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The PSR-400 is manufactured by GRE in China.  
 
The PSR-400 is manufactured by GRE in China.  
The PSR-400 is very similar to the handheld version of the [[PSR-300]] and uses the same [[Radio Control Software|radio control software]] and [http://www.starrsoft.com/software/Win96/Cables/cables.html scanner cables]. Note: This radio can not be computer controlled.
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The PSR-400 is very similar to the handheld version of the [[PSR-300]] and uses the same software and cables. Note: This radio can not be computer controlled.
  
  
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  420-450                5 kHz
 
  420-450                5 kHz
 
  450.00625-469.99375    6.25 kHz
 
  450.00625-469.99375    6.25 kHz
  470-512                12.5 kHz
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  470-512                12.5 kHz (6.25 kHz with CPU Firmware 1.6 or later)
 
  764-766.996875        3.125 kHz
 
  764-766.996875        3.125 kHz
 
  773-775.996875        3.125 kHz
 
  773-775.996875        3.125 kHz
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* [[Rebanding]] supported? <font color=green> YES </font>
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* Can be updated to support [[Rebanding]]? {{color|green|YES}}
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** See Sections 7.1 and 7.2 of the [[Rebanding]] article for the firmware and software links
 
* 1000 channels and 1500 talkgroups in 10 banks (100 Channels, 150 talkgroups per bank)
 
* 1000 channels and 1500 talkgroups in 10 banks (100 Channels, 150 talkgroups per bank)
 
* 155 Preprogrammed frequencies
 
* 155 Preprogrammed frequencies
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* Zeromatic search tuning
 
* Zeromatic search tuning
 
* Per channel or global [[attenuator]]
 
* Per channel or global [[attenuator]]
* USB connection using the [http://www.greamerica.com/scanner.html GRE 30-3290 ]([http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2177609 RS #20-047]) USB Scanner Data Manager Cable.
 
 
* Function key to access special modes and programming options
 
* Function key to access special modes and programming options
 
* Mobile/base design with DIN-E in-dash mounting (requires separate installation kit for your vehicle)
 
* Mobile/base design with DIN-E in-dash mounting (requires separate installation kit for your vehicle)
 
* A '''cloning cable''' may be fabricated using 2 - 1/8 inch stereo jacks and shielded cable
 
* A '''cloning cable''' may be fabricated using 2 - 1/8 inch stereo jacks and shielded cable
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* Please see the [[Connecting scanners via USB]] article for USB cables to connect your PC to the scanner
  
 
*'''Verifying the firmware version'''
 
*'''Verifying the firmware version'''
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*DC wire harness
 
*DC wire harness
 
*Stock pull-up antenna
 
*Stock pull-up antenna
 
==Reviews and User Opinions==
 
 
==GRE America Support==
 
*[http://www.greamerica.com/support/ GRE America Support]
 
  
 
==Related Pages==
 
==Related Pages==
*[http://myweb.cableone.net/marksscanners/97/97.html Easier to Read Pro-2055 Manual (''Very'' similar in operation)]
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* [http://new.marksscanners.com/164_300/164.shtml Easier to Read PSR 300/400 Manual]
*[http://www.greamerica.com/download/manuals/PSR-400_Manual.pdf GRE America PSR-400 Owners Manual]
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* [[Getting Started with your PRO-97 and PRO-2055]]
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* The following are available at the [http://www.greamerica.com/ GRE America] website
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** CPU Firmware Version 1.08
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** User Manual
  
 
==Operating Tips==
 
==Operating Tips==
*Battery Voltage - PGM, F+ENT, Manual to exit.
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Please see the [[PSR-300/400 Operating Tips]] article for more information
*Spectrum Sweeper - Press and hold The scan/spectrum sweeper key. To select public service sweep press
 
F+Scan/spectrum sweeper key. Press the number to activate/de-activate band.
 
*Edit Welcome Message - PGM, F+Text, Enter text for 1st line, "ENT", 2nd line, "ENT", 3rd line, "ENT", 4th line,
 
"ENT" <to  exit>.
 
*Edit Bank Tag - PGM, Func+<bank number>, TEXT, enter text, ENT to save and exit.
 
*Backlight Settings - Turn radio on, press the light button during the "welcome" message, press up/down to change
 
time in seconds.
 
*Infinite Backlight - Press and hold the light button until beep in scan, manual, sweep, or search.
 
*To turn Global attenuation on and off - F+ATT.
 
*Load Pre-programmed frequencies - Tun radio on, press PGM, 1 ENT, or any other key to exit. <Note: Will overwrite
 
first three banks>.
 
*Keytone on/off - Press 1 to turn keytone on, or 2 to tun it off, during the welocome message.
 
*Review Lockouts - Press MAN, F+L/OUT. Repeate to see next L/O.
 
*Set WX FIPS Codes - Press WX, F+PGM, enter FIPS, press ENT. F+CL to delete FIPS.
 
*Program Motorola fleet maps - PGM Trunk, F+arrow up/down to select bank, F+8, enter code pressing ENT after each
 
size code for all 8 blocks.
 
* Talkgroup Delay - Pess MAN, F+up/down arrow to select bank, F+TRUNK, F+./Delay, up/down arrow to select time in
 
seconds, ENT to save.
 
*Re-initialize radio <and all memory> - Press 0, 1, ENT, during welcome message.
 
  
 
==FCC Type Acceptance==
 
==FCC Type Acceptance==
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== Programming Software ==  
 
== Programming Software ==  
* [http://www.starrsoft.com/ Starrsoft Win97 *tentative*]
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Please see the [[PSR-300/400 Software and USB Support]] article for more information
* [http://www.butel.nl/ ARC software for PSR-400 *tentative*]
 
* [http://www.greamerica.com/scanner_accessories.html GRE USB Cable]
 
 
 
==Yahoo Groups and Mailing Lists (software and receiver support)==
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PSR-400/ PSR-400 Yahoo Group]
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WinXXX/ WinXXX Yahoo Group]
 
* [http://www.radioreference.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=117 RadioReference GRE forum]
 
 
 
== eBay Listings ==
 
<ebay>Radio Shack ("PSR-400","PSR400")</ebay>
 
  
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==Mailing Lists/forums==
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* {{Forum|gre-scanners.117|RadioReference GRE}}
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/448987651918830 Radio Scanner World]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/667031203353717 Radio Scanners]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/4188584134 Scanner Enthusiasts]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/2889562301118379 Radio Scanner Help and Chat]
  
Return to the [[GRE Radios]] page
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==PSR-400 Scanners for Sale==
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*[[PSR-400 eBay Listings]]
  
  
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Return to the [[GRE Scanners]] page
  
[[Category:Trunking Scanners]]
 
 
[[Category:Desktop Scanners]]
 
[[Category:Desktop Scanners]]
 
[[Category:Mobile Scanners]]
 
[[Category:Mobile Scanners]]
 
[[Category:Analog Trunktrackers]]
 
[[Category:Analog Trunktrackers]]
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[[Category:Rebanding Supported Scanners]]
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[[Category:GRE Scanners]]
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[[Category:Radio Models]]

Latest revision as of 08:38, 9 April 2021

PSR-400

The PSR-400 is manufactured by GRE in China. The PSR-400 is very similar to the handheld version of the PSR-300 and uses the same software and cables. Note: This radio can not be computer controlled.


General Specifications

Frequency Coverage

Frequency (MHz)        Step Size Value
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25-27.405              10 kHz
27.41-29.7             5 kHZ
29.71-49.83            10 kHz
49.835-54              5 kHz
108-136.9916           8.33 kHz
137-137.995            5 kHz
138-143.9875           12.5 kHz
144-147.995            5 kHz
148-150.7875           12.5 kHz
150.8-150.845          5 kHz
150.8525-150.845       5 kHz
150.8525-154.4975      7.5 kHz
154.515-154.64         5 kHz
154.65-156.255         7.5 kHz
156.275-157.45         25 kHz
154.47-161.5725        7.5 kHz
161.6-161.975          5 kHz
162-174                12.5
216.0025-219.9975      5 kHz
220-224.995            5 kHz
225.000-379.975        25 kHz
380-419.9875           12.5 kHz
420-450                5 kHz
450.00625-469.99375    6.25 kHz
470-512                12.5 kHz (6.25 kHz with CPU Firmware 1.6 or later)
764-766.996875         3.125 kHz
773-775.996875         3.125 kHz
803-805.996875         3.125 kHz
806-823.9875           12.5 kHz
849-868.9875           12.5 kHz
894-901.9875           12.5 kHz
902-928                5 kHz
928.0125-939.9875     12.5 kHz
940-960                6.25 kHz
1240-1300              6.25 kHz

  • Can be updated to support Rebanding? YES
    • See Sections 7.1 and 7.2 of the Rebanding article for the firmware and software links
  • 1000 channels and 1500 talkgroups in 10 banks (100 Channels, 150 talkgroups per bank)
  • 155 Preprogrammed frequencies
  • Scan rate 60 cps, search rate 75 cps
  • CTCSS/DCS abilities
  • Spectrum Sweeper (with 10 autostore channels)
  • 16-character alpha-tagging with text entry can show ID code or service name
  • L/O ID in "open" mode
  • ID delay
  • Motorola Control Channel Only trunking
  • Easy-to-read back lit control and display with back lit keypad
  • Search "seek" feature
  • Tunes virtually all important bands—local marine, fire/police, Ham, CB, VHF-air, racing, weather, Railroad, and more
  • 7 search ranges/ 1 user definable search range
* The scanner contains these preprogrammed search ranges, stored in the search bank (SR0-SR7)
* Bank Band
* SR0 Marine
* SR1 CB
* SR2 FRS/GMRS/MURS
* SR3 Public Safety
* SR4 Aircraft (Civil and Mil-Air segments)
* SR5 Amateur Bands
* SR6 Railroad
* SR7 Limit search (User changeable)
  • Weather band with SAME Weather Alert and weather priority—access weather channels and alerts with the push of a button
  • 1 Priority channel
  • Zeromatic search tuning
  • Per channel or global attenuator
  • Function key to access special modes and programming options
  • Mobile/base design with DIN-E in-dash mounting (requires separate installation kit for your vehicle)
  • A cloning cable may be fabricated using 2 - 1/8 inch stereo jacks and shielded cable
  • Please see the Connecting scanners via USB article for USB cables to connect your PC to the scanner
  • Verifying the firmware version

You can verify the version of firmware currently active in the PSR-400 by pressing the 3 key during the “Welcome” screen.

Future firmware upgrades can be installed by downloading and running an upgrade program (TBD).

RR System Compatibility

This scanner is compatible with the following Trunking System Types and System Voices used in the RadioReference Database, of course you must verify that the scanner will cover the appropriate frequency range:

  • System Types:
    • Motorola Type I
    • Motorola Type II
    • Motorola Type IIi Hybrid
    • Motorola Type II Smartnet
    • Motorola Type II Smartzone
    • Motorola Type II Smartzone Omnilink
    • EDACS Standard (Wide)
    • EDACS Standard Networked
    • LTR Standard
  • System Voices:
    • Analog

Included Accessories

  • Mobile bracket (DIN-E kit sold separately)
  • Preprogrammed Frequency addendum
  • Printed owners manual
  • AC adapter
  • DC wire harness
  • Stock pull-up antenna

Related Pages

Operating Tips

Please see the PSR-300/400 Operating Tips article for more information

FCC Type Acceptance

Programming Software

Please see the PSR-300/400 Software and USB Support article for more information

Mailing Lists/forums

PSR-400 Scanners for Sale


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