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Central Ohio Integrated Radio System LSM Reception: BCD436HP vs. SDS100
Central Ohio Integrated Radio System LSM Reception: BCD436HP vs. SDS100
Maryland FIRST Performance check
Maryland FIRST Performance check
Philly Performance Check:
Philly Performance Check:

Revision as of 20:19, 23 March 2018

The Uniden SDS100 is the first scanner to incorporate I/Q technology and SDR (Software Defined Radio) in a handheld scanner. This will provide performance superior to any other scanner currently offered on LSM (Linear Simulcast Modulation) systems. It uses the Uniden HomePatrol database for ease of programming


Some specifications anticipated to be the same as the BCD436HP and all specifications subject to change)

  • Flexible Easy System or Channel Selection using Zip Code or GPS and Service Types - just pick the kinds of channels you want to hear and tell the SDS100 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 the Database. Location precision for Departments and Sites that allows you to define a location and range using rectangles instead just of a single circle.
  • Serial GPS input for location-based scanning using the Uniden GC-GPSK or other compatible GPS receiver.
    • 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 Sentinel Software (expected) makes database and firmware updates simple. Also allows you to create, edit, and manage your Favorites Lists.
  • USB PC Connectivity (USB Mini-B)
  • USB PC Connectivity (USB Micro) - use to be determined
  • Discovery Modes help you find new channels on trunked systems and frequency ranges.
  • Analysis Modes include Trunked System Analysis of Signal, Quality and Activity, and EDACS/LTR LCN Finder.
  • Flexible Scanning - scan from any combination of the main database and 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.
  • 8GB microSD card holds the entire US and Canada database of radio systems, plus leaves room for hundreds of hours of audio recording.
  • TrunkTracker X -- Includes APCO's newest P25 Phase II, Motorola, EDACS, LTR Trunked, DMR*, Trunked DMR* (a Uniden exclusive), NXDN*, Trunked NXDN* (a Uniden exclusive), and Uniden exclusive EDACS ProVoice digital system trunk-tracking, Radio Systems. * - Some digital modes may not be available upon initial release
  • 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 - 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.
  • Individual Site P25 decode Threshold, Settings: Auto, Manual, Default
  • Quick key (QK) capable
    • 100 Favorites Lists QKs
      • Per Favorite List
        • 100 Systems QKs
          • Per Systems
            • 100 Departments QKs
  • Startup Configuration
  • Channel Alert for when a call comes in
    • Visual Independent Alert LED 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 PI encrypted voice is muted automatically.
  • Number Tagging - Number tags allow you to quickly navigate to a specific Favorites List, System, and/or Channel.
  • Easy Scan Control using the dedicated System, Department and Channel Hold buttons.
  • 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.
  • Custom Search - lets you program up to 10 search ranges.
  • 3 Quick-Access Search Keys
  • Search with Scan for Custom Searches.
  • Quick Search - Allows you to start searching at the displayed frequency, or enter a frequency and start searching.
  • Channel delay adjustable to increments of 0-2,5,10,30,
  • Negative Channel delay or dropout (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.
  • Date/Time indication on display with time stamping for recordings.
  • Key Lock prevents anything being changed but Volume and ON\OFF - lets you hand the scanner to a novice user.
  • AVOID via Front Keypad or Menu
    • 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
  • Conventional Channel Priority with Priority Do-Not-Disturb, w some trunk system and priority
    • Adjustable Priority check interval and quantity.
  • Uniden Close Call, with Close Call Do Not Disturb, Close Call Priority (or Primary), and Close Call Temporary Store.
  • Weather
    • Weather
    • NOAA Weather Alert with SAME
    • Weather Priority.
  • Receive Signal Strength Indicator displayed.
  • Analog and Digital AGC independently per System
  • 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.
  • Channel Volume Offset individually per channel.
  • Broadcast signal ignore while searching (TV and radio station frequencies, pagers, etc) with 10 custom bands.
  • Repeater Reverse
  • Intermediate Frequency Exchange - changes the IF used for a selected frequency to help avoid image and other mixer-product interference on a frequency.
  • Dot-Matrix COLOR Display (user-selectable colors for text and background)
  • Backlit Display and Keypad.
  • Backlight-on-Squelch option allows the backlight to remain on during an entire transmission.
  • Adjustable Band defaults Modulation and Steps
  • Rugged construction with Rubber Side and Bottom Impact areas to improve impact resistance.
  • Select/Volume/Squelch multi-control top knob.
  • Side-actuated Function and Menu controls.
  • Lithium Ion Battery Operation provides 8 hours of operation.
  • Built-in Battery Charger - charge the batteries in the scanner w a USB power cable

RR System Compatibility

System Types

System Voices

Notes: 1, 2 and 3 Requires, optional, Paid Upgrade w/ Registration via

  • 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

  • SDS100 Scanner Radio1
  • SMA Semi-Ridged Antenna1
  • SMA- BNC adapter1
  • Registration card
  • USB to USB Mini-B programming cable1
  • Rotating Belt Clip. 1
    • 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
  1. Various plastic bags for listed components

Included on the microSD CARD

  • A copy of the RadioReference Database (HPDB)
  • Uniden's Sentinel Software. which can also be found here
  • Pre-Formatted with FAT 32 Filing System
    • Main Folder named "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

Power Requirements

Lithium Ion battery or use of USB 5V DC ≥300mA.

Main issues

  1. NONE



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SDS100 Promo Video

SDS100 Display Menu Options

Central Ohio Integrated Radio System LSM Reception: BCD436HP vs. SDS100

Maryland FIRST Performance check

Philly Performance Check:

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