Ian Posted September 21, 2020 Report Share Posted September 21, 2020 The Retevis RT76 is everything I hoped it would be, and no more. This pleases me greatly. What I wanted was a dumb-as-bricks radio I could hand to "limited users" (hereafter, "lusers") with little they could screw up but changing the channel unintentionally and turning the volume too low. As a result, I am very fond of this radio. It is … nearly perfect. Side-button 1 is limited to "alarm" and there's no scan mode I can bind instead; disabling the ability to start transmitting an alarm tone (AKA "jamming signal") with an unintended button press is possible, but it doesn't let you bind a function you want in its place -- and indeed, there is no scan function. This is the only thing separating this thing from perfection. The Retevis RT76P is… Not so pleasing. The menu doesn't function as the manual describes, the menu won't let you change wide-narrow in spite of letting you select it; hitting the "confirm" button causes the radio to say "Canceled". It has a scan function! But you still can't reprogram SK1 to scan. Until this thing gets a firmware update, it's hot garbage. Feels like a Baofeng missing a few buttons, and with worse translation in the menus. It looks like it had potential, but the potential was squandered. Still don't regret purchasing it, though; I have a spare charger and battery for my RT76 which I love. This one… I don't. Avoid. Edit: Just tried the programming software. Instead of flashing the codeplug I just created (not compatible with RT76 codeplugs, natch; this thing has nothing internally in common with the RT76, I'm sure) it unlocked the 2M amateur band and changed the CTCSS on channel 1 to 2100 Hz. This thing is in dire need of some day-1 DLC. AdmiralCochrane 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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