Once your in playback on the scanner. Did you press SEL on the keypad and turn the audio up?Well, I tried something else. The record feature. This scanner still records. I can play back transmissions on the computer but not on the radio. So evidently, it's still receiving and demodulating RF. But DANG IT, still no audio out the speaker. It really is shocking how this thing could just crap out like this. After 5 years, it's looking like an expensive decision is on the way. What on EARTH could have caused this???? This radio would have been usable for at least another 5 years, especially with the DMR added. DANG IT.
I don't believe it!...my PSR-800 works as well as my Pro-668 with the unofficial upgrade. Which is 10 times better then where RS bankruptcy and whistler's lack of providing any further support left it..When i spoke with Wistler people about GRE compatability, They said NEVER USE THEIRS ON A GRE _PSR scanner! They are very strong on this warning as it will damage your scanner in many different ways!
You will end of with something no usable again?
Since GRE went down, it makes it very hard to restore it to the last upgrades since they do not exist. You can put the original software in ad get back up following all directions. But you will not find the upgrades that you should have had when you attempted the WS_1080 upgrade.
Good Luck and this warning is placed a lot of places to make sure you do not do it.
Not exactly or directly, I used the grefwtool and ver 3.8 firmware that originally came from whistler then to me by a group member who saved it when they would do each whistler update.Really? After talking with them and reading this warning everywhere and I mean everywhere in Bold print --I believed them. I tend to get scared of this when I had one bad crash and never recovered and it cost me big time.
So you went to the Whistler site and downloaded it to a disk ? and then in to the PSR 800?
Yes, it certainly appears to be the exception but not the rule. I would upgrade it , IMO it is almost useless the way it is. or sell it for $200 the way it is.The odd thing is this. At the Orlando Hamfest, I found a PSR-800 for sale. $190, got tempted and went ahead and snatched it up. Did the mod on it back then and it still works fine today. Not in the best cosmetic condition, but it works. No problems, no loss of audio. G&G had the broken PSR-800 for about a month or so (mostly in a waiting queue). So right now I actually have 2 PSR-800s, one is a working WS-1080. So maybe the mod only messes up some units but not others for some reason?
It's great having the original unit back as it is in very good condition, much better than the hamfest one.