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Getting Baofeng BF-888S to talk with Intek MT-5050 PMR chans

Postby Mudkipz » Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:05 pm

Hi, I recenltly purchased some Baofeng BF-888S and would like to get them to be able to talk with my Intek MT-5050. I have a programming lead and programmed the channels to the PMR frequencies; however the communication appears to only work one way (the Intek can hear the Baofeng but not the other way around). I assume it is because of some of the settings I have programmed and I hope that I can program the Baofeng differently so that this communication is two-way. I am using the CHIRP software to program the Baofeng radios, however am unsure of some of teh settings, for example Tone Mode (None, Tone, TSQL, DTCS, Cross) and some of the other settings (Tone, ToneSql, DTCS Code, DTCS Rx Code, DTCS Po, Cross Mode, Duplex, Offset, Mode, Power Skip).

I am hoping that someone knows the settings required to talk to the Inteks (and that it is possible). Does anyone have any suggestions of settings to try, otherwise I will be randomly guessing in the dark until it decides to work.

(I have tried channel 1 on all the tone modes and always the Intek can hear the Baofeng but not vice versa.
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Re: Getting Baofeng BF-888S to talk with Intek MT-5050 PMR c

Postby 2E0UCW » Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:43 pm

Matching the frequency and CTCSS tone on both radios would work. You need to read the MT-5050 manual to see what each channel and CTCSS code is then program the Baofeng.

Just to advise that the Baofeng is not legal for use on PMR446 and LPD433 so best be aware before you use it for this purpose.
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Re: Getting Baofeng BF-888S to talk with Intek MT-5050 PMR c

Postby m0lsx » Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:06 pm

M6UCW wrote: Just to advise that the Baofeng is not legal for use on PMR446 and LPD433 so best be aware before you use it for this purpose.


And using anything illegal on 433 would not only draw attention to you as it is a radio amateur band. But almost certainly result in evidence being gathered & an informed & evidence supported complaint being made about your piracy being made to Ofcom.

Edited to add. I am not suggesting you are or would do such a thing. Just that it is worth knowing that there are sensible & silly place to operate illegally. Places where no one will take any notice & places where people will actively target pirates.
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Re: Getting Baofeng BF-888S to talk with Intek MT-5050 PMR c

Postby andygoole » Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:18 pm

I understand the problem, I had the same when trying to clone some Mitex hand sets to my uv5r+and 2x bf888s.
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Re: Getting Baofeng BF-888S to talk with Intek MT-5050 PMR c

Postby 2E0UCW » Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:54 pm

Take the advise from m0lsx and rather not do it.

As this is usually a touchy subject, I usually make the people aware of the legal issues then leave it up to them to decide.

However it could be a costly issue to you especially as mentioned, LPD433 is also used by amateurs so you could end up with Ofcom knocking on your door.

If your plan is to use PMR446 and LPD433, then rather get suitable radios.
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Re: Getting Baofeng BF-888S to talk with Intek MT-5050 PMR c

Postby scoobydoo » Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:50 pm

M6UCW wrote:Take the advise from m0lsx and rather not do it.

As this is usually a touchy subject, I usually make the people aware of the legal issues then leave it up to them to decide.

However it could be a costly issue to you especially as mentioned, LPD433 is also used by amateurs so you could end up with Ofcom knocking on your door.

If your plan is to use PMR446 and LPD433, then rather get suitable radios.

I agree with the above comments, If you want to transmit then please use the correct radio for the band.
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Re: Getting Baofeng BF-888S to talk with Intek MT-5050 PMR c

Postby m0lsx » Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:55 pm

I had a few visits during my broadcasting years back in the 70's & 80's & a friend & close neighbour had several court cases during the same period.
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