- May 16, 2016 at 12:39 am #2690
This looks interesting…. For those going to Dayton (Booth NH-0172)
Wonder if it is Vaporware ..or (wishful thinking ware= aka not all modes available at release).
Bill, NE1BMay 16, 2016 at 7:43 am #2692
It will be interesting to hear what actually appears at Dayton.
Another option coming down the road (or not) is the “New Radio”:
“On May 8th, an article appeared in the ÖVSV by Kurt, OE1KBC, about a new dual-band, multi-mode mobile radio called the “NEW RADIO” that will operate on the 2m & 70cm bands and support the most common ham digital modes, including DMR, D-STAR and C4FM (System Fusion), plus analog FM. As reported in the article, the NEW RADIO has been created by hams for the ham radio community will feature a colour touch screen display, 50W of power output, a 1.8 GHz processor, a Linux operating system, plus dual AMBE+ vocoders, allowing for full-duplex, cross-band operation. Also, one of the biggest features of the NEW RADIO is that it will include a built-in LTE wireless modem and SIM card allowing it to be Internet connected while on the go. Apparently, with it being Internet connected, the NEW RADIO will be able to automatically download frequencies, offsets, contacts and other configuration information on the go, allowing for instant updates for users. This will undoubtedly be a much welcomed feature for anyone used to loading codeplugs into radios, as is the case with DMR. In addition to the mobile version, NEW RADIO is also working on a portable and base station model that features similar operating specifications using different form factors……”
If it was real and working, I’d buy the HT in a heart-beat. In the mean time I’ll continue exploring DMR with my MD-380 and try to find time to get the XPR5550 out of the box and into the car…. Somehow I _assumed_ that when I retired, I’d have more time 😉
KB1ZKDMay 16, 2016 at 12:13 pm #2708
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