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    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:


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    ear buds for BC396XT

    Hi, I am wondering if anyone has any ear buds that they like for the BC396XT. I had the listen only ear piece from scanner master in the past, but it fell apart on me and never fit my ear correctly. I am not looking for expensive ones just some that work well and are portable as opposed...
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    BCD396XT: 396xt latest firmware

    I have not updated my firmware in about a year for my 396xt. None of the links that I have tried through the wiki or posts work. Am I missing something? I even tried uniden's website with no luck? Thanks for the help.
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    Basic scanner for Indiana Project Hoosier SAFE-T

    Looking at BC346XT or BC396XT for listening to police, fire and ems in Indiana. Would either of these work and what are the advantages of the BC396XT? From what I read Indiana SAFE-T system is analog but then I see some say it is a digital system. Is there a difference for trunked systems...
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    396xt firmware update help

    I am looking for clarification (easier instruction) on how to install the latest firmware update. there are 2 links from uniden firmware update pages that I opened. one is an SCN file and the other has several files and 2 zip files within it. I am not sure what to with these files once...
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    what is this sound? BC396XT data before trunked transmission

    BC396XT loud data burst - YouTube why do I have this sound pre-empting my trunked system, my previous Uniden truncked scanner didn't do this...
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    New 396XT owner

    I just received my 396XT today. On all systems, it is dropping out audio every two seconds. I have read the manual a couple times but I can't figure out what setting to change. I've turned off WX and PRI seeing if that was the issue, but its not. I used FreeScan to program it. I've attached...
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    396XT not detected by ARC XT-Pro

    I am trying to re-program my 396XT using the latest ARC XT Pro software. I've done it dozens of times before. But now, the software is not detecting the radio. When I try to "Read" or Write" to the radio, I get a message that no radio is detected. Then when I close the error window, the radio...
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    is the pro-106 or bc396xt better

    I live in Arvada, Colorado. I was wondering is the pro-106 or the BC396XT is better for this area. Also what are the majority of you guys using pro-106 or bc396xt in this area. I will also wanting to monitor denver, jefferson county, adams county, boulder, DIA, wheat ridge, and etc... I was in...
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    U.S. DOD Pendleton Programming on BC396XT

    I've been having some trouble programming this system (U.S. Department of Defense: Project 25 Trunking System, Various, Multi-State - Scanner Frequencies), so if there is anyone that can help, it would be greatly appreciated. I entered the system in as a P25 trunk system, assigned the...
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    web service question

    I just upgraded my RR to premium to use the web service with my ARCXT software for the BC396XT. However, I do not see anything about it on the website. Can anyone steer me in the right direction how to find it? Also I cannot get past the setup banner on the home page. Is there something...
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    BC396XT question

    I am trying to get the preloaded Pittsburgh system on my scanner and uniden says "To turn a preloaded system on or off, press SCAN, then press ./no then the two-digit System Quick Key." I have tried that and it does nothing. I do have preprogrammed counties in my scanner as well and am...
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    BC396XT question

    I recently purchased a BC396XT and saw online that updates can be downloaded for it. Are the updates worth doing for this or should I not mess with it? Does anyone know a good link to keep up with them if they are needed? Also an easy question, can I use any headphones with this scanner or do...
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    Temp lockout question on 396xt

    I cannot seem to figure out why my temp L/O is not locking out channels that I am trying to lockout while the radio is on. I am not sure if I changed an option by accident. If I hit the L/O button that channel can come back on within a few seconds. Not sure why this is happening. If anyone...
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    help with BC396XT

    I just got a 396xt that was preprogrammed for my county. I am new to digital scanners but have had analog ones for years. When I scan it seems to only pick up the digital ones that were preprogrammed. However I believe they preprogrammed even the analog channels too. I cannot find anywhere...
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    BC396XT battery question

    I just got the BC396XT scanner and for the first 20 minutes or so I had installed alkaline batterys in the unit but didn't know about having the charge switch set to the correct setting. I did put the rechargeable batteries in and all seems fine. Does that mistake cause any problems with the...
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    Should I invest in BC396XT?

    I live in southeast PA Montgomery County. I am looking to purchase a BC396XT and do not mind spending the money on it, but I am worried about the possibility of the Opensky project that PA may continue to rollout. I know PSP and others already use it in some areas, but I don't want to see my...