ScanX is port of the orignal DOS PCSCAN radio control program to Windoze. As with
its predecessor, it integrates the monitoring of Motorola type II trunked
systems into a conventional scanning environment. Any trunk frequencies
assigned a talkgroup ID enabled by the user are scanned along with all other
frequencies. All other trunk channels are ignored. Talkgroup IDs
may be selectively enabled or blocked, and identifying text may be added to
The program can be run in four modes:
- Regular Scanner. This mode requires one RS-232-controllable radio
and one serial port. Operation and capabilties are similar to normal
scanning receivers, with advanced features not found in an typical scanner.
- Manually tuned trunk control. This mode requires two serial ports,
one RS-232-controllable radio and a second radio with discrimiator output.
- Fully automated trunk scanning. This mode requires two serial ports
and two RS-232-controllable radios. One of the radios must have discrimiator
- Trunk monitor. This mode requires one serial port and one
RS-232-controllable radio with discrimiator output.
In all trunking modes, the radio discriminator output is connected to the
computer line-in or mic audio jack with a 3.5mm cable. Discriminator
data can appear on either the left or right channel.
Unlike the DOS version, this program is designed to run as a window on the
desktop, not as a dedicated, stand-alone embedded controller.
Consequently, it tries to occupy as little real estate as possible. By
default, it runs in large mode:
It may be resized by dragging the borders, or preset to medium: