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Re: windows 7 and serial port nightmares

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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 1 of 28 , Dec 8, 2010
      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 2 of 28 , Dec 8, 2010
        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 3 of 28 , Dec 8, 2010
          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?





          [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        • 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 4 of 28 , Dec 8, 2010
            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
            >
            >



            [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
          • 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 5 of 28 , Dec 8, 2010
              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
              >



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

              Yahoo! Groups Links





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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 6 of 28 , Dec 8, 2010
                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]





                [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
              • 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 7 of 28 , Dec 8, 2010
                  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 8 of 28 , Dec 8, 2010
                    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 9 of 28 , Dec 8, 2010
                      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
                      >

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

                      Yahoo! Groups Links

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






                      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                    • 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 10 of 28 , Dec 8, 2010
                        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 11 of 28 , Dec 8, 2010
                          That is not necessary when using the latest drivers for the USB-1 and other
                          models that use the Prolific chipset.

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


                           



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                          Ideas?

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

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




                          [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                        • 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 12 of 28 , Dec 8, 2010
                            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 13 of 28 , Dec 8, 2010
                              Have you check HP for system driver updates. I believe you're having a
                              problem but I'm running a HP e9237 desktop w/64 bit Win7 and so far no
                              problems.



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





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                              Tim

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

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

                              John Newell
                              Boston, MA

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

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

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

                              Nick
                              WB4SQI
                              Cincinnati, OH

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

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

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

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                            • 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 14 of 28 , Dec 9, 2010
                                Hi Peter,

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

                                Shell

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

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

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

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

                                  Thanks,
                                  Tim

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



                                  Hi Peter,

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

                                  Shell

                                  --- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com, "Peter Duffy" <pduffy211@...> wrote:
                                  >
                                  > Have you check HP for system driver updates. I believe you're having a
                                  > problem but I'm running a HP e9237 desktop w/64 bit Win7 and so far no
                                  > problems.
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >
                                  > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com] On
                                  Behalf
                                  > Of Tim Woodward
                                  > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 1:51 PM
                                  > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                  > Subject: RE: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >
                                  > I can vouch for the fact that this problem is not a ghost and feel for
                                  > anyone that gets told that it's in your head.
                                  > Even went down the road with Butel for their Arcxt software they haven't
                                  > heard of any issued with Windows 7.
                                  >
                                  > There is a problem with somewhere between Windows 7 64-bit, the scanner
                                  and
                                  > software and maybe that is where some are saying it works fine in
                                  Windows 7,
                                  > it does in 32-bit.
                                  >
                                  > I had a generic USB converter with the prolific chipset and tried every
                                  > driver possible, installing, testing uninstalling etc etc.
                                  > I then bought the sanctioned Uniden cable and had the same exact issue
                                  with
                                  > every driver.
                                  > Both failures were on a new HP laptop with Windows 7 64-bit installed.
                                  >
                                  > All cables rs-232 direct, generic usb and Uniden USB-1 cables worked
                                  just
                                  > fine on Windows XP pc.
                                  >
                                  > My Situation (still unresolved!) I can use the pc upstairs but really
                                  want
                                  > to use my new laptop.
                                  >
                                  > For me the problem arises when attempting to transfer large amounts of
                                  data,
                                  > like downloading the origional data that comes installed on the scanner.
                                  >
                                  > FreeScan worked in this situation so I know some will say just use
                                  FreeScan
                                  > and I can, I am more familar with Arc-XT and want to get that working.
                                  > Note: I am not promoting either software, more or less just saying that
                                  > there is something real here.
                                  >
                                  > With Arc-xt and my new HP Laptop with Windows 7 64-bit, I could
                                  sometimes
                                  > upload or download a small amount of data like a single group.
                                  > The problem arises when I attempt to download a large amount of data, it
                                  > starts off normal and you can see it counting up the scanner data but
                                  then
                                  > locks up,
                                  > after an extended period of time the application gives a communication
                                  > error, you are forced to quit by forcing the app closed.
                                  >
                                  > Tim
                                  >
                                  > -----Original Message-----
                                  > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                  > [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ]On
                                  > Behalf
                                  > Of J. Newell
                                  > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 1:14 PM
                                  > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                  > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                  >
                                  > I am still using a relatively old Belkin converter. I just did virgin
                                  Win7
                                  > installs on two machines. I installed the Belkin Vista/prior drivers
                                  from
                                  > their website and have had no problems with any of my radios (KW, Icom,
                                  > Yaesu, Uniden, others).
                                  >
                                  > John Newell
                                  > Boston, MA
                                  >
                                  > ----- Original Message -----
                                  > From: "Nick Marsh" <nmar@... <mailto:nmar%40earthlink.net> >
                                  > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
                                  > Sent: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 11:56:05 AM
                                  > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                  >
                                  > Got my 396Xt yesterday and had it running onWin7 within a hour. If you
                                  get
                                  > a
                                  > Trend Net USB/Serial converter cable, download the Win7 Diver and follow
                                  > their instructions -to-the-letter- it will work just as you would
                                  expect.
                                  >
                                  > I did not follow the instructions the first couple of times and ended up
                                  > installing/uninstalling twice before I decided to RTFM.
                                  >
                                  > Nick
                                  > WB4SQI
                                  > Cincinnati, OH
                                  >
                                  > ----- Original Message -----
                                  > From: "Jeffreyinberthoud" <jeffrey_schiller@...
                                  > <mailto:jeffrey_schiller%40q.com> >
                                  > To: <BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> >
                                  > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 11:40 AM
                                  > Subject: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
                                  >
                                  > > Im assuming by the messages I see in other forums I am not the only
                                  one
                                  > > with the following issue
                                  > >
                                  > > I purchased my new 396xt aboiut a year ago and it came with the serial
                                  > > port cable well thanks to Microsoft ......all the new pc's with
                                  windows
                                  > 7
                                  > > do not have serial ports and it seems hit and miss on getting
                                  > > those aftermarket converter cables to work.....
                                  > >
                                  > > I have a RS 323 or 232 ??? and there is no windows 7 driver for this
                                  > >
                                  > > Ideas?
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > > ------------------------------------
                                  > >
                                  > > Yahoo! Groups Links
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > > -----
                                  > > No virus found in this message.
                                  > > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
                                  > > Version: 10.0.1170 / Virus Database: 426/3303 - Release Date: 12/07/10
                                  > >
                                  >
                                  > ------------------------------------
                                  >
                                  > Yahoo! Groups Links
                                  >
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                                • 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 16 of 28 , Dec 9, 2010
                                    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
                                    > >
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                                    >
                                    >
                                    >
                                    >
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                                    >
                                    >
                                    > 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 17 of 28 , Dec 9, 2010
                                      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 18 of 28 , Dec 9, 2010
                                        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
                                        >
                                        >
                                        >
                                        >
                                      • 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 19 of 28 , Dec 9, 2010
                                          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
                                          > > >
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                                          > > >
                                          > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
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                                          > > >
                                          > >
                                          > >
                                          > >
                                          > >
                                          > >
                                          > >
                                          > > [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
                                          > >
                                          >
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                                        • Peter Duffy
                                          Have you tried slowing down the baud a little on the port and radio? Just brainstorming. Duff From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com]
                                          Message 20 of 28 , Dec 9, 2010
                                            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
                                            > > > >
                                            > > > >
                                            > > > >
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                                            > > > >
                                            > > > > -----
                                            > > > > 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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                                            > > > Yahoo! Groups Links
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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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                                            >
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                                            >
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                                            >

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                                            [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                                          • 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 21 of 28 , Dec 9, 2010
                                              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
                                              > >
                                              >
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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
                                              Message 22 of 28 , Dec 9, 2010
                                                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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