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by KD7MW
Fri Jul 29, 2022 6:05 am
Forum: TYT MD-9600 / Retevis RT-90
Topic: User Interface controls
Replies: 44
Views: 5360

Re: User Interface controls

OK, 19 times-- the 17 instances below, plus twice more when it is first described in the 'Variations by radio' section. My point is that the word "function" is indeed already used to describe the key in question, the way I've indicated. Honestly, I'm not trying to be a pest here. I just think that a...
by KD7MW
Fri Jul 29, 2022 1:10 am
Forum: TYT MD-9600 / Retevis RT-90
Topic: User Interface controls
Replies: 44
Views: 5360

Re: User Interface controls

Hi, Except the SideKeys aren't modifiers only, they are also acting as buttons with short, long and extra long press events. So Function and Shift are irrelevant. SK acronym could also stand for Special Key in this regard. Cheers I don't think Function is irrelevant. The word "function" appears in ...
by KD7MW
Thu Jul 28, 2022 9:52 am
Forum: TYT MD-9600 / Retevis RT-90
Topic: User Interface controls
Replies: 44
Views: 5360

Re: User Interface controls

This is a very good cheat sheet. But may I respectfully disagree about using the term SK2? It is meaningless on the 9600, and the reversal of numbers (SK2=P1) is confusing. The developers began with the GD-77, and have worked with all the radios. But not all users have that frame of reference. Which...
by KD7MW
Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: TYT MD-9600 / Retevis RT-90
Topic: G4EML’s volume & speaker pop mods, hooray!
Replies: 0
Views: 136

G4EML’s volume & speaker pop mods, hooray!

I want to give three cheers for Colin G4EML and his mods to moderate the TYT 9600’s hypersensitive volume control and eliminate the speaker pop or click when the squelch changes state or beeps sound. They work. The volume control mod is fairly easy. The speaker pop mod is fiddly but doable for someo...
by KD7MW
Sat Jun 18, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: TYT MD-9600 / Retevis RT-90
Topic: Calibration of the transmitter power in the 2M band
Replies: 32
Views: 4600

Re: Calibration of the transmitter power in the 2M band

VK3KYY wrote:
> If your radio works at 250mW then its not one of the radios that has a problem with the PA response time.
> Anecdotally, people have told me the openmd9600 works on lower power settings when the official firmware won't.

Good to know. Thanks, Roger!
by KD7MW
Fri Jun 17, 2022 4:44 am
Forum: TYT MD-9600 / Retevis RT-90
Topic: Calibration of the transmitter power in the 2M band
Replies: 32
Views: 4600

Re: Calibration of the transmitter power in the 2M band

What power level should we stay at or above to avoid trouble in DMR? I have V.2 hardware. I’ve been running my radio at 250 mw for UHF DMR with a Pi-Star hotspot. So far, no apparent issues or bad signal reports. For local repeaters, FM or DMR, I run 5, 10 or 25 watts. All to a ground plane antenna ...
by KD7MW
Thu May 12, 2022 6:56 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: [Bootscreens and Melodies] Post your creations here.
Replies: 112
Views: 43582

Re: [Bootscreens and Melodies] Post your creations here.

Star Trek? You want Star Trek? I'll give you Star Trek. Here's the opening fanfare from the original series. Which I am old enough to remember hearing when it first aired :shock:

0,36,19,12,0,6,24,4,0,2,29,33,0,3,28,9,0,3,24,6,0,2,21,6,0,2,26,6,0,2,31,12,0,6,31,2,0,4,35,48
by KD7MW
Wed May 11, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: TYT MD-9600 / Retevis RT-90
Topic: Alpha version available for download
Replies: 174
Views: 22969

Re: Alpha version available for download

I can confirm: On my MD-9600, the "out of band" message now displays instead of frequency on the 220 MHz channels in my codeplug. These work as receive-only channels on my GD-77.
by KD7MW
Mon May 09, 2022 2:24 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: [Bootscreens and Melodies] Post your creations here.
Replies: 112
Views: 43582

Re: [Bootscreens and Melodies] Post your creations here.

And here's my current startup melody. It's the theme from the 4th movement of Haydn's Symphony No. 88, a cheerful little tune that the bassoon plays an octave below the violins. Actual solos for low-pitched instruments like mine are a problem, because the speakers in the GD-77 and MD-9600 are not ab...
by KD7MW
Sun May 08, 2022 9:19 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: [Bootscreens and Melodies] Post your creations here.
Replies: 112
Views: 43582

Re: [Bootscreens and Melodies] Post your creations here.

Here's mine. Combining two of my passions...
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