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Old 05-25-2018, 9:52 PM
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I'm not sure which part of Kentucky you may be traveling to, but NXDN is used in several areas.

I agree your two best options are either the 436 or SDS100. I've seen how the SDS100 handles a pesky simulcast system and I'm satisfied by what I saw. So I'm going to be saving up for one because I travel to several areas using simulcast.

Also I recommend you have several spare SD cards. While Uniden is using more "sturdy" SD cards than originally supplied, they are like vehicle tires - eventually they will wear out from use, or certain hazards can cause a blowout. Spares allow you to continue on your journey.
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From what I am reading and hearing, the SDS100 is going to be King Tut in the handheld scanner market. It has total frequency coverage (minus cellular of course), digital phase 1 & 2 with upgrades to DMR and NXDN available (this slightly ticks me off with Uniden, just put out the scanner with all modes and be done with it!) zipcode and GPS programming, SDR operating system, great visual display, and easy operability. If you want a scanner to travel with, this would be the one. I've traveled extensively with the TRX-1 and it works 'ok' but I want King Tut in my travel bag.
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I'd agree, IF you want a handheld, the SDS-100 is IT.
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From what I am reading and hearing, the SDS100 is going to be King Tut in the handheld scanner market. It has total frequency coverage (minus cellular of course), digital phase 1 & 2 with upgrades to DMR and NXDN available (this slightly ticks me off with Uniden, just put out the scanner with all modes and be done with it!) zipcode and GPS programming
100% the same as the BCD436HP.

I think the plus features of the SDS100 is it's claim to have better handling of simulcast systems, although this hasn't been a problem for me at my home. The color display is nice. I like the ideal of long-running time rechargeable Lithium battery packs, although I hope alternately you'll be able to still use 'AA' batteries when a changing source is not available.

Regarding the DMR & NXDN upgrades, I like that they're optional. If they were included, the scanner would cost more and some would complain having to pay extra for features they don't want or need. Yet they are available for a reasonable cost if you do.
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100% the same as the BCD436HP.
I think I left out one of the most important features - receiving simulcast systems without the distortion and dead air. So, I'd be inclined to say maybe 90% the same as the BCD436HP.

That being said, I cannot wait to read the first reviews from a simulcast listener.
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OP decided which scanner to purchase way back in the thread. No need for this to continue.
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