Uniden SDS200

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According to Radio Reference the TRX-100 and TRX-200 will be available in the 2nd Quarter of 2019.

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Interesting, almost a full year since announcement at that point. That's the second time it's been pushed further out. With Uniden taking a while to get the SDS200 out I can only assume it's because there's some sort of challenge they faced getting all of what they need in a base form and Whistler is lagging behind for the same reasons and just wants to do one release of both portable and base.
 

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That, plus probably some bugs to work out! On the first digital P25 scanners that hit the market, the GRE (now Whistler models) had better decoding, but with the proliferation of P25 simulcast systems, the newer Uniden models leapfrogged GRE/Whistler.

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That, plus probably some bugs to work out! On the first digital P25 scanners that hit the market, the GRE (now Whistler models) had better decoding, but with the proliferation of P25 simulcast systems, the newer Uniden models leapfrogged GRE/Whistler.

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My sentiments, as well.
Still, I’m not seeing tremendous leaps toward usability features beyond the basics of simulcast P25 I/II using SDS... yet. It seems there is some remote head option for the SDS200 which could change things.... Uniden seems to be holding out still with preference for proprietary dongles and widgets.
Maybe they could relent to common add-ons for BT and GPS that are not proprietary and spend more time on refining the actual scanning receiver and reducing/eliminating things like X-band leaks impacting our RDs!!


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My sentiments, as well.
Still, I’m not seeing tremendous leaps toward usability features beyond the basics of simulcast P25 I/II using SDS... yet. It seems there is some remote head option for the SDS200 which could change things.... Uniden seems to be holding out still with preference for proprietary dongles and widgets.
Maybe they could relent to common add-ons for BT and GPS that are not proprietary and spend more time on refining the actual scanning receiver and reducing/eliminating things like X-band leaks impacting our RDs!!


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The X band interference was a big disappointment. The most disturbing fact is the power level of the X band leakage. At first it was very sporadic, maybe two or three falses on my 26 mile commute and I couldn't tell if it was just the normal common X band sources which were not all that common. But over time it was more and more common and almost contstant falsing last week. Dialing down the X band sensitivity in advanced mode had NO effect. City mode had NO effect. So I tried the Magnum in City mode and it was even worse. I have NEVER had a scanner leak RF like that. There are zero problems with my G5. The simulcast performance of the G5 is actually better than the SDS-100. But you can only monitor one system at a time with the G5 which is technically a digital pager and not a scanner. It is like having a radar detector that can only detect Ka band. It works but not the most convenient solution. The G5 will have to do for now until Uniden does better. I am very happy with the G5 though. Fortunately, the ISP sites that cover my geographic area are not simulcast so my trusty 396XT works fine for the the state SAFE-T system.

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