Simulcast systems are very location dependent as I have found out with my 396XT travels. I was traveling down I 294 last summer from the north, had the 396XT with me and thought I had a XTS5000 radio with me it sounded so good. As I inched closer to "simulcast hell", the old Starcom21 system reappaered.I was going to grab an 996xt but maybe I will keep my 996t. I have no problem with starcom here even with the back of set ant.
Shouldn't be any problem downloading it as your current settings stay after the update. You have to manually change them post-update. Reception hasn't worsened, but did not hear any of the improvements other have here in simulcast hell.This is some what like werinshades only backwards...I live in Joliet , T102-So Cook is my best tower on my 996XT and RS197 bases, it has 98% decoding...Now since they changed and added more sites to T101-Dupage my 996XT which was perfect before this happened was perfect and now i cannot even receive T101 on the 996XT, it comes in 85% decoding on one RS197 with a outside antenna...I liv near T113-Will Co, its awful on all scanners except on my 396XT in "sweet spots" in the house using the "stock" rubber duck which i thought was crap...It (stock) duck works better than the RS800 duck except for long distance Motorola Type11 analog systems which the RS800duck works better...Now reading this im not sure i want to do the firmware change....Another guy in your area werinshades =Robert Klamp has reported good luck with the download but there are alot of if's concerning his location etc....
I'm attributing this to placebo effect for the most part. Vast majority of scanner users won't be able to do a valid A/B comparison.People on the Uniden forum seem to be having very good luck with the new firmware around the country
Very much agree on all points. Who is DSVI?I'm attributing this to placebo effect for the most part. Vast majority of scanner users won't be able to do a valid A/B comparison.
Basically, they re-implemented a manual tweak that had existed in the prior line of scanners, this tweak is good for some users but it's not a fix in any way.
Explains why Paul was so quiet about it, he knew it wasn't much of an update. Uniden had to do something with the uproar that was going on, and this is what they could do in a short timeframe. IIRC both Uniden and GRE get their decoders from DSVI so if DSVI is the root of the problem, well, there's nothing either manufacturer can do unless DSVI does something.