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CS580

$130.00

Product Description

If you do not already have one, it is recommended you get a programming cable for $10.

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:

 

1. Radio
2. Battery
3. Battery Charger
4. Power Supply for Battery Charger
5. Antenna
6. Battery Clip

 

 

 

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  1. cs-580 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Mar 8th 2017

    wow really works great,had it for about a week waiting for a speaker mike hi hi!

  2. Outstanding performance, service, and value... 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Feb 22nd 2017

    I have been an amateur radio operator for about 20 years. I am new to DMR, and was a little reluctant to delve into this modality of communication, but thought I would give it a try.
    In order not to break the bank account, I decided to purchase a radio other than the high priced Motorola et al. brands... I am married and do not want to spend that much money and have to sleep in the chicken coop the rest of my days...
    The build quality of the CS-580 is outstanding. The receive sensitivity is great, and I have received very positive reports of my audio quality when transmitting. Another concern I had was being able to effectively program the radio without hiring a 7 year old computer expert. I must say that the programming was very easy, and the cable that came with the rig worked great. I also like the scanning function that allows one to search area repeaters while traveling, and provides away to lock a received channel, showing the color code, tx and rx freqs, and talk groups! Outstanding feature!
    Battery life is second to none. The color display is outstanding and provides a significant amount of information. The antenna that comes with the radio does very well. The option of analog and digital is very nice too.
    Jerry at Connect Systems was a pleasure to work with regarding some questions I had. He responded quickly and seems to be extremely well-versed in communications. I have never received this level of support from any company in the past.
    You cannot go wrong with Connect Systems, folks! A stellar company providing stellar service and products!

  3. GREAT COMPACT DMR HANDHELD 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Feb 9th 2017

    This is a great little radio. Excellent transmit and receive audio as well as excellent build quality. PTT switch very sensitive. Great display. Love how you can see which time slot you are on. Waiting for VHF Version as well as accessories

  4. Worked out of the box, nice for the price!! 3 Star Review

    Posted by on Feb 7th 2017

    I only found a couple of niggles. For one, the PTT is WAY too easy to hit, and it is hair trigger soft. You would need to be vary careful carrying in a pocket. The "admit tone" is also very quiet, and not adjustable. So you have to have it almost to your ear to know if you are "in".

  5. Excelent 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 30th 2017

    My first DMR radio and I love it! Nice sturdy case with good clip, and nice bright color screen. I had absolutely no idea how to program it; the manual just does not explain it well enough for a newbie. However, a YouTube video by N6AFV (just search for his call on YouTube - video is "CS-580 CPS Setup and Use") walks through the setup of the CPS software. Watch it twice and then you'll be ready to go. Enjoying the radio a bunch; I consider the quality as equal to my Icom ID-51A D-STAR HT, which costs almost 3 times as much! Battery life is terrific so far. I really like that you CAN program the radio from the keyboard, but I recommend that you don't do this until you understand the CPS software. (Don't forget to order the programming cable, which works every time).

  6. Not the best, but it's close! 4 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 2nd 2017

    It's well built, sturdy, and slightly smaller than the popular MD-380. Simple to use, easy to navigate and has the all the common features of an inexpensive DMR radio plus it is analog capable. Why not 4 stars? First and foremost, the PTT button is really sensitive! I can place the PTT button facing into a soft pillow and pressing down on top of the unit, activate the transmitter. It can easily be activated in a pocket, or even rubbed against a belt. 2nd, it use the same antenna connector as a Baofeng, a reverse fitted coupler. I found that odd since it's biggest and most similar competitor is the MD-380 which uses the same connector as Wouxon, Icom, and many others. Which leads me to my 3rd point, the programming connector is proprietary and very similar to the Hytera (Multi-pin flat blade with screw). Again I find it odd, it feels like several radios were mashed together. That being said, I really like this radio! Plus with the latest firmware I can text back and forth with my MD380. Could use a portable charger!

  7. Outstanding 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 2nd 2017

    Super easy to program, Great interface, Great audio!! Super overall performance. The extended parameters feature for on the fly programming, priceless. A small concise code plug with all the talk groups and the rest is easy on the fly! Color code/frequency/talkgroup and done!

  8. The CS 580 Works as advertised. 4 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 2nd 2017

    I have a CS 750 and a CS 800 which both work great. Updated both with newest firmware using Windows 10. So I bought myself a CS 580 for Christmas.
    Got it yesterday and had the same results. Updated to the latest firmware and wrote a code plug for a couple of local repeaters. Then load the code plug with no problems. All with Win 10. Just followed their instructions
    Radio works as advertised. Connect Systems has some great products. And good support.

    WA4TOG Mills River, NC.

  9. The CS 580 Works as advertised. 4 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 2nd 2017

    I have a CS 750 and a CS 800 which both work great. Updated both with newest firmware using Windows 10. So I bought myself a CS 580 for Christmas.
    Got it yesterday and had the same results. Updated to the latest firmware and wrote a code plug for a couple of local repeaters. Then load the code plug with no problems. All with Win 10. Just followed their instructions
    Radio works as advertised. Connect Systems has some great products. And good support.

    WA4TOG Mills River, NC.

  10. Excellent value for cost 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Dec 20th 2016

    The scan feature is very easy to use and works well. Hopefully future firmware will allow FPP to change the scan range and there will be a way to enter any FPP data directly into memory. The CPS is as good as any of my other three radios, and the cable driver is a non-issue with Windows 10, both 32 and 64 bit. Battery life using the scan mode seems to be very good. The audio is very good for a small radio. One other thing I would like is more control over the back lighting - either on or off with no time settings is frustrating.

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