Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by BH6PJL, Sep 18, 2017.
Why I would spend D-Star money for DMR functionality is beyond me...
Seems nobody's happy. What has happened to our hobby/service? I remember paying $600.00 for an ALD-24T Alinco dual bander FM rig and a simple magnet-mount antenna in the '80s The Kenwoods and Icoms were $1K if you bought any add-ons at all ... These chicom rigs are a pretty good price break compared to Batwing stuff .... you'd think at least *somebody* would be happy .... Maybe it's just me.
Today I updated contacts in my MD-380 and noticed that there are approx 72k DMR IDs worldwide. So 10k contacts are pretty nothing for HAM. Even 100k contacts won't be enough very soon. BTW, why didn't they do a mobile version of MD-380? Something inexpensive (single band/25W) with detachable front panel and/or remote control on a mike?
Seems everyone wants top of the line radios at bargain basement prices these days. Would be nice, doesn't work that way though.
Why don't they give it free to every licensed ham? Nah, that wouldn't still make anyone happy. They would demand a company rep come over to program it for them. ;-)
This is confusing to me, FCC site says Khz and this one says Mhz. When the signal changes to digtal does that make it Khz? Some say it will be around 60 meters and other say around 160 meters. I have a VX 6 handheld that has DMR but I can not figure how to use it. I do have two of these radios, maybe one day I will figure out to make both of them compatible. I see this radio had a big (D) to the left of the read out. I signed up, probably will never use it.
No 5 or 10 watt low power option?
No, Low power 25W, high 50W VHF Mode. low power 25W, high 45W uhf mode.
So you have put the whole DMR-MARC database in it and have display of callsign of the station you are talking to
Connect Systems CS800D $399. It's dual-band, DMR/analog and has remote head using a standard cat5 cable. Three power levels and it's based on a commercial radio rather than a cheap Baoefeng type rig.