If you do not already have one, it is recommended you get a programming cable for $10.
The UHF version covers frequencies from 400 to 470 MHz.
This is a revolutionary DMR radio!
Within a few seconds of opening the box the radio comes in, you can be talking to a HAM in another country using DMR Digital technology. With our competitors you have to go through a process that can take anywhere from hours to days or even longer before you get to speak to someone else using the DMR protocol.
How easy is it to use our radio......
1. Turn on the radio and press the top side button. That will put it into a special enhanced scanning mode.
2. Wait until you hear someone you want to speak to.
3. Press the "Lock" softkey to lock in that persons DMR identity
4. Press the PTT button like you do with any analog radio to speak and release to listen.
We also have a special enhanced parameter screen for seamlessly working on the entire Brandmeister Network without a computer.
Of course just like our competitors, if you are a rocket scientist you have the ability to make code plugs for up to 1024 channels.
Each radio come with the following:
3. Battery Charger
4. Power Supply for Battery Charger
6. Battery Clip
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Posted by Bill on Oct 6th 2017
My order arrived in 24 hours and I found the radio and accessories to be excellent quality beyond my expectations for the price. I also ordered the USB probramming cable and with the PC software (plug and go, nice !) I proceeded to save the factory setup before making my first attempts to load talk groups and repeaters. It was not long before I found it very easy to setup but a lot of time goes into locating DMR repeaters at locations that ar often visited then making a list of available talk groups. All in all I give the hardware and the software top marks.
Posted by Wayne McBride (KC8EHD) on Aug 21st 2017
Nice pocket Radio , like the enhanced scan ...but would recommend the CS750 for a UHF DMR hand held
Best company I have ever dealt with ever...
Posted by KJ4IGR on Jul 6th 2017
I wished it was open firmware, it would make the perfect radio to beat them china radios. Love the scan functions. The manual is vague, or null. It wasn't in the box. Buy American :-), Wished open source firmware. so bad, cant wait until some one hacks it or they realize open is the way to go. The times, the times.
Posted by Edgar on Jun 8th 2017
Great Radio for the price. Scan feature is great for finding local repeaters. Nice fast menu buttons and settings. Enjoy using the software for programming code plugs. Easy to get around and customize.
Posted by Harry L Hall on Apr 24th 2017
Nice radio easy to use code plug, with easy cable. One thing I did not like battery to hard to slide back off after attaching the clip. Love the analog or digital channels scan, and cable very easy to use.
Posted by Mike, NO7RF, www.pnwdigital.net on Apr 24th 2017
Pros: Smaller in size, ability to hunt for DMR frequencies, larger color display, half the cost of the CS-750, cool Digital Monitor Feature, faster scan speeds, RX Groups actually works, some ability to clone zones and channels.
Cons: Rough CPS but better than the MD-380, no handy codeplugs, some bugs, $30 more than the MD-380, 1000 contact limit, no 3rd party codeplug software, channel sorting flaky.
This is a new model so in time, bugs and software will mature. Great little radio, the first of all the non-TRBO radios that I am actively carrying and using, all other imports are sitting in the chargers and monitoring dedicated talkgroups.
Posted by Karl on Apr 16th 2017
This is my first dmr radio and so far it hasn't disappointed. Programming was a breeze using the software and cable. Do yourself a favor and update the firmware right out of the box - development is ongoing and bugs are being fixed.
I can hit most of my local repeaters on high power from my home qth and signal reports are good on analogue and digital. The enhanced monitor mode is one of my favorite features allowing me to have contacts with people on different talkgroups not saved as tx/rx contacts. The programmable soft keys are easy access to your most used features. A bright, easy to read screen with plenty of real estate for your alphanumerics although the backlight timer could be a little longer. Good battery performance too - it can easily scan all day with limited talk time on one charge. All in all, a great little performer.
I just haven't figured out if there's a vfo mode yet - maybe another question for support, they promptly answered one I had about the scan lists.
A speaker /mic would make a great accessory for this. :-)
Posted by Josh chipps on Apr 5th 2017
I bought this radio because I thought it would be FPP based on the description. Not so much. First, the radio is well built, good fit and finish, and has some weight. The menu is easy enough to navigate. But, for a first time dmr user, the fun stopped there. It's not as easy as pressing a few buttons and having your first conversation. I'm still struggling with the code plug to actually get on the local dmr network with my user I'd. But!!!! I'll get it figured out. Once I get on the network and stop getting disconnected codes, I think I'll be 5 stars happy!! This radio is rock solid in analog, and the CP is easy to work with, but time consuming.
Posted by Chris Myers on Mar 19th 2017
In this area there are a number of frequency assignments that do not divide evenly into 12.5 KHz, so cannot be programmed into this radio.
More effort should be spent translating the owner's manual into understandable English!
I do not have any use for DMR, so what counts is flexible analog channel capacity.
Posted by Dave on Mar 19th 2017
There is a learning curve for a DMR radio, and I've gotten along with mine. Now 90 days after I bought my CS580, with experience programming and using it, I like it even more than when I first got it. It is a solid performer, more features than I need, and very flexible. Others tell me that CS tech support is great, and I have no reason to doubt that but I have never needed them. (That says two good things about the company and products.) I liked these guys and their products so much, I bought a CS800 mobile rig for the truck, and am equally happy with that. You can call me on the air to hear how this one sounds.
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