BCD436HP/BCD536HP Serial Commands List

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n3617400

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TST,X,UNIDEN_TEST_MODE
where X - command number

1-SOFTWARE VERSION TEST
2-CLOSE CALL TEST
3-???
4-NWR-SAME TEST
5-KEY TOUCH TEST, HEADPHONE TEST (Nice Color LED)
6-???
7-TONE-OUT SEARCH
 

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But not complete. Once we complete the WiFi App and associated functions, we'll release the non-proprietary command set.
Paul, does this include the layout of the metadata in the WAV files, i.e. an x36HP version of the HP1's "Wave File Format and Contents" PDF in the HP1 wiki?
 

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Hello,

I was able to use the modified file provided by WayneH and get serial drivers installed. I was able to find some of the commands the scanners will recognize. I used a baudrate of 115200. This is a quick test so it is only a partial list. I only tried the 396XT commands.

536HP
Code:
MDL
MDL,BCD536HP

VER
VER,Version 1.02.03

SQL
SQL,2

VOL
VOL,18

KEY,M,P
KEY,OK

KEY,M,P
KEY,OK

PWR
PWR,96,08523000
PWR
PWR,418,08572875
PWR
PWR,412,01625500

STS
STS,001100,               22:21        ÀÁ¬*    ,,               Jan29                ,,Quick Search                        ,, 162.5500MHz                    ,, RANGE   25.0-1300.0MHz  Auto       ,, ÈÉÊ             <F+SYS to SCAN>œžŸ,,1,0,0,0,,,5,OFF,1
STS
STS,00111, F0:---------- 22:22       ÀÁ¬*    ,, S0:---------- Home                 ,,Commonwealth Of Massachusetts     ,,Metro Boston 700 Overlay            ,,ID Scanning...                      ,,1,1,0,0,,,5,OFF,1
STS
STS,00111, F0:---------- 22:22        ÀÁ¨©    ,, S0:---------- Home                 ,,Massachusetts State Police          ,,State Police Troop E - Mass Tu    ,,East Dispatch - Mass Pike / Tu    ,,1,0,0,0,,,5,OFF,1

GLG
GLG,,,,,,,,,,,,
GLG
GLG,0461.2000,FM,0,0,Essex,Essex County Agencies - Ambulance Services,Action Ambulance North Operations,0,1,,,NONE
GLG
GLG,1109,NFM,0,0,Cambridge,Cambridge Police,Cambridge Police Patrol 1,1,0,,,NONE
GLG
GLG,3075,NFM,0,0,Metro Boston 700 Overlay,Boston Fire,Boston Fire Ch1 Patch,1,0,,,NONE

JPM,CC_MODE
JPM,OK
JPM,SCN_MODE
JPM,OK

WIN
WIN,85,08516250
436HP
Code:
MDL
MDL,BCD436HP

VER
VER,Version 1.02.07

SQL
SQL,2

VOL
VOL,7

KEY,M,P
KEY,OK
KEY,M,P
KEY,OK

PWR
PWR,145,04605000

STS
STS,00110110110000, F0:---------- 22:55    ,, S0:---------- Jan29    ,________________________,Suffolk                 ,,                        ,,Full Database           ,________________________,City of Boston - Boston ,,Police                  ,,                        ,________________________,Patrol District E-5/E-  ,,13/E-18 (Jamaica Plain,,  460.4000MHzDCS346 ,,Law Dispatch            ,________________________,                        ,,Tag:--.--.---           ,,1,0,0,0,,,0,OFF,0

STS
STS,00110110110000, F0:---------- 22:55    ,, S0:---------- Jan29   ,________________________,Civil Air Patrol        ,,                        ,,Full Database           ,________________________,Civil Air Patrol        ,,                        ,,                        ,________________________,Scanning...             ,,                        ,,                        ,,                        ,________________________,                        ,,                        ,,0,1,0,0,,,0,OFF,0
STS
STS,00110110110000, F0:---------- 22:56    ,, S0:---------- Jan29    ,________________________,Businesses              ,,                        ,,Full Database           ,________________________,Media & Fire Buff       ,,                        ,,                        ,________________________,Metro radio system      ,,                        ,,  463.8500MHz C151.4 ,,Media                   ,________________________,                        ,,Tag:--.--.---           ,,1,0,0,0,,,0,OFF,0
STS
STS,00110110110000, F0:---------- 22:57    ,, S0:---------- Jan29    ,________________________,Businesses              ,,                        ,,Full Database           ,________________________,Media & Fire Buff       ,,                        ,,                        ,________________________,Metro radio system      ,,                        ,,  463.8500MHz C151.4 ,,Media                   ,________________________,                        ,,Tag:--.--.---           ,,1,1,0,0,,,0,OFF,0
STS
STS,00110110110000, F0:---------- 22:57    ,, S0:---------- Jan29    ,________________________,Massachusetts State     ,,Police                  ,,Full Database           ,________________________,State Police Troop A -  ,,North Greater Boston    ,,Metro Boston S        ,________________________,North Dispatch - A, A1, ,,A2, A3, A6              ,,                        ,, TGID:33168             ,________________________,                        ,,Tag:--.--.---       ,,1,1,0,0,,,0,OFF,0

JPM,CC_MODE
JPM,OK
JPM,SCN_MODE
JPM,OK

GLG
GLG,,,,,,,,,,,,
GLG
GLG,0453.3500,NFM,0,212,Suffolk,City of Boston - Boston Police,Housing Police,1,0,,,NONE

WIN
WIN,87,08526875
73 Eric
Thank you for publishing this info it was helpful with this project.

http://forums.radioreference.com/2141711-post144.html
 

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For what it's worth, I took the HP1 commands list document, figured out how to do the checksums (pretty simple - sum of all the ASCII values in the command plus the tab characters), and found a small handful of HP1 commands that work on the 436.

In the following code blocks, the first line is my input, the next is the response, etc.

Code:
AUF	STS	488
AUF	STS	OFF	716
AUF	STS	ON	654
AUF	STS	OK	651
AUF	STS	OFF	716
AUF	STS	OK	651
AUF	INFO	538
AUF	INFO	NG	696
AUF	DATA	455
AUF	ERR	471
(Obviously I should have tried the DATA and INFO subcommands before turning AUF OFF. :) Maybe another time)

Code:
RMT	MODEL	630
RMT	MODEL	BCD436HP	1149
RMT	VERSION	811
RMT	MODEL	BCD436HP	1149
I also see some rather interesting fields being stored (some without data, as if the command hasn't been completely built out yet) in the WAV metadata (which I'm only viewing so far via Notepad++). Eager to see what comes from that... if they are getting the data to put into the recording, it should be available for display, eventually :))
 

n3617400

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for disable checksum send command
cdb,M,0
and them you may send commands without CRC:
RMT\tMODEL\t
:)
 

n3617400

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other commands: SQ1, SQ2, SQ3, SQ4, SQ5, ESN, SSC, rbt, cdc, esn.
for JPM command exist params CTM_MODE, WX_MODE, FTO_MODE
 

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other commands: SQ1, SQ2, SQ3, SQ4, SQ5, ESN, SSC, rbt, cdc, esn.
for JPM command exist params CTM_MODE, WX_MODE, FTO_MODE
Are you using cdb,M,0 with any of these?

I got ERR on my 436 with these commands: SSC & cdc. Also, WX_MODE brought me into the menu instead of the Weather search which I assumed this one was for.
 

xpusostomos

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STS protocol commands

Hi Eric,

The STS command as you show it has some weird characters in the screen display result. It's not any character set I can recognise. How do I interpret it? Doesn't seem to be UTF8 or anything obvious.

Hello,

I was able to use the modified file provided by WayneH and get serial drivers installed. I was able to find some of the commands the scanners will recognize. I used a baudrate of 115200. This is a quick test so it is only a partial list. I only tried the 396XT commands.

536HP
Code:
MDL
MDL,BCD536HP

VER
VER,Version 1.02.03

SQL
SQL,2

VOL
VOL,18

KEY,M,P
KEY,OK

KEY,M,P
KEY,OK

PWR
PWR,96,08523000
PWR
PWR,418,08572875
PWR
PWR,412,01625500

STS
STS,001100,               22:21        ÀÁ¬*    ,,               Jan29                ,,Quick Search                        ,, 162.5500MHz                    ,, RANGE   25.0-1300.0MHz  Auto       ,, ÈÉÊ             <F+SYS to SCAN>œžŸ,,1,0,0,0,,,5,OFF,1
STS
STS,00111, F0:---------- 22:22       ÀÁ¬*    ,, S0:---------- Home                 ,,Commonwealth Of Massachusetts     ,,Metro Boston 700 Overlay            ,,ID Scanning...                      ,,1,1,0,0,,,5,OFF,1
STS
STS,00111, F0:---------- 22:22        ÀÁ¨©    ,, S0:---------- Home                 ,,Massachusetts State Police          ,,State Police Troop E - Mass Tu    ,,East Dispatch - Mass Pike / Tu    ,,1,0,0,0,,,5,OFF,1

GLG
GLG,,,,,,,,,,,,
GLG
GLG,0461.2000,FM,0,0,Essex,Essex County Agencies - Ambulance Services,Action Ambulance North Operations,0,1,,,NONE
GLG
GLG,1109,NFM,0,0,Cambridge,Cambridge Police,Cambridge Police Patrol 1,1,0,,,NONE
GLG
GLG,3075,NFM,0,0,Metro Boston 700 Overlay,Boston Fire,Boston Fire Ch1 Patch,1,0,,,NONE

JPM,CC_MODE
JPM,OK
JPM,SCN_MODE
JPM,OK

WIN
WIN,85,08516250
436HP
Code:
MDL
MDL,BCD436HP

VER
VER,Version 1.02.07

SQL
SQL,2

VOL
VOL,7

KEY,M,P
KEY,OK
KEY,M,P
KEY,OK

PWR
PWR,145,04605000

STS
STS,00110110110000, F0:---------- 22:55    ,, S0:---------- Jan29    ,________________________,Suffolk                 ,,                        ,,Full Database           ,________________________,City of Boston - Boston ,,Police                  ,,                        ,________________________,Patrol District E-5/E-  ,,13/E-18 (Jamaica Plain,,  460.4000MHzDCS346 ,,Law Dispatch            ,________________________,                        ,,Tag:--.--.---           ,,1,0,0,0,,,0,OFF,0

STS
STS,00110110110000, F0:---------- 22:55    ,, S0:---------- Jan29   ,________________________,Civil Air Patrol        ,,                        ,,Full Database           ,________________________,Civil Air Patrol        ,,                        ,,                        ,________________________,Scanning...             ,,                        ,,                        ,,                        ,________________________,                        ,,                        ,,0,1,0,0,,,0,OFF,0
STS
STS,00110110110000, F0:---------- 22:56    ,, S0:---------- Jan29    ,________________________,Businesses              ,,                        ,,Full Database           ,________________________,Media & Fire Buff       ,,                        ,,                        ,________________________,Metro radio system      ,,                        ,,  463.8500MHz C151.4 ,,Media                   ,________________________,                        ,,Tag:--.--.---           ,,1,0,0,0,,,0,OFF,0
STS
STS,00110110110000, F0:---------- 22:57    ,, S0:---------- Jan29    ,________________________,Businesses              ,,                        ,,Full Database           ,________________________,Media & Fire Buff       ,,                        ,,                        ,________________________,Metro radio system      ,,                        ,,  463.8500MHz C151.4 ,,Media                   ,________________________,                        ,,Tag:--.--.---           ,,1,1,0,0,,,0,OFF,0
STS
STS,00110110110000, F0:---------- 22:57    ,, S0:---------- Jan29    ,________________________,Massachusetts State     ,,Police                  ,,Full Database           ,________________________,State Police Troop A -  ,,North Greater Boston    ,,Metro Boston S        ,________________________,North Dispatch - A, A1, ,,A2, A3, A6              ,,                        ,, TGID:33168             ,________________________,                        ,,Tag:--.--.---       ,,1,1,0,0,,,0,OFF,0

JPM,CC_MODE
JPM,OK
JPM,SCN_MODE
JPM,OK

GLG
GLG,,,,,,,,,,,,
GLG
GLG,0453.3500,NFM,0,212,Suffolk,City of Boston - Boston Police,Housing Police,1,0,,,NONE

WIN
WIN,87,08526875
73 Eric
 

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Hi Eric,

The STS command as you show it has some weird characters in the screen display result. It's not any character set I can recognise. How do I interpret it? Doesn't seem to be UTF8 or anything obvious.
Hello,

The current Remote Command Plan indicates STS is for compatibility with older scanner software and see "Font Data Specification" for non-ascii character codes.
http://info.uniden.com/twiki/pub/UnidenMan4/BCD536HPFirmwareUpdate/Remote_Command_Plan_v0.17.pdf

I can not find the "Font Data Specification", but the non-ascii character codes are used for graphic characters displayed on the screen.

PSI is the preferred command where information is pushed out via XML.

73 Eric
 
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<MonitorList Name="Full Database" Index="4294967295" ListType="FullDb" Q_Key="None" N_Tag="None" DB_Counter="3" />
 

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Anybody know a serial command to turn full database off and on? (other than using KEY commands)
With the September-2015 firmware update to the BCDx36HP Serial Protocol, it's easy to toggle the full database off and on. To do so, you do the following:

(note: This is a quick proof-of-concept that does no checking to ensure the menu items are still in the "right" places...so a future firmware rev could cause unexpected results.)

SendCommand("MNU"); // Navigate to Top Menu
SendCommand("MSV,,0"); // Navigate to Set Scan Selection
SendCommand("MSV,,2"); // Select Lists to monitor
SendCommand("KEY,E,P"); // Toggle full DB
SendCommand("JPM,SCN_MODE"); // Return to Scan Mode

I've created a short video demonstrating the menu navigation as described above: https://youtu.be/vdvvxOi8RjA

For best effect, watch the video in fullscreen HD (1080p) as you'll otherwise have difficulty reading much of the text on the screen.

Enjoy!

-rbn
 

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But not complete. Once we complete the WiFi App and associated functions, we'll release the non-proprietary command set.
Hello UPMan. I've come across many of your posts and appreciate what you have been sharing with the community. Have there been any developments in releasing serial commands for the BCDx36HP to the public?

Thanks!
 

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Serial Commands for BCDx36HP FW v1.10.02

Have there been any developments in releasing serial commands for the BCDx36HP to the public?

Thanks!
I haven't seen any updates since the "V1_02 Update" which added the menu commands (http://info.uniden.com/twiki/pub/UnidenMan4/BCD536HPFirmwareUpdate/RemoteCommand_Specification_V1_02.pdf), but I've attached a PDF with notes about the current command set (FW v1.10.02 as well as the updated v1.11.08 "beta" DMR firmware -- command set is the same.)

Please post anything you discover about the undocumented commands...or at least let me know you found this useful and are interested in knowing more about the BCDx36HP command set! :)
 

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DMR Pre-Release 2 (FW 1.11.12) Quick command dump

Does anyone read this stuff? Is it at all useful to anyone? :)

For what it's worth, looks like no additions to or deletions from the command set since the previous firmware update. Quick & dirty DMR Pre-Release 2 (FW1.11.12) command set dump attached (PDF).

-rbn
 

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