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denris

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I'm A Chicago Fireman who has had analog scanners for 50 years The Chicago Fire Dept switched to digital 2 years ago and with the price of the 996 dropping I bought one today I only want to program 4 freq and for the life of me can't figure out how to do that I read the uniden manual and the manuals buy others yet I'm still lost Can any one explain in simple terms how to do this. Our first scanner had a toggle switch that toggled between 2 crystals, north and south fire. My Father was a fireman and my Mother had the scanner on any time he was a work Denris
 

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You might want to look at the following site:

Easier to Read BCD996XT Digital Scanner Manual

You'll be programming a conventional system.

The frequencies you'll need are found below:

Cook County, Illinois (IL) Scanner Frequencies and Radio Frequency Reference

I suggest you download FreeScan programming software from Sixspot:

https://sites.google.com/site/sixspotsoftware//downloads

This is free scanner programming software and can help you manage your scanner very easy.

Then you might create a post in the Illinois section asking if someone there could send you a programming file with the Chicago Fire "stuff" so you don't need to re-create a wheel.

Another good site of interest for those in the Chicago area:

Home Page
 

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(Assuming you are programming conventional, not trunked, channels.)
1. Create a System.
2. Create a Department in that system.
3. Create a Channel in that department, with the frequency.

Repeat Step 3 three more times. Note that you can add attributes at each step (Description is probably the most important one), but that is all that is purely necessary.
 

denris

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I don't know anything you wrote? I want to have 4 cfd freq in my radio I cant hook up to a comp. because uniden uses a cable no one else uses Denris
 

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1. Menu
2. Program System
3. New System
4. Conventional
5. Confirm (hit the Eyes key)
6. Edit Group
7. New Group
8. Edit Channel
9. New Channel
10. Imput the freq then the Eyes key
11. New Channel input the 2nd freq and so on


That is the most simple way of going about it.
 

denris

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You might want to look at the following site:

Easier to Read BCD996XT Digital Scanner Manual

You'll be programming a conventional system.

The frequencies you'll need are found below:

Cook County, Illinois (IL) Scanner Frequencies and Radio Frequency Reference

I suggest you download FreeScan programming software from Sixspot:

https://sites.google.com/site/sixspotsoftware//downloads

This is free scanner programming software and can help you manage your scanner very easy.

Then you might create a post in the Illinois section asking if someone there could send you a programming file with the Chicago Fire "stuff" so you don't need to re-create a wheel.

Another good site of interest for those in the Chicago area:

Home Page
If you read my thread you would of seen I read all those easy manuals and had the freq I need. I just want to turn on the radio and scan 4 fire freq Denris
 

denris

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1. Menu
2. Program System
3. New System
4. Conventional
5. Confirm (hit the Eyes key)
6. Edit Group
7. New Group
8. Edit Channel
9. New Channel
10. Imput the freq then the Eyes key
11. New Channel input the 2nd freq and so on


That is the most simple way of going about it.
Voxiso Thanks We have these radios in the firehouse but they came pre programed. We had nothing but problems until we found out how to lock them on to one freq Did you ever heard the saying ; The elephant is a horse designed by a committee I think it applies to this radio Thank again Denris
 
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