Features

 
  5 or 1 watts RF Output
    Backlit Color Display
    Voice Prompts (English/Chinese)
    1000 Memories
    CTCSS/DCS
    12.5/25 kHz Selectable
    DTMF Encode/Decode
    Channel name setting
The TYT MD-380 UHF DMR handheld transceiver uses the latest TDMA - Time Division Multi Access technology. It also operates in traditional analog FM modes with 12.5 or 25 kHz channel operation. The radio features a large color display. Channels may be labeled with up to 11 characters displayed. The tri-colored LED indicates: Green - receive, Orange - scanning, or Red - transmitting. Coverage on the UHF model is 400 - 480 MHz with 5 or 1 watts. There is a rotary click knobs on the top panel for power/volume and one for 16 channel selection. The DTMF keys on the front panel are backlit.

This radio is supplied with 7.4V 2000 mAh Li-ion battery, drop-in charging base, 110/220 Volt AC adapter, two SMA type antennas (short and long), belt clip and carry strap. The programming cable and programming software are also be included for a limited time.

The TYT MD-380 VHF is the same except it operates VHF (136 - 174 MHz) instead of UHF.

NOTE:

This is a much better radio than the Baofeng BF-F8HP DMR radio and is about the same cost.

It Has:
TYT Tytera MD-380 DMR Digital Radio
Improved voice quality
Impoved functionality such as Location information
Improved security (i.e. Authentication and Encryption
Improved channel efficiency (2 slot TDMA)
In DMR  what you call rooms link WiresX, these are called Groups ...  I only Subscribe on my DMR repeater only Groups that a normal DRM Repeater in FL would link to.
Also, I have a Safety trap on the C-Bridge that helps keep the internet traffic down so the repeater is not always on a full duty cycle .. that is called PTT  On/off ... 

Simply put, only Specific Groups are PTT On Full Time, Meaning you do not have to transmit on the group in order to unlock the group Node so you can hear traffic.
I will explain this in more detail.
Other Groups are on PTT Off ...  Meaning, you must transmit on that group and toss your call out in order to Hear traffic on that group.
My Groups always on is TIX Local, TIX Net, FL Statewide ...   All others are PTT off. 
CH 3
This is the one I talk on all the time. CH 3
There is also something called TAC Channels ...  TAC 310, 311 , 312 ...   These are Talks Channels ..  It is customary to talk to someone in a group like FL statewide but limit that QSO to 10 min or less ... if you want to hold a longer QSO, Folks will ask the Person to QSY to a TAC Channel.  There you can QSO as long as you want.  
This hold the traffic down on the main groups so others can get a call in, otherwise someone can hold a long QSO in a open group and tie up the channel.  Folks get unhappy and will quickly remind you of this customary behavior.
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You see TIX Net TG2 
Ch 1 DMR repeater is both Analog and Network Digital
TG9
CH 2  LOCAL ONLY
TiX fl St wide 
CH 3  FLORIDA STATE WIDE GROUP
TIX South East 
CH 4   ALL DMR repeaters in FL, GA, AL
TIX  North America ,
CH5  ALL REPEATERS IN North America
TIX WW ENGLISH 
CH6, DMR repeaters  world wide English
TIX TAC310 
CH7 QSO CHANNELL
TIX TAC311
CH8 QSO CHANNEL
TIX WW   World Wide 
CH9  DMR repeaters world wide english
TIX FIRST COAST  
CH10  is a  locked private DMR group for all of Jacksonville, this group is by invite only
Note:  My DMR repeater is also connected to Disney DMR, Orange County DMR, and Volusia County in a linked Group that is part of the FL Statewide  DMR System.







Ricky, K4JTT DMR repeater is located in Titusville Fl at  PMC.

Ricky has the DM 380 programmed with this DMR code plug, you must give your radio to Rick to program it correctly. You may be able to program your radio with his code plug for the DMR repeater in Titusville FL. Ricky will email you his Code plug for his repeater.  Email:  Ricky  K4JTT 

Examples of good operating practice with your MD 380 DMR radio:

“This is N1RFD monitoring Southeast Florida”
“W4ABC this is N6USP on North America”
“This is N6USP radio check on North America”
“N1RFD this is N6USP on Southeast Florida:
Accessing a DMR Repeater

When you want to access a DMR repeater, you must have the frequency, Color Code, and Talk Group set
correctly.

Ricky has the code plug for the MD 380 DMR radio for our local DMR repeater.

Code Plugs

A code plug is simply a radio’s configuration file. Ricky has a code plug for our area on the DMR repeater located
at PMC. I presented this last month meeting on the DMR Operating Procedure at last month meeting.

Color Codes

DMR repeaters use Color Code Plugs (CC) much like analog repeater use CTCSS (PL) or DCS. To access a
repeater you must program your radio to use the CC as the repeater. There are 16 different CCs (CC0-CC15. The
use of Color Codes  is not optional on DMR system. If  your Color Code is not set correctly, you will not be able
to access the repeater.

You can download the 380 software to program your DMR radio at:
http://www.tyt888.com/?mod=download

If you have problems programming your radio, Ricky can program it for you

When you key your transceiver, you send a signal to the repeater and the repeater responds back to you to
acknowledge you can transmit your message.
Example: Key up your radio and wait till you here the repeater acknowledges you before talking.
If you do not receive the repeater acknowledgment, your radio will stop transmitting and you will hear a negative
confirmation tone. You could be out of range of the repeater.
This is one of the advantages of TDMA: allowing bidirectional communications between user and the repeater when
transmitting.
The repeater can also signal your radio to stop transmitting if there is contention on the network because more than
one station is transmitting at a time.

To use the radio you must have a DMR 7 DIGIT ID number that identifies you.

Go to this web site: https://register.ham-digital.org/ scroll down towards the bottom of the page. 

Register services for an individual callsign (including private hotspots and private repeaters)
Register services for a public unattended station (repeater/gateway with special license to run 24/7 unattended)
Callsign:
Check mark the first one and fill in your callsign to start the registration.

Click OK. Fill in the required information. You will receive your number by email in 3 days.
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