USB Mode - Selecting Serial Port BCD536HP

Status
Not open for further replies.

MesquiteWx

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Apr 20, 2013
Messages
287
Location
Texas
So I have the serial driver installed and it is installed correctly. It shows up as port 8 and connects to it in RadioFeed.

Now as some of you know who have this scanner you plug the USB in and it asks...

Mass Storage="E" Serial Port="."

Now correct me if I am wrong but isn't he . the "no" button?

When I press it to go to serial it just exits out all together and I hear it disconnect.

Am I missing something?

-Thanks
 

UPMan

Uniden Representative
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Apr 19, 2004
Messages
13,288
Location
Arlington, TX
I believe what you are hearing is it connecting. The PC isn't going to see the scanner until you select which option to use, then it will attach to the scanner using whichever mode you selected.
 

MesquiteWx

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Apr 20, 2013
Messages
287
Location
Texas
Yep that is what it was doing. I was expecting it to connect to Sentinel through the serial connection but I guess it doesn't work that way.

Other than transferring meta data to software what other benefits does they serial connection have?
 

thecop

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Dec 19, 2002
Messages
406
Location
Wilmington, NC
Might I ask where I can find the serial driver? I just received the ARCPRO beta but cannot run the virtual screen without the driver. I plugged the USB cable in but was told the driver did not install correctly.
John
 

Butelsoftware

Member
Database Admin
Joined
Dec 8, 2003
Messages
2,225
Location
Dayton Hamvention 2019
Drivers come with the ARC536beta. Go to c:\program files\butel\arc536 for the drivers.

Gommert
Gommert, If we purchase the ARC536 now, do we download the beta version, or do we still have to wait?
Thank you.

Steve AA6IO

No wait, just send me a message after the purchase and then I will forward the latest beta.That info is also in the purchase confirmation email.


Gommert
Butel Software
 

lacadien72

Member
Joined
May 4, 2007
Messages
82
Location
Bathurst, NB, Canada
I'm running Windows 8.1 on my laptop. I installed the serial drivers. When I connect the USB cable to my scanner, Windows detects it and I can see "Uniden Serial Port (COM5)" under Ports in Device Manager. No errors. When I press "." for Serial Port on the scanner, it beeps and return to scanning.

Any suggestions? I already try to uninstall and reinstall the serial driver. I can see Uniden Serial Port in Device Manager until I unplug the USB cable from the scanner.
 

MesquiteWx

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Apr 20, 2013
Messages
287
Location
Texas
I'm running Windows 8.1 on my laptop. I installed the serial drivers. When I connect the USB cable to my scanner, Windows detects it and I can see "Uniden Serial Port (COM5)" under Ports in Device Manager. No errors. When I press "." for Serial Port on the scanner, it beeps and return to scanning.

Any suggestions? I already try to uninstall and reinstall the serial driver. I can see Uniden Serial Port in Device Manager until I unplug the USB cable from the scanner.

This was the premise of my original question.

As stated that is normal.

I was expecting something different too. It doesn't work as you would normally expect.
 

MesquiteWx

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Apr 20, 2013
Messages
287
Location
Texas
Doesn't sound like a driver problem. Do you have any other programs you can test it with like RadioFeed that is free just so you can see if it is sending data? Only take a second to setup and if it works with that then you know it is a problem with the ARC536PRO software.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top