• Rhino 650 - radio doesn't work on UHF repeaters

    I have purchased a rhino 650 but had trouble using it on the UHF repeater channels. On testing it against another UHF CB I found that it was broadcasting on the receive channel and receiving on the broadcast channel (for instance for a channel 6 repeater is is transitting on 6 instead of 36 and receiving on 36 instead of 6). This means that the radio cannot communicate via repeaters or use the repeater channels to talk to other CB radios (let alone other Rhinos).

    Garmin Australia are aware of the problem and say a patch will be released via their dashboard utility but I am still waiting.

    As it stands, anyone wanting to use the radio functionality had better not be wanting to do it via a repeater. It severely limits the usefulness of the units in any more remote or hilly area where you want to use a repeater to extend range.

    Here's waiting for Garmin to do a fix!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Rino 650 started by Nicko View original post
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    1. ColinFromBungendore's Avatar
      ColinFromBungendore -
      Garmin have just released a fix that remedies the problem with the Rhino 650 repeater operation. This can be downloaded as a software patch via the Garmin "webupdater" program (download from the Garmin website www.garmin.com) direct to the unit via the USB cable. I have tested the patch on my Rhino 650 and it now functions correctly on the local UHF repeater. It also fixes a problem with using simplex modeon the repeater channels which was not previously allowed. This update fixes a serious bug in what was otherwise an excellent bundled package. Can now rate the Rhino 650 a 5/5ColinFromBungendore