[chirp_users] Baofeng UV-5RTP BTECH UV-5X3 - both +- in display for offset

Rich Messeder NE1EE at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 12 04:47:53 PST 2018

Thanks for the clear notes. I am save such notes for each radio in a PIM, so that I always have them with me.

I explored some Miklor web pages as I read your emails.
I saved the link to
Review BTECH 5X3 - Miklor
but then renamed it to
Miklor BTECH 5X3 Review
because I am more likely to look for it in that order...Miklor...BTECH 5X3...Review
I suggest (without knowing how or why pages are named in html) that the pages be renamed.

Now to the matter at hand.

CHIRP daily-20180204
Looking here, in "MEMory - CHannel Programming"
and trying to coord that with your comment about 9 settings...
"The settings of the following menus are also saved into the target channel. This essentially creates a fully operational simplex channel."

Did not see 23 BCL in CHIRP channel or in settings (5X3). Seems to me that I'd want this to be global?
17 PTT-ID DTMF S-CODE - band-specific in CHIRP? the web page suggests channel-specific (sensible).
19 When to Send PTT-ID - I guess that I could see this as either band- or channel-specific. Looks global in CHIRP.

Did see 33 skip in CHIRP channel, which makes sense to me, but not on web page in "MEMory - CHannel Programming".

I guess that Tone Mode is inferred from CHIRP Tone & Tone Sql?
How is Cross-mode implemented? I don't see a setting for it.

So far, I see, per channel
2 Power
5 Wide | Narrow
10-13 CTCSS, DCS

I intend to become fully conversant with the 5RTP and 5X3, so welcome your comments.

73 de ~Rich~ NE1EE ARES AEC
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On 2018-02-11 16:54:-0500, Jim Unroe wrote:
>On Sun, Feb 11, 2018 at 4:35 PM, Rich Messeder <NE1EE at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Update.
>> http://www.miklor.com/BT5X3/5X3-FAQ.php#NewestRadio
>> Here I found
>> Display shows + and - at the same time
>> In Channel Mode this is normal when the TX/RX frequencies differ.
>> In Frequency Mode + or - is displayed based on Menu 25 (Shift)
>> So all is OK. But when I switched to VFO from channel mode, I thought that I'd find a way to see what the channel is programmed with (Kenwood has a feature to copy memory to VFO.)
>> NE1EE
>To see how a memory channel is programmed you just visit each menu
>that is stored on a per-channel basis and the current setting will be
>displayed. There are 9 of them. These guides explain where and when
>each menu is functional.
>Since we have established that menu 25 and menu 26 are not stored on a
>per channel basis, what you have to do is see what the TX frequency
>is. To do that set the Memory Display Format for the selected display
>line (MDF-A or MDF-B) to FREQ. You will be looking at the RX
>frequency. Then you can tap the [*] key to put the radio into
>"reverse" mode thus displaying the TX frequency. Tap the [*] key once
>again to exit "reverse" mode.
>Jim KC9HI

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