OBVIOUSLY to use autoconfigure/connect to the radio
it has to be turned on. :)
If you cannot get SCL to "Auto-configure", Meaning INSTEAD of saying "Detected BCD396, it says "Cannot detect radio", then FIRST thing I would do is use the MENU on the radio and go to PC CONTROL and set up a baud rate. It is probably set to "OFF". (Factory default)
THESE ARE THE MAIN MENU STEPS TO SET UP "BAUD RATE" ON RADIO:
1- Press LEFT BOTTOM rubberized button (MENU shows at top)
2 -use knob to scroll down to SETTINGS (PRESS "E"enter)
3 -use Knob to find PC CONTROL (PRESS "E"enter)
4 -pick a baud rate (I'd suggest 38400 to start) (PRESS "E"enter)
(Later once you get it working, go to 115,200)
5 - HOLD DOWN MENU FOR 3-4 SECONDS
(Radio LCD will revert to "scanning screen".
6 - go back to SCL and see if it finds the radio now
If you still can't connect - the only "real" reason would be the comm port you have connected to is not working.
- USB adaptors are the principle cause of these kinds of problems. - --
- OTHER device drivers are the next cause (cameras, PDA Sync programs etc)
I will be traveling from Wednesday until Monday, so while I check email, I don't have access except at nights.
Go to this link, I think you will find most problems associated with "Getting Connected" at this site.
Tried that; no luck
From: Jim Springer [mailto:email@example.com]
How about trying to use "Autoconfigure Radio" - it's on the "Select
Radio" menu. It seems like you have not chosen the correct comm port.
AND you have to set the radio to "some" baud rate. Factory sets it to
"off", which means it will not communicate with the PC - period
unless baud rate is set to "something".
>Is there something that has to be done to make connection the the
>BC396T? So far, all I get is
>0% NO DATA REading Problems Encountered Check Radio Connections
>The radio is connected using the supplie cable that came with the radio