How is the BCD536HP different than the BCD436HP?

The BCD536HP and the BCD436HP were both released in the fall of 2013 and the main difference between them is that the BCD436HP is handheld and the BCD536HP is for home/base and vehicles.

Compare Base Digital Police Scanners

Model Number

BearTracker 885 HomePatrol-2 BCD536HP BCD996P2 SDS200 TRX-2

Manufacturer

Uniden Uniden Uniden Uniden Uniden Whistler
Reception

Digital

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Analog

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Weather & NOAA

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

ProVoice EDACS

No No Yes No With Paid Upgrade Yes

NXDN

No No No No With Paid Upgrade Yes

DMR

No No With Paid Upgrade With Paid Upgrade With Paid Upgrade Yes

Frequency Range

25 MHz - 1.3 GHz 25 MHz - 1.3 GHz 25 MHz - 1.3 GHz 25 MHz - 1.3 GHz 25 MHz - 1.3 GHz 25 MHz - 1.3 GHz

AM/FM Radio

No No No No No No

Channels

Virtually Unlimited Virtually Unlimited Virtually Unlimited 25,000 Virtually Unlimited Virtually Unlimited
Features

GPS Capable

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No

Alpha Tags

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

NAC

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Fire Tone-Out

No No No Yes Yes No

Location Based

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Close Call/Stalker

No No Yes No Yes Yes

Record & Playback

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Programming

PC Program

No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Mac Program

No No No No No No

Software Included

No Sentinel Sentinel No Sentinel EZ Scan

USA & Canada Database

Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
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Storage (GB)

4 GB 4 GB 4 GB Dynamic 8 GB 4 GB

SD Card

Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes

Range (mi.)

30mi. 30mi. 30mi. 30mi. 30mi. 30mi.
Battery Type Not Applicable AA Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable

Battery Life

Not Applicable 8 hours Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
Size (inches) TBD 6 x 3.25 x 1.25 7.25 x 2.25 x 6.5 5.75 x 10.75 x 3.75 7 x 5 x 3 1.75 x 7 x 5.5
Weight (oz.) TBD 32 96 96 96 33.5

Warranty

1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year
Launched Summer 2017 Fall 2014 Fall 2013 Spring 2015 Winter 2019 Summer 2016
Key Feature Scanner & CB Combo Color Touchscreen WiFi & Siren App Software Not Included Ethernet connectivity for remote streaming & control NXDN & Removable Face