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ARCPATROL


ARC PATROL software series for Uniden Home_Patrol

Contents

Using hpe files and ARC-PATROL

ARC PATROL can not directly import hpe files. To edit hpe files follow the following procedure:

  • Use the Sentinel software to open the hpe file and upload the file to your HP-1, details at Importing and Exporting Sentinel .hpe Files
  • Start ARC PATROL and press the 'READ HP-1' button
  • Select the favorite file that you just uploaded
  • the hpe file is now imported in ARC PATROL

Using ARC-PATROL to add new favorite lists to your scanner

  • Start the software and then select File _ Add _ New Conv. System.
  • Now in the browser 'expand' the 'New System' and click on New Department.
  • Now in the right pane you can enter your frequencies in the Frequency column.
  • Next press the 'Save' button in the toolbar and store a copy.
  • Now connect the HP1 to your PC using the USB cable. Press the 'SEND HP-1' button in the toolbar. The software will now detect your receiver.
  • Make sure 'Add New Favorites List' is selected and enter a name for the new fav.list. Press the blue Save button and then the file is stored and ready for scanning.

Using ARC-PATROL to add a new Motorola trunk system to your scanner

  • Start the software and then select File _ Add _ New Trunk System.
  • Now in the browser 'expand' the 'New System' and click on New Department.
  • Now in the right pane you can enter talkgroups.
  • You must program at least one site, expand the 'Sites' section
  • Click on 'A new site'. Now in the right pane enter a site description and the trunk frequencies.
  • Next press the 'Save' button in the toolbar and store a copy.
  • Now connect the HP1 to your PC using the USB cable. Press the 'SEND HP-1' button in the toolbar. The software will now detect your receiver.
  • Make sure 'Add New Favorites List' is selected and enter a name for the new fav.list. Press the blue Save button and then the file is stored and ready for scanning.


'Service Search' files included with ARC-PATROL

For your convenience the following 'service search' files are included with ARC-PATROL:

  • AIR.HPD : VHF AIR 118.000 - 136.000 MHz 25 kHz step
  • CB_FRS_GMSR.HPD : CB Radio, FRS and GMRS
  • HAM RADIO.HPD : 144.000 - 148.000 MHz 420.000 - 450.000 MHz
  • MARINE.HPD : Marine channels in 156.000 - 162.000 MHz band
  • MILITARY AIR.HPD : UHF AIR 225.000 - 400.000 MHz 25 kHz step
  • PUBLIC SAFETY BANDS.HPD : Common Public Safety bands
  • RAILROAD.HPD : Railroad frequencies channels 2-97

Using ARC-PATROL to add Service Search files to your scanner

  • Start the software and then select FILE _ OPEN HPD FILES and then select the SERVICE SEARCH folder.
  • Select one of the included service search files.
  • Now connect the HP1 to your PC using the USB cable. Press the 'SEND HP-1' button in the toolbar. The software will now detect your receiver.
  • Select 'Add New Favorites List' and enter a name for the new favorite list.
  • Press the blue Save button and then the file is stored and ready for scanning.

Scanning the new favorite list

  • disconnect the scanner from the PC
  • the scanner will now restart
  • using the touchscreen select:
  • MENU
  • MANAGE FAVORITE LISTS
  • Select the FAVORITE LIST that you just uploaded
  • Press 'Use this List'
  • Confirm the message by pressing YES
  • The scanner will now prepare for scanning the file.
  • If the HP1 displays a warning that no channels are matching you must select the service type.
  • Press 'SERVICE' and select at least one Service type. Available service types are shown in white text. Press ACCEPT. The scanner will now prepare for scanning the file and after a few seconds start scanning the new file.

Editing an existing HP-1 Favorite File

  • Make sure that the HP-1 is connected to the PC using the USB cable
  • Start ARC PATROL
  • In ARC PATROL press the 'READ HP-1' button
  • The software will now read the favorite files stored in the HP1.
  • Select the file that you want to Edit and press the green 'Open' button
  • The file is now transferred to the software and can now be modified
  • After editing the file it is advised to save a copy.
  • To upload to the HP-1 press the 'SEND HP-1' button
  • Now select if you want to add this as a new file or overwrite an existing file
  • Press 'Save New Favorite Kist on HP-1' button , this will transfer the new file

ARC Patrol Questions and Answers

  • Q. Is ARC PATROL compatible with Home Patrol firmware V2?
  • A. Yes. You can download the latest ARC PATROL V2 from ARC PATRol download


  • Q: Can I use ARC Patrol to build favorites for Phase II trunked systems?
  • A. These systems are identified by Project 25 Phase II in the System Type in the database. Such systems cannot be received by Home Patrol.


  • Q. Is ARC PATROL a replacement for the Sentinel software?
  • A. No, Sentinel is used to update the database and firmware. ARC PATROL is used to build and manage your own favorite lists.


  • Q. Can I export data from ARC PATROL into other ARC file formats?
  • A. No, due to license restrictions we can not export to any other format then the native HP1 .hpd format


  • Q. Can I import ARC files?
  • A. Yes, you can import ARC3xx/ARC9xx/ARC XT series files.


  • Q. Can I backup my HP1 favorites with ARC-Patrol?
  • A. Yes, click the Backup button to create backups of favorites stored in the HP1.


  • Q. Is this software licensed by Uniden?
  • A. Yes. ARC PATROL contains Uniden proprietary and/or copyrighted information. Used under license.


  • Q. There is no comport setting in ARC PATROL?
  • A. Correct, all communication is done using the USB lead supplied with the HP-1. ARC PATROL will automatically detect the HP-1.


  • Q. Can I use my existing RadioReference subscription to import data?
  • A. Yes, just like any other ARC program you can import data using the Webservice and import and create your own conventional and trunk systems.


  • Q. Can I edit the built-in HP-1 database?
  • A. Yes you could do that with ARC-PATROL but we advise to use favorite lists instead since the built in database is synchronized by Sentinel and during synchronization any custom changes you made will be lost.


  • Q. I created a simple conventional favorite list but it is not scanning?
  • A. Make sure that you enabled the correct Service¬ítypes. Before you can scan frequencies you must assign them to a service type and make sure the service type is enabled.


  • Q. Can I change the order of Favorite lists?
  • A. Yes, select Scanner HP1 _ Edit Favorites Configuration. Now you can move lists, sort and rename them.


  • Q. I Want to search a range of frequencies, how can I do that?
  • A. In ARC PATROL select Options _ Easy Fill. Now enter a start frequency and a step and ARC PATROL will fill a system with frequencies similar to a search in other scanners.


  • Q. How do I find latitude and longitude information?
  • A. ARC Patrol can assist you, select Tools _ GPS Location Search and enter an address or zip code.


  • Q. I have loaded the USB drivers but the scanner doesnt seem to be doing anything when using Virtual Control. What am I doing wrong?
  • A. The HP1 has a very limited control protocol, and only a few functions are allowed in the firmware. See this thread in the software forum


NOTE: Importing from the Radio Reference Database only works if you are a Premium Subscriber to the Radio Reference Web site. The key to unlock the utility for importing systems, Talkgroups, and/or conventional frequencies from the Database is the Premium Subscription.

Connecting the HP-1 to your PC

Use the USB connection cable supplied with the HP-1 to connect the HP-1 to a free USB port on your PC. ARC PATROL will automatically detect your HP-1.

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Video Tutorial

Links

Download ARC PATROL software

Uniden Homepatrol website

Importing and Exporting Sentinel .hpe Files

Home_Patrol

BuTel Software

ScannerMaster


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