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DiabloComms2019

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Does anyone have any info on these portable radios? acquired one but can't seem to locate software or a cable source. Only writing on this radio is HT850 Pro. Thank you in advance.
 

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RCA Pro Series, no?

Looks like it. But it looks like with the HT### and "Pro" they are trying to ride on the Professional Series Motorola HT-750 series radios.

If it is RCA, Good luck! We had a group here at work buy an older version, and programming software was not available. The only way to get them programmed was by the vendor. I had the group send them back and we set them up with some Icom's that not only had programming software, but actually turned out to be less expensive.

RCA isn't who they used to be, the name has been sold off to the Cheap Chinese Radio manufacturers.
 

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I ran across some no-name radios sold by DiscountTwoWayRadios.com before. Between the 15 minutes that I sent them an email inquiring about programming software and one of their salespeople responded, I was able to figure out that the radio I was dealing with had "blackbox" screen printed on the main board, so when the salesperson told me that I'd need to send the radio back to them to be re-programmed, and started to give me their "value added" pitch - I asked him if downloading the FREE software from BlackBox was an option? He just stumbled and mumbled.

I wouldn't touch one of their radios if I didn't have to.
 
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