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BCD436HP RECEPTION ISSUES 500 mghz

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Anyone having issues with BCD436HP conventional systems 500 MHZ reception lots of static not very clear my BCD396Xt was much clearer on the same system any help appreciated
 
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I have sent Uniden a message on Facebook both asking about this and also a follow up message asking about the status of my inquiry as they told me they're checking on the issue we'll see how that goes....
 
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My new 436 receives UHF just fine. I read these posts and was preparing for the foil but it doesn't seem that I need it.
I see you have a 396xt also. Try scanning the repeater input freqs on you local system. See if both the 436 and 396 can hear them equally. This should be done in a portable configuration, no external antennas. If the 396 out performs the 436 then you need the shielding.
 
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I (and I am sure many others) will be watching what happens very, very closely. Please be sure to report the results - what they do if anything - along with your thoughts on improvement in reception (if any).
Have you heard anything else where about Uniden acknowledging the issue? It is quiet as a church mouse on the original thread.
 
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Did the 396XT - 436HP test recommended by Bearcat in post #9. Test was positive. 396XT outheard 436HP on a lot of UHF. Using 5 sheets of copper foil with 436HP now. Situation has improved.
 
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Not exactly fixed. Reception is improved. apparently there is still enough noise that Close Call is affected. I get far more close call hits on VHF than UHF. Not even getting close call hits in town, where the 396Xt gets lots of hits.

When there is a problem, admit it as soon as possible.

Customers are not stupid. Ignoring or denying a legitimate problem is not the way to handle it.
 
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