Sentinel is a software package published by Uniden, for their HomePatrol-1, HomePatrol-2, BCD436HP, BCD536HP, SDS100, and SDS200 scanners. It is freeware that allowing all users to download at no cost. It gives the user the ability to update firmware, download from the RadioReference.com, build, create, edit and maintain Favorite lists, systems, departments, analog & digital channels (talk groups), frequencies and various other attributes including services type to monitor all via the software package. It is available for Windows-based PC's and requires a free PC USB port a USB A - USB Mini B connection cable and/or a MicroSD card reader and/or adapter for standard-sized SD cards.
Many amateur radio operators also utilize scanners to listen for activity. Repeaterbook.com has provided the functionality to quickly export data from Repeaterbook.com so that it can be quickly imported into the Sentinel software.
The current search types (North America only) include:
After conducting a successful search for repeaters, use the Export function from the menu to choose Uniden Sentinel. A CSV file will be generated which can be viewed with Excel or OpenOffice. You can use the spreadsheet program to reorder, edit, and/or filter the data as desired.
Ignore any errors, but double-check the integrity of the data. Save the Favorites list and write it to the scanner. Be sure to turn the Favorites list on within the scanner.