Hobbyist user....Extreme upgrade?
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Re: Hobbyist user....Extreme upgrade? 22 Jan 2012 14:05 #8750

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plompkite wrote:
Now you want my tool to cost more so that I can learn how to use it better.

You have further helped me decide to keep my $100 for myself.
Thanks

-Mike


I think the fact that you don't even understand what the Extreme upgrade will do for you is reason enough not to buy it.

The upgrade does not teach you how to use your tool better, it adds additional features to your tool.
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Re: Hobbyist user....Extreme upgrade? 22 Jan 2012 15:42 #8755

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Heck, I bought the UPGRADE and still don't use all the features....but, if and when I decide to
use them, they are there! Seriously, I've found I've benefited from the features in the UPGRADE
without engaging most of them. The display of units, CCSTC codes, etc. is cool.
I really liked the feature which shows the signal strength on any frequency.
That is very useful in working with antennas, which is something that really
interested me. In fact, with the Upgrade, the Home Patrol really has something for EVERY
level of ability of hobbyist. DUKE, WB9OJD

Re: Hobbyist user....Extreme upgrade? 22 Jan 2012 16:56 #8757

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I'm sure the upgrade is worth the money if you have cash laying around. I know programming is expensive. That is the big reason I ponied up for this radio.

You guys make very good arguments about why a hobbyist such as myself should need this upgrade. Do you remember how much your last internet browser upgrade cost?

You are thinking small. Do you remember the story about give a man a fish etc.?

I'm signing off. Looks like I have a hundred dollars worth of reading to do.

Sentinel blows.
-Mike

Re: Hobbyist user....Extreme upgrade? 22 Jan 2012 18:24 #8758

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Duke wrote:
.................................................. ........................................ I really liked the feature which shows the signal strength on any frequency. That is very useful in working with antennas ............................... DUKE, WB9OJD


Yep, for me personally, a "Deus ex machina".
Rob, Phoenix, AZ since '40
Used nearly every day:
996T, HP-1 (E) (x3), 500, 600, and 800 (x2)

Re: Hobbyist user....Extreme upgrade? 27 Jan 2012 04:59 #8808

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The extreme upgrade resembles that 96procomm (probably have that one wrong) program which I have used and which totally astounded this poor 'ol trucker. I bought the upgrade and immediatly used it on the White Tanks site here in west Phoenix. Very nice. I enjoy watching the mechanics of a system and what is going on behind the voices on the radio. And to that end, thanks for making it all-in-one feature here not requiring another radio or a spagetti mix of cables.

Get This-it's worth it.

Mark

Re: Hobbyist user....Extreme upgrade? 30 Jan 2012 20:12 #8826

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I, too, am thinking about the extreme upgrade. I am looking at the ability to discover new trunking and conventional frequencies. Just how hard is it to program the trunking frequencies into the Home Patrol? Conventional is easy, just never have figured out the trunking system. Don't want to screw up the Home Patrol. Any ideas?
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