Another Network Radio out of my favourite devices list: the Tele TE-390. Again from the Telo family, this is a very robust and compact device. Nice and clear display with bright letters. The battery life on this one is phenomenal!
Some of use more than one PTT app on their Network radio. Me, for example, I use Zello for hobby and when at work I use WalkieFleet to communicate with my team. I don’t like to carry around to many devices (I do like to collect them though 😁 ). Other hobbyists like to use peanut, echolink, …
Zello, in its greatness, has a few items that might need some improvement or modification, but I’ll leave that to the project managers and developers. I’ll just stick to solutions and work arounds.
When you install Zello it claims all usage over the PTT button. No matter what you do, when you push the PTT button it will push Zello as primary PTT application and it will pop up. (Unless you disabled background usage in the PPT menu in Zello, but that’s only when your screen is off.)
This is actually great when you only use Zello, but like me if you use other apps like WalkieFleet it’s quite annoying. There’s are two ways to work around this:
It took a while but finally my Telo TE-59O arrived today.
I’ve been waiting for this device since mid december, but the delivery was postponed due to reasons out of my or the dealers hand.
From my point of view this is the best quality in Network Radio you can buy for the moment: audio-, built- & display quality. And I love the big display, huge advantage in operation various apps. But again, that’s a very personal matter!
More info on the device here: Telo Systems I got mine on Network-Radios.co.uk with great support and follow up! (Keep in mind that there is a version with Google Apps and a version without! )
In a random chat on one of our favorite channels, we were talking about PD0KHN, Martin’s newest addition to his Radio Park: an Inrico T320. We were discussing that adjusting the sound is not a subtile matter, it goes with button clicks and it’s lowest volume is sometimes just a little bit too loud. Same goes for the TM-7 (plus)… we all experienced the same issue. We got interrupted by Jeerke77 who told us that if you disable the Sound Enhancement in Android Sound Settings, the volume is far more softer and subtile in its lower volumes.
Had some issues lately with my TM-7 plus who disconnected often from my wifi network. It happens on irregular basis and sometimes during conversations, what makes it very irritating obviously. I thought the problem was located in my mesh network, that the network was too advanced for the Android 4.4 versionof my TM-7 plus. We discussed it on the Zello Radio Benelux Channel and apparently it’s a know issue for the TM-7 (Plus). I got the suggestion to install “Best Wifi Keeper” That seems to resolve that issue.
Quite handy (certainly for devices where volume button work when the screen is off) Make the media volume the default volume using Button Mapper. Always adjusting the right volume when using Zello when this setting is enabled.
I recently saw some postings on the Network Radios and Inrico T320 facebook pages where people complained that the display of their T320 suddenly inverted the colors/contrast. I had the same issue on my T320 and this is how to solve the issue:
Making configuration and personalisation a bit easier: Bluetooth Keyboard to the rescue! Especially with the TM-7 plus & on the T320 where the touchscreen has a mind of its own. This foldable keyboard is easy to carry and quickly folded and stored away. Very convenient on configuration and a life saver when you use messaging on Zello.
Also when i’m in a hurry and need to configure something on the TM-7 plus that is built in in my car, this is the tool that I use to quickly change or update configuration. And when traveling this is in my to go kit for sending long mails trough the smartphone or send messages via Zello.
I bought this one several years ago on Amazon for 24 dollar and there are tons of similar brands to choose from. But this one works on my TM7-plus & T320. Developers website: perixx.com
Our good friend and Zello Radio Benelux user Martin – PD0KHN has engineered a small 12V battery station for his Inrico TM-7. He uses it to take with him around the house and when he goes camping. Very easy to use and recharge! Genius!