If you look at the reviews, you will quickly see this is by far the best dual band DMR mobile radio available.
Will Not Become Obsolete
This CS800D is currently having three products designed to work in conjunction with it. The first product will be a much larger remote display This larger display will have the following advantages:
(1) Easier to read for us older folks who cannot quite see the tiny displays of other brand radios.
(2) Have the ability to have much more information on the display to allow you to know the status of the radio and the communication channel you are in contact with.
This add on product is being designed in the United States and will be have open source code so you folks can make changes and enhancements that was never contemplated by the engineering staff at Connect Systems.
For competitive reasons we will not discuss the other two products at this time. All we can say is these products will add features to the radio that will put it in a class of its own.
Have you ever tried to get support for some of the other radios. If you know Mandarin Chinese and you have free international calling you will have no problems. If you want to speak to someone whose native and only language is English, you call Connect Systems during normal business hours. We also answer e-mails after hours and holidays. Here is what some of our customers say.
"Once emailed Connect Systems in the early morning hours east coast time. Knowing they were west coast and would not be open for hours I was surprised to get an email response from Jerry personally before they were even open." (From Facebook)
"I've always has good support from Connect Systems. Chris is amazing." (From Facebook)
Unconditional Money Back Guarantee
If you do not like the radio for any reason including the color or performance, return the radio in the original box with all the accessories given and we will refund your purchase price of the radio. We have been in business since 1982 and we know it is better to give the customer a refund for a perfectly good product than to argue with the unhappy customer.
If you have a problem with the radio we will repair or replace it within its one year warranty period. With other competitors you might have to send the radio back to China for any problem.
We try to keep this radio in stock. However because it is such a hot seller, we have not been able to do it. We expect to catch up with demand during the second quarter of 2018. If the radio is not in stock, please contact us by e-mail and we will put you in the queue for the next shipment
We think we have the lowest price for the radio. If you see it advertised elsewhere with a lower price call us at 818 889 0503 and see if we will match it.
Free Firmware Available
The manufacturer is constantly adding features and fixing problems as they occur. We maintain the latest firmware as well as the previous versions in case a previous version will work better for your needs than the latest versions.
This radio is unbelievably priced at $299. A great deal for a radio with its quality and features.
If this web store cannot take your order for any reason, please call us direct at 818 889 0503 during normal business hours.
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Great little radio. I love DMR and this has the power to get out to multiple repeaters. It would have been nice if it had come with an instruction sheet for getting started. It took me awhile to figure out where to get the software and how to use it. Other than that, it's great.
First, you should be able to load the DMR MARC contacts through the CPS software. You shouldn’t have to use another program. Getting past that, the radio was easy enough to program. Second, sometimes the screen light doesn’t want to come on when getting a received transmission. It takes shutting down the radio and restart to get it functioning again.
After that I do like the radio. I have a great hand held radio that always gets good audio reports. With the CS800d I get comments on how this radio has much better audio. I have had one guy call me just to know what mobile radio I was using as he said it sounded so good and clear.
The screen only shows the call sign and name of the calling station: The faunt could be a bit smaller to show city and country.
All in all I enjoy the CS800d
I am very happy with the radio and the fast shipping. Keep up the great work. We are looking at ordering another one for our county EOC this summer.
Worked as expected right out of the box. Easy to program with CPS. The front panel separation is a little tight. Is there an adaptor for mounting the front panel?. The power output meets advertised values and measures 10 watts low power on both bands.
This is a great radio, (I know have two) There is a little scan flaw that pops up occasionally but they are aware and working on that. This radio does so much it must be a nightmare to get every little problem fixed. When the new display comes out I will change this to a 5 ++
EXCELLENT RADIO! Removable control face is a real plus when operating mobile. The ONLY downside that I can voice is the inability to program a "4000" disconnect to a front panel button. It seems as the only way to execute a disconnect is by entering the 4000 code with the microphone button. This IS NOT a big issue just one of convenience for me. Other that that one issue, this is probably the best and most reliable DMR radios available to hams.
Great radio, awesome audio. Love it. Two small complaints, which maybe caused by me. Still trying to figure it out. 1) while in scan mode and receiving a digital station I'm currently unable to to turn the scan mode off. Neither the scan on/off button (volume knob) nor the PTT button turns scan mode off. Once the transmission stops and the radio continues scanning I'm able to take the radio out of scan mode as described above. 2) The output power is only 32 watt on high power. The swr is 1.5:1. I verivied the supply voltage is app. 13.8 volt. I will verify with a commerical grade meter soon but I don't think the meter I'm using right now is off by that much. Other than that, great radio. Keep up the good work.
Love the removable head and the number of programmable buttons and knob.
Very good radio. Very easy to program with the downloadable CPS and having a local code plug made it very easy. Once completely programmed the way I want to set it up, it will be going in the mobile. Am planning a second purchase for the base.
I like the radio overall, especially in regards to the hardware. Do not like the scan control parameters. Cannot select a scanlist and the controls for how scan reacts to traffic is lacking and a bit buggy compared the competitors like HYT, TYT and Moto. But these are software problems and can be addressed. Am hoping they do get addressed. If these problems are solved I will buy another CS800D.
Purchased Jan. 2018. Low quality audio, would recommend an external speaker. Screen freezes periodically, and I need to power it off and on again to reset.
Sensitivity is very poor. My handheld on a rubber duck receives better than this radio on a 5/8 wave mobile antenna. The reason for the 2 rating is because it was a good idea to produce a dual band DMR/Analog mobile. I would not purchase another one. Still waiting to get a response from the seller regarding the issues, but after two days, I have heard nothing. Perhaps the seller is busy...
The CS800D is a great value in a dual band DMR mobile. It's a solid unit with great RX sound and great reception reports. A radio is only as good as the support that comes with it, and Connect Systems meets the mark.
This radio will only get better and better with every firmware update they release.