Have just got a DM-1701

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KA1CM
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Have just got a DM-1701

Post by KA1CM » Sat Jun 08, 2024 12:44 am

Hi All,

I just have got a DM-1701 from eBay for $68. The first impression is not so great. I've installed OpenGD firmware and will play with it. The first two disappointment is the design of the select and volume knob that slam together. The Display cover that block part of the screen (top and right). I've tried RT84 firmware and the 1701 firmware. The 1701 suit my radio a little better, but still not perfect.

Will play with it, and will report back.

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Re: Have just got a DM-1701

Post by KA1CM » Sun Jun 09, 2024 11:42 pm

I'm very tempted to peel off the display cover and replaced it with some smartphone screen protector.
The 1701 firmware skip a line in the menu, not a big deal, but it doesn't look neat. If I can getting rid of the screen cover, then I can use RT84 firmware.
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Re: Have just got a DM-1701

Post by KA1CM » Tue Jun 11, 2024 1:43 am

OK, I've taken it off. It is actually a lens.
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Re: Have just got a DM-1701

Post by VK3KYY » Tue Jun 11, 2024 6:03 am

My lens fell out

FYI

Do not press on the LCD screen, it can leave a permanent mark

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Re: Have just got a DM-1701

Post by KA1CM » Tue Jun 11, 2024 11:32 am

VK3KYY wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2024 6:03 am
My lens fell out

FYI

Do not press on the LCD screen, it can leave a permanent mark
Thanks for the warning, Roger.

Here is my finished product.

First use 2,500 grit sand paper to remove the black paint.
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Then polish the lens to remove the haze caused by the sand paper.
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Glue it back
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Then Tha-DA!!!
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Re: Have just got a DM-1701

Post by VK3KYY » Tue Jun 11, 2024 9:06 pm

Good job

I did something similar, but only to remove the paint above the top of the display.

I also thought about buying some acrylic sheet and cutting a replacement lens by hand, but never go around to doing it

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