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Old 10-25-2007, 7:28 PM
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Official Starrsoft WIN500 Software Thread.

This thread is to report & Discuss anything related to The WIN500 software.


Starrsoft WIN500 Software: http://starrsoft.com/ Version 1.07 is now Available **** updated on 11/27/2007

System Requirements
In order to run Win500, you'll need the following:

* A copy of the Win500 program
* A PSR-500 Scanner
* The blue GRE USB Scanner Programming cable that came with your PSR-500.
* A Windows (2000, XP, Vista) PC. Sorry - 95, 98, and Me are not supported.
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Old 10-26-2007, 7:08 AM
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Don,
I brought down the latest version last night and its lookin good.
I was able to use both the WIN-96 and WIN-97 import funtion and it worked great.
Talk about time saving.......
I really liked the ability to select all the talkgroups and then change the scanlist number.
I also looked at the control tab and that looks to be taking shape also.
Thanks for all your hard work.... (And just about daily updates....) Tom/G
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Old 10-26-2007, 4:17 PM
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Default DCS codes not importing properly from Win97 file



I imported my current Win97 file into Win500 and all of the DCS codes imported wrong.

One example is DCS code 051 imported as 017......I know 051 is correct as I listen to this agengy all the time.

CTSS codes seem to be fine......altho I will double check them.

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When will the copy/paste option be available?
Will we be able to change the LED color options?
How soon will the WX / SAME feature be implemented?

Love it so far.......keep up the good work.

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I imported my current Win97 file into Win500 and all of the DCS codes imported wrong.

One example is DCS code 051 imported as 017......I know 051 is correct as I listen to this agengy all the time.

CTSS codes seem to be fine......altho I will double check them.
Version 0.17 2007.10.26 14:30 (GMT -0700)
  • Fixed DCS code values in PRO-97 imports
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When will the copy/paste option be available?
If you're referring to "text" copy/paste, like from Excel or a text editor... soon. You can already copy/paste complete objects within the program.
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Will we be able to change the LED color options?
The 8 colors that you can change in the radio's "GLOB" menu? Soon.
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How soon will the WX / SAME feature be implemented?
Also "soon".

I have a couple of other features to add before the above items, however.
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Old 10-26-2007, 4:52 PM
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Version 0.17 2007.10.26 14:30 (GMT -0700)
  • Fixed DCS code values in PRO-97 imports
If you're referring to "text" copy/paste, like from Excel or a text editor... soon. You can already copy/paste complete objects within the program.

The 8 colors that you can change in the radio's "GLOB" menu? Soon.

Also "soon".

I have a couple of other features to add before the above items, however.

Sweet....I'm sure you're working as fast as possible.
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Old 10-26-2007, 11:38 PM
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Default LTR Import from p97

Ask this in PSR-500 post release thread.

This is how Win97 is set for Newport News VA shipyard.
Code:
Bank 0 Chan 00  	   0.000000	   FM	  0.0	D	 	 
Site001 Ch01    	 935.950000	  LTR	  0.0	 	 	 
Site001 Ch02    	 937.387500	  LTR	  0.0	 	 	 
Site001 Ch03    	 937.412500	  LTR	  0.0	 	 	 
Site001 Ch04    	   0.000000	  LTR	  0.0	 	 	 
Site001 Ch05    	 937.425000	  LTR	  0.0	 	 	 
Site001 Ch06    	 937.912500	  LTR	  0.0	 	 	 
Site001 Ch07    	 937.925000	  LTR	  0.0	 	 	 
Site001 Ch08    	   0.000000	  LTR	  0.0	 	 	 
Site001 Ch09    	 938.387500	  LTR	  0.0	 	 	 
Site001 Ch10    	 938.412500	  LTR	  0.0	 	 	 
Site001 Ch11    	 938.437500	  LTR	  0.0	 	 	 
Site001 Ch12    	   0.000000	  LTR	  0.0	 	 	 
Site001 Ch13    	 938.937500	  LTR	  0.0	 	 	 
Site001 Ch14    	 938.950000	  LTR	  0.0	 	 	 
Site001 Ch15    	 939.387500	  LTR	  0.0	 	 	 
Site001 Ch16    	   0.000000	  LTR	  0.0	 	 	 
Site001 Ch17    	 939.450000	  LTR	  0.0	 	 	 
Site001 Ch18    	 939.437500	  LTR	  0.0	 	 	 
Site001 Ch19    	 939.937500	  LTR	  0.0	 	 	 
Bank 0 Chan 20  	   0.000000	   FM	  0.0	D
Attached is how it imports into Win500. Loaded into scanner the same...but appears to work ok.
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Ask this in PSR-500 post release thread.

This is how Win97 is set for Newport News VA shipyard.
Code:
Bank 0 Chan 00         0.000000       FM      0.0    D          
Site001 Ch01         935.950000      LTR      0.0               
Site001 Ch02         937.387500      LTR      0.0               
Site001 Ch03         937.412500      LTR      0.0               
Site001 Ch04           0.000000      LTR      0.0               
Site001 Ch05         937.425000      LTR      0.0               
Site001 Ch06         937.912500      LTR      0.0               
Site001 Ch07         937.925000      LTR      0.0               
Site001 Ch08           0.000000      LTR      0.0               
Site001 Ch09         938.387500      LTR      0.0               
Site001 Ch10         938.412500      LTR      0.0               
Site001 Ch11         938.437500      LTR      0.0               
Site001 Ch12           0.000000      LTR      0.0               
Site001 Ch13         938.937500      LTR      0.0               
Site001 Ch14         938.950000      LTR      0.0               
Site001 Ch15         939.387500      LTR      0.0               
Site001 Ch16           0.000000      LTR      0.0               
Site001 Ch17         939.450000      LTR      0.0               
Site001 Ch18         939.437500      LTR      0.0               
Site001 Ch19         939.937500      LTR      0.0               
Bank 0 Chan 20         0.000000       FM      0.0    D
Attached is how it imports into Win500. Loaded into scanner the same...but appears to work ok.
OK. I see what it's doing and why. Win500 is looking at the channels' receive mode (LTR) before it checks for a non-zero frequency. It's seeing what it (erroneously) thinks is an LTR channel and is importing it. I have that fixed for the next release.

I do have to ask, though... why do you have unused, 0.000 MHz channels set up as "LTR"?

EDIT: It "works" in the PSR-500 because there's (apparently) no RF activity on 148.033750 MHz, or not enough to cause a problem. Those bogus system channels should just appear to the radio as "idle" LTR channels.

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Old 10-27-2007, 3:55 AM
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Question How many system frequencies for a Moto UHF system?

Hi Don (and everyone else),

I have started setting up a TSYS for the wide area Motorola UHF Omni-link smartzone system used here. I usually set it up (in the 396 and my previous PRO-96) with all the known control channels in one "bank". I was trying to do the same with the Win500 software, but there is only room for 32 channels. At the moment there are about 37 CC for this system across the state.

Can I expand the number of frequencies in the system or am I stuck with 32?
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I do have to ask, though... why do you have unused, 0.000 MHz channels set up as "LTR"?
Because that is the way Web Import brought the system into Win97.

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EDIT: It "works" in the PSR-500 because there's (apparently) no RF activity on 148.033750 MHz, or not enough to cause a problem. Those bogus system channels should just appear to the radio as "idle" LTR channels.
Look at what happened to the freqs this AM! Saved the file last night and system was working in scanner this AM but reset scanner to default and done some manual programming. Then reloaded this file and now have all freqs as 0.0000. All well, nice to have backups
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I am having a problem with some TSYS objects. When I click on the "system frequencies" button for an existing TSYS object the frequencies appear as usual. I make no changes, click OK, and when I click back on the object and on "system frequencies" the frequencies are all zeroed out. I should mention that these systems are set to "splinter", if that makes any difference.
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Version 0.18 2007.10.27 10:12 (GMT -0700):
  • Fixed P96/P97 import of channels that had a trunking mode set but no frequency
  • Fixed 'System Frequencies' dialog not saving/restoring frequencies correctly
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Default Issue assigning backlight function on mult tgrp objects

Hello,

I find that if I select multiple conv entries, I can edit the backlight setting and it is made for all selected entries. However, when I try to do the same on a list of tgrp objects for a trunked system, it doesn't make the backlight setting for all selected (sometimes none are made, and sometimes only the first one). I want to have the backlight some on for activity on all tgrp objects so having this addressed would save me a LOT of individual editing time...

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I find that if I select multiple conv entries, I can edit the backlight setting and it is made for all selected entries. However, when I try to do the same on a list of tgrp objects for a trunked system, it doesn't make the backlight setting for all selected (sometimes none are made, and sometimes only the first one). I want to have the backlight some on for activity on all tgrp objects so having this addressed would save me a LOT of individual editing time...
Are you sure you're referring to Win500?

Currently, Win500's "Details" controls at the right side of the CONV and TSYS pages only affect the first selected object. Having them change all selected objects is a planned feature, though.
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Default DCS Direct Entry

Don

Love the current alpha software release - been using WINxx ever since the "good old days" of the PRO-92.

I am not able to direct enter any DCS tones - any trick, or is this feature not yet released?

I did the PRO-97 imports prior to the current fix - just need to clean up.

Again - great job and thanks for the continued support!!!
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Don,

Just a random question. I know Pro96Com currently does 9600 and is planning to add 3600, EDACS, and LTR but are you planning on adding a logging feature down the road to Win500? I think it would be great to have in one package. Personally I would like to see not a full logging program like Pro96Com but more like something with computer control that logs what systems were accessed, what talkgroups were accessed, all the way down to what conventional frequencies were used. How many times it was accessed, etc. I thinking something on the line of most of the Uniden computer control software.
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Version 0.18; On the TSYS Objects tab; the talkgroups display properly under Windows XP but do not show up under Windows Vista. Is anybody else seeing this?

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Isn't hit count (part of the radio and read into the software) doing what you want?
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Isn't hit count (part of the radio and read into the software) doing what you want?
But hit count doesn't record hits in search or sweep functions, and AFAIK there is no setting to auto save them (but that would be a nice option (hint GRE)
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Isn't hit count (part of the radio and read into the software) doing what you want?
In a way but it also would be nice to have it built into the software. That way I could much more easily sort through everything.
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Version 0.19 now available.

Changes:
  • Changes in one tab now update modified item(s) in other tabs
  • Let CONV and TGRP controls (to the right of their respective grids) update multiple selected objects at once. When the selected objects' settings vary, the controls will indicate this - checkboxes will be "dimmed but checked"; drop-down list boxes will indicate "multiple"; and numeric edit boxes (Delay Time and Hit Count) will be empty. For check boxes, you can cycle through All Off, All On, and Original Setting (dimmed but checked). For drop-down lists boxes, you can set all objects to a new value, or re-select "multiple" to restore the original settings. For edit boxes (for which you must click the Store button before changes are applied), you can delete all text from the box to restore the original settings.
  • Removed all 22 scan list columns (the individual checkbox columns) from the CONV and TGRP grids, since their functionality is replaced by the change above.
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