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  • Motorola DTR600 and DTR700 firmware and software update for July 2020

    Motorola DTR600 Change Profile IDMotorola just released new firmware and software for their DTR600 and DTR700 900MHz digital two way radios. The update includes a bug fix and a tweak to an existing feature in the radio settings.

    The bug fix resolves an issue that causes the display to freeze. When this issue occurs, the display will freeze, but the radio is otherwise still operational. It can receive and transmit calls and will also power off, however the screen will be locked up.

    The feature tweak is a change to the programming software for Enable Profile ID under the Profile ID Number information. On the DTR600, the Enable Profile ID to Change Pin Code is set to Enabled by default from the factory. This change applies to the DTR600 only and does not apply to the DTR700.

    According to Motorola, the DTR600 and DTR700 can be updated from radios with the original factory settings or those with the phase 1/2 patch installed. The radio should update successfully no matter which version was previously installed.

    Important Note: This update should only be applied if you are already experiencing these issues. If you are using the DTR600 or DTR700 radios with default factory settings, the update should not be necessary.

    The firmware updates the DTR600 and DTR700 to version R01.02.02, Codeplug Version: R01.02.01 and Keypad Version: R01.02.00.

    The update files are now available as listed below.

  • Pros and Cons of the Motorola DLR Series Radios

    Motorola DLR Series Two Way RadiosAs we've mentioned in previous articles, podcasts and videos, the Motorola DLR1020 and DLR1060 radios can be great assets for many different types of businesses. In this article, we will note some of the many pros, as well as the few cons, that these radios have.

    One of the biggest pros of the Motorola DLR series radios is that they operate on 900 MHz digital frequencies. This feature is beneficial in several ways. First, consider the level of privacy that these frequencies offer. The 900 MHz frequencies are much less common than standard UHF or VHF frequencies, and the FHSS "frequency hopping" method used by these radios allows you to completely eliminate any chance of unwanted interference from neighboring two-way radio users.

    Second, these 900 MHz radios do not require any type of FCC licensing. This saves you hundreds of dollars in licensing fees and allows you to use the radios as-is, "out of the box", with minimal, if any, programming required.

    Third, because the DLR series radios are digital, the sound quality is impeccable. You will find that there is no background static or "white noise" like you may experience with normal analog radios.

    Another major plus is the ultra-compact size of the Motorola DLR radios. They are very small and incredibly lightweight, making them practical for use in almost any situation. Even with their small size and light weight, these units offer military-grade specs for durability and resistance against dust, water, vibration, shock, and extreme temperature variations. Like many of the other Motorola onsite business radios, the DLR radios have antimicrobial housings to inhibit the growth of mold and bacteria.

    With all the  pros, there are also a few cons. One disadvantage of the Motorola DLR radios is their low power. The transmit power of radios that operate on this 900 MHz band is limited to 1 watt by the FCC. This means they are not practical for very large industrial job sites. Also, the FHSS frequency hopping technology will not work with typical repeaters, limiting the possibility of extending their range.

    Perhaps the biggest con would be the lack of cross-compatibility with an existing fleet of two-way radios operating on standard business frequencies. Based on their rather unique frequency hopping capabilites and the fact that they operate on 900 MHz frequencies instead of the UHF or VHF business bands, they are not universally compatible with other digital radios. Also, most companies still tend to use analog radios, which these digital units will not communicate with at all. The Motorola DLR technology is cross-compatible with only one other line of radios, the Motorola DTR series.

    On the plus side, if you happen to already have Motorola DTR series radios such as the DTR600 or DTR700, the DLR line will work with them and will be a much sleeker, smaller, more affordable option.

    With all this being said, the pros of the Motorola DLR1020 and DLR1060 radios far outweigh the cons, and tend to be an excellent option for almost any on-site business use!

  • Motorola DTR700 video

    Commercial tier radios do not have many license free options, so when a manufacturer offers one, it's kind of a big deal. The Motorola DTR Series is one such option, and these 900 MHz radios eventually became fairly popular choices through the years for businesses, and even some consumers.

    Not long ago, Motorola replaced the DTR650 digital radio with a new model, the DTR700. So what's new and different with it? We're glad you asked.

    This video produced by Buy Two Way Radios is a brief introduction to the Motorola DTR700 license-free digital commercial two way radio and an overview of its features.

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  • The difference between the Motorola DTR600 and DTR700 | video

    What's the difference between the Motorola DTR600 and DTR700 digital radios? Is one better than the other, or are they both exactly the same?

    In this video, Danny explains the one basic difference between these two models in the DTR series and when you may need or want to choose one over the other. The DTR600 and DTR700 are now available from Buy Two Way Radios.

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  • How to Program the Motorola DTR600 and DTR700 digital radios

    We’ve already done an introductory video on the Motorola DTR600, but we knew we needed something more. Now, we’re going to go more in depth and show you how to program the DTR600 and DTR700 digital radios using Motorola’s PMKN4154A programming cable (available in a kit as HKKN4027A) and free CPS PC programming software.

    In this video, we’ll install and setup the software, connect the radio to our laptop, read from the radio and create a profile in the software, create contacts and groups, write that profile back to the radio, and then we’ll go back discuss some of the features that are configurable using the software.

    The topics covered are listed below. You can watch the entire video or go to a specific section.

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  • TWRS-133 - New Motorola DTR600 and DTR700 Digital Radios

    Two Way Radio Show
    We tell you about two new 900 MHz business radios from Motorola. We’ll also tell you about promotions and rebates available from a couple of manufacturers and take some of your comments and questions from listeners of The Two Way Radio Show and readers of our blog.

    Intro :00
    Billboard 1:13

    Discussion Topic 1:32
    We tell you about the new Motorola DTR600 and DTR700 license free digital 900 MHz business radios. We’ll discuss some of their new features and functionality and discuss the advantages of using these radios for business operations. Watch our video programming tutorial! How to program the Motorola DTR600 and DTR700 digital radios will show you how to do it yourself.

    Manufacturer Promotions 32:03
    We tell you about some promotions and rebates from radio manufacturers, including a buy 6, get 2 free deal on Midland business radios and a cash rebate per radio offer on select Kenwood ProTalk business radios.

    Questions and Answers 35:51
    Comments and questions from listeners of The Two Way Radio Show and readers of our Two Way Radio Blog.

    Wrap up and Close 39:38
    Send in your comments and questions for Danny, Anthony and Rick to show[at]buytwowayradios.com. Feedback on this and other topics will be read by the hosts and included in future episodes of the show. Visit us at www.twowayradioshow.com!

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  • Motorola enhances their digital DTR Series with the new DTR600 and DTR700

    Motorola DTR600 and DTR700 Digital Two Way RadiosWhen Motorola debuted the original DTR Series, the concept of a low license free digital radio for business use was somewhat of a novel idea. It didn't take long, however, for the DTR410, DTR550 and DTR650 to become niche favorites with certain businesses and even some consumers. Recently, the company introduced two new models to their DTR line. The Motorola DTR600 and DTR700 enhances an already popular digital series.

    Motorola's DTR products are different from most of the other business radios that we carry at Buy Two Way Radios. Instead of operating on a single selectable frequency, DTR series radios constantly hop from one frequency to another in the 900 MHz wavelength. This provides several advantages over typical radios. 900 MHz frequencies offer greater range than traditional UHF radios and the ones used by the DTR series don't require a license. The frequency hopping technology makes it very difficult to eavesdrop on a transmission using common receiver technology, such as scanners. The DTR series also has clear, digital sound and advanced features, such as one to one calling.

    Now, with these two new models, Motorola brings the DTR series into the next generation of license-free digital communication.

    Motorola DTR600 Digital Two Way RadioDTR600
    The DTR600 is the newest edition to the DTR series and replaces both the DTR410 and the DTR550. It is compatible with all other DTR series radios as well as Motorola's DLR series radios. The DTR600 is physically a big improvement over the previous series. It's thinner by around a third of an inch, but more noticeable is the larger, full color screen.
    The DTR600 will work right out of the box with support for up to 30 license free channels. Many customers choose to use the radio without any additional configuration, and this is fine - an out of the box DTR600 will work like a typical radio and you will still get the great digital sound and great range. If you're willing to do a little configuration, however, you can really unlock the power of the DTR series. By building a contact list of each radio in your fleet and defining private radio groups, you can make it simple for your employees or coworkers to get in touch with exactly who they need. A programmable side button can be set to allow for private replies, a direct call to a frequent contact, all call, or even to page all units.

    The DTR600 includes a 2500 mAh lithium battery, good for 16.5 hours of operation, an antenna, a charger, and a holster. Price - $319.00

    Motorola DTR700 Digital Two Way RadioDTR700
    The DTR700 is essentially the same radio as the DTR600, with all of the same functionality and features. The only difference between these two models is the number of channels. The DTR700 has support for an additional 20 channels for a total of 50 channels. Both radios support up to 200 contacts, and are fully compatible with one another, as well as previous DTR series and DLR series radios, such as the DLR1020 and DLR1060. Price - $349.00

    Instead of the traditional belt clip, the DTR600 and DTR700 include a holster. This allows you to securely attach and remove the radio quickly and easily. The holster includes a nice feature. The belt clip portion of the holster has an area that is specifically designed for you to wind any extra cord from your earpiece, so it's not dangling and in your way!

    By purchasing an optional programming cable (HKKN4027A), the DTR600 and DTR700 can be customized using PC software freely available for download from Motorola. Other optional accessories include a 6 radio multi-charger and a wide variety of earpieces and other accessories. Both models are in available to ship from our warehouse at Buy Two Way Radios.

    Watch our video programming tutorial! How to program the Motorola DTR600 and DTR700 digital radios will show you how to do it yourself!

  • The Motorola DTR600 digital radio video

    Motorola DTR radios are very popular 900 MHz digital radios that are also license free. The DTR600 is the newest edition to the DTR series and replaces both the DTR410 and the DTR550. It is compatible with all other DTR series radios as well as Motorola's DLR series radios.

    In this video, Danny introduces the new Motorola DTR600 digital two way radio and provides an overview of its features. The Motorola DTR600 is available now from Buy Two Way Radios.

    Watch our video programming tutorial! How to program the Motorola DTR600 and DTR700 digital radios will show you how to do it yourself!

    Want more videos? Browse our video blog and subscribe to our YouTube channel!

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