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Old 09-15-2016, 7:49 AM
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Here it is folks. The new Tytera MD380/390 killer. The new BAOFENG DM-5R dual band DMR HT. Only $70. Be the first to buy the cheapest DMR radio known to man. Coming soon to a store near you. The TYT radios will soon be but a memory, as hams rush to buy this new radio.
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Nope, I'll pass lol. Thanks for the update though. 73, n9zas
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The analog Baofengs are a pain to program , I can just imagine the nightmare of programing a Baofeng for DMR.
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The analog Baofengs are a pain to program , I can just imagine the nightmare of programing a Baofeng for DMR.
The Baofeng is only Tier 1. Essentially useless. Will not work on any repeater. It is essentially a DPMR radio.

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I noticed it's only 128 channels. That won't get you too far in the HAM DMR world unless you intend to program in just a few repeaters. I'm a little skeptical.
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I noticed it's only 128 channels. That won't get you too far in the HAM DMR world unless you intend to program in just a few repeaters. I'm a little skeptical.
Yep. Junk right out of the box. 73, n9zas
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If it's really Tier I only, the sellers will have fun with all the returns from the cluless who don't (or aren't smart enough to) research before buying.

We should have a contest for guessing how long it will take people to show up here on the forums asking why they can't program their local DMR repeater.
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I'm a "never say never" kinda guy but I'm not yet convinced it really is a DMR radio. The photo of the radio doesn't look any different that the many, many variants of the UV5R radios that currently exist. The display doesn't suggest that it displays talkgroup information. Furthermore, and most importantly, there is no listing of its emission designator so who knows what DMR means to Baofeng?
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I'm a "never say never" kinda guy but I'm not yet convinced it really is a DMR radio. The photo of the radio doesn't look any different that the many, many variants of the UV5R radios that currently exist. The display doesn't suggest that it displays talkgroup information. Furthermore, and most importantly, there is no listing of its emission designator so who knows what DMR means to Baofeng?
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If it's really Tier I only, the sellers will have fun with all the returns from the cluless who don't (or aren't smart enough to) research before buying.

We should have a contest for guessing how long it will take people to show up here on the forums asking why they can't program their local DMR repeater.
Once they go to market, It's gonna be fun Some may do the homework; but others won't believe it until they see for themselves.
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If it's really Tier I only, the sellers will have fun with all the returns from the cluless who don't (or aren't smart enough to) research before buying.
There's no "if" about it. It's plainly advertised as Tier 1:
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Tier 1 is simplex radios

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https://ve3ips.wordpress.com/2016/09...-buyer-beware/
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Tier 1 is simplex radios

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https://ve3ips.wordpress.com/2016/09...-buyer-beware/
That thing will Not replace Gmrs/ Frs radios at all because its not even type accepted for part 95, Nor is Dmr an allowed emission type for Gmrs/ Frs. 73, n9zas
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Only thing it'll do is be more annoying toy for people with no license or clue throwing whatever frequency in simplex once they figure it out and be keying up murs and gmrs frs with the cheap dpmr.
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Baofeng and "Killer" used in the same sentence is an entertaining thought.....
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Baofeng and "Killer" used in the same sentence is an entertaining thought.....
I must have missed that. However what came to mind is that a Baofeng radio dropped from a tall building and accelerating at a rate of 32ft/sec/sec could then fall (pun? hmm) under the category of killer. Perhaps that is the only time.....
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Baofeng and "Killer" used in the same sentence is an entertaining thought.....
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Default 1st Dual Band DMR HT.

Now QRZ and other sources are reporting this is a Tier 1 and 2 with a $10 purchase , possibly code to unlock software option . Just released info .


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New DMR Baofeng user manual here >>

http://www.radioddity.com/skin/front...r%20Maunal.pdf

Radio software also available on their website under user files .
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