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F30 Dealer mode

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kj5kg

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Hi folks,

I was trying to enable the "dealer set mode" on my F30. I enabled the DEALER RESERVE function in the standard way, but when I wrote data to the radio, something went wrong. When I turn the radio on, the receive indicator is pegged at five bars and I cannot transmit. It seems to receive just fine.

Any thoughts.

Thanks,
Dave
 
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I would guess you entered maker resereved and wrote to the radio you need to try to open a new programming menue enter something into it and write to it do not enter the maker resereved menue
 

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I tried that

Thanks for the suggestion. I thought that might have been the problem and I tried what you suggested. I even re-installed the software to make sure that it was not in maker reserve mode. No joy there.

Thanks,
Dave
 

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Fixed

So I managed to get my radio working again. It turns out that if you are in "DEALER RESERVED" mode that you have to suck all the settings into the software from your radio before you do anything. The default values in the software will probably not work with your radio and will brick it if you write them to it (as happened to me). The settings that the dealer reserved mode needs are also not downloaded from the radio when the software is in normal mode (you cannot restore from a file read or created in normal mode) -- i.e. read the radio as it is programmed after you have entered dealer reserved mode and make any changes to that file. There are warnings about this in the software. They use English words and everything. However, the words are arranged in a way that only someone in Japan would understand. I learned the hard way.

I was able to convert my radio shaped paper weight back into a radio by downloading another of the same model in dealer reserved mode and copying those settings to the file for the dead radio and uploading that to the radio. Everything seems to be in working order now.

Dave
 
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