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RETEVIS RT7 16 CHANNEL RADIOS £18.00 (Prime) / £22.75 (non Prime) Sold by eShow and Fulfilled by Amazon.
RETEVIS RT7 16 CHANNEL RADIOS £18.00 (Prime) / £22.75 (non Prime)  Sold by eShow and Fulfilled by Amazon.

RETEVIS RT7 16 CHANNEL RADIOS £18.00 (Prime) / £22.75 (non Prime) Sold by eShow and Fulfilled by Amazon.

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Eye-catching Appearance, Light, Widely Applied
New color walkie talkie launched, Retevis RT7 two way radio enjoys a fashion and unique professional appearance, difference your radio with others.
Light weight and thin body is great for outdoor use (cycling, riding, hiking, camping), and business use(transportation/public safety/hotel/retailing/manufacturing/warehouse industries). Family can use it in a car journey, family trip or supermarket/shopping center, garden and housEs and park.

16 Channels, PMR446 Two Way Radio, UHF 400-470MHz
PMR446 frequencies are channel 9-16, no need to program the kit, use straight out the box
UHF frequencies: good all-rounder, do a better job of penetrating wood, steel, and concrete environments

Reliable communication range
Communication range 0.5-1.5 miles in town; 1.5-3 miles in open field depending on condition and terrain

Rechargeable 1500mAh Li-ion Battery
12+hours working time; cradle plug in charger included, fast charging

Clear Voice and Speaker
Promoted front-facing speaker, and original earpieces; Transfer HD audio in noisy environment, help in improving efficiency

High/Low Power Selectable
Select 5W/1W output power according to the actual situation for power saving/enhancing signal purpose

Specifications:
FM radio
Power saving
Built-in Led torch
Time Out Timer(TOT)
Busy Channel Lockout
Noise reduction circuit
Emergency / Low battery power Alarm
High/Low TX power selectable
Antenna type: SMA-F
Mic/speaker/programming port: 2 pin Kenwood plug type

What's in the box
2× RT7 walkie talkie
2× Earpiece
2× Antenna
2× Li-ion battery pack
2× USB charging lead
2× Belt clip
2× The sling
2× User manual.

26 Comments

Original Poster

See also http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/2-x-baofeng-walkie-talkie-uhf-400-470mhz-2-way-radio-18-95-delivered-playtech-ebay-2624936?p=30131299

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Edited by: "POWYSWALES" 2nd Mar

you also need to buy the programming cable amazon.co.uk/dp/…67I. and ask seller for free software. You can program all channels to legal PMR446, UK civil frequencies. Using the channels 1 to 8 is illegal without a license. (£75/5yr) You also need to permanently fix the aerial. I have the baofeng 4 pack for £40 and this https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/419L93b9suL.jpgcable I can confirm this cable is compatible with the baofeng and it is easy to change the frequencies to the legal ones. I did consider not changing them and just telling the kids not to use the illegal channels, Guess what they were listening to as soon as they got in the garden? the air ambulance channel !



Edited by: "nougat" 2nd Mar

Editor


http://i.imgur.com/T3GIUra.png

Edited by: "NeoTrix" 2nd Mar

nougat

I have the baofeng 4 pack for £40 and this cable I can confirm this … I have the baofeng 4 pack for £40 and this cable I can confirm this cable is compatible with the baofeng and it is easy to change the frequencies to the legal ones.


This cable comes with a software CD. Is that all that's required? No need to get software from the vendor as well?

Edited by: "Cheap_as_Chimps" 2nd Mar

Cheap_as_Chimps

This cable comes with a software CD. Is that all that's required? No need … This cable comes with a software CD. Is that all that's required? No need to get software from the vendor as well?


Chirp (freeware) is the one I use and seems that a lot of the forums recommend it. Don't buy a cheap £2 cable from aliexpress they don't work as they have the wrong chipset in them. Sorry the link I put for the cable was an add-on item when I bought it but that option has now gone from Amazon.
Simply plug the handset into the pc start chirp and then scan for your radio using the dropdown boxes then delete all the frequencies and add these
[img]dropbox.com/s/k…PNG?dl=1[/img]

Original Poster

Cheap_as_Chimps

This cable comes with a software CD. Is that all that's required? No need … This cable comes with a software CD. Is that all that's required? No need to get software from the vendor as well?



nougat

Chirp (freeware) is the one I use and seems that a lot of the forums … Chirp (freeware) is the one I use and seems that a lot of the forums recommend it. Don't buy a cheap £2 cable from aliexpress they don't work as they have the wrong chipset in them. Sorry the link I put for the cable was an add-on item when I bought it but that option has now gone from Amazon.Simply plug the handset into the pc start chirp and then scan for your radio using the dropdown boxes then delete all the frequencies and add these[img]https://www.dropbox.com/s/ki332dbyrqec8rs/pmr.PNG?dl=1[/img]


What can I change channels 9-16 to or could/should I just leave them blank.

just leave them blank

Original Poster

nougat

just leave them blank


Ok that's great, will order this radio and cable and then change all 5 radios to PMR. amazon.co.uk/gp/…-21
Edited by: "POWYSWALES" 3rd Mar

Original Poster

nougat

just leave them blank


I have read on forums that some frequencies are for use by "radio mics" what does that mean?

POWYSWALES

I have read on forums that some frequencies are for use by "radio mics" … I have read on forums that some frequencies are for use by "radio mics" what does that mean?


Co-ordinated frequencies are licensed for specific locations by PMSE Licensing to minimise interference to the user from other licensed radio microphones and radio users. Applications for these frequencies are ‘co-ordinated’ against other assignments coinciding in frequency, geographical location and time. There are co-ordinated frequencies at VHF and UHF (470 – 790 MHz).

VHF (MHz) UHF (Channel 21-60) (MHz)
176.400* 192.300 200.100 207.700 470 – 790
177.000* 208.100
*Not available in Northern Ireland

The frequency range 470 – 790 MHz is used for UK television broadcasting - but can also be assigned for radio microphones where they do not cause interference to television reception or are liable to suffer interference from television transmissions. The pattern of television coverage however is complex and constantly changing so contact Arqiva PMSE to determine whether given frequencies are available to be licensed at a particular location.

Licence fees for co-ordinated frequencies
£8.50 per frequency per 48 hour period – using the PMSE Licensing on-line application facility. (Or book direct with PMSE Licensing in writing – N.B. Then a minimum charge of £28 applies).

Long term (up to 1 year) annual charge available for indoor fixed sites only: £28 per frequency or £168 per UHF channel block.

Edited by: "nougat" 3rd Mar

nougat

Chirp (freeware) is the one I use and seems that a lot of the forums … Chirp (freeware) is the one I use and seems that a lot of the forums recommend it. Don't buy a cheap £2 cable from aliexpress they don't work as they have the wrong chipset in them. Sorry the link I put for the cable was an add-on item when I bought it but that option has now gone from Amazon.


Thanks
Just been searching but there are so many cheap cables. Any tips on finding a genuine one? (Sorry I don't know the first thing about these things but impulse bought a pair from one of Powyswales' threads before realising they required programming!)

I can tell you this one doesn't work. As the one from amazon that does work is no longer listed, I don't know, I haven't had the need for another. I would try the Amazon one as they are better on returns. Powysales bought this so maybe it works ok

Edited by: "nougat" 4th Mar

nougat

Chirp (freeware) is the one I use and seems that a lot of the forums … Chirp (freeware) is the one I use and seems that a lot of the forums recommend it. Don't buy a cheap £2 cable from aliexpress they don't work as they have the wrong chipset in them. Sorry the link I put for the cable was an add-on item when I bought it but that option has now gone from Amazon.Simply plug the handset into the pc start chirp and then scan for your radio using the dropdown boxes then delete all the frequencies and add these[img]https://www.dropbox.com/s/ki332dbyrqec8rs/pmr.PNG?dl=1[/img]



Hi there, programmed these frequencies in but can't get the two handsets to talk to each other
Any ideas?

http://i.imgur.com/gCFLyPH.png

Original Poster

strocky

Hi there, programmed these frequencies in but can't get the two handsets … Hi there, programmed these frequencies in but can't get the two handsets to talk to each otherAny ideas?


Hopefully someone will help soon, my cable arrived today so going to try do mine later. Why are yours 446.006250 instead of just 446.00625, yours all have an extra 0 on the end.
Edited by: "POWYSWALES" 7th Mar

POWYSWALES

Hopefully someone will help soon, my cable arrived today so going to try … Hopefully someone will help soon, my cable arrived today so going to try do mine later. Why are yours 446.006250 instead of just 446.00625, yours all have an extra 0 on the end.


The software automatically added the 0 at the end

Original Poster

nougat

Chirp (freeware) is the one I use and seems that a lot of the forums … Chirp (freeware) is the one I use and seems that a lot of the forums recommend it. Don't buy a cheap £2 cable from aliexpress they don't work as they have the wrong chipset in them. Sorry the link I put for the cable was an add-on item when I bought it but that option has now gone from Amazon.Simply plug the handset into the pc start chirp and then scan for your radio using the dropdown boxes then delete all the frequencies and add these[img]https://www.dropbox.com/s/ki332dbyrqec8rs/pmr.PNG?dl=1[/img]


Hi, I put the pmr frequencies into the baofang hoping to work with my binatone, the baofang can pick up the binatone but the binatone can not receive the baofang, please help.

POWYSWALES

Hi, I put the pmr frequencies into the baofang hoping to work with my … Hi, I put the pmr frequencies into the baofang hoping to work with my binatone, the baofang can pick up the binatone but the binatone can not receive the baofang, please help.


I can't find my cable at the moment but will have a look in the morning. try setting the tone mode to none
Edited by: "nougat" 7th Mar

Original Poster

nougat

I can't find my cable at the moment but will have a look in the morning. … I can't find my cable at the moment but will have a look in the morning. try setting the tone mode to none


Will do, chirp is a pain, opened first time now will not open again.

POWYSWALES

Will do, chirp is a pain, opened first time now will not open again.


You need to download the daily chirp. Don't ask me why. [img]dropbox.com/s/6…PNG?dl=1[/img]
This is my settings but your binatone may have others to isolate it

Original Poster

nougat

You need to download the daily chirp. Don't ask me why. … You need to download the daily chirp. Don't ask me why. [img]https://www.dropbox.com/s/6rxb2gql3pa6dzf/chirp.PNG?dl=1[/img]This is my settings but your binatone may have others to isolate it


Thanks for the reply, which daily chirp as there are 3 on that list, another problem I had was the radio kept failing to go into programing mode, not sure if that was because of chirp or the radio.

I just click the green highlighted one and it works for me

Confused about what to download?

For more information, see the Download page! Quick summary:
Windows users will want the installer.exe file
MacOS users will want the app.zip file (and also need the runtime)
Linux users may want the tar.gz file (but Ubuntu users should use the PPA)

Original Poster

nougat

I just click the green highlighted one and it works for me


That is the one I did download, this is what I programmed in and none would fully with the binatones. With tones and without, the binatones could pick up the baofang but not the other way round.

https://s17.postimg.org/41xkwpw1r/20170308_102352.jpgimage hosting 10mb limit

Edited by: "POWYSWALES" 13th Mar

try essex hams they are all experts. I only know what Ive learnt from their forums I am by no means an expert. Sorry
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