BC245-XLT Frequency Loading!

BC245-XLT Frequency Loading!

Post by g.. » Thu, 07 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Is it really that easy? Did you download the Freq Data
from some webpage somewhere?
Or did you have to pay extra for the priveledge of
downloading the data?
Is the data kept up to date by someone?

> Picked up a BC245-XLT TT-II today!  I hooked up the supplied serial cable to
> my modem, and proceeded to follow Uniden's simple instructions for doing a
> data dump of local frequencies based on my Zip code, from their database.
> It worked the first time, and was very slick!  They pumped 169 frequencies,
> including trunked, and regular service, into my rig, for my 48092 Zip
> (Warren, MI).!  Cool... very cool!

> Life is good!

> Bill Crocker

 
 
 

BC245-XLT Frequency Loading!

Post by james cobur » Thu, 07 Oct 1999 04:00:00


This software requires that you DIAL a phone number . Last time I checked
you can't do that with a cable modem.
READ THE MANUAL it is easy.

Hey bill!
I did the smart scanner thing today too. It worked very well about 250
channels all conventional I think.
James 90405


Quote:> I just purchased a BC245XLT. I have been trying to use several programs to
> upload the freq I have for my PRO-2050 so that I don't have to manually
> enter them. I can't seem to get any of the programs to work with the
> scanner. I have put the scanner in the remote mode and set the baud rate
> down to 9600 8,N,1 like the manual says.
> I then tried to use the scanner software that uniden supplies on their web
> page, but for the likes of me I can't get it to work with a cable modem.
It
> is requiring to have a regular modem in order to use the software. Does
> anyone know how to use the software with a Cable modem? Remember the cable
> modem does not use a com port.,

> Thanx in Advance

> Jim Arnold

 
 
 

BC245-XLT Frequency Loading!

Post by Bill Crocke » Fri, 08 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Picked up a BC245-XLT TT-II today!  I hooked up the supplied serial cable to
my modem, and proceeded to follow Uniden's simple instructions for doing a
data dump of local frequencies based on my Zip code, from their database.
It worked the first time, and was very slick!  They pumped 169 frequencies,
including trunked, and regular service, into my rig, for my 48092 Zip
(Warren, MI).!  Cool... very cool!

Life is good!

Bill Crocker

 
 
 

BC245-XLT Frequency Loading!

Post by J. Arnol » Fri, 08 Oct 1999 04:00:00

I just purchased a BC245XLT. I have been trying to use several programs to
upload the freq I have for my PRO-2050 so that I don't have to manually
enter them. I can't seem to get any of the programs to work with the
scanner. I have put the scanner in the remote mode and set the baud rate
down to 9600 8,N,1 like the manual says.
I then tried to use the scanner software that uniden supplies on their web
page, but for the likes of me I can't get it to work with a cable modem. It
is requiring to have a regular modem in order to use the software. Does
anyone know how to use the software with a Cable modem? Remember the cable
modem does not use a com port.,

Thanx in Advance

Jim Arnold

 
 
 

BC245-XLT Frequency Loading!

Post by Bill Crocke » Fri, 08 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Currently, you can not perform this operation via the Internet, and/or cable
modem.  It requires a regular modem, although a computer can be used, it is
not required.  You dial a 1-900 number, I believe at a cost of; $ 0.90/min.,
to download the data.  This is not a big deal, as the transfer of my 169
frequencies was very quick!  Uniden claims their data is very complete, and
they will review, and update it, no less than every six months.  Seems fair
enough.

Bill Crocker