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June 1, 2018

TWRS-123 - TYT MD-UV380 DMR Radio Smackdown

Two Way Radio Show
We put the new TYT MD-UV380 in a three way match up against the popular TYT MD-380 and the MD-2017. We'll also tell you about updates to the Wouxun KG-D901 DMR radio and give you an update on the status of the proposed tariffs on Chinese transceivers.

Intro :00
Billboard 1:38

Discussion Topic 1:56
We talk about the new TYT MD-UV380 Dual Band DMR digital two way radio and put it in a three way match up against the popular TYT MD-380 and what is widely considered the first dual band DMR handheld on the market, the MD-2017. We'll compare the features of these three radios, respond to some of your comments and questions about the UV380 and tell you which model we think offers the best value for the price.

Wouxun KG-D901 Update 17:58
Response to a question about updates to the Wouxun KG-D901 DMR radio

Status of Chinese tariffs on Transceivers 21:13
We give you an update on the status of the proposed tariffs on Chinese transceivers

Linking GMRS Repeaters 23:36
We talk about an article in National Communications Magazine about connecting GMRS repeaters across the Internet. Could this be the next big thing for GMRS?

Questions and Answers 30:53
Comments and questions from readers of our Two Way Radio Blog and members of the Two Way Radio Forum.

Wrap up and Close 38:52
Send in your comments and questions for Danny, Anthony and Rick to show[at]buytwowayradios.com. Feedback on this and other topics will be read by the hosts and included in future episodes of the show. Visit us at www.twowayradioshow.com!

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May 11, 2018

May Special on ham radio technician license study books!

ham-radio-technician-license-books-2018.jpgThinking about getting into amateur radio? Now may be a great time. Buy Two Way Radios is offering a special on ham radio license study books for the technician class amateur license exam!

For a limited time, purchase an ARRL Ham Radio Technician Class License Manual 3rd Edition or a Gordon West Technician Class Manual (2014-18) w/ HamStudy and save up to 25% off the regular price, plus get a FREE BTWR Bonus Study Kit exclusively from Buy Two Way Radios!

The BTWR bonus kit features the Amateur Radio Quick Reference Card. This handy guide for ham operators includes charts on amateur radio bands, frequency ranges, wavelength/frequency conversion formulas, the phonetic alphabet and common ham radio Q signals. It's a great study tool for new and aspiring hams and a valuable reference for seasoned amateur operators as well.

The BTWR Bonus Study Kit also contains the Getting Started in Amateur Radio audio CD from The Two Way Radio Show Podcast. In this information packed episode, you will learn the basic steps to becoming an Amateur radio operator. You will hear what it takes to prepare for the Technician level amateur license exam, what to expect when taking the exam and what to do after you get your license to start off right as a licensed ham radio operator.

The special discount and bonus kit is available from Buy Two Way Radios for a very limited time, and supplies are limited. No rain checks. When the books are gone, they're gone. So get yours now!

May 9, 2018

Radio 101 - How to reset the Wouxun KG-UV8D to English


The Wouxun KG-UV8D can be reset to factory defaults. It's a quick and easy reset. However, if your native language is English, it could also be confusing, because the default language of the menu is Chinese.

In this episode of Radio 101, Rick Savoia from Buy Two Way Radios and The Two Way Radio Show Podcast shows you how to reset the Wouxun KG-UV8D and return it to an English menu. This procedure works for the Wouxun KG-UV8D, KG-UV8D Plus, and KG-UV8E two way radios.

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May 7, 2018

Get a rebate on select Icom airband radios!

Icom-Rebate-Q2-2018.jpg Seaching for savings on a new Icom airband radio? Here it is! Here Purchase an Icom A25N or A25C Airband radio from Buy Two Way Radios and you qualify for a $50 rebate! This is a great deal from Icom and is available for a limited time!

This offer is fulfilled by Icom directly, so the rebate will be mailed to you after Icom receives your mail-in rebate form. Offer valid on radios purchased between April 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018. To redeem your rebate, go to Icom's rebate page, download the Mail-in Rebate Form, fill out the form and mail it to Icom with the items requested on the form.

NOTE: Purchases must be made between 4/1/2018 and 6/30/2018. Rebates must be postmarked no later than 45 days from date of product purchase. All claims require a proof of purchase from an Authorized Icom dealer and a copy of a UPC code per radio model. Use 1 rebate form per radio. Allow 8-10 weeks from submission of rebate request for delivery. Offer valid in US and Canada only and is void where prohibited by law. All rebates will be paid by check ins US dollars.

May 4, 2018

TWRS-122 - New Two Way Radios For 2018

Two Way Radio Show
We tell you about some new two way radios for 2018. We also review the Motorola SL-300 Portable Two Way Radio.

Intro :00
Billboard 1:18

Discussion Topic 1:35
We discuss some of the latest in the world of Two Way Radios for 2018. We'll tell you about a new model in the Kenwood business radio line, some surprising news and a great deal from Midland, a new Limited Edition radio kit from Wouxun and a new DMR radio from TYT.

Product Review 28:19
We review the Motorola SL300 Portable Two Way Radio.

Questions and Answers 35:46
Comments and questions from readers of our Two Way Radio Blog and members of the Two Way Radio Forum.

Wrap up and Close 39:10
Send in your comments and questions for Danny, Anthony and Rick to show[at]buytwowayradios.com. Feedback on this and other topics will be read by the hosts and included in future episodes of the show. Visit us at www.twowayradioshow.com!

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May 2, 2018

Radio 101 - How to activate Auto Power Off on Olympia radios


Some Olympia and Motorola Talkabout radios have a power save feature called Auto Power Off. When activated, these radios will automatically turn off when they are inactive for a period of time.

In this episode of Radio 101, Rick Savoia from Buy Two Way Radios and The Two Way Radio Show Podcast shows you how to activate Auto Power Off on the Olympia R100 FRS and R500 GMRS two way radios. It also works on some older Motorola Talkabout MD and MS Series radios.

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April 30, 2018

The Kenwood Free Gift Card and Multi Charger Promotion is on!

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The Kenwood Spring 2018 Promotion is on! Purchase six select Kenwood ProTalk® business two way radios of the same model from Buy Two Way Radios and get a $100-$200 Gift Card plus a FREE multi-unit charger! Wait, a Gift Card and a multi charger? Yes, that's the deal, and what a sweet deal it is. You get up to $200 on a Gift Card and a FREE multi-charger, shipped direct from Kenwood, when you purchase six Kenwood ProTalk® series business two way radios!

No doubt about it, this is a great time to buy new Kenwood radios and save your company real cash! Simply purchase at least 6 radios, get some cash back on the bundle, and get a free multi-charger too! The minimum purchase is 6 radios with a maximum purchase of 90.

The amount of the Gift Card depends on the model purchased. The Kenwood ProTalk® radios and the Gift Card values for each are listed as follows:

Model Min Purchase Max Purchase Offer
Kenwood PKT-23 (UHF) 6 90 $100 Giftcard plus multi-charger
Kenwood TK-3230DX (UHF) 6 90 $100 Giftcard plus multi-charger
Kenwood TK-2400-V16P (VHF) 6 90 $125 Giftcard plus multi-charger
Kenwood TK-3400-U16P(UHF) 6 90 $125 Giftcard plus multi-charger
Kenwood TK-2402V16P (VHF) 6 90 $150 rebate plus multi-charger
Kenwood TK-3402U16P (UHF) 6 90 $150 rebate plus multi-charger
Kenwood TK-2360ISV16P (VHF) 6 90 $200 rebate plus multi-charger
Kenwood TK-3360ISU16P (UHF) 6 90 $200 rebate plus multi-charger
Kenwood NX-240V16P (VHF) 6 90 $200 rebate plus multi-charger
Kenwood NX-340U16P (UHF) 6 90 $200 rebate plus multi-charger
Kenwood NX-240V16P2 (VHF) 6 90 $200 rebate plus multi-charger
Kenwood NX-340U16P2 (UHF) 6 90 $200 rebate plus multi-charger

This a manufacturer rebate offer, so the Giftcard(s) and multi-unit charger(s) will be shipped to you after Kenwood receives your redemption form. Offer valid on up to 90 radios through July 31, 2018. Limit of one gift card and multi-unit charger per six radios for a maximum of fifteen multi-chargers on a purchase of 90 radios. Charging cups are included. Click here for full details. To redeem your rebate, visit Kenwood's rebate website and access the redemption registration by entering Program offer code PRO-83406.

NOTE: Rebates must be postmarked on or before August 15, 2018. The Kenwood rebate is NOT valid on radios delivered before April 1, 2018 or after July 31, 2018, regardless of invoice date. Offer good only in the U.S. and Puerto Rico and is void where prohibited, taxed and restricted by law. Read the Kenwood promotional flyer for full details.




April 20, 2018

TWRS-121 - Tariffs on Chinese Two Way Radios?

Two Way Radio Show
We discuss the proposed tariffs on Chinese two way radios. We also review the new TYT MD-UV380 Dual Band Digital DMR Two Way Radio.

Intro :00
Billboard 1:16

Discussion Topic 1:35
We discuss proposed tariffs on Chinese two way radios. We'll tell you what they are, why they were proposed and speculate on the possible effects of the tariffs on the US market and your wallet, if these tariffs go into effect. You can read the entire notice in the Federal Register.

Product Review 31:56
We review the new TYT MD-UV380 Dual Band Digital DMR Two Way Radio coming soon.

Questions and Answers 41:18
Comments and questions from readers of our Two Way Radio Blog and members of the Two Way Radio Forum.

Wrap up and Close 44:23
Send in your comments and questions for Danny, Anthony and Rick to show[at]buytwowayradios.com. Feedback on this and other topics will be read by the hosts and included in future episodes of the show. Visit us at www.twowayradioshow.com!

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March 16, 2018

Announcing the TYT MD-UV380 Dual Band DMR Radio

TYT MD-UV380
We received an announcement from TYT last night that a new DMR radio will be coming soon. We haven't received a lot of details, but it looks to be a refreshed MD-380 that is dual band (UHF/VHF). Click here to view a brochure with specifications.

Nothing is set in stone at this time, but TYT is targeting April, 2018 to begin production with a retail price of around $149.

We were told that a sample would be shipped to us next week, so stay tuned for updates and more details! If you have any questions, leave them in the comments below! We'll pass your questions along to TYT and answer them in our next update.

Update May 17, 2018 - List price is $129 for the non-GPS model. A GPS model will be released later for $139.

Update May 29, 2018 - The TYT MD-UV380 is here! It's now in stock and available in limited quantity from Buy Two Way Radios.

Related Resources
The Two Way Radio Show TWRS-123 - TYT MD-UV380 DMR Radio Smackdown
The Two Way Radio Show TWRS-122 - New Two Way Radios For 2018
The Two Way Radio Show TWRS-114 - Dual Band Handheld Two Way Radios
Tytera MD-380 Digital Radio Unboxing video

December 22, 2017

TWRS-120 - Radios for Winter Weather Preparedness

Two Way Radio Show
We tell you how to choose the correct radios for your winter emergency preparedness kit. We also review the Midland WR400 Deluxe NOAA Weather Radio with Alarm Clock.

Intro :00
Billboard 1:19

Discussion Topic 1:37
We discuss how to choose the right radios for your needs when building an emergency preparedness kit for winter. We'll explain why a radio is an important item to have in any kit, consider the different types of emergency radios available, and compare the key features and functions between some name brand emergency and weather radios.

Commercial Break 32:15
buytwowayradios.com 1:00

Product Review 33:11
We review the Midland WR400 Deluxe NOAA Weather Radio with Alarm Clock.

Questions and Answers 38:58
Comments and questions from readers of our Two Way Radio Blog and members of the Two Way Radio Forum.

Wrap up and Close 44:39
Send in your comments and questions for Danny, Anthony and Rick to show[at]buytwowayradios.com. Feedback on this and other topics will be read by the hosts and included in future episodes of the show. Visit us at www.twowayradioshow.com!

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