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The Three Different Password Settings of Retevis RT3

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The Password Settings of RT3 helps you protect your radio privacy . And makes sure that the radio settings won’t be changed without permission . You could set it according to your needs ,so let’s see what are these three passwords and how to operate them one by one .

1.Power-on Password Settings

The Power-on password should be set by programming software . Just as the picture shows, find the ‘General Setting’ and click ‘ Password and Lock Enable ’ . Then you could write eight-digit numbers to set it.

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After that if you wanna change the password or close this function , you could directly set on radio and just follow that steps : Menu—Utilities—Radio Settings —Passwd Lock—enter the Current Password—chose Turn Off or Change Pwd.

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2.PC Programming Password Settings

The setting of PC Programming Password could protect your radio when someone try to change it on software .The password could be letters or numbers or both of them.Remember it is no more than eight-digit.

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After that when you write the radio program on software ,it will show input the password firstly just like this :

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3.Radio Program Password Settings

The setting of Radio Program Password needs you to click ‘Program Radio’ on ‘Menu Item ‘ firstly.

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Then write the ‘Radio Program Password’ on ‘General Setting’. It could only be eight-digit numbers .

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Finish that on software , when you reboot your radio , it will show another line as ‘Program Radio’ on ‘utilities’ ,enter the password ,you could operate more setting on radio like this :

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At last just kindly note that although the Password settings could protect your radio privacy . If you forget the passwords ,it would be a little troublesome . Because the radio has to be back to the factory and be dealt by our technology professionals .It would cost some time to do it.So when you set the password , just make sure you could remember it !



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Gianfranco 31/01/2017 - 04:28

Hi Zoe, do you know what the default password for my brand new RT3 is?
I have tried 00000000 but… no luck.

(I am waiting the USB cable, but in the meantime I’d like to program the frequencies via the menu).

Zoe Chen 08/02/2017 - 13:44

Please try 99999999 .

brian ruddock 06/02/2019 - 19:19

i have the same problem i can not get into my rts3 radio needs password
i`ve don 11111111 22222222 33333333 44444444 55555555 66666666 77777777 88888888 99999999 00000000 12345678 87654321 im going to hit this blood thing with a hammer its doing my head in can some 1 help pls

Ailunce 21/02/2019 - 17:26

Default password is 961510, please have a try.

Malt Beer 27/12/2021 - 00:38

Default password is definitely NOT 961510 in my brand-new radio.

Kenchi Lines 08/09/2019 - 23:42

hi am now having this problem. any one knows how to fix or that the password is ? thanks

TA7N 06/10/2019 - 18:54

retevis rt3s factory reset ?

Cherry 07/10/2019 - 15:19

The RT3S factory setting is sent to you by email, please check your email box.

Jessica S 29/11/2019 - 02:08

I programmed the retevis rt3s gps and uploaded software and left it In program mode by accident now when i turn it on it has Chinese letters and then ask for password I’ve tried every number and codes now i cant get back in it any help

Cherry 02/12/2019 - 15:40

hi, we are so sorry for this!
Please try the password 961510.
if still have problem, you can email us: partner@retevis.com
or find us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/retevis

Jessica S 03/12/2019 - 04:35

It says wrong password still

Paul 01/04/2021 - 15:40

how or why why would a password appear when i turn my radio on this is disappointing, If anybody could help it would be appreciated
my email vk3hjv@gmail.com

Cherry 22/04/2021 - 15:16

May i know your radio model please?

Alexandre de OLiveira Barros 22/08/2021 - 03:19

I’m Alexandre, PU2OIA radio amateur. I have a RT3S radio with GPS, because after a firmware update, it is asking for a password. What should I do? Thank you very much in advance.

Cherry 23/08/2021 - 08:57

hi,maybe you can try this password: 961510

Malt Beer 27/12/2021 - 00:37

Hi, I am also facing this problem with my brand-new Retevis RT3S – a Christmas Offer.
The password is definitely not 961510 , as stated above.

So what is the correct password to make the radio do, what is is supposed to do?
Regards, Malt


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