Whistler 1040 Trunk help

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AKJohnny

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Not sure exactly what help you need, but if you are programming by hand, you may want to search for youtube videos on how to program the ws1040 for trunking. It appears you will want to program this system: https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?sid=605
Getting good software will make your life much easier. I recommend PSREdit500 (my preference) PSREdit500
or WIN500 Win500
and get yourself a subscription to RadioReference https://www.radioreference.com/apps/subscription/
One video if programming by hand to watch would be this one. He is programming for P25, but it's basically the same setup except you choose Motorola 800 I believe:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWrOAEaTRv0
 
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Hi RCSP - keep in mind that your 1040 is really a GRE PSR-500 in another box, so anything written for a 500 will apply to you

We have an article with lots of links to help you along - we have an article that describes how to program a 500 manually, along with links to the Easier to Read manual and for user guides for Win500. These can all be found here...

Getting Started with your GRE/RS Object Oriented Scanner - The RadioReference Wiki

Note that anything that's blue is a link

HTH Mike
 

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Thanks for the help.

My question is: The police in my county use Motorola Type II Smartnet

Waukesha County, WI
https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?ctid=3119

Then I want mostly the city of Brookfield and the village of Elm Grove. When I enter the info into the scanner, there is no option for "Motorola Type II Smartnet". There is just "Mot 800/900" and "Mot VHF/UHF". Neither seems to work. I don't know what to enter for the "TSYS". It also may be that the advanced options need to be set, I have them all at the default.

I'll try the PSREdit500 also, thanks for the tip. I did install Win500, it crashes immediately when I run it (Windows 10).

Thanks!
 

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Not quite - if you're doing this by hand, you will need the rebanding table to make this system trunk correctly, assuming this is the system the OP wants to hear...

https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?sid=605.

Purchasing a premium subscription and using one of the 3 apps for this radio makes this process nearly automatic. No need to enter the rebanding table, as it will be applied automatically

Mike
 
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