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Old 03-28-2017, 7:53 PM
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Hello

So frustrated here.. Bought the radio shack handheld and it never picks up phoenix system.


Bought a whistler 1080 handheld from reviews i read.. Suppose to auto program.. Nope. Only thing i hear is dps and a deck 4 once in a blue moon,.,, I usually just use 5-0 radio and its perfect! I am so mad at spending a grand on this..


Question any of you folks in phoenix area listen to pd ? On a whistler handheld 1080 or 1088?


I read alot today about the Unication g5 being far superior then a scanner anyone real world test that out here?

Lastly I would be in forever debt to you if anyone can assist me in programming or teaching me what I am doing wrong programming these bricks!

(i am hoping i just need a file uploaded to my scanner to make it work)


Thanks so much folks!
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Old 04-13-2017, 5:19 PM
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Ok great not everyone at once! I did talk with Brian at Whistler he is a great help. Got my radio all updated and not it scans but i wont hear any audio. When i lock into a talk group say mcso west (all imported from library) I see the meter go crazy yet no radio traffic...


Anyone please have a sample file for ez scan so i can see or what I am doing wrong???


So far in 8 hours only Peoria pd talks once in a blue moon..
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Old 04-13-2017, 10:52 PM
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I don't own that radio so can't specifically address how it handles the radio traffic, but it is a derivative of the GRE PSR-800, which I have several of those.

The biggest thing to ensure when you set up a "scan list" is that it is enabled in the "Scanlist Control" section under the "General Configuartion Settings" tab, but that it is also enabled in a "scan set" under the "Advanced Features" tab too.

You can create all the scan lists you want, but if you don't tell a scan set to play that scan list, then you will never hear anything on that scan list.

The other danger to watch out for is putting everything under the same "scan set" and "Scan list" which the program likes to do, usually scan list 1 and scan set 1. If you were to program the Phoenix area for example into your radio all under a single scan set and/or scan list, you would very like be scanning, but hearing nothing, as you would be scanning too much.

So, the first question is, how do you have your scan lists and scan sets set-up ?

Are they enabled ?

Perhaps you can attach the configuration file in your response message. I downloaded the 1080 EZ Scan software so, I can take a look at it. One caveat, I am on the road literally many of my hours in the day. I may be Leaving for North Carolina tomorrow, so if you can send it tonight, I'll take a look at it.

Otherwise, I'll have to let someone local to the Phoenix area help you, as I won't be back until after the Holiday.
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Old 04-18-2017, 8:32 PM
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I had both the Uniden models and the Whistler/Radio Shack brands of scanners. It seems like the Unidens handle the simulcast issues better. I would have the Whistler one programmed with the same frequencies as the Unidens and here nothing on the Whistlers. Now I read up on a P25 Unication G6 voice pager that completely solves the simulcast issues??
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Old 04-19-2017, 2:04 PM
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Ok great not everyone at once! I did talk with Brian at Whistler he is a great help. Got my radio all updated and not it scans but i wont hear any audio. When i lock into a talk group say mcso west (all imported from library) I see the meter go crazy yet no radio traffic...


Anyone please have a sample file for ez scan so i can see or what I am doing wrong???


So far in 8 hours only Peoria pd talks once in a blue moon..
Your question is a wake-up call for me. I just realized that I haven't listened to my 800s for a while. I'm on my second computer since I used EZScan software, so I need to get the EZScan software. The scanners have not been seen since a home interior make-over. Since creating a ScanList in EZScan does not require a scanner, I will try to make and post a suitable EZScan file for your whistler 1080. Will search the RR Wiki for the proper software.

Assuming there is nothing wrong with your radio, just be patient. We'll get you going here soon.
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OK, I found the source for the software. https://whistlergroup.com/collections/scanner-downloads

Observe that the above site shows both a CPU Firmware Updater and a PC Driver option. These may relate to your scanner's operation.

Interesting, the download involves a ZERO cost purchase operation.

Will attempt to use the software. Will report later.
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OK, I threw together a 3 ScanList setup for Phoenix. #1 = Phx FD Conventional, #2 = Phx FD Rescue, and #3 = Phx PD.

The only way I could find to get it to a zipped file was to "Save-to-Archive".

Bad news ... The zipped file is to large for RR's attachment rules. Does anyone know how to copy a single V-Scanner C-Dat file to a zipped folder?

I will go back and try to trim something.
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Trim down was successful!!! See attached and try to unzip and get it into EZScan (how???).
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File Type: zip CDAT_VS.001_2017-04-19_14-45.zip (137.4 KB, 9 views)
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Try File>Restore Configuration From Archieve>Select previous attached zip
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