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fedexer999

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on page of the manual it says to hold the "8" key depressed when turning on. Then enter 2 6 8 1 6 0 and it should be in programming mode...

the "0" never appears and you cant program it

software and ;programming cable didn't work either
 

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bought this radio a few months ago. Tried to program via keypad with code number.. nogo..
tried the programming cable and software.. nogo

anybody have an easy way to jumpstart this radio??

The admins will probably suggest that you create your own, new thread instead of hijacking an old one with information that's not relevant to the original post.

I have no idea what a code number is. Do you mean frequency? The general idea is, if you stare at the radio and have no idea what you're doing, you probably shouldn't be programming a radio ;)

However, there are people here that can help you if you help us. Let us know what frequency you're trying to program into the radio, any error messages you received with the programming software, and I'm sure someone can help you. There are also tons of step-by-step guides online on how to program just about any radio - use your favorite search engine and see if you can find the info you need.
 

robertmac

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I believe that radio is only programmed for the ham bands in the US. They do sell programming software and cable for it that will "unlock" it for authorized users outside of the ham bands. I stand to be corrected on this but I seem to recall reading something about it. Again, search the Threads here as it probably has been answered once or twice before.
 

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on page of the manual it says to hold the "8" key depressed when turning on. Then enter 2 6 8 1 6 0 and it should be in programming mode...

the "0" never appears and you cant program it

software and ;programming cable didn't work either
Not familiar with the UV6D, but on the earlier models. the 2 6 8 1 6 0 puts the radio into "Dealer Mode", which is certainly NOT required for Normal Programming.

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You do not need to do that for the UV6D as well. Just go into frequency mode enter a freq and the store in a memory location. After that you can name the channel.
 
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