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Welcome to the FreeSCAN user guide. This document is designed to help the newcomer install and navigate [http://scannow.org/ FreeSCAN], which is designed to work with the Uniden DMA scanners.
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Welcome to the FreeSCAN user guide. This document is designed to help the newcomer download, install and navigate from [http://free-scan.net/ Freescan], which is designed to work with the Uniden DMA scanners.
  
 
==Getting Started==
 
==Getting Started==
 
The following scanners are compatible with FreeSCAN:
 
The following scanners are compatible with FreeSCAN:
  
* [[SC230]]
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* [[SC230]], [[BC246T]], [[BR330T]], [[UBC3500XLT]], [[BCD396T]], [[BCD996T]], [[BCT15]]
* [[BC246T]]
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* [[BC346XT]], [[BCD396XT]], [[BCD996XT]] , [[BCT15X]]
* [[BR330T]] & [[UBC3500XLT]]
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* [[BCD325P2]], [[BCD996P2]] (version 2.18 and greater)
* [[BCD396T]] & UBCD396T
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* UBCD996T,UBCD396T, UBCT15 - Programming available from version 1.07.06 firmware for these radios
* [[BCD996T]] & UBCD996T
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** NOTE: FreeScan does not yet support [[DMR]], [[MOTOTRBO]] or [[EDACS Provoice]]
* [[BCT15]] & UBCT15
 
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There are many new features to the DMA scanners; the Uniden manuals are generally considered to be rather poorly written. It's highly suggested that the appropriate Easier to Read manual be downloaded and kept handy, particularly if you are new to this style of scanning;
 
 
 
* [http://myweb.cableone.net/marksscanners/996/996.html Easier to Read BCD996T/UBC996T Manual]
 
* [http://myweb.cableone.net/marksscanners/BCT15/bct15.html Easier To Read BCT15 Manual]
 
* [http://myweb.cableone.net/marksscanners/330/330test.html Easier To Read BR330T/(U)BCD396T Manual]
 
* [http://myweb.cableone.net/marksscanners/246/246.html Easier to Read BC246T Manual]
 
* [http://myweb.cableone.net/marksscanners/230/230.html Easier to Read (U)SC230 Manual]
 
* [http://myweb.cableone.net/marksscanners/3500/3500.html Easier to Read UBC3500XLT Manual]
 
  
 
===Installation and Connections===
 
===Installation and Connections===
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* Installing and executing FreeSCAN
 
* Installing and executing FreeSCAN
** [[Freescan Windows Installs|Under Windows]] (2000, XP and Vista Supported)
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** [[Freescan and Anti Virus Software]]
** [[Freescan Install Under LINUX|Under LINUX]]
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** [[Freescan Windows Installs|Under Windows]] (2000, XP, Vista and Windows7 Supported)
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** [[Freescan Install Under LINUX|Under LINUX]] (Version .7G and earlier)
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** [[Software_Setup_For_Linux]] More up to date instructions
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==Command Line Options==
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* [[FreeScan Command Line Options]]
  
==Download Data to FreeSCAN==
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==Pulldown Menus==
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[[Image:FS top toolbar v8.JPG]]
  
* [[Freescan downloads|Download Programming]]
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From left to right, the graphics above represent the following; 
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* New File
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* Open File
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* Save File
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* Print File
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* Create System
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* Create Site (trunking only)
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* Create Group
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* Cut
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* Copy
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* Paste
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* Upload to Scanner (Ctrl-U or select from the Scanner pulldown menu)
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* Download from Scanner (Ctrl-D or select from the Scanner pulldown menu)
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* Virtual Control (Shift+F1 or select from the Scanner pulldown menu)
  
* Import functions
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===File===
** [[Freescan file import|From FreeSCAN]]
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* Import
** [[Freescan UASD Import|From Uniden Advanced System Director (UASD) files]]
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** [[Freescan File Import|From FreeSCAN]]
** [[Freescan EZGrab|Using EZ-Grab]]
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** [[Freescan UASD Import|From UASD]]
 
** A [http://www.radioreference.com/apps/subscription/ paid subscription] to RadioReference is required to use the following features:
 
** A [http://www.radioreference.com/apps/subscription/ paid subscription] to RadioReference is required to use the following features:
*** [[Freescan RR Conv Import|Import RR conventional data]]  
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*** [[Freescan RR Conv Import|RadioReference Conventional]]  
*** [[Freescan RR Trunk Import|Import RR Trunked data]]
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*** [[Freescan RR Trunk Import|RadioReference Trunked]]
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** [[Freescan BuTel Import|From BuTel Applications]] 
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* [[Freescan Export|Export CSV]]
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* [[Freescan Scanner Statistics|Statistics]]
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* [[Freescan Print Screen|The Print Screen]]
  
==Viewing Data in FreeSCAN==
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===Edit===  
* The Tools Pulldown
 
** [[Freescan SQK Editor|System Quick Key Manager]]
 
** [[Freescan Frequency Fill|Frequency Fill]]
 
** [[Freescan Optimizer|Automatic Scanner Optimizer]]
 
** [[Freescan Dupe Finder|Duplicate Channel Finder]]
 
** Lockout all Systems/Sites
 
** Unlock all Systems/Sites
 
** Check for Update
 
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* The View Pulldown
 
** Highlight
 
** Quick Draw Mode
 
** Show System Types (F5)
 
** Show Quick Keys (F6)
 
** System Sort
 
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* [[Freescan Favorites|Favourites]]
 
 
 
== Creating and Editing Data ==
 
* Create/Edit System
 
* Create/Edit Site
 
* Create/Edit Group
 
 
* [[Freescan Edit functions|The Edit Pulldown]]
 
* [[Freescan Edit functions|The Edit Pulldown]]
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* [[Freescan EZGrab|Using EZ-Grab]]
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* [[Freescan and Quick Key Processing]]
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* [[Freescan Create Systems|Create/Edit System]]
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* [[Freescan Create Site|Create/Edit Site]]
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* [[Freescan Create Group|Create/Edit Group]]
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* [[Freescan APCO Bandplan|Create/Edit APCO Bandplan]]
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* [[FreeSCAN-GPS|GPS Functions/View in Google]]
  
== Printing ==
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===Scanner===
* [[Freescan Print Screen|The Print Screen]]
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* [[Freescan Upload|Upload Programming to Scanner]]
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* [[Freescan Downloads|Download Programming]]
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* [[Freescan Virtual Scanner|The Virtual Scanner Interfaces]]
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* [[Freescan Options|Set Scanner Options]]
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* [[Freescan Band Plan Editor|Band Plan Editor]]
  
== Exporting Data==
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===Tools===
* [[Freescan Export|To a comma seperated value (.csv) file]]
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* [[Freescan Tools functions|The Tools Pulldown]]
* [[Freescan Upload|Upload Programming to Scanner]]
 
  
== Controlling the Scanner==
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===View===
* Setup
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* [[Freescan View functions|The View Pulldown]]
* Ipod(c) mode
 
* Windows mode
 
* LCARS mode
 
* [[Freescan Options|Set Scanner Options]]
 
  
 
== Common Questions and Answers==
 
== Common Questions and Answers==
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* [[Freescan Shortcut Keys|Shortcut Keys]]
 
* [[Freescan Shortcut Keys|Shortcut Keys]]
 
* [[Freescan Tips|FreeSCAN Tips]]
 
* [[Freescan Tips|FreeSCAN Tips]]
[[Category:Software Applications]]
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* [[FreeSCAN-GPS|Entering GPS Coordinates]]
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* [[Moving DMA Data to Other Radios in Freescan]]
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* [[Freescan Bugs and Issues]] - Opensource development project
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== Programming how to videos ==
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdLS147yPm0 Programming video 1 Trunked]
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95rOOlm16fI Programming video 2 Conventional]
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QmG4s0bnbE Manual conventional programming - K4DPS]
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkQXUPsi_gI Radioreference programming - K4DPS]
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[[Category:FreeSCAN]]

Revision as of 09:28, 6 December 2019

Welcome to the FreeSCAN user guide. This document is designed to help the newcomer download, install and navigate from Freescan, which is designed to work with the Uniden DMA scanners.

Getting Started

The following scanners are compatible with FreeSCAN:

Installation and Connections

Command Line Options

Pulldown Menus

FS top toolbar v8.JPG

From left to right, the graphics above represent the following;

  • New File
  • Open File
  • Save File
  • Print File
  • Create System
  • Create Site (trunking only)
  • Create Group
  • Cut
  • Copy
  • Paste
  • Upload to Scanner (Ctrl-U or select from the Scanner pulldown menu)
  • Download from Scanner (Ctrl-D or select from the Scanner pulldown menu)
  • Virtual Control (Shift+F1 or select from the Scanner pulldown menu)

File

Edit

Scanner

Tools

View

Common Questions and Answers

Programming how to videos