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  1. hiegtx

    Newbie in SanAntonio/Boerne looking for scanner recommendations.

    Yes & no. What you need to do, while waiting for your scanner to arrive, is first install the Sentinel software. You can do that before you have the radio on hand. Download from here: http://info.uniden.com/twiki/bin/view/UnidenMan4/BCDx36HPSentinel You will also need to install the serial...
  2. hiegtx

    Uniden BC296D Help

    ProScan supports your scanner for programming, and will work with Windows 10. There is a thirty day free trial, so you can download it & see if your cable will connect to the PC & ProScan. When you connect the cable, and hear the 'ding' as Windows sees a new device has been connected, try going...
  3. hiegtx

    SDS100: SDS100 stopped working

    Yep. Saw the same comment. Their location, in Tarrant County, is under the same type of shelter at home decree as Dallas County, where I am. Only essential businesses are permitted to operate. All the restaurants have either closed. or are trying to ride this out with curbside (or 'touch-less'...
  4. hiegtx

    SDS100: SDS100 National Back Order

    I doubt if that is always true. Amazon allows return for just about any reason. If the item is returned because it was deader than a doornail when it landed on the porch, then, yes, that should be routed to Uniden for inspection and/or repair. But if no real reason was given, or the reason is...
  5. hiegtx

    BCD325P2 programming

    As do I. Whether you are using FreeSCAN, or any other software, and you are either using EZ-Grab, other software, or the import feature, as you are a Premium Subscriber, does not really help in correcting whatever problem you are having. Without knowing your approximate location (city, or...
  6. hiegtx

    checking nxdn

    The talkgroup on the LTR system, for the HISD PD, is noted as PD Dispatch (NXDN Backup) I take that to mean that, primarily, they use the NXDN conventional channel, but still can access the specific TGID on the LTR system if, for whatever reason, the NXDN is not available. But, as already...
  7. hiegtx

    checking nxdn

    No problem at all. At one time or another, all of us either get our toes stepped on, or we step on someone else's.
  8. hiegtx

    BCD325P2 programming

    It would not pick it up from a 'screenshot', since that is a photo. However, if it was pasted in a text format (text file, spreadsheet, or table format), where you could selectively pick out the data to use, and copy it to the Windows clipboard, you could 'grab' it from there. I don't have the...
  9. hiegtx

    checking nxdn

    With most, if not all, school districts shut down in Texas to to Covid-19, they may simply not be using the NXDN frequency. Look at the notes on the LTR system for the PD's talkgroup. It's noted as a "backup" for NXDN.
  10. hiegtx

    BCD436HP: DMR ?

    Once you activate DMR (or NXDN, or ProVoice) by entering the upgrade key, there is nothing else that needs to be 'turned on'. If a specific agency, in the database, and also enabled based on the range and location information that you set, the conventional channels, or trunked system, would be...
  11. hiegtx

    FreeSCAN and LAPD

    Those are common error messages that FreeSCAN generates the first time or two a new programming file is written to the scanner. The bandplan message would have zero relevance to a set of conventional channels LAPD. That would be generated if you have one or more trunked systems in the file...
  12. hiegtx

    BCD325P2 programming

    No. EZ-Grab is a tool to capture data that is listed elsewhere, be it a web page, spreadsheet, or table. There is no download of frequencies or talkgroups or any other information from RadioReference or elsewhere. You copy it to the clipboard, then use EZ-Grab to specify what piece of...
  13. hiegtx

    Newbie in SanAntonio/Boerne looking for scanner recommendations.

    The 436HP is a good all-around scanner. Mine have worked well for me. In your home county, you shouldn't have a simulcast issue.
  14. hiegtx

    Baylor Dallas

    I'll throw in a trial NXDN system & see if anything pops up. While I'm not all that far away, their previous system was extremely weak when I tried to receive it at home. Part of that, in my case, could be that the Baylor campus, east of downtown Dallas, is on the other side (from me) of the...
  15. hiegtx

    (500) syntax error when updating SDS100

    And are you using the current model of Sentinel for your scanner? That is version 2.02, revision 01. If you cannot even update the database in Sentinel, using the correct program, then likely your firewall or ISP is blocking your access to the ftp site that Sentinel tries to connect to.
  16. hiegtx

    BCD325P2 programming

    While you have to be an RR Premium Subscriber, in order to do downloads directly from the database into your software, no matter which program you use, FreeSCAN's EZ-Grab, as Doc noted, works and needs no subscription. However, since the OP is a Premium Subscriber, he can use the import...
  17. hiegtx

    BCD325P2: I have a odd ? Or not

    No, just set up the repair by filling out the form online. Start here: http://repair.uniden.com/rates.cfm I think you are correct, based on what another member was told about the status of his repair or replacement of a scanner that had already been in twice before...
  18. hiegtx

    BCD325P2: I have a odd ? Or not

    I still would try swapping antennas between the two. If the "problem" switches scanners along with the antennas, then you know it's an antenna, not a scanner, problem, and you've already got a replacement on order.
  19. hiegtx

    Newbie in SanAntonio/Boerne looking for scanner recommendations.

    Right. I was trying to show that, while the OP may be some distance away from San Antonio itself, there are a couple of towers for Bexar/San Antonio system that are relatively close to his county (Kendall). For the LCRA P25 system, here is an overview of site locations: To get to the map just...
  20. hiegtx

    BCD325P2: I have a odd ? Or not

    Try swapping the antennas between the two scanners. While you might not see any physical damage, like the pin on the connector, it's at least possible that there could be damage inside the antenna, which is not visible due to the rubber covering. Have you also verified that the squelch settings...
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