The Elmer Blog - Ham Radio News & Tips — MD-380

Baofeng DM-5R V3 2018 / RD-5R - DMR Tier II by Baofeng, finally done right.

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Baofeng DM-5R V3 2018 / RD-5R - DMR Tier II by Baofeng, finally done right.

DMR has been a hot mode for Amateur Ham Radio for a number of years now. While digital has been around for a good decade, nothing seems to have sparked a bigger interest than the DMR mode. With inexpensive radios from vendors like TYT and Connect Systems one no longer had to invest a small fortune to try out digital. DMR was growing fast, and here to stay. Baofeng has always been the king of low cost radios with the UV-5R. And when Baofeng released the first DMR radio, the DM-5R, excitement was in the air, a DMR for under...

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TYT Tytera MD-390, whats new and different? And now the Wouxun KG-D901 DMR Amateur Ham Radio

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TYT Tytera MD-390, whats new and different? And now the Wouxun KG-D901 DMR Amateur Ham Radio

2015 marked the real beginning of the Chinese branded DMR digital ham radio. TYT was a leader with the MD-380, which has garnered quite the user base, and for us folks in Canada is also certified by Industry Canada with IC: 10337A-MD380. TYT has followed up with the, new for 2016, TYT Tytera MD-390. Both radios look almost identical side by side, so whats different? Well, the first difference is the case, the MD-390 being a tad larger. Why you ask? It is constructed to IP67 standards for water resistance. Along with the new case design comes new batteries, and...

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