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:
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?
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 Servicetypes. 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.