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Old 08-22-2012, 8:26 PM
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I am going to buy a another BCT-15 and I see 2 types of software are available

ARCXT Pro and Basic , Which should I get and why ???

All I really need the software is to program and do Alpha/numeric display of thr freq's I want on scanner so when I look at screen I know who I am listening to

Or does Pro give me more features
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Old 08-22-2012, 8:41 PM
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Have you seen FreeScan?

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No I have not tell me more
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Look at the website (the blue link given in the earlier message) - or better still, we have the user guide in our wiki

FreeScan User Guide - The RadioReference Wiki

Please be very careful here - the BCT15X has capabilities that the BCT15 doesn't have, so the software recommendations would be different. Fortunately both FreeScan and ProScan work with both scanners, while ARC-XT does not (it won't work with the original BCT15).

This article from our wiki outlines the different software available for both scanners, with appropriate links

Uniden DMA Software Support - The RadioReference Wiki

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THnaks for the Heads up on the 2 different versions, and Yes I have an original release BCT-15 for a few years now , but my home computer crashed and lost program. I have to try to find the old program I think it was scan lite WHich program do you recommend to operate both scanners, I am in Public safety (Vol FF )
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For the BCT15 we have the ARC15BASIC and ARC15PRO software. ARC XT is not compatible with the BCT15.

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I'd start with FreeScan - it's freeware, so you lose nothing. A lot of folks migrate from there - ProScan is very powerful and has many features that ARC15 doesn't have.

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Proscan is all I'll ever use on a BCT.
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Yes I know it's been a while since I originaslly posted first question about which program to use,

Got my Tax check and purchased 2 BCT-15X scanners.(got both under 300.00 new in Box from authorized dealer) Any new recommendations on which programming software to use ??

All input would be appreciated
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Yes I know it's been a while since I originaslly posted first question about which program to use,

Got my Tax check and purchased 2 BCT-15X scanners.(got both under 300.00 new in Box from authorized dealer) Any new recommendations on which programming software to use ??

All input would be appreciated
FreeSCAN

I use it to program my BCT15, BCT15X, and my BCD396XT. I have also used it to program a BCD396T and a BR330T with no problems. I have tried the ARC stuff but FreeSCAN is the easiest to use and it is 100 percent free. I also use it when emailing files to other scanner users.
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+1 for Freescan

works well, I like it
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Proscan has a 30-day free trial with full functionality. Absolutely nothing to lose to give it a try also. In 30-days, you'll certainly know whether the registered price is worth it for you. Best "all-in-one" solution out there IMO (Remote Control, Remote Access, Remote Programming, Streaming, Web Server, Recording, Good Support etc.).

P.S. I am not associated with Proscan, just a happy user/customer

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I use FreeScan and it works pretty good.
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Default Program Software for BCT-15

You may also want to check out bctools.org they also have a free version that I use for my (3) BCT-15s
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Although bctool may be a good program, bctool.org appears to have not been updated since 28 Nov 2010. (There is no "bctools.org").

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Does ProScan do logging - that commits data to disk right away (I posted same query on the new Freescan). I do a lot of road trips and want to create logs for each, but I cannot fiddle with my laptop and save files while I am driving.
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Does ProScan do logging - that commits data to disk right away (I posted same query on the new Freescan). I do a lot of road trips and want to create logs for each, but I cannot fiddle with my laptop and save files while I am driving.
ProScan has two types of logs; The one that appears in the Logging tab. That one writes to the disk file each hour for performance reasons. The other type of log, logs to a file when the transmission ends.
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Thanks, I'll give it a shot on my next road trip.
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