UBC785XLT

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Postby Roadrunner » September 27th, 2007, 3:18 pm

Chris,

I have ARC785PRO and it definately controls the radio via the pc. In fact, I am so impressed with the performance I was wondering how long before a programme was available for SBS1. I have the AOR8600 program but I seemed to get that radio shut down sometimes when using the current available program.

I would be most interested in an update to allow control of 785 via SBS1.

Mike
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Postby bumpy » September 27th, 2007, 4:37 pm

Does both, Chris, programs and controls the radio.

FYI, a new tool called BCTool (currently freeware and in beta testing) has been developed for the UBC3500XLT - I don't think it works for the 785, yet, but I wonder if it may be developed. It's bloody good.

The two units store data in a different way, so I'm not sure if it would need a complete rewrite, or maybe just the data store module.

Anyway, the Butel software definitely controls and programs the 785.

Cheers.

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Postby Roadrunner » September 28th, 2007, 9:13 am

bumpy wrote:Does both, Chris, programs and controls the radio.

FYI, a new tool called BCTool (currently freeware and in beta testing) has been developed for the UBC3500XLT - I don't think it works for the 785, yet, but I wonder if it may be developed. It's bloody good.

The two units store data in a different way, so I'm not sure if it would need a complete rewrite, or maybe just the data store module.

Anyway, the Butel software definitely controls and programs the 785.

Cheers.


I already have the ARC3500 program for thew UBC3500, what are the differences with the new one?

Mike
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Postby bumpy » September 28th, 2007, 2:17 pm

Mike,

I suggest you join the BCTOOL yahoo group and download it, although if you have already bought and paid for ARC3500, it may not make much difference to you.

I just feel the interface is better (and it's freeware).

http://groups.yahoo.com/

Paul.

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Postby ukpbz » September 28th, 2007, 4:13 pm

Hi Chris,

Seems the answer is yes and you can get the software from the Butel site.

What is the chance of getting the interface written for SBS-1?

Thanks

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Postby ukpbz » October 5th, 2007, 1:13 pm

Hi Chris,

Can you look into this for us please?

All the best

Paul

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We will look at it soon

Postby KineticChris » October 5th, 2007, 3:43 pm

There are a few other priorities at the moment but I will get it added as soon as time permits

Anyone got any other radio's ask now as we want to look at a few together to make it worth while
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UBC 3500XLT Radio Interface to Basestation

Postby martin5819 » October 5th, 2007, 3:56 pm

Chris,

I use BCTOOL to control a 3500XLT and would be very interested if this was supported by Basestation's Radio interface.

Cheers,

-Martin

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Postby gpspete » October 9th, 2007, 5:06 pm

can you add ubc3300xlt to the list uses same Butel software as 785 so hopefully an easy addition
regards Pete

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No go on the 785 I am afraid

Postby KineticChris » October 9th, 2007, 9:26 pm

The Butel Software is very good and is clever cloning software rather than control software.

You can not control the radio via PC only program it so I am afraid it will not interface with the SBS-1

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Postby ukpbz » October 9th, 2007, 9:47 pm

Thanks for looking into that Chris

However it doesnt make sense.

When I change something on the PC I watch it change on the scanner. So it MUST control it.

PLease clarify what your saying? For the PC to make the scanner do anything it must control it

Thanks

Paul

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Postby ukpbz » October 11th, 2007, 10:08 pm

Hi Chris,

PLease come back to us :-)

What you say is not true.

If I select virtual control I can control the radio from my PC. If I select mute, it mutes the radio, if I select scan it starts to scan, if I input a frequency it changes it on the radio. It certainly does control the radio.

Paul

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Postby ukpbz » October 17th, 2007, 10:49 am

Hi Chris and Kinetics.....

Are you choosing to ignore this :-(

It would be really helpful if we got an interface for the XLT. I understand everyone is busy but there seem to be a few out here who want it and it seems that the scanner IS controllable.

Thanks

Paul

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Postby Caravelle » April 14th, 2008, 1:07 pm

As a 785XLT owner I'm interested too. It's a mystery why ML&S don't even want to tell us what their definition of "control" is. It does seem to be different from ours. If there is a reason why the radio can't be controlled, in ML&S terms, by an SBS software add-on, what can it be?

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Postby ukpbz » April 14th, 2008, 1:19 pm

Its quite sad that they refuse to comment any further. All of us who have the 785 know its controllable.

It would really help me to have this

Paul


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