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BCD536HP: 536HP Software Programming

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Sorry to be a pain but I'm a newbie with a 536HP who is need of help programming it correctly via the S software. Any chance there is somewhere located close to me in Monmouth County NJ (Eatontown area) with a 536HP and knows what he's doing who can spare an hour to stop by to give me a crash course in programing it the right way? If so please email me at johnstonesf@gmail.com to discuss. Thx in advance.
 

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Sorry to be a pain but I'm a newbie with a 536HP who is need of help programming it correctly via the S software. Any chance there is somewhere located close to me in Monmouth County NJ (Eatontown area) with a 536HP and knows what he's doing who can spare an hour to stop by to give me a crash course in programing it the right way? If so please email me at johnstonesf@gmail.com to discuss. Thx in advance.


There's a whole bunch of videos on YouTube if you haven't looked. I'd recommend searching with a term like "uniden sentinel program" to pull up some good videos.
I'm in Chicago but I'd be happy to help you remotely using a screen sharing app if you want.
 

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You won't "ruin" a scanner by bad programming as the memory can be wiped clean for a fresh start. While it is frustrating when time is spent on errors, they are great teachers.

Have some patience, give yourself permission to make mistakes and I think you'll be fine. Most of us started out knowing nothing about this scanner.
 
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close call DMR

ive done evertything and cant seem to pick up any DMR on the close call feature, I have several motorola xpr 7550 verified all working well, just no signal. any hints? I do pick up good DMR from a few close by repeaters in scan mode, but even those wont come though on close call
 

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You will never catch a simplex DMR signal using Close Call. The signal is not continuous (30 mS duty cycle) and Close Call requires a constant, stable, transmit frequency.
 

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I do but still not getting it ,test radio may be to close and blocking the signal, thank you
You could set the scanner to record, then move the test radio away and make some test transmissions. Then play the recordings back to see if you captured the transmission.
 
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I do but still not getting it ,test radio may be to close and blocking the signal, thank you

Also be aware that Upman (uniden rep) has warned that placing a scanner too close to a transmitter can overload components in the scanner (and sometimes damage it). Be sure to do your testing with the transmitter significantly far away to avoid this. I'm no EE, so I can't tell you how far is far enough (but I've used a 5w transmitter attached to a yagi antenna point into outer space, and have had no damage with a scanner about 40 feet away).
 
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