Travelling Germany / Greece : band Limits

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I keep travelling between Germany, Greece and other countries with my FlexRadio. How can I switch band limits?
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Herby

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Jim Gilliam

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Perhaps on version 3.0 there will be a countries tab.


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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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Ask your dealer for the TURF file for each of the countries
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Why are these TURF files not available as downloads? Please send me one for Greece, Austria and Italy.
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Chris DL5NAM

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What TURF file you have now? And what are the differ between yours and EU?
73 Chris
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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Ask your dealer
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Andreas Junge, Elmer

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There is a "Region" button in the "Radio" tab. What's is that for? It has a "Change" button.

73, Andreas, N6NU

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The Region button allows you to load a TURF file for a specific region.

TURF Files are required by local licensing authorities to ensure compliance with their regulations. This is a pretty standard approach for most commercial radio products capable of being used over a large bandwidth.
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I have a German TURF file I suppose, since I bought the radio from a German dealer. Band limits are NOT the same all over EU. I don't understand why this is kept such a secret and is handled so complicated.
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It's worth checking, Herby. I bought my 6500 from a UK dealer but I had to contact FRS to get the regional TURF file....though it is just that, regional.... Not sure how it would discriminate between Germany, Belgium etc
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David G4NRT / Z21NRT

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Me too! My 6500 had a US TURF file, notwithstanding that I bought it from an official UK dealer. An email to support got me the appropriate UK file.

David G4NRT
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TURF Files are required by local licensing authorities to ensure compliance with their regulations. This is a pretty standard requirement for most commercial radio products capable of being used over a large bandwidth. In most cases local licensing authorities will not allow radios to be sold without TURF file restrictions.

Your German Dealer or Flex can get u the TURF files you need.
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Mine is EU02 and I'm in the UK, is that correct? I had simply presumed the UK dealer would make sure it was all correct before shipping.
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Rob, I'll check mine when I get home, but I think EU02 is what I'm on.  Mine was shipped (from a dealer in UK) with the US TURF...  Paul M0CVX
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Rob G6EIH

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Cheers Paul it would be good to know it's correct.
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Paul Bradbeer

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Yep, just checked, it is EU02.  Paul
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The "dealer" hint is not very helpful and not very customer friendly since I am in Greece not and my dealer is in Germany. Strange.
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Herby

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Hi Paul, how did you manage to get regional TURF files?
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Hi Herby. What I mean by 'regional' is that I think the turf file is valid for a group of countries in Europe...I don't think that mine is specific to the UK. I emailed FRS to get mine.
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Official Response
I have converted this topic to a support HelpDesk ticket (http://helpdesk.flexradio.com) for expedited issue resolution.  If anyone else is experiencing an issue similar to this one, please submit a HelpDesk support ticket for issue resolution.

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