In the beginning
A Hytera PD782G was my first DMR radio. It was nice, but everyone I new at the time was getting Motorola radios. I gave mine to my son. He hasn’t been using it so I took it back.
When I heard about Talker Alias coming to BrandMeister I wanted to try it. But, it was only supported on Hytera radios and repeaters. So, I didn’t get it more thought.
Talker Alias is now supported on MMDVMHost-based repeaters and hotspots as well as the OpenSpot. Now, I’m more interested.
I updated the PD782G firmware and setup some channels for the hotspot.
End result, I’m now able to receive Talker Alias on the Hytera radio when it’s connected to my hotspot. I’m very excited.
Another interesting thing happened along the way. Even though the PD782G is very close to the same size as my XPR7550 I find the PD782G a lot easier to hold in my hand.
There are some other things I like as well. The tuning knob is more responsive, the display has more information, front-panel programming, more control over settings from the radio, and zone up/down buttons.
In The End
I’ll be doing a few articles about Hytera as I continue down this journey of comparing the radios. Will I make the transition? Not sure yet. Stay tuned and help me decide.