BC125AT New Scanner Announcement

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scannersnstuff

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i keep thinking the same thing about the bc125at vs. the psr-310. the 310 is currently $149.00 and no shipping charge from scanner master. yes it does trunking. when the njsp goes digital,it will not be a big help to me. the 310 is basically like the psr-500. already have one. i just want something different. i think the concept of the straight forward bank's is o.k. the 310 is another heavy,4 battery,bulky scanner. the situation,not good for my OCD. i still don't think the anticipated $139.00 is that bad. any more for a basic scanner may be pushing the envelope. just my thought's. GUMP.
 

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I personally would purchase a psr-310 $175 or a bc346xt for $199 and have 9000 channels and full analog trunking.. but this scanner wasnt aimed at me was aimed at those looking for air and military band
 

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So does anyone have their hands on one of these yet? I'm curious if Uniden put a cd-rom in the box that includes programming software?
 

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I'm sure someone will put something up in due course - it shouldn't be hard to learn how to program it, although with 500 channels it would be tedious. It's not a DMA scanner, either, so not much of a learning curve.

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although i still don't have my mind completely made up on this purchase, scanner master is saying march delivery.

i'm still in a hot debate with myself over pulling the pin on a psr-310 instead. the idiot is winning ! ..
 
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March delivery??? I was thinking this week was the first available? Universal Radio is stating a 1/24/12 arrival.
Thanks upman for the link to the software!!
What are your best estimates for delivery?
Did the guys from AES order any at CES?
 

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What are your best estimates for delivery?
Did the guys from AES order any at CES?[/QUOTE


i can't even get a simple answer on correct step size's. good luck.
 

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First, thanks UPMan for the software post. Second, one of my questions about this radio is answered. Third, January or March, Paul? I can't wait to get one of these!
Larry
 

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First observations on the BC125AT software

Downloaded, installed and ran the BC125AT SS software. Appears to be relatively straight forward. Found a few interesting things after a quick look:

When I press Help/Contents it pops up a help file window, but the help file is for "Homepatrol Sentinel Software", not what I expected.

There is no apparent "Import" capability, but you can copy and paste from a spreadsheet file with some restrictions. You can copy/paste a single column with multiple rows, or multiple columns with multiple rows (as long as the column order from your source matches the BC125AT SS order).

I also discovered a paste would fail if your "Name" field contained an illegal character, I did find that the underscore '_' is considered illegal. That's a little troubling since a lot of Alpha Tags in the RRDB include the '_' character. One can perform a find/replace of bad characters in the spreadsheet, but that it kind of a pain.

Would like to know if the illegal character issue is a limitation of the scanner or just the software, and see a list of what the legal/illegal characters are.

Look forward to receiving my scanner soon.

Ted
 
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