Close call on ubcd 3600 weak?

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Close call on ubcd 3600 weak?

Postby friar » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:40 pm

Was in a store and assistant used radio about 25 feet away, and close call didn't pick it up.
Am I doing something wrong?
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Re: Close call on ubcd 3600 weak?

Postby thelad » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:48 pm

Was it digital?
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Re: Close call on ubcd 3600 weak?

Postby Metradio » Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:56 pm

friar wrote:Was in a store and assistant used radio about 25 feet away, and close call didn't pick it up.....

Then you purchased the 3600 ??
friar wrote:....Am I doing something wrong?
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Re: Close call on ubcd 3600 weak?

Postby friar » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:28 pm

thelad wrote:Was it digital?


Don't know, but doesn't it pick up digital?
Sorry to sound silly!
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Re: Close call on ubcd 3600 weak?

Postby thelad » Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:04 am

Im not sure if the Closecall picks up DMR on the 3600 or if it is just for Analogue. Both my Analogue Unidens wont get closecall hits with DMR. Also did you have closecall active?
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Re: Close call on ubcd 3600 weak?

Postby Minus1 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:11 am

It's possible background signals from other nearby transmitters drowned it out.
Were you trying to close calling specific bands?
Does the store have any antennae on the roof?
I reserve the right to ignore people who have made no attempt to the read the manual, and expect others to do it for them.
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Re: Close call on ubcd 3600 weak?

Postby Metradio » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:30 am

The 3600 has major difficulties receiving Simplex DMR on close call due to the fast On/Off switching of the DMR signal and Unidens close call design.. Uniden put their hands up to this..

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Re: Close call on ubcd 3600 weak?

Postby friar » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:08 am

Yes I had close call on, and not sure what signal was transmitted by sales assistant.Could certainly clearly hear
what was said, nothing important.Perhaps in next update Uniden will improve this issue?
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Re: Close call on ubcd 3600 weak?

Postby Metradio » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:03 am

I can't lay my hands on the Uniden statement, they understand the problem but have no plans to modify their close call..
You just have to accept it and move on..
The North American version, BC436, has been around since 2014 with little change, the 3600 is a slightly tweaked sibling and as such a finished product, so the chances of a firmware update are minimal..
To be fair it is not a bad scanner and appears to work well on digital in most peoples eyes..

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Re: Close call on ubcd 3600 weak?

Postby Six of Nine » Mon May 01, 2017 5:27 pm

friar wrote:Was in a store and assistant used radio about 25 feet away, and close call didn't pick it up.
Am I doing something wrong?
Thanks.


Hello, I have a BCD436HP (The US/Canada version of the 3600), and have verified several times that the 436 can miss a close call hit due to its standard antenna, which is not reputed to be good in VHF and UHF.
Check out Radioreference. :smiles:
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