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MD-380/390 "Number Key Quick Contact Access"

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jonwienke

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Programming a contact to a number key is easy in the CPS, but the radio manual makes no mention of how to actually activate this feature. I've tried holding down the number key and PTT simultaneously and various other seemingly-logical key combinations, but nothing seems to work.

Anyone know the magic sequence? ↑↑↓↓←→←→BA perhaps???
 

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+1 on your question. Same for me. I'm using the PAPA code plug here in SoCal and I see that they have assigned digital contacts to the number keys.... and I was admonished on the Nationwide TG the other day... "Station calling.... we heard your touchtones. That's not how it's done". But no further explanation. Based on the PAPA System web page there definitely appears to be a way to do it on the BM system... but hasn't worked for me... yet.
 

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I'm writing up an actual-English programming guide that explains how to set up talkgroups, private calls, scanning, emergency mode, etc. for commercial and other standalone non-HAM users, and this is the last detail I haven't figured out.
 

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Per the PAPA System / Brandmeister web page below, it may be as simple as entering the number on the keypad and pressing PTT. Didn't work for me when I was on the PAPA system with their codeplug.... but maybe did something incorrectly (?).
BrandMeister | PAPA System DMR
 

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Nope. all that does is broadcast DTMF tones.
 

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Better late then never. To Use the pre programed quick keys.

1. Push and HOLD the quick key that you programed.
2. The programed talk group will come up on the screen highlighted.
3 .Push the PTT.
 
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