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Friday, 30 December 2016

DMR radios to avoid!

There has been a new trend lately of the Chinese radio manufacturers making DMR radios that don't do TDMA. TDMA is the pulsing the radio does that actually makes it transmit only half the time on the channel, allowing another user to transmit in the other half. This is what allows DMR repeaters to repeat two conversations at once. TDMA is a fundamental part of the DMR standard.

These new "DMR" radios that have only come about recently are unable to do TDMA. They are being sold in many cases as tier 2 DMR radios, which means they should be able to do TDMA to use repeaters properly, but they cannot. (See my video for an explanation of the difference between the tiers).

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Radio Scanning: Ambulance Stabbing Response


This was a local volunteer ambulance service responding to a call for a stabbing. Go to 00:15 to skip the intro text.
The video was taken a while ago but not uploaded until now because I generally don't like to upload clips of current systems that I can still hear, in case it prompts them to move to encrypted digital systems. Since they've now moved to an encrypted digital system anyway and can no longer be listened in to, there's no reason not to upload this anymore. The video is intentionally blurred.

The radio being used it a TYT MD-380. You can buy the TYT MD-380 by clicking here.
(This link redirects you to the most appropriate site for your country)
Or if you want a waterproof version, buy the MD-390 by clicking here.
(This link redirects you to the most appropriate site for your country)

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

New TYT MD-380 Firmware - Saar Edition. Overview of features video


If you're looking to buy this radio see the links below:
TYT MD-380. (Link redirects to most appropriate site for your country)
TYT MD-390. (Waterproof version) (Link redirects to most appropriate site for your country)

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

TYT MD-380 Talkgroups use question response video

In response to people asking me the same question a few times on my TYT MD-380 programming for amateurs video, I have made this video. I do read your comments on videos so don't be afraid to ask a question. If it's a common question I'll be happy to make a video about it so I can explain it to everyone.

TYT MD-390 Firmware update

TYT MD-390
I managed to get hold of the latest (for the moment at least) update for the TYT MD-390. The version should be D013.009. Download here.

By the way, if you're new here and have come here via a search engine, I have a YouTube channel where I make videos about radio stuff, particularly DMR. If you're interested in DMR then you might like my channel.

Monday, 18 April 2016

PTT over IP app Zello

Today I uploaded a new video on one of my favourite apps called Zello. Watch the video to find out more.

Monday, 11 April 2016

First Prepping video ever

Today I uploaded my first prepping video ever, about local communications options. I talked about the different radios you can choose from, and compared them. Take a look at the video below if this sort of thing interests you.

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