I need some help manually programming my Uniden BCD396XT.
Let me start by saying I have spent hours and hours reading about all things regarding scanners and how to program them. I have read and re-read every article I can find on this site including the Easier to Read Manual. Therefore I feel like I have a pretty solid grasp on what is going on all things considered. This is my first scanner and I just received it today so by no means do I know everything but I have done a lot of research before receiving it to get a jump on what is going on.
I know that programming through a software program is preferable and easier and that will be my preferred method as well but my USB cable won't be here for a few days. I still want to know how to program the scanner manually as well just in case.
I am trying to program basically everything in the RR database for St. Joseph County, IN into the scanner.
St. Joseph County, Indiana (IN) Scanner Frequencies and Radio Frequency Reference
I was able to get the Mishawaka Public Safety Project 25 Phase I system programmed and working but I am having trouble getting a system such as the South Bend Police programmed correctly.
I am comfortable with the keystrokes and such. I just don't know what items to enter into some of the fields on the scanner.
I am just going to touch on the more key items that need programmed but if there is anything else that needs entered, programmed or changed please point it out.
What do I need to enter in the following fields?
System Type should be Motorola, correct?
Do I need to set an End Code?
ID format, Decimal or Hex?
What frequencies to I enter while setting up the site?
What do I need to enter or set under group?
I think the reason I was able to program the Mishawaka Public Safety correctly is that I understood the concept of a trunked system well enough to see what settings and information needed to be entered. With the information provided in the RR database I am unclear in what information it is giving me about the South Bend Police for instance.
Is it a digital system? Is it a trunked system?
Because I don't know the answer to the previous questions I feel like I don't know what needs to be entered into the system, site and group menus in the scanner.
Hopefully I have provided sufficient information to allow you to help me and have been clear enough in what I need in order for you to help me program these items manually.
Thanks for any and all help you can provide.