NEW TYT MD380

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t2tim
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NEW TYT MD380

Postby t2tim » Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:22 pm

I know virtually nothing about digital amateur radio so imagine my annoyance when my radio arrived completely unprogrammed. I do have the data lead but no software. however I have managed to download the programming software but I have no idea where I get the codeplug for the repeaters or how to get it to the radio once I have it. iam currently awaiting my callsign therefore I require the radio to be setup for RX only. I wish to spend some time monitoring prior to when Iam legally allowed to transmit because iam told the operating procedure is quite different to analogue which I have monitored. when I have my callsign I want to know exactly what iam doing when I go on air to avoid making a fool out of myself hence the importance I place on monitoring. if anybody can help me with this presently useless brick I would be eternally gratefull thankyou in advance

G7RVH
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Re: NEW TYT MD380

Postby G7RVH » Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:34 pm

Welcome to the learning curve!

You can get a copy of the codeplug to get you started from this link....http://www.codeplugcentral.co.uk/index.php?option=com_osdownloads&view=item&id=10&Itemid=245

When you have downloaded it run the programming software and open the downloaded codeplug file. Plug the cable in and turn on the radio and then click the radio button with the red arrow (write) which will then load the codeplug to your radio. You should then be good to go with your monitoring.

Shout if you need any other help.
Richard
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Metradio
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Re: NEW TYT MD380

Postby Metradio » Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:55 pm

t2tim wrote:I know virtually nothing about digital amateur radio so imagine my annoyance when my radio arrived completely unprogrammed.....


Hi and welcome, where did you buy your MD380 from ?

Mike
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t2tim
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Re: NEW TYT MD380

Postby t2tim » Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:51 pm

Thanks if I get time I will tackle it tomorrow. I bought it from Ham DMR but it was actually sent from Taylor Made RF because they are closer to me

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Metradio
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Re: NEW TYT MD380

Postby Metradio » Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:07 am

Both suppliers pride themselves on supplying their DMR radios programmed and ready to go, so I suspect it was just a slight mix up between the dealers leading to you being sent an unprogrammed radio.
The good thing is that "Code Plug Central" is run by TMRF so you will end up with the same codeplug after all..

Mike
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RazmoUK
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Re: NEW TYT MD380

Postby RazmoUK » Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:38 pm

I downloaded and installed that CodePlug you mention and the RX and TX frequencies seem to be wrong all over the place. I am using FC and have had to edit the RX & TX and all channels to work. In fact, whatever ZONE I choose I find they all need editing in the programming software. Am I missing something??...lol
PS: Once edited FC works fine, I just find it strange how all these frequencies could be so wrong?...lol

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Re: NEW TYT MD380

Postby Metradio » Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:39 pm

Sometimes new repeaters have their frequencies changed after the initial frequency information is published..
Also it quite difficult to program codeplugs without making lots of mistakes..

Mike
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sierra_za
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Re: NEW TYT MD380

Postby sierra_za » Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:16 pm

Metradio wrote:Both suppliers pride themselves on supplying their DMR radios programmed and ready to go, so I suspect it was just a slight mix up between the dealers leading to you being sent an unprogrammed radio.
The good thing is that "Code Plug Central" is run by TMRF so you will end up with the same codeplug after all..

Mike



If you read the hamdmr.co.uk website home page towards the bottom - "HAM DMR is run by Taylor Made RF Ltd"

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Re: NEW TYT MD380

Postby Metradio » Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:27 pm

I had noticed that TMRF and Ham DMR appear to be the same company now, but not knowing the story on this merger or whatever I was waiting for more info to surface before commenting.. :!:

Have you noticed that Chris Taylor looks more and more like Alf Garnett every year ;)

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