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Forum: Business Radios 07-10-2018, 03:51 PM
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Posted By Rick S
Re: radio vs CB help

You're welcome!
Forum: Business Radios 07-10-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 24
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: 111
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: 165
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: 165
Posted By Rick S
Re: Hello

Hi Triple8, Welcome to the forum!
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
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: 158
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: 158
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: 365
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: 149
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: 142
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: 238
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: 292
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: 292
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: 749
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: 708
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: 200
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: 668
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: 293
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...
Forum: Digital Radios 03-30-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 525
Posted By Rick S
TYT announces new DMR radio

In case you haven't yet heard, TYT announced the introduction of a new dual band DMR radio, the MD-UV380. From what I understand it is essentially a dual band version of the MD-380.

A couple of...
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By Rick S
Re: Praecomm pk16c

I've never heard of this model. Based on the symptom you described the radio may not be programmed.
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By Rick S
Re: baofong uv6-r

What is the specific issue? We're happy to help, but I am waiting for the clarification as well.
Forum: Amateur Radio 02-28-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By Rick S
Re: Fcc license question

I'm going to jump in to clarify this further and provide a little perspective in regards to the article referenced earlier.

As the article stated, if the radio is Part 90 certified for business...
Forum: Amateur Radio 02-28-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By Rick S
Re: Fcc license question

The two threads were merged to eliminate duplicate posts and provide more clarity.
Forum: Site Issues and Suggestions 02-13-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 19,128
Posted By Rick S
Re: Post site or forum issues here

The review issue is resolved. You can write and post reviews now. Thanks again for the notification!
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