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Old 04-15-2017, 11:58 AM
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Bridge
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UPDATE: Good news! Since my last post earlier this year, I've been successfully receiving Little Compton and Tiverton...most of the time. I found a sweet spot in a window that gets better reception than other parts of the house and have learned how to delicately balance the antenna mast for best reception.

I discovered that the antenna connection on my HP-1 is extremely sensitive to how tightly or loosely the mast is attached whether I use the original HP antenna or my newer Remontrix antenna. Too tight and no reception...too loose and no reception...even one more twist in either direction and I lose the reception. The best reception is when the mast is slightly loose and I prop it against the window to keep it upright. Since it happens with both antennas, I suspect the problem is with the HP internal connection, but not worth trying to fix. I'm just glad that I can get the thing to work most of the time.

I appreciate all the help and advice and consider my problem solved.
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Old 04-15-2017, 4:56 PM
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Indianapolis, IN 46254
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I'm glad you're having better luck with your HP-1. I gave up on mine because of similar signal and simulcast troubles, and went with the BCD436HP... and never looked back. I had the same observations with the antenna connection on the HP-1.

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Old 08-03-2017, 10:44 PM
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Location: Warwick, RI
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Somewhat on topic but not directly related to current discussion. I've been a scanner user for many years and just purchased a BCD436HP to move into the 21 century. Quickly figured out the very basics but it's still somewhat intimidating. Sadly, as I've read in numerous other threads, Uniden really doesn't do a very good job with their user manuals.

I'm hoping to find a local (general Warwick area) enthusiast, who's familiar with the BCD436HP, that might be willing to meet me at a local Dunkin for a free cup of coffee in exchange for a crash course on this unit.

Any takers?

John (Stewj)
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Old 08-04-2017, 4:27 PM
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Location: Woonsocket, RI
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Its really not that hard once you get the hang of it....Im in NRI and will try to free up some time next week to show you.

BC IV, BC H/L, BC210, BC100, BC350a, BC100XLT, 996XT, 396T, 436, HP1
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