Finally broke down and bought a bcd436hp. Very versed with computers and used to follow scanners. but that was a long time ago with scanners. My last was a 200xlt and that was before trunking.
So I get my new unit. Install and update Sentinel and the 436 firmware. All goes well. I will be traveling all over now and why I went with this unit. I put in my current zip code and we get some activity in Osceola County FL and also in Orange County and some Orlando and Polk County. I move 20 miles or so into Lake County and cannot pick up any Lake County frequencies. Seems to scan and stop as if there is activity but no voices.
I also did the 3 upgrades from Uniden if that means anything.
If it pauses and there is no noise/voices does that mean it is encrypted? I looked in the RR database and did not see anything about it being encrypted (The mode says FM so I presume they are not encrypted).
Is it operator error or is there a problem with the radio? a setting needs to be changed? etc.
Are there any other places for me to do more research?