- Mar 6, 2019
Request #14668 Asking a few questions about the Uniden Bearcat SDS200 scanner.
Ron Kolesar Yesterday at 14:04
Hello, from Ron Kolesar, better known by Amateur Radio Station Call Sign of,
I am blind and through Scanner Master, I had purchased the following p25
truncated increpted scanner the
Uniden Bearcat SDS200.
Even though as a blind consumer, I ddpely appreciate that it has actual
physical nobs and a telephone or calculator like touchable keypad.
But this unit is still not blind friendly.
Scanner Master gave me your contact to hopefully over come some of the
difficulties and maybe try to make your products and scanner masters producs
more accessible to blind customers.
I originally purchase the unit because I have a old from 1982 regency eight
channel chrystal scanner.
Since they are installing p25 truncated increpted towers in my area, I
thought I'd try one out to see if it would be blind friendly or not.
Now I realize that since you're sighted you can see the LCD display and you
can receive your confirmational feedback from watching the LCD with your
I do not have the;luxury and I have to retreave my confirmational feedback
via my ears.
- Another good example of this is this.
- You're reading this message via your eyes since you can see your monitor.
- My computer is reading this information to me via artificial sppech since my eyes don't work and I need my feedback via my ears.
Just like my digital cable converter box and my Ham radio base station the
Kenwood model TM-V71A.
Because I do have audio output I can independely program and enjoy my cable
TV and my responsibilities as Pennsylvania West County Emergency Com-Tre
Is there any way of describing the layout of the front of the new scanner
and the buttons functions and how to control them from a blind person's
point of view?
Because I really don't want to return it and want to learn how to use not
only the simply beginner features for programming my new scannener with the
local frequencies in Erie county and beyond, but to learn the more advance
features to take total control and full enjoyment of all of the features
that this unit offers to me.
The only thing I don't like, and I know this is because of all of the crack
pots out there.
Even though my new scanner is a up to date P25 truckcated increpted scanner,
sadly our Pennsylvania State Police AKA PSP frequencies will still be
So, via the firm ware that is the internal instructions to any electronic
product, is there a way to add voice output and or to help blind customers
to use this radio?
Because I deeply appreciat the point that it has touchable nobs and a
touchable telephone/calculator keypad, but without the confirmational
feedback, I don't know what I'm doing.
In short, excuse the pun, but I'm flying blind.
I deeply would appreciate working with you to make your units blind friendly
if you are willing to do so?
My contact information is as follows:
9910 E. Peach St.
Girard, PA. 16417
Phone number say any time after 09:00 EST and if I don't answer, please
leave a voice message, I try to answer my voice mail as soon as I get back
in the door from any appointment I need to go out to.
But my phone number is at:
So with that said, I don't really want to return the scanned since I have
roughly $700.00 invested into the radio, but if I can use the unit, I might
as well return the unit so I can get my money refunded back to me.
But I will wait to hear from you with your advice first before deciding on
returning the product.
Very Thankfully Yours,
Mr. Ronald C. Kolesar
In the good old days of Morse code Shorthand, 73's AKA Best Regards and or
From Ron U.S. Ham Radio Station KR3DOG-PA-WCECTM
Pennsylvania West County Emergency Com-Tree Manager