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A Few Question Please (& thanks for help)

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Hello:

Brand new user, and relatively unsophisticated re scanning.
Would sure appreciate some help with the following.

a. Really concerned about blowing something by doing something dumb; hence
this question:

The manual really isn't very clear on this -
My understanding after reading it is that you can (also) use the rear 9-pin 232 port for connecting the 996 to your PC for operation with the Uniden software, rather than the front connector. Either would be just as fine.

The only caveat apparently being that you need a null-modem cable (as contrasted to the 780 usage , e.g.) if you do use the rear port.

But I have also heard that this rear port is ONLY for the gps operation.

Can I use this rear port safely to go to the PC ?
If so, do I need the null type of cable ?

Any thoughts on this would be most appreciated.

b. I downloaded the UASD software and got it installed with the Key, I believe O.K.

But, there's now a Folder on my Desktop labeled BCSS.
I used all of their default locations, and didn't change any.

Where should this folder actually be located ?
When I put it where you suggest, should I just put the complete folder there, or only the contents of it ?

c. Regarding all the aero. and other freq's Uniden pre-installed.
Where can i find a listing, in UASD I assume, of what's actually in there ?

I can find the listing for my locale, Boston, but not the aero. freq's, e.g.

Thanks,
Bob
 

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BOBRR said:
Hello:

Brand new user, and relatively unsophisticated re scanning.
Would sure appreciate some help with the following.

a. Really concerned about blowing something by doing something dumb; hence
this question:

The manual really isn't very clear on this -
My understanding after reading it is that you can (also) use the rear 9-pin 232 port for connecting the 996 to your PC for operation with the Uniden software, rather than the front connector. Either would be just as fine.

The only caveat apparently being that you need a null-modem cable (as contrasted to the 780 usage , e.g.) if you do use the rear port.

But I have also heard that this rear port is ONLY for the gps operation.

Can I use this rear port safely to go to the PC ?
If so, do I need the null type of cable ?

Any thoughts on this would be most appreciated.

b. I downloaded the UASD software and got it installed with the Key, I believe O.K.

But, there's now a Folder on my Desktop labeled BCSS.
I used all of their default locations, and didn't change any.

Where should this folder actually be located ?
When I put it where you suggest, should I just put the complete folder there, or only the contents of it ?

c. Regarding all the aero. and other freq's Uniden pre-installed.
Where can i find a listing, in UASD I assume, of what's actually in there ?

I can find the listing for my locale, Boston, but not the aero. freq's, e.g.

Thanks,
Bob
Not sure which model you are referring to, but it seems like the new 996T
A. Yes either port is usable for programming. The rear port is for GPS, you can't connect the GPS to the front, from what I understand.
B. If you move the folder then you would need to make that change inside the program by telling it where they are now located. You can put it anywhere you want, under my documents, etc.
C. Not sure what to answer on that, by aero do you mean 'air' milair or what?
Hope that helps.
Chris.
 

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For Chris, etal From OP Question On Null Cable With Rear Port

Hi,

Thanks you very much for reply.

If I do use the Rear 232 port for programming from the PC, do I need a null modem type of cable ?

Or, is the null only usedthere if you are using it for the gps function ?

Thanks again,
Bob
 

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BOBRR said:
Hi,

Thanks you very much for reply.

If I do use the Rear 232 port for programming from the PC, do I need a null modem type of cable ?

Or, is the null only usedthere if you are using it for the gps function ?

Thanks again,
Bob
UPMAN wrote on the Yahoo Group:
b. The rear port is designed primarily for connecting to a GPS. To connect to
a PC, you need a gender changer / null modem adapter (or a cable equivalently
configured).
 

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BOBRR said:
If I do use the Rear 232 port for programming from the PC, do I need a null modem type of cable ?

Or, is the null only usedthere if you are using it for the gps function ?
Thanks again,
Bob
I am using a usb->serial adaptor and a null modem connector through the rear connector on the 996T.
All works well with the Uniden SW.
 
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