If you are going to buy a new scanner and want to monitor Loudoun, get a GRE PSR-800. It works very well. not sure where you got that it didn't work perfectly. Only issue is with the multiple sites but that's more of a location and antenna issue. I use mine everyday at work and it sounds great and I hear everything but encrypted traffic.Can the Home Patrol be programmed to recive Loudoun Co. Sheriff's dispatch. I understand that one other brand/model scanner can, although not perfect but apparently works?
Are you listening to FDMA Loudoun on the Home Patrol? How did you program it? I have entered it manually as a P25 system in my Favorites, but the bandplan is empty do I need to enter a band plan?Totally agree with everything Mike writes. The PRS 800 is a great little radio. Like my 996XT, the HP 1 may receive some Loudoun traffic since there are still some FDMA radios is use but it is very sporadic and it will drive you nuts (as least it did to me). As far as reception goes, you may want to upgrade to a better digital antenna however even with the rubber duck that comes with the unit, I have been able to monitor Loudoun traffic in places like Warrenton and Marshall in Fauquier County.
No, I do not have a Home Patrol (yet), I am using my Uniden 996XT. I can send you the program in Freescan that Mike sent me last year. I am not sure how you manually program an HP1 but maybe you can use some of the settings he sent me. I think I still have your email if not, I will send you a PM.Are you listening to FDMA Loudoun on the Home Patrol? How did you program it? I have entered it manually as a P25 system in my Favorites, but the bandplan is empty do I need to enter a band plan?
You want to look at the specs for that scanner. Yes to both questions.Do the new gre 800"s come with the data pre programmed in for the new Loudoun county system?<br />
If not can it be upgraded with a download? Or do I have to add freq's and such manually?<br />
Sorry for all of the questions, I just didn't want to have to try and do a bunch of fancy stuff to get it to work.<br />
I have the previous generation Radio Shack digitals made by GRE, but I guess they won't get it done? And I'm not quite sure about the Home Patrol and the link? I guess it can't do it? I'm not that savy to all the tech stuff sorry. Thanks
That would be the Radio Shack Pro-18. Basically the same but less features than the 800.I know that my previous radio shack scanners were made by gre. I wonder if they now have the psr 800 using thier name and if it has the same capabilities? I have a RS gift card that would pay for most of it there. Thanks
That's a really good price. Almost tempting to get another if I needed it.for 394.98. Store name is "Installer Gadge Store". Here's the link:
GRE PSR-800 EZ Scan Digital Trunking Handheld Scanner with 2GB SD
But look at their 'standard shipping' cost of $49.62. LOLThat's a really good price. Almost tempting to get another if I needed it.
What? That's not a good shipping cost!?? . I didn't actually go to the site.