thanks for the reply. when I got the homepatrol back in august it was receiving this network. around the first of sept - gone. I've tried the database update you describe nearly weekly with no results. there doesn't seem to be a problem with the update process. my radio will receive the freqs during a limit search, but I can't determine a way to put them into a favorite file. it appears to me the freqs just aren't in the sentinel database yet. what makes an update happen in the "home/sentinel" computer?