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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I think that CSI has done a very good job with this first generation dual band / dual mode mobile radio. I've used it on both analog and digital and have gotten nothing but good signal reports from other stations. I'm looking forward to the second generation and hoping it incorporates a larger and improved display.
So far this radio has turned out to be a winner. For a first generation DMR rig it seems to be very solid on both the analog and digital sides. It was very easy to program using the free software and the front firing speaker is very loud and clear. I can't wait for the second generation to come out. Good job CSI.
Installed today, works very well, and is comparative to Mototrbo. Cps about the same, some differences. Microphone is a bit bulky to me but works well. A+ rig.
I am so satisfied with my purchase of the CS800D. I considered radios from other manufacturers and decided to go with Connect Systems, and I am glad I did. The unit works perfectly and the software is the friendliest I've encountered. It even has a "Help" window at the bottom of the screen that gives explanations of the strange DMR lingo and what the feature does or doesn't do. I would not hesitate to recommend this radio to my friends (and have done so).
I've been involved with DMR for a couple of years, but this is my first mobile and my first Connect Systems radio. This is not an out of the park home run; it's a grand slam. It is rugged, well thought out, easily programmed and apparently more features are on the way. I a m very very pleasantly surprised by this radio. I am selling the rest of my DMR portables so I can get a CS. It's obvious that the CPS was well thought out, as well. Highly recommended. And tech support is awesome and quick.
I purchased the CS800D on the advice of some friends. It is a great radio. The transmit and receive audio is outstanding. Now that I have this in the car I am thinking about getting one for the house too.
There are a ton of things I like about this radio. Dual band, analog, and DMR, more channel room than you should ever need, Very large DMR contact list. Ability to send in one band, receive in another for satellite work. Size is great. I seem to be having an issue with the scan feature as well as the RX group feature. I may have settings wrong in the CPS. Also, lack of local radio traffic makes it difficult to troubleshoot. I do wish you could program through the front panel. Often times mounting locations make it difficult to access the back of the radio frequently once installed. The hardware seems to be built well and I am looking forward to future FW releases to iron out some of the bugs. Well, worth the money. Would be a five if the scan issue was sorted out.
I've only had the radio a week, but have been really happy with it so far. I have 2 other DMR radios, so I do have something to compare it to. The code plug seems pretty straight forward, and is easy to use, but I think it lacks a few features that others have. I used a program called Contact Manager to get around a couple, so no big deal. The size of the radio is such that made it very easy to find a place to permanently install it. The functionality of the programmable buttons makes it very easy to customize it to your needs. I had a couple of questions that I couldn't find the answer to, so I called into CSI Support, and got my answer right away. That is a HUGE plus for me.After adjusting the TX audio level in the code plug with a friend, I get great audio reports from everyone. All in all, I think it's a great radio, and look forward to seeing some updates.
Well built radio that is easy to get on the air. I made a tech support call and was very pleased with the outcome.
I also would like to add that the shipping was really fast !!!!!
I think that the CS800D is a great radio so far, how ever I think that the speaker in the radio needs to be a little bigger on use an external speaker with the radio. But for the price I really do not think you can ask for a better radio for DMR work.
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.