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Old 11-11-2009, 6:58 PM
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For uses of the Uniden BC895XLT, what is the best software that is still made to use with this radio?

I have been using an older (DOS) Scan Star Deluxe, however the computer has died and I need to find something that will run on Windows XP
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For uses of the Uniden BC895XLT, what is the best software that is still made to use with this radio?

I have been using an older (DOS) Scan Star Deluxe, however the computer has died and I need to find something that will run on Windows XP
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Probably the best of the lot would be Scan Control. The editor is crappy, but it does work reliably on XP - that's what my desktop is running now. Most all of the other packages are so old that I wouldn't count on them even working anymore....

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RadioMax is still available and I've run it on my Vista machine. There's a free trial version that you can try before you buy.

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Yeah, but it doesn't do trunking, nor does it handle PLs. I had a Win98 machine that I used it on when I was listening to milair, but I can't get it to work at all on my XP machine. No matter how I reset the timings, it doesn't stop on active signals. Drat!

It's a pretty good package for researching lots of frequencies at once, though. I did a pretty comprehensive review for Strong Signals on this package some years ago.

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+1 for ScanControl, for the BC895-XLT.

ScanControl Ver. 7.1
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Yeah, but it doesn't do trunking, nor does it handle PLs. I had a Win98 machine that I used it on when I was listening to milair, but I can't get it to work at all on my XP machine. No matter how I reset the timings, it doesn't stop on active signals. Drat!

It's a pretty good package for researching lots of frequencies at once, though. I did a pretty comprehensive review for Strong Signals on this package some years ago.

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You're right, Mike, about it not doing trunking. Unfortunately, he never took it to the next step.

I'm surprised that you couldn't get it running on XP since I was able to get it to run on Vista with no apparent problems about 2 months ago in anticipation of giving my 895XLT to a friend's kid.

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I suspect something odd with the serial ports on my PC. I don't think it was the software's fault. Sadly the author is no longer supporting the software; I wish that he had written up some hints on how to adjust the timing parameters, but alas, nothing there. 73 Mike
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