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New Dual band tier 1 and 2 DMR TYT handheld MD-2017

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Australia4001

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Looks interesting with a little Moto style ,

Only have this poster for info so far but will update this post with more info as it comes to hand .

Any other members know of this one ?

Rumored to be out first quarter 2017

 

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Sorry to resurrect an old thread. But has anyone heard any updates on this radio, like a projected release date?

I just got my Technician and am borrowing a 2m Yaesu HT and using EchoLink for now. Beofeng came out with their VHF/UHF/DMR version already. I'd like to see the price difference of the Beofeng & this TYT model.

Thanks.
 

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Do not buy the Baofeng. It works simplex only, and spams both time slots of a repeater.
 

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Update from QRZnow.com:

I've heard late February, but it looks like May 2017 now.

TYT MD-2017 Dual Band DMR | QRZ Now – Ham Radio News!

TYT just released the first ever image of the upcoming TYT MD-2017 dual band DMR handheld radio.

TYT MD-2017 Dual Band DMR

Dual time slot for point to point [they probably mean simplex]
Dual time slot for repeater
Use Time-Division Multiple-Access (TDMA) technology
Compatible with Mototrbo Tier I and II [we’ve seen that before]
Lone worker
Encryption function
Analog and digital combined [I hope this means something more, eg. watching analog and digital at the same time]
Single call, group call and all call
Remote kill/stun and activate
Firmware upgradeable
Expected release date is May 2017. No info on pricing yet.
 

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I can't wait to buy it. I ues TDMA on simplex all thrle time if this will work with my Motorola XPR3500 cool
On TDMA simplex then its a keeper
 

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As long as MOTO doesn't sue Tytera like they are trying to Hytera.
 

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Pricing wise - looking to be around £175 for the non GPS version, ($220 roughly) - direct from distributors
 

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So will there be anything new with this model or will it basically be a case redesign like the 380-390?

I like the new look though. I guess I'm just wondering about new capabilities.
 

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Ah... well the fact that it's dual band is pretty significant! Not to mention it looks like from the limited screen shots that the UI has been perhaps revamped a little.
 

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Well if it's true dual band then that would be pretty nice.

I guess my mind was thinking dual band in chinese usually means analog and digital.
 
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