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Monthly Archives: June 2015

  • Tytera MD-380 Menu Options

    Want a closer look at some of the features of the Tytera MD-380 DMR Digital Two Way Radio? Here it is!

    Danny Feemster from Buy Two Way Radios takes you through the menu and shows you what the MD-380 can be programmed to do in a brief tour of this new digital radio from Tytera that is destined to be a winner in the world of DMR!

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  • TWRS-92 - New Tytera DMR Digital Radios

    Two Way Radio Show
    We tell you about two new low cost digital two way radios from Tytera. We also review the Nagoya RB-CLP Antenna Window Clip Mount.

    Intro :00
    Billboard 1:14

    Discussion Topic 1:33
    Today we tell you about the new Tytera MD-280 and MD-380 DMR Digital Two Way Radios. We'll give you an overview of their features and specifications and compare them to some of the other DMR radios on the market in terms of overall cost. Watch our Tytera MD-380 Digital Radio Unboxing video!

    Commercial Break 28:47
    buytwowayradios.com 1:00

    Product Review 29:43
    We review the Nagoya RB-CLP Antenna Window Clip Mount.

    Questions and Answers 36:06
    Questions from readers of our Two Way Radio Blog and members of the Two Way Radio Forum.

    Wrap up and Close 41:22
    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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  • Tytera MD-380 Digital Radio Unboxing video

    Digital technology has created the next big wave in two way radio communications, yet the migration to digital has been rather slow, primarily due to the high cost. Although digital radios offer higher quality audio and a plethora of bells and whistles, in a world with tight budgets, analog still does the job at a much lower price.

    However, the tide is turning. Tytera is changing the game of digital two way radio with the introduction of the MD-380 DMR Digital Two Way Radio!

    Watch as Danny Feemster from Buy Two Way Radios unboxes the Tytera MD-380 and give you a brief first look at this exciting new DMR radio with the amazing low price that's destined to take the world of digital radio by storm!

    For an in-depth discussion of this new digital two way radio, listen to Episode 92 of The Two Way Radio Show Podcast.

  • Default Frequencies for Kenwood ProTalk Business Radios

    The Kenwood business radios available at Buy Two Way Radios are already pre-programmed with itinerant business frequencies by default. While they can be also be re-programmed to your custom frequencies, many customers opt to use the common itinerant frequencies already programmed into them. An FCC license is still required to use these frequencies, however it is faster and less expensive to purchase a Business Itinerant Frequency License than to obtain an exclusive Single Business Frequency License for your company or operation.

    Here is a list of Kenwood business radios with their channel numbers and the default itinerant frequencies assigned to them out of the box.

    ProTalk UHF (1 and 2 Watt)

    Model Channel Freq. No. Frequency Code
    PKT-23
    TK-3230
    TK-3400-U4P
    TK-3400-U16P
    1 2 464.5500 67.0
    2 8 467.9250 67.0
    3 9 461.0375 67.0
    4 10 461.0625 67.0
    TK-3230
    TK-3400-U16P
    5 11 467.8750 67.0
    6 12 461.1125 67.0
    7 13 461.1375 67.0
    8 14 461.1625 67.0
    9 1 464.5000 67.0
    10 3 467.7625 67.0
    11 4 467.8125 67.0
    12 5 467.8500 67.0
    13 6 467.8750 67.0
    14 7 467.9000 67.0
    15 15 461.1875 67.0
    16 16 461.2125 67.0

    ProTalk VHF (2 Watt)

    Model Channel Freq. No. Frequency Code
    TK-2400-V4P
    TK-2400-V16P
    1 20 154.4900 67.0
    2 21 154.5150 67.0
    3 1 151.6250 67.0
    4 2 151.9550 67.0
    TK-2400-V16P 5 10 151.5125 67.0
    6 12 151.6850 67.0
    7 15 151.7750 67.0
    8 26 158.4000 67.0
    9 1 151.6250 77.0
    10 1 151.6250 88.5
    11 1 151.6250 179.9
    12 2 151.9550 82.5
    13 2 151.9550 94.8
    14 2 151.9550 179.9
    15 5 151.7000 67.0
    16 6 151.7600 67.0

    ProTalk UHF (5 Watt)

    Model Channel Freq. No. Frequency Code
    TK-3402-U16P 1 1 464.5000 67.0
    2 1 464.5000 77.0
    3 1 464.5000 88.5
    4 1 464.5000 179.9
    5 1 464.5000 100.0
    6 2 464.5500 67.0
    7 2 464.5500 82.5
    8 2 464.5500 94.8
    9 2 464.5500 179.9
    10 2 464.5500 100.0
    11 22 461.3625 74.4
    12 30 462.4875 79.7
    13 32 462.5375 85.4
    14 34 462.0375 91.5
    15 36 464.0875 97.4
    16 38 464.1375 103.5

    ProTalk VHF (5 Watt)

    Model Channel Freq. No. Frequency Code
    TK-2402-V16P 1 1 151.6250 67.0
    2 1 151.6250 77.0
    3 1 151.6250 88.5
    4 1 151.6250 179.9
    5 1 151.6250 100.0
    6 2 151.9550 67.0
    7 2 151.9550 82.5
    8 2 151.9550 94.8
    9 2 151.9550 179.9
    10 2 151.9550 100.0
    11 20 154.4900 67.0
    12 21 154.5150 67.0
    13 10 151.5125 67.0
    14 12 151.6850 67.0
    15 5 151.7000 67.0
    16 6 151.7600 67.0

  • Olympia R500 two way radio unboxing video

    If the Olympia R500 seems somewhat familiar, that's probably because it is. This top-of-the-line model in the Olympia brand of FRS and GMRS two way radios is very similar to the Motorola Talkabout MS350R.

    In this unboxing video, Danny Feemster from Buy Two Way Radios takes the R500 out of the box, reveals the secret behind the two brands, and explains why the Olympia model is not only identical to the MS350 in features and performance, it may be a better deal as well!

  • Midland MXT100 Micro Mobile GMRS Radio Preview video

    Midland is well known for its FRS and GMRS radios, such as the classic GXT1000, GXT2000 and the professional grade, rugged GXT5000. Now Midland is about to bring a new radio to the market that could add some serious excitement to users of the General Mobile Radio Service, The MXT100 Micro Mobile GMRS Radio!

    Experience a special video preview of the MXT100 as Danny Feemster from Buy Two Way Radios turns on our sample unit, gives you a tour of this new, unique and not-yet-released GMRS mobile radio and shows off some of its exciting features.

    The video is 17 minutes in length. Here are selected jump points to specific features:

    • Rear Connectors 4:41
    • Included Accessories 5:18
    • Supported Channels 9:49
    • Display 11:10
    • Tour of Menu Functions 12:14
    • Display Flip Feature 14:22


    The Midland MXT100 is coming July 2015. For an in depth discussion of this new GMRS mobile two way radio, listen to Episode 86 of The Two Way Radio Show Podcast.

  • The Tytera DMR radios have arrived!

    The digital age has dawned, and it was only natural that the two way radio would come along. Unfortunately those who prefer digital over analog, adoption has been slow. For many businesses, the migration to from analog to digital is a long term process, and consumers in the FRS and GMRS arena, the digital radio has yet to become a reality. As for amateur radio operators, going digital depends on what you are doing with the hobby, and although a growing number of hams are getting on board the digital bandwagon, most are still in analog mode.

    The primary reason? One word. Cost. Digital radios are traditionally and significantly more expensive than their analog cousins. Take business radios, for example. Compare the typical Icom analog handheld to a comparable Icom digital radio and the difference is easily several hundred dollars.

    Not anymore. The game is about to change.

    Now Tytera is turning digital radio on its ear with the launch of its MD-280 and MD-380 DMR digital portable radios!

    Tytera has just released two new DMR radios that not only rival the typical $400 digital transceiver in features, it also rivals many analog portable handheld radios in price!

    MD280.jpgTytera MD-280 - NOW AVAILABLE! The Tytera MD-280 is the basic model with not so basic features. It operates on up to 5 watts in both analog and digital modes on UHF 400-480MHz frequencies.

    The MD-280 is compatible with any standard analog UHF radio compatible on the same frequencies. In digital mode, it uses TDMA Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Tier 2 Standard protocol. for compatibilty with other popular DMR radios, including Motorola MOTO TRBO series Tier I and II with standard encryption.

    The Tytera MD 280 does not have a display or keypad, but it does has 32 channels, two-color LED, a programmable function key, CTCSS/DCS, channel scan, priority scan, Double Priority Scan and English voice prompts. Other standard features include Private Call, Group Call, All Call, lone worker mode, power save mode, low power alarm, and an emergency alarm. The price: $189.99.

    Thumbnail image for MD380.jpgTytera MD-380 - NOW AVAILABLE! This is the premium model that many DMR enthusiasts have been waiting for. It has all the primary features of the MD-280 plus a few more of its own. It has large a color LCD display, DTMF keypad, and 1000 programmable channels. It has all this for only about $10 more! Price: $199.99

    The Tytera MD-280 and MD-280 are now available to ship from our warehouse at Buy Two Way Radios. Both models use standard Kenwood (K1) connectors, so there is an instant plethora of audio accessories to choose from. Other accessories such as a battery pack, car charger (aka battery eliminator), leather case and programming cable with software are also available to order.

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