Retevis RT84 DMR/Analog Radio

The Retevis RT84 DMR/Analog Radio is a Digital Two Way UHF VHF radio. This HT is a well designed portable DMR radio that features dual time slots, and a large color display. The display is simple to read and includes the date, time, channel, frequency and zone. It displays a different screen when receiving a signal to show the callsign or DMR number that is transmitting.

The transmitting and receiving audio are both loud and clear in VHF/UHF and DMR mode. The highly stable emission decoder reduces the DMR header and packet loss. A powerful 2000 mAh battery lasts throughout the day. day, while the high audio output is great for noisy environments.

With easy to learn software and free life-time updating, this radio will grow with you. The code plug is easy to read so the learning curve is reduced. There is a  3000 channels, the scan list is can be up to 250 channels to shorten the scan speed. 

A modification the the radio lets you use both commercial and amateur radio IDs. This is for both amateur radio and a work radio. This radio works very well with amateur and commercial DMR systems. 


  • 3000 Ch 
  • 2000 mAh battery.
  • 250 Scan channels
  • DMR/Analog
  • Dual band
  • Dual time slot
  • 136/174, 400/480 mHz
  • 5 watt Output

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My Retevis RT84 DMR/Analog Radio Experience

Much better than a Baofeng. I borrowed it from a club member for a couple days for this review and to see how the programming worked. Programming was about normal for a DMR radio, I used it for two days and it performed well. The taller and slimmer body allows firmer grasp. I liked the larger display, and found it useful for remembering callsigns.

The software worked well and I put a frequency straight into it to see if it can be programmed in the field. The receive audio was louder than I needed, and actually expected. It was very clear on both analog and DMR.

If you are looking for something a little better than a Baofeng, but do not want to spend the money for a brand name radio. I am actually recommending the Retevis RT83, it is much easier to find and has a 2800 mAh battery.

By Vince