The new MD-2017 aka Retevis RT-82 is a dual-band DMR/FM transceiver with 5-watts output and is the successor to the popular MD-380 transceiver. Now you get both 2m and 70cm in a single radio with the benefit of instant switching between conventional FM and DMR. Enjoy chats with locals on FM as well as Worldwide QSOs via any DMR repeater. One of the benefits of DMR is the use of TalkGroups and Time-Slots which allow 2 conversations to take place on a single frequency. This means that a repeater can be used for a local (RF) QSO at the same time as supporting a world-wide QSO.
OUT OF STOCK : We are taking a break from supplying these for a while...
We want your radio to be ready to go when you turn it on, so programming of your local DMR/FM repeaters is included. If you require additional repeaters (eg: for UK-wide travel), this is an additional purchase option. You also get our laminated DMR Guide which gives you a quick 'n' easy reference to understanding the various TalkGroups, Time-Slots and the basic radio functions which is great if you're new to DMR or a bit unsure how to operate the radio (although the manual is very good!). We also include the programming cable!
We expect this radio to be popular with RAYNET users, and those who require a rugged dual-bander that offers both analogue+digital modes. The radio has a different case-style to the older MD-380, so accessories specific to this radio are required.
What is Retevis? It's just a different name - It's still a TYT radio but if you order enough radios, TYT will re-brand the radio and packaging with your own logo/name.