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My computer does not have serial port, so I purchased a Belkin Serial to USB Adapter. I have tried setting all different speeds and I still get a communications error when trying to connect. I am using the BC796D software that Uniden provides.

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  • Hi, I can help.

  • This happens a lot to people just setting up a scanner like this. Try these suggestions, I think you'll be up and running in no time.

  • You have to make sure the BAUD rate is set and make sure your PC control is turned on in your scanner. A BAUD is the rate per second data is sent.. A BAUD rate of 38400 (or what ever BAUD the software is at). I think parts 3,4 and 5 in the your scanner menu cover this. If you have the FIFO buffer set then remove it from your settings > control panel > comm ports. You will get the best results if you have that software read the bank before writing to it. Relabel your comm port settings if you need to as well ie. port 1, port 2 etc.

  • If you have any comments please feel free to leave them here.
  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa,

Regards, Tony

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