MD-380 setting.ini


Yes the file is setting.ini. The path for me with a default Windows 7 install is:

- C:\Program Files (x86)\MD_380\MD_380\SoftWare_EN\setting.ini

Note it is in the Programs folder so you will generally need to Administrator to modify.

I'm using MD_380 v 1.30. Here's what my setting.ini looks like:

[setup]
language=english
testmode=1
model=DR780
oemmodel=MD_380
oemindex=255
windowtext=CPS MD_380
readwrite=0
chcount=1000
zonecount=250

MD-380 calibration settings file

It looks like that is the radio's calibration settings.

Did you just stumble across that reading the .ini file?

The part of this that is quite helpful is that appears you can make a backup of your radio's
calibration data in case it is ever lost or corrupted. This could save your radio from being
a brick or needing a trip back to a dealer.

The steps to save the calibration data:

1. Change 'testmode=0' to 1 in the 'setup` section of the settings.ini file
2. connect the radio
3. Start MD-380
4. Hit Control-T which will read the data off the radio.
5. Click "Save Test Data" which will save a .test file with an 8 KB binary of the calibration data.
6. Put the .test file some place where you can find it if you need it.

Thanks Stan G4EGH, that is an a really interesting find.

MD-380 Official Speaker MIC

Here is a picture of the three mics side-by-side.... Quality has its price...


Comment below if you have the model numbers or names.

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I HIGHLY suspect the new MD-390 is NOT a improved model, but the same exact guts from a 380 with a larger battery.
I have lost any faith in TYT to produce a decent product. I had also ordered a quad band mobile from them. We sent that pile of crap (well it LOOKED nice) back to them (on their dime). The receiver was as selective as a crystal diode set.
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Now if spending $200 on a radio is "Expendable" like fruit that's going to spoil, you are golden, but if you see this as a INVESTMENT..think again.I would love to hear from others that have needed parts support from TYT.You drop your MD-380 and crack the case, or break a knob or control.So far as we see it, the only thing you can get is extra batteries and belt clips.If you have a Motorola, Kenwood, Icom,Yaesu..getting parts is no problem.

MD380 out of band reception

I have worked out how to program out of band. I have been able to enter RX freq upto 498.000mhz.
Change this in the setup.ini

Original value is

freq2=[400-480MHz]
data2=00400048

Change to the following
freq2=[400-520MHz]
data2=00400052

The last two numbers determines the frequency.

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