I know that things have been a little quiet on the DMR front for past few months. I though I would put together a small mini thread on the new Tier-2 dual Band DMR radios that have been released. I have seen and touched a Retrevis RT-82 and seen the features and what the radio has to offer and seems with a quick test to work as expected.
There are a number of offerings which I believe to be a rather similar radios manufactured under different names. It must be stated that I have not
used all these radios to compare them only the RT-82 but from a visual and feature front there are a strong level of similarity here.
I have no connection with any of these vendors below, so please look at what all parties are offering and make an informed decision before purchasing.
The TYT MD2017
Best Price/Cheapest - £177.00 from the Ham Goodies Website inc Programming cable inc Carriage http://www.hamgoodies.co.uk/tyt2017-dmr
Ham DMR and Nevada £199.99 https://www.hamdmr.co.uk/collections/ha ... held-radio
Nevada http://www.nevadaradio.co.uk/amateur-ra ... yt-md-2017Retevis RT82
Ebay from £167.39 – From outside of the EU (China), be aware of customs charges and warranty claims also if the radio listed contains the Programming Cable.
ML&S - £179.99 (£194.95) + Carriage, disc with Code plug. Unless you have a friend/club with the software and cable you will need the programming cable which makes this a bundled price £194.95 + £4.95 carriage. You will need a windows PC to programme. https://www.hamradio.co.uk/digital-mode ... pc-741.phpBest Value for Features and Ready to-go
Moonraker have Moonraker-HT-500d-Digital-Dual-Band-Transceiver inc GPS
This is £199.99 + £7.99 carriage. The Moonraker radio includes the GPS option and benefits from a 2 year Warranty, the radio includes programming lead and arrives pre-programmed all UK analogue and DMR Repeaters. http://www.moonraker.eu/popular-product ... ransceiver
Mainly for people who have an radio that has not been programmed or no cd drive in a laptop to load code plugs supplied on a discs, (very common with most laptops of the past 3+ years). The Chertsey Radio Club had an early release of the Retevis RT-82 and have a copy of a code Plug and a mini review via this link http://chertseyradioclub.blogspot.co.uk ... -here.html
If you have spotted cheaper option or I have made an error please let me know
Hope it is some help,