I use the radio reference web site to keep mine up to date but that being
said my area certainly isn't as rapidly changing as yours. I had a BC246XT
and as much of VA is now APCO25 (especially my area) I couldn't get there
with my old radio so I let my paid account expire on www.radioreference.com.
I had or could search for everything I needed. Now I've reactivated my
account as with ARC XT and my new 396XT it is just easier to download the
bulk of the items I'm interested in. I haven't mastered the new power yet
so I'm not going to even make believe I can fully answer your question.
Anyway, the other option is to capture it in the radio and download to ARC
XT but what I do is download the bulk of it from the WEB site and tweak as I
go. The subscription is worth the effort to me. Not much help I know but
to me messing around with it is half the fun. Thing is you can drag and
drop what you find scanning and what you download in ARC XT so I find it
just easier and more entertaining. Sorry if I wasn't much help. Duff
] On Behalf
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 6:48 AM
Subject: [BCD396XT] Re: Updated Frequencies in ARC-XT
Thanks for the response. I do have my files set up in ARC XT, but I was
wondering if there is an easier way to maintain the frequencies in ARC XT
that get updated frequently? For example, I have NYC frequencies and they
get updated frequently. Other than manually updating these frequencies, then
uploading to the 396XT, is there an easier way to maintain them in ARC XT?
--- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> , "Peter
Duffy" <pduffy211@...> wrote:
> Actually it is quite easy to manage the freq's but.I have to admit it is
> totally different thinking than my old scanners. Think of it as loading
> everything you ever want to listen to and then tweaking it when needed.
> I've used scanners since I had to buy crystals for them. Once you set them
> (systems) up save them and then load what you need or want to the scanner.
> Save all the systems including stuff you don't want. You then can go both
> ways, use what is in the scanner or what is on the hard drive. Look at
> out of system. ARC-XT is really different in how we old farts use the
> software but it works really well with the 396xt. I actually had to do
> something I never do.read the manual. Please don't flame me as fact is it
> is a really cool program but, I had to change the way I think to use the
> format. Good luck, Duff
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