Multi Color LED, Audible Alarms

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Freqincrazy

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Among the awsome features of newer GRE radios , I love these two features. If you program the unlimited combinations of these two features, it is no longer necessary to watch the display ! Across the room you can tell which agency you are lisenting to. In combination with the audible alarms and keypad/display backlights, constantly watching the display is a thing of the past ! The HP-1 is great tech, but you still have to watch the touchpad. I quickly sold mine here on RR. To each thier own of course.
 

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The HP-1 was built to be looked at. If you look at most shack picture on here the HP-1 is a center peice. Granted i love the multi color led of GRE's but i still like unidens build quality and size. This has nothing to do with features and im not trying to start up a debate on which company is better :) just my 2 cents
 

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The HP-1 was built to be looked at. If you look at most shack picture on here the HP-1 is a center peice. Granted i love the multi color led of GRE's but i still like unidens build quality and size. This has nothing to do with features and im not trying to start up a debate on which company is better :) just my 2 cents
Now I know why I dislike the HP so much! It is because I buy a scanner to listen to not look at. :eek:
 
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I don't need colored lights or alarms to tell me who is on the air. My ears do a fine job of that on their own.
 

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Across the room you can tell which agency you are lisenting to.
It's also nice at night. I usually go to bed at night with the scanner in cubby hole in my headboard behind me. Now I can tell who is transmitting by the "glow".
 

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List#2, I use "steady" multi colors for my local county freqs' I use light blue for county police, and dark blue for "my town" police.
Red- fire, green- EMS.

List#3, I use "flashing" similar to above to idendify an adjoining county. I use alarms along with the flashing LED's, to idendify secondary channels used by county and local police in this List.

List#4, so far, I just use yellow to identify police in another county as I don't recieve many freqs' from there.

List#1, I use the white LED to remind me to find a home for these temp. unknowm freqs.

List#5, I will be adding the "GMRS" search as a separate object amd using the "ring alarm" to notify me. I don't feel like there is enough activity in this area for the ring to be a bother.
 

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My town PD - flashing blue; adjacent town PD - steady blue; county sheriff - purple (cuz my wife thought it was a pretty color); my town FD - red; NIFERN - flashing red; county and my town snowplows - take a guess - white!
 

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Freqincrazy,

Is there a link or something that get's you started on how to program the functions of that LED? If it's on the GRE website, just aim me there.

Thanks,

Bob
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Central NJ
(I have more "stuff" than my Wife thinks I ought too).
 

Freqincrazy

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Working with the LED feature

If you search for the instructions [ usually in PDF form ], the manual will guide you through it. Save the PDF to your computer for future reference. Once you use the LED feature , you get use to it very quickly. GRE scanners are great !
 

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i guess i'm basically lucky. i can usually tell who's talking just by listening. i don't listen to very many pd's. usually what i listen to begins with some kind of tone. but yes, i think the gre psr-410 is pretty good. i'm waiting on my psr-310. maybe a psr-120 <since it's pretty cheap>.
 
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