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Anyone have any ideas? I had my 536 on the dashboard in the 2007 Escape. Looking at this one the windshield seems more slanted and might not work as well. Antenna mounting is easy, rear liftgate. Scanner mounting PITA LOL.
 

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Bumping this thread to find out if you ever made a decision. I had a BCT-15 with the remote head. scanner under passenger seat secret compartment and remote head along the passenger seat facing driver.

NOW.. I have purchased a BCD536HP and have no idea where to put this monster. I really miss the remote head. Like a lot. Any ideas?
 

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I have purchased a BCD536HP and have no idea where to put this monster. I really miss the remote head. Like a lot. Any ideas?
With the recently released Siren App, you can use an iPhone to act as a remote head. Uniden is working on an Android app for this type of smart phone operating system.

That would allow you to mount the scanner most anywhere you can find room. I have the scanner mounted in a console. I'm using an old iPhone as the remote head. Pretty happy with it, but like any new app, there are some bugs to work through, which Uniden is.

Photo of what I have is below, with apologies for it being turned.
 
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FWIW I bought, from a truck stop, a ~$1 cup holder that hangs from either a dash air vent or the door of my 2006 Escape. Just pick up the scanner when leaving the car in a public place; nothing to see by curious eyes.
 

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FWIW I bought, from a truck stop, a ~$1 cup holder that hangs from either a dash air vent or the door of my 2006 Escape. Just pick up the scanner when leaving the car in a public place; nothing to see by curious eyes.
Thanks for the idea, however this is not a handheld scanner. It is a base station that has plenty of wires out the back for external speaker, antenna, etc.
 

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With the recently released Siren App, you can use an iPhone to act as a remote head. Uniden is working on an Android app for this type of smart phone operating system.

That would allow you to mount the scanner most anywhere you can find room. I have the scanner mounted in a console. I'm using an old iPhone as the remote head. Pretty happy with it, but like any new app, there are some bugs to work through, which Uniden is.

Photo of what I have is below, with apologies for it being turned.
Love the advice, thank you very very much. I didn't realize the Uniden app was out yet. Does it require me to have a wifi connection while driving though?
 

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No. When in Access Point, the dongle for the scanner creates its own wifi signal, which is received by the iPhone.

It is good for around ten feet of the vehicle.
 

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Actually, I did make a choice. I bought the Home Patrol 2 and mounted it on the windshield. It actually has enough oomph in volume that i haven't needed an external speaker.
 
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