It would really be neat if an openGD77 conversion could be done on this radio to make it more useable on DMR
If so, we released the sources last month so that other developers can work on porting to thiat radio
If its a different radio, then anyone wanting to support it, has years of work ahead of them
This is a 10 watt handheld that is a single band, either vhf or uhf. I have the UHF version.
I have a tyt MD-uv390 set up with opengd77 firmware connected to a radxa zero
The 10watt md-398 would give me more range. As it is, it works fine as a hand held into the MD-UV390
The Chinese advertisement illusion of 'power' and 'more range'.
before you buy a new gear:
a.) check the OpenGD77 compatibility https://github.com/LibreDMR/OpenGD77_Us ... r_Guide.md
b.) have a look here: https://quality2wayradios.com/store/rad ... e-distance
c.) if you own a compatible gear, experiment with different 'rubber duck' and similar antennas.
You will be surprised by the difference.
I have, however, got it working on TS2 through a hotspot and working well.
In this mode it is a good radio, 10w power and excellent audio on rx. Good reports on tx
It is also an excellent radio for use on FM analog repeaters.
I just thought that with its 10w output it would make a good radio for a high power opengd77 hotspot.
Not to worry. It works well into the tyt-md390 opengd77 hotspot
The ONLY negative is that it cannot be used on a true DMR repeater. With this in mind I would give it a solid 3 rating.
However the RT83- looks much like the TYT MD-398 so I downloaded the cps and it works fine with the MD-398.
In fact it appears to work better as the TYT version has some issues with the Group Lists