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Uniden Bearcat SDS100 Police Scanner
Uniden Bearcat SDS100 Police Scanner

The SDS100 is the world's most advanced handheld scanner radio, combining the HomePatrol's ease of use with Software Defined Radio and True I/Q technology and available optional upgrades. The huge fully customizable color display makes it easy to see what is happening; display as little or as much as you want to see! The SDS100 does everything a scanner can do. It provides top-notch performance even with digital simulcast systems, like no other scanner can. *Note*: All SDS100's come with the larger extended battery pack and extended battery door.

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Product Code: 10-501979

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

  • NXDN Upgrade 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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    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.)

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    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)
    • Swivel 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: Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 24 Write a review.

      4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
    5 of 5 Right out of the box. October 31, 2021
    Reviewer: James M. from Arlington, TX United States  
    First, a huge thank you to the Scannermaster support team. I had an issue after my order was placed, but they responded to my email within a few hours, in the middle of the night, and got me squared away. Awesome customer service!

    Now, this scanner is the 3rd one I've purchased in 3 weeks. The first two, Whistler TRX-1 and the Uniden BCD436HP, are probably great scanners IF you don't live in the DFW area. I couldn't pickup ANYTHING on the Trunked system that's shared by 5 counties. I was told that both scanners have trouble with "Simulcast" systems, and my best option was the SDS100. It's expensive, and after using it for a few hours, I can tell you that it is absolutely worth every penny. It came pre-programmed for the Fort Worth system, and it immediately went to work. It picks up police talk from towns 20 miles away with the stock antenna. I highly recommend the SDS100, for newbies and pros. Thanks again Scannermaster support, you have a customer for life!

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      2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
    5 of 5 This single handheld unit is a dream come true! August 30, 2021
    Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
    The build quality is solid, and the only real advantage of the handheld is twofold: 1. It's portable, and 2. It's more resistant to rain and weather. If someone creates a nice desk stand to hold it securely, that would be great!

    If you're still reading this, know that an old proverb still rings true: You get what you pay for. Uniden has been in the scanner game from the early days, and I've literally grown up using their products. This is truly a unit which will be difficult to top (unless they somehow make it even smaller, or eventually integrate the whole thing into a cell phone (Think Samsung Galaxy S30 with full analog and digital scanning, along with a 144/440 HT capability for Amateur Radio Operation)

    In closing, get it when it's available, because supply chains are broken, and it may not come back at this rate! Don't hesitate to get your gear while you can.

    This is the one scanner that literally does it all!

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      9 of 9 people found the following review helpful:
    5 of 5 Great radio December 26, 2019
    Reviewer: Sean from Upstate NY, United States  
    I love the SDS100. Not only is it able to receive every single cell site in my county's trunk system, its a fantastic conventional scanner as well. There is no squelch noise AT ALL when using a PL tone.

    I went from trying every possible location and antenna combination in my home, to being able to lie down on the basement couch with the original SDS100 antenna and still be able to hear the entire P25 trunking system on the 800mhz band.

    Overall I highly recommend this radio if your area has updated to digital or trunk modes of communication. Even if you are not listening to digital systems the 100 is a fantastic conventional scanner, and well worth owning when systems do eventually go digital.

    As always, scanner master was fantastic to do business with.

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      4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
    5 of 5 Must have for simulcast November 7, 2019
    Reviewer: Casey Coverdale from Tipton, IN United States  
    Have had my sds100 for a few weeks now and it's everything I expected and more. Paired with the remtronix antenna I'm pulling in 2 counties away from me which I couldn't hear anything from them before. Super simple to program on sentinel and keep up to date on the database version and firmware. Worth the price imo.

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      0 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
    3 of 5 SDS-100 May 13, 2019
    Reviewer: Robert Jones  
    I have heard a much of talk that the SDS 100 has been discontinued ?  Does anyone know if there is any truth to this?

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