Once again I find myself doing another video for a TYT radio. Why? Because they are GREAT, that is why. The TH-7800 is the dual band version of the TYT TH-9800. Most everyone has heard of the TH-9800 by now – it is the Chinese copy of the Yaesu FT-8900. This radio was so popular that it was copied by other Chinese companies itself. If you see the Zastone MP800 or the Vitai VC-9900R, these are the same radio as the TYT – except TYT had it first.
In a very innovative step, TYT has released the TH-7800, which is the dual band version of the TH-9800. It removes the 10-meter and 6-meter bands from the mix, and provides you with a power-house dual band radio, which are the most popular of the bands for Amateurs. Lots of users of the TH-9800 are only using the radio for 2-meter or 70-centimeter anyway, so with the updated hardware and lower cost, this TH-7800 makes an excellent rig for anyone for a Ham License of any class. (Technicians cannot use the 10-meter FM portion of the band on the TH-9800)
If you are looking for a low-cost, full-power, dual band / dual receive / dual display mobile radio, complete with separation kit, this would be an excellent choice for you.
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I often run a vhf antennae on my truck that connects to my Garmin Alpha 100 Dog tracking system for hunting. https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/on-the-trail/dog-tracking-training/alpha-/prod107225.html
I have been wanting to get this TYT 7800 to put in my truck, but i have been told that if you accidentally transmit over 20 watts , that you can burn up the Garmin unit. Us there a way to dial this unit down ? Or is it a matter of just remembering to disconnect the roof mount antennae each time before you key up?
I like the power of this unit. But i dont always need the power.
Thanks in advance for your time.
Sorry, my mistake… 11 watts is where others have reported burning up there units.
LOW setting is 5 watts, MID 2 is 10 watts, MID 1 is 20 watts, HIGH is 50 watts VHF and 40 watts UHF.
I have the TYT TH7800, earlier today when turning it on, it had apparently it locked up. After numerous attempts I was able to work the right bank. The left bank only shows “12.0 V” and will not do anything else. Unit is only a month old. Any ideas? Thanks 73s. Vernon