Uniden BCD436HP HomePatrol Series Digital Handheld Scanner

Compact, with a slick design and a lot of features, the Uniden BCD436HP is a good choice for those willing to scan on the go. A digital and trunked option, this is truly a police scanner to consider. The best feature of this product is, by far, the software options, featuring the possibility of creating […]

Last updateJune 19, 2018
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Uniden BCD436HP HomePatrol Series Digital Handheld Scanner

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Compact, with a slick design and a lot of features, the Uniden BCD436HP is a good choice for those willing to scan on the go. A digital and trunked option, this is truly a police scanner to consider.

The best feature of this product is, by far, the software options, featuring the possibility of creating a Favorites List, stocking your preferred channels on a 4GB memory, as well as Quick Keys, and the option to temporarily avoid a certain channel. You can tap into talkgroups with its trunking capabilities, and you’ll always know of a meteorological event due to its S.A.M.E. weather system.

Another plus of this scanner is the location-based scanning. It makes sure you always listen to what’s happening closest to you. Other than that, we can mention the narrowband reception capabilities, the aforementioned weather alert system, and a multitude of software options.

The downside of this scanner is a gamble, since you don’t know if it will happen to you, but both our experts and the people we’ve interviewed reported that conventional, analog frequencies are sometimes not picked up properly (even not picked up at all), so the uncertainty surely affects the final rating of this Uniden product.

We put this police scanner to the test, and found that overall it’s qualitative; it has a good sound, good reception, and a lot of helpful features. The people we’ve interviewed agree it’s a good choice, but as we’ve mentioned: both they and the experts encountered problems with picking up conventional frequencies. These cases include one of our focus group members not being able to pick up what was transmitted by a veterinary center right across the street from them.

Features:

  • Picks up anything in between 23 MHz - 1300 MHz
  • Trunked & Digital.
  • A.M.E. Weather Alert System
  • Handheld
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