PSR500 LED question

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GrumpyAeroGuy

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Is there a way to turn off the LED color inicators?

Is it the LED Blink On/Off in Win500 under the Alert/.../Display settings on the General Tab? Should I set these all to "0" ? Or is it easier/required to set all colors to BLACK in the talkgroup/object listings.

Would like to turn them on and off depending on situation and still have the color encoding I defined.

Got the PSR500 yesterday...

Win500 is awesome. Was up and running in 5min. Had pre-programmed everything ahead of time via the databases here...also awesome.
 

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You don't need to mess with the color codes in the Alert/Sound/Light section.
Win500 defaults to no LED color anyway, so you don't need to worry about turning them off. You have to turn them ON if you want.
 

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Would like to turn them on and off depending on situation and still have the color encoding I defined.
There are at least 2 ways to do that:
1. Use the "Light Mode: Stlth" mode to turn off all lights (backlights and tri-color LED)
2. Use two V-Scanner folders, one where the objects have LED settings, and one where they all use "LED Color: 0" (default black)
 

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Using Alert Mode (PGM GLOB "Alert Mode") is probably easier and better:
* toggle between "Both" and "Light" if you also want tones
* toggle between "Light" and "Off" if you don't want tones
* toggle between "Both" and "Off" if you want to turn of the LED and tones together

This method doesn't use V-Scanners, and also leaves your LCD and Keypad backlight settings alone.
 

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Thanks for all of the great info. For me, DonS's approach is the most practical. Also, I appreciate the link to the "easier to understand" user's giude above his post as well.

Loads of great info in there.
 
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