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

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What is this??? It's not the TYT2017 that everyone has been waiting for... this one looks more like the 380. From the test docs they are referring to it as a TH-UV8200.
 

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Yes, it doesn't look like the previous pictures of the MD-2017 however it is dual band. Maybe just a new analog dual band?


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wow that Radio I realy wanted.
Does anyone took it a part to see what kind of chips the use and maybe its hackable?
 
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That certainly implies dual frequency band (VHF and UHF). However, looking at MD-2017 page on their website both lists them as separate band options AND refers to them as having both in one radio!
The MD-2017 is true dual band and is now available for pre-order at $219.
 

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TYT call many Radios "MD".... maye "mobile device" ?!
TYT MD-2017 Dual Band DMR Digital Two Way Radio
the problem with is the custom.
Chinesse Seller ship the Products as "Gift" and other declare it the right way and the post and custom charge a lot of money on...
 
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If they price it right at launch, I'll be getting one. The price I'm seeing around the pre order spots in the USA is about $220. For that price, I'll wait it out for version 2 to come out. Ideally, I would say this would be a HIT if they priced it around $135-145. Considering none of the accessories from the MD 380 fit, I think that is reasonable.
 
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According to the reviews posted on YouTube, the MD 380 accessories will not fit the MD 2017.

Only the charger from the MD 390 works.

A new programming cable will also be needed, as the MD 2017 has a "Motorola" type plug.
 
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According to the reviews posted on YouTube, the MD 380 accessories will not fit the MD 2017.

Only the charger from the MD 390 works.

A new programming cable will also be needed, as the MD 2017 has a "Motorola" type plug.
Yes I saw that too. I think this is a good move. The Motorola type plug is better because it is much easier to waterproof. With the Motorola radios that use that plug, you don't even have to cover the connector and the radio is still waterproof (assuming it is a waterproof model of course).
 
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