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New Dual band tier 1 and 2 DMR TYT handheld MD-2017

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I noticed that the CPS 2017 programming software often crashes when attempting to do a read off the radio (or a write). It is often hit or miss.... works about 50% of the time (on Windows 10). Anyone else noticed this? Work around?
 

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ve3pv

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I noticed that the CPS 2017 programming software often crashes when attempting to do a read off the radio (or a write). It is often hit or miss.... works about 50% of the time (on Windows 10). Anyone else noticed this? Work around?
No I have not had that problem at all but my volume control will only go so low before the radio clicks off....in other words you can't turn it to a very low volume.The stock antenna that comes with it doesn't perform well on the amateur bands....my 17' comet works much better....even my 2.5 'stubby dual band works better.
Over all I am happy with the radio.
 

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I have read some other threads where people are having the same or similar problem with Windows 10. One of the things people are doing, is using Windows 7 Virtual Machine. Another thing to try, might be to right click on the program and change the settings, so that it runs in compatibility mode for Windows 7. If you try it and you're successful, please post back to the thread. I have only used the programming software with Windows 7 Pro.
 
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