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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==
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* [[SC230]], [[BC246T]], [[BR330T]], [[UBC3500XLT]], [[BCD396T]], [[BCD996T]], [[BCT15]]
 
* [[SC230]], [[BC246T]], [[BR330T]], [[UBC3500XLT]], [[BCD396T]], [[BCD996T]], [[BCT15]]
* [[BC346XT]], [[BCD396XT]]
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* [[BC346XT]], [[BCD396XT]], [[BCD996XT]] , [[BCT15X]]
* UBCD996T,UBCD396T, UBCT15
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* [[BCD325P2]], [[BCD996P2]] (version 2.18 and greater)
 
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* UBCD996T,UBCD396T, UBCT15 - Programming available from version 1.07.06 firmware for these radios
'''NOTE:''' A new version of FreeScan has recently been released, based on the .net framework.
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** NOTE: FreeScan does not yet support [[DMR]], [[MOTOTRBO]] or [[EDACS Provoice]]
This user guide is now in a bit of flux, as images may be from version .7g. However all
 
functions should remain fairly close.
 
  
 
===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]]
  
 
==Pulldown Menus==
 
==Pulldown Menus==
 
[[Image:FS top toolbar v8.JPG]]  
 
[[Image:FS top toolbar v8.JPG]]  
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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)
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===File===
 
===File===
 
* Import   
 
* Import   
** [[Freescan file import|From FreeSCAN]]
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** [[Freescan File Import|From FreeSCAN]]
 
** [[Freescan UASD Import|From UASD]]
 
** [[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:
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* [[Freescan Export|Export CSV]]
 
* [[Freescan Export|Export CSV]]
 
* [[Freescan Scanner Statistics|Statistics]]
 
* [[Freescan Scanner Statistics|Statistics]]
* [[Freescan Print Screen|The Print Screen]] '''NOTE:''' Not available for version .8
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* [[Freescan Print Screen|The Print Screen]]
  
 
===Edit===  
 
===Edit===  
 
* [[Freescan Edit functions|The Edit Pulldown]]
 
* [[Freescan Edit functions|The Edit Pulldown]]
 
* [[Freescan EZGrab|Using EZ-Grab]]
 
* [[Freescan EZGrab|Using EZ-Grab]]
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* [[Freescan and Quick Key Processing]]
 
* [[Freescan Create Systems|Create/Edit System]]
 
* [[Freescan Create Systems|Create/Edit System]]
 
* [[Freescan Create Site|Create/Edit Site]]
 
* [[Freescan Create Site|Create/Edit Site]]
 
* [[Freescan Create Group|Create/Edit Group]]
 
* [[Freescan Create Group|Create/Edit Group]]
 
* [[Freescan APCO Bandplan|Create/Edit APCO Bandplan]]
 
* [[Freescan APCO Bandplan|Create/Edit APCO Bandplan]]
 
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* [[FreeSCAN-GPS|GPS Functions/View in Google]]
===Tools===
 
* [[Freescan Tools functions|The Tools Pulldown]]
 
  
 
===Scanner===  
 
===Scanner===  
 
* [[Freescan Upload|Upload Programming to Scanner]]
 
* [[Freescan Upload|Upload Programming to Scanner]]
* [[Freescan downloads|Download Programming]]
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* [[Freescan Downloads|Download Programming]]
 
* [[Freescan Virtual Scanner|The Virtual Scanner Interfaces]]  
 
* [[Freescan Virtual Scanner|The Virtual Scanner Interfaces]]  
 
* [[Freescan Options|Set Scanner Options]]
 
* [[Freescan Options|Set Scanner Options]]
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* [[Freescan Band Plan Editor|Band Plan Editor]]
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===Tools===
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* [[Freescan Tools functions|The Tools Pulldown]]
  
 
===View===
 
===View===
* [[Freescan View functions|The View Pulldown]]  
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* [[Freescan View functions|The View Pulldown]]
  
 
== 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]]
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* [[FreeSCAN-GPS|Entering GPS Coordinates]]
[[Category:Software Applications]]
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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