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 QSOs with locals on FM as well as Worldwide link-ups 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.
Next batch due later this week - you can pre-order now!
We don't just sell you the radio - We want it to be ready to go when you turn it on, so includes programming with your local DMR/FM repeaters (aka: local CodePlug). If you require additional repeaters (eg: for UK-wide travel), this is an additional purchase option. You 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.
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.