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436 vs 100 issue

Tim Ferguson
 

I have a BCD436HP I use in our minivan with external antenna that is connected to a USB port with the batteries removed. It comes on automatically when I start the vehicle, pauses at the set the time screen (never got that fixed) and at the screen about which do I want to use it for, and then starts scanning after about 10 seconds. Perfect for me as there is no turning it on or off, just adjusting the volume occasionally. I would like to get my SDS100 to do the same, but can’t quite seem to get it there. Is this a “fluke” that just works and can’t be replicated, or the 100 built differently (rechargeable battery) that it won’t work this way?

Thanks!
Tim

Kurt WA3TOY
 

Doing that without batteries can cause it to scramble the memory card I would not recommend doing that I would recommend putting batteries in the in the scanner




On Monday, June 8, 2020 Tim Ferguson <main@Uniden.groups.io> wrote:

I have a BCD436HP I use in our minivan with external antenna that is connected to a USB port with the batteries removed.  It comes on automatically when I start the vehicle, pauses at the set the time screen (never got that fixed) and at the screen about which do I want to use it for, and then starts scanning after about 10 seconds.  Perfect for me as there is no turning it on or off, just adjusting the volume occasionally.  I would like to get my SDS100 to do the same, but can’t quite seem to get it there.  Is this a “fluke” that just works and can’t be replicated, or the 100 built differently (rechargeable battery) that it won’t work this way?

Thanks!
Tim

Tim Ferguson
 

Hadn’t really thought about that, although I’ve been using it for several years this way so far without issue.

Tim

On Jun 8, 2020, at 12:33 PM, WA3TOY via groups.io <arswa3toy@...> wrote:



Doing that without batteries can cause it to scramble the memory card I would not recommend doing that I would recommend putting batteries in the in the scanner




On Monday, June 8, 2020 Tim Ferguson <main@Uniden.groups.io> wrote:

I have a BCD436HP I use in our minivan with external antenna that is connected to a USB port with the batteries removed.  It comes on automatically when I start the vehicle, pauses at the set the time screen (never got that fixed) and at the screen about which do I want to use it for, and then starts scanning after about 10 seconds.  Perfect for me as there is no turning it on or off, just adjusting the volume occasionally.  I would like to get my SDS100 to do the same, but can’t quite seem to get it there.  Is this a “fluke” that just works and can’t be replicated, or the 100 built differently (rechargeable battery) that it won’t work this way?

Thanks!
Tim

Joe M.
 

The reason you have been "getting away with it" is because recording is disabled when there are no batteries in the unit, and with recording disabled 99.997% of the corruption odds go away.

Joe M.

On 6/8/2020 2:20 PM, Tim Ferguson wrote:
Hadn’t really thought about that, although I’ve been using it for
several years this way so far without issue.

Tim

On Jun 8, 2020, at 12:33 PM, WA3TOY via groups.io
<arswa3toy=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:



Doing that without batteries can cause it to scramble the memory card
I would not recommend doing that I would recommend putting batteries
in the in the scanner



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On Monday, June 8, 2020 Tim Ferguson <main@Uniden.groups.io> wrote:

I have a BCD436HP I use in our minivan with external antenna that is
connected to a USB port with the batteries removed. It comes on
automatically when I start the vehicle, pauses at the set the time
screen (never got that fixed) and at the screen about which do I want
to use it for, and then starts scanning after about 10 seconds.
Perfect for me as there is no turning it on or off, just adjusting the
volume occasionally. I would like to get my SDS100 to do the same,
but can’t quite seem to get it there. Is this a “fluke” that just
works and can’t be replicated, or the 100 built differently
(rechargeable battery) that it won’t work this way?

Thanks!
Tim
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Tim Ferguson
 

Speaking of recording, and of having a scanner in a vehicle, can I record just one channel or do I have to record all that are playing on a FL? For instance, can I just record the local fire dept. on their channel/frequency out of all those on the FL?

Tim Ferguson

On Jun 8, 2020, at 4:26 PM, Joe M. <mch@...> wrote:

The reason you have been "getting away with it" is because recording is disabled when there are no batteries in the unit, and with recording disabled 99.997% of the corruption odds go away.

Joe M.

On 6/8/2020 2:20 PM, Tim Ferguson wrote:
Hadn’t really thought about that, although I’ve been using it for
several years this way so far without issue.

Tim

On Jun 8, 2020, at 12:33 PM, WA3TOY via groups.io
<arswa3toy=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:



Doing that without batteries can cause it to scramble the memory card
I would not recommend doing that I would recommend putting batteries
in the in the scanner



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On Monday, June 8, 2020 Tim Ferguson <main@Uniden.groups.io> wrote:
I have a BCD436HP I use in our minivan with external antenna that is
connected to a USB port with the batteries removed. It comes on
automatically when I start the vehicle, pauses at the set the time
screen (never got that fixed) and at the screen about which do I want
to use it for, and then starts scanning after about 10 seconds.
Perfect for me as there is no turning it on or off, just adjusting the
volume occasionally. I would like to get my SDS100 to do the same,
but can’t quite seem to get it there. Is this a “fluke” that just
works and can’t be replicated, or the 100 built differently
(rechargeable battery) that it won’t work this way?

Thanks!
Tim
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Joe M.
 

All or nothing. That would be a nice feature addition.

Joe M.

On 6/10/2020 3:49 PM, Tim Ferguson wrote:
Speaking of recording, and of having a scanner in a vehicle, can I record just one channel or do I have to record all that are playing on a FL? For instance, can I just record the local fire dept. on their channel/frequency out of all those on the FL?

Tim Ferguson

On Jun 8, 2020, at 4:26 PM, Joe M. <mch@...> wrote:

The reason you have been "getting away with it" is because recording is disabled when there are no batteries in the unit, and with recording disabled 99.997% of the corruption odds go away.

Joe M.

On 6/8/2020 2:20 PM, Tim Ferguson wrote:
Hadn’t really thought about that, although I’ve been using it for
several years this way so far without issue.

Tim

On Jun 8, 2020, at 12:33 PM, WA3TOY via groups.io
<arswa3toy=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:



Doing that without batteries can cause it to scramble the memory card
I would not recommend doing that I would recommend putting batteries
in the in the scanner



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On Monday, June 8, 2020 Tim Ferguson <main@Uniden.groups.io> wrote:
I have a BCD436HP I use in our minivan with external antenna that is
connected to a USB port with the batteries removed. It comes on
automatically when I start the vehicle, pauses at the set the time
screen (never got that fixed) and at the screen about which do I want
to use it for, and then starts scanning after about 10 seconds.
Perfect for me as there is no turning it on or off, just adjusting the
volume occasionally. I would like to get my SDS100 to do the same,
but can’t quite seem to get it there. Is this a “fluke” that just
works and can’t be replicated, or the 100 built differently
(rechargeable battery) that it won’t work this way?

Thanks!
Tim
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