HP-1: Getting Back Into using: Correct Cable For, Please ?

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Hi,

Have a several year old Home Patrol HP-1 scanner that I would like to get going again.

Have truly forgotten just about everything i might have once known about
setting it up and using.

Would be most appreciative for any help. Will probably have lots of "dumb" questions.

a. I downloaded to my W10 pc the latest HP-1 Sentinel.

But, it will not read anything From the HP-1
Also, it will not check for the latest Firmware vers. (BTW: what is the latest ?)

The cable I am using has, what I added years ago, a tag that questions if i thought
it was good, then.
So, perhaps the reason it won't read is that the cable is bad.

I found this one on Amazon.

Besides the regular USB on one end, it has for the HP-1 end a "Mini-B Spin Male".
No idea what "Spin" means ? What does it, please ?
Is Mini-B what I want ? If so, is there anything else I should look for ?

So, is this what I want to order from Amazon ? (see below my name, please)

Or, ?

b. I am a Prime RR Member.
Does this make it any easier to import from RR for creating some new Favorite Lists ?
Or is this feature only applicable for Uniden's newer scanners like a SDS200 ?

c. Might as well also ask this:

When powering it up (first time in a few years) got an error msg concerning the micro SD Card.
Wasn't smart enoughh to copy it down.
Asked me to power off for a minute and try again.
Msg. hasn't reappeared
Any thoughts on ?

Thanks, really appreciate the help,
Bob
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Any standard mini-USB cable will work.

You want the HomePatrol version of Sentinel--the icon is an orange shield. That will update the database and firmware.
 

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Hi,

As always, thanks for All the help.

Regards,
Bob
Bob,
The same cable you use for your SDS scanner will work for programming the HP-1.

There are tons of these type cables on Amazon & Monoprice, in various lengths, with straight, right, or left hand ends to plug in the HP-1.
 

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Hi Steve,

You'd sure think they could standardize on something, but apparently not.

The SDS-200 seems to take a Micro,
while the HP-1 takes, I think, what's called a Mini. A "bit" bigger.

I ordered a Mini from Amazon, so will see how that fits.
Hope so.

The HP-1 is a really nice little unit, infinitely less complicated than the SDS-200.
Thought I'd get it going again, if I can.

Regards,
Bob
 

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Hi Steve,

You'd sure think they could standardize on something, but apparently not.

The SDS-200 seems to take a Micro,
while the HP-1 takes, I think, what's called a Mini. A "bit" bigger.

I ordered a Mini from Amazon, so will see how that fits.
Hope so.

The HP-1 is a really nice little unit, infinitely less complicated than the SDS-200.
Thought I'd get it going again, if I can.

Regards,
Bob
Bob,
You're correct. I was thinking that the SDS100 & 200 had the same cable. But the 200 does a 'micro'. The mini is also correct for the HP-1, HP-2, 436/536HP, and 325P2. (I don't have a 996P2, but it's probably mini as well.)
 
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