What can I do with a DP3400?

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What can I do with a DP3400?

Postby essexRXer » Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:51 pm

Hi All,
I have been given this radio because 'it's broken'

It seems to charge okay, it makes a tone when you flick past CH2 - It lights green on key and de-key.
I cannot get a close call from it but this could be for a reason.

So what can I get done to it so I can use it for RX? (no TX) Any ideas? :walkietalkie:
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Re: What can I do with a DP3400?

Postby Im_Listening » Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:56 pm

The tone will be because there are no channels programmed past that point. To do anything with it you'll need programming cable and software. Close call doesn't really work on digital tdma
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Re: What can I do with a DP3400?

Postby essexRXer » Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:15 pm

Thanks for the reply Sir :smiles:
as I have no license to use the band and no software I guess I have a very study radio that I can do very little with!

What are the ethics of re-programming it just to listen in to a local dmr transition, who could do this, are there people who can I wonder?
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Re: What can I do with a DP3400?

Postby Frequency Hopper » Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:06 pm

Ethics on just to listen I would say are fine. It is just another mode of transmission after all and short wave listening is a popular hobby.

It looks like your radio is fine. You could possibly find the software online free but you would still be looking at buying a cable which are not usually cheap. (£40 and upwards at a guess based on my DP3600).
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