Sentinel User's Guide
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Welcome to the Sentinel User's Guide. Feel free to document any recurring questions (and answers), tips, tricks and things not well explained (or perhaps not at all) in the Sentinel help file.
Operations Issues and Fixes
- How do I upgrade from version 1.x?
- See the Extreme Update website
- How do I update the master database in Sentinel?
- See the Updating the Master Database in Sentinel article
Conventional Issues and Fixes
- How do I put in service searches as favorites?
- Can I import conventional data from FreeScan into Sentinel?
- How do I edit a conventional favorites list?
- See the Editing Conventional Favorites List in Sentinel article for instructions
Trunking Issues and Fixes
- How do I define an I-Call? Its not defined in the manuals
- Note: This will only work with the Extreme Upgrade.
If you are doing it on the Unit and you wish to do ID Scan instead of ID Search simply create a Department named "ICalls" in the system in which you wish to monitor ICalls. Then create a new channel and call it ICall. Then Do the following:
- That's the "i" (Under the 7) followed by a zero (0).
The i will change to a period like above. Select Accept and you should be good to go.
- Note: If you are doing ID Search you should not have to do the above.
- 2nd Note: In Sentinel do the same thing except put in a
- TGID of "i0" in a memory spot.
- If done correctly you should see something like this:
- Then ICalls should start to show up on the display
How do I Add a Rebanded System Manually? The RRDB doesn't have this information yet
- See the Adding a Rebanded System Manually via Sentinel article
Can the Home Patrol decode the new Phase II systems coming online?
- These systems are identified by Project 25 Phase II in the System Type in the database. Such systems cannot be received by Home Patrol 1, but can be by the Home Patrol-2, BCD436HP and BCD536HP.
Are there other method's to import data properly, how can I download this data to Sentinel?