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Re: Getting library updates into EZ Scan software for the PSR-800

Scott, KB3JQQ
 

On 2020-09-18 19:32, Jim Keller wrote:
Glenn, when you sent your scanner in for the upgrade I'm assuming that you did not send the microSD card with it. (Maybe a wrong assumption).  If you didn't send the card with it and once the scanner was returned to you were you able to plug the card in and keep all programmed channels or did you need to program all channels again after the upgrade.

Thanks
_._,_._,_

I would suggest starting with a fresh empty template.
I had issues when trying to edit the PSR-800 data in
the WS-1080 software. It seems the data types for the
system have different number of entries, and my SF
had to be killed in taskmgr when I tried to change a
mode from old to new.

The upgrade was worth it. Check out the Remote
Control Demo program. You get a full virtual keyboard
when you get it back.


Re: Getting library updates into EZ Scan software for the PSR-800

Glenn Wright N1GAW
 

The PSR-800 / PRO-668 use a version of EZ Scan, as does the WS-1080 {though it is a different version).  

You should archive your configuration file from the PSR-800 (go to FILE top left corner). Then using the new WS-1080 EZ Scan software RESTORE ARCHIVE (same place) using the file you archived from the 800.

Afterwards, reformat the SD Card using the WS-1080 EZ Scan software and copy the configuration and library back on it. This can be done in one step using the EZ Scan software for the WS-1080. 

On Fri, Sep 18, 2020, 8:55 PM Jim Keller <jkeller@...> wrote:
Glenn, when you sent your scanner in for the upgrade I'm assuming that you did not send the microSD card with it. (Maybe a wrong assumption).  If you didn't send the card with it and once the scanner was returned to you were you able to plug the card in and keep all programmed channels or did you need to program all channels again after the upgrade.

Thanks


Re: Getting library updates into EZ Scan software for the PSR-800

Joe M.
 

Upgrade or not the cards should all
work across all firmware and upgrades.

And never send anything but the scanner when sending it in
for service. (no cards, batteries, antennas, or anything else)

Joe M.

On 9/18/2020 7:32 PM, Jim Keller wrote:
Glenn, when you sent your scanner in for the upgrade I'm assuming that
you did not send the microSD card with it. (Maybe a wrong assumption).
If you didn't send the card with it and once the scanner was returned to
you were you able to plug the card in and keep all programmed channels
or did you need to program all channels again after the upgrade.

Thanks

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Re: Getting library updates into EZ Scan software for the PSR-800

Jim Keller
 

Glenn, when you sent your scanner in for the upgrade I'm assuming that you did not send the microSD card with it. (Maybe a wrong assumption).  If you didn't send the card with it and once the scanner was returned to you were you able to plug the card in and keep all programmed channels or did you need to program all channels again after the upgrade.

Thanks


Re: Getting library updates into EZ Scan software for the PSR-800

Glenn Wright N1GAW
 

I'm a huge fan of the upgrade for the PSR-800, got mine on my PRO 668. Improved reception and battery life in addition to all the other perks. 


On Wed, Sep 16, 2020, 5:11 PM Jim Keller <jkeller@...> wrote:
Thanks Jan and Glenn.  I used Glenn's suggestion and just updated the database from the zip file on the Whistler site.  It worked well.  I'm thinking long term I may send the PSR-800 in to Whistler for the 1080 upgrade so I can convert over to the 1080 software plus get acquainted with DMR activity.  I've been considering a DMR handheld transceiver but wanted to know a little bit about the activity around here first.

73,

Jim


Re: Getting library updates into EZ Scan software for the PSR-800

Jim Keller
 

Thanks Jan and Glenn.  I used Glenn's suggestion and just updated the database from the zip file on the Whistler site.  It worked well.  I'm thinking long term I may send the PSR-800 in to Whistler for the 1080 upgrade so I can convert over to the 1080 software plus get acquainted with DMR activity.  I've been considering a DMR handheld transceiver but wanted to know a little bit about the activity around here first.

73,

Jim


Re: Getting library updates into EZ Scan software for the PSR-800

Glenn Wright N1GAW
 

You can also download the database files from the Whistler website, unzip them and copy them to your database folder for your scanner. The files are updated weekly and available at this link;


On Tue, Sep 15, 2020, 11:34 PM Jim Keller <jkeller@...> wrote:
I have a PSR-800 and wanted to update the library in the EZ Scan software.  When I  checked for updates I got a message which said HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently.   I'm guessing that the software is no longer able to get the library update from the site that it had been accessing previously.   Radio Reference?   Has anyone been able to come up with a workaround for this?   Has anyone had experience using the 1080 programming software for the PSR-800?

Thanks,
Jim  W6yxy  Oceanside, Ca.


Re: Getting library updates into EZ Scan software for the PSR-800

Jan Fine
 

Yes. Download the Whistler TRX-1 software. Use it to update and upload the library. DO NOT use it to update Firmware or anything else.

On 9/15/2020 11:30 PM, Jim Keller wrote:
I have a PSR-800 and wanted to update the library in the EZ Scan software.  When I  checked for updates I got a message which said HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently.   I'm guessing that the software is no longer able to get the library update from the site that it had been accessing previously.   Radio Reference?   Has anyone been able to come up with a workaround for this?   Has anyone had experience using the 1080 programming software for the PSR-800?

Thanks,
Jim  W6yxy  Oceanside, Ca.

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Getting library updates into EZ Scan software for the PSR-800

Jim Keller
 

I have a PSR-800 and wanted to update the library in the EZ Scan software.  When I  checked for updates I got a message which said HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently.   I'm guessing that the software is no longer able to get the library update from the site that it had been accessing previously.   Radio Reference?   Has anyone been able to come up with a workaround for this?   Has anyone had experience using the 1080 programming software for the PSR-800?

Thanks,
Jim  W6yxy  Oceanside, Ca.


Re: Uniden service

Al Samson
 

Yes you may have a cowabunda problem. We will pray that it can be fixed if not a new SDS100 may be the cure.


On Sep 15, 2020, at 1:35 PM, Mark Lewin <lewinm@...> wrote:


Think I may need to play with it a bit more.  The clock battery appears to hold a charge for at least 12 hours.
After two days, it loses power.  I should try to narrow down how long it actually holds the charge.  But, regardless, I think it needs repair. If it loses power in two days, something is not right

On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 11:52 AM Phil Kane <k2asp@...> wrote:
On 9/13/2020 4:44 PM, Mark Lewin wrote:

> After the fourth day, I unplugged and went back to my normal  listening
> habits but the clock battery only lasted a day or so before I needed to
> reset the clock every time I turned it on.

Sounds like the clock battery needs to be replaced if it won't hold a
charge.

73 de K2ASP - Phil Kane




Re: Uniden service

Mark Lewin
 

Think I may need to play with it a bit more.  The clock battery appears to hold a charge for at least 12 hours.
After two days, it loses power.  I should try to narrow down how long it actually holds the charge.  But, regardless, I think it needs repair. If it loses power in two days, something is not right

On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 11:52 AM Phil Kane <k2asp@...> wrote:
On 9/13/2020 4:44 PM, Mark Lewin wrote:

> After the fourth day, I unplugged and went back to my normal  listening
> habits but the clock battery only lasted a day or so before I needed to
> reset the clock every time I turned it on.

Sounds like the clock battery needs to be replaced if it won't hold a
charge.

73 de K2ASP - Phil Kane




Re: Uniden service

Phil Kane
 

On 9/13/2020 4:44 PM, Mark Lewin wrote:

After the fourth day, I unplugged and went back to my normal  listening
habits but the clock battery only lasted a day or so before I needed to
reset the clock every time I turned it on.
Sounds like the clock battery needs to be replaced if it won't hold a
charge.

73 de K2ASP - Phil Kane


Re: Places that have the SDS-100 in stock?

Brad N7BED
 

according to their website, Bearcat Warehouse has them in stock.  

As the person before said, you'll need to do some calling to confirm.  HRO appears to be out of stock now.

good luck!


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Subject: Re: [Scanner] Places that have the SDS-100 in stock?

No you will have. To call around good luck
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Re: Places that have the SDS-100 in stock?

Al Samson
 

No you will have. To call around good luck

On Sep 14, 2020, at 8:58 AM, Jeff Lastname via groups.io <cowtipper9=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

picked up one at ham radio outlet. actually drove 50 miles but they mail order.







On Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 12:09:54 PM PDT, Jeff Kenyon <jkenyon7@...> wrote:





Hi everyone, I was just wondering if there is any place that has the SDS-100 in stock right now? I had to order some other accessories from Universal Radio, so I checked there, and they are out.





ScanMate 11000 on Linux

pkr1979@...
 

Hi,

Did anyone ever get a ScanMate 11000 (or other ScanMate) to run on Linux (through Wine for instane)?

Cheers
Peter


Re: Places that have the SDS-100 in stock?

Jeff Lastname
 

picked up one at ham radio outlet. actually drove 50 miles but they mail order.

On Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 12:09:54 PM PDT, Jeff Kenyon <jkenyon7@...> wrote:





Hi everyone, I was just wondering if there is any place that has the SDS-100 in stock right now?  I had to order some other accessories from Universal Radio, so I checked there, and they are out.


Re: Uniden service

Mark Lewin
 

I am running on battery exclusively, plugging it in only while programming or updating the database.  BUT, back when I suspected the clock battery might be an issue, I plugged it in, turned on the scanner and turned the volume all the way down, and left it in this state for 3 or 4 days.  After the fourth day, I unplugged and went back to my normal  listening habits but the clock battery only lasted a day or so before I needed to reset the clock every time I turned it on.


On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 6:55 PM weatherspotting <weather@...> wrote:

Are you leaving it plugged in 24/7? How are you using the scanner. running on battery mostly? Do you turn it off at night?

On 9/13/2020 2:13 PM, Mark Lewin wrote:
I was following the clock issue when it was a big issue with the BC436 and UPMan mentioned that the problem not only affected the 436 but was potentially an issue with the HP (although it was not an issue for my unit until about March or April of this year).  Yes, I know about  the need to plug in and run the scanner for a period of time (I believe it was 55-60 consecutive hours) while plugged in, in order to recharge the built in clock battery.  I've done that but I still lose clock settings after about 18 hours.

On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 3:03 PM Joe M. <mch@...> wrote:
I've only ever heard of a couple reports about the original issue on
this model. Are you sure it simply does not need charged (Run it for a
couple days)?

Joe M.

On 9/13/2020 2:53 PM, Mark Lewin wrote:
> While it's informative and enjoyable to read everyone's comments about
> the Home Patrol 2, it appears to me as if the thread has been hijacked.
> The original thread concerned Uniden service turnaround, in general, and
> specifically for the HP2.
>
> I'm still asking for anyone with relevant information to comment about
> that original post
>
> On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 2:46 PM The Doctor [412/724/301/703/415/510]
> <drwho@... <mailto:drwho@...>> wrote:
>
>     ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
>     On Saturday, September 12, 2020 11:57 PM, Anthony Cardenas
>     <wa6igj@... <mailto:wa6igj@...>> wrote:
>
>>     * My HomePatrol 2 is about 2 months and while it does function,
>>     the overall "audio quality" is poor at best.  Of all the scanners
>>     I've ever owned, since Regency (vacuum tubes), Midland (manual
>>     dial), Bearcat 250's Radio Shacks and more; this HomePatrol 2
>>     audio is simply the worst.
>
>     A little signal processing through sox (http://sox.sourceforge.net/)
>     might help with that.
>
>>     * Although I set it's range to 10 miles,  I still receive stations
>>     more than 20 miles away... and no, those stations are not local
>>     repeaters.
>
>     Nice.  I'll have to look into this unit.
>
>>     * Also, it was disappointing to discover (too late) that Uniden
>>     demands another $50.00 to "fully enable" the services my Home
>>     Patrol 2 SHOULD scan right out of the box after setup!
>>     Receiving a crippled high-dollar scanner was a very unhappy
>>     experience and I wonder how many other HomePatrol 2 owners feel
>>     the same?
>
>     Someone has to have figured out the procedure they use to unlock
>     those features and posted them somewhere.  Now you've got me curious.
>
>     The Doctor [412/724/301/703/415/510]
>     WWW: https://drwho.virtadpt.net/
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>     is the time of monsters.
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Re: Uniden service

weatherspotting
 

Are you leaving it plugged in 24/7? How are you using the scanner. running on battery mostly? Do you turn it off at night?

On 9/13/2020 2:13 PM, Mark Lewin wrote:
I was following the clock issue when it was a big issue with the BC436 and UPMan mentioned that the problem not only affected the 436 but was potentially an issue with the HP (although it was not an issue for my unit until about March or April of this year).  Yes, I know about  the need to plug in and run the scanner for a period of time (I believe it was 55-60 consecutive hours) while plugged in, in order to recharge the built in clock battery.  I've done that but I still lose clock settings after about 18 hours.

On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 3:03 PM Joe M. <mch@...> wrote:
I've only ever heard of a couple reports about the original issue on
this model. Are you sure it simply does not need charged (Run it for a
couple days)?

Joe M.

On 9/13/2020 2:53 PM, Mark Lewin wrote:
> While it's informative and enjoyable to read everyone's comments about
> the Home Patrol 2, it appears to me as if the thread has been hijacked.
> The original thread concerned Uniden service turnaround, in general, and
> specifically for the HP2.
>
> I'm still asking for anyone with relevant information to comment about
> that original post
>
> On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 2:46 PM The Doctor [412/724/301/703/415/510]
> <drwho@... <mailto:drwho@...>> wrote:
>
>     ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
>     On Saturday, September 12, 2020 11:57 PM, Anthony Cardenas
>     <wa6igj@... <mailto:wa6igj@...>> wrote:
>
>>     * My HomePatrol 2 is about 2 months and while it does function,
>>     the overall "audio quality" is poor at best.  Of all the scanners
>>     I've ever owned, since Regency (vacuum tubes), Midland (manual
>>     dial), Bearcat 250's Radio Shacks and more; this HomePatrol 2
>>     audio is simply the worst.
>
>     A little signal processing through sox (http://sox.sourceforge.net/)
>     might help with that.
>
>>     * Although I set it's range to 10 miles,  I still receive stations
>>     more than 20 miles away... and no, those stations are not local
>>     repeaters.
>
>     Nice.  I'll have to look into this unit.
>
>>     * Also, it was disappointing to discover (too late) that Uniden
>>     demands another $50.00 to "fully enable" the services my Home
>>     Patrol 2 SHOULD scan right out of the box after setup!
>>     Receiving a crippled high-dollar scanner was a very unhappy
>>     experience and I wonder how many other HomePatrol 2 owners feel
>>     the same?
>
>     Someone has to have figured out the procedure they use to unlock
>     those features and posted them somewhere.  Now you've got me curious.
>
>     The Doctor [412/724/301/703/415/510]
>     WWW: https://drwho.virtadpt.net/
>     The old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born. Now
>     is the time of monsters.
>
>
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Re: Uniden service

Joe M.
 

Along those lines I read of a few people who had service done and it was 'normal processing time'. At least I don't recall it being a long time.

Joe M.

On 9/13/2020 3:54 PM, Mark Lewin wrote:

However, I'm still interested in hearing anyone's recent experience with
returning units to Uniden recently for service.


Re: Uniden service

Mark Lewin
 

Almost all cases I read about (during the 436 "crisis") involved losing the clock setting whenever the unit was powered off.
Some took place within seconds while others took hours.  I have no info about this issue on the HP2 other than UPMan (may he RIP)
mentioning that the issue in the 436 was found to be in an area whose logic was shared with the HP2 and that it could become an issue with the HP2.  I don't recall any posts about anyone experiencing the issue on an HP2, but I will go back thru the group archives to check again.

I guess that means I should hijack my own thread and change the question.  Has anyone experienced the clock issue on a Home Patrol 2?  And has anyone experienced the clock issue on either the HP2 or BC436 where the clock settings disappeared, but only after a few hours of inactivity?

However, I'm still interested in hearing anyone's recent experience with returning units to Uniden recently for service.

On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 3:23 PM Joe M. <mch@...> wrote:
After 18 hours? When you have the issue, it will lose the settings
within seconds. I can't say you don't have it, but it's certainly not a
clear case of it.

Joe M.

On 9/13/2020 3:13 PM, Mark Lewin wrote:
> I was following the clock issue when it was a big issue with the BC436
> and UPMan mentioned that the problem not only affected the 436 but was
> potentially an issue with the HP (although it was not an issue for my
> unit until about March or April of this year).  Yes, I know about  the
> need to plug in and run the scanner for a period of time (I believe it
> was 55-60 consecutive hours) while plugged in, in order to recharge the
> built in clock battery.  I've done that but I still lose clock settings
> after about 18 hours.
>
> On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 3:03 PM Joe M. <mch@... <mailto:mch@...>>
> wrote:
>
>     I've only ever heard of a couple reports about the original issue on
>     this model. Are you sure it simply does not need charged (Run it for a
>     couple days)?
>
>     Joe M.