Radio Programming Software for the Rugged Radios RM60-V



RT Systems RRS-60V
 

The RRS-60V Radio Programming Software is designed to give you the ease and convenience of programming the memories and set menu options of your radio from your PC.

Memory Channels Include:

  • 1000 Memory Channels

Other Menu Item Categories Include:

  • Common

The Radio Programmer Is for so Much More than Just Memory Management.


We at RT Systems suggest you begin by doing Communications | Get Data from Radio to capture the original factory setup. Although these channels are noisy because they are in use by so many people, you want to keep them in the radio in case you need to make a call to the public in general. Save this file on your computer to capture this information for reference in the future. Then do File | Save As to start a file to customize for your group.

The Programmer allows you to create and save as many files as you want for your radio. You may want one set of frequencies for this week's location and a different group for your location next time. Creating different files makes it easy if you want to return to a configuration when you return to the same site to race.

Managing all the options of this radio is possible with the Programmer. Your radio does more than what you see in the memory channels. Check out Settings | Radio Menu Settings at the top of the screen to see what else there is available to customize the radio's performance.



Radio Menu Settings


Common 1 and Common 2

Use this screen to customize many features of the radio. Check boxes toggle features on or off, use drop down menus list all selections and blank boxes for personalized entry add to the ease of setting up your radio exactly like you want it.

The entries on the Settings screens are made for you to “Set and Forget”. Once settings are customized, you are prompted to save before exiting. The saved settings will be there every time you create a new file for memory channels.

 

External Data

RT Systems programmer includes a Frequency List of often used channels. NOTE: These frequencies are all in use by others. You use it IF the licensee is not around at the moment. Always have an alternate plan in case you encounter emergency communications (fire, ambulance, 911 dispatch) or a race crew. These people own the frequency, have rights to it, and don't expect you to be there. If you are asked to move to another frequency, do it immediately and quietly (no backtalk!!).

To use these lists for programming, check the box next to your selected channels, enter a starting channel number, and click Apply. The programmer does the rest to complete the channel for the radio to use.

  • Weather Channels - These are not for talking. They are for listening to weather warnings. Even if it is quiet, do NOT transmit on these channels.

  • FRS (Family Radio Service) - These are frequencies allotted to the general public for low power transmissions. These will be good to have if you want to communicate with an inexpensive FRS radio you purchased for your child. You won't get much range on these and they could be busy.

  • GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) - Again, frequencies offered to help you communicate with a GMRS radio someone already has. These frequencies too could be busy.

  • UHF Itinerant Frequencies - If your radio operates in the 440MHz range, these are good frequencies to pick from. If you are not sure if your radio does these frequencies, pick one and click apply. If the Programmer ignores the selection, your radio can't use it.
  • Marine Channels - Well, you think we have made a mistake... I can hear you thinking it. No, presuming you are so far from the water, these channels should be quiet to use. You might want to stay away from these if you are near the ocean or any other large body of water where boats have first rights to these frequencies. You don't want to interfere.
  • OffRoad Racing Frequencies - Choose carefully among these. Many are offered purely for listening. You don't want to interfere with the communications of a pit crew for a racing team. These will give you a good idea about the pattern in the frequencies to use in the programmer (i.e., 156.125, 157.885, etc.)




Click here to learn more about using Preferences to customize your radio programmer.

Hardware Requirements for the programmers are detailed here.