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Uniden Bearcat SDS100 Police Scanner
Uniden Bearcat SDS100 Police Scanner

The SDS100 continues to incorporate the HomePatrol-1's ease of use in a traditional handheld scanner. Simply enter your zip code, and the SDS100 will quickly select and scan channels in your local area.

List Price: $699.99
Our Price: $649.99
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Stock Status: In Stock

Product Code: 10-501979

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GPS Cable is required when ordering the above Uniden Bearcat GPS Receiver

and requires the DC Adapter USB (5V 1A) to power the GPS and scanner.

GPS Cable:

DMR Upgrade:

NXDN Upgrade:

ProVoice Upgrade:

  • DMR Upgrade is for the areas using DMR Digital. See here for further information

  • NXDN Upgrade (ONLY Available on BCD436/536HP and SDS100) is for the areas using NXDN Digital. See here for further information.

  • ProVoice Update is for the areas using ProVoice Digital. See here for further information

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    Basics Downloads

    Uniden has once again hit it out of the park with the forthcoming release of the entirely new SDS100 portable scanner radio.

    This true I/Q Scanner is the first scanner to incorporate Software Defined Radio technology to provide incredible digital performance in even the most challenging RF environments. The SDS100’s digital performance is better than any other scanner in both simulcast and weak-signal environments. This is the first scanner to signal the end of the notorious digital trunking simulcast distortion problem! Hallelujah and thank you, Uniden!

    The SDS100 is also the first scanner that allows one to arrange the multi-color display any way you want. Change colors, locations and layouts on the brilliant color display.

    The scanner memory is enormous but it also provides the entire US and Canadian databases already loaded on the included SD memory card. This scanner has it all! Optional GPS control, DMR, NXDN and ProVoice operation are available. See our web page for lots more details and videos.

    About our Set-up & Optimize Service
    With Scanner Master's exclusive Set-up & Optimize service we see to it that your SDS100 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

    • Manuals and printed materials
    • USB AC Power Adapter
    • 5400 mAH Lithium Battery (New larger battery now shipping, replaces the older 3600 mAH battery)
    • SMA Rubber Duck Antenna
    • USB Mini Cable (for programming and powering)
    • Sweil Belt Clip
    • SMA-BNC Adapter
    • Hand Strap




    • Customizable Color Display
    • Trunktracker X
    • APCO P25 Phase I and II
    • Motorola, EDACS, and LTR Trunking
    • MotoTRBO Capacity + and Connect +**
    • DMR Tier III**
    • Hytera XPT**
    • Single-Channel DMR**
    • NXDN 4800 and 9600**
    • EDACS ProVoice**
    • Location-Based Scanning
    • USA/Canada Radio Database
    • ZIP Code Selection for Easy Setup
    • Close Call™ RF Capture with Do Not Disturb
    • 8 GB microSD
    • Soft Keys for Intellegent UI
    • Recording, Playback, and Replay
    • Temporary Avoid
    • Fire Tone-Out Alert
    • System Analysis and Discovery
    • CTCSS/DCS/NAC/RAN/Color Code Decoding
    • S.A.M.E. Weather Alert
    • Enhanced Dynamic Memory
    • Preemptive Trunking Priority
    • Fully Customizable Scanning with your own Favorites Lists
    • Backlit Keypad
    • Channel Volume Offset
    • PC Programming and Control
    • USB Connectivity and Charging
    • Weekly Database Updates
    • Free Sentinel Software keeps the SDS100 database and memory up to date
    • Up to 8 Hours Operation on included LiIon Battery
    In the box

    • AC Adapter
    • USB Cable
    • Hand Strap
    • MicroSD Card (installed)
    • Lithium Ion Battery Pack
    • SMA-BNC Antenna Adapter
    • SMA type Antenna
    • Belt Clip
    • Printed Material
    Frequency Coverage

    25-512 MHz
    758-824 MHz
    849-869 MHz
    894-960 MHz
    1240-1300 MHz

    ** Paid Upgrade required. Upgrade might not be available upon initial release.

    Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 12 Write a review.

      3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
    SDS100 December 4, 2018
    Reviewer: XN4Sir from Madison, MS United States  
    So, you want a scanner that can do it all? The Uniden SDS100 is probably your best bet. There is a learning curve is set a little high if you aren’t already used to using the Sentinel software. The good news is there are plenty of folks on radioreference.com that are willing to guide you through it.

    The SDS100 itself has all the bells and whistles you can imagine. NXDN, DMR, P25 phase I and II, etc.  obviously, you won’t be able to receive encrypted broadcasts. It can even hookup to a GPS receiver if you take it in the road and want to keep up with everything happening nearby.

    The only downfall is the price tag which Scanner Master has brought down to a price tag that is competitive with any other retailer. You pay for the engineering that went into this technological marvel. There are also the upgrades. For NXDN, DMR, and ProVoice you’ll have to pay a little extra.

    Overall, I’m pleased. Big price tag for a lot packed into a small scanner.

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      0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
    UNIDEN SDS 100 October 24, 2018
    Reviewer: Dennis Blauvelt from Westminster, MD United States  
    Awesome radio!

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      3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
    Gave up trying to program October 5, 2018
    Reviewer: Michael Dever from Canyon Lake, TX United States  
    Good scanner, but very difficult for me to program.  After watching many online videos, I gave up and ordered a preprogrammed chip from your company.  It is receiving about half what I would like to hear, but a much more detailed manual is needed.  I am retired security/video system designer and have programmed video and access systems over 1000 cameras and card readers networked world wide, and, using the supplied documentation, they were much easier to understand than the SDS100 manual. This scanner really needs an " SDS100 Manual for Dummies" that is at least as good as an iPhone book.

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      0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
    Uniden SDS100 October 1, 2018
    Reviewer: Robert Jackson from England, AR United States  
    I have used scanner radios since the time they were on a dial to the radios you would have to purchase crystals for each individual frequency. Additionally, I have utilized professional radio equipment for the last 30 plus years. This particular radio exhibits great workmanship and provides access to all the services of interest to me. I recommend it highly as quality communications equipment.

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      6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
    Good, Bad, No Ugly September 25, 2018
    Reviewer: Rob from Ormond Beach, FL  
    The SDS-100 is a nice evolution from the 436/536.  A huge plus is that the programming software from the 436/536 platform can be used on the SDS-100.  

    The SDS-100 claim is better reception of simulcast systems.    My experience  is that it is definitely a notable improvement  

    Battery life still isn't as good as the TRX-1, but it is absolutely acceptable.  Additionally, the new battery provides a stable platform.

    The multi-color display provides  endless options for how/what information you want presented.  

    Two downsides.  First, the speaker is horrible.  The fidelity is awful.  The unit has plenty of audio power, but it can easily overdrive the "tinny" sounding speaker at higher volumes.  

    Secondly, the antenna connector is slightly recessed into the unit.  For those wishing to use aftermarket antennas with higher gain or specific frequencies, you'll need to use an adapter.  

    Fix the speaker and I'd give it a solid five.  But, until then, its four stars.

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