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Old 06-30-2016, 3:57 PM
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Old 07-01-2016, 11:16 AM
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Hi Whistler folks,

Could you please change the port # the EZ Scan uses for updates to port 80?

I use the software in several different locations and one of the ISP's blocks all ports except 80, thus I can't download updates or the RR DB.

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Nevermind, you are using port 80, but you are using godaddy domain. My ISP blocks less than desirable web hosting sites (like godaddy).

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So where is the software? Is it some super secret that only owners can use?

I'm not buying one till I can see what the software is like.
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So where is the software? Is it some super secret that only owners can use?

I'm not buying one till I can see what the software is like.
On the Whistler web site?

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So where is the software? Is it some super secret that only owners can use?

I'm not buying one till I can see what the software is like.
No secret at all....

Just download it from the Whistler site.

https://www.whistlergroup.com/usa/updates/

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It wasn't when i posted that, nothing but an error,
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Does anyone know if the TRX 1 or TRX 2 have a narrow band filter in it when selecting NFM signals, similar to the 436 HP? 5 KHz Deviation versus 2.5 KHz Deviation? UHF or VHF narrowband channels?


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One other question:

I got an email from prcguy and he is using his TRX 1 on a trip. He used the zipcode function for inputting systems in his area. He commented the TRX 1 put in hundreds of channels. He assumed that this was due to the mileage circle around the zip code location. Is there a way to determine the size of the area around a zipcode to determine how large a group of channels to import?

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Yes by make the area smaller and by turning off services you do not want to hear.
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Im learning a bit more about the TRX-1 and I nuked the memory and loaded in only the items I wanted from the memory card library. Much better now! It will load all the freqs for a particular PD, FD, etc you want, then you simply edit the list and lock out the ones your not interested in.

The menu structure takes a little getting used to and its frustrating at first. I will browse the library for the US, then state, then county/city, then you have a choice of agencies, categories or systems. If you pick one and its not what you wanted, there is a back button from the menu but it doesn't get you back to select what you really wanted and you have to start all over again. I do not have the update from a few days ago, does anyone know if the back button goes back further with the latest update?

Otherwise analog FM, P25 and DMR are sounding great a little north of Boston on my travels this week.
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I found the back arrow will back out of the menu I selected by accident and get things going the right direction.



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I got an email from prcguy and he is using his TRX 1 on a trip. He used the zipcode function for inputting systems in his area. He commented the TRX 1 put in hundreds of channels. He assumed that this was due to the mileage circle around the zip code location. Is there a way to determine the size of the area around a zipcode to determine how large a group of channels to import?

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Like TRX-1 but battery life seems poor. Running LCD only at lowest level with record off and only maybe 4 hours on 2500 ma Eneloops. Seems to eat batteries like crazy. I am using an external power pack now while away from home. Any other comments about battery life? Am I missing something. My WS1080 seems to have much better battery life with similar settings. Otherwise, I like this scanner. Great P25 and DMR audio.
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Like TRX-1 but battery life seems poor. Running LCD only at lowest level with record off and only maybe 4 hours on 2500 ma Eneloops. Seems to eat batteries like crazy. I am using an external power pack now while away from home. Any other comments about battery life? Am I missing something. My WS1080 seems to have much better battery life with similar settings. Otherwise, I like this scanner. Great P25 and DMR audio.
I got some fairly new PowerEx batteries on mine and they usually last me all day or about 8 hours average.
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I'm getting about 4hrs at the most from Eneloops but I'm also charging them inside the radio. I think they lasted longer charging them outside in a dedicated charger. I usually leave them charging in the radio overnight but don't get any indication of a completed charge on the TRX-1 display.
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Been charging mine outside in dedicated Maha charger. May try some PowerEx batteries. Meanwhile, the Power Pack thing works out well. That is one reason why I know prefer scanners that use a USB power source rather than traditional wall wart like for the PRO-106 or BCD-396XT. Allows me to use these Power Packs and run the handhelds for a lot longer. If using while walking, then just use the battery.
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I went for a walk with my TRX-1 while on travel and got detained by 2 cop cars for about 20min. They kept asking what I was carrying and I said it was my ham radio while turning down the volume so they could not hear themselves running my info.

They said someone called in about about a person carrying something suspicous. Funny, I passed several other people on my walk with cell phones and earbuds and they didn't get hassled. Next time I'll keep it in my pocket and use earphones.
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I went for a walk with my TRX-1 while on travel and got detained by 2 cop cars for about 20min. They kept asking what I was carrying and I said it was my ham radio while turning down the volume so they could not hear themselves running my info.

They said someone called in about about a person carrying something suspicous. Funny, I passed several other people on my walk with cell phones and earbuds and they didn't get hassled. Next time I'll keep it in my pocket and use earphones.
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Given the current events of the past few weeks, I am not surprised you looked suspicious to somebody. Scanners and cell phones do not look alike. Everybody knows what a cell phone looks like. Not so for a device the size of a scanner with an antenna sticking out of it. Use common sense (and don't lie to the police. Once they catch you in a lie, you are done.)
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QUOTE=prcguy;2609926]I went for a walk with my TRX-1 while on travel and got detained by 2 cop cars for about 20min. They kept asking what I was carrying and I said it was my ham radio while turning down the volume so they could not hear themselves running my info.

They said someone called in about about a person carrying something suspicous. Funny, I passed several other people on my walk with cell phones and earbuds and they didn't get hassled. Next time I'll keep it in my pocket and use earphones.
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Sounds like bordering on harassment. A report of carrying "something" suspicious? Carrying a book these days is almost suspicious, who reads those anymore? I don't understand why you thought telling them it was a Ham radio was a good idea and any less 'suspicious' than a scanner. I'd say you behaved suspiciously, but not enough to be hauled in. This all sounds suspicious as does the need to remove one's shoes at the airport... the world needs help.
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Example here in INDIANA state law against mobile scanner or carry scanner UNLESS ham radio lic among other exemptions.


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