RadioReference on Facebook   RadioReference on Twitter   RadioReference Blog
 

Go Back   The RadioReference.com Forums > Computer Aided Monitoring and Programming > Scanner Programming Software


Scanner Programming Software - This is the place to discuss third party scanner programming and control software.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 08-12-2018, 7:59 PM
scanmanmi's Avatar
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Central Michigan
Posts: 342
Default Stuck with expired demo

I was going on vacation and installed the demo of ARC500. I had some problems with it and couldn't get my PSR600 to work or do what I wanted to so I made a backup of my scanner, wiped it out, and programmed my vacation freq in. Now I want to restore my scanner but the demo is expired. So I basically used it once and now my scanner is a brick. Can I convert this gr5 to something else?
__________________
Second place is the first loser.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 08-12-2018, 8:06 PM
KK4JUG's Avatar
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: West Georgia
Posts: 1,631
Default

Why don't you buy the program? It might more features than the demo.
__________________
If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you can read this in English, thank a vet.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 08-12-2018, 8:08 PM
buddrousa's Avatar
Member
  Shack Photos
Shack photos
Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: NW Tenn
Posts: 4,526
Default

Not sound like a wise guy but you can pay for the software or redo your scanner by hand.
It is not the software of my choice but it works and will save you time. As to answer your question I have never seen one brand software data file work with another software.
__________________
Support your local FIRE & EMS. PRO197-18-107-668:PSR-410 X2: BC8500XLT 785d BCD436HP SDS100 BCD536HPx3 BCT346 BCD996P2 x3 BCT15x2 BCT15X2 TRX-1 TRX-2 EFJ51SL MTX8250 TK2180 MD380x4 NX5300 NX5200
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 08-12-2018, 10:21 PM
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: shamong nj
Posts: 289
Default

you really should purchase it...its great software ..i setup my 651/652 up with the demo and realized i was gonna be constantly tweaking things .bought the software and never looked back...just remember to keep a copy of your license keys
__________________
scanning the pinelands of south jersey bcd436hp pro651 pro652 pro2006 pro2096 bct15 grundig satellit 800
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 08-14-2018, 6:26 PM
scanmanmi's Avatar
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Central Michigan
Posts: 342
Default

A) I don't like it. I had lots of problems and couldn't get Vfolders working.
B) There is no instruction manual. What kind of crummy company doesn't make a manual?
C) If I do buy it I will still have to buy a different program that works.
D) I don't know if there could be driver problems with multiple programs on one computer.
__________________
Second place is the first loser.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 08-14-2018, 6:37 PM
KK4JUG's Avatar
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: West Georgia
Posts: 1,631
Default

A) You liked it enough to use it on your radio
B) Almost no computer software comes with a manual anymore
C) It works for hundred of others, including me
D) That's the luck of the draw with any Windows program you use
__________________
If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you can read this in English, thank a vet.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 08-14-2018, 7:39 PM
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,517
Default ARC500

I have used ARC500 for at least 10 years, and have tried the other choices. They all worked, but for me the ARC software made more sense. You can't blame the software for your not learning it in the time provided. Even with my new Whistler scanners and included software, the 106 still is used and updating without the software would be tedious.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 08-15-2018, 9:33 AM
Butelsoftware's Avatar
Member
  RadioReference Database Admininstrator
Database Admin
Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Dayton Hamvention 2018
Posts: 2,145
Default

ARC500 does come with a basic manual in PDF format. If you don't like the software then don't buy it.

Gommert
Butel Software
__________________
>>> Visit us at the 2018 Dayton Hamvention! SDS100 will be on demo! <<<
Dutch Design: best selling scanner software in the USA
US Sales: 1-800-SCANNER http://www.scannermaster.com/?Click=41054
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 08-15-2018, 10:36 AM
RDGDigital's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: MD - Eastern Shore
Posts: 349
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by scanmanmi View Post
I was going on vacation and installed the demo of ARC500. I had some problems with it and couldn't get my PSR600 to work or do what I wanted to so I made a backup of my scanner, wiped it out, and programmed my vacation freq in. Now I want to restore my scanner but the demo is expired. So I basically used it once and now my scanner is a brick. Can I convert this gr5 to something else?
If you still haven't resolved this, I can convert this to a Win500 file for you. I have both ARC500 and Win500, so if you have a file you can send me, I'll convert it for you and send you a Win500 file. If interested, send me a PM and I'll give you an email address to send the file.

Hope this helps.
__________________
Rick
TRX-1 | WS1080 | PSR-800 (with WS1080 Firmware)
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 08-15-2018, 12:17 PM
Ronaldski's Avatar
MI DB Admin
  RadioReference Database Admininstrator
Database Admin
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Bay City MI
Posts: 2,035
Default

I hope you didn't delete the 'Backup' vfolder I installed for you. It was the same setup as I installed when you were here. If so I have the setup.
You could restore that vfolder from the radio itself to your listening main memory.
From easier to read scanner manual-
"To Load a V-Scanner Folder press FUNC then PGM. At 'Select Operation', press F1 (Load).
(If its still there, select Backup)
Press F3 (Load). 'Really overwrite main memory?' appears then press F1 (Yes) to load. Press SCAN to reboot the scanner and start scanning."

Most all you can do with software you can do with just the radio.

I use psredit500. Once you have the setup in the scanner working memory, you can use any software package to bring that info into any software package since the scanner is the common item for them, its the software file that is unique from each other.

Call me if needed my # is on the paper list I gave you as well.
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 08-16-2018, 10:36 AM
Forts's Avatar
Mentor
  RadioReference Database Admininstrator
Database Admin
Audio Feed Provider
Audio Feed Provider
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Strathroy, Ontario Canada
Posts: 5,539
Default

Could always install the demo on a fresh PC and restore from there....
__________________
Middlesex County/Strathroy-Caradoc Fire Paging Alerts: http://groups.google.com/group/middlesex-fire
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 08-16-2018, 10:52 AM
TailGator911's Avatar
Member
  Shack Photos
Shack photos
Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Fairborn, OH
Posts: 538
Default

My ARC500 Pro is worthless to me and has been ever since I purchased the full Pro version last year, as I have never been able to get the virtual display to work. Yeah one of the rare ones out here that cannot get it to work no matter how many times I reloaded the drivers (can we type 'reload the drivers' 35 times real fast and then ignore the customer?) So what would anybody recommend for the Whistler 1065 with a virtual control option? (Win10) PSREdit, or WIN500 or...?
__________________
SDS100, TRX-1, BCD536HP, WS-1065, BCT15X, BC895XLT, RS-2006, RS-2035, Misc. Others
ICOM R75, ICOM 746 PRO, YAESU FRG-7, YAESU 2800M, YAESU VX-7R, YAESU FT-2DR
SDR#
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old Yesterday, 5:34 PM
scanmanmi's Avatar
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Central Michigan
Posts: 342
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ronaldski View Post
I hope you didn't delete the 'Backup' vfolder I installed for you. It was the same setup as I installed when you were here. If so I have the setup.
You could restore that vfolder from the radio itself to your listening main memory.
That fixed it! Thanks Ron
__________________
Second place is the first loser.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 3:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
All information here is Copyright 2012 by RadioReference.com LLC and Lindsay C. Blanton III.Ad Management by RedTyger
Copyright 2015 by RadioReference.com LLC Privacy Policy  |  Terms and Conditions