• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

New GRE psr500 scanner arrived friday

Status
Not open for further replies.

westmorelnd

Member
Joined
Nov 29, 2005
Messages
5
I had goten away from scanning several years ago when my area went digital but after much reading I finally ordered a new psr500 off of Ebay. It came in friday and when I started reading the manual my 1st thought was what the crap have I got into as this will take the whole weekend, but I soon discovered the ARC500 and combined it with Radio Reference and Bam ! I had this thing programed with time to kill before taking the family out for supper. Ive been tweaking the led and other settings to my taste this weekend but programing couldnt get any better and the led is an awesome option to have. Great scanner only draw back so far is I do wish the case had a more solid quality look and feel.
 

krokus

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Jun 9, 2006
Messages
3,774
Location
Southeastern Michigan
Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8530/5.0.0.973 Profile/MIDP-2.1 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/105)

The 500 is a good radio. I have enjoyed mine, but there have been some case physical integrity issues.

Just make good use of the belt clip, do not try and force it over something.

Be sure to spend a little time, and program in freqs that might be useful in an emergency, that might not be used daily. They don't take up many resources, and can be priceless when in use.
 

puzzleriddle

Member
Joined
Apr 17, 2010
Messages
2,278
Location
bham, Bama
I've had mine since DEC 2009, GREAT scanner, no problems what soever with it. Bought it & the soft leather case from Scanner master!... Best hand held I have had in 20 years:). also if ya planning to use base a lot get the portable scanner mount also from Scanner master Great accsesory !!!:0
 

westmorelnd

Member
Joined
Nov 29, 2005
Messages
5
Hi ! I looked at the case on scanner master but buyer reviews were showing an issue with rivets or something on the inside scratching the scanner. Have you had this problem ? Thanks
 

Drafin

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Jul 16, 2003
Messages
653
Location
Charleston, SC
+1 on buying a leather case for it.

I bought the hard leather case from scanner master (link at the top of the page) and have had no problems with the case or button wear.

Well I digress, I have had one minor issue, I take it in and out of the case quite a bit to change batteries (I don't charge them in the radio) and sliding it in and out of the case has caused some tiny little wear marks on the edge of the plastic. But nothing major.

Draf
 

SCPD

Member
Joined
Feb 24, 2001
Messages
65,126
Location
Virginia
Contrary to what the Uniden forum believes the PSR 500 is an excellent scanner. You made a good choice.:wink:
 

W6KRU

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Nov 20, 2008
Messages
3,290
Location
Oceanside, CA
Contrary to what the Uniden forum believes the PSR 500 is an excellent scanner. You made a good choice.:wink:
You got that right. In my area my PSR-500 has much much better digital audio than my Uniden scanners.
 

fmon

Silent Key Jan. 14, 2012
Joined
May 11, 2002
Messages
7,736
Location
Eclipse, Virginia
Contrary to what the Uniden forum believes the PSR 500 is an excellent scanner. You made a good choice.:wink:
You got that right. In my area my PSR-500 has much much better digital audio than my Uniden scanners.
Bingo to both comments, outstanding Digital decode in my several P25 trunking systems.

PSR-800 is better on Statewide VHF P25 trunking system only because one can load all 50 sites in it's DB. The GRE 500 family will only allow 32 CC's and ACC's per TSYS.
 

KC9NEG

Member
Joined
Apr 22, 2004
Messages
696
Location
Indianapolis, IN USA
Contrary to generalizations often made in [insert other radio brand] forums, it's been my experience that different models, across different brands, can have superior performance when monitoring any given system. Case in point: my PSR-500 and PSR-600 outperformed my BCD396XT when monitoring Indy MECA. My HomePatrol-1 outperforms the PSR-800 (which I returned) on the same system. YMMV, but these are my UNbiased observations.
 
Last edited:
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top