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Uniden Sentinel Software


Sentinel is a software package published by Uniden for their HomePatrol-1, HomePatrol-2, BCD436HP, BCD536HP, SDS100, and SDS200 scanners. It is freeware that allows all users to download at no cost. It gives the user the ability to update firmware, download from, 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 for a USB A - USB Mini B connection cable and/or a MicroSD card reader and/or adapter for standard-sized SD cards.

The current version of the software can be found at the Uniden Wiki.

Many amateur radio operators also utilize scanners to listen for activity. has provided the functionality to quickly export data from the website so that it can be quickly imported into the Sentinel software.

Supported Searches

Search Page North America Rest of World
Favorite Development Planned Development Planned
Feature Development Planned Development Planned
Keyword Development Planned Development Planned
Location Operational Development Planned
Multi-County Operational
Multi-State Development Planned
Proximity OperationalDevelopment Planned
Proximity 2.0 Operational Development Planned
Quick Operational Development Planned
Super Search Development Planned Development Planned
Travel Operational

Exporting From

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.

Importing Into Sentinel

  1. Open the Sentinel application
  2. Click the icon to edit the Favorites list
  3. Select and existing Favorites list or create a new one (ie. RB HAM)
  4. Create a System Name (ie. Repeaterbook)
  5. Click on the System on the tree view on the left
  6. Create a Department Name that describes the data (ie. PDX 40 mi All)
  7. Click on the Department Name on the tree view on the left
  8. Copy all of the data from the spreadsheet program
  9. Select the first Channel in Sentinel, right-click, and select paste

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.

sentinel.txt · Last modified: 2023/06/09 14:08 by KD6KPC