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MXT-275 Programming??


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While looking up something else today, I came across some information about the Midland MXT-275 that indicates it can be reprogrammed to change some the the default settings.

 

Bad news first. This is only theoretically possible. The required software is not readily available.

 

The good news. The radio can be programmed with OEM software and a special programming cable that plugs into the Microphone.  This was discussed in a thread on reddit   The thread was initially about the MXT-400, and includes a nice video showing the programming of that radio. However, 3 days ago a user named looks_good_on_paper posted some notes about his experience with the MXT-275 and an email exchange with Midland. He also included a link to an Australian video about programming the MXT-275. Unfortunately, his conversation with Midland hit a dead end.

 

The challenge.  The MXT-275 is, like everything else Midland sells, almost certainly manufactured by another company for Midland. So, like the MXT-400, software might be available for other versions of that hardware. It is also possible that the Midland software might be available somewhere out there on the web.  The reddit article gives some information about other similar Midland models sold in Europe and Australia. So, perhaps that info might help track down other versions of the radio.

 

In any case, it looks like the radio can be "fixed," and good luck to those who wish to pursue the challenge of getting the tools together.

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On 1/29/2021 at 10:11 AM, berkinet said:

While looking up something else today, I came across some information about the Midland MXT-275 that indicates it can be reprogrammed to change some the the default settings.

 

Bad news first. This is only theoretically possible. The required software is not readily available.

 

The good news. The radio can be programmed with OEM software and a special programming cable that plugs into the Microphone.  This was discussed in a thread on reddit   The thread was initially about the MXT-400, and includes a nice video showing the programming of that radio. However, 3 days ago a user named looks_good_on_paper posted some notes about his experience with the MXT-275 and an email exchange with Midland. He also included a link to an Australian video about programming the MXT-275. Unfortunately, his conversation with Midland hit a dead end.

 

The challenge.  The MXT-275 is, like everything else Midland sells, almost certainly manufactured by another company for Midland. So, like the MXT-400, software might be available for other versions of that hardware. It is also possible that the Midland software might be available somewhere out there on the web.  The reddit article gives some information about other similar Midland models sold in Europe and Australia. So, perhaps that info might help track down other versions of the radio.

 

In any case, it looks like the radio can be "fixed," and good luck to those who wish to pursue the challenge of getting the tools together.

Has anyone been able to program an MXT275 using the Midland DBR1 cable? I don't want to know if it is possible, I want to know if someone has done it. Thanks. 

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