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Re: BCT15X Sensitivity

GM7BNF
 

This mulicoupler, is it buffered by each having an built in attenuator? If not it could be an input impeadance/loading issue.

Try the discone direct to the radio first, then comeback.

Mike



On 10 December 2021, at 13:49, Leslie Polt <ljpolt@...> wrote:


This venerable analog-only model is still being offered new, and I recently purchased NIB from reputable electronics retailer. Primarily for civil/mil airbands. My attic discone feeds the 15X and 3  ICOM receivers (7100, 8500, 8600) through a multicoupler, so all are receiving the same signal. 15 miles from BWI the ICOMs clearly pick up transmissions that the 15X does not hear; even some controllers are breaking squelch with S-5 signals on the ICOMs, the Uniden hears nothing. The same with many aircraft comms; parking all receivers on the same freq. the ICOM misses what the others hear. Close Call is disabled and there is 0 attenuation. Am I overlooking another setting? Using ProScan. Thanks.
Les Polt
Towson, MD.


Re: BCT15X Sensitivity

Leslie Polt
 

It is a new Stridsberg active multicoupler that is described as providing the same unattenuated signal to each of 8 BNC outputs, so i doubt that changing ports will have an effect. But, no harm in trying.
Les


Re: BCT15X Sensitivity

Bernard Skoch
 

Les,

Have you tried swapping multicoupler ports?


Re: BCT15X Sensitivity

Leslie Polt
 

Sorry for confusion - the Uniden misses what the ICOMs hear. 
Les


BCT15X Sensitivity

Leslie Polt
 

This venerable analog-only model is still being offered new, and I recently purchased NIB from reputable electronics retailer. Primarily for civil/mil airbands. My attic discone feeds the 15X and 3  ICOM receivers (7100, 8500, 8600) through a multicoupler, so all are receiving the same signal. 15 miles from BWI the ICOMs clearly pick up transmissions that the 15X does not hear; even some controllers are breaking squelch with S-5 signals on the ICOMs, the Uniden hears nothing. The same with many aircraft comms; parking all receivers on the same freq. the ICOM misses what the others hear. Close Call is disabled and there is 0 attenuation. Am I overlooking another setting? Using ProScan. Thanks.
Les Polt
Towson, MD.


Re: BCD536HP No audio on P25 Trunk Phase 1 System none simulcast system

Leslie Polt
 

Does the scanner properly receive any other programmed P25 trunking systems, simulcast sites or otherwise? Did you park the scanner on one of the frequencies in the system (not a control channel) to see if any of the transmissions are received. You may need to wait for a transmission, and  probably will not hear the entire conversation,  but it might tell you that the receiver is decoding P25 digital transmissions, but  not trunking. 


Re: BC796D powers up in mute mode

Don
 

*Hi Tim,**
**
**I was going to recommend ProScan - that is what I use.

I saw in your other post that you circled Mute. I would set it to OFF and see what happens.**
**
**Also as someone else mentioned something could be going south in memory. **
**
**Cheers,**
**
**Don*

On 18-Nov-21 15:58, Tim L wrote:
Hi Don,
I have the original uniden software and proscan software. I have done a factory reset (2,9,Hold Power on) and then tried to upload the program from uniden software and after i turn off the radio and back on it goes back into mute mode. the mute goes off if i hit the mute button. the weird thing is i bought my second 796 this summer and i did not have the mute issue until i started using the software. now it always powers on in mute mode just like my first 796. any other thoughts?
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Re: BC796D powers up in mute mode

Tim L
 

Sentinel doesn't work on a bc796D but i have tried that using both uniden & proscan software





From: main@Uniden.groups.io <main@Uniden.groups.io> on behalf of Rick NK7I <Rick.NK7I@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2021 8:24 PM
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Subject: Re: [Uniden] BC796D powers up in mute mode
 

Turn the scanner on
Press mute to unmute if needed

READ from the scanner into Sentinel OVERWRITING your existing file/s.

Put that into your other scanner and test.  The mute on power up should now be gone.  It is clearly a programming issue.

Good luck,
Rick NK7I

On 11/18/2021 1:58 PM, Tim L wrote:
Hi Don,
I have the original uniden software and proscan software. I have done a factory reset (2,9,Hold Power on) and then tried to upload the program from uniden software and after i turn off the radio and back on it goes back into mute mode. the mute goes off if i hit the mute button. the weird thing is i bought my second 796 this summer and i did not have the mute issue until i started using the software. now it always powers on in mute mode just like my first 796. any other thoughts? 


Re: BC796D powers up in mute mode

Rick NK7I
 

Turn the scanner on
Press mute to unmute if needed

READ from the scanner into Sentinel OVERWRITING your existing file/s.

Put that into your other scanner and test.  The mute on power up should now be gone.  It is clearly a programming issue.

Good luck,
Rick NK7I

On 11/18/2021 1:58 PM, Tim L wrote:
Hi Don,
I have the original uniden software and proscan software. I have done a factory reset (2,9,Hold Power on) and then tried to upload the program from uniden software and after i turn off the radio and back on it goes back into mute mode. the mute goes off if i hit the mute button. the weird thing is i bought my second 796 this summer and i did not have the mute issue until i started using the software. now it always powers on in mute mode just like my first 796. any other thoughts? 


Re: BC796D powers up in mute mode

Joe M.
 

Try turning the mute off, then read the scanner, then write back and see what happens. It could be a part of the RAM in the scanner going bad. That unit is only what? 20 years old?

Joe M.

On 11/18/2021 4:58 PM, Tim L wrote:
Hi Don,
I have the original uniden software and proscan software. I have done a
factory reset (2,9,Hold Power on) and then tried to upload the program
from uniden software and after i turn off the radio and back on it goes
back into mute mode. the mute goes off if i hit the mute button. the
weird thing is i bought my second 796 this summer and i did not have the
mute issue until i started using the software. now it always powers on
in mute mode just like my first 796. any other thoughts?


Re: BC796D powers up in mute mode

R. Keske
 

It looks to be pointing to the software, look it over real good and find what's holding the mute mode on.


Re: BC796D powers up in mute mode

Tim L
 

Hi Don,
I have the original uniden software and proscan software. I have done a factory reset (2,9,Hold Power on) and then tried to upload the program from uniden software and after i turn off the radio and back on it goes back into mute mode. the mute goes off if i hit the mute button. the weird thing is i bought my second 796 this summer and i did not have the mute issue until i started using the software. now it always powers on in mute mode just like my first 796. any other thoughts? 


Re: BCD536HP No audio on P25 Trunk Phase 1 System none simulcast system

John Harris
 

Check your volume offset and attenuator setting.


Re: BCD536HP No audio on P25 Trunk Phase 1 System none simulcast system

Jim Walls
 

Dennis said:
Sounds like it's encrypted, which some trunking systems have done...

No. He said he can hear the traffic on other scanners.

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Re: BCD536HP No audio on P25 Trunk Phase 1 System none simulcast system

Dennis Falk
 

Sounds like it's encrypted, which some trunking systems have done...

d.m.f.

Nov 17, 2021 7:20:41 AM Eric Harjula <mainefire07@...>:

I recently got a new BCD536HP. I programmed it via Sentinel with my Favorites list and I am not getting anything on my states System(MSCommNet). I tried resetting the user settings, the full database and entering the system by hand with no luck at all. Im able to hear everything else just fine. I'm also running the latest firmware for the 536. I'm able to hear the system just fine on my Whistler TRX-1, and my Unication G2. So I know its not programmed wrong or anything. What happens is a talkgroup will pop up but there will be no audio and yet i get Audio from other 2 devices at the same time. 


BCD536HP No audio on P25 Trunk Phase 1 System none simulcast system

Eric Harjula
 

I recently got a new BCD536HP. I programmed it via Sentinel with my Favorites list and I am not getting anything on my states System(MSCommNet). I tried resetting the user settings, the full database and entering the system by hand with no luck at all. Im able to hear everything else just fine. I'm also running the latest firmware for the 536. I'm able to hear the system just fine on my Whistler TRX-1, and my Unication G2. So I know its not programmed wrong or anything. What happens is a talkgroup will pop up but there will be no audio and yet i get Audio from other 2 devices at the same time. 


Re: BC796D powers up in mute mode

Don
 

Hi Tim,

If you use a computer to program them you might try downloading the current download you have after first checking to see if MUTE is activated.

Don

On 16-Nov-21 10:15, Tim L wrote:
I have two BC796D's that have developed a issue where they now power up in mute mode. I have to hold mute for a few seconds after powering on the scanner to un-mute it. has anyone seen this and know how to resolve it
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BC796D powers up in mute mode

Tim L
 

I have two BC796D's that have developed a issue where they now power up in mute mode. I have to hold mute for a few seconds after powering on the scanner to un-mute it. has anyone seen this and know how to resolve it


Re: Speaker Cable

Rick
 

Just open it up and install a cigarette plug and a 3.5 mono hack and all will be ok. REMEMBER that volume control is inside unit. 

Rick
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On Sep 22, 2021, at 12:13 PM, Kurt WA3TOY via groups.io <arswa3toy@...> wrote:

I am pretty sure it will work. I have not used one myself. I modified my speaker.


On Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 12:52, Dewey
<Dewey3@...> wrote:

Found a NIB (new-in-box) Motorola Amplified speaker (HSN1006A) for $40 that I just couldn’t turn down, it will do well with the 436 & SDS100 when mobile.  I really hate making “permanent” alterations to my things, so rather than cutting off the plug and wiring the speaker for 12v and a 1/8” phone plug, I would much rather get a mating/matching cable that I can alter.  Does anyone know for sure if the Motorola NKN6455A speaker cable connector is a physical match for the molar plug on the HSN1006A’s short cable?  I’m not worried about what wire goes where since I will be altering the much cheaper cable, I just want to make sure that the plug itself is a fit for the HSN1006A’s plug, and that pins for all six wires are present.

 

Thanks,

Dewey


Re: Speaker Cable

Kurt WA3TOY
 

I am pretty sure it will work. I have not used one myself. I modified my speaker.


On Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 12:52, Dewey
<Dewey3@...> wrote:

Found a NIB (new-in-box) Motorola Amplified speaker (HSN1006A) for $40 that I just couldn’t turn down, it will do well with the 436 & SDS100 when mobile.  I really hate making “permanent” alterations to my things, so rather than cutting off the plug and wiring the speaker for 12v and a 1/8” phone plug, I would much rather get a mating/matching cable that I can alter.  Does anyone know for sure if the Motorola NKN6455A speaker cable connector is a physical match for the molar plug on the HSN1006A’s short cable?  I’m not worried about what wire goes where since I will be altering the much cheaper cable, I just want to make sure that the plug itself is a fit for the HSN1006A’s plug, and that pins for all six wires are present.

 

Thanks,

Dewey

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