Major SDS100 & BCD436HP differences?
  • The SDS100 can interpret simulcast distortion.
  • The SDS100 is 25-50% faster than the BCD436HP.
  • The screen on the SDS100 has color-customization & far superior resolution.
  • SDS100 is more sensitive & superior at picking up weak signal & "RF environments".
  • The SDS100 allows you to charge and monitor frequencies simultaneously. The BCD436HP must be powered down to charge.
  • The BCD436HP came out in 2013. The SDS100 in June 2018. Like most technology, there have been several drastic improvements and a few minor adjustments that make a world of difference.
Major SDS100 & Whistler TRX-1 differences?
  • The SDS100 can interpret simulcast distortion.
  • Whistler has pre-decoded ProVoice, DMR, NXDN on the TRX-1 at no extra charge; Uniden requires paid upgrades to decode these on the SDS100.

Compare Handheld Digital Police Scanners

Model Number

SDS100 TRX-1 BCD436HP BCD325P2

Manufacturer

Uniden Whistler Uniden Uniden
Reception

Digital

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Analog

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Weather & NOAA

Yes Yes Yes Yes

ProVoice EDACS

With Paid Upgrade Yes With Paid Upgrade With Paid Upgrade

NXDN

With Paid Upgrade Yes With Paid Upgrade No

DMR

With Paid Upgrade Yes With Paid Upgrade With Paid Upgrade

Frequency Range

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

Channels

Virtually Unlimited Virtually Unlimited Virtually Unlimited 25,000
Features

GPS Capable

Yes No Yes Yes

Alpha Tags

Yes Yes Yes Yes

NAC

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Fire Tone-Out

Yes No Yes Yes

Location Based

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Close Call/Stalker

Yes Yes No Yes

Record & Playback

Yes Yes Yes No
Programming

PC Program

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Mac Program

No No No No

Software Included

Sentinel EZ Scan Sentinel No

USA & Canada Database

Yes Yes Yes No
More

Storage (GB)

8 GB 4 GB 4 GB Dynamic

SD Card

Yes Yes Yes No

Range (mi.)

50mi. 30mi. 30mi. 30mi.
Battery Type Proprietary AA AA AA

Battery Life

8 hours 8 hours 8 hours 6 hours
Size (inches) 5.75 x 1.5 x 2.5 1.25 x 2.25 x 5.25 2.5 x 6.5 x 1 2 x 6 x 1
Weight (oz.) 12 12 12 12

Warranty

1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year
Launched Summer 2018 Summer 2016 Fall 2013 Spring 2015
Key Feature Simulcast NXDN GPS Capable Software not included