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Radio Programming

Every radio operates differently, and once programmed, it's easy to forget how to set up new frequencies (especially if there's a repeater offset and tone involved).

In the spirit of emergency preparedness, here are quick reference guides on how to program different radios. The aim is to condense on one page that can be printed, everything that is needed to setup a new frequency in VFO mode with the proper offset and tone.

Radio Reference Guides Other
Icom IC-207H Libre Office, PDF
Kenwood TM-D710G Libre Office, PDF
QYT KT-8900 Libre Office, PDF Menu List
Baofeng UV-5R Libre Office, PDF Chirp

Example: IC-207H


Here are frequencies programmed on VA7FI's radios:

And a few details:

  • My mobile QYT KT-8900 radios have all channels programmed in, where as the Baofeng radios only have channels 0 to 127.
  • The Link columns identifies repeaters that are linked together.
  • I tried to roughly sort repeaters from North to South for the Island and West to East for the mainland, while trying to keep linked repeaters grouped together.
  • Channel 1 (XbandR) is what I use when I need to setup a crossband repeater at home. You don't need to program that one.
  • See the Links: Scanner Frequencies page for more information about the non-ham frequencies listed.
  • The repeaters I hang out on most are on channels: 2, 3, 12, 21, 27, 44, 58

If you notice any mistakes, please let me know.


It's also worth remembering that only specific simplex frequencies are allowed by the RAC band plans:

For 2m: For 70cm:
146.415, 146.430, 146.445, 146.460, 146.475, 146.490, 146.505, 146.520, 146.535, 146.550, 146.565, 146.580, 146.595 446.000, 446.025, 446.050, 446.075, 446.100, 446.125, 446.150, 446.175
15 kHz spread between each channel. 25 kHz spread between each channel.

: National calling frequencies.

Or more succinctly:

  • 2m: 146.415 – 146.595, Δ=15 kHz
  • 70cm: 446.000 – 446.175, Δ=25 kHz
howto/radioprogramming.txt · Last modified: 2020/01/29 17:24 by va7fi