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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 2 premium upgrades; EDACS ProVoice and DMR. 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.
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The BCD536HP was Uniden's Flagship mobile/desktop scanner which incorporates 2 scanner market firsts; a Wi-Fi dongle and EDACS [[ProVoice]]. After introduction Uniden added 2 premium upgrades: [[DMR]] / [[MOTOTRBO]] and [[NXDN]] via paid upgrades. 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.  
  
 
[[Image:BCD536HP.jpg|380px|thumb|right|UNIDEN BEARCAT DIGITAL HOMEPATROL BCD536HP]]
 
[[Image:BCD536HP.jpg|380px|thumb|right|UNIDEN BEARCAT DIGITAL HOMEPATROL BCD536HP]]
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=Uniden Official Pages=
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*[http://www.uniden.info/download/ompdf/BCD536HPom.pdf Owners manual]
  
 
=Specifications=
 
=Specifications=
==Features==
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==Physical==
*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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*Antenna Connector: BNC.
  
*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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*Backlit Display and Keypad.
  
*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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*Backlight-on-Squelch - allows the back light to remain on during an entire transmission.
 
 
*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.
 
  
 
*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.
 
*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.
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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.  
  
*USB PC Connectivity. USB Mini B Port on the Front panel
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*Easy Scan Control using the dedicated System, Department and/or Channel Hold buttons.
  
*Wi-Fi Dongle via rear USB port
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*Easy navigation to Favorite List under a Navigable List in Menu On/Off
  
* Siren App
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*Easy navigation to System List under a Navigable List under Favorite List On\Off
**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.
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*Easy Service Menu i.e. Fire Dispatch, Police Tac, Railroad, Interop etc.
  
*Analysis Modes include RF Power Plot, Trunked System Analysis, and EDACS/LTR LCN Finder.
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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.
  
 
*Flexible Scanning - scan from any combination of the HPDB and/or Favorites Lists.
 
*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.
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*Received Signal Strength indicator displayed.
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*Reversible Display - Lets you reverse the display to mount unit upside down (w the speaker on the top).
  
*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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*Serial (DB-9) GPS input for [[Location Based Scanning]], optional Uniden GC-GPSK or see the [[GPS Units and Connections]] article. "GPS" promptly displayed when connected.
  
*4GB microSD 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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*USB PC Connectivity. USB Mini B Port on the Front panel
  
*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.
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*Wi-Fi Dongle via rear USB port
  
*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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*64h x 288w -Pixel Dot-Matrix Display.
  
*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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*4GB microSD card w/ entire Radio Reference US and Canadian Data Base (HPDB) installed.
  
*Individual System's P25 Threshold Settings: Auto, Manual, Default
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===Included on the microSD Card===
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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. It contains
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**[[Sentinel (Uniden software)]]
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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
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**Set-Up file:  scanner.inf
  
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==Keys==
 
*Quick key (QK) capable
 
*Quick key (QK) capable
 
**100 Favorites Lists QKs
 
**100 Favorites Lists QKs
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******100 Departments QKs
 
******100 Departments QKs
  
*[http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/StartupKeys Start-Up Key Configurable]
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*3 [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/SearchKeys Quick Access Search Keys]
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==Supplied Software==
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*Included Uniden [[Sentinel (Uniden software)|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.
  
*[[Channel Alert]]
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* Siren App ('''Note: Abandoned''')
**Visual Channel Alert LED ring, Left-knob, w/ 7 colors and 3 patterns.  
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**iOS for iPad/iPhone, audio/control over local Wi-Fi.
**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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**Android for Google Play enabled devices audio/control over local Wi-Fi.
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**See the [[BCD436HP and BCD536HP Scanner FAQ#Third Party Supported Software & Utilities|Third Party Support]] section of the BCD436/536 FAQ for replacements.
  
*Encryption Muting - APCO P25 encrypted voice is muted automatically.
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==Technical==
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*Adjustable Band Defaults of Modulation and Steps
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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 Requirements===
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* Power requirements: AC/DC Adapter (13.8V DC 750mA Regulated) (AD-1009 or equivalent)
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* DC:11V to 16.6V (Ext. DC-DC Power Plug-Jack or Molex Power with 3 Wire Power, Ground, Dimmer)
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* Power Jack: Barrel 5.5mm o.d.(negative), 2.1mm i.d.(positive)
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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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*[[AGC]]- Analog and Digital
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*Analysis Modes include RF Power Plot, Trunked System Analysis, and EDACS/LTR LCN Finder.
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*[[Avoids]] via Front Keypad or Menu
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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
  
*System/Channel Number Tagging - Number tags allow you to quickly navigate to a specific Favorites List, System, or Channel.  
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*[[Broadcast Screen]]- while searching (TV and pagers, etc) with 10 Custom Bands.
  
*Easy Scan Control using the dedicated System, Department and/or Channel Hold buttons.
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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.
  
*Easy navigation to Favorite List under a Navigable List in Menu On\Off
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*Channel delay of 0-2, 5, 10, or 30 seconds.
  
*Easy navigation to System List under a Navigable List under Favorite List On\Off
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*Channel Volume Offset individually per channel.
  
*Easy Service Menu i.e. Fire Dispatch, Police Tac, Railroad, Interop etc.
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*Conventional Channel Priority with [[Priority Scan|Priority Do-Not-Disturb]]
  
 
*Custom Search - lets you program up to 10 search ranges.
 
*Custom Search - lets you program up to 10 search ranges.
  
*3 Quick-Access [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/SearchKeys Search Keys]
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*[[Discovery Mode]] helps you find new channels on trunked systems and frequency ranges.
  
*Search with Scan for Custom Searches.
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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.
  
*Quick Search - Allows you to start searching at the displayed frequency, or enter a frequency and start searching.
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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
  
*AVOID via Front Keypad or Menu
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*Individual Channel Volume Offset.
**Temporary Avoid lets you quickly silence unwanted Systems, Ddepartments, 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.
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*Individual Systems P25 Threshold Settings: Auto, Manual, Default
*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.
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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.
  
*Unit ID display capable
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*[[Key Lock]] prevents anything being changed but Volume and ON/OFF - lets you hand the scanner to a novice user.
  
*Date/Time indication on display.
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*[[Location Based Scanning]]
  
*Conventional Channel and Trunked: Priority or Priority Do-Not-Disturb.
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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.
  
**Adjustable Priority check interval and quantity.
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*[[Negative Channel dropout delay]] or "forced resume": adjustable to -2, -5, -10 seconds.
  
*[[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.
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*[[Uniden BCDx36HP Quick Keys and Number Tags|Number Tagging]] - Number tags allow you to quickly navigate to a specific Favorites List, System, or Channel.  
  
*Weather
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*[[Priority Scan]]
**Weather, NOAA Weather Alert with SAME, Weather Priority.
 
  
*Received Signal Strength indicator displayed.
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*[[P25 audio decode level adjustment]]
  
*Analog and Digital [[AGC]]
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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.
  
*[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. 
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*[[Quick Search]] - Allows you to start searching at the displayed frequency, or enter a frequency and start searching.
**Fire Tone Out Search - built-in frequency counter displays the received tones.
 
  
*Individual Channel Volume Offset.
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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).  
  
*Broadcast signal ignore - while searching (TV and pagers, etc) with 10 Custom Bands.
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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.
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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.
  
 
*[[Repeater Reverse]]
 
*[[Repeater Reverse]]
  
*Intermediate Frequency Exchange - changes the IF used for a selected frequency to help avoid image and other mixer-produced interference on a given frequency.
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*[[Search with Scan]] for Custom Searches.
 
 
*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
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*[[Startup Configuration]]
  
*[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.
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*Unit ID display capable
*Antenna Connector: BNC.
 
  
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* [[Weather Operations]]
  
==RR System Compatibility==
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=RR System Compatibility=
===System Types===
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==System Types==
 
*Analog Conventional Frequencies
 
*Analog Conventional Frequencies
 
* [[Motorola Type I]]
 
* [[Motorola Type I]]
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** Motorola X2-TDMA  
 
** Motorola X2-TDMA  
 
** Phase II TDMA
 
** Phase II TDMA
* [[DMR]] <sup>2</sup> <br>
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* [[DMR]] <sup>2</sup>  
===System Voices===
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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
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==System Voices==
 
* Analog
 
* Analog
 
* EDACS  
 
* EDACS  
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**[[APCO Project 25#Project 25 Phases| Phase II TDMA]]
 
**[[APCO Project 25#Project 25 Phases| Phase II TDMA]]
 
* [[DMR]] <sup>2</sup>
 
* [[DMR]] <sup>2</sup>
'''Notes: 1 and 2 Requires, optional, Paid Upgrade w/ Registration via my.uniden.com  
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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
 
#Firmware 1.10.02 (or better)
 
#Firmware 1.10.02 (or better)
 
#Firmware 1.11.15 (or better)
 
#Firmware 1.11.15 (or better)
*Firmware updates can be made via MicroSD card or through only the USB port on the front.'''
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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}}
==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
 
  
 
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=In the Box=
==In the Box==
 
 
*BCD536HP Scanner Radio <sup>1</sup>
 
*BCD536HP Scanner Radio <sup>1</sup>
 
*AC/DC 13.8V Charging Cable <sup>1</sup>
 
*AC/DC 13.8V Charging Cable <sup>1</sup>
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*Mount/Stand 12v
 
*Mount/Stand 12v
 
*USB Wi-Fi Dongle, dongle head wrapped in form fitted Plastic  
 
*USB Wi-Fi Dongle, dongle head wrapped in form fitted Plastic  
*Right Angel BNC telescopic antenna <sup>1</sup>
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*Right Angle BNC telescopic antenna <sup>1</sup>
 
*Outer Desktop shell already Installed
 
*Outer Desktop shell already Installed
 
*411.com Registration card
 
*411.com Registration card
 
*USB A to USB Mini-B cable (5pin) <sup>1</sup>
 
*USB A to USB Mini-B cable (5pin) <sup>1</sup>
 
*Printed manual
 
*Printed manual
*4GB microSD card w/ entire Radio Reference US and Canadian Data Base (HPDB) installed.
 
 
*Packaging
 
*Packaging
 
**External Box
 
**External Box
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==*On the micro SD CARD==
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=Related Pages=
*[[{{color|green|Sentinel}} (Uniden's Software)]]. This software can also be found [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/BCD536HPFirmwareUpdate here]
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* [http://new.marksscanners.com/536/436_536.shtml Easier to Read BCD436/536HP Scanner Manual]
*Pre-Formatted with FAT 32 Filing System
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* [http://unidensupport.com/BCD536HP Uniden Support BCD536HP page]
**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.cfg<sup>1<sup/>, profile.cfg
 
***Set-Up file:  scanner.inf
 
#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==
 
* [http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/ConnectingAGpsReceiver Connecting a GPS Receiver]
 
*[http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Uniden_Scanner_GPS_Features#Compatible_GPS_receivers Compatible GPS Receivers]
 
 
 
=Related Pages=
 
==Uniden Official Support page==
 
[http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/BCD536HPFirmwareUpdate Click here]
 
  
 
==Frequently Asked Questions Support Pages==
 
==Frequently Asked Questions Support Pages==
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== Groups and Message Boards==
 
== Groups and Message Boards==
*[http://forums.radioreference.com/uniden-forums/ RadioReference Uniden forums]
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*{{Forum|uniden-forums.82|RadioReference Uniden}}
*[http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/BCD536HP/info Yahoo! Groups BCD536HP]
 
 
* [http://www.homepatrol.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=showcat&catid=118&Itemid=38 HomePatrol Community BCD536HP]
 
* [http://www.homepatrol.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=showcat&catid=118&Itemid=38 HomePatrol Community BCD536HP]
Social Media
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; Facebook
* [https://www.facebook.com/Uniden-BCD436hp-BCD536hp-Fansite-452491374874161/ Uniden BCD436HP / BCD536HP Fansite (Facebook)]
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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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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/BCD436HPowners Uniden BCD436HP / BCD536HP / SDS200 / SDS100 Scanner Owner's Group]
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; Groups.io
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* [https://groups.io/g/radioprogramming Radio Programming]
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* [https://uniden.groups.io/g/main Uniden main group]
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* [https://uniden.groups.io/g/BCD536HP BCD536HP sub group]
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* [https://groups.io/g/Scanners Radio Scanners Uniden / Whistler] 
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* [https://groups.io/g/BCD536HP BCD536HP]
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; Twitter
 
* [https://twitter.com/hashtag/bcd536hp BCD536HP Twitter]
 
* [https://twitter.com/hashtag/bcd536hp BCD536HP Twitter]
  

Latest revision as of 20:07, 27 May 2021

The BCD536HP was Uniden's Flagship mobile/desktop scanner which incorporates 2 scanner market firsts; a Wi-Fi dongle and EDACS ProVoice. After introduction Uniden added 2 premium upgrades: DMR / MOTOTRBO and NXDN via paid upgrades. 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.

UNIDEN BEARCAT DIGITAL HOMEPATROL BCD536HP

Uniden Official Pages

Specifications

Physical

  • Antenna Connector: BNC.
  • Backlit Display and Keypad.
  • Backlight-on-Squelch - allows the back light to remain on during an entire transmission.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Flexible Scanning - scan from any combination of the HPDB and/or Favorites Lists.
  • Received Signal Strength indicator displayed.
  • Reversible Display - Lets you reverse the display to mount unit upside down (w the speaker on the top).
  • USB PC Connectivity. USB Mini B Port on the Front panel
  • Wi-Fi Dongle via rear USB port
  • 64h x 288w -Pixel Dot-Matrix Display.
  • 4GB microSD card w/ entire Radio Reference US and Canadian Data Base (HPDB) installed.

Included on the microSD Card

  • 4GB microSD card holds the entire USA and Canada database of radio systems, plus leaves room for hundreds of hours of audio recording. It contains
    • Sentinel (Uniden software)
    • 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.cfg
    • Set-Up file: scanner.inf

Keys

  • Quick key (QK) capable
    • 100 Favorites Lists QKs
      • Per Favorite List
        • 100 Systems QKs
          • Per Systems
            • 100 Departments QKs

Supplied Software

  • 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.
  • Siren App (Note: Abandoned)
    • iOS for iPad/iPhone, audio/control over local Wi-Fi.
    • Android for Google Play enabled devices audio/control over local Wi-Fi.
    • See the Third Party Support section of the BCD436/536 FAQ for replacements.

Technical

  • Adjustable Band Defaults of Modulation and Steps

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 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)

Features

  • Adjustable Band defaults Modulation and Steps
  • Adjustable Priority check interval and quantity.
  • AGC- Analog and Digital
  • Analysis Modes include RF Power Plot, Trunked System Analysis, and EDACS/LTR LCN Finder.
  • Avoids 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.
  • Channel Volume Offset individually per channel.
  • Custom Search - lets you program up to 10 search ranges.
  • Discovery Mode helps 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 Channel Volume Offset.
  • Individual Systems P25 Threshold Settings: Auto, Manual, Default
  • Intermediate Frequency Exchange - changes the IF used for a selected frequency to help avoid image and other mixer-produced interference on a given frequency.
  • Key Lock prevents anything being changed but Volume and ON/OFF - lets you hand the scanner to a novice user.
  • Multi-Site Trunking - Lets you program the scanner to share a Trunked System's TGIDs across multiple Sites without having to duplicate TGIDs.
  • Number Tagging - Number tags allow you to quickly navigate to a specific Favorites List, System, or Channel.
  • 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.
  • Quick Search - Allows you to start searching at the displayed frequency, or enter a frequency and start searching.
  • 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).
  • 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.
    • Instant Replay - Plays back up to 240 seconds of the most recent unsquelched transmissions without the added quite time between those transmissions.
  • Unit ID display capable

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

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
  • Packaging
    • External Box
    • Formed Cardboard packaging - molded pulp
  1. Various plastic bags for listed components


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