Programming cable compatibility

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TechnoDave

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Hey folks. Sorry if this is a constantly repeated question.
I have a friend that has asked me to program their Bearcat 396XT scanner. I am a RadioShack scanner guy myself but I told them I would try. My question.... is the programming cable that works for the RadShack scanners compatible to program Bearcat/Uniden Scanners? If not, what cable would I need to program my friends scanner.

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Unless you have a serial port, then he already has a cable you can use.
 

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True, but most newer PCs don't have serial ports anymore

The USB-1 is not the only model known to work with Uniden scanners. There are several others - and they're listed here, along with instructions on using Windoze Device Manager to help diagnose connection issues (and they often happen)

Connecting scanners via USB - The RadioReference Wiki

Note that anything in blue is a link...best regards..Mike
 

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Thanks, I did have a serial port so I got the programming cable connected. Im having some other problems, please see new post. "I dont wanna hear that".
 
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