Help Progaming BCD396T for Nashua, NH Police frequencies

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idle00955

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Can any one help me program the Nashua NH trunking system in my Uniden BCD396T. I heard the radio reference has a way to download it to the scanner?
 

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Actually you download data into a software package's editor, and from there into the scanner, but we're getting ahead of ourselves (anything in blue and/or underlined is a link);

First step - Get a paid subscriptiion

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/subscription/

Second step - the software. There are several packages that can connect to the database. While ARC396 from BuTel is pretty much the acknowledged champ (you can get that from Scanner Master), there are 2 freeware packages - FreeScan and BcTool - that can also do this. You can read up on those packages and more via links on this article

http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/BCD396T

Each of the freeware packages have their own forums (BcTool uses Yahoo groups, where it stores the latest version of their software; FreeScan has their own forum area on their website) and their authors watch them pretty regularly for questions and how-tos.

Another source of information would be anyone here who could supply you with a Uniden Advanced System Director (UASD) file - that can be imported via software. You might also find that someone has already built something on the New Hampshire Scanner Yahoo group (very active group), or on the popular Scan Cape Cod website...

or even here. 73 Mike
 

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No need to download anything.
No need for any special software either. I've found I learn my way around a new scanner much faster by avoiding programming via software and program it manually from the keypad instead.

Do the following on the 396T:
1. Create a new system in the 396T.
2. Set the type of system to 800MHz Motorola Type II.
3. Set "control channel only" mode to ON.
4. Enter 868.4500 MHz as a channel in the system. This is the main control channel in the Nashua system.

Scan away and enjoy.
 
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BD70

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Can you help me programming my scanner?

That's cool. Do you know how to do that on a BCD996XT scanner? Iw would love it if you would help me with installing the Nashua trunking system on my scanner.
 
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