Scan125Convert Utility User Manual
A utility program for use with the Scan125 Control Program
© Nick Bailey 2013-2020
You are requested to fully read this and
any other documentation prior to installing and using the Program.
In using the Program you are agreeing to accept all of the
terms and conditions stated herein.
Manual Version 188.8.131.52 - 01 March 2020
Author and Copyright Information
Program Locale/Region Setting
Running / Program Startup
Controls and Functions
Using The Program
Program Suggestions, Recommendations and Bug Reports
Warranty, Liability and License Agreements
Recognised Trademarks, Proprietary Code and Copyrights
Author and Copyright
This program has been written by Nick Bailey and is his sole Copyright.
Scan125Convert Utility Program © Nick Bailey 2013-2020
The Program is currently Freeware (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeware)
and operates with no limitations. The author reserves the right to
change the program status and limitations on any future release.
Existing releases will retain their status and your right to use them but
support may not be available.
This document may mention Scan125Convert, Scan125Convert Program, or
Scan125Covert Utility or Scan125Convert Utility Program . They are the one
and the same and are to be read, understood and respected as being so and
thus covered by the Copyright, Warranty, Liability and License Agreements
detailed here and in Section/Chapter 7.0 of this
The creator of this program asserts that the appearance of the user
interface screens is a work art and therefore attracts Copyright protection
under EU law.
My website can be found at http://www.nick-bailey.co.uk
and for this program at http://www.nick-bailey.co.uk/scan125convert
My contact Email address is:
I apologise for munging my Email address but as we all know SPAM is a major
problem and keeping my scan125 email address free of spam will help us
Welcome to the Scan125Convert Utility is specifically designed as a general
purpose program for converting CSV data files into Scan125 Control Program
format data files.
Please read this manual in conjunction with your scanner's Owner's User
The program is a standalone portable application that only requires
Microsoft Windows and the Microsoft .NET V4.5 platform to be
The User Interface design has been created to give maximum and easy control
from a single Main Control Panel
form. Use of other
forms/panels has been limited to confirmation dialogues, error messages,
options, file management and other items not frequently used.
HELP - All control groups, keys,
buttons and displays have "Mouse Over" help prompts. The Menu
Help function will display some simple help. Please refer to
the Scan125Convert-Manual.html for
more detailed information.
The main panel controls are grouped together into the following main logical
The Menu Bar has the following
- Source CSV File
- Scan125 Output File
- Scanner Model Select
- Select CSV Field Separator character
- Select Decimal Point character
- Select CSV Profile
- CSV File Data Information Location
- Scan125 Target Location
- Create Scan125 Data Format File
Program Main Panel
The program is designed to run in en-GB
You DO NOT need to change your
system's Region and Language settings to use this program. You will
however have to use either the Full Stop/Dot/Period ( "."
- ASCII decimal 46) or a Comma ("," - ASCII decimal 44) as the decimal
mark/separator character in your CSV frequency data input file.
The program allows you to choose both your CSV field separation characters
("," or ";") and your decimal point character ("." or ",").
The output file created is in Scan125 Control Program's native format where
the frequency decimal point will be the Full Stop/Dot/Period ( "."
- ASCII decimal 46) character.
The program is written as a portable application requiring no installation
program. As long as you have Windows and the .NET V4.5
framework installed then getting the program up and running is simple
Obtaining and Delivery
The program can be obtained from my web site http://www.nick-bailey.co.uk/scan125convert.
Here you will find program information, download link and MD5 checksum
information so you can validate the integrity of your download.
The download will usually consist of a single ZIP file for the program and
To install the Scan125Convert Program is very straight forward. You
will have received Scan125Convert in either a ZIP file or as separate
files. The program has no specific install program and does not make
Just follow these simple steps.
NOTE! It is suggested that you do not place the program in a system
directory like Program Files (x86)
or Program Files etc, as these
directories require Administrator privileges
and you will encounter file write errors unless you force the program to Run As Administrator which is not
recommended for security reasons.
- Create a directory of your own choice on your PC. It is
suggested to give this directory a name like 'Scan125 Control Program'
for easy recognition
- Un-ZIP / copy the program files to the directory you have just created
- Read the Scan125Convert-ReadMe.txt
files. They have important information
- It is suggested to create a short cut to the Scan125Convert.exe
file on your desktop or elsewhere
- Optional/Suggested - backup the original distribution file(s) to a
- Read the Scan125Convert-Manual.html
file to familiarise yourself with the program
The Scan125Convert Program can be simply and fully un-installed at any time.
CAUTION! The following steps
will completely remove Scan125Convert Program and all your associated
data. If you want to keep any data files you have created then
you should move/copy these files to another directory first.
- Delete the folder you created and all the files
- Delete the short cut you created (if any)
Upgrading to a later version of Scan125Convert is simple and straight
forward. Upgrading will retain your important configuration
files. Following all the steps of this procedure will also give you a
backup version(s) of the program to revert to should you wish or need to.
Warning! The program will
either create or use any existing configuration files it needs. These
Other files that contain your personal saved data / settings not be
overwritten by the installation process as they are not shipped with the
Scan125 Control Program. You are however strongly advised to back
these files up for your own protection, together with any of your own user
files you have created.
To upgrade follow these simple steps:
If there are any release specific files or instructions then you will be
notified of these on the web site prior to downloading the program.
- Locate your current installation folder
- Create a new sub folder named Vn.n.n.n corresponding to the version
number of your currently installed version, e.g. V184.108.40.206
- Copy ALL the contents of the current installation folder into the new
backup Vn.n.n.n sub folder you just created
- Un-ZIP / copy the new program release files to the current
installation folder and OVERWRITE/REPLACE the existing files
- Read the Scan125Convert-ReadMe.txt
files. They contain important information
- Read the Scan125Convert-Manual.html
for help or details on any new functions that may have been added
Running / Program
To run the program is a simple matter of invoking the scan125convert.exe
file. This can be done via a Windows shortcut link or by using the
Windows 'run' command.
As already mentioned the Main
Control Panel contains all the essential controls and functions in
one easy to understand and navigate layout. Controls and Functions are
grouped in containing titled and outlined defined areas.
The program title bar displays the following information:
- Program Name
- Program Author
- Program Copyright
- Program Version Number - e.g. V220.127.116.11
- Program Website URL
The menu bar is similar to any Windows menu bar. Here you will find:
About provides the following:
About will display program Name, Version, Copyright and Author information
together with Warranty, Liability and License Terms and Conditions and other
- Program Name, Version, Copyright and Author information together with
Warranty, Liability and License Terms and Conditions and other
- Program Update check (manual)
Check for Program Update
If you press this button then the program will check your version against
the latest official full version on the Scan125Convert website. The
response will look as follows:
Depending on the version you have you will see one of the following
The above image shows that we have a version later then the official
version. If you see/have this condition then it means that you are
running a "special" patch or test version of the program.
- "You have the latest version so no update is required."
- "Your version is NOT up to date. V1.n.n.n is now AVAILABLE!"
- "Your version is later than the official version. No update
Please Note! For both the
manual and automatic program update checks no data (other than the update
information) is download or installed to your PC. If you want the
updated version of the program then you must go and fetch it yourself.
This will display some brief help information. Besides this help you
will also find that all control groups, keys, buttons and displays have
"Mouse Over" help prompts. For more detailed information please refere
to open the Scan125Convert User
This will open the Contact Us web page where you will find the support
Email address for Scan125Convert.
This is a simple utility program that can read CSV files and create Scan125
Control Program data files.
The program has mouse over hover help information for all controls and input
This is a simple and sequential process and the controls/fields will be
enabled in sequence guiding you through the process.
The process has the following steps:
1) Select your scanner model. This will default to UBC125XLT or the
model you last used. This will set the valid modulation modes allowed
for the selected scanner. AM FM AUTO for the UBC125XLT and AE125H
scanners and AM NFM FM AUTO for the BC125AT and UBC126AT scanners.
2) Select your CSV file field separator character. This will default
to a COMMA or the last character you used.
3) Select your decimal point character. This will default to a POINTor
the last character you used.
4) Use the 'File' Menu Item to open a chosen CSV file. The 'Source CSV
File' field will display the full file specification. In addition the
'Scan125 Output File' field will display the path and name of the output
file to be created. You can change this. Note! If you have
not already selected a 'CSV Profile' then the source file will be
opened/displayed in your computer's default program for CSV files so you can
see on which line/row the first proper CSV data entry starts and in which
columns the various data fields are located.
5) Select a 'CSV Profile' (if you have one stored) or use the 'Row' and
'Column' drop-down selections to select the appropriate values for the CSV
file format you have. If your input file has a missing tag name,
frequency or modulation data then select column 00. In addition you
must select the correct 'Frequency Format Form.
6) If you are not using a saved CSV profile then you can choose to save the
data you have justed entered as a new profile. Up to 50 profiles can
7) Select a 'Target Location' for the data to be stored in the
scanner. You can do by 'Bank' and 'Bank Channel' or by absolute
8) Press the 'Create Scan125 Data Format
File' button. During the create process the data is validated
and any errors encountered will be displayed along with the action taken by
9) The created file can now be loaded into the Scan125 Control Program via
that program's 'Load Scanner Settings' menu item.
As mentioned above the program will check for data errors during the
conversion process. Those errors found will be indicated along with
the action taken by the program. Some examples are: Any
Tag/Alpha name this is too long will be truncated, an incorrect frequency
will be changed to 25.0000MHz, an invalid modulation will be changed to
AUTO, etc. Please carefully check all errors and correct as
NOTE! Blank / empty lines in the source CSV file will be treated as a
channel delete. If you DO NOT WANT any channel to be deleted then
please ensure there are no blank / empty lines in your CSV file ESPECIALLY
at the end of the file.
Suggestions, Recommendations and Bug Reports
I welcome any suggestions, recommendations or bug reports. These
should be sent to:
I can not guarantee to fix or implement what you report/suggest but what I
can say is that this Scan125Convert and Scan125 Control programs would not
be what they are today without the feedback, suggestions and bug reports
that I have received.
Liability and License Agreements
The Scan125Convert Program is hereunto referred to as the 'Program'.
In using the Program you are agreeing to
accept all of the terms and conditions stated herein.
The Program is currently Freeware (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeware)
and operates with some time limited functions. The author reserves the
right to change the program status and limitations on any future
release. Existing releases will retain their status and your right to
use them but support may not be available.
The Program is supplied 'ASIS' and
the author neither accepts, implies nor offers any warranty, liability or
any other responsibility for any damages, loss or other claim of any type in
respect of this Program, its usage or consequence of its usage.
**You use it at your own risk**.
The Program has no guarantee of support or implied right to support.
The Program is the sole Copyright of the author and all rights are
reserved. The author's Copyright is restricted to those files
containing 'Scan125Convert' in their name and any other file clearly written
by the author. The Copyright includes the intended operation, design
and function of the Program. The Program may require other
runtime files to function and the Copyright of these files belongs to their
The creator of this Program asserts that the appearance of the user
interface screens is/are a work of art and therefore attracts Copyright
protection under EU law.
You may not disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise interfere with any of
the Program executable files.
You may not use this Program for any illegal or unlawful purpose.
You may not sell, rent or otherwise charge for this Program.
The preferred availability and distribution of the Program is from the
authors website to which you and others should refer to.
You may however freely distribute the Program but must do so entirely free
of charge, save for any reasonable charge in respect of any physical media
used in its distribution. All electronic or other non physical media
distribution must be free of all charges. You may not alter, modify,
remove, or in any way change any of the files that comprise the
Scan125Convert Program Package as released by the author. You may add
your own text or other information files but these must be clearly
identifiable as yours, added by you and in such a manner that they do not in
any way form part of the Scan125Convert Program or could easily be
considered to be part of the Scan125Convert Program. Neither must they
infringe the Copyrights of any author, person or organisation and must not
contain offensive, illegal or other illicit material.
Should you believe that your version of the Program package has been subject
to any infringement of the above conditions then please contact the author
immediately providing as much information as possible.
Prior to release, the author has to his satisfaction checked that the
Program is free of any Virus or other potentially destructive software/code,
but this is not guaranteed.
Before using the Program you are advised to Virus check the version of the
Program you have prior to using it. The author's Website may also
carry MD5 checksums for the critical files. You are advised to verify
these as well.
You are requested to fully read this and any other documentation prior to
installing and using the Program. In using the Program you are
agreeing to accept all of the terms and conditions stated herein.
The author hopes that you find Scan125Convert Program both easy to use,
reliable and of assistance to you and your Uniden Scanner. He may be
contacted at his Email address and would certainly like to hear of any bugs,
criticism, suggestions etc. that you may have.
Please remember. The Program is
supplied 'ASIS' and you use it at your own risk.
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