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Hytera PD36x vs. "Hytera" TD360

Apr 12, 2012
First dip of the toe into the Hytera pool.
I always liked the form factor of the PD36x, thinking they'd be perfect for around the home use with a DMR hotspot.
Spied a "Hytera" TD360 that looks pretty much identical to the PD36x line, at a very attractive price, so before you could say 'drop ship to me, please' I have one on order.
Would I be correct in saying the "Hytera" TD360 is a Chinese copy of the real Hytera PD36x line, made on the same production line as the real Hytera radios, after they discontinued that particular line?
And what about programming software - will I need to try an acquire the original Hytera software, or is there a specific version for the TDD360?
Thanks in advance for your input!
Jan 30, 2015
I love the Hytera 36x and 37x series as basic radios. They have great range and are nice and light weight. Nice in the hand to use with a hotspot but the only issue in my opinion for hotspot use is lack of full keypad. They do have the two contacts lists (main and favourites) but the menu is kind of annoying and there is also no way to turn off keypad beeping unless you stop all beeps. To add a new contact you have to use CPS. A full blown Hytera also shows names of contacts even that are not in your contact is which is nice (Alias display). A full blown hytera also lets you enter manual dial group and private contacts which is useful for hotspots.

I also have a Motorola SL4000 which I mention as it is a similar form factor to the PD3xx series but has full keypad. It is however digital only which is a right pain. If you hunt around they are not as expensive as they might look but twice the PD36x. This does not give the hytera alias display, gives manual private call entry but not manual group call entry.

I have no idea about the TD360 sorry. If I was a guessing person, the CPS might be in Chinese?