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  • Jeffreyinberthoud
    Im assuming by the messages I see in other forums I am not the only one with the following issue I purchased my new 396xt aboiut a year ago and it came with
    Message 1 of 28 , Dec 8, 2010
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      Im assuming by the messages I see in other forums I am not the only one with the following issue

      I purchased my new 396xt aboiut a year ago and it came with the serial port cable well thanks to Microsoft ......all the new pc's with windows 7 do not have serial ports and it seems hit and miss on getting
      those aftermarket converter cables to work.....

      I have a RS 323 or 232 ??? and there is no windows 7 driver for this

      Ideas?
    • Uniden UPMan
      I see very few issues reported when using either the USB-1 cable from Uniden or others that use recent-vintage chipsets from Prolific.  UPMan
      Message 2 of 28 , Dec 8, 2010
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        I see very few issues reported when using either the USB-1 cable from Uniden or
        others that use recent-vintage chipsets from Prolific.
         UPMan




        ________________________________
        From: Jeffreyinberthoud <jeffrey_schiller@...>
        To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Wed, December 8, 2010 10:40:18 AM
        Subject: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares

         
        Im assuming by the messages I see in other forums I am not the only one with the
        following issue

        I purchased my new 396xt aboiut a year ago and it came with the serial port
        cable well thanks to Microsoft ......all the new pc's with windows 7 do not have
        serial ports and it seems hit and miss on getting
        those aftermarket converter cables to work.....

        I have a RS 323 or 232 ??? and there is no windows 7 driver for this

        Ideas?







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      • MCH
        Uniden makes the USB-1 which is more expensive, but has the support of Uniden. It s really just a converter and cable minus the two DB-9 connectors, but it may
        Message 3 of 28 , Dec 8, 2010
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          Uniden makes the USB-1 which is more
          expensive, but has the support of Uniden.

          It's really just a converter and cable minus the two DB-9 connectors,
          but it may make it a little easier to find the drivers.

          Joe M.

          Jeffreyinberthoud wrote:
          > Im assuming by the messages I see in other forums I am not the only one with the following issue
          >
          > I purchased my new 396xt aboiut a year ago and it came with the serial port cable well thanks to Microsoft ......all the new pc's with windows 7 do not have serial ports and it seems hit and miss on getting
          > those aftermarket converter cables to work.....
          >
          > I have a RS 323 or 232 ??? and there is no windows 7 driver for this
          >
          > Ideas?
          >
          >
          >
          > ------------------------------------
          >
          > Yahoo! Groups Links
          >
          >
          >
          >
        • Jeffreyinberthoud
          I have no clue what that means others that use recent-vintage chipsets from Prolific. ... As for the cable Im justr surprised that uniden would give a cable
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            I have no clue what that means
            ""others that use recent-vintage chipsets from Prolific.
            > Â UPMan """


            As for the cable Im justr surprised that uniden would give a cable that does not work with a radio,.

            Will they take back my scanner to serial cable and give me a scanner to usb..............??

            --- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com, Uniden UPMan <uniden.upman@...> wrote:
            >
            > I see very few issues reported when using either the USB-1 cable from Uniden or
            > others that use recent-vintage chipsets from Prolific.
            >  UPMan
            >
            >
            >
            >
            > ________________________________
            > From: Jeffreyinberthoud <jeffrey_schiller@...>
            > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
            > Sent: Wed, December 8, 2010 10:40:18 AM
            > Subject: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
            >
            >  
            > Im assuming by the messages I see in other forums I am not the only one with the
            > following issue
            >
            > I purchased my new 396xt aboiut a year ago and it came with the serial port
            > cable well thanks to Microsoft ......all the new pc's with windows 7 do not have
            > serial ports and it seems hit and miss on getting
            > those aftermarket converter cables to work.....
            >
            > I have a RS 323 or 232 ??? and there is no windows 7 driver for this
            >
            > Ideas?
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
            >
          • Nick Marsh
            Got my 396Xt yesterday and had it running onWin7 within a hour. If you get a Trend Net USB/Serial converter cable, download the Win7 Diver and follow their
            Message 5 of 28 , Dec 8, 2010
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              Got my 396Xt yesterday and had it running onWin7 within a hour. If you get a
              Trend Net USB/Serial converter cable, download the Win7 Diver and follow
              their instructions -to-the-letter- it will work just as you would expect.

              I did not follow the instructions the first couple of times and ended up
              installing/uninstalling twice before I decided to RTFM.

              Nick
              WB4SQI
              Cincinnati, OH

              ----- Original Message -----
              From: "Jeffreyinberthoud" <jeffrey_schiller@...>
              To: <BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com>
              Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 11:40 AM
              Subject: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares


              > Im assuming by the messages I see in other forums I am not the only one
              > with the following issue
              >
              > I purchased my new 396xt aboiut a year ago and it came with the serial
              > port cable well thanks to Microsoft ......all the new pc's with windows 7
              > do not have serial ports and it seems hit and miss on getting
              > those aftermarket converter cables to work.....
              >
              > I have a RS 323 or 232 ??? and there is no windows 7 driver for this
              >
              > Ideas?
              >
              >
              >
              > ------------------------------------
              >
              > Yahoo! Groups Links
              >
              >
              >
              >
              >
              > -----
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              > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
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              >
            • MCH
              The supplied cable works fine. I use it all the time with all the recent model Uniden scanners. Your argument is why the PC manufacturer didn t include a
              Message 6 of 28 , Dec 8, 2010
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                The supplied cable works fine. I use it all the time with all the recent
                model Uniden scanners. Your argument is why the PC manufacturer didn't
                include a serial port (to which you will likely get a reply that
                USB-RS232 adapters are available). The only PC I have that does not have
                a serial port is a netbook I just got a couple weeks ago, but it doesn't
                have a CD drive, either. BTW, the serial cable works fine with the
                adapter on that PC, too, as does the USB-1.

                As for the dealer giving you a $30 USB-1 for a $10 serial cable, I doubt
                they will, but you can ask.

                BTW, USB-RS232 adapters can be purchased for less than $5 including
                shipping.

                Joe M.

                Jeffreyinberthoud wrote:
                > As for the cable Im justr surprised that uniden would give a cable that does not work with a radio,.
                >
                > Will they take back my scanner to serial cable and give me a scanner to usb..............??
                >
                > --- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com, Uniden UPMan <uniden.upman@...> wrote:
                >> I see very few issues reported when using either the USB-1 cable from Uniden or
                >> others that use recent-vintage chipsets from Prolific.
                >> Â UPMan
                >>
                >>
                >>
                >>
                >> ________________________________
                >> From: Jeffreyinberthoud <jeffrey_schiller@...>
                >> To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                >> Sent: Wed, December 8, 2010 10:40:18 AM
                >> Subject: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                >>
                >> Â
                >> Im assuming by the messages I see in other forums I am not the only one with the
                >> following issue
                >>
                >> I purchased my new 396xt aboiut a year ago and it came with the serial port
                >> cable well thanks to Microsoft ......all the new pc's with windows 7 do not have
                >> serial ports and it seems hit and miss on getting
                >> those aftermarket converter cables to work.....
                >>
                >> I have a RS 323 or 232 ??? and there is no windows 7 driver for this
                >>
                >> Ideas?
                >>
                >>
                >>
                >>
                >>
                >>
                >>
                >> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                >>
                >
                >
                >
                >
                > ------------------------------------
                >
                > Yahoo! Groups Links
                >
                >
                >
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              • Jeffreyinberthoud
                well thanks to all I guess Im just a cheapo dude I wait three years to purchase new radio s and or other equipment guess I want everything to work and not
                Message 7 of 28 , Dec 8, 2010
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                  well thanks to all I guess Im just a cheapo dude I wait three years to purchase "new " radio's and or other equipment guess I want everything to work and not spend an additional 30 bucks .................

                  It sounds like a driver issue maiunly

                  I still dont understand why Uniden continues to send the stupid serial port cable but I will hunt for a fix thanks again
                • MCH
                  Everything DOES work. Ask your PC supplier why they didn t include a serial port. Maybe they will give you an add-on board. BTW, there are virtually no issues
                  Message 8 of 28 , Dec 8, 2010
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                    Everything DOES work. Ask your PC supplier why they didn't include a
                    serial port. Maybe they will give you an add-on board.

                    BTW, there are virtually no issues with serial ports vs the many
                    complaints of people trying to get USB to work correctly. With serial
                    ports, the only setting to worry about is the COM port, and 99.99% of
                    the time it's COM1 for stock serial ports. With USB, you need to worry
                    about that (and if you use a different USB port, the port number will
                    often change) plus USB drivers plus other issues. USB is less universal
                    than the standard serial ports they replaced.

                    If you want a challenge, try finding a USB-3 card in an electronics
                    store like Best Buy. They sell USB-3 drives, bot not the card to install
                    USB-3 on a PC, and none of my PCs came with USB-3, either. Not every PC
                    will come with every interface you will ever need.

                    Joe M.

                    Jeffreyinberthoud wrote:
                    > well thanks to all I guess Im just a cheapo dude I wait three years to purchase "new " radio's and or other equipment guess I want everything to work and not spend an additional 30 bucks .................
                    >
                    > It sounds like a driver issue maiunly
                    >
                    > I still dont understand why Uniden continues to send the stupid serial port cable but I will hunt for a fix thanks again
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > ------------------------------------
                    >
                    > Yahoo! Groups Links
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                  • Peter Duffy
                    I found drivers on support pages for other USB to serial cable converters. In time these older drivers may be updated to support Win7 as they must be certified
                    Message 9 of 28 , Dec 8, 2010
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                      I found drivers on support pages for other USB to serial cable converters.
                      In time these older drivers may be updated to support Win7 as they must be
                      certified by Microsoft. On older windows machines windows would prompt you
                      about uncertified drivers when installing and you had the option of saying
                      yes and installing it anyways. Windows 7 doesn't provide that option. One
                      way to work around it is when booting windows. To make a non-windows 7
                      certified driver work you must hit F-8 on boot up and select the option to
                      use the uncertified drivers and you must do this every time you boot the
                      computer. I did this for my old 246 with an off the shelf converter I
                      bought online. A few months later their site provided a new certified
                      driver for win 7. I haven't had any problems using the cable and driver
                      supplied from Uniden. Duff



                      From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
                      Of Jeffreyinberthoud
                      Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 11:40 AM
                      To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                      Subject: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares





                      Im assuming by the messages I see in other forums I am not the only one with
                      the following issue

                      I purchased my new 396xt aboiut a year ago and it came with the serial port
                      cable well thanks to Microsoft ......all the new pc's with windows 7 do not
                      have serial ports and it seems hit and miss on getting
                      those aftermarket converter cables to work.....

                      I have a RS 323 or 232 ??? and there is no windows 7 driver for this

                      Ideas?





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                    • Dennis Brothers
                      You seem to be missing the point that the USB adapter is more than just a cable - it s an electronic interface device that converts between two different
                      Message 10 of 28 , Dec 8, 2010
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                        You seem to be missing the point that the USB adapter is more than just a cable - it's an electronic interface device that converts between two different interface specs. To include that adapter in the package would raise the price needlessly for those who have serial ports available, or already have a USB-to-serial adapter.

                        - Dennis


                        On Dec 8, 2010, at 12:07 PM, Jeffreyinberthoud wrote:

                        >
                        > well thanks to all I guess Im just a cheapo dude I wait three years to purchase "new " radio's and or other equipment guess I want everything to work and not spend an additional 30 bucks .................
                        >
                        > It sounds like a driver issue maiunly
                        >
                        > I still dont understand why Uniden continues to send the stupid serial port cable but I will hunt for a fix thanks again
                        >
                        >



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                      • J. Newell
                        I am still using a relatively old Belkin converter. I just did virgin Win7 installs on two machines. I installed the Belkin Vista/prior drivers from their
                        Message 11 of 28 , Dec 8, 2010
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                          I am still using a relatively old Belkin converter. I just did virgin Win7 installs on two machines. I installed the Belkin Vista/prior drivers from their website and have had no problems with any of my radios (KW, Icom, Yaesu, Uniden, others).

                          John Newell
                          Boston, MA


                          ----- Original Message -----
                          From: "Nick Marsh" <nmar@...>
                          To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                          Sent: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 11:56:05 AM
                          Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares

                          Got my 396Xt yesterday and had it running onWin7 within a hour. If you get a
                          Trend Net USB/Serial converter cable, download the Win7 Diver and follow
                          their instructions -to-the-letter- it will work just as you would expect.

                          I did not follow the instructions the first couple of times and ended up
                          installing/uninstalling twice before I decided to RTFM.

                          Nick
                          WB4SQI
                          Cincinnati, OH

                          ----- Original Message -----
                          From: "Jeffreyinberthoud" <jeffrey_schiller@...>
                          To: <BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com>
                          Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 11:40 AM
                          Subject: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares


                          > Im assuming by the messages I see in other forums I am not the only one
                          > with the following issue
                          >
                          > I purchased my new 396xt aboiut a year ago and it came with the serial
                          > port cable well thanks to Microsoft ......all the new pc's with windows 7
                          > do not have serial ports and it seems hit and miss on getting
                          > those aftermarket converter cables to work.....
                          >
                          > I have a RS 323 or 232 ??? and there is no windows 7 driver for this
                          >
                          > Ideas?
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          > ------------------------------------
                          >
                          > Yahoo! Groups Links
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          > -----
                          > No virus found in this message.
                          > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
                          > Version: 10.0.1170 / Virus Database: 426/3303 - Release Date: 12/07/10
                          >



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                        • Peter Duffy
                          I should have been more specific on this. When booting the computer tap F-8 key until the windows boot option screen pops up. Then select the option to
                          Message 12 of 28 , Dec 8, 2010
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                            I should have been more specific on this. When booting the computer tap F-8
                            key until the windows boot option screen pops up. Then select the option to
                            "Disable driver signature enforcement" and then select the option to start
                            windows. This should stop windows 7 from preventing the loading of the
                            unsigned driver. This mode was provided so programmers could use unsigned
                            drivers in a software developer environment/mode. Not the greatest option
                            but it is a workaround until the manufacture of your USB to Serial adapter
                            updates the driver to a MS approved/signed version for Win7. Don't ask me
                            why Windows 7 doesn't even tell you that it has blocked the driver from
                            loading. Must have been a Microsoft marketing idea or feature.



                            From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
                            Of Peter Duffy
                            Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 12:34 PM
                            To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                            Subject: RE: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares





                            I found drivers on support pages for other USB to serial cable converters.
                            In time these older drivers may be updated to support Win7 as they must be
                            certified by Microsoft. On older windows machines windows would prompt you
                            about uncertified drivers when installing and you had the option of saying
                            yes and installing it anyways. Windows 7 doesn't provide that option. One
                            way to work around it is when booting windows. To make a non-windows 7
                            certified driver work you must hit F-8 on boot up and select the option to
                            use the uncertified drivers and you must do this every time you boot the
                            computer. I did this for my old 246 with an off the shelf converter I
                            bought online. A few months later their site provided a new certified
                            driver for win 7. I haven't had any problems using the cable and driver
                            supplied from Uniden. Duff

                            From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                            [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ] On
                            Behalf
                            Of Jeffreyinberthoud
                            Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 11:40 AM
                            To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                            Subject: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares

                            Im assuming by the messages I see in other forums I am not the only one with
                            the following issue

                            I purchased my new 396xt aboiut a year ago and it came with the serial port
                            cable well thanks to Microsoft ......all the new pc's with windows 7 do not
                            have serial ports and it seems hit and miss on getting
                            those aftermarket converter cables to work.....

                            I have a RS 323 or 232 ??? and there is no windows 7 driver for this

                            Ideas?

                            [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]





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                          • Jeffreyinberthoud
                            Just hot back from the shack....................................... Well I found a cable that appears to work for the uniden to windows 7 issue. it is a
                            Message 13 of 28 , Dec 8, 2010
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                              Just hot back from the shack.......................................

                              Well I found a cable that appears to work for the uniden to windows 7 issue.

                              it is a GIGAWARE 6FT USB-A TO SERIAL CONNECTOR 08A10

                              It comes with a disk with several drivers on it I did not have to install any for this to work I have an HP Pavilion running windows 7.

                              There are two diffrent models at shack one is $39 one is $29

                              Model mentioned above is the $39 dollar unit
                            • Brian
                              Umm... some windows 7 pc came with serial port! :-) Ordered a DELL Optiplex780. It came to me in January,2010. ... From: Jeffreyinberthoud Sent: Wednesday,
                              Message 14 of 28 , Dec 8, 2010
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                                Umm... some windows 7 pc came with serial port! :-)
                                Ordered a DELL Optiplex780. It came to me in January,2010.




                                -----Original Message-----
                                From: Jeffreyinberthoud
                                Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 8:40 AM
                                To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                Subject: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares

                                Im assuming by the messages I see in other forums I am not the only one with the following issue

                                I purchased my new 396xt aboiut a year ago and it came with the serial port cable well thanks to
                                Microsoft ......all the new pc's with windows 7 do not have serial ports and it seems hit and miss
                                on getting
                                those aftermarket converter cables to work.....

                                I have a RS 323 or 232 ??? and there is no windows 7 driver for this

                                Ideas?
                              • Tim Woodward
                                I can vouch for the fact that this problem is not a ghost and feel for anyone that gets told that it s in your head. Even went down the road with Butel for
                                Message 15 of 28 , Dec 8, 2010
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                                  I can vouch for the fact that this problem is not a ghost and feel for
                                  anyone that gets told that it's in your head.
                                  Even went down the road with Butel for their Arcxt software they haven't
                                  heard of any issued with Windows 7.

                                  There is a problem with somewhere between Windows 7 64-bit, the scanner and
                                  software and maybe that is where some are saying it works fine in Windows 7,
                                  it does in 32-bit.

                                  I had a generic USB converter with the prolific chipset and tried every
                                  driver possible, installing, testing uninstalling etc etc.
                                  I then bought the sanctioned Uniden cable and had the same exact issue with
                                  every driver.
                                  Both failures were on a new HP laptop with Windows 7 64-bit installed.

                                  All cables rs-232 direct, generic usb and Uniden USB-1 cables worked just
                                  fine on Windows XP pc.

                                  My Situation (still unresolved!) I can use the pc upstairs but really want
                                  to use my new laptop.

                                  For me the problem arises when attempting to transfer large amounts of data,
                                  like downloading the origional data that comes installed on the scanner.

                                  FreeScan worked in this situation so I know some will say just use FreeScan
                                  and I can, I am more familar with Arc-XT and want to get that working.
                                  Note: I am not promoting either software, more or less just saying that
                                  there is something real here.

                                  With Arc-xt and my new HP Laptop with Windows 7 64-bit, I could sometimes
                                  upload or download a small amount of data like a single group.
                                  The problem arises when I attempt to download a large amount of data, it
                                  starts off normal and you can see it counting up the scanner data but then
                                  locks up,
                                  after an extended period of time the application gives a communication
                                  error, you are forced to quit by forcing the app closed.

                                  Tim

                                  -----Original Message-----
                                  From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf
                                  Of J. Newell
                                  Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 1:14 PM
                                  To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                  Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares



                                  I am still using a relatively old Belkin converter. I just did virgin Win7
                                  installs on two machines. I installed the Belkin Vista/prior drivers from
                                  their website and have had no problems with any of my radios (KW, Icom,
                                  Yaesu, Uniden, others).

                                  John Newell
                                  Boston, MA

                                  ----- Original Message -----
                                  From: "Nick Marsh" <nmar@...>
                                  To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                  Sent: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 11:56:05 AM
                                  Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares

                                  Got my 396Xt yesterday and had it running onWin7 within a hour. If you get
                                  a
                                  Trend Net USB/Serial converter cable, download the Win7 Diver and follow
                                  their instructions -to-the-letter- it will work just as you would expect.

                                  I did not follow the instructions the first couple of times and ended up
                                  installing/uninstalling twice before I decided to RTFM.

                                  Nick
                                  WB4SQI
                                  Cincinnati, OH

                                  ----- Original Message -----
                                  From: "Jeffreyinberthoud" <jeffrey_schiller@...>
                                  To: <BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com>
                                  Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 11:40 AM
                                  Subject: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares

                                  > Im assuming by the messages I see in other forums I am not the only one
                                  > with the following issue
                                  >
                                  > I purchased my new 396xt aboiut a year ago and it came with the serial
                                  > port cable well thanks to Microsoft ......all the new pc's with windows
                                  7
                                  > do not have serial ports and it seems hit and miss on getting
                                  > those aftermarket converter cables to work.....
                                  >
                                  > I have a RS 323 or 232 ??? and there is no windows 7 driver for this
                                  >
                                  > Ideas?
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >
                                  > ------------------------------------
                                  >
                                  > Yahoo! Groups Links
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >
                                  > -----
                                  > No virus found in this message.
                                  > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
                                  > Version: 10.0.1170 / Virus Database: 426/3303 - Release Date: 12/07/10
                                  >

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                                • johnstark
                                  If nothing else you can buy a used (refurb) computer from Tiger Direct that has serial ports for $100 and up. I have two I use for scanner control, ones been
                                  Message 16 of 28 , Dec 8, 2010
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                                    If nothing else you can buy a used (refurb) computer from Tiger Direct that
                                    has serial ports for $100 and up. I have two I use for scanner control, ones
                                    been going almost 2 years non-stop. They ae cheap and have both serial and
                                    USB ports, and they have either XP Pro or Vista or no OS versions as well.


                                    John


                                    ----- Original Message -----
                                    From: "Jeffreyinberthoud" <jeffrey_schiller@...>
                                    To: <BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com>
                                    Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 11:40 AM
                                    Subject: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares


                                    > Im assuming by the messages I see in other forums I am not the only one
                                    > with the following issue
                                    >
                                    > I purchased my new 396xt aboiut a year ago and it came with the serial
                                    > port cable well thanks to Microsoft ......all the new pc's with windows 7
                                    > do not have serial ports and it seems hit and miss on getting
                                    > those aftermarket converter cables to work.....
                                    >
                                    > I have a RS 323 or 232 ??? and there is no windows 7 driver for this
                                    >
                                    > Ideas?
                                    >
                                    >
                                    >
                                    > ------------------------------------
                                    >
                                    > Yahoo! Groups Links
                                    >
                                    >
                                    >
                                    >
                                  • Paul Opitz
                                    That is not necessary when using the latest drivers for the USB-1 and other models that use the Prolific chipset.
                                    Message 17 of 28 , Dec 8, 2010
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                                      That is not necessary when using the latest drivers for the USB-1 and other
                                      models that use the Prolific chipset.

                                      http://info.uniden.com/UnidenMan4/USB-1Drivers


                                       



                                      ________________________________
                                      From: Peter Duffy <pduffy211@...>
                                      To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                      Sent: Wed, December 8, 2010 12:13:45 PM
                                      Subject: RE: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares

                                       
                                      I should have been more specific on this. When booting the computer tap F-8
                                      key until the windows boot option screen pops up. Then select the option to
                                      "Disable driver signature enforcement" and then select the option to start
                                      windows. This should stop windows 7 from preventing the loading of the
                                      unsigned driver. This mode was provided so programmers could use unsigned
                                      drivers in a software developer environment/mode. Not the greatest option
                                      but it is a workaround until the manufacture of your USB to Serial adapter
                                      updates the driver to a MS approved/signed version for Win7. Don't ask me
                                      why Windows 7 doesn't even tell you that it has blocked the driver from
                                      loading. Must have been a Microsoft marketing idea or feature.

                                      From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
                                      Of Peter Duffy
                                      Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 12:34 PM
                                      To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                      Subject: RE: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares

                                      I found drivers on support pages for other USB to serial cable converters.
                                      In time these older drivers may be updated to support Win7 as they must be
                                      certified by Microsoft. On older windows machines windows would prompt you
                                      about uncertified drivers when installing and you had the option of saying
                                      yes and installing it anyways. Windows 7 doesn't provide that option. One
                                      way to work around it is when booting windows. To make a non-windows 7
                                      certified driver work you must hit F-8 on boot up and select the option to
                                      use the uncertified drivers and you must do this every time you boot the
                                      computer. I did this for my old 246 with an off the shelf converter I
                                      bought online. A few months later their site provided a new certified
                                      driver for win 7. I haven't had any problems using the cable and driver
                                      supplied from Uniden. Duff

                                      From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                      [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ] On
                                      Behalf
                                      Of Jeffreyinberthoud
                                      Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 11:40 AM
                                      To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                      Subject: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares

                                      Im assuming by the messages I see in other forums I am not the only one with
                                      the following issue

                                      I purchased my new 396xt aboiut a year ago and it came with the serial port
                                      cable well thanks to Microsoft ......all the new pc's with windows 7 do not
                                      have serial ports and it seems hit and miss on getting
                                      those aftermarket converter cables to work.....

                                      I have a RS 323 or 232 ??? and there is no windows 7 driver for this

                                      Ideas?

                                      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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                                    • Tim Woodward
                                      Windows 7 64-bit or 32-bit??? Just curious. I have a new HP Pavilion laptop and have been having an issue with the drivers all of them and both a generic cable
                                      Message 18 of 28 , Dec 8, 2010
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                                        Windows 7 64-bit or 32-bit??? Just curious.

                                        I have a new HP Pavilion laptop and have been having an issue with the
                                        drivers all of them and both a generic cable and USB-1 on Windows 7 64-bit.
                                        All cables work fine on my Windows XP desktop.

                                        I have tried the drivers from prolific directly as well as the ones provided
                                        on the ScanMasters link.


                                        -----Original Message-----
                                        From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf
                                        Of Jeffreyinberthoud
                                        Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 1:39 PM
                                        To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                        Subject: [BCD396XT] Re: windows 7 and serial port nightmares




                                        Just hot back from the shack.......................................

                                        Well I found a cable that appears to work for the uniden to windows 7
                                        issue.

                                        it is a GIGAWARE 6FT USB-A TO SERIAL CONNECTOR 08A10

                                        It comes with a disk with several drivers on it I did not have to install
                                        any for this to work I have an HP Pavilion running windows 7.

                                        There are two diffrent models at shack one is $39 one is $29

                                        Model mentioned above is the $39 dollar unit






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                                      • Peter Duffy
                                        Have you check HP for system driver updates. I believe you re having a problem but I m running a HP e9237 desktop w/64 bit Win7 and so far no problems. From:
                                        Message 19 of 28 , Dec 8, 2010
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                                          Have you check HP for system driver updates. I believe you're having a
                                          problem but I'm running a HP e9237 desktop w/64 bit Win7 and so far no
                                          problems.



                                          From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
                                          Of Tim Woodward
                                          Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 1:51 PM
                                          To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                          Subject: RE: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares





                                          I can vouch for the fact that this problem is not a ghost and feel for
                                          anyone that gets told that it's in your head.
                                          Even went down the road with Butel for their Arcxt software they haven't
                                          heard of any issued with Windows 7.

                                          There is a problem with somewhere between Windows 7 64-bit, the scanner and
                                          software and maybe that is where some are saying it works fine in Windows 7,
                                          it does in 32-bit.

                                          I had a generic USB converter with the prolific chipset and tried every
                                          driver possible, installing, testing uninstalling etc etc.
                                          I then bought the sanctioned Uniden cable and had the same exact issue with
                                          every driver.
                                          Both failures were on a new HP laptop with Windows 7 64-bit installed.

                                          All cables rs-232 direct, generic usb and Uniden USB-1 cables worked just
                                          fine on Windows XP pc.

                                          My Situation (still unresolved!) I can use the pc upstairs but really want
                                          to use my new laptop.

                                          For me the problem arises when attempting to transfer large amounts of data,
                                          like downloading the origional data that comes installed on the scanner.

                                          FreeScan worked in this situation so I know some will say just use FreeScan
                                          and I can, I am more familar with Arc-XT and want to get that working.
                                          Note: I am not promoting either software, more or less just saying that
                                          there is something real here.

                                          With Arc-xt and my new HP Laptop with Windows 7 64-bit, I could sometimes
                                          upload or download a small amount of data like a single group.
                                          The problem arises when I attempt to download a large amount of data, it
                                          starts off normal and you can see it counting up the scanner data but then
                                          locks up,
                                          after an extended period of time the application gives a communication
                                          error, you are forced to quit by forcing the app closed.

                                          Tim

                                          -----Original Message-----
                                          From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                          [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ]On
                                          Behalf
                                          Of J. Newell
                                          Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 1:14 PM
                                          To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                          Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares

                                          I am still using a relatively old Belkin converter. I just did virgin Win7
                                          installs on two machines. I installed the Belkin Vista/prior drivers from
                                          their website and have had no problems with any of my radios (KW, Icom,
                                          Yaesu, Uniden, others).

                                          John Newell
                                          Boston, MA

                                          ----- Original Message -----
                                          From: "Nick Marsh" <nmar@... <mailto:nmar%40earthlink.net> >
                                          To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                          Sent: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 11:56:05 AM
                                          Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares

                                          Got my 396Xt yesterday and had it running onWin7 within a hour. If you get
                                          a
                                          Trend Net USB/Serial converter cable, download the Win7 Diver and follow
                                          their instructions -to-the-letter- it will work just as you would expect.

                                          I did not follow the instructions the first couple of times and ended up
                                          installing/uninstalling twice before I decided to RTFM.

                                          Nick
                                          WB4SQI
                                          Cincinnati, OH

                                          ----- Original Message -----
                                          From: "Jeffreyinberthoud" <jeffrey_schiller@...
                                          <mailto:jeffrey_schiller%40q.com> >
                                          To: <BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> >
                                          Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 11:40 AM
                                          Subject: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares

                                          > Im assuming by the messages I see in other forums I am not the only one
                                          > with the following issue
                                          >
                                          > I purchased my new 396xt aboiut a year ago and it came with the serial
                                          > port cable well thanks to Microsoft ......all the new pc's with windows
                                          7
                                          > do not have serial ports and it seems hit and miss on getting
                                          > those aftermarket converter cables to work.....
                                          >
                                          > I have a RS 323 or 232 ??? and there is no windows 7 driver for this
                                          >
                                          > Ideas?
                                          >
                                          >
                                          >
                                          > ------------------------------------
                                          >
                                          > Yahoo! Groups Links
                                          >
                                          >
                                          >
                                          >
                                          >
                                          > -----
                                          > No virus found in this message.
                                          > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
                                          > Version: 10.0.1170 / Virus Database: 426/3303 - Release Date: 12/07/10
                                          >

                                          ------------------------------------

                                          Yahoo! Groups Links

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                                        • shelleysh1@att.net
                                          Hi Peter, I m familiar with Tim s problem (not personally with Tim) but have seen it on a couple of other HP *LAPTOPS* - laptops being one the keywords here
                                          Message 20 of 28 , Dec 9, 2010
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                                            Hi Peter,

                                            I'm familiar with Tim's problem (not personally with Tim) but have seen it on a couple of other HP *LAPTOPS* - laptops being one the keywords here and the 64 bit v. of Sys 7 being the other. The only effective solution to the problem I've found is not to use an adapter. I don't want to be rude here but it is clearly more simple to purchase the Uniden part, download their copy of the Prolific driver (which does work with the 64bit Sys 7) and go from there. The desktops (HP included) have been working just fine and most all, even today, still have serial ports.

                                            Shell

                                            --- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com, "Peter Duffy" <pduffy211@...> wrote:
                                            >
                                            > Have you check HP for system driver updates. I believe you're having a
                                            > problem but I'm running a HP e9237 desktop w/64 bit Win7 and so far no
                                            > problems.
                                            >
                                            >
                                            >
                                            > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
                                            > Of Tim Woodward
                                            > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 1:51 PM
                                            > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                            > Subject: RE: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                            >
                                            >
                                            >
                                            >
                                            >
                                            > I can vouch for the fact that this problem is not a ghost and feel for
                                            > anyone that gets told that it's in your head.
                                            > Even went down the road with Butel for their Arcxt software they haven't
                                            > heard of any issued with Windows 7.
                                            >
                                            > There is a problem with somewhere between Windows 7 64-bit, the scanner and
                                            > software and maybe that is where some are saying it works fine in Windows 7,
                                            > it does in 32-bit.
                                            >
                                            > I had a generic USB converter with the prolific chipset and tried every
                                            > driver possible, installing, testing uninstalling etc etc.
                                            > I then bought the sanctioned Uniden cable and had the same exact issue with
                                            > every driver.
                                            > Both failures were on a new HP laptop with Windows 7 64-bit installed.
                                            >
                                            > All cables rs-232 direct, generic usb and Uniden USB-1 cables worked just
                                            > fine on Windows XP pc.
                                            >
                                            > My Situation (still unresolved!) I can use the pc upstairs but really want
                                            > to use my new laptop.
                                            >
                                            > For me the problem arises when attempting to transfer large amounts of data,
                                            > like downloading the origional data that comes installed on the scanner.
                                            >
                                            > FreeScan worked in this situation so I know some will say just use FreeScan
                                            > and I can, I am more familar with Arc-XT and want to get that working.
                                            > Note: I am not promoting either software, more or less just saying that
                                            > there is something real here.
                                            >
                                            > With Arc-xt and my new HP Laptop with Windows 7 64-bit, I could sometimes
                                            > upload or download a small amount of data like a single group.
                                            > The problem arises when I attempt to download a large amount of data, it
                                            > starts off normal and you can see it counting up the scanner data but then
                                            > locks up,
                                            > after an extended period of time the application gives a communication
                                            > error, you are forced to quit by forcing the app closed.
                                            >
                                            > Tim
                                            >
                                            > -----Original Message-----
                                            > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                            > [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ]On
                                            > Behalf
                                            > Of J. Newell
                                            > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 1:14 PM
                                            > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                            > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                            >
                                            > I am still using a relatively old Belkin converter. I just did virgin Win7
                                            > installs on two machines. I installed the Belkin Vista/prior drivers from
                                            > their website and have had no problems with any of my radios (KW, Icom,
                                            > Yaesu, Uniden, others).
                                            >
                                            > John Newell
                                            > Boston, MA
                                            >
                                            > ----- Original Message -----
                                            > From: "Nick Marsh" <nmar@... <mailto:nmar%40earthlink.net> >
                                            > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                            > Sent: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 11:56:05 AM
                                            > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                            >
                                            > Got my 396Xt yesterday and had it running onWin7 within a hour. If you get
                                            > a
                                            > Trend Net USB/Serial converter cable, download the Win7 Diver and follow
                                            > their instructions -to-the-letter- it will work just as you would expect.
                                            >
                                            > I did not follow the instructions the first couple of times and ended up
                                            > installing/uninstalling twice before I decided to RTFM.
                                            >
                                            > Nick
                                            > WB4SQI
                                            > Cincinnati, OH
                                            >
                                            > ----- Original Message -----
                                            > From: "Jeffreyinberthoud" <jeffrey_schiller@...
                                            > <mailto:jeffrey_schiller%40q.com> >
                                            > To: <BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> >
                                            > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 11:40 AM
                                            > Subject: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                            >
                                            > > Im assuming by the messages I see in other forums I am not the only one
                                            > > with the following issue
                                            > >
                                            > > I purchased my new 396xt aboiut a year ago and it came with the serial
                                            > > port cable well thanks to Microsoft ......all the new pc's with windows
                                            > 7
                                            > > do not have serial ports and it seems hit and miss on getting
                                            > > those aftermarket converter cables to work.....
                                            > >
                                            > > I have a RS 323 or 232 ??? and there is no windows 7 driver for this
                                            > >
                                            > > Ideas?
                                            > >
                                            > >
                                            > >
                                            > > ------------------------------------
                                            > >
                                            > > Yahoo! Groups Links
                                            > >
                                            > >
                                            > >
                                            > >
                                            > >
                                            > > -----
                                            > > No virus found in this message.
                                            > > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
                                            > > Version: 10.0.1170 / Virus Database: 426/3303 - Release Date: 12/07/10
                                            > >
                                            >
                                            > ------------------------------------
                                            >
                                            > Yahoo! Groups Links
                                            >
                                            > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                                            >
                                            > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                                            >
                                            >
                                            >
                                            >
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                                            >
                                          • Tim Woodward
                                            lol I like the (not personally) part, as I stated I have the Uniden cable and still have the communication issue I described with ARC-XT. I ve been starting to
                                            Message 21 of 28 , Dec 9, 2010
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                                              lol I like the (not personally) part, as I stated I have the Uniden cable
                                              and still have the communication issue I described with ARC-XT.
                                              I've been starting to think that it's a firmware issue with the Usb ports.

                                              Oh well I can program my scanner on another machine but the engineer in me
                                              wants to know why I can't use my laptop, obviously the laptop is a more
                                              convenient choice when it works. : )

                                              I talked to someone at Butel as I stated and they said that they weren't
                                              aware of any issues and that it's just normal rs-232 comms.
                                              I can't help thinking that it's related in someway to the 64-bit
                                              implementation of the usb port or maybe the machine an HP Pavilion DV6.

                                              Can someone confirm Windows 7 64-bit Laptop ARC-XT using the USB-1 cable to
                                              the scanner, if so which driver version down to the build would be greatly
                                              appreciated.
                                              I have tried all the drivers from ScanMasters aka Uniden sanctioned and from
                                              the Prolific site as well.
                                              It was a while ago so that is why I would like to know the exact version.

                                              Thanks,
                                              Tim

                                              -----Original Message-----
                                              From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf
                                              Of shelleysh1@...
                                              Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 9:17 AM
                                              To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                              Subject: [BCD396XT] Re: windows 7 and serial port nightmares



                                              Hi Peter,

                                              I'm familiar with Tim's problem (not personally with Tim) but have seen it
                                              on a couple of other HP *LAPTOPS* - laptops being one the keywords here and
                                              the 64 bit v. of Sys 7 being the other. The only effective solution to the
                                              problem I've found is not to use an adapter. I don't want to be rude here
                                              but it is clearly more simple to purchase the Uniden part, download their
                                              copy of the Prolific driver (which does work with the 64bit Sys 7) and go
                                              from there. The desktops (HP included) have been working just fine and most
                                              all, even today, still have serial ports.

                                              Shell

                                              --- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com, "Peter Duffy" <pduffy211@...> wrote:
                                              >
                                              > Have you check HP for system driver updates. I believe you're having a
                                              > problem but I'm running a HP e9237 desktop w/64 bit Win7 and so far no
                                              > problems.
                                              >
                                              >
                                              >
                                              > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com] On
                                              Behalf
                                              > Of Tim Woodward
                                              > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 1:51 PM
                                              > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                              > Subject: RE: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                              >
                                              >
                                              >
                                              >
                                              >
                                              > I can vouch for the fact that this problem is not a ghost and feel for
                                              > anyone that gets told that it's in your head.
                                              > Even went down the road with Butel for their Arcxt software they haven't
                                              > heard of any issued with Windows 7.
                                              >
                                              > There is a problem with somewhere between Windows 7 64-bit, the scanner
                                              and
                                              > software and maybe that is where some are saying it works fine in
                                              Windows 7,
                                              > it does in 32-bit.
                                              >
                                              > I had a generic USB converter with the prolific chipset and tried every
                                              > driver possible, installing, testing uninstalling etc etc.
                                              > I then bought the sanctioned Uniden cable and had the same exact issue
                                              with
                                              > every driver.
                                              > Both failures were on a new HP laptop with Windows 7 64-bit installed.
                                              >
                                              > All cables rs-232 direct, generic usb and Uniden USB-1 cables worked
                                              just
                                              > fine on Windows XP pc.
                                              >
                                              > My Situation (still unresolved!) I can use the pc upstairs but really
                                              want
                                              > to use my new laptop.
                                              >
                                              > For me the problem arises when attempting to transfer large amounts of
                                              data,
                                              > like downloading the origional data that comes installed on the scanner.
                                              >
                                              > FreeScan worked in this situation so I know some will say just use
                                              FreeScan
                                              > and I can, I am more familar with Arc-XT and want to get that working.
                                              > Note: I am not promoting either software, more or less just saying that
                                              > there is something real here.
                                              >
                                              > With Arc-xt and my new HP Laptop with Windows 7 64-bit, I could
                                              sometimes
                                              > upload or download a small amount of data like a single group.
                                              > The problem arises when I attempt to download a large amount of data, it
                                              > starts off normal and you can see it counting up the scanner data but
                                              then
                                              > locks up,
                                              > after an extended period of time the application gives a communication
                                              > error, you are forced to quit by forcing the app closed.
                                              >
                                              > Tim
                                              >
                                              > -----Original Message-----
                                              > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                              > [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ]On
                                              > Behalf
                                              > Of J. Newell
                                              > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 1:14 PM
                                              > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                              > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                              >
                                              > I am still using a relatively old Belkin converter. I just did virgin
                                              Win7
                                              > installs on two machines. I installed the Belkin Vista/prior drivers
                                              from
                                              > their website and have had no problems with any of my radios (KW, Icom,
                                              > Yaesu, Uniden, others).
                                              >
                                              > John Newell
                                              > Boston, MA
                                              >
                                              > ----- Original Message -----
                                              > From: "Nick Marsh" <nmar@... <mailto:nmar%40earthlink.net> >
                                              > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                              > Sent: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 11:56:05 AM
                                              > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                              >
                                              > Got my 396Xt yesterday and had it running onWin7 within a hour. If you
                                              get
                                              > a
                                              > Trend Net USB/Serial converter cable, download the Win7 Diver and follow
                                              > their instructions -to-the-letter- it will work just as you would
                                              expect.
                                              >
                                              > I did not follow the instructions the first couple of times and ended up
                                              > installing/uninstalling twice before I decided to RTFM.
                                              >
                                              > Nick
                                              > WB4SQI
                                              > Cincinnati, OH
                                              >
                                              > ----- Original Message -----
                                              > From: "Jeffreyinberthoud" <jeffrey_schiller@...
                                              > <mailto:jeffrey_schiller%40q.com> >
                                              > To: <BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> >
                                              > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 11:40 AM
                                              > Subject: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                              >
                                              > > Im assuming by the messages I see in other forums I am not the only
                                              one
                                              > > with the following issue
                                              > >
                                              > > I purchased my new 396xt aboiut a year ago and it came with the serial
                                              > > port cable well thanks to Microsoft ......all the new pc's with
                                              windows
                                              > 7
                                              > > do not have serial ports and it seems hit and miss on getting
                                              > > those aftermarket converter cables to work.....
                                              > >
                                              > > I have a RS 323 or 232 ??? and there is no windows 7 driver for this
                                              > >
                                              > > Ideas?
                                              > >
                                              > >
                                              > >
                                              > > ------------------------------------
                                              > >
                                              > > Yahoo! Groups Links
                                              > >
                                              > >
                                              > >
                                              > >
                                              > >
                                              > > -----
                                              > > No virus found in this message.
                                              > > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
                                              > > Version: 10.0.1170 / Virus Database: 426/3303 - Release Date: 12/07/10
                                              > >
                                              >
                                              > ------------------------------------
                                              >
                                              > Yahoo! Groups Links
                                              >
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                                              >
                                              > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                                              >
                                              >
                                              >
                                              >
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                                            • MCH
                                              Do you have the same issue with other SW packages? That might help narrow down the cause being the PC, the OS, or the SW. Joe M.
                                              Message 22 of 28 , Dec 9, 2010
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                                                Do you have the same issue with other SW packages? That might help
                                                narrow down the cause being the PC, the OS, or the SW.

                                                Joe M.

                                                Tim Woodward wrote:
                                                > lol I like the (not personally) part, as I stated I have the Uniden cable
                                                > and still have the communication issue I described with ARC-XT.
                                                > I've been starting to think that it's a firmware issue with the Usb ports.
                                                >
                                                > Oh well I can program my scanner on another machine but the engineer in me
                                                > wants to know why I can't use my laptop, obviously the laptop is a more
                                                > convenient choice when it works. : )
                                                >
                                                > I talked to someone at Butel as I stated and they said that they weren't
                                                > aware of any issues and that it's just normal rs-232 comms.
                                                > I can't help thinking that it's related in someway to the 64-bit
                                                > implementation of the usb port or maybe the machine an HP Pavilion DV6.
                                                >
                                                > Can someone confirm Windows 7 64-bit Laptop ARC-XT using the USB-1 cable to
                                                > the scanner, if so which driver version down to the build would be greatly
                                                > appreciated.
                                                > I have tried all the drivers from ScanMasters aka Uniden sanctioned and from
                                                > the Prolific site as well.
                                                > It was a while ago so that is why I would like to know the exact version.
                                                >
                                                > Thanks,
                                                > Tim
                                                >
                                                > -----Original Message-----
                                                > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf
                                                > Of shelleysh1@...
                                                > Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 9:17 AM
                                                > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                                > Subject: [BCD396XT] Re: windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                >
                                                >
                                                >
                                                > Hi Peter,
                                                >
                                                > I'm familiar with Tim's problem (not personally with Tim) but have seen it
                                                > on a couple of other HP *LAPTOPS* - laptops being one the keywords here and
                                                > the 64 bit v. of Sys 7 being the other. The only effective solution to the
                                                > problem I've found is not to use an adapter. I don't want to be rude here
                                                > but it is clearly more simple to purchase the Uniden part, download their
                                                > copy of the Prolific driver (which does work with the 64bit Sys 7) and go
                                                > from there. The desktops (HP included) have been working just fine and most
                                                > all, even today, still have serial ports.
                                                >
                                                > Shell
                                                >
                                                > --- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com, "Peter Duffy" <pduffy211@...> wrote:
                                                > >
                                                > > Have you check HP for system driver updates. I believe you're having a
                                                > > problem but I'm running a HP e9237 desktop w/64 bit Win7 and so far no
                                                > > problems.
                                                > >
                                                > >
                                                > >
                                                > > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com] On
                                                > Behalf
                                                > > Of Tim Woodward
                                                > > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 1:51 PM
                                                > > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                                > > Subject: RE: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                > >
                                                > >
                                                > >
                                                > >
                                                > >
                                                > > I can vouch for the fact that this problem is not a ghost and feel for
                                                > > anyone that gets told that it's in your head.
                                                > > Even went down the road with Butel for their Arcxt software they haven't
                                                > > heard of any issued with Windows 7.
                                                > >
                                                > > There is a problem with somewhere between Windows 7 64-bit, the scanner
                                                > and
                                                > > software and maybe that is where some are saying it works fine in
                                                > Windows 7,
                                                > > it does in 32-bit.
                                                > >
                                                > > I had a generic USB converter with the prolific chipset and tried every
                                                > > driver possible, installing, testing uninstalling etc etc.
                                                > > I then bought the sanctioned Uniden cable and had the same exact issue
                                                > with
                                                > > every driver.
                                                > > Both failures were on a new HP laptop with Windows 7 64-bit installed.
                                                > >
                                                > > All cables rs-232 direct, generic usb and Uniden USB-1 cables worked
                                                > just
                                                > > fine on Windows XP pc.
                                                > >
                                                > > My Situation (still unresolved!) I can use the pc upstairs but really
                                                > want
                                                > > to use my new laptop.
                                                > >
                                                > > For me the problem arises when attempting to transfer large amounts of
                                                > data,
                                                > > like downloading the origional data that comes installed on the scanner.
                                                > >
                                                > > FreeScan worked in this situation so I know some will say just use
                                                > FreeScan
                                                > > and I can, I am more familar with Arc-XT and want to get that working.
                                                > > Note: I am not promoting either software, more or less just saying that
                                                > > there is something real here.
                                                > >
                                                > > With Arc-xt and my new HP Laptop with Windows 7 64-bit, I could
                                                > sometimes
                                                > > upload or download a small amount of data like a single group.
                                                > > The problem arises when I attempt to download a large amount of data, it
                                                > > starts off normal and you can see it counting up the scanner data but
                                                > then
                                                > > locks up,
                                                > > after an extended period of time the application gives a communication
                                                > > error, you are forced to quit by forcing the app closed.
                                                > >
                                                > > Tim
                                                > >
                                                > > -----Original Message-----
                                                > > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                > > [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ]On
                                                > > Behalf
                                                > > Of J. Newell
                                                > > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 1:14 PM
                                                > > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                > > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                > >
                                                > > I am still using a relatively old Belkin converter. I just did virgin
                                                > Win7
                                                > > installs on two machines. I installed the Belkin Vista/prior drivers
                                                > from
                                                > > their website and have had no problems with any of my radios (KW, Icom,
                                                > > Yaesu, Uniden, others).
                                                > >
                                                > > John Newell
                                                > > Boston, MA
                                                > >
                                                > > ----- Original Message -----
                                                > > From: "Nick Marsh" <nmar@... <mailto:nmar%40earthlink.net> >
                                                > > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                > > Sent: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 11:56:05 AM
                                                > > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                > >
                                                > > Got my 396Xt yesterday and had it running onWin7 within a hour. If you
                                                > get
                                                > > a
                                                > > Trend Net USB/Serial converter cable, download the Win7 Diver and follow
                                                > > their instructions -to-the-letter- it will work just as you would
                                                > expect.
                                                > >
                                                > > I did not follow the instructions the first couple of times and ended up
                                                > > installing/uninstalling twice before I decided to RTFM.
                                                > >
                                                > > Nick
                                                > > WB4SQI
                                                > > Cincinnati, OH
                                                > >
                                                > > ----- Original Message -----
                                                > > From: "Jeffreyinberthoud" <jeffrey_schiller@...
                                                > > <mailto:jeffrey_schiller%40q.com> >
                                                > > To: <BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> >
                                                > > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 11:40 AM
                                                > > Subject: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                > >
                                                > > > Im assuming by the messages I see in other forums I am not the only
                                                > one
                                                > > > with the following issue
                                                > > >
                                                > > > I purchased my new 396xt aboiut a year ago and it came with the serial
                                                > > > port cable well thanks to Microsoft ......all the new pc's with
                                                > windows
                                                > > 7
                                                > > > do not have serial ports and it seems hit and miss on getting
                                                > > > those aftermarket converter cables to work.....
                                                > > >
                                                > > > I have a RS 323 or 232 ??? and there is no windows 7 driver for this
                                                > > >
                                                > > > Ideas?
                                                > > >
                                                > > >
                                                > > >
                                                > > > ------------------------------------
                                                > > >
                                                > > > Yahoo! Groups Links
                                                > > >
                                                > > >
                                                > > >
                                                > > >
                                                > > >
                                                > > > -----
                                                > > > No virus found in this message.
                                                > > > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
                                                > > > Version: 10.0.1170 / Virus Database: 426/3303 - Release Date: 12/07/10
                                                > > >
                                                > >
                                                > > ------------------------------------
                                                > >
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                                                > >
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                                                >
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                                                >
                                                > Yahoo! Groups Links
                                                >
                                                >
                                                >
                                                >
                                                > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                >
                                                >
                                                > Internal Virus Database is out of date.
                                                > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
                                                > Version: 9.0.783 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/2746 - Release Date: 03/14/10 02:33:00
                                                >
                                              • Tim Woodward
                                                Hey Joe, Curiously not with FreeScan but yes with Arc-xt and not all the time, mostly on large data downloads like trying to read the origional data that comes
                                                Message 23 of 28 , Dec 9, 2010
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                                                  Hey Joe,

                                                  Curiously not with FreeScan but yes with Arc-xt and not all the time, mostly
                                                  on large data downloads like trying to read the origional data that comes
                                                  installed on the scanner.

                                                  thanks

                                                  -----Original Message-----
                                                  From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf
                                                  Of MCH
                                                  Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 12:59 PM
                                                  To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                                  Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Re: windows 7 and serial port nightmares



                                                  Do you have the same issue with other SW packages? That might help
                                                  narrow down the cause being the PC, the OS, or the SW.

                                                  Joe M.

                                                  Tim Woodward wrote:
                                                  > lol I like the (not personally) part, as I stated I have the Uniden
                                                  cable
                                                  > and still have the communication issue I described with ARC-XT.
                                                  > I've been starting to think that it's a firmware issue with the Usb
                                                  ports.
                                                  >
                                                  > Oh well I can program my scanner on another machine but the engineer in
                                                  me
                                                  > wants to know why I can't use my laptop, obviously the laptop is a more
                                                  > convenient choice when it works. : )
                                                  >
                                                  > I talked to someone at Butel as I stated and they said that they weren't
                                                  > aware of any issues and that it's just normal rs-232 comms.
                                                  > I can't help thinking that it's related in someway to the 64-bit
                                                  > implementation of the usb port or maybe the machine an HP Pavilion DV6.
                                                  >
                                                  > Can someone confirm Windows 7 64-bit Laptop ARC-XT using the USB-1 cable
                                                  to
                                                  > the scanner, if so which driver version down to the build would be
                                                  greatly
                                                  > appreciated.
                                                  > I have tried all the drivers from ScanMasters aka Uniden sanctioned and
                                                  from
                                                  > the Prolific site as well.
                                                  > It was a while ago so that is why I would like to know the exact
                                                  version.
                                                  >
                                                  > Thanks,
                                                  > Tim
                                                  >
                                                  > -----Original Message-----
                                                  > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com]On
                                                  Behalf
                                                  > Of shelleysh1@...
                                                  > Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 9:17 AM
                                                  > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                                  > Subject: [BCD396XT] Re: windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                  >
                                                  >
                                                  >
                                                  > Hi Peter,
                                                  >
                                                  > I'm familiar with Tim's problem (not personally with Tim) but have seen
                                                  it
                                                  > on a couple of other HP *LAPTOPS* - laptops being one the keywords here
                                                  and
                                                  > the 64 bit v. of Sys 7 being the other. The only effective solution to
                                                  the
                                                  > problem I've found is not to use an adapter. I don't want to be rude
                                                  here
                                                  > but it is clearly more simple to purchase the Uniden part, download
                                                  their
                                                  > copy of the Prolific driver (which does work with the 64bit Sys 7) and
                                                  go
                                                  > from there. The desktops (HP included) have been working just fine and
                                                  most
                                                  > all, even today, still have serial ports.
                                                  >
                                                  > Shell
                                                  >
                                                  > --- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com, "Peter Duffy" <pduffy211@...> wrote:
                                                  > >
                                                  > > Have you check HP for system driver updates. I believe you're having a
                                                  > > problem but I'm running a HP e9237 desktop w/64 bit Win7 and so far no
                                                  > > problems.
                                                  > >
                                                  > >
                                                  > >
                                                  > > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com] On
                                                  > Behalf
                                                  > > Of Tim Woodward
                                                  > > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 1:51 PM
                                                  > > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                                  > > Subject: RE: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                  > >
                                                  > >
                                                  > >
                                                  > >
                                                  > >
                                                  > > I can vouch for the fact that this problem is not a ghost and feel for
                                                  > > anyone that gets told that it's in your head.
                                                  > > Even went down the road with Butel for their Arcxt software they
                                                  haven't
                                                  > > heard of any issued with Windows 7.
                                                  > >
                                                  > > There is a problem with somewhere between Windows 7 64-bit, the
                                                  scanner
                                                  > and
                                                  > > software and maybe that is where some are saying it works fine in
                                                  > Windows 7,
                                                  > > it does in 32-bit.
                                                  > >
                                                  > > I had a generic USB converter with the prolific chipset and tried
                                                  every
                                                  > > driver possible, installing, testing uninstalling etc etc.
                                                  > > I then bought the sanctioned Uniden cable and had the same exact issue
                                                  > with
                                                  > > every driver.
                                                  > > Both failures were on a new HP laptop with Windows 7 64-bit installed.
                                                  > >
                                                  > > All cables rs-232 direct, generic usb and Uniden USB-1 cables worked
                                                  > just
                                                  > > fine on Windows XP pc.
                                                  > >
                                                  > > My Situation (still unresolved!) I can use the pc upstairs but really
                                                  > want
                                                  > > to use my new laptop.
                                                  > >
                                                  > > For me the problem arises when attempting to transfer large amounts of
                                                  > data,
                                                  > > like downloading the origional data that comes installed on the
                                                  scanner.
                                                  > >
                                                  > > FreeScan worked in this situation so I know some will say just use
                                                  > FreeScan
                                                  > > and I can, I am more familar with Arc-XT and want to get that working.
                                                  > > Note: I am not promoting either software, more or less just saying
                                                  that
                                                  > > there is something real here.
                                                  > >
                                                  > > With Arc-xt and my new HP Laptop with Windows 7 64-bit, I could
                                                  > sometimes
                                                  > > upload or download a small amount of data like a single group.
                                                  > > The problem arises when I attempt to download a large amount of data,
                                                  it
                                                  > > starts off normal and you can see it counting up the scanner data but
                                                  > then
                                                  > > locks up,
                                                  > > after an extended period of time the application gives a communication
                                                  > > error, you are forced to quit by forcing the app closed.
                                                  > >
                                                  > > Tim
                                                  > >
                                                  > > -----Original Message-----
                                                  > > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                  > > [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                                  <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ]On
                                                  > > Behalf
                                                  > > Of J. Newell
                                                  > > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 1:14 PM
                                                  > > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                  > > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                  > >
                                                  > > I am still using a relatively old Belkin converter. I just did virgin
                                                  > Win7
                                                  > > installs on two machines. I installed the Belkin Vista/prior drivers
                                                  > from
                                                  > > their website and have had no problems with any of my radios (KW,
                                                  Icom,
                                                  > > Yaesu, Uniden, others).
                                                  > >
                                                  > > John Newell
                                                  > > Boston, MA
                                                  > >
                                                  > > ----- Original Message -----
                                                  > > From: "Nick Marsh" <nmar@... <mailto:nmar%40earthlink.net> >
                                                  > > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                  > > Sent: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 11:56:05 AM
                                                  > > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                  > >
                                                  > > Got my 396Xt yesterday and had it running onWin7 within a hour. If you
                                                  > get
                                                  > > a
                                                  > > Trend Net USB/Serial converter cable, download the Win7 Diver and
                                                  follow
                                                  > > their instructions -to-the-letter- it will work just as you would
                                                  > expect.
                                                  > >
                                                  > > I did not follow the instructions the first couple of times and ended
                                                  up
                                                  > > installing/uninstalling twice before I decided to RTFM.
                                                  > >
                                                  > > Nick
                                                  > > WB4SQI
                                                  > > Cincinnati, OH
                                                  > >
                                                  > > ----- Original Message -----
                                                  > > From: "Jeffreyinberthoud" <jeffrey_schiller@...
                                                  > > <mailto:jeffrey_schiller%40q.com> >
                                                  > > To: <BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> >
                                                  > > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 11:40 AM
                                                  > > Subject: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                  > >
                                                  > > > Im assuming by the messages I see in other forums I am not the only
                                                  > one
                                                  > > > with the following issue
                                                  > > >
                                                  > > > I purchased my new 396xt aboiut a year ago and it came with the
                                                  serial
                                                  > > > port cable well thanks to Microsoft ......all the new pc's with
                                                  > windows
                                                  > > 7
                                                  > > > do not have serial ports and it seems hit and miss on getting
                                                  > > > those aftermarket converter cables to work.....
                                                  > > >
                                                  > > > I have a RS 323 or 232 ??? and there is no windows 7 driver for this
                                                  > > >
                                                  > > > Ideas?
                                                  > > >
                                                  > > >
                                                  > > >
                                                  > > > ------------------------------------
                                                  > > >
                                                  > > > Yahoo! Groups Links
                                                  > > >
                                                  > > >
                                                  > > >
                                                  > > >
                                                  > > >
                                                  > > > -----
                                                  > > > No virus found in this message.
                                                  > > > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
                                                  > > > Version: 10.0.1170 / Virus Database: 426/3303 - Release Date:
                                                  12/07/10
                                                  > > >
                                                  > >
                                                  > > ------------------------------------
                                                  > >
                                                  > > Yahoo! Groups Links
                                                  > >
                                                  > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                                                  > >
                                                  > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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                                                  >
                                                  > Yahoo! Groups Links
                                                  >
                                                  >
                                                  >
                                                  >
                                                  > ----------------------------------------------------------
                                                  >
                                                  >
                                                  > Internal Virus Database is out of date.
                                                  > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
                                                  > Version: 9.0.783 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/2746 - Release Date: 03/14/10
                                                  02:33:00
                                                  >





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                                                • MCH
                                                  If you ve never seen the issue with FreeScan, that would seem to rule out any issues with the PC or OS. Joe M.
                                                  Message 24 of 28 , Dec 9, 2010
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                                                    If you've never seen the issue with FreeScan, that would seem to rule
                                                    out any issues with the PC or OS.

                                                    Joe M.

                                                    Tim Woodward wrote:
                                                    > Hey Joe,
                                                    >
                                                    > Curiously not with FreeScan but yes with Arc-xt and not all the time, mostly
                                                    > on large data downloads like trying to read the origional data that comes
                                                    > installed on the scanner.
                                                    >
                                                    > thanks
                                                    >
                                                    > -----Original Message-----
                                                    > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf
                                                    > Of MCH
                                                    > Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 12:59 PM
                                                    > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                                    > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Re: windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                    >
                                                    >
                                                    >
                                                    > Do you have the same issue with other SW packages? That might help
                                                    > narrow down the cause being the PC, the OS, or the SW.
                                                    >
                                                    > Joe M.
                                                    >
                                                    > Tim Woodward wrote:
                                                    > > lol I like the (not personally) part, as I stated I have the Uniden
                                                    > cable
                                                    > > and still have the communication issue I described with ARC-XT.
                                                    > > I've been starting to think that it's a firmware issue with the Usb
                                                    > ports.
                                                    > >
                                                    > > Oh well I can program my scanner on another machine but the engineer in
                                                    > me
                                                    > > wants to know why I can't use my laptop, obviously the laptop is a more
                                                    > > convenient choice when it works. : )
                                                    > >
                                                    > > I talked to someone at Butel as I stated and they said that they weren't
                                                    > > aware of any issues and that it's just normal rs-232 comms.
                                                    > > I can't help thinking that it's related in someway to the 64-bit
                                                    > > implementation of the usb port or maybe the machine an HP Pavilion DV6.
                                                    > >
                                                    > > Can someone confirm Windows 7 64-bit Laptop ARC-XT using the USB-1 cable
                                                    > to
                                                    > > the scanner, if so which driver version down to the build would be
                                                    > greatly
                                                    > > appreciated.
                                                    > > I have tried all the drivers from ScanMasters aka Uniden sanctioned and
                                                    > from
                                                    > > the Prolific site as well.
                                                    > > It was a while ago so that is why I would like to know the exact
                                                    > version.
                                                    > >
                                                    > > Thanks,
                                                    > > Tim
                                                    > >
                                                    > > -----Original Message-----
                                                    > > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com]On
                                                    > Behalf
                                                    > > Of shelleysh1@...
                                                    > > Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 9:17 AM
                                                    > > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                                    > > Subject: [BCD396XT] Re: windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                    > >
                                                    > >
                                                    > >
                                                    > > Hi Peter,
                                                    > >
                                                    > > I'm familiar with Tim's problem (not personally with Tim) but have seen
                                                    > it
                                                    > > on a couple of other HP *LAPTOPS* - laptops being one the keywords here
                                                    > and
                                                    > > the 64 bit v. of Sys 7 being the other. The only effective solution to
                                                    > the
                                                    > > problem I've found is not to use an adapter. I don't want to be rude
                                                    > here
                                                    > > but it is clearly more simple to purchase the Uniden part, download
                                                    > their
                                                    > > copy of the Prolific driver (which does work with the 64bit Sys 7) and
                                                    > go
                                                    > > from there. The desktops (HP included) have been working just fine and
                                                    > most
                                                    > > all, even today, still have serial ports.
                                                    > >
                                                    > > Shell
                                                    > >
                                                    > > --- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com, "Peter Duffy" <pduffy211@...> wrote:
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > > Have you check HP for system driver updates. I believe you're having a
                                                    > > > problem but I'm running a HP e9237 desktop w/64 bit Win7 and so far no
                                                    > > > problems.
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com] On
                                                    > > Behalf
                                                    > > > Of Tim Woodward
                                                    > > > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 1:51 PM
                                                    > > > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                                    > > > Subject: RE: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > > I can vouch for the fact that this problem is not a ghost and feel for
                                                    > > > anyone that gets told that it's in your head.
                                                    > > > Even went down the road with Butel for their Arcxt software they
                                                    > haven't
                                                    > > > heard of any issued with Windows 7.
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > > There is a problem with somewhere between Windows 7 64-bit, the
                                                    > scanner
                                                    > > and
                                                    > > > software and maybe that is where some are saying it works fine in
                                                    > > Windows 7,
                                                    > > > it does in 32-bit.
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > > I had a generic USB converter with the prolific chipset and tried
                                                    > every
                                                    > > > driver possible, installing, testing uninstalling etc etc.
                                                    > > > I then bought the sanctioned Uniden cable and had the same exact issue
                                                    > > with
                                                    > > > every driver.
                                                    > > > Both failures were on a new HP laptop with Windows 7 64-bit installed.
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > > All cables rs-232 direct, generic usb and Uniden USB-1 cables worked
                                                    > > just
                                                    > > > fine on Windows XP pc.
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > > My Situation (still unresolved!) I can use the pc upstairs but really
                                                    > > want
                                                    > > > to use my new laptop.
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > > For me the problem arises when attempting to transfer large amounts of
                                                    > > data,
                                                    > > > like downloading the origional data that comes installed on the
                                                    > scanner.
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > > FreeScan worked in this situation so I know some will say just use
                                                    > > FreeScan
                                                    > > > and I can, I am more familar with Arc-XT and want to get that working.
                                                    > > > Note: I am not promoting either software, more or less just saying
                                                    > that
                                                    > > > there is something real here.
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > > With Arc-xt and my new HP Laptop with Windows 7 64-bit, I could
                                                    > > sometimes
                                                    > > > upload or download a small amount of data like a single group.
                                                    > > > The problem arises when I attempt to download a large amount of data,
                                                    > it
                                                    > > > starts off normal and you can see it counting up the scanner data but
                                                    > > then
                                                    > > > locks up,
                                                    > > > after an extended period of time the application gives a communication
                                                    > > > error, you are forced to quit by forcing the app closed.
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > > Tim
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > > -----Original Message-----
                                                    > > > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                    > > > [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                                    > <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ]On
                                                    > > > Behalf
                                                    > > > Of J. Newell
                                                    > > > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 1:14 PM
                                                    > > > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                    > > > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > > I am still using a relatively old Belkin converter. I just did virgin
                                                    > > Win7
                                                    > > > installs on two machines. I installed the Belkin Vista/prior drivers
                                                    > > from
                                                    > > > their website and have had no problems with any of my radios (KW,
                                                    > Icom,
                                                    > > > Yaesu, Uniden, others).
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > > John Newell
                                                    > > > Boston, MA
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > > ----- Original Message -----
                                                    > > > From: "Nick Marsh" <nmar@... <mailto:nmar%40earthlink.net> >
                                                    > > > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                    > > > Sent: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 11:56:05 AM
                                                    > > > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > > Got my 396Xt yesterday and had it running onWin7 within a hour. If you
                                                    > > get
                                                    > > > a
                                                    > > > Trend Net USB/Serial converter cable, download the Win7 Diver and
                                                    > follow
                                                    > > > their instructions -to-the-letter- it will work just as you would
                                                    > > expect.
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > > I did not follow the instructions the first couple of times and ended
                                                    > up
                                                    > > > installing/uninstalling twice before I decided to RTFM.
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > > Nick
                                                    > > > WB4SQI
                                                    > > > Cincinnati, OH
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > > ----- Original Message -----
                                                    > > > From: "Jeffreyinberthoud" <jeffrey_schiller@...
                                                    > > > <mailto:jeffrey_schiller%40q.com> >
                                                    > > > To: <BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> >
                                                    > > > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 11:40 AM
                                                    > > > Subject: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > > > Im assuming by the messages I see in other forums I am not the only
                                                    > > one
                                                    > > > > with the following issue
                                                    > > > >
                                                    > > > > I purchased my new 396xt aboiut a year ago and it came with the
                                                    > serial
                                                    > > > > port cable well thanks to Microsoft ......all the new pc's with
                                                    > > windows
                                                    > > > 7
                                                    > > > > do not have serial ports and it seems hit and miss on getting
                                                    > > > > those aftermarket converter cables to work.....
                                                    > > > >
                                                    > > > > I have a RS 323 or 232 ??? and there is no windows 7 driver for this
                                                    > > > >
                                                    > > > > Ideas?
                                                    > > > >
                                                    > > > >
                                                    > > > >
                                                    > > > > ------------------------------------
                                                    > > > >
                                                    > > > > Yahoo! Groups Links
                                                    > > > >
                                                    > > > >
                                                    > > > >
                                                    > > > >
                                                    > > > >
                                                    > > > > -----
                                                    > > > > No virus found in this message.
                                                    > > > > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
                                                    > > > > Version: 10.0.1170 / Virus Database: 426/3303 - Release Date:
                                                    > 12/07/10
                                                    > > > >
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > > ------------------------------------
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > > Yahoo! Groups Links
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                                                    > > >
                                                    > >
                                                    > >
                                                    > >
                                                    > >
                                                    > >
                                                    > >
                                                    > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                                                    > >
                                                    > >
                                                    > >
                                                    > > ------------------------------------
                                                    > >
                                                    > > Yahoo! Groups Links
                                                    > >
                                                    > >
                                                    > >
                                                    > >
                                                    > > ----------------------------------------------------------
                                                    > >
                                                    > >
                                                    > > Internal Virus Database is out of date.
                                                    > > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
                                                    > > Version: 9.0.783 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/2746 - Release Date: 03/14/10
                                                    > 02:33:00
                                                    > >
                                                    >
                                                    >
                                                    >
                                                    >
                                                    >
                                                    > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                                                    >
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                                                    >
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                                                    >
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                                                    >
                                                    >
                                                    >
                                                    >
                                                  • Tim Woodward
                                                    I know that seems like the simple answer except that Butel claims it s not doing anything special. That s where I m at . . . ... From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                                    Message 25 of 28 , Dec 9, 2010
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                                                      I know that seems like the simple answer except that Butel claims it's not
                                                      doing anything special.
                                                      That's where I'm at . . .


                                                      -----Original Message-----
                                                      From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf
                                                      Of MCH
                                                      Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 1:05 PM
                                                      To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                                      Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Re: windows 7 and serial port nightmares



                                                      If you've never seen the issue with FreeScan, that would seem to rule
                                                      out any issues with the PC or OS.

                                                      Joe M.

                                                      Tim Woodward wrote:
                                                      > Hey Joe,
                                                      >
                                                      > Curiously not with FreeScan but yes with Arc-xt and not all the time,
                                                      mostly
                                                      > on large data downloads like trying to read the origional data that
                                                      comes
                                                      > installed on the scanner.
                                                      >
                                                      > thanks
                                                      >
                                                      > -----Original Message-----
                                                      > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com]On
                                                      Behalf
                                                      > Of MCH
                                                      > Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 12:59 PM
                                                      > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                                      > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Re: windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                      >
                                                      >
                                                      >
                                                      > Do you have the same issue with other SW packages? That might help
                                                      > narrow down the cause being the PC, the OS, or the SW.
                                                      >
                                                      > Joe M.
                                                      >
                                                      > Tim Woodward wrote:
                                                      > > lol I like the (not personally) part, as I stated I have the Uniden
                                                      > cable
                                                      > > and still have the communication issue I described with ARC-XT.
                                                      > > I've been starting to think that it's a firmware issue with the Usb
                                                      > ports.
                                                      > >
                                                      > > Oh well I can program my scanner on another machine but the engineer
                                                      in
                                                      > me
                                                      > > wants to know why I can't use my laptop, obviously the laptop is a
                                                      more
                                                      > > convenient choice when it works. : )
                                                      > >
                                                      > > I talked to someone at Butel as I stated and they said that they
                                                      weren't
                                                      > > aware of any issues and that it's just normal rs-232 comms.
                                                      > > I can't help thinking that it's related in someway to the 64-bit
                                                      > > implementation of the usb port or maybe the machine an HP Pavilion
                                                      DV6.
                                                      > >
                                                      > > Can someone confirm Windows 7 64-bit Laptop ARC-XT using the USB-1
                                                      cable
                                                      > to
                                                      > > the scanner, if so which driver version down to the build would be
                                                      > greatly
                                                      > > appreciated.
                                                      > > I have tried all the drivers from ScanMasters aka Uniden sanctioned
                                                      and
                                                      > from
                                                      > > the Prolific site as well.
                                                      > > It was a while ago so that is why I would like to know the exact
                                                      > version.
                                                      > >
                                                      > > Thanks,
                                                      > > Tim
                                                      > >
                                                      > > -----Original Message-----
                                                      > > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com]On
                                                      > Behalf
                                                      > > Of shelleysh1@...
                                                      > > Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 9:17 AM
                                                      > > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                                      > > Subject: [BCD396XT] Re: windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                      > >
                                                      > >
                                                      > >
                                                      > > Hi Peter,
                                                      > >
                                                      > > I'm familiar with Tim's problem (not personally with Tim) but have
                                                      seen
                                                      > it
                                                      > > on a couple of other HP *LAPTOPS* - laptops being one the keywords
                                                      here
                                                      > and
                                                      > > the 64 bit v. of Sys 7 being the other. The only effective solution to
                                                      > the
                                                      > > problem I've found is not to use an adapter. I don't want to be rude
                                                      > here
                                                      > > but it is clearly more simple to purchase the Uniden part, download
                                                      > their
                                                      > > copy of the Prolific driver (which does work with the 64bit Sys 7) and
                                                      > go
                                                      > > from there. The desktops (HP included) have been working just fine and
                                                      > most
                                                      > > all, even today, still have serial ports.
                                                      > >
                                                      > > Shell
                                                      > >
                                                      > > --- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com, "Peter Duffy" <pduffy211@...> wrote:
                                                      > > >
                                                      > > > Have you check HP for system driver updates. I believe you're having
                                                      a
                                                      > > > problem but I'm running a HP e9237 desktop w/64 bit Win7 and so far
                                                      no
                                                      > > > problems.
                                                      > > >
                                                      > > >
                                                      > > >
                                                      > > > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com] On
                                                      > > Behalf
                                                      > > > Of Tim Woodward
                                                      > > > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 1:51 PM
                                                      > > > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                                      > > > Subject: RE: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                      > > >
                                                      > > >
                                                      > > >
                                                      > > >
                                                      > > >
                                                      > > > I can vouch for the fact that this problem is not a ghost and feel
                                                      for
                                                      > > > anyone that gets told that it's in your head.
                                                      > > > Even went down the road with Butel for their Arcxt software they
                                                      > haven't
                                                      > > > heard of any issued with Windows 7.
                                                      > > >
                                                      > > > There is a problem with somewhere between Windows 7 64-bit, the
                                                      > scanner
                                                      > > and
                                                      > > > software and maybe that is where some are saying it works fine in
                                                      > > Windows 7,
                                                      > > > it does in 32-bit.
                                                      > > >
                                                      > > > I had a generic USB converter with the prolific chipset and tried
                                                      > every
                                                      > > > driver possible, installing, testing uninstalling etc etc.
                                                      > > > I then bought the sanctioned Uniden cable and had the same exact
                                                      issue
                                                      > > with
                                                      > > > every driver.
                                                      > > > Both failures were on a new HP laptop with Windows 7 64-bit
                                                      installed.
                                                      > > >
                                                      > > > All cables rs-232 direct, generic usb and Uniden USB-1 cables worked
                                                      > > just
                                                      > > > fine on Windows XP pc.
                                                      > > >
                                                      > > > My Situation (still unresolved!) I can use the pc upstairs but
                                                      really
                                                      > > want
                                                      > > > to use my new laptop.
                                                      > > >
                                                      > > > For me the problem arises when attempting to transfer large amounts
                                                      of
                                                      > > data,
                                                      > > > like downloading the origional data that comes installed on the
                                                      > scanner.
                                                      > > >
                                                      > > > FreeScan worked in this situation so I know some will say just use
                                                      > > FreeScan
                                                      > > > and I can, I am more familar with Arc-XT and want to get that
                                                      working.
                                                      > > > Note: I am not promoting either software, more or less just saying
                                                      > that
                                                      > > > there is something real here.
                                                      > > >
                                                      > > > With Arc-xt and my new HP Laptop with Windows 7 64-bit, I could
                                                      > > sometimes
                                                      > > > upload or download a small amount of data like a single group.
                                                      > > > The problem arises when I attempt to download a large amount of
                                                      data,
                                                      > it
                                                      > > > starts off normal and you can see it counting up the scanner data
                                                      but
                                                      > > then
                                                      > > > locks up,
                                                      > > > after an extended period of time the application gives a
                                                      communication
                                                      > > > error, you are forced to quit by forcing the app closed.
                                                      > > >
                                                      > > > Tim
                                                      > > >
                                                      > > > -----Original Message-----
                                                      > > > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                      > > > [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                                      > <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ]On
                                                      > > > Behalf
                                                      > > > Of J. Newell
                                                      > > > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 1:14 PM
                                                      > > > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                      > > > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                      > > >
                                                      > > > I am still using a relatively old Belkin converter. I just did
                                                      virgin
                                                      > > Win7
                                                      > > > installs on two machines. I installed the Belkin Vista/prior drivers
                                                      > > from
                                                      > > > their website and have had no problems with any of my radios (KW,
                                                      > Icom,
                                                      > > > Yaesu, Uniden, others).
                                                      > > >
                                                      > > > John Newell
                                                      > > > Boston, MA
                                                      > > >
                                                      > > > ----- Original Message -----
                                                      > > > From: "Nick Marsh" <nmar@... <mailto:nmar%40earthlink.net> >
                                                      > > > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                      > > > Sent: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 11:56:05 AM
                                                      > > > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                      > > >
                                                      > > > Got my 396Xt yesterday and had it running onWin7 within a hour. If
                                                      you
                                                      > > get
                                                      > > > a
                                                      > > > Trend Net USB/Serial converter cable, download the Win7 Diver and
                                                      > follow
                                                      > > > their instructions -to-the-letter- it will work just as you would
                                                      > > expect.
                                                      > > >
                                                      > > > I did not follow the instructions the first couple of times and
                                                      ended
                                                      > up
                                                      > > > installing/uninstalling twice before I decided to RTFM.
                                                      > > >
                                                      > > > Nick
                                                      > > > WB4SQI
                                                      > > > Cincinnati, OH
                                                      > > >
                                                      > > > ----- Original Message -----
                                                      > > > From: "Jeffreyinberthoud" <jeffrey_schiller@...
                                                      > > > <mailto:jeffrey_schiller%40q.com> >
                                                      > > > To: <BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> >
                                                      > > > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 11:40 AM
                                                      > > > Subject: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                      > > >
                                                      > > > > Im assuming by the messages I see in other forums I am not the
                                                      only
                                                      > > one
                                                      > > > > with the following issue
                                                      > > > >
                                                      > > > > I purchased my new 396xt aboiut a year ago and it came with the
                                                      > serial
                                                      > > > > port cable well thanks to Microsoft ......all the new pc's with
                                                      > > windows
                                                      > > > 7
                                                      > > > > do not have serial ports and it seems hit and miss on getting
                                                      > > > > those aftermarket converter cables to work.....
                                                      > > > >
                                                      > > > > I have a RS 323 or 232 ??? and there is no windows 7 driver for
                                                      this
                                                      > > > >
                                                      > > > > Ideas?
                                                      > > > >
                                                      > > > >
                                                      > > > >
                                                      > > > > ------------------------------------
                                                      > > > >
                                                      > > > > Yahoo! Groups Links
                                                      > > > >
                                                      > > > >
                                                      > > > >
                                                      > > > >
                                                      > > > >
                                                      > > > > -----
                                                      > > > > No virus found in this message.
                                                      > > > > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
                                                      > > > > Version: 10.0.1170 / Virus Database: 426/3303 - Release Date:
                                                      > 12/07/10
                                                      > > > >
                                                      > > >
                                                      > > > ------------------------------------
                                                      > > >
                                                      > > > Yahoo! Groups Links
                                                      > > >
                                                      > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                                                      > > >
                                                      > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                                                      > > >
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                                                      > > >
                                                      > > >
                                                      > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                                                      > > >
                                                      > >
                                                      > >
                                                      > >
                                                      > >
                                                      > >
                                                      > >
                                                      > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                                                      > >
                                                      > >
                                                      > >
                                                      > > ------------------------------------
                                                      > >
                                                      > > Yahoo! Groups Links
                                                      > >
                                                      > >
                                                      > >
                                                      > >
                                                      > > ----------------------------------------------------------
                                                      > >
                                                      > >
                                                      > > Internal Virus Database is out of date.
                                                      > > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
                                                      > > Version: 9.0.783 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/2746 - Release Date:
                                                      03/14/10
                                                      > 02:33:00
                                                      > >
                                                      >
                                                      >
                                                      >
                                                      >
                                                      >
                                                      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                                                      >
                                                      >
                                                      >
                                                      > ------------------------------------
                                                      >
                                                      > Yahoo! Groups Links
                                                      >
                                                      >
                                                      >
                                                      >





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                                                    • Peter Duffy
                                                      Have you tried slowing down the baud a little on the port and radio? Just brainstorming. Duff From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com]
                                                      Message 26 of 28 , Dec 9, 2010
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                                                        Have you tried slowing down the baud a little on the port and radio? Just
                                                        brainstorming. Duff



                                                        From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
                                                        Of Tim Woodward
                                                        Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 1:07 PM
                                                        To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                                        Subject: RE: [BCD396XT] Re: windows 7 and serial port nightmares





                                                        I know that seems like the simple answer except that Butel claims it's not
                                                        doing anything special.
                                                        That's where I'm at . . .

                                                        -----Original Message-----
                                                        From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                        [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ]On
                                                        Behalf
                                                        Of MCH
                                                        Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 1:05 PM
                                                        To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                        Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Re: windows 7 and serial port nightmares

                                                        If you've never seen the issue with FreeScan, that would seem to rule
                                                        out any issues with the PC or OS.

                                                        Joe M.

                                                        Tim Woodward wrote:
                                                        > Hey Joe,
                                                        >
                                                        > Curiously not with FreeScan but yes with Arc-xt and not all the time,
                                                        mostly
                                                        > on large data downloads like trying to read the origional data that
                                                        comes
                                                        > installed on the scanner.
                                                        >
                                                        > thanks
                                                        >
                                                        > -----Original Message-----
                                                        > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                        [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ]On
                                                        Behalf
                                                        > Of MCH
                                                        > Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 12:59 PM
                                                        > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                        > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Re: windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                        >
                                                        >
                                                        >
                                                        > Do you have the same issue with other SW packages? That might help
                                                        > narrow down the cause being the PC, the OS, or the SW.
                                                        >
                                                        > Joe M.
                                                        >
                                                        > Tim Woodward wrote:
                                                        > > lol I like the (not personally) part, as I stated I have the Uniden
                                                        > cable
                                                        > > and still have the communication issue I described with ARC-XT.
                                                        > > I've been starting to think that it's a firmware issue with the Usb
                                                        > ports.
                                                        > >
                                                        > > Oh well I can program my scanner on another machine but the engineer
                                                        in
                                                        > me
                                                        > > wants to know why I can't use my laptop, obviously the laptop is a
                                                        more
                                                        > > convenient choice when it works. : )
                                                        > >
                                                        > > I talked to someone at Butel as I stated and they said that they
                                                        weren't
                                                        > > aware of any issues and that it's just normal rs-232 comms.
                                                        > > I can't help thinking that it's related in someway to the 64-bit
                                                        > > implementation of the usb port or maybe the machine an HP Pavilion
                                                        DV6.
                                                        > >
                                                        > > Can someone confirm Windows 7 64-bit Laptop ARC-XT using the USB-1
                                                        cable
                                                        > to
                                                        > > the scanner, if so which driver version down to the build would be
                                                        > greatly
                                                        > > appreciated.
                                                        > > I have tried all the drivers from ScanMasters aka Uniden sanctioned
                                                        and
                                                        > from
                                                        > > the Prolific site as well.
                                                        > > It was a while ago so that is why I would like to know the exact
                                                        > version.
                                                        > >
                                                        > > Thanks,
                                                        > > Tim
                                                        > >
                                                        > > -----Original Message-----
                                                        > > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                        [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ]On
                                                        > Behalf
                                                        > > Of shelleysh1@... <mailto:shelleysh1%40att.net>
                                                        > > Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 9:17 AM
                                                        > > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                        > > Subject: [BCD396XT] Re: windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                        > >
                                                        > >
                                                        > >
                                                        > > Hi Peter,
                                                        > >
                                                        > > I'm familiar with Tim's problem (not personally with Tim) but have
                                                        seen
                                                        > it
                                                        > > on a couple of other HP *LAPTOPS* - laptops being one the keywords
                                                        here
                                                        > and
                                                        > > the 64 bit v. of Sys 7 being the other. The only effective solution to
                                                        > the
                                                        > > problem I've found is not to use an adapter. I don't want to be rude
                                                        > here
                                                        > > but it is clearly more simple to purchase the Uniden part, download
                                                        > their
                                                        > > copy of the Prolific driver (which does work with the 64bit Sys 7) and
                                                        > go
                                                        > > from there. The desktops (HP included) have been working just fine and
                                                        > most
                                                        > > all, even today, still have serial ports.
                                                        > >
                                                        > > Shell
                                                        > >
                                                        > > --- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ,
                                                        "Peter Duffy" <pduffy211@...> wrote:
                                                        > > >
                                                        > > > Have you check HP for system driver updates. I believe you're having
                                                        a
                                                        > > > problem but I'm running a HP e9237 desktop w/64 bit Win7 and so far
                                                        no
                                                        > > > problems.
                                                        > > >
                                                        > > >
                                                        > > >
                                                        > > > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                        [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ] On
                                                        > > Behalf
                                                        > > > Of Tim Woodward
                                                        > > > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 1:51 PM
                                                        > > > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                        > > > Subject: RE: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                        > > >
                                                        > > >
                                                        > > >
                                                        > > >
                                                        > > >
                                                        > > > I can vouch for the fact that this problem is not a ghost and feel
                                                        for
                                                        > > > anyone that gets told that it's in your head.
                                                        > > > Even went down the road with Butel for their Arcxt software they
                                                        > haven't
                                                        > > > heard of any issued with Windows 7.
                                                        > > >
                                                        > > > There is a problem with somewhere between Windows 7 64-bit, the
                                                        > scanner
                                                        > > and
                                                        > > > software and maybe that is where some are saying it works fine in
                                                        > > Windows 7,
                                                        > > > it does in 32-bit.
                                                        > > >
                                                        > > > I had a generic USB converter with the prolific chipset and tried
                                                        > every
                                                        > > > driver possible, installing, testing uninstalling etc etc.
                                                        > > > I then bought the sanctioned Uniden cable and had the same exact
                                                        issue
                                                        > > with
                                                        > > > every driver.
                                                        > > > Both failures were on a new HP laptop with Windows 7 64-bit
                                                        installed.
                                                        > > >
                                                        > > > All cables rs-232 direct, generic usb and Uniden USB-1 cables worked
                                                        > > just
                                                        > > > fine on Windows XP pc.
                                                        > > >
                                                        > > > My Situation (still unresolved!) I can use the pc upstairs but
                                                        really
                                                        > > want
                                                        > > > to use my new laptop.
                                                        > > >
                                                        > > > For me the problem arises when attempting to transfer large amounts
                                                        of
                                                        > > data,
                                                        > > > like downloading the origional data that comes installed on the
                                                        > scanner.
                                                        > > >
                                                        > > > FreeScan worked in this situation so I know some will say just use
                                                        > > FreeScan
                                                        > > > and I can, I am more familar with Arc-XT and want to get that
                                                        working.
                                                        > > > Note: I am not promoting either software, more or less just saying
                                                        > that
                                                        > > > there is something real here.
                                                        > > >
                                                        > > > With Arc-xt and my new HP Laptop with Windows 7 64-bit, I could
                                                        > > sometimes
                                                        > > > upload or download a small amount of data like a single group.
                                                        > > > The problem arises when I attempt to download a large amount of
                                                        data,
                                                        > it
                                                        > > > starts off normal and you can see it counting up the scanner data
                                                        but
                                                        > > then
                                                        > > > locks up,
                                                        > > > after an extended period of time the application gives a
                                                        communication
                                                        > > > error, you are forced to quit by forcing the app closed.
                                                        > > >
                                                        > > > Tim
                                                        > > >
                                                        > > > -----Original Message-----
                                                        > > > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                        <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                        > > > [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                        > <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ]On
                                                        > > > Behalf
                                                        > > > Of J. Newell
                                                        > > > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 1:14 PM
                                                        > > > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                        <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                        > > > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                        > > >
                                                        > > > I am still using a relatively old Belkin converter. I just did
                                                        virgin
                                                        > > Win7
                                                        > > > installs on two machines. I installed the Belkin Vista/prior drivers
                                                        > > from
                                                        > > > their website and have had no problems with any of my radios (KW,
                                                        > Icom,
                                                        > > > Yaesu, Uniden, others).
                                                        > > >
                                                        > > > John Newell
                                                        > > > Boston, MA
                                                        > > >
                                                        > > > ----- Original Message -----
                                                        > > > From: "Nick Marsh" <nmar@...
                                                        <mailto:nmar@...%20%3cmailto:nmar%40earthlink.net>
                                                        <mailto:nmar%40earthlink.net> >
                                                        > > > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                        <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                        > > > Sent: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 11:56:05 AM
                                                        > > > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                        > > >
                                                        > > > Got my 396Xt yesterday and had it running onWin7 within a hour. If
                                                        you
                                                        > > get
                                                        > > > a
                                                        > > > Trend Net USB/Serial converter cable, download the Win7 Diver and
                                                        > follow
                                                        > > > their instructions -to-the-letter- it will work just as you would
                                                        > > expect.
                                                        > > >
                                                        > > > I did not follow the instructions the first couple of times and
                                                        ended
                                                        > up
                                                        > > > installing/uninstalling twice before I decided to RTFM.
                                                        > > >
                                                        > > > Nick
                                                        > > > WB4SQI
                                                        > > > Cincinnati, OH
                                                        > > >
                                                        > > > ----- Original Message -----
                                                        > > > From: "Jeffreyinberthoud" <jeffrey_schiller@...
                                                        <mailto:jeffrey_schiller@...%0b>
                                                        > > > <mailto:jeffrey_schiller%40q.com> >
                                                        > > > To: <BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                        <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> >
                                                        > > > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 11:40 AM
                                                        > > > Subject: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                        > > >
                                                        > > > > Im assuming by the messages I see in other forums I am not the
                                                        only
                                                        > > one
                                                        > > > > with the following issue
                                                        > > > >
                                                        > > > > I purchased my new 396xt aboiut a year ago and it came with the
                                                        > serial
                                                        > > > > port cable well thanks to Microsoft ......all the new pc's with
                                                        > > windows
                                                        > > > 7
                                                        > > > > do not have serial ports and it seems hit and miss on getting
                                                        > > > > those aftermarket converter cables to work.....
                                                        > > > >
                                                        > > > > I have a RS 323 or 232 ??? and there is no windows 7 driver for
                                                        this
                                                        > > > >
                                                        > > > > Ideas?
                                                        > > > >
                                                        > > > >
                                                        > > > >
                                                        > > > > ------------------------------------
                                                        > > > >
                                                        > > > > Yahoo! Groups Links
                                                        > > > >
                                                        > > > >
                                                        > > > >
                                                        > > > >
                                                        > > > >
                                                        > > > > -----
                                                        > > > > No virus found in this message.
                                                        > > > > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
                                                        > > > > Version: 10.0.1170 / Virus Database: 426/3303 - Release Date:
                                                        > 12/07/10
                                                        > > > >
                                                        > > >
                                                        > > > ------------------------------------
                                                        > > >
                                                        > > > Yahoo! Groups Links
                                                        > > >
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                                                        > > >
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                                                        > > >
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                                                        > > >
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                                                        > >
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                                                        > >
                                                        > > Yahoo! Groups Links
                                                        > >
                                                        > >
                                                        > >
                                                        > >
                                                        > > ----------------------------------------------------------
                                                        > >
                                                        > >
                                                        > > Internal Virus Database is out of date.
                                                        > > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
                                                        > > Version: 9.0.783 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/2746 - Release Date:
                                                        03/14/10
                                                        > 02:33:00
                                                        > >
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                                                      • Peter Duffy
                                                        I agree that probably is the easiest solution. I have had some issues with ports on the HP laptops which is why I mentioned the drivers. I use the laptops at
                                                        Message 27 of 28 , Dec 9, 2010
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                                                          I agree that probably is the easiest solution. I have had some issues with
                                                          ports on the HP laptops which is why I mentioned the drivers. I use the
                                                          laptops at work with various vehicle diagnostic programs and gave up with
                                                          converters. It was just easier to buy the manufacture USB interface device
                                                          in the long run. Of course that wasn't my money. ;)



                                                          From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
                                                          Of shelleysh1@...
                                                          Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 9:17 AM
                                                          To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                                          Subject: [BCD396XT] Re: windows 7 and serial port nightmares





                                                          Hi Peter,

                                                          I'm familiar with Tim's problem (not personally with Tim) but have seen it
                                                          on a couple of other HP *LAPTOPS* - laptops being one the keywords here and
                                                          the 64 bit v. of Sys 7 being the other. The only effective solution to the
                                                          problem I've found is not to use an adapter. I don't want to be rude here
                                                          but it is clearly more simple to purchase the Uniden part, download their
                                                          copy of the Prolific driver (which does work with the 64bit Sys 7) and go
                                                          from there. The desktops (HP included) have been working just fine and most
                                                          all, even today, still have serial ports.

                                                          Shell

                                                          --- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> , "Peter
                                                          Duffy" <pduffy211@...> wrote:
                                                          >
                                                          > Have you check HP for system driver updates. I believe you're having a
                                                          > problem but I'm running a HP e9237 desktop w/64 bit Win7 and so far no
                                                          > problems.
                                                          >
                                                          >
                                                          >
                                                          > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                          [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ] On
                                                          Behalf
                                                          > Of Tim Woodward
                                                          > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 1:51 PM
                                                          > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                          > Subject: RE: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                          >
                                                          >
                                                          >
                                                          >
                                                          >
                                                          > I can vouch for the fact that this problem is not a ghost and feel for
                                                          > anyone that gets told that it's in your head.
                                                          > Even went down the road with Butel for their Arcxt software they haven't
                                                          > heard of any issued with Windows 7.
                                                          >
                                                          > There is a problem with somewhere between Windows 7 64-bit, the scanner
                                                          and
                                                          > software and maybe that is where some are saying it works fine in Windows
                                                          7,
                                                          > it does in 32-bit.
                                                          >
                                                          > I had a generic USB converter with the prolific chipset and tried every
                                                          > driver possible, installing, testing uninstalling etc etc.
                                                          > I then bought the sanctioned Uniden cable and had the same exact issue
                                                          with
                                                          > every driver.
                                                          > Both failures were on a new HP laptop with Windows 7 64-bit installed.
                                                          >
                                                          > All cables rs-232 direct, generic usb and Uniden USB-1 cables worked just
                                                          > fine on Windows XP pc.
                                                          >
                                                          > My Situation (still unresolved!) I can use the pc upstairs but really want
                                                          > to use my new laptop.
                                                          >
                                                          > For me the problem arises when attempting to transfer large amounts of
                                                          data,
                                                          > like downloading the origional data that comes installed on the scanner.
                                                          >
                                                          > FreeScan worked in this situation so I know some will say just use
                                                          FreeScan
                                                          > and I can, I am more familar with Arc-XT and want to get that working.
                                                          > Note: I am not promoting either software, more or less just saying that
                                                          > there is something real here.
                                                          >
                                                          > With Arc-xt and my new HP Laptop with Windows 7 64-bit, I could sometimes
                                                          > upload or download a small amount of data like a single group.
                                                          > The problem arises when I attempt to download a large amount of data, it
                                                          > starts off normal and you can see it counting up the scanner data but then
                                                          > locks up,
                                                          > after an extended period of time the application gives a communication
                                                          > error, you are forced to quit by forcing the app closed.
                                                          >
                                                          > Tim
                                                          >
                                                          > -----Original Message-----
                                                          > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                          <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                          > [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                          <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ]On
                                                          > Behalf
                                                          > Of J. Newell
                                                          > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 1:14 PM
                                                          > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                          <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                          > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                          >
                                                          > I am still using a relatively old Belkin converter. I just did virgin Win7
                                                          > installs on two machines. I installed the Belkin Vista/prior drivers from
                                                          > their website and have had no problems with any of my radios (KW, Icom,
                                                          > Yaesu, Uniden, others).
                                                          >
                                                          > John Newell
                                                          > Boston, MA
                                                          >
                                                          > ----- Original Message -----
                                                          > From: "Nick Marsh" <nmar@...
                                                          <mailto:nmar@...%20%3cmailto:nmar%40earthlink.net>
                                                          <mailto:nmar%40earthlink.net> >
                                                          > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                          <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                          > Sent: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 11:56:05 AM
                                                          > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                          >
                                                          > Got my 396Xt yesterday and had it running onWin7 within a hour. If you get
                                                          > a
                                                          > Trend Net USB/Serial converter cable, download the Win7 Diver and follow
                                                          > their instructions -to-the-letter- it will work just as you would expect.
                                                          >
                                                          > I did not follow the instructions the first couple of times and ended up
                                                          > installing/uninstalling twice before I decided to RTFM.
                                                          >
                                                          > Nick
                                                          > WB4SQI
                                                          > Cincinnati, OH
                                                          >
                                                          > ----- Original Message -----
                                                          > From: "Jeffreyinberthoud" <jeffrey_schiller@...
                                                          <mailto:jeffrey_schiller@...%0b>
                                                          > <mailto:jeffrey_schiller%40q.com> >
                                                          > To: <BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                          <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> >
                                                          > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 11:40 AM
                                                          > Subject: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                          >
                                                          > > Im assuming by the messages I see in other forums I am not the only one
                                                          > > with the following issue
                                                          > >
                                                          > > I purchased my new 396xt aboiut a year ago and it came with the serial
                                                          > > port cable well thanks to Microsoft ......all the new pc's with windows
                                                          > 7
                                                          > > do not have serial ports and it seems hit and miss on getting
                                                          > > those aftermarket converter cables to work.....
                                                          > >
                                                          > > I have a RS 323 or 232 ??? and there is no windows 7 driver for this
                                                          > >
                                                          > > Ideas?
                                                          > >
                                                          > >
                                                          > >
                                                          > > ------------------------------------
                                                          > >
                                                          > > Yahoo! Groups Links
                                                          > >
                                                          > >
                                                          > >
                                                          > >
                                                          > >
                                                          > > -----
                                                          > > No virus found in this message.
                                                          > > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
                                                          > > Version: 10.0.1170 / Virus Database: 426/3303 - Release Date: 12/07/10
                                                          > >
                                                          >
                                                          > ------------------------------------
                                                          >
                                                          > Yahoo! Groups Links
                                                          >
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                                                        • tcappetti
                                                          I had the same problem with mine. I slowed the baudrate to 19200 matched it on the XT and it worked just fine. Sent from my iPhone4 ... [Non-text portions of
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                                                            I had the same problem with mine. I slowed the baudrate to 19200 matched it on the XT and it worked just fine.

                                                            Sent from my iPhone4

                                                            On Dec 9, 2010, at 4:52 PM, "Peter Duffy" <pduffy211@...> wrote:

                                                            > Have you tried slowing down the baud a little on the port and radio? Just
                                                            > brainstorming. Duff
                                                            >
                                                            > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
                                                            > Of Tim Woodward
                                                            > Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 1:07 PM
                                                            > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                                            > Subject: RE: [BCD396XT] Re: windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                            >
                                                            > I know that seems like the simple answer except that Butel claims it's not
                                                            > doing anything special.
                                                            > That's where I'm at . . .
                                                            >
                                                            > -----Original Message-----
                                                            > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                            > [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ]On
                                                            > Behalf
                                                            > Of MCH
                                                            > Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 1:05 PM
                                                            > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                            > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Re: windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                            >
                                                            > If you've never seen the issue with FreeScan, that would seem to rule
                                                            > out any issues with the PC or OS.
                                                            >
                                                            > Joe M.
                                                            >
                                                            > Tim Woodward wrote:
                                                            > > Hey Joe,
                                                            > >
                                                            > > Curiously not with FreeScan but yes with Arc-xt and not all the time,
                                                            > mostly
                                                            > > on large data downloads like trying to read the origional data that
                                                            > comes
                                                            > > installed on the scanner.
                                                            > >
                                                            > > thanks
                                                            > >
                                                            > > -----Original Message-----
                                                            > > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                            > [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ]On
                                                            > Behalf
                                                            > > Of MCH
                                                            > > Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 12:59 PM
                                                            > > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                            > > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Re: windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                            > >
                                                            > >
                                                            > >
                                                            > > Do you have the same issue with other SW packages? That might help
                                                            > > narrow down the cause being the PC, the OS, or the SW.
                                                            > >
                                                            > > Joe M.
                                                            > >
                                                            > > Tim Woodward wrote:
                                                            > > > lol I like the (not personally) part, as I stated I have the Uniden
                                                            > > cable
                                                            > > > and still have the communication issue I described with ARC-XT.
                                                            > > > I've been starting to think that it's a firmware issue with the Usb
                                                            > > ports.
                                                            > > >
                                                            > > > Oh well I can program my scanner on another machine but the engineer
                                                            > in
                                                            > > me
                                                            > > > wants to know why I can't use my laptop, obviously the laptop is a
                                                            > more
                                                            > > > convenient choice when it works. : )
                                                            > > >
                                                            > > > I talked to someone at Butel as I stated and they said that they
                                                            > weren't
                                                            > > > aware of any issues and that it's just normal rs-232 comms.
                                                            > > > I can't help thinking that it's related in someway to the 64-bit
                                                            > > > implementation of the usb port or maybe the machine an HP Pavilion
                                                            > DV6.
                                                            > > >
                                                            > > > Can someone confirm Windows 7 64-bit Laptop ARC-XT using the USB-1
                                                            > cable
                                                            > > to
                                                            > > > the scanner, if so which driver version down to the build would be
                                                            > > greatly
                                                            > > > appreciated.
                                                            > > > I have tried all the drivers from ScanMasters aka Uniden sanctioned
                                                            > and
                                                            > > from
                                                            > > > the Prolific site as well.
                                                            > > > It was a while ago so that is why I would like to know the exact
                                                            > > version.
                                                            > > >
                                                            > > > Thanks,
                                                            > > > Tim
                                                            > > >
                                                            > > > -----Original Message-----
                                                            > > > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                            > [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ]On
                                                            > > Behalf
                                                            > > > Of shelleysh1@... <mailto:shelleysh1%40att.net>
                                                            > > > Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 9:17 AM
                                                            > > > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                            > > > Subject: [BCD396XT] Re: windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                            > > >
                                                            > > >
                                                            > > >
                                                            > > > Hi Peter,
                                                            > > >
                                                            > > > I'm familiar with Tim's problem (not personally with Tim) but have
                                                            > seen
                                                            > > it
                                                            > > > on a couple of other HP *LAPTOPS* - laptops being one the keywords
                                                            > here
                                                            > > and
                                                            > > > the 64 bit v. of Sys 7 being the other. The only effective solution to
                                                            > > the
                                                            > > > problem I've found is not to use an adapter. I don't want to be rude
                                                            > > here
                                                            > > > but it is clearly more simple to purchase the Uniden part, download
                                                            > > their
                                                            > > > copy of the Prolific driver (which does work with the 64bit Sys 7) and
                                                            > > go
                                                            > > > from there. The desktops (HP included) have been working just fine and
                                                            > > most
                                                            > > > all, even today, still have serial ports.
                                                            > > >
                                                            > > > Shell
                                                            > > >
                                                            > > > --- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ,
                                                            > "Peter Duffy" <pduffy211@...> wrote:
                                                            > > > >
                                                            > > > > Have you check HP for system driver updates. I believe you're having
                                                            > a
                                                            > > > > problem but I'm running a HP e9237 desktop w/64 bit Win7 and so far
                                                            > no
                                                            > > > > problems.
                                                            > > > >
                                                            > > > >
                                                            > > > >
                                                            > > > > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                            > [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ] On
                                                            > > > Behalf
                                                            > > > > Of Tim Woodward
                                                            > > > > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 1:51 PM
                                                            > > > > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                            > > > > Subject: RE: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                            > > > >
                                                            > > > >
                                                            > > > >
                                                            > > > >
                                                            > > > >
                                                            > > > > I can vouch for the fact that this problem is not a ghost and feel
                                                            > for
                                                            > > > > anyone that gets told that it's in your head.
                                                            > > > > Even went down the road with Butel for their Arcxt software they
                                                            > > haven't
                                                            > > > > heard of any issued with Windows 7.
                                                            > > > >
                                                            > > > > There is a problem with somewhere between Windows 7 64-bit, the
                                                            > > scanner
                                                            > > > and
                                                            > > > > software and maybe that is where some are saying it works fine in
                                                            > > > Windows 7,
                                                            > > > > it does in 32-bit.
                                                            > > > >
                                                            > > > > I had a generic USB converter with the prolific chipset and tried
                                                            > > every
                                                            > > > > driver possible, installing, testing uninstalling etc etc.
                                                            > > > > I then bought the sanctioned Uniden cable and had the same exact
                                                            > issue
                                                            > > > with
                                                            > > > > every driver.
                                                            > > > > Both failures were on a new HP laptop with Windows 7 64-bit
                                                            > installed.
                                                            > > > >
                                                            > > > > All cables rs-232 direct, generic usb and Uniden USB-1 cables worked
                                                            > > > just
                                                            > > > > fine on Windows XP pc.
                                                            > > > >
                                                            > > > > My Situation (still unresolved!) I can use the pc upstairs but
                                                            > really
                                                            > > > want
                                                            > > > > to use my new laptop.
                                                            > > > >
                                                            > > > > For me the problem arises when attempting to transfer large amounts
                                                            > of
                                                            > > > data,
                                                            > > > > like downloading the origional data that comes installed on the
                                                            > > scanner.
                                                            > > > >
                                                            > > > > FreeScan worked in this situation so I know some will say just use
                                                            > > > FreeScan
                                                            > > > > and I can, I am more familar with Arc-XT and want to get that
                                                            > working.
                                                            > > > > Note: I am not promoting either software, more or less just saying
                                                            > > that
                                                            > > > > there is something real here.
                                                            > > > >
                                                            > > > > With Arc-xt and my new HP Laptop with Windows 7 64-bit, I could
                                                            > > > sometimes
                                                            > > > > upload or download a small amount of data like a single group.
                                                            > > > > The problem arises when I attempt to download a large amount of
                                                            > data,
                                                            > > it
                                                            > > > > starts off normal and you can see it counting up the scanner data
                                                            > but
                                                            > > > then
                                                            > > > > locks up,
                                                            > > > > after an extended period of time the application gives a
                                                            > communication
                                                            > > > > error, you are forced to quit by forcing the app closed.
                                                            > > > >
                                                            > > > > Tim
                                                            > > > >
                                                            > > > > -----Original Message-----
                                                            > > > > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                            > <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                            > > > > [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                            > > <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ]On
                                                            > > > > Behalf
                                                            > > > > Of J. Newell
                                                            > > > > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 1:14 PM
                                                            > > > > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                            > <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                            > > > > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                            > > > >
                                                            > > > > I am still using a relatively old Belkin converter. I just did
                                                            > virgin
                                                            > > > Win7
                                                            > > > > installs on two machines. I installed the Belkin Vista/prior drivers
                                                            > > > from
                                                            > > > > their website and have had no problems with any of my radios (KW,
                                                            > > Icom,
                                                            > > > > Yaesu, Uniden, others).
                                                            > > > >
                                                            > > > > John Newell
                                                            > > > > Boston, MA
                                                            > > > >
                                                            > > > > ----- Original Message -----
                                                            > > > > From: "Nick Marsh" <nmar@...
                                                            > <mailto:nmar@...%20%3cmailto:nmar%40earthlink.net>
                                                            > <mailto:nmar%40earthlink.net> >
                                                            > > > > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                            > <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                            > > > > Sent: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 11:56:05 AM
                                                            > > > > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                            > > > >
                                                            > > > > Got my 396Xt yesterday and had it running onWin7 within a hour. If
                                                            > you
                                                            > > > get
                                                            > > > > a
                                                            > > > > Trend Net USB/Serial converter cable, download the Win7 Diver and
                                                            > > follow
                                                            > > > > their instructions -to-the-letter- it will work just as you would
                                                            > > > expect.
                                                            > > > >
                                                            > > > > I did not follow the instructions the first couple of times and
                                                            > ended
                                                            > > up
                                                            > > > > installing/uninstalling twice before I decided to RTFM.
                                                            > > > >
                                                            > > > > Nick
                                                            > > > > WB4SQI
                                                            > > > > Cincinnati, OH
                                                            > > > >
                                                            > > > > ----- Original Message -----
                                                            > > > > From: "Jeffreyinberthoud" <jeffrey_schiller@...
                                                            > <mailto:jeffrey_schiller@...%0b>
                                                            > > > > <mailto:jeffrey_schiller%40q.com> >
                                                            > > > > To: <BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                                            > <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> >
                                                            > > > > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 11:40 AM
                                                            > > > > Subject: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                                            > > > >
                                                            > > > > > Im assuming by the messages I see in other forums I am not the
                                                            > only
                                                            > > > one
                                                            > > > > > with the following issue
                                                            > > > > >
                                                            > > > > > I purchased my new 396xt aboiut a year ago and it came with the
                                                            > > serial
                                                            > > > > > port cable well thanks to Microsoft ......all the new pc's with
                                                            > > > windows
                                                            > > > > 7
                                                            > > > > > do not have serial ports and it seems hit and miss on getting
                                                            > > > > > those aftermarket converter cables to work.....
                                                            > > > > >
                                                            > > > > > I have a RS 323 or 232 ??? and there is no windows 7 driver for
                                                            > this
                                                            > > > > >
                                                            > > > > > Ideas?
                                                            > > > > >
                                                            > > > > >
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