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Posted: 2/16/2015 7:29:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/16/2015 7:30:38 PM EDT by SCWolverine]
A new era of communication has arrived.

One radio for ALL the things you do:
2 / 23 / 15
Part 90, Part 95a, Part 95J certified. For multi-purpose use on FCC Part 90, 95, and 97
You are the FIRST to get a glimpse at what is coming VERY SOON!

So why all of the fuss you may be asking? We have been working very hard and are bringing FOUR completely new radios out for every user. We have taken your feedback and are introducing the WORLD'S FIRST radios to be completely multi-user capable - including GMRS and MURS pre-programmed capabilities.

You didn't think we would just stop there did you? Since we have the best FANS we also are including: Crossband Repeater Capabilities, Dual Simultaneous Receivers, 6 Band Reception, NOAA Weather Channels and Alerts, 7 Encoding and Decoding Methods, and Upgradable Firmware. There is still so much more to be revealed!

This is only the start of our radio revolution - the official details and announcement are only a week away - TRUST US; the anticipation is killing us too!

73s - The Team at BaoFeng Tech
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Link Posted: 2/16/2015 7:41:28 PM EDT
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Oh wow... that will be killer. Now if we can just get some new 25W GMRS mobile versions as well.

I was cruising the FCC database after work today thinking that vendors are stupid for not getting their radios certified for alternatives like GMRS while they are in the process. Getting a radio that will work for everything you are licensed for would be a great tool.
Link Posted: 2/16/2015 7:55:57 PM EDT
And just like the Wouxon they will price themselves right out of their market.

When they first came out they were $69. Now they are around $115.

IF they keep this model =<$50 I might be a fan boy. Much more than that I will stick with what I have.
Link Posted: 2/16/2015 8:51:36 PM EDT
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I was about to order an 82x. I will have to wait a week and see just which bands this one operates on.
Link Posted: 2/16/2015 9:01:08 PM EDT
Other than the firmware upgradability, it looks like maybe they are taking what they already have and asked the FCC to type certify it. Which is what they should have done with some of the other radios we all know and love.

you are right though, they will likely charge more which will stink. But to stay legal with a type certified radio I may get at least one.
Link Posted: 2/16/2015 9:30:05 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By gcw:
And just like the Wouxon they will price themselves right out of their market.
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That was my first thought as well...though I hope I'm wrong.
Link Posted: 2/16/2015 10:02:39 PM EDT
Let's hope it is cheap enough to lure more new hams.

In my experience, the low cost of entry has been responsible for many a new tech.

Maybe it will be water resistant or (gasp) proof.

Link Posted: 2/16/2015 10:48:54 PM EDT
"7 Encoding and Decoding Methods"

What does this mean ?
Link Posted: 2/16/2015 10:53:55 PM EDT
Wow! You reckon I can have a CB shop tune it to put out 500Watts? That would be nice!
I'm waiting for the new D-Star version.

Link Posted: 2/16/2015 10:55:23 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 444:
"7 Encoding and Decoding Methods"

What does this mean ?
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D*Star
C4FM
P25 (how many variants are there?)
MotoTRBO (I'm pretty sure there's some overlap w/ P25 there)
FreeDV

What am I missing?
Link Posted: 2/16/2015 11:23:50 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By MCSquared:

D*Star
C4FM
P25 (how many variants are there?)
MotoTRBO (I'm pretty sure there's some overlap w/ P25 there)
FreeDV

What am I missing?
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Originally Posted By MCSquared:
Originally Posted By 444:
"7 Encoding and Decoding Methods"

What does this mean ?

D*Star
C4FM
P25 (how many variants are there?)
MotoTRBO (I'm pretty sure there's some overlap w/ P25 there)
FreeDV

What am I missing?


Wide FM
Narrow FM
?
Link Posted: 2/17/2015 6:19:48 AM EDT
This has my interest.
Link Posted: 2/17/2015 6:22:00 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By MCSquared:

D*Star
C4FM
P25 (how many variants are there?)
MotoTRBO (I'm pretty sure there's some overlap w/ P25 there)
FreeDV

What am I missing?
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Originally Posted By MCSquared:
Originally Posted By 444:
"7 Encoding and Decoding Methods"

What does this mean ?

D*Star
C4FM
P25 (how many variants are there?)
MotoTRBO (I'm pretty sure there's some overlap w/ P25 there)
FreeDV

What am I missing?

None of the above.

Probably CTCSS, DCS, 2 tone, 5 tone, DTMF, MDC1200, and something else.
Link Posted: 2/17/2015 8:29:53 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Gamma762:

None of the above.

Probably CTCSS, DCS, 2 tone, 5 tone, DTMF, MDC1200, and something else.
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Originally Posted By Gamma762:
Originally Posted By MCSquared:
Originally Posted By 444:
"7 Encoding and Decoding Methods"

What does this mean ?

D*Star
C4FM
P25 (how many variants are there?)
MotoTRBO (I'm pretty sure there's some overlap w/ P25 there)
FreeDV

What am I missing?

None of the above.

Probably CTCSS, DCS, 2 tone, 5 tone, DTMF, MDC1200, and something else.



Thus my question.
Encode/decode what ?

Digital voice modes ?
Data ?
Tones ?


I'll give you a another set of choices: some of these Chinese radios have some kind of encryption.


I am pretty sure they arnt talking about digital voice modes. A number of people have promised a radio that would encode/decode various/multiple digital voice modes and no real working radio has been seen in the wild. And I have far more faith in those guys than I do in the Chinese.
Link Posted: 2/17/2015 10:03:21 AM EDT
That being said, it they come out with an HT that decodes multiple voice modes, I'm buying it.
Link Posted: 2/17/2015 10:34:00 AM EDT
Probably has a voice inversion mode or two.
Link Posted: 2/17/2015 10:40:12 AM EDT
They're SO close! Only two dialects they can't encode/decode

Chinese Dialects
Link Posted: 2/23/2015 5:49:25 AM EDT
Another step closer. 8R Series
Link Posted: 2/23/2015 8:01:09 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/23/2015 12:36:11 PM EDT
I got email confirmation from Greg and he says less than 30 days. If you subscribe to their newsletter you will get notification when they hit the web.
Link Posted: 2/23/2015 5:27:17 PM EDT
Upgradeable firmware!


Link Posted: 2/24/2015 1:35:24 AM EDT
I have yet to see a price.
Link Posted: 2/24/2015 2:01:03 AM EDT
This is relative to my intrests
Link Posted: 2/24/2015 7:32:11 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Blackwind:
I have yet to see a price.
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for a pretty good guesstimate you could look at Ed's pricing http://wouxun.us/
I'd almost bet they'll be closer to those prices than the $35 UV-5R
Link Posted: 2/24/2015 9:49:59 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Bloencustoms:
Upgradeable firmware!



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From their web site:
" Firmware upgrades are done in-house at our AnyTone Tech facility and the process is seamless! "

You have to send the radio in to them for the upgrade.

I'm also waiting to hear how much all these features are going to cost me.
Link Posted: 2/24/2015 10:23:34 AM EDT
ones left to wonder why they haven't released pricing...I guess they're counting on most getting all knotted up about the 'features' and in the Full-On Take My Money Mode before they show the price.

Link Posted: 2/24/2015 11:43:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/24/2015 12:03:11 PM EDT
I asked about pricing, but he didn't answer.
Link Posted: 2/24/2015 12:22:00 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Garand_Shooter:
Could be interesting.

If firmware can be upgraded in-house there is no reason why it couldn't be done by end users, unless they don't expect the target audience to be tech savy enough and fear too many bricked radios.

But I can't get past the names.
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They may be looking at upgrades as a profit center. Postage, labor, etc are not free. A new version of Chirp probably could do it unless it requires opening the case which is unlikely.
Link Posted: 2/24/2015 12:26:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/24/2015 12:33:38 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Garand_Shooter:

If I can upgrade Motorola stuff on my bench there is no reason they need to hold these upgrades back to factory only.
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Oh I agree. As much as I hate Motorola, I have CPS and the programming RIB for our radios. I also have the programming gear for our Kenwood radios. I cannot see anyone making a radio these days where cracking the case is required but you never know.
Link Posted: 2/24/2015 12:47:35 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Garand_Shooter:
with it doing 2 tone paging they will have a HUGE sales audience from volunteer firefighters.
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This +1 Which is one of the reasons I am interested. I am not active fighting fire so the naysayers about durability don't apply.
Link Posted: 2/24/2015 1:11:54 PM EDT
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Nice to See You posting around here again
Link Posted: 2/24/2015 1:47:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/24/2015 3:27:49 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Garand_Shooter:
The first use saw the inevitable- guys hit buttons and took half off freq or into VFO mode and couldn't talk or figure out how to get them back on freq, several broke, one got dropped and as it melted in the fire dead keyed for about 2 minutes....
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Thats why I disabled most all of the buttons or give them simple functions on our Kenwoods. No VFO to worry about etc. I would not give one of these to just anyone. Especially people that like to poke buttons. I do like that it has front panel lockout.
Link Posted: 2/24/2015 3:42:50 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Garand_Shooter:
Could be interesting.

If firmware can be upgraded in-house there is no reason why it couldn't be done by end users, unless they don't expect the target audience to be tech savy enough and fear too many bricked radios.

But I can't get past the names.
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Whats not to like about Terminator?
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