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Uniden Bearcat BCD536HP Police Scanner


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: $559.95
You Save: $70.00

Stock Status: In Stock
Product Code: 10-501854

Setup & Optimize:
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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
Siren APP - Coming soon

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

Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 26 Write a review.

  1 of 1 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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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Operation December 26, 2014
Reviewer: James Dwyer from Cambridge, MA United States  
Ex product, having trouble with the ARC software not getting the virtual control, and can not seem to hook up to WiFi. But overall great product.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Police Scanner Review December 8, 2014
Reviewer: William. Looney from Harwich, MA United States  
The BCD536 HP !                                                
Whow, whow and whow . No problems, no
complaints very happy! It is a winner all
                                        Bill Looney

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
First Look at BCD536HP November 13, 2014
Reviewer: Richard B Plummer from westborough, MA United States  
Part way up the learning curve, my comments:
Receive capability is great. Haven't tried X2TDMA.
Two types of USB interface, Serial/memory is difficult for remote ops.
Lack of a "Record" output, that is fixed level audio is a problem for our applications.
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.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
scanner July 29, 2014
Reviewer: LARRY HODNETT from HELENA, AL United States  
The radio itself seems to work pretty well.  The Sentinel software lacks many basic things for programming the scanner.  I can find no way to add a new favorite that does not require the database.  I cannot find a way to manually enter frequencies.  You also cannot print a list of your favorites.  I am not talking about the freqs, just the names.

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