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Baofeng DM-5R PLUS...

Postby USAFE501 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:26 am

Hi Guys,
Was wondering if anyone has used or heard if this radio is any good ?
Seen a few on ebay, but not heard too much about it...not even sure if its been out that long ?
Thanks in advance,
Kevin :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: Baofeng DM-5R PLUS...

Postby CW-2E0UCW » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:12 pm

Only good for DMR simplex and must not be used on DMR repeaters as it not suitable for 2 time slots.

If you are after a cheap DMR radio rather look at something like the TYT MD-380.
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Re: Baofeng DM-5R PLUS...

Postby USAFE501 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:00 pm

Hi CW-2E0UCW,
Thanks for reply - just wondered if any good for monitoring DMR users such as Shopwatch etc.
Already have a MD-380 , but the Baofeng is vhf/uhf
Cheers,
Kevin
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Re: Baofeng DM-5R PLUS...

Postby CW-2E0UCW » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:33 pm

It's only downfall (from what has been published) is it does not support use on a repeater so everything else should be fine.
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Re: Baofeng DM-5R PLUS...

Postby G4RMT » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:31 pm

Until it does - it does seem severely limited in what actual use it really is?
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Re: Baofeng DM-5R PLUS...

Postby m0lsx » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:13 pm

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