bcprogtool-tcl Notes


For Debian 7.5 (Wheezy), the abbreviated basics to get bcprogtool running:
    apt-get install tcl tk tcllib bwidget
    wget http://bcprogtool-tcl.googlecode.com/files/bcprogtool_0.8.m.zip

Creating an import File:

I love the idea of doing all my channel programming in some .csv files, and then importing them into my scanner. Trying to figure out the file format that bcprogtool-tcl uses for it's Conventional Radio Files. This is what I have so far:

Sample SYSTEM CNV File:

-First line (SIN = System In?, CNV = Conventional)
SIN,CNV, < Service Name > , < Quick Key > , < Hold > ,0,2,.,2,NONE,,,,0,00
(other fields are things like delay, rec, start. Haven't sorted them out yet)

-Second line (GIN = Group In?)
GIN,C, < Group Name > ,.,0, < Group Number > ,00000000N,000000000W,0,0
(haven't looked into the rest yet)

-Third line (CIN = Channel In?)
CIN, < Channel Name > , < Frequency > , < Mode > , 0,0, < l/o > ,0,0,0,0,0,,,0,,0,0
(haven't looked into the rest yet)

So my first attempt at creating a 'System CNV file' called CNV_Marine.csv:
GIN,C,Marine VHF,.,0,1,00000000N,000000000W,0,0
CIN,VHF CH 16,156.800,AUTO,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,,,0,,0,0

Import the csv file:
  Program Radio -> Add New System To Radio
   'Load CNV or Trunked Radio File'
   Load the file
   'Check Data'
   'Save and upload to the radio'

I would love to get a Uniden BCD996P2 digital scanner. Saw in a post on Radio Reference that someone has modified bcprogtool to work with a BCD996P2:
    BCD996T: linux operating system
Trying to see if I can get some details on the changes for this.

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