New GD77's hard to find, discontinued?

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Re: New GD77's hard to find, discontinued?

Post by ve7mdt » Mon Sep 19, 2022 10:34 pm

Nambuco wrote:
Mon Sep 19, 2022 2:02 pm

As info for others, I ordered a MD-760 on AliExpress today but seller warned that new MD-760 are not OpenGD77 compatible....I canceled my order
I see. Well, maybe the seller just wanted to protect themselves. If it is the real MD-760 (and e.g. they are not sneakily shipping you an MD-750, as the number looks so close.), then it should be compatible. However, I cannot find any verified info that any places online that have actual stock, as there have been a few cases posted here that the seller told the buyer that they couldn't ship them the products as they actually didn't have any (so prob a stale listing on Aliexpress.).

Used GD-77 came up on eBay from time to time, but asking price was higher than when they were new. Nuts.

But now we have an alternative (although still experimental alpha now) w/ the TYT MD-UV380 / Retevis RT3s (and possibly the UV390, not sure yet) OpenMDUV380 firmware development, as these are still vastly available, although the price had gone up since their lowest a few years ago.

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Re: New GD77's hard to find, discontinued?

Post by Nambuco » Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:59 am

VK3KYY wrote:
Mon Sep 19, 2022 9:01 pm

We now have Alpha level firmware for the TYT MD-UV380 which is also sold as the Retevis RT-3S

See the thread about installing the firmware onto that radio
Tks, I ordered a RT3S !

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Re: New GD77's hard to find, discontinued?

Post by VK3KYY » Tue Sep 20, 2022 10:07 am

Nambuco wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:59 am
VK3KYY wrote:
Mon Sep 19, 2022 9:01 pm

We now have Alpha level firmware for the TYT MD-UV380 which is also sold as the Retevis RT-3S

See the thread about installing the firmware onto that radio
Tks, I ordered a RT3S !
BTW. Whats your callsign ?

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Re: New GD77's hard to find, discontinued?

Post by Nambuco » Wed Sep 21, 2022 12:26 am

VK3KYY wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 10:07 am
Nambuco wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:59 am
VK3KYY wrote:
Mon Sep 19, 2022 9:01 pm

We now have Alpha level firmware for the TYT MD-UV380 which is also sold as the Retevis RT-3S

See the thread about installing the firmware onto that radio
Tks, I ordered a RT3S !
BTW. Whats your callsign ?
Hi VK3KYY, I do not have it yet, may take ~ 1 - 2 months to get it from local authorities.

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