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Does anyone know if I get the programming cable I can use CHRIP to program the Rugged RM-60 Radio? I know there radio is just a re-branded radio from another manufacturer. I just don't know what make and model from the other manufacture to select in the CHRIP software. Thanks
 

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The RT systems software mentioned above is THE BEST available, but comes at a price. If you are on a budget, CHIRP WILL work. All of the frequencies commonly programmed into your RM60 are available for you to build your own frequency list and add whatever you like (within the radio specs). When you initially connect the radio, be sure to download the original programming and save that, just in case something gets messed up along the way. Then you can always go back and start over. It happens.
 

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The RT systems software mentioned above is THE BEST available, but comes at a price. If you are on a budget, CHIRP WILL work. All of the frequencies commonly programmed into your RM60 are available for you to build your own frequency list and add whatever you like (within the radio specs). When you initially connect the radio, be sure to download the original programming and save that, just in case something gets messed up along the way. Then you can always go back and start over. It happens.
Yes I know how to use the CHRIP software. I programmed a Baofeng UV-5r radio. I just was not sure what Radio to select in the CHRIP software to reprogram the Rugged RM-60. Like mentioned above do I select the TYT- TH-9000D in the Chrip program for the RM-60.
 

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Sorry my response was delayed but yes, you can select that radio model. The majority of these radios use the same firmware. TYT, QYT, etc. The only thing I would be sure to do is save a copy of the original programming downloaded from the radio first, just in case. The RR branded radios differ from the over the counter units but these changes are to the pigtails for intercom use and they have the volume levels raised. The functionality and programming is exactly the same as the all the rest.
 

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Sorry my response was delayed but yes, you can select that radio model. The majority of these radios use the same firmware. TYT, QYT, etc. The only thing I would be sure to do is save a copy of the original programming downloaded from the radio first, just in case. The RR branded radios differ from the over the counter units but these changes are to the pigtails for intercom use and they have the volume levels raised. The functionality and programming is exactly the same as the all the rest.
So just so everyone knows. Last night I reprogrammed my Rugged RM-60 Radio with Chrip. I bought the programming cable from Amazon 12 bucks and used Chrip (free). You just have to make sure to use YTY as manufacturer and TH-9000_144hz as the model when setting up CHRIP. Besides that it worked flawlessly. Thanks
 

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Mark Dunkle is awesome! Great customer service and quality cables that work perfect
 
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Every time I have gotten a generic cable it had issues with drivers.

I have bought my crackers from that guy and have bit had a problem since.

His cables are a few more bucks but have all worked.

Tim
 

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The problem with the cables and firmware is the USB interface. If you get one of the newer type cables they work fine. As long as it says FTDI you’re good to go without having to search for drivers that may or may not work. There are several articles that deal with this issue that you can find by a Google search “MIKLOR”. This guy is the authority on radios and programming. His website is full of very useful guides and reviews on all types of radios, especially the Baofeng.
 

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So just so everyone knows. Last night I reprogrammed my Rugged RM-60 Radio with Chrip. I bought the programming cable from Amazon 12 bucks and used Chrip (free). You just have to make sure to use YTY as manufacturer and TH-9000_144hz as the model when setting up CHRIP. Besides that it worked flawlessly. Thanks
can you share which cable from Amazon you used?
 

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Which cable is the one for the digital radio?


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Which cable is the one for the digital radio?


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This should be the one the digital radio.


However I would suggest using the RT System software for the Rugged version. I have used the RT but have not tried CHIRP with it. Tim
 
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