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I noticed the "included" items in the manual did not provide an AC adapter for the 436.

Will the AC adapter for the 536 work for or does the 436 need to be USB only due to the rechargeable batteries?
The AC adapter for the 536 has the wrong voltage for the 436 so it cannot be used for both. The 436 does use USB both for charging and power if needed however you can get wall warts and powerstrips with USB charging ports so you will not be tied to your computer (if you wish to charge or run your 436 like a base station).
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Does the scanner ship with an invisibility cream to spread on my right hand so that I can see through it as I turn the large left side dial to scroll things on the display? That's about as intelligent as placing the keypad above the display on a handheld scanner!
If it's an issue the alternative is to control it with a smart phone or tablet via wifi.
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Old 01-01-2014, 8:38 PM
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I noticed the "included" items in the manual did not provide an AC adapter for the 436.

Will the AC adapter for the 536 work for or does the 436 need to be USB only due to the rechargeable batteries?
As mentioned a few times before, the 436 charges through the USB cable and only when the unit is turned off.
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Really? I'm supposed to use my LEFT hand to control a scanner mounted in a console on my right hand side while driving? That sounds dangerous. Try it with your FM radio some time if you don't have a scanner in your car. I think you will agree after testing your proposed solution that it's not viable.

I agree with Anderegg, and that was one of my first thoughts when I saw the pic of the 536.

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There may be one or two of us safety zealots out here who are of the mind that this configuration has a positive. For every second you are scrolling through your scanner while driving, that's a second your eyes are not on the road.

But if having the knob on the right is critical, one could always mount the scanner upside down, then set the display to upside down (see page 27 of the manual). That puts the knob on the right.

When the time comes for me to stick the scanner in a vehicle, I'll probably opt for the remote control function using an old iPhone mounted to a heater/AC vent. (I'm hoping that a vehicular remote control operation will still use either the internal speaker for the scanner or an amplified external speaker.

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For a scanner in a news or emergency vehicle, having to dial and look or dial while trying to crane your neck far to the right to see what is being adjusted, is very dangerous.

After reviewing how my scanners are mounted, it would be doable to grip the dial with your wrist pointed downward and fingers back, but is a bit awkward to do. Depending on how your scanner is mounted, this may or may not be an issue for you.
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If you look at my shack profile at my Tahoe install, having the knob on the right side for me allowed me to see the display while operating it. Not everyone's installs are the same. Now that it's on the left I'll have to train myself like I did with my 996xt. Yes the display will be blocked but it's not a deal breaker. I will also have to learn the the button placement. The new capabilities make up for the control placement.


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Before buying this is there a better gps solution that will work with the new 536 that's coming out? I have a home patrol that may be used as well and hoping that that is the best hookup for both



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Before buying this is there a better gps solution that will work with the new 536 that's coming out? I have a home patrol that may be used as well and hoping that that is the best hookup for both
That will work, but you will need the GPS cable for the Home Patrol that adapts the NMEA standard connector (AKA DB-9) to the Uniden connector on the HP-1.

For the 536, that will plug directly into the unit.

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So they don't make a unit that plugs direct to HP1 without the use of an adapter? I guess it doesn't really matter because either way I will need an adapter

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So they don't make a unit that plugs direct to HP1 without the use of an adapter? I guess it doesn't really matter because either way I will need an adapter

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It's just another cable that plugs to that one. Best IMHO way to do it,unless you happen to already have or can get an old GPS with cables and NMEA output.
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Yeah I was going to go that route but I figure by the time I get an old gps and cables I would be at 60-80 dollars and I can get this unit for 75.

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It's just another cable that plugs to that one. Best IMHO way to do it,unless you happen to already have or can get an old GPS with cables and NMEA output.
No GPS comes with the connector the HP-1 (or handhelds) use.

Another option is a standard programming cable with a gender-changer/null modem adapter. I guess there just wasn't enough room on the HP-1 to put a DB-9. But, as it's OT for this thread, let's leave it at that.

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Oh yeah. Sorry sometimes u forget what thread ur in. Np. I appreciate the response

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No GPS comes with the connector the HP-1 (or handhelds) use.

Another option is a standard programming cable with a gender-changer/null modem adapter. I guess there just wasn't enough room on the HP-1 to put a DB-9. But, as it's OT for this thread, let's leave it at that.

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I just picked up this: Scanner Accessories, GPS Accessories - www.jsradiosales.com it comes with the cable adapter for the Home Patrol and per UPman will work on the 536.
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I just picked up this: Scanner Accessories, GPS Accessories - www.jsradiosales.com it comes with the cable adapter for the Home Patrol and per UPman will work on the 536.
Yes, the BC-GPSK does, but it's a Uniden product designed for scanners. What I meant was that no non-scanner-product GPS comes with the correct adapter. (Garmin, etc). Of course, that doesn't mean some dealer might not bundle the Uniden GPS cable with a GPS (in case someone wants to open that door).

Overall, the BC-GPSK is very likely the best GPS deal for a scanner, and will work on the 536 or 436 (or any other recent Uniden model that supports GPS).

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Just pre-ordered from scannermaster, Upman call the cargo ship and tell them full throttle full speed ahead
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Anyone know the release date of this model yet?
So I do not have to read 50+ pages lol
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Anyone know the release date of this model yet?
So I do not have to read 50+ pages lol
3rd week of January for this radio, with the handheld coming out a week or two after that.

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I am probably going to edit the Wiki to have a FAQ
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