The Local EMS Base Here Went To Narrowband FM on the Freq. of 154.5050... However when I put it in my PSR 500 it puts it in as 154. something.. Is there way to put that freq. in the 500 without it dropping down to 154 something?
I have win500 so I can do that... I don't know what they're gonna do now, They were supposed to have changed but are still on the old one now...So we'll See.. But I do have win500 and I will fix that setting! Thanks For The Info! I never thought of that!!If you have WIN500 go into the Extended Settings and check the "Allow 5KHz steps 138-174MHz" setting and save and upload to the scanner. That will allow you to enter 154.505MHz - it worked for me. I have both the FlexStep and that setting checked.
Unfortunately, I couldn't find the actual setting on the radio using manual entry to do this so I only know how to do it using the WIN500 software - I suspect that PSREDIT has a similar control. The only manual setting I could find that might be related is the choice of bandplan - US or Canadian; if that is it that would seem somewhat strange but, oh well...
That's what I suspected since I couldn't find the "old" "5KHz Steps..." as RKG indicated. I didn't try it at the time. I personally think they should have stayed with the old name as the new one can be somewhat misleading (for those of us in the states, anyway). I assume it still only applies to the 138MHz to 174MHz band? If it applies to other bands now, however, it could be a problem.That menu item was changed to "Bandplan" (USA vs. Canada) a few versions back.
Actually, no; I think you can change it in the current firmware versions manually by selecting the "Canadian" bandplan as opposed to the "USA" version. If I am understanding correctly what DonS said, the function simply got renamed to "bandplan" as opposed to "Enable 5KHz steps...etc." with the later firmware revisions. The name seems silly and misleading, of course, but that's how I understand it. I only hope that it only affects the 138MHz to 174MHz band as it apparently used to.so the only way to get it to work and change it now is in the Win500 software that I use? It can't be done manually...Thanks for the help guys! 'Preciate It