“I have been alerted by several hundred emails about the launch of the new Baofeng DM-5R (I am the President of the Toronto Baofeng users group – TBUG) claiming a $70 us price and dual band capability. Baofeng China is not returning telephone calls or providing several evaluation units. Manuals , accessories or documentation is lacking. I have not found any FCC or IC type acceptance submissions.
If this is a real radio it well set the new standard for FRS and GMRS capabilities supporting the ETSI DMR standard. Interoperability with the DMR-MARC or Bandmeister Radio networks may be severely limited if initial research demonstrates this being a Tier 1 radio.
There is a lot of confusion about DMR and it is important to understand the various Tiers of operation.
Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) is a standard that has been developed by ETSI – one of the world’s leading standards development organizations. Founded initially to serve European needs, ETSI has grown rapidly to become highly-respected as a producer of technical standards for worldwide use….READ FULL ARTICLE
- DMR Digital Radio
- VHF/UHF 136-174/400-480Mhz
- 2000mAH High Capacity Battery
- High Power/Low power
- 21CM Dual Band Antenna
- 8-Level Stepped Frequency Selection
- Auto power saving function,Super-Long Standby
- Compatibility Of Digital And Analog Under DMR System
- Supports Individual Call, Group Call And All Call
- Support DMR repeater function (DMR Tier 1)
|Frequency Range||VHF: 136-174 UHF: 400-520 MHz||VHF: 136-174 UHF: 400-480 MHz||UHF: 400-520 MHz|
|High-Low Power||H:4W L:1W||H:5W L:1W||H:5W L:1W|
|Walkie Talkie Detection||N||Y||Y|
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