This is a quick review of the brand new STS 200 mobile desktop scanner by Uniden. Alright so let’s take a look at the new Uniden SDS200 scanner review. Just like the SDS 100 this is an IQ receiver it also trunk tracks on Motorola P25 phase 1 phase 2, Motorola, EDACS, LTR trunking, MOTOturbo Capacity plus, connect plus, DMR tier 3 Hytera XPT, it does DMR single channel and NXDN, EDACS ProVoice as well as regular standard EDACS and LTR.
Take a look inside this scanner
And just like the SDS100 this has a beautiful multi line color display that you can customize. It has the home patrol database like the whole patrol one, two, the BCD436 536HP or the SDS100.
Look at this scanner and see what we’re going to be getting. It has a DIN- E, a DIN-E sized scanner so that means it is much larger in height than the the 536 the 996P2 has. And while it is more in line with the 780 or 785 style scanner.
So on the left hand side of the radio, you have a beautiful LED display that will show you a color code that based on whatever you wanted.
Normally I do fire as red, police will be blue EMS will be green so you can color code the function knob. It’s right below that silver knob that will also let you go up and down. The knob may also have a backlight and right below that you have your headphone jack.
Enjoy using this radio scanner
Over on the right-hand side of the scanner we’ll notice again a standard keypad, which again has the same kind of look and feel as all the other HP style scanners you have an avoid key you have which is nice because you didn’t really have that avoids key there on the 536 436 but you do have it over here on which makes more sense on the STS 200.
If this is true LAN which would be really cool if it was or if it is just for programming so again you have your volume and your squelch and again your squelch is also a menu button which is very interesting because the menu is typically a stand-alone button so they’ve made that part of the squelch button on this scanner.
Our Uniden SDS200 Scanner Review
The back of the scanner you’ve got your BNC antenna jack which is pretty much standard on these mobile and desktop scanners. You have your external speaker standard. A micro USB port on the back of the scanner. And another LAN cable which look like it’s a LAN cable but it’s not, it’s a GPS connector.
The GPS is different from the other GPS scanner interfaces. Other scanners have a db9 connection this is actually like an rj11 or 45. Your going to need to use the CB-GPSK GPS for this not the standard GPS kit.
If you’re using GPS on your scanners you can either buy another GPS kit for this. On the extreme right hand side we have a standard 12 volt jack. The Uniden three prong mobile 12 volt which would have your 12 volt plus your dimmer. So again this scanner looks very impressive.
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