Portable Radios

Hytera TD580 Review

The Hytera TD580 is a monoband UHF or VHF DMR radio that is offered by Hytera – a Chinese radio manufacturer that has been making significant inroads into the global two-way radio market. The TD580 sports a sleek orange and black housing and is intended for use only in Chinese …

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TYT MD-2017 Review

  The TYT MD-2017 is one of the latest DMR radios from TYT and the first dual band (VHF and UHF) DMR portable radio from this Chinese manufacturer. This unit packs many features, including, dual band VHF (136 – 174 MHz) and UHF (400 – 480 MHz) operation, superb audio, …

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Review of the Connect Systems CS580 DMR portable radio

The Connect Systems CS580 is the latest DMR radio from Connect Systems – one of the early pioneers of value priced DMR radios targeting the ham radio market. This ultra-portable unit is manufactured for Connect Systems by the Chinese manufacturer BFDX and packs many features, including, superb audio, a multicoloured LCD …

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2016 Dayton Hamvention DMR radio roundup

The 2016 Dayton Hamvention was brimming with new DMR gear, making it one of the more active years for DMR announcements. With phenomenal adoption by the ham radio community of DMR, it is not surprising that many vendors are finally getting their feet wet with this rapidly growing digital voice …

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Review of the Tytera TYT MD-390 DMR portable radio

The Tytera TYT MD-390 is the latest DMR radio from Tytera or TYT that is the ruggedized twin to the Tytera TYT MD-380. This unit packs many features, including, superb audio, a multicolored LCD display, front panel programmability, rugged IP67 compliant construction, plus much more. This is a great radio …

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Kenwood USA introduces DMR mobile and portable radios

JVCKENWOOD USA announced a full line of Kenwood DMR radios with the introduction of the TK-D240V/D340V VHF/UHF digital portable radios and the TK-D740HV/D840HU VHF/UHF digital mobile radios. These radios operate using DMR Tier II, which specifies a 2-slot TDMA protocol in 12.5 kHz channels, satisfying both ETSI and TIA specifications. In …

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REVIEW: Motorola MOTOTRBO SL 7550 DMR portable radio

Motorola MOTOTRBO SL7550 UHF portable radio VA3XPR digital mobile ham DMR

The Motorola MOTOTRBO SL 7550 or is the most compact addition to Motorola’s MOTOTRBO line of DMR radios. This unit is slim and lightweight, making it ultraportable and a great shirt pocket radio for the ham that only needs low power operation. At the time of this review, the ham …

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