Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Baofeng DM-5R

Radioddity is pre-selling the BaoFeng DM-5R Dual Band DMR Digital Radio:
  • DMR Digital Radio
  • VHF/UHF 136-174/400-480Mhz
  • 2000mAH High Capacity Battery
  • High Power/Low power
  • 5 Watt/1 Watt
  • 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)
  • 128 Channels
  • $69.99
  • Available 9/26
There is a nice little discussion on the BARN Facebook page about the DM-5R.

28 comments:

  1. D-STAR has had its final nail knocked into it's coffin..

    73's G1KQH

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  2. This radio is TIER 1! It is essentially DPMR. 1 timeslot. Not going to be compatible with any amateur DMR repeater.

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    1. yup. What John said. Receives DMR repeaters great. Transmitting (repeater) not so good. Simplex works fine.
      Another small setback is it lacks the ability to program in banks. With my XPR models and MD380 I'm able to create analog banks for conventional amateur radio or digital banks for DMR. The DM-5R has a 128 channel layout which can be grouped together but no bank setting. The Connect Systems CS760 looks promising. Not sure about dual band operation but it appears promising.

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  3. thanks, glad I saw it is tier 1 only. saved my bucks

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  4. All the DMR radios are Tier one. Thats all the FCC lets hams use. Its not DPMR. DPMR is like P25. All US ham repeaters that are DMR only run tier one.. The only thing that guy made you do is spend more money.

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  5. DMR Tier breakdown:
    Tier1. Single slot (6.25khz)
    Tier2. Two slot TDMA(12.5khz)
    Tier3. TDMA Trunking
    All amateur repeaters across the World are Tier 2 not Tier 1. Jay go do your home work first buddy before making incorrect statements and misleading the good folk out there.
    An as for the new Baofeng being Tier 1, it wouldn't make much sense to make a new DMR radio an make it just Tier 1 only. I have heard that it is a possible typo an it is a Tier 2 radio. The CPS will soon let you know in the program if it is, so have a look at it first before buying one.

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    1. DMR Tier I[edit]
      DMR Tier I products are for licence-free use in the European 446 MHz band. In the US, the 446 MHz range is primary US Government with the amateur radio service a heavy secondary user. Some DMR radios that make it across the ocean have caused interference issues with licensed amateur operations. ETSI DMR specifies two slot TDMA in 12.5 kHz channels for Tier I, II and III.[3]

      This part of the standard provides for consumer applications and low-power commercial applications, using a maximum of 0.5 watt RF power.[4]

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  6. https://ve3ips.wordpress.com/2016/09/16/baofeng-dm-5r-buyer-beware/

    very nice radio to replace FRS and GMRS

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  7. Hey Mr. Anonymous, Why dont you come out from hiding. I may not be sure on lots of things but your wrong..
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_mobile_radio

    Regardless its not a DPMR that is just the dumbest thing I seen.. DPMR is like NXDN. Not P25 my bad on that one.
    Also Im not your buddy...

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    2. This radio will not work with our local DMR repeaters yet. Even with the firmware update I hear it messes up both time slots. I'm waiting to hear about a fix for that. It can connect to DMR-MARC network using an OpenSpot or similar device.

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  8. Radioddity is now advertising an upgrade to Tier II for $10. http://www.radioddity.com/us/2016-baofeng-dmr-baofeng-dm-5r-dual-band-dmr-digital-radio-2000mah.html

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    1. I own a DM-5R and there is no mention anywhere on the radioddity web site about an upgrade, nor is there a cost involved. I got mine early, understanding they would make the update available when it is ready.

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    2. I own a DM-5R and there is no mention anywhere on the radioddity web site about an upgrade, nor is there a cost involved. I got mine early, understanding they would make the update available when it is ready.

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  9. DMR Tier I: Unlicenced
    • DMR Tier I products are for licence-free use in the 446MHz band.
    • Tier I provides for consumer applications and low-power commercial applications, using a maximum of 0.5Watt RF power with an integral antenna and working in direct-mode (communication without use of an infrastructure). With a limited number of channels and no use of repeaters, no use of telephone interconnects, and fixed/integrated antennas, Tier I DMR devices are best suited for personal use, recreation, small retail and other settings that do not require wide area coverage or advanced features. Notice it says NO REPEATERS.

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  10. Smells fishy to me!!!!

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  11. Has anyone confirmed by schematic if there is an ambe codec to support the Tier 2? Right now the mall mom's are enjoying simplex Tier 1 DMR among their fellow ninja shoppers. Nancy and Brenda did a bedazzled version

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  12. http://www.radioddity.com/us/baofeng-dm-5r-dual-band-dmr-upgrade.html

    Read the caution, sounds a little dicey.

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  13. http://www.radioddity.com/us/baofeng-dm-5r-dual-band-dmr-upgrade.html

    Read the caution, sounds a little dicey.

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  14. I have completed the update to Tier 2 on my DM-5R. Now, where can I get a codeplug for it in order to communicate via my DV4Mini?

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  15. I have completed the update to Tier 2 on my DM-5R. Now, where can I get a codeplug for it in order to communicate via my DV4Mini?

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  16. Soooo...2 months out and no one is getting Tier 2 to correctly work.... Really one of the largest rips ever IMHO.

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    1. It works on tier 2...Hard as heck to program but it works. Used the free programming software from radioddity, a UV-5R cable with transfer rate at 57,600 (only one that works) and then tested, tested, tested...finally success. Talks to a hyterra and TYT radio through a local repeater like a champ..again, not easy BUT it does work. Also does my local vhf and UHF analog repeaters just fine.

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    2. hmmm... BUT... is it properly using time slots? Only able to use one, or is it.... clogging both simultaneously?

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    3. Unknown, I'm able to receive DMR but not transmit. Sure would be nice to view a snapshot of how you configured your digital channels.

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  18. How to program this device i have a cable i now chirp, no luck.
    i want to program repeaters into the memmory

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