CHEAPEST way to go digital HELP NEEDED

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Re: CHEAPEST way to go digital HELP NEEDED

Postby gmbusman » 30 Dec 2016, 14:16

Ahh yes I might give the baofeng ago as a stopgap just use it as more as a pmr get the rt2 I think it is for dpmr and concentrate on working towords my ticket then probably go for a tyt md398 :)
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Re: CHEAPEST way to go digital HELP NEEDED

Postby radiosification » 30 Dec 2016, 14:21

FakeJake wrote:It does do tier 2, heard someone on UK wide using one via his local repeater. It may still be transmitting on both slots though, I suspect. Needs further testing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQkzq0H ... nel=spymsn
As you can see in this video, it transmits on both timeslots therefore it's not a proper tier 2 radio. It isn't even a proper DMR radio to be honest because even tier 1 radios are supposed to transmit in only one slot and not both. It never should have been sold as a DMR radio.
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Re: CHEAPEST way to go digital HELP NEEDED

Postby gmbusman » 30 Dec 2016, 14:23

radiosification wrote:
FakeJake wrote:It does do tier 2, heard someone on UK wide using one via his local repeater. It may still be transmitting on both slots though, I suspect. Needs further testing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQkzq0H ... nel=spymsn
As you can see in this video, it transmits on both timeslots therefore it's not a proper tier 2 radio. It isn't even a proper DMR radio to be honest because even tier 1 radios are supposed to transmit in only one slot and not both. It never should have been sold as a DMR radio.

So there lying again to sell them may as well go with the rt3
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Re: CHEAPEST way to go digital HELP NEEDED

Postby radiosification » 30 Dec 2016, 14:30

gmbusman wrote:So there lying again to sell them may as well go with the rt3

You can't really trust radio sellers of Chinese equipment to be honest about what they sell. They never have been. (Apart from people like Hytera).
Even radioddity which is a US retailer wrote this blog post (link below) claiming that the radio works on repeaters without mentioning that it blocks up the other timeslot so should never actually be used on DMR repeaters.
http://www.radioddity.com/us/blog/truth-about-dm-5r/
http://www.radioddity.com/us/blog/truth-about-dm-5r/ wrote:Rumor 1: The BaoFeng DM-5R is not compatible with MOTOTRBO TIER 2.
FALSE. While the BaoFeng DM-5R comes out of the box only supporting Tier 1, it can be easily upgraded to support Tier 2 online. The upgrade will be available at Radioddity.com as well as BaoFeng’s official website (under construction). This upgrade costs less than $10.

http://www.radioddity.com/us/blog/truth-about-dm-5r/ wrote:Supports DMR repeater function (DMR Tier I; can be upgraded to Tier II for less than $10)

Thanks to lying manufacturers and retailers trying to make a quick buck, people are being tricked into buying this radio that does not do what it is supposed to. Stay away from this radio and the sellers who deliberately mislead consumers.
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Re: CHEAPEST way to go digital HELP NEEDED

Postby FakeJake » 30 Dec 2016, 16:49

My suspicions were true then. I knew it occupied both slots prior to the upgrade.

Its difficult because whilst it would appear to work fine to you if you were using it, it's ruining the repeater access for other locals in your area :(
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Re: CHEAPEST way to go digital HELP NEEDED

Postby gmbusman » 30 Dec 2016, 17:11

I went with a tyt 398
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Re: CHEAPEST way to go digital HELP NEEDED

Postby gmbusman » 30 Dec 2016, 17:14

FakeJake wrote:My suspicions were true then. I knew it occupied both slots prior to the upgrade.

Its difficult because whilst it would appear to work fine to you if you were using it, it's ruining the repeater access for other locals in your area :(

Yeah it awfull to block repeater acsess and I gather you would do that for line of sight and just beyond on the 70s so you don't know how many fellow radio folk you wiping out
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Re: CHEAPEST way to go digital HELP NEEDED

Postby troffasky » 30 Dec 2016, 18:18

gmbusman wrote:I went with a tyt 398


Is this slot1-only thing true?:

https://www.reddit.com/r/amateurradio/c ... mer_alert/

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Re: CHEAPEST way to go digital HELP NEEDED

Postby radiosification » 30 Dec 2016, 20:26

gmbusman wrote:I went with a tyt 398

Did you bother to check the reviews first?
I just looked it up and the first review I saw said that that radio can only do one timeslot. Just like the DM-5R... {bnghd}
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Re: CHEAPEST way to go digital HELP NEEDED

Postby Admiral » 30 Dec 2016, 21:26

Thanks for the Reddit link troffasky, I read it from top to toe and have decided to give these dual-banders a swerve and get myself a VHF 380/RT3 for now until they sort their shít radios out.

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Re: CHEAPEST way to go digital HELP NEEDED

Postby radiosification » 30 Dec 2016, 21:54

You guys just inspired me to write this blog post on the topic
http://radiosification.blogspot.com/201 ... avoid.html
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Re: CHEAPEST way to go digital HELP NEEDED

Postby stanogs68 » 30 Dec 2016, 22:25

Admiral wrote:Thanks for the Reddit link troffasky, I read it from top to toe and have decided to give these dual-banders a swerve and get myself a VHF 380/RT3 for now until they sort their shít radios out.

go on Admiral agree
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Re: CHEAPEST way to go digital HELP NEEDED

Postby gmbusman » 30 Dec 2016, 23:36

stanogs68 wrote:
Admiral wrote:Thanks for the Reddit link troffasky, I read it from top to toe and have decided to give these dual-banders a swerve and get myself a VHF 380/RT3 for now until they sort their shít radios out.

go on Admiral agree

I told the eBay seller I'm going to pull out as it not tier 2 and go with the md 380 is the best
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Re: CHEAPEST way to go digital HELP NEEDED

Postby FakeJake » 30 Dec 2016, 23:51

The 380 and it's clones are currently the cheapest way to get onto DMR with everything working as it should do. Anything cheaper seems to be bad news
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Re: CHEAPEST way to go digital HELP NEEDED

Postby gmbusman » 31 Dec 2016, 00:42

FakeJake wrote:The 380 and it's clones are currently the cheapest way to get onto DMR with everything working as it should do. Anything cheaper seems to be bad news


Yes dose the gps have any affect on the g version of md380
Uniden Bearcat UBC-125XLT Scanner
Baofeng GT-3TP
Baofeng 888s Max x2 (red) very difficult to program use BF-480
TYT MD-380G
kydera DP-550S
WLN KD-C1
Broadcasting from Stockport SK1
callsign gmbusman 26-TM-780
on channel 8 mostly


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