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ARC250 Basic Software Download
Butel ARC250 Basic Police Scanner Radio Programming Software Download

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Programming software for the BC250/785/296/796 Scanners.

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ARC250 is the most versatile software for your frequencies, trunk id's and trunksettings. ARC250-basic also includes a full remote control of your BC250/785D/296/796.

Not sure what version you need? See the comparison table below.

System requirements:
Win 95/98/ME/XP/2000/Vista/7
VGA min. 800 x 600 - Small fonts
Free serial port

Important notice: we do not support USB devices, use usb<>serial converters at your own risk.

SCREENSHOT FROM Virtual Control (ARC250-PRO), and yes we will give you back the MANUAL button:

Screenshot from our memory editor: the most versatile memory editor available on the market:

Overview of options in ARC250-BASIC ( $39.95 ) version:
  • ARC250 includes the most versatile memory editor available on the market.
  • ARC250 supports all 4 Uniden digital scanners: BC250D / BC785D / Bc296 / BC796.
  • Important: USB converters are NOT supported, use USB <> serial converters at your own risk. ( Try before you buy ! )
  • Program both conventional and trunk frequencies per bank.
  • Let's make things easier: enter a frequency and ARC250 will fill in mode/step etc.
  • Program memory channel tags, bank tags, trunk id tags.
  • Copy/Move/Swap memory banks / memory channels
  • ARC250 is the only software that correctly supports 7.5 kHz steps in 150 MHz range.
  • Support for new 6.25 kHz step ( 296/796 ONLY)
  • Compatible with Windows 95 / 98 / NT4 / ME / 2000 / XP / Vista / 7.
  • Low CPU load.
  • Virtual Control with 'intelli-button' interface and log option (ARC250-PRO):
    • Virtual display has a real 'busy' indicator
    • Virtual Control is a near 100% copy of the scanner display
    • Virtual Control has seperate buttons for HOLD and MANUAL!
    • Direct step/att buttons
    • Trunk id tags are shown in trunk search mode!
    • Automatic refresh rate, guarantees lowest cpu load
    • Search Range extender > Add 200 CUSTOM programmable search ranges (PRO VERSION ONLY)
    • In search/scan mode virtual control has an auto resume option (PRO VERSION ONLY)
    • History log (PRO VERSION ONLY)
    • Log data to disk (PRO VERSION ONLY)
    • Log new frequencies, trunk id's and detected subtones (PRO VERSION ONLY)
    • automatic digital WAV file recording (PRO VERSION ONLY)
  • Easy user interface
  • All updates are free for registered users
  • All tags can be centered
  • With ARC250 you can easily IMPORT trunk frequencies from ANY website into your BC250. For detailed step by step instructions see below.
  • Create FREE custom files for your local area online.
  • Setup your BC250 / BC785 Memory / Search / Trunk Data in a spreadsheet type interface.
  • Setup Trunk Id's, Trunk tags, Trunk list tags.
  • ARC250 converts and corrects Trunk ID's automatically.
  • Setup Trunk systems parameters.
  • Program tags in your memory channels banks and use over 15(!) additional characters not available when you use the BC250 / BC785 keyboard!
  • Setup your own memory bank 'tags'.
  • Table tags are saved in memory files
  • Table tags can be synchronized with BC250 / BC785 automatically
  • Easy cut/copy/paste data between channels and banks.
  • Extra cut/copy/paste buttons that selects entire channel data
  • Move channels up and down with quick move buttons
  • ARC250 is the ONLY software that can program 3 base/step/offset settings for a Motorola type 2 system!
  • Import CSV data
  • Import data from previous saved ARC780 mem files.
  • Export CSV data
  • Merge memory bank files when reading data from the 250/785.
  • Program Mode and Step in every memory channel.
  • Fill down option
  • Fill series option
  • Software shows you which banks are empty
  • Full clipboard support for import/export data to/from other applications
  • Insert/remove/delete/swap/sort channels with a few mouse clicks
  • Move/Copy/Swap entire memory banks or memory channels in seconds
  • Easy data toggle with mouse double click or space bar or keyboard shortcuts
  • Sort frequencies per bank
  • Sort a range of channels
  • Remove duplicate frequencies
  • Software has a build in bandplan that is simular to the BC250 / BC785
  • Round option will automatically round frequencies simular to the BC250 / BC785 (ARC250 is the only software that correctly implements 7.5 kHz steps.)
  • User adjustable frequency bandplan: type in a frequency and software will select right mode and step from your own custom bandplan.
  • Easy Fill for setting up new banks in a few seconds (enter a start frequency and a step, and easyfill will calculate and fill the selected bank) This way you can use a memory bank for searching.
  • With EasyFill you can use memory banks as search banks because the 250 only has 10 user adjustable search banks.
  • Import frequencies directly from any website with the famous Webcatcher (integrated in ARC250-basic!). (see details below)
  • With WebCatcher , Trunk frequencies you found at any website are uploaded into your 250/785 within 1 minute without typing over these frequencies.
  • Import frequencies from any wordprocessor / database / spreadsheet.
  • Extra Dummy bank for storing temporary data while you are re-organising your memories.
  • Print option
  • And many more options.
  • Please compare our software with other packages.

Overview of EXTRA options in ARC250-PRO version ( $69.95 ):
  • ARC250 supports the BC250D / BC785D / BC296D / BC796D.
  • Extended Search > Add 200 (!) custom search ranges to your BC250 (unlike other software these extended ranges are USER programmable).
  • History log in virtual control ( the most reliable log available compared with Trunkstar , Winscan and Scancat for 780 and 250/785 .
  • Log frequencies, trunk id's
  • Log new identified subtones
  • Audio recording in WAV file > ARC250PRO software automatically records audio when squelch opens in conventional AND trunk mode. The filename contains: frequency, trunk id, start time and date, end time and date.
  • Every transmission is recorded and stored in a seperate file. Use windows mediaplayer for easy playback of the wav files.
  • Audio recoring is 'busy' triggered.
  • Audio recording requires a soundcard with line input and a connection from scanner audio output to you sound card line input.
  • Custom color and font settings for Virtual Control display.
  • Auto resume on encrypted APCO 25 signals!
Support for BC250/BC785 Yes Yes
Support for BC296/BC796 Yes Yes
Enhanced Editor for memory channels
Yes Yes
Editor for trunk system setup
Yes Yes
Editor for trunk id's
Yes Yes
Editor for search ranges
Yes Yes
Import/Export CSV data
Yes Yes
Virtual Control with intellibutton interface
Yes Yes
Yes Yes
Data logging / history
No Yes
Harddisk Audio Recording
No Yes
Search Range Extender
No Yes
Auto Lockout/Resume for logging
No Yes
Custom Fonts/colors in Virtual Control
No Yes
Web Catcher:
With ARC780 you can very easily copy frequency data from ANY website in your BC780 for FREE within seconds!

At this page you will find step by step instructions how to make your life easier.

  • First start the ARC780 software
  • Open your internet browser and locate a website with frequencies.
  • Select your state and trunktracker.com will list all frequencies used in that state.
  • Now you must highlight the trunk system that you like to import. In this example we want to import the frequencies used for the transis system so we highlighted them by holding down the left mouse button:

  • Next you must press CTRL - C in your browser ( or select EDIT _ COPY from the menu)
  • Now go to ARC780 and select FILE _ ADVANCED DATA IMPORT
  • A new window is shown
  • Now press the "IMPORT FROM CLIPBOARD" button.
  • The software will now show the frequencies it found in the highlighted part of the website.
  • ARC780 automatically removes duplicate frequencies.
  • For import into the memory table you must transfer the frequencies to the right list.
  • Finally you select in which bank and at which channel you like to import the data.
  • Press "EXPORT TO TABLE" button and frequencies are ready for upload!
Webcatcher works with ANY website, the website shown above is only an example.

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