RCM, If you need, I do have firmware (Cant remember which one off the top of my head but it does update the radio options for version 2 units) for the 880, I can also explain how to enable FPP, but in all honesty its a bit difficult (I could never figure out how to do it.) All I use are 880/380's so if you need anything give me a shout.
"All I use are 880/380's so if you need anything give me a shout."
Wide open offer.. I'm just the kind of pest who'd take you up on that.. lol.
I guess it's safe to assume you like both these units.
Looking at that same combo for my first venture into GMRS (880/830 or possibly the 863G). Forgive my ignorance on the topic (evident by other posts I've made - RCM has already been a big help BTW ). Have considered the Wouxun KG-805 Pro GMRS posted here but thinking maybe the Kenwood HT might be a better choice - maybe you can give me the reasons. It's $15 more but I want to try and get it right 1st time, last time, with something reliable and durable. Figure I can have them both programmed identically from the vendor in the used market and/or get a cable and software.
Questions: I read in this thread that you're programming HAM frequencies into these radios. I do not have a HAM license but know how and where to get it and am considering. Question is can I LEGALLY program in the HAM freq for Monitor only (no TX)? Not a big deal, just thought it would be interesting and possibly prompt me to get my license once I get a taste of HAM. Of course, I could be another interloper that lasts a few months and drops the 'hobby' completely.
Found a couple local GMRS repeaters yesterday (via the myGMRS Android App) within 10 miles and in line of sight from my house so I'm kind of itching to get started on this (as in, learn how to access a repeater) and see what's out there.
Thanks for the time.