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Uniden SDS100 Scanner

#1 Post by jfr454 » 20 Mar 2018 23:17

Yesterday Uniden announced the release of a new handheld scanner SDS100. The radio is a first to utilize SDR technology for better reception of digital signals. Link to the press release below.

https://www.uniden.com/newsroom/press-r ... ming-soon/

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Re: Uniden SDS100 Scanner

#2 Post by magellanous » 21 Mar 2018 01:41

Always a good idea to wait 6 months to 1 year on these things, especially with new features and design. The first year is basically the "public beta test."

Once all the initial issues (and there always are issues) get worked out , I'll probably pick one up.

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Re: Uniden SDS100 Scanner

#3 Post by garys » 21 Mar 2018 08:07

It looks interesting, but I plan to stick with my x36HP scanners for now. Besides, there will be a few slightly used ones on the market once some people buy them and realize they are complex to program. ;)

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Re: Uniden SDS100 Scanner

#4 Post by Mark SNE Moderator » 21 Mar 2018 20:03

What, exactly, do they mean by SDR?

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Re: Uniden SDS100 Scanner

#5 Post by schwab » 21 Mar 2018 21:18

And they still want you to pay extra for DMR...

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#6 Post by W1KNE » 21 Mar 2018 21:28

Mark SNE Moderator wrote:
21 Mar 2018 20:03
What, exactly, do they mean by SDR?
Software Defined Receiver or Radio. It's almost entirely run on Software, so there aren't many limitations on what it can do.

Check out. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software-defined_radio

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Re: Uniden SDS100 Scanner

#7 Post by trp » 22 Mar 2018 09:27

FYI some of the major scanner dealers are already listing/displaying the new Uniden SDS100 handheld scanner on their websites. Uniden has announced an MSRP of $699 but none of the dealers below have posted/announced any actual "street prices" as of yet. The unit is not yet type accepted by the FCC so none of the dealers are accepting any pre-orders at this time. Per Uniden the release will be sometime in the second quarter of 2018 (April-June). Zip Scanners has posted that it "Launches in June 2018!"

Here are the direct links to the new Uniden SDS100 at the following scanner dealers:

Universal Radio: https://www.universal-radio.com/catalog ... /6100.html

Scanner Master: http://www.scannermaster.com/Uniden_Bea ... 501979.htm

Zip Scanners: https://www.zipscanners.com/uniden-sds1 ... anner.html

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Re: Uniden SDS100 Scanner

#8 Post by magellanous » 23 Mar 2018 12:09

I've been happy with my 436 but do wish it did a little better on analog. My old BR330T beats it. One of the uniden reps on the RR site said analog would not be improved on the SDS100. So it really seems to be for the folks whose primary listening is digital in busy areas. I won't rush to ditch the 436 this year.

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Re: Uniden SDS100 Scanner

#9 Post by garys » 23 Mar 2018 14:55

There is only one Uniden representative on RR. His user name is UPMan. Anyone else who is saying anything is more or less guessing. Even the beta testers don't have all of the information and had to sign NDAs in order to be beta testers.

What do you mean by being better on analog? My 456HP does quite well on analog and digital. The BR330T was a nice radio, but it was very limited in it's features. The 436HP is worlds better.
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23 Mar 2018 12:09
I've been happy with my 436 but do wish it did a little better on analog. My old BR330T beats it. One of the uniden reps on the RR site said analog would not be improved on the SDS100. So it really seems to be for the folks whose primary listening is digital in busy areas. I won't rush to ditch the 436 this year.

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Re: Uniden SDS100 Scanner

#10 Post by MrSvenSven » 23 Mar 2018 14:58

I have a BCD536HP and BCD996P2 side by side while mobile. I have noticed at times the BCD996P2 is receiving a transmission that the 536 does not. I have not done any real testing on it, just some unscientific observations.

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Re: Uniden SDS100 Scanner

#11 Post by jbella » 23 Mar 2018 21:04

My #36s I've found aren't great on simulcast.

UPMan is a good source of info, but the RR forums are such a cesspool of losers it's tough to struggle through the forums to glean any good info (unlike here).

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Re: Uniden SDS100 Scanner

#12 Post by trp » 24 Mar 2018 12:22

As an addendum to my post #7 above, Bearcat Warehouse has also added the new Uniden SDS100 to their website but with no pricing as of yet. I also received an email yesterday (03-23-2018) from a customer service rep at Bearcat Warehouse stating that they are currently accepting pre-orders for the SDS100 if you want to get one from their very first shipment from Uniden that they are expecting "in late May." The thing is you have to supply them with your credit card information when you pre-order but you don't even know what the actual purchase price will be as of right now. Personally I wouldn't feel comfortable at all doing that.

Here's the direct link to the Uniden SDS100 at Bearcat Warehouse where you can sign up for updates if you'd like: https://www.bearcatwarehouse.com/home/sds-100

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Re: Uniden SDS100 Scanner

#13 Post by trp » 11 Apr 2018 15:46

FYI if anyone is interested I just received an email today (04-11-2018) from Zip Scanners (https://www.zipscanners.com/) regarding the SDS100 which stated the following:

"As we get more info on the SDS100 we'll keep ya posted.
We will be taking pre orders but need to firm up pricing and ship date.
As soon as we know - you'll know."

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