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Can anybody help me program my Uniden BCT8 Scanner

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mastercheskew

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PLEEEEASE!!

I just got a Uniden BCT8 Scanner and I am having a hard time programming it, I figured out how to program basic channels, etc. I am having a problem programming EDACS talkgroups into the scanner.

PLEASE anybody walk me through it!

Thanks :)
 

n3ncn

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If you bought it new it should of come with programing software. If not you can do a search and download it. It is much easier. I programed my friends like that. Manualy was difficult. If that does not help you, maybe a nother can break done the instructions for you. Good Luck.
 

nexus

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master, which EDACS system are you trying to program in and I'll help you. EDACS is totally different from conventional or motorola.
 

dchamp3681

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How I programmed my BCT8

It took me a week to understand how to program it though. No one has clear instructions. I had N_ALSCAN to talking with me about it. He streams some Huntsville scanner traffic. I could not have figured it out without his help.

First I had to upgrade the firmware because of the Local Public Safety Radio rebanding.The link is on the RR site and the Uniden site.

Next I purchased the ARC8 programming software from scannermaster.

Then upgraded my RR subscription to allow direct downloading from their web service. (It is possible to program all of the frequencies manually). I went the easy route. It only took a week LOL.

Here is the tricky part that no one tells you. *** With the trunked system you desire selected check all the Main talkgroup boxes. Then uncheck the talkgroup and sub talkgroup boxes that you don't want to listen to***. This way you don't miss any of the main talkgroups.

In the trunking tab Ion the ARC8 software I had to select trunking system type (motorola type 2 for me), turn on delay, turn on ignore end signal, and set the tab to plan 2 for the Huntsville Public safety system.


The scanner has to be set to receive remote programming. (press and hold the ( . ) on the BCT8 pick the baud rate. and establish communication with the computer containing the software.

Next upload the data to the scanner selecting all the boxes in the trunking section.

I hope this helps you
 
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