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Old 04-12-2018, 1:40 PM
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Angry Tecsun PL880

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Just like to know if there is someone out there that can help me to program my PL880.
On the point of giving up.. and sticking it up on Ebay.

I really like this radio but to me its unprogrammable by a mere mortal.

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If no one answers here, there is a pretty active 880 Yahoo group where you're more likely to find answers...Mike
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Old 04-13-2018, 10:01 AM
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Hello.
Just like to know if there is someone out there that can help me to program my PL880.
On the point of giving up.. and sticking it up on Ebay.

I really like this radio but to me its unprogrammable by a mere mortal.

Cheers

Billy725
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When you say 'program', it really does require programming like a scanner does. Basically you can store stations to memory. It's not complicated, maybe just a little overwhelming if you're not used to it.

Maybe this will help:

Tecsun PL-880 Operation Manual


https://swling.com/blog/wp-content/u...880-Manual.pdf
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Old 04-13-2018, 11:03 PM
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Well at first it can be confusing.
After you learn to store some freq's into memory it starts to become a little easier.
I have not had to program much except setting the date and time ect.then save some freq's into memory.

Just pick 1 function in the manual at a time and when u get used to that move on to another then before you know it you no longer have any problems,hopefully. Just don't give up.
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In my post #3, I meant to say... 'it really doesn't require'
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Just wait until you guys get old!

All my life I used to dive right into all the new leading edge technology as soon it became available. I owned my first computer in 1980. Bought a cell phone when it came in a big bag, put out 3-watts and cost a fortune! On and on.

Now I'm 68, had open heart surgery, and other health problems, it's getting more and more difficult to keep up with. But I like to keep challenging myself in hopes it will keep my mind sharp. Don't ask me how that's working for me!
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Hey so did you ever get the hang of the PL-880 Memory thing if not feel free to PM me and I will help you out I own the same radio.
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Don't give up, man. I keep reading about the 880 being a great radio. I had trouble understanding my smart phone. It's a great phone but not all of the functions are exactly laid out logically. :-( Some 'programmable' items aren't exactly user friendly, no matter what technological aptitude you have...
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