Control Uniden Scanner via Command Line

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Hi All,

Storm season is coming up and I am wondering if there is a way to control a uniden scanner via command line. I am going to setup a monitor for the weather radio freqs and on the 1050hz tone I would like to flip my scanners to the weather channel for 30secs and then change back to normal scan mode.

I run Proscan for my feeds and I don't know if there is a way to use that to control them so I thought I would ask here.
 

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does the scanner have, or not have, a built in method to 'activate' and tune to NOAA Radio Weather upon the weather service sending alert tones over the air ... or, am I confused ? Perhaps re write the question to include the model number of scanner, what software is connected to the scanner, and, maybe what version of Windows. no m soft windows, then perhaps linux, an apple product ?
 

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996XT - You have to leave them locked on the wx channel for that to happen. I am going to be using an outside program which monitors the wx channel and then runs a .bat file when it is triggered. I would like that batch file to tune the scanner to 162.475mhz for about 30-45 seconds and then switch back to the normal scan mode.
 

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ProScan has a terminal in one of the tabs, you can use it to send any command to the scanner.
 

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996XT - You have to leave them locked on the wx channel for that to happen. I am going to be using an outside program which monitors the wx channel and then runs a .bat file when it is triggered. I would like that batch file to tune the scanner to 162.475mhz for about 30-45 seconds and then switch back to the normal scan mode.
I could be wrong, but take a look at this
 

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Am I missing something or would the easiest way to get weather alerts be to just get a weather radio?
 

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ProScan has a terminal in one of the tabs, you can use it to send any command to the scanner.
If I could remotely send commands from the command line of a computer via a API or something that will work..

What I am doing this is:
ComTekk Software - Weather and EAS Alert triggers on the SAME Alert.

I want it to trigger a batch file which will tune the scanner to a freq and then back to normal scan. I can do the batch files etc.. but I need to know what I need to send to the scanner and how I can do it. If proscan accepts commands awesome I already own that.
 

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Am I missing something or would the easiest way to get weather alerts be to just get a weather radio?
I have one, it's for the 200-300 private listeners I have on my feed. It goes along with the other offerings I have Trunk-Recorder, Fire Pages etc..
 

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It is my understanding that the programming commands for the 996XT are basically yhe same as those for BC346XT.

These are documented in the Uniden BC346XT manual here: BC346XT_Complete_Reference.

The ones you should be looking at are QSH (Quick Search & hold) and QSC (Set current frequency and get reception status). Also for the scan start/stop/hold etc use the KEY command. This allows you to pro-grammatically press the scanner keys.

As you want to do this from a bat/cmd file then read these two links:

Simple command line trick for sending characters to a serial port in Windows

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SerialSend

The SerialSend utility looks very useful and will do the hard work for you.
 

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It is my understanding that the programming commands for the 996XT are basically yhe same as those for BC346XT.

These are documented in the Uniden BC346XT manual here: BC346XT_Complete_Reference.

The ones you should be looking at are QSH (Quick Search & hold) and QSC (Set current frequency and get reception status). Also for the scan start/stop/hold etc use the KEY command. This allows you to pro-grammatically press the scanner keys.

As you want to do this from a bat/cmd file then read these two links:

Simple command line trick for sending characters to a serial port in Windows

and

SerialSend

The SerialSend utility looks very useful and will do the hard work for you.

thanks I will look into all of this.
 

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If I could remotely send commands from the command line of a computer via a API or something that will work.
You can control a 536 or SDS200 from anywhere, as long as you have a network connection.
 
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