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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?
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.
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?
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 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

Personally I don't use bandscope.
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 ?


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 !
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.
FreeSCAN / FreeSCAN password security issue
« Last post by call_sign_null on May 21, 2018, 12:16:22 PM »
I uninstalled FreeSCAN version 2.18 from my Windows 10 laptop today. The uninstall process was quick, and I like to verify any remaining files/folders aren't still lingering so I did a quick search of the entire disk for "freescan" and nothing was found. I'm also a bit of a deletionist and like to be a little more thorough, so I opened the registry editor and did a search again for "freescan" to look for any remaining installation artifacts I could remove. Buried deep in HKEY_USERS, I found something interesting:

Right there - in plain text - is my username and password. If you use the RadioReference database import features and keep the "remember me" box checked, this is how your credentials are stored.  Uninstalling FreeScan, via the included uninstaller or the Windows control panel, DOES NOT remove the stored radioreference username and password from your computer. This information is accessible to any user who can open the registry editor. But more importantly, it is accessible to any executing program on your machine. I would consider this a somewhat concerning issue - storing passwords in plain text is never a good idea as a software developer. Microsoft does provide tools for Windows applications to securely handle data such as usernames and passwords - notably, the Data Protection API.

To patch this issue on your computer, run these two commands form the command prompt - note that the exact path may differ on your local machine.  Open regedit and find "FreeSCAN" in HKEY_USERS or HKEY_CURRENT_USER:

REG DELETE "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VB and VBA Program Settings\FreeSCAN\Settings" /v UserPW

REG DELETE "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VB and VBA Program Settings\FreeSCAN\Settings" /v UserName

This will delete the username and password which is stored as plain text and easily visible. After clearing these registry values, FreeSCAN users should NOT check the "Remember me" box when using the RadioReference database import feature. I would also recommend changing your RadioReference password(s).

Originally posted in the RadioReference forums here:
FreeSCAN / Re: bcd325p2
« Last post by FrankS on May 21, 2018, 11:54:51 AM »
Thanks Ronski for your Help & ALL that Info. Much Appreciated!! I have previously programed it manually successfully. But, I'll print & save this for my future reff. for using the FreeScan program.
FreeSCAN / Re: Issues With RR Importing
« Last post by Ronski on May 20, 2018, 03:43:49 PM »
Best I can tell on Available systems shows nothing you need to click on that and it shows the 20 or so as you say.
Then assuming you want 911 select the Portland (P25) (APCO P25)

Look at

I can't replicate that error on conventional what systems you trying to get that does it?

Look at
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