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Jetstream JT-270MH programming issue

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w5rah

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I received a replacement for my radio from Jetstream this weekend and noticed they have made some changes since my original radio was built. My radio is marked "V1.05," but it appears to be set up with the newer firmware of the Leixen V1.07 radios with the separate memory banks for A and B. Chirp nor the Jetstream factory software for the V1.05 seem to support the latest version of the firmware with the separate memory banks. I've checked the miklor.com site, but only found the older firmware versions for the Jetstream radios. Jetstream indicated Chirp would work but I have the 11/20/2016 daily build, and I could not get it to properly read the data with two memory banks, either as a Jetstream product or Leixen. Its pretty apparent the Jetstream radio and the Leixen are from the same basic design, but would the Leixen factory software for V1.07 work with the Jetstream? I'm not sure of any specific changes in the design that would adversely affect it, but wanted to make sure before trying to download things into the radio. Or if anyone has updated Jetstream specific software they could point me to, that would be great. Thanks
 

darkstar2002

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I have a jt270mh. The jetstream software that came with the radio does work. I had to factory reset the radio after trying chirp. 11-23 chirp does read the radio better but still messes up with channel names. I have submitted a issue to them with that. I would suggest you reset the radio and try using the jetstream software.
 

w5rah

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The radio I received was a warranty replacement and it did not come with a CD. I was able to download the software from the Leixen website, as Jetstream advised it used the same software. My radio was marked as V1.05, but I learned it was actually V1.07b when I turned on the radio and checked the firmware version. Apparently Chirp has addressed the issue and it should be fine now, but I have not tried it. The V1.07b firmware update offers changes in programming the radio from the front panel or keypad, and makes it actually quite easy to do. It was actually quite easy to program in a bunch of local repeaters using the hand mic, so that was a welcome improvement.
 
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