Programming Radios with RT Systems

Today, HAM radios are used for everything from simple side hobbies to emergency situations. While using a HAM radio may seem like a relatively easy feat, trying to program a small handheld radio to do specific tasks using the buttons and knobs on the device can be a tedious process no matter how experienced you are. Not only can it be frustrating, but it may hinder you from getting the most from your handheld device by hiding critical features of your devices behind complicated processes. RT systems software allows you to program your radio with a much easier platform - your very own computer. If you’re looking for an easier, more efficient way to program and personalize your handheld radio, here are some things you can expect from RT systems software.

An easy to use excel-like spreadsheet
The RT Systems interface will essentially resemble the format of an excel sheet which makes it easy to see exactly what you’re telling your handheld to do. By creating this software in the form of a program that is commonly used, it makes programming your two-way radio a simple skill to learn.

The RT Systems interface is formatted with columns that allow you to input the receive frequency, transmit frequency, offset frequency, operating mode, name, tone mode, CTCSS settings and more. While this may seem like a lot of information to enter, the program will fill out most of the information for you after you input the desired receive frequency or it will allow you drop-down arrow options for certain columns. Features such as the name column allow you to personalize the name that displays depending on which channel that you’re using by simply typing in the desired name. The spreadsheet format makes it easier to have an organized birds-eye view of your programmed settings for a better overall experience.

Features/personalization specific to your radio
One of the best things about the RT Systems interface is that it is programmed to your specific radio. When downloading the software, you’ll be able to choose the software that matches perfectly with your handheld device. Just like people, every radio has its own specifications regarding personalization and other settings. With online programming, you’ll only see the settings that are available to your radio. That way, you don’t have to worry about wasting time inputting information that can’t even be applied to your radio.

This is also a great feature in case you don’t know every single little thing that your radio is capable of. In the menu settings section of the program, you’ll be able to change settings such as turning the battery saver on, changing the bell sounds, making a passcode, and a variety of other options. We know, there’s an overwhelming amount of information when it comes to handheld radios and narrowing down settings gives you the opportunity to explore and learn about your specific type of radio. You may even find yourself learning something about your radio that you didn’t before!

Ability to save settings/change settings easily
Nothing is more frustrating than losing all of your work. Whether it be a ten-page document or a short email, lost information is a major inconvenience. However, RT Systems software allows you to easily save all your settings into one document. Not only can you save a single setting, but your memory channels allow you to input different information for a variety of different channels into your device at one time.

Making changes is also a simple task using our software. While you may have to comb through millions of settings trying to make a slight modification to your HAM radio otherwise, with the spreadsheet the program uses to organize the data, you can easily pin point the exact place that you want to make changes.

Whether you’re using your HAM radio as fun means of communication or a way to pass on emergency information, having the right settings can either make or break your experience. However, with the right tools, you’ll have no trouble loving your new device. 


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