UNIDEN SDS100

68jk09

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Located on the South shore of Staten Island I find that it is great for digital systems like the NJICS, which covers Newark and Elizabeth, but provides poor reception with alot of static for FDNY Staten Island.
So are you saying that you are on SI but it does not receive SI FDNY well ?
 

jlab

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So are you saying that you are on SI but it does not receive SI FDNY well ?
Correct. I can understand the transmissions but there is alot of static. This is a well known issue, that this radio is excellent for digital but can be problematic for UHF. Apparantly they haven't perfected a radio that receives both types of transmission equally well.
 

REDDEVIL_59

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RADIO IS Bearcat SDS-100. I have downloaded latest DB but can not find the new system being used by FD. It replaced the 800MHz DOITT Trunked System. TG's are the same, but system is different. Where do I get this DB info to upload into radio, if not from RadioReference.com. Again the software says I have downloaded the latest DB, and of course it will not download anything further.
15e AFDNY 6A Admin6A Administration Fire-Talk
5616 15f AFDNY 6B Ops6B Operations Fire-Tac
5632 160 AFDNY 6C Comms 16C Communications 1 Fire-Talk
5648 161 AFDNY 6D Comms 26D Communications 2 Fire-Tac
5392 151 AFDNY Cmd RelayCommand Channel Relay Fire-Tac
5376 150 AFDNY SOC TFSOC Task Force Fire-Tac
4880 131 AFDNY DC Patch 5DC Patch 5 Fire-Tac
4896 132 AFDNY DC Patch 6DC Patch 6 Fire-Tac
4496 119 AFDNY Div 1Division 1 Fire-Tac
4512 11a AFDNY Div 3Division 3 Fire-Tac
4528 11b AFDNY Div 6Division 6 Fire-Tac
4544 11c AFDNY Div 7Division 7 Fire-Tac
4560 11d AFDNY Div 8Division 8 Fire-Tac
4576 11e AFDNY Div 11Division 11 Fire-Tac
4592 11f AFDNY Div 13Division 13 Fire-Tac
4608 120 AFDNY Div 14Division 14 Fire-Tac
4624 121 AFDNY Div 15Division 15 Fire-Tac
4816 12d AFDNY SP Event 1Special Events 1 Fire-Tac
4832 12e AFDNY SP Event 2Special Events 2 Fire-Tac
4848 12f AFDNY SP Event 3Special Events 3 Fire-Tac
4864 130 AFDNY SP Event 4Special Events 4 Fire-Tac
4640 122 AFDNY SOC 1Special Operations Command 1 Fire-Talk
4656 123 AFDNY SOC 2Special Operations Command 2 Fire-Talk
4672 124 AFDNY SOC 3Special Operations Command 3 Fire-Talk
40752 9f3 DeFDNY SOC 4Special Operations Command 4 Fire-Talk
40768 9f4 DeFDNY SOC 5Special Operations Command 5 Fire-Talk
40784 9f5 DeFDNY SOC 6Special Operations Command 6 Fire-Talk
4688 125 AFDNY IMT 1Incident Management Team 1 Fire-Talk
4704 126 AFDNY IMT 2Incident Management Team 2 Fire-Talk
4720 127 AFDNY IMT 3Incident Management Team 3 Fire-Talk
40800 9f6 DeFDNY IMT 4Incident Management Team 4 Fire-Talk
40816 9f7 DeFDNY IMT 5Incident Management Team 5 Fire-Talk
40832 9f8 DeFDNY IMT 6Incident Management Team 6 Fire-Talk
5456 155 AFDNY RRV 1Rapid Response Vehicle 1 Fire-Tac
5472 156 AFDNY RRV 2Rapid Response Vehicle 2 Fire-Tac
5488 157 AFDNY RRV 3Rapid Response Vehicle 3 Fire-Tac
5504 158 AFDNY RRV 4Rapid Response Vehicle 4 Fire-Tac
5520 159 AFDNY RRV 5Rapid Response Vehicle 5 Fire-Tac
5536 15a AFDNY RRV 6Rapid Response Vehicle 6 Fire-Tac
4736 128 AEMS Radio MechEMS Field Radio Mechanic Public Works
5360 14f AEMS HospitalEMS Hospital Notification Hospital
4960 136 AEMS Telem 11EMS ALS EKG Telemetry Ch. 11 Data
4976 137 AEMS Telem 12EMS ALS EKG Telemetry Ch. 12 Data
4992 138 AEMS Telem 13EMS ALS EKG Telemetry Ch. 13 Data
5344 14e AFDNY BTDSBureau of Technology Development and Systems Public Works
4944 135 AFDNY FleetTrnsprFleet Transport Public Works
5440 154 AFDNY MARSMutual Aid/REMSCO/Vol Amb. EMS Dispatch
5072 13d AFDNY HazTac 1EMS HazTac 1 EMS-Tac
5088 13e AFDNY HazTac 2EMS HazTac 2 EMS-Tac
5248 148 AFDNY Comms ElecCommunications Electrician Public Works
5408 152 AFDNY AcademyAcademy Fire-Talk
40864 9fa DeFire MarshalFire Marshal Fire-Talk
41184 a0e DEMS M/A CW SouthEMS Mutual Aid Citywide South EMS Dispatch
41216 a10 DEMS M/A CW NorthEMS Mutual Aid Citywide North EMS Dispatch
41456 a1f DeFDNY CW 3Citywide 3 Fire Dispatch
41472 a20 DeFDNY CW 4Citywide 4 Fire Dispatch
 

jtsjc1

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Correct. I can understand the transmissions but there is alot of static. This is a well known issue, that this radio is excellent for digital but can be problematic for UHF. Apparantly they haven't perfected a radio that receives both types of transmission equally well.
The ultimate answer is an outdoor external antenna for the scanner (which I don't have myself unfortunately). If not outside an attic antenna will do well. My 996P2 is an excellent scanner but also suffers from static at times due to the lack of an outdoor antenna. I purchased my used HT1250 LS+ to monitor FDNY UHF channels and it rarely has static being a two-way. It is only programmed to receive not transmit. I live in central NJ and its usually crystal clear on all 5 boroughs. The 996 not always.
 

paul612

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RADIO IS Bearcat SDS-100. I have downloaded latest DB but can not find the new system being used by FD. It replaced the 800MHz DOITT Trunked System. TG's are the same, but system is different. Where do I get this DB info to upload into radio, if not from RadioReference.com. Again the software says I have downloaded the latest DB, and of course it will not download anything further.
15eAFDNY 6A Admin6A AdministrationFire-Talk
561615fAFDNY 6B Ops6B OperationsFire-Tac
5632160AFDNY 6C Comms 16C Communications 1Fire-Talk
5648161AFDNY 6D Comms 26D Communications 2Fire-Tac
5392151AFDNY Cmd RelayCommand Channel RelayFire-Tac
5376150AFDNY SOC TFSOC Task ForceFire-Tac
4880131AFDNY DC Patch 5DC Patch 5Fire-Tac
4896132AFDNY DC Patch 6DC Patch 6Fire-Tac
4496119AFDNY Div 1Division 1Fire-Tac
451211aAFDNY Div 3Division 3Fire-Tac
452811bAFDNY Div 6Division 6Fire-Tac
454411cAFDNY Div 7Division 7Fire-Tac
456011dAFDNY Div 8Division 8Fire-Tac
457611eAFDNY Div 11Division 11Fire-Tac
459211fAFDNY Div 13Division 13Fire-Tac
4608120AFDNY Div 14Division 14Fire-Tac
4624121AFDNY Div 15Division 15Fire-Tac
481612dAFDNY SP Event 1Special Events 1Fire-Tac
483212eAFDNY SP Event 2Special Events 2Fire-Tac
484812fAFDNY SP Event 3Special Events 3Fire-Tac
4864130AFDNY SP Event 4Special Events 4Fire-Tac
4640122AFDNY SOC 1Special Operations Command 1Fire-Talk
4656123AFDNY SOC 2Special Operations Command 2Fire-Talk
4672124AFDNY SOC 3Special Operations Command 3Fire-Talk
407529f3DeFDNY SOC 4Special Operations Command 4Fire-Talk
407689f4DeFDNY SOC 5Special Operations Command 5Fire-Talk
407849f5DeFDNY SOC 6Special Operations Command 6Fire-Talk
4688125AFDNY IMT 1Incident Management Team 1Fire-Talk
4704126AFDNY IMT 2Incident Management Team 2Fire-Talk
4720127AFDNY IMT 3Incident Management Team 3Fire-Talk
408009f6DeFDNY IMT 4Incident Management Team 4Fire-Talk
408169f7DeFDNY IMT 5Incident Management Team 5Fire-Talk
408329f8DeFDNY IMT 6Incident Management Team 6Fire-Talk
5456155AFDNY RRV 1Rapid Response Vehicle 1Fire-Tac
5472156AFDNY RRV 2Rapid Response Vehicle 2Fire-Tac
5488157AFDNY RRV 3Rapid Response Vehicle 3Fire-Tac
5504158AFDNY RRV 4Rapid Response Vehicle 4Fire-Tac
5520159AFDNY RRV 5Rapid Response Vehicle 5Fire-Tac
553615aAFDNY RRV 6Rapid Response Vehicle 6Fire-Tac
4736128AEMS Radio MechEMS Field Radio MechanicPublic Works
536014fAEMS HospitalEMS Hospital NotificationHospital
4960136AEMS Telem 11EMS ALS EKG Telemetry Ch. 11Data
4976137AEMS Telem 12EMS ALS EKG Telemetry Ch. 12Data
4992138AEMS Telem 13EMS ALS EKG Telemetry Ch. 13Data
534414eAFDNY BTDSBureau of Technology Development and SystemsPublic Works
4944135AFDNY FleetTrnsprFleet TransportPublic Works
5440154AFDNY MARSMutual Aid/REMSCO/Vol Amb.EMS Dispatch
507213dAFDNY HazTac 1EMS HazTac 1EMS-Tac
508813eAFDNY HazTac 2EMS HazTac 2EMS-Tac
5248148AFDNY Comms ElecCommunications ElectricianPublic Works
5408152AFDNY AcademyAcademyFire-Talk
408649faDeFire MarshalFire MarshalFire-Talk
41184a0eDEMS M/A CW SouthEMS Mutual Aid Citywide SouthEMS Dispatch
41216a10DEMS M/A CW NorthEMS Mutual Aid Citywide NorthEMS Dispatch
41456a1fDeFDNY CW 3Citywide 3Fire Dispatch
41472a20DeFDNY CW 4Citywide 4Fire Dispatch
Thats because the radio reference database relies on people to find these talkgroups and submit them to be added. I don't think the same talkgroups are used with the new system. With the majority of the new talkgroups being encrypted it doesn't matter because you can't hear them anyways therefore you'll never know what talkgroups are what.
 

Mike M

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Correct. I can understand the transmissions but there is alot of static. This is a well known issue, that this radio is excellent for digital but can be problematic for UHF. Apparantly they haven't perfected a radio that receives both types of transmission equally well.
i'm on the south shore also and have the same opinion...... miss the 154.xxx VHF. Born and raised in Flushing, Queens it was always great hearing everything like Newark, Jersey City, Nassau, Westchester and occasionally beyond.
 
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Mike M

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RADIO IS Bearcat SDS-100. I have downloaded latest DB but can not find the new system being used by FD. It replaced the 800MHz DOITT Trunked System. TG's are the same, but system is different. Where do I get this DB info to upload into radio, if not from RadioReference.com. Again the software says I have downloaded the latest DB, and of course it will not download anything further.
15eAFDNY 6A Admin6A AdministrationFire-Talk
561615fAFDNY 6B Ops6B OperationsFire-Tac
5632160AFDNY 6C Comms 16C Communications 1Fire-Talk
5648161AFDNY 6D Comms 26D Communications 2Fire-Tac
5392151AFDNY Cmd RelayCommand Channel RelayFire-Tac
5376150AFDNY SOC TFSOC Task ForceFire-Tac
4880131AFDNY DC Patch 5DC Patch 5Fire-Tac
4896132AFDNY DC Patch 6DC Patch 6Fire-Tac
4496119AFDNY Div 1Division 1Fire-Tac
451211aAFDNY Div 3Division 3Fire-Tac
452811bAFDNY Div 6Division 6Fire-Tac
454411cAFDNY Div 7Division 7Fire-Tac
456011dAFDNY Div 8Division 8Fire-Tac
457611eAFDNY Div 11Division 11Fire-Tac
459211fAFDNY Div 13Division 13Fire-Tac
4608120AFDNY Div 14Division 14Fire-Tac
4624121AFDNY Div 15Division 15Fire-Tac
481612dAFDNY SP Event 1Special Events 1Fire-Tac
483212eAFDNY SP Event 2Special Events 2Fire-Tac
484812fAFDNY SP Event 3Special Events 3Fire-Tac
4864130AFDNY SP Event 4Special Events 4Fire-Tac
4640122AFDNY SOC 1Special Operations Command 1Fire-Talk
4656123AFDNY SOC 2Special Operations Command 2Fire-Talk
4672124AFDNY SOC 3Special Operations Command 3Fire-Talk
407529f3DeFDNY SOC 4Special Operations Command 4Fire-Talk
407689f4DeFDNY SOC 5Special Operations Command 5Fire-Talk
407849f5DeFDNY SOC 6Special Operations Command 6Fire-Talk
4688125AFDNY IMT 1Incident Management Team 1Fire-Talk
4704126AFDNY IMT 2Incident Management Team 2Fire-Talk
4720127AFDNY IMT 3Incident Management Team 3Fire-Talk
408009f6DeFDNY IMT 4Incident Management Team 4Fire-Talk
408169f7DeFDNY IMT 5Incident Management Team 5Fire-Talk
408329f8DeFDNY IMT 6Incident Management Team 6Fire-Talk
5456155AFDNY RRV 1Rapid Response Vehicle 1Fire-Tac
5472156AFDNY RRV 2Rapid Response Vehicle 2Fire-Tac
5488157AFDNY RRV 3Rapid Response Vehicle 3Fire-Tac
5504158AFDNY RRV 4Rapid Response Vehicle 4Fire-Tac
5520159AFDNY RRV 5Rapid Response Vehicle 5Fire-Tac
553615aAFDNY RRV 6Rapid Response Vehicle 6Fire-Tac
4736128AEMS Radio MechEMS Field Radio MechanicPublic Works
536014fAEMS HospitalEMS Hospital NotificationHospital
4960136AEMS Telem 11EMS ALS EKG Telemetry Ch. 11Data
4976137AEMS Telem 12EMS ALS EKG Telemetry Ch. 12Data
4992138AEMS Telem 13EMS ALS EKG Telemetry Ch. 13Data
534414eAFDNY BTDSBureau of Technology Development and SystemsPublic Works
4944135AFDNY FleetTrnsprFleet TransportPublic Works
5440154AFDNY MARSMutual Aid/REMSCO/Vol Amb.EMS Dispatch
507213dAFDNY HazTac 1EMS HazTac 1EMS-Tac
508813eAFDNY HazTac 2EMS HazTac 2EMS-Tac
5248148AFDNY Comms ElecCommunications ElectricianPublic Works
5408152AFDNY AcademyAcademyFire-Talk
408649faDeFire MarshalFire MarshalFire-Talk
41184a0eDEMS M/A CW SouthEMS Mutual Aid Citywide SouthEMS Dispatch
41216a10DEMS M/A CW NorthEMS Mutual Aid Citywide NorthEMS Dispatch
41456a1fDeFDNY CW 3Citywide 3Fire Dispatch
41472a20DeFDNY CW 4Citywide 4Fire Dispatch
Look up and download the NYCICN system, however it's pretty worthless for anything FDNY since they have pretty much encrypted it all including the DARS system
 

REDDEVIL_59

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THANK YOU Mike M.
But let me ask this: Suppose Div. 8 (my area Lol) is at the scene of a 3rd Alarm. I use to hear Division 8 directing FD operations there by monitoring TGID 4560, on the system above. . Are you saying that they have encrypted this for simple fireground transmissions at the scene of a fire???!!! O,r would these transmissions be found elsewhere now? Please give info if you know. Thanks.

Gee.....if they will not let us hear ordinary fire traffic transmissions---------then PD will certainly be encrypted-------apparently for the press too................so that the Desk Sargent at each precinct will be your new crime reporter and when you FOIL the actual radio transmission recordings to find out what really happened, you will get a compromised version after waiting five years.

Communism has arrived.
 

paul612

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The radio in this ad in NOT the Uniden SDS 100 but i am curious if anyone on here can interpret what frequencies it receives & would it be useful if FDNY freq. become encrypted ?....... https://www.ebay.com/itm/2836752410...MI7dP_84768gIVUeftCh0-_wZoEAEYASABEgIehPD_BwE
This only uses cell signals to transmit and receive audio. This will not receive and "regular" radio frequencies. This would only receive feeds used on the zello app which I don't believe there are any FDNY feeds.
 

68jk09

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^^^^^^^ Thank You i don't know too much about radios .....i thought maybe this was something useful to monitor FDNY but i guess not....... the search continues.
 
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