Uniden Home Patrol – A new era in radio scanning
Well, it’s a new era in radio scanning
It used to be the case that you bought a scanner – from Radio Shack or some other outlet – then got a frequency guide (if you could find one for your area), then learned how to program the radio, then carefully punched in via a keypad all those frequencies and assigned them to memory channels in memory banks. Then finally, chose the frequencies and banks you wanted to listen to – and listened That was a lot of work.
Early scanners had 12 channels, then 100, then thousands. Still you have to get those frequencies into those radios either through manual key presses on the radio or through software and an interface cable – if the radio had that capability.
Welcome to the evolution
Now the world is different.
The Uniden Home Patrol scanner is now available. All the dirty work described above is done for you.
Take a look at the evolution (or revolution)
You can go to this website and see a demo of how it works
Interactive demo at – http://www.homepatrol.com/
Or go here, type in your zip code, and discover what this pre-programmed scanner will pick up in your area
It also works with an optional GPS unit so you can take it mobile and it will unload and load new groups of frequencies as you drive.
It can record audio
It has updatable firmware
and updatable internal frequency database… of every known assigned frequency in the Universe
It slices and dices…
Good for you, Uniden. Innovation counts! The Uniden Home Patrol scanner will set a new standard for ease of use. The Uniden Home Patrol may bring new people into the scanning hobby – or bring former scanner enthusiasts back – for which programming digital modes such as APCO-25 was just too complex and burdensome. This scanner will make those folks with scanners that have dedicated multi-function keypads think that are living in the middle ages. Again, Uniden, good for you. Uniden Home Patrol is a game changer.
Here is the manual for the Uniden Home Patrol Scanner –
Detailed Techical Summary and Features
– APCO 25 Trunked and Conventional
– Motorola Analog and Mixed Digital
– EDACS Narrow and Wide
- 2 GB micro SD for storing favorites lists and recording transmissions
- Factory programmed for all known radio systems in the United States and Canada
- Zip code entry for instant reception of local Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
- City selection for instant reception of local services
- Autolocate that can quickly find local systems even if you don’t know where you are
- Connectible to a GPS accessory receiver (not included) for precise system selection and continuing reselection when traveling
- USB connection to PC for updates through HomePatrol-1 Sentinel software
- Weather Alert Standby (SAME)
- Instant replay plays back up to 240 seconds (4 minutes) of the most recent transmissions.
- One-touch recording to capture transmissions for later playback
- Optional car mount kit
HomePatrol-1 uses these databases:
- Radio System Database – provided by http://www.radioreference.com, this database contains radio system information including frequencies, trunked talk groups, and geographic locations for radio systems across most of North America.
- ZIP Code Geographic Database – provides geographical coordinates for every zip code in the US and every postal code in Canada.
- RadioReference SysID Database – contains system ID and geographic location information for trunked radio systems across North America.
- City Location Database – includes the centerpoint of most named cities and counties.