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  1. papa_p

    2011 Chevy Traverse with BCD436HP and GPS

    2011 Chevy Traverse with BCD436HP and GPS
  2. FX172

    BDC436HP Hanger Knob

    Hi, I have seen a lot of threads for this and I tried to respond to them all and they are currently closed for replies. I am hopeful that someone can send me a link as to where to find these hard to find hanger knobs. Any help would greatly appreciate it!
  3. C

    Getting Frustrated With New Scanner

    I haven’t used a scanner for about 10 years, back when Gwinnett County was on analog. Last week, I decided to get back into it and purchased a Uniden BCD436HP. I upgraded DMR on it. I programmed about 10 favorites, mainly pd, fire and emc in my area. Some turned out to be encrypted but some are...
  4. mcjones2013

    SDS100: Why show the System ID in HEX format?

    Hello, I was wondering why the SDS100 shows the System ID of trunking systems in HEX format instead of the "normal" format seen on the BCDx36HP series when in Search mode? Is there a way to change this? For example, there's a multi-site Connect Plus system in my area, with the System ID of...
  5. GTR8000

    BCDx36HP Sentinel 2.01.00 (adds support for SDS200)

    New version of the BCDx36HP Sentinel that adds support for the new SDS200. https://www.uniden.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/BCDx36HP_Sentinel_Version_2_01_00.zip
  6. rvacs

    Comparing BCD436HP vs. SDS100 vs. BCD325P2 for GPS

    Wanting a solution for the car (limited) space so going with handheld. GPS connecting (Auto Location Based Scanning) - Agency selection (ex: Police / DOT). So this may knock out the BCD352P2. So as I drive through a city want it to auto change to that city and scan say Police without me...
  7. B

    Newbie needs scanner advice

    Wanting to get into this hobby. Need suggestions and help. Would enjoy listening to local and state police, fire and rescue, utility, DOT etc... I have read a lot of good about the Uniden BCD436HP. Is this a good all around radio and is it necessary for any of the three updates? I live around...
  8. B

    Uniden BCD436HP

    Looking for some good advice😏 I am newbie. Never owned a decent scanner. Just cheap $100 Base. I am now retired and want to get a good scanner to monitor local police, state police, Fire departments and emergency, utilities and DOT etc... I live in Indianapis Ind-Marion County. From...
  9. scseh

    FS: mcscanner is a great seller

    I had the pleasure of purchasing a Uniden BCD436HP Scanner from mcscanner [Mike] last week. He was very professional and honest. He is very patient, answers all of your questions, and will accommodate your questions with honest answers. He also pays attention to details. The radio exceeded...
  10. K

    BCD436HP: Reset to factory defaults

    Had my new BCD436HP portable uopa n running in a couple of days, but then screwed up the programing using the Sentinel Software. Cannot for the life of me find my error. How can I reset it to the new, out-of-the box, factory default settings? I can then just start over.
  11. A

    Adams County

    Hi All, I just purchased a BCD436HP, my first digital scanner. It's been at least a decade since I've done my own scanning, and a lot has changed. Since the Adams feed disappeared online, I decided to invest in my own device. So, I've added a favorite list from Sentinel to the 436, and Denver...
  12. D

    BCD436HP: Airband Scanning Issues

    Hello RadioReference! I just tried to program in an airband favorites list using Sentinel. I wrote the list to the scanner and restarted it holding down my assigned startup key. However, when it turns on, it simply gives me 2 low beeps and the screen displays SCAN MODE, while obviously not...
  13. A

    Yet another "Nothing to Scan" issue on the BCD436HP

    I too have the “Scan Mode, Nothing to Scan” issue. But it only happens to some of the Favorites that I create. I’m creating them by “Appending” the category to a freshly created Favorite from the Sentinel software. For example, I add Railroad, Airports, Fire, and...
  14. P

    Not picking up any local frequencies on my new BCD436HP

    Hi Guys and Gals, New to scanning here. Just recieved my new BCD436HP today! For some reason though, I can not pick up any of my local radio traffic? I'm trying to listen to police, fire and ems in Lafayette County Mississippi. I don't think I'm an idiot, I doubt our local emergency traffic is...
  15. G


    I just purchased the Uniden BCD436HP handheld scanner (with "home patrol" ZIP Code programming), primarily for listening to LVMPD. I entered several Las Vegas ZIP codes, including my friend's ZIP code, 89117 (Summerlin) and I never saw the "new" P25 Phase II system come up on the scanner. Worked...
  16. D

    BCD436HP - Programming hierarchy

    Hello all! Just upgraded to a BCD436HP after having the BCD396XT for years. Noticeable improvement in reception for my local area which was a huge plus. Running into a snag understanding the quick keys for Favorites List, System, Dept. Below is my current hierarchy: FL 00: Dutchess County...
  17. CQ

    BCD436HP: SMA Connect/Disconnect Longevity

    Has anyone used their handheld in a mobile setup where they're removing, disconnecting external antenna and then reconnecting on a daily basis? If so, how long have you been doing it and is there any sign of the SMA connector weakening? I don't have any room for my BCD536HP as I have other...
  18. M

    Can not get West Chester on my BCD436HP

    I just bought the BCD436HP and I don't know what I am doing wrong. I loaded West Chester PD, PA in as it's own favorite list from the sentinel program and I've barely heard a word. I can get Chester County PD and Fire EMS. Anyone know why WCPD won't work? I tried it as a direct transfer set up...
  19. R

    BCD436HP Programming Help

    Asked a few questions on the purchase help threads and finally got a bcd436hp. I selected this model because my area is on APCO 25 phase1. I have the DMR/moto update and have tried importing the RR data to a new favorite list and I am showing it is scanning local channels but I have heard no...
  20. Y

    Uniden BCD436HP Questions

    As per previous post. I am new to the radio group. I recently purchased a Uniden scanner, and some tips and tricks would be much appreciated. I am slowly learning how to properly use the radio, but I am unsure how it exactly works.. understand for analog, to properly program, you need a...