How to Use Your V3 Programmer

RT Systems RRS-V3

The RRS-V3 Radio Programming Software is designed to make it easier to program your radio. Details of memory channels and other set menu options of your radio are in the program to access and study at your pace. No more “function key frustration” from trying to set options from the face of the radio.

Memory Channels Include:

  • 128 Memory Channels

Other Menu Item Categories Include:

  • Common

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


The programming process begins by first installing the program then installing (and allowing) the drivers for the cable. Be sure to complete both of these steps.

Next, make all the connections between the radio and the computer and complete Communications | Get data from radio. This “syncs” the radio and computer. Even if the radio is not yet set up with memory channels, there are details that the programmer needs to get from the radio.

Start setting up details for your radio in a “factory fresh” file (File|New) or in the file that was created when you did Communications | Get data from the radio. Begin by entering a receive frequency (that will be the frequency published for the repeater). When you press Enter or Tab to leave the Receive frequency field, the program will complete details for the channel. Then customize Name and Tone to match the details you have for that local repeaters.

Use the links to external data sources (File | External data) built right into the programmer to access repeater details for your area or for a location you plan to visit. Then with just a few button clicks, you have a file with hundreds of entries and all you typed was your location (i.e., zip code or city).


Save your file as you work. This is a computer, after all, and you would hate to lose your work should the system fail. Actually, create and save as many files as you want or need. You could have one file for home, a different one for the vacation house, another for the trip to your son’s house, another for the yearly 3K run and picnic where you help direct traffic and want the radio to be programmed with only the frequencies for that event. Remember, radio programming is an overwrite process. Everything in the radio is replaced by everything in the file.


Radio Menu Settings

Use these screens to customize many set menu 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 frequency file.



Use this screen to customize many set menu 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.


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.)

Hardware Requirements