Showing posts with label MD-2017. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MD-2017. Show all posts

Friday, March 2, 2018

TYT MD-2017: VA3XPR Review

Check out the VA3XPR review - especially helpful are first two sections (The Good and The Bad) - which concludes:
"The MD-2017 is a great low-cost option for anyone looking for a rugged dual band DMR radio. It is sure to come in very handy for users that live in or travel to areas where there are both VHF and UHF DMR repeaters. At a $159 USD price point for the non-GPS version, users really cannot go wrong with this radio, as it is feature packed, durable, and performs well. While the radio has some usability issues, they are unlikely to adversely impact the functionality of the radio for most users.

Overall, we feel that the MD-2017 is a great value priced dual band DMR radio that is likely to please the most demanding ham radio or light commercial user who needs a dual band DMR radio that can withstand the elements."

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

TYT MD-2017: Weak SMA Connector?

Friday, July 7, 2017

TYT MD-2017: Programming Cable Issue

Sounds like a small problem, but I like the open response and I'm sure they and TYT will take care of those affected:
"With our first batch of TYT MD-2017's, we had a few customers call complaining of issues programming the radio. After some back and forth, we identified the issue as being a poor solder within the radio connector on the programming cable. Customers with this issue were not able read their radios from the programming software. 
TYT has confirmed the issue, and are immediately working to correct the problem. We are told that all of our future shipments will have the updated cable, so if you order a radio or a cable from this point forward you won't have to worry about this issue. 
This issue affected a very small number of customers (less than 3%), so we appreciate TYT's willingness to make the fix a priority."

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

TYT MD-380 to MD-2017 Code Plug

It's DMR all the time...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

TYT MD-2017: Samples Landed

It's real!

Monday, March 27, 2017

TYT MD-2017: Giveaway

Friday, February 17, 2017

TYT MD-2017: May?

I posted the announcement from BuyTwoWayRadios in December about the MD-2017. This site ( suggests it won't be out next month, but rather we are looking at a May date.

Monday, December 5, 2016 MD-2017 Dual Band DMR Digital HT - New dual band DMR digital radio coming from TYT:

"Details are still sketchy, but TYT has released a few specs on this new handheld. Key features of the TYT MD-2017:
  • Dual band 
  • Dual display 
  • Dual standby 
  • Complies with ETSI TS 102 360-1, -2, -3 
  • Uses Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) 
  • Compatible with MotoTRBO Tier 1 and II 
  • GPS capable 
  • Lone worker function 
  • Encryption function 
  • Analog and Digital Modes 
  • SIngle Call, Group Call and All Call 
  • Remote Kill/Stun/Activate 
  • IP67 Waterproof. 
  • Firmware upgradeable 
Rumour has it the MD-2017 could arrive sometime in March 20-17. However, no official release date has been set. For the latest updates on this new radio, Keep checking in at Buy Two Way Radios subscribeto our blog!"