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Some two-way radios have remote kill and remote revive/active function. This unique function used in situations where the radio has been lost temporarily or stolen, or your radios rent to others, but they are not returned in time.

In these situations, we just remote kill the lost/rented/stolen radios, then we can inhibit all the functions of the device, making it practically unusable,neither receive nor transmit, press any button on the radio is no use. The radio is “disabled”.

Once the lost radio has been re-located, the device can be enabled again by sending the ‘revive’/active signal from another device to lost radio, re-activating all its functions.

The Remote Kill, Remote Active functions provide a safety feature to prevent its unauthorized use, it seems so interesting! Today, let’s learn how to set it on radios.

Retevis RT3 and Retevis RT8 both have Remote kill and Remote stun function. Let’s take Retevis RT8 as an examples to show hot to set.

Setting in RT8 software:

1.First we need set in software, make sure RT8 A and RT8 B can communicate. Both A and B communicate on group call or private call are ok.
2.When setting in software, we also need take note both A and B are with “Radio Enable” and “Radio Disable” clicked.

3.RT8 Radio A: radio ID 1234
4.RT8 Radio B: radio ID 5678

After setting, we need press PTT to test A and B are communicating normally.

Setting in RT8 radio by hand.(make sure two RT8 radios are putting in channel that can talking)

Radio Remote Kill:

On Retevis RT8 radio A: Menu–Contacts—Manual Dial–5678—Confirm–Radio Disable–Radio Disable Successfully show in LCD

Then Retevis RT8 radio B: LCD display is with words” Disabled” on. Then press any button on this radio, there’s no response at all. This radio is killed.
Radio Remote Active:

On Retevis RT8 radio A: Menu–Contacts—Manual Dial–5678—Confirm–Radio Enable–Radio Enable Successfully show in LCD

Then Retevis RT8 radio B: LCD display recover to the normal interface, all buttons and functions are activated and functional.

Besides Manual Dial, in private call mode,we can also action in the exist contacts for a radio remote kill and radio active directly.

On Retevis RT8 radio A: Menu–Contacts—Contact 2( stands for radio 5678)—Confirm–Radio Disable–Radio Disable Successfully show in LCD

On Retevis RT8 radio A: Menu–Contacts—Contact 2( stands for radio 5678)—Confirm–Radio Enable–Radio Enable Successfully show in LCD

This functuion seems so interesting! In oder to avoid others change some settings inside radio, such as radio ID, we can set power on password, PC programing password, Radio program Password in advance, this will make you radio using more safety.

Any requirement, please feel free to contact kam@retevis.com. We are always here to help. Thanks!

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