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Mastering Tone Scanning with the BTECH GMRS-PRO

In the world of radio communications, having the right tools and knowing how to use them effectively is key to ensuring a smooth and efficient experience. The BTECH GMRS-PRO is equipped with a tone scanning feature that proves indispensable for users needing to access public systems or communicate without prior knowledge of the necessary CTCSS or DCS tones/codes. This guide will walk you through the steps to utilize this feature effectively, enhancing both your communication clarity and security.

Step 1: Access...


BTECH Launches the Revolutionary GMRS-RPT50: Redefining GMRS Repeater Technology

Friday, April 19, 2024 [Arlington, South Dakota] — BTECH is proud to announce the launch of its latest groundbreaking product, the BTECH GMRS-RPT50, a state-of-the-art 50W GMRS repeater designed to transform GMRS communication networks. Setting a new standard in the GMRS landscape, this innovative repeater comes with a smart duplexer that supports all 8 GMRS repeater pairs, making it a first-of-its-kind in the industry. The GMRS-RPT50 is engineered for users demanding high-quality, reliable, and extended-range communication capabilities. Ideal for large-scale agricultural...


April 2024 – DMR-6X2 & DMR-6X2 PRO Firmware Updates

🚀 Big News on for DMR-6X2 Series Owners! 🚀 We’re beyond thrilled to announce the latest and greatest firmware updates for the DMR-6X2 Series! Introducing Firmware 2.10 for DMR-6X2 and Firmware 1.10 for DMR-6X2 PRO - this isn't just an update...

Why This Update is a Big Deal

BTECH is all about innovation and longevity, and with these firmware updates, we're setting new benchmarks. Gone are the days of "use and replace" - we're here for the "use and improve" journey!...


Introducing the Next Level of Power: The BTECH BL-5L 3800mAh USB-C Charging Battery

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 We're thrilled to share some electrifying news with our Baofeng and BTECH community! Meet the cutting-edge BTECH BL-5L 3800mAh Li-ion USB-C Charging Battery Pack – a monumental leap forward in portable power for your UV-5X3, BF-F8HP, and BaoFeng UV-5R series radios. 🌐 Embrace Advanced USB-C Charging The era of USB-C is here, and we're leading the charge with our second-generation BL-5L, now equipped with a USB-C port for faster and more efficient charging. This battery isn't just about power;...


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...