Great alternitive for Uniden Programming cable

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yukon

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Hi Everyone,
If you are like me you are always looking for a less expensive cable for Uniden's special serial cable. I have seen the thread for a cable on ebay, and purchased several, only to be disappointed when they arrived because the cable itself is quite a bit smaller in diameter and the wires are extremely small. I have found an alternative that works extremely, well and has a cable that is comparable to the original Uniden cable. It also has a shield in the cable which adds a great amount of strength to the cable. The unfortunate part is that it is also a USB cable . So the USB plug needs to be removed and a DB-9 plug needs to be soldered on. The advantage to that is that you can put on a Male connector and switch the RX and TX lines so that you wont need a null adapter or gender changer to connect your scanner to a gps unit.It wolrks great with the HP-1 and the BC346xt. I have ordered several extra cables for spares and have found bulk amounts of DB-9 connectors and hoods on ebay. makes for a quick fun project and saves lots of cash.
Here's the link for the cable, and its here in the US , so shipping will be quick and free

Newegg.com - Rosewill 6ft. USB2.0 A Male to USB Mini 4 pin cable (square connector), Model RCW-109
 

msradell

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Sounds like you've come up with a reasonably priced solution.

What I really find frustrating and strange is that some manufacturers are still using DB-9 connectors on their equipment! That has been an obsolete format for at least 10 years we still see new equipment coming out the use.
 

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Hi Everyone,
If you are like me you are always looking for a less expensive cable for Uniden's special serial cable. I have seen the thread for a cable on ebay, and purchased several, only to be disappointed when they arrived because the cable itself is quite a bit smaller in diameter and the wires are extremely small. I have found an alternative that works extremely, well and has a cable that is comparable to the original Uniden cable. It also has a shield in the cable which adds a great amount of strength to the cable. The unfortunate part is that it is also a USB cable . So the USB plug needs to be removed and a DB-9 plug needs to be soldered on. The advantage to that is that you can put on a Male connector and switch the RX and TX lines so that you wont need a null adapter or gender changer to connect your scanner to a gps unit.It wolrks great with the HP-1 and the BC346xt. I have ordered several extra cables for spares and have found bulk amounts of DB-9 connectors and hoods on ebay. makes for a quick fun project and saves lots of cash.
Here's the link for the cable, and its here in the US , so shipping will be quick and free

Newegg.com - Rosewill 6ft. USB2.0 A Male to USB Mini 4 pin cable (square connector), Model RCW-109
Awesome - can you post a color codes or wireing diagram to help us out with this project!!!
 

yukon

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wiring diagram

I'm not sure how to post a .jpg file of the wiring diagram. if this helps connect the black wire in the cable to pin number 5 of the Db-9 connector male or female. if using the cable to connect your scanner to a computer, use a female connector and connect the green wire in the cable to pin #3 and the red wire to pin #2,
If you are going to use this to connect to a GPS unit, use a male connector and again connect the black wire to pin #5, the green now to pin #2 and the red to pin #3

In both cases the white wire is not used in the original cable the white wire is connected to pin #8

Hope this helps
 
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