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  1. OFFT4P

    Did I do it right?

    Hi all, I am waiting on my 996XT to arrive so I decided to download FreeSCAN and set it up. I'm in New Zealand so everything is analog except encrypted police in the major cities. Now this is the first scanner I have owned so I was just wondering if it looked correct to you guys and gals that...
  2. D

    BCD996XT: Delete channels from system

    I have a BCD996XT. my question is if i download a system and don't want to monitor all channels on it, can i delete those channels before uploading to scanner? Or, must i lock them out only?
  3. K

    Turn off the service scan?

    This is making me crazy. I have the BCD996P2 and have programmed it using FreeScan and RadioReference data. The frequencies are programmed, and they work fine. When I turn the radio on (and almost immediately press the “Hold” button), the stations I programmed come up immediately, and I can...
  4. D

    Freescan: Import from RR problem

    When I import from Freescan software by clicking Files, Import and from RadioReference Conventional.... I make my choice to select some frequencies and I click import. All work exept the Frequencies, the first three digits are ok and the five last digits after the dot indicated 00000 all the...
  5. W

    Freescan: FreeScan; ordering Sites and Groups

    I would like to change the order of Sites and Groups in the left-hand pane of FreeScan. I would prefer to have Sites listed first, unlocked before those checked "Locked," followed by Groups in order of their Group Quick Key. Under the "Edit" tab, "Sort" is grayed out, so I've been using the...
  6. E

    i have it programed, now what

    Hello all, I'm really new to all of this. My family had a scanner from the 80s that we used everyday until a few months ago. I got my dad a Uniden BCD996P2 for Christmas. I just got the premium membership so I can easily find the frequencies and everything for my area. I uploaded them to the...
  7. B

    Need FreeSCAN or Win500 programming files?

    For several years, I offered a programming service online for all sorts of scanners, including the BCD396T, BCD396XT, BCD996XT, Pro-106, Pro-197, GRE PSR-500, GRE PSR-600, WS1040, and a few others using older software. The fee was $30 and included several counties in your area along with some...
  8. R

    Freescan Favorites

    Hello Everyone, My brother obtained a second hand BCT15X and is currently using Freescan. He wants to group the precincts to our police department together so he is able to them at once. How would he go about this using Freescan? Thank you one and all for the help.
  9. C

    Freescan: Windows 10 Setup

    Can some one please explain the setup needed to get my BCT15X to communicate with Freescanin Windows 10 using the cable that comes with the scanner? I have a RS232 port on my computer. Any special driver needed? Do you need to setup a virtual com port? Please help, this is getting frustrating.
  10. mjmays

    Freescan: Use with Virtual Box

    I am running Windows 10 on a iMac with Virtual Box v 5.1.14. Virtual Box will not let me open serial port for uploading from Freescan. Any suggestions?
  11. S

    Freescan: Help importing frequencies using freescan

    I have successfully programmed a Uniden 396XT and 325p2 scanners using the freescan software and importing from RR. But I don't see as many counties in the import wizzard of freescan as I do on the databases list on RR. How do I import those other counties too? I'm kinda new to this and any help...
  12. R

    BCD536HP: Bu-Tel ARC / Uniden Sentinel Riddle me this ...

    OK riddle me this .. I can connect my 536 to my Windows 10 box, verify there is an active comm port link in the devices manager, open Sentinel and Read the card in the scanner, make changes and there is no issue. However, to use BT536, the only way to address the scanner is by using the Open...
  13. S

    BCD325P2: New user with programming question.

    I recently purchased a BCD325P2 to listen to San Diego County - Imperial County RCS which is a Motorola Type II SmartZone system. I used Freescan to upload the TG's that I want to listen to but I am still hearing all the TG's that I DON'T want to listen to. In Freescan, I locked out the TG's...
  14. zwc

    Freescan: FreeScan's Creating a lot of Blank Files.

    I'm using the latest version of FreeScan to record my 996P2 and it's recording and creating a file for everything it stops on. However, it's only creating files with audio for channels I've "Marked" to record. The other files it's creating from hits where I didn't "Mark" record are all blank...
  15. jcop225

    Freescan: Uniden BR330T Trunking Problem

    I just picked up a used Uniden BR330T. Today I updated it to the latest firmware and now I'm trying to program it with FreeScan. Due to the limited memory I am starting by programming only one multi-site Smartzone system in to the scanner. What seems to be happening is that a site will be...
  16. L

    Freescan: FreeScan on Surface?

    I found a Microsoft Surface tablet in a pawn shop and was wondering if it would run FreeScan to use for programming scanners in my vehicles. Any thoughts?
  17. T

    BCD396XT: NC VIPER 800mHz and 700mHz and FreeScan

    So I am looking a getting a Uniden BCD396XT scanner. The frequency range that this scanner covers fits what I need (Northeastern NC and Southeaster VA (Hampton Roads area)). I am using the FreeScan Software to start setting up systems and groups for it, so once I purchase the scanner, I can...
  18. M

    Freescan Template Franklin County Ohio

    I queried once before but was unable to connect with anyone for a solution. I have a 996XT I would like to program for this area and hoped that someone may have already created a file in Freescan so I wouldn't have to reinvent the wheel. Can any member advise if they have something similar...
  19. radiochuck

    Freescan: View All Sites in Google Maps

    I've searched these forums and can't seem to find an answer to this one, so here goes. I'm wanting to look at my GPS setup for an entire statewide system in either Google Maps or Google Earth. I've adjusted some of the radii and would like to see if I'm left with any gaps (or too much...
  20. chryslercorp

    Manassas and Manassas Park Fire Dept.

    I receive Manassas and Manassas Park Police on the APCO 25 just fine. However, I don't receive any of the Manassas and Manassas Park FD, which are on a different system, Project 16. This system has been rebanded. Is anyone out there able to hear these channels? How do you have the scanner...