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Old 05-16-2018, 10:59 PM
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I know that but would be nice to be able to export our work to a spreadsheet so we could use same programming on other scanners as well without having to redo everything

This is why Iíve started doing most everything in excel then importing from there



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Old 05-23-2018, 10:23 AM
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I know that but would be nice to be able to export our work to a spreadsheet so we could use same programming on other scanners as well without having to redo everything

This is why Iíve started doing most everything in excel then importing from there
That's what I'm steering towards, switching to Excel. A lot of work was put in the last few years in EZScan maintaining about 2000 conventional channels and who knows how many TGID's across 170 scanlists for my mobile setup. I've hit the maximum threshold of sanity quite a while ago trying to maintain that in EZScan so I'm desperate for a new solution. Without that export feature, 2 years of work are gone. But hey, it's making me rethink a few things and I think I can really make my scanner sing by staying in Excel and not messing with the sludge of EZScan.

Whistler needs to rethink their licensing terms with the greedy Radio Reference and figure out a way to let us export our dang work. It's our work either way, whether manually in the scanner, or submissions to the Great Database. Our work is lining someone else's pockets. Can we at least get some pocket lint in our own pocket?
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Whistler needs to rethink their licensing terms with the greedy Radio Reference and figure out a way to let us export our dang work. It's our work either way, whether manually in the scanner, or submissions to the Great Database. Our work is lining someone else's pockets. Can we at least get some pocket lint in our own pocket?
What arrogance you have! Why should Lindsay Blanton give away for free part of his lively hood? Do you work for free? The solution to the issue you raise, as have others since EZScan came on the scene, has a simple solution for those who understand computers and the process. Build EZScan from Excel and then import into EZScan. That way you can always restore EZScan or modify with very little time.
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And who do you think pays the bill for all the data up and downloaded? Who do you thinks pays the bill for hosting THE WORLD WIDE WEB IS NOT FREE and FEE IS CHARGES IN SIZE OF DATA PER MONTH. If it were me ALL MEMBERS WOULD PAY A FEE.
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Would be nice if we could import trunked system frequencies rather than entering manually or pasting one at a time. I've got everything set up via excel to import TGID and UID, and of course conventional.
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What arrogance you have! Why should Lindsay Blanton give away for free part of his lively hood? Do you work for free?
Please read my post more carefully, I asked both for rethinking their licensing terms, and for some pocket lint, not the entire lined pocket or free services. As I have stated in related topics, I'm willing to pay an expanded license fee to unlock an export feature of EZScan. I'm not a fan of data held hostage in any way, especially in a hobby such as ours. If they could renegotiate terms, figure out a $ value of that export feature, I think a lot of us would gladly pay.

As for working for free, maybe having a small website online since 1995 giving intel back to my local scanning community, that has had zero ads or donations since day 1 (well, maybe a few beers were bought for me here and there), would be considered working for free to better serve our scanning hobby.
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