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FreeSCAN, the award-winning Freeware program for programming the Uniden SC230, BC246T, UBC3500XLT,  BR330T, BCD396T, BC346XT(C), BCD396XT, BCT15X, BCD996XT,  BCT15 and BCD996T, BCD996P2 public safety scanners (The 436 & 536 will not be supported). FreeSCAN allows to download and uploading programming, remote control the scanner, log hits, and supports printing out of systems and groups. It will run on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 & 8.

Why should you use FreeSCAN?

There are many reasons to use this great Freeware program. Here are some:

  • 11-in-1 support. FreeSCAN supports 11  scanners (see above), so managing multiple scanners is easy. There is only one file format eliminating the need to convert between formats, and handy features (such as not uploading digital channels to analog models) make using it a snap.
  • FreeSCAN isn't made in a vacuum. It's design is largely influenced by those in the scanner community and its meant to reflect the needs of both new users and experts.
  • The recognized most easy to use scanner software available, yet still powerful.

The BCD436HP and BCD536HP  are unsupported and will never be supported.


  • Import frequencies using EZ Grab, the revolutionary system that's designed to import large lists of frequencies with PL tones and descriptions intact from a variety of sources such as the web, Excel, or other scanner software.
  •  UASD Import
  • RadioReference Import: With a Premium Subscription to RR, you can download frequencies and systems directly from the RR database to the program and then your scanner. See the screen shots for more information.
  •  CSV Export
  •  Duplicate frequency and TGID finder/automatic remover.
  • Automatic channel name justifier
  • Automatic frequency filler
  • Print out your systems, groups, and quick keys
  • Automatic Scanner Optimizer. This feature will actually analyze your scanner's programming, bit by bit, and make recommendation on what can be done to improve scanning speed and conserve memory. With a click of a button, the Automatic Scanner Optimizer will optimize your programming for you.
  • Statistics view - lets you see how much scanner memory would be used before you upload.
  • FreeSCAN is the only software that can print out a handy, pin-it-on-the-wall  quick reference sheet showing all systems, groups, and quick keys on one handy sheet.
  • Scanner Control lets you connect your scanner to your computer and control it from within Windows
  • Records audio from your scanner and automatically saves recoding as individual .MP3 files. Files are automatically split up into directories and file names are fully customizable.
  •  Intelligent managements of your system quick keys.
  • And lots, lots more...
These videos have been made by a FreeSCAN user and demonstrate how to import data from RadioReference

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