BCT8 Software

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70cutlass442

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Hello!

I am looking for the factory software the Uniden supplies with the BCT8. I lost my CD and need something to program my scanner with. Does anyone know if that software will support rebanding as well?
 

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There are 2 that might qualify - ARC8 (available from Scanner Master) and perhaps Scan Control. I would recommend ARC8 simply because Gommert is still around to do support - Scan Control hasn't been changed in 2 years, and I'm not sure Ken is still supporting it.

I would be surprised if ARC8 hasn't been changed for rebanding...but Gommert can answer that question....remember you must also upgrade the firmware in the BCT8 to support rebanding. Both are required; one won't work without the other.

best regards..Mike
 

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ARC8 can be purchased direct from Butel by downloading from their web site. See their web site for details. No need to use a dealer, you can deal directly with the maker and be using the program in a few minutes if you wish. The author, Gommert Buysen is often on the appropriate yahoo discussion forums and will answer questions. He travles extensively so sometimes it takes a while for him to catch up.
 

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?? Are you talking about their e-scanner software or the scanner's firmware ?? This is very unclear. The BCT8 IS supported for rebanding, here's the link...

BCT8FirmwareUpdate < UnidenMan4 < TWiki

Mike
Yes, the radio supports rebanding and has a firmware update to do so.

The software that Uniden sells (the "full version" of what came with your radio) does not support rebanding.
 

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Yes, I see. You're quite right of course, the whole concept of rebanding didn't come about until much later than the release date of this scanner.

A shame that Uniden didn't decide to keep up with the software changes, but I guess I can't blame them. The market is very narrow for this sort of thing, and it wouldn't be a big money maker to them

best regards..Mike
 
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