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Old 07-23-2013, 9:46 PM
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Yeah That could just be it who knows
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With all due respect it seems like you, and others, could stand to learn what "the T" means. When you see the T on your screen, it means the scanner is decoding trunk control channel data. On a trunk system, that control channel data is absolutely necessary in order to monitor the system properly.

"Losing the T" typically means that the scanner is not picking up the control channel. If your scanner's configuration hasn't changed (i.e. the antenna is still attached and it hasn't been moved to a place where it can't receive signals), this usually means you are missing one of the control channels, and the system has "rotated" to that control channel. This is why I dislike these scanner programs that force you to accept only having "marked" control channels programmed. It's very common to find a system using frequencies for CCs that the RRDB lists as non-control channels. I found one on the Montana statewide P25 system the other day.

If you have the option, make sure that all frequencies - not just the ones listed as control channels - are programmed. Then, unless you encounter actual hardware problems like the above messages imply, you should rarely "lose the T".
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Jay that's great information thanks. I don't want to sound rude but I knew what that meant I just wanted to make sense when I wrote the forum but what your saying now makes everything clear.
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Ok guys yet again am i having the same problem I've tried moving the antenna around and that's done nothing


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See the PM I sent - which system are you listening to / having problems with?
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If you change the antenna a lot eventually you will probably break the ground to the antenna connector. Been there, done that with a lot of radios. If you lose all signal, open it up and check the connections to the connector. They are usually easily fixed with a soldering iron.
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That's what i think it is now whats a soldering iron
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That's a joke, right?
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Nevermind a quick Google search got me on the right track
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Ok guys sorry to turn the theard in a differnt direction again but i spoke to a friend of mine who also owns a PSR 800 and we disscussed this problem and he says it sounds like a software issue. He told me that I could borrow his scanner and plug it into my PC and transfer the DSP/CPU data. Is this possible and if so how do I do this? If i don't hear from anyone tonight everyone have a good night.
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He told me that I could borrow his scanner and plug it into my PC and transfer the DSP/CPU data. Is this possible and if so how do I do this?
No it isn't

You can/should check the you have the most recent CPU/DSP firmware via EZ Scan. That's the only way to install it.
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Ok this still isn't looking good I can't tell if I have a connecter problem or a software issue. So Troy what I meant was can I transfer HIS CPU/DSP data onto MY scanner?


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Ok this still isn't looking good I can't tell if I have a connecter problem or a software issue. So Troy what I meant was can I transfer HIS CPU/DSP data onto MY scanner?


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Sorry don't know how that was sent twice


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Ok this still isn't looking good I can't tell if I have a connecter problem or a software issue. So Troy what I meant was can I transfer HIS CPU/DSP data onto MY scanner?


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Ok this still isn't looking good I can't tell if I have a connecter problem or a software issue. So Troy what I meant was can I transfer HIS CPU/DSP data onto MY scanner?


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You/he can load his programming (trunked radio systems, etc.) on your radio using EZ Scan or by moving the SD card from his radio to your radio.

However, you cannot copy the CPU/DSP "firmware" (the software that makes the radio work) from your radio to his.

I can't tell for sure what you are asking since CPU and DSP firmware isn't data.

If you just want to see if his radio works with your programming (or the other way around) simply swap the SD cards.
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Ok that makes more sense.
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I have had one of mine for 18 months and never really had a problem ..............the other one for almost a year now and absolutely no problems with it

Yesterday I used a different V-Scanner folder and when I went back to the "normal" folder the normal one had no frequencies..................

I loaded the "spare" card that I carry in my wallet and all was well.

The scanner is a mini computer.............treat it like one with backups, rebooting and a bit of TLC and you will be ok.
Yeah. I carry my backup card in a small case for protection. I turned the radio on the other day and the display gave error messages and would not load. Took out the spare card and it worked fine. Went to reformat and reload the old card and it is now totally unusable in the radio. Works fine in camera and other devices. Tried the SD reformat program suggested in one of GRE's tech emails to completely clear the card and then reformatted with GRE . Still no go! Bought 2 more 4G cards from Amazon!. I guess I'll stick this one in the dashboard cam!

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That's what I thought sounds like I need a new card


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I might go out and get a new card tonight but does everyone think thats the case??
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