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MD-UV390:
Packaging note: In an effort to reduce landfill waste, we have asked the manufacturer to stop shipping to us from China with each radio in a retail box. If you'd like a retail box, let us know in the notes, and we'll add $10.00 to the cost of your order. This is the dual band version of the MD-390. They use the same body, battery packs, and accessories. These are a rugged well made unit with very good audio performance and advanced features, it is targeted to Professional Guides, SAR, and advanced mountaineering groups. The Tytera UV-MD390 digital radio uses Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Tier 2 Standard protocol. It is compatible with the popular MOTO TRBO series Tier I and II using standard encryption, as well as other makes and models of DMR supported radios. It is also compatible with any existing analog two-way radio operating on the supported VHF/UHF frequencies. Package contains stock dual band antennas (range of 145-155 MHz), battery, charger, belt clip, manual (electronic download). Manual, Free OEM, and third party software is provided via a post-purchase download link. These are VHF/UHF and transmit at 5 watts. The standard Prolific type cables commonly used to program analog radios such as Baofeng, Wouxun, etc., do not work with DMR radios. Warranty details: http://chilp.it/810d350 Licensing Info: Carries FCC Part 90 approval. The Spectrum Canada certification approval number of this model is 10337A-MD380V. This item is in stock, and ships from Canada
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125.00
1 unit (non-GPS)
2 units (non-GPS)
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With TC-568, or UV98: The 'Tailgunner' Package
Combine the MD-UV390 with a 2W TYT TC-568 radio, or a TYT TH-UV98 Dual Band radio*, for communicating with your guest, tailgunner, or ski partner. Comes setup with a matching privacy tones on both set on GMRS1. Seen here with stock antennas: add a UHF 1/4 wave to the MD-UV390, and a 270A to the TC-568 if extra long range comm's is required between the two units in the field. Note: The 'tailgunner' option is for a package which includes the option of getting a TC-568 with an MD-UV390 at a discounted price for your Tailgunner. * Does not include programming for UV98. The TC-568 and UV98 are programmable HAM radios. They are not type approved by the FCC for commercial use on any frequencies outside the HAM band, and this includes FRS, GMRS, and DOT frequencies. This means most jurisdictions in North America and the EU. Programming of the radio outside of the HAM band should be considered for education purposes in jurisdictions where this is allowed, and at the user's own discretion and risk.
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TYT TC-568 & TYT MD-UV390, the Tailgunner Radio relationship
The TYT TC-568 is a 2W UHF radio. It is popular both as an FRS capable unit, and as a tailgunner unit when combined with a dual band DMR radio such as the TYT MD-UV390. This video demonstrates some appropriate antenna choices such as the Smiley 270A, and testing and use scenarios of these units to optimize your field experience with it.
TYT MD-390 Field and Bench Testing
In this video we field test the GPS functionality of two GPS enabled Digital radios from China. This is done with a view toward their suitability for Search and Rescue, AT Skiing, and Professional Mountain Guides. This is not a review of the general operating features of the radios beyond the realm of their GPS features.
additional 2200mAH Battery Pack (Discounted with radio purchase)
Discount price below available when purchases with radio only Weight: 94g
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$32.92
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additional 2200mAH Battery Pack (Regular Price)
Weight: 94g Regular price for when not purchased with a radio
$24.91
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Programming
NOTE: The programming software is not MAC compatible. Programming Western North America Code Plug (We do not program radios not purchased from us.)
$25.00
$50.00
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Programming Cable
NOTE: The programming software is not MAC compatible. Cables for digital radios do not require OEM drivers like cables for analog radios do. This is the most common items that clients do not order, only to find out as they get more experience and need to add custom frequencies that they should have bought one after all. For MD-390 and UV-MD390 (not compatible with Baofeng, etc.) Note: we do not offer any support or instructions for programming from the keypad.
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IPX6 Antenna
(Our full antenna selection can be found on our dedicated antenna form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1N_mu7ZghUao9HmiUUJiaQuqA8kIk8m-NdMrz7GjlGy0/). The IPX6 is a bespoke, tuned, specialist antenna for professional use and deployment in demanding field units. It is based on the 5/8 SAR core and designed using CPC3000 Dual Wall adhesive tubing based on Spec's that were originally established by Marines and Navy Seals (see website for more details) and then enhanced with further features as recommended in feedback by ACMG first responders who field tested it over a three year period. (IPX6 Antennas that were re-tested for SWR after 3 years in the field with Human-Wildlife Conflict Specialists and ACMG guides had a 0% failure rate as opposed to the standard rubber ducks that averaged a 60% failure rate). Tuning is based upon center tune frequency specified by client, and adjusted for corresponding velocity factor which then dictates the resultant antenna length.The base has a reflector band and color coded label with frequency range printed on it (label can be customized with optional client identifier), and the antenna is color coded to facilitate proper band selection in a hurry or in the dark. A 15% discount is available to AMGA, ACMG, ACC, CAA, SAR, EMR, and Parks Canada when bought with a radio, or in bulk. (Add note if you require multiples)
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IPX6 Antenna 3 pack
3 pack of the above antenna. 'A' pack has 3 antennas tuned as follows: 150, 160 and 170 MHz. 'B' pack has 3 antennas tuned to 155, 165 and 170 MHz. However, you can also specify any 3 you want, EG: all three at 165MHz, etc.
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Place your tuning and base requirements in notes
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Counterpoise
A simple but significant, and inexpensive improvement that can be made to the Smiley HT antenna bases we sell is the addition of counterpoise from a device commonly referred to as a "Rat Tail". The effectiveness of a counterpoise element is not a myth, it is pretty simple science and therefore not about to make anyone millions. Technically, counterpoise is is not a true ground plane, it would more accurately be referred to as a 'virtual ground plane'. You may have seen radial elements at the bottom of a base station antenna on a roof somewhere, and these are there to give counterpoise. So in the case of a rubber duck, counterpoise gives a virtual ground plane reference to trampoline the signal using the same dynamics analogous to what radials do for base station antennas. There are lots of videos about making a DIY 'Rat Tail' on Youtube, but unfortunately many of them are well intentioned but poorly informed. First, you should not use an adapter between your antenna and radio, as that throws off the center tuned point of your antenna and changes the velocity factor. Second, a thin wire is not 'OK'. The wire requires maximum capacitance and minimum resistance, so the thicker, the better. We use 10 (VHF) or 12 AWG (UHF) silicone sheathed copper stranded wire that does not get brittle in the cold. Not required for normal use, this is commonly used by guides for increasing their chances of communicating with emergency services during remote multi day trips because it extends the range. Will work with IPX antennas after the end users performs a simple modification requiring an exacto knife. Available in SMA-F, or SMA-M, add required base type in notes. Weight is 30G. Color is red for SMA-M and black for SMA-F (subject to change).
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Tuned Smiley 5/8 VHF SAR Rubber Duck
This is the core upon which the IPX6 line is built. The flex coil is tuned to provide at band center low SWR ( band range is ± 5 MHz either side of the band center). Antenna can be tuned as low as 145 MHz,, and as high as 175 MHz as the band center. Length of 145 is about 10.5" and at 175 it is about 9".
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* Enter Center Tune point and base type required in notes
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5/8 Slim 465 UHF Duck (Smiley)
Center tuned with a low SWR for band spread between 460-470 MHz. Suitable for recreational users who use FRS/GMRS frequencies. (Add note if you require multiples). Specify base type in notes (SMA-F base illustrated).
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5/8 UHF Duck
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IPX6 5/8 Slim 465 UHF Duck (Mountain Parameters)
First Responder Specialist antenna built on the Smiley 5/8 465 UHF duck. Not designed for recreational users. Ultra rugged Military Spec UHF antenna suitable for day or night ops. Design based on client feedback from professional guides, Search And Rescue teams, and tail gunners. Reflective base and luminescent band below tip facilitates quick location in the dark when radio dropped on avalanche debris, or to quickly retrieve antenna or attached radio from a pack or crash kit. Center tuned at 465 for frequencies between 460-470. Exhibits a low SWR for frequencies between 460-470 MHz. Interstitial green elastomer guide ring to landmark circumcision point for optional UHF counterpoise attachment (requires competent user modification). (Add note if you require multiples). Specify base type in notes (SMA-M illustrated). Note: not suitable for amateur radio operators (HAMs).
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IPX6 5/8 UHF Duck
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Smiley Stubby Duck VHF or UHF
As used by Parks Canada at Cave and Basin National Historic site. STUBBY TUNED DUCK Super efficient VHF (or UHF) antennas show a OMNI directional 3 dbd gain, they are impedance matched to a hand-held radio. Strong and flexible, sealed in synthetic rubber and NT-MIL coverings. This flex coil matching network provides at band center low SWR as well as a + - 5 MHz from band center. Antenna tuned at band center specified in notes when ordering, the antenna will perform in a 10MHz window (5MHz on each side of center tuned point). Length 4 1/2"
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Smiley Stubby Duck VHF
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5/8 (Smiley) SLIM DUCK
5/8 SLIM DUCK Super efficient VHF antenna. This is the antenna that all our IPX antennas are built on. Therefore the performance of this antenna is similar to the IPX antennas, which are simply more rugged for demanding field use, and color coded to facilitate selecting the right antenna. That is also why we add color coded reflector tape at the base of the IPX to make them easier to select in the dark. These antennas can be center tuned in the range of 145-175 based on 5MHz increments, so that is why we have offered a three pack below. They show a OMNI directional 6 dbd gain. This flex coil matching network design provides an 'at band center' low SWR as well as an + - 5 MHz band center window that you can operationally use the antenna in. (Antenna is tuned to the client's specified band center, the antenna will perform in a range that is 5MHz on each side of the tuned frequency. This antenna will take a counterpoise with no modifications required. (If you are located in the USA and your order does not contain any other of our custom items such as counterpoise or IPX, then you should order this direct from Smiley which will result in faster shipping). Note: I has come to our attention there is another Canadian seller of these antennas (hint, look at some of the wording that has been directly copied from our site, and they do not disclose they are in fact Smiley antennas) that may not be tuning the antennas properly. Proper tuning of these antennas involves constantly monitoring your calibrations to adjust for variabilities in velocity factor. Antennas are dipped to create the rubber coating over the radiating elements, and this affects the velocity factor, which is an important consideration for antenna performance. Due to batch differences in the density of the rubber coating, using both reflected power measurements and a vector network analyzer to recalibrate and establish inflection bookmarks for each batch is required. You would be advised to check with any other sources before purchase of a tuned antenna to ensure your antennas are not being tuned by some random seat of the pants method, which can result in unacceptable SWR and reflected power levels.
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$65.00
Single antenna (place center tune point in notes)
Three pack (center tuned 150/160/170, or any variation)
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Counterpoise (Only fit IPX and Smiley antennas)
A simple but significant, and inexpensive improvement that can be made to the Smiley HT antenna bases we sell is the addition of counterpoise from a device commonly referred to as a "Rat Tail". The effectiveness of a counterpoise element is not a myth, it is pretty simple science and therefore not about to make anyone millions. Technically, counterpoise is is not a true ground plane, it would more accurately be referred to as a 'virtual ground plane'. You may have seen radial elements at the bottom of a base station antenna on a roof somewhere, and these are there to give counterpoise. So in the case of a rubber duck, counterpoise gives a virtual ground plane reference to trampoline the signal using the same dynamics analogous to what radials do for base station antennas. There are lots of videos about making a DIY 'Rat Tail' on Youtube, but unfortunately many of them are well intentioned but poorly informed. First, you should not use an adapter between your antenna and radio, as that throws off the center tuned point of your antenna and changes the impedance and the velocity factor. Second, a thin wire is not 'OK'. The wire requires maximum capacitance and minimum resistance, so the thicker, the better. We use silicone sheathed copper stranded wire that does not get brittle in the cold. Not required for normal use, this is commonly used by guides for increasing their chances of communicating with emergency services during remote multi day trips. ** Will work with previously bought IPX antennas after the end users performs a simple modification requiring an exacto knife.** Also fit onto all other Smiley antennas with this base system including the metal telescoping antennas. Available in SMA-F, or SMA-M, add required base type in notes. Weight is 30G. SMA-M are red, and SMA-F are black. Note: In order to attach a counterpoise wire to a new IPX6 antenna, you must do a MOD that requires an exacto knife. Before ordering, you are strongly advised to download and watch this 4 minute video that shows the process, so that you can ascertain that this DIY procedure does not extend beyond the limits of you comfort level, and that you will not hurt yourself with the sharp blade (warning: some focus problems exist): https://youtu.be/mGUlyS_WdlU
Pictured: red UHF counterpoise with SMA-M base.
Pictured: red UHF counterpoise with SMA-M base.
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Smiley 270A TRI BAND 2 METER / 220 / 440 flexible base loaded telescopic antenna
This super efficient VHF / UHF antenna provides a OMNI directional 3 to 9 db gain depending on position and is usable in 4 positions. (1/4 wave 2 Meter Fully extended) - (5/8 wave 440 2 sections down) (1/4 wave 440 fully collapsed) (1/4 wave 220 4 sections down) tuned coil/spring & available with any TA Base. This flex coil matching network provides at band center low SWR as well as a ± 5 MHz band center. Antenna tuned at 440 MHz being the band center, the antenna will perform the same between 435 - 445 MHz. Length Telescope 4.5" down and 16.5" up. Specify base type in notes.
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Smiley 270A
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Smiley Super Stick: Telescoping 5/8 Wave
5/8 wave, flexible base loaded telescopic antenna is the standard where maximum possible range is required. Can be used with a Rat Tail for the maximum amount of coverage possible for any hand held antenna system period. It provides OMNI directional 6 to 9 db gain and is usable in 2 positions. Fully extended or fully collapsed. It is a true 1/4 wave when collapsed & 5/8 wave when extended. Modular construction features replaceable telescopic section, tuned coil/spring. Available with any TA Base. This new flex coil matching network provides at band center low SWR as well as a +or - 5 MHz band center. Antenna tuned at band center specified by client, can also be field tuned to other band center points by collapsing or expanding the antenna. Length Telescope 10" down and 48" up.
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Smiley Telescoping 5/8 Wave
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Smiley Base Connectors
Smiley has developed a base system that ensures any of their flexible antennas will simply screw into several antenna bases to fit Motorola, Tempo, Standard, Wilson, RCA, Repco, GE and all other transceivers using BNC, TNC, MX, SMA, or PL-259 (PL-259 is $7.00) connectors. This can be very handy if you change radios from a model that used an SMA-F base (EG Baofeng), but want to keep your antennas and use them on your new radio that needs an antenna with an SMA-M base (EG: TYT). These only work on compatible Smiley antennas. For more information see our base connector page: https://goo.gl/7gavYo
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TYT Platinum Series Speaker Microphone (Medium Duty)
This Mic is the best we could find that fit criteria for price, weight, size, and durability. It is moisture resistant (contrary to the exaggerated claims of Amazon sellers that this is 'rainproof'). It is made by TYT. Total weight of Mic is 138g. The Mic cord is 2' long and extends to 3.5'. The connector is a standard Kenwood compatible fit that will work with most Wouxun, Baofeng, Anytone, TYT, etc. The Mic head dimensions are 2 1/4 x 3", it has an earpiece plug on the side, and a belt/lapel clip on the back that rotates 360 degrees on a metal hub that is mounted on a metal base plate. Mic cover is recommended for field use in snow, wind, and rain.
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720X Speaker Microphone Heavy Duty IPX68
We worked with the manufacturer, and had this Mic built to our specifications in Taiwan. It has noise cancelling for wind or rotor noise (does not require the microphone jacket), and is IPX68 rated, so it has no earphone jack (disregard the spec's that contradict these spec's in the brochure image below, we upgraded them with our build). The clip is removable to facilitate pocket carry, etc. This model is the one without the Vol control knob for those users who will primarily be using the Mic while wearing winter gloves or mitts. It has the standard 2 pin Kenwood pin connection that fits most Chinese radios (including the MD-UV390). We sourced this bespoke item to address specific needs of our clients who work in aeolian environments for SAR, guiding, or in very wet conditions. A 15% discount will be applied when any of these conditions are met: Professional Organization membership (ACMG, AMGA, CAA, etc.), Professional certification (EMT, AST, etc.) or when purchased at the same time as a radio.
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IPX68, noise cancelling, Mic
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Speaker Microphone Heavy Duty IPX68 w/ 2 position (high, or low), Vol limiter switch
This unit is the same as the one above, but has the addition of a Vol control switch. The Vol switch is a round knob that allows you to choose between a high or a low volume. It does not amplify the volume level that your radio is putting out. It is a 2 position switch that hard toggles your Vol between 100% of what your radio Vol knob has been set to, and approx 75% of what the Vol dial on your radio is set to (precisely, we mounted a 68ohm resistor inside as a volume controller for the low switch circuit). Example: you are working in a situation where you are around machinery such as a running motor or operating a snow machine, and the radio is in a pouch or under clothing. When the motor is distant, off, or idling you do not need loud Vol on your radio to hear a call, but when the motor revs higher, you need a louder Vol to hear calls, so you move the switch to the 'High' position. This allows you to set the Vol knob on your radio to high, but quiet it when required without fumbling for the radio itself. The 'High' position is only as high as the Vol knob on your radio is set to, so if the Vol on your radio is already low, even the high position on the Mic will be low. This microphone has noise cancelling on the Tx side (the actual Mic pickup) for wind or rotor noise (does not require the microphone jacket), and is IPX68 rated, so it has no earphone jack (disregard the spec's that contradict these spec's in the brochure image below, we upgraded them with our build). The clip is removable to facilitate pocket carry, etc. It has the standard 2 pin Kenwood pin connection that fits most Chinese radios (including the MD-UV390). We sourced this bespoke item to address specific needs of our clients who work in aeolian environments for SAR, guiding, in very wet conditions, and with the addition of the Vol switch, those that work around helicopters and do not use a Peltor headset. A 15% discount will be applied when any of these conditions are met: Professional Organization membership (ACMG, AMGA, CAA, etc.), Professional certification (EMT, AST, etc.) or when purchased at the same time as a radio.
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Mic with Vol control
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Handheld Speaker Microphones - Comparison and Performance review
Microphone Jacket
The microphone can be purchased with an optional ripstop nylon cover (colors are black, green, or orange), for an additional $11.91 USD. This specialist cover was designed by Jordy Shepherd of Peak Alpine, in collaboration with Zac's Tracs. It's purpose is to increase water resistance by keeping snow out of the recesses, which also means it will repel water, coffee, frost, condensation, mud, dust, and dirt as well as mitigate wind noise. It works by garroting a shock cord drawstring around the front of the Mic, which is then held closed by a round spring loaded cordloc. (Shipped in random colors of green, orange, or black unless otherwise specified).
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Waterproof Case
Can be worn as chest mount, or detach the straps for carry in pack with or without antenna attached. Note, the 150mHZ IPX6 antenna is a tight fit ('A' Pack), but the 'B' Pack antennas fit.
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Battery Eliminator
It is not advisable to listen to the radio in the vehicle always using battery power. This adapter allows use of radio in vehicle while driving by bypassing battery
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Spare Charging Base for vehicle
Useful if radio is commonly used in 2 different locations. Comes with 12V cord for vehicle use, Can also be special ordered with 110V AC Adapter instead of 12V adapter, mention preference in notes.
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Aftermarket support
Personal one on one assistance or consulting. For help with choosing, using, installing, or programming radio. Not available for keypad programming procedures. For help with programming, will require user to install remote control software on their computer.
$50.00
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