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- True I/Q Receiver, Trunk Tracker X
- Direct Ethernet Connectivity for Streaming and Control
- Complete USA/Canada Radio Database
- Location Control for Simple Operation
- 3.5" Customizable Color Display
A quick video that shows you how to listen to weather channels and disable the WX Alt Priority.
This applies to: -BCD436HP-BCD536HP-SDS100-SDS200
Common questions we receive about the Uniden SDS200 Scanner
How to I Turn Full database off
Yes, our programming was set up into favorites list so you can still use your full database when desired. After your done you would simply go in your scanner setting and turn the full database back off. Please see instructions below
Custom search is a mode the scanner can be set (Allows you
to search the scanners 10 programmed frequency ranges)
To disable Custom Search
Press Menu under ”Search for…”,
Then go to “Edit Custom”.
Once you’re in the “Select Custom” Menu, Set lock outs on
Custom1-10, this will disable all custom searches.
To enable Custom Search
Press Menu. Scroll to Search for... and press E/yes.
Scroll to Custom Search and press E/yes.
You can also start a Custom Search assigned to a QK by
holding on any Channel in Scan Mode and pressing Func then 1, 2, or 3.
To exit Custom Search press to Scan (soft key1).
Sometimes when scanning, the scanner will receive a channel, but you can only hear static. You would need to lock this channel out to continue with normal scanning.
For BCDX36hp and SDS models
For the HomePatrol-2
Scanners are programmed using the database listed on Radioreference.com. We program (Police, Fire, EMS & State police channels). You can put the scanner on hold to dial through all the channels to confirm these are listed in the radio.
To disable “Close call”, Press the menu button, and dial down to close call press down on the olume knob. Then dial down to “Set CC Mode”. With “Off” Selected. Press down on the Volume knob. This will disable close call.
Frequencies used by public safety are subject to change at any time, A good example is when an area transitions to a digital system from analog.
If you aren’t sure contact us
Changes are listed on Radioreference, Each county has its own portion of the website. Chages are listed at the top of the respective county page under “Last Updated”. If there
are recent changes listed for the channels your interested in re-programming is required. We offer several different programming options, you can find them isted here:
The SDS200 has the latest reception technology, making it the best suited to monitor all the current public safety radios systems, most specifically simulcasted radio systems. Additionally, it has a fully customizable color display, & water-resistant body style.
The zip code featureonly allows for one zip code to be entered at a time, but the zip code function is used to tell the scanner which geographic region of the frequency database to enter-- it does not indicate the exact area to be scanned. For monitoringsomething like a tri-county area I strongly recommend the Optimization serviceas it tailors the scanner to a customer's local area rather than thousands of channels based on a geographic region.
DMR, PROVOICE & NXDN are individual digital Radio systems, the manufacturer gives you the option to unlock reception of these systems with the purchase of the software upgrades
No, unfortunately. A Windows PC is required for all Uniden scanners and the software they use.
SDS100 & SDS200: It's True /Q™ receiver provides for improved digital performance in challenging RF environments.
An I/Q receiver captures the complete signal waveform in 3 dimensions, allowing for improved digital error correction and signal recovery. Location-Based Scanning – Allows you to set your location by zip/postal code or GPS coordinates for instant eception.
Click on the extra items below for more details
SDS100 & SDS200
Benefits of the SDS100
Benefits of the SDS200
Currently no scanners are able to monitor encrypted signals.
This range will vary based on your location, terrian, & local ransmitting towers. On average 30-50 Miles.
Comparing your radio to someone using broadcastify isn’t a great comparison unfortunately. Broadcastify has 2-minute delay scanners play in real time. The end user broadcasting on broadcastify is using a scanner with specific programming and location. Essentially you would have to be in the same area, using the same scanner and programming to truly compare what you have to a broadcasifiy user.
Scanners aren’t Bluetooth compatible, however, we’ve had customers use 3.5MM Bluetooth adapters to sync speakers and other Bluetooth devices to the radio.
We recommend having the squelch on 2
Squelch/Menu Turn to adjust the squelch.
Press to enter Menu Mode.
Press to return one level in Menu Mode.
Press Func then Menufor Search Menu inSearch Mode.Press Func then Menufor Close Call Menu in Close Call Mode. Press Func then Menu for Weather Menu in Weather Scan.
Squelch/Menu Scroll Control/Function
Press to enter Function Mode for 3 seconds.
Press to select a menu item or save an entry in Menu Mode.
Turn to select a menu item in Menu Mode.
Turn to select characters with Data Naming.
Turn to select Scan/Search direction and to continue Scan/Search in Scan/Search Modes.
Turn to scroll Channels or Frequencies in Hold Modes.
Turn in Department Pause to scroll Departments.
Turn in System Pause to scroll Systems.
Turn in Site Pause to scroll Sites in current System.
Turn in Search Pause to select Custom Searches to enable in Search Mode.
Turn to select next/previous recording in Replay Mode.
Turn to resume Close Call search in Close Call Only Mode.
Turn to start a Quick Search in Close Call Hold Mode.
Turn to select next Weather Channel in Weather Scan.
Turn to select Tone-Outs in Tone-out Standby/Search Mode.
Press Menu. Scroll to WX Operation and press E/yes.
Scroll to the options below and press E/yes.
Our programming services include all towns, cities, municipalities within the county you requested for public safety channels such as Police, Fire, Ems, and state police. The scanner does have service type options in the radio so they can be turned on and off when desired. So, for example if you only wanted to hear Fire and EMS for the day you would turn all other service types of such as Law and only leave the ones you want on. Also keep in mind if there are any channels you completely do not want you can permanently avoid them by double tapping the avoid button on your scanner
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