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Hear Everything with Digital Monitor

A helpful feature of the BTECH DMR-6X2, especially for amateurs using a new repeater, is Digital Monitor. Sometimes called “promiscuous mode,” Digital Monitor allows you to hear all of the activity on a particular repeater, no matter what time slot a talk group is on or what color code a repeater might use. Simply put, Digital Monitor allows you to use a repeater even if you do not know how it is configured or what rules the repeater has...


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Build a DMR-6X2 Code Plug: A Basic Code Plug for your DMR Radio

By Dan Romanchik, KB6NU Now that you know the lingo, it's time to build a simple code plug. (If you haven't read the blog post, Build a DMR-6X2 Code Plug: Learning the Lingo yet, please do so.) The first thing that you need to do is to download the customer programming software, or CPS. You'll find the CPS for the DMR-6X2 here on the BTECH website. The download includes Includes a USB driver,  the latest firmware for the DMR -6X2, and the CPS...


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Build a DMR-6X2 Code Plug: Learn the Lingo

By Dan Romanchik, KB6NUBecause DMR radios have so many features, it stands to reason that programming them can be complex, much more complex than programming analog FM transceivers. To help you make sense of this complex topic, we'll be running a series of posts on DMR and how to program and use the DMR-6X2, BTECH's dual-band VHF and UHF radio with both DMR (Tier I and II) and analog capabilities. In this post, we'll define some of the terms...


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Getting Started with the DMR-6X2

By Dan Romanchik, KB6NU A couple of days ago, I got my hands on a BTECH DMR-6X2, a dual-band DMR and analog handheld radio. Designed for both amateur and commercial usage, the DMR-6X2 is a true, dual-slot DMR radio compatible with DMR Tier I & 2. It features a large, bright 1.77" color TFT display and can store up to 4,000 channels, 10,000 talk groups and 150,000 contacts. The first thing I did was to set it up to access an analog...


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Scan a range of frequencies with your UV-5X3

One of the cool things that you can do with your BTECH UV-5X3 Triband Radio is easily scan a range of frequencies. Now, with the UV-5X3, you don't have to scan an entire band, but instead program the radio to scan only a portion of a band. This saves a lot of time, as you don't have to scan frequencies that you're not interested in. For example, I wanted see what NOAA weather stations that I could receive where I...


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Which Two-Way Radio Service is Right for You?

Choosing the right two-way radio can be confusing. You can't just buy a pair of radios and start talking on them. Most two-way radio services require licensing of some sort, and radios designed to be used in those radio services must be certified by the FCC. The most popular two-way radio services are:Private Land Mobile Radio Service (PLMRS) General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) Multi-Use Radio Service (MURS) Amateur Radio Service (ARS)Private Land Mobile Radio Services(PLMRS) The Private Land Mobile Radio Servicesis used by public safety...


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DTMF REMOTE COMMANDS ON THE UV-5X3

(REQUIRES CHIRP SOFTWARE & A PROGRAMMING CABLE) INTRODUCTION: BRIEF DTMF COMMANDS EXPLANATION Any Radio with DTMF Ability can be used to send Remote Commands to a UV-5X3. For illustration purposes, and as an introduction to the function, we will explain this feature by using 2 UV-5X3s. The UV-5X3 is capable to listening for Over-the-Air (OTA) DTMF tones and responding with a variety of remote commands. BASIC DESCRIPTIONS: REMOTE COMMANDS Inspection Code: When this command is received the radio will respond with its ANI (Automatic Number...


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BTECH-2Tone-converted

1,First write the above needed 2Tone parameters into your radio. To enable your 2Tone settings - set the above RED mark parameters in Optional functions.Upload back to the radio – To transmit press the “CALL” key, and your 2 tone has been sent, the status indicator light will flicker when the receiver receives 2 tone signals. When the transmitting radio sends a 2Tone signal call, the receiver’s (Radio for RX) squelch will be opened. After 15 seconds (The above example...


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CROSS BAND REPEATER WITH 2 BTECH MOBILES

WHAT’S NEEDED: RJ-45 CABLE (Diagram on Page 4) 2 BTECH MOBILES The frequencies used in this guide are for illustrative purposes only. It is the responsibility of the user to program frequencies that he(she) has been granted the authority to use.   This Illustration Example Uses: 136.025MHz to 465.025MHz – PL (CTCSS) 74.4Hz 1: First set the parameters on the two mobiles. On the first mobile select the lower display (with the A/B Button). Set the frequency to 465.025MHz (or your own UHF frequency) On the other radio...


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BTECH Mobiles Launched with X-Series Update

ARLINGTON, SOUTH DAKOTA - SATURDAY, 18 MARCH 2017 The BTECH Mobiles Have Been Treated to a Full Redesign and Upgrade BaoFeng Tech announced today the launch of three new mobile radios. The BTECH UV-50X2 (https://baofengtech.com/uv-50x2), the BTECH UV-25X4 (https://baofengtech.com/uv-25X4), and the BTECH UV-25X2 (https://baofengtech.com/uv-25x2). Our Most Colorful Change The X-Series Update introduces a full color LCD display. Each element in the display can be configured independently. Whether you primarily operate from a dark vehicle or in a brightly lit ham shack; you can configure the display to...


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