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Forum: Consumer (FRS / GMRS) Radios 07-30-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
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: 70
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: 142
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: 142
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: 97
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: 44
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: 194
Posted By Rick S
Re: radio vs CB help

You're welcome!
Forum: Business Radios 07-10-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 62
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: 194
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: 192
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: 189
Posted By Rick S
Re: Hello

Hi Triple8, Welcome to the forum!
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
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: 192
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: 192
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: 444
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: 182
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: 161
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: 260
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.
Forum: Consumer (FRS / GMRS) Radios 05-01-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By Rick S
Re: GTX1000 recharging through mic/chg port

Okay, that's exactly the info I needed. Based on what you said, the most likely cause of the issue is the battery pack.

If the battery shows a full charge but drains too quickly when transmitting,...
Forum: Consumer (FRS / GMRS) Radios 04-30-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By Rick S
Re: GTX1000 recharging through mic/chg port

If I read this correctly, you have an AC wall charger that plugs into the mic-chg port directly. There are several possible reasons why the radio is not charging, so let's narrow them down with a few...
Forum: Site Issues and Suggestions 04-30-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By Rick S
Thumbs up Re: Any interest in a digital radio forum?

The Digital Radio Forum is now online!
This is a public forum. You can find it under Two Way Radios or access it from this direct link (http://www.twowayradioforum.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=42).
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By Rick S
Re: Copy settings from Anyone 289g to Baofeng UV-5R

For the record, it's a cable with a standard Kenwood K1 connector and an FTDI chip. The XLT Painless Programming Cable (https://www.buytwowayradios.com/products/xlt/rpc-k1-uf.aspx) with the K1...
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By Rick S
Re: Newbie question

High SWR usually indicates a grounding issue. You said the antenna mount is grounded. Is the entire vehicle well grounded? It is not uncommon to mount the antenna on a part of the vehicle that is...
Forum: Events 04-24-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 787
Posted By Rick S
Re: S.C. Upstate Hamfest 05-05-2018

Buy Two Way Radios will be there as well!
Forum: The Two Way Radio Show 04-20-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 324
Posted By Rick S
Proposed tariffs on Chinese radios

The Two Way Radio Show Podcast (https://www.buytwowayradios.com/blog/show/default.aspx) is back after an extended winter break!

In this episode we discuss the proposed tariffs on Chinese...
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