GRE PSR-800 Operating DetailsThe GRECOM GRE PSR-800 pre-programmed digital scanner represents another step forward in this new era of scanner design. For experienced scanner users the...
GRE PSR-800 Operating DetailsThe GRECOM GRE PSR-800 pre-programmed digital scanner represents another step forward in this new era of scanner design. For experienced scanner users the PSR-800 is certainly radical. There's no keypad, but rather a set of buttons reminiscent of an MP3 music player. For serious hobbyists who want to rapidly enter frequencies, tune around the radio spectrum and more, the PSR-800 would not be our first choice; instead a customizable PSR-500 would be the way to go. However, for scanner novices or even experienced users who will be traveling and don't wish to program the scanner for every city they're visiting, the PSR-800 is a great option. The radio is about the exact size of a deck of playing cards although an inch taller. It's very convenient size is perfect for scanning on-the-go. It will conveniently fit in your pocket which its direct competitor, the Uniden HomePatrol, is far bulkier. The PSR-800 is pre-programmed with the RadioReference national database for the U.S. and Canada. To program the radio you press a Menu key, select Browse Library and you then follow a hierarchical tree structure for selecting state, county, municipality and agency. You can select at one level, such as county, and the radio will program everything within the county; or, you can drill down to the public works in a particular town and just select that department for scanning. Each group of channels is then assigned to a Scanlist and you select which Scanlists you want to scan. The audio on the PSR-800 is very good and as usual with GRE the APCO-25 digital audio decoding is excellent. With its backlighting on the PSR-800 display is very bright and easy to read and the unique multi-colored LED which can be matched to specific groups or channels, has been expandedl. The top-mounted control is for squelch only while volume is handled on the rocker panel on the radio's front face. With service searches, Spectrum Sweeper and a number of other functions the radio the PSR-800 is a trend-setter. Note that we strongly recommend our Set-up and Optimize service ($29.95) for those who are not experienced scanner users or techies. With this service Scanner Master will update the database and pre-set all the selections and scan lists for you. See below for further details.GRE PSR-800 HighlightsSelect your local system you want to monitor.Special request? No problem - you can add favorite frequencies with the included EZ Scan Digital software utility program.The PSR-800 combines simple controls like those used in an MP3 player with the power and sophistication of a state-of-the-art scanning receiver! Designed to provide unprecedented ease of use, for beginners and experts!Complete USA and Canada Database On a MicroSD CardRecording Function permits recording of TransmissionExclu sive Multi-Color Alert LEDFull Dot-Matrix/High contrast WHITE Color backlight LCDKeypad, optimized for one-hand operationMulti- System Digital/Analog APCO P25 Trunking - Scans digital and analog trunked radio system signaling formats, including Project 25, Motorola Type I/II/Hybrid, EDACS and LTR systems. Upgradeable CPU and DSP firmware and library - Keep EZ Scan Digital current with enhancements and updates as they become available with free upgrades through EZ Scan Digital software utility program.CTCSS and DCS subaudible decoderThe ONLY scanner that handles X2-TDMA systems in PG County MD, Loudoun Co. VA and soon other areasWeather radio receiver mode with SAME and All Hazards signal decodingUser upgradeable CPU firmwareSpectrum Sweeper rapidly finds nearby signals even if you do not know the frequency. SPECIFICATIONS Frequency Coverage25-54, 108-136.99166, 137-174, 216.0025-512, 764-781.996875, 791-796-996875, 806-960 (excluding cellular bands), 1240-1300 MHz Receive modeAM, FM, NFM, P25, MOT, EDACS, LtR, CTCSS, DCS Frequency step3.125, 5, 6.25, 7.5, 8.33, 10, 12.5, 25 kHz SelectivityAM 25-27.995 MHz: 4 kHz / 6 kHz (-6 dB / -50 dB) Other frequency and mod