You won't be disappointed.My SDS100 has been with Jonathan since the last week of May 2021. He said at the onset that turnaround is 3-4 weeks. I have heard from other sources besides those posting on this thread that the internal GPS and associated hardware mod works great. I can't wait until mine is returned. He said that he will send a request for payment to ship the radio back to me. That will be an indication that the mod is complete and that the radio is ready to ship.
-may I ask what device you use for your mods?
YOU ARE WAY OVER MY HEAD, I JUST WORK ON CARS FOR A LIVING. I REALLY HATE HAVING TO DO THE SAME JOB TWICE BUT ITS A PART OF WHAT WE DO. I DON'T HAVE THE MOD IN MY RADIO (YET) BUT THANKS FOR MAKING PEOPLE AWARE AND BEING A STAND UP GUY!FYI here's how to tell if your unit is affected by the issue, if you feel handy with a screwdriver:
But if the chip is missing, then the module will lose its settings if it's powered off for too long and the backup battery runs out.
ALL SDS200 GPS modules I've sold to date are affected.
Some rechargeable external GPS units for models other than the SDS200 may be affected.
And some internal GPS installs (the more recent, the more likely) may be affected, beyond the ones done from the most recent batch.
I apologize for the inconvenience, and once I have a resolution from Ryax, I will work with everyone affected to resolve the problem.
Thanks for the heads-up, Jon. Glad you caught it before you shipped mine out.I'm having issues with my GPS supplier right now. I've been in communication with them, and discovered that the entirety of my most recent order of modules is missing the flash chip needed to permanently store configuration changes. Without the chip, the module will revert back to the factory settings after the module has been powered off for a few days or weeks and the backup battery is depleted. Once the programmed settings are lost, the data from the GPS is no longer recognized by the scanner because of a firmware bug affecting all GPS-aware Uniden scanners described here:
This is a bit technical, and is primarily for @JoeBearcat, but I'm posting it publicly because the issue affects compatibility between all current Uniden scanner models and all GNSS units that are capable of receiving multiple satellite navigation systems (Beidou, Galileo, GLONASS, etc), and has...forums.radioreference.com
Worse, I've discovered that an unknown number of modules from previous shipments are also missing the flash chip (I just pulled one from a scanner I originally worked back in January without it), so that means I've shipped an unknown number of scanners whose GPS modules will quit working (at least until Uniden fixes the firmware bug) the first time the GPS is off long enough to lose its programmend settings. So if you've had me mod a scanner in the last 8 months, there is a possibility that you have one of the affected modules, and should keep the scanner running as much as possible to prevent the module's backup battery fully charged.
ALL SDS200 GPS units I've sold have the same issue. If they are not used for a while, they will eventually revert back to their factory settings and the SDS200 won't recognize the data they send, even though it is correct NMEA sentences.
I'll post more when I know more.
I sent you my scanner a month ago and have not heard anything or been able to make contact with you, please advise how to check on my sds100 mods.I stand behind the quality of my work and the products I sell, but if you look around, you should have no trouble finding satisfied customers willing to recommend me.