How to make RT29 analog radio work with RT29D digital radio?

To make an RT29 analog radio work with RT29D digital radio, you need to ensure compatibility between the two devices.

The difference between RT29 and RT29D

RT29 is an analog radio, RT29D is a digital radio, which is an upgraded version of RT29.
RT29D has digital and anlog mode, however, RT29 only has an analog mode, this is the biggest difference between them.

There is a blog for reference about the difference Between RT29 and RT29D.
https://twowayradiocommunity.com/the-difference-between-rt29-and-rt29d/

How to make RT29 analog radio work with RT29D digital radio?

1. Firstly you need a programming cable J9131P, both are same cable.
2. Download the USB driver and programming software.

Taking RT29 UHF radio and RT29D UHF radio as an example.

RT29: https://www.retevis.com/rt29-long-range-uhf-two-way-radio-us

RT29D: https://www.retevis.com/rt29d-waterproof-heavy-duty-uhf-dmr-portable-radio-us

Please download from the support page of the links above.

analog radio work with digital radio

3. In the programming software of RT29 and RT29D, please note RT29D in analog mode.

Method one, keeping same frequency and CTCSS/DCS in each channels.

For example, channel one.

analog radio work with digital radio

Method two, open the default frequency of RT29 software.

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Then reprogramme same frequency and CTCSS/DCS in RT29D programming software.

All programming process, please firstly ‘read’ the radio, then ‘write’ the radio to save data.

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Do you know how to make them communicate with each other now?
If you have any need help, please feel free to contact us by email, info@retevis.com

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