what is a TURF file ?

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anybody knows what has been designed for the TURF file and the functionalities of this configuration file  ?

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Don - ik2egl - ai4sd

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TURF is "Tool for Updating Radio Frequencies" and it is primarily used to send region-specific transmit frequency ranges to the radio.  A file that has the region data in it is called a "TURF file" and it has the .turf extension.  If you are in MARS in the US, you can contact FlexRadio sales for a TURF file for extended transmit coverage or if you are a non-US customer, your distributor can provide you with a TURF file for your country-specific transmit ranges.  Generally, radios sold to non-US customers are "TURF'ed" before going to the customer -- they already have the national frequency ranges for the end-user's country programmed in the radio.