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I agree with you on the
initial difficulty in understanding how to program DMR radios.
I was frustrated to no end
when I started playing with a MD-380 and again later with the
D868UV, but I kept plugging along, reading and trying things,
finding what worked and what didn't.
Once I finally got my 'sea
legs' so to speak, I am really enjoying what DMR and DMR
networks have to offer for communication flexibility realizing
of course the networking may not be something that can be
relied on in a true disaster.
I have become quite
comfortable programming codeplugs for the two radios I have.
David Martin - NA1MH
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On 2/19/2019 09:16, Jim Parks wrote:
I agree completely with KB9BVN. Even a lot
of experience hams are having issues understanding the DMR
concept let alone the complexities of programming a radio.
Most people off the street who manage to buy one of these from
Amazon or WalMart won’t have a clue how to set it up. The only
thing that has happened is the Chinese have been able to
produce some great radios for very cheap prices and beat the
traditional ham equipment mfgs. to the market. I think it is a
great step forward in that it allows someone, especially new
hams who may not be flush with money, to get on the air in a
meaningful way without having to spend a bundle for a radio
from Kenwood, Yaesu or Icom. Granted some of the Chinese stuff
is junk but several of the DMR handhelds such as the Anytone
868 and 878 are just as good quality-wise an anything from
the traditional mfgs.
<main@4SQRP.groups.io> On Behalf Of KB9BVN -
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:37 AM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Inexpensive DMR
As complex and intricate as DMR is to
set up on one of these HT's...I would guess that's highly
As for me...I'm sticking to good old
hand sent CW on HF.
At least this Baofeng model is dual
time slot...the other "DMR" rig they had was only single
time slot...making it almost useless.
((I am not advocating this company or
Looking at R&L Electronics
yesterday and today they are advertising a DMR Baofeng
DM-1801 for $54.95! REALLY!
Google search of the DM-1801 shows
even WalMart is selling them among a large number of
Not raining on anyone's parade, but
is DMR going to be the next CB radio?
ARRL approved Specialty Operating Convention
73 de KB9BVN