One of the reasons I still like doing as much as I can by hand instead of just doing huge data dumps. If it wasn't for that I'd love to have that 800 scanner to go with my others.Yes, freqhopping is right... someone removed the current control channel from the RRDB and therefore the HP and GRE databases are a week behind (and the RRDB still hasnt been corrected.)
If you dont know anything about manually programming your PSR-800 or an HP-1, you are out of luck for a while. This is a big problem with the database driven scanners!
I think with the PSR-800 you can manually edit the data that comes from the library and is stored in the radio, you cant do that with the HP-1 without making a completely new system in a favorites list.
I am guessing it will be at least a couple weeks before this gets fixed, since the GRE and HP databases are one or two weeks behind RRDB.
LOL-Funny because I remember how we were both procrastinating whether or not to get one. I love mine too and missed it when I had to send it into the shop. Although it is possible I may have been somewhat responsible for breaking it (not admitting nothing here-LOL) but they asked no questions and even replaced the Face Plate. Anyhow yes, it is so easy to program on the fly but I have done it while at a stop light. I am not going to knock the HP 1 since I do not own one but got to say the 800 is a fantastic little radio. I have taken it to a couple of Radio Shacks and they have looked at the 800 with amazement. I suggested to one RS owner that he consider carrying it's PRO cousin but he told me he thought the PRO 18 would be too expensive for his customers. I think it is wroth every penny.The PSR-800 is great. I didn't think I would like it but I do. It's nice to not have to remember to plan a trip, create a plan of what's where and what quick key each is. You can do it on the fly (with a little time) or you can ahead of time. We picked up our daughter at college the other week; while the wife drove, I simply browsed the library and had everything programmed. You still have to know what counties you're going through but I just look that up on my phone.