Did anybody ever figure out (1) what "root" is or (2) how to get it working? I tried it, but the updater timed out waiting for a handshake from the radio.
My guess is there's a sequence on the radio (e.g., a keyboard+power on sequence) that puts the radio in a mode that lets it be "rooted", whatever that does for you.
A couple observations:
- If reading from the radio doesn't work for you but everything else does, try running the RT76P program as Administrator; that fixed my reading problem.
- If anyone comes up with a way to change the frequencies in a memory channel, that would be awesome. Without it, you can't, for example, put two GMRS repeaters on the same frequency but with different tones into memories [I live in a town with 7 million people; we have lots of GMRS repeaters], and you can't put a receive-only non-GMRS frequency in a memory. Both of those features are legal and would be very nice.
Regarding the last part.
I would like to put in a couple receive frequencies out of bad. But it doesn't look like the radio will let you do that.
Regarding adding additional GMRS channel slots, though legal, I don't think it has the ability to do so.
Basically a lot of the discussion based on the CCR/low parts count radios.
The Wouxon will let you add additional frequencies, but it costs twice as much, and has more filters in the hard coding to prevent out of band transmission.
The RT76P also has fewer keypad menu options (such as scan add/del), but is available in the program. Compare that to the GMRSV1 which has it in the menu on screens, but again, costs a few dollars more.
Also, I can't figure out how to get the weather stations programmed.