My notes on the TYT MD-2017

  1. The programming cable is just a passive device. This means the radio must be connected to the cable and turned on before your computer will be aware of the connection.
  2. The programming software (“CPS”) is included with the firmware updates at www.tyt888.com.
  3. TYT is really fond of RAR files, so you’ll need something like 7-Zip or WinRAR.

UPDATE: I got everything working and talking on a local DMR repeater. I’ll post more when I feel up to it tomorrow.

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FT-70R Battery Problems? Update the firmware…

Apparently the firmware on the Yaesu FT-70R has problems reading or charging the battery or something like that. Update the firmware here.

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Linux USB ports wandering all over the place? Here’s a way to pin them down.

I was tired of hunting down my USB serial devices on every reboot, so I found this link and solved the problem.

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Fight for the Future!

Just a friendly reminder that our rights in the US of A on the Internet are under attack. Fight for the future.

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FCC Field Offices

Need the phone number for your FCC field office? This is probably your best bet.

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The Coffee Brewing Institute: Setting the Stage for Specialty Coffee | The Specialty Coffee Chronicle

I had no idea coffee was so sciencey…

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We Refuse To Accept a Fascist America

I’ve signed and I’m ready to volunteer.

Trump must be stopped. Not in four years, but beginning now. Our aim must be not just to survive but to defeat his attempt to impose a fascist America on the world. This utterly illegitimate racist, misogynist, and chauvinist has already unleashed something very ugly in the society and he isn’t even in office yet; the actual consolidation of his regime would threaten true catastrophe for people all over the world.

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