OPTOCPM and OS456 questions??????

OPTOCPM and OS456 questions??????

Post by wecou » Thu, 07 Oct 1999 04:00:00

i have a 2006 with a os456 and i am looking at getting a optocom. i have probe
5.0 and would like to know if anybody has this combination.

here are some questions i would like answered.

- can they both be used at the same time ( in dos or windows)?
- can they be setup on the same sieral port? IE patching the radios together?
- can they reaction tune eath other? or one?

- can the optocom pic up cell phones ( or a mode, key, or somehting) im not in
the USA. so it is legal to listen.

if you would email me or post a reply it would help me alot with my next
purchase.

thanks a lot.

wecould

 
 
 

OPTOCPM and OS456 questions??????

Post by Zombie Wol » Thu, 07 Oct 1999 04:00:00



Quote:> i have a 2006 with a os456 and i am looking at getting a optocom. i have
probe
> 5.0 and would like to know if anybody has this combination.

> here are some questions i would like answered.

> - can they both be used at the same time ( in dos or windows)?

In Windows, not in DOS (DOS will not multitask). yes it`s possible to run
two copies of Probe 5 in  Windows, but just forget doing anything else with
that machine.........

Quote:> - can they be setup on the same sieral port? IE patching the radios

together?

This a better solution, since you can daisy-chain them together through the
CI-V jacks, and assign each a different address. However, Probe will not
handle this arrangement, and you will have to opt for some more
sophisticated software to control the two radios, like Scanstar from Signal
Intelligence

Quote:> - can they reaction tune eath other? or one?

No.

Quote:

> - can the optocom pic up cell phones ( or a mode, key, or somehting) im
not in
> the USA. so it is legal to listen.

Yup, the foreign model does a real fine job of this.
Quote:

> if you would email me or post a reply it would help me alot with my next
> purchase.

> thanks a lot.

> wecould