BCD436HP: curious question, got "file size is too big, up to 1M byte". message after upload.

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N9NRA

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curious question, got "file size is too big, up to 1M byte". message after upload.

Hey, got my favorites lists all set up (finally :)), and tried to load them into my `436HP, whereupon i got the following message, "file size is too big, up to 1 M byte". Question is, is this a function of a too-small SD card (in which case a bigger one would fix it), or is this a case of the scanner simply cannot process anything bigger than 1MB in size? If it`s just an SD thingy i can just go out and snag a bigger card, if it`s a case of the scanner can`t deal with anything bigger than 1MB then i`m kinda stuck. So, what of this? SD card fix? Or do i just live with it? Thanx! N9NRA P.S. Was finally able to pare down my favorites lists to get it to stop giving me that (error?) message, but i`m still kinda curious about it now. Thanx!
 

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1MB (1024KB) is absolutely gargantuan for a favorites file. I have several huge ones which take up under 200KB each.

Reconsider what you're putting into a favorites file, ensure you're not duplicating systems, and perhaps break them up into several separate files. The problem, if it's not obvious from the above, is that the radio is not designed to read a favorites file that large. Consider that the entire database for the HP style radios, including all of the United States and Canada, is only 40MB in size. That means (on average) an entire US state - all frequencies and systems within it - would typically take up something well below 1MB (as there are 50 US states, 13 Canadian provinces and territories, plus a number of US territories and both countries' nationwide systems).

If you wish, you could share the file with me by exporting it to an hpe file, zipping it up, and emailing it to jay911@gmail.com, and I would see if I can't optimize it for you.
 

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The working memory in the scanner can only accept 1 MB at a time. You should split your FL into 2 (or more) smaller FLs.
 
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