RadioReference on Facebook   RadioReference on Twitter   RadioReference Blog
 

Go Back   The RadioReference.com Forums > Computer Aided Monitoring and Programming > Scanner Programming Software


Scanner Programming Software - This is the place to discuss third party scanner programming and control software.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-28-2018, 3:05 PM
eyes00only's Avatar
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Denver Colorado
Posts: 2,331
Default Light

Using Win500 for the first time in years and I can't find the dang setting that turns on the backlight when a transmission is received.

Is it just my old age or did it disappear?
__________________
"There is a fine line between 'hobby' and 'mental illness'."
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-28-2018, 3:49 PM
hiegtx's Avatar
Mentor
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 5,329
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by eyes00only View Post
Using Win500 for the first time in years and I can't find the dang setting that turns on the backlight when a transmission is received.

Is it just my old age or did it disappear?
It's over on the right side of the tab where you can review Conventional objects, to set Scanlist, alarms, LED, and a few other options.

For Trunked System objects, it's on the TSYS Objects tab, lower right, next to your list of talkgroup ID's programmed.

For either a Conventional or TSYS object, click on the object itself to highlight, then the Backlight setting is visible and selectable.
__________________
Steve
SDS100-436HP (2)-536HP-TRX-1-325P2-among others
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-28-2018, 3:51 PM
vagrant's Avatar
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: California
Posts: 543
Default

Good question. I had to look it up as I prefer it either off of on full time and use the LED color lights for alerting. This is especially true for me when on battery power, in order to save energy.
Easier to Read Pro-651/652/106/197 - WS1040/1065 - PSR 500/600 Digital Scanner Manual

1. Select the "CONV Objects" tab
2. Now on the right side under "Alerts" you will see an option menu for "Backlight"
3. Select the conventional frequency you want to trigger the backlight on when the squelch breaks and then select On or Flash, whichever you prefer.

If you want all of your conventional frequencies to turn on the backlight, there is not a global setting that I am aware of. Simply select the top most freq, hold down the Shift key and then select the last freq. Once they're all highlighted select your "Backlight" preference. I have not tried that, but it should work.
__________________
Transceivers, filters and antennas. Having fun in the sun.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-28-2018, 7:00 PM
eyes00only's Avatar
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Denver Colorado
Posts: 2,331
Default

I don't think it's the way I've done before but I went to the TSYS Objects tab and clicked Control and A to highlight all then clicked the backlight to on. Now the light comes on only when a transmission occurs. I may experiment to find out what the other settings are: Flash & <multiple> & Key & Ignore & Stealth. Thanks for the replies.
__________________
"There is a fine line between 'hobby' and 'mental illness'."
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 8:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
All information here is Copyright 2012 by RadioReference.com LLC and Lindsay C. Blanton III.Ad Management by RedTyger
Copyright 2015 by RadioReference.com LLC Privacy Policy  |  Terms and Conditions