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Very simple to operate, you can be up and running in 3 minutes or less. No programming needed, just your zip code. Once your Zip Code is entered, BCD536HP will load Police, Fire and EMS channels in your area.

List Price: $629.95
Our Price: $519.95
You Save: $110.00

Stock Status: In Stock
Product Code: 10-501854

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Free Software Download - Sentinel Software for BCD436HP/BCD536HP
Owner's Manual - For BCD436HP and BCD536HP
Video's - Product Videos and Sentinel Software Videos
Uniden Siren APP - Video - Siren App Tips - WiFi Firmware Dongle Update -Available for Apple product under "Uniden Siren"

The BCD536HP is Uniden's new flagship mobile scanner...which incorporates two firsts. Like the BCD436HP, it is the first standard mobile scanner to include the ease of use of the HomePatrol-style database; simply enter your zip code and away you go. But, the BCD536HP adds to that WiFi connectivity, allowing you to listen to and control your scanner using your smartphone or tablet...from anywhere in your home, vehicle, or around the world.

About our Set-up & Optimize Service
With Scanner Master's exclusive Set-up & Optimize service we see to it that your BCD536HP is fully updated and ready to use for your area, perfect for your own use and especially perfect for a gift. First we optimize the internal database by updating the frequency library, which changes daily. We will also check and install any firmware updates to the HomePatrol before the radio ships. (The firmware is the operating system for the radio which may have been updated or tweaked by the factory following its production in Asia.) Scanner Master will then build a Favorites List for the customer (based on the ship to address of your order), or for the area in which the scanner will be used if the customer specifies a different city and county (for example if the radio is given as a gift). Scanner Master will also pre-tune the radio by entering the end-users zip code. Note that this service will add approximately 7 to 14 business days for processing before the radio will be shipped.

(The benefit of this Favorites List work is that we insure that the most important data to the user is readily accessible as often times, if the database for the end user's area hasn't been completely prepared with what's known as "geo-tagging" then some or all of the local agencies will not activate for scanning. Scanner Master insures that this will not be the case.)

In the box
  • Antenna (Back of Set)
  • Mobile DC Power Adapter
  • AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Three-wire Harness
  • Mounting Bracket and Hardware
  • Printed Manual
Unit Size
W 7 1/8" x H 2 1/8" x D 5 7/8" (without knobs)

Frequency Coverage:

25-512 MHz
758-824 MHz
849-869 MHz
894-960 MHz
1240-1300 MHz
TrunkTracker V supports the following:
APCO Project 25 Phase I and Phase II, X2-TDMA, Motorola, EDACS, and LTR Trunked Radio Systems

Pre-Programmed Database
4 Gigabyte microSD card holds the entire USA and Canada database of radio systems, plus leaves room for hundreds of hours of audio recording.

Easy to program
  • Flexible Easy Channel Selection using Zip Code or GPS and Service Types — just pick the kinds of channels you want to hear and tell the BCD536HP where you are and let it do the rest.
  • Flexible Scanning — scan from any combination of the main database and Favorites Lists
Easy to use
  • Sentinel Software makes database and firmware updates simple. Also allows you to create, edit, and manage your Favorites Lists.
  • Complete Front-Panel Programmability — create custom Favorites Lists either using systems from the main database as a starting point or program your systems from scratch.
  • Easy Scan Control using the dedicated System, Department and Channel Hold buttons.
  • Quick Key access to 100 Favorites Lists, 100 Systems per Favorites List, and 100 Departments per System.
The features you love!
  • Close Call® RF Capture with Do-Not-Disturb automatically tunes the scanner to nearby transmissions without interrupting reception in progress.
  • NOAA Weather Alert with SAME
  • Temporary Avoid lets you quickly silence unwanted systems, departments, or channels while allowing you to restore them by cycling power.
  • Included Sentinel Software makes database and firmware updates simple. Also allows you to create, edit, and manage your Favorites Lists.
  • USB PC Connectivity
Unit Features
  • Back-lit Display and Keypad
  • Back-light-on-Squelch option allows the back-light to remain on during an entire transmission.
  • 64 x 288-Pixel Dot-Matrix Display
  • Serial GPS input for location-based scanning using the Uniden GC-GPSK.

Product Launch Video

BCD536HP Unboxing

BCD536HP: First Power On

Programming Your Scanner

BCDx36HP Sentinel First Run Video
Free Software Download - Sentinel Software for BCD436HP/BCD536HP

BCDx36HP Sentinel Creating Custom Favorites List Video
Free Software Download - Sentinel Software for BCD436HP/BCD536HP

Uniden's Siren APP

BCD536HP Remote Demo

Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 29 Write a review.

  3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
First Look at BCD536HP March 20, 2015
Reviewer: Richard B Plummer from westborough, MA United States  
Partvwaybupmlearningbcurve, see last sentence
REAL Problem, "must turn off before power disconnected" makes is unusable for most mobile applications.
I expected to have WiFi ready to go and smart phone app, it doesn't appear to have these at the moment.
As an early adopter, I expect product startup issues, but issues of power, USB and no fixed level output are not likely to get corrected with firmware updates and are REAL DRAWBACKS.
What I expect in a top of the line product is all I had before (i.e. 996XT) AND MORE not LESS.
I also need to interface to custom applications software for TAG interface, such as is used for Radio Reference, perhaps I can reverse engineer this, but this is tough work.
Sorry to be harsh, but I had high expectations and they weren't met.
Now on 3/20, a simple power failure caused an SD card error and Imwill need to reset and reenter my favorite.
It cant surviveva power failure.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Quick and Easy March 5, 2015
Reviewer: Jeremy Irwin from Houston, TX United States  
This is a great scanner for those looking to use it right out of the box and not have to mess with programming.  I had it out of the box, plugged in and scanning in less than 10 minutes.

I did however buy mine on Amazon because it's cheaper and you also get free shipping!  http://amzn.to/1wJRYiv

I recommend this scanner to anyone!

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Top of the line BCD536HP February 21, 2015
Reviewer: Alexander P Bunn from Rocky Mount, NC United States  
After about 15 years of being absent from the scanner scene, I decided to get back into it.  Cranked up my old PRO-2052 and quickly realized it wasn't picking up as it used to.  Did some research and learned that everything had changed.  Did some more research, and decided that the BCD536HP was the best of the best, so despite not wanting to spend that much money, I bought one anyway.  All I can say is WOW, this thing is amazing.  Complicated, yet simple.  It is good to be listening again to what is going on in the area.  Buy it, you won't regret it.  Plus, it is capable of getting P25 Phase II, so if your area hasn't gone to that format yet, you are ready if it does.  Thank you Scannermaster.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A fine radio January 30, 2015
Reviewer: Jason Low from Bragg Creek, AB Canada  
People report having problems with this radio. My only problem is that I don't have more of them. I have one in my house now and it's such a great performer that I need to find a way to get two more - one for my vehicle and one for work.

The sensitivity/reception is phenomenal compared to any other scanner I've used in the past 30 years. Digital decode on both a Motorola Type II P25-CAI system and a true P25 Phase 1 system is near-flawless.

It's true that there are some features as-yet unavailable and that they were promised to be available long before now. However, there's plenty of evidence that Uniden is doing its best to rectify that situation.

If you need a modern scanner that will receive P25 digital, both in phase 1 and phase 2 formats, and can live without the missing features for a while, this is your radio. (If you CAN'T live without the missing features for a while, no radio is your radio, because the x36 line is the only one that even has those features planned!)

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  2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
BCD536HP Starship January 6, 2015
Reviewer: Earl T from Oviedo, FL United States  
The BCD536HP is an excellent way to keep up with what is going on in your city. I purchased this scanner, the easy to read guide and I used Scanner Masters Setup & Optimization and I couldn't be happier. Scanner Master did an outstanding job for me and constantly kept me updated on the status of my purchase. Professional Products & Professional service!

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