Reviews

TYT MD-UV380 Review

TYT MD-UV380, MD-380, MD-2017

The TYT MD-UV380 is the latest dual band portable DMR radio from TYT, a Chinese manufactuter of value priced DMR equipment. The MD-UV380 is physically identical to the popular TYT MD-380 monoband portable DMR radio, however operates as a dual band radio, similar to the TYT MD-2017 dual band portable DMR radio. This …

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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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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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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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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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REVIEW: Connect Systems CS800 DMR mobile radio

Connect Systems CS800 VA3XPR DMR radio ham

The Connect Systems CS800/801 (UHF/VHF) is a new value priced DMR mobile radio being offered by Connect Systems, as part of its line-up of budget DMR radios targeted toward the ham radio community. This unit packs many features, including, superb audio, sturdy construction, 45W/50W (UHF/VHF) power output, a remote mountable …

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