1. S

    BCD396XT: BCD386xt Keypad unresponsive.

    I’ve had this unit for at least 8 years, bought second hand, have never had any problems, suddenly the keypad is not responding and when on either dc or ac it powers on on its own, seems like some kind damage or malfunction. I hooked it up to Freescale and it works fine I tried the F keypad lock...
  2. R

    BCD396XT Programming Question...

    Hi all, I have a BCD996XT which I programmed using Freescan. I have purchased a BCD396XT so I can have a scanner at work or on the go, and it should arrive by Friday. I understand that they are pretty much the same unit, one is simply an HT. Can I use the programming file I have from...
  3. JimmyBaB

    FreeScan Wont Forget My System

    Why is it that If I delete a system in freescan and then add a new one with the same quick key as the previous system.... Sometimes the old system is still there on the display but no where to be found on the radio or freescan? Example.... Deleted (HOMEFIRE/EMS) and made (BETHEL)...
  4. villlythekid

    BCD996P2: Getting Started with UID's/RID's

    I am looking to get started with UID's on my BCD996P2. I use Freescan to record my scanner and have noticed that the "Unit ID" section has always been blank. I am pretty much starting from scratch. I understand what UID's are but I'm not sure how they work. Would I assign them manually or is...
  5. xantegh

    FreeScan Audio file trimmed

    Team, Did anyone using FreeScan for recording notice that it takes almost 1 second to start recording the audio, and consequently losing the first second of the conversation? I have had this issue in multiple instances where radio replies are very short. by the way, is the ProScan logic for...
  6. villlythekid

    Need Help Programming a system

    I need help programming the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority system (Motorola Type II Smartnet) for the BCD996P2 using FreeScan. The weirdest thing is that it was working a few weeks ago and I was messing around on my scanner a little and it just stopped working after that. The...
  7. villlythekid

    BCD996P2: Need Help Programming System

    I am using FreeScan to try to program this system: Prince George's County Trunking System, Various, Maryland - Scanner Frequencies (Prince George's County Trunking System) I went onto Reddit to r/policescanner and someone sent me a 996 file through with the system set-up, but it...
  8. K7MFC

    Freescan: FreeSCAN Open Source Project - Developers Wanted!

    FreeSCAN is a popular free application for programming the Uniden SC230, BC246T, UBC3500XLT, BR330T, BCD396T, BC346XT(C), BCD396XT, BCT15X, BCD996XT, BCT15 and BCD996T, and BCD996P2 scanners. The original author, Assaf Shool/Sixpot Software, has decided to open source the project, stating he...
  9. Craigmoe

    BCD396T: Upload Issue With Freescan or BCD396T

    Hello, got lucky (I think) and got a ‘NOS’ BCD396T for under a $100.00. Have programmed BCD396XT, BCD996XT, BCD352P2 & BCD996P2 with absolutely no problems at all using Freescan, Windows 7 Pro. While uploading to the unit it slows down to an extremely slow crawl and at times stops before the...
  10. O

    Did I do it right?

    Hi all, I am waiting on my 996XT to arrive so I decided to download FreeSCAN and set it up. I'm in New Zealand so everything is analog except encrypted police in the major cities. Now this is the first scanner I have owned so I was just wondering if it looked correct to you guys and gals that...
  11. D

    BCD996XT: Delete channels from system

    I have a BCD996XT. my question is if i download a system and don't want to monitor all channels on it, can i delete those channels before uploading to scanner? Or, must i lock them out only?
  12. K

    Turn off the service scan?

    This is making me crazy. I have the BCD996P2 and have programmed it using FreeScan and RadioReference data. The frequencies are programmed, and they work fine. When I turn the radio on (and almost immediately press the “Hold” button), the stations I programmed come up immediately, and I can...
  13. D

    Freescan: Import from RR problem

    When I import from Freescan software by clicking Files, Import and from RadioReference Conventional.... I make my choice to select some frequencies and I click import. All work exept the Frequencies, the first three digits are ok and the five last digits after the dot indicated 00000 all the...
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    Freescan: FreeScan; ordering Sites and Groups

    I would like to change the order of Sites and Groups in the left-hand pane of FreeScan. I would prefer to have Sites listed first, unlocked before those checked "Locked," followed by Groups in order of their Group Quick Key. Under the "Edit" tab, "Sort" is grayed out, so I've been using the...
  15. E

    i have it programed, now what

    Hello all, I'm really new to all of this. My family had a scanner from the 80s that we used everyday until a few months ago. I got my dad a Uniden BCD996P2 for Christmas. I just got the premium membership so I can easily find the frequencies and everything for my area. I uploaded them to the...
  16. B

    Need FreeSCAN or Win500 programming files?

    For several years, I offered a programming service online for all sorts of scanners, including the BCD396T, BCD396XT, BCD996XT, Pro-106, Pro-197, GRE PSR-500, GRE PSR-600, WS1040, and a few others using older software. The fee was $30 and included several counties in your area along with some...
  17. R

    Freescan Favorites

    Hello Everyone, My brother obtained a second hand BCT15X and is currently using Freescan. He wants to group the precincts to our police department together so he is able to them at once. How would he go about this using Freescan? Thank you one and all for the help.
  18. C

    Freescan: Windows 10 Setup

    Can some one please explain the setup needed to get my BCT15X to communicate with Freescanin Windows 10 using the cable that comes with the scanner? I have a RS232 port on my computer. Any special driver needed? Do you need to setup a virtual com port? Please help, this is getting frustrating.
  19. mjmays

    Freescan: Use with Virtual Box

    I am running Windows 10 on a iMac with Virtual Box v 5.1.14. Virtual Box will not let me open serial port for uploading from Freescan. Any suggestions?
  20. S

    Freescan: Help importing frequencies using freescan

    I have successfully programmed a Uniden 396XT and 325p2 scanners using the freescan software and importing from RR. But I don't see as many counties in the import wizzard of freescan as I do on the databases list on RR. How do I import those other counties too? I'm kinda new to this and any help...