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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New talkgroups available for Canadian DMR users

Great news for Canadian DMR users! Today, DMR-MARC Canada, which operates the largest DMR network in Canada, announced three new talkgroups available for all connected repeaters to make user of to enhance their DMR experience. These new talkgroups include: User Activated English 1 talkgroup (timeslot 1, talkgroup #113) User Activated …

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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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REVIEW: Hytera PD782 DMR portable radio

Hytera PD782 DMR digital mobile radio portable ham VA3XPR HT

The Hytera PD782/G is a commercial grade mid-tier DMR portable radio being offered by Hytera Communications, a Chinese manufacturer of communications equipment. This unit packs many features that hams will find valuable, including a colour LCD display, loud crisp audio, solid construction, 1,024 channels and front keypad programmability (aka FPP). This …

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REVIEW: Connect Systems CS750 DMR portable radio

Connect Systems CS750 CS751 VA3XPR DMR radio ham digital mobile

The Connect Systems CS750/751 (UHF/VHF) is a budget DMR portable radio targeted toward the ham radio community and is the successor model to the popular Connect Systems CS700/701. While this unit is nearly identical to the CS700, it does have some notable upgrades, including capacity for up to 2,000 channels …

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