Retevis RT-72 Dual Band DMR/Analog HT for Under $100

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K5ATA, Jan 11, 2020.

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  1. K5ATA

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    Retevis sent me one of their new RT-72 radios to take a look at and review. It's packed with features, especially considering the low price point. It has APRS, GPS, dual band, 1w low and 5w high output and more. Check it out, it's a good deal at $95. 73, K5ATA

     
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  2. ZL1PDT

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    Hi look ok but the back ground to dark to see for somer boby with a but of eye sight problem,
    Thanks,Pieter
     
  3. W2TH

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    The font they use for the display looks like something from an old type writer. Would like to hear some analog audio from the radio. A lot of these Chinese radios have crappy audio in analog.
     
  4. K5ATA

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    I will record some analog audio on it and post it for you... I find the audio to be ok. I just reviewed a TID Radio DP580, and the audio on that was superb... but it is only a 70cm radio.
     
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  5. VE7REN

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    who is a dealer for these
     
  6. W6IR

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    Needless to say their website is confusing. In the "fine print" they have a link to the programming cable which uses the mic plug rather than the micro usb. And the what's included does not mention a programming cable at all.
     
  7. K5ATA

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    Amazon.com... You can get them from their website too, but Amazon has certain advantages.
     
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  8. K5ATA

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    Yeah, a lot of times, the Chinese websites are less than easy to navigate. Amazon is your friend here. The micro usb was a piece of cake.
     
  9. W6IR

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  10. NU6O

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    I bought one off Amazon.. Nice radio, great build quality. The programming software has compatibility issues, Win 10 automatically takes care of it. Win 7 you must right click on the file and proceed to troubleshoot compatibility issues before it will install. It seems to have been written for XP.
    Next, has anyone figured out how to get APRS working? The book says nothing, the software has a section to supposedly turn it on. How do you enter your call sign ect???
     

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