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[[Image:SDS100Image.jpg|thumb|SDS100 in the rain]]
 
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==Physical and Tech Specs==
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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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==Specifications==
*Backlight-on-Squelch option allows the backlight to remain on during an entire transmission.
 
 
*Easy navigation to Favorite List, 1st on Menu w visual On/Off for FQK listing  
 
*Easy navigation to Favorite List, 1st on Menu w visual On/Off for FQK listing  
 
*Easy navigation to System List 1st on Menu w visual On/Off for SQK listing.  
 
*Easy navigation to System List 1st on Menu w visual On/Off for SQK listing.  
 
*Easy Scan Control using the System, Department and Channel SOFTKEY Hold buttons.
 
*Easy Scan Control using the System, Department and Channel SOFTKEY Hold buttons.
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===Programming and Interface===
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Most menus and buttons are identical to the BCD436HP.
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*'''ZIP Services Mode:''' Enter your ZIP code, service type, and range. The scanner will aggregate a list of nearby radio channels to listen to.
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*'''GPS Mode:''' Purchase the additional GPS module and cable to have the scanner automatically update its location to pull in nearby radio channels without having to enter a ZIP code ([[Location Based Scanning]])
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*'''Manual Entry:''' Create Favorite lists by manually entering the channel/system information, or import it from the RR DB preloaded on the SD Card (Complete Front Keypad Programming ability)
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*'''[[Sentinel (Uniden software)|Sentinel]]:''' Use a PC with Uniden Sentinel Software to update scanner firmware, update RR Database, and create your own Favorite Lists, Systems, Sites, Channels, TalkGroups and RadioIDs in addition to control scanner settings and customize the LCD Screen.
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===Physical===
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*Backlight-on-Squelch option allows the backlight to remain on during an entire transmission.
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*240x320 pixel, plastic, color LCD screen (147 user-selectable colors for text and background)
 
*Receive Signal Strength Indicator displayed.
 
*Receive Signal Strength Indicator displayed.
*240x320 pixel, plastic, color LCD screen (147 user-selectable colors for text and background)
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*Select/Volume/Squelch multi-control top rotary encoder knob.
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*Side-actuated Function and Menu controls.
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*64 character text tagging for each system, site, department, channel, talkgroup, search range, Tone-Out, and [[SAME]] group.
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*Visual Independent Alert LED w/ 7 colors and 3 patterns.
 
*Weatherproof Backlit Display and Keypad.
 
*Weatherproof Backlit Display and Keypad.
 
*Water resistant up to IPX4 (JIS4)
 
*Water resistant up to IPX4 (JIS4)
*Select/Volume/Squelch multi-control top rotary encoder knob.
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*8GB microSD card holds the entire US and Canada database of radio systems, plus leaves room for hundreds of hours of audio recording.
*Side-actuated Function and Menu controls.
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====Included on the microSD CARD====
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*A copy of the RadioReference Database (HPDB)
 +
*Uniden's {{color|green|Sentinel}} Software. The link for Sentinel can be found [[Sentinel (Uniden software)|here]]
 +
*Pre-Formatted with FAT 32 Filing System
 +
**Main Folder named "TBA"
 +
**Below TBA folder contains:
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**(7)Sub-Folders:  activity_log, alert, audio, discovery, favorite_list, firmware, HPDB
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**(4)Loose Files:
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**Configuration files:  app_data.cfg, discovery.cfg<sup>1<sup/>, profile.cfg
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**Set-Up file:  scanner.inf
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===Keys===
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*100 Favorites Lists QKs
 +
*100 Systems QKs
 +
*100 Departments QKs
 
*3 front SOFTKEY buttons (functions change depending on scanner status).
 
*3 front SOFTKEY buttons (functions change depending on scanner status).
*Removable 3.7v 5400mAh 19.98Wh Extended Capacity Lithium-Ion Battery (Model BT-954) included with new models
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*3 [http://new.marksscanners.com/SDS/100_200.shtml#set_search_key Quick-Access Search Keys]
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===Technical===
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====Frequency Coverage====
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*25-512 MHz
 +
*758-824 MHz
 +
*849-869 MHz
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*894-960 MHz
 +
*1240-1300 MHz
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 +
====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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====Power====
 
*Built-in Battery Charger - charge the batteries in the scanner w a USB power cable
 
*Built-in Battery Charger - charge the batteries in the scanner w a USB power cable
*Visual Independent Alert LED w/ 7 colors and 3 patterns.
 
 
*Charge/Battery Low Independent Alert LED
 
*Charge/Battery Low Independent Alert LED
*8GB microSD card holds the entire US and Canada database of radio systems, plus leaves room for hundreds of hours of audio recording.
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*Removable 3.7v 5400mAh 19.98Wh Extended Capacity Lithium-Ion Battery (Model BT-954) included with new models
*Quick key (QK) capable
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**100 Favorites Lists QKs
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====Connectivity====
***100 Systems QKs
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*USB PC Connectivity/charge port (USB Mini-B)
****100 Departments QKs
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*Simultaneous charge while using
*3 Quick-Access Search Keys
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*USB PC Connectivity (USB Micro) - use to be determined
*64 character text tagging for each system, site, department, channel, talkgroup, search range, Tone-Out, and [[SAME]] group.
 
  
 
==Features==
 
==Features==
 
*Adjustable Band defaults Modulation and Steps
 
*Adjustable Band defaults Modulation and Steps
 
*Adjustable Priority check interval and quantity.
 
*Adjustable Priority check interval and quantity.
*Analysis Mode - includes Trunked System Analysis of Signal, Quality and Activity, and EDACS/LTR LCN Finder.
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*Analysis Mode - includes Trunked System Analysis of Signal, Quality and Activity, and EDACS/LTR LCN Finder
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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.
 
*[[Avoids]]
 
*[[Avoids]]
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*[[Battery Saver]]
 
*[[Broadcast Screen]] while searching (TV and radio station frequencies, pagers, etc) with 10 custom bands.
 
*[[Broadcast Screen]] while searching (TV and radio station frequencies, pagers, etc) with 10 custom bands.
 
*Channel delay adjustable to increments of 0-2,5,10,30,
 
*Channel delay adjustable to increments of 0-2,5,10,30,
 
*Channel Volume Offset individually per channel.
 
*Channel Volume Offset individually per channel.
*[[Uniden Close Call|Close Call]], with [[Uniden Close Call#Close Call Do Not Disturb|Close Call Do Not Disturb]], [[Uniden Close Call#Close Call Priority|Close Call Priority (or Primary)]], and Close Call Temporary Store.
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*[[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 [[Uniden_Close_Call#Close_Call_Temporary_Store|Close Call Temporary Store]].
*Conventional Channel Priority with [[Priority Scan#SDS100|Priority DND]]
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*Conventional Channel Priority with [[Priority Scan|Priority DND]]
 
*Custom Search - lets you program up to 10 search ranges.
 
*Custom Search - lets you program up to 10 search ranges.
 
*[[Discovery Mode]] - helps you find new channels on trunked systems and frequency ranges.
 
*[[Discovery Mode]] - helps you find new channels on trunked systems and frequency ranges.
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*Individual Site P25 decode Threshold, Settings: Auto, Manual, Default
 
*Individual Site P25 decode Threshold, Settings: Auto, Manual, Default
 
*[[Intermediate Frequency Exchange]] - changes the IF used for a selected frequency to help avoid image and other mixer-product interference on a frequency.
 
*[[Intermediate Frequency Exchange]] - changes the IF used for a selected frequency to help avoid image and other mixer-product interference on a frequency.
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*[[Location Based Scanning]]
 
*[[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.
 
*[[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.
 
*[[Negative Channel dropout delay]] (forced resume) adjustable to -2, -5, -10 seconds.
 
*[[Negative Channel dropout delay]] (forced resume) adjustable to -2, -5, -10 seconds.
 
*[[Uniden BCDx36HP Quick Keys and Number Tags| Number Tagging]] - Number tags allow you to quickly navigate to a specific Favorites List, System, and/or Channel.  
 
*[[Uniden BCDx36HP Quick Keys and Number Tags| Number Tagging]] - Number tags allow you to quickly navigate to a specific Favorites List, System, and/or Channel.  
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*[[Priority Scan]]
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*P25 One-Frequency Trunking - The scanner can follow individual talk groups on P25 single-frequency systems that use both NAC and TGID’s for squelch control and user identification.
 
*[[Quick Search]]
 
*[[Quick Search]]
*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.
 
 
*Recording of Audio - Captures & Stores individual transmissions until squelch closes for later playback with time stamping and some metadata via Scanner or PC.
 
*Recording of Audio - Captures & Stores individual transmissions until squelch closes for later playback with time stamping and some metadata via Scanner or PC.
 
**Date/Time indication on display with time stamping for recordings.
 
**Date/Time indication on display with time stamping for recordings.
 
**Instant Replay - Plays back up to 240 seconds of the most recent unsquelched transmissions without the added quiet time between those transmissions.
 
**Instant Replay - Plays back up to 240 seconds of the most recent unsquelched transmissions without the added quiet time between those transmissions.
 
*[[Repeater Reverse]]
 
*[[Repeater Reverse]]
*[[SAME]] [[Weather Alert]]
 
 
*[[Search with Scan]] for Custom Searches.
 
*[[Search with Scan]] for Custom Searches.
 
*[[Startup Configuration]]
 
*[[Startup Configuration]]
*[[Weather Alert Priority]]
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*[[Weather Operations]]
 
 
==Programming and Interface==
 
Most menus and buttons are identical to the BCD436HP.
 
*'''ZIP Services Mode:''' Enter your ZIP code, service type, and range. The scanner will aggregate a list of nearby radio channels to listen to.
 
*'''GPS Mode:''' Purchase the additional GPS module and cable to have the scanner automatically update its location to pull in nearby radio channels without having to enter a ZIP code ([[Location Based Scanning]])
 
*'''Manual Entry:''' Create Favorite lists by manually entering the channel/system information, or import it from the RR DB preloaded on the SD Card (Complete Front Keypad Programming ability)
 
*'''Sentinel:''' Use a PC with Uniden Sentinel Software to update scanner firmware, update RR Database, and create your own Favorite Lists, Systems, Sites, Channels, TalkGroups and RadioIDs in addition to control scanner settings and customize the LCD Screen.
 
 
 
==Connectivity==
 
*USB PC Connectivity/charge port (USB Mini-B)
 
*Simultaneous charge while using
 
*USB PC Connectivity (USB Micro) - use to be determined
 
  
 
==Features missing from SDS100 previously in BCD436HP==
 
==Features missing from SDS100 previously in BCD436HP==
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* [[NXDN]] <sup>1</sup> <br>
 
* [[NXDN]] <sup>1</sup> <br>
 
** NXDN 4800 + 9600
 
** NXDN 4800 + 9600
 
  
 
===System Voices===
 
===System Voices===
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#Requires, optional, Paid Upgrade w/ Registration via my.uniden.com.  
 
#Requires, optional, Paid Upgrade w/ Registration via my.uniden.com.  
 
#Firmware updates via MicroSD card or through USB port.
 
#Firmware updates via MicroSD card or through USB port.
 
==Frequency Coverage==
 
(subject to change)
 
*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
 
 
  
 
==Included in the Box==
 
==Included in the Box==
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**Formed Cardboard packaging - molded pulp
 
**Formed Cardboard packaging - molded pulp
 
*Various plastic bags for listed components
 
*Various plastic bags for listed components
 
 
==Included on the microSD CARD==
 
*A copy of the RadioReference Database (HPDB)
 
*Uniden's {{color|green|Sentinel}} Software. which can also be found [http://info.uniden.com/UnidenMan4/BCD436HP here]
 
*Pre-Formatted with FAT 32 Filing System
 
**Main Folder named "TBA"
 
***Below TBA 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
 
 
==Power Requirements==
 
Lithium Ion battery or use of USB 5V DC ≥300mA.
 
 
  
 
== Videos ==
 
== Videos ==
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*{{Forum|uniden-forums.82|RadioReference Uniden}}
 
*{{Forum|uniden-forums.82|RadioReference Uniden}}
 
; Facebook
 
; Facebook
* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/153227885349169 Uniden SDS100 / SDS200 Radio Scanner Group]
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/BCD436HPowners Uniden BCD436HP / BCD635HP / SDS200 / SDS100 Scanner Owner's Group]
 
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/448987651918830 Radio Scanner World]
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/448987651918830 Radio Scanner World]
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/667031203353717 Radio Scanners]
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/667031203353717 Radio Scanners]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/1480421685608148 Uniden Bearcat Scanner Fan Club]
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/1480421685608148 Uniden Bearcat Scanner Fan Club]
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/923164271205464 Uniden Bearcat Scanner Owners UK]
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/923164271205464 Uniden Bearcat Scanner Owners UK]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/153227885349169 Uniden SDS100 / SDS200 Radio Scanner Group]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/BCD436HPowners Uniden BCD436HP / BCD536HP / SDS200 / SDS100 Scanner Owner's Group]
 
; Groups.io
 
; Groups.io
 
* [https://groups.io/g/radioprogramming Radio Programming]
 
* [https://groups.io/g/radioprogramming Radio Programming]
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==Supporting Software==
 
==Supporting Software==
* [http://new.marksscanners.com/SDS/SDS%20Sentinel.shtml SDS100/200 Sentinel Easier to Read manual]
 
 
* [http://www.butel.nl/products/arc536/arc536.html ARC536 ]
 
* [http://www.butel.nl/products/arc536/arc536.html ARC536 ]
 
* [https://proscan.org ProScan]
 
* [https://proscan.org ProScan]

Latest revision as of 13:54, 30 May 2021

The Uniden SDS100 is a handheld scanner manufactured by Uniden America released in Q2 of 2018 with an introductory MSRP of $699 It is the first scanner to incorporate I/Q technology and SDR (Software Defined Radio) in a handheld scanner. This provides superior performance scanning LSM (Linear Simulcast Modulation) systems. It uses the Uniden HomePatrol database and Uniden Sentinel Software for ease of programming. Its front panel interface and menus are functionally identical to the BCD436HP. Its most important new features include water resistance and customizable color LCD.

SDS100 in the rain

Specifications

  • Easy navigation to Favorite List, 1st on Menu w visual On/Off for FQK listing
  • Easy navigation to System List 1st on Menu w visual On/Off for SQK listing.
  • Easy Scan Control using the System, Department and Channel SOFTKEY Hold buttons.

Programming and Interface

Most menus and buttons are identical to the BCD436HP.

  • ZIP Services Mode: Enter your ZIP code, service type, and range. The scanner will aggregate a list of nearby radio channels to listen to.
  • GPS Mode: Purchase the additional GPS module and cable to have the scanner automatically update its location to pull in nearby radio channels without having to enter a ZIP code (Location Based Scanning)
  • Manual Entry: Create Favorite lists by manually entering the channel/system information, or import it from the RR DB preloaded on the SD Card (Complete Front Keypad Programming ability)
  • Sentinel: Use a PC with Uniden Sentinel Software to update scanner firmware, update RR Database, and create your own Favorite Lists, Systems, Sites, Channels, TalkGroups and RadioIDs in addition to control scanner settings and customize the LCD Screen.

Physical

  • Backlight-on-Squelch option allows the backlight to remain on during an entire transmission.
  • 240x320 pixel, plastic, color LCD screen (147 user-selectable colors for text and background)
  • Receive Signal Strength Indicator displayed.
  • Select/Volume/Squelch multi-control top rotary encoder knob.
  • Side-actuated Function and Menu controls.
  • 64 character text tagging for each system, site, department, channel, talkgroup, search range, Tone-Out, and SAME group.
  • Visual Independent Alert LED w/ 7 colors and 3 patterns.
  • Weatherproof Backlit Display and Keypad.
  • Water resistant up to IPX4 (JIS4)
  • 8GB microSD card holds the entire US and Canada database of radio systems, plus leaves room for hundreds of hours of audio recording.

Included on the microSD CARD

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

Keys

  • 100 Favorites Lists QKs
  • 100 Systems QKs
  • 100 Departments QKs
  • 3 front SOFTKEY buttons (functions change depending on scanner status).
  • 3 Quick-Access Search Keys

Technical

Frequency Coverage

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

Modulation & Steps

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

Power

  • Built-in Battery Charger - charge the batteries in the scanner w a USB power cable
  • Charge/Battery Low Independent Alert LED
  • Removable 3.7v 5400mAh 19.98Wh Extended Capacity Lithium-Ion Battery (Model BT-954) included with new models

Connectivity

  • USB PC Connectivity/charge port (USB Mini-B)
  • Simultaneous charge while using
  • USB PC Connectivity (USB Micro) - use to be determined

Features

  • Adjustable Band defaults Modulation and Steps
  • Adjustable Priority check interval and quantity.
  • Analysis Mode - includes Trunked System Analysis of Signal, Quality and Activity, and EDACS/LTR LCN Finder
  • 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.
  • Avoids
  • Battery Saver
  • Broadcast Screen while searching (TV and radio station frequencies, pagers, etc) with 10 custom bands.
  • Channel delay adjustable to increments of 0-2,5,10,30,
  • Channel Volume Offset individually per channel.
  • Close Call, with Close Call Do Not Disturb, Close Call Priority (or Primary), and Close Call Temporary Store.
  • Conventional Channel Priority with Priority DND
  • 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.
  • Individual Site P25 decode Threshold, Settings: Auto, Manual, Default
  • Intermediate Frequency Exchange - changes the IF used for a selected frequency to help avoid image and other mixer-product interference on a frequency.
  • Location Based Scanning
  • Multi-Site Trunking - Lets you program the scanner to share a Trunked System's TGIDs across multiple Sites without having to duplicate TGIDs.
  • Negative Channel dropout delay (forced resume) adjustable to -2, -5, -10 seconds.
  • Number Tagging - Number tags allow you to quickly navigate to a specific Favorites List, System, and/or Channel.
  • Priority Scan
  • P25 One-Frequency Trunking - The scanner can follow individual talk groups on P25 single-frequency systems that use both NAC and TGID’s for squelch control and user identification.
  • Quick Search
  • Recording of Audio - Captures & Stores individual transmissions until squelch closes for later playback with time stamping and some metadata via Scanner or PC.
    • Date/Time indication on display with time stamping for recordings.
    • Instant Replay - Plays back up to 240 seconds of the most recent unsquelched transmissions without the added quiet time between those transmissions.
  • Repeater Reverse
  • Search with Scan for Custom Searches.
  • Startup Configuration
  • Weather Operations

Features missing from SDS100 previously in BCD436HP

  • Voice AGC
  • Keypad Lock

RR System Compatibility

  • Analog Conventional Frequencies

System Types

System Voices


Notes
  1. Requires, optional, Paid Upgrade w/ Registration via my.uniden.com.
  2. Firmware updates via MicroSD card or through USB port.

Included in the Box

  • SDS100 Scanner Radio
  • SMA Semi-Rigid Antenna
  • SMA-BNC Antenna Adapter
  • 411.com Registration card
  • USB to USB Mini-B programming / charge cable
  • USB Wall brick 5V 2A (Model: AD-1278)
  • Extended Capacity Lithium-Ion Battery 3.7v 5400mAh 19.98Wh (Model BT-954)
  • Extended battery door
  • Rotating Belt Clip
    • Belt clip Plastic Attachment with 1 screw installed
  • Owner’s manual printed copy w online pdf format available
  • microSD Card (8GB) installed
  • Packaging
    • External Box
    • Formed Cardboard packaging - molded pulp
  • Various plastic bags for listed components

Videos


USB Pinout

SDS100-USB-Pinout.jpg

  • Pin 2 (ID) is used for GPS Serial Data
  • Pin 3 and 4 are for Serial Data

Related Pages

Frequently Asked Questions Support Pages


Groups and Message Boards

Facebook
Groups.io
Twitter

Supporting Software

Owner's Manual

Reviews


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