At 04:51 PM 11/19/04 -0600, you wrote:
We get a lot of questions on how to use the Mr. Scanner CD, so I have written two emails of instructions to help you get started
.... this is the first one.
You do not use the Mr Scanner CD Directly, you first have to EXPORT frequencies from the CD for your area such as a city/country/state etc.
Then you load the export file into our Scancat.
This is what I have already written up for several other customers with the same questions.
I'm sending this in TWO emails so you can more easily figure out which steps to use first.
Then if you still have questions, let me know and we can address them one at a time.
IF YOU ARE USING THE COMBO CD THAT INCLUDES MR. SCANNER PUB.SFTY _AND_ SCL
PUT THE CD INTO YOUR DRIVE AND USE THE ''TOP MENU'' OPTION TO BRING UP THE SEARCH ENGINE.
IF YOU WANT TO INVOKE THE PROGRAM "DIRECTLY",
GO TO THE CD DRIVE AND RUN THIS PROGRAM
Either way you will start up the Search Engine for the COMBO CD
IF YOU ARE USING THE MR.SCANNER CD ...
These are the instructions that come on the Mr Scanner CD - it tells you how to operate their windows program "BCC.EXE"
HOW TO OPERATE MR. SCANNER'S CD ROM WINDOWS:
1. Open file manager, click on file, click on run.
2. On command line type *:BCC.EXE click OK (* = your CD rom drive letter)
3. On command line type: *:MFW.EXE for windows point & click (* = your CD rom
4. You have a choice of using the menu bar or the icons to pick your
A. Menu bar options:
B. Under the view options the choices are:
C. Under Ranges you will get another menu box with the following:
D. To view the radio codes or fleet codes and signals do the following:
NOTE: Windows limits the number of pages you can see to roughly
seven. If your state has a small amount of codes you will
see all of them, if it has a lot, then the display will end
after approximately seven pages. The best way to view all
the radio codes and signals is to use the DOS version or
print the radio code file using the DOS print command.
1. Click on codes
2. Click on open
3. Pick the file you want to open from the files box (e.g. (TX.TXT -
for Texas Radio Codes & Signals
4. Click OK
5. To close file, click on codes again
6. Pick close
You should be able to print your text files from either notebook or write.
F. About Screen. This will tell you about the Mr. Scanner CD Rom along
with the copyright information.
F. Operating with the ICONS.
The ICONS are located on the top tool bar. Placing the cursor over
the various ICONS will display a message in text form on the bottom
left corner of your screen. Making your choices from the ICONS will
get you the same dialog boxes as if you had used the menu bar.
However, getting to the radio codes and signals is much simpler. To
open a file, click on the open folder ICON. then pick your text file
to open (e.g. FLEETOH.TXT = Ohio Fleet Codes). Then click on
OK. To exit the file click on the close file folder ICON.
G. Dialog boxes. When you have picked one of your search functions,
you will arrive at a secondary dialog box. For example, if you
were doing a search by city, you would simply type in the city
name in the box requesting same, then you would pick the state from
the box showing the state names (the first one you will see is
Alabama). Simply scroll down the names until you come to the state
you want to use. After you have made the state choice you will
notice three buttons. You need to pick one of them. They are:
View puts the information on your screen.
Print puts the information on your printer.
Export will export the data to the drive and file you specify.
--- If you do an export you will be asked to provide the drive
letter to where you will be exporting, then directory name,
file name (without extension), then pick either ASCII or
Dbase format, then click OK and export will begin. There
will be an Export Message on the main window status bar also
when done exporting the computer will beep.
HOW TO START MR. SCANNER UNDER WINDOWS '95:
1. Click on Start.
2. Click on Run.
3. Type in the Drive and Program Name (e.g. -- D:MFW.EXE)
4. The program will begin and operates the same as indicated above for
SPECIAL KEY OPTIONS: (A) Page Down -- Once you have gotten the frequency
information displayed to the screen, you can use
the Page Down key to go to the next page rather
than clicking on the PAGE DOWN button.
(B) Page Up -- Once you have gotten the frequency
information displayed to the screen and you have
paged down past the first page, you can use the
Page Up key instead of clicking on the Page UP
(C) Tab key -- When you are in a dialog box, you
can use this key to go the next field rather
than clicking on the field.
(D) Alt D -- Serves the same function as the Page
(E) Alt U -- Serves the same function as the Page
(F) Alt R -- Prints the whole file as shown on
the data screen (may be more pages than what you
see) instead of clicking on the PRINT button.
(G) Alt Q -- Quits the data screen instead of
clicking on the QUIT button.
CLUBS: Be sure to check out the Text file CLUB.TXT -- This file gives all
the information you would need on joining the Bearcat Radio Club -- which
is the nation's oldest and largest all scanner club. Subscription includes
a membership kit containing membership ID card, wall certificate, bumper
sticker, frequency spectrum chart, a frequency list for your county and
BBS privledges on the club's bulletin board (513-299-7226 -- from 5PM to 7AM
Monday thru Friday and 24 hours on weekends and holidays) -- for only
$19.90. The full membership includes all of the above, but in addition
includes a regional frequency directory for your area ($14.95 value) also
it includes BBS and database privledges on the clubs bulletin board. The
databases are the Betty Bearcat frequency directory for USA, Canada & other
locations, the Mr. Scanner CD Rom or FCC frequency database, and the amateur
radio callbook. Additionally members can receive free of charge the radio
codes and signals for their states (with written request) and any new
privledges will be added to the full member. (Cost = $29.90).
Also visit the club's World Wide Web site at:
http://www.bearcat1.com -- Click on the Bearcat Radio Club button.
OR: Call their toll-free number of 800-423-1331.
NATIONAL POLICE DIRECTORY:
The National Police Directory (Contained on CD #1 only) works the same
way as the Mr. Scanner CD with the exception that you can look up by
call letters and the National Police Directory does not contain any
Commands to start under DOS:
NDP - For Monochrome version
NPC - For Color Version
Commands to start under Windows:
NPW - For Windows point & click
IF YOU ARE STILL LOST OR HAVING PROBLEMS GIVE OUR TECHNICAL SUPPORT NUMBER
A CALL AT 937-299-7226 (MONDAY THRU FRIDAY) FROM 8AM TO 4PM (EASTERN TIME).
IF AT ALL POSSIBLE TRY TO CALL WHILE YOU ARE AT YOUR COMPUTER.