access [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/SearchKeys Search Keys]
 
*3 Quick-Access [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/SearchKeys Search Keys]
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*Search with Scan for Custom Searches.
 
*Search with Scan for Custom Searches.
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*Quick Search - Allows you to start searching at the displayed frequency, or enter a frequency and start searching.
 
*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.
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*Channel delay 0-2,5,10,30,
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*AVOID via Front Keypad or Menu
*Negative Channel delay or dropout (forced resume) adjustable to -2, -5, -10 seconds.
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**Temporary Avoid lets you quickly silence unwanted Systems, Departments, Channels, or search frequencies while allowing you to restore Avoids by cycling power.
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**Permanent Avoid lets you lockout anything unwanted by a quick double press
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**Ability to Clear All Avoids quickly and easily in a few MENU presses
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*Channel delay of 0-2, 5, 10, or 30 seconds.
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*Negative Channel delay or "forced resume": adjustable to -2, -5, -10 seconds.
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*64 character text tagging for each System, Site, Department, Channel, Talkgroup, Search range, Tone-Out, and [[SAME]] group.
 
*64 character text tagging for each System, Site, Department, Channel, Talkgroup, Search range, Tone-Out, and [[SAME]] group.
*UID display capable
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*Date/Time indication on display with time stamping for recordings.
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*Unit ID display capable
**Independent 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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*Trunked and Conventional Channel Priority with Priority Do-Not-Disturb.
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*Date/Time indication on display.
**Adjustable Priority check interval.
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*Conventional Channel and Trunked: Priority or Priority Do-Not-Disturb.
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**Adjustable Priority check interval and quantity.
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*[[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.
 
*[[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.
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**Weather Alert Priority.
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*Weather
*Signal Strength display.
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**Weather, NOAA Weather Alert with SAME, Weather Priority.
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*Received Signal Strength indicator displayed.
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*Analog and Digital [[AGC]]
 
*Analog and Digital [[AGC]]
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*[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.   
 
*[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.
 
**Fire Tone Out Search - built-in frequency counter displays the received tones.
*Individual channel volume offset.
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*Individual Channel Volume Offset.
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*Broadcast signal ignore - while searching (TV and pagers, etc) with 10 Custom Bands.
 
*Broadcast signal ignore - while searching (TV and pagers, etc) with 10 Custom Bands.
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*[[Repeater Reverse]]
 
*[[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.
 
*Backlight-on-Squelch - allows the backlight to remain on during an entire transmission.
 
*Reversible Display - Lets you reverse the display to mount unit upside down (and hear the speaker from the top).
 
*Adjustable Band defaults Modulation and Steps
 
**Modulation AM, NFM, FM, WFM, or FMB.
 
**Step 5, 6.25, 7.5, 8.33, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 25, 50, or 100 kHz
 
*[https://www.uniden.com/accessories/id-DIN-0001/DIN-0001_Sleeve_For_BCD996T_BCD996XT_BCT15_BCT15X__BCD536HP DIN-E and ISO Vehicle Mountable] - Using the optional DIN-E sleeve or a standard ISO technique, the scanner can be easily mounted in most vehicles with removal of outer Desktop Sleeve prior to DIN-E use.
 
*Antenna Connector: BNC.
 
  
===In the Box===
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*Intermediate Frequency Exchange - changes the IF used for a selected frequency to help avoid image and other mixer-produced interference on a given frequency.
*BCD536HP Scanner Radio
 
*AC/DC 13.8V Charging Cable
 
*DC 3-wire pigtail w dimmer wire
 
*DC cigarette lighter 12v adaptor
 
*Mounting/Stand
 
*Wi-Fi Dongle
 
*Right Angel BNC telescopic Antenna
 
*Outer Desktop shell already Installed
 
* 411.com Registration card
 
*USB A to USB Mini-B programming cable
 
*Printed manual
 
*4gb micro SD card w/Radio Reference Data Base (RRDB)
 
  
===*On the micro SD CARD===
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*64h x 288w -Pixel Dot-Matrix Display.
*Pre-Formatted with FAT File System
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*Backlit Display and Keypad.
**Main Folder named BCDx36HP
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*Backlight-on-Squelch - allows the back light to remain on during an entire transmission.
***Sub Folder below BCDx36HP contains:
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*Reversible Display - Lets you reverse the display to mount unit upside down (w the speaker on the top).
***Sub-Folders: activity_log, alert, audio, discovery, favorite_list, firmware, HPDB
 
***Loose Files: app_data.cfg, discvery.cfg(not a spelling error), profile.cfg
 
***Set-Up file: scanner.inf
 
  
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*Adjustable Band Defaults of Modulation and Steps
  
===Using a GPS===
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*[https://www.uniden.com/accessories/id-DIN-0001/DIN-0001_Sleeve_For_BCD996T_BCD996XT_BCT15_BCT15X__BCD536HP DIN-E and ISO Vehicle Mountable] - Using the optional DIN-E sleeve or a standard ISO technique, the scanner can be easily mounted in most vehicles with removal of outer Desktop Sleeve prior to DIN-E use.
* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/ConnectingAGpsReceiver Connecting a GPS Receiver]
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*Antenna Connector: BNC.
*[http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Uniden_Scanner_GPS_Features#Compatible_GPS_receivers Compatible GPS Receivers]
 
  
 
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==RR System Compatibility==
===RR System Compatibility===
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===System Types===
; System Types:
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*Analog Conventional Frequencies
 
* [[Motorola Type I]]
 
* [[Motorola Type I]]
 
* [[Motorola Type II]]
 
* [[Motorola Type II]]
* [[Motorola Type IIi Hybrid]]
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** [[Motorola Type IIi Hybrid]]
* [[Motorola Type II Smartnet]]
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** [[Motorola Type II Smartnet]]
* [[Motorola Type II SmartZone]]
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** [[Motorola Type II SmartZone]]
* [[Motorola Type II SmartZone OmniLink]]
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** [[Motorola Type II SmartZone OmniLink]]
* [[EDACS Standard]] (Wide)
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* EDACS
* EDACS Standard Networked
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**[[EDACS Standard]] (Wide)
* [[EDACS Narrowband]] (Narrow)
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** EDACS Standard Networked
* [[EDACS Narrowband Networked]]
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** [[EDACS Narrowband]] (Narrow)
* [[EDACS SCAT]]
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** [[EDACS Narrowband Networked]]
* EDACS ESK
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** [[EDACS SCAT]]
* [[EDACS Provoice]] with firmware upgrade
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** EDACS ESK
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** [[EDACS Provoice| EDACS ProVoice]] <sup>1</sup>
 
* [[LTR Standard]]
 
* [[LTR Standard]]
 
* [[APCO Project 25]] Standard  
 
* [[APCO Project 25]] Standard  
** Project 25 Phase I
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** Phase I FDMA
** Project 25 X2-TDMA
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** Motorola X2-TDMA  
** Project 25 Phase II
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** Phase II TDMA
* [[DMR]] [[MOTOTRBO]] with paid firmware [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/DigitalMobileRadioUpgrade upgrade]  
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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:
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===System Voices===
 
* Analog
 
* Analog
* Analog and APCO-25 Common Air Interface
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* EDACS
* Analog and [[EDACS Provoice]] <sup>1,2</sup>
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**Analog  
* APCO-25 Common Air Interface Exclusive [[P25 CAI]]
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**[[EDACS Provoice| EDACS ProVoice]] <sup>1</sup>
#Provoice Exclusively in this Series
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* [[APCO-25 Common Air Interface]] Common Air Interface
#Requires optional paid upgrade with registration via my.uniden.com and additionally upgrading firmware 1.10.02
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**[[APCO Project 25#Project 25 Phases| Phase I FDMA]]
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**[[APCO Project 25#Project 25 Phases| Phase II TDMA]]
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* [[DMR]] <sup>2</sup>
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* [[NXDN]] <sup>3</sup>
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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
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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}}
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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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==In the Box==
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*BCD536HP Scanner Radio <sup>1</sup>
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*AC/DC 13.8V Charging Cable <sup>1</sup>
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*Molex DC 3-wire pigtail w positive, ground and dimmer wire <sup>1</sup>
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*DC cigarette lighter adapter to barrel connector<sup>1</sup>
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*Mount/Stand 12v
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*USB Wi-Fi Dongle, dongle head wrapped in form fitted Plastic
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*Right Angle BNC telescopic antenna <sup>1</sup>
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*Outer Desktop shell already Installed
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*411.com Registration card
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*USB A to USB Mini-B cable (5pin) <sup>1</sup>
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*Printed manual
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*4GB microSD card w/ entire Radio Reference US and Canadian Data Base (HPDB) installed.
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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
  
===Power Requirements===
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==*On the micro SD CARD==
* Power requirements: AC/DC Adapter (13.8V DC 750mA Regulated) (AD-1009 or equivalent).
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*[[{{color|green|Sentinel}} (Uniden's Software)]]. This software can also be found [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/BCD536HPFirmwareUpdate here]
* DC:11V to 16.6V (Ext.DC Power Jack or 4 Pin DC Power Plug with Power, Ground, Dimmer)
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*Pre-Formatted with FAT 32 Filing System
* Power Jack: 5.5mm outer diameter (Grounded), 2.1mm inner diameter (positive); Radio Shack size code "M"
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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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#Since Noted as sic, corrected from discvery by Uniden
  
  
== Supporting Software==
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==Power Requirements==
* [[Sentinel (Uniden software)]] from Uniden via the [http://info.uniden.com/UnidenMan4/BCD536HP Uniden BCD536HP TWIKI]
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* Power requirements: AC/DC Adapter (13.8V DC 750mA Regulated) (AD-1009 or equivalent)
* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/bluetoothscanner/files/ Bluetooth Scanner]
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* DC:11V to 16.6V (Ext. DC-DC Power Plug-Jack or Molex Power with 3 Wire Power, Ground, Dimmer)
** 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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* Power Jack: Barrel 5.5mm o.d.(negative), 2.1mm i.d.(positive); Radio Shack size code "M"
** For wiki articles regarding Sentinel, see the [[Sentinel (Uniden software)]] page
 
** Support can be found [http://forums.radioreference.com/uniden-software-discussion/ here]
 
* [http://www.butel.nl Butel ARC536 Software]
 
** Support can be found [http://forums.radioreference.com/scanner-programming-software/ here]
 
* [https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_Jndzk4GdzJRW9tU0d4VGZMVlk/edit?pli=1 Scanner Screen]
 
** Support can be found [http://forums.radioreference.com/uniden-software-discussion/285096-scanner-screen-software-436-536-a.html here]
 
* [https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/scanner-monitor/akdhehcennfolejaoepmldgcgpfkehhj Scanner Monitor]
 
** Support can be found [http://forums.radioreference.com/uniden-software-discussion/289288-436-536-scanner-monitor-app-both-mac-windows.html here]
 
* [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1884169/Scanner%20Remote.zip OS X Scanner Remote] '''Note:''' This is a zip file link
 
** Support can be found [http://forums.radioreference.com/uniden-software-discussion/290511-just-another-os-x-scanner-monitor.html here]
 
  
  
;Utilities
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==Optional Uniden GPS==
* [https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/uniden-siren/id966444086?mt=8 Uniden's '''Siren''' app for wi-fi connectivity]
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* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/ConnectingAGpsReceiver Connecting a GPS Receiver]
* [http://kellykeeton.com/uniden/ BCDx36HP Sentinel Favorites Lists Tool] Prints out formatted favorite lists
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*[http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Uniden_Scanner_GPS_Features#Compatible_GPS_receivers Compatible GPS Receivers]
* 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
 
* [http://www.digitalfrequencysearch.com/ Digital Frequency Search] webtool
 
** Locates DMR and conventional Phase 1 data on the FCC database
 
** Has import tool compatible with ARC536 and Sentinel
 
  
==Related Pages==
 
;Related Wiki Articles
 
*[[BCDx36HP Series]]
 
*[[Uniden BCDx36HP Quick Keys and Number Tags]]
 
*[[Uniden DMA FAQ]]
 
*[[Uniden Scanners Systems, Sites and Groups]]/Departments
 
*[[Uniden Multi-Site Trunking]]
 
  
;External Links
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=Related Pages=
*[http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/BCD536HP Uniden Official BCD536HP TWiki Page]
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* [http://new.marksscanners.com/536/436_536.shtml Easier to Read BCD436/536HP Scanner Manual]
*[https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/ViewExhibitReport.cfm?mode=Exhibits&RequestTimeout=500&calledFromFrame=N&application_id=347147&fcc_id=AMWUB375 FCC Certification page]
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==Uniden Official Support page==
*[http://marksscanners.com/536/436_536.shtml Easier to Read BCD536HP Digital Scanner Manual]
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[http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/BCD536HPFirmwareUpdate  Support page]
*[http://marksscanners.com/536/X36%20HP%20Sentinel.shtml BCDX36HP Sentinel Manual]
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*[http://info.uniden.com/twiki/pub/UnidenMan4/BCD536HP/436_536_OM_20140130.pdf Uniden Official BCDx36HP PDF Owners Manual]
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[http://www.uniden.info/download/ompdf/BCD536HPom.pdf Owners manual]
*[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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==Frequently Asked Questions Support Pages==
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* [[BCD436HP and BCD536HP Scanner FAQ]]
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* [[BCD436HP and BCD536HP Page 2]]
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== Videos ==
 
== Videos ==
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BOO069RWDs City of Houston Phase 2 Simulcast - Part 2]
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BOO069RWDs City of Houston Phase 2 Simulcast - Part 2]
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNLv_ZDoM7U MPSCS Simulcast Performance]
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNLv_ZDoM7U MPSCS Simulcast Performance]
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DJzDc0hV0Y&sns=em Newark NJ Fire Department - NJICS Simulcast Performance]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DJzDc0hV0Y&sns=em Newark NJ FD - NJICS Simulcast Performance]
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nb7yTBcEQts Sentinel Quick Keys]
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nb7yTBcEQts Sentinel Quick Keys]
*[http://www.youtube.com/user/k4dps/videos K4DPS BCD536 Videos]  
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*[https://www.youtube.com/user/k4dps/search?query=536 K4DPS BCD536 Videos]  
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/user/UnidenUpman All of UPMan's videos]
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/user/UnidenUpman All of UPMan's videos]
  
== FAQ ==
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== Groups and Message Boards==
* When will the radio be available for purchase?
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*{{Forum|uniden-forums|RadioReference Uniden}}
** The BCDx36HP models began shipping in January 2014.
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* [http://www.homepatrol.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=showcat&catid=118&Itemid=38 HomePatrol Community BCD536HP]
* Can the power cord from BCD996XT be used with this scanner?
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Social Media
**Yes
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* [https://www.facebook.com/Uniden-BCD436hp-BCD536hp-Fansite-452491374874161/ Uniden BCD436HP / BCD536HP Fansite (Facebook)]
* From where can I download "Wi-Fi-Updater.zip"?
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* [https://twitter.com/hashtag/bcd536hp BCD536HP Twitter]
**Download the file from [http://info.uniden.com/UnidenMan4/BCD536HP http://info.uniden.com/UnidenMan4/BCD536HP].
 
**Run these updates as "Administrator" to ensure full hardware access.
 
**[http://forums.radioreference.com/uniden-scanners/282848-bcd536hp-wifi-problem.html Link to Discussion Forum].
 
*During installation, how do I get beyond this error message? "Unhandled Exception has occurred in your application. If you click Continue, the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue. If you click Quit, the application will close immediately."
 
**Before you do the final step, do this:
 
***Right-Click on the firmware updater program
 
***Click Properties
 
***Click the Compatibility tab
 
***Check the box to enable "Run in compatibility mode"
 
***Check the box to enable "Run as Administrator"
 
***Click "Apply"
 
***Then do last step.
 
**[http://forums.radioreference.com/uniden-scanners/282848-bcd536hp-wifi-problem.html#post2115929 Link to Discussion Forum]
 
*Where do I go to register my new scanner(s)?
 
**Go to [http://my.uniden.com/ http://my.uniden.com/]
 
**Note: The new x36 scanners might not be listed in the pull-down menus, yet.
 
**[http://forums.radioreference.com/uniden-scanners/283154-upman.html Link to Discussion Forum]
 
*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!!]
 
*Can I access the discriminator?
 
**Rich Carlson detailed how to tap the discriminator in this forum thread: [http://forums.radioreference.com/uniden-scanners/283316-bcd536hp-discriminator-inside-look.html Discriminator Tap Mod]
 
*If I am having headphones-issues, what can I do?
 
**[http://forums.radioreference.com/uniden-scanners/283740-bcd536hp-headphone-issues.html Please read UPMan's answer in the forums]
 
*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]
 
 
 
==Hardware Modifications==
 
*'''Q: How do I replace the Backlight LEDs?'''
 
**A: Discussion (include pictures): {{Thread|uniden-tavern|334103-got-tired-dim-pale-blue-bcd536hp-display.html|Got tired of the dim pale blue BCD536HP display}}
 
 
 
 
 
==Yahoo Groups and Message Boards==
 
;{{color|red|RadioReference}}
 
*[http://forums.radioreference.com/uniden-forums/ Uniden forums]
 
  
;Yahoo! Groups
 
*[http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/BCD536HP/info BCD536HP]
 
  
;HomePatrol Community
 
* [http://www.homepatrol.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=showcat&catid=118&Itemid=38 BCD536HP]
 
  
  

Latest revision as of 09:27, 14 October 2020

The BCD536HP is Unidens Flagship mobile/desktop scanner which incorporates 2 scanner market firsts; a Wi-Fi dongle and EDACS ProVoice. After introduction Uniden added 3 premium upgrades: EDACS ProVoice, DMR and NXDN. Like its direct sibling, the BCD436HP, they have a couple of firsts for Uniden standard format scanners; the ease of use of the HomePatrol style with the entire Radioreference database (HPDB) on an SD card and the ability to Replay or Record captured transmissions. For many users Location Control will allow you to simply enter your Zip Code, Service Types and Range and away you go. Additionally, the WiFi connectivity allows you to listen and control your scanner using an Apple/Android smartphone/tablet device from a local intranet in your home or Ad-hoc in a vehicle; with optional 3rd Party software - possibly around the world. It utilizes the same Sentinel (Uniden software)to be used interchangeably for both of the BCDx36HP Series on a single PC. Below is a quick run down of features & specifications with additional info & links.

UNIDEN BEARCAT DIGITAL HOMEPATROL BCD536HP

Specifications

Features

  • Flexible Easy System/Channel Selection using either Zip Code or GPS and/or Service Types - just pick the kinds of channels you want to hear and tell it where you are and let it do the rest.
  • Range Control - Lets you set how far out from your current location the scanner will search for Channels in Favorites Lists and/or the RadioReference.com Data Base (HPDB).
  • Location precision for Favorites, Systems, Departments, Sites, and/or Conventional Channels that allows you to define a location and range using Circles or Rectangles via Latitude and Longitude entry.
  • 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.
  • Included Uniden Sentinel software makes database and firmware updates simple. Also allows you to create, edit, and manage your Favorites Lists, Systems, Departs Sites and Channels from a PC.
  • USB PC Connectivity. USB Mini B Port on the Front panel
  • Wi-Fi Dongle via rear USB port
  • Siren App
    • iOS for iPad/iPhone, audio/control over local Wi-Fi.
    • Android for Google Play enabled devices audio/control over local Wi-Fi.
    • Third Party Apps for control over Wi-Fi Proscan, ARC536, Scanner Monitor or Uniden MKii
  • Discovery Modes help you find new channels on trunked systems and frequency ranges.
  • Analysis Modes include RF Power Plot, Trunked System Analysis, and EDACS/LTR LCN Finder.
  • Flexible Scanning - scan from any combination of the HPDB and/or Favorites Lists.
  • Instant Replay - Plays back up to 240 seconds of the most recent unsquelched transmissions without the added quite time between those transmissions.
  • Recording of Audio- Captures & Stores individual transmissions until squelch closes for later playback with time stamping and some metadata via Scanner or PC.
  • 4GB 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 & II, X2-TDMA, Motorola I and II, EDACS, and LTR Trunked Radio Systems and EDACS ProVoice EXCLUSIVELY and DMR.
  • Multi-Site Trunking - Lets you program the scanner to share a Trunked System's TGIDs across multiple Sites without having to duplicate TGIDs.
  • P25 One-Frequency Trunking - scanner can follow individual talkgroups on P25 single-frequency systems that use both NAC and TGID’s for squelch control and user identification.
  • Individual System's P25 Threshold Settings: Auto, Manual, Default
  • Quick key (QK) capable
    • 100 Favorites Lists QKs
      • Per Favorite List
        • 100 Systems QKs
          • Per Systems
            • 100 Departments QKs
  • Channel Alert
    • Visual Channel Alert LED ring, Left-knob, w/ 7 colors and 3 patterns.
    • Audible Independent 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..
  • 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/or Channel Hold buttons.
  • Easy navigation to Favorite List under a Navigable List in Menu On\Off
  • Easy navigation to System List under a Navigable List under Favorite List On\Off
  • Easy Service Menu i.e. Fire Dispatch, Police Tac, Railroad, Interop etc.
  • Custom Search - lets you program up to 10 search ranges.
  • Search with Scan for Custom Searches.
  • Quick Search - Allows you to start searching at the displayed frequency, or enter a frequency and start searching.
  • AVOID via Front Keypad or Menu
    • Temporary Avoid lets you quickly silence unwanted Systems, Departments, Channels, or search frequencies while allowing you to restore Avoids by cycling power.
    • Permanent Avoid lets you lockout anything unwanted by a quick double press
    • Ability to Clear All Avoids quickly and easily in a few MENU presses
  • Channel delay of 0-2, 5, 10, or 30 seconds.
  • Negative Channel delay or "forced resume": adjustable to -2, -5, -10 seconds.
  • 64 character text tagging for each System, Site, Department, Channel, Talkgroup, Search range, Tone-Out, and SAME group.
  • Unit ID display capable
  • Date/Time indication on display.
  • Conventional Channel and Trunked: Priority or Priority Do-Not-Disturb.
    • Adjustable Priority check interval and quantity.
  • Weather
    • Weather, NOAA Weather Alert with SAME, Weather Priority.
  • Received Signal Strength indicator displayed.
  • Analog and Digital AGC
  • 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 pagers, etc) with 10 Custom Bands.
  • Intermediate Frequency Exchange - changes the IF used for a selected frequency to help avoid image and other mixer-produced interference on a given frequency.
  • 64h x 288w -Pixel Dot-Matrix Display.
  • Backlit Display and Keypad.
  • Backlight-on-Squelch - allows the back light to remain on during an entire transmission.
  • Reversible Display - Lets you reverse the display to mount unit upside down (w the speaker on the top).
  • Adjustable Band Defaults of Modulation and Steps
  • DIN-E and ISO Vehicle Mountable - Using the optional DIN-E sleeve or a standard ISO technique, the scanner can be easily mounted in most vehicles with removal of outer Desktop Sleeve prior to DIN-E use.
  • Antenna Connector: BNC.

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


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


In the Box

  • BCD536HP Scanner Radio 1
  • AC/DC 13.8V Charging Cable 1
  • Molex DC 3-wire pigtail w positive, ground and dimmer wire 1
  • DC cigarette lighter adapter to barrel connector1
  • Mount/Stand 12v
  • USB Wi-Fi Dongle, dongle head wrapped in form fitted Plastic
  • Right Angle BNC telescopic antenna 1
  • Outer Desktop shell already Installed
  • 411.com Registration card
  • USB A to USB Mini-B cable (5pin) 1
  • Printed manual
  • 4GB microSD card w/ entire Radio Reference US and Canadian Data Base (HPDB) installed.
  • Packaging
    • External Box
    • Formed Cardboard packaging - molded pulp
  1. Various plastic bags for listed components

*On the micro SD CARD

  • [[Sentinel (Uniden's Software)]]. This software 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
  1. Since Noted as sic, corrected from discvery by Uniden


Power Requirements

  • Power requirements: AC/DC Adapter (13.8V DC 750mA Regulated) (AD-1009 or equivalent)
  • DC:11V to 16.6V (Ext. DC-DC Power Plug-Jack or Molex Power with 3 Wire Power, Ground, Dimmer)
  • Power Jack: Barrel 5.5mm o.d.(negative), 2.1mm i.d.(positive); Radio Shack size code "M"


Optional Uniden GPS


Related Pages

Uniden Official Support page

Support page

Owners manual

Frequently Asked Questions Support Pages


Videos

Groups and Message Boards

Social Media



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