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Tytera TYT TH-UV8000D


Premium Subscriber
Mar 12, 2004
Anchor Bay Area
I just purchased this HT as a back-up and for monitoring some VHF business frequencies. Out of the box, it shows error for any frequency outside of 144-148, and 420-450. Programming it with RT software, it will accept out of band frequencies, but it will not receive them. I'm using a local weather frequency for a constant. Is there a mod needed to open the receive ? Looking through the manual, it shows the ranges as 144-148 & 420-450. I looked at the UV8000E online manual & it shows the extended receive. I was told the 'D' and 'E' radios were identical. so I purchased the 'D' model, because the vendor included a 2nd battery. Am I correct to assume now that the 'D' only works in the 2mtr & 70 cm bands, and the 'E' has the extended coverage ?

Thanks !
Phil Kozlowski, N8HAT


Premium Subscriber
Apr 25, 2011
Have you tried the TYT software? I'm sure the RT is better for normal use but every TYT I've had has required the TYT software to do some things. Try using the TYT software to read the radio and change the band settings and open it up to a wider range. Then write a channel or 2 to it and then try the RT software from there. I had to use a combination of software with my 9800 just to get TX inhibit to work on some channels. I would program everything in with chirp then have to read it back and inhibit with TYT. The joys of Chinese radios. Step 2 in this pdf shows the band unlock feature with TYT's software. http://blog.shibby.fr/public/Radio/TYTERA/TH-UV8000D/FrequencyMod/Uv8000DFrequencyBandsMod.pdf