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Digital Ham Radio DMR Starter Kit - HT

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The Digital Ham Radio Starter Kit from BTWR Essentials is your discount ticket to the exciting world of digital amateur radio! Compiled by hams for hams, this kit has everything you need to get you started as a digital amateur radio operator at an analog cost!
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Price as configured: $139.99

TYT Speaker Microphone (TYT-SM)   +$0.00
Tytera Leather Case For MD-380 DMR Radios   +$0.00
Nagoya RB-CLP-S Antenna Window Clip Mount (SMA)   +$0.00

Price as configured: $139.99


The Digital Ham Radio Starter Kit from BTWR Essentials is your discount ticket to the exciting world of digital amateur radio! Compiled by hams for hams, this kit has everything you need to get you started as a digital amateur radio operator at an analog cost!

The Digital Ham Radio DMR Starter Kit HT Edition is a great package for any ham who wants to make the move from analog to digital radio or an amateur radio club instructional program to train aspiring hams. It's great for new hams who are just getting started on a budget and it is a perfect gift for any ham who just wants to go digital the fast and easy way.

The Digital Ham Radio DMR Starter Kit HT includes:
The Tytera MD-380 DMR Digital Two Way Radio - This solid, feature packed handheld is a digital powerhouse! It has 1000 channels, priority channel scanning, has a two-color LED, built-in CTCSS/DCS, channel scan, priority scan and a DTMF keypad with full access to a menu full of exciting features. The MD-380 operates on 400-480MHz UHF frequencies (UHF model) or 136-174MHz VHF frequencies (VHF model) at up to 5 watts of power. It uses Time-Division Multiple-Access (TDMA) digital technology and is compatible with MOTO TRBO series Tier I and II using standard encryption. The MD-380 also operates in analog mode so you can make the migration top digital as you need.

High Capacity 2000mAh Battery - The included 2000 mAh 7.2V Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery pack is a free upgrade from the 1750mAh battery usually provided with the MD-380. Additional battery packs are also available for purchase.

Standard Flexible and Stubby Antennas - This radio comes with two antennas, a standard flexible 6.75" 400-520MHz UHF antenna and a 400-480MHz stubby antenna!

Battery Eliminator - Allows you to power your MD-380 radio for operation in your vehicle!

Speaker Microphone - Keep your radio at your hip while you communicate. It has a coiled cord and the belt clip can swivel 360 degrees.

Leather Case - Protect your radio from the elements while you carry it around in style! Includes strap.

Nagoya RB-CLP Window Mount - This genuine Nagoya window mount allows you to easily clip your MD-380 antenna outside your vehicle for even greater performance and range!

USB Programming Cable - Connects your radio to your computer for fast and easy programming!

The Digital Ham Radio DMR Starter Kit HT Edition also includes a belt clip, drop-in battery charger, AC adapter, and an owner's manual.

Optional Ham Radio License Manual

The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual has all you need to get your first ham license and become an Amateur Radio Operator! It's the official ARRL license manual for the study and preparation of the Level 1 Technician License exam. New Fourth Edition!

Add the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual to your Ham Radio Starter Kit and save!


Tytera MD-380 Features

  • 1000 Channels
  • 136-174MHz VHF Frequencies (VHF Model)
  • 400-480MHz UHF Frequencies (UHF Model)
  • Repeater Capable
  • AMBE+2™ Digital Vocoder
  • Encryption (Digital Mode Only)
  • Private Call/Group Call/All Call
  • 5W/1W Output Power
  • Hi/Low Power Selectable
  • Signal Strength Indicator
  • Uses Li-ion Rechargeable Battery Packs
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Pack Included
  • Includes Charger
  • Emergency Alarm
  • Channel Scan
  • Priority Scan
  • Busy Channel Lockout
  • Talk Around
  • Call Tone
  • Built-in CTCSS/DCS
  • Color LCD Display
  • Lighted DTMF Keypad
  • Power-On Display Message
  • Text Messaging
  • LED Status Light
  • Battery Meter
  • Low Battery Alert
  • Power Saver
  • Timeout Timer
  • VOX
  • Keypad Lock
  • Audible Button Beeps
  • Drop-In Charge Capable
  • Audio Accessory Connector
  • Cloning Capable
  • PC Programmable (Optional Software and Cable Required)
  • Programmable Multifunction Key
  • IP54 Water Resistant
  • Flashlight
  • Clock
  • DTMF Code
  • DMR
  • Lone Worker Mode
  • Stun/Kill/Revive
  • Reset
  • One Year Manufacturer Warranty

Included with the Tytera MD-380 Digital Ham Radio Starter Kit

  • TYT MD-380 DMR Digital Two Way Radio
  • Li-Ion Battery Pack
  • Removable Antenna
  • Removable Stubby Antenna
  • Belt Clip
  • AC Adapter
  • Desktop Charger
  • Battery Eliminator
  • Speaker Microphone
  • Leather Case
  • Antenna Window Clip Mount
  • USB Programming Cable
  • Owners Manual

Tytera MD-380 Specifications

  • Dimensions: 5.15 x 2.4 x 1.41 inches (131 x 61 x 36 mm)
  • Weight (Approx.): 9.1 oz (258 g)
  • Antenna connector type: SMA Female

Additional Information

Warranty 1 Year
Channels 1000
Maximum Output Power 5 Watts
Radio Type Handheld
Services Amateur
Safety Features Flashlight
Digital Standard DMR
Integration Repeater Capable
Frequency Bands 2 Meter (VHF), 70 cm (UHF)
  1. Tyt MD-380 Starter Kit review by Atomic Hillbilly on 5/29/2018

    I'm very pleased with my purchase! The radio works wonderful and so do all the items in the kit.I will purchase from this store again and you should order from them! You Will Be Happy You Did!

  2. I would buy it again review by richard on 7/17/2017

    Great product and I will be using it for personal reasons and for public safety when possible

  3. I have recommended this starter kit to others. review by ARS KA9IBS on 5/2/2017

    Have used radio with great success.Both DMR as well as analog. Needs to be direct keyboard entry, out of box.Needs tweeked to bring it in line with amateur use.

  4. I would buy this product again. review by Jonesedd on 4/19/2017

    I had looked around and found that starter kit is a great value for the price. In the future I will shop here first before I purchase elsewhere.

  5. Great starter package. All you need to get on he DMR bands. review by richie N2WJL on 12/6/2016

    great deal, fully packaged ready to go. Be prepared to ask for help in programming as with all DMR radios it isn't easy. Staff at store on line was tremendous help, as are other experienced hams it took a while but I'm up and running. Buy the extra Battery with the starter kit. The radio is hefty and seems to be durable.

  6. Definitely would purchase again review by Keith on 10/3/2016

    After a bad experience with an online auction service, and not wanting to give up on digital ham radio, I took the advice of a friend and purchased the DMR starter package from buytworadios.com. The package contained several very usable accessories that compliment the TYT MD 380 radio. The radio speaks for itself. It is a, solid, rugged unit that I have used as both an HT and a mobile radio… very versatile… small but powerful.

  7. great value review by Art on 7/3/2016

    good starter in dmr radio

  8. DMR start up kit. review by Lyman on 6/30/2016

    I am really excited about my DMR start up kit, It had everything I needed to get into DMR and the price was right.

  9. Mostly good and useful items review by Mike on 6/30/2016

    Great radio. Prefer to use ground plane mag mount than window mount, though window mount would be useful for a temporary rental vehicle, Holster way too tight - unable to use dials as easily as they should be used, and unable to change antennas without unsnapping the top of holster.Would return the holster if it weren't for the 15% restocking fee.

  10. I have bought and will buy again.. review by K4MJO on 4/6/2016

    Loaning to Ham operators on my DMR system

  11. Great product.i love the m d 380 review by n2fep on 4/3/2016

    It is easy to use. If there is no repeater in your area consider building one.

  12. Great Investment review by Roark on 4/3/2016

    Everything in this kit works great. Great sensitivity. Great reports on audio. Who could ask for more.

  13. great product and delivery would recommend this to anyone. review by km4apn on 4/3/2016

    Great radio

  14. MD380U DMR Starter Kit review by DMR Newbee on 10/16/2015

    The MD380U MDR starter kit enables you to use the MD380U as a no battery Mobil with external antenna as well as an HT. I even use mine as a base with my dual Band Base Antenna. Unit has very clear non mechanical audio on DMR and functions well as an analog HT. Just find some local DMR friends or go to yahoo groups for a good code plug for your area and talk away. Software is easy to use.

  15. The best way to go. review by NA on 10/13/2015

    I use it all the time because I can take it anywhere I go.

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