A easy to use software program

Status
Not open for further replies.

fxdscon

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Jan 15, 2007
Messages
4,976
I am looking for an easy to use software program for a BCD996T.One that is all inclusive so I don't need to join a site for the frequencies.

There is no programming software that already "contains" the frequencies if that's what you are asking.

If you don't have a premium (paid) membership on this site, you can still access the database here on RR to look up what frequencies you need and enter them manually into the programming software.

RadioReference.com - Scanner Frequencies and Radio Frequency Reference Database

If you choose to become a premium member here, the downloading and programming is a lot easier.

Check here for details on that:

Programming Your Scanner With the Web service
 

SurgePGH

Gold Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Jan 30, 2008
Messages
287
Location
Belle Vernon, PA
I am looking for an easy to use software program for a BCD996T.One that is all inclusive so I don't need to join a site for the frequencies.
...and you ask this on a site that has a premium subscription???? $30 is a small price to pay for the wealth of information available to you here. Bite the bullet, support the site and i'm sure that the members here will more than help you out.
 

N0WEF

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Jul 29, 2011
Messages
601
Location
Mpls, MN.
FDX's answer is quite good and correct

But to maybe offer a bit of help, or a work-around, FreeScan has "EZGrab" which will allow you to Copy and Paste large groups of Freq's or Talk Groups with minimal effort.

FreeSCAN - Sixspot Software
 

ka3nxn

Member
Joined
Mar 16, 2005
Messages
93
Location
Arvonia, VA U.S.A.
I can't agree more. $30.00 is nothing for what you get here. I have been a member for several years now and plan on supporting this site as long as I can.
 

ka3jjz

Wiki Admin Emeritus
Joined
Jul 22, 2002
Messages
23,257
Location
Bowie, Md.
Another way to go about this (on the <ahem> cheap) is to ask for a file on the Virginia forum. Keep in mind that FreeScan can import UASD (Uniden Advanced System Director) and BuTel files directly. Be sure to be specific about having FreeScan; file formats aren't always compatible across platforms

Mike
 

ka3jjz

Wiki Admin Emeritus
Joined
Jul 22, 2002
Messages
23,257
Location
Bowie, Md.
Do some searches, and you'll find that many radios have been totally f**** up by this software. In large measure, this was due to the wide distribution of this software to numerous RS stores who proceeded to use the software without having a clue as to how to use it. In addition it doesn't support all the radio it claims to correctly, and in my opinion, all too often it was rushed out the door to support a radio without proper testing. I did a review of SCL in its early stages over on Strong Signals.

In most cases (unfortunately not all), there are much better alternatives that do work a whole lot better- and some are free....

You might notice that the Scancat Yahoo group has pretty much died out - gee I wonder why?

Mike
 

darkwolf

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Feb 20, 2005
Messages
309
Location
Oklahoma
ok i would have too agree with on that one what about trunkstar what do you know about that one i've seen the price i was like wtf that high for
 

ka3jjz

Wiki Admin Emeritus
Joined
Jul 22, 2002
Messages
23,257
Location
Bowie, Md.
I would also avoid that one like the plague. Even tho we have that linked in our wiki, there appears to be virtually no customer support anymore. There have been a few (very few, really) requests from folks here from users when there's questions, and there's been practically no response. It appears Sam Dunham who is the head honcho of Signal Intelligence has little or no interest in anything but the commercial side of things -- which is kinda understandable, since that's where the money is......Mike
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top