Question about Uniden BC796D Base Scanner

Open Question

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.

Posted by on

1 Suggested Answer

Ironfist109
  • 3018 Answers

SOURCE: comunication error with 796d and


  • 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

Posted on Sep 21, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Need a manual


I tried looking up what kind of scanner it might be by the Model number and 8 to 10 different brands came up; so who makes it is needed to be able to find it.

May 02, 2016 | Radio Scanners

1 Answer

Smith wesson serial lookup


You would need to call Smith and Wesson and they will look it up and give you an answer

May 14, 2014 | Radio Scanners

1 Answer

Smith wesson serial numbers


You would need to speak with them directly:

Customer service: 1 (413) 781-8300 (Consumer), 1 (800) 331-0852 (Consumer)

Apr 16, 2014 | Radio Scanners

1 Answer

Comunication error with 796d and computer.there's no serial port on my computer, so im using a rs-232 to usb. dosen't matter what usb port i use on computer, it still does not work. im using the...



  • 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

Sep 21, 2011 | Uniden BC796D Base Scanner

1 Answer

My pc is not recognizing the scanner


In your printer and fax folder you probably have more than one printer installed and your default printer is not the one you just installed, Select the printer you just installed and set it as your default and try again

Jun 19, 2009 | Uniden BCD996T Base Scanner

2 Answers

Programing a uniden BC246T


Not all programming software supports usb. Either find software that supports usb or you can buy add on cards to your pc that will give you a serial port. Hope this helps

Jan 26, 2009 | Uniden BC246T Handheld Scanner

1 Answer

Big Problem...


You can address the issues by the following steps:

1. Detach the terminals of your scanner and reinsert. If it is a USB scanner, try to use a different USB port. Also, check if the USB terminal was disabled by somebody. This can be disabled in the configuration settings.
2. Uninstall and reinstall the software of your scanner if the first step doesn't work.

Sep 14, 2008 | Radio Shack Pro-96 Scanner

1 Answer

Uniden bcd996t


Hello wfd88,

You need a copy of Uniden Advanced Scanner Director software. You can download the software from http://www.uniden.com in the Customer Service Downloads link.
Also, as a reminder, you need to use the cable supplied with the scanner and, if I recall correctly has a Uniden custom connector on one end and a serial connector on the other. If you do not have such a cable, Uniden sells a USB to Serial converter under the model USB-1.
If, during transfer, you get an error message, reduce the scanner’s serial port speed setting and start again until you get reliable, complete transfer of data.
Let me know if this helps.

cancerags

Dec 28, 2007 | Uniden BCD996T Base Scanner

Not finding what you are looking for?
Uniden BC796D Base Scanner Logo

Related Topics:

515 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Uniden Radio Scanners Experts

Iron
Iron

Level 3 Expert

3018 Answers

Robert McClure

Level 2 Expert

160 Answers

John
John

Level 2 Expert

473 Answers

Are you an Uniden Radio Scanner Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...