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Astro Spectra programming

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toolman60

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Hi all,

I can not seem to figure out why I can't give my zones a name for this 1 radio. All the other radios I have been able to give zones a name. I have looked at 3 other code plugs and cant seem to see what I am missing on this particular radio.
 

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You have to go into the Menu Config page and change the Text Configuration. You are only allowed 11 characters for a W9 and less for a W5/7. Just decrease the channel name to something less than 11 and you'll be able to edit the Zone name. Unlike the original Spectra, the Zone and Channel share the same display. It's one thing I hate about the Astro Spectra.
 

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For what its worth, you can temporarily change the zone display size to the max, type in a zone name, then switch it back. It'll keep whatever you entered in the Zone name as you posted but it'll be greyed out. Good for quick ID of what zone is what.
 
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