Went to the Freescan Wiki and looked around....I still dont think this is going to be EASY?? I dont under stand how the program works?? I got to the system 1 group 1 page but I am lost?No matter what software you use, you need to understand how DMA works and how things are done with these scanners. Don't even think about using the Uniden manuals - there are the Easier to Read manuals (both printed - via Scanner Master - and downloadable) as well as our extensvie DMA FAQ. Both are linked here...
Programming Your Uniden Scanner - The RadioReference Wiki
Thanks Mike.Everything in DMA is built around systems/groups (for conventional stuff) and sites/groups (for trunking). You allocate how many channels you use for each group, and how they are allocated, and used, by the use of various kinds of quick keys. There are several kinds, and it's absolutely vital you understand how they interact with one another.
I would strongly recommend you spend some time in the Easier to Read guide before you do any programming - as I stressed before, if you don't understand how DMA works, no matter what software you use, it's going to be very confusing to you.
There are also various Excel spreadsheets floating around the various Yahoo groups for these radios that can help 'teach' you how to work with a template before you do actual programming. You might also benefit from someone in the NJ forum sending you a FreeScan, ARC (BuTel) or UASD file (FreeScan will import ARC and UASD files) so you can see a practical working example. Often that helps make the light bulb turn on.
I actually just purchased a brand new BCT-15X myself, "upgraded" from a RadioShack. there is 2 different programs to use for the BCT-15X. One is called ProScan (ProScan) and the other is ARC-XT (Butel Software), both are paid programs and vary in features. If you want total control over programming then ARC-XT is the way to go, if you are wanting more of a "control the scanner remotely from a computer" then the ProScan is the better choice, but both are great programs. I am trying to decide which one I want. FreeScan is the only free one that I am aware of. If anyone knows any other programs for the BCT-15X please let us know!Well i just got my new BCT-15X and i want to try and set it up with software..... What is the easyest for a newbe....Thanks