Originally Posted by Northzulchrancher
I sure do wish I had read this thread before I made my most recent purchase! Is there any further word on this issue? I ask because I just ordered an HP1 with the ARCPatrol software from Scanner Master and I can't help but wonder if I haven't wasted a bunch of money that I can't afford to throw away on hardware and software that are not compatible.
If you got the HP-1 with the updated firmware (Free & Extreme) and you get the ARCPatrol software, then you did not throw away your money (at least IMHO). I have 2 Home Patrols, both with extreme upgrades, and I love them. More so with the extra features in the extreme upgrade.
I am sure that Uniden will address the firmware issues, just not sure how long that will take. When they do, I am also sure that Gommert will release an update to the ARCPatrol software. One of the nice things about Butel is that they have never charged for updates or upgrades to software that you have purchased. I speak from experience as an ARC250Pro, ARC396Pro, ARC996Pro and ARCPatrol owner. Every time Uniden has mae a change to one of these radios, Butel has released an update that covers it.
The only feature that the radio cannot have is the ability to decode the current phase 2 TDMA of P25 as used in several of my localities in MD and VA. For that, only a PSR 800 will work.