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Forum: Consumer (FRS / GMRS) Radios Yesterday, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Rick S
Re: Baofeng BF-F8+

As stated in my earlier post, there two ways to program the radio, either from a computer with programming software or directly from the keypad of the radio itself.

The Baofeng BF-F8+ isn't a...
Forum: Consumer (FRS / GMRS) Radios 09-17-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 44
Posted By Rick S
Re: How do I Convert Headset From 3.5mm to 2.5mm????

That's why I don't quite understand. When I say "headsets", I'm not referring to an earmuff with a built-in radio, I'm referring to everything from stand-alone noise reduction headsets to single ear...
Forum: The Two Way Radio Show 09-17-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By Rick S
Exclamation Re: Baofeng UV-5R V2+ vs. The FCC

There's still time to get your comments in about the FCC citation on the Baofeng UV-5RV2+. Free T-shirt and stuff if we read yours on the next show! Leave comments on the show page....
Forum: Consumer (FRS / GMRS) Radios 09-17-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 44
Posted By Rick S
Re: How do I Convert Headset From 3.5mm to 2.5mm????

There are a few things working against you here. You are attempting to wire a mono connector to a stereo device. The original connector for your headset was not in the images, but based what seems to...
Forum: Consumer (FRS / GMRS) Radios 09-17-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 54
Posted By Rick S
Re: Baofeng BF-F8+

Hi, the Baofeng BF-F8+ is an amateur radio and needs to be programmed to specific frequencies you want to hear. This can be done either through programming software or directly from the keypad on the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By Rick S
Re: Password on Motorola DP3400

It depends. If the dealer has the software for that particular model, and the software allows it, the dealer may be able to reset the password. If not, your only options may be to obtain the password...
Forum: The Two Way Radio Show 08-26-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By Rick S
Exclamation Baofeng UV-5R V2+ vs. The FCC

If you own a Baofeng, you are probably already aware of the recent citation by the FCC for illegal marketing of the Baofeng UV-5R V2+.

In our latest episode of The Two Way Radio Show Podcast...
Forum: Consumer (FRS / GMRS) Radios 07-30-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By Rick S
Re: GXT1000vp4 Batteries Eneloop vs AVP7

Your radios need a specific amount of voltage to operate and maintain uptime. If it were a device with higher voltage requirements, a 1.2 volt fluctuation may not be that big a deal, but for a low...
Forum: Consumer (FRS / GMRS) Radios 07-28-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 120
Posted By Rick S
Re: Help with FRS radio frequency

FRS frequencies are not assigned to individuals or organizations, so there is no list of users on a specific FRS channel or frequency in a specific area. The military doesn't generally share any...
Forum: The Two Way Radio Show 07-28-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By Rick S
Re: Web site relaunch and a little history

Hmm. It's working for me. It may have been a momentary glitch. Try it now.
Forum: The Two Way Radio Show 07-27-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By Rick S
Web site relaunch and a little history

https://www.buytwowayradios.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2/mt/images/twrsalbumart175.pngOur 125th episode of The Two Way Radio Show Podcast...
Forum: Introductions 07-27-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By Rick S
Re: Good Morning....

Hi Peter, welcome to the forums!
Forum: The Two Way Radio Show 07-26-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 71
Posted By Rick S
Using FRS radios for business

In this episode of The Two Way Radio Show Podcast, we talk about using FRS radios for business and how Part 95 reform changed the way manufacturers market FRS radios for commercial use.

We also...
Forum: Business Radios 07-10-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By Rick S
Re: radio vs CB help

You're welcome!
Forum: Business Radios 07-10-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By Rick S
Re: Matching settings between RMU2080D and UVF8HP

It's technically possible, although not recommended, at least in the US.

For starters, the Motorola labels CTCSS/DCS as PL/DPL codes.

It sounds like you have PL/DPL codes set in the Motorola,...
Forum: Business Radios 07-10-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By Rick S
Re: radio vs CB help

It depends on the walkie-talkie. The general consumer and business walkie talkies (aka portable handheld two way radios) operate on different bands and frequencies from CB, so they will not...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By Rick S
Re: Midland GXT 2 way program issue

Hi Teri, which model GXT radios do you have? Is the RX on the upper right corner of the screen? Is there anything else on the screen when RX is displayed?

The Midland GXT series are FRS/GMRS...
Forum: Introductions 06-18-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By Rick S
Re: Hello

Hi Triple8, Welcome to the forum!
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By Rick S
Re: Hyderabad md9600

I'm not familiar with a "Hyderabad" MD9600. Would this be a TYT MD-9600?

What is the specific programming cable you are using? If it is a direct USB cable such as the one for the TYT MD-9600,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Rick S
Re: What would be a good radio or radio type?

Depending on the terrain, you may be able to get that with 2 watt FRS radios, and there are options available with weather channels and alerts. They are inexpensive, easy to operate and anyone can...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Rick S
Re: What would be a good radio or radio type?

To support your argument for radios, they are commonly used for your specific type of application and they are generally a better fit for hiking and summer camps than cell phones for a number of...
Forum: The Two Way Radio Show 06-03-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 513
Posted By Rick S
MD-UV380 digital DMR radio comparison

Episode 123 of The Two Way Radio Show Podcast is a jam-packed show! We put the new TYT MD-UV380 in a three way match up against the popular TYT MD-380 and the MD-2017. We'll also tell you about...
Forum: Amateur Radio 06-03-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By Rick S
Re: Moto DTR550 usage with personal radios

When you say "regular" Motorola radios, I suppose you mean consumer Talkabout FRS/GMRS radios. In any case, the answer is no. The Motorola DTR550 is a 900MHz digital radio. These will only talk to...
Forum: The Two Way Radio Show 05-17-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 185
Posted By Rick S
Two Way Radio News for Spring 2018

Episode #122 (https://www.buytwowayradios.com/blog/2018/05/twrs-122_-_new_two_way_radios_for_2018.aspx) of The Two Way Radio Show Podcast is out.

We discuss some of the latest in the world of Two...
Forum: Amateur Radio 05-15-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By Rick S
Re: Wouxun KG-UVD1P FM radio station memory

To the best of my recollection, the KG-UVD1P does not have the capability to store presets for commercial FM broadcast stations.
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