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February 2024 – GMRS-PRO App and Firmware Updates

Hey everyone, we've got some fantastic updates for all you GMRS-PRO aficionados out there! Both our iOS and Android apps have received some cool upgrades, and there's a hefty firmware update for the GMRS-PRO radio itself that you won't want to miss. So, let's dive right in and see what's new and how it's going to make your GMRS-PRO experience even better. A Note on Privacy In today's world, privacy is key. That's why with these app updates, we're giving you more...


Harnessing the Power of Community with BTECH GMRS Programmer’s Networking Groups

Enhance Your GMRS Communications with BTECH's Latest Networking Groups Feature Welcome to the comprehensive guide on utilizing the newly introduced Networking Groups in the BTECH GMRS Programmer app. With the rollout of this innovative feature, you can now effortlessly connect with GMRS users nationwide or create a bespoke communication hub for your personal network. Let's explore how you can maximize your use of this powerful tool. Step 1: Personalize Your Profile for Tailored Interactions Begin by personalizing your user experience within the app....


Comprehensive Guide to Nagoya Antennas: Compare Handheld & Mobile Options

Choosing the right antenna for your handheld or mobile radio can significantly enhance your communication experience. That's why we at BTECH are excited to offer comprehensive comparison charts for Nagoya's range of antennas, ensuring that you find the perfect match for your needs. Handheld Antennas: Tailored for On-the-Go Communication Our selection of Nagoya handheld antennas includes models designed for various users, from amateur hobbyists to professional GMRS users. The comparison chart provides an easy-to-read overview, listing everything from frequency ranges and gain...


Enhancing Your Handheld Radio’s Performance with a “Rat Tail” Antenna Mod

In the world of amateur radio, the "rubber duck" antennas that come standard with most handheld transceivers are a frequent subject of debate. This concern is so prevalent that it's addressed in the Technician Class exam, where question T9A04 asks about the primary disadvantage of "rubber duck" antennas compared to full-sized quarter-wave antennas. The straightforward answer is their relative inefficiency in transmitting and receiving signals. For radio enthusiasts seeking to enhance their handheld radio's performance, the typical route involves upgrading the...


Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Your 10-Year GMRS License: Easy Application Process Explained

Welcome to the definitive guide on how to acquire a GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) license. This comprehensive, easy-to-follow manual is designed to streamline your licensing process, making it straightforward and hassle-free. Whether you're a radio enthusiast, a communication professional, or just starting, this guide will walk you through every step with clarity. Understanding GMRS: Your Gateway to Enhanced Communication Purpose and Use: GMRS is a versatile licensed radio service ideal for short-distance, two-way voice communications. Utilizing hand-held, mobile, and repeater radios,...


DMR-6X2 PRO V1.01j Update: ARC4, Better Performance, and More!

Hello, BTECH community! We are excited to announce the second public firmware release for the DMR-6X2 PRO - V1.01j, dated 7th June 2023. This latest update enriches your DMR-6X2 PRO experience with an array of new features, improved functionalities, and a smoother user interface. We'll delve into the key features of this update in this blog post and guide you on how to proceed with the update. V1.01j Update Highlights This firmware release comes loaded with enhancements: ARC4 Encryption Support: With the...


New GMRS-PRO Firmware 0.6.0: Bluetooth Pairing Upgrades

Greetings to all GMRS-PRO enthusiasts! We're delighted to bring to you the fresh-off-the-software-press Firmware 0.6.0 for your GMRS-PRO radio. In our continued dedication to enhancing your radio communication experience, this update is jam-packed with new features and improvements. The highlight of this release is the major enhancements in Bluetooth connectivity and management. In this blog post, we will guide you through the update process, explore the key enhancements, and provide you with the necessary contact information for any feedback or...


Master the BTECH BS-PTT: Your Comprehensive Video Tutorial and Step-by-Step Guide Included

In the pursuit of relentless innovation, we at BTECH consistently strive to enhance the user experience. Today, we are thrilled to introduce the BTECH BS-PTT Wireless Push-to-Talk (PTT) device. This groundbreaking accessory has been designed to augment your interaction with the GMRS-PRO radio and HFP compatible headsets or audio systems. Our latest invention, the BS-PTT wireless PTT device, transforms the way you transmit and receive audio. It seamlessly blends wireless convenience, efficiency, high-grade audio quality, mobility, and broad compatibility, delivering a...


Calibrating the Compass on Your GMRS-PRO: A Simplified Guide with Video Demonstration

The GMRS-PRO stands out among other radio devices, not only for its remarkable communication features but also for its built-in compass – a crucial tool for outdoor enthusiasts and professionals alike. To keep this compass functioning at peak accuracy, regular calibration is necessary. This might seem complex at first, but we have made it easy for you with this step-by-step guide and an accompanying video demonstration. Why Calibration Matters Calibration aligns the compass with the Earth's magnetic field, correcting for deviations that...


Mastering the Digital Simplex Repeater Function on Your DMR-6X2

For those of us who have a DMR-6X2 digital radio, the powerful feature of a Digital Simplex Repeater is a key advantage. If you are yet to explore this function or are uncertain how to use it, let's break it down and make the most of your DMR-6X2. What is a Digital Simplex Repeater? The Digital Simplex Repeater feature allows the DMR-6X2 to function as a Store and Forward Simplex Repeater. In layman's terms, the radio records a transmission, stores it in...