Uniden database update

BobCrk

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How many of you programming with Sentinel software update your Uniden database weekly on the SDS200 even if there are no changes for your area on Radio Reference?
 

RandyKuff

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I update it in Sentinel every Monday...
Don't really update the scanner with it unless something changed that I listen to and need to make changes...
Or it updates on the scanner when I change settings and wright back to the scanner...

I don't use the full database or a GPS... Just Fav lists...
 

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Only as needed for my immediate area. Michigan is constantly in a state of flux, but on the average I only see changes that will affect my base about once a month. I do download the updates to my computer weekly but not to my scanner.
 

nessnet

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I DO check RR (my state) very regularly for changes.

And, yes, I update the database every week, regardless.
I may not hook up the radios and update them every week, but my Sentinel is kept up to date.
 

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How many of you programming with Sentinel software update your Uniden database weekly on the SDS200 even if there are no changes for your area on Radio Reference?
Generally, I may update the Sentinel database every other week, unless there have been substantial changes in my area. Since, at home & in the areas I visit on a regular basis I'm using Favorites lists, not the main database and location, a database update has no effect on what I'm listening to. I monitor updates in the database through the "MYRR" page, and update the lists accordingly. If I were going to take a trip, to new area, or an area that I rarely visit, then I would update the main database so that I could use a GPS to handle the systems I'll encounter.

We have a couple of systems in my area that are undergoing changes, adding new jurisdictions, along with one analog trunked system that is being phased out, with users moving to a different trunked system (P25 Phase II). If there were a substantial number of additions or other changes in one of those, I might update the main database (after the updates make it into the Sentinel database weekly update) so that I can append the new information to one of my lists. But if it's only a TGID here, or a frequency update somewhere else, it's easier to just make the changes manually rather than starting all over again appending systems to a list.
 

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Every 6 months for me. Since I set it on ID Search and not ID Scan I don't miss a thing. If there are like a lot of TGIDS that's not got a Identification behind it . Then I'll update my scanner
 

smithken

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I've gone as long as a year or 2 without updating my 536. Currently it has been 3 months since I've updated the database for my SDS. Everything I monitor is in a favorites list and they don't change with database updates so I have no reason to have an up to date database.
 

Enjoi19

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I pretty much only use favourites lists that are all broken down fairly specifically. Don't see myself opening Sentinel very often, ever.
 

dave3825

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For my needs, that are running only fav lists and not traveling, I rarely update. I only update if there is updated items for my area. I really don't see a point doing it weekly if I never use the full database. I do update any time I am going to travel.
 

hamstang

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I use favorites lists and check RR Database nearly everyday for area updates. Only a few updates in a year, and I manually ad them to favorites using Sentinel
 
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