A simple and detailed guide to the basics of DMR (digital mobile radio), for anyone who has no idea what it is and wants to change that.
If you're looking for a cheap DMR radio, you can buy the TYT MD-380 at:
http://smarturl.it/md380 (Redirecting link)
Or if you want a waterproof version, buy the MD-390 at:
http://smarturl.it/md390 (Redirecting link)
Talking over a few miles (4.8 miles, 7.8 km) on DMR on UHF and FM on VHF and UHF.
This video was recorded in London. We were both standing on hills, so there was a decent line of sight between us, but there were some obstructions. The signal was not perfect, but it was easily readable most of the time. I have edited the video so it always shows the receiving side when possible.
I was using the Baofeng UV-5R (with the antenna off the TYT UVF1) for VHF and the Motorola DP4800 (With motorola UHF whip antenna) for UHF. Bradley was using the DP4601 for UHF and a Kenwood NX-220 on VHF.
Hotspots are the new craze of digital radio operators, even though they've been available for DSTAR for a few years, many DMR users are now starting to take advantage of a few models. The first one I personally used is the Bluespot from Combitronics, and this is my review of that device.