Showing posts with label DM-5R. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DM-5R. Show all posts

Monday, January 29, 2018

Radioddity Baofeng RD-5R: DMR HT

Based on the UV-5R form factor, Radioddity is releasing a new DMR HT... the RD-5R:
As the first Radioddity-Baofeng co-produced DMR, RD-5R is featured with solid quality and affordable price. The FM radio function, LED flashlight and built in VFO mode make it stands out from other DMRs.
Sticked with classical design of the 5R family, this time RD-5R is a true dual band dual time slot DMR.
Fingers crossed that this will be a better radio than the DM-5R. Projected price is approximately $70 USD. In the comments, they note that the "RD-5R share pretty much the same CPS with GD-77 and hopefully this will make it a lot easier" to program and thus it will have all the GD-77 DMR functionality.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Baofeng DM-5R: Tier II Upgrade Option

After being given some choices by Radioddity, Peter chose to get the Tier II version of the DM-5R:
"Dear Customer,

Thank you for your reply. We'll then transfer your order to a DM-5R with upgraded software Tier II (no additional price). And we'll ship your radio once we get it in stock (probably in late October). Thank you again for your patience.

If you have other questions, pls feel free to contact :)
Interesting that they mention "upgraded software."

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Baofeng DM-5R: Radioddity Pre-Orders E-mail

I get e-mail notifications of comments and one hit my inbox regarding the DM-5R. The actual comment didn't get published - I don't know if the commenter decided to delete it or what. The comment included the text from a Radioddity e-mail regarding DM-5R pre-orders. Can anyone that ordered a DM-5R confirm they got this?
"Dear Customer,
We have an update for you on the status of the BaoFeng DM-5R. 
Your DM-5R is ready to be shipped. We are confident you will enjoy the crisp, clear sound of the DM-5R. The DM-5R comes out of the box supporting only MOTOTRBO Tier I. 
Thanks to the help of our Radioddity Review Team, we have found a bug in the software that makes updating the radio to Tier II inherently risky. If upgraded incorrectly, the user faces the possibility of disabling the radio, which would then need to be sent back to the manufacturer for repair. Radioddity does not suggest that you upgrade your DM-5R to Tier II manually. Manual upgrading should be done only by professionals. 
We are working to fix this. We will re-release the DM-5R in one month’s time with a system update. This re-release will have Tier II standard.  
Here are your options: 
Maintain your order status, receive the DM-5R with the current software in the next 5-10 days. 
Transfer your order to a DM-5R with upgraded software, for no additional price. Receive your radio October 20-30th. 
Cancel your order, receive a full refund. 
We are working to provide detailed documentation to assist in the Tier II upgrading process, to support those who wish to upgrade their DM-5R.
Please respond to this email and let us know which option you would like to take going forward. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Baofeng DM-5R: Radioddity Responds to Questions

Radioddity posts a response to some of the questions about the DM-5R and it's DMR capabilities:
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 as well as BaoFeng’s official website (under construction). This upgrade costs less than $10.

Rumor 2: The BaoFeng DM-5R is a dPMR, not a DMR.
FALSE. The standards for a DMR are as follows:
TS 102 361-1: Air interface protocol
TS 102 361-2: Voice and generic services and facilities
TS 102 361-3: Data protocol
TS 102 361-4: Trunking protocol
The DM-5R meets each of the ETSI Standards listed above. A true DMR, not a dPMR.

Rumor 3: The BaoFeng DM-5R is not FCC or IC certified.
FALSE. The BaoFeng DM-5R has met FCC and IC standards in its testing. The documents may not be visible online, as it takes about 4 weeks for the documents to be available.
They still don't give specifics on how to get Tier II - only mentioning the $10 upgrade.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

Boafeng DM-5R: Tier II Support

Radioddity has updated the DM-5R listing with this cryptic note about Tier II support:
"Support DMR repeater function (DMR Tier I; support Tier II if upgraded with less than $10)"
Thanks to Don for pointing out the update.

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.