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Mathews HTR
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New to Scanners

Post by Mathews HTR » Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:21 am

Hi All.
My name is Andrew, and I'm new to this scanning business, other than using the scan function on my UHF that is :wink: I have just purchased a Uniden UBCD396XT for listening to DFES as I spend a fair amount of time in the bush looking for native orchids and there are times that where I go there are burns near by. I was wondering if anyone could give me a hand with getting the frequencies into my unit please? I've downloaded FreeScan and have all the leads to get info into the unit but doing it all manually is doing my head in :cry:
Cheers
Andrew

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Re: New to Scanners

Post by yorky » Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:11 pm

I've just emailed you that file, let us know if you have drama's getting them into your scanner.
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Mathews HTR
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Re: New to Scanners

Post by Mathews HTR » Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:55 am

yorky wrote:I've just emailed you that file, let us know if you have drama's getting them into your scanner.
Cheers Yorky. Sorry to be a PIA but I have just tried to open it in FreeScan but it won't recognize the file, it is saved as a .996 file. . . whatever that is?
Cheers
Andrew

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Re: New to Scanners

Post by yorky » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:26 pm

Yep all the files my freescan created are .996 files? What version of freescan are you using?
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Mathews HTR
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Re: New to Scanners

Post by Mathews HTR » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:41 pm

2.18-beta6, got it from the sixspot website, is there another version?

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Re: New to Scanners

Post by yorky » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:43 pm

Mine is 2.17, does it come up with any error or just can't see it/open it?
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Mathews HTR
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Re: New to Scanners

Post by Mathews HTR » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:54 pm

wont open it, there is a file on my computer, but it is only 10kb in size. it opens in notepad but it is all numbers and punctuation marks, if I try to copy and paste it into freescan it comes up with a message saying it has reached its maximum number of items

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Re: New to Scanners

Post by yorky » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:57 pm

Did it download correctly? The file is 132kb.
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Re: New to Scanners

Post by Mathews HTR » Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:03 pm

says it's 132 KB under properties but it wont open in the version of freescan I have. . . . I did read somewhere that Windows converts the file to something else unless it is sent as a zipped file?

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Re: New to Scanners

Post by yorky » Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:06 pm

Windows wouldn't even know what it is I don't think it will however I'll email you a Dropbox link instead both zipped and unzipped see how that goes.
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Re: New to Scanners

Post by Mathews HTR » Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:04 pm

Thanks heaps mate, worked a treat! Had to use the ZIP file though for some reason. . . . . silly Microslop computer I expect,
Cheers again
Andrew

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