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Is there a way to tell if my MD 2017 has GPS or not? CPS software says yes but there is no entry in Utilities in radio itself. Firmware version D003.031 CP Ver V01.16
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1. If you bought it new, one of the stickers on the box has a GPS checkbox that should be checked if the GPS is present.

2. Remove the battery; there should be an orange sticker that says GPS.

3. If you are on a digital channel, there should be a menu entry in the main menu (not the Utilities section) for GPS/BeiDou. This entry does not appear for analog channels.

4. I don't know if it is possible to load the wrong firmware -- GPS fw on a non-GPS radio, but it might be. Current versions are fw 4.05 and cps 1.22. You might try loading more recent fw, or reloading what you have, with the GPS version.

Edit: FYI, I found this article on how to set up GPS and APRS on Brandmeister. It is for the MD-380, but the procedure for the MD-2017 is pretty much the same. It works.

http://omarcclub.org/forum/discussion/243/using-gps-on-tyt-md-380
 
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Thank you good doctor.
I have the box, somewhere.
No menu item when on digital channel.
No orange sticker.
So no GPS
Saw a mod to dump recording and get 100,000 contacts but it seemed you needed to know if it was a gps or non gps model.
 
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Yep, no GPS. You don't need a "mod" for the 100K contacts, the latest official firmware has that capability. There are four versions of the firmware - with the choice between recording or 100K contacts, and with or without gps.

http://www.tyt888.com/?mod=download

Also be aware that DMR-MARC is no longer maintaining the userid database -- that is now coming from ham-digital.org

https://ham-digital.org/status/

The format is a little different, with less information, presumably to comply with new EU privacy rules. It will take a while for software providers to switch to the new url and format, but you can still do all of this manually with a spreadsheet. You might also want to look into the Retevis UserDB (the RT82 and MD2017 are essentially the same radio) manager at

RT82 Resources

for loading the contacts into the radio (you will have to use the file load method), or else use Contact Manager, which has now been modified to handle the ham-digital database.

N0GSG DMR Contact Manager Support Page

Hope this is helpful.
 
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Did not know about the move of the user id database. I have started using Contact Manager and just updated it.
 
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