Just received my HP-1 a couple of days ago and having a problem that I can't seem to get figured out!
Can not hear Oklahoma Highway Patrol trunked analog broadcasts in the OKC area. Downloaded latest firmware(1.02) and have
new 12/12/2010 database loaded. Have no problems hearing these transmissions on other scanners. The talk groups are listed
in the SENTINEL software under "State of Oklahoma DPS /City of Tulsa". Any ideas of what I might check to receive these transmissions?
Have set RANGE from 5 to 30 miles without having any luck receiving. Able to receive other departments and channels without any problem .
Looks like whoever set up the original location information for the OHP didn't refer to a troop map. Each troop area was defined with a 25 mile radius (much smaller than actual).
Good news is that fast2okc has been busy this week making updates to that system, and the location information currently in RRDB (added on Monday) looks to be much more accurate. I've already scheduled a special update for HPDB to run tonight. Run a dB update after 9:00 am tomorrow morning.
For this evening, if you manually move the desired Troop A channels to a Favorites list and set the list to not use location control, the channels should be scanned.