• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    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:

Problem with Software

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Oct 2, 2003
Charlottesville, VA
Hi, I have a technical computer problem with my Uniden software. I program scanners for many of my firefighting buddies and I need to be able to use Uniden's software. I myself have ARC 250 Pro for my 796D. However, due to the variation of scanners that I program, I have to have a different software package for each one. Here's the problem. For some reason, I am having connectivity issues with the Uniden software for the 296/796 only on my laptop computer. I have all of the baud settings correct.

I have my serial cable connected into a targus mobile port replicator that connects to my pc via usb. Here is the interesting thing, if I plug the same serial cable into my mothers Dell desktop computer, I can connect just fine with the 796 scanner. Any suggestions?
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