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BCD436HP: Provoice upgrade

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By purchasing a key from Uniden and entering to the radio with updated firmware you can do yourself to the 536 and 436.

No idea what you are describing re: DSD+, which is a software program used in a computer, and not a scanner, but you can do that yourself too, just not in a scanner.

Mark
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It works great, just MAKE SURE you have an ACTIVE ProVoice system to monitor. ProVoice is a technology that's on the way out, just make sure you need it before you spend $50.
 
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Monitoring ProVoice works fine. For me the value was borderline--not so much useful for local monitoring, but occasionally useful when traveling. It all depends on how many ProVoice systems are active in your area. I got it for completeness rather than because there is a lot of ProVoice in my area.
 
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Was the provoice upgrade worth it, and does it work well? :)
All county and city public service agencies in the county where I live are ProVoice, and I would have gladly paid twice the price for it. I can monitor it with Unitrunker and DSD+, but that's not really an optimal solution for mobile or portable use, so it added tremendous value to my BCD536HP for me personally.
 

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The whole reason I bought my 436 was because of the available upgrade. At the time, I lived in a county where nearly all the public safety traffic was on the city/county EDACS system. I later moved away, but got about a year's worth of use out of the upgrade and I feel it was money well spent.
 
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