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  • Page 2 #5,826,222, #5,754,974, #5,701,390, #5,715,365, #5,649,050, #5,630,011, and #5,517,511. © 2013 Uniden America Corporation, Ft. Worth, Texas. HomePatrol is a registered trademark of Uniden America Corporation, Ft. Worth, Texas. Questions? Problems? Get help on the web at Or call our Customer Service line at 800‐292‐2294.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Included With Your Scanner ................11 Setting up Your Scanner .................. 12 Base Station ....................13 Vehicle Installation ..................14 Using Internal Batteries (BCD436HP Only) ............ 18 Understanding the Memory ................19 Favorites Lists ....................19 Profiles ......................19 Sentinel Software ....................
  • Page 4 Contents View Battery Level ................... 38 Wi-Fi Setup (BCD536HP Only) ............... 39 Planning Profiles ....................40 Quick Keys ...................... 40 Favorites List Quick Keys ................40 System Quick Keys ..................40 Search Quick Keys ..................40 Startup Keys ....................41 Number Tags ....................
  • Page 5 Contents Priority Scanning ....................59 Scanning Favorites Lists .................. 61 Selecting Quick Keys ..................63 Display Modes ....................63 ID Scan/ID Search ..................64 Change Location ..................... 64 Set Scan Range ....................64 Select Service Types ..................64 Holding ......................64 Replaying Transmissions ................
  • Page 6 Contents Search Options ....................76 Edit Custom Search ..................76 Set Search Key ....................77 Search with Scan .................... 77 Searching ......................77 Quick Search ....................77 Custom Search ....................78 Avoiding Frequencies ..................78 Close Call ......................80 Close Call Options ................... 80 Using Close Call ....................
  • Page 7: 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 8: General Precautions

    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 9: Scanning Legally

    Scanning Legally Your scanner covers frequencies used by many different groups, including police and fire departments, ambulance services, government agencies, private companies, amateur radio services, military operations, pager services, and wireline (telephone and telegraph) service providers. It is legal to listen to almost every transmission your scanner can receive.
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  • Page 11: Introduction

    Introduction The Uniden BCD535HP and BCD436HP are digital TrunkTracker V communications receivers that require no user programming. 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...
  • Page 12: Create Favorites Lists

    Introduction Create Favorites Lists As you find transmissions you like and would like to monitor again, you can save them to a Favorites List. When you opt to listen to a Favorites List, your scanner will monitor only the transmissions on that list. You can assign a Quick Key to a Favorites List (FLQK) that allows you to quickly turn a Favorites List on or off by simply entering the quick key on the keypad while scanning.
  • Page 13: Main Features

    Factory programmed micro SD 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.
  • Page 14 Main Features 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 2 flash patterns.
  • Page 15 Main Features 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.
  • Page 16 - 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 (BCD436HP only) - Allows you to charge the batteries in the scanner.
  • Page 17: Included With Your Scanner

    Included With Your Scanner Accessories included in the box are: AC Power Adapter Lighter Power Adapter (BCD536HP Only) USB Connection Cable 3 X AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (BCD436HP Only) Antenna Micro SD card (installed) Wi-Fi-Dongle (BCD536HP Only) DIN-E sleeve (optional accessory)
  • Page 18: Setting Up Your Scanner

    Setting up Your BCD536HP The scanner can be placed on a convenient surface in your home as a base station, and connected to a standard outlet that supplies 120VAC, 60Hz. You must use either the supplied antenna or an electrically correct outdoor antenna, properly and safely mounted at your chosen site.
  • Page 19: Base Station

    Base Station This is the simplest approach to let you get started quickly. Decide on a location that is convenient to a nearby wall outlet, has desk space to let you complete your programming worksheets, will safely allow the indoor antenna to be extended, or near a window to use an outdoor antenna.
  • Page 20: 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 micro SD card. To ensure that does not happen, turn off the scanner before turning the car’s ignition off.
  • Page 21: Mounting Using The Bracket

    Mounting Using the Bracket 1. Using appropriate screws or other hardware, secure the bracket. 2. Insert the scanner and insert the bracket knobs to lock the scanner in position. 3. Attach the Cigarette Lighter Power Cord to the rear of the scanner and plug the adapter end into a dash mounted 12V DC socket.
  • Page 22 Mounting Using the DIN-E Sleeve 5. Before inserting the scanner in the sleeve, attach the cable from the previously mounted antenna. Attach the DC Power leads. RED goes to a positive (+) connection on your fuse block while BLACK connects to the vehicles chassis ground (-).
  • Page 23: Mounting Using Iso Technique

    Slide the cover toward the rear and off. 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: Using Internal Batteries (Bcd436Hp Only)

    Using Internal Batteries (BCD436HP Only) You can power your scanner using three alkaline or rechargeable AA batteries. There is no switch. The scanner will automatically detect and not charge non- rechargeable batteries. 1. Install 3 AA batteries, matching the polarity symbols (+ -).
  • Page 25: Understanding The Memory

    Understanding the Memory Favorites Lists All of the information contained in the scanner is stored on a micro SD card supplied with the scanner. This includes profiles, Favorites Lists, all the radio settings, and the Radio Reference database. 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: Trunking Sites

    Understanding the Memory Favorites Lists will allow you to store channels you find when you are scanning from the full database (the easiest way). They can contain channels from trunking systems and conventional systems. You can also manually add systems, departments (not sites), and channels into Favorites Lists from the database as well as program new systems, departments, sites, and channels.
  • Page 27: Sentinel Software

    Favorites Lists are written. 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 28 Disconnect the USB cable. Your scanner begins initial setup procedures. Updating Firmware From time to time, Uniden will release firmware updates to improve existing functionality, add new features, or address issues found in its operation. Updating the firmware takes just a few minutes and is easily accomplished using the Sentinel Software you installed on your PC.
  • Page 29: Turning On The Scanner

    Turning on the Scanner Scroll Control Func Menu (BCD436HP) Press and hold for about 2 seconds. If the screen is too dark, press to turn on the backlight. Rotate the scroll control clockwise and set the volume to around 10 o’clock. Press the scroll control to display the volume level.
  • Page 30: Data Naming

    Data Naming Name any Favorites List, System, Site, Department, Channel, Location, Custom Search, Recording Session, Tone-Out, or SAME group with up to 64 characters. To Enter a Character, turn the scroll control until the character you want appears. To move the cursor to the right, press 6>. To move the cursor to the left, press <4.
  • Page 31: Understanding Range

    Database and when you are scanning Favorites Lists with Location Control enabled. See also Understanding Range. (BCD536HP Only) Press the Rang button. (BCD536HP and BCD436HP) Press Menu then scroll to Set Your Location and press E/yes. Scroll to Set Range and press E/yes. Enter the range (0-30) and press E/yes.
  • Page 32: Selecting Service Types

    The Appendix has a list of Service Types and their general descriptions. (BCD536HP) Press the Serv button. (BCD436HP) 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 33 Key Operations Turn to adjust the squelch. Press to toggle Close Call modes. BCD536HP Press and hold to turn on Close Call Only mode. Press Func then SQ to start Fire Tone-Out. Scroll Press to enter Function mode for 3 seconds. Press and hold to lock Function Mode.
  • Page 34 Key Operations Rang Press to select Range. BCD536HP Scroll Control Func Menu BCD436HP Power/Light Press and hold to turn the scanner on or off. Press to use the backlight. BCD436HP Func Press to enter Function mode for 3 seconds. Function Press and hold to lock Function mode.
  • Page 35 Press to toggle Channel/Frequency Avoid status in Avoid Receive/Hold Modes. BCD436HP Press to toggle Avoid status in Scan Receive Mode. Press and hold to clear all Channel Avoids in current Conventional System or Site in Scan Hold Mode. Press and hold to clear all Search Avoids in Search Hold Mode.
  • Page 36 Search, in Hold Modes. Press to pause in Replay Mode. Zip/Services Press to enter country-zip/postal code. BCD436HP Press Func then Zip to select Service Types. Menu Press to return one level in menu in Menu Mode. Press to save current Database System in Scan Mode.
  • Page 37: Navigating The Menus

    Key Operations Number Press Func then 7( ) to toggle intermediate frequency exchange for a channel/frequency in Hold Modes. Keys Press Func then press and hold 8( ) to view the repeater frequency in Hold Modes. Press Func then 9( ) to toggle 3 line display on/off DISP in Scan Hold Mode.
  • Page 38: Display Options

    5 sec - The backlight stays on for 5 seconds when any key is pressed. 10 sec - The backlight stays on for 10 seconds when any key is pressed. Timeout (BCD436HP Only) 10 sec - Turns the backlight on for 10 seconds when you press 30 sec - Turns the backlight on for 30 seconds when you press Infinite - The backlight always stays on.
  • Page 39: Set Id Format

    Display Options Set ID Format sets the ID format for the System. Set ID Format (Mot/P25) Decimal Format or Hex Format. The default setting is Decimal. Set ID Format (EDACS) AFS Format or Decimal Format. The default setting is AFS. Set Upside-Down (BCD536HP Only) This allows you to reverse the display so you can mount the scanner upside-down and hear the speaker from the top.
  • Page 40 Priority Mode and is reversed- in Priority DND Mode. appears and blinks if the battery is low. (BCD436HP Only) appears if the Close Call Priority feature is on. is reversed in Close Call DND Mode.
  • Page 41 A Look at the Display 2nd Line S0-9: shows the first digit of the System quick key on the left with the blinking second digit on the right. a non-blinking number on the right indicates the quick key is enabled waiting to be scanned.
  • Page 42 A Look at the Display 4th Line – 3 Line Display Off Department Name and Avoid/Hold status in Receiving or Hold Modes. Temporary Avoids appear reversed in the display- Custom Search Name appears in Search with Scan. Site Name for a trunked system or Department Name for a conventional system in Scan Mode.
  • Page 43: Settings Menu

    Settings Menu Adjust Key Beep Auto Shutoff See Scanner Info Battery Option Set Clock View Battery Level Band Defaults Replay Options Keypad Lock Restore Options Adjust Key Beep Allows you to turn the key beep on or off and adjust the volume level. Auto sets the alert beep to the master volume level.
  • Page 44: Replay Options

    This will show you how much memory is in use, the firmware version, and scanner serial number. Keypad Lock (BCD436HP Only) The only keys/knobs that work are Channel, Dept, System for hold mode, Func, and the Scroll Control for volume. Press Channel to hold and press Func then to toggle the keypad lock.
  • Page 45: Wi-Fi Setup (Bcd536Hp Only)

    Wi-Fi Setup (BCD536HP Only) The Wi-Fi dongle allows you to connect to the scanner wirelessly and control your scanner with the Remote software. The scanner has two different Wi-Fi connection modes, Infrastructure Mode and Access Point Mode. Infrastructure Mode is able to connect to an Access Point device. With this mode, all you need to do is a set a password.
  • Page 46: Planning Profiles

    Planning Profiles A Profile contains all your configuration settings as well as your Favorites Lists and settings, Systems, Avoids, etc., and is a complete image of what is in your scanner. Other settings such as range, service types selected, enabled Favorites Lists, weather settings, display and audio settings also define a profile.
  • Page 47: Startup Keys

    Planning Profiles Startup Keys 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 List(s) assigned to the key will be enabled for scan. Systems are not affected. Number Tags Numbers tags will allow you to tag each Favorites List, System, and Channel to locate easier.
  • Page 48: Add Current Db Channels

    Managing Favorites Lists Add Current dB Channels This allows you to add all (Unavoided) channels you are currently scanning to the Favorites List. At Confirm? Press E/yes or .no. Notes: Any Avoided System/Site/Department/Channel will not be added. When adding channels from the Full Database, only channels that are inside the set range, and from the selected Service Types are added to the new list.
  • Page 49: Understanding Location Control

    Managing Favorites Lists Rename This allows to you rename the Favorites List. See Data Naming. Delete This will delete the Favorites List. At Confirm Delete? Press E/yes or .no. Information This will show you the file size and number of Systems in the list. Understanding Location Control Location Control allows you to enable or disable channels scanned in a Favorites List based on your location.
  • Page 50: Programming Systems

    Programming Systems Note for Motorola/P25 systems: If you are not sure if the system is Motorola or P25, look at the system type in the RR database for your system. Only those systems tagged as "Project 25 Phase I or Project 25 Phase 2" are Project 25 systems.
  • Page 51: System Options

    System Settings 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 to name the new system. Delete System At Confirm Delete? press E/yes or .no. System Options Press Menu then scroll to Manage Favorites and press E/yes.
  • Page 52 System Options Set Hold Time This sets (in seconds) the amount of time the scanner will scan the System before moving on to the next system. All (Unavoided) channels will be scanned at least once regardless of this setting. The scanner moves to the next system after the hold time expires, any current transmission ends, and the channel delay time expires.
  • Page 53 System Options Emergency Alert (Motorola/EDACS Only) This sets how your scanner alerts you to IDs that have the emergency flag set. The default setting is Off. Set Alert Tone Alert 1-9 or Off. Set Level Level 1-15 or Auto (the master volume level). Set Alert Light Set Color Off, Blue, Red, Magenta, Green, Cyan, Yellow, or White.
  • Page 54: Programming Sites

    System Options P25 Waiting Time (Conventional Only) This setting gives the scanner time to determine if channels on Conventional Systems have digital or analog transmissions. During this time, the scanner will evaluate the received signal and, if it detects digital data, will open squelch immediately. If digital is not detected before the delay expires, the scanner will open squelch at the end of this delay.
  • Page 55: Site Options

    (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: CalculatingUpperBaseFrequencies/CustomBandPlanCalculator.xls If you don't have Excel you can download and install a viewer here, or do a simple Google search.
  • Page 56 Site Options For Standard 800 MHz Rebanded Systems, you need to set Band Plan 1 and Band Plan 2 as follows: Band Plan Lower Base Freq Upper Base Freq Offset Polarity Spacing 851.025 854.000 25 kHz 851.0125 868.9875 25 kHz Select Plan 1-6 Select for each Band Plan.
  • Page 57 Site Options Set Location Information This allows you program a location for the Site to use with Location Control enabled or with a GPS. You can program a circle with a radial range or multiple rectangles as a location. See Set Up GPS first to set your units, time zone, etc. Circle Set Latitude Enter the latitude.
  • Page 58: Programming Departments

    Site Options P25 Threshold Mode (P25s Only) The default setting is Auto. Auto - Manual - Default - P25 Threshold Level (P25s Only) The default setting is 8. 1 to 20 Delete Site Deletes the Site. At Confirm Delete? press E/yes or .no. New Site See New Site.
  • Page 59: Department Options

    Department Options Set Location Information This allows you program a location for the Department to use with Location Control enabled or with a GPS. You can program a circle with a radial range or multiple rectangles as a location. See Set Up GPS first.
  • Page 60: Programming Frequencies/Tgids

    Programming Frequencies/TGIDs Quickly Storing a Frequency/ID In scan mode press Channel to hold on any channel. Enter the Frequency or ID and press E/yes. See also Edit Frequency/ID. Note: You have to enter an ID/frequency in the proper format for the system you are holding on.
  • Page 61: Channel Options

    Channel Options Note: Not all options will appear for all channels. Edit Name Set Attenuator Set Alert Edit Frequency or TGID Select Service Type Set Avoid Set Audio Type Set Delay Time Volume Offset Set Number Tag Set Priority Delete Channel Set Modulation New Channel Edit Name...
  • Page 62 Channel Options Set Audio Type (Conventional/Motorola Only) Select All if this channel might contain both digital and analog signals. If you are sure the channel is analog set the channel to Analog Only. This will prevent the P25 Waiting Time for the conventional system from losing the first part of the transmission up to the wait time you set there.
  • Page 63 Channel Options Select Service Type This sets the Service Type for The Channel. The Appendix has a list of Service Types and their general descriptions. 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.
  • Page 64: Set Scan Selection

    Set Scan Selection Select Lists to Monitor This setting enables or disables your Favorites Lists for scanning. You must first enable each list here, before you can enable the quick key for the list or you will see Nothing to Scan. Note: You will need to set a location to scan the database.
  • Page 65: Using Startup Keys

    Using Startup Keys To Use a Startup Key: 1. Turn the scanner off. 2. Press and hold the number key that corresponds to the startup key when you turn the scanner on. 3. Continue holding the number key until the scanner display shows the number of the startup key configuration.
  • Page 66: Priority Scan Options

    Priority Scanning The highest priority is for channels in Favorites List Quick Key 1 and System Quick Key 1. The lowest priority is for channels in Favorites List Quick Key 90 and System Quick Key 90. Priority for priority channels in the same channel Department follows the order in which the channels were created.
  • Page 67: Scanning Favorites Lists

    Scanning With previous scanners, you selected banks to scan that had channels stored in them. With this scanner, you select Favorites List Quick Keys to scan that have Systems assigned to them. So, now you turn Favorites Lists Quick Keys on and off and System Quick Keys on and off (within each Favorites List).
  • Page 68 Scanning Scan Mode Scan Receive System Hold Site Hold Unit ID Display, Channel Hold Search with Scan, Frequency Hold...
  • Page 69: Selecting Quick Keys

    Scanning 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: 4, E/yes to enable List 4. Select a System Quick Key in the Current List Press .no, then the number key (2 digits) assigned to the System.
  • Page 70: Id Scan/Id Search

    See also Understanding Range and Understanding Location Control. Select Service Types (BCD536HP) Press Serv. (BCD436HP) Press Func then Zip/Services. Scroll to each Service Type and press E/Yes to enable or disable. Holding Channel Hold - Press Channel to hold on a Channel. Scroll to channels.
  • Page 71: Avoiding

    Scanning Avoiding Channels, Departments, and Systems. Temporary Avoid cancels when you cycle power. See also Reviewing Avoids. Channel Avoid - Press Avoid once to Temporary Avoid. Press quickly to toggle Permanent Avoid and Stop Avoiding when the channel is in the display or in Channel Hold mode. Department Avoid - Press Dept then Avoid once to Temporary Avoid.
  • Page 72: Using Number Tags

    Scanning Using Number Tags 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 73: Storing A Ctcss/Dcs/Nac Code/Tone

    Avoid to return to scanning. Close Call Modes To toggle CC Off, CC Pri, or CC DND. (BCD536HP) Press SQ( ). (BCD436HP) Hold on any channel and press Func then Avoid( ). Priority Modes Press Func then .no( ) to toggle Priority Mode Off, Pri, or DND.
  • Page 74: Reviewing Avoids

    (BCD536HP) Press then Vol. Press then Vol to exit. (BCD436HP) 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. Press Func then Dept to hold on a Site or Channel to hold on a digital Channel.
  • Page 75: Using A Gps

    This frees you from having to manually enable and disable Departments and Sites as you change locations. For the BCD436HP, use the 4-pin mini plug to connect to the scanner using a NMEA compatible GPS device. The BCD536HP has a 9-pin RS232 male serial connector and you should select a baud rate of (4800 bps) for the serial port.
  • Page 76: Discovery Mode

    Discovery Mode Trunking Discovery mode allows you to monitor a trunked radio system, logging system channel activity and recording the audio for channels. Conventional Discovery mode lets you monitor a range of frequencies, logging frequencies with activity and recording the audio for frequencies that are not already known to be in use in your area so that you can more easily identify the users.
  • Page 77: Session Options

    Session Options Press Menu then scroll to Discovery and press E/yes. Scroll to Trunking/Conventional Discovery and press E/yes. Scroll to the Discovery Session and press E/yes. Start Discovery Set Compare to Database Edit Session Name Set Record Duration Set Limit Frequencies Set Time-Out Timer Set Modulation System Info...
  • Page 78 Session Options Set Compare to Database Select On to compare hits against the channels already in the Database. Only new channels will have audio recorded (if enabled). Select Off to treat all hits as new channels. On or Off Set Record Duration This sets how much audio will be recorded for each new channel.
  • Page 79: Review Discovery

    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. Scroll to Trunking/Conventional Discovery Results and press E/yes. Scroll to select the Run.
  • Page 80: Search/Close Call Options

    Search/Close Call Options These are the settings you should look at before you perform a Quick Search, or Close Call Search. Press Menu. Scroll to Srch/CloCall Opt and press E/yes. Scroll to the options below and press E/yes. Freq Avoids Set Delay Time P25 Waiting Time Broadcast Screen...
  • Page 81 Search/Close Call Options Set Delay Time Determines how long the scanner waits after a transmission ends before resuming Quick Search and Close Call Search operations. A negative delay will force a resume after that number of seconds. The default setting is 2 seconds. -10, -5, -2, 0, 1, 2, 5, 10, or 30 sec.
  • Page 82: Search Options

    Search Options Edit Custom Search Set Search Key Search with Scan Important! There are many options and setting in Search/Close Call Options that affect and compliment the settings for searching. Please review those first. Edit Custom Search You can edit the 10 Custom Search ranges. The default custom search range names appear as Custom 1, Custom 2, and so on.
  • Page 83: Set Search Key

    Search Options Set Search Key The scanner has three search keys that you can assign to a search range. The search keys are number keys 1, 2, and 3. This allows you to start a Custom, Tone-Out, or Close Call Search without having to go into the menus.
  • Page 84: Custom Search

    Searching Custom Search Allows you to search the scanners 10 programmed frequency ranges. See also Edit Custom Search. Press Menu. Scroll to Search for... and press E/yes. Scroll to Custom Search and press E/yes See also Set Search Key. Change Direction or Resume Search Turn the Scroll Control.
  • Page 85: Direct Frequency Entry

    - Press Func then Menu. Close Call Modes To toggle CC Off, CC Pri, or CC DND. (BCD536HP) Press SQ( ). (BCD436HP) Press Func then Avoid( ). Weather Alert Priority Mode Press Channel to hold on any channel. Press Func then 6(...
  • Page 86: Close Call

    Use the numbers on the keypad to toggle bands On or Off. You can also start Close Call Only mode by: (BCD536HP) Press and hold SQ( ). (BCD436HP) Hold on any channel and press Func then press and hold Avoid/ .
  • Page 87 CC Priority- Close Call checks for frequencies every two seconds. You can also toggle these modes by: (BCD536HP) Pressing SQ( ). (BCD436HP) Holding on any channel and pressing Func then Avoid/ . Set CC Bands lets you select the Close Call bands to be searched.
  • Page 88: Using Close Call

    Using Close Call Close Call Only Mode (BCD536HP) Press and hold SQ( ). (BCD436HP) Press Channel to hold on any channel/frequency. Press Func then press and hold Avoid/ . See also Set Search Key. When the scanner detects a Close Call signal, CC Found! and Press Any Key appear for the length of time set in Close Call Pause.
  • Page 89 Using Close Call Close Call Hit Attenuation Press Func then 4( ) for all bands. Modulation Press Func then Channel( ) for all bands. Quick Search Press Channel Hold on any frequency. Turn the Scroll Control. Press Channel to release hold. Intermediate Frequency Exchange - Press Channel to hold on any frequency.
  • Page 90: Weather Operation

    Weather Operation Weather Options 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 91: Weather Alert Priority

    Weather Options Weather Alert Priority Turning the weather alert priority feature on allows the scanner to check the weather channels every 5 seconds for a 1050 Hz weather alert signal and still scan or search. If you should receive an alert, you will hear a loud warbling then the weather channel audio.
  • Page 92: Weather Alert

    Weather Options Weather Alert This setting turns on weather alert and determines which types of signals will trigger an alert. See also Program SAME. Press Channel to hold on any channel/frequency. Press and hold 6( ). Press Func then Menu. Scroll to Weather Alert and press E/yes.
  • Page 93: Fire Tone-Out

    Fire Tone-Out Fire-Tone-Out will monitor up to 32 different channels for paging tones (two-tone sequential, single tone, and group tone). Tone-Out Standby Mode is used if you know and use programmed tones. Tone-Out Search Mode is used if you don’t know the tones. All tone-outs (channels) that have the same frequency (and modulation and attenuation) as the one you select will also (and only) be monitored so you can monitor up to 32 tone-out channels for one frequency.
  • Page 94: Tone-Out Standby/Search

    Tone-Out Setup Set Tone Edit Tone A and press E/yes. Enter the tone and press E/yes to save. Edit Tone B and press E/yes. Enter the tone and press E/yes to save. Press Menu to return. For two-tone pages, enter the tones (in Hz) for tone A and tone B. For one-tone pages using short tones between 1.25 and 3.75 seconds, enter tone for tone A, and 0 for tone B.
  • Page 95 Fire Tone-Out Standby/Search Tone-Out Standby Mode Any transmission received on the frequency will not be heard but you will still see the signal strength bars. To monitor a different frequency, scroll to a tone-out (channel) with a different frequency. If you press HOLD while in Standby/Search mode, the scanner temporarily exits and you will be able to hear any transmissions on that frequency.
  • Page 96: Appendix

    Appendix Troubleshooting Scan Mode, Nothing to Scan: 1. Make sure you Set Your Location to scan only the Database. 2. All Channels are out of range. 3. Make sure Favorites Lists are enabled in Set Scan Selection. 4. Make sure Service Types are enabled for the Channels you want to hear. 5.
  • Page 97: Default Band Coverege

    Default Band Coverage Frequency Range Mode Step (kHz) Band 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 VHF TV Broadcast 2 –...
  • Page 98: Service Types

    Service Types Service Type Description For civilian aircraft and air traffic control operations most typically Aircraft in the 118-136 MHz and 225-380 MHz bands in AM mode. Business Most business related entities not covered by other tags. Corrections Jail/prison operations, corrections activities, federal prisons. Emergency Emergency Operation Centers and similar emergency management or disaster related operations.
  • Page 99: Removing The Micro Sd Card

    Service Types Service Type Description Multi-Talk Combined law enforcement and fire/ambulance tactical talk- around and car-to-car operations. Public agency non-public safety communications. This includes any non-public safety government services, such as trash, Public Works streets, roads, sewer, zoos, administration, maintenance, animal control, community initiatives, code compliance, etc.
  • Page 100: Motorola Status Bits

    Type II Special Status Bits Type II Motorola Smartnet systems use these status bits for special transmissions such as emergency, patches, DES/DVP scrambled transmissions, and multiselects. Motorola trunking radios directly interpret them for their special functions, thus no difference is noticed by the person with the radio. The scanner however interprets these special talk group status bits as different talk groups entirely.
  • Page 101: Same Event Codes

    SAME Event Codes Warning Watch Standard Event Code Advisory Administrative Message O Admin Message Avalanche Watch Avalanche Avalanche Warning Avalanche Biological Hazard Warning Biological Boil Water Warning Boil Water Blizzard Warning Blizzard Child Abduction Emergency O Child Emergency Civil Danger Warning Civil Danger Civil Emergency Message Civil EMG...
  • Page 102 Warning Watch Standard Event Code Advisory Iceberg Warning Iceberg Industrial Fire Warning Industrial Fire Local Area Emergency O Local EMG Law Enforcement Warning Law Enforcement Land Slide Warning Land Slide National Audible Test O National Audible National Information Center O National Info Network Notification Message O Network Message National Periodic Test...
  • Page 103: Ctcss/Dcs Tones/Codes

    Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System (CTCSS) and Digital Coded Squelch (DCS) are two methods used to prevent interference by other radio communications. Your scanner can receive transmissions that use these codes. CTCSS and DCS systems all use some form of coded squelch. Coded squelch involves the transmission of a special code signal along with the audio of a radio transmission.
  • Page 104: Reverse List

    Reverse List Range Offset Range Offset (MHz) (MHz) (MHz) (MHz) 29.5200 - 29.5800 + 0.1 450.0000 - 454.9875 29.6200 - 29.6800 - 0.1 455.0000 - 459.9875 52.0100 - 52.9900 460.0000 - 464.9875 53.0100 - 53.9900 465.0000 - 469.9875 143.7500 + 4.375 470.0000 - 472.9875 143.9000 + 4.25 473.0000 - 475.9875 144.5100 - 144.8900...
  • Page 105: Specifications

  • Page 107: Index

    Index Access Point Mode ...... 39 Department Hold ......64 Add Current dB Channels .... 42 Department Options ...... 52 Adding Systems From the Database Departments ........20 ..........66 Direct Frequency/ID Entry ..... 64 Adjust Contrast ......32 Discovery Mode ......70 Adjust Key Beep ......
  • Page 108 Included With Your Scanner ..11 P25 Threshold Mode Information conventional system ....48 Database ........58 custom search ......76 Infrastructure Mode ...... 39 search/close call ...... 75 Input SSID ........39 site ..........52 Intermediate Frequency Exchange 9 P25 Waiting Time scan mode ........
  • Page 109 Scanning Favorites Lists ....61 Set Backlight ......... 32 Search For... Menu ...... 76 Set CC Alert ........81 Search Keys ......... 40 Set CC Bands ....... 81 Search with Scan Set Clock ........37 custom search ......76 Set Close Call Mode ..... 81 search for menu .......
  • Page 110 Set Number Tag Status Bits ........94 channel ........56 Stop All Avoiding favorites list ......42 database ........58 system ........45 favorites list ......42 Set Priority frequencies ......78 channel ........57 Store Tones mode ........60 Tone-Out Search .....
  • Page 111: Warranty Information

    WARRANTOR: UNIDEN AMERICA CORPORATION (Uniden) ELEMENTS OF WARRANTY: Uniden warrants, for one year, to the original retail owner, this Uniden Product to be free from defects in materials and craftsmanship with only the limitations or exclusions set out below. WARRANTY DURATION: This warranty to the original user shall terminate and be of no further effect 12 months after the date of original retail sale.
  • Page 112 Back Cover...

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