A lovely small compact Dual Band Transceiver but still with a 25W punch at a remarkable price!
- Frequency: 136-174, 400-480MHz
- Channels: 200
- Channel Spacing: 25KHz, 20KHz,12.5KHz
- Phase Lock Step: 5KHz, 6.25KHz, 10KHz, 12.5KHz, 15KHz, 25KHz
- Working Voltage: 13.8V DC
- CTCSS, DCS, 5 Tone, 2 Tone, DTMF
- Size: 90(W) x 35(H) x 118 (D) mm
- Weight 408g
- Bar Code/EAN:
- Great value for money
For the money you can’t go wrong with this compact dual band mobile. It fits in your hand so you’ll be sure to find a place for it in your car.
I’ve heard horror stories about programming all your frequencies in these radios. Don’t listen to them. If you have a PC and the data lead it’s a doddle. If like me you don’t have a PC you can program the radio from the microphone very easily. Yes it takes longer but it works.
Using the radio when mobile is a joy. It has a great output volume and I’ve had nothing but complimentary audio reports.
Changing VFOs and/or channels is easily achieved either from the radio or the microphone. I had the radio working in my car before I had left the shop car park!
Need a cheap, small radio for your car or a grab and go radio then this could be for you.
- Now on CHRIP!
Just to add I have this working on CHIRP (April 2017) using Vendor QYT and model KT8900.
This is a great litle set. Its not the most sensitive on RX but it is loud.
Gets hot too
- Great compact radio ideal for new M license holders and experienced users alike.
Compact, punchy audio, Good Rx coverage, suitable Tx, Ideal on Low power settings for new M license holders.
Software can be annoying but that's not confined to this radio. Could benefit from an audio jack, otherwise can't fault it at this price.
Question: Will Moonraker be importing the updated version (8900r) This is its newer cousin, seen advertised as tri band has newer firmware/chipset, a audio socket and is even more sensitive and selective. Also includes a built in cooling fan to help cool things when used extensively.
Overall 5 star product in this price range.
- Great little radio for its price........I found if you use the old driver 184.108.40.206 with the kt8900-e-cps software and device manager on windows 10, choose the driver the program uses manually, no issues with programming the radio,not the best program but beats putting everything in manually....
- A good rig for SOTA VHF.
I used this radio with a Li-Po battery from two out of four Pennine SOTA summits on 23rd Feb-2016. It performed very well and though I found receive audio slightly muffled due to the small speaker, I got some compliments from the stations worked on 2m-FM. For the power, this is the lightest rig I can find and therefore eminently suitable for portable backpack operations. Thanks to Moonraker for importing it! I do not need superb quality, just simplicity, lightness and convenience.
- MOONRAKER MT-270 DUAL BAND MOBILE TRANSCEIVER
To be honest I bought this radio just as a back up radio...but this radio ticks all the boxes...it's audio is loud and very clear..programming with software was a nightmare. But programming by hand was much easeyer. ..this little radio can go in a rucksack and I can go portable...I am more than happy with this little gem and it's a keeper.....highly recommended radio...
One last comment when entering a channel name to move forward to the next letter you must press hash on the fist mic.....7.3
- I don't if I was just unlucky with the one I got but had to send it back because its receive capability was awful. Tried a side by side comparison with my FT-857D and where the 857 was receiving a station S7, could barely hear them at all with the MT-270. Same station, same antenna, same power supply. I was really disappointed because this tiny radio puts out 25W and would have been perfect for what I wanted otherwise.
- Great radio but software is horrific - com ports and failed to connect etc
- All as per Radcom review- Excellent little radio for the cost, easy to neatly fit in car but the software and drivers issue is a real pain. Easily manually programmed a repeater as per the various YouTube videos but not a task you would want to do for multiple repeaters.
- Fabulous radio for the money!
My trusty old Yaesu FT2200 needed replacing and I was undecided which way to go, in the end I gave this little radio a try. Build quality is very good, it is easy to use and performs very well.
Concerned that I hadn't bought the programming lead, I found in operation that this was not necessary and I drive the radio from the excellent push button mic. Menus are so easy to use too. Just type in the frequency, select ctss using the up down button save and go! Toggling between bands is one button on the mic.
Audio reports have been consistently good and, it's far easier to use than my old yaesu.
Two minor gripes:
- no external speaker jack (not that it's needed audio is strong and clear).
- the s meter reads +30 for all received signals, a software coding error no doubt.
In summary, a great little radio that is fun and easy to use, fits almost anywhere and can be easily locked away in the glove box when parked! Well worth the money.
- Good value but software is a nightmare.
- Got the radio and the USB programming lead the other day. Radio itself is great - decent audio, reasonably sensitive and 25W output so all good. However, the software, as per Moonraker download, is a nightmare. I am trying to program a few local repeaters and club nets in but all it says when attempting to write is "failed to connect" or incorrect port". Having tried all available ports it just does not want to work. Programming with the fist mic is ok but repeater offsets and CTCSS seems to get lost when placing a frequency into a memory channel. Please, please sort out the software Moonraker.
- AMAZING LITTLE TRANSCEIVER
1. Moonraker give really good service and advice
2. Manual needs rewriting in English
3. Great little rig , easy to operate
4. Software ...... I also had issues with the ....OCX file. This can be downloaded, but, the rig is easy to program manually
5. Suprisingly good value for money - Go out and buy one !
Try the A5DN site on You Tube
- Good value
Good little radio, nice size and RX audio is great, only problem is the software fpr programming does not want to load, every time I try says that a mscomm32.ocx file is missing. No response from Moonraker on this problem.
Moonraker Reply - please contact us and we can send a disc free if that helps ?
- Great value very small radio - most impressed.
- I have owned one of these radio's for about a year. It's used in the car when mobile. Firstly its unbelievably small, sounds good and puts out 25 watts. The radio is almost ready to use straight from the box. I do not have it programmed into the memories. .Now the reason I don't have it programmed is because when you get used to it everything can be controlled from the large fist microphone that comes with it. The radio display monitors VHF and UHF and is instantly selected by the fist microphone. So is the menu system and if like me you just use it for local repeaters say within 30 miles you have no problem altering the frequency again from the microphone. The same with CTCSS, power levels , up/down + or - selection of the offset frequency. It's all so simple and all this for such a small price. I also have a Yaesu FT7800 and quite honestly prefer this little baby in the car where it can be lifted up and placed out of sight. Fantastic little gem.
- Nice little starter radio
- Got the radio for the YL for her car works well sounds good a nightmare to program tried a couple of pieces of software with no real results main problem no ex speaker it used for programming after saying that it as a high good audio high output .