• 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:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

Rebanding!!!

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I want to reband my BCD396T using the ARC396 software. Do I need to keep the system as a APCO25 or change it to the Motorola Type 2 Custom? Is their any software that needs to be downloaded? This is for the AWIN System!

Gregory
 

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I want to reband my BCD396T using the ARC396 software. Do I need to keep the system as a APCO25 or change it to the Motorola Type 2 Custom? Is their any software that needs to be downloaded? This is for the AWIN System!

Gregory
As long as you have the most current firmware (3.02.02 is the latest for the 396T), the only thing you'll need to do is change the control channel frequencies. For P25 systems such as AWIN, the scanner will get any table information needed from the control channel data stream. Just leave system type as APCO25. You don't 'convert' it to a Type 2 Custom.

To check which firmware you have, press the "Menu" key (bottom one on the left side)
Scroll down to Settings (it's the very last item, so you can actually get to it quicker by scrolling 'up')
Press "E" (enter)
Scroll to "See scanner info' (again, it's the very last item)
Press 'E' (enter) again
Now, select "Firmware version" & press 'E' one final time.

If you're not on the latest firmware, download & upgrade instructions are at the link above.
 
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