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Quick Programming Steps for a BC346XT

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  • donwenrob
    My elder neighbor just got a BC346XT scanner and asked me if I could program in about 100 frequencies for him. I am not a scanner person and really don t want
    Message 1 of 9 , Aug 19, 2013
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      My elder neighbor just got a BC346XT scanner and asked me if I could program in about 100 frequencies for him. I am not a scanner person and really don't want to read the manual. Can you provide me a quick 1-2-3- step guide to do this please??? Txs.
    • capt_clint
      There is no simple approach with modern scanners. This is as simple as it gets: http://marksscanners.com/346XT/346xt.shtml#program%20conv%20system Don t
      Message 2 of 9 , Aug 25, 2013
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        There is no simple approach with modern scanners. This is as simple as it gets: http://marksscanners.com/346XT/346xt.shtml#program%20conv%20system Don't bother with options. After creating a system, see Creating Groups. Then see Programming Frequencies/IDs, Conventional Frequency
        For Conventional, you need to create a system, and then at least 1 group under that system. Think of systems as main folders on a PC. Groups are sub folders under the system. For the sake of simplicity, all you need is 1 system, and then you can put all 100 freq's in one group. Trunking systems are similar, but more involved.

        --- In BC346XT@yahoogroups.com, "donwenrob" <donwenrob@...> wrote:
        >
        > My elder neighbor just got a BC346XT scanner and asked me if I could program in about 100 frequencies for him. I am not a scanner person and really don't want to read the manual. Can you provide me a quick 1-2-3- step guide to do this please??? Txs.
        >
      • Maggie OConnor
        I have to agree – no simple way to program this scanner – I used the MarkScanner and yahoo group people’s help to get mine to the bare minimum so I can
        Message 3 of 9 , Aug 25, 2013
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          I have to agree – no simple way to program this scanner – I used the MarkScanner and yahoo group people’s help to get mine to the bare minimum so I can use it.. I have a trunked bank and I guess a different “group” for conventional frequencies..

          Can anyone tell me how to turn on or off a specific group, and also, on my old scanners, for conventional freq’s – they were each at a “number” in the scanner, and I could hit the manual button, and then hit number 123 for example and just “hold” on a specific freq.. is there any way to do this with this scanner?

          some time I want to try using the computer to program – but haven’t done that yet either!

          Thanks much – and good luck donwebrob.

          From: capt_clint
          Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2013 9:29 AM
          To: BC346XT@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: [BC346XT] Re: Quick Programming Steps for a BC346XT


          There is no simple approach with modern scanners. This is as simple as it gets: http://marksscanners.com/346XT/346xt.shtml#program%20conv%20system Don't bother with options. After creating a system, see Creating Groups. Then see Programming Frequencies/IDs, Conventional Frequency
          For Conventional, you need to create a system, and then at least 1 group under that system. Think of systems as main folders on a PC. Groups are sub folders under the system. For the sake of simplicity, all you need is 1 system, and then you can put all 100 freq's in one group. Trunking systems are similar, but more involved.

          --- In mailto:BC346XT%40yahoogroups.com, "donwenrob" <donwenrob@...> wrote:
          >
          > My elder neighbor just got a BC346XT scanner and asked me if I could program in about 100 frequencies for him. I am not a scanner person and really don't want to read the manual. Can you provide me a quick 1-2-3- step guide to do this please??? Txs.
          >





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        • Paul
          I use FreeSCAN.
          Message 4 of 9 , Aug 25, 2013
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            I use FreeSCAN.

            --- In BC346XT@yahoogroups.com, "Maggie OConnor" <Maggie-o@...> wrote:
            >
            > I have to agree â€" no simple way to program this scanner â€" I used the MarkScanner and yahoo group people’s help to get mine to the bare minimum so I can use it.. I have a trunked bank and I guess a different “group” for conventional frequencies..
            >
            > Can anyone tell me how to turn on or off a specific group, and also, on my old scanners, for conventional freq’s â€" they were each at a “number” in the scanner, and I could hit the manual button, and then hit number 123 for example and just “hold” on a specific freq.. is there any way to do this with this scanner?
            >
            > some time I want to try using the computer to program â€" but haven’t done that yet either!
            >
            > Thanks much â€" and good luck donwebrob.
            >
            > From: capt_clint
            > Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2013 9:29 AM
            > To: BC346XT@yahoogroups.com
            > Subject: [BC346XT] Re: Quick Programming Steps for a BC346XT
            >
            >
            > There is no simple approach with modern scanners. This is as simple as it gets: http://marksscanners.com/346XT/346xt.shtml#program%20conv%20system Don't bother with options. After creating a system, see Creating Groups. Then see Programming Frequencies/IDs, Conventional Frequency
            > For Conventional, you need to create a system, and then at least 1 group under that system. Think of systems as main folders on a PC. Groups are sub folders under the system. For the sake of simplicity, all you need is 1 system, and then you can put all 100 freq's in one group. Trunking systems are similar, but more involved.
            >
            > --- In mailto:BC346XT%40yahoogroups.com, "donwenrob" <donwenrob@> wrote:
            > >
            > > My elder neighbor just got a BC346XT scanner and asked me if I could program in about 100 frequencies for him. I am not a scanner person and really don't want to read the manual. Can you provide me a quick 1-2-3- step guide to do this please??? Txs.
            > >
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            >
          • MCH
            Enable/disable Groups: While scanning the System with the Group you want to change, hit FINC and the number of the GQK assigned to that Group. If you didn t
            Message 5 of 9 , Aug 26, 2013
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              Enable/disable Groups: While scanning the System with the Group you want
              to change, hit FINC and the number of the GQK assigned to that Group. If
              you didn't assign a GQK, you would have to enable/disable it via the menu.

              Direct Channel access: Hit SNT.CNT (MENU) where SNT is the Number Tag of
              the System, and CNT is the Number Tag of the Channel. Both of these are
              assigned by you when programming. (or can be assigned or changed after
              the Channel/System are programmed.

              I usually make the SNT the same as the SQK and the CNT the same as the
              TGID for talkgroups (won't work for really high ones), or some logical
              number for Conventional Channels.

              Joe M.

              Maggie OConnor wrote:
              > I have to agree – no simple way to program this scanner – I used the MarkScanner and yahoo group people’s help to get mine to the bare minimum so I can use it.. I have a trunked bank and I guess a different “group” for conventional frequencies..
              >
              > Can anyone tell me how to turn on or off a specific group, and also, on my old scanners, for conventional freq’s – they were each at a “number” in the scanner, and I could hit the manual button, and then hit number 123 for example and just “hold” on a specific freq.. is there any way to do this with this scanner?
              >
              > some time I want to try using the computer to program – but haven’t done that yet either!
              >
              > Thanks much – and good luck donwebrob.
              >
              > From: capt_clint
              > Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2013 9:29 AM
              > To: BC346XT@yahoogroups.com
              > Subject: [BC346XT] Re: Quick Programming Steps for a BC346XT
              >
              >
              > There is no simple approach with modern scanners. This is as simple as it gets: http://marksscanners.com/346XT/346xt.shtml#program%20conv%20system Don't bother with options. After creating a system, see Creating Groups. Then see Programming Frequencies/IDs, Conventional Frequency
              > For Conventional, you need to create a system, and then at least 1 group under that system. Think of systems as main folders on a PC. Groups are sub folders under the system. For the sake of simplicity, all you need is 1 system, and then you can put all 100 freq's in one group. Trunking systems are similar, but more involved.
              >
              > --- In mailto:BC346XT%40yahoogroups.com, "donwenrob" <donwenrob@...> wrote:
              >> My elder neighbor just got a BC346XT scanner and asked me if I could program in about 100 frequencies for him. I am not a scanner person and really don't want to read the manual. Can you provide me a quick 1-2-3- step guide to do this please??? Txs.
              >>
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              > Yahoo! Groups Links
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            • Maggie OConnor
              Thanks Joe – I’ll have to look at this closely some time – I don’t even know how I got it programmed but I did.. I wonder if I could do all this stuff
              Message 6 of 9 , Aug 26, 2013
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                Thanks Joe – I’ll have to look at this closely some time – I don’t even know how I got it programmed but I did.. I wonder if I could do all this stuff with Freescan, do you think so? I was “fine” at programming my 245 (I think) scanner but this one is really for the birds! Meantime, lets say I have a SNT and CNT – okay so CNT is the actual number tag of the ONE freq (old kind) that I want? On my old scanner I knew the channel numbers by heart for the handful that I sometimes wanted to just be on – like my town cops or ambulance or something I might see or hear and want to just go to that one frequency.. Anyway, I really have to look at it.. I’d like to get another “group” in there too – I might have it and just don’t know it.. I loved my old scanner where you just turned “banks” on or off depending – like I had my “vacation” area on a bank and I could just turn it on when on vaca.. anyway, I guess I’m not so good at change! Thanks very much to all of you – including Marks Scanners!

                - Maggie

                From: MCH
                Sent: Monday, August 26, 2013 8:19 AM
                To: BC346XT@yahoogroups.com
                Subject: Re: [BC346XT] Re: Quick Programming Steps for a BC346XT


                Enable/disable Groups: While scanning the System with the Group you want
                to change, hit FINC and the number of the GQK assigned to that Group. If
                you didn't assign a GQK, you would have to enable/disable it via the menu.

                Direct Channel access: Hit SNT.CNT (MENU) where SNT is the Number Tag of
                the System, and CNT is the Number Tag of the Channel. Both of these are
                assigned by you when programming. (or can be assigned or changed after
                the Channel/System are programmed.

                I usually make the SNT the same as the SQK and the CNT the same as the
                TGID for talkgroups (won't work for really high ones), or some logical
                number for Conventional Channels.

                Joe M.

                Maggie OConnor wrote:
                > I have to agree – no simple way to program this scanner – I used the MarkScanner and yahoo group people’s help to get mine to the bare minimum so I can use it.. I have a trunked bank and I guess a different “group” for conventional frequencies..
                >
                > Can anyone tell me how to turn on or off a specific group, and also, on my old scanners, for conventional freq’s – they were each at a “number” in the scanner, and I could hit the manual button, and then hit number 123 for example and just “hold” on a specific freq.. is there any way to do this with this scanner?
                >
                > some time I want to try using the computer to program – but haven’t done that yet either!
                >
                > Thanks much – and good luck donwebrob.
                >
                > From: capt_clint
                > Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2013 9:29 AM
                > To: mailto:BC346XT%40yahoogroups.com
                > Subject: [BC346XT] Re: Quick Programming Steps for a BC346XT
                >
                >
                > There is no simple approach with modern scanners. This is as simple as it gets: http://marksscanners.com/346XT/346xt.shtml#program%20conv%20system Don't bother with options. After creating a system, see Creating Groups. Then see Programming Frequencies/IDs, Conventional Frequency
                > For Conventional, you need to create a system, and then at least 1 group under that system. Think of systems as main folders on a PC. Groups are sub folders under the system. For the sake of simplicity, all you need is 1 system, and then you can put all 100 freq's in one group. Trunking systems are similar, but more involved.
                >
                > --- In mailto:BC346XT%40yahoogroups.com, "donwenrob" <donwenrob@...> wrote:
                >> My elder neighbor just got a BC346XT scanner and asked me if I could program in about 100 frequencies for him. I am not a scanner person and really don't want to read the manual. Can you provide me a quick 1-2-3- step guide to do this please??? Txs.
                >>
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                >
                >
                > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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                >
                >
                > ------------------------------------
                >
                > Yahoo! Groups Links
                >
                >
                >
                >




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              • MCH
                FreeScan will program all those features. CNT is the Channel Number Tag which you set in the scanner (or SW) to that channel. Not every channel will have a tag
                Message 7 of 9 , Aug 27, 2013
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                  FreeScan will program all those features.

                  CNT is the Channel Number Tag which you set in the scanner (or SW) to
                  that channel. Not every channel will have a tag - only the ones you
                  specify. You have the use that in conjunction with the System Number Tag
                  which you also specify for the System, then hit SNT.CNT (MENU) to go to
                  that specific channel.

                  What you could do is program all the "old channels" in one conventional
                  System and assign it SNT 1, then program your channels with the number
                  you remember, so it will just be 1.XXX (MENU) where XXX is the number
                  you know them as.

                  For your Vacation bank, just program that as a separate System and
                  assign it a System Quick Key (SQK) that you had set as the old bank
                  number then you can enable/disable it just like you used to do.

                  If one or more of those systems are trunked, you can assign them the
                  same SQK and both/all will be enabled and disabled at the same time. You
                  are no longer limited to one trunk system per "bank"/System.

                  Your 346 can be set up pretty much the same as your old scanner. You
                  just need to assign the Systems, Channels (and Groups), and number tags
                  yourself - they are no longer preset with fixed numbers of channels or
                  fixed tags.

                  Joe M.

                  Maggie OConnor wrote:
                  > Thanks Joe – I’ll have to look at this closely some time – I don’t even know how I got it programmed but I did.. I wonder if I could do all this stuff with Freescan, do you think so? I was “fine” at programming my 245 (I think) scanner but this one is really for the birds! Meantime, lets say I have a SNT and CNT – okay so CNT is the actual number tag of the ONE freq (old kind) that I want? On my old scanner I knew the channel numbers by heart for the handful that I sometimes wanted to just be on – like my town cops or ambulance or something I might see or hear and want to just go to that one frequency.. Anyway, I really have to look at it.. I’d like to get another “group” in there too – I might have it and just don’t know it.. I loved my old scanner where you just turned “banks” on or off depending – like I had my “vacation” area on a bank and I could just turn it on when on vaca.. anyway, I guess I’m not so good at change! Thanks
                  very much to all of you – including Marks Scanners!
                  >
                  > - Maggie
                  >
                  > From: MCH
                  > Sent: Monday, August 26, 2013 8:19 AM
                  > To: BC346XT@yahoogroups.com
                  > Subject: Re: [BC346XT] Re: Quick Programming Steps for a BC346XT
                  >
                  >
                  > Enable/disable Groups: While scanning the System with the Group you want
                  > to change, hit FINC and the number of the GQK assigned to that Group. If
                  > you didn't assign a GQK, you would have to enable/disable it via the menu.
                  >
                  > Direct Channel access: Hit SNT.CNT (MENU) where SNT is the Number Tag of
                  > the System, and CNT is the Number Tag of the Channel. Both of these are
                  > assigned by you when programming. (or can be assigned or changed after
                  > the Channel/System are programmed.
                  >
                  > I usually make the SNT the same as the SQK and the CNT the same as the
                  > TGID for talkgroups (won't work for really high ones), or some logical
                  > number for Conventional Channels.
                  >
                  > Joe M.
                  >
                  > Maggie OConnor wrote:
                  >> I have to agree – no simple way to program this scanner – I used the MarkScanner and yahoo group people’s help to get mine to the bare minimum so I can use it.. I have a trunked bank and I guess a different “group” for conventional frequencies..
                  >>
                  >> Can anyone tell me how to turn on or off a specific group, and also, on my old scanners, for conventional freq’s – they were each at a “number” in the scanner, and I could hit the manual button, and then hit number 123 for example and just “hold” on a specific freq.. is there any way to do this with this scanner?
                  >>
                  >> some time I want to try using the computer to program – but haven’t done that yet either!
                  >>
                  >> Thanks much – and good luck donwebrob.
                  >>
                  >> From: capt_clint
                  >> Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2013 9:29 AM
                  >> To: mailto:BC346XT%40yahoogroups.com
                  >> Subject: [BC346XT] Re: Quick Programming Steps for a BC346XT
                  >>
                  >>
                  >> There is no simple approach with modern scanners. This is as simple as it gets: http://marksscanners.com/346XT/346xt.shtml#program%20conv%20system Don't bother with options. After creating a system, see Creating Groups. Then see Programming Frequencies/IDs, Conventional Frequency
                  >> For Conventional, you need to create a system, and then at least 1 group under that system. Think of systems as main folders on a PC. Groups are sub folders under the system. For the sake of simplicity, all you need is 1 system, and then you can put all 100 freq's in one group. Trunking systems are similar, but more involved.
                  >>
                  >> --- In mailto:BC346XT%40yahoogroups.com, "donwenrob" <donwenrob@...> wrote:
                  >>> My elder neighbor just got a BC346XT scanner and asked me if I could program in about 100 frequencies for him. I am not a scanner person and really don't want to read the manual. Can you provide me a quick 1-2-3- step guide to do this please??? Txs.
                  >>>
                  >>
                  >>
                  >>
                  >>
                  >> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                  >>
                  >>
                  >>
                  >> ------------------------------------
                  >>
                  >> Yahoo! Groups Links
                  >>
                  >>
                  >>
                  >>
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > ------------------------------------
                  >
                  > Yahoo! Groups Links
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
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                • Maggie OConnor
                  So Joe, I can do all the stuff you wrote me here with FreeScan? If so – I REALLY need to get that! This is great info and others gave me some as well..
                  Message 8 of 9 , Aug 27, 2013
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                    So Joe, I can do all the stuff you wrote me here with FreeScan? If so – I REALLY need to get that! This is great info and others gave me some as well.. thank you all.. without this group this scanner would be a total waste for me.. I just can’t really figure it out.. I did get my main stuff programmed in when I got it – with your help and that of MarkScanners – but now if I want anything changed or different – I have no clue.. I wish I could still get a new older model – it’s so much more “practical” for me!!

                    Again – thank you all a TON for your answers and your help.

                    - Maggie

                    From: MCH
                    Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 11:56 AM
                    To: BC346XT@yahoogroups.com
                    Subject: Re: [BC346XT] Re: Quick Programming Steps for a BC346XT


                    FreeScan will program all those features.

                    CNT is the Channel Number Tag which you set in the scanner (or SW) to
                    that channel. Not every channel will have a tag - only the ones you
                    specify. You have the use that in conjunction with the System Number Tag
                    which you also specify for the System, then hit SNT.CNT (MENU) to go to
                    that specific channel.

                    What you could do is program all the "old channels" in one conventional
                    System and assign it SNT 1, then program your channels with the number
                    you remember, so it will just be 1.XXX (MENU) where XXX is the number
                    you know them as.

                    For your Vacation bank, just program that as a separate System and
                    assign it a System Quick Key (SQK) that you had set as the old bank
                    number then you can enable/disable it just like you used to do.

                    If one or more of those systems are trunked, you can assign them the
                    same SQK and both/all will be enabled and disabled at the same time. You
                    are no longer limited to one trunk system per "bank"/System.

                    Your 346 can be set up pretty much the same as your old scanner. You
                    just need to assign the Systems, Channels (and Groups), and number tags
                    yourself - they are no longer preset with fixed numbers of channels or
                    fixed tags.

                    Joe M.

                    Maggie OConnor wrote:
                    > Thanks Joe – I’ll have to look at this closely some time – I don’t even know how I got it programmed but I did.. I wonder if I could do all this stuff with Freescan, do you think so? I was “fine” at programming my 245 (I think) scanner but this one is really for the birds! Meantime, lets say I have a SNT and CNT – okay so CNT is the actual number tag of the ONE freq (old kind) that I want? On my old scanner I knew the channel numbers by heart for the handful that I sometimes wanted to just be on – like my town cops or ambulance or something I might see or hear and want to just go to that one frequency.. Anyway, I really have to look at it.. I’d like to get another “group” in there too – I might have it and just don’t know it.. I loved my old scanner where you just turned “banks” on or off depending – like I had my “vacation” area on a bank and I could just turn it on when on vaca.. anyway, I guess I’m not so good at change! Thanks
                    very much to all of you – including Marks Scanners!
                    >
                    > - Maggie
                    >
                    > From: MCH
                    > Sent: Monday, August 26, 2013 8:19 AM
                    > To: mailto:BC346XT%40yahoogroups.com
                    > Subject: Re: [BC346XT] Re: Quick Programming Steps for a BC346XT
                    >
                    >
                    > Enable/disable Groups: While scanning the System with the Group you want
                    > to change, hit FINC and the number of the GQK assigned to that Group. If
                    > you didn't assign a GQK, you would have to enable/disable it via the menu.
                    >
                    > Direct Channel access: Hit SNT.CNT (MENU) where SNT is the Number Tag of
                    > the System, and CNT is the Number Tag of the Channel. Both of these are
                    > assigned by you when programming. (or can be assigned or changed after
                    > the Channel/System are programmed.
                    >
                    > I usually make the SNT the same as the SQK and the CNT the same as the
                    > TGID for talkgroups (won't work for really high ones), or some logical
                    > number for Conventional Channels.
                    >
                    > Joe M.
                    >
                    > Maggie OConnor wrote:
                    >> I have to agree – no simple way to program this scanner – I used the MarkScanner and yahoo group people’s help to get mine to the bare minimum so I can use it.. I have a trunked bank and I guess a different “group” for conventional frequencies..
                    >>
                    >> Can anyone tell me how to turn on or off a specific group, and also, on my old scanners, for conventional freq’s – they were each at a “number” in the scanner, and I could hit the manual button, and then hit number 123 for example and just “hold” on a specific freq.. is there any way to do this with this scanner?
                    >>
                    >> some time I want to try using the computer to program – but haven’t done that yet either!
                    >>
                    >> Thanks much – and good luck donwebrob.
                    >>
                    >> From: capt_clint
                    >> Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2013 9:29 AM
                    >> To: mailto:BC346XT%40yahoogroups.com
                    >> Subject: [BC346XT] Re: Quick Programming Steps for a BC346XT
                    >>
                    >>
                    >> There is no simple approach with modern scanners. This is as simple as it gets: http://marksscanners.com/346XT/346xt.shtml#program%20conv%20system Don't bother with options. After creating a system, see Creating Groups. Then see Programming Frequencies/IDs, Conventional Frequency
                    >> For Conventional, you need to create a system, and then at least 1 group under that system. Think of systems as main folders on a PC. Groups are sub folders under the system. For the sake of simplicity, all you need is 1 system, and then you can put all 100 freq's in one group. Trunking systems are similar, but more involved.
                    >>
                    >> --- In mailto:BC346XT%40yahoogroups.com, "donwenrob" <donwenrob@...> wrote:
                    >>> My elder neighbor just got a BC346XT scanner and asked me if I could program in about 100 frequencies for him. I am not a scanner person and really don't want to read the manual. Can you provide me a quick 1-2-3- step guide to do this please??? Txs.
                    >>>
                    >>
                    >>
                    >>
                    >>
                    >> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                    >>
                    >>
                    >>
                    >> ------------------------------------
                    >>
                    >> Yahoo! Groups Links
                    >>
                    >>
                    >>
                    >>
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > ------------------------------------
                    >
                    > Yahoo! Groups Links
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > ----------------------------------------------------------
                    >
                    >
                    > No virus found in this incoming message.
                    > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
                    > Version: 9.0.932 / Virus Database: 3211.1.1/6112 - Release Date: 08/27/13 03:12:00
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                  • MCH
                    Yes, you can do all this using FreeScan. On the channel display, make sure you uncheck simple view so you can see all the channel options. Joe M.
                    Message 9 of 9 , Aug 28, 2013
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                      Yes, you can do all this using FreeScan. On the channel display, make
                      sure you uncheck "simple view" so you can see all the channel options.

                      Joe M.

                      Maggie OConnor wrote:
                      > So Joe, I can do all the stuff you wrote me here with FreeScan? If so – I REALLY need to get that! This is great info and others gave me some as well.. thank you all.. without this group this scanner would be a total waste for me.. I just can’t really figure it out.. I did get my main stuff programmed in when I got it – with your help and that of MarkScanners – but now if I want anything changed or different – I have no clue.. I wish I could still get a new older model – it’s so much more “practical” for me!!
                      >
                      > Again – thank you all a TON for your answers and your help.
                      >
                      > - Maggie
                      >
                      > From: MCH
                      > Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 11:56 AM
                      > To: BC346XT@yahoogroups.com
                      > Subject: Re: [BC346XT] Re: Quick Programming Steps for a BC346XT
                      >
                      >
                      > FreeScan will program all those features.
                      >
                      > CNT is the Channel Number Tag which you set in the scanner (or SW) to
                      > that channel. Not every channel will have a tag - only the ones you
                      > specify. You have the use that in conjunction with the System Number Tag
                      > which you also specify for the System, then hit SNT.CNT (MENU) to go to
                      > that specific channel.
                      >
                      > What you could do is program all the "old channels" in one conventional
                      > System and assign it SNT 1, then program your channels with the number
                      > you remember, so it will just be 1.XXX (MENU) where XXX is the number
                      > you know them as.
                      >
                      > For your Vacation bank, just program that as a separate System and
                      > assign it a System Quick Key (SQK) that you had set as the old bank
                      > number then you can enable/disable it just like you used to do.
                      >
                      > If one or more of those systems are trunked, you can assign them the
                      > same SQK and both/all will be enabled and disabled at the same time. You
                      > are no longer limited to one trunk system per "bank"/System.
                      >
                      > Your 346 can be set up pretty much the same as your old scanner. You
                      > just need to assign the Systems, Channels (and Groups), and number tags
                      > yourself - they are no longer preset with fixed numbers of channels or
                      > fixed tags.
                      >
                      > Joe M.
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                      > Maggie OConnor wrote:
                      >> Thanks Joe – I’ll have to look at this closely some time – I don’t even know how I got it programmed but I did.. I wonder if I could do all this stuff with Freescan, do you think so? I was “fine” at programming my 245 (I think) scanner but this one is really for the birds! Meantime, lets say I have a SNT and CNT – okay so CNT is the actual number tag of the ONE freq (old kind) that I want? On my old scanner I knew the channel numbers by heart for the handful that I sometimes wanted to just be on – like my town cops or ambulance or something I might see or hear and want to just go to that one frequency.. Anyway, I really have to look at it.. I’d like to get another “group” in there too – I might have it and just don’t know it.. I loved my old scanner where you just turned “banks” on or off depending – like I had my “vacation” area on a bank and I could just turn it on when on vaca.. anyway, I guess I’m not so good at change! Thanks
                      > very much to all of you – including Marks Scanners!
                      >> - Maggie
                      >>
                      >> From: MCH
                      >> Sent: Monday, August 26, 2013 8:19 AM
                      >> To: mailto:BC346XT%40yahoogroups.com
                      >> Subject: Re: [BC346XT] Re: Quick Programming Steps for a BC346XT
                      >>
                      >>
                      >> Enable/disable Groups: While scanning the System with the Group you want
                      >> to change, hit FINC and the number of the GQK assigned to that Group. If
                      >> you didn't assign a GQK, you would have to enable/disable it via the menu.
                      >>
                      >> Direct Channel access: Hit SNT.CNT (MENU) where SNT is the Number Tag of
                      >> the System, and CNT is the Number Tag of the Channel. Both of these are
                      >> assigned by you when programming. (or can be assigned or changed after
                      >> the Channel/System are programmed.
                      >>
                      >> I usually make the SNT the same as the SQK and the CNT the same as the
                      >> TGID for talkgroups (won't work for really high ones), or some logical
                      >> number for Conventional Channels.
                      >>
                      >> Joe M.
                      >>
                      >> Maggie OConnor wrote:
                      >>> I have to agree – no simple way to program this scanner – I used the MarkScanner and yahoo group people’s help to get mine to the bare minimum so I can use it.. I have a trunked bank and I guess a different “group” for conventional frequencies..
                      >>>
                      >>> Can anyone tell me how to turn on or off a specific group, and also, on my old scanners, for conventional freq’s – they were each at a “number” in the scanner, and I could hit the manual button, and then hit number 123 for example and just “hold” on a specific freq.. is there any way to do this with this scanner?
                      >>>
                      >>> some time I want to try using the computer to program – but haven’t done that yet either!
                      >>>
                      >>> Thanks much – and good luck donwebrob.
                      >>>
                      >>> From: capt_clint
                      >>> Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2013 9:29 AM
                      >>> To: mailto:BC346XT%40yahoogroups.com
                      >>> Subject: [BC346XT] Re: Quick Programming Steps for a BC346XT
                      >>>
                      >>>
                      >>> There is no simple approach with modern scanners. This is as simple as it gets: http://marksscanners.com/346XT/346xt.shtml#program%20conv%20system Don't bother with options. After creating a system, see Creating Groups. Then see Programming Frequencies/IDs, Conventional Frequency
                      >>> For Conventional, you need to create a system, and then at least 1 group under that system. Think of systems as main folders on a PC. Groups are sub folders under the system. For the sake of simplicity, all you need is 1 system, and then you can put all 100 freq's in one group. Trunking systems are similar, but more involved.
                      >>>
                      >>> --- In mailto:BC346XT%40yahoogroups.com, "donwenrob" <donwenrob@...> wrote:
                      >>>> My elder neighbor just got a BC346XT scanner and asked me if I could program in about 100 frequencies for him. I am not a scanner person and really don't want to read the manual. Can you provide me a quick 1-2-3- step guide to do this please??? Txs.
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