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UBCD436PT & UBCD536PT Updates coming

Postby Pendulum » Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:01 am

I have been speaking with a good friend of mine tonight that happens to work at pacific telecommunications, he informs me that the research and development at uniden are working on a firmware update to make these radios more australia friendly.

this includes unlocking the cellular blocks on the 800Mhz and 900Mhz bands and also some other band changes (you tassie folk will be happy)

although he can't say when this update will be released he said that it was accepted that it will be by christmas 2016.

these radios will also have DMR capabilities however you will have to pay for that update as uniden have to pay royalties for this.

pacific telecommunications have exclusive rights to this radio for now and all purchases have to come from either them or their network of dealers.

if i hear anything else ill keep you all updated and in the loop
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Re: UBCD436PT & UBCD536PT Updates coming

Postby peteramjet » Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:50 am

This may be good news for the future - but don't expect any updates until the scanner is available to the general public.

At the moment the scanner is intended as a CFA-centred scanner only. There is no business case for PT to make modifications beyond that if he scanner isn't freely available to those outside the CFA.
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Re: UBCD436PT & UBCD536PT Updates coming

Postby railscan » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:44 am

peteramjet wrote:This may be good news for the future - but don't expect any updates until the scanner is available to the general public.

At the moment the scanner is intended as a CFA-centred scanner only. There is no business case for PT to make modifications beyond that if he scanner isn't freely available to those outside the CFA.


Wrong...

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Re: UBCD436PT & UBCD536PT Updates coming

Postby Pendulum » Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:15 pm

peteramjet wrote:This may be good news for the future - but don't expect any updates until the scanner is available to the general public.

At the moment the scanner is intended as a CFA-centred scanner only. There is no business case for PT to make modifications beyond that if he scanner isn't freely available to those outside the CFA.


as far as i am aware the units are available to the general public but only through Pacific telecommunications network of dealers (give them a call and they will point you in the right direction)
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Re: UBCD436PT & UBCD536PT Updates coming

Postby peteramjet » Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:16 am

Pendulum wrote:as far as i am aware the units are available to the general public but only through Pacific telecommunications network of dealers (give them a call and they will point you in the right direction)

Ironically I contacted PT using the contact form on their site in late July 2016 re the 436 and was advised it wouldn't be available as a general release until the CFA contract was fully met later this year. However a quick Google search shows this AU model (and the 536) is now being offered through other sellers to the public and has been for some months - definitely got a bum steer from PT!
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Re: UBCD436PT & UBCD536PT Updates coming

Postby Pendulum » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:52 am

hopefully we get an update to add Provoice like the us and uk models have
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Re: UBCD436PT & UBCD536PT Updates coming

Postby railscan » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:51 am

Pendulum wrote:hopefully we get an update to add Provoice like the us and uk models have


Why?

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Re: UBCD436PT & UBCD536PT Updates coming

Postby lysp » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:12 am

I saw this post and thought it was going to say there was a new update with DMR included.

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Re: UBCD436PT & UBCD536PT Updates coming

Postby Pumper_50 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:07 pm

Updates for 436-PT and 536-PT units.

https://uniden.com.au/product/scanner-upgrade/

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Re: UBCD436PT & UBCD536PT Updates coming

Postby Pumper_50 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:19 am

The link I posted above is no longer working. It was a test page only and the live page will be active at a later date.

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Re: UBCD436PT & UBCD536PT Updates coming

Postby Pumper_50 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:39 pm

https://uniden.staging.pollittbromley.c ... r-upgrade/

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Re: UBCD436PT & UBCD536PT Updates coming

Postby VK3YMML » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:06 pm

Pumper_50 wrote:The link I posted above is no longer working. It was a test page only and the live page will be active at a later date.

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Any update when this will be rolled out, I would love to have more to listen to on my UBCD436-PT
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Re: UBCD436PT & UBCD536PT Updates coming

Postby Pumper_50 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:57 pm

Now active.

https://uniden.com.au/product/scanner-upgrade/

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Re: UBCD436PT & UBCD536PT Updates coming

Postby Blake » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:50 pm

Thanks Pumper_50,

Well, I just went for it and bought the DMR upgrade, they emailed the key through straight away, and it was easy as pie to upgrade. And I just confirmed, I've now got DMR fully functional!

Yay.

Is there any point getting the NXDN or Provoice upgrades at this stage? Are there even any systems in Victoria?
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Re: UBCD436PT & UBCD536PT Updates coming

Postby Pumper_50 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:03 pm

Quite a few NXDN users and systems.

DMR is still leading the way though.

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Re: UBCD436PT & UBCD536PT Updates coming

Postby tanger32au » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:37 pm

Everybody has noticed the "extra" models listed? USD100 and SDS100E.
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Re: UBCD436PT & UBCD536PT Updates coming

Postby Pumper_50 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:53 pm

Yes, they were there during the test site process also.

USD100 will in all probability be the Australian/New Zealand version of the SDS100.

SDS100E the European version.

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