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BCD536HP: BCD536HP Happy User

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Ok, So now I have had my 536 for over 2 months. I run it 24/7 at home and have not had any of the mentioned problems like back light and clock. I leave it on all the time and just turn the volume down at night. I recently took it on a road trip to San Diego with the GPS unit installed and was impressed. I set only LAW services and full database, range to zero and it did the rest. Very Impressive! I'm still happy with my 536, Uniden and Upman. :)
 

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Well I have both the 436 and 536 along with my TRX-1 and TRX-2 and all 4 scanning along just as happy as they can be. Whistler and Uniden both have plus and minus points and as long you work with both they are happy.
 

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I prefer the 436/536 due to the GPS option, and the full database, as an OTR driver it works out wonderfully, i can travel from West Coast to East coast with almost seamless coverage
the 536 actually for me blows my 436 away in audio and signal quality, i didnt know what i was missing
 

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BCD536HP

When I lived in Florida, my area was not digital so no need for a digital scanner. but a year ago when I moved to Ohio I found out pretty much everyone was digital. so I bought a BCD536HP and I was amazed how well it picked everything up. the digital signal takes a little time of getting use to. manual programming was a bit rough to figure out but the software made it easy. learning the quick keys took some time to learn also but very happy with the radio.
 

AC2OY

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I'm glad your happy. I'm happy with mine it's a amazing scanner. I like that you can use the system,Dept,and channel buttons to condense scanning when something is going on that you want to hear over the rest of the traffic.
 
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Got a 436 for home play and honestly satisfied. No screen or clock issues. Rotate batteries out rather the charge them in the unit. While I don't need a scanner due to work duties I got one for in event I traveled on vacation or for exploring business communications and discovering. Glad I got it reception has been great on phase 1 and 2 systems. No issue my end with simulcast systems either. Overall satisfied. I had got the upgrade keys for dmr and provoice well before it was released. Worth it I would say. If they did a NXDN upgrade I would go for it also. But that's for another wish list thread.
 

rvacs

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Have to agree - sent my TRX-2 back as the range was not near as good than the BCD536hp - especially in a simulcast area.

BCD536HP - Better build quality / better sound / just a better unit for now!!
I still like my HP-2 for the car and in other cities. But it doesn't have the range my BCD536HP has.
 
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