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Old 09-01-2014, 6:49 PM
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Do I need this cable that I am providIng a link to in this message in order to be able to use the Virtual Control in Butel's ARC536PRO FULL version software? Can I buy this item from The Source store in Canada?

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The link will be in my next message.
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http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-1...iglink20662-20

i hope this link isnt messed up.

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I bought a StarTech Cable for my 536, and using it with Proscan...also tested with Arc536
Only difference in the link you posted and this one is, it's only 1 foot long...mine is 3 feet,
Amazon.com: StarTech.com 1 Port USB to Null Modem RS232 DB9 Serial DCE Adapter Cable with FTDI, Black (ICUSB232FTN ): Computers & Accessories

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Cool. So does this cable allow you to use the virtual control in the ARC536 software? Does it actually replace the usb cable?

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Cool. So does this cable allow you to use the virtual control in the ARC536 software? Does it actually replace the usb cable?

Sheldon.
Yes, it connects to the serial port on rear of 536..
You would still use the supplied USB cable for programming, and firmware upgrades...
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Cool. So does this cable allow you to use the virtual control in the ARC536 software? Does it actually replace the usb cable?

Sheldon.
The cable in your link is not a NULL cable.
You can use that cable but will also need a null modem adapter or null modem cable with the correct gender on each end to connect to the rear port on the 536 and to the port on the cable in your link.

If you get the cable in your link, also purchase a female to female NULL modem cable.
That way you can use the startech serial adapter for normal serial devices without the NULL modem cable and then add in the NULL modem cable when you want to use the rear port on the 536 with ARC536.
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Amazon.com: StarTech.com 1 Port USB to Null Modem RS232 DB9 Serial DCE Adapter Cable with FTDI, Black (ICUSB232FTN ): Computers & Accessories

You want this one, 1 min install. Sucks having to keep the front plugged in for updates, Uniden really screwed this radio up.
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Hi OHIOSCAN.

So is the item in your link all I need?!

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So is the item in your link all I need?!

Sheldon.
Yes..no need for any adapters, is working solid on my pc now for 4 days straight, no issues...
I downloaded the driver from the FTDI website, the one supplied with the cable, was a little outdated...
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Ok Thanks.

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So is the item in your link all I need?!

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Yep, you will still need the Uniden front cable for programming.

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Do any of you know if there is a/are video(s) showing installing and use of this type of cable to a BCD536HP?

Thanks Sheldon.
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Do any of you know if there is a/are video(s) showing installing and use of this type of cable to a BCD536HP?

Thanks Sheldon.
Was fairly simple to install....Not sure of any video's, but all I did was install the driver,
then went into Sentinel, Edit Menu, Edit profile-location settings to change GPS baud rate to 115200...
Then make sure you write to the radio after....
If you omit this step, and then you write to the radio after, it will Default back to the previous rate in the profile which doesn't work... I also set my baud rate to 115200 on that comm port throught Windows device Manager..
I plugged it in, and Proscan saw it right away...same with ARC536
You still need to keep the supplied USB cable for editing of the db, and firmware upgrades
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Hi All.

Will this cable do, for me to use the VC in ARC536PRO? Im hyst making sure Im getting all that I need.

Thanks Sheldon.

Buy the StarTech.com 1 Port USB to RS232 DB9 Serial at TigerDirect.ca
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Will this cable do, for me to use the VC in ARC536PRO? Im hyst making sure Im getting all that I need.

Thanks Sheldon.

Buy the StarTech.com 1 Port USB to RS232 DB9 Serial at TigerDirect.ca
Yes, that will/should work...
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Default Nextech serial to usb cable.

Hello All.

I bought a 2 feet Nextech serial to usb cable today from The Source by Bell and it seems stubborn to connect to the port at the back of the BCD536HP (as if its not the right size). Is there an adapter I need to buy also? Is Nextech a good brand of this type of cable?
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Hi All.

Sheldon back again. Is the Startech cable that I need Male to Female or Male to Male? Im gonna order one online and I just want to make sure.

Thanks!
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Sheldon back again. Is the Startech cable that I need Male to Female or Male to Male? Im gonna order one online and I just want to make sure.

Thanks!
It is a DB9-male and terminates with USB at the end..
This link I sent you before is ALL You will need..And Amazon does ship to Canada...
Might even find it on Amazon.Ca

Amazon.com: StarTech.com 1 Port USB to Null Modem RS232 DB9 Serial DCE Adapter Cable with FTDI, Black (ICUSB232FTN ): Computers & Accessories
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Will this work?

Startech ICUSB232DB25 USB to RS232 Serial Adapter Cable - DB9/DB25, 3 feet, Male/Male at TigerDirect.com

I prefer not to order anything from amazon.com

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