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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!


-----Original Message-----
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To: main@scanner.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Sep 14, 2020 4:01 pm
Subject: Re: [Scanner] Places that have the SDS-100 in stock?

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:
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> picked up one at ham radio outlet. actually drove 50 miles but they mail order.
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> On Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 12:09:54 PM PDT, Jeff Kenyon <jkenyon7@...> wrote:
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> 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.
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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.





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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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.
>
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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.





Re: Uniden service

Joe M.
 

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.


Re: Uniden service

Mark Lewin
 

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.
 

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

Mark Lewin
 

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@...> wrote:
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
On Saturday, September 12, 2020 11:57 PM, Anthony Cardenas <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]
The old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born. Now is the time of monsters.


Re: Uniden service

The Doctor [412/724/301/703/415/510]
 

‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
On Saturday, September 12, 2020 11:57 PM, Anthony Cardenas <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]
The old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born. Now is the time of monsters.


Re: Uniden service

Ubbe .
 

I think it must be some misunderstanding here. The $50 upgrade to "extreme" package are only necessary if you are an extreme user that searches for unknown systems and would like to analyze and diagnose them for all parameters to try and understand how they work and could then report the technical details to the database administration. If you are a normal average user you do not need that upgrade.

My opinion are that the HP-1/2 have the best speech audio of the more than 10 scanners I have. It's focusing on the voice clarity and it's easier to understand what are said in this scanner compared to any other scanner. The audio AGC action are perfect and there's no excessive audio outside of the speech frequency band. If you get a SDS100 you will be greatly disappointed as it has a much worse audio quality from it's internal speaker. There are other scanners that have a larger internal speaker that can handle a higher power and larger frequency range but it doesn't help the clarity of voices, it will only add treble noise and rumble from subtones and demands higher output power from the amplifier and a speaker to handle a higher output wattage compared to an audio system that only focus on the speech frequency range.

Each site has a defined range set to it in the database. In the scanner you can set a range that will add to that defined range. So it a site has a 25 mile range and you set your own range in the scanner to 10 miles you will receive that site from a 35 mile distance. For some reason there's no negative range to be set to decrease the range for all sites to suit you own coverage range.

/Ubbe


Re: Uniden service

Anthony Cardenas
 

Mark,

Apparently the clock issue has been around since 2015?  So far my 2 month old HomePatrol 2 has no clock issues and hopefully never will?  And hopefully Uniden put that problem to bed?  Meanwhile I did find a link you may find useful:


here is a little "snippet"...
  • Many files that are currently named based on the time setting will change to be named based on a simple sequential numbering basis (i.e. file0001, file0002, file0003).
Last night I 'updated' this Uniden via the Internet and thankfully all went well.  That update took about two minutes total.

* 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.  

* 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.  

* 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?  

Long Beach, California has "NASCAR Races" and I planned to listen to the action, but Covid and Uniden made that impossible. 

My HP2 was purchased as a "$450.00 Deal", plus shipping.  A 'newer' Uniden is now available, but sadly Uniden offers a 'trade-up credit' of just $150 for my very pricy HomePatrol 2!  (Sept. 12,2020)...  So no, I won't purchase another Uniden ~ not for a long-long time.




  


On Sat, Sep 12, 2020 at 5:38 PM Mark Lewin <lewinm@...> wrote:
I have a Home Patrol 2 with the infamous clock issue. I was going to return it for repair back in the spring but I kept reading about slow or non existent turnaround time for repairs because different facilities were closed.

I'm hoping that issue has passed and I can go forward with my repair.  Has anyone sent units to Uniden for repair recently and have turnaround times returned to normal?


Uniden service

Mark Lewin
 

I have a Home Patrol 2 with the infamous clock issue. I was going to return it for repair back in the spring but I kept reading about slow or non existent turnaround time for repairs because different facilities were closed.

I'm hoping that issue has passed and I can go forward with my repair.  Has anyone sent units to Uniden for repair recently and have turnaround times returned to normal?