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  • Great UHF Radio

    posted by adb-001 on 10/15/2012
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    Involvement:Novice  (still getting used to it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    Manual programming of this device is not easy especially with the poor english manual. Previous post user recommended software to use with USB programming cable to program and this made programming this device soooo much easier.
    Download: http://www.tyt888.com/WebEditor/UploadFile/2009923142720455.rar (TYT-900 device)

    and USB Drivers:

    http://www.tyt888.com/WebEditor/UploadFile/20101116144936454.rar

    Unpack and install on Windows XP (Do not use Windows 7 as it does not work. I ran up a Windows XP machine in Virtualbox and it worked nicely)

    USB programming cable is SKU: 66578 and works with this unit.

    I have not been able to test Australian UHF 80 Channel programming yet as I have no other devices to test with. (SHould have bought two of these for the price)

    FM Radio works well picked up MixFM Melbourne no problems.

    Cons:

    A few here:
    - Manual is OK but spend the extra 7USD and get the USB programming cable it makes life sooo much easier.
    - I am not convinced that this device is 5W. It looks a tad small and compared to other units like Motorola etc I think this is a 2 - 3W unit but will need to perform physical unit distance tests to confirm this.
    - No indicator for charging. I plugged it into Aus 240V outlet via an adapter (as the charger has a USA based pin configuration) and there was nothing to suggest it was charging. The manual says to charge with the unit off which make some sense. I have not yet cycled the battery which is next on my list.

    OtherThoughts:

    Good sturdy unit. Solid build good display and good audio. Has spoken channels (bit wanky) and also have 12.5 KHz frequency steps which is good. Also states to store 199 channels and from the looks of it will meet that statement. Only programmed 80 in at the moment. I intend to program the Aus V8 Supercars frequencies into this also.

    Bottomline:

    For the money buy two and 1 USB programming cable. Use the Aus UHF CD Radio site (http://www.uhfcb.com.au/80-Channel-UHF-Information.php) for the 80 CH frequencies and spend 30min plugging them into the software. Save the 80CH to a dat file to use on the other device/subsequent devices. This is my saviour.

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