Another day, another device… No that’s not true! Like every self acclaimed Radio Amateur or Network Radio enthousiast I stand in front of the mirror every morning claiming two things: “that belly ain’t big” and “I don’t need another radio”… There’s always one lie in the morning 😉
Anyway, when we met up with the guys from Zello Radio Benelux last weekend I got my hands on a Tokie TK1000: A small sized device with a medium screen and the standaard menu keys, but no dial pad. I was intrigued!
A few photos of the Zello Radio Benelux event at Denderhoutem 2019-08-18. Many thanks to Rik – for providing the location and catering! Very nice afternoon and nice to meet everyone. Looking forward to the next episode!
This post is actually a combination of different “Tips & Tricks” I previously wrote in the knowledge base. I’m not going to explain all settings again. Just hit the tags in the sidebar most of the subjects discussed here are filled under “Button Mapper” and “Zello“
Since a few weeks I’ve got this new found love for the first Network Radio I bought: the Inrico T320. As you all know, i’m a huge fan of Telo, I love the build, the audio quality, the design … and especially the big touchscreen. So for a while I was very happy with my TE-590 and I still am. But preferences changes over time. Ever since I started using Walkie Fleet at home and at work, I struggled with the dual app that needs to be configered: Zello for Hobby and Walkie Fleet for Work and Home use.
And now the thing that first led me away from the T320 is actually the thing that I most love about it: Its keyboard. I’ve found out that with most big touchscreens I often accidentally hit the screen and disable or enable stuff! The smaller screen on the T320 is less sensitive and in combination with Button Mapper I’m super fast in changing Apps, settings, channels, …. So here’s a short description on how I set up my Inrico T320:
There’s a moment in your Network Radio career and probably in your general Radio career as well that you have several different devices connected to different technologies or networks. This often results in dragging around multiple handheld devices to stay connected with your favourite fellow radio folks on their own networks. We have Zello, ZelloWork, WalkieFleet, Real PTT, Echolink, PMR, DMR, … and so on.
Personally I have a private WalkieFleet Network for me and my family (Clan Caignie), a professional WalkieFleet network for my crew when at work and I use Zello to keep in touch with my favourite Network Radio buddies. So that’s three networks to monitor. Actually two, because when at work al the rest is shut down, to keep focussed. When at work i only run the Family WalkieFleet network on my Smartphone in case of emergency if my wife or kid is are in trouble. So I end up with two networks that I would like to monitor at the same time, Zello & my Clan Caignie WalkieFleet network. And as we all know, most PTT applications are not social pieces of software. They all think they are the center of the “PTT universe” and claim the PTT button. I’ve written some articles about using multiple PTT applications on one device and most of them work fine but sometimes you wish you just have it all in one application. This was the starting point from were NR001, ZRB003 , NR0216 and me NR515 at www.zelloradiobenelux.be started testing.
When having problems with a device and you want to boot up without any apps starting.
Long press your power button until the shut down menu appears On the popup where you can power off or reboot you can long press ‘power off’. It will ask to boot in safe mode. When you do this the device will boot normally but won’t auto start any apps. Keep in mind: Not all devices have this feature. The manufacturer decides.
A guest review by our very own NR001 – Filip about his preferred Network Radio. This review also appeared in Radio User but we got permission to publish it here.
“In my continuous search for the ‘perfect’ network radio, I recently came across a device called the Telo TE590. The first thing that drew me to it was its slim looking design.
“I searched the internet for dealers and came across www.network-radios.co.uk “At around £395, the TE590 wasn’t inexpensive, but on the other hand this looked like it could be the high-end device that I have been searching for. Because my interests in NR are more on the Android side, I don’t spend money on traditional radios!
Apparently there are a lot of new kids in town! (see previous post) The T-526 from Inrico is from my point of view the only true successor for the T199/192 models. Thanks to HF Electronics I was able to have a go with this compact 4G screenless device.
There’s a new kid in town and it’s a slim one. The Inrico T-620 is a 4G dual sim Network Radio with an extra SD slot and a small display. It has a battery capacity of 3600 mh. Al this features made it look like hell of competition for the bigger en blind T199 and T192. It’s slim, elegant, compact and the small display allows you to see if your connection to data or wifi is established.
Since the new firmware update of the Telo TE 390 you might encounter problems installing apps on the device. This is because it has been locked by the manufacturer. By entering *#*#1122#*#* in the dial pad (and press dial) the device becomes unlocked and you can install apk’s on the device.