Judging by a previous question, I'm "guessing'" you are referring to the location database in the EZScan application. So I'm moving this to the Whistler forum as that info comes from Whistler and not Radio Reference.
Ok, I'm very confused then. What EXACT location database are you referring to then? The only location database is within the EZScan application. And you originally asked @WhistlerSupport this question, so that implies it pertains to Whistler.Sorry, close (not EzScan) but the same location db within the weekly db updates. Great replies, so to answer this set of unknowns I don't have I'll rephrase and elaborate. What does the location database specifically tell the PRO-668 (at least), PRO-18 (don't have any experience with), and PSR-800 (again don't have any experience with)? I may be under the wrong impression it tells the radios what system types & where, when programmed by zip code. If someone could elaborate if it is, or not? Say someone programs one of the above scanners by zip code. Does the location database fill in the types of systems within and near that zip code? It is a question I could not answer so I posted it what I thought was the correct forum for the database. Sorry for not being more specific (and by the way since it doesn't reference a Whistler product, would it be more likely to have been posted in the database forum, or the GRE and Radio Shack forums?). Matters not to me where it is being posted (unless the answers are more likely than not better suited for those two radio forums instead of the database forum) so wherever the mods of RR have it, is fine. Just so the information refers to the non-upgraded scanners listed herein.
The database forum would not be the correct forum as what you are asking about is not a Radio Reference issue, it is a Whistler issue as they take care of the database for the RS, GRE and Whistler software at this point.I ask this be reposted in the database forum, since that is where the topic was posted and where it should be discussed. IF not I'll post again in the database forum since I still have questions needing answers. I believe this forum is not the place I can get answers to the simple questions about why and how the LDB relates to and including the DB (files) in the legacy radios relating to the ones posted above in my replies (specifically the PRO-668).
This is not a RadioReference database issue so it does not belong in the Database forum. As far as I can tell, you're asking about a location database:I ask this be reposted in the database forum, since that is where the topic was posted and where it should be discussed.
There is no RadioReference location database. Whatever location database file you have found comes from whatever vendor supplied the software you are using. If they have ended support for that software, then you'll need to find another vendor or figure out how to take the RadioReference database and extract the information you need from it.So, my question, pretty much asked in the title of the post, how often does the location database get updated
ezScan and iScan are essentially the same exact thing, just a different name. The software was written by GRE and then a customized (renamed) version (iScan) was made for RadioShack.It had NOTHING to do with the 1080 or ezScan, only the iScan program.