The Uniden MR8100

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The Unique Uniden Scanner

In this episode, Phil talks about the Uniden MR8100 and its unique features, from its design to rumors about its functionality.



What You Will Learn in This Week's Podcast:

  • This radio was marketed as a scanner developed for public safety.
  • Rumors say it was created for the LAPD.
  • This radio was analog-only, with 100 memory channels in 10 banks, with no trunking and no P-25.
  • The radio was designed to be mounted on a wall or on the dashboard of a car, so the display is on what would be the top of a desktop scanner.
  • It doesn’t have an internal speaker but would come with an external speaker and a connector.
  • On this radio, you could adjust the contrast and the dimmer of the display using dials.
  • Software for this scanner is still available online.
  • You could enter passwords to unlock certain features of the scanner.
  • Each memory bank can be alpha tagged.
  • Supposedly, with additional software and some manual entry, you could access a massive range of frequencies with this scanner.
  • These radios are hard to find, but they occasionally pop up on eBay.
  • The radio has areas of birdies, so you need to be aware of them to get around them.

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