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How to program Retevis RT73 Mini Mobile Radio

How to program Retevis RT73 Mini Mobile Radio

RT73 as a dual band DMR mobile radio is very popular now. This is a undersized mobile radio than others in the market. It's an entire radio that's the size of a remote head. No need to mount a separate box, just the "head."  It covers 4000 channels, and supports upload 200,000 contacts. Today, we will learn how to program RT73. 

What do you need? 

  1. Get Retevis RT73on Retevis website.  
  2. Get USB Programming Cable
  3. Download softwarefrom Retevis RT73 support page.  No Driver needed on Windows 10 system.

How to do?

  1. Basic Paremeter.Here set your callsign and DMR ID and some other configration. 

  1. Contact List.Here you can fill some your often use groups. You can also save it as a csv sheet. Edit them in the sheet, and then import it to the software. You can add total 2000 contacts, group call or private call.

Ham Contacts. Here you can upload the group DMR database. And you can download RT73 database from Ailunce Resource Center page.

If want to display full information when receiving signals, here choose 128Bytes. If choose 16 Bytes, it will only display DMR ID and Callsign.

Next 20000 ham groups can be imported in the software. you can download them in Brandmeister website, and then import here. 

  1. Zone [channel].

4000 channels supported here, please note here, on RT73 when do simplex communication, the tims slot default off. No need to select slot 1 or 2.  

All the above steps finished, you can begin to talk to other DMR radios. Except import ham contacts, above configuration also can set on the mobile radio. 

Rotate the knob go to Contacts menu. add new contact and save it. 

Then rotate the knob to "Channel Edit", fill in frequency, color code, choose contacts. here note that,  TXSlot and RxSlot off means simplex mode. 

You can edit your radio ID in "Device Info" Menu. 

All the basic parameters set okay, you can begin to talk to others.

Any questions, you can email to info@ailunce.com

 


Comments

Comment user

Guest

Hello Vivian, Can you ask the engineers to make the rotary knob programmable? The reason why is when using DMR not all stations have the same audio levels. Some are very low and some are very high. So one setting is not good for all calls. When driving, tapping the volume button then rotating the rotary knob is cumbersome. If the user could program the rotary button with a short tap and rotate the volume up or down would make it much easier to use. Then be able to tap the knob again to end the adjustment and not wait for it to time out. Thank you. Don.

Comment author

Author

Thanks for your feedback.

Comment user

OK3JS

only 1 ID? that's not enough, in OK there are 2 different networks and it is necessary to switch different IDs.

Comment author

Yolanda Author

The RT73 only supports 1 ID now.

Comment user

CLAUDIO

Salve HO APPENA ACQUISTATO un retevis rt73 però non riesco a sentire come che sia old man Mi sapete dire come fare per riuscire a sentire anche sulla rt73 GRAZIE

Comment author

Author

Hello, can you show me more details about what's problem you met when programming RT73? email hams@ailunce.com

Comment user

Guest

Do you know when a new revision of the CPS will be released? Currently I can only partially develop a code plug before the program starts deleting zones and repeaters and randomly changing time slots. It is repeatable. I tried uninstalling the CPS and starting again but it is the same thing. Please help.

Comment author

Author

Hello, when there is a new software, we will release it on the website. you can email us the suggestions about RT73, we will record and improve them one by one. hams@ailunce.com , 73

Comment user

Guest

Hello again, In one of the updates can you add the ability to add zone names instead of Zone 1_1, Zone 1_2 etc. Thanks.. Don.

Comment author

Author

thanks for your feedback, we will consider it.

Comment user

Guestretevis rt73

Salve sono possessore di un retevis rt73 però non riesco a sentire sembra come che sia old man Mi sapete dire come fare per riuscire a sentire anche sulla rt73 Grazie

Comment author

Author

Hello, do you know the radio seting information. email us, hams@ailunce.com

Comment user

Don

Thank you for that. I should be receiving mine in a day or two and was curious about the programming. I’m not new to DMR CPS but this one is not typical of the ones I’ve used. Can you please add a “Nuisance Delete” option for the programmable buttons? It’s really valuable when there is a high noise level and the radio keeps stopping on it during scan mode. Don.

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Author

This feature is not supported at this time. Thank you for your feedback and we will consider it.

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