I loaded up the PSR800 with the STARS frequencies, but it's totally silent. Do I have to do something with 'tables' here (like I did with my 996XT) or should I automatically have the correct stuff when the 800 library is updated?
You should have everything after the library update. What steps did you take to select everything to monitor? Did you load the data into a scanlist on the scanner or within the EZScan software? Did you make sure you selected the sites near you? Did you select the TGs you wanted? As a test, just load them all (sites and TGs) and see what happens.I loaded up the PSR800 with the STARS frequencies, but it's totally silent. Do I have to do something with 'tables' here (like I did with my 996XT) or should I automatically have the correct stuff when the 800 library is updated?
What STARS site are you using? Have you tried Mt Weather?Me as well. I've enabled all the Fairfax channels and all the Culpeper channels but the radio remains silent (and uses the straight-from-the-library (update 125) frequencies and trunking information).
Try just selecting one or two sites. In your case Mt Weather and/or Fairfax. I don't know if I would want all the sites turned on. When I tried that my scanner did not pick any STARS up. Not saying that is your problem but it is worth a try.
It is still either a reception or a programming issue and your current antenna set up could possibly be interfering with your STARS reception. As I said, easiest way to determine which one it is would be to take your radio to a known location close to a STARS site (such as Fairfax). I am sorry you are having so much trouble but the unit will program and receive STARS. Your other option is to log in to the GRE site and ask them for guidance. GRE has excellent customer support and will respond quickly to any question.