This makes three that I own.
The inventory as follows:
- A Yaesu VX-7Rb does 70cm, 1.25m and 2m translation from 400-480MHz, 222-225MHz and finally on the 2m side it’s 144-148MHz.
- A Baofeng B580T does 70cm and 2m
- And all new a TYT MD-380 70cm DMR radio
I’ll be very honest here I like the MD-380 – it’s a very solid radio. The entirety of it cost me $100 but for an HT that does digital that’s pretty impressive. It comes with battery, metal belt clip, two antennas one stubby the other a whip, and charger stand and plug adapter as well as programming cable and software. It also comes with a fairly comprehensive manual even if it is in Chinglish. As an example of the latter it’s on the very first page where it states:
Thank you very much for using TYT our two-way radios. This product has a newly developed function menu and humanism operation design, making it easy to use.
The humanism operation design bit really gives it away. And Chinglish if you’re wondering is original Chinese translates into English where certain things just stick out, like the above.
Once it’s charged up I’ll install their software, see how crappy it is and then go with Chirp instead.