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FreeSCAN / Re: FreeSCAN 2.19 Beta1
« Last post by comms.mc on December 02, 2018, 04:19:07 AM »
I haven't looked into this in great detail with different operating systems etc but there is a possible bug in 2.19 beta1 when programming. The bug appears to occur on different radios (996, 325, 396) and basically doesn't skip the unselected systems but rather just reprograms the last selected system. Otherwise v2.19 is working well, including for DMR.
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Apple Board / FreeSCAN on macOS
« Last post by bwreed on November 03, 2018, 12:34:45 PM »
FreeSCAN runs as downloaded on MacOS (Mojave).

1. Install Xcode Command Line utilities
2. Install MacPorts
3. Install using macports "cabextract"
4. Install Wine
5. Install WineTricks
6. Install using Winetricks "dotnet45"
7. Download FreeSCAN installer
8. Install freescan using Wine
9. Add "string" KEY: "COM1" VALUE: [/dev/<your USBMODEM device name created when you attach scanner to the Mac.] in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Wine/Ports by running "regedit" in wine.
10 Finally!!! run FreeSCAN in wine by CDing to the installation bottle for FreeSCAN under the wine "c_drive" directory using the command: "wine ./freescan"

Works for me on my BDC996P2 scanner.  Able to upload existing programming, modify the upload, save the FreeSCAN file, and download the changes to the scanner.

If you search the internet for each of the items above you will find the information details needed for each of the steps. 
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FreeSCAN / FreeScan & BCD996P2 Recording Error
« Last post by Neptune_Man on October 25, 2018, 01:00:50 AM »
I've recently run into an issue with my laptop running FreeScan (latest version) controlling my BCD996P2 and trying to record some frequencies tagged as 'TapeOut'.  I've controlled this scanner and recorded audio in months past, and for several weeks on end, so I know the feature works...or 'worked'.  I'm more than eager to blame it on a Windows10 software issue :)

My set-up:

Windows10 (up to date)
FreeScan 2.18
USB front port on the scanner to USB 2.0 port on the computer for operation control

Image attached...thanks for any help :)
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FreeSCAN / ang freqs
« Last post by mikep19 on July 01, 2018, 03:01:09 PM »
I live here in London England and we some times get deployments come through going to the ''sand box''. So my question is does anyone know the ANG a2a freqs I could monitor when they pass through?
mike.p
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General Site Administation / Re: Update
« Last post by WB6AJE on June 27, 2018, 02:44:13 PM »
Great on getting more schooling and best to you on your career change.
Was curious if it would be possible to allow you addressing to include an internet IP address and port number?
I use you program for local programming (using a Com Port) but do have remote scanner via IP addressing.

Thanks for your great product.

John B.
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FreeSCAN / Error Loggin into Radio Reference
« Last post by martinmain on June 25, 2018, 11:53:06 AM »
Attempting to log into RR from FS 2.18-beta6 in Windows 8.1 returns "Error retrieving data from Radio Reference. Verify your internet connection, account status, and try again.Invalid Username or Password" 

I had a valid account/subscription to RR, then let my subscription lapse last year. Then re-activated my RR account this year, successfully logged in and downloaded a file a few months ago.

I have a BCD325P2. I added exception to Windows Firewall for FreeScan as suggested in this Forum, but no improvement. ISP is a terrestrial broadband Microwave.

I can't imagine what might have changed on my end to now have this login problem to RR via FS. Ideas/suggestions?
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FreeSCAN / Re: BCD325P2 Bandscope inop with FreeSCAN setup
« Last post by Ronski on June 21, 2018, 10:32:57 PM »
I see your posting on radioreference.com honestly this forum is virtually dead, including freescan, author just isn't doing much work anymore on it
unfortunately as I have used it for years.

I found https://forums.radioreference.com/uniden-tech-support/341933-cant-enable-band-scope-mode.html

Personally I don't use bandscope.
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FreeSCAN / BCD325P2 Bandscope inop with FreeSCAN setup
« Last post by Ke6kn on June 20, 2018, 08:39:49 PM »
I use FreeSCAN Easy-Grab (not web import) to set up  this rebanded system to BCD325P2 using Radioreference data :

San Francisco County/City
Location:   San Francisco, CA
County:   San Francisco
System Type:   Motorola Type II SmartZone
System Voice:   Analog and APCO-25 Common Air Interface

001 (1)    CERS (Public Safety)   851.125a    851.150a    851.400c    851.425c   851.5875    851.6125     851.7625    851.8125    852.0875     852.2125    852.2625    852.3875    852.675    852.8375     853.0875       853.225    853.4125     853.4375    853.625   853.650    853.7875    853.8875    
     
003 (3)    PERS (Public Works)   851.250    852.3625c   852.0625   852.8625c     853.250a   853.8125a    856.2375      857.2375
 
Trunking works OK except :
When using Band Scope Mode by manual instruction, only get inop tone.

Using Band Scope Mode:    
To Start Band Scope Mode Hold on any channel and press Func then 3(sr 3) to start Band Scope mode at the frequency you held at. Band Scope mode is assigned to this search key (3) by default.

Reset scanner, Band Scope works:
Scanner Reset to initialize the scanner's memory, turn off the scanner. Then press 2, 9, and Hold while turning it on.

Also when I use another program ARC-XT to set up, Bandscope works.
So I confirm FreeSCAN causing the Band Scope Mode inop.

On the FreeSCAN virtual scanner screen, the # 3(sr 3) key to start Band Scope inop.
I think this is the problem.

On ARC-XT & ProScan  scanner screen, # 3 key works like using the scanner keyboard direct.

Anybody has this issue ?

Thanks

KE6KN
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FreeSCAN / Re: FreeSCAN password security issue
« Last post by FrankS on May 21, 2018, 02:41:43 PM »
Good Job! ~ call sign null ~ for finding all this & passing on this Important Info. !!  Oh No... >:( I just signed up last week. On the same topic I had a question I posted in the  Freescan forum a few days ago that was edited/messed with. The context was changed & a demeaning comment added...Hacked !!  Definitely has security issues.   I hope FreeScan fixes this ASAP !
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FreeSCAN / Re: FreeSCAN password security issue
« Last post by call_sign_null on May 21, 2018, 02:23:01 PM »
It gets better (worse)!  I also noticed that the requests made by FreeSCAN to the RadioReference API are not using HTTPS:



Here again you can see my username and password. The RadioReference authentication request is being sent over an insecure HTTP connection, and this sensitive info is freely visible to anyone or anything that inspects my network traffic.
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