sailor105 | 23 Jul 23:41 2011
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Usb-serial converter for ARC780

 

Hi group,

Could anyone tell me if there is a USB-Serial converter that has proven to work with the ARC780 software?

Brand? Type?

Thanks!

73
Paul
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sailor105 | 23 Jul 23:41 2011
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Usb-serial converter for ARC780

 

Hi group,

Could anyone tell me if there is a USB-Serial converter that has proven to work with the ARC780 software?

Brand? Type?

Thanks!

73
Paul
PD0PSB

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tonyjenkins37 | 10 Jul 11:15 2011
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sound advice

 

hello
My 780 xlt has issues when on scan operation it has no sound from on board speaker However when on Search operation it has got sound from the on board speaker I have tried the usual remedies but none effective
Has anybody got the diagrams for the board or has anyone remedied this issue any help would be great

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Tony

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Kevin | 5 Jul 01:56 2011
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CTCSS/DCS Not working

 

I am hoping someone can help me, recently the CTCSS/DCS feature stopped working (I don't know if I hit something or what). When I select a channel or a channel keys up there is nothing lit or indicated in CTCSS/DCS field on the display. However, when I go into the menu to program a PL, it is there (like it is programmed) but still will not display or work.

I have even cloned a scanner where the feature is working and still no luck.

Hopefully someone has experienced this problem and can help me.

Thanks,
Kevin

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    Michael | 1 Jul 03:28 2011
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    HI! How are you?

     
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    MR.B | 1 Jun 16:42 2011
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    lcd

     

    i need the lcd disply for my bc780xlt my unit fell and liquid cristal disply smashed!  can anyone help!

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    Ed | 1 Jun 03:12 2011
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    Volume Knob

     

    I need a replacement knob for my 780. Uniden now shows them as unavailable. Is there another knob that will fit? Or does anyone have any extras?
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    Ed Maikranz
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    tonyjenkins37 | 3 Apr 17:16 2011
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    using proscan

     

    Hello
    I have an issue with this cannot communicate with the scaner i have set the scanner to remote as per instruction changed the baund rate to different settings throught the availble range and am using a gender changer on the back of the scanner the software is try before you but proscan is this the best option any help would be great
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    Tony

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    Tom Hirsch | 15 Mar 03:23 2011
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    recent posts

     

    Hello from Florida,

    1. Since the BC-780 scanner has not been made for several years, I have not seen any of the software developers provide updates to their programming software for this model scanner in the last few years, but it's possible that some developers have done this. Most, if not all of them are spending their time and energy making software for more recent scanners.

    2. Many recent computers do not have a serial port. If your computer does not have a serial port, you'll have to get a USB to serial converter to connect a programming cable to your computer. You can buy these from stores or online vendors. If your're a hardcore cheapskate like me, rather than buy the cable at a store, you will look for these adapters at hamfests, and buy them for a dollar or 2. I've found that a web search will find the software drivers for these adapters, and I have had good success doing this. However, one no-name USB to serial cable I bought at a hamfest would not work with either the CD-ROM or downloaded driver, and indicated a cable malfunction. Many scanner hobbyist web posts on USB cable difficulties state that the problems are mostly caused by incorrect or outdated drivers. I have not had a problem using a USB cable with either XP or Vista, although I use only my XP laptop and not the Vista machine to work the 780. If you have issues, you likely have driver problem or port selection problem.

    3. The software for the BC-780 was made in the Windows 98 and XP era, and some brands of scanner software likely won't work with Windows Vista or 7.

    4. The freeware/shareware AFS 780 was available at one time on the web. I used it for awhile, but I have not been able to find any web links for it for a few years.

    5. The other brands of software I've used for my beloved 780's are Scancat from Computer Aided Technologies, and ARC 780 by Butel Software.

    6. Because Uniden stopped providing parts and service for this scanner years ago, and because this model is not compatible with the new frequency plan for rebanded 800 MHz Motorola trunk systems (I've found that my 780 will recognize about 60-70% of the rebanded channels), and because the 3 generations of Uniden base/mobile scanners since the 780 are more sensitive and decode P25 digital, the demand and value for this model have declined, although the 780 still does many scanning functions very well.

    On a separate topic, does anyone have any idea where I can get a replacement ribbon cable for my BC-895 first generation TrunkTracker?

    Thank you, and I hope this information helps.


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    Chris | 11 Mar 18:06 2011
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    Windows 7 Programming Question

     

    Has anyone had any luck using windows 7 to program a 780xlt? What about getting a cable to work on the radio?? Trying to use the Andys program. Thanks

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    scrunge | 9 Feb 18:52 2011
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    scanning ctcss

     

    Greetings

    How do I set the scanner to search my stored freq's by ctcss?
    I have 6 people on the same freq and all with different ctcss.

    How do I switch on scanning and it stopping on the correct freq and tone?

    Regards

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