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Discussion in 'HAM Radio' started by magpug, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. magpug

    magpug

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    Morning. How hard is it to program freq's in on a handheld. Going to super glue the PTT so I won't be able to use other than listen. Just plan on putting in about 6 .It is a Beofung?? Thanks
     
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  2. daveyburt

    daveyburt NES Member

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    i don't have any direct experience but, I've heard it's a pain without the programming cable/software.
    more experienced users should be chiming in soon
     
  3. AHM

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    (Disclaimer: Don't own one, but...)

    The manufacturer's documentation on those H/T's is The Worst Ever.

    For all I know, when you learn how to do it,
    they actually may be just as easy to program by hand as a Japanese H/T.

    You can doubtless get the procedure from
    a web shrine or a commercial Nifty Guide.

    And even if you use a PC and a cable,
    you're still gonna have to RTFM to do that.

    But unless the manufacturer rewrote the official manual in the past few years,
    the odds are against you figuring out hand-programming from that source.
     
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  4. igrace7092

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    YouTube has videos that show you step by step.
     
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  5. magpug

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    Thanks. I'll check it out...
     
  6. AHM

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    Video web shrine, FB.
     
  7. Len-2A Training

    Len-2A Training Instructor Instructor NES Life Member NES Member

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    Cable and CHIRP software (free) makes it relatively easy to program. And you can program it not to transmit, rather than ruining the radio.
     
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  8. blindfire

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    This. I setup a Baofeng with local EMS freqs for a friend and disabled the transmit function on those channels. No need to mutilate the radio. :) Go get your tech license and then you can use it legally on the ham bands.
     
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  9. magpug

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    Thanks Len. Like the disable idea if I donate the rig to the local leo/fire if I don't like it as a limited scanner. Stash
     
  10. magpug

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    Hi. Cable is due tomorrow, but a holiday so we'll have to see. My computer geek will come over and assist so I hope it'll work out. If not my local pd/fd has another portable. :) Stash
     
  11. magpug

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    Wow. USPS delivered on a holiday. I guess Amazon overrides a lot. My computer Geek just left We were able to dump all the freq's that were loaded. Put in a few locals and IT WORKS fine. Thanks to all for all info and aid. Happy Easter and Passover to all...…… Stash
     
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