New Radio: TYT TH-UV8000D

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  1. How did testing of this HT turn out?

    • Brad (K4NHA) says:

      The radio is a great little HT. All audio and signal reports have been favorable, the speaker is crisp, clear, and plenty loud, and programming is simple just like all the other Chinese/Kenwood/Yaesu clones. The only negative thing I have run into is that the rotary encoder knob on top is hit or miss when it comes to changing channels or frequencies with it. Some times each “click” will be a channel but some will take an extra turn to change the channel. Seems to be that the rotary encoder may have more steps than the software is looking for.

      Other than that little issue it has been a great and reliable HT.

  2. Craig says:

    Many of the online sellers of the TYT TH-UV8000D are currently unloading the older versions that don’t do cross-band repeat (even though the box says it comes with cross-band repeat as a function). V3 of the radios allowed you to turn on Menu 11 (but didn’t actually do anything), V4 of the radio actually works in cross-band repeat mode (once Menu 11 is set to “ON”).

    Beware, however, as once Menu 11 (on the V4 radios) is set to “ON”, any VHF/UHF programmed memory setting on the radio will continue to cross-band repeat (in other words, you can’t simply set up one existing memory to cross-band and that’s all, any existing VHF shown on the display will continue to cross-band to any existing UHF frequency until you turn off Menu 11).

    Of course if you don’t want the cross-band repeat function and a few other new firmware tweaks, a V3 TH-UV8000D may do very well for your needs. I do recommend (regardless of which version radio you select), looking at the RT Systems programming software/cable kit and a spare 3600 mAh extended battery, both now available on Amazon.

  3. Robert Culverhouse says:

    Had any problems with it overheating and shutting off?
    Had mine about a week and happened twice.

  4. JK says:

    I have the newer UV8000E that is essentially the exact same as V4 UV8000D. I haven’t had any issues with it either…

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