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.
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.
IntroduCtIon The Uniden BCD536HP 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 RadioReference.com with Uniden’s patented radio system...
® 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.
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.
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. DIN-E and ISO Vehicle Mountable (BCD536HP Only) – Using the optional DIN-E sleeve or a...
InCluded WIth Your sCanner Accessories included in the box are: BCD436HP BCD536HP 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)
bCd536hp InstallInG Your sCanner The BCD536HP 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.
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. BCD536HP Only - All audio output is Class-D amplified (PWM). Never connect Ext. SP jack or headphone jack to an external Class-D AMP.
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.
Using appropriate screws or other hardware, secure the bracket. Insert the scanner and insert the bracket knobs to lock the scanner in position. Attach the Cigarette Lighter Power Cord to the rear of the scanner and plug the adapter end into a dash mounted 12V DC socket.
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 (-). Connect the ORANGE lead to one side of the headlamp switch so that when you activate the headlights, the scanners LCD display changes intensity.
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.
Using Rechargeable Batteries You can also use three rechargeable batteries to power your scanner. Before you use rechargeable batteries, you must charge them. The scanner has a built-in circuit that lets you recharge batteries while they are in the scanner. If the USB cable is connected to the scanner, or batteries are installed in the scanner when an USB cable is connected, the scanner will check the battery condition.
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.
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.
Scroll Control Squelch Volume Func BCD536HP Menu BCd436hP For Model Number Procedure BCd436hP Press and hold for about 2 seconds. If the screen is too dark, tap to turn on the backlight. Press the scroll control to display the volume level. Turn the scroll control (within 10 seconds) to adjust the volume.
KeYpad and Knob Controls BCD536HP Operation Power/Vol light • Turns the scanner on/off and adjusts the volume . • Press func then Vol to view P25 adjustment mode . • Press to toggle backlight intensity . • Turn to adjust the squelch . •...
• Press func then avoid to review avoids in current system in scan mode . Press to enter country-zip/postal code. Press to select Service types. serv Press to select Range. rang BCD436HP Scroll Control Func Menu Operation Power/light/lock • Press and hold to turn the scanner on or off .
Operation scroll Control (Volume, • Press then turn to adjust volume level in scan mode . squelch) • Press func then turn to adjust the squelch . • Press Vol then func then Vol to view P25 adjustment mode . •...
COMMON CONTROLS (BCD436HP and BCD536HP) • Press func then system to start scan mode . system • 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 .
number keys • Press to select Favorites lists in scan mode . • Press 0-9 to use direct entry in hold mode . • Press 0-9 to toggle custom search bands on or off in Custom search mode . • Press 0-6 to toggle Close Call bands on or off in Close Call mode . •...
set Your loCatIon and ranGe Press Menu then scroll to Set Your Location and press E/yes. Scroll to through the following option and press E/yes. set loCatIon Enter Zip/Postal Code – This will set the center of a zip/postal code as your location (not your exact location) and a default scan range of 20 miles.
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.
Off - The backlight stays off when any key is pressed. 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)
30 sec - Turns the backlight on for 30 seconds when you press 60 sec - Turns the backlight on for 30 seconds when you press Infinite - The backlight always stays on. Set Dimmer (BCD436HP Only) High, Middle, or Low Set Dimmer (BCD536HP Only) Manual (For non-vehicle use) - High, Middle, Low, or Off.
3-Line Display On View the Battery Level (BCD436HP 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.
Priority mode . displays in reverse in Priority dnd mode . displays and blinks if the battery is low . (BCd436hP only) displays if the Close Call Priority feature is on . displays in reverse in Close Call dnd mode .
s0-9 display the first digit of the current 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 . a - (dash) means nothing is assigned to the quick key .
id scanning/ displays for a trunked system in scan mode . searching Channel name displays in receiving/hold modes . displays when receiving a priority channel in receiving/hold modes . Channel displays in receiving/hold modes . service Type TGid displays in receiving/hold modes for a trunked site with display unit id set to on . Tone/Code displays for a conventional channel in receiving/hold modes .
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. Off, Level 1-15, or Auto Battery Option (BCD436HP Only) Set Battery Save. On or Off. Set Charge Time. 1-14 (hours). See also Using Rechargeable Batteries.
See Scanner Information 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 when the keypad is locked are Channel for hold mode, Func, and the Scroll Control for volume.
Access Point Mode is able to connect with up to 5 clients. Setting parameters are as follows: SSID, Security type, and Password. Wi-Fi OPTIONS Make sure the Wi-Fi dongle is connected to the USB port behind the scanner. Press Menu then scroll to Wi-Fi Setup and press E/yes. Show Wi-Fi Information Shows the IP address, MAC number, and version when connected.
sYstem quICK KeYs System Quick Keys are used to enable or disable conventional and trunking systems for scanning. You can assign any quick key to one or more Systems, or program one or more systems with no quick key assigned that will always be scanned unless you Avoid it. There are also 100 Quick Keys (0-99) to use for your Systems.
review/edit system add Current db Channels set fl quick Key rename set fl number tag delete det fl startup Key Information use location Control review avoids stop all avoiding Review/Edit System – See Programming Systems. Set FL Quick Key – This assigns a quick key to the Favorites List and will scan the list when the key is enabled.
Note 4: When adding channels from a Favorites List that has Use Location Control is set to No, only channels that are from the selected service types are added. manaGInG favorItes lIsts Rename – This allows to you rename the Favorites List. See Data Naming.
Scroll to the Favorites List and press E/yes. Scroll to Review/Edit System and press E/yes. To Create a New System, scroll to New System and press E/yes. Scroll to P25 Trunk, P25 X2-TDMA, P25 One Frequency, Motorola, EDACS, LTR, or Conventional and press E/yes.
sYstem optIons Press Menu then scroll to Manage Favorites and press E/yes. Scroll to the Favorites List 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 Sys Option and press E/yes. Note: Not all options will appear for all types of systems.
Edit Fleet Map (Motorola Type I/lli systems Only) – This allows you to program a fleet map for Motorola Type I Systems. You must program a system fleet map in order for the scanner to properly track and display talk group IDs. Block 0 Scroll to the size code (0-14) and press E/yes.
At Confirm?, press E/yes or ./no. Nothing Avoided appears if nothing is Avoided. Set Audio AGC – This allows you to turn AGC (Automatic Gain Control) on or off for the System. The default settings are Off. Analog - Press E/yes to toggle On or Off. Digital - Press E/yes to toggle On or Off.
Radio Reference Database. Use this Excel spreadsheet to calculate the upper base frequency value located at: http://info.uniden.com/twiki/pub/UnidenMan4/CalculatingUpperBaseFrequencies/ CustomBandPlanCalculator.xls If you don’t have Excel you can download and install a viewer here, or do a simple Google search.
Set Base Freq Input Lower. Enter the lower base frequency and press E/yes. Input Upper. Enter the upper base frequency and press E/yes. Set Offset Input Offset. Enter the offset and press E/yes. Select Polarity. Scroll to + (default) or - and press E/yes. Set Spacing.
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. Delete Rectangle At Confirm Delete? press E/yes or ./no.
department optIons edit name set location Information delete department edit Channel set avoid new department Edit Name See Data Naming. Edit Channel See Channel Options. Set Location Information – This allows you program a location for the Department to use with Location Control enabled or with a GPS.
proGrammInG frequenCIes/tGIds quICKlY storInG a frequenCY/tGId In scan mode press Channel to hold on any channel. Enter the Frequency or TGID and press E/yes. See also Edit Frequency/TGID. Note: You have to enter a TGID/frequency in the proper format for the system you are holding on.
set audio type set delay time volume offset set number tag set priority delete Channel set modulation new Channel Edit Name See Data Naming. Edit Frequency or TGID Enter the frequency or TGID and press E/yes to save. See also Entering IDs for Partial IDs. To enter a Conventional Frequency, enter the Frequency and press E/yes.
Set Number Tag – This allows you to number a Channel so you can access it quickly from scan hold mode. The default setting is no number tag. See also Using Number Tags. 0-999, Blank (No number tag) Set Modulation (Conventional Only) – This setting selects the modulation used for the channel. The default setting is Auto.
-3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, or 3 Note: You can also toggle volume offset for a channel in scan hold mode by pressing Func then 0(LVL). Delete Channel – Deletes the Channel. At Confirm Delete? press E/yes or ./no. New Channel –...
Information – This will show the database version in the scanner. usInG startup KeYs to use a startup KeY: Turn the scanner off. Press and hold the number key that corresponds to the startup key when you turn the scanner on. Continue holding the number key until the scanner display shows the number of the startup key configuration When you use Startup Configuration, the scanner checks all Favorites Lists and:...
Set Priority – Sets the Priority mode. You can also toggle these modes by holding on any channel in scan mode and pressing Func then ./no(Pri). Off - The Priority feature is off. Priority DND - The scanner checks Priority channels only when not receiving other conventional channels.
Scanning Checklist: You must enable at least one Favorites List or the Full Database in Select Lists to Monitor. Favorites Lists or Systems, with Quick Keys assigned to them, must be enabled with quick keys or through Manage Quick Key Status. Service Types required for channels must be set to On.
Hold on any channel and press Func then 9(DISP). Press Channel to resume. In BCD536HP, you can turn 3-Line Display on and off. In BCD436HP, you can turn on Disp. Unit ID on and off. 3-Line Display O...
Id sCan or Id searCh While scanning each Trunked System, press Func then E/yes. 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.
start/stop reCordInG While scanning, press Func then Replay. Note: Resets to Off when you turn off the scanner. advanCed Channel menu While the channel is in the display, press e/yes . Edit Current Channel - See Channel Options. Add to Favorites List - Press E/yes or ./no. At Select Favorites List, scroll to the Favorites List and press E/yes.
Select your Country, and enter a zip/postal code. See also Set Your Location. set the ranGe (BCD536HP) Press the Rang button. Enter new range using the numeric keys and press E/yes to save. (BCD436HP) See Set Range. See also Understanding Range and Understanding Location Control.
2nd Favorites List assigned to that number tag, and so on. The same rule applies to System and Channel number tags. View Number Tags BCD436HP - Number Tag is always displayed in Scan Hold mode. BCD536HP - Press Func in Scan Hold mode.. System Number...
(BCD436HP) Hold on any channel and press Func then Avoid( Close Call Hit See Using Close Call. prIorItY modes Press Func then ./no(PRI) to toggle Priority mode Off, DND, or On. Weather Alert Priority Press Channel to hold on any channel.
Press Func then E/yes to start Quick Search at the current frequency. p25 adjustment mode (BCD536HP) Press Func then Vol. Press Func then Vol to exit. (BCD436HP) Press Vol then Func then Vol. Press Vol to exit. APCO Decode Threshold...
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.
Conventional Discovery Input Session Name - Enter the Name and press E/yes. See Data Naming. Trunking Discovery Input System Name - Enter the first few relevant letters of the system and press E/yes. See Data Naming. Note: The System must be enabled for scan to input system name. Select System - Scroll to the System and press E/yes.
Set Delay This sets the Delay when monitoring a site or frequencies. 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 sec. Set Logging This will log all hits or just new hits. All or New Only 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).
Conventional 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.
Stop All Avoiding. See also Search Avoids. At Confirm? Press E/yes or ./no. Rvw Search Avoid Scroll to Frequency and press E/yes to Stop Avoiding. Broadcast Screen – Automatically ignores transmissions that are on common broadcasts, paging systems, and other annoyance radio sources during Custom Search, Quick Search, or Close Call Search.
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 – The default setting is 8. 0 to 20 searCh optIons Press Menu.
Set Avoid Stop Avoiding, Temporary Avoid, or Permanent Avoid Set Hold Time. Sets how long to search when scanning. Enter the hold time (0-255 sec.) and press E/yes to save. 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.
Custom searCh Search range name Range number currently being searched Searching Direction 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.
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(WX) to toggle on or off.
Close Call Your scanner’s Close Call feature lets you set the scanner so it detects, alerts you to, and displays the frequency of a nearby strong radio transmission. You can set the scanner so the Close Call feature checks for a Close Call hit every 2 seconds in the background while you are scanning, searching, listening to the weather frequency, etc.
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.
When the scanner detects a Close Call signal, CC Found! and Press Any Key display for the length of time set in Close Call Pause. Close Call Only Mode Toggle Close Call Bands Press the number keys to enable or disable each Close Call band. Cancel a Hit Turn the Scroll Control.
Modulation Press Func then Channel(MOD) for all bands. Intermediate Frequency Exchange Press Channel to hold on any frequency. Press Func then 7(IFX) to toggle on or off. Repeater Frequency Press Channel to hold on any frequency. Press Func then press and hold 8(REV). Replay the Last Transmissions Press Replay.
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. The default setting is 2 seconds.
Weather Scan Press Channel to hold on any channel/frequency. Press Func then press and hold 6(WX). The scanner starts scanning the preprogrammed weather frequencies and stops on the first good signal. If the signal is lost, the scanner resumes searching for another weather transmission. Change Channel Turn the Scroll Control.
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. WARNING! If you receive an alert it will be at FULL volume.
Scroll to Tone-Out Setup and press E/yes. Scroll to Tone-Out (0-31) and press E/yes. Note: Close Call DND/Pri and Weather Alert Priority do not operate in this mode. edit name start delay time set frequency set alert set tone set audio aGC Edit Name See Data Naming.
Set Audio AGC This allows you to turn AGC (Automatic Gain Control) on or off for Tone-Out operations. The default setting is Off. 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.
Attenuation Press Func then 4(ATT). Modulation Press Func then Channel(MOD). Intermediate Frequency Exchange Press Func then 7(IFX) to toggle on or off. Start/Stop Recording Press Func then Replay. Note: Resets to Off when you turn off the scanner. Store Found Tones Press E/yes at Save Found Tones?.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
- bCd436hp 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. (with antenna and battery) operating Temperature: + 14º...
(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)
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.