Posts in Category: New Users

First Time User 

Thursday, December 29, 2011 7:29:00 PM Categories: ID-31A/E New Users

You've just opened the box, connected the battery and antenna.

Now what?


First, I recommend enabling the internal GPS. Steps to enable

If you are in a location where you think that the radio should be able to acquire a GPS signal, then wait for the GPS icon to stop blinking.

Once you have GPS signal put the radio in DR mode and select your closest repeater in the FROM field

Select Your Call Sign then Use Refelector for the TO field.


Listen, then talk!



Enabling the Internal GPS 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 3:26:00 PM Categories: GPS ID-31A/E New Users

For the Nearest Repeater function to work, the GPS must be enabled. The ID-31A supports the use of either the internal GPS or user supplied external GPS.

By default, neither GPS is selected. To enable the internal GPS:

  • MENU - GPS - GPS Set - GPS Select - Internal GPS

You may also want to set the Power Saving for the GPS

  • MENU - GPS - GPS Set - GPS Select - Power Save  - Auto

It may take a few minutes to acquire a valid signal. You should locate the radio so that it has a clear view of the sky. Once acquired, you can view the current information by choosing

  • QUICK MENU - GPS Information

Once the signal has been acquired, you can now see the closest repeater

  • Press and Hold the DR button for 1 sec. - Select FROM field - Select Center Blue Button - Near Repeater