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Re: Amplified Speaker

don robinson
 

Then patching to Aux, Cassette adapter or FM modulator are all perfect solutions allowing sound to be played on the car stereo as loud as you like. But, then again, using an earphone is cheap and simple if one doesn't want to use any of those other things.

I agree that an " external speaker jack " is specific, where " audio output " is indeed very general and not specific. My apologies to those I may have confused.



On Thursday, May 6, 2021, 11:00:52 AM PDT, Joe M. <mch@...> wrote:


Actually, what I said was "the 43(6) does not
have an external speaker jack." (typo corrected)

It DOES have an earphone jack which is
not the same as an external speaker jack.

Joe M.

On 5/6/2021 1:15 PM, don robinson via groups.io wrote:
> Yikes! I lept before looking;  seeing Joe M's response about no audio
> output on the 436.....Maybe a headphone jack can be added from the
> speaker to the case.
>
> On Thursday, May 6, 2021, 08:14:13 AM PDT, Chris Sayles
> <csayles@...> wrote:
>
>
> Hello Group,
>
> Looking for suggestions and installation notes for an amplified external
> speaker to mount in my car to listen to my BCD436HP.
>
> Seems the scanner itself does not have enough output to drive any non
> amplified speaker I have tried. Especially when driving...
>
> Also, any recommendations for using a relay or external switch to turn
> the powered speaker on/off In order to not run down the battery when the
> car is off?
>
> Thanks all for the input!
>
> Chris
> KK6AAR
>
>
>
>
>






Uniden 436 .hdp files

Marshall Tuttle
 

Thanks to the hint from Joe M, when I opened a hpd file with Notpad++ I got a text file.  Thanks Joe


Re: Amplified Speaker

Chris Sayles
 

Thanks everyone for the input!

Those of you who run the BC23A Uniden speaker do you find issues with the auto off feature on this speaker? Have you disabled it?

Good input on the aux input through the stereo or an FM modulator too..

Chris

On May 6, 2021, at 11:17 AM, azpowells <azpowells@...> wrote:



I have a Uniden BC23A in my Can Am Side x Side for my intercom & VHF radio and it works great and is very rugged and I highly recommend this speaker. Good luck.

 Wayne Powell

On 5/6/2021 8:02 AM, Chris Sayles wrote:
Hello Group,

Looking for suggestions and installation notes for an amplified external speaker to mount in my car to listen to my BCD436HP. 

Seems the scanner itself does not have enough output to drive any non amplified speaker I have tried. Especially when driving...

Also, any recommendations for using a relay or external switch to turn the powered speaker on/off In order to not run down the battery when the car is off? 

Thanks all for the input!

Chris 
KK6AAR 





Re: Amplified Speaker

azpowells
 

I have a Uniden BC23A in my Can Am Side x Side for my intercom & VHF radio and it works great and is very rugged and I highly recommend this speaker. Good luck.

 Wayne Powell

On 5/6/2021 8:02 AM, Chris Sayles wrote:
Hello Group,

Looking for suggestions and installation notes for an amplified external speaker to mount in my car to listen to my BCD436HP. 

Seems the scanner itself does not have enough output to drive any non amplified speaker I have tried. Especially when driving...

Also, any recommendations for using a relay or external switch to turn the powered speaker on/off In order to not run down the battery when the car is off? 

Thanks all for the input!

Chris 
KK6AAR 





Re: Amplified Speaker

LEE SMITH <LEECSMITH@...>
 

Like everyone else, I have a 436, run it through the speakers in my car with the Aux cord.  I have a Honda Accord Hybrid.

It works great.  Plus is you can turn it up or down with the volume controls on the steering column.


-----Original Message-----
From: don robinson via groups.io <don_551@...>
To: main@Uniden.groups.io <main@Uniden.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, May 6, 2021 1:15 pm
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Amplified Speaker

Yikes! I lept before looking;  seeing Joe M's response about no audio output on the 436.....Maybe a headphone jack can be added from the speaker to the case.

On Thursday, May 6, 2021, 08:14:13 AM PDT, Chris Sayles <csayles@...> wrote:


Hello Group,

Looking for suggestions and installation notes for an amplified external speaker to mount in my car to listen to my BCD436HP.

Seems the scanner itself does not have enough output to drive any non amplified speaker I have tried. Especially when driving...

Also, any recommendations for using a relay or external switch to turn the powered speaker on/off In order to not run down the battery when the car is off?

Thanks all for the input!

Chris
KK6AAR





Re: Amplified Speaker

Joe M.
 

Actually, what I said was "the 43(6) does not
have an external speaker jack." (typo corrected)

It DOES have an earphone jack which is
not the same as an external speaker jack.

Joe M.

On 5/6/2021 1:15 PM, don robinson via groups.io wrote:
Yikes! I lept before looking; seeing Joe M's response about no audio
output on the 436.....Maybe a headphone jack can be added from the
speaker to the case.

On Thursday, May 6, 2021, 08:14:13 AM PDT, Chris Sayles
<csayles@...> wrote:


Hello Group,

Looking for suggestions and installation notes for an amplified external
speaker to mount in my car to listen to my BCD436HP.

Seems the scanner itself does not have enough output to drive any non
amplified speaker I have tried. Especially when driving...

Also, any recommendations for using a relay or external switch to turn
the powered speaker on/off In order to not run down the battery when the
car is off?

Thanks all for the input!

Chris
KK6AAR





Re: Amplified Speaker

don robinson
 

Yikes! I lept before looking;  seeing Joe M's response about no audio output on the 436.....Maybe a headphone jack can be added from the speaker to the case.

On Thursday, May 6, 2021, 08:14:13 AM PDT, Chris Sayles <csayles@...> wrote:


Hello Group,

Looking for suggestions and installation notes for an amplified external speaker to mount in my car to listen to my BCD436HP.

Seems the scanner itself does not have enough output to drive any non amplified speaker I have tried. Especially when driving...

Also, any recommendations for using a relay or external switch to turn the powered speaker on/off In order to not run down the battery when the car is off?

Thanks all for the input!

Chris
KK6AAR





Re: Amplified Speaker

Rick
 

I still have about a dozen Amplified Speakers in stock. All used and working.

Rick
Panda Comm
312.450.2485

On May 6, 2021, at 10:24 AM, Patrick Gauen via groups.io <p_gauen@...> wrote:

If they’re still available, the Radio Shack amplified mobile speaker worked great for me, and remained reliable through years of use. I used an inline power switch on its 12v supply and it worked well. I think the speaker has a relay that shuts it off when there’s no audio. The stores are gone, but RS still sells online.

On May 6, 2021, at 10:14, Chris Sayles <csayles@...> wrote:

Hello Group,

Looking for suggestions and installation notes for an amplified external speaker to mount in my car to listen to my BCD436HP.

Seems the scanner itself does not have enough output to drive any non amplified speaker I have tried. Especially when driving...

Also, any recommendations for using a relay or external switch to turn the powered speaker on/off In order to not run down the battery when the car is off?

Thanks all for the input!

Chris
KK6AAR








Re: Amplified Speaker

don robinson
 

If your car has an audio AUX port, use a stereo patch cord from the headphone output to the AUX input and listen over the stereo. I have a car that has one and a car that doesn't have an AUX port, and in that car I installed an FM modulator. The FM modulator does the same thing as the AUX port,allowing me to patch in an audio source  (mpe3, scanner, etc.) to play over the stereo. If your car has a cassette player, a cassette adapter is a cheap and simple solution.

Good luck.




On Thursday, May 6, 2021, 08:14:13 AM PDT, Chris Sayles <csayles@...> wrote:


Hello Group,

Looking for suggestions and installation notes for an amplified external speaker to mount in my car to listen to my BCD436HP.

Seems the scanner itself does not have enough output to drive any non amplified speaker I have tried. Especially when driving...

Also, any recommendations for using a relay or external switch to turn the powered speaker on/off In order to not run down the battery when the car is off?

Thanks all for the input!

Chris
KK6AAR





Re: Amplified Speaker

Jeff Stehman
 

On May 6, 2021, at 10:24 AM, Patrick Gauen via groups.io <p_gauen@...> wrote:

If they’re still available, the Radio Shack amplified mobile speaker worked great for me, and remained reliable through years of use. I used an inline power switch on its 12v supply and it worked well. I think the speaker has a relay that shuts it off when there’s no audio. The stores are gone, but RS still sells online.

On May 6, 2021, at 10:14, Chris Sayles <csayles@...> wrote:

Hello Group,

Looking for suggestions and installation notes for an amplified external speaker to mount in my car to listen to my BCD436HP.

Seems the scanner itself does not have enough output to drive any non amplified speaker I have tried. Especially when driving...

Also, any recommendations for using a relay or external switch to turn the powered speaker on/off In order to not run down the battery when the car is off?

Thanks all for the input!

Chris
KK6AAR








Re: Amplified Speaker

Patrick Gauen
 

If they’re still available, the Radio Shack amplified mobile speaker worked great for me, and remained reliable through years of use. I used an inline power switch on its 12v supply and it worked well. I think the speaker has a relay that shuts it off when there’s no audio. The stores are gone, but RS still sells online.

On May 6, 2021, at 10:14, Chris Sayles <csayles@...> wrote:

Hello Group,

Looking for suggestions and installation notes for an amplified external speaker to mount in my car to listen to my BCD436HP.

Seems the scanner itself does not have enough output to drive any non amplified speaker I have tried. Especially when driving...

Also, any recommendations for using a relay or external switch to turn the powered speaker on/off In order to not run down the battery when the car is off?

Thanks all for the input!

Chris
KK6AAR




Re: Amplified Speaker

KD6MDV
 

Chris, 

I use the Uniden BC23A for my SDS100 with no issues. I leave it plugged in all the time. The draw is negligible.

Tim, KD6MDV



On Thu, May 6, 2021 at 8:14, Chris Sayles
<csayles@...> wrote:
Hello Group,

Looking for suggestions and installation notes for an amplified external speaker to mount in my car to listen to my BCD436HP.

Seems the scanner itself does not have enough output to drive any non amplified speaker I have tried. Especially when driving...

Also, any recommendations for using a relay or external switch to turn the powered speaker on/off In order to not run down the battery when the car is off?

Thanks all for the input!

Chris
KK6AAR





Re: Amplified Speaker

Bernard Skoch
 

I use one of these things and it works fine.

I connect my handheld scanner's earphone jack to this device's AUX input, and then feed that to an unoccupied FM broadcast frequency on my car's FM receiver. It sounds excellent.

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Sayles <csayles@...>
To: main@uniden.groups.io
Sent: Thu, May 6, 2021 10:02 am
Subject: [Uniden] Amplified Speaker

Hello Group,

Looking for suggestions and installation notes for an amplified external speaker to mount in my car to listen to my BCD436HP.

Seems the scanner itself does not have enough output to drive any non amplified speaker I have tried. Especially when driving...

Also, any recommendations for using a relay or external switch to turn the powered speaker on/off In order to not run down the battery when the car is off?

Thanks all for the input!

Chris
KK6AAR





Re: Amplified Speaker

Joe M.
 

No, the 435 does not have an external speaker jack.

My personal favorite amplified speakers are from
Motorola or GE - those 6" x 6" ones from the 90s.

As for power, run it off the ACCessory
line in your car. (no relay required)

Joe M.

On 5/6/2021 11:02 AM, Chris Sayles wrote:
Hello Group,

Looking for suggestions and installation notes for an amplified external speaker to mount in my car to listen to my BCD436HP.

Seems the scanner itself does not have enough output to drive any non amplified speaker I have tried. Especially when driving...

Also, any recommendations for using a relay or external switch to turn the powered speaker on/off In order to not run down the battery when the car is off?

Thanks all for the input!

Chris
KK6AAR




Amplified Speaker

Chris Sayles
 

Hello Group,

Looking for suggestions and installation notes for an amplified external speaker to mount in my car to listen to my BCD436HP.

Seems the scanner itself does not have enough output to drive any non amplified speaker I have tried. Especially when driving...

Also, any recommendations for using a relay or external switch to turn the powered speaker on/off In order to not run down the battery when the car is off?

Thanks all for the input!

Chris
KK6AAR


Re: Ludlow, MA - DMR

Joe M.
 

If color code 5 is set, it has to be digital only for the audio type.
The color code option is only available after that is selected.

You will hear all the TGs regardless. If you want to program it as OFT, you can select specific TGs to hear and use ID SCAN.

Yes you can import just one city into a FL.

Joe M.

On 5/5/2021 6:27 PM, Maggie O'Connor wrote:
Hi Guys! Thank you so much! Super sorry I should have told you the
radio - the BCD436HP. And my first actual "use" of DMR!

Not sure how to program a 1 freq trunk, but guessing I can look that up.
I'd love to do that.

Audio Type? Is that on the scanner only? In the software I have
Modulation Auto, Color Code 5 under Audio Option - but not sure where
Audio Type is.. In the software, on the radio or both?

It doesn't look like it's a trunked system, on RRDB.. Can I still prog
as trunk and hear talk groups? I don't have to - I'm interested in
hearing it all..

As usual - one question always brings many more from me..

Can I take just one city in a county from the Full/New DB and bring that
down into a FL with a bunch of other stuff in it? So I'd be just
updating that one city? It SHOULD re-make my FL - since it's been years
since I touched it!

Aside:
Is there a group for the SDS100? I'm thinking of getting one. Or Joe -
is there a new scanner coming out? I notice most places are sold out of
the SDS100.

Thanks - As always.
- Maggie

-----Original Message----- From: Joe M.
Sent: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:40 AM
To: main@Uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Ludlow, MA - DMR

If they are using conventional DMR, you have two choices:

1. Keep it as-is but change the audio type to DIGITAL ONLY and program
the color code.

2. Program it as a one-frequency-trunk and then you can select the
talkgroups you want to hear.

If they upgraded from analog to DMR AND upgraded to a trunked
system, you would have to program that as a new system type.

Joe M.

On 5/4/2021 10:23 PM, Maggie O'Connor wrote:
Assuming I have the DMR license, which I'm pretty sure I do, is there
anything else I have to do to receive transmissions from the Ludlow, MA
police? They are listed in the RR DB as DMR (Color Code 5) and were
previously listed at CTCSS. It appears to be on the same frequency they
have had for years.

Would I have to update my FL assuming it's the same Service Type, which
is turned on?

Thanks very much,

- Maggie













Re: Ludlow, MA - DMR

Maggie O'Connor
 

Hi Guys! Thank you so much! Super sorry I should have told you the radio - the BCD436HP. And my first actual "use" of DMR!

Not sure how to program a 1 freq trunk, but guessing I can look that up. I'd love to do that.

Audio Type? Is that on the scanner only? In the software I have Modulation Auto, Color Code 5 under Audio Option - but not sure where Audio Type is.. In the software, on the radio or both?

It doesn't look like it's a trunked system, on RRDB.. Can I still prog as trunk and hear talk groups? I don't have to - I'm interested in hearing it all..

As usual - one question always brings many more from me..

Can I take just one city in a county from the Full/New DB and bring that down into a FL with a bunch of other stuff in it? So I'd be just updating that one city? It SHOULD re-make my FL - since it's been years since I touched it!

Aside:
Is there a group for the SDS100? I'm thinking of getting one. Or Joe - is there a new scanner coming out? I notice most places are sold out of the SDS100.

Thanks - As always.
- Maggie

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe M.
Sent: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:40 AM
To: main@Uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Ludlow, MA - DMR

If they are using conventional DMR, you have two choices:

1. Keep it as-is but change the audio type to DIGITAL ONLY and program
the color code.

2. Program it as a one-frequency-trunk and then you can select the
talkgroups you want to hear.

If they upgraded from analog to DMR AND upgraded to a trunked
system, you would have to program that as a new system type.

Joe M.

On 5/4/2021 10:23 PM, Maggie O'Connor wrote:
Assuming I have the DMR license, which I'm pretty sure I do, is there
anything else I have to do to receive transmissions from the Ludlow, MA
police? They are listed in the RR DB as DMR (Color Code 5) and were
previously listed at CTCSS. It appears to be on the same frequency they
have had for years.

Would I have to update my FL assuming it's the same Service Type, which
is turned on?

Thanks very much,

- Maggie






Re: Ludlow, MA - DMR

Joe M.
 

If they are using conventional DMR, you have two choices:

1. Keep it as-is but change the audio type to DIGITAL ONLY and program the color code.

2. Program it as a one-frequency-trunk and then you can select the talkgroups you want to hear.

If they upgraded from analog to DMR AND upgraded to a trunked
system, you would have to program that as a new system type.

Joe M.

On 5/4/2021 10:23 PM, Maggie O'Connor wrote:
Assuming I have the DMR license, which I'm pretty sure I do, is there
anything else I have to do to receive transmissions from the Ludlow, MA
police? They are listed in the RR DB as DMR (Color Code 5) and were
previously listed at CTCSS. It appears to be on the same frequency they
have had for years.

Would I have to update my FL assuming it's the same Service Type, which
is turned on?

Thanks very much,

- Maggie





Re: Ludlow, MA - DMR

Joel Kahn
 

You need to change system type from Motorola to DMR. It might be easier to update directly from RRDB to get this right.  It would help to know which radio you have for more detailed help

Joel R Kahn


On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 10:24:21 PM EDT, Maggie O'Connor <maggie-o@...> wrote:


Assuming I have the DMR license, which I'm pretty sure I do, is there
anything else I have to do to receive transmissions from the Ludlow, MA
police?  They are listed in the RR DB as DMR (Color Code 5) and were
previously listed at CTCSS.  It appears to be on the same frequency they
have had for years.

Would I have to update my FL assuming it's the same Service Type, which is
turned on?

Thanks very much,

- Maggie







Ludlow, MA - DMR

Maggie O'Connor
 

Assuming I have the DMR license, which I'm pretty sure I do, is there anything else I have to do to receive transmissions from the Ludlow, MA police? They are listed in the RR DB as DMR (Color Code 5) and were previously listed at CTCSS. It appears to be on the same frequency they have had for years.

Would I have to update my FL assuming it's the same Service Type, which is turned on?

Thanks very much,

- Maggie

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