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TYT MD-380 DMR Digital Two Way Radio

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Enter the digital age in style with the TYT MD-380 DMR Digital Portable Two Way Radio! The MD-380 offers amazingly clear, full quieting digital voice communications without walloping your wallet. It operates in analog and digital modes so you can ease into the realm of DMR at your leisure without leaving the comfort of good old analog. It operates on 400-480MHz frequencies (UHF model) or 136-174MHz VHF (VHF model) at up to 5 watts and uses Time-Division Multiple-Access (TDMA) digital technology to double the number of users on a single 12.5kHz channel at either high or low power.
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This radio has been approved by the FCC. Type accepted for Part 90, FCC ID PODMD-380 (UHF); FCC ID POD-MD380V (VHF)

Enter the digital age in style with the TYT MD-380 DMR Digital Portable Two Way Radio! The MD-380 offers amazingly clear, full quieting digital voice communications without walloping your wallet. It operates in analog and digital modes so you can ease into the realm of DMR at your leisure without leaving the comfort of good old analog. It operates on 400-480MHz frequencies (UHF model) or 136-174MHz VHF (VHF model) at up to 5 watts and uses Time-Division Multiple-Access (TDMA) digital technology to double the number of users on a single 12.5kHz channel at either high or low power.

The MD 380 has an impressive 1000 channels to start you off right. It has a two-color LED, built-in CTCSS/DCS, channel scan, priority scan and a DTMF keypad with full access to a menu of all its powerful features.

Need calling features? The MD-380 has Private Call, Group Call and All Call for all the flexibility expected from true a digital radio. Add in a lone worker mode, power save mode, low power alarm, and emergency alarm and you have a feature packed portable that rivals comparable DMR radios at twice the price!

But for all its amazing features, the most notable is the display. The TYT MD-380 is equipped with a color LCD display that is large, clear, and easy on the eyes. It gives text, graphics and text messages a professional ambience that rivals many other digital handheld radios costing hundreds more!

As for accessories, no worries. The MD-380 uses a standard Kenwood 2-pin (K1) connector, so you can add headsets, earbuds, speaker mics and other audio accessories as needed.

The TYT MD-380 digital radio uses Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Tier 2 Standard protocol. It is compatible with the popular MOTO TRBO series Tier I and II using standard encryption, as well as other makes and models of DMR supported radios. It is also compatible with any existing analog two-way radio operating on the supported UHF frequencies for easy migration to digital technology.

Includes one TYT MD-380 UHF or VHF digital mobile two way radio, antenna, belt clip, AC charger, 2000mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery, owner's manual and one year manufacturer warranty.


Disassembly, hardware or software hacks may damage your radio or render it inoperable and will void the manufacturer warranty. Customers who attempt to modify, hack, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to alter the TYT MD-380 radio from its original specifications with the use of hardware or software hacks do so at their own risk.

Programming Cable Included

When you purchase the Tytera MD-380 DMR Digital Radio, you also receive the Programming Cable at no extra charge! No promo code is necessary. Your Tytera MD-380 free programming bundle will be automatically added to your cart at time of purchase! Note: This bundle offer is available for a limited time while supplies last.


TYT MD-380 Features

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

Included with the TYT MD-380

  • TYT MD-380 DMR Digital Two Way Radio
  • Li-ion Battery
  • Antenna
  • Belt Clip
  • AC Adapter
  • Desktop Charger
  • Owners Manual

TYT 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
IP Rating IP54
FCC ID PODMD-380 (UHF Version) ; PODMD-380​V (VHF Version)
Channels 1000
Maximum Output Power 5 Watts
Radio Type Handheld
Services Amateur, Business
Digital Standard DMR
Integration Repeater Capable
Frequencies UHF, VHF
Display/Keypad Display/DTMF Keypad
  1. Great Radio review by Tony on 4/29/2019

    Great radio, using for security on a 15 acre church campus, works great in and out of buildings, even basements.

  2. Excellent Radio review by SkywagonJim on 3/23/2019

    I am new to DMR, but after programing, I was able to talk to 9 different countries the first day. I am amazed at DMR and how easy it is to communicate worldwide. The next step is to expand the coverage.

  3. Great value for only $89, built well & reliable! review by tommya808 on 10/1/2018

    Built very well, not flimsy in any way. Have had my original one over a year and it still looks and works as new, bought this one for my XYL. TYT has a winner with this HT!

  4. Excellent value, prompt shipment review by DigitalDave on 8/12/2018

    First DMR radio. Excellent performance, easy to use. Programming is different from ham radio, but with videos and codeplug downloads it is a no brainer to experience the future of ham radio. Programming cable is a perfect free addition. Don’t delay, order yours today!

  5. Good deal and fast shipping! review by AA4IO on 4/26/2018

    The programming software is a little clunky with obvious english translation mistakes and severely lacking in documentation, but it gets the job done and there are plenty of videos online to assist. Other than that, fantastic radio for the price!

  6. GREAT RADIO !!!! review by James on 4/24/2018

    First DMR radio. Great reports from all DMR contacts.

  7. I would buy this product again. review by Bob on 3/3/2018

    I have found no faults with this radio great for my desk.

  8. good review by bob on 9/28/2017


  9. I like this radio very much. review by Bruce on 9/24/2017

    I am having a hard time programing this radio. I'm new to DMR. I hope to use it in my area, but the repeater close to me is closed. I have looked at many you tube videos. They just go way too fast. I will try.

  10. Great radios. review by Work on 7/23/2017

    Great radios. Purchased for work. Job does not have Cell coverage.working great a little hard to program

  11. xcellent service review by nobody on 6/29/2017

    ham radio

  12. Excelent product and service review by Juan Are on 6/28/2017


  13. TYT MD380 review by Tracy D ASC 2 on 6/28/2017

    This product is very good for the price. We use them for our Alabama Storm Chasers Team. Privacy is what we needed and buytwowayradios had what we needed..... Excellent people to buy from.... We ordered 3 to try and they are very very good for the price. We are looking to several more in the next few months as we move over from analog to turbo dmr. Perfect radio perfect website to buy from.. A plus all the way around.

  14. Great product and great company to buy from review by Hugh on 6/28/2017

    Would buy again they ship really fast

  15. Best Buy For Ham Operators review by K4RKS robby on 6/28/2017

    This radio has features that would cost 2 to 3 times it's price. If you want to get in to DMR and talk digital local or worldwide - BUY THIS RADIO.

  16. Tyter MD380 review by Kicker on 5/4/2017

    Abslutely outstanding company and people to sreak with

  17. Amazing bang for buck! review by ARS KABIBS on 5/2/2017

    Radio easily compares to better known players. Excellent performer. Can be made user friendly.

  18. Product works as stated,an will buy again. review by Nailman on 4/23/2017

    Use as scanner only.

  19. great review by Juan on 4/21/2017

    Very good.

  20. Excellent Radio review by Jimbo on 4/19/2017

    Good radio for fire service and ham radio

  21. Excellent radio review by Jimbo on 4/19/2017

    Good radio, well worth the money.

  22. Excellent choice for MotoTRBO DMR use review by Jay on 4/19/2017

    Use in and out of uniform for amateur and public safety DMR radio

  23. best Bang for the Buck review by AA1PR on 4/19/2017

    The UHF version will allow you to install MD380TOOLS however the VHF version does not have enough internal memory to perform such

  24. I would buy this product! review by Dpcote70 on 4/18/2017

    Good price, rugged, ergonomic, clear audio

  25. I am happy with the performance incoming and outgoing signal review by detective John on 4/18/2017

    I am using on both analog and digital systems with little or no difference with the performance

  26. WOW! That was fast! review by Andy - N4LAP on 12/21/2016

    WAY more than I expected! You can't beat this radio for the price.

  27. Great DMR radio... review by GDK on 12/21/2016

    I wanted to try DMR radio, this little gem gets you there for a 1/7 of what a Motorola would cost. Ordered the mobile at the same time, received a call telling me the anticipated delay... great company!!!

  28. Quality Service and a Quality Radio review by Bob on 12/8/2016

    Great Receiver, Works fine out of the Charlotte Area.



  30. Save your money review by Shadowman470 on 10/9/2016

    I purchased this radio several months ago, when it came to down load the software it triggered a virus alert. I was told to turn off my antivirus and then download the software. Big mistake. After a dozen attempts to download, no help from the vendor, the radio sits on my shelf, unable to use it do to bad software. Save your money and buy a Motorola.

  31. rADIO DOES WHAT IT SAID IT DOES review by K8ZGW on 9/26/2016


  32. VERY happy user!! review by W4JCW on 9/19/2016

    Being a first time DMR user, this rig is outstanding! Easy to learn and easy to use! Worked a OM in Switzerland within 5 minutes of installing the battery.

  33. Product Excellent. review by Davi the Police on 8/31/2016

    I'm still learning how to use it.

  34. Great radio, low price is a bonus review by Ltdadams on 7/30/2016

    The radio programming, for digital use, is not terribly easy. Although pre made templates are available. If you watch a few you tube videos, programming will be much easier and make sense.

  35. great to get started in Dig radio review by Art on 7/3/2016

    works so good I pur a 2ed

  36. OUTSTANDING!!! review by Mike on 6/30/2016

    Amazed at being able to communicate with people around the world, loud and clear, with a handheld radio at a very reasonable price.

  37. radio review by reno on 6/21/2016

    Love It and thanks look forward to my next radio

  38. Sounds as good an radios costing 3x as much review by Mike on 5/25/2016

    Light weight and easy to read, had no trouble programming, just downloaded a code plug from DMR-MARC and used the TYT software to install it.

  39. Gateway to DMR review by KG4BFR on 5/11/2016

    Gateway to DMR...I was very impressed with this little radio...Very good radio at a good price...if you want to try DMR this is a good starting point for a bit over $US100...Programing is not easy for me....however I do have a Friend/Amateur Radio Operator who lives in my neighborhood that programed the Tytera with his PC and its full ...all 999 Memories..Have fun and Enjoy Life.

  40. Yes I would purchase from them again review by Tim Wilkins KB1PRG on 5/6/2016

    The radio works as it should. It's not a high priced radio so one should not expect a lot. The MD 380 is good buy

  41. Great little radio review by Jeff on 5/2/2016

    Ham DMR

  42. Great Radio review by Dave on 4/28/2016

    Ham Radio

  43. Great entry level DMR radio. review by Ken (KB3IIE) on 4/28/2016

    Super DMR radio.

  44. Great little Radio,works well! review by RG on 4/16/2016

    Fine little radio, have not run into any cons so far. A lot of my radio buddy's have purchased this radio!

  45. Great radio! review by Steve on 4/9/2016

    These radios are great. I was a little skeptical of them but decided to go ahead and get one. I am very interested in the DMR system and also use the analog system regularly. This is the easiest and cheapest way to get into DMR. I am planning on getting at least 2 more before it's all said and done

  46. Great radio for DMR at an extremely great price. review by K4MJO on 4/6/2016

    Use on my DMR repeaters in NC and VA

  47. Cost reasonable for what it is review by Ken on 4/6/2016

    Trying to get on DMR. Finding it difficult to program the radio

  48. Works as expected. review by VE3 on 4/4/2016

    I purchased this radio with the programming cable and software recently. I was easily able to program it with the code plug provided by my local repeater. I also edited Channels Information to add 16 local analog repeaters, then added a new zone "analog" and made them a member of it. Now I can use it for DMR and analog modes.

  49. very pleased review by no nick name on 4/4/2016

    very pleased with radio

  50. TYT MD-380 UHF review by Stu on 4/3/2016

    Great for doing Hytera with the DV4Mini and Mototurbo over local DMR repeaters.

  51. i will buy again review by none on 4/3/2016

    world wide comm.

  52. We will buy this product again! review by Administrator on 4/3/2016

    We use this for SKI Patrol Business - communicating with dispatch, emergencies, first aid, etc. Our mountain went digital and those of us who owned their own analog radio's could not reprogram them. The Tytera was our answer. Pricey, but works better than the new expensive mountain radio's. They produced an echo, the Tyters does not!!!

  53. Great Radio for DMR review by Ed on 4/3/2016

    Just getting into DMR and enjoying it so far.

  54. Excellent value DMR review by Garth on 4/3/2016

    Great MOTOTRBO DMR. Downloaded the codeplug for the DMR network for my area of one of the local club websites, loaded it into the radio and was on the air in under 5 minutes. I will buy more radios from buytwowayradios in the future.

  55. good unit!! review by joeyM on 4/3/2016

    for the money you cannot beat this little dmr ht--hey there are many guys on the air today using them and that is the reason I got into dmr because of the reasonable price and good quality--they sound great too--No its not a Motorola but why pay for the name when you can have a nice little unit for a lot less money

  56. I certainly woululd buy another one review by Jim on 4/3/2016

    Highly recommend this little radio for DMR use.

  57. We will purchase more of these radios going forword review by Engineers Rule on 2/10/2016

    Perfect transition radio as we retool to a digital future.

  58. High end radio for low price review by mrmidnight on 2/2/2016

    I purchased 2 of these radios, one to get myself out of the Baofeng loop, I had gone through 2 Baofengs in 2 months, spending what I would have on one of these Tyteras. I use this for fire dispatch and communication. Before you ask, no I would not trust this in an interior fire, and that is why the department owns their own radios. I found the programming software to be easier to work with than CHIRP, and that program is pretty darn easy. This radio gets excellent range, during a radio test I was successfully able to ping our VHF repeater from about 30 miles away. YMMV. This could be due to weather conditions and all the other fun things that can cause a radio to one day have a spectacular range, and the next not to. I am using the short rubber duck antenna that came with it, it did include a whip, but I do not have a use for that right now, in my home, which is a manufactured home, so it has all the nice things built in that would interfere with a radio, I am able to get very clear reception on our main dispatch channel, and that signal is coming from about 15 miles away. This is an excellent radio, the reason I did not choose boating as a use is because I have not tested it in a boating situation, however if kept safe and out of the water I believe that it would work well.

  59. good radio get one review by Gordon on 2/1/2016

    None at this time

  60. Great Radio review by KE2HO on 1/29/2016

    Nice radio, Hear numerous users in U.S. and Europe using radio on 70cm Amateur Band). User Manual is poor, (Chinese to English translation leaves much to be desired). Recommend you Purchase the Software and Programming Cable. If you need extra help, great YouTube Videos on the web will step you through the Software Programming.

  61. Good Value DMR Radio review by Great Laker on 1/28/2016

    Excellent value in a DMR radio. Great features at the price point. Well built but not without some minor faults. The programming is difficult if you are not familiar with professional LMR radio programming. There is a high degree of complexity and interaction between program parameters. Once you get past the learning curve, you'll like this radio

  62. This is a great radio, considering getting another. review by Long shot on 1/28/2016

    Use only in amateur radio

  63. It's okay for the price review by jj1234 on 12/27/2015

    Radio is good for amateur radio use only. The radio is made quite cheaply and yes you get what you pay for. It does decode tiers 1 and 2 well however the radio has a mind of its own. It's CPU is wonky to say the least. Very poor design with much misspelling on words in the CPU. Definitely tell even low end for a chinese made radio. Worst I personally have ever seen. Still it does what it it's suppose to do with just a lot of head-ache errors that's all.

  64. yes review by Leo on 12/19/2015

    Well build radio, inexpensive way to get on DMR

  65. great radio review by jamie on 12/9/2015

    i have this radio for about a week and i really enjoy the radio clean audio in digital and i found a improvement in analog fm as well and i compared the radio with motorola xpr-4550 and found there is no difference in audio what so ever well worth the price

  66. Great radio! review by Andy on 11/9/2015

    Great price.

  67. Excellent radio for a low price, it meets easy all FCC specs review by AD4C on 10/22/2015

    I programmed two of these radios for a couple of friends and I was impressed with the great performance of them.Display is very bright, RX and TX audio is loud, software need to be improved for adding zones down to the side keys.Radio locks on when a channel is been used not leting enter the menu u less channel selector be moved.

  68. Excellent Radio for UHF and DMR use. review by KC9YEU/ David on 9/29/2015

    The service was excellent and we tested this radio against three other DMR/UHF radios. The Tytera MD 380 surpassed the others and I would highly recommend it. Thanks to Gary KA9ZYL for Beta testing these radios for us.

  69. AWSOME !!!!!!! review by Chuck on 9/19/2015

    Works great. Again it works great, Buy one.Service is good as well. Thanks KB9MVW

  70. Excellent performance for the price. review by Jules on 9/19/2015

    Bought to run on an Amateur Radio DMR network. Primary use for local emergency work. Ease of use and easy to program.

  71. My new MD-380 review by David on 9/17/2015

    I have loved the radio. A little challenging to program but I'm new to DMR. After I got the radio program it has worked flawlessly. I would recommend this radio to anyone starting out in DMR.

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