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  • 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
    Message 1 of 28 , Dec 8, 2010
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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 2 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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        >
      • 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 3 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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          >
          > Internal Virus Database is out of date.
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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 4 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 5 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 6 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 7 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 8 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 9 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 10 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 11 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 12 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 13 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 14 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?

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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 15 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 16 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 17 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 18 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
                                        >
                                        > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                                        >
                                        > [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 19 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
                                          > > >
                                          > >
                                          > > ------------------------------------
                                          > >
                                          > > 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
                                          >
                                        • 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 20 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]
                                            > >
                                            > >
                                            > >
                                            > >
                                            > >
                                            > > [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]
                                          • 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 21 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]
                                              > > >
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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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                                            • 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 22 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]
                                                > > >
                                                > > >
                                                > > >
                                                > > >
                                                > > >
                                                > > > [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
                                                >
                                                >
                                                >
                                                >





                                                [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                                              • 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 23 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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                                                  > >
                                                  > >
                                                  > >
                                                  > > ------------------------------------
                                                  > >
                                                  > > 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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                                                  >
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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 24 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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                                                    >
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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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