DMR

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-9600 Review

The TYT MD-9600 is a dual band (VHF and UHF) DMR mobile radio from TYT – a Chinese manufacturer of value priced DMR equipment. This unit packs many features, including, dual band VHF (136 – 174 MHz) and UHF (400 – 480 MHz) operation, loud audio, a large LCD display, …

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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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Greater Toronto Area Repeater Jamming Activity

Dear Greater Toronto Area Hams, I’m writing this note concerning nefarious activity that currently plagues our repeaters in the Greater Toronto Area. As many of you are probably aware, several of the repeaters in the Greater Toronto Area, including VA3XPR, VE3YYZ FM and VE3YYZ DMR, have become almost unusable due …

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Reflections on 2016 from VA3XPR

  Dear VA3XPR members, I thought I would take a moment during Christmas day festivities here with my family to reflect upon the past year for VA3XPR. With our busy lives throughout the year, sometimes it is only during these times that we can take a moment to reflect upon …

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Whistler to update TRX-1 / TRX-2 digital scanners with NXDN

The Whistler Group, Inc., a leading industry supplier of state-of the-art mobile electronics, is in the homestretch to the highly-anticipated release of an NXDN™ update to the TRX-1 and TRX-2 which currently feature Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) capabilities. The Whistler TRX-1 (handheld) and TRX-2 (desktop/Mobile) originally released in May of …

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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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