Name display on TH-350

Modified on Wed, 06 Mar 2024 at 03:58 PM

The TYT TH-350 radio came originally with a 5 character name display.  You might still be able to get these today. 

Others of these radios have an 8 character name display.  

The RT Systems programmer handles both of these configurations in one programmer; however,  you must make a change in the programmer to be able to enter the correct number of characters and have them appear on the radio properly. 

NOTE:  When you change from 8 to 5 characters, the name field of ALL files opened from that point on is truncated to 5 characters.  In other words, you are going to LOSE the names you entered for your 8-character radio.

To prevent your having to rebuild your names, make a copy of the file with 8 characters and store it in a safe place on your hard drive.  Then, do NOT open it when the programmer is in 5 character mode.

Once the programmer is returned to 8 character mode, you can safely open that copy and have your 8 character names as originally entered.

This is not a problem if you only program your radio.  You won't be changing between 5 and 8 characters on this unit.

The programmer is in 5 character mode by default. 

To switch to 8 character mode, 

  • Select Settings | Number Name Characters and set the option to 8 Characters. 
  •  CLOSE THE PROGRAMMER (save your file if you have been working in it).   
  • When you reopen it, either into your saved file or into a default file, you will be able to enter 8 characters.

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