Scancat Gold Software

Scancat Gold Software

Post by George » Mon, 07 Jul 2003 07:00:00

I just purchased Scancat Gold SE but am having problems using it with
both my BC250D and BC785D's.

I can get Scancat Gold to read all the banks and program banks just fine.

Problem #1:  When going to the "Basic Scanning" window I'll setup a
range of freqs for it to scan.   Example I'll set the range from
120.0000 to 121.0000, AM, 25KHz spacing.   I live 2 miles from Daytona
International Airport who's tower freq is 120.7000, today with the
NASCAR race the tower freq is non-stop!  But according to Scancat
there's NOTHING!  The scanner will not stop on 120.7000 during the search.

If I enter 120.7000 manually into the "Basic Scanning" window it will
tune the scanner to 120.7000, I can hear the tower.  However according
to Scancat the signal strength is zero while the scanners signal meter
is fully deflected.

Any suggestions?  The only reason I bought this software was for its
claim of begining the best for freq searching and "Surveillance
Enhanced" feature.  So far the only thing I can get to work is its bank
reading and programming feature which I already have software that does
that and it did cost no $159.00!

George
http://www.MilAirComms.com

 
 
 

Scancat Gold Software

Post by BDK » Mon, 07 Jul 2003 07:24:43




Quote:> I just purchased Scancat Gold SE but am having problems using it with
> both my BC250D and BC785D's.

> I can get Scancat Gold to read all the banks and program banks just fine.

> Problem #1:  When going to the "Basic Scanning" window I'll setup a
> range of freqs for it to scan.   Example I'll set the range from
> 120.0000 to 121.0000, AM, 25KHz spacing.   I live 2 miles from Daytona
> International Airport who's tower freq is 120.7000, today with the
> NASCAR race the tower freq is non-stop!  But according to Scancat
> there's NOTHING!  The scanner will not stop on 120.7000 during the search.

> If I enter 120.7000 manually into the "Basic Scanning" window it will
> tune the scanner to 120.7000, I can hear the tower.  However according
> to Scancat the signal strength is zero while the scanners signal meter
> is fully deflected.

> Any suggestions?  The only reason I bought this software was for its
> claim of begining the best for freq searching and "Surveillance
> Enhanced" feature.  So far the only thing I can get to work is its bank
> reading and programming feature which I already have software that does
> that and it did cost no $159.00!

> George
> http://www.MilAirComms.com

 Only one word describes Scancat....Yuck. I had the old DOS version, and
it was ok, but both Windows versions I had were total disasters.

BDK

 
 
 

Scancat Gold Software

Post by George » Mon, 07 Jul 2003 07:39:40

Quote:

>  Only one word describes Scancat....Yuck. I had the old DOS version, and
> it was ok, but both Windows versions I had were total disasters.

> BDK

Well it looks like the Windows version is nothing more that what we in
the computer programming field call a "basterized windows version".
Heck I spend $159.00 on a program and you only can save file names 8
characters long!

George
http://www.MilAirComms.com

 
 
 

Scancat Gold Software

Post by Burr » Mon, 07 Jul 2003 09:47:46

Keep working with it George, Scancat is hard to learn. I had a hell of a
time learning the 2.10 but I like it now.

Burr
Grundig's Sat800&650,YB400&FR200
Drake SW8 Scanners BC 895&245XLT
Sangean DT110(for Ball Games)
Also Have a Clock Radio!!!
N35.3582
W117.4157
South Left Coast, U.S.A.

 
 
 

Scancat Gold Software

Post by BDK » Mon, 07 Jul 2003 11:17:02


says...

Quote:> Keep working with it George, Scancat is hard to learn. I had a hell of a
> time learning the 2.10 but I like it now.

> Burr
> Grundig's Sat800&650,YB400&FR200
> Drake SW8 Scanners BC 895&245XLT
> Sangean DT110(for Ball Games)
> Also Have a Clock Radio!!!
> N35.3582
> W117.4157
> South Left Coast, U.S.A.

There are so many better ones out there, for less $$$$.

BDK

 
 
 

Scancat Gold Software

Post by Burr » Mon, 07 Jul 2003 12:20:22

        Would you please send me their Names and URLs ?

Burr


> There are so many better ones out there, for less $$$$.

> BDK

 
 
 

Scancat Gold Software

Post by John » Tue, 08 Jul 2003 08:21:08

Big mistake, for these scanners you need butels ARc250 from scannermaster.


Quote:> I just purchased Scancat Gold SE but am having problems using it with
> both my BC250D and BC785D's.

> I can get Scancat Gold to read all the banks and program banks just fine.

 
 
 

Scancat Gold Software

Post by John » Tue, 08 Jul 2003 08:21:38

ARC250 > www.butelsoftware.com


> Would you please send me their Names and URLs ?

> Burr


> > There are so many better ones out there, for less $$$$.

> > BDK

 
 
 

Scancat Gold Software

Post by BDK » Tue, 08 Jul 2003 01:42:40


says...

>    Would you please send me their Names and URLs ?

> Burr


> > There are so many better ones out there, for less $$$$.

> > BDK

Let's see, scanstar was one. I will try to remember the other ones
later, I'm so tired right now, I can't even think. I bought 3 different
ones, and all were miles ahead of Scancat at about 50 bucks each.

BDK

 
 
 

Scancat Gold Software

Post by George » Tue, 08 Jul 2003 02:50:32


> Big mistake, for these scanners you need butels ARc250 from scannermaster.

I have looked at the Butel before buying Scancat.   It appeared the
Scancat had a
better 'search' and 'Survelience' modes with its audio recording.  This
is the
ONLY real function I wanted Scancat for as I do not use software to do
normal scanning
or programming as I have written my own software for programming (which
does a much
better job than ScanCat)....

So far I'm not too happy.

Just for the hell of it last night I tried to program in a trunk system
using
ScanCat. When programming the BC250D it screwed up EVERY talkgroup!
They were
correct in teh ScanCat software but when writing them to the scanner
it wrote everyone as 00-013!

George
http://www.MilAirComms.com

 
 
 

Scancat Gold Software

Post by John » Tue, 08 Jul 2003 12:14:46

ARC250PRO has audiorecording/logging and gives you 200 extended search
ranges, it logs in a history file so you can leave it running all day.
Scancat it total crap.



> > Big mistake, for these scanners you need butels ARc250 from
scannermaster.

> I have looked at the Butel before buying Scancat.   It appeared the
> Scancat had a
> better 'search' and 'Survelience' modes with its audio recording.  This
> is the
> ONLY real function I wanted Scancat for as I do not use software to do
> normal scanning
> or programming as I have written my own software for programming (which
> does a much
> better job than ScanCat)....

> So far I'm not too happy.

> Just for the hell of it last night I tried to program in a trunk system
> using
> ScanCat. When programming the BC250D it screwed up EVERY talkgroup!
> They were
> correct in teh ScanCat software but when writing them to the scanner
> it wrote everyone as 00-013!

> George
> http://www.MilAirComms.com