Retevis RT-82

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Retevis RT-82

Post by M0GLJ » Sat May 26, 2018 12:26 pm

Guy's

I need your help. I have just acquired a Retevis RT-82 and I want to update the firmware to the latest experimental firmware using the latest firmware avaialabe that is similar to MD380 tools. Can somebody point me in the direction of the software that will let me flash the firmware and where i can get the firmware

Thanks in Advance
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Re: Retevis RT-82

Post by G8OGJ » Sun May 19, 2019 2:12 pm

I have one of these also. Its a very good radio but the programming interface is absolutely awful. Battery life is second to none. Any assistance welcome.

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Re: Retevis RT-82

Post by G8OGJ » Wed May 22, 2019 11:37 am

Further to my last, I am having trouble with APRS. I can only, it appears, set the radio to beacon location periodically (and then only on one channel (Zone)) - but then APRS.fi shows my location as Koblenz in Germany under G8OGJ-DP or some such. I have not been to Koblenz with my RT-82. Indeed, I have not been to Koblenz for many years. This is through my DV4Mini dongle. I have not tried through the JumboSpot yet.

Any thoughts or tips on APRS with the RT-82?

Ideally it would beacon location on PTT only, so not clutter the channel with periodic location updates which are simply wasteful of battery and bandwidth.

Ian
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