Uniden BCD436HP HomePatrol Series Digital Police Radio Scanner
Uniden BCD436HP HomePatrol Series Digital Police Radio Scanner
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BCD436HP HomePatrol Series Scanner
- Simple Programming
- TrunkTracker V
- S.A.M.E. Emergency/Weather Alert
- Covers US and Canada
- Quick Record and Playback
The BCD436HP is the first scanner to incorporate the HomePatrol-1's ease of use in a traditional handheld scanner. Plus, Uniden's exclusive Close Call® RF Capture feature, GPS Connectivity, Extra-Large Display, Radio System Analysis and Discover Modes put the most advanced scanner features ever right in the palm of your hand.
- No Programming Required – Factory programmed microSD® card for all known radio systems in the US and Canada. The database is updatable with the Sentinel software and Uniden updates the main database weekly.
- Scan by Location – Allows you to set your location(s) by zip/postal code or GPS coordinates for instant reception. The Auto-locate feature will find local systems if you don’t know where you are.
- Favorites Scan – Allows you to organize your Systems into Favorites Lists. The scanner will scan multiple Favorites Lists and Full Database at the same time.
- 4 GB microSD card (provided - 1 GB up to 32 GB supported) – For storing Favorites Lists, Profiles, all your settings, Discovery sessions, and recording sessions. (BCD436HP - located behind the batteries; BCD536HP - located on the the scanner faceplate.)
- Location Based Scanning – Connect to a GPS receiver (not included) for precise system selection and continuing reselection when you travel. The scanner can automatically Avoid and Unavoid Trunked Sites and Departments in Systems based on your current location as provided by an external GPS unit.
- 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.
- Trunk Tracker V Operation – Scans APCO 25 Phase 1 and Phase 2, X2-TDMA, Motorola, EDACS, and LTR trunked systems, as well as conventional analog and P25 digital channels. Multi-Site Trunking – Lets you program the scanner to share trunked system IDs across multiple sites without duplicating IDs.
- Control Channel Only Scanning – With Motorola trunking frequencies, you do not have to program voice channel frequencies.
- Instant Replay – Plays back up to 240 seconds (4 minutes) of the most recent transmissions.
- Audio Recording – Capture transmissions for later playback.
- Encryption Muting - APCO P25 encrypted voice is muted automatically.
- Custom Alerts – You can program your scanner to alert when you receive, a Channel or Unit ID, a Close Call hit, an ID is transmitted with an Emergency Alert, or a Tone-out hit. For each alert in the scanner, you can select from 9 different tone patterns, 15 volume settings, 7 colors, and 3 flash patterns. 6
- Multicolor LED Alert – The alert LED with 7 colors, Blue, Red, Magenta, Green, Cyan, Yellow, or White, can be used with your Custom Alerts.
- Trunking Discovery – Monitors system traffic on a trunked radio system to find unknown IDs and automatically records audio from and logs new channels for later review and identification.
- Conventional Discovery – Searches a range of frequencies to find unknown frequencies and automatically records audio from and logs new channels for later review and identification.
- Scan by Service Types – Scan your channels by Service Type i.e. Fire, Police, Railroad, etc.
- Scan Speed - 85 channels per second.
- Search Speed – 80 step/sec. (typical) in Search mode (max) except for 5 kHz steps. 250 step/ sec. (typical) in Search mode (max) – (Turbo Search) for 5 kHz steps.
- Multi-Level Display and Keypad light – Makes the display and keypad easy to see in dim light with three light levels.
- Temporary or Permanent Avoid – For Systems/Sites/Departments/Channels.
- System/Channel Number Tagging – Number tags allow you to quickly navigate to a specific Favorites List, System, or Channel.
- Start-up Configuration – You can program each of your Favorites Lists with a Startup Key (0-9) so that when you power up the scanner and press the key number, just those Favorites Lists assigned to the key will be enabled for scan.
- Close Call© RF Capture Technology – Lets you set the scanner so it detects and provides information about nearby radio transmissions. Close Call Do-not-Disturb checks for Close Call activity in between channel reception so active channels are not interrupted.
- Broadcast Screen – Allows the scanner to ignore hits on known broadcast frequencies including pager frequencies in search and Close Call modes. You can also program up to 10 custom frequency ranges that the scanner will ignore.
- Fire Tone-Out Standby/Tone Search – Lets you set the scanner to alert you if a two-tone sequential page is transmitted. You can set up to 32 Tone-Outs. The scanner will also search and display unknown tones.
- PC Programming – Use the Sentinel software to manage your scanners Profiles, Favorites Lists, Databases, and firmware updates.
- Analog and Digital AGC – Helps automatically balance the volume level between different radio systems.
- Priority/Priority w/DND Scan – priority channels let you keep track of activity on your most important channels while monitoring other channels for transmissions.
- Priority ID Scan – Allows you to set priority to talkgroup IDs.
- Intermediate Frequency Exchange – Changes the IF used for a selected channel/frequency to help avoid image and other mixer-product interference on a frequency.
- Individual Channel Volume Offset – Allows you to adjust the volume offset for each channel.
- Configurable Band Defaults – Allows you to set the step (5, 6.25, 7.5, 8.33, 10, 12.5,15, 20, 25, 50 or 100 kHz) and modulation (AM, FM, NFM, WFM, or FMB) for 31 different bands.
- Repeater Find – Allows the scanner to try to switch to the repeater frequency if an input frequency is found.
- Adjustable Scan/Search Delay/Resume – Set a delay up to 30 seconds or a forced resume up to 10 seconds for each channel or search. 7
- Data Naming – Allows you to name each Favorites List, System, Site, Department, Channel, ID, Location, Custom Search, and SAME group, using up to 64 characters.
- Duplicate Input Alert – Alerts you if you try to enter a duplicate name or frequency already stored in the scanner.
- Quick Keys – You can assign up to 100 Quick Keys to your Favorites Lists, Systems, Departments, and Sites.
- Search Avoids – You can temporarily Avoid up to 250 frequencies and permanently Avoid up to 250 frequencies in any Search mode or Close Call mode.
- 10 Custom Searches – Lets you program up to 10 custom search ranges.
- Search with Scan Operation – Lets you include Custom Search ranges during scan operation.
- 3 Search Keys – You can assign 3 of the number keys to start a Custom Search, Tone-Out Search, or Close Call Search.
- Quick Search – Allows you to start searching at the displyed frequency or enter a frequency and start searching.
- SAME Weather Alert/Priority – Lets your scanner alert you when a SAME weather alert is transmitted on a NOAA weather channel. You can also set a weather channel as a priority channel.
- Built-in Battery Charger – Allows you to charge the rechargeable batteries in the scanner from any USB port.
- TrunkTracker V
- APCO 25 Phase I and Phase II
- Motorola, EDACS, and LTR Trunking
- HomePatrol® Operation
- USA/Canada Radio Database
- Zip Code Selection for Easy Setup
- Close Call® RF Capture
- 4GB Memory
- Favorites List, System, and Department/Site Quick Keys
- Recording, Playback, and Replay
- Temporary Avoid
- Location-Based Scanning
- Fire Tone-Out Alert
- System Analysis and Discovery
- System/Channel Number Tagging
- CTCSS/DCS Rapid Decoding
- P25 NAC Decoding
- Audio AGC
- S.A.M.E. Weather Alert
- Backlit Keypad & LCD
- Enhanced Dynamic Memory
- Narrowband Reception
- Preemptive Trunking Priority
- Multi-Site System Support
- Channel Volume Offset
- PC Programming and Control
- USB Connectivity
- Database updated weekly
- Simple-to-use Sentinel PC Software keep your scanner's database and firmware up to date
- 8-Hours Operation on 3xAA Batteries
- 25-512 MHz
- 758-824 MHz
- 849-869 MHz
- 894-960 MHz
- 1240-1300 MHz
DEFAULT BAND COVERAGE - Frequency Range (MHz)
|25.0000||26.9600||5||AM||Petroleum Products & Broadcast Pickup|
|26.9650||27.4050||5||AM||CB Class D Channel|
|27.4100||27.9950||5||AM||Business & Forest Products|
|28.0000||29.6800||20||NFM||10 Meter Amateur Band|
|29.7000||49.9900||10||NFM||VHF Low Band|
|50.0000||53.9800||60||NFM||6 Meter Amateur Band|
|54.0000||71.9500||50||WFM||VHF TV Broadcast 2 – 4|
|72.0000||75.9950||5||FM||Intersystem & Astronomy|
|76.0000||87.9950||50||WFM||VHF TV Broadcast 5 – 6|
|137.0000||143.9875||12.5||NFM||Military Land Mobile|
|144.0000||147.9950||5||NFM||2 Meter Amateur Band|
|148.0000||150.7875||12.5||NFM||Military Land Mobile|
|150.8000||161.9950||5||NFM||VHF High Band|
|174.0000||215.9500||50||WFM||TV Broadcast 7 – 13|
|216.0000||224.9800||20||NFM||1.25 Meter Amateur Band|
|225.0000||379.9750||25||AM||UHF Aircraft Band|
|380.0000||399.9875||12.5||NFM||Trunked Military Band|
|406.0000||419.9875||12.5||NFM||Trunked Federal Government|
|420.0000||449.9875||12.5||NFM||70 cm Amateur Band|
|450.0000||469.9875||12.5||NFM||UHF Standard Band|
|470.0000||512.0000||12.5||NFM||UHF TV Band|
|758.0000||787.99375||6.25||NFM||Public Service Band|
|788.0000||805.99375||6.25||NFM||Public Service Band|
|806.0000||823.9875||12.5||NFM||Public Service Band|
|849.0125||868.9875||12.5||NFM||Public Service Band|
|894.0125||960.0000||12.5||NFM||Public Service Band|
|1240.0000||1300.0000||25||NFM||25 cm Amateur Band|
When you select AUTO for a channel, modulation, or step, the above values are used unless you’ve edited the Band Defaults
Uniden is coming out with an upgrade for their flagship scanners that is going to create a huge amount of buzz. What is ProVoice, you ask? Well, ProVoice is a digital mode on EDACS trunked radio systems used by many law enforcement agencies. Up to now, no one has been able to monitor this type of communication with any scanner. It is used by some pretty big agencies, too, including San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Albuquerque (might have changed the outcome of Breaking Bad if we’d just been faster to market with this), Honolulu, Ottawa, and more.
If you purchase or own one of these scanners you will be able to upgrade the scanner by applying a firmware update, then purchasing an unlock key from the Uniden web site.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERSAsk a Question
I live in the vancouver area. Will this allow me to listen to encrypted rcmp transmissions?
While you may be able to listen to some ProVoice public service communications, out of the box listening to encryted transmissions would most likely not be possible.