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psr-500

  1. B

    Need FreeSCAN or Win500 programming files?

    For several years, I offered a programming service online for all sorts of scanners, including the BCD396T, BCD396XT, BCD996XT, Pro-106, Pro-197, GRE PSR-500, GRE PSR-600, WS1040, and a few others using older software. The fee was $30 and included several counties in your area along with some...
  2. K

    GRE PSR-500: Optimum settings for RWC/TRWC reception?

    I was wondering if anyone has found the optimum settings for a GRE PSR-500, for monitoring the RWC & TOPAZ RWC? I program by hand, as I don't have a useable computer, so if you can translate software settings to manual settings, it'd be appreciated. I also need to update the firmware for my...
  3. R

    Edacs programming!

    Hi, i'm trying to program this system: RSP Montreal Trunking System, Montreal-Metro, Quebec - Scanner Frequencies Here is my problem; the country is pretty big and using only one control channel is not enough. When i program using computer it says that edacs can only use 1 contre channel. What...
  4. gmclam

    PSR-500 and CTCSS on low band VHF

    My go to scanner for monitoring CHP has been the PSR-310. Especially when mobile, I monitor CHP above most else. Because they are on low band VHF, and the re-use of frequencies throughout the state of CA, I always program CTCSS codes. ALL of my scanners handle them well except for the...
  5. B

    Battery Meltdown?? Seriously??

    Ok, so I sold this PSR-500 on Ebay to a seemingly competent person in West Virginia. (maybe that was my mistake??) She receives it, says it is scanning, but a few days later says it is not working. I'm like "whatever", and I tell her to send it back. When it arrives back, it's wet... greasy...
  6. I

    PSR-500 questions...

    I have this unit updated to latest firmware. 1. In manual its saying FN + SEL opens help menu for almost every page, i never had this working for any page. 2. When press SRCH button it scans different preset ranges like HAM, Aviation, Railroads etc sometimes i get into mode where i have to...
  7. M

    Grecom PSR-500 doesn't get the whole conversaiotn...

    Still very new to scanners, and the RR Integration in the software may have made it too easy to setup, so I might just be missing something simple... VERY often I'll get half a conversation, meaning, someone will key up and talk and I'll hear them, then someone will key up and respond, but I...
  8. B

    Win500 stalls when uploading

    I'm posting this story because I was unable to find a solution online for a problem I had this week. But now that I figured it out myself (after much hairpulling), I thought I would add this to the forum, in hopes that it might help someone else down the road. --- Ok, so I bought a used...
  9. R

    MSP-GRE/PSR-500

    Please bear with me as I am new to this: Has anybody else had reoccuring issues with the MSP trunked freq going dark? I executed the firmwhere update and am now able to pick up MA Environmental PD, but MSP is still lacking. I have gone so far as create an entire new profile using the Win500...
  10. T

    PSR-500 and Win-500 Missing the Beginning of Transmissions

    Hi All, I'm having a bit of an issue with my PSR-500 (I use Win500 to program, monitor, and record). As best I can diagnose the problem, it seems to be two-fold. Sorry to re-post -- some in the past have had similar issues. However, I think I have a bit more info to add, and most of the...
  11. J

    PSR-500 Garbled Audio Question

    Hey guys, I just bought a GRE PSR-500 and on some of my digital station it comes in very garbled and I hardly can hear them talking.. On my Michigan State Police station it comes in perfectly clear... It has the same trunking as my Allegan County station (Garbled one). Is this a Signal issue...
  12. M

    GRE PSR-500 vs. GRE PSR-800 (Help Me Decide On GRE's Top 2))

    Hello Radio Reference'rs, I am somewhat new to the DIGITAL scanning world but not the old. I have been looking at the GRE PSR-500 and I was sold until I noticed the PSR-800 for just a few more bucks. Even the PSR-900 is coming soon but well skip that for now.. Now besides the obvious cosmetic...
  13. S

    PSR-500 or BCD396XT Hunt County and DPS

    So I've decided to put some refund money to good use and get a digital scanner. My choices have boiled down to the BCD396XT and PSR-500. Leaning more to the 396XT even though I am a big fan of the GRE scanners of the past (2004, 2006, 43). From the research I have done it seems to me that...
  14. Pendarvis69

    Noob: GRE PSR 500

    If you have no patience ... Move along! I guess I can't really call myself a 'newbie'. I've been scanning for my entire life (and i'm old enough to remember the 70's!) I've even owned 'trunking' scanners, but i've never gotten full use of them because for some reason I just can't grasp the...
  15. gmclam

    How do you have your LED programmed (PSR-500/etc)

    Several scanners now have an LED or programmable backlight. These models include PSR-500, PSR-600, PRO-106 & PRO-197. I know some Uniden models have something similar, but I am not sure of the programmability or models. How do you have your LED programmed? What I have seen done is something...
  16. gmclam

    PRO-197/PRO-106 audio issue

    I have a PRO-197 scanner, programmed for a Motorola II 800MHz TRS, that scans just fine. It works great on conventional frequencies, but when it stops on a TG of the TRS there is NO audio. Any ideas?
  17. P

    Offutt APCO

    I purchased a GRE PSR-500. Monitoring OPD and Fire is great. However, the Offutt system is just mainly a silent signal. I remember this vaguely in the past with other scanners. I'm using the Win500 software to program the psr500...what should I do? Is it scrambled? Sometimes maintenance...
  18. K

    Sacramento Regional Pub Safety System

    Hello, I'm having more trouble than I should to program my PSR-500 for Sacramento's Public Safety trunking system. I think it all comes down to which of the following TSYS "Types" I should use: (1) Mot 800/900 (2) Mot VHF/UHF (3) P25 Manual (4) P25 Automatic (5) EDACS Standard (6)...
  19. krokus

    PSR-500 audio hiss

    My apologies if this has been answered previously. I just bought my first PSR-500 at Hamvention, and noticed yesterday that there is a constant hiss from the speaker while scanning. From my days of working on stereos, it sounds like part of keeping theAF amp transistors biased. (The hiss is...
  20. W

    Heap Error

    First error with my PSR-500. Worked fine the night before, was listening to the TG's working the President's visit. Next morning, it turned on OK. But when I pressed any button except the light button, it would display "Heap Error" with some numbers in the line below that. Did some testing by...
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