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Program and Control your BC785D BC796, BC296, and BC250D Uniden Bearcat Scanners(US models Only, For UBC European models click HERE)

FREE EXCLUSIVE BONUS: Don't miss this 3 software deal for the price of one! This package includes the ARC250 Software plus a FREE bonus collection: the Scanpro Programmer and the ScanPro Frequency Logger/Spectrum Analyzer sofware.



Screenshot of ARC250 software monitor page


Screenshot of ARC250 software programming page


FREE bonus software included:


Screenshot of BC785/205 ScanPro bonus software


spectrum analyzer

Screenshot of Spectrum Analyzer/Frequency Logger bonus software



ARC250 - Programs the following scanners

  • BC785D
  • BC250
  • BC296
  • BC796

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.

  • ARC250 includes the most versatile memory editor available on the market.
  • ARC250 supports all 4 Uniden digital scanners: BC250D / BC785D / BC296 / BC796.
  • Webservice (requires additional subscription)
  • Program both conventional and trunk frequencies per bank.
  • 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 XP/2000.
  • 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!
    • 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 BC250/785.
  • 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 250/785 only has 10 user adjustable search banks.
  • Import frequencies directly from any website with the famous Webcatcher (integrated in ARC250-basic!).
  • 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.



    Pro options available only in ARC250-PRO version

  • ARC250 PRO 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!


    Order either the Basic or Pro version of the ARC250 Programming software and receive it by immediate download plus the below Free Bonuses.


    This is an exclusive offer that is only available when ordering through this website. When you order your ARC250 programming software here, you will also receive absolutely free:

    • ScanPro BC785D/250 Programming and remote control software - full remote control, backup, and programming features See This Software HERE
    • ScanPro Frequency Logger and Spectrum Analyzer software(for 785/250) - Turn your scanner into a computer based spectrum analyzer and Frequency Logging Machine See it HERE

    CLICK Below to order your Arc250 and receive your free bonuses

    Step 1: Place your order for Arc250

     Arc250 PRO US version $69.95 plus Free Bonuses

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    Why go with the Pro Version?

    Or get the UBC785D Pro version for European Scanners

     Arc250 Basic US version$39.95 plus Free Bonuses

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    Or get the UBC785D Basic version for European Scanners

    Step 2: Claim your Free Bonuses HERE

    Step 3: Install and ENJOY!





    Cable Required: You can use any standard 9pin extension(M/F) serial cable with the 785/796 scanners. The 250 models include a programming cable in the original box. If you have a USB only computer, you can use a Serial Adapter plug in card(around $6 to $11) or a USB-Serial adapter from Radio Shack or eBay.

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