8306RE: [BCD396XT] best software for programming
- Sep 7, 2013
I second Ken’s suggestion. Just had issues with the Sacramento County radio system as there are limits to trunk groups on the scanner and their group has so many more. Still trying to work it out.
Try freescan.... as it is free to try.
I used to use another one for another scanner but chose to stay with freescan and use the $$ for a donation and a year subscription to radio reference. I would certainly recommend RR....especially if you are new to this.
Freescan imports directly with 2 choices.. analog or digital. Both work fine.
Example... I am getting ready for a quick trip. I was able to pull up freescan, login to RR through freescan... get the systems in the city I was going to visit... upload to 396xt with its own quick key... pack scanner in under 5 minutes.
When I get home... I will just, via freescan, erase and reload my "daily use" load.
At the same time... I am always on the hunt for better software. I liked the comment UPMan made.
For me... I like trying everything just for the fun of it. I enjoy "finding" great programs.
Can someone tell me if it is really worth the extra $ over freescan?
Also as a new BCD396XT user, I am having trouble decoding a lot of digital transmissions. For example, Westfield shopping centres in Melbourne Australia I can't seem to decode. Maybe they have a high level of security on their radios.
On 07/09/2013, at 12:26 PM, Mike <pyro68@...> wrote:
Same here. Pricey, but a great program.
On 9/6/2013 1:19 PM, Clark Rennie wrote:
I also prefer and use ARC XT Pro, from here.
At 10:16 AM 9/6/2013, you wrote:
I used ARC basic with my 296 and was quite happy so I went with ARC xt for my 396 am so far I'm not disappointed
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On Sep 5, 2013, at 7:05 PM, <crosson1@... > wrote:
I have just ordered my BCD396xt and hope to have it Saturday. I figure it will be easier to program with software rather than the unit... ??? If there is a good free software that makes it easy please let me know. If not I will study the entries here on how to program them.
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