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New Model RB18/RB618 Dual PTT license-free Radio

by Cherry

New Model RB18/RB618 Dual PTT license-free Radio is coming.

Retevis released a new model, RB18 or RB618, it is the license-free radio. Check the picture first:

From the apperance, it will be different from the classic two-way radios. It has the a small display, with the up and down button on the left of the screen. With the big PTT button in the front, and also have another PTT at the left side. It is the dual PTT radio.

Also this radio has the Lamp light function, short press the button: Lamp Button, the light will turn on. The display will show you the CTCSS/DCS code, the channel number, the battery, the VOX on/off, the Tx/RX and so on.

The features of this RB18/RB618 Dual PTT license-free Radio.

1, It is the license-free radio: FRS/ PMR446 version.

2, Dual PTT: from the picture, we will know this radio has dual PTT.

3, NOAA Weather Channel: The FRS band with the 11 NOAA Weather Channels.

4, Flashlight function.

5, Novel and Unique appearance

6, Li-ion battery with 1000mah

7, The Mini and lightweight License-free walkie talkie.

What’s in the package?

  • 1*RB18/ RB618 License-free Radio
  • 1* Li-ion Battery
  • 1* Belt Clip
  • 1*USB Charging Cable+Adapter
  • 1*User Manual


Any question about this RB18/RB618 Dual PTT radio, please leave message below or contact us By email: Partner@retevis.com

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Joseph Claus 23/07/2020 - 09:49

Hello, radio RB-18 programming software does not allow frequencies to be changed, unlike other Retevis HT I have.
I am using RB18 programming software from your site.
Manual says # “3. Select the certain channel you want to modify and click Edit-Channel, Edit/Batch, Channel Edit.
Click Function Setting enable to modify general setting of the radio.”
Where is Edit-Channel? Only tones and width can be changed, as they are highlighted IN WHITE…

Please help, I would like to program in Amateur Radio frequencies. This is easily done with many of your radios.

Thank you.

James 23/07/2020 - 14:38

Hello! RB18 is a license-free radio, according to the rules license-free radio’s frequency can not be changed!and could you please tell me your purpose of changing the frequency?

Dennis ali 18/08/2020 - 05:00

Hi Dennis Manchester I got the same rb618 radio I got the program to write to the radio to change ccts codes all set up won’t let me download to change ccts codes all it says handshake failure.as any one else had the same problem can you let me know dennis

James 18/08/2020 - 09:17

Hello! we have sent you an e-mail!

JIm Gulnac 07/10/2020 - 04:28

Trying to program H777 and getting the “handshake failure” as well. Please help.


James 07/10/2020 - 14:29

Hi, dear, sorry for the delay! we send you an old version, please have a try and have a nice day!

David Thomson 24/08/2020 - 22:45

To Retevis


Hi I am having the above problems, when trying to read I get hand shake… then Failure! , I am using the RETEVIS RB618 software which launches fine, and lets me check COM3 which is driven by a Prolific Driver. This driver also works fine with my Wouxun KG-UVD1P. Also Scan does not work as per the instructions, looks like this needs to be activated by the software along with VOX. Also would like to program the NOAA Stations as well. Are there specific settings to be done on the COM Driver , like Baud Rate, Parity etc, or a specific driver needed. Your website only supplies the Software. Most of the advance facilities are not working as I cant program the device. I can see all the options that can be performed in the software. Is the type of cable important. I am using my Wouxun 2 Pin Cable. I have ordered below, if this does not work then its going to have to go back. I am using Windows 10 Pro, could this setup need Windows 7.


Kind Regards

David Thomson

David Thomson 25/08/2020 - 21:22

James, Hi

Thanks for confirming, this cable should arrive today, I will get back if further issues.

Kind Regards

David Thomson

evan 26/08/2020 - 01:15

what is its range?

James 26/08/2020 - 19:02

hello! it has a range of about 3 miles.

fouch 21/11/2020 - 23:06

Despite the successful writing …. the data is empty.
I use the 618 software, he managed to read but the writing however succeeded is not good !!
Fortunately I had saved the read data.
Which solution ?

James 24/11/2020 - 09:23

Hi, dear, very sorry for the delay! Have you tried again? If still not work, can we know where you bought them and your order id? Thank you so much and have a nice day!

Max 24/11/2020 - 17:40

Hello! I just bought 4 RB18. Downloaded related programming software. And I can’t reprogram RB18 – the data from the radio is read perfectly, but after sucessfull trying to record – the radio beeps continuously, the channels do not switch, it does not work for transmission and reception, and an attempt to read data from it gives an empty channel table. Tried 2 radio out of 4 – after “write to radio” the radio was totally dead.
Beeps continuously is off after set in programming software “Beep – OFF”. But other symptoms remain – the radio is not working.

James 27/11/2020 - 14:43

Hi, dear, very sorry for the delay! Could you please e-mail us at partner@retevis.com about your problem? And can we know where you bought them and your order id? Thank you so much and have a nice day!

FREDERIC BOUDROT 30/12/2020 - 22:45

Bonjour meme probleme pour moi…

Cherry 31/12/2020 - 08:50

hi,which problem?

DUCOIN 14/03/2021 - 13:13

I have the same problem. Did you find a solution ?

Max 28/11/2020 - 18:56

Resolved! The programmers are great – successful write settings in the radio occurs only if the OS set to US region and US format.

Cherry 02/12/2020 - 15:44


fouch 13/12/2020 - 19:20

it saved my RB618

Ron 10/12/2020 - 04:20

what is the password for the programming software

Cherry 10/12/2020 - 08:40

hi, you can use this password to have a try: BF666S

Herry 07/03/2021 - 17:49

How to program RB18, why can’t edit the frequency in programming software, do you have any other solutions?

Cherry 08/03/2021 - 09:42

Because the RB18 is the license-free radio, with the fixed frequencies, so don’t support to edit frequency.

DUCOIN 14/03/2021 - 13:09

I wanted to write data to the radio (RB618), but after the transfer (successfully), the radio does not communicate anymore. Only channel 1 appears with a continuous tone.

WuitG 21/03/2021 - 05:32

Hoi hoi
heve the same probleme as the last commund.
I wanted to write data to the radio (RB618), but after the transfer (successfully), the radio does not communicate anymore. Only channel 1 appears with a continuous tone.

Javi 23/03/2021 - 22:50

Hi i have rb618 i try to disble the beep but i dont know why now i cant use the walkie i only can select the chanel number one but i cant use it

Cherry 24/03/2021 - 16:05

Hi,if you want to disable the RB618, you can use the software to do it

Joep 18/04/2021 - 05:55

This works. Am from The Netherlands and wanted to change 1 RB618 to do VOX.
Download worked great, but Upload left me with nothing. (Only channel 1 and a constant beep)
Changed the region and format to US on my Win7 PC and the upload went well and the RB618 is working again.

JG. Heij 02/05/2021 - 16:06


Ik zit met het zelfde probleem. Ik ben niet zo’n computer held maar zou je me hier doorheen kunnen helpen?
Ik draai Win10.

Grtn, Jan

alexandre rocha 26/04/2021 - 23:08

gostaria do link do software do rb18

kim 06/07/2021 - 10:39

Hello I bought the rb618 model
I want to program because the frequency in Korea is different. Please allow me to download the program.

Alex 07/09/2021 - 11:10

I bought myself these and made a small review. Good walkie-talkies!

Claire Taylor 08/09/2022 - 05:23

We have purchased a set of 3 RB618 radios, how do we turn on the VOX function?


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