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** [[Freescan Install Under LINUX|Under LINUX]]
 
** [[Freescan Install Under LINUX|Under LINUX]]
  
==Download Data to FreeSCAN==
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==Pulldown Functions==
  
* [[Freescan downloads|Download Programming]]
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===File===
 
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* Import
* Import functions
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** [[Freescan file import|From FreeSCAN]]
** [[Freescan file import|From older versions of FreeSCAN]]
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** [[Freescan UASD Import|From UASD]]
** [[Freescan UASD Import|From Uniden Advanced System Director (UASD) files]]
 
** [[Freescan EZGrab|Using EZ-Grab]]
 
 
** 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 Export|Export CSV]]
==Viewing Data in FreeSCAN==
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* [[Freescan Scanner Statistics|Statistics]]
* [[Freescan Tools functions|The Tools Pulldown]]
 
* [[Freescan View functions|The View Pulldown]]  
 
* [[Freescan Favorites|Favourites]]
 
 
* [[Freescan Print Screen|The Print Screen]]
 
* [[Freescan Print Screen|The Print Screen]]
* [[Freescan Scanner Statistics|Statistics]]
 
  
== Creating and Editing Data ==
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===Edit===  
 
* [[Freescan Edit functions|The Edit Pulldown]]
 
* [[Freescan Edit functions|The Edit Pulldown]]
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* [[Freescan EZGrab|Using EZ-Grab]]
 
* [[Freescan Create Systems|Create/Edit System]]
 
* [[Freescan Create Systems|Create/Edit System]]
 
* [[Freescan Create Site|Create/Edit Site]]
 
* [[Freescan Create Site|Create/Edit Site]]
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* [[Freescan Rebanding Support|Rebanding]]
 
* [[Freescan Rebanding Support|Rebanding]]
  
== 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]]
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===Scanner===
 
* [[Freescan Upload|Upload Programming to Scanner]]
 
* [[Freescan Upload|Upload Programming to Scanner]]
 
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* [[Freescan downloads|Download Programming]]
== Controlling the Scanner==
 
 
* [[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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===View===
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* [[Freescan View functions|The View Pulldown]]
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===Favourites===
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* [[Freescan Favorites|Favourites]]
  
 
== 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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==Appendix==
 
If you are new to scanning in general, or have been away from it for awhile, things have changed considerably. Many terms and abbreviations are used throughout this document. Anything in blue or underlined is a link, which should take you to another article to explain or refine the reference. However, we also have a [[:Category:RR Glossary|Glossary]] which lists many more terms and abbreviations. Some [[Common Conventional Programming Questions]] are also listed in the link.<br>
 
 
 
In addition, the concept of trunking is key to programming these scanners effectively. If you are not comfortable with the subject, the following is suggested reading;
 
 
 
* [[Trunking Basics]]
 
* [http://www.uniden.com/products/ButIjustwanttolistentothePolice.pdf tutorial article on trunking] PDF file
 
* [[Common Trunking Programming Questions]]
 
* [http://www.scannersoft.com/trunk_system_types.htm Trunk System Types] This handy chart, courtesy of Scan Control, outlines the various trunk system types and how they relate to the system types used in Uniden scanners.
 
 
 
If you do not understand concepts behind [[Rebanding]], where current public safety trunked frequencies will shift downward to avoid mixing their services with Nextel, please see the indicated link for an excellent article by Paul Opitz of Uniden on the subject.
 
 
 
Uniden has developed scanners - the first was the SC230 - which did away with the traditional definition of a 'bank'. Instead, the concept of a virtual memory plan called Dynamic Memory Allocation (or [[DMA]] for short) was introduced. If you have problems understanding DMA, the following is suggested reading;
 
 
 
* [http://www.scannersoft.com/dynamic_memory.htm Dynamic Memory]
 
* [http://www.scannersoft.com/dma_mem_limits.htm DMA Memory Limits]
 
* [[:Category:DMA Radios Hints and Kinks|DMA Radios Hints and Kinks]]
 
 
 
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]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[[Category:Software Applications]]
 
[[Category:Software Applications]]

Revision as of 18:33, 22 October 2008

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

Getting Started

The following scanners are compatible with FreeSCAN:

Installation and Connections

Pulldown Functions

File

Edit

Tools

Scanner

View

Favourites

Common Questions and Answers