Product Comparison: Uniden BCD325P2 vs Uniden BCD436HP


General Specifications
Brand
Uniden
Uniden
Model
BCD325P2
BCD436HP
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The BCD325P2 comes equipped with Uniden exclusive features like Advanced Dynamic Memory System, Close Call RF® Capture Technology, and GPS compatibility. It also includes support for the latest APCO Project 25 Phase II systems.
The BCD436HP is the first scanner to incorporate the HomePatrol-1’s ease of use in a traditional handheld scanner. Plus, Uniden’s exclusive Close Call® RF Capture feature, GPS Connectivity, Extra-Large Display, Radio System Analysis and Discover Modes put the most advanced scanner features ever right in the palm of your hand.
Key Specs
Number Of Channels
31
Receiving System
Triple conversion PLL super heterodyne
Triple conversion PLL super heterodyne
Receiving Modes
AM, NFM, FM, WFM, FMB, APCO25 Phase 1&2
AM, NFM, FM, WFM, FMB, APCO25 Phase 1&2
Frequencies
25-512 MHz, 758-824 MHz, 849-869 MHz, 894-960 MHz
25-512 MHz, 758-824 MHz, 849-869 MHz, 894-960 MHz, 1240-1300 MHz
Search Rate
80 steps/sec.
80 steps/sec.
Scan Rate
85 channels/sec.
85 channels/sec.
Scan Delay
2 sec.
2 sec.
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Uniden BCD325P2 Phase II Digital Handheld Scanner
  • I have both this unit, the BCD325P2 and also the BCD436HP. This scanner is a more "user friendly" model based on the awesome Uniden 396XT scanner. But this BCD325P2 scanner adds P-25 (Phase 2) Digital reception.
  • Works great for the Indiana SAFE-T Motorola system. I can get the site within this county perfectly and the surrounding counties come in pretty well too.
  • Arrived in a timely fashion and has worked flawlessly with the P25 Phase II 800MHz system recently placed in service recently by the local county.
  • I live in New York City and have already programmed in my boroughs police precincts and this rig works great.
  • I ordered this scanner to monitor a Motorola Trunked Radios System P25 Phase II. I works very well and allows you to set it up to monitor conventional analog channels or P25 Trunked channels utilizing Phase I or II technology. It will not monitor Motorola's DMR protocol.
  • 700 mhz digital decoder not up to the task. Only decoded about 1/2 of the APCO 25 transmissions.
  • I returned this scanner after having it a few days. The new digital truck systems are just too difficult to mess with, figure out and program. This is NOT an entry level scanner. Even with the Radio Reference updates and subscription.
Uniden BCD436HP HomePatrol Series Digital Handheld Scanner
  • I even pick up a NOAA station almost 100 miles away. Trunking is really good for a scanner. Very satisfied.
  • The 436 sets up easily and I was scanning within 2 minutes of putting in the batteries. The pre-programming takes all the work out of scanning. Because the 436 can receive Project 25 Phase 2, it can be used anywhere in the US or Canada
  • You can do some editing but for the most part you select where you are, how much distance from where you are that you want to hear, it imports it and you are scanning. Very easy to use, the screen is quite readable.
  • Scanning setup has gotten incredibly complex these days and I have been using scanners for 35 years. The basic complete frequency database for USA and Canada
  • Within 10 minutes after all the downloads you should be scanning the emergency departments in your area. The audio booms on this scanner.
Size & Weight
Height
4.53 in.
6.3 in.
Width
2.64 in.
2.8 in.
Depth
1.29 in.
1.5 in.
Weight
0.6 lbs.
0.77 lbs.
Sensitivity (12db Sinad) Nominal
VHF Low Band
0.3 μV
0.4 μV
VHF Low 2 Band
0.6 μV
0.7 μV
Aircraft Band
0.3 μV
0.4 μV
VHF High 1 Band
0.3 μV
0.4 μV
VHF High 2 Band
0.3 μV
0.3 μV
UHF Low
0.4 μV
0.4 μV
UHF/UHF-T
0.3 μV
0.3 μV
UHF High
0.3 μV
0.3 μV
1200MHz Band
0.4 μV
What customers say about "Sensitivity (12db Sinad) Nominal"
Uniden BCD325P2 Phase II Digital Handheld Scanner
  • Pretty easy to program if you use FreeScan and RadioReference website. Receiver seems to be sensitive enough to get decent reception with only the rubber duckie antenna indoors.
  • The BCD325P2 also has a true Band Scope function which acts like a mini spectrum analyzer for checking signal strength of an individual frequency or a frequency area, very useful for "graphically seeing" how much trunking signal that you're receiving at the scanner.
  • As a scanner. It does what it should. Picks up the frequencies programmed and good sound quality.
  • Super hard to program and I kept getting errors that stated the firmware needed an upgrade or the memory was full, this was from brand new out of the box. I could not get this to work and I have other scanners so I am not a new-bee.
  • Reception is not as good as i thought. Have a uniden home patrol 1 and can have them side by side and the 325p2 misses parts of broadcasts. Also YOU CANNOT LISTEN AND CHARGE AT SAME TIME.. That is my biggest gripe with this deviced. Returned for a 396xt.
Uniden BCD436HP HomePatrol Series Digital Handheld Scanner
  • This scanner is VERY sensitive in comparison. I can hear Birmingham Alabama APCO25 system at home now almost 30 miles away where I live on the outskirts!! And that's with a 800Mhz rubber antenna!!
  • I also have GRE 500 scanner and the sensitivity of both that one and the 436 seem pretty similar. Great that the database from Radioreference is already preloaded, so fun to listen to sites I would never enter myself.
  • This handheld scanner covers just about anything you might want to listen to. Trunking operation is great. Good sensitivity. Feature rich.
  • A few draw backs that all have mentioned is that it doesn't charge the batteries while in use and the speaker could be louder. I also don't feel that the sensitivity on the unit is as good as other radios I own.
  • This scanner is very good. The only problem I have with it is that the receiver is not very sensitive.
Features
Extras
TrunkTracker V, 25000 Dynamically Allocated Channels, Close Call RF Capture Technology, Location-Based Scanning, S.A.M.E. Weather Alert, 100 Quick Key System Access, Automatic Digital Threshold Adjustment, Temporary Lockout, DCS/CTCSS Rapid Decode, System / Channel Number Tagging, Individual Channel Volume Offset
Simple Programming, TrunkTracker V, S.A.M.E. Emergency/Weather Alert, Covers US and Canada, Quick Record and Playback, Close Call RF capture with 4GB of memory. Audio AGC
Type
Handheld
Handheld
Frequency Range
25 - 1300 MHz
25 - 1300 MHz
Display
64 X 288 Full Dot Matrix LCD
192 X 160 Full Dot Matrix LCD with white-color backlight
Weather Channels
7 Channels
7 Channels
Internal Speaker
0.8 W
0.8 W
Antenna Impedance
50 Ohms
50 Ohms
Power Requirements
5V DC
3 X AA Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries (2300mAh)
What customers say about "Features"
Uniden BCD325P2 Phase II Digital Handheld Scanner
  • The scanner feels sturdy and the included antenna does its job.
  • Software also allows you to create multiple backups and/or configurations.
  • It's the handheld version of the desktop BCD996P2, which I love. Now that both models have EDACS ProVoice and DMR software loaded, I can monitor over 95% of the public safety systems in my area.
  • This unit does not use an SD card for memory, it has internal memory only. But it is plenty. You can't record/playback things, nor does it have the full RadioReference database included in the memory. But it is more "user friendly."
  • I gave this scanner 4, rather than 5, stars because unlike its big brother in the 436 series scanner, this one only has capacity for two AA batteries. The most amount of time I've gotten out of it was about 2-2.5 hours with the backlight on.
  • Very difficult to program along with a complex manual to the average user. Also poor speaker quality even though it's a handheld. Disappointed!
Uniden BCD436HP HomePatrol Series Digital Handheld Scanner
  • Programming is easy with the supplied sentinel software. The scanner has more features than the BCD325p2. The DMR upgrade works well with the sites I have programmed.
  • Like all smaller portable scanners the speaker is a little weak but, with earphones or light headphones the sound is really good. Back in the saddle again! Love to listen on road trips.
  • This is a very easy scanner to use that can accomplish very complex scanning tasks. Easiest use of all the scanner's features benefits from using a computer software package.
  • I was impressed at the fact that when I turned on my scanner it started scanning my area of Ohio just like the tech on the phone said it would. My husband and I have a good time, drinking tea and listening to the scanner.
  • I have owned several handheld scanners and this one is my favorite. Why? because I didn't have to program it! And program it again every time I go somewhere! Wherever I go I just punch in a zip code and I am scanning
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
FCC
FCC
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
479.99 $
599.99 $


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