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Old 09-17-2017, 10:09 PM
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Default MD-2017 Speaker Mic

So I have both MD-390 and now the MD2017. I am hoping someone has found a good speaker mic that works with the connector or has someone identified the connector? Is it a Motorola connector?

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Old 09-18-2017, 6:02 AM
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As far as the antenna connector. They are for sale on eBay for $6.
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Old 10-11-2017, 9:55 PM
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Default 2.5 kHz Channel Stepping for Programming

I know the radio does 12.5/20/25 kHz for analog and 12.5 kHz for DMR. Does anyone know if the MD-2017 can do 2.5 kHz channel stepping for programming analog frequencies into memory?

I would like to set aside a zone/group as receive only but the frequencies are narrowbanded and need the 2.5 kHz stepping in order for successful programming.
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What's the current bug status on this radio? Are there any fixes still in the works that we should wait for, or does this rig work right?
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Until they do something about the flimsy SMA connector, the radio is not ready yet for prime time. One local distributor is replacing the connector with a more rugged version before he sells it. Atlantic Technologies, in Melbourne Florida.
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So I have both MD-390 and now the MD2017. I am hoping someone has found a good speaker mic that works with the connector or has someone identified the connector? Is it a Motorola connector?

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Ben
It uses a Motorola C1SM-MC5 microphone.
https://www.amazon.com/Retevis-Water...017+microphone
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https://www.amazon.com/C1SM-MC5-Spea...017+microphone
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Old 10-23-2017, 11:21 AM
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So I have both MD-390 and now the MD2017. I am hoping someone has found a good speaker mic that works with the connector or has someone identified the connector? Is it a Motorola connector?

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Ham Radio Outlet has the speaker/mic for $20. https://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-015822
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Default random transmitting...

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I have 2 of these radios. Both act the same. Every once in a while the rig begins to transmit on its own. When I look over I see it is in transmit mode. Both rigs have up to date firmware and programming. It has done this even with older firmware and programming programs.Any suggestions, corrections? tnx, jb
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Question Tyt md2017

Recently purchased this unit. Installed the program on my HP computer running windows 10.
Every time I try to read the radio, I get a square box with the info, "Invalid port #"
I read that there was a programming cable problem on early cables and manufacturer has corrected the problem. Is this problem being caused by the cable? If not how can I fix it?
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Question Is anyone working on a MD Tools for the 2017

Just wondering if there is anyone working on an updated firmware like they have for the MD - 380 ?

Maybe an alpha version ?

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Buytwowayradio had a promotion. Enter a promo code and the thing was offered at 175.

I did get an email back this morning. Says the buttons are not activated out of the box. I read it out and they're indeed programmed. They are also honoring the price and issuing me a refund for the difference. At least the customer service is good.
Not to drag you back into a year old thread but did you ever get the buttons working or just get a return?
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