RT82 Handheld Radio vs RT90 Car Radio

RT90 is a dual band DMR car radio, support analog and digital mode. dual standby, dual display, dual time slot, operating on both 400-480MHz UHF frequencies and 136-174MHz VHF at up to 50 watts VHF and 45 watts UHF. Using Time-Division Multiple-Access (TDMA) digital technology,AMBE++vocoder, compatible with Mototrbo and DMR Tier I &II.   Retevis RT-82 is the first dual band DMR amateur radio with 5-watts output and is the successor to the popular RT3 HT. User-friendly design and various practical functions make it very popular among profession hams.

Does RT90 equals to RT82?

  • Basic ParametersComparison

ModelRT82RT90
StandardDMR, AnalogDMR, Analog
Frequency range144/430MHz (136-174/400-480)144/430MHz (136-174/400-480)
Channels30001000
Power5W50W
Output Power7.4V DC13.8V DC +-15%
ScreenYesYes
VOXYesYes
MonitorYesYes
ScanYesYes
CTCSS/DCSYesYes
TOTYesYes
Busy LockYesYes
Dual StandbyYesYes
AlarmYesYes
Bandwidth12.5KHz/25KHz12.5KHz/25KHz
Frequency step10k,12.5k,2.5k,20k,25k,50k, 5k, 6.25k12.5k
Custom ButtonTop button,

Sidekey1.2.3,P1.P2

P1.P2.P3.P4. alarm key
squelchYesYes
Frequency and Channel SwitchNoNo
power-savingYesNo
Tail EliminateYesYes
keypadYesYes
CTCSS ScanYesYes
DTMFYesYes
Talk AroundYesYes
Contact listYesYes
MessageYesYes
Tone PulseYesNo
Call LogYesYes
Color codeYesYes
Repeater SlotYesNo
encryptionYesYes
RemoteRemote kill

,Stun, Revive,Monitor

Remote kill

,Stun, Revive,Monitor

Call MethodGroup Call, Private Call,  All callGroup Call, Private Call,  All call
GPSYesNo
Alert ToneYesNo
low battery indicatorYesYes
BacklightYesYes
programmingYesYes
TimeYesYes
Power-on passwordYesYes

 

Their functions are almost same, RT90 power up to 50W, because it used on the car, so it dont provide save power function. RT82 handheld radio has optional GPS function.

  • Programming software Comparison

  1.  RT82 has power saving and voice announcement which RT90 has not.

RT82 vs RT90

2.  Same Menu Item setting.

RT82 vs RT90 3. Buttons definitions. RT82 has more than 2 keyside than RT90.  Same One touch Access, and Number key quick contact access.

RT82 vs RT90

4. Same Channel information setting

RT82 vs RT90

5. Same DTMF Signaling Setting.

RT82 vs RT90

6. Same VFO mode Setting.

RT82 vs RT90

 

In summary, we can see that RT82 has same function with RT90. Only difference is they used on different scene.   RT90 used on the car, Call operation is by hand microphone.Power supply is by vehicle battery. Because of the sufficient power supply, simplified the power saving function. As car move very fast, distance long, so power up to 50W.

RT82 is portable radio, takes lithium battery,so it add power-saving function. Because walking distance is near, so the power is up to 5W.

In addition, You can also use same date on both radio. For example, Save your RT82 data as a .rdt file. Then open this file on RT90. so the RT82’s data will transfer to RT90.

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