Baofeng DMR radio

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18 Sep 2016 02:27 #192 by N5AMS
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looks like Baofeng has a dual band DMR radio but according to specs its only tier I capable which basically means its usless for DMR-MARC and Brandmeister, but here is the article below.

www.va3xpr.net/baofeng-dm-5r-dual-band-dmr-radio/

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23 Sep 2016 16:42 #223 by AD0JA
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I think this radio is NO better than their junk UV-5r and variants.

They claim there is some kind of Tier II upgrade but that is yet to be seen.

Just don't even bother with these Chinese radios. The audio quality is awful and they have issues with excess spurious emissions on 2m and 220 (but not 440 surprisingly).

Get a real Motorola XPR and save yourself the trouble.

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17 Oct 2016 22:28 #245 by KC0WKP
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This radio is a non-TDMA 6.25 radio. Known as dPMR. this is a whole another mode altogether.
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18 Oct 2016 15:55 - 18 Oct 2016 15:56 #248 by AD0JA
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KC0WKP,
Yep it is definitely a dPMR radio.

As I said before don't even bother with these cheap Chinese radios

Get a real Motorola or Vertex Standard radio and save yourself the trouble.

I wonder how many clueless hams are going to buy these Baofengs and think they will magically work on DMR, LOL.

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25 Oct 2016 00:46 #255 by VE1XT
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Interesting. Seems like dPMR is more like NXDN than anything else...

I would assume that this could be used on simplex between two similar radios right?

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25 Oct 2016 17:20 - 25 Oct 2016 17:29 #257 by AD0JA
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Yes, that's what dPMR is for, simplex between two dPMR radios. It will not work for a repeater.

Chinese dPMR radios have been around for a while, however hams are just starting to notice them since the DM5R was announced.

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27 Oct 2016 00:37 #260 by VE1XT
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I'm still getting to know a lot of the digital tech so thanks for the clarification :). With all these Chinese radios available (or soon to be) it is getting confusing.

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28 Oct 2016 14:42 #261 by AD0JA
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The only OK Chinese DMR radio I've seen is the Tytera MD-390. (the MD-380 on the other hand is awful)

I've been talking to a DMR geek in the Kansas city area, he said the Connect Systems CS750 (which is a based on a Chinese radio) works great.

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28 Oct 2016 14:50 #262 by VE1XT
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Good to know. If I recall correctly, isn't it Connect Systems that is making a mobile rig that is capable of running most of the digital modes (DMR, D-Start, C4FM etc)?

The only digital stuff we have around here is System Fusion. Our club actually has 3 System Fusion repeaters.

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31 Oct 2016 16:34 #263 by AD0JA
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Connect systems is working on making a multi-mode HT and mobile. CS7000 will be the HT, CS8000 will be the mobile

The DV4mobile (NOT made by Connect Systems) is also out there, but it is horribly over priced and support from that company is horrible.

System Fusion is fine, except Yaesu would have been much better off if they had just gone with the P25 standard, instead of changing P25 slightly and calling it YSF.

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31 Oct 2016 22:42 #264 by VE1XT
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If they would just have used P25 rather than creating C4FM it would have made the barrier to entry a bit easier too. I'm sure there's P25 commercial gear that could be have been used.

I guess the good thing about all the digital modes is that they can be implemented by third parties.

Oh well. We got on the YSF bandwagon here because of the promotion Yaesu had on their repeaters. We ended up with 3 of them and for the price I don't blame the club for getting them. They can also be used as half decent analogue repeaters too. :)

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13 Oct 2020 13:52 #785 by TOM7020
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I enjoy operating on DMR radio as a ham, but I also use DMR for professional business purposes, too. The Baofeng DM-1701 meets all my needs for communicating on DMR around the state, or even the world.

Other than that, its a solid radio, feels great in the hand, feels rugged.

I would recommend this to others.

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