BCT15X cable to connect from back serial labelled GPS

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BCT15X cable to connect from back serial labelled GPS

Postby mjsmsuk » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:44 am

Hi

I would like to control my BCT15X with a cable from the PC connected to the rear serial port, marked GPS.

Is this possible?

Thanks

Mark
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Re: BCT15X cable to connect from back serial labelled GPS

Postby milly » Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:38 pm

mjsmsuk wrote:I would like to control my BCT15X with a cable from the PC connected to the rear serial port, marked GPS.

Is this possible?


No, the socket is purely to accept NMEA data input from a GPS unit for "location based scanning"
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Re: BCT15X cable to connect from back serial labelled GPS

Postby mjsmsuk » Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:23 pm

Hi -Thanks for your reply. I saw this on another forum. Has anyone done this or got a similar set up working?

Cheers

Mark

"If you are using the Rear Serial port Connection you must have a Null modem adapter to
use the rear serial port with any computer:
Menu > Settings > Set Serial Port > Set Baud Rate > Set Rear Port > 115200 bps
then in the Free scan program make sure you use the correct Windows com port number & speed
From the Freescan Program Menu: Scanner > Control Scanner > Com Port Setup
select the correct COM PORT number then the speed of 115200."
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Re: BCT15X cable to connect from back serial labelled GPS

Postby milly » Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:53 pm

Ah...Not what Uniden said to me when I asked them about it!
I'll take one of the 996XTs out of the wagon and try it out this week
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Re: BCT15X cable to connect from back serial labelled GPS

Postby mjsmsuk » Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:56 pm

Hi

In the end I bought a cheap DB9 female to female null modem cable -plugged it in the back/GPS socket & it worked first time with BCtools. I'm pleased with that as it suits my set up to not have a cable in the way at the front.

Cheers

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