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TYT TH-UV3r 2m/440 also does 220!

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  1. Moleculo

    Moleculo Administrator Staff Member

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    About a week ago, Brick O'Lore alerted me to the fact that many people have discovered that the little TYT TH-UV3r can do 220Mhz in addition to the standard 2m/440. Enabling this feature requires the use of the programming cable and software and is simply enabled by checking the 220 band in the setup menu and entering the desired range:



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    I tested this tonight and it worked! Unfortunately my battery was nearly dead so I couldn't give the radio a good power test, but I'll post that info tomorrow.

    This is cool - one of my favorite little radios now does 144/220/440 mhz!
     
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  2. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    I would love to know the power out on 220? I am guessing that it's fairly low on 220.
     
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  3. towerdog

    towerdog one-niner-seven

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    you might want to keep what revision of the UV3R you got under wraps. Back when I was shopping for an HT I was reading up on the UV3R and found out it could display freq in 1.25cm but no TX or RX, and read another report where it would TX but somewhere around 5mW!
    I am not the least surprised they would make one radio for all and then disable either 220 or 440 depending on which model it was sold as. Once the word gets out I would expect vendors to begin marketing such UV3R as a tri-band and doubling the price.
     
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  4. North Texas Mudduck

    North Texas Mudduck Active Member

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    my Baofeng uv5R has the 220 capability
     
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  5. Moleculo

    Moleculo Administrator Staff Member

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    I finally had time to test out the power output after the battery charged. It does the same output on 220 as it does on 144 and 440. My radio does a little over 1 watt on 220 and 440 and about 1.5 watt on 144 with a fully charged battery.
     
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  6. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Supporting Member

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    That's a respectable output.
     
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  7. Zagadka

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    Thanks for the report. Could change my view on which super-cheap handheld to buy.
     
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  8. desync0

    desync0 W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    How did you enable 220?
     
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  9. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Supporting Member

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    Ditto
     
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  10. mr_fx

    mr_fx Sr. Member

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    seems this is the case with most of the chingchongtalkies... my buddy used this trick on his wousong, or how ever you spell it.
     
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  11. Moleculo

    Moleculo Administrator Staff Member

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    It's always through the software and the programming cable.
     
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  12. mr_fx

    mr_fx Sr. Member

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    I think he wants a play by play
     
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  13. desync0

    desync0 W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    I figured that much, wanted to know what software he used.
     
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  14. desync0

    desync0 W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Found it, unfortunately my firmware is too old.

    Brick O'Lore: Baofeng UV-5R: Tri-band For those with uv5r's that want to check it out.
     
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  15. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    OK sold me
     
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