Questions about the 396XT

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Ok Guys I am to bite the bullet (LOL) and get a 396XT. I have some questions about it:

1. I have a Garmin Ledgend and Have the original Serial Cable that came with the unit. Well I know the 396xt can be used with a gps unit. Will the Ledgend work and what else do I need to get in order that It will work properly.

2 Also will the lasted verison of the Freescan software work with the scanner.

Thanks in advance and happy scanning.
 

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1. It should work fine (be sure to put it in NMEA out and not GARMIN/GARMIN mode). You'll need a null-modem adapter+gender changer to connect the supplied cables together.
 

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Ok Guys I am to bite the bullet (LOL) and get a 396XT. I have some questions about it:

1. I have a Garmin Ledgend and Have the original Serial Cable that came with the unit. Well I know the 396xt can be used with a gps unit. Will the Ledgend work and what else do I need to get in order that It will work properly.

2 Also will the lasted verison of the Freescan software work with the scanner.

Thanks in advance and happy scanning.
In Answer to Question 2. . YES, it works Great, use it daily....on BCD996xt and the BCD396xt.
 

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will the same USB programming cable work on the 396xt ?
Don't quite know what you mean about the "same" USB cable. Are you talking about the USB cable that your GPS unit uses? If so probably not. However the 396XT should (if bought new from a reputable retailer) have a serial programming cable included inside the box.
You may need a USB->9 Pin Serial adapter but other than that you should be good to go. :)
Marshall KE4ZNR
 

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No the cable I was refering to was the USB programming cable that I purchased for the Uniden 396t not the serial cable for the gps. my question on it was answered in a previous post.
 

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I am still wondering if the USB programming on the 396t will work on the 396xt ?
Same cable. Works on the BC246T, BCD396T, BR330T, BCT15, BCD996T, and all of the XT series scanners (396XT, 346XT, & 996XT).
 
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