Just tap the system, department or channel line. Tap again to unlock.Just unpacked one and turned it on. Too early to tell if I like it or not.
1 - con, don't know how to lock onto who is talking and keep it there yet. For example, if Colorado Springs PD has a hot call taking place and you want to lock onto it, can it be done?
I agree with this, especially using it on the highway in my car. I can't hardwire a speaker into mine (policies), but I guess I could get one and splice the wires to a cigarette adapter. I had been using my 15X with a $15 Uniden speaker and wish I could have used it with the HP.2 - con, the volume really leaves a lot to be desired. I suppose an auxilliary speaker might solve this problem.
How did they try too hard, they did a great job on the HP for the target customer and then made it better for advanced users too. Show me any other scanner that can do all the HP does! Also show me one with the advanced capabilities it has and that do it all at once....Some thing that I consider shortcomings in each part of the scanner, the Hardware, the Software, and the Database.
- audio too quiet for window down driving.
- No scan button to force scanning from an unwanted conversation.
- too tippy without the base
- base does not lock on like a mount.
- cannot have multiple search ranges running, have to reprogram each one
- Extreme features for trunking don't all run at the same time
- does not allow for remote locating of radio w/ full control
Database (since the database is such an important part it must be considered)
- too many duplicates (one county system loaded the same frequency 26 times)
- many coverage circles are overly optimistic (25 miles for UHF fireground?) resulting in scanning channels many miles out of range.
Not to Hi-Jack the Original question, but in the same line. Is the Extreme Upgrade worth it? I'm buying tomorrow from ScannerMaster, but don't see the upgrade or "Uniden" Mounting Bracket Kit For HomePatrol-1 at Uniden bracket anywhere on their purchase page. Anybody know why?
I've got the same adapter, had it for 3 months still working fine- but I agree it's a weak style. If you search for "SMA male/BNC female antenna adapter " you'll find tons of solid no swivel adapters. Maybe we should ask ScannerMaster to stock that style.. I tightened mine down more than finger tight, but didn't use a wrench, which stopped it from loosening up. While the SMA style is a challenge in some ways, it is a standard connector - I'm pretty sure the reason for the SMA was the size of the case and room available to put a good solidly mounted connector in. If you look around a little, there are lots of complaints regarding the use of BNCs in handhelds .....
I think you may have hit the nail on the head. If they would put a thin metal backer plate in the units it probably would solve most of the problems for many different radios. It is a shame that so many companies will not spend 1/2 a penny in mass manufacturing of their products for an itty bitty part that would help their consumers greatly.Richard:
No argument on the BNCs themselves, but rather what type of mount - the old four screw flange panel mount or what seems to be used in the handhelds - a D barrel threaded thru panel.. It may be more what they're mounted to as some seem to be just the plastic case with no backer. Whatever the case, the SMA connector itself seems very solid on the HP1. I'm going to look for the solid type of adapter myself,as sooner or later the one I got will crap out - but that in itself isn't a Uniden design issue. BTW- there was another thread in which is was mentioned that both Yaesu and Uniden had supplied the solid type adapter in the past.