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  • Page 1 UBCD436-PT UBCD536-PT For more exciting new products please visit our website: Australia: New Zealand:
  • Page 2 SanDisk Corporation. HomePatrol is a registered trademark of Uniden America Corporation, Irving, Texas. At Uniden, we are always improving our products. This manual may not contain the latest improvements to these model. Check our Owner’s Manual downloads at for the latest updates...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    BaTTeries (uBCd436-PT onlY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
  • Page 4 COMMON CONTROLS (UBCD436-PT and UBCD536-PT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
  • Page 5 neW FaVoriTes lisT/ FaVoriTes lisT oPTions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 undersTandinG loCaTion ConTrol .
  • Page 6 direCT FreQuenCY/TGid enTrY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 usinG nuMBer TaGs .
  • Page 7 SEARCHING ChanGe direCTion or resuMe searCh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Select Custom Search Bands .
  • Page 8 View Repeater Frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Replay the Last Transmissions .
  • Page 9 TECHNICAL SPECIfICATIONS - UBCd436-PT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
  • Page 11: Important Information

    MOdIfICATION NOTICE Changes or modifications to this product not expressly approved by Uniden, or operation of this product in any way other than as detailed by this Users Guide, could void your authority to operate this product.
  • Page 12: General Precautions

    This might be particularly true of the type of earphone that is placed in the ear canal. Liquid Exposure Warning Uniden does not represent this unit to be waterproof. To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock, do not expose this unit to rain or moisture! Power Disconnection Caution IMPORTANT: Always turn the scanner off before disconnecting external power.
  • Page 13: Avis D'industrie Canada

    Une version française de ce guide d’utilisation est disponible sur le site Web d’Uniden au : Sur le site d’Uniden, sélectionnez “ Support”, puis “ Owner’s Manuals”.
  • Page 14: Introduction

    Simply turn it on, enter your location, and you will immediately begin hearing communications in your area. This functionality is made possible by combining the rich radio system database from with Uniden’s patented radio system selection methods to correctly identify and monitor only nearby systems.
  • Page 15: Replay Transmissions

    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. (UBCD436-PT - located behind the batteries;...
  • Page 16 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.
  • Page 17 NOAA weather channel. You can also set a weather channel as a priority channel. Built-in Battery Charger (UBCD436-PT only) – Allows you to charge the rechargeable batteries in the scanner from any USB port. DIN-E and ISO Vehicle Mountable (UBCD536-PT Only) – Using the optional DIN-E sleeve or a...
  • Page 18: Included With Your Scanner

    INCLUdEd WITH YOUR SCANNER Accessories included in the box are: UBCD436-PT UBCD536-PT usB Connection Cable aC Power adapter 3 x aa niMh rechargeable Batteries Cigarette lighter Power Cord microsd card (installed) usB Connection Cable swivel Belt Clip (attached) microsd card (installed)
  • Page 19: Ubcd536-Pt

    UBCd536-PT INSTALLING YOUR SCANNER The UBCD536-PT can be placed on a convenient surface in your home as a base station, and connected to a standard outlet that supplies 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz. You must use either the supplied antenna or an electrically correct outdoor antenna, properly and safely mounted at your chosen site.
  • Page 20: Base Station

    WARNING! If you connect an external speaker to the scanner’s Ext. SP jack or headphone jack, never connect the audio output line to a power supply and ground. This might also damage the scanner. UBCD536-PT Only - All audio output is Class-D amplified (PWM). Never connect Ext. SP jack or headphone jack to an external Class-D AMP.
  • Page 21: Vehicle Installation

    vEHICLE INSTALLATION You can mount your scanner in your vehicle, using either the supplied bracket or the optional DIN-E sleeve. If the scanner loses power (as when you turn off your car’s ignition with the scanners power switch on), it can corrupt the microSD card. To ensure that does not happen, turn off the scanner before turning the car’s ignition off.
  • Page 22: Mounting Using The Din-E Sleeve

    Mounting Using the DIN-E Sleeve If you are unsure about how to install your scanner in your vehicle using the optional DIN-E sleeve, consult your automobile manufacturer, dealer, or a qualified installer. Before installing, confirm that your scanner fits in the desired mounting area and you have all the necessary materials to complete the task.
  • Page 23: Removing The Scanner From The Din-E Sleeve

    Once the sleeve is removed, you will see threaded, metric machine screw holes on either side of the chassis cabinet. Uniden does not supply these screws. Their diameter, length, and screw type should be chosen by a qualified installer based on the internal vehicle bracket which will be used in securing the scanner chassis.
  • Page 24: Connecting Dc Cable With Orange Wire

    Connect the supplied AC adaptor to the scanner’s DC 6V Jack. When the batteries are fully charged, ‘Charge Complete’ appears. Connect the supplied AC adaptor to the scanner’s USB Connector. When the batteries are fully UBCD436-PT is supplied with a 12V vehicle charger and USB cable. charged, ‘Charge Complete’ appears.
  • Page 25: Understanding The Memory

    UNdERSTANdING THE MEMORY All of the information contained in the scanner is stored on a microSD card supplied with the scanner. This includes Favorites Lists, all the radio settings, and the Radio Reference database. fAvORITES LISTS Because the memory is based on the Radio Reference database we now have a different order of organization not like banks and channels in traditional scanners, but more like Dynamic Memory Architecture.
  • Page 26: Manage Favorites Lists

    Favorites Lists are written to the scanner. MANAGE dATABASES Uniden updates the Database used in your scanner every week. You can decide how often you want to update the databases on your scanner. When you update them through Sentinel, it checks the website for the most current database and saves it in Sentinel.
  • Page 27: Updating The Database

    Next, in Sentinel, select UPDATE/Update Master HPDB. Finally, write the new database to your scanner by selecting Scanner/Write to Scanner. SETTING UP YOUR SCANNER TURN ON THE SCANNER uBCd536-PT uBCd436-PT For Model Number Procedure uBCd436-PT Press and hold for about 2 seconds.
  • Page 28: Keypad And Knob Controls

    KEYPAd ANd KNOB CONTROLS UBCD536-PT Operation Power/Vol light • Turns the scanner on/off and adjusts the volume . • Press func then Vol to enter/exit P25 adjustment mode . • Press to toggle backlight intensity . • Turn to adjust the squelch . • Press to toggle Close Call modes .
  • Page 29: Ubcd436-Pt

    Press to enter country and zip/postal codes. Serv Press to select Service types. Rang Press to select Range. UBCD436-PT Operation Power/light/lock • Press and hold to turn the scanner on or off . • Press to use the backlight .
  • Page 30: Key Operation

    Operation scroll Control (Volume, • Press then turn to adjust volume level in scan mode . squelch) • Press func then turn to adjust the squelch . then func then Vol to view P25 adjustment mode . • Press • Press to exit P25 adjustment mode .
  • Page 31: Common Controls (Ubcd436-Pt And Ubcd536-Pt)

    COMMON CONTROLS (UBCD436-PT and UBCD536-PT) system • Press func then System to start scan mode . • Press to enter system Pause for 2 seconds then hold on a system in scan mode . • double-press System for hold without pause in scan mode .
  • Page 32 . • Press func then 9(dISP) to toggle 3 line display mode on/off in uBCd536-PT or Channel service Type in uBCd436-PT in scan hold mode . • Press func then 0(lVl) to toggle the volume offset for a channel in scan hold mode .
  • Page 33: Set Your Location And Range

    E/yes • Press to select a menu item or save an entry in Menu mode Q . srCh • Press to store a blinking CTCss/dCs/naC tone in receive/hold mode . • Press to store an id in id search mode in receive/hold mode . • Press to add channel to Favorites list in receive/hold modes .
  • Page 34: Understanding Range

    Set Up GPS – Sets the location format, serial port baud rate, and units. Location Format DMS:DDD˚MM’ or DEG:DDD.dddddd. Set Serial Port. Default is 4800 bps for GPS device. Off, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, or 115200 bps. Set Range – This setting allows you override the default range setting for your current location to increase or decrease the number of Trunking Sites and Channel Departments you can receive when you are scanning from the Full Database and when you are scanning Favorites Lists with...
  • Page 35: Navigating The Menus

    The Appendix has a list of Service Types and their general descriptions. (UBCD536-PT) Press the Serv button. (UBCD436-PT) Press Func then the Zip/Services button. Scroll to each Service Type and press E/yes to enable or disable. Press System to exit.
  • Page 36 EDACS, and APCO P25 systems. (Default = Off) On (Unit ID) or Off Note: (UBCD436-PT Only) This setting toggles Unit ID Display with Channel Service Type. Set ID Format – Sets the ID display format for the System. Set ID Format (Mot/P25) Decimal Format or Hex Format.
  • Page 37: A Look At The Display

    View the Battery Level (UBCD436-PT Only) To view the battery level (in volts) press the scroll control and look at the small numbers in the upper right of the display. Press the scroll control again to close the battery level or let it disappear after 10 seconds.
  • Page 38 (uBCd536-PT only) . V .VV displays the battery level (in volts) when you press Vol . (uBCd436-PT only) S0-9 display the first digit of the current system quick key on the left with the blinking second digit on the right .
  • Page 39 Priority channel in receiving/hold modes . Channel displays in receiving/hold modes (uBCd536-PT only) . service Type displays in receive/hold modes with disp . unit id set to off (uBCd436-PT only) . TGid displays for a trunked site in receive/hold modes .
  • Page 40: Settings Menu

    Favorites list number Tag info in Function mode (uBCd536-PT only) . nn .nnn .nnn displays Favorites list number Tag info in receive/hold modes (uBCd436-PT only) . SETTINGS MENU The Settings menu options let you set up your scanner for basic operations per your personal preferences.
  • Page 41: Band Defaults

    Band Defaults Use this menu to change the default modulation and frequency step or spacing used for each band. See also Default Band Coverage, page 81. Scroll to each band you wish to edit and press E/yes. Set Modulation AM, NFM, FM, WFM, or FMB (Broadcast). Set Step 5, 6.25, 7.5, 8.33, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 25, 50, or 100 kHz.
  • Page 42: Initialize Setting (Resetting The Scanner)

    Initialize Setting (Resetting the Scanner) 1. To perform a factory reset, scroll down and select “Initialize Setting” and then confirm by pressing E/yes. 2. Turn the Scroll Control Knob to “Initialize Setting” and press the Knob. 3. Press Enter E/yes. WARNING! Resetting the scanner clears all data and settings you have entered.
  • Page 43: Quick Key Concepts

    QUICK KEY CONCEPTS QUICK KEYS Organizing your Quick Keys will be part of the planning. You will have to figure out which quick keys to assign to your Favorites Lists and Systems so you can scan them without a table of contents and with some sort of logic you can remember.
  • Page 44: Number Tags

    NUMBER TAGS Numbers tags will allow you to tag each Favorites List, System, and Channel to locate easier. Number tags can range from 0 to 99 for Favorites Lists and Systems and 0-999 for Channels. You can assign number tags to channels even if the Favorites List does not have a number tag but, without a Favorites List number tag, you can only navigate to these channels while holding or scanning in that Favorites List.
  • Page 45: Understanding Location Control

    See also Using Startup Keys, page 48. Scroll to each key (0-9) and press E/yes to enable then press Menu to save. Use Location Control – This enables Location Control for the Favorites List. The default setting is Off. See also Understanding Location Control, page 35. Review Avoids –...
  • Page 46: Programming Systems

    You set (by zip/post code, Auto Locate, or manually), or select a location. Your Departments and Sites have locations programmed. The scanner then compares your location data with Site and Department data to determine which channels to scan. Conceivably, you could program everything you want to hear into one Favorites List and scan just by selecting locations rather than enabling/disabling lists.
  • Page 47: System Settings

    Delete Unit ID At Confirm Delete?, press E/yes or ./no. Copy System – Copying a system will copy all Sites, Departments, Channels, and settings including quick key assignments into the current Favorites List. See Data Naming, page 25, to name the new system. Delete System At Confirm Delete?, press E/yes or ./no.
  • Page 48 Enter the hold time and press E/yes to save. 0-255 ID Search – This sets whether the scanner searches for all IDs in a trunking system (On), or scans only programmed IDs (Off). The default setting is Off. also ID Toggle ID Scan or Search, page 53. On or Off Edit Fleet Map (Motorola Type I/ll systems Only) –...
  • Page 49: Programming Sites

    On, Slow Blink, or Fast Blink. Review ID Avoids – This allows you to review Avoided IDs in the System. Temporary Avoids appear reversed in the display: Stop Avoiding?. Scroll to the ID and press E/yes to Stop Avoiding. Nothing Avoided appears if nothing is Avoided. Clear All ID Avoids –...
  • Page 50 The lower base frequency (or base) is always the base frequency as provided in the Radio Reference Database. Use this Excel spreadsheet to calculate the upper base frequency value located at: CustomBandPlanCalculator.xls...
  • Page 51 If you don’t have Excel you can download and install a viewer here, or do a simple Google search. The upper base frequency can also be found using the Band Plan Calculator located at: Also, look at Determining Base/Step/Offset for VHF/UHF Motorola Systems at Radio
  • Page 52 Set Latitude Enter the latitude. Press ./no to toggle N or S, and press E/yes. Set Longitude Enter the longitude. Press ./no to toggle E or W, and press E/yes. Set Range See also Understanding Range, page 24. 0-6000 Rectangles New Rectangle Latitude - Top Left Enter the latitude.
  • Page 53: Programming Departments

    PROGRAMMING dEPARTMENTS NEW dEPARTMENT/dEPARTMENT OPTIONS Press Menu then scroll to Manage Favorites and press E/yes. Scroll to the Favorites List you want to manage and press E/yes. Scroll to Review/Edit System and press E/yes. Scroll to the System you want to edit and press E/yes. Scroll to Edit Department and press E/yes.
  • Page 54: Programming Frequencies/Tgids

    Longitude - Top Left Enter the longitude. Press ./no to toggle E or W, and press E/yes. Latitude - Bottom Right Enter the latitude. Press ./no to toggle N or S, and press E/yes. Longitude - Bottom Right Enter the longitude. Press ./no to toggle E or W, and press E/yes. Stored Rectangle Edit Rectangle See Rectangles above.
  • Page 55: New Channel/Channel Options

    For a new Favorites List, see Data Naming, page 25 At Select System, scroll to the System where you want to store the Frequency/TGID and press E/yes. At Select Department, scroll to the Department where you want to store the Frequency/TGID and press E/yes.
  • Page 56 To enter a LTR TGID, enter the Area Code (0 or 1) and press ./no twice for a hyphen, then enter the Home Repeater Number (01-20) and press ./no once, then the User ID (1-254) and press E/yes. To enter an I-Call ID, press ./no once then enter the ID and press E/yes. To enter a Wildcard I-Call ID, press ./no once then enter 0 and press E/yes.
  • Page 57: Set Scan Selection

    Default is Custom 1. Scroll to the Service Type and press E/yes. Set Delay Time – This sets (in seconds) the amount of time the scanner stays on a channel after the transmission has ended before moving to the next channel. A negative delay will force a resume after that number of seconds.
  • Page 58: Managing Full Database

    Scroll to each System quick key and press E/yes to enable or disable. Set Nationwide Systems (Database Only) – This setting enables or disables Nationwide systems in the Database, only when the Database is being scanned. Scroll to each Nationwide System and press E/yes to enable or disable. Select Lists to Monitor –...
  • Page 59: To Use A Startup Key

    Caution: If you press the wrong key when you press the power key to set your startup configuration, and that wrong key doesn’t have any Favorites Lists assigned to that key, you will start up your scanner with all systems Avoided-Nothing to Scan. PRIORITY SCANNING Priority Scan –...
  • Page 60: Scanning Order

    the channels are divided into more than one group and the scanner scans each group in turn. Example: If you set the maximum channels to 20 and there are 100 priority channels, the scanner checks those 100 channels in groups of 20 and takes a total of 5 intervals to complete the priority scan.
  • Page 61 Any System, Department, or Site (or Quick Save System/Department) not assigned to a quick key and not Avoided, will be scanned. scan Mode scan receive system hold site hold...
  • Page 62: Selecting Quick Keys

    Channel hold search with scan - Frequency hold Change Direction or Resume Scan – Turn the Scroll Control. SELECTING QUICK KEYS Select a Favorites List Quick Key – Press the number key(s) assigned to the Favorites List then press E/yes. Example: 00, E/yes to enable or disable List 0. Select a System Quick Key in the Current List –...
  • Page 63: Toggle Display Modes

    Hold on any channel and press Func then 9(DISP). Press Channel to resume. In UBCD536-PT, you can turn 3-Line Display on and off. In UBCD436-PT, you can toggle Unit ID display or Channel Service Type. TOGGLE Id SCAN OR Id SEARCH While scanning each Trunked System, press Func then E/yes.
  • Page 64: Start/Stop Recording

    START/STOP RECORdING While scanning, press Func then Replay. Note: Resets to Off when you turn off the scanner. See Replay Options, page 31. AdvANCEd CHANNEL MENU While the channel is in the display, press E/yes . Edit Current Channel - See Channel Options, page 45. Add to Favorites List - Press E/yes or ./no.
  • Page 65: Intermediate Frequency Exchange

    Select your Country, and enter a zip/postal code. See also Set Your Location, page 23. SET THE RANGE (UBCD536-PT) Press the Rang button. Enter new range using the numeric keys and press E/yes to save. (UBCD436-PT) See Set Range, page 24. See also Understanding Range, page 24, and Understanding Location Control, page 35.
  • Page 66: Direct Frequency/Tgid Entry

    The same rule applies to System and Channel number tags. View Number Tags UBCD436-PT - Number Tag is always displayed in Scan Hold mode. UBCD536-PT - Press Func in Scan Hold mode.. Go To Number Tag (Leading 0s not required) Press Channel to hold on any channel.
  • Page 67: Close Call Modes

    CLOSE CALL MOdES To toggle CC Off, CC DND, or CC Pri: (UBCD536-PT) Press SQ ( (UBCD436-PT) Hold on any channel and press Func then Avoid( ). Press Channel to resume. Close Call Hit See Using Close Call, page 70.
  • Page 68: Quick Search At Current Frequency

    P25 AdjUSTMENT MOdE (UBCD536-PT) Press Func then Vol. Press Func then Vol to exit. (UBCD436-PT) Press Vol then Func then Vol. Press Vol to exit. Set the P25 Threshold mode to Manual in Site Options or System Options for a Conventional channel.
  • Page 69: Using A Gps

    Departments and Sites as you change locations. For the UBCD436-PT, use the 4-pin mini plug to connect to the scanner using a NMEA compatible GPS device. The UBCD536-PT has a 9-pin RS232 male serial connector and you should select a baud rate of (4800 bps) for the serial port.
  • Page 70: New Session

    NEW SESSION Press Menu then scroll to Discovery and press E/yes. Scroll to Trunking Discovery or Conventional Discovery and press E/yes. Scroll to New Session and press E/yes. Conventional Discovery Input Session Name - Enter the Name and press E/yes. See Data Naming, page 25. Trunking Discovery Input System Name - Enter the first few relevant letters of the system and press E/yes.
  • Page 71: Set Modulation (Conventional Only)

    Set Modulation (Conventional Only) This sets the modulation for conventional discovery session. Auto, AM, FM, NFM, WFM, or FMB (FM Broadcast) Set Step (Conventional Only) This sets the step size for conventional discovery session. Auto, 5, 6.25, 7.5, 8.33, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 25, 50, or 100 kHz Set Delay This sets the Delay when monitoring a site or frequencies.
  • Page 72: Review Discovery

    Select Site Select the Site to use for the session. REvIEW dISCOvERY In Review Discovery mode, you can review the results of discovery mode runs, resume runs, or restart saved discovery sessions. Press Menu then scroll to Discovery and press E/yes. Scroll to Review Discovery and press E/yes.
  • Page 73 Freq Avoids – This allows you to review Avoided Frequencies or Stop Avoiding all Frequencies for Searching and Close Call search. Temporary Avoids appear reversed in the display - Stop All Avoiding. See also Avoiding Frequencies, page 66. At Confirm? Press E/yes or ./no. Rvw Search Avoid Scroll to Frequency and press E/yes to Stop Avoiding.
  • Page 74: Search Options

    P25 Threshold Mode – The default setting is Auto. Auto. Automatically sets the decode threshold based on the received signal. Manual. Allows you to manually set the threshold in threshold setting mode or using the P25 Threshold Level setting. Default. Sets the scanner to the default threshold of 8, Auto. P25 Threshold Level –...
  • Page 75: Set Search Key

    0 to 1000 ms Note: Any analog transmissions will lose the first part of the transmission, up to the wait time you set here. P25 Threshold Mode Auto, Manual, Default P25 Threshold Level 5 to 13 Search with Scan. See also Select Lists to Monitor, page 48, and Search with Scan, page Set Avoid Stop Avoiding, Temporary Avoid, or Permanent Avoid Set Hold Time.
  • Page 76: Custom Search

    CUSTOM SEARCH Allows you to search the scanners 10 programmed frequency ranges. See also Edit Custom Search (page 64). Press Menu. Scroll to Search for... and press E/yes. Scroll to Custom Search and press E/yes. See also Set Search Key, page 65. Change Direction or Resume Search Turn the Scroll Control.
  • Page 77: Storing Frequencies

    Avoid to return to searching. Search Menu Press Func then Menu. Close Call Modes To toggle CC Off, CC Pri, or CC DND: (UBCD536-PT) Press SQ( (UBCD436-PT) Press Func then Avoid( Weather Alert Priority Mode Press Func then 6(WX) to toggle on or off.
  • Page 78: Review Search Avoids

    Review Search Avoids You can Review Avoids for all searches including Close Call. Press Channel to hold on any frequency in any Search mode. Press Func then Avoid and scroll to select each Frequency. Temporary Avoids appear reversed in the display - Press Channel to resume.
  • Page 79: Close Call Only

    This setting puts the scanner in Close Call Only mode. See also Using Close Call, page 70. You can also toggle these modes by: UBCD436-PT: Holding on any channel and pressing Func then Avoid ( UBCD536-PT: Pressing SQ ( Hits with Scan This is a special system that automatically stores the last 10 close call hits and allows you to scan them.
  • Page 80: Using Close Call

    3, 5, 10, 15, 30, 45, 60, sec. or Infinite. USING CLOSE CALL (UBCD536-PT) Press and hold SQ ( (UBCD436-PT) Press Channel to hold on any channel/frequency. Press Func then press and hold Avoid ( ) . See also Set Search Key, page 65.
  • Page 81: Modulation

    Avoiding Hits Avoids are common to all searches. Temporary Avoids cancel when you cycle power. See also Review Search Avoids, page 68. To Temporary Avoid, press Channel to Hold, then Avoid. To Permanent Avoid, press Channel to Hold, then Avoid twice. Press Channel to cancel Hold.
  • Page 82: View Repeater Frequency

    View Repeater Frequency Press Channel to hold on any frequency. Press Func then press and hold 8(REV). Replay the Last Transmissions Press Replay. Turn the Scroll Control to select recordings. Press Channel to pause/resume replay. Note: Replay is not available when recording is enabled. See also Replay Options, page 31.
  • Page 83: Set Delay Time

    Set delay Time Wx Alt Priority Set Attenuator Weather Scan Set Audio AGC Weather Alert Program SAME Review Wx Alerts Set Delay Time Sets the number of seconds the scanner should wait after a transmission stops before moving on to the next channel during weather scan. A negative delay will force a resume after that number of seconds.
  • Page 84: Weather Scan

    Weather Scan Press Channel to hold on any channel/frequency. Press Func then press and hold 6(WX). You can also start Weather Scan from the WX Operation menu. The scanner starts scanning the preprogrammed weather frequencies and stops on the first good signal.
  • Page 85 All FIPS - The scanner sounds a weather alert siren for any county. The scanner displays warning level as “Warning WX,” “Watch WX” or “Advisory WX” and it displays decoded Event Code. When an alert is received, press any key to listen to the alert. The scanner will mute and scan only the weather channels.
  • Page 86: Fire Tone-Out

    Review WX Alerts Replay and review WX/SAME alert event results. The scanner drops these alert events after the alert time expires. Weather alerts are always recorded and you can review the alerts in the WX Operations menu by scrolling to Review WX Alerts. fIRE TONE-OUT Fire Tone-Out will monitor up to 32 different channels for paging tones (two-tone sequential, single tone, and group tone).
  • Page 87: Edit Name

    Edit Name Start delay Time Set frequency Set Alert Set Tone Set Audio AGC Edit Name See Data Naming, page 25. Set Frequency Edit Frequency Enter the frequency and press E/yes. Set Modulation Auto, NFM, FM Set Attenuator On or Off Set Tone Edit Tone A and press E/yes.
  • Page 88: Fire Tone-Out Standby/Search

    Analog - Press E/yes to toggle On or Off. fIRE TONE-OUT STANdBY/SEARCH Press Menu. Scroll to Tone-Out for... and press E/yes. Scroll to Tone-Out Standby and press E/yes. (UBCD536-PT Only) press FUNC then SQ. See also Set Search Key, page 65. Scroll to monitor a Tone-Out channel (0-31).
  • Page 89: Listen To Tone-Out Frequency

    Listen to Tone-Out Frequency Press Channel. Attenuation Press Func then 4(ATT). Press FUNC then press and hold 4(ATT) to toggle global attenuation. (ATT blinks in the display when global attenuation is on.) Modulation Press Func then Channel(MOD). Intermediate Frequency Exchange Press Func then 7(IFX) to toggle on or off.
  • Page 90: All Channels Out Of Range

    Turn off Weather Priority. Set Channel Delay longer. Set positive Channel Delay. All Channels Out of Range Increase your range. Change your location. Turn Location Control off for the Favorites List. CHARACTERS Characters for a File/Folder Name are as follows: “ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 1234567890 _()-“...
  • Page 91: Default Band Coverage

    dEfAULT BANd COvERAGE Frequency Range Step Mode Band (kHz) Lower Upper 25.0000 26.9600 Petroleum Products & Broadcast Pickup 26.9650 27.4050 CB Class D Channel 27.4100 27.9950 Business & Forest Products 28.0000 29.6800 10 Meter Amateur Band 29.7000 49.9900 VHF Low Band 50.0000 53.9800 6 Meter Amateur Band...
  • Page 92: Service Types

    Although TV bands are listed, the scanner cannot decode digital TV audio. SERvICE TYPES Service Type Description For civilian aircraft and air traffic control operations most typically in the 118- aircraft 136 MHz and 225-380 MHz bands in AM mode. Most business related entities not covered by other tags.
  • Page 93: Reformatting The Microsd Card

    Service Type Description Available for use to identify officials’ frequencies for racing events. racing officials Available for use to identify team frequencies for racing events. racing Teams All common carrier railroad communications. railroad School-related communications (schools, school buses, football games, etc.). schools Non-law enforcement security operations, including private security security...
  • Page 94: Type Ii Special Status Bits

    System Type TGID Format Motorola Type 2 n = decimal number Decimal Format systems h = hexadecimal number nnnnn i = i-Call id innnnn Hexadecimal Format hhhh ihhhh P25 systems n = decimal number Decimal Format h = hexadecimal number nnnnn i = i-Call id innnnnnnn...
  • Page 95: Weather Channels

    Therefore, if someone hit their emergency button and their radio was on talk group 16, all communications would switch to talk group 18. A lot of Fire and EMS departments dispatch tone-outs and alarms as Multi-select communications (ID+7). Therefore, if your fire department dispatch talk group is 1616, and they do dispatch tone-outs and alarms as Multi-selects, then those communications will be on talk group 1623.
  • Page 96 Event Code Warning Watch Advisory Definition? Food Contamination Warning Food Flash Flood Watch Flash Flood Flash Flood statement Flash Flood Flash Flood Warning Flash Flood Flood Watch Flood Flood statement Flood Flood Warning Flood Fire Warning Fire Flash Freeze Warning Flash Freeze Freeze Warning Freeze...
  • Page 97: Ctcss Frequencies

    Event Code Warning Watch Advisory Definition? severe Thunderstorm Thunderstorm Warning severe Weather statement severe Wx Tornado Watch Tornado 911 Telephone outage 911 Phone outage emergency Tornado Warning Tornado Tropical storm Watch Tropical storm Tropical storm Warning Tropical storm Tsunami Watch Tsunami Tsunami Warning Tsunami...
  • Page 98: Dcs Codes

    74 .4hz 103 .5hz 146 .2hz 179 .9hz 218 .1hz 77 .0hz 107 .2hz 151 .4hz 183 .5hz 225 .7hz 79 .7hz 110 .9hz 156 .7hz 186 .2hz 229 .1hz 82 .5hz 114 .8hz 159 .8hz 189 .9hz 233 .6hz 85 .4hz 118 .8hz 162 .2hz...
  • Page 99: Repeater Frequency List

    Base Frequency Offset Base Frequency Offset (MHz) (MHz) (MHz) (MHz) 147 .6000 - 147 .9900 -0 .6 503 .0000 - 505 .9875 148 .1250 -4 .375 506 .0000 - 508 .9875 158 .1500 -4 .25 509 .0000 - 511 .9875 222 .1200 - 223 .3800 +1 .6 758 .0000 - 775 .9937...
  • Page 100: Technical Specifications - Ubcd436-Pt

    TECHNICAL SPECIfICATIONS - UBCd436-PT Band Coverage : 31 Bands size: 2 .8 in (W) x 1 .5 in (d) x 6 .3 in (h) (without antenna) 71 .1 mm (W) x 36 .9 mm (d) x 160 .9 mm (h) (without antenna) Weight: 12 .3 oz .
  • Page 101 VhF high 1 Band 0 .4 μV (nFM) 138 .150 Mhz 0 .3 μV (nFM) 161 .985 Mhz 0 .3 μV (nFM) 173 .225 Mhz (WFM) 197 .450 Mhz 0 .6 uV (nFM) 216 .020 Mhz 0 .3 uV VhF high 2 Band 0 .3 μV (aM) 225 .050 Mhz...
  • Page 102: Technical Specifications - Ubcd536-Pt

    (FM) 72 .5150 Mhz 47 dB (FMB) 107 .100 Mhz 60 dB aircraft Band (aM) 127 .1750 Mhz 50 dB VhF high 1 Band (nFM) 161 .9850 Mhz 41 dB (nFM) 173 .2250 Mhz 42 dB (WFM) 197 .4500 Mhz 52 dB VhF high 2 Band (aM)
  • Page 103 Scan Delay: 2 seconds Audio Output Power : 5W Max., 8 ohm Load Antenna: 50 ohms (Impedance) sensitivity (12dB sinad) nominal VhF low Band 0.4 μV (aM) 25 .005 Mhz 0.2 μV (nFM) 40 .840 Mhz 0.2 μV (nFM) 53 .980 Mhz VhF low 2 Band 0.6 μV (WFM)
  • Page 104 Close Call sensitivity (no Modulation) (nFM) 40 .8400 Mhz -60dBm (FM) 72 .5150 Mhz -62dBm (aM) 127 .1750 Mhz -67dBm (nFM) 161 .9850 Mhz -66dBm (aM) 272 .9500 Mhz -67dBm (nFM) 406 .8750 Mhz -63dBm (nFM) 857 .1500 Mhz -63dBm (nFM) 1299 .9250 Mhz -56dBm...
  • Page 107 Product 1 Year If a warranty claim is made, this warranty will not apply if the Product is found by Uniden to be: (A) Damaged or not maintained in a reasonable manner or as recommended in the relevant Uniden Owner’s Manual;...
  • Page 108 © 2015 Uniden Australia Pty. Ltd. Printed in Vietnam. U01UB376AZA...

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