Yes, However, you need a NULL MODEM cable to do it. You can CONTROL and update using FREESCAN or ARC. Be AWARE that FIRMWARE update MUST be done via the front port. I took my feed offline and used FREESCAN and ARC996 both with my 996T and it worked fine via the rear port. Note that I use the rear port for feeding tag information to radio reference.Can the serial port on the back of the BCT15X be used for programming/control instead of that jack on the front?
Install it in your dash and attempt to update it using the rear port. It will make a little more sense then.I just want to program/control using ProScan via that back port. It so darn hoaky having that cable plugged in the front. Never understood that design decision.
OMG you mean they still got cars with DIN radio slots? Couldn't put my 996T in my car dash if I wanted to.Install it in your dash and attempt to update it using the rear port. It will make a little more sense then.
I just wanted to ADD that the rear port has to be activated in the FIRMWARE. Just go to SYSTEM SETTINGS and set BAUD rate for both Front and Rear portsCan the serial port on the back of the BCT15X be used for programming/control instead of that jack on the front?
A basic null configuration is just pins 2 and 3 swapped on one end. A full null config is needed these days, unless flow control is being used.I'm not sure that a full null modem cable is requred but I am sure it will work. I make my own cables and just swapped pins 2 and three and works for me.
Full Modem Cable -
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I think you can get away with this on DB9 connectors, Sheided cable just pins 2,3 & 5 Signal Ground, Pins 2 to 3 and 3 to 2 and 5 to 5
If you want to listen to Jersey City, you need digital. NJSP is analog, as are NYPD and FDNY, including EMS. I think LI is still all analog. If you go to CT, you'll definitely want something with digital capabilities. If you go down to Somerset County, Edison, East Brunswick, and that area you'll want digital, although some of the PDs are encrypted.Northern NJ, NYC and Long Island