BCD536HP: Double check before jumping to conclusions

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mciupa

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I've been enjoying my BCD536HP. Didn't have the headphone problem, but did have the long squelch tail. It was suggested to setting the end code to ignore, I did that and the problem diminished.

I was happy when the firmware was updated and the squelch tail problem disappeared altogether. Recently, I noticed that I was getting talkgroups and squelch hanging for an abnormal time.

It was frustrating me and I was wondering what I could do to correct that problem. It dawned on me that I had previously manipulated the settings and changed the end code. I reset the system from ignore back to analog+digital and problem is solved.

I was all set to rant about a bug when none existed. I guess what I've learned is to think twice before jumping off the deep end.:roll:
 

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That's the thing. I was contemplating selling it and going back to the 996XT, which I loved mainly for doing analysis with third party software. In the meantime, I rely on HomePatrol and the NooElec dongle for those duties.

Now, I realize it was me effing around. :(

Once the Analyze features are up and running, the 536 will be an awesome scanner.
 

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Oh come on mciupa, everybody knows that all the Uniden radios are garbage and you should be suing them for forcing you to buy them. ;)

A little bit of patience and troubleshooting does go a long way.. and most issues are caused by a loose nut behind the keyboard.
 

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HAHA if someone can't figure out how to operate their new toy it is instantly Unidens problem isn't it?? NOT?? it just takes a little bit of patience and learning ! I can program and operate my BCD 396 XT scanner no problem and I've had it for approximately 5 months and have not touched the manual once!!.
 
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