Programming Ft. Meade

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freqhopping

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I'm working on uploading and coding for all my 996 files. I just put up a 996 file for Ft Meade and one that has all the JNCR sites together. The combined file doesn't yet have some of the more recent TGs.
 

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programing the BC396T

i just purchased a bc396t from a pawn shop. can anyone assist me on programing it for the maryland area and where to get a program to enter frequecies
 

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delmar891 said:
i just purchased a bc396t from a pawn shop. can anyone assist me on programing it for the maryland area and where to get a program to enter frequecies
Quick start....

Press MENU (bottom of black switch on the left side of the radio)
Press E/yes key to "Program System"
Rotate the volume/squelch control knob on top of the radio and scroll to "New System"
Press E/yes
Rotate the volume/control knob to "MOT" and press E/yes
Scroll to "P25" and press E/yes
Press E/yes to confirm
Note the default name the radio assigned to the new system you're programming (you can change that later)
Scroll to "Edit Sys Option" and press E/yes
Press E/yes to "Set Quick Key"
Scroll to "1" and press E/yes (you can change this later too)
Press the side "MENU" button again to back out of the menus one level
Scroll to "Set Frequencies" and press E/yes
Press E/yes to enter the first CONTROL CHANNEL frequency
Using the keypad, enter 380.3875 and press E/yes

Press scan... the radio should start scrolling the display "ID SEARCH"... if not, press the 'scan' button several times until it does....

For more details, grab a copy of the user's manual: http://uniden.com/pdf/BCD396Tom.pdf

OOPS- I just noticed you asked generically how to program the 396 but you asked your question under another discussion about Ft. Meade.... so... I guess it depends on what you want to listen to....

Still - there's the link to the user's manual and others have mentioned the UASD software if you have the cable and a computer -- this is the best way...
 
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Yeah, he sorta hijacked the thread (no, no delmar...)

For what areas in Maryland, delmar? There are many programs for the 396, some are free. I'm not sure if the UASD - or Uniden's Advanced System Director - is, but BcTool and FreeScan are.

It kinda sounds like you're starting from scratch. I'd strongly suggest reading the DMA FAQ below, and take your time - there are many new concepts, such as Dynamic Memory Architecture, and the concept of trunking- that are important to understand with this breed of scanner.

Anything in blue is a link...

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

73 Mike
 
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