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3600xlt programming nightmare

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:48 pm
by AndrewIrvine
I'm not the most computer literate, I'm trying to get Sentinel to run, it won't. The version that came with the radio seems to be out of date, Mike Burgess has a facebook page with an updated version, I have problems unzipping it and getting it to run. I'm about tearing my hair out...

Any help appreciated

Re: 3600xlt programming nightmare

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:09 pm
by radiostationx
Hi Andrew,

Dont own a uniden now but
1.Have you tried setting permissions/security on the new folder/destination folder for the zip ?
2.Are you running sentinel as an administrator ?

Just guessing that this may be the issue.

Re: 3600xlt programming nightmare

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:10 pm
by AndrewIrvine
It's running as an administrator, I'm using 7Zip on Windows 10 to try and extract. This morning I had the settings for the custom search etc up on screen, now I can't find them.

Re: 3600xlt programming nightmare

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:32 am
by AndrewIrvine
One thing I have noticed, my 3500 had to have an identical baud rate in the programming, device manager and radio, I've found the setting in the device manager, but not in the radio, or does it not matter or have one?

Re: 3600xlt programming nightmare

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:12 pm
by mickydt
get the butel software for the 3600 cheapest version it is easy to use and also includes the drivers needed.

when i had mine i never bothered with sentinel it was a bag of rubbish.

one thing are you able to open mass storage okay also there should be no need to muck around with baud rates.

on your computer when you plug in the 3600 is it showing in device manager

Re: 3600xlt programming nightmare

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:18 pm
by AndrewIrvine
I can get the mass storage message to come up, the baud rate thing was just a thought, watching YouTube clips, it was never mentioned. Then again in the US the radio virtually self programmes thanks to RadioReference. I can't find a clip that is UK based from unboxing to programming using the Sentinel or other programming.

I saw software from Butel, £54 is rather eye watering, unless you know of somewhere else. I did get the programming up, I even changed the search banks. Then it all went. I'm also one of these folks that can sometimes handle technical stuff but fail on the simple, like someone who could perform brain surgery but would struggle to tie their shoelaces.