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Programming UBCD436-PT

Postby tom82 » Wed May 17, 2017 7:20 pm

Hi there,

I just acquired a UBCD436-PT.

I would like to know how to program for NSW GRN APCO25, I am located in Tamworth NSW.

How / where do I enter frequencies?

What resources, guides, how-tos can you recommend?

I am upgrading from a Uniden UBC245XLT.

Thank you
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Re: Programming UBCD436-PT

Postby Sparker » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:33 pm

Hi had my UBCD436-PT for 3 weeks now and was able to get GRN in my local area (Illawarra) not sure if it's the right way but it works. PM me with your number and I can talk you through it.
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Re: Programming UBCD436-PT

Postby Codanradio » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:14 pm

Hi all
looking to program Air band frequencies to my 436-pt.
I am totally new to digital scanners, it all looks very bewildering.
Is anyone able to give me a kick start.

Thanks
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Re: Programming UBCD436-PT

Postby VK3RX » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:35 pm

What I suggest is if you haven't already done so, connect your scanner to a PC and take a copy of it's SD card and save in a couple of places. That way if something goes wrong you can copy it back to the scanner and be back to square one.

Then using Sentinel read the scanner's dataset, save to PC and disconnect the scanner.

Basically the programming hierarchy with the 436 & 536 is System > Department > Channel Name. You create them in that sequence.

Using Sentinel, have a look at the UHF CB data In the Favorites Lists (FL). The System is "Citizen Band(99"), the Department is "Conventional" and Channel Name is "UHF-CB".

Note the type of data in each, which will give you an idea what sort of data you need to enter for a new Favorites List "Airband" entry.

You can create a new (additional entry) in the Favorite Lists (FL) by highlighting Favorites Lists then Edit > Edit Favorites List > New Favorites List.

Given it a name e.g. "Airband". Click the green "+" in the next window, enter Airband as the System Name and "Conventional" as the System Type.

Then using the green "+" symbol in the Department and Channel windows, work your way through entering the required data.

Then write the new FL to the radio and check it out. If you have another scanner, maybe enter one of the frequencies you programmed into your 436, and if all is well a transmission should be received on both scanners :)
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Re: Programming UBCD436-PT

Postby Codanradio » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:34 pm

Thanks Damien
That makes sense, I will have a play when I have some time. I find the handbook instructions very intimidating , for someone who has graduated from analogue scanners.
Is there anywhere to find a more user friendly set of programming instrutions for this unit.
Also, am I able to enter the aircraft band and scan only that band. I also reag that Sentinal is not the most user friendly programming tool, is it possible to use others?
Sorry I may be asking too many questions.

Thanks mate
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Re: Programming UBCD436-PT

Postby Air493 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:40 pm

My suggestion is to invest in the Butel software to program your scanner. The current crop of Uniden's are a pain to program by hand. The software makes life very, very easy.

I am happy to help you out with airband info, and as a former resident of Tamworth, I can help Tom82 out with GRN in Tamworth as well!
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Re: Programming UBCD436-PT

Postby VK3RX » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:03 am

There is an alternative to the manual here:

http://new.marksscanners.com/536/436_536.shtml

I've found it quite useful but the architecture of the 436/536 programming is still complicated.

Yes, you will be able to just scan the aircraft band Favorite List if you choose. Once you add that as a new entry to your current Favorites Lists, like any other entry in the list you can turn them on or off either via the "Set Scan Selection" function, or - far easier - if you have allocated a Quick Key (QK) to the particular list, you can turn it on or off via that function (.no > QK > E/yes) .
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Re: Programming UBCD436-PT

Postby Codanradio » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:16 pm

Thanks all for the info.
I am now organised on FL's and custom scans using Sentenel, complex but not too difficult once you understand the layout and heirachy....
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Re: Programming UBCD436-PT

Postby VK3RX » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:35 pm

Well done :)
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