I rec'd my home patrol II. I programmed it. it looks like the data base has the old channels/freqs. how does the base get updated? I am in Schuylkill county pa. 17901. the county went to the Motorola P25 system. a few ems & fire are still on the old system which I am picking up, but the local police depts. have switched to the new system which I am not picking up. what to do? also how do I enable the discovery mode? thanks RSK
Open Sentinel. Select Update/Update HPDB Databases or select the Update Master HPDB icon ( Update HPDB ).
Sentinel updates the HomePatrol database in stages. When the update is complete, Sentinel displays a completion screen. Click OK.
NOTE: Update time varies. The update could take as long as 5 minutes depending on network speed and PC performance.
You must then "write" to the Home Patrol to transfer the updates to the scanner.
also how do I enable the discovery mode? thanks RSK
No channels have been identified on the Schuylkill system at this time. Once a channel has been identified and added to the database at RadioReference, this system will come into the HomePatrol database with the next weekly update.
Sorry for bringing up a REALLY old thread for my first post...but I'm also in Schuylkill County, PA and am looking to either pick up a Homepatrol 1 or 2. Will either pick up anything for my area? Very new to radio but looking to learn as much as I can.