Are There Currently Any Ham Radios Capable Of More Than One Digital Mode?

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As posted above, I am wondering if there are any amateur VHF or UHF radios capable of more than one digital mode? For example, P25 and MOTO TRBO or D-Star and NXDN. I think it would be sweet to be able to scan across analog, P25, D-Star, MOTO TRBO, and NXDN frequencies?
 

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It would be cool, but very expensive, as all of the proprietary digital modes would have to be licensed.
 

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This may be an early Christmas present for me. Under $300? WOW.

Anyone have experience with this manufacturer?
 

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Very true. Jerry has been around a long time in the Amateur community. The radios coming out as of now will do D-Star, DMR and analog only out of the box. He has plans to open source the FW/SW and not only add other modes but allow others to play in his sandbox and alter the radio to do more stuff too.

I think that's a great idea.

I also heard recently about a Kenwood radio that will do Analog, Nexedge and P25 out of the box. Called a 5000 I believe which is coming out real soon
 

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I also heard recently about a Kenwood radio that will do Analog, Nexedge and P25 out of the box. Called a 5000 I believe which is coming out real soon
And supposedly this radio is going to be in the $1000-2000 range.

This CS radio promises more modes and is almost 10X cheaper. I'm going to wait on buying the Kenwood.
 

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And supposedly this radio is going to be in the $1000-2000 range.

This CS radio promises more modes and is almost 10X cheaper. I'm going to wait on buying the Kenwood.
I agree not that I would ever buy a Kenwood except 900 and that only due to ease of use on amateur radio. Not that its easy to use either.

He asked what radios and those are the two I have heard of. I'm sticking with my 700s, 701s, and when it comes out the 7000 plus Motorola and a few odds and ends :)
 

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Very true. Jerry has been around a long time in the Amateur community. The radios coming out as of now will do D-Star, DMR and analog only out of the box.
No they won't:

connectsystems.com said:
CS7000

MULTI PROTOCOL SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIO

This radio is defined for the Amateur Market and will have an introductory price of $249. Capable of doing DMR, NXDN, dPMR, P25, ANALOG, D-STAR, AND FUSION Protocols. This radio is built to commercial strandards and will cover commercial Frequencies. The first version will ship with Analog and D-STAR protocols with future firmware updates allowing other protocols

Expected Delivery is November 2014
 
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